Ok, your main stat will be Int. This will give you more MP and Mdef. If you add Str, this will increase your def, hp, and ap. Or instead of Str, you could go Dex. This increases your dodge, making it harder for the mobs to hit you.I believe for PvM, you really don't need Con, but if you add it, it will increase your acc, and maybe some AP. The key thing for mages is kiting. Mages are a range hitter, and rely heavily on skills, rather than melee. So make sure you have your attack fixed for a double click, instead of a single click. Keep in mind, you do have one free skill/stat reset from Mayor Darren once you reach level 50. Also, with the class balancing still in effect, you might get a free 24hour reset in the future.As for gears, they will depend upon your build. You want something that will complement it. Reinforced gives HP/HP recovery, Endowed gives MP/MP recovery. Those are the crafted ones, then there are the Dark, Demon, Grand, Elven, and Legendary ones which are mob drops. Then there are the weapons; you have many more choices there with Dark, Darkened, Legendary, Elven, Grand, Balanced, Hardened, Enchanted and Demon. The Darkened, Balanced, Hardened, and Enchanted weapons are crafted, the rest are drops. If you are really into PvM, do some Valor Quests in Junon, and get some Valor Gears. If you do the quests which are shouted, you will get some nice points. I think you should talk to either Feuer or iMatt. They both have or have had really great mages. They will be able to help you a lot.
Edited by pdfisher, 12 November 2015 - 05:08 AM.