This archetype is not the hardest to play, but it is harder than street samurai.
1. Straightforwards playstyle.
2. High level of possible power.
3. Unique adept abilities and flexibility with an emphasis on support, defense, and melee.
1. Weaker than all other archetypes early on.
2. Cyberware and Bioware decrease your magic, so obtaining such should only occur after careful consideration.
All in all this archetype allows you to mess with many different playstyles and the adept abilities give you a flexibility that other archetypes lack and pairs quite well with 'ware.
The help file for adept reads:
Adepts are true warriors of an age past, devoted to perfecting their physical strengths and capabilities. Berserkers, ninjas and all other elite forms of mortal warriors are adepts. An adept has a magic rating, but rather than casting spells, uses their magic to "purchase" skills and abilities that come from a refining of the human body. Adepts are also much more athletic and agile than most other warriors, thus making just as good assassins as samurais without the aid of cyberware.
Race: Ork Body: 6 Quickness: 6 Strength: 8 Charisma: 1 Intelligence: 5 Willpower: 6 Essence: [6.00] Bioware Index: [0.00] Essence Index: [9.00] Magic: 6 Reaction: 5
Athletics (proficient / rank 3) Pole Arms (innate / rank 6) Brawling (practiced / rank 2) Assault Rifles: (innate / rank 6) Electronics (introduced / rank 1) Negotiation (proficient / rank 3) Street Etiquette: (introduced / rank 1) Driving/Bike (introduced / rank 1) Driving/Truck (introduced / rank 1) BR/Bike (introduced / rank 1) Languages: English (genius / rank 10)
Worn: worn over shoulder: a polearm strap worn about body: a Secure jacket worn on body: a 100% cotton T-Shirt worn underneath: form-fitting body armor III worn on arms: a pair of forearm guards slung under arm: a leather rifle strap worn about waist: a black leather duty belt worn on legs: a pair of black BDU pants worn on feet: a pair of black combat boots Inventory: a Neophyte Guild housing subsidy card a steel combat axe A Neophyte Guild duffelbag a pocket secretary The Title to a Harley Scorpion a cellular phone a basic electronics kit a vehicle toolkit a medkit a DocWagon gold modulator a Colt M-23 Pockets: 500 normal rounds Cyberware: None Bioware: None
Improved Body +2 Magic Resistance +1 Mystic Armor +2 Rapid Healing +2 Side Step +2 Counterstrike +2