Wizard spirit active effect: spam casts a restore spell on you, that regenerates 2>4>6>8>etc mana/stam/hp/psi
Wizard sacrifice effect: increase regeneration of all resources by 400% for a dhort while, or until the caster takes damage
Mage spirit sacrifice effect: restore 20 mana
There are 3 ways to use a spirit mage, each being situationally better, or requiring different amounts of gear to be effective.
This should be primarily used by poorly/intermediately geared players. The goal is to spam sells with a high mana cost quickly, until the caster is out of resources, then retreat into a corner somewhere to use wizard spirit, then active meditation, quickly getting full mana, and repeating.
Actively using wizard spirit before, or without sacrificing
This is primarily for single target, especially against enemies that don't have AoE. Mage spirit is fragile, so he can't be used to full effect in some fights, for example Tartaros, or Gnome King(if you're not microing well). This becomes especially effective when the user has extra +40% summon duration from gloves of summoner's swiftness, and necromancer's cape due to the scaling of the spell mr. wizard casts.
Note that you can have a wizard spirit alive while still benefitting from its sacrifice effect, and while casting mage spirit sacrifice simultaneously, which would result in the highest possible mana regeneration in the game.
Mage spirit sacrificing
This is only really going to be effective on characters geared specifically to make it work, by which I mean capped, or nearly mana cost reduction, psi cost reduction, and preferably a high amount of psi regeneration%. This strategy would have the user drop all, or most of the meditation, leaving them with essentially no passive mana regeneration.
To make up for this, they would have exceptional active mana regeneration from leaving a wizard spirit alive to regenerate psi/mana, and would simultaneously spam sacrifice on mage spirits that cost 12 psi, restoring 20 each. There are some situations in which this build is worse, and you understand when that is by the time you're geared enough to use it.
That said, you can probably farm every artifact you'll ever need from dungeons in a week or two, so being exceptionally optimal in your build isn't really a necessity anymore.
Using spirits for tanking typically won't be viable, or useful. You cannot simultaneously have wizard spirit alive, along with mino spirit, or vampire spirit. Vamp/mino being the only spirits that could potentially survive for any noteworthy amount of time. The loss of mana regeneration, and it simply just being pissy to get monsters to attack the right target makes it not worth. It is, however, worth it to just have summons up for the negligable damage they provide IF your build has high concentration, especially in single target encounters.
Also, I don't recognize your name, so I feel the need to stress this just so you don't waste your time: If you're playing on the PVP server DO NOT USE THIS BUILD, unless it's a secondary character and you know what you're doing to some degree. This character type is exceptionally easy to gank, and you will die on it if you're ever engaged upon by a gorup. 100%. Spirit mage is absolutely the most effective build on the PVE server, however.
Well given the fact that it took me around 3h per day on average for 2 months to get to where i am, thats 180h that i could be working instead of playing. Now this would need a great sum of $ to sell an account and still be profitable. I dont know why would anyone do that.
I guess we ll have to w8 a bit before we know. I thought that those items would be just traded for artifacts after event, but I ve read somewhere ( might be at the text from the Gnomes quest) that we ll have to craft those items. So might be recipes that need as to collect specific mats.
Excuse me if I m wrong, but this isn't really clarified anywhere until now. We ll see at next patch I believe. Also devs promised something HUGE for January update.
Ahh ok, To bad dmg is lowered, if thats true. Would be nice to have some equip options to arm and attack and disarm with a slight delay. Happy New Year!!! Typing too hard the beer bottles are clinking on my desk.!!!
the char next to the one that gives you the items, let xchange them for other items, to enhance raw materials to increase game, so you can get better mods and enhancents. actually nobody use them because of the randomess of the mods
i cant find where to download/open/access the realms editor, a link would be amazing
If you play with Steam, you should have the option "Launch Game Editor" when you start the game from within the Steam client. If you play with the external client, just press Start and type "map editor" in the search box!