The Mage (previously known as the Wizard) is a class that citizens of Habitica can select when they reach level 10. 

Mages gain experience and mana points (MP) faster than other classes, and also have good rates of earning gold and drops. Mages can cast skills on tasks to deal additional damage to bosses or preserve their own streaks. Mage skills can also affect the player's party by buffing Intelligence or restoring other party members' MP. They are powerful allies to have for dealing damage and recharging skills during boss battles.


  • Mages can level up faster than other classes, since their primary attribute is Intelligence. Leveling up restores HP and provides attribute points.
  • The Chilling Frost skill provides the unique ability to "freeze" streaks. This may be valuable to players who value long streaks and feel that it's okay to allow an occasional lapse without losing their progress.
  • The Burst of Flames skill deals extra damage to bosses as well as giving extra experience.
  • Mages can also increase the party's Intelligence, increasing their rate of experience gain, or restore their companions' mana points (MP). This can motivate party members to be more aggressive in completing their own tasks, or it can allow any of the other classes to use extra skills in an emergency.


Mage Skils iOS

Mage skills and their descriptions, as shown on Habitica's iOS app.

  • Consult the Skills and Buff pages for more information on how skills and buffs work.
  • All skills' effects are based on the caster's attributes at the time of casting, not on the attributes of other party members.
  • Some skills are also affected by the value of the task they are cast on.
  • Some skills adjust the value of the task they are cast on. They have no ongoing effect on the task.
  • Skills never mark a task as complete. You do not have to complete a task before or after casting a skill on it. You can cast a skill on a complete or incomplete task.
  • All skills that buff the party also buff the caster, unless stated otherwise.
  • Buffs are applied immediately and persist until each party member's next Cron.
  • Skills do not affect quests, unless stated otherwise.
  • Consult the "Skills and Buffs" section in the User Data Display Tool to learn more about the precise effect each skill will have when you cast it.

Burst of Flames
Icon Shop fireball
MP Cost 10 MP
Unlock Level 11
Target Task
Description Flames burst from your hands. You gain XP, and you deal extra damage to

Bosses! (Based on: INT)

Maximize Effects To increase the effects, maximize your INT and cast the skill on your bluest task.
Critical Hit? To increase the chance of a critical hit and to increase the effects of the critical hit (i.e., to increase the effects of the skill if a critical hit occurs), increase your PER.
Notes Increases the player's Experience and does damage to a quest boss.
Calculation The damage to the boss without critical hits is INT/10 rounded to the next integer.

For XP, Bonus = (Task Value + 1) * INT * 0.075
(If Task Value < 0, then Task Value will be set to 0)
XP = 75 * Bonus / (Bonus + 37.5)

Examples With INT = 20 the boss damage without critical hits = 2.

With INT 57 is 6.
With INT 91 is 10.
With INT 150 is 15.

Without a critical hit and with INT = 25, a green Task Value = 4, Bonus = 9 and XP = 15
Without a critical hit and with INT = 25, a bright blue Task Value = 18, Bonus = 36 and XP = 37
Without a critical hit and with INT = 125, a green Task Value = 4, Bonus = 47 and XP = 42
Without a critical hit and with INT = 125, a bright blue Task Value = 18, Bonus = 178 and XP = 62

Changes Does not change the task value

Does less damage to quest bosses
Will damage a quest boss even if it is cast before the quest starts (but on the same day)
XP is not capped at 75, but diminishing returns will give a similar effect.

Ethereal Surge
Icon Shop mpheal
MP Cost 30 MP
Unlock Level 12
Target Party
Description You sacrifice Mana so the rest of your Party, except Mages, gains MP! (Based on: INT)
Maximize Effects To increase the effects, maximize your INT.
Critical Hit? Does not occur.
Notes Gives mana to every player in the party other than mages.
Calculation MP increase = INT * 25 / (INT + 125)
Examples For INT = 25, MP increase is 4

For INT = 125, MP increase is 13

Changes No significant change to effects of skill

Uses diminishing returns
Is not capped at 25 MP but diminishing returns gives a similar effect

Icon Shop earth
MP Cost 35 MP
Unlock Level 13
Target Party
Description Your mental power shakes the earth. Your whole party gains a buff to Intelligence! (Based on: Unbuffed INT)
Maximize Effects To increase the effects, maximize your INT with attribute points or gear (buffs to INT will not make this skill stronger).
Critical Hit? Does not occur.
Notes Increases the INT of every player in the party.
Calculation INT increase = Unbuffed INT * 30 / (Unbuffed INT + 200)
Examples For unbuffed INT = 25, INT buff will be 3

For unbuffed INT = 125, INT buff will be 12

Changes Stronger

Uses diminishing returns, converging towards 25 bonus INT
Is not capped at 30, but diminishing returns gives a similar effect
Uses unbuffed stat to determine the strength of the skill

Chilling Frost
Icon Shop frost
MP Cost 40 MP
Unlock Level 14
Target Player
Description Ice covers your tasks. None of your streaks will reset to zero tomorrow!

