Mage DPS Build – Darkness Beyond Twilight

Mage DPS Build – Darkness Beyond Twilight

The primary job of mages, in most groups, is damage.  The amount of damage, and the number of targets, will vary greatly from mage to mage, but the Necromancer and Warlock souls excel at damage to enemies, while able to recover both health and mana for themselves.

Warlock – Necromancer – Archon

Warlock – 34 Points

Tier One:

Improved Void Bolt – 3 (Reduced casting time for Void Bolt)

Improved Life Leech – 3 (Increased Damage and amount healed)

Tier Two:

Lingering Pain – 2 (Void Bolt refreshes Life Leech)

Opportunity – 5 (10% chance to reduce a spell casting time to instant)

Tier Three:

Neddra’s Influence – 3 (Increases Damage over Time spell damage)

Draining Bolt – 1 (Instant cast life tap)

Tier Four:

Potency – 5 (Increase spell critical hit chance by 5%)

Tier Five:

Dark Power – 5 (Increase spell damage by 10%)

Tier Six:

Radiate Death – 1 (Dark Touch affects multiple targets)

Improved Warlock Armor – 5 (Increases damage you deal by 10%)

Tier Seven:

Neddra’s Essence – 1 (Reduces Damage by 80% for 7 seconds)

Necromancer – 32 Points

Tier One:

Death’s Ally – 5 (Increases damage from Death based abilities for mage and pet)

Tier Two:

Fresh Graves – 5 (Increases pet damage, decreases pet damage taken)

Tier Three:

Grave Rot – 1 (Death damage AOE)

Symbiote – 4 (Increased healing from Essence Link)

Tier Four:

Soul Purge – 1 (Channeled Lifetap, healing mage and pet)

Detonate Bones – 3 (Pet explodes upon death)

Life Bane – 5 (Increased pet damage)

Tier Five:

Ancient Tomb – 1 (Improved pets and pets take less from AOE)

Master Chirurgeon – 5 (Increase pet health by 50%)

Tier Six:

Empty the Crypts – 1 (Summons 5 pets for 20 seconds)

Tier Seven:

Lich Form – 1 (Increased mana regeneration, increased damage, increased pet damage)

 

Archon – 0 Points

Archon, even with zero points, provides two benefits.  First, Searing Vitality provides a DoT for the mage to improve Endurance by 50.  Second, Pillaging Stone improves Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, and Wisdom by 40.

 

Summary

With this build, you have several options for pets to hold agro or provide additional damage. You also have a plethora of Damage over Time spells (DoTs) to wear opponents down quickly.  Further, you have three devastating Area of Effect spells that destroy multiple targets.  Lastly, you have a significant number of ways to restore your health and mana.

Special Note:  This build has been one of the most effective in the Warfronts from a PVE player.  The various AoE spells make it impossible for opponents to pick up the fang in the Black Garden, or affect points in Codex.

Dakness Beyond Twilight has shown itself as a nasty solo, group, or pvp mage DPS build.