There are 4 roles in Dawngate. These roles change the way you acquire vim, and each one focuses on a certain playstyle. You select your role at the start of each game; and your Shaper will gain benefits based on the role that you have chosen. These benefits will last for the duration of that game.
Gladiator[edit | edit source]
This role is for players who want to farm lane minions as their primary source of vim. Shapers who fit into this role will often be the carry for their team, sacrificing early game strength for late game dominance.
Tactician[edit | edit source]
This role is for players who want to support their allies in lane. The benefits allow you to earn vim while harassing, zoning, and setting up kill opportunities for your lane partner.
Hunter[edit | edit source]
This role is for players who want to earn their vim and experience from killing the jungle monster camps, which is known as Jungling. The benefits give you the damage and sustain to quickly clear the camps with healthy lifebars, so you can go gank the lanes and capture the Spirit Wells.
Predator[edit | edit source]
This role is for players who want play aggressive and get kills; for themselves, or their team. You can accomplish this by aggressively laning, acting as a part-time jungler who focuses on ganks, wandering around and invading the enemy's side of the map to catch them out of position, or coming up with your own strategy to score kills.