Magus Life: Where to start!
In this series of guides, a wizard for each school is made from scratch and thrown into PvP matches until the rank of Warlord is achieved. This is basically a walk-through of how to level up in arena.
Part 1: my wizard at Private; this will include suggestions on gear and pets to begin with, and advice on which spells to train. Also, I’ll show how I build my first PvP deck for the initial matches. We’ll be starting pets from scratch and using no Crowns Gear to demonstrate how you can do this without spending lots of time and money. (Part two of this Life guide can be found here .)
This time, we’re taking a look at Magus Life! (If you’re interested in Ice school, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the most recent warlord guide.)
Getting Started: Ideal Level and Training Points
Life is one of the more difficult schools to play at mid-level, so it’s important to add as many tools to your tool box as possible. Therefore, I am recommending 35 as an ideal level for this school. It can succeed at adept, but at 35 you have a bigger deck, the Centaur attack, triage and more. It’s just an easier level to play at, given the additional spells
At 35, you have a total of 15 training points (this requires that you stick to main quests and complete all of the Zeke quests through Mooshu). Here is a list of how I spent training points for my level 35 Life wizard:
- Ice school to Tower (5 points)
- Balance to Weakness (3 points)
- Fire to Elf (2 points)
- Cloak (1 point)
- Infection (1 point)
- Spirit Blades (1 point)
- Reshuffle (1 point)
- Minion shield (1 point)
This uses all available points.
I made several decisions here that are right for my style of play, but may not work for everyone. For example: I want to play a very strong minion
game. Therefore, instead of an ice shield, I trained the 70 percent minion shield from the secret
trainer in Krokotopia. (Check out our guide to overlooked and hard to find trainers .) As Life, you can and should spam your minion, but if you’d be more comfortable with an Ice Shield, you can train that and skip the minion shield.
Also, I trained Elf in order to attack minions from second. At higher ranks, people shield their minions frequently, and I think Elf enchanted with Monstrous might be a safer way to go after minions from second and avoid wasting a full hit on a shield. If you have other ways of taking a minion down (like a Mastery amulet, for example), you can train differently. This is worth looking at more closely.
Training Points/Mastery Amulets
A lot of how you should train depends on whether or not you have a Mastery amulet. One of the single biggest obstacles for Life at mid-level is the difficulty in killing minions. (Know what you’re up against minion-wise by studying this guide to their moves.)
With no all-enemy attack, it can be very difficult to both take down minions and generate damage on the opponent. A Mastery amulet can make it much, much easier. Personally, I think a Balance Mastery amulet is a great set up for Life. With that, and a side-deck half full of Monstrous Sandstorm, you’ll have a much easier time dealing with minions and keeping the pressure on the opponent. But Fire Mastery and Meteor; Ice Mastery and Blizzard; Myth and Frog: these can work just as well, if you already have one of these amulets. This guide offers an overview of the various ways Mastery amulets can be used to boost your arsenal.
If you have crowns and would like to see the best set-up for this school at Magus, read Nick’s guide to Magus Life with a Balance Mastery. It’s a great overview of how to make life a little easier for…well, Life.
If you’d like to tinker with spell considerations, check out our Training Point Calculator …see how many points you have, what you can spend them on; the calculator is a great way to experiment with your wizard’s spell profile.
Dressing for Success.