Best Enshrouded Battlemage Build

Discover how to create the best Enshrouded Battlemage Build with a guide on the best weapons, skills, consumables, armor, and more!

Battlemage Build for Enshrouded Game

This build was created during Early Access of Enshrouded, updated for Patch 1 with the max level of 25, and will be updated upon full release.

Battlemage Build Guide

The Battlemage Build in Enshrouded focuses on highly survivable spellcasters using a combination of weapons and armor. What makes the Battlemage unique is its powerful self-healing, damage reduction, and group play. You won’t be doing as much damage as a Wizard, but you will have great survivability, and it is recommended for newer players.

This Battlemage build will emphasize range combat, crowd control stuns, and passive healing based on intelligence. Our build was created at level 25, currently the maximum level for Enshrouded Early Access. Below is a list of the best Battlemage Build pros and cons in Enshrouded.

ProsCons
Incredible Survivability Lower Damage
Group and Solo PlayRequires Many Weapons
Easy to PlayArmor Can be Confusing
Battlemage Build Pros and Cons

Before progressing with our Best Enshrouded Battlemage Build, your character creation will not impact gameplay. There are no racial passives, ability scores, or attributes to consider. Thus, we advise you to select a character whose appearance resonates with you.

Battlemage Build Features & Mechanics

Battlemage Build in Enshrouded

The following list presents all the features and mechanics for Enshrouded Battlemage Build:

  • Primary Attribute: Intelligence
  • Secondary Attribute: Constitution
  • Primary Weapon: Wand with Shield
  • Secondary Weapon: Sword with Shield
  • Ranged Weapon: Staff with Firebolt Charge
  • Best Armor: Warden and Archmage or Warlock
  • Best Skills: Water Aura, Wand Master, Blink, and Eath Aura.
  • Best Consumable: Glow Soup Spice, Meat Wrap, and Boiled Eggs.

Weapon Choices

The primary weapon for damage with this build is a Wand. The Battlemage skill line increases damage overall for wands. In addition, wands can be combined with Shields. The Staff will be your ranged weapon with the most damage potential. The downside of the staff is it takes a long charge-up time and cannot be combined with a shield. Ideally, you will unload with a Staff and charges and then swap to a Wand when melee aggressors come close. Additionally, Wands can refill mana with passive skills, so swap when out and simply attack.

The last weapon is a one-handed sword with a shield. This is useful due to the skill Evasion Attack, which lunges forward and acts as a gap closer. A unique combination if using Evasion Attack, then swapping to a blank slot on your bar, and using unarmed attack once you have the Begone! skill. This will charge in, swap quickly, and stun a target with mana. Incredibly useful when playing against high-damage dealers.

Charges

Staff Charges Enshrouded

Charges are used as one-time consumable spells used by staff. However, you can obtain eternal charges, which do more damage than base charges. Eternal charges can be obtained through a quest, which gives you Ice Bolt. You can advance your Alchemist progression to unlock more crafting recipes from this point. Additionally, eternal charges will cost more mana and time but will deal more damage. These make a perfect solution to one of the staff’s main issues: non-reusable ammunition. Here are the charges available in Enshrouded:

  • Chain Heal – meant for group play, going from player to player, bouncing around vs channeling.
  • Heal Channel – a single–target healing where you can hold the spell down to fill up health. It can also be used for healing the self.
  • Eternal Fireball – fire area-based damage spell, higher cast time and mana than fireballs 1 and 2.
  • Eternal Ice Bolt – The earliest one available can complete the quest is An Eternal Spell, given by the Alchemist, found in the buried tomb.
  • Eternal Light Burst – area light spell for utility while exploring. This does small damage with low cast time and mana.
  • Eternal Acid Bite – strongest overall, massive cast time and mana, tooltip looks deceptive, but it does damage over time, not just instant. This spell is in a cone in front of the caster, doing damage roughly over 3 seconds.

