There are 6 playable classes in Mass Effect 2;

The SoldierEdit

This is the default class for Commander Shepard in both Mass Effect 1 and 2. The Soldier has access to most all weapons

  • Weapons - Assault Rifle, Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, and Heavy Pistol
  • Skill Tree - Adrenaline Rush, Concussive Shot, Disruptor Ammo, Incendiary Ammo, Cryo Ammo, and Combat Mastery
  • Tactics - Long, medium, and short ranges. Pretty much do whatever you want, just dont die.

The AdeptEdit

Adepts are a class that sacrifices using most weapons for Lx5 biotic implants, allowing them to manipulate the mass effect fields of objects abd people to their will.

  • Weapon competencies - Pistols and SMG (Sub-Machine Guns)
  • Skill Tree - Pull, Throw, Warp, Singularity, Shockwave, and Biotic Mastery
  • Tactics - Best suited to medium or short ranged combat. The biotic powers must be "shot" at enemies and have a travel time from leaving the character to hitting the target. If an Adept is too far away, it provides a greater window for the target to duck behind cover and dodge biotic attacks.

The EngineerEdit


  • Weapons - SMG (Sub-Machine Gun) and Heavy Pistol
  • Skill Tree - Combat Drone, Overload, AI Hacking, Incinerate, and Cryo Blast
  • Tactics - Send Drone out ahead of your group, hack any drones/geth you can after overloading their shields.

The InfiltratorEdit


  • Weapons - SMG (Sub-Machine Gun), Heavy Pistol, and Sniper Rifle
  • Skill Tree - AI Hacking, Tactical Cloak, Incinerate, Disruptor Ammo, and Cryo Ammo
  • Tactics - Sneak around enemies using Tactical Cloak and shoot them in the back while your team has their attention.

The SentinelEdit


  • Weapons - SMG (Sub-Machine Gun) and Heavy Pistol
  • Skill Tree - Tech Armor, Throw, Cryo Blast, Overload, Warp, and Defender
  • Tactics - Medium and short range preffered. Tear down defenses with Biotic powers and finish them with your gun or let allies do the hard work.

The VanguardEdit

The Beserker of the classes.

  • Weapons - SMG (Sub-Machine Gun), Heavy Pistol, and Shotgun
  • Skill Tree - Incendiary Ammo, Cryo Ammo, Biotic Charge, Pull, and Shockwave
  • Tactics - Hit heavy and fast, best thing you could do is Biotic Charge into someone, melee, and then shotgun them.