Classes: The Wizard

The Wizard - Master Nuker. The wizard's abilities are in direct damage spells and in individual and group teleportation.

What is the best way to develop and play a wizard? What strategies work best for soloing your wizard? How should a magician play in a group? What spells are the most and least effective? What skills should the wizard try to develop?

Post your strategies on how to best play and develop the Wizard and read, rate and comment on what others have to say.

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#1 Jan 02 2008 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
I have a level 48 Wizard and starting to get into groups. My only questions is, what exactly is my role in a group setting? I understand the whole group teleport and DPS part.. Is there anything else I should know?
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#2 Jan 03 2008 at 1:58 PM Rating: Decent
Your main role is DPS and making sure not to get aggro. However when things go to crap a Wizard can often make the difference in a group wipe or success (or at least a draw).

For isntance, group is fighting one mob when suddenly a new one shows up. With no other crowd control a wizard can root park the new mob and then add more DPS to get the first mob dead as quick as possible. Or, if there is enough area the wizard could snare the new mob and "kite" it around until the first mob is dead.

Of course if everything goes to crap a quick evac can save the group to live and fight another day (or in a minute or two).

That's pretty much what a wizard does in a group situation. After years of playing a Warrior it took me awhile to get used to not having a lot to do in most groups. But it is nice when I don't want to have to be totally focused every second on what I'm doing in a group.
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#3 Jan 04 2008 at 10:52 PM Rating: Good
Thank you so much. After playing a Cleric for so long, I'm just starting to get into playing my Wizard. Just afraid I might my get group members mad for not knowing how to play my Wizzie. :P
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#4 Jan 05 2008 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
Just work on doing as much damage per fight as you can without getting agro and you'll be great. Every now and then take a fight off to "med" even if you don't need to. It allows the group to see how much longer it takes to kill a mob when you are not doing your thing! :D
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