Resource Orbs

How to Spawn Resources Orbs in Enshrouded

When restoring resources, Enshrouded features a mechanic of spawning orbs. These orbs replenish 10% of respective resources and appear very small on the screen. This Battlemage Build features a passive called Bloodletting, which triggers orbs on critical hits. Thus, you can use your wand or staff and feed resources to yourself or others in multiplayer.

Mobility

Best Movement Skills in Enshrouded Game

Two skills are necessary for maximum mobility in Enshrouded, Evasion Attack and Blink. Blink creates explicitly a large distance of space and can be used to move towards or away from enemies. On the other hand, Evasion Attack requires a melee weapon and dashes forward. The strength of Blink is the Emergency Blink sub-skill in the healer skill line. This allows you to use blink while stunned.

Many animals and creatures at the higher levels of the game can stun you. This will cause you to stand still for a few seconds and likely result in your death. Consider Blink and its secondary skill important for any Battlemage in Enshrouded.

Survivability and Group Play

Passive Healing Groups in Enshrouded Game

Water Aura and Waters of Life are the best overall survivability and group play skills. Combining these two skills with high intelligence will give you passive healing per second. When fully buffed with food and consumables, this Battlemage can reach 21 Intellgence. That will produce 60 healing per second in a massive 15-meter radius. This skill is highly recommended due to its helpfulness in survival, which will eliminate the need for potions almost entirely.

Best Battlemage Attributes & Combat Stats

Battlemage Stats Attributes in Enshrouded

The most important attribute for the Battlemage is Intelligence due to the scaling of Water Aura passive healing and magic damage. You also want to increase the critical chance to trigger more orbs. When it comes to gear and armor, you gain most of your increases in damage from the head, gloves, and rings. Your weapons typically increase your critical chance in combination with skills.

Constitution is the secondary skill that increases our health. A massive health pool makes the game more forgiving if you make a mistake. Additionally, your Flame Altar level will increase your attribute bonus. This is a priority for improving your Enshrouded Battlemage build power level. 

Skill Selections

Best Skills for Battlemage in Enshrouded Game

In Enshrouded, you earn skill points from leveling and completing Elixir Wells. Based on level range, we have broken down the skill sections and listed the best skills to select at every level for this build. While your skill points totals may change depending on your overall level and Elixir Well completions, save up skill points if you cannot afford one at your current level. Below is what our skill points were at various levels in Enshrouded:

  • Level 10 – 36 Skill Points
  • Level 20 – 72 Skill Points
  • Level 25 – 114 Skill Points

The maximum level in Enshrouded is 25, with some enemies in further regions being level 30. The general skill selections below are specifically geared towards combat performance. We will list and explain the most critical of all the skills. Moreover, look to the utility skill section if you prefer more utility, crafting, and less combat emphasis. Lastly, you can always respec your skill points with Runes at the Flame Altar, so feel free to experiment. However, the selections below are the best overall for combat power and enjoyment for the best Battlemage build in Enshrouded.

Level 1-10 Skills

Unity Battlemage Skill in Enshrouded Game

Below is a list, in order, of the skills for the Best Battlemage Build for Enshrouded from levels 1 to 10:

  • Endurance (Survivor): increases your stamina by 10.
  • Runner (Survivor): sprinting speed increased by 10% and stamina consumption decreased by 10%.
  • Double Jump (Survivor): allows jumping a second time while airborne.
  • Intelligence (Healer): +1 to Intelligence.
  • Healer (Healer): health gain from healing spells will be increased by 10%.
  • Blink (Healer): Replaces the Dodge Roll Ability with a Short-Range teleport.
  • Healer II (Healer): health gain from healing spells will be increased by 20%.
  • Intelligence (Healer): +1 to Intelligence.
  • Water Aura (Healer): All players within 15 meters regenerate 1 HP per second for every intelligence.
  • Water of Life (Healer): Regenerate 1 additional health point per intelligence.
  • Intelligence (Battlemage): +1 to Intelligence.
  • Arcane Deflection (Battlemage): On a successful parry, gain 20 mana.
  • Intelligence (Battlemage): +1 to Intelligence.
  • Unity (Battlemage): Damaging enemies with wands have a 24% chance to recover 2% mana.
  • Wand Master (Battlemage): 30% Chance to spawn an additional wand projectile.
  • Sting (Battlemage): Repeated wand damage is increased by 20%.
  • Spirit (Battlemage): Increases Mana by 20.
  • Intelligence (Battlemage): +1 to Intelligence.

