In a world of high magic, no party would be complete without a mage. Masters of the arcane, they bring terrible elements to bear in devastating spells. If reality needs changing in some fashion, ask a Mage to help.
|Skill||Icon||Rank 1||Rank 2||Rank 3|
|After image||Summon shadows of yourself to confuse your enemies, granting you momentary invulnerability. Lasts 4 seconds. Mirror image evasion buff.||Increased evasion.||Bonus damage while buff is active.|
|Arch lightning||Launch a bolt of lightning in a forward line, damaging all within its path.||Adds damage over time to targets hit.||Chains to nearby enemies that are not hit. Anyone who is outside the line has a chance to get a bolt jump to them.|
|Black hole||Pulls all enemies to a point picked by the caster after a short delay.||Snares targets after pull.||Black hole explodes at the end of the pull duration dealing damage.|
|Charged beam||Channels a beam attack to a single target.||Damages over time after channel.||Damages enemies between caster and target.|
|Cloth armor (passive)||Increases armor given by cloth armor.||Further increases armor given by cloth armor.||Bonus mana for each piece of cloth armor.|
|Elemental (passive)||Increases to elemental damage. The more the mage changes their element type the more damage is done.||-||-|
|Forcefield||Eats mana based on flight height and duration. Mitigates incoming damage by eating mana at a high consumption. Has mixed utility and defensive application.||-||-|
|Ice prison||Target an enemy and summon a prison of ice around them, paralyzing them.||Adds damage over time.||Snares after root breaks.|
|Ice sheet||Creates an area where enemies are knocked down.||Snares two targets in area.||Increases size and duration.|
|Implosion||Launch a powerful burst of fire (fireball) against a single target.||Becomes a burn (damage over time).||Area of effect around the target.|
|Mage's detection||Reveal secret passages and magically hidden terrain around you. Casts light and reveals magical explosive hazards.||-||-|
|Mage's escape||Step into another dimension momentarily and emerge far ahead of your original position. Blink teleport out of danger.||Clears targets and aggro reduction.||Clears crowd control.|
|Portal||Create a portal under the caster and place a second portal in a location picked by the caster. Portal will only work for a certain number of players. May be able to be used offensively.||Increases range.||Using portal reduces threat and clears targets.|
|Quake||If your focus is at 80%, cast this spell to split the earth itself before you, launching a line of AoE damage.||Knock down those hit by your arcane might.||Reduces focus cost and cooldown for the skill.|
|Safe space||Targeted party member (can be self) is removed from combat for duration. They are sent to some extra dimensional location.||Banished target gets extra mana while banished.||Reduced cooldown.|
|Spellbook combo||Target an enemy and use magic missiles from your spellbook to strike with multiple blows. Dealing damage and powering up your focus with this weapon attack.||-||-|
|Tentacles||Creates an area of effect around the caster that roots targets.||Adds damage over time to targets and increases range.||Increases duration.|
- Elements may have more influence in certain seasons and environments. For example, frost abilities may be stronger in winter.
- This affects both PvE and PvP.
We've discussed a little bit about how the seasons and biomes will react with different types of skills. Like if you have a fireball and it's summer it might be a little bit different. If it's winter and you have a frost ability it might be different. – Steven Sharif
When we were creating the book we have for Alpha-0, one the ideas floating around was to have a large tome with a chain that held the tome; and you could swing the tome to hit your targets as a melee book. Whether or not that comes to fruition we will see, but it was an idea on the sketchboard. – Steven Sharif
- Video, 7 February 2017 (0:02s).
- Archetype breakdown.
- PAX West 2017 Mage poster.
- Livestream, 16 October 2017 (39:52).
- Livestream, 16 October 2017 (39:15).
- Livestream, 16 October 2017 (42:20).
- Livestream, 16 October 2017 (42:42).
- Livestream, 16 October 2017 (43:44).
- Livestream, 16 October 2017 (43:53).
- Livestream, 16 October 2017 (39:02).
- Livestream, 16 October 2017 (42:08).
- Livestream, 16 October 2017 (38:35).
- Livestream, 16 October 2017 (39:42).
- Livestream, 16 October 2017 (41:26).
- Livestream, 16 October 2017 (40:14).
- Livestream, 16 October 2017 (40:23).
- Livestream, 16 October 2017 (43:14).
- Livestream, 24 May 2017 (27:47).
- Livestream, 1 June 2017 (20:23).
- Livestream, 30 May 2019 (58:28).
- Livestream, 24 May 2017 (14:15).
- Livestream, 8 April 2018 (PM) (17:38).
- Ashes of Creation - The visuals.