Shout-out to Rayney_ for his "List of Standard Sword Builds"! His guide inspired me to make a Mage version of it. Tomes will be listed as ____(name of tome) if it's an especially generic tome. Otherwise, the full name of the tome will be used. I will also cover some more out-there builds I wouldn't see in the Arena. So, without further ado, here. we. GO. Weapons and skills taken from Gamepress. Meta Mage and (insert most hated class here) Murderer Weapon: ____raven Skill: Ignis A Slot: Triangle Adept B Slot: ____breaker(I recommend Bowbreaker) Candidates: Defensive mages with low attack and serviceable speed. Buff Hoarder Weapon: ____blade Skill: Draconic Aura / Moonbow A Slot: Fury 3 / Life and Death / Death Blow 3 / Swift Sparrow 2 B Slot: Desperation Candidates: Exceptionally offensive mages who believe that "The best defense is a good offense". Everlasting Fog (Debuffing Green Mage) Weapon: Spectral Tome Skill: Flexible A Slot: Fury 3 B Slot: ____ Seal C Slot: Spd Smoke 3 S Slot: Atk Smoke 3 Candidates: Defensive Mages that will only be mediocre with a full offensive build. Spreading around -5 to Atk and Spd, plus - 7 to one stat/ -5 to two stats is quite strong, if a little excessive. Healers? What healers? (Cleric Non-red Mage) Weapon: Dancer's ____ Skill: Flexible A Slot: Flexible B Slot: Flexible C Slot: Breath of Life 3 S Slot: Breath of Life 3 Candidates: Non Dark Aura Linde, or any mage, really. Who can say no to spreading around 21 hp healing? Though in general, defensive mages are preferred.