Level 11-20 Skills

Bloodletting Battlemage Skill in Enshrouded Game

Below is a list, in order, of the skills for the Best Battlemage Build for Enshrouded from levels 11 to 20:

  • Evasion Attack (Battlemage): When equipped with a melee weapon, you can perform an evade attack which dashes towards the enemy and deals more weapon damage with (LMB).
  • Battle Heal (Battlemage): when dealing critical damage with a melee weapon, you will heal 5% of your maximum health.
  • Spirit (Battlemage): Increases Mana by 20.
  • Bloodletting (Battlemage): When scoring a critical hit with a magical weapon, there is a 50% chance to spawn 2 health, mana, and/or stamina orbs. Gathering the Orb replenishes 10% of the respective resources.
  • Life Burst (Battlemage): When killing an enemy with a magic weapon, all players within 15 meters of the target gain health equal to 3 times your intelligence.
  • Absorb (Tank): When you suffer magical damage, you have a 10% chance to generate 1 mana for each health point lost.
  • Necromancer (Wizard): When killing an enemy with a magic weapon, you have a 10% chance to summon a friendly fire wisp.
  • This is the Way (Wizard): When attacking with a magical weapon, all damage is increased by 10%.
  • Quick Charge (Wizard): Reduces the time Staff required to charge – up a spell by 50%. Arsonist (unlocked) – All fire damage is increased by an additional 10%.
  • Counter-Strike (Trickster): After receiving damage there is a 20% chance to inflict 50% of damage to the attacker.
  • Intelligence (Trickster): +1 to Intelligence.
  • Begone! (Trickster): A magic-powered punch that pushes and stuns hit foes. Replace your unarmed attacks if you have the necessary 30 mana.
  • Intelligence (Trickster): +1 to Intelligence.
  • Emergency Blink (Healer): You can blink while stunned. This will break the stunned state.

Level 21-25 Skills

Earthen Aura Tank Skill in Enshrouded

Below is a list, in order, of the skills for the Best Battlemage Build for Enshrouded from levels 21 to 25:

  • Terror (Trickster): On a critical hit with a spell, the target will be stunned for 4 seconds.
  • Shiny Plates (Tank): Physical Armor gains 10% more armor points.
  • Heavy Plates (Tank): The maximum amount of Physical damage your armor can mitigate is increased by 10%.
  • Constitution (Tank): Increases Health by 50.
  • Tower (Tank): When there are three or more enemies within 20 meters, you suffer 10% less physical damage.
  • Warden (Tank): When there are three or more enemies within 20 meters, you suffer 15% less magical damage.
  • Constitution (Tank): Increases Health by 50.
  • Earth Aura (Tank): All Damage against players within 10 meters is reduced by 10%.
  • Thick Skin (Tank): You will gain one constitution for each two levels of the flame.
  • Spirit (Healer): Increases Mana by 20.
  • Martyr (Healer): When you are killed by An enemy, all allies with 50 meters will heal 30% of their max health.
  • Exalted (Healer): You will gain one intelligence for every two levels of the Flame.
  • Updraft (Assassin): Pressing the jump button while gliding will give you a small height boost. This skill can be used once per flight and costs 120 mana.
  • Airborne (Assassin): Gliders consume 30% less stamina.

Best Battlemage Skills Explained

  • Water Aura – Best overall skill for survivability with passive healing per second based on your intelligence. Get this early, and the secondary skill is associated with god-tier survival.
  • Blink – A critical mobility skill that can be used when stunned. This is helpful to charge in or create space away from enemies.
  • Wand Master & Sting – One skill triggers additional attacks while the other increases damage for repeated attacks. These two make a powerful combination for the Wand drastically increasing damage.
  • Life Burst – This skill triggers an area-based heal that scales on your max intelligence. Essentially, if you kill enemies with magic weapons, you can trigger 60 health heal to everyone around 15 meters including yourself.
  • Tower, Warden, and Earth Aura – These three skills stack damage reduction based on enemies surrounding you. Earth Aura also provides damage reduction in a group, allowing you to soak up damage, and then passively heal with Water Aura.

