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Mage primary archetype combined with Mage secondary combo is an Archwizard class.[1]

A Mage/Mage is basically a pure mage... There is a benefit of course: you're giving up something by choosing that kind of flexibility [over] whatever role that another subclass can provide.[2]Jeffrey Bard

Archwizard is... going to double down on the role of that mage class. It's going to be something that depending on how you choose spec out your skills... They're going to be highly focused in this DPS magical DPS elemental damage. You're going to have high mobility the ability to kind of teleport around the battlefield. You're going to have CC capabilities. You're going to be in tune with the ability for you to empower your spell's with with certain types of damage that can be beneficial for certain types of encounters.[3]Steven Sharif


Mage combat abilities

Skill Icon Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Black Hole Black Hole Icon.jpg Summon a black hole at the target location that reduces movement speed of enemies in the area.[4][5][6] Increased duration.[4][7] Explodes for area damage upon expiration.[4][7]
Blink Blink Icon.jpg Blinks forward in the direction you are traveling.[8][5][9][10] Now deals damage to enemies surrounding your departure location.[11][10] Reduced cooldown.[8][11][10]
Drain Essence Drain Essence Icon.jpg Drain your target for damage over time, and gain return mana to yourself over the duration.[12][5][13] Heals you over the duration.[12][14] Reduced cooldown.[12][14]
Fireball Fireball Icon.jpg Hurl a ball of fire toward your target, dealing direct damage upon impact.[15][5][16] Increased damage.[15][14][17][18] Burns the target for additional damage over time.[15][14][17]
Gift of the Magi Gift of the Magi Icon.jpg Restores mana upfront, plus an additional amount over time, to you and a friendly target.[19][5][20][21] Increased duration.[19][20][14] Increased initial amount restored.[19][20][14]
Lava Storm Lava Storm Icon.jpg Creates a field of lava at the selected location. Deals area damage over time.[5][22][23] Increased damage. Increased duration.[22][14] Increased damage. Increased duration.[22][14]
Meteor Storm Meteor Storm Icon.jpg Summons forth a Meteor Storm, dropping 3 meteors in the target location.[24][5][25] Adds an extra meteor.[24][14] Adds an extra meteor.[24][14]
Prismatic Beam Prismatic Beam Icon.jpg Spawns a giant prismatic beam of energy that can be aimed around you. Deals large damage to enemy targets.[26][5][27] Increased damage.[26][28] Snares hit targets.[26][29][28]
Thundershock Lightning Bolt Icon.jpg Shoots forward a beam of lightning that damages enemies in a line in front of you.[30][5][31] Increased damage.[30][32] Now knocks down hit targets.[30][32]

Mage passive abilities

Skill Icon Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Attack Damage Attack Damage.png Increases attack damage by 5.[33]
Cooldown Reduction Cooldown Reduction.png Reduce all ability cooldowns by 5%.[33]
Critical Hit Damage Critical Hit Damage.png Increase the damage and healing bonus from critical hits by 20%.[33]
Critical Hit Rate Critical Hit Rate.png Increase the chance for damage and healing abilities to critically hit by 5%.[33]
Defense Mitigation Defense Mitigation.png Increase defense mitigation by 4.[33]
Disable Chance Disable Chance.png Increase chance to disable by 15%.[33]
Health Regeneration Health Regeneration.png Generate an additional 1.5% of your maximum health per second.[33]
Mana Regeneration Mana Regeneration.png Generate an additional 1% of your maximum mana per second.[33]
Maximum Health Maximum Health.png Increase maximum health by 75.[33]
Movement Speed Movement Speed.png Increase movement speed by 5%.[33]

Mage augments

Mages will offer four Elemental schools of augmentation, such as Teleportation, Fire, Frost and Lightning (electrical).[34][35][36]

Say for instance, I am a Ranger that has a Charge bolt ability as my primary active skill and I've chosen Mage as my secondary and applied the elemental to it. I now have a Frost charge bolt, and if I fire that frostbolt and hit a target, they may be freezing for a period of time as a debuff and that might slow their speed. If a wizard applies a nuke on a target and that nuke is a frost-based nuke, those two stacking elements might then either further snare (slow the target) or paralyze and freeze the target. So, there are combination out effects that build up: A primary, secondary and some ancillary effect occurs when those are combined.[36]Steven Sharif

There's going to be four schools of augmentation for each archetype. One of the schools for the mage is the teleport school. You can take that teleport augment, apply it to your charge skill: now instead of charging x distance over time you're going to immediately teleport to the target dealing x damage and a condition modifier. If you were to apply the elemental school to your class ability you would then instead you would charge x distance; upon reaching target you would set the target ablaze if it's fire or you would electrocute them and deal with damage over time.[34]Steven Sharif

See also


  1. Ashes of Creation class list.
  2. Livestream, 24 May 2017 (47:07).
  3. Podcast, 11 May 2018 (44:32).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Alpha-1 screenshot.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 toast-keybinds-skills.png
  6. Video, 23 December 2020 (0:51).
  7. 7.0 7.1 Livestream, 16 October 2017 (42:20).
  8. Video, 23 December 2020 (1:17).
  9. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Livestream, 31 July 2020 (57:33).
  10. 11.0 11.1 Video, 22 December 2020 (7:35).
  11. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Alpha-1 screenshot.
  12. Video, 23 December 2020 (1:04).
  13. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 Blog: Blazing the way - Mage Alpha One Preview.
  14. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Alpha-1 screenshot.
  15. Video, 23 December 2020 (0:31).
  16. 17.0 17.1 Livestream, 16 October 2017 (38:35).
  17. PAX West 2017 Mage poster.
  18. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Alpha-1 screenshot.
  19. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Video, 22 December 2020 (7:37).
  20. Livestream, 31 July 2020 (1:00:44).
  21. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Video, 22 December 2020 (7:36).
  22. Video, 23 December 2020 (1:29).
  23. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Alpha-1 screenshot.
  24. Video, 23 December 2020 (1:46).
  25. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Alpha-1 screenshot.
  26. Video, 23 December 2020 (1:53).
  27. 28.0 28.1 Livestream, 16 October 2017 (42:42).
  28. Livestream, 31 July 2020 (1:02:59).
  29. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Alpha-1 screenshot.
  30. Video, 23 December 2020 (0:40).
  31. 32.0 32.1 Livestream, 16 October 2017 (39:15).
  32. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 Livestream, 25 June 2021 (23:08).
  33. 34.0 34.1 Interview, 18 July 2020 (1:05:04).
  34. Interview, 19 July 2020 (58:18).
  35. 36.0 36.1 Livestream, 8 April 2018 (PM) (26:19).