||Mages are masters of magic, and wielders of the great elemental powers. While weak in hit points and in fighting skill, their spells are the most widely prized and powerful of all the classes. They may not wear any metal or leather armors, or use most weapons. However, the sting of their magic missiles and the armor of magic they wear makes up for any loss.
Mage is the basis for numerous sub-classes which the player may choose to gain levels in at any time. These sub-classes include: Abjurer, Alterer, Conjurer, Diviner, Enchanter, Evoker, Illusionist, Transmuter, and Wizard.
How to play: Mages are among the most versatile of classes, being able to make spell choices which carve out the path the Mage would like to take. For the loner Mage, the emphasis on offensive magic will make him a powerful opponent in battle. In groups, the mage may focus on protective magic to make him a more desirable companion. And even the playful mage may focus on the role-playing magic to make his mudding as fun as possible!
The mage is almost useless in weapon combat. The mage must be smart and creative to use his spells to give him the edge. But the versatility of the mage gives him the ability to do just that, using magic and guile to trick monsters to their death, granting experience for the mage.