Utility Skills

Below are recommended utility skills for this Wizard Build if you wish to sacrifice some combat performance:

  • Mason (Core) – The pickaxe deals 30% more damage against stone objects, including resource veins.
  • Miner (Core) – When you mine resources, you have a 10% chance to get additional resources.
  • Lumberjack (Core) – Felling axes do 30% more damage against wooden objects, including trees.
  • Relentless Flame (Survivor) – maximum shroud time increased by 5 minutes, allowing you to explore for longer.
  • Inner Fires (Survivor) – maximum Shroud time increased by 2 minutes, allowing you to explore for longer.
  • Wanderlust (Survivor): stamina consumption for sprinting on dirt roads is reduced from 90% to 80%. Stamina consumption for sprinting on stone roads is reduced from 75% to 50%.

Battlemage Gameplay & Tips

Opening Attack: Your opening attack should be the Staff with eternal charge to provide burst damage. When you run out of mana or enemies close distance, swap to your wand. From this point, use your wand and block incoming attacks.

Survival: After level 10, you should have massive passive healing with Water Aura. Thus, you need to increase your intelligence with food and gear. Also, bring bandages, health regeneration food, and potions for emergencies.

Resources: You sustain resources through magic weapon kills and critical strikes. Your wand skills will return mana on random attacks, which can feed your staff spells. Stamina can be gained through orbs, while health will come from Water aura, health regeneration, and potions.

Progression: This build will start slowly, taking the double jump skill and then water aura. However, you will gain many skills to aid in damage while maintaining powerful survivability. If you feel the start is slow, wait for the double jump and associated skills until level 10.

Best Battlemage Weapons & Armor

Below is a list of the best Battlemage Build Armor and Weapons for Enshrouded:

SlotItemEffect
Main Hand WeaponWhite Wolf Sword+27 Shroud Damage
ShieldEthereal Plane10% Shroud Resist
Secondary WeaponCrackling Wand (fire)+16 Fire Damage
Range WeaponRoot Staff10% Crit Chance
HeadArchmage Hat13+ Crit Chance
Upper BodyWarden Chestplate+120 Health
ArmsWarlock Gloves12% Wand Damage
Lower BodyWarden Trousers+45 Health
FeetWarden Boots+4 Health & Stam Regen
Ring 1Ring of the Ancients+1 all Attributes
Ring 2Commander’s Ring+30% mana, +30 health
Best Battlemage Armor and Weapons for Enshrouded
  • White Wolf Sword: Found in the southeast desert area, Elixir Well, near Grim.
  • Crackling Wand: Located in a random chest. To get a legendary version, loot chest in later game areas.
  • Ethereal Plane: Found in a random chest. You can craft a high-level shield at Blacksmith. Combine with a Wand for more protection.
  • Root Staff: Found in chest completing the quest Oasis in Kindlewaste.
  • Archmage or Warlock Set: Craftable via Alchemist with end-game bonuses to staff or wand damage.
  • Warden Set: Craftable via Blacksmith with bonuses for survivability and health.
  • Commander’s Ring: obtained by killing the Wyvern in the Pike, Northeast on the map. Ring of Rapacity is an alternative located in Willow’s Crush.
Alternative Gear Sets

If you are not at the end game, use the Alchemist Craftsperson to craft Magic gear and the Blacksmith to craft “tank” or survivability gear. We recommend keeping your hands and headpiece a magic-based offensive set. This is where most of the damage buffs come from, while the other pieces increase your health and stats. Here’s what we recommend based on your level:

