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Wizard
Abbreviation: WZ
Role: DPS
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The wizard is a spellcaster whose power is rooted in study of the arcane. To a wizard, knowledge provides the means to summon forth weapons of ice and roiling thunderstorms, or to simply disintegrate enemies with pure arcane power. Upon reaching level 11 wizards may specialize in dealing damage.

Ability Scores[]

Initial score of Wizard
Strength Constitution Dexterity Intelligence Wisdom Charisma
10 12 14 20 16 14
Statistic Effect of Ability Score on stat
Strength Constitution Dexterity Intelligence Wisdom Charisma
Stamina Regeneration 0.5%
Maximum Hit Points 0.5%
Critical Severity 0.5%
Control Bonus 0.5%
Control Resist 0.5%
Companion Influence 0.5%
Physical Damage Boost 0.25%
Action Point Gain 0.25%
Movement Speed 0.25%
Magical Damage Boost 0.25%
Outgoing Healing 0.25%
Recharge Speed 0.25%

Powers[]

Level Type Path Icon Name Range
AoE
Cast Cooldown Effect
1
3
At-Will
Wizard 1 Atwill Magicmissile.png
Magic Missile
Range 80'
0.35 Blast your enemy with arcane damage. The third cast strikes 3 times.
Magnitude: 40
Added Effect: Final strike adds a stack of Arcane Mastery to yourself.
1
7
Mechanic
Icon Artifactgear Stats Controlbonus.png
Control Mastery This effect is always active.

Your mastery of control is unparalleled. Certain control effects are 2.5 times as effective against non-player enemies.

These effects include Stun, Root, Hold and Daze.
1
7
Mechanic
Wizard Skill Arcanemastery.png
Arcane Mastery This effect is always active.

Casting Arcane based spells builds stacks of Arcane Mastery, which increases your Arcane damage by 0.5% per stack and stacks up to 5 times.

These stacks lasts for 8 seconds and grant many of your Arcane powers additional effects.
1
1
Tactical
Wizard Utility Teleport.png
Teleport
Range Self
0 Quickly dodge the direction you are running and briefly become immune to most damage and control effects. May only be activated while moving.
1
2
Skill
Icon Power Skill Arcana.png
Arcana You have an innate understanding of the arcane forces and how to interact with magical objects.
2
3
At-Will
Wizard 1 Atwill Rayoffrost.png
Ray of Frost
Range 80'
0.5 Channel a powerful beam of frost at your target.
Magnitude: 55
Added Effect: Adds a chill stack with each damage hit
Added Effect: Freezes the target at 6 chill stacks
2
7
Mechanic
Wizard Skill Chill.png
Chill This effect is always active.

Cold based spells Chill your target, Slowing them and stacking up to 6 times.

Some Cold powers can freeze targets who are affected by max stacks, Stunning the target. Frozen targets recover sooner if they take enough damage.
3
4
Encounter
Wizard Encounter Repel.png
Repel
Range 80'
0.05 11 Send a forceful blast into your enemy pushing your target away from you at high speeds. Distance increased based on stacks of Arcane Mastery.
Magnitude: 500
Added Effect: Push

Spell Mastery: Now affects multiple targets with 200 magnitude damage.
4
6
Daily
Wizard Daily Arcanesingularity.png
Arcane Singularity
Range 80'
Radius 42'
1.8 Create a powerful singularity that sucks in all enemies in a large area.
Magnitude: 800
Added Effect: Gain a stack of Arcane Mastery
5
4
Encounter
Wizard Encounter Icyterrain.png
Icy Terrain
Radius 15'
0.8 19 Freeze the ground around you.
Magnitude: 350
Added Effect: Roots targets hit by initial cast
Duration: 1.5s
Added Effect: Adds a stack of Chill to enemies on the ice.

