Mage Wars is normally played as a battle between two Mages, although there are an additional set of rules that allow for more players. Mages are armed with a variety of powerful spells such as summoning creatures to attack, hurling lightning bolts and fireballs, and casting enchantments.
The initial game release included four mages: the Wizard (Seeker of Voltari), the Priestess of Asyra, the Beastmaster of Straywood, and the Warlock of the Arraxian Crown. Each character has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, as well as specific mage traits. After the release of its 4th expansion, there are 8 mages and 4 alternate mages to choose from.