Set Bonuses
  • Level 5 (Fur Armor Set) – A basic form of protection crafted by the Blacksmith. Materials needed to craft are torn cloth, animal fur, string, and metal scraps.
  • Level 8 (Alchemist Apprentice Set) – Crafted by Alchemist, and the first set with magic damage bonuses. Materials needed to craft are Bonemeal, Torn Cloth, String, Metal Scraps, and Resin. Use this set for hands and gloves.
  • Level 8 (Rising Fighter Set) – Crafted by the Blacksmith, and the first set with survivability bonuses. Materials needed to craft are String, Animal Fur, Resin, and Metal Sheets. Use this set for the upper body, lower body, and feet.
  • Level 13 (Mage Set) – High damage set emphasizing Magic damage. Materials needed to craft Amber, Torn Cloth, Indigo Plant, Linen, and Dried Fur. Use this set for hands and gloves.
  • Level 13 (Tank Set) – Crafted by the Blacksmith, and a set with survivability bonuses. Materials needed to craft are Linen, Dried Fur, Copper Bar, Charcoal, and Amber. Use this set for the upper body, lower body, and feet.
  • Level 18 (Magician Set)– Upgraded magic damage set. Materials needed to craft Line, Mint Mushroom Meat, Torn Cloth, Fossilized Bone, and Leather.
  • Level 18 (Guardian Set) – Upgraded tank set from the Blacksmith. Materials needed to craft are Amber, Bronze Bars, Charcoal, Leather, and Linen.
  • Level 23 (Archmage or Warlock) – Archmage is best for using staff and charges, while Warlock is good for Wand’s primary damage dealing. Materials needed to craft Fossilized Bone, Padding, Charcoal, Iron Bars, Yellow Fabric, and Lapislazuli.
  • Level 23 (Warden): Best tank set from the Blacksmith. Materials needed to craft are Lapislazuli, Padding, Iron Bars, Charcoal, Iron Bars, and leather.

Best Battlemage Consumables

Battlemage Potions and Food Buffs in Enshrouded

The best Battlemage consumables and food effects for Enshrouded are listed below:

  • Meat Wrap (Crafted) – +5 Constitution, and +1 Intelligence.  Materials needed to craft are Water, Red Mushroom, Raw Sand Digger Meat, and Flour. Massive boost to health and small boost to Intelligence.
  • Glow Soup Spice (Crafted) – +5 Intelligence, +60 Shroud Protection. Materials needed to craft are Spice, Water, and Azura Russula. Best increase for intelligence.
  • Boiled Eggs (Crafted) – +3 Stamina Recharge, +3 Health Regeneration, and +2 Mana Recharge.  Materials needed to craft are Eggs and Water. Helpful for all regenerations.
  • Prayer of the Flame Scrolls (Looted) – +20% Magic Damage, +1 minute time in the shroud. Gives a big boost to magic damage and stacks with other consumables.
  • Elixir (Looted) – +30% Damage Multiplier, -1 minute in the shroud. This gives additional damage and stacks with Pray of the Flame Scrolls.

Early in the game, look to consumable meat for increased constitution, mushrooms for increased intelligence, and berries for regeneration. Unlock the Farmer and progress her story to unlock better recipes.

Healing

How to Heal in Enshrouded

In addition, make sure to carry berries (blueberries or strawberries) for health regeneration, water for stamina regeneration, and bandages for healing. As you advance, you can unlock the Alchemist and craft healing potions. This will help you early with survival, then optimize for damage with consumables.

Build Summary – Best Enshrouded Battlemage

Primary Attribute: Intelligence

Secondary Attribute: Constitution

Consumables

  • Increase Intelligence
  • Increase Consitution
  • Regeneration

Best Skills

  • Water Aura
  • Wand Master
  • Blink
  • Earth Aura

Armor

  • Head Alchemist Armor
  • Upper Body Blacksmith Armor
  • Arms Alchemist Armor
  • Lower Body Blacksmith Armor
  • Feet Blacksmith Armor

Weapons

  • Wand with Shield
  • Sword with Shield
  • Staff with Fire or Acid Charges
  • Magic Shield
  • Rings Mana or Max Stats

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