Favored attribute: Sorcery
Melee slots: Staff
Ranged slot: Essence
Preferred armor: Light
Abilities: List of Mage abilities
You deal death with your arcane skills and Sorcery is your favored attribute. Due to this the majority of Mages simply ignore Melee and Ranged so they can concentrate their points into Sorcery. That being said, you must keep the spells coming, so Energy is also very useful to any Mage. Focus is ignored by many, which is a mistake. Critical hits now and again will make you deal more damage and so save your precious Mana. Although staves can be used for finishing off a weakened enemy, it's your Essence that you should use to deal damage. The talent Essence of Magic is extremely useful as you deal more damage with your Essence and it also tops up your Mana for free! The initial spell a Mage learns is Incinerate, a fireball that does serious damage. This makes it one of the most useful spells in the Mage's arsenal. Unfortunately there are times when an enemy does manage to survive the hail of Incinerate and Essence fire. It's then that the clever Mage would use Frostbite to root an enemy to the spot allowing for some precious seconds of respite to either retreat or decide on the next spell. When a Mage finds themselves facing a large group of enemies, they can use Blizzard to call a powerful storm of ice shards to rain down upon them. Something to note is a mage with high sorcery can also learn some healing abilities from the Prophet tree to increase their survivability as they tend to be clothed in lighter armor.