Schooled in the arcane arts, Sorcerers deploy the deadliest of magicks in battle. From meteor showers, massive ice spikes, and deadly necromancy, Sorcerers are truly a powerful force to behold and should never be underestimated.
Primary Weapon: Archistaves
Primary Offensive stat: Magick
Strengths and RoleEdit
Devastating Magicks: No other class is capable of harnessing the near-cosmic magickal forces that Sorcerers can wield. Sorcerers have access to the most powerful offensive magick spells.
Elemental Enchanting: Like the Mage, Sorcerers can use enchanting magicks to power up a companion's weapons with deadly elemental effects.
Crippling Debilitations: Sorcerers possess a variety of debilitating magicks that can affect larger crowds.
Field Mobility: The Levitate skill can be used for increased mobility when moving around the map. It can be used to grab ledges above you that even the Double Vault skill won't reach. An example is the Witchwood entrance near Cassardis, a quick shortcut to the Witch's house.
Incredible Magick Defense: Not many magick attacks will harm Sorcerers.
Highest Magick Attack Growth: Sorcerers have the highest Magick attack growth of all vocations in the game, useful for buffing up the strength of Magick attacks of other classes if you level a few times in this class.
Group Spellcasting: If a sorcerer (be it you or a pawn) starts casting a spell, an allied sorcerer that is close enough to the initial caster of the spell can mirror the spell and cast it much faster (e.g. If your pawn has started to cast high maelstrom and is almost done, if you're close enough you can start the spell at your pawn's current spellcasting progress, potentially making the cast time less than a second).
No Healing Magicks: Features no active healing or recovery skills (aside from Voidspell).
Low Physical Defense: Subpar physical damage threshold, also gets knocked back easily.
Below Average Stamina: May burn through stamina quicker.
No Evasive or Defensive moves: Cannot block or evade attacks.
Slow Casting: Many of the Sorcerer's spells take a long time to cast so one must be careful when casting otherwise you may leave yourself open for an attack.
Golems: The disks of the Golem are hardly affected by magick so Sorcerers can't hurt them with spells. The (High) Exequy spell, however, can kill a Golem in one go, provided you keep it in the circle long enough and not get hit. This takes a while, and will almost certainly require stamina consumables but it's quite effective if you don't get hit. Some higher level spells such as High Gicel or High Bolide can do a little bit of damage to the disks, but don't rely on them because the damage is miniscule compared to simply punching the golem with your bare hands.
|Ingle||Fire||Already Learned||-||Looses a ball of fire that explodes upon contact, engulfing both the target and surrounding foes.|
|Miasma||Dark||Already Learned||-||Transmutes the land into a putrid bog that poisons foes who tread upon it.|
|Frazil||Ice||1||200||Creates a concentrated field of cold in front of the user that freezes solid whatever enemies it visits.|
|Levin||Lightning||1||200||Smites the enemy from above with tongues of lightning. Especially effective at driving foes out of hiding.|
|Ice Boon||Ice||1||200||Launches a bolt of magick that enchants an ally's weapon with ice.|
|Fire Boon||Fire||1||200||Launches a bolt of magick that enchants and ally's weapon with fire.|
|Thunder Boon||Lightning||1||200||Launches a bolt of maigck that enchants an ally's weapon with thunder.|
|High Frazil||Ice||3||700||An advanced form of Frazil that creates an expanded field of cold around the user that deals ice damage to those it touches.|
|High Ingle||Fire||3||700||An advanced form of Ingle that looses a number of fiery projectiles that explode on contact.|
|High Levin||Lightning||3||700||An advanced form of Levin that smites foes with multiple lighting bolts from above.|
|High Miasma||Dark||3||1300||An advanced form of Miasma that expands the size of poisonus fog and endures for a longer period of time.|
|Lassitude||Dark||3||1300||Invokes a magickal sigil at a designated location that inflicts torpor upon foes who enter.|
|Holy Boon||Holy||3||500||Launches a bolt of magick that enchants an ally's weapon with holy light.|
|Dark Boon||Dark||3||500||Launches a bolt of magick that enchants an ally's weapon with darkness.|
|Necromancy||Dark||4||1800||Summons the souls of the departed to surround the user, assisting with attack and defense for a time.|
|Blearing||Dark||4||1000||Invokes a magickal sigil around the user that blinds foes who enter.|
|Silentium||Dark||4||1000||Invokes a magickal sigil around the user that silences foes who enter.|
|Voidspell||Holy||4||1800||Invokes a magickal sigil around the user that strips debilitations from all allies who enter.|
|Brontide||Lightning||5||1400||Wraps the users body in a whip-like bolt of lightning capable of damaging foes. (Attack with heavy and light attacks, press Jump to cancel)|
|Comestion||Fire||5||1400||Generates a towering wall of flame; though only modest in power, it ignites adversaries with ease.|
|Frigor||Ice||5||1400||Generates a giant chunk of ice that can serve as a stepping stone.|
|Petrifaction||Dark||5||2600||Invokes a magickal sigil that turns foes who enter it to stone.|
