In the World of Warcraft universe, as a mage, you use magical spells to deal devastating damage to your enemies. Your weakness in a strategic sense is your ability, and hindrance, to be a glass cannon.
The class as a whole specializes in area of effect and burst damaging spells and unlike other classes, a mage mitigates damage through crowd control abilities, as opposed to sheer armor, or stamina values. The iconic crowd control mage ability is the spell known as Polymorph, which temporarily transforms humanoids and beasts into harmless critters. As Mages approach end-game levels, mages’ damage is supplemented with spells like Counterspell, Remove Curse, and Spellsteal. Mages can also conjure food and drink and the ability for themselves and party members, as well as teleport to major cities and open portals for party members.This content is for members only.