For information on the pre-NGE Combat Level structure, see Combat Level (pre-NGE).

Combat Level (CL) refers to the level that a player or NPC is at. Characters start at CL 1 and can advance to CL 90. Levels can be progressed by gaining Experience (XP). For a combat career XP can be gained by fighting, for a trader by crafting items, and for a entertainer by performing.

The CL of a player corresponds to their base statistics, i.e. a CL45 player will have a strength, precision, agility and luck rating of 45, assuming they have no items or expertise to boost their rating.

Some careers don't have any direct bearing on CL. Those careers are:

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