|High Lassitude||Dark||5||2600||An advanced form of Lassitude that calls forth a larger, longer-lasting fog that inflicts torpor upon foes who enter.|
|Exequy||Dark||5||2600||Invokes a magickal sigil capable of destroying outright any foe held within its span for a set length of time.|
|Bolide||Fire||6||3000||Calls meteors down from the heavens to land around the user. The user may move immediately after invocation.|
|Gicel||Ice||6||3000||Conjures lances of ice, then propels them forward.|
|Fulmination||Lightning||6||3000||Bestows the user with lightning, enabling them to electrify foes nearby and add a bit of spark to the rest of the party. (Attack with heavy and light attacks, press Jump to cancel)|
|High Necromancy||Dark||6||3000||An advanced form of Necromancy that calls forth a larger host of spirits that assist with attack and defense for a time.|
|High Blearing||Dark||6||1400||An advanced form of Blearing that invokes a larger aura around the user, blinding foes who enter.|
|High Silentium||Dark||6||1400||An advanced form of Silentium that calls forth a larger aura around the user, silencing foes who enter.|
|Ice Affinity||Ice||6||1200||An advanced form of Ice Boon that extends and amplifies the enchantment, as well as the recipient's Magick.|
|Fire Affinity||Fire||6||1200||An advanced form of Fire Boon that extends and amplifies the enchantment, as well as the recipient's Magick.|
|Thunder Affinity||Lightning||6||1200||An advanced form of Thunder Boon that extends and amplifies the enchantment, as well as the recipient's Magick.|
|Holy Affinity||Holy||6||1200||An advanced form of Holy Boon that extends and amplifies the enchantment, as well as the recipient's Magick.|
|Dark Affinity||Dark||6||1200||An advanced form of Dark Boon that extends and amplifies the enchantment, as well as the recipient's Magick.|
|High Voidspell||Holy||6||3000||Invokes a magickal sigil which restores any lowered offensive or defensive attributes, and clears Petrification.|
|High Brontide||Lightning||7||1800||An advanced form of Brontide that calls forth a longer-lasting whip of lightning that drops more bolts when dismissed.|
|High Comestion||Fire||7||1800||An advanced form of Comestion that invokes an even longer wall of flame easily able to ignite foes.|
|High Frigor||Ice||7||1800||An advanced form of Frigor that generates three spires of ice. The last one can serve as a stepping stone.|
|Seism||Holy||7||4800||Shakes the earth, causing a stony prominence to erupt forth, stunning and damaging foes in a broad radius.|
|Maelstrom||Dark||7||4800||Summons a whirlwind to wreak havoc upon any foes caught in its path.|
|High Bolide||Fire||8||5000||An advanced form of Bolide that calls down a greater number of meteors. The user may move after deployment.|
|High Gicel||Ice||8||5000||An advanced form of Gicel that calls forth several twisting spikes of ice that thrust forward from the ground.|
|High Fulmination||Lightning||8||5000||An advanced form of Fulmination that envelops the user in a more powerful and wider-ranged bolt of lighting.|
|High Petrification||Dark||8||5000||An advanced form of Petrifaction that invoke a larger, longer-lasting fog that turns foes who enter it to stone.|
|High Exequy||Dark||8||5000||An advanced form of Exequy that creates an capable of destroying any foe caught within it in a shorter period of time.|
|High Seism||Holy||9||8500||An advanced form of Seism that causes even more eruptions of stone, stunning and damaging foes over a wide area.|
|High Maelstrom||Dark||9||8500||An advanced form of Maelstrom that summons a larger, longer-lasting whirlwind to wreak havoc upon foes.|
|Feather Jump||Already Learned||-||A light Jump. More effective when grabbing on to platforms and rocks.|
|Magick Bolt||Already Learned||-||Launches a magick bolt from your staff. Press repeatedly for additional effect. Can add elemental effect via enchantments. [Light Attack]|
|Magick Billow||Already Learned||-||Emits a shockwave from your palm that sends weaker enemies or staggered stronger enemies flying away. Useful for preventing smaller enemies from swarming you. Can be used mid-air. [Heavy Attack]|
|Levitate||2||600||An advanced form of Feather Jump that mitigates gravity's pull, enabling a gentle landing even from great heights. Hold [Jump].|
|Focused Bolt||6||3000||An advanced form of Magick Bolt. Focuses the user's active enchantment into a powerful burst that can be fire from the ground of air. Hold [Light Attack] and release.|
|Magick Agent||6||3000||An advanced form of Magick Billow. Conjures spheres of magickal energy around the user to attack encroaching foes. Also employable from mid-air. Hold [Heavy Attack] and release.|
|Awareness||1||1200||Increases Magick Defense by 50.|
|Emphasis||2||1200||Increases the ability to knockdown enemies with spells.|
|Suasion||2||1200||Increases sale value of items by 15%.|
|Conservation||7||6000||Reduces the Stamina consumed when you perform a magick weapon skill by 15%.|
|Gravitas||7||6000||Makes it harder to knock you off your feet while preparing a spell.|
|Acuity||9||9000||Increases Magick by 20%.|
|Articulacy||9||9000||Reduces all spell casting times by 15%.|
For information on how augments impact stats and how stacking of multiple augments work see the Stats page.
