Mage classes have good mana and poor hitpoints. They are able to cast powerful offensive spells and a good many utility spells at low levels. Spell groups available only to mages are fire, ice, lightning, and mage.
A mage is a powerful weapon, but usually must be protected from harm as they are not physically strong. Mages typically require very high intelligence and wisdom, to allow them to master the complex spells of their trade.
The primary stat for mages is intelligence, which is generally four points higher than wisdom for mage spells.