Able to weave and shape the ethereal magic of the Realms, Mages possess diverse powers of combat, protection, and transportation. The Mage's arsenal is crucial to survival. Young Magi learn that their magical prowess is frequently insufficient to guard them from harm. However, as their experience grows and knowledge increases, the Mage evolves into someone capable of wielding awesome powers of devastation. Magi are able to adhere to specialized fields of study known as 'paths.' They are also renowned for their skills in scribing scrolls and brewing potions to aid those unskilled in magic.

Relying heavily upon their mental acumen, a Mage must always maintain their intelligence. Mages who grow sloth and dullard have far more difficulty in the casting of spells. The spells they do cast are far less potent than those of a Mage who has not let his mind deteriorate. Coupled with intelligence is a Mage's need for wisdom. Without the judicious application of intelligence, magic is a dangerous ally. Ultimately, so much time exerted in study results in Mages becoming slightly less physically capable than other classes. Mages tend to be weaker than most classes and deficient in strength.

The art of Magick may be pursued by Humans, Elves, Pixies, Half-Elves, Drow, Gith, Sea-Elves, and Gnomes.

Int 25 Wis 22 Str 18

*Information as of July 28, 2005