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Racial Bonuses

    • 1325 posts
    October 27, 2019 2:46 PM PDT

    I'm surprised no one made this thread yet so I'll start.  What race are you looking at for a wizard?

     We haven't seen the active racial abilities yet so that could change things.  

    Seems like humans, gnomes and archai are the main choices.

    • 8 posts
    October 27, 2019 5:23 PM PDT
    I was initially thinking gnomes, but the Archai are looking pretty good with their passives. I’ll have to see what the active ones are, and what the dispositions mean, but to me they have taken front seat now. Still may make a gnome summoner though
    • 1325 posts
    October 28, 2019 3:54 AM PDT
    Currently I'm thinking human might be the way to go.

    There are only 2 races that increase a wizards dps. Archai through elemental bonuses (fire) and human through spell haste.

    In the long run I see wizards only using elemental spells vs certain elemental mobs that are weak to that element.
    Eventually that fourth school of magic that is mentioned in the wizard description will be the primary spell type.

    Also, the alarmist disposition is the one that calls friends and brings the house down on you. I think it will be an important one to have a bonus towards.

    All that being said, in a long, drawn out fight the gnome will be superior because of their deeper mana pool.

    We will see how the active abilities go.
    • 407 posts
    October 31, 2019 2:00 PM PDT
    I really want to be a Dark Myr wizard... um... =/
    He will be very aware...
    And he'll have an active trait to release his fury and increase spell damage by 200% for 10 seconds, 15 min cool down =]
    • 1325 posts
    November 2, 2019 3:39 AM PDT
    I wonder what "spell rating" does?
    That might be a beneficial stat for wizards which would make Ashen elves an option even though it is based on wisdom. They have talked about wanting secondary stats to be more important.
    • 175 posts
    November 3, 2019 11:34 PM PST

    I started out leaning toward Archai because Wiz uses a lot of Fire abilities, so attunement should be great. But the more I think about Ash Elf and Gnome, the more I see them as very close 2nd choices.

    I am an alt-a-holic who wants to play every race and I have other classes I'd like to use both Archai and Elf for. And I don't plan to play any other class that Gnome is particularly good for. So unless the actives make me shy away from Gnome, I'll likely go with that.

    • 275 posts
    November 4, 2019 1:09 AM PST

    All comes down to the values of these bonuses - humans cast speed is already marginal - in a very fast-paced game it may make a difference, but in the game such as Pantheon - especially in PvE I doubt it'll be noticeable. First spot at the moment could take either gnome or archai, depending on the strength their passives - gnomish larger mana pool may be more important for additional nukes that he may dish out. Besides I always found silence to be a lot more annoying than mana drain for casters, so there is that. I've planned to make gnome for a start - since they are the ideal lore-wise race for me - all mysterious and knowledge seeking, while I've never been a fan of "(once) enslaved backgrounds" like archai ...  And there is also a question about actives. Not to mention, that I wouldn't be surprised if VR either completely revised and changed passives or even resign from them altogether, seeing that many people are not happy with disbalancing from the very start and giving some races edge over the others. We shall see.