This is the most common type of action and includes everything from picking up an object, to moving, to making a weapon attack. A Standard Action can only be taken on your turn. Standard Actions always have a Recovery Time. The minimum recovery time of a standard action is one segment, but they are highly variable and can be a few minutes or longer.
Charlie’s turn comes up, she looks at the enemy ogre in front of her, and decides to make a Melee Basic Attack (a standard action) with her long sword. After the attack is completed, she must wait 7 segments, the recovery time of her weapon, before she can take her next turn.
Though Standard Action powers and abilities have a built in Recovery Time, it may be necessary for the Gamemaster to adjudicate the Recovery Time of other actions. See Common Standard Actions for guidelines on the Recovery Times of these actions.