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Wizard101 Schools : What Is The Best Wizard101 School

Updated on October 24, 2014

Find Out Which Wizard101 School Is The Best For You

Struggling to choose a Wizard101 school? Want to know the best Wizard101 school? Everyday I see people wondering what the best option for them is on the official forums.

I have put this page together in the hopes that it will help you decide which school is best for you based on your preferred playstyle.

There are 7 schools available that a player can select at the start of the game. The school that you select will influence the growth of your character and the magical spells that you can learn. By having a large variety of schools Wizard101 allows you to experience something different with every character.

Eventually you can learn spells outside of your school but you will never be able to access the high level and most powerful spells of a school which you do not belong to. There are also 3 bonus schools (Star, Sun and Moon) which players can learn at the higher levels of the game.

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The Schools of Wizard101

What Is The Best Wizard101 School?

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Storm

Is Storm The Best Wizard101 School?

Storm Magic has a focus on creativity and insight. The school of Storm aims to capture that inspirational spark (imagine catching lightning in a bottle). Magic users who join the School of Storm are known as Diviners, who are driven by discovery, exploration and adventure.

As such Storm characters tend to get caught up in their thoughts, unable to make quick and decisive decisions when they are needed. Storm players are capable of charming and hypnotising creatures to aid them.

The Storm draws power from the Storm Lords, these Storm Lords belonged to an ancient race of Titans that ruled the sea.

All Storm Spells

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wizard101-fire

Fire

Is Fire The Best Wizard101 School?

The school of Fire is all about passion, raw emotions and feelings. Wizards that follow the School of Fire in Wizard101 are known as Pyromancers. Wizards of the Fire School are hot tempered and anger easily, they are quickly overwhelmed with feelings of the current moment.

Being a Pyromancer is a fine line between enthusiasm and passion for their love of fire but fire is dangerous and can sometimes grow out of control, consuming the Wizard along with it.

Through the use of various spells and incantations Fire Wizards use their power to dominate Fire creatures into performing their bidding. Fire draws its origins from the powerful and ancient Fire Dragons.

All Fire Spells

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Ice

Is Ice The Best Wizard101 School?

The School of Ice Magic is focuses on persistence. Ice Wizards are all about steady progression and patience they are known as Thaumaturges.

Thaumaturges use chants to bargain the alliance of various Ice creatures. Ice Mages are solid, powerful and full of strength but can become rigid like the Ice they cast.

The School of Ice draws its origins from the great ancient Ice Giants who built massive castles of ice in the sky.

All Ice Spells

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Death

Is Death The Best Wizard101 School?

Death is about understanding the end of life and that all things eventually reach closure in time, it cannot be held back forever. Wizards who devote themselves to learning the power of Death magic are known as Necromancers and are often considered to be completely fearless.

Some of the most powerful Necromancers of time have tried to cheat death, but none have been successful. Necromancers whisper a secret and hidden language to boost their own strength, power and courage. In turn channelling their fears and weaknesses into their enemies. Death magic sits between the school of Ice and Storm.

All Death Spells

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Life

Is Life The Best Wizard101 School?

Life is nature and spirit, it is a force that is all around us and Life Wizards are able to tap into its existence. The Life School of magic in Wizard101 focuses on constant growth and development. Those who practice Life Magic are known as Theurgists, they are positive and enthusiastic people.

However, they are also known to be too wild and immature when the situation calls for the opposite. Theurgists use songs to create life from nothing. Life Magic relies on the power of Song to create new life instead of summoning (like other magical schools). Life magic falls between the Schools of Fire and Storm.

All Life Spells

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Myth

Is Myth The Best Wizard101 School?

Myth is all about the power of your mind, if you can imagine it then you can create it and this philosophy drives Myth Magic. Myth Wizards can use their dreams to create illusions and bring them fourth to life. However there is always the risk that the Wizard will lose control of these illusions and they will run wild.

Wizards that devote themselves to the School of Myth are known as Conjurers and can call out beasts of legends by speaking their True Name. Myth falls between the Magic Schools of Fire and Ice.

All Myth Spells

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wizard101-balance

Balance

Is Balance The Best Wizard101 School?

The School of Balance is all about harmony and finding the balance between things. It draws power from all elements in the Wizard101 world and incorporates many individual aspects into its School of Magic.

Wizards who are students (or masters) of the Balance Magic discipline are known as Sorcerers. Sorcerers are always analysing possibilities and exploring multiple answers to problems, often coming across as indecisive and unwilling to choose a side.

