Best Enshrouded Wizard Build

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

Wizard Build for Enshrouded

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.

Wizard Build Guide

In Enshrouded, the Wizard is a high-damage range character wielding a staff and or a wand. You use elemental charges with staff to create powerful damage or healing. The strength of the Wizard is powerful area-based damage with staff and consistent ranged damage with wands. However, you will be vulnerable to damage until you level up and select a specific healer skill that gives you some of the best survival in the game.

For this Wizard build, we will emphasize range damage, high survivability, and mobility. This build was created and used until level 19 and will be updated as more of Enshrouded becomes available. Pick this build-up if you like traditional spellcasters in RPG games, but be warned, the survivability will be low until level 10 or so.

Before progressing with our Best Enshrouded Wizard 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.

Wizard Build Features & Mechanics

Wizard Build Guide in Enshrouded Game

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

  • Primary Attribute: Intelligence
  • Secondary Attribute: Spirit
  • Primary Weapon: Wand
  • Secondary Weapon: Quarterstaff
  • Shield: Magic
  • Best Armor: Wizard
  • Best Skills: Blink, Water Aura, Radiant Aura, Wizard
  • Best Consumable: Prayer of the Flame Scroll, Grilled Game, Roasted Azure Russula

Wands vs Staff

Scorching Wand Legendary Enshrouded Game
Root Staff Enshrouded Game

Enshrouded has two primary magic-based damage weapon choices, Wands and Staffs. The benefit of the Wand is the damage does not require a one-time usage charge. However, the damage and the different elemental effects aren’t as powerful as Staff with charges. Moreover, Staff charges require mana to use and a long cast time where your character is vulnerable. Lastly, staves cannot block unlike wands, so you need to constantly swap if pressured.

The basic idea is to use a combination of a staff and wand weapon combination. Staff provide the most damage possible but cannot block and take a while to activate a spell. However, wands might have less damage but offer a safer weapon selection because you can block and then attack when safe.

Therefore, try to open up with a Staff charge for the highest burst possible. Once an enemy approaches, swap to the wand and prepare to block with a shield. Drop your block when needing to attack or dodge/blink out of the area. It’s best to keep both a wand and staff on your front bar so you can quickly swap using number keys.

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. From this point, you can advance your Alchemist progression to further unlock more crafting recipes. 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 – single target healing where you can hold the spell down to fill up health, can also be used for healing 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 over 3 seconds roughly.

Shroud Damage

Shroud Meteor Charge in Enshrouded Game

In Enshrouded, you will encounter charges, weapons, and more that relate to Shroud damage. This is one of the highest forms of damage, especially at the end game. The Wizard build uniquely can amplify Shroud damage by 30% with two skills. Essentially, Shroud damage, and specifically Shroud Meteor charge provides the most single target burst possible. However, the cast time is dreadfully long but makes a great opening spell on ranged targets.

Best Wizard Attributes

Best Wizard Attributes Enshrouded Game

For the Wizard Build in Enshrouded, Intelligence increases your overall magic damage and is your best attribute. Secondly, Spirit determines your overall mana capacity for staff charges. We suggest using the Wand primarily because it’s simple and doesn’t require charges, or mana. However, if you enjoy the staff and feel the power is worth crafting charges, consider Spirit a more important attribute.

Passive Skills in Enshrouded

Additionally, intelligence is extremely important for this particular build. We will select two skills that passively heal us and do damage to shroud enemies every second based on our intelligence. With 23 intelligence at level 25, our build can heal over 60 health a second to you and everyone in a15-meter radius. This radically increases your survivability, though it’s dependent on your max intelligence so be aware that’s why we prioritize it.

Additionally, your Flame Altar level will increase your attribute bonus. This is a priority for improving your Enshrouded Wizard build power level. 

Skill Selections

Overpowered Wizard Skills Enshrouded

In Enshrouded, you earn skill points from leveling and completing Elixir Wells. We have broken down the skill sections based on level range 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 geared towards combat performance specifically, and 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, we feel the selections below are the best overall for combat power and enjoyment for the best Wizard build in Enshrouded.

Level 1-10 Skills

Below is a list, in order, of the skills for the Best Wizard 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.
  • 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%.
  • Spirit (Wizard): Increases Mana by 20.
  • Arsonist (Wizard): All fire damage is increased by an additional 10%.
  • Pyromaniac (Wizard): All Fire damage is increased by an additional 20%.

Level 11-20 Skills

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

  • Radiant Aura (Wizard): All fell foes within 10 meters take 1 fire damage per intelligence per second.
  • Sun Aura (Wizard): All fell foes within 10 meters take 1 additional fire damage per intelligence per second.
  • 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 has a 24% chance to recover 2% mana.
  • Wand Master (Battlemage): 30% Chance to spawn an additional wand projectile.
  • Intelligence (Wizard): +1 to Intelligence.
  • Wizard (Wizard): When attacking with a magical weapon your critical hit chance is increased by 10%.
  • Chain Hit (Wizard):
  • Mass Destruction (Wizard):
  • Intelligence (Wizard): +1 to Intelligence.
  • Emergency Blink (Healer): You can blink while stunned. This will break the stunned state.