(One cast affects all streaks.)

Maximize Effects Use many Dailies and rack up high streaks on each.
Critical Hit? Does not occur.
Notes Provides a buff that prevents the streaks on all the player's uncompleted Dailies from being set to zero at the next Cron. Uncompleted Dailies will still cause damage to the player and to party members if they and the player are on a boss quest together. Stacking multiple buffs grants no additional effect.
Calculation None
Examples None
Changes None


Mage weapon two hands message

Example of the type of message shown when equipping a mage weapon while wearing an off-hand weapon or shield.

Mage weapons are the only class-specific two-handed items in the game. They use both the weapon slot and the shield/off-hand slot. Equipping a Mage weapon will automatically unequip your shield or off-hand weapon, meaning that you cannot use an item in the off-hand slot if you are using a Mage weapon. Conversely, if you equip a weapon or shield in your off-hand slot, it unequips the Mage weapon. You will see a message: "(Mage Weapon Name) takes two hands."

Gathering all the Mage Basic Gear gives players the Ultimate Gear - Mage achievement. It costs 1210 gold to buy the whole set of basic Mage gear.

The tables below show the pieces of equipment that can be purchased through the Rewards column by players who do not already own them.



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Apprentice Staff
0 Confers no benefit. Practice staff. Starting gear.
Wooden Staff
30 Increases INT by 3.

Increases PER by 1.

Basic implement of carven wood. Requires Apprentice Staff.
Jeweled Staff
50 Increases INT by 6.

Increases PER by 2.

Focuses power through a precious stone. Requires Wooden Staff.
Iron Staff
80 Increases INT by 9.

Increases PER by 3.

Plated in metal to channel heat, cold, and lightning. Requires Jeweled Staff.
Brass Staff
120 Increases INT by 12.

Increases PER by 5.

As powerful as it is heavy. Requires Iron Staff.
Archmage Staff
160 Increases INT by 15.

Increases PER by 7.

Assists in weaving the most complex of spells. Requires Brass Staff.
Golden Staff
Weapon wizard 6
200 Increases INT by 18.

Increases PER by 10.

Fashioned of orichalcum, the alchemic gold, mighty and rare. Requires Archmage Staff.



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Magician Robe
30 Increases INT by 2. Hedge mage's outfit.
Wizard Robe
45 Increases INT by 4. Clothes for a wandering wonder-worker. Requires Magician Robe.
Robe of Mysteries
65 Increases INT by 6. Denotes initiation into elite secrets. Requires Wizard Robe.
Archmage Robe
90 Increases INT by 9. Spirits and elementals bow before it. Requires Robe of Mysteries.
Royal Magus Robe
120 Increases INT by 12. Symbol of the power behind the throne. Requires Archmage Robe.



Cost (Gold)

Effect Description Notes
Magician Hat
15 Increases PER by 2. Simple, comfortable, and fashionable.
25 Increases PER by 3. Traditional headgear of the itinerant mage. Requires Magician Hat.
Astrologer Hat
40 Increases PER by 5. Adorned with the rings of Saturn. Requires Cornuthaum.
Archmage Hat
60 Increases PER by 7. Focuses the mind for intensive spellcasting. Requires Astrologer Hat.
Royal Magus Hat
Head wizard 5
80 Increases PER by 10. Shows authority over fortune, weather, and lesser mages. Requires Archmage Hat.

Grand Gala EquipmentEdit

This table shows the special Mage gear from all Grand Galas. These equipment sets are available for purchase in the Seasonal Shop, which opens during each Grand Gala. At that time, newly released equipment sets can be purchased with gold, and equipment sets from previous Grand Galas can be purchased with gems.