Spell Mastery: Can now cast at target location.
5
4
Encounter
Wizard Encounter Entanglingforce.png
Entangling Force
Range 80'
0.4 16 Pull your enemy them into the air and choke them.
Magnitude: 500
Added Effect: Hold
Duration: 2s

Each stack of Arcane Mastery increases the duration of Entangling Force by .1 seconds.
6
5
Class Feature
Wizard Classfeature Evocation.png
Evocation Increase the damage of your Area of Effect powers by 10%.
8
4
Encounter
Wizard Encounter Rayofenfeeblement.png
Ray of Enfeeblement
Range 80'
0.34 18 Deal damage over time to your enemy.
Magnitude: 450
Added Effect: Decreases target's outgoing damage by 10%
Duration: 10s

Spell Mastery
Added Effect: Increases the target's damage taken from magical and projectile attacks by 10%.
Duration: 10s
10
7
Mechanic
Misc Book 01 Tome.png
Spell Mastery Your mastery of the arcane arts allows you to place an additional Encounter power into your Tab slot. Encounter powers slotted in this way do 10% additional damage.
10
5
Class Feature
Wizard Classfeature Arcanepresence.png
Arcane Presence Arcane Mastery now increases the damage of your Cold, Fire, and Lightning based attack by 0.5%, per stack.
12
6
Daily
Wizard Daily Iceknife.png
Ice Knife
Range 80'
1 Summon and slam down a huge blade of ice into your enemy.
Magnitude: 1800
Added Effect: Knockdown
Duration: 1.5s
Added Effect: Adds 3 stacks of chill to the target
14
2
Skill
Icons Powers Feat Surefooted 01.png
Brisk Transport When you Teleport your Movement Speed is increased by 10 for 2 seconds.
16
4
Encounter
Wizard Encounter Shield.png
Shield
Range Self
1.6 18 Form a shield equal to 30% of your maximum hitpoints. When the shield is depleted or when it is recast while still active, it explodes outward.
Additional Action: Pulse
Magnitude: 230
Added Effect: Push

Push improved by stacks of Arcane Mastery.

Spell Mastery: Shield equals 30% of your maximum hit points. In addition, the pulse will do more damage and push enemies farther away from you.
18
5
Class Feature
Wizard Classfeature Chillingpresence.png
Chilling Presence Increase the damage you deal by 0.5% for each stack of Chill on your target. This damage bonus is doubled on Frozen targets.
20
6
Daily
Wizard Daily Oppressiveforce.png
Oppressive Force
Radius 25'
0.9 Create an oppressive magnetic force that explodes after brief delay.
Magnitude: 325
Added Effect: Daze
Duration: 1s
Added Effect: Grants a stack of Arcane Mastery

Additional Action: Explode


Magnitude: 375
Added Effect: Repel
22
2
Skill
Feat Archer General GraspingRoots Weak.png
Improved Technique Adds 5% Control Bonus.
26
5
Class Feature
Wizard Classfeature Orbofimposition.png
Orb of Imposition Increase the duration of your control powers by 20%.
28
2
Skill
Icons Feats Seethingknives.png
Controlled Momentum After using a Control Encounter power allies within 30' of you deal 2% more damage for 6 seconds. This effect does not stack.

Paragon Path[]

Thaumaturge[]

Wizard Thaumaturge

Abbreviation: WZ TT

Focus your studies on the elements, becoming a master of fire, ice, and destruction.
Choose Thaumaturge to play as a DPS. DPS are damage dealers who focus on dispatching foes while their party members keep the enemy's attention.

Once you choose a paragon path, you must switch to an empty loadout, pay astral diamonds or use a retraining token to change paths.

