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Best Wizard Builds To Use

Wizard Builds
Tier Build Perks Skills Spells
S Tier
Balanced Wizard
Class:
Wizard
Weapons:
Spellbook, Crystal Sword
Quick Chant
Sage
Arcane Mastery
Arcane Feedback
Spell Memory 2
Meditation
Magic Missile
Haste
Invisibility
Fireball
Chain Lightning
S Tier
Spell Blade
Class:
Wizard
Weapons:
SpellBook, Dagger
Quick Chant
Reactive Shield
Melt
Fire Mastery
Spell Memory 2
Meditation
Magic Missile
Haste
Invisibility
Fireball
Chain Lightning
A Tier
DOT Damage Build
Class:
Wizard
Weapons:
Spellbook, Crystal Sword
Mana Surge
Quick Chant
Sage
Fire Mastery
Spell Memory 2
Meditation
Zap
Ignite
Haste
Invisibility
Fireball
B Tier
Lighting Build
Class:
Wizard
Weapons:
Spellbook, Crystal Sword
Quick Chant
Reactive Shield
Sage
Ice Shield
Spell Memory 2
Meditation
Zap
Slow
Haste
Invisibility
Chain Lightning

Best Wizard Skills To Use

Rank Skill Desc
S Tier
MeditationSit on the ground and revive spells at a rate of 40 spell costs over 10s.
Recharge
S Tier
Spell Memory 2Allows additional spells to be memorized
Spell Capacity
A Tier
Intense FocusReduce casting time of next spell to 0.1s.
+% Cast Speed
A Tier
Spell MemoryMemorize spells so you can cast magic.
Spell Capacity

Best Wizard Perks To Use

Rank Perk Desc
S Tier
Quick ChantIncrease spell casting speed by 20%.
+% Cast Speed
S Tier
SageIncreases knowledge by 10%
+% Cast Speed
A Tier
Arcane FeedbackDealing arcane spell damage increases your cast speed and base magic damage by 1% per stack. Max of 5 stacks. Bonus duration lasts for 7s and resets with each successful attack.
+% Cast Speed
+% Arcane Magic Damage
A Tier
Arcane MasteryIncreases magic damage of arcane spells by 5% and reduces cast time of arcane spells by 1s.
+% Cast Speed
+% Arcane Magic Damage
A Tier
MeltFire damage reduces target's physical reduction bonus by -10% for 5s.
Armor Pen
Debuff
A Tier
Reactive ShieldCreate an arcane shield that lasts for 3s. Can absorb 10 total damage. Cooldown (N/A)
Shield
B Tier
Fire MasteryIncreases magic damage of fire spells by 5% and increases burn status by 2.5s.
Burn
+% Fire Magic Damage
B Tier
Mana SurgeIncreases magic damage bonus by 5%.
+% Magic Damage
C Tier
Ice ShieldIncreases Armor Rating by 20 and inflicts Frostbite on melee attack targets for 0.5 seconds.
+% Physical Damage Reduction
Frostbite

Best Wizard Spells To Use

Rank Spell Cost Cast Desc
S Tier
Chain Lightning64Electrocutes, dealing spell damage and fires lightning that is transferred to others within 400 meters and shocks up to 3 times. A target can only be transferred to once, and if you are nearby, you will be hurt.
Light
Area of Effect
Cast Time: 1.5s
S Tier
Invisibility45Target becomes invisible and gains a 10% Move Speed bonus for 4 seconds. Casts to self if no valid target is found.
Arcane
Mobility Buff
+% Move Speed
S Tier
Magic Missile35Fires up to 10 homing missiles that each deal 12 damage. Moving will interrupt the spell. (12 Damage Per)
Arcane
DPS
A Tier
Fireball45Shoots a fireball that causes 30 direct damage and 20 splash damage and knockback effect to nearby targets.
Fire
Area of Effect
Crowd Control
Cast Time: 1.25s
A Tier
Haste36Target gains a 14% Action and Move Speed bonus for 12 seconds. Casts to self if no valid target is found.
Light
+% Move Speed
+% Action Speed
A Tier
Zap16Deals magic damage and burns the target for 1 second.
Light
Burn
B Tier
Slow25Slows the target's movement speed by -40% for 2.5 seconds
Light
Crowd Control
C Tier
Ignite16Set the target's weapon on fire, dealing 5 additional magic damage and burning enemies when they hit.
Fire
Burn
Buff
C Tier
Lightning Strike45After 4 seconds, a bolt of lighting falls in the targeted area, dealing spell damage.
Light
Cast Time: 1.25s
E Tier
Ice Bolt26On hit, deals magic damage and reduces the target's movement speed by -15% for 1 second. 48 DMG to Head / 32 DMG to Body
Water
Crowd Control
E Tier
Light Orb18Create spheres of floating light to illuminate your surroundings
Light
Vision Buff

How do I recharge/recover Wizard spell casts?

You can sit at a campfire to recover spell casts. (Ranger Class by default comes with a Free Campfire)

Best Wizard Stats To Use

Rank Stat Desc
S Tier
All AttributesIncreases all stats of your character.
A Tier
Additional Magic DamageIncreases bonus magic damage your spells will do.
A Tier
KnowledgeIncreases spell casting speed + Spell Count + Item Identification Speed.
A Tier
Magical PowerIncrease your overall spell power.
A Tier
Max HealthIncreases your character's maxmium health.
A Tier
Spell Capacity BonusWill determine how many or the level of the spells you can memorize and take into the game.
A Tier
WillIncreases Spell Power, Increases Buff/Curse Duration, and Increases your Magic Resistance.
B Tier
Buff DurationIncreases buff duration (Protection, Invisibility, Bless, etc)
B Tier
Magic ResistanceReduces the amount of magical damage you recieve by another player (Magical Armor Rating)
B Tier
Magical Damage ReductionReduces the amount of magical damage you recieve by another player
B Tier
Physical Damage ReductionReduces the amount of physical damage you recieve by another player.
C Tier
Action SpeedIncreases how fast you interact with objects (looting ,chest, portals, corpses, etc).
C Tier
ResourcefulnessIncreases how fast you interact with objects, and significanly increases how quickly you install items such as traps and campfires.
E Tier
Item Equip SpeedIncrease how long it takes you equip items you put on your character.

Best Wizard Weapons To Use

Dark and Darker Best Wizard Weapons
Tier Weapon Type Flat Damage Weapon Combo/Speed/Damage Move Speed
? Tier
Crossbow
Crossbow
Fighter, Ranger, Wizard
39
6.6s
-50
? Tier
Crystal Ball
Magical
Wizard
0
-25
? Tier
Crystal Sword
Magical
Wizard
6 ~ 7
Range:
Medium
HitBox:
Average
Slash
Slash
Slash
0.68s
1.15s
1.06s
100%
90%
70%
-30
? Tier
Magic Wand
Magical
Wizard
0
-8
? Tier
Rondel Dagger
Dagger
Wizard, Rogue
14
Range:
Short
HitBox:
Small
Pierce
Pierce
Pierce
0.68s
0.4s
0.5s
100%
100%
100%
-10
? Tier
Spellbook
Magical
Wizard, Cleric
0
-10
? Tier
Wizard Staff
Magical
Wizard, Cleric
19
Range:
Long
HitBox:
Small
Blunt
Blunt
0.63s
1.01s
100%
80%
-20

What Wizard weapon should i use?

It is recommend you use a "Spellbook" weapon, since it will allow you to move faster and cast spells in small areas without hitting a wall.