Magicka: Wizard Wars is a Spellcasting Action PvP game with the humor and the dynamic realtime spell system of Magicka. Players form teams of four and blaze their way across the battlefield, combining magical elements on the fly to create hundreds of spell combinations with wildly varying effects.
User reviews: Very Positive (8,994 reviews)
Release Date: May 27, 2014

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"It's Dota 2 where everybody is Invoker. In all seriousness, takes the Magicka formula but makes it competitive. An acquired taste w/ a learning curve."

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May 26

Game Update - 13:00 CEST

Hi folks,

Servers will come down at 13:00 today, patch notes below!

Spells
* Barriers
- Added small decal for Earth Barriers.
- Ice Barrier HP increased from 150 to 500, increasing its lifetime.
- Ice Barriers are now immune to Cold and Water damage.
- ED now spawns half as many barriers as EDD. EDX remains the same.

* Mines
- Are now ignored by Lightning Bolts.
- EW/ES now spawns half as many mines as EWW/ESS. EWX/ESX remains the same.

* Storms
- Damage unified among different Storm sizes. The amount of elements now only controls size, ergo EFF is larger than EF but deals the same damage.
- Damage changes: EFF increased from 40 to 80, ERR increased from 35 to 45, EQQ changed from 25 push to 30, EA changed from 100 to 80, EAA increased from 75 to 80.

* Beams
- Life beam base "damage" changed from 300 to 250.
- Steam base damage increased from 40 to 90.

* Lightning Bolts
- Life lightning base "damage" increased from 65 to 75. (AAW now also heals)

* Projectiles
- Steam base damage increased from 100 to 170.

* Spray
- Steam base damage increased from 225 to 250.

* AoE
- Steam base damage changed from 150 to 125.

Magicks
* Midsummer's Blessing
- Duration changed from 10sec to 4sec.
- Initial Delay changed from 2sec to 0.5sec.
- Heal amount increased from 110HP/sec to 375HP/sec.
- Fixed some sound issues.

* Fire Tornado
- Changed duration from 12sec to 8sec.
- Velocity changed from 6m/sec to 3m/sec.
- Turn time (time it takes before it starts to turn) changed from 2.5sec to 1.5sec.
- Turn speed (time it takes for it to complete a turn) changed from 0.5sec to 1sec.
- Range increased from 1.5 to 2.
- Damage tick rate changed from 0.4sec to 0.5sec.
- Fire damage increased from 35 to 150.
- Magick damage changed from 35 to 0.

* Tidal Wave
- Earth damage increased from 30 to 65.
- Magick damage changed from 30 to 0.

* Conflagration
- Damage changed from 500 to 450.

* Frost Bomb
- Direct hit damage changed from 110 Cold to 110 Cold.
- AoE damage changed from 150 Cold to 100 Cold.
- Range changed from 5.5 to 6.

* Revive
- Revive and heal amount changed from 750HP to 500HP.

* Displace
- Min range changed from 20m to 40m.

* Raise Dead
- Added follow state for zombies when no enemies are near.
- Changed deterioration-damage-rate from 1sec to 2sec.
- Deterioration damage unchanged at 50.

Affinities
* Water
- Movement speed penalty/bonus changed from -25% at 0 Affinity to -20%, and from +25% at 100 Affinity to +20%.
- Removed all AoE range modifiers. (Self cast, barrier/mine explosions, projectile explosions)

* Cold
- Removed all AoE range modifiers.
- Cold base resistance penalty/bonus changed from -50% at 0 Affinity to -35%, and from +50% at 100 Affinity to +35%.

* Lightning
- Removed self cast AoE range modifier.
- Reduced Lightning Bolt max length penalty/bonus from -30% at 0 Affinity to -20%, and from +30% at 100 Affinity to +20%.

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May 25

Magicka 2 stream TONIGHT at 18:00 CEST



Greetings Wizards!

Tonight at 18:00 CEST we'll be streaming some Magicka 2 co-op from the Paradox office, for your enjoyment!

As it's a live format we will of course be taking questions, bantering about developing the game and showing you what to expect at release tomorrow (May 26th).

Join us here:

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Reviews

“Wizard Wars’ strength is that it’s chaotic duels are immediately fun…”
PC Gamer

“I don’t think anything else has quite gripped me in the same way this year.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“THE GRIM REAPER’S HERE!!! OH GOD!”
Yogscast

About This Game

Magicka: Wizard Wars is a Spellcasting Action PvP game with the humor and the dynamic realtime spell system of Magicka. Players form teams of four and blaze their way across the battlefield, combining magical elements on the fly to create hundreds of spell combinations with wildly varying effects.

Each player can personalize their wizard with unique gear and Magicks, complete with tongue-in-cheek references to popular media and current events.
 
With friendly fire, short rounds and unpredictable strategies, Wizard Wars gives both novice players and experienced MOBA veterans a unique tactical depth in every encounter.

The time is now to get up, gear up and go to war!

  • 3 Game modes: 4-on-4 team play, 1-on-1 Duel Mode, and the brand new Soul Harvest mode that allows 4-on-4 team play with base defense and NPC battles.
  • Fight intense battles - Co-op spellcasting, wielding fire and dragons as your weapons.
  • Show your skills in fast-paced action, dynamically choose your spells on the fly to counter your opponents’ attacks.
  • Friendly fire is in full effect, staying true to the Magicka tradition of “accidentally” killing your friends.
  • 100 Robes, Staves, Skins, Weapons and your Humor of choice, 100s more to come – Be the Wizard you want to be!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater OR on-board (integrated): Intel HD 3000/4000 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb Nvidia GeForce 440 / AMD Radeon 5670 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
160 of 175 people (91%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Lets keep it simple.
- you can kill teamates
- you can heal enimies
- you can kill your own base and lose the game.