Level Type Path Icon Name Range
AoE
Cast Cooldown Effect
30
7
Mechanic
Status Masterofflame Smolder Display.png
Smolder Your fire based powers add Smolder to your target which deals damage over time. If the target is affected by Chill, it gains a Rimefire aspect, allowing its duration to be refreshed by Chill effects.
30
7
Mechanic
Icon Powers Forte.png
Forte Your paragon path provides an increase to Power and excels at Combat Advantage and Critical Avoidance.
32
3
At-Will
Wizard Atwill Masterofflame.png
Scorching Burst
Range 80'
Radius 1'
1.7 You unleash a column of fire at your target's location dealing damage to enemies caught in the blast. The size and damage of the attack increases the longer it is channeled.
Magnitude: 30 - 80
Added Effect: Adds Smolder to targets
34
4
Encounter
Wizard Encounter Fanningtheflames.png
Fanning the Flame
Range 80'
0.6 22 Set your enemy ablaze with a hard to extinguish burn.
Magnitude: 100
Duration: 6s
Added Effect: Smolder
Added Effect: While the target burns, enemies within 15' who are affected by Smolder take 33 magnitude damage and deal 33 magnitude damage to the burning target.
36
5
Class Feature
Wizard Classfeature Criticalconflagration.png
Critical Conflagration You gain 10% Crit Severity and whenever you critically strike with one of your powers you add Smolder to your target.
38
6
Daily
Wizard Daily Furiousimmolation.png
Furious Immolation
Range 80'
Radius 35'
2 You summon a titanic column of flame at a target location that draws nearby enemies towards its center and then blasts them upwards.
Magnitude: 700
Added Effect: Pull
Duration: 1s
Added Effect: Adds Smolder to targets
41
8
Feat
Icons Feats Wrathfulstrikes.png
Smoldering Recovery Whenever your Smolder deals damage to an enemy, you gain 0.5% of your Action Points.
41
8
Feat
Icons Powers Feat Cunning 01.png
Relative Haste Speed up the cooldown rate of your powers by 1% for each stack of chill on your targets. Maximum 10% speed up.
44
4
Encounter
Wizard 3 Encounter Icyrays.png
Icy Rays
Range 80'
0 18 The first cast of this spell puts a rune mark over your target. The second cast will fire at both the rune marked target, and your current target. Spell effectiveness is increased if both beams are fired at one target.
Magnitude: 520 - 720
Added Effect: Stun
Duration: 1s
Added Effect: Adds a stack of chill to the target
47
5
Class Feature
Wizard Classfeature Swathofdestruction.png
Swath of Destruction Increases Smolder damage by 5%, and targets affected by Smolder take 2% more damage.
50
8
Feat
Icons Feats DominatingPresence.png
Glowing Flames Smolder's flames now radiate, dealing 20% of their normal damage to afflicted enemies within 15' of the primary target.
50
8
Feat
Icons Feats Whirlwindsneakattack.png
Icy Veins Whenever you activate an Encounter Power, all foes within 15' of you have 1 stack of Chill applied to them.
53
4
Encounter
Wizard 1 Encounter Chillstrike.png
Chill Strike
Range 80'
0.4 15 Hurl a powerful icicle at your enemy.
Magnitude: 575
Added Effect: Stun
Duration: 0.5s
Added Effect: Adds a stack of Chill to the target

Spell Mastery: Does reduced damage but also damages enemies nearby the target.
Magnitude: 225
56
5
Class Feature
Wizard Classfeature Combustiveaction.png
Combustive Action When a target is affected by Smolder but killed by another power, you gain 1% of your max Action Points. Cooldown 1 second.
59
8
Feat
Icons Feats ChillingControl.png
Chilling Advantage Your cold-based at-will, encounter, and daily powers no longer apply Chill and instead directly apply Rimefire Smolder.
59
8
Feat
Icons Feats Shatterstrike.png
Shatter Strike Whenever you deal damage to a frozen target, you have a 20% chance to shatter them. Shattered Foes are stunned for 5 seconds and take 250 magnitude damage.

Additionally, your control powers deal an additional 150 magnitude damage against control immune targets.
62
4
Encounter
Wizard Encounter Conduitofice.png
Conduit of Ice
Range 80'
0.8 13 Turns an enemy into a conduit for an icy storm, dealing damage to them and enemies around them.
Magnitude: 230
Added Effect: Adds a chill stack to all targets hit
65
5
Class Feature
Scourge Classfeature Dusttodust.png
Frost Wave When you activate a Daily power you apply 3 stacks of Chill and Freeze foes within 30' of you.