Level 21-25 Skills

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

  • Sting (Battlemage): Repeated wand damage is increased by 20%
  • Spirit (Trickster): Increases Mana by 20.
  • Counterstrike (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.
  • Terror (Trickster): On a critical hit with a spell, the target will be stunned for 4 seconds.
  • Arcane Concentration (Trickster): You will gain one spirit for every two levels of the flame.
  • Spirit (Battlemage): Increases Mana by 20.
  • Intelligence (Battlemage): +1 to Intelligence.
  • Dark Arts (Wizard): All Shroud damage is increased by an additional 10%.
  • Abyss (Wizard): All shroud damage is increased by an additional 20%.
  • Spirit (Healer): Increases Mana by 20.
  • Martyr (Healer): When you are killed by an enemy, all allies with 50 meters will heal30% of their max health
  • Exalted (Healer): You will gain one intelligence for every two levels of the Flame.
  • Intelligence (Healer): +1 to Intelligence.
  • Shroud Filter (Healer):  Dealing magic weapon damage has a 15% chance to trigger a small flame burst that restores 30 seconds of Shroud Time to you and your allies.
  • 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 Wizard Skills Explained

The Best Enshrouded Wizard build features a variety of skill lines and important skill selections. Here are the strongest for the Wizard class, and what they do for you:

  • Double Jump – Double Jump is taken for exploration’s sake and has little influence on combat. However, without it, you will be struggling to get around and it’s recommended for overall gameplay.
  • Blink – You replace damage with a teleport though still consume stamina to dodge. It creates a massive distance from your enemy and is used to create space.
  • Water Aura – You gain healing every second when you take damage and this is where your survivability comes. You combine this and the secondary passive to gain an additional +1 healing per second for insane survivability.
  • Radiant Aura – Similar to Water Aura, this does damage in a radius, but only to “fell” creatures. This is shrouded creatures. You can use this to grind and level up quickly and take down the hardest enemies in the game.
  • Wand Master – This build recommends many skill points in the battlemage skill tree to gain Wand Master. Among other Wand skills, this is helpful to have a non-consumable-based weapon that does great damage.
  • Chain Hit + Mass Destruction – This combination of skills allows for massive area-based damage with critical strikes. Consider critical chance an important attribute for this reason.
  • Abyss – At the end game, you can learn Shroud Meteor which does the most single-target damage in the game. Therefore, we recommended this skill later in the leveling process for one-shot boss burst potential.

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%.

Wizard Gameplay & Tips

Wizard Gameplay and Tips Enshrouded

The best tip for playing the Wizard is always to keep your range! You want to stay just at the edge of where your wand can hit a target, which gives you time to blink away and continue doing damage. Additionally, your opening shot should be used with a staff and firebolt charge if possible to do as much damage initially. From that point, you need to swap to a Wand because you can block with a magic shield. This is helpful when enemies close the distance and Blinking isn’t possible.

Moreover, the Wizard always wants to bring powerful potions for health and mana. This aids if you get hit hard and need to recover. Consider pre-blocking a possibility when entering small caves and dungeons. When you turn the corner, stick with the Wand and block to limit incoming damage before evaluating the station.

In summary, to play the best Enshrouded Wizard Build do the following:

  • Keep Distance
  • Open with Firebolt
  • Use Fire Element
  • Consumables for Health
  • Pre-Block
  • Dodge with Blink

Best Wizard Weapons & Armor

Commander's Legendary Ring Enshrouded
Root Staff Enshrouded Game

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

SlotItemEffect
Main Hand WeaponCrackling Wand (fire)+16 Fire Damage
ShieldEthereal Plane10% Shroud Resist
Secondary WeaponRoot Staff10% Crit Chance
HeadArchmage Hat13+ Crit Chance
Upper BodyArchmage Chest+120 health, +96 Mana
ArmsArchmage Gloves+12% Staff Damage
Lower BodyElder Pants+36 Mana, +2 Mana Regen
FeetElder Boots+4 Mana Regen
Ring 1Ring of the Ancients+1 all Attributes
Ring 2Commander’s Ring+30% mana, +30 health
Best Wizard Armor and Weapons for Enshrouded
  • Crackling Wand: found 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 with end-game bonuses to staff or wand damage.
  • Elder Set: found throughout Kindlewaste end-game areas in the south by looting random chests. Set bonuses are similar to Archmage.
  • 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 throughout your journey until the end game. Here’s what we recommend based on your level:

  • 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) – First set with magic damage bonuses. Materials needed to craft are Bonemeal, Torn Cloth, String, Metal Scraps, and Resin.
  • Level 13 (Mage Set) – High damage set emphasizing Magic damage. Materials needed to craft Amber, Torn Cloth, Indigo Plant, Linen, and Dried Fur.
    • Wizard: this set will be found through Revelwood chest not craftable and unique.
  • Level 18 (Magician Set)– Upgraded magic damage set. Materials needed to craft Line, Mint Mushroom Meat, Torn Cloth, Fossilized Bone, and Leather.
    • Mystic: unique set found in mid-game areas with a chest.
  • 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 25 (Elder): unique set found in end-game areas with a chest with similar set bonuses to Archmage.

Best Wizard Consumables

Consumables for Wizard Build in Enshrouded

The best Wizard 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 start optimizing for damage with consumables.


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