Server: Velzeroth (EU)Categories Covered in this Guide:1)Stat Build Guides for Wizards2)Talent Builds for Wizards3)Recommended Familiar/Seals Guide for Wizards3.1) Best Pets for Wizards4)Skill Usage/Rotation for Wizards5)General info, "tips and tricks", dungeons strategies
The stats you will need won't really change in the course of your leveling, it will just be a matter of higher rolls, nothing else will change.
I would classify the best stats a Wizard should always look for, from 1 to 5 (1 being the best and 5 being the less important):
1)INTELLIGENCE; even though intelligence is quite like magic attack, it works in a different way. 1 point of Intelligence is 1.50 magic attack. Meaning that you will need to prioritize Intelligence over magick attack. (this applies only on Staffs because the magic attack stat isn't possible to find in set pieces, you can only find intelligence).
2) MAGIC ATTACK; It would be better prioritizing Int
over Magic Attack
. But you can't apply this rule on everything. For example.
You should really prioritize Magic Attack on Necklaces rather than Intelligence because you're gonna find the Magic Attack stat in % rolls and not in a flat value. Plus intelligence on necklaces is always gonna be a low roll. So comparing a % value (which can still be useful later on in the game) to a flat value, % wins hands down.
3)MAGIC CRITICAL RATE; being the damage dealer in the party/raid requires having the most DPS
out of all members. But how can you boost your output damage? Magic Critical Rate (and Magic Critical Damage) is the answer to your problem. The Crit rate is a % value which gives you a chance of performing a critical strike on the enemy, dealing way more damage than a normal strike (the damage boost will vary depending on your Magic Critical Damage).BEWARE
, crit rate can be dangerous because higher damage always means higher threat on the target. Put it this way:The more Crit rate you have, higher will be the chances of you stealing aggro from your tank
and that most likely means death. So be sure to always spam your Light Blast skill, which one of the effects reduces your threat on the target by 30%. This will help your TANK
on the target and it will help you survive the dungeon
4)MANA; i wasn't sure if to put Mana over Crit Rate or not, but i would say they're in the same level of importance, here's why:
Mana is very important to a Wizard because it's what makes you use your skills AND thanks to Mana Shield it's a way of survival as well. A good wizard will always have his MANA
stat higher than his actual HEALTH
. The reason for this is because, a wizard relies on his Mana Shield in .Every. Single. Occasion. (PvE and PvP)
Pro Tip: Mana Shield combined with Frozen Blessing is one of the most powerful (and annoying in PvP) combos in the game.
5) CAST TIME and COOLDOWN REDUCTION; i put these 2 in the same spot in this list because both of them are very good for a wizard. I would say CAST TIME
is slightly better because wizards have a lot of cast time on 99% of their skills. On the other hand (for a more PvP oriented wizard) COOLDOWN
is very good for spamming those skills.
And then i would place these stats randomly (maybe health over all of them) because they are not really the focus of a wizard's build:
Health, Magic Critical Damage, Willpower (and for PvP oriented Wizards i suggest PvP Resistance and PvP Defense).
This is the build im using and i think it's the most complete and generic, so it's the best build (for the current level).
Another valid build would be using the level 40 affinity talent Battle Magic
which gives you a bonus 20% damage on Flame Trail (if you like to use that skill quite a lot) instead of Frost Fascination
which, in my opinion, is the best one, because it gives 10% more damage to Ice Fang. The wizard skill rotation, is basically spamming Ice Fang, so you can see how this comes in handy
For a PvP Wizard, the best talent you could choose is the level 40 Ice talent Cracks In The Ice
which not only REDUCES enemy physical and magic defense by 2% for 10 seconds (stacks up to 5 times), so it would be -10% physical and magical defense (on 5 stakcs) but it also increases PvP attack power by 20%.
All of the mentioned marks can be purchased in the Auction HouseLevel 25:
It will be hard for you to tame heroics at this level and stage on the game. so i highly suggest you to tame some Elites. They will help getting some bonus damage and some critical rate % boost.
-The best Elite would be the Blue Bloodwyrm
giving you Magic Attack
and Magic Crit Rate
Located in the Hakanas Highlands (as shown in the pic):
-Another Elite Seal you can use is the Gilded Benthic
giving you Magic Crit Damage
and Magic Crit Rate
You can find him in the Sea of Hakanas (as shown in the pic):
For the Gilded Benthic you will need a mark called Ocean's Call
which can be dropped or crafted. The Ocean's Call recipe and required components can all be found from farming Atadren, King Soriphen, or the raid boss Attaius.
-Last Elite Seal is Yvoke
giving you Health
and Magic Crit Damage
if you prefer being a little more "tanky".
You can find it in the Sea of Hakanas (as shown in the pic):Yvoke
needs a mark to be tamed called Yvoke's Mark
. The Yvoke's Mark recipe can be found from farming the little Striped Seawings that are found in swarms atop multiple pillars surrounding Fort Baellas, just outside of the fort to the North.
I don't suggest neither this one nor Gilded Benthic
. Reason being, you need a mark for both of them, a.k.a. money and time spent to tame them, which in my opinion it's not worth.Level 30-35+Heroics:
-The absolute best out of all of them, for price, stats and difficulty of taming and finding the mark is:Venomous Caspert
giving All Attributes
and Magic Attack
You can find him in Parna's Coast (as shown in the pic):
In order to tame Venomous Caspert
you will need a mark called Radan's Essence
obtainable by crafting it or dropping it. The Radan's Essence Mark recipe can be found from Radan's Eye which is one of the two final bosses inside the Cavern of the Veil instance. Radan's Tear, Merumi Slabs have a very low chance of dropping off of the same boss.