Idleon Mage Build – Best Talents Guide

Last Updated on April 1, 2024 by Samuel Franklin

Master the Mage class in Idleon with this best talents guide to maximise your progression, damage and utility. As an adept woodcutter with devastating spells the Mage is a powerful and visually pleasing class to watch in combat that is a staple of every Idleon account.

Detailing the priority talents for your Mage this comprehensive guide provides the template and detailed explanations of when to use each talent along with images so players can quickly identify each talent in game. For players that are looking for a skilling focused Mage build refer to our chopping build guide instead. Guides for all other classes and skills are available on our Idleon builds page.

Table of Contents:
Mage Build Overview
Mage Tab 1 Talents Build
Mage Tab 2 Talents Build

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Mage Build Overview

Creating an effective Mage in Idleon follows a familiar pattern to the other base Idleon classes with accuracy requirements being your first objective. For the Mage this means the Agility (AGI) stat which is available through the Mage talents and should be increased as necessary alongside other damage, wisdom and utility talents to improve your fighting gains. The below talent guide recommendations provides a general order of priority to your talent build that will be effective as you progress through Idleon with players able to adjust depending on their account specifics or goals.

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Mage Tab 1 Talents

Tab 1 skills for your Mage build should be prioritised as follows:

Talent Effect Notes
Quickness_BootsQuickness Boots + Base AGI (Agility) The primary source of agility when playing as a Mage that translates into accuracy. I recommend around 35 points invested here by the time you reach the World 1 boss which is approximately 1 talent point per character level. If players need additional accuracy you can add points here as necessary but be careful of overinvesting here as it will impact your ability to invest in damage talents instead.
Sharpened_AxeSharpened Axe + Base weapon power A simple but effective boost to weapon power that will improve your damage and fighting gains. This provides a foundation of damage before we start investing in percentage damage boosts talents later on.
Overclocked_EnergyOverclocked Energy +% Damage based on power of 10 max MP The first 30 talent points are guaranteed to offer more damage than Gilded Sword below as these levels provide more than 1% damage boost per every power of 10 max MP. After this point it will depend on your maximum mana pool but a good default choice is maxing Gilded Sword after the initial 30 points here and then returning to max Overclocked Energy after that.
Gilded_SwordGilded Sword +% Damage dealt Gives 1% damage boost per talent level that turns the foundation of damage you have accumulated from Sharpened Axe and your equipment upgrades into further damage gains.
Idle_CastingIdle Casting +% AFK Gains rate for fighting With your damage established players can further boost fighting gains by increasing your total AFK Gains through this talent.
Book_Of_The_WiseBook of the Wise + Base WIS (Wisdom) With the above talents sufficiently invested in it is time to turn your attention to the wisdom stat which provides a secondary damage boost and in late game Idleon is significantly powerful given the range of percentage boosts available to push this further.
Mana_BoosterMana Booster + Max MP Pushing the benefits of Overclocked Energy this base MP boost can be invested in as your last priority for damage from this tab after the above are maxed.

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Mage Tab 2 Talents

Tab 2 skills for your Mage build should be prioritised as follows:

Talent Effect Notes
Power Overwhelming +% Weapon power effect on damage Turning your weapon power obtained so far into extra damage makes this a priority talent for a damage focused Mage talent build.

Note that players should obtain 1 point in Energy Bolt and Mini Fireball first as these attack talents are highly efficient for one point.

Energy_BoltEnergy Bolt Next basic attack strikes a monster for additional damage Players should place one point here when first advancing to the Mage class and assign it to their attack bar as it improves AFK and active fighting.

After maxing Power Overwhelming I recommend you invest 50 points before moving on to other talents below as this is approximately the point where the AFK gains benefit diminishes.

Mini_FireballMini Fireball Shoots a fireball dealing damage Same as Energy Bolt above.
Knowledge_Is_PowerKnowledge is Power +% WIS effect on damage Your next major source of damage that turns your wisdom gained into a larger damage boost and one that continues to deliver as your wisdom progresses from hundreds to thousands and beyond.
Individual_InsightIndividual Insight + Base WIS (Wisdom) More wisdom means increased damage that makes this an obvious next investment and feeds nicely into Knowledge is Power above.
Mana_OverdriveMana Overdrive +% Max MP With your stronger wisdom talents above completed it is time to push your mana higher which is a secondary source of damage due to Overclocked Energy.
Unt'Wis'Ted_RobesUnt’Wis’Ted Robes +% WIS from equipment A talent that only begins to offer value later in Idleon progression as equipment has low stat values. When you have a huge number of talent points though and everything else is maxed this is where you can invest your overflowing talent points to gain some extra wisdom damage.
Choppin It Up Ez +% Minigame rewards and +% damage based on minigame high score The final source of damage available in the Mage tab that scales with your chopping mini game high score. Even for mini game experts though this is a small overall percentage damage boost that makes it the lower priority.

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms.

Idleon has secured its place as one of Sam’s favourite games due to its nostalgic MapleStory vibes and the ability to play while working on Games Finder reviews, articles and guides. He also enjoys the optimisation challenge of the various game mechanics introduced in each new world that provide new opportunities to maximise his damage and printer output. With thousands of hours played Sam is regularly pushing the highest levels of Idleon content as he looks to make small percentage account gains while sharing his experience with other players.

10 Comments

  1. whats about the afk gains ?

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    • We’ve added details around when to invest in Idle Casting as this is a key mage talent once you obtain a foundation of power from other talents.

      Regards
      Games Finder Team

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  2. What gear would you recommend for a mage going into world 2?

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    • Hi JelyThePlatypus

      For all characters going into W2 Amarok chest, pants and boots with a golden helmet is your staple equipment (Amarok helm is expensive for what it provides). Pair this with 2 steel band rings and your choice of pendant (Sleek Shank (craft), Carrot Horror (quest) or Trantulight (store) which are all close in stats).

      Make sure you also have the best mage weapon possible to you right now and upgrading this weapon is always your priority.

      Regards
      Games Finder Team

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  3. What about You’re Next?

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  4. Hi Keith,

    You’re Next has some niche use cases (boss battles or active gameplay) so I wouldn’t consider it a priority as there are better places to spend your limited talent points that offer a greater boost to your damage.

    Regards
    Games Finder Team

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  5. Nice guide but kind of bummed you didnt show your overall stats for the build

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    • Hi Uduak Udo,

      Glad you enjoyed the guide, sharing overall stats for a game like Idleon is often not the best comparison as there are so many account factors that go into damage that comparison is difficult. I do have a screenshot of my Shaman at level 65 on this page though if interested: https://gameslikefinder.com/article/idleon-accuracy-guide/

      Regards
      Games Finder Team

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  6. What would you recommend for tab two talents.

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    • Hi Jim

      The tab 2 (mage talents) are included above as well but if you are referring the the mage advancement tabs for Shaman and Wizard these are available on our guide page that has one for each character: https://gameslikefinder.com/article/idleon-builds/

      Regards
      Games Finder Team

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