All Balance Spells

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Sun

Is Sun The Best Wizard101 School?

The school of Sun Magic focuses on enhancing and focusing a Wizard's power.

At the most basic level the Sun school can provide boosts to accuracy and damage of spells while at higher levels Wizard's can learn to mutate and change their spell arsenal to produce large bonuses.

Sun School cards can only applied to damage cards and cannot include Rank 0 spells.

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Moon

Is Moon The Best Wizard101 School?

The School of Moon Magic in Wizard101 is all about transformation and poly-morphing.

Students of this school learn the ability to use spells to transform themselves into different creatures, Wizards gain not only the physical features and looks of this new creature but also acquire new spells and stats.

This transformation is particularly useful when you are involved in a duel with a Wizard from the same school of magic.

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wizard101-star

Star

Is Star The Best Wizard101 School?

The Star Magic School offers Wizards the ability to use a new type of magic known as Auras.

Auras are a magical energy that surrounds the Wizards and buffs them with improved protection, strength or improved stats. These auras also cannot be stacked, dispelled or cancelled although they do lose effectiveness overtime. Players may only have one active aura at a time, casting a different aura will replace the previous one.

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      Rashaud 24 months ago

      1) DEATH - UGH HUH WHO WOULDN'T PICK A SCHOOL THAT CAN HEAL AND ATTACK AT THE SAME TIME. Well with death you don't have to pick, because not only can you do that but it is the second most accurate school ( tied with balance ), the only advanced school, and with proper preparation very powerful spells.

      * DEATH, balance, myth, storm, life, ice, fire :P *

      I know alot of STORM wizards are thinking WTF, but the fizzles really drop them on my list despite the power over death :)

      And yea i know alot of ICE wizards are thinking WTF, but high defense can't win a battle on it's own :)

      And yea i know alot of FIRE wizards are thinking yo WTF, but they do high amounts of damage over time, and often times in battles you don't have time, so that really drops fire on my list, even though some of their spells are bad ass :)

      And i know some of you LIFE wizards are like really bru WT HEAL ( LOL ), but choosing when to heal or attack instead of both at once drops it on my list :)

      And i heard BALANCE combines all, but you only need the best :)

      And as for those MYTH wizards those minions are awesome, but you have back up for a reason, not extra advantage :)

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      bwiz 2 years ago

      Balance is not suuuuccckkkkyyyyyy!

      Its awesome cause you get all the buff an ddebuff spells and it has good attack damage.

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      Parker Welliver 2 years ago

      Of corse life rules this is my order 1 life 2 ice 3 fire 4 storm 5 death6 myth and the suckkkyyyyyy balince

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      Travis 2 years ago

      Lol at all these clueless people

      Storm - highest damage, low resist, low health

      Fire - high damage, medium resist, medium health

      Ice - super weak, high resist, high health

      Balance - idk

      Myth - high damage, medium resist, medium health

      Life - medium damage, high resist, high health

      Death - medium damage, medium resist, medium health

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      Anonymous 2 years ago

      I honestly think that all the schools are the best, I honesty think that every school is equally the best. People may think of different schools, but that is their own opinion. It doesn't matter about what best school there is, it just matters if you have fun. Every school has its ups and downs, but that doesn't make it bad.

      Life: Helps players regain health when they are dead, helpful in PvP

      Storm: Strong spells, but fizzles most of the time

      Fire: Strong spells, but can easily lose health

      Ice: Very strong spells, but gets stunned a lot. (My friend is ice)

      Balance: Very similar to myth, because it uses lots of kroktopians, which are not real

      Myth: Good at fighting, but not a lot of health

      Death: Strong spells, but doesn't have any life spells (besides the pixie in the beginning, unless you have life and death spells)

      I honestly think that death is strong, because Malistaire is death.

      I think that Ambrose has every spell, but is one certain school. Its possibly Life or Myth.

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      Magellicka 3 years ago

      Nice! Personally, I've taken a liking to the Life school, as it has some very nice attributes:

      1) Low chance of fizzling - I believe most, if not all of the heal spells have 100% chance of working and all other spells have 90%.

      2) Hard to kill - the health is nice, as well as the fact that they have heal spells.

      3) Healing - Life's main purpose is to heal and support. At a low level, you receive a 65 health heal that can be used for zero pips, which is nice nice for when you are waiting on pips.

      However, life doesn't have the best attack ever, nor does it work well when soloing things.

