[Top 5] Dark Souls 3 Best Mage Builds That Are Great

[Top 5] Dark Souls 3 Best Mage Builds That Are Great

Mages are very powerful in basically any game, and that is the same case in Dark Souls 3. The builds that constitute a “mage build” are great, utilize long range along with massive damage to obliterate enemies. They are usually easy to set up, making the whole process of actually establishing a build much easier. This article will cover some of the best mage builds in Dark Souls 3.

5. Full Intelligence Build

You can’t go wrong with the basic builds, so this entry is dedicated to the Full Intelligence build, a setup that does not require any special planning or execution, and can be set up very easily. The damage output is reliable, with some nice potential spells, making you not have to be in the center of combat. 

What makes the Full Intelligence build great:

  • Massive damage
  • Reliable
  • Long range
  • Safe in many situations

4. Lightning Priest

A very fun build to consider for a playthrough, the Lightning Priest or Faithful Chaos Heretic utilizes different magic systems to achieve a nice combo that has great damage output. It uses Pyromancy and Lightning Miracles, along with a Great Machete for overwhelming damage and efficiency. 

What makes the Lightning Priest build great:

  • Strong damage output
  • Versatile
  • Very fun
  • Overwhelming playstyle

3. Battlemage

The Battlemage build is a build that focuses strongly on the aspect of melee combat, as well as utilizing powerful Sorceries to augment your offensive potential. The Battle Axe is an amazing weapon made all the better with magic buffs, so you would do well to consider this build for a playthrough… or eight.

What makes the Battlemage build great:

  • Strong damage
  • Versatility
  • Long and short-range combat
  • Overwhelming potential

2. Dark Mage

Dark builds are usually a bit underappreciated, but they can prove to be very strong in their own regard, and this build takes that quite seriously. Using the Crucifix of the Mad King and the Murky Longstaff, you’ll find yourself destroying opponents with devastating and aggressive spells, ensuring your progress.

What makes the Dark Mage build great: 

  • Great damage
  • Niche spells
  • Reliable
  • Versatile
  • Looks really cool

1. Fume Crystal Greatsword

The Fume Ultra Greatsword is an absolute monster when it comes to sheer damage output, and utilizing it in a mage build makes using it all the more fun! This build focuses on the Great Crystal Weapon Sorcery which enchants your weapon with crystals and magic damage. Combining this with the awesome weapon makes for an excellent build that is sure to carry you through the game easily.

What makes the Fume Crystal Greatsword build great:

  • High damage
  • Magic damage
  • Reliable
  • High stagger potential

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