Abilities are only accessible when the character is of sufficient rank. Mastery abilities are offered in 3 separate paths (For example, the Path of Da Brawler, the Path of Da Boss and the Path of Da Toughest for the Black Orc.). For each odd-numbered rank above 10 (11, 13, 15 etc.) the character recieves one point that may be put into one of the three masteries. You may respecialize your mastery paths at any time for a fee, allowing redistribution of mastery points.