Year/Grand Gala/Item Set Weapon Armor Head Accessory
Spring Fling
Amber Mage
Weapon special spring2019Mage
Amber Staff
Broad armor special spring2019Mage
Amber Robes
Head special spring2019Mage
Amber Helm
Winter Wonderland
Pyrotechnic Mage
Weapon special winter2019Mage
Fiery Dragon Staff
Broad armor special winter2019Mage
Robes of Burning Inspiration
Head special winter2019Mage
Flaming Fireworks
Fall Festival
Candymancer Mage
Weapon special fall2018Mage
Staff of Sweetness
Broad armor special fall2018Mage
Candymancer's Robes
Head special fall2018Mage
Candymancer's Hat
Summer Splash
Lionfish Mage
Weapon special summer2018Mage
Lionfish Fin Rays
Broad armor special summer2018Mage
Lionfish Scale Hauberk
Head special summer2018Mage
Lionfish Crest
Spring Fling
Tulip Mage
Weapon special spring2018Mage
Tulip Stave
Broad armor special spring2018Mage
Tulip Robe
Head special spring2018Mage
Tulip Helm
Winter Wonderland
Confetti Mage
Weapon special winter2018Mage
Holiday Confetti
Broad armor special winter2018Mage
Sparkly Tuxedo
Head special winter2018Mage
Sparkly Top Hat
Fall Festival
Masquerade Mage
Weapon special fall2017Mage
Spooky Staff
Broad armor special fall2017Mage
Masquerade Robes
Head special fall2017Mage
Masquerade Helm
Summer Splash
Whirlpool Mage
Weapon special summer2017Mage
Whirlpool Whips
Broad armor special summer2017Mage
Whirlpool Robes
Head special summer2017Mage
Whirlpool Hat
Spring Fling
Canine Conjuror
Weapon special spring2017Mage
Magic Fetching Stick
Broad armor special spring2017Mage
Canine Conjuror Robes
Head special spring2017Mage
Canine Conjuror Hat
HeadAccessory special spring2017Mage
Teal Dog Ears
Winter Wonderland
Winter Wolf Mage
Weapon special winter2017Mage
Winter Wolf Crystal Staff
Broad armor special winter2017Mage
Wolfish Armor
Head special winter2017Mage
Winter Wolf Helm
Fall Festival
Wicked Sorcerer
Weapon special fall2016Mage
Ominous Orb
Broad armor special fall2016Mage
Cloak of Wickedness
Head special fall2016Mage
Hood of Wickedness
Summer Splash
Dolphin Mage
Weapon special summer2016Mage
Seafoam Staff
Broad armor special summer2016Mage
Dolphin Tail
Head special summer2016Mage
Blowspout Hat
Spring Fling
Grand Malkin
Weapon special spring2016Mage
Staff of Bells
Broad armor special spring2016Mage
Grand Malkin Robes
Head special spring2016Mage
Grand Malkin Hat
HeadAccessory special spring2016Mage
Yellow Cat Ears
Winter Wonderland
Sorcerous Snowboarder
Weapon special winter2016Mage
Sorcerous Snowboard
Broad armor special winter2016Mage
Snowboarder Parka
Head special winter2016Mage
Snowboarder Hood
Fall Festival
Stitch Witch
Weapon special fall2015Mage
Enchanted Thread
Broad armor special fall2015Mage
Stitched Robes
Head special fall2015Mage
Stitched Hat
Summer Splash
Ship Soothsayer
Weapon special summer2015Mage
Soothsayer Staff
Broad armor special summer2015Mage
Soothsayer Robes
Head special summer2015Mage
Soothsayer Scarf
Body special summer2015Mage
Golden Buckle
Spring Fling
Magician's Bunny
Weapon special springMage
Magician's Wand
Broad armor special springMage
Magician's Bunny Suit
Head special springMage
Stage Mage Hat
HeadAccessory special springMage
Blue Bunny Ears
Winter Wonderland
Mage of the North
Weapon special winter2015Mage
Winter-lit Staff
Broad armor special winter2015Mage
Boreal Robe
Head special winter2015Mage
Aurora Hat
Fall Festival
Witchy Wizard
Magic broom
Magic Broom
Witchy wizard robes
Witchy Wizard Robes
Pointy hat
Pointy Hat
Summer Splash
Emerald Mermage
Weapon special summerMage
Kelp Catcher
Broad armor special summerMage
Emerald Tail
Head special summerMage
Kelp-Wrapped Hat
Body special summerMage
Shining Capelet
Spring Fling
Magic Mouse
Swiss Cheese Staff
Rodentia Robes
Swiss Cheese Hat
Blue Mouse Ears
Winter Wonderland
Candy Cane
Candy Cane Staff
Candy Cane Robe
Candy Cane Hat