Enemies that are already Frozen have their Freeze duration refreshed.
68
8
Feat
Icons Powers Feat Assault 01.png
Critical Burn Your critical severity is increased by 10% and smolder now deals 25% more critical damage.
59
8
Feat
Icons Feats Presstheadvantage.png
Frigid Winds You do 1.25% more damage per stack of Chill on your target.
71
3
At-Will
Wizard 1 Atwill Scorchingburst.png
Chilling Cloud
Range 80'
0.4 Attack your enemy with a swarm of ice crystals. The third hit of this power also damages enemies near your target.
Magnitude: 65
Added Effect: The final attack adds Chill to all targets
74
4
Encounter
Scourge Encounter Fierybolt.png
Fireball
Range 80'
Radius 15'
1.1 18 Deal fire damage to target and nearby enemies.
Magnitude: 330
Added Effect: Adds Smolder to all targets hit

Spell Mastery: Becomes Single Target.
Spell Mastery Magnitude: 750
77
8
Feat
Icons Feats DriftingEmbers.png
Directed Flames Smolder now deals 80% of its total damage instantly when applied but no longer deals damage over time. Directed Flames can only occur once every 12 seconds.
77
8
Feat
Icons Powers Feat Agility 01.png
Rimefire Weaving Having smolder or chill on a target reduces its Damage Resistance to your damage by 5%. Having Rimefire on target increases this to 10%. Rimefire bonus does not stack with chill or smolder.
80
6
Daily
Wizard Daily Icestorm.png
Ice Storm
Radius 40'
1.9 Unleash a massive wave of ice.
Magnitude: 600
Added Effect: Slow
Duration: 5s
Added Effect: Knockdown
Added Effect: Adds 1 stack of Chill to the target

Arcanist[]

Wizard Arcanist

Abbreviation: WZ AC

Become a master of the arcane who unlocks the mysteries of the world and unleashes them upon their foes.
Choose Arcanist to play as a DPS. DPS are damage dealers who focus on dispatching foes while their party members keep the enemy's attention.

Once you choose a paragon path, you must switch to an empty loadout, pay astral diamonds or use a retraining token to change paths.

Level Type Path Icon Name Range
AoE
Cast Cooldown Effect
30
7
Mechanic
Icon Powers Forte.png
Forte Your paragon path provides an increase to Power and excels at Combat Advantage and Critical Avoidance.
32
3
At-Will
Wizard Atwill Stormpillar.png
Storm Pillar
Range 80'
Radius 8'
1.6 Charge up a blast of lightning to strike your enemy and other enemies around them. If no target is selected when you release the spell, you will target your own location instead.
Magnitude: 30 - 80
Added Effect: Refreshes Arcane Mastery and Chill stacks if >50% charge

Additional Action: Max charge spawns a pillar of lightning attacking nearby targets
Magnitude: 40
Duration: 3s
34
4
Encounter
Cleric 3 Encounter Splitthesky.png
Lightning Bolt
Range 30'
Radius 5'
0.72 12 Call down the Spell Storm, releasing powerful bolts of lightning in front of you.
Magnitude: 200
Added Effect: Refreshes Arcane Mastery and Chill stacks
36
5
Class Feature
Wizard Classfeature Eyeofthestorm.png
Eye of the Storm Using an Encounter or Daily power grants you Eye of the Storm for 5 seconds. While active, Eye of the Storm grants you 10% Critical Strike.

This effect can only occur once every 20 seconds.
38
6
Daily
Wizard Daily Maelstromofchaos.png
Maelstrom of Chaos
Range 80'
Radius 8'
2.13 Choose a location to unleash a bolt of spell storm chaos. While casting the spell you are immune to control effects.
Magnitude: 600
Added Effect: Knockdown
Duration: 1s
Added Effect: Refreshes Arcane Mastery and Chill stacks.
41
8
Feat
Feat Archer Naturesfury.png
Spell Twisting Whenever you use an encounter power you gain a stack of Spell Twisting, stacking up to 4 times. Casting an At-will power will consume 1 stack of Spell Twisting. When a stack is consumed, you gain 1% of your total Action Points.
41
8
Feat
Icons Feats Benefitofforesight.png
Alacrity Whenever you use a daily power against an enemy, you reduce Encounter cooldowns by 2 seconds.
44
4
Encounter
Wizard Encounter Disintegrate.png
Disintegrate
Range 80'
0.35 8 Deal arcane damage to your enemy.
Magnitude: 400 - 600
Added Effect: If the target is below 20% life, an attempt to Disintegrate them is made increasing the damage dealt by 50%.
47
5
Class Feature
Wizard Classfeature Stormspell.png
Storm Spell Shock your target for 100 magnitude 20% of the time on critical attacks.
50
8
Feat
Icons Feats Assailingforce.png
Assailing Force Your Encounter powers have a 10% chance on use of applying Assailing Force. When Assailing Force is active, your next Encounter power will do double its initial damage.
50
8
Feat
Icons Powers Feat Agility 01.png
Snap Freeze Chill now deals 40 magnitude damage each time a stack is applied to an enemy.
53
4
Encounter
Wizard 3 Encounter Sleep.png
Steal Time
Radius 30'
0.15 15 Steal time from enemies around you, then shatter the collected time to stun them.
Magnitude: 260
Added Effect: Slow - stacks up to 4 times
Duration: 2s

