Which faction you choose to join has a enormous impact on your experience in Jade Dynasty.
Your Faction determines what skills and gear are available to you, as well as determining your perceived role in society. While each faction can stand well on its own in combination they are far more powerful.
Humans can choose their faction upon reaching level 15 by completing the quest from Tanis Ka in Sunstream City. Athans choose their faction during character creation.
Combining the elegance and grace of the best of mankind with the agility and enhanced perception of the animal kingdom, the Arden were quickly recognized for more than their cultural contributions. In addition to their proficiency with the bow and having mastery over wild beasts, the Arden also possess the ability to command a variety of deadly flora.
Forged by the Immortals to represent pure brute strength, the Balo combine the inner power of the most powerful human warriors with the resilience of molten rock. Created specifically to put a stop to the encroaching humans, their strength and size will strike fear into all enemies who stand in their way.
The Celan faction is the absolute embodiment of grace and elegance. With superior capability as a support healer as well as various blessing and curse skills the Celan is sure to prove their worth in a variety of situations.
A truly unique aspect of the Celan is their choice of ornately crafted zithers as their primary weaponry. The haunting melodies that they create will often prove to be the final song their foes will ever hear.
With a knack for speed, finesse and elusiveness the Rayan will use their heightened stealth skills to deliver killing blows before their enemies even register their presence. A true Rayan prefers to remain unseen whenever possible - they lurk in the shadows, always unknown to friend and foe. Their ultimate goal, from birth to death, is to hunt.
Jadeon is one of the main principled Factions, formed more than two thousand years ago by the ancient Master Jadeon when he discovered the magic sword, Regenesis, in Moontop Hollow. In reverence of this great achievement, most followers of Jadeon will use swords as their weapons, channeling their magic through it. A Jadeon follower is a formidable opponent. They are highly skilled in ranged attacks, and are very powerful in great numbers.
Upholding the teachings of their order, the Skysong stand for all that is just. Focusing on self-growth and peaceful interactions with the rest of the world, their teachings allow them to harness the power of their mantras to heal and aid in combat. A Skysong follower is unassuming, but powerful in battle. They are the only Faction with the innate ability to heal.
The Vim Faction was founded after the Vim Archlord uncovered the Libruis, a powerful tome of incantations. With this knowledge the Vim quickly gathered many followers and established themselves as an influential force. Their followers are trained to achieve their goals by any means necessary, and to fight with a disregard for safety for all.
The Lupin were founded by Lady Jingling, once a powerful Vim. Having mastered the arts contained within the Libruis, the former Vim follower founded the Lupin to rival her former masters. A Lupin follower is swift and silent like an assassin. Their deadly strikes make them a wanted ally in any battle.
The Modo are an ancient but secretive Faction. Little is known of them to outsiders, except that they should be feared. Followers of the Modo integrate many types of ancient dark spells and curses into their combat style. With this vast array of methods, they can adapt to any situation.