Wizard is a class available to the archai, dark myr, elf, gnome and human races. Their primary job is to bring down enemies as swiftly and efficiently as possible. To achieve this, the wizard brings volleys of arcane energy, spears of ice and lances of fire to bear against their foes. But pure destruction isn't the only use the wizard has for their magic. They can also tap into arcane gateways, enabling the wizard to teleport between them.
While many wizards are driven mad through study of the arcane, those who emerge stable under the weight of this power wield a force barely imaginable in awe and effect.
There are none that exist who have so obsessively studied the enigmatic and destructive nature of the arcane. While many wizards are driven mad with this knowledge, often destroying themselves through lack of control, those who emerge stable under the weight of such power wield a force barely imaginable in awe and effect.
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Wizards focus their studies on three schools of Magic: Fire, Cold and Arcane. In battle, the wizard will gain a stacking Focus buff when an ability from one of these schools is first used. Each time a spell from the same school is used in succession, this buff will continue stacking until it reaches its stacking limit. The wizard will retain the Focus buff until:
• A spell of that school is not used for a period of time, causing the buff to fade
• The Wizard uses a spell from one of the other two schools resulting in a new buff being active.
There is rumored to be a fourth school of Magic discovered by certain recondite Wizards - devastating in effect and untethered to elemental constraints...
While adventuring, Wizards may discover scroll fragments connected to some of their core abilities. Once found, these fragments are scribed into the wizard's Living Codex and join with the core spell. Once joined, the markings become discernible and show the wizard the secret of weaving these spells into successive, more powerful versions of themselves. In addition, Woven spells are instant cast and have no Mana cost.
Damage. The role of damage (aka DPS) can be summarized easily: kill the party's targets. Each DPS class has access to a range of abilities that do more than deal damage, however. DPS classes need to pay attention to the flow of combat and be ready to interrupt important abilities or crowd control adds with roots, snares, stuns, mez and knockback abilities.
Another important skill for all DPS - indeed, all players - to master is proper aggro management. A DPS needs to know how to deal the most damage the most efficiently, while not drawing agro away from the main tank and stressing their healers by taking unnecessary damage.
The race you choose will provide different racial innate abilities that can and will be handy while adventuring. There will be times when the race you choose is to your, and your party’s, advantage; at other times neutral, and other times to your disadvantage. They will all be useful in any serious dungeon or other adventure area but one may be more advantageous in certain scenarios and situations.
In September, 2019's newsletter, Chris Perkins debuted a new segment where he answers commonly asked questions about the classes of Pantheon. Below are the questions and answers for wizards.