Dragon’s Crown Wizard Builds, Combat and Skills Guide

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The mighty Wizard in Dragon’s Crown may not have the physical prowess of the Fighter, Amazon, and Dwarf; nor the agility of the Elf, but what he does have is immense knowledge of arcane magic, which makes him a force to be reckoned with.

The Wizard character embodies the iconic role of a class mage, with the ability to wreak havoc on hordes of enemies with all kinds of spells. Like the Sorceress, the character relies heavily on the usage of MP, but unlike the Sorceress, the Wizard uses this MP to cast spells that have no other intention than to decimate foes.

The Wizard tends to deliver the most punishing attacks of any class, making them massive nukers and game-changers. That said, they are very weak to physical attacks. But, their lack of defense is easily compensated by their sheer power and dominance in the battlefield, and it never hurts to have a Fighter and/or Amazon in the fore-front engaging enemies.

For more help on Dragon’s Crown, read our Fighter Builds, Sorceress Builds and Dwarf Builds guide.

Dragon’s Crown Wizard Builds, Combat and Skills

How To Play Wizard

Most players who have experience with fantasy games will immediately feel at home with the Wizard, as he is the only true mage character in the game. The key aspect of the Wizard is that he relies on his active skills more than any other character in the game.

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That said, he also has an immense hunger for Mana, so it is important to keep an eye on the MP pool while you’re destroying enemies. Like the Sorceress, positioning of the Wizard (typically behind other allies and far from enemies) is an extremely part of playing him.

The following are some highlights of Wizard character:

  • The Wizard is a skill-based character, making skill selection and builds a very important part of his play-style
  • The Wizard has the ability to attack multiple enemies with AoE spells, making him fantastic against hordes of enemies
  • Physical damage to the Wizard can be lethal, especially when it comes from brute enemies. Thus, it is important to maintain a distance
  • For most fantasy genre gamers, the Wizard would be a very well-tailored character to play with
  • The Wizard is a highly technical character – that doesn’t mean he is hard to play with though

Basic Attacks

Magic shot
[□] button press repeatedly

[×] button

[R1] button or [R2] button

Dash attack
Dash move + [□] button

Small magic
[○] button

Large magic
Press and hold the [○] button

Surface-to-air magic
Up + [○] button

Ground magic
Down + [○] button

On Magic shot
Up + [□] button

Air magic shot
While in air, press [□] button

Magic missile
While in air, hold [□] button

Small And Medium-Sized Magic Sky
While in air, press [○] button

Large air magic
While in air, hold [○] button

Surface-to-air side magic
While in air, Up + Short press the [○] button

Air magic attack
While in air, Up + Press and hold the [○] button

MP charge
Press and hold the [□] button

The type of element that gets associated with the attack depends on your weapon. Generally, there are two types of magic attacks: weak and strong. Strong ones will tend to take more time and require some kind of charging, but will do greater damage, whereas weak ones will be pretty fast, but will not have much power.

Unlike the melee fighters, the Wizard does not have a ‘Mega Smash’ attack. However, he more than makes up for it with abilities like the two Magic Attacks (on and below) and the Dash Attack, making him very good at mid-ranged combat. The Air Magic Attack is probably the strongest basic attack for the Wizard, and is an excellent way to offensively cover allies from advancing threats.

Wizard Special Skills/Abilities

Special Skills are advanced skills that have special effects, ranging from massive damage to passive buffs. Every character in Dragon’s Crown has his/her own set of unique Special Skills.

In the case of the Wizard, special skills are the central part of battles. The Wizard relies on the Special Skill more than any other character.

Additionally, most of the offensive skills cost a decent amount of Mana (not including utility skills). However, this is more than made up for with the amount of sheer damage you can do. Of course, let’s not forget the great utility skills that will aid you in staying alive and dominating in battle for long intervals.

The Wizard has 14 special skills, which are explained below. Recommended skills are also highlighted in the description of the skills.

This skill increases the Mana regen/charge of the Wizard. Since Mana is your main offensive fuel, you want to get this skill as quickly as possible. Hence, it is a recommended ability.

Skill Performed:
[□] button hold (while on ground)

Skill Points Needed:

  • Lvl 1 – 1
  • Lvl 2 – 1
  • Lvl 3 – 1
  • Lvl 4 – 2
  • Lvl 5 – 2
  • Lvl 6 – 3
  • Lvl 7 – 3
  • Lvl 8 – 4
  • Lvl 9 – 4
  • Lvl 10 – 5

Required Player Level:

  • Lvl 1 – 1
  • Lvl 2 – 6
  • Lvl 3 – 11
  • Lvl 4 – 16
  • Lvl 5 – 21
  • Lvl 6 – 27
  • Lvl 7 – 33
  • Lvl 8 – 39
  • Lvl 9 – 45
  • Lvl 10 – 51

The Extract skill increases the amount of MP recovered with Magic Shot (basic operation).

Skill Points Needed:

  • Lvl 1 – 1
  • Lvl 2 – 1
  • Lvl 3 – 1
  • Lvl 4 – 2
  • Lvl 5 – 2
  • Lvl 6 – 3
  • Lvl 7 – 4

Required Player Level:

  • Lvl 1 – 1
  • Lvl 2 – 7
  • Lvl 3 – 13
  • Lvl 4 – 19
  • Lvl 5 – 26
  • Lvl 6 – 34

Mental Absorb
When an enemy/set of enemies are defeated, MP is restored.

Skill Points Needed:

  • Lvl 1 – 1
  • Lvl 2 – 1
  • Lvl 3 – 2
  • Lvl 4 – 3
  • Lvl 5 – 5

Required Player Level:

  • Lvl 1 – 4
  • Lvl 2 – 10
  • Lvl 3 – 17
  • Lvl 4 – 25
  • Lvl 5 – 35

Magic Point Up
This skill increases the maximum value of your MP. Since the Wizard is an MP hog, this skill is recommended.

Skill Points Needed:

  • Lvl 1 – 3
  • Lvl 2 – 1
  • Lvl 3 – 2
  • Lvl 4 – 3
  • Lvl 5 – 5

Required Player Level:

  • Lvl 1 – 9
  • Lvl 2 – 18
  • Lvl 3 – 28
  • Lvl 4 – 38
  • Lvl 5 – 49

Fire Gate
This is an offensive-defense ability that creates a fire barrier. This is basically an AoE ability, and the duration and amount of damage done by the fire increase with every skill level.

Skill Performed:

Skill Points Needed:

  • Lvl 1 – 1
  • Lvl 2 – 3
  • Lvl 3 – 5

Required Player Level:

  • Lvl 1 – 8
  • Lvl 2 – 24
  • Lvl 3 – 40

Number of Uses:

  • Lvl 1 – 3
  • Lvl 2 – 5
  • Lvl 3 – 7
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