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what are the difference between wizards, mages and sorcerors? (Mr.X8 21:13, 27 May 2007 (UTC))

Odd, I thought the page went into that... well, a wizard casts magic from strong, rigid academic training- that is, a wizard is born with talent, and then focuses that talent with hours of study, practice, specific training, etc. A sorcerer is born with talent, then learns to use that magic through less rigid structures, like an apprenticeship or a hobby. To wizards, magic is a structured art- to sorcerers, it's a talent. The difference between Rhonin, as a wizard, and Illidan, as a sorcerer, is a recurring theme in The Demon Soul. The implication being that sorcerers are often more inherently chaotic. My temptation is to say that mages are something between the two of them, but I can't be sure. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 11:10, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Okay,so what youre saying is wizards use magic as a job, sorcerors as a hobby and mages are in between. What about summonables, can any of these guys summon things like elementals, demons, animals, etc.? (Mr.X8 14:25, 28 May 2007 (UTC))

What are techno mages in all of this. Theres nothing on them on their article.

You'll be happy to know that the article on Techno-mages is finished. As for types that summon familiars? Well on the dark end of the spectrum of arcan casters you have the "warlocks"(summons demons) and "necromancers"(summons undead). Mages are the ones that can summon animal familiars or various kinds of elemental types (just not in WoW, except the water elemental).Baggins 15:48, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Personally i wouldnt say that Mage's is something in between, but rather a term referring to both. -Rovdyr 23:06, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Mage does kind of refer to both, but its a class that also shares a variety of the abilities of both, thus my description that's kind of in between. Mages made Sorcerers and Wizards obselete in the World of Warcraft RPG's new rule system, because Mages are more jacks of both trades, and removed them from the gameplay. I've heard some still choose to play as one or the other, despite the rules removing them though (rule systems in the d20 RPG work more as suggestions to the beginning game master, infact one of the rules is that advanced players are welcome to incorporate rules from any game system in the d20 system, or design their own), but they are apparently much weaker than mages, due to the mages larger pool of spell choices utilizing both sides of the spectrum. The players had re-adjust the class stats to make them balanced again.Baggins 17:08, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Channeling arcane power Edit

Quote: "They do not channel arcane power, but instead use their vast knowledge of otherworldly forces to harness the energies to their will." I'm sorry, but what is the difference between "channeling arcane power" and "harnessing the energies to their will"? In my eyes these words mean exactly the same thing. PRH 23:01, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

In this sense, I believe channeling means to come from within, while harnessing the energies would mean the energy around the person. User:Coobra/Sig1 23:15, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
There is also a difference between books and no books. One has keeps the knowledge in their heads, and one requires books to cast spells.Baggins 22:04, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

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