Passive abilities are passive enhancements that can be toggled on and off. While toggled on, they will use mana every second. Passive abilities are obtained by increasing your hero’s reputation within your chosen Faction.
Utility abilities are the most versatile of the categories and provide bonuses such as enhanced movement, quick engage and disengages, and much more. Utility abilities are obtained as you complete the main quest line.
Ultimate abilities have a long cooldown, are limited to one active at a time and provide massive enhancements. Ultimate abilities are obtained by defeating bosses within dungeons.
Weapon abilities are dictated by the what weapon your hero is currently wielding. Each weapon type comes with a unique set of three abilities and provide your hero their best source of enhanced damage output.