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I made a few character pool units and assigned them a class, but when I recruited them as rookies, they upgraded into other classes that I did not pick. How do I make them the class that I want?

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You can train a rookie soldier to a class of your choice in the Guerrilla Tactics building. If you acquire them as rookies and level them in battle, you're stuck with the semi-random class up.

"Chosen Class" for character pool options only applies when you gain the character as a veteran soldier (i.e. Black Market), and the character starts out at higher rank.

  • I find 'retrain' misleading, does this mean you can change their class? Or just train a Rookie into a specific class? How does the Advanced Warfare Centre differ from the Guerilla Tactics School? – David Yell Feb 8 '16 at 10:52
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    @DavidYell Not quite. Guerrilla Tactics is for Rookies -> Squaddie (of any class). AWC is to retrain perks on soldiers who already have a class. – Raven Dreamer Feb 8 '16 at 12:24
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    @RavenDreamer: But isn't AWC to free up the perks for your unit, rather than being able to swap their class? I.e. they can rechoose their class' perks, but not swap. – Flater Feb 9 '16 at 12:25
  • @Flater You are correct. I've updated my answer. – Raven Dreamer Feb 9 '16 at 23:47
  • It's kind of annoying I assign them to a fitting persona then they end up being something else – l I Feb 10 '16 at 0:45
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To force a rookie to take a certain class, assign him or her to the guerrilla tactics school. After 5 days the rookie will be promoted to a squadie of the class you selected. Unfortunately only one rookie can be trained at a time.

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You could savescum it (sorry ironmen). Classes are assigned only at the moment when you click "promote". So after first mission you don't promote them at the debriefing, instead just click "continue", and then save. After that promote 1 guy: - if it's not the class you wanted - reload - if it is the class you wanted - save and move to the next one. The first one is the hardest to get (25% chance), the second one is a bit easier (33%) and the third one is 50/50. Fourth one will be guaranteed after that.

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