Additional Action: Stuns based on how much time was stolen
Duration: 0.75 - 1.5s

Arcane Mastery increases the Stun and Slow by 0.2 seconds for each Arcane Mastery stack you have.
56
5
Class Feature
Wizard Classfeature Stormfury.png
Storm Fury When attacked by an enemy, they are shocked with a bolt from the storm doing 50 magnitude damage.

This effect can only trigger on an enemy once 3 seconds.
59
8
Feat
Icons Powers Feat Chaosmagic 01.png
Chaos Magic Your encounter and daily powers have a 5% chance to apply one of three buffs to yourself.

Power Surge - Gain 100% increased at-will damage for 5 seconds.
Rapid Recovery - Gain 100% Cooldown Recovery Rate for 5 seconds.
Quick Action - Gain 20% AP over 5 seconds.
59
8
Feat
Icons Powers Feat Damage 01.png
Iced Lightning Storm Pillar, Lightning Bolt, Storm Spell and Storm Fury do 10% more damage to targets affected by chill.
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4
Encounter
Rogue 1 Encounter Dazingstrike.png
Arcane Tempest
Range 80'
Radius 10'
0.35 13 Summons a fury of arcane energy at your target, damaging all enemies in range.
Magnitude: 300
Added Effect: Knockdown

Spell Mastery: Summons the energy around yourself and increases magnitude to 330.
65
5
Class Feature
Wizard Classfeature Arcanepowerfield.png
Arcane Power Field When you activate a Daily power you gain Arcane Power Field for 8 seconds.

Arcane Power Field doubles the damage bonus granted by stacks of Arcane Mastery and causes foes within 30' of you to take 50 magnitude damage every 2 seconds.
68
8
Feat
Icons Powers Feat Presence 02.png
Nightmare Wizardry Your critical Strike have a 10% chance to grant you Combast Advantage for 10 seconds.
68
8
Feat
Icons Powers Feat Tactical 01.png
Striking Advantage Dealing Combat Advantage damage grants you a 20% chance of doing 80 magnitude lightning damage to your target.
71
3
At-Will
Wizard Atwill ArcaneBolt.png
Arcane Bolt
Range 80'
0.7 Summon Arcane Bolts from the sky.
Magnitude: 60
Added Effect: The final attack of the combo grants a stack of Arcane Mastery
74
4
Encounter
Wizard Encounter Imprisonment.png
Imprisonment
Range 80'
0.4 16 Enemy is immobilized by chains.


Added Effect: Hold
Duration: 3s
Added Effect: Target takes 15% increased damage from your arcane powers.
Duration: 6s
Added Effect: Grants 1 stack of Arcane Mastery

Spell Mastery: Arcane damage bonus increased to 25%.
77
8
Feat
Icons Powers Feat Assault 01.png
A Step Above Mastery Arcane Mastery can now stack up to 10 times, grants an additional 0.5% damage per stack, and lasts for 10 seconds.
77
8
Feat
Icons Feats Fury.png
Elemental Reinforcement Casting an Arcane, Cold, or Lightning power grants you 5% damage for 10 seconds. This bonus is doubled as long as you don't cast the same element-based spell twice in a row.
80
6
Daily
Wizard 1 Daily Colorspray.png
Arcane Empowerment
Range 80'
1.3 You empower yourself with arcane magic entering a transcended. During this time you cannot gain Action Points.


Added Effect: Encounter powers deal 10% more damage and recharge faster
Duration: 10s
Added Effect: Gain 5 stacks of Arcane Mastery.

Equipments[]

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