Mages are the masters of Fire and Ice. They are able to bend those elements to do their bidding…as long as their bidding is damage, damage, and more damage. Mages have the highest burst damage capability in the game, but generally have the lowest Health and Armor of any class.
One of the most unique spells of the Mage is Polymorph. Polymorph is used frequently to turn a humanoid or beast into a harmless sheep, turtle, or pig for a short period of time. The act of Polymorphing essentially prevents the target from performing any actions, but vastly increases the rate at which they recover health.
Another set of spells unique to the Mage class are Teleports and Portals. Teleports provide instantaneous travel from the Mage’s current location to any of the main cities in the game of your faction, but are limited to the Mage only. Portals provide the same instantaneous travel from the Mage’s current location to any of the main cities in the game of your faction, but are available to be used by any person in your party.
Mages are often the main source of damage in a raid/party. Most of this is due to their natural threat reduction and their large sustained damage. Mages are also essential in many fights that require Area of Effect attacks, as Mages have Blizzard and Arcane Explosion. Blizzard also allows Mages to use their Area of Effect attacks while leveling to kill multiple mobs at the same time. This is not always feasible, but can be accomplished by skillful Mages.
Mages have 3 talent trees that accentuate their different magical perspectives. The Arcane tree provides greater utility to the Mage and will allow the Mage to conserve more Mana. The Fire tree enhances the destructive power of the Mage’s fire spells leading to massive amounts of damage in a short period of time. The Frost tree adds to the survivability of the Mage and enhances their Frost spells greatly.
Interested in trying out a Mage? Read over our beginner mage guide here.
|Fireball||A damage spell followed by a small DoT (Damage over time)|
|Frostbolt||A damage spell followed by a small snare effect|
|An AoE spell that deals arcane damage to all enemies within 10 yards.|
|Blizzard||Ice shards pelt the target area doing frost damage over 8 sec.|
|Frost Nova||An AoE spell that roots all enemies within 10 yards.|
|Polymorph||Transforms the enemy into a sheep, pig or turtle, forcing it to wander around for a period of time.|