11/10
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170 of 192 people (89%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
You can revive people you've already killed and kill them again.
11/10
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Easy to learn, hard to master, extremely competitive. This game is fantastic.
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45 of 61 people (74%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
78.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Invoker is just a kid here.
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30 of 38 people (79%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
180.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
pros:
-100% skill
-not pay to win
-many combinations
-friendly community
-fun
-you can kill teammates (or heal enemies)

cons:
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27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Wasn't expecting to find such a fun game.
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Are you kidding ? Whole crazines of Magicka + Moba = best thing since sliced bread dipped into radioactive lava :D

DOTA2 and LOL you have found a worthy competitor , and he is completely loaded with magic.


However, as such games go - the size of comunity will ultimately decite fate of this game.

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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Pre-Release Review
you will stop prasing invoker user until you understand playing this thing
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
You can be gandalf
100/10
-IGN
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This game is very fun and entertaining
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
54.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This game is like a MOBA with a Magicka twist... I actually wish I played it more than I have, because its addicting but at the same time there are so many other games I want to play.. This game isnt as fun as Magicka nor do I expect it to be as fun as Magicka 2, but I do believe that this is one of the most fun games I have, the graphics are very good, and it has very good PvP balanced spells which is because its a PvP game but it is important to remember that this game has just been offically released from beta (which I was in Alpha for which is where I met a very good friend) and as of right now if you pick up the game, then hopefully you can learn quickly so you can catch up with everyone else.. Which is what a lot of people are doing right now because they are new players so if you join on in with them then you'll hopefully catch on before them! I'm going to rate this game as a 8/10 because theres the factor that I find this game not as addicting as Civ games but it still has a place in my heart.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
369.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Honestly a amazing game, once you learn how to play and get the hang of it that game is insanely fun and I would reccomend it to any who isn't willing to get into any of those crazy ♥♥♥ games like Dota or LoL. It has a steep learning curve to it but if you put in time and you devote yourself the outcome is great I know this because I have been here since the alpha stage of the game being ranked 56 in the world during that. I r8 Magicka Wizard Wars 8/8.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Never played Dota or LoL but this game is AWESOME! Its still in early days but I hope they just fix some of the lag :)
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
A great balanced game! And I love that I can wear a santa costume while cutting down people with a futuristic sword :) Takes about 20 minutes to get the hang of it and then you'll have some fun!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
I'm not really a big fan of MOBAs. I've played a bit of DOTA 2 and didn't really get into it that much. And then I saw my friend play this Magicka: Wizard wars game. I asked him if it was worth getting and he said "er mah gerd its amaze skrub errrrr". So I went and downloaded it, and really got into it.

I love this game and the idea of having 8 spells and coming up with different combinations to kill enemies and heal team-mates. It currently has 3 game modes (actually 4 if you included the training arena) and there is only one that I'm good at. :s

In fact I generally am really terrible at this game, but it doesn't stop me from playing. Other games like COD: AW I'm OK at, but I hate playing it. This game has such a good replay value and is getting updated frequently.

The main menu has a few options. Here they are...

- Gear - You're inventory where you have staffs, robes etc.
- Magics - This is where you decide you're 4 magic abilities to take into the arena.
- Mastery - A big tree where you buy stuff for you're gear. You buy them with Mastery coins and you get them in matches.
- Crafting - It's just a teaser at the moment
- Shop - Obvious what this is. You get coins from matches and use them to buy stuff in the shop.
- Treasure - Once every 24 hours you get a chest holding 1 free item. You can increase the rarity of the item by winning games. The more games you win, the higher up you go on the rarity scale, giving you a better item. You can also earn keys to unlock chests instantly, but this is very rare.

There is a lot more included in this game, and I've heard its one of the best free MOBAs out there.

So, i'm giving it a 9/10


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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
I have only played for six hours, but i with all of my knowledge that i have gathered i can now say: You will feel like Gandalf the whole time you're playing.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
50.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Best magic game you'll ever come across, I've played (Runes Of Magic) (Wizard 101) (Magic 2014) and i would rather play this its fast action MOBA I learn new spells every day and i'm geting better , You can use a health ward on your self to heal your self while in battle and use water to put fire out and use a Full ward againist Death/Fire magic pull up a Shield wall to block Rocks/fireRocks or ice rocks its just so awesome you can even kill your team-mates and than bring them back to life and buy so many diffrent weapons robes rings of fire etc And do silly dances while in battle by pressing P


Gameplay: 10
Graphics:7
So many spells:10
Skill requiered:10
FunToPlay:10
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
this game is one of those games you just want to give all your money. the gamplay is amazing. there are no p2w
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
126.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
If you want a game that skill matters more than time and money you spend, then its great,because for example if you try to strenghten your lightning, you'll lower your earth in both attack and defence so haviing better equipment will leave you defenceless against other good players and wont work on anyone except for newbies and surprise attacks.
Also it's really exciting and a great game!
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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Pre-Release Review
Good But Hard To combo
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