|HP||Stamina||Attack||Defense||Magick Attack||Magick Defense|
- Fire Boon/Fire Affinity is effective in early game as most enemies such as Goblins, Wolves, and Harpies are weak to Fire. Holy Boon/Holy Affinity is effective late game as the monsters become vulnerable to Holy damage.
- Either go for a mix of the three offensive elemental attacks or go for all of one set of element attacks, e.g. Ingle, Comestion, Bolide (three Fire) or Bolide, Gicel, Fulmination (one Fire, Ice, Lightning). That makes your Sorcerer either specialized in one element, or able to adjust depending on the situation.
- Enemies aren't necessarily weak to Lighting but can cause shock which can stun them for an extended period of time.
- Necromancy makes for an excellent offensive and defensive spell. The floating skulls it summons protects you from nearby enemies and causes severe damage.
- Petrification has been said to not work all of the time and probably is ineffective on bosses.
- Seism and Maelstrom are more for crowd control but do cause serious damage to large crowds of small enemies. Seism will cause stun while Maelstrom will cause Blindness and juggle enemies in the air.
- Casting Maelstrom in an enclosed area like a dungeon is not recommended, as it may block your view of the area (although it won't cause any damage to you). This can be a matter of opinion though, as casting the spell in such areas can increase damage by hitting enemies into walls and roofs.
- Because of the long cast time for many of the spells, it is advisable to activate at least one lower spell, so you have something that is faster casting.
- If you take the Articulacy augment and keep the Wyrmking's Ring in your inventory you can decrease the casting time for spells by a small amount.
- Contrary to what seems a logical choice, it is a bad idea to use pawns that have a Guardian inclination when you are playing as a Sorcerer. Guardian pawns will move with you, sticking relatively close by to protect the Arisen. This is great when fighting Goblins or other smaller creatures, i.e. Bandits, but absolutely terrible against Golems and other large boss creatures. The Guardian will lead the enemy right to you, which usually results in interrupting a spell cast, and sometimes gets you grabbed. Go with Scathers or Mitigators to keep the enemy away from you. Or better yet, a Sorcerer pawn that has the "Utilitarian" Inclinatiion will more often attempt to use the same spell as you to reduce cast time and do more damage (like Bolide).
- The Sorcerer can cure Petrification with High Voidspell, the Mage cannot cure it.
- While casting Boon/Affinity if you 'click' on the left joystick, you will target yourself. This is very useful for these kinds of spells.
- The selling bonus for Suasion stacks, so the more party members that have Suasion, the more you can sell your items for.
- If holding both the Primary and Secondary buttons down, the names of your primary skills will show but the active or "available" attacks are your secondary attacks
- Sorcerer is not advised if you expect to fight Golems, as their spinning discs protect them from spells. One way for a Sorcerer to defeat a Golem is by using High Exequy. It is necessary to have either another Sorcerer that knows this spell, so as to mirror yours, or to bring along a surplus of stamina replenishing Curatives.
- The Sorcerer's Heavy Attack - the magick pulse that radiates from the palm - can also deal damage to the discs on a Magick Golem and the floating discs that power Metal Golems. This means getting in close to the Golem and some precise positioning, so it is advised that Sorcerers pay close attention to the Golem's actions to avoid heavy damage.
- Brontide uses up Stamina quite rapidly. If you intend to use this spell frequently it is advised to spend a little time focusing on Stamina increasing Vocations such as the Ranger for a few levels.
- The Focused Bolt in combination with Holy Boon/Holy Affinity/Holy Pact or other magical holy enchantements deals very high damage, especially against bigger enemies. Its fast loading time, ability to penetrate enemies (dealing damage while doing so and hitting multiple enemies in a row) and the high mobility while charging it make it one of the best skills for Sorcerers and Mages.