- Intelligence (INT): Intelligence is the primary stat for Mages. It directly affects the damage output of your magical spells and increases your Max SP (spell points) pool. Maximize INT to deal devastating spell damage.
- Dexterity (DEX): Dexterity improves your casting speed, reducing the time it takes to cast spells. Some DEX can help you cast spells more quickly and efficiently.
- Vitality (VIT): Vitality increases your Max HP and provides some survivability. While not a primary stat, allocating a few points to VIT can improve your durability.
- Agility (AGI): Agility increases your Flee rate and Attack Speed. While not a primary focus for Mages, some AGI can aid in evading enemy attacks.
- Luck (LUK): Luck affects critical hit rate and status resistance. It’s generally not a priority for Mages but can have minor benefits.
- Elemental Magic: Mages specialize in elemental magic. Learn a variety of elemental spells, such as Fire Bolt, Cold Bolt, and Lightning Bolt, to exploit enemy weaknesses.
- Positioning: Position yourself strategically during battles to avoid close combat. Mages are ranged spellcasters, so maintain a safe distance while casting spells.
- SP Management: Keep an eye on your SP pool. Use SP-restoring items or skills like Energy Coat to manage your spellcasting resources effectively.
- Elemental Advantages: Identify the elemental weaknesses of your enemies and choose spells accordingly. For example, use Fire spells against enemies weak to fire.
- Safety Wall: Learn the “Safety Wall” skill to create a barrier that blocks incoming physical attacks. This can be a lifesaver when you need protection.
- Quagmire: As you advance to more advanced classes, the “Quagmire” skill can slow down enemies, giving you more time to cast spells and maneuver.
- Equipment: Prioritize equipment that enhances your INT, casting speed, and SP regeneration. Items that reduce casting time are valuable.
- Mob Control: Mages can use area-of-effect (AoE) spells to control and defeat multiple enemies simultaneously, making them efficient farmers and levelers.
- Party Dynamics: In a party, Mages provide powerful AoE damage and crowd control. Communicate with your team to coordinate attacks and take down groups of enemies.
Mages are the masters of magical destruction in RetRO Classic, and their success depends on their ability to unleash powerful spells and adapt to different situations. By maximizing their INT and strategically using elemental magic, Mages become formidable spellcasters capable of dealing devastating damage to their foes.