Mage Concept Ideas
A lot of people are asking for a mage rework, so a couple concepts popped into my head. This is just for fun, but you never know it could be inspirational. I encourage people that read this who also have an idea to jump in. I'm not going to get into the intricacies of class balance or anything like that, because to me that takes the fun out of it. Just letting the imagination roll here people.
1.) The Spellsword/Witchblade: With one hand, uses a spellsword made of the conjoined elements. Can imbue specific elements into the sword to unleash devastating 'wave' attacks that focus on or even fuse elements like fire and earth to create magma waves, or air and water to form ice shards. Or even form a second sword made completely of one element to add to their repertoire or a claymore for massive spells. With the other hand, uses telekinesis to shift and bend the elements created from the waves to quickly add to his assault or form a defense around the mage or an ally. A master of this art can later increase his telekinetic ability by wielding a staff in the other hand instead of an elemental sword. Or instead of telekinesis, tarot cards. That would be pretty cool. Sword fighting while tarot card slinging. Or rework alchemy to create items that you can throw with one hand to create various effects. Think bombs, flasks with various effects (like when Tifa fought with those potions in Dead Fantasy), poison dust, or tiny gadgets powered by magic.
2.) The Scythemaster: same basic concept but imbues elements into a scythe instead. Have one skillset focus on the physical aspects of using a scythe and the second into the magickal aspects.
3.) The spellslinger: think Avatar, element bending. Add some martial art flare to it. Equip them with a runic cestus or gauntlet. Lift a shard of earth with one hand, punch it to send it flying into enemies with the other. Tarot card slinging may also go good with it.
Magic is limited only by one's imagination. The combinations are endless. Again, I encourage you to throw your ideas out there! You never know who could be reading, but be nice and courteous please. This is only for fun. I don't want someone to be afraid to express their concepts simply out of fear of being trolled by their peers.
If this gets a good reception, I'll throw out a concept I have for noctu's as well.