      If you are planning on soloing as much as possible, I think Myth would be the best for you.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I have to say Death is the best school if you're going to go solo, but if you plan on having at least one other friend always playing with you, one of you should be primarily Life and the other should have their primary school being any school not Life or Death. Then, the secondary school for the non-Life Wizard should be Death or, really, anything but Life. Secondary school for Life-wizard should be anything.

      In Solo, I would recommend just choosing Death school for primary and really just go with whichever school you want for a secondary, I don't really think you can go wrong with any school for a secondary as a Death Wizard. Although, what I did was just get the dual-shields that has -70% damage.

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      Nikoshka 3 years ago

      I am a necromancer (death student) which I think should be your main school because its got life and attack. Then go for storm because it has seriously strong attack. Then you need life to complete the set and you will be amazing.

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      Nikoshka 3 years ago

      Fire is quite good but still storm can just beat it with attack

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      Nikoshka 3 years ago

      I would say storm is the best because it does a lot of damage. Then I would say death because it does quite a bit of damage and it sucks away health. Then life will just heal you easily and it also has good attack spells like Seraph. So this is my order:

      1. Storm

      2. Life

      3. Death

      4. Fire

      5. Balance

      6. Ice

      7. Myth

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      dutch_lady 3 years ago

      listen up here the best school in w101 is storm,fire,death,ice,balance,life and myth

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      angel-elliott-73 3 years ago

      people listen there is no best school in wizard101. Each school has its ups and downs, but it's the wizard that makes the school shine.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: i agree with you. and i love the spells that attack and heal!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think that Death is the best cause it has very powerful attacks. I'm not sure, but I think its also the only school that has spells to attack and heal, but when you put Life and Death together, you get the best thing ever!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Na myth is way higher than last

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: No to me the best order is 1.death2.life3.ice4.balance5.Fire6.storm7.myth

      My reasons are:for DEATH you can heal and ATTACK at the same time. Life is good for healing each other and forest lord is a monster attacker. Ice because decent ATTACK and major health. Balance because they are bosses when it comes to pvp.Fire because DAMMAGE OVER time is better than DAMMAGE at once once with your blades (do the math) .storm because because awesome ATTACK low health and low accuracy,but that cam be fixed with the waterworks gear.and last myth because 1low health 2 decent accuracy 3 low ATTACK (except for the celestial calender) 4 minions that are decent and also YOU CAN'T GET A GOOD CARD THAT ATTACKS ALL OF YOUR ENIMES AT ONCE!!!! THE ONLY CARD IS HUMONGOFROG AND THAT DOES LIKE 300to400DAMMAGE!! Not good spells at all. Sorry if your myth. But you might want to change SCHOOLS if your myth. The minions are decent though.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I agrede with tom ice is the best school cause even though it has low attacks it makes it up in incredible health and resistance

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think that the best school is Life. Sure, the spells are weak, but just think! Your attacks may be week, but you have the advantage to heal yourself and others. The best part is when you get your second and third school! The best combination is Life/Balance/Death because Death is powerful with strong spells. Balance is basically Storm, Fire, and Ice so it's good. And with life you can heal yourself! THE BALANCE BEETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH WILL MAKE YOU VERY POWERFUL! The number one rule in life is:

      ALWAYS heal others first! They will help you back.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think that ice is the best because, even though it does not do major damage, you can last longer in a battle, and frankly, you can do better against a lot of enemys.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: i think death should be farther up the list considering that it has healing abilities(not as much as life) but deals a lot of damage

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just started trying out life and i see why it is good for healing others, but i wish you could more damage spells in the beginning

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Here is the list for best schools 1.Life 2.ice 3.storm 4.myth 5.death 6.balance 7. fire

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am a level 20 Necromancer and Diviner. (Death and Storm) I love both schools. So, I vote for Death #1 and Storm #2. :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i tryed all of them when i was storm i kicked a lot of but

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have tried all the schools and balance is the best

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      hey i am an indesicive ( i know i spelled that wrong) person ad i can't choose a school to stay with the whole game plz help me

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      wow i noticed how fire is like the most viewed lol. woohoo oh yea thats my school right there XD and i just realized that we balance out all the other schools views :D sorry not trying to brag about fire but hey i gotta say :) anyways i just really wanted to say that, wow, its funny how we older folks play it more than little kids XD

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Storm is awesome!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Oh this looks so absolutely wonderful that you have me enticed into become a wizard. I now so want to go to wizard school...

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Thinking I need to try this game.

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      entertainmentev 5 years ago

      Fascinating! I'm glad I learned something new about Wizard101.

      Great lens.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I've very little experience with Wizard 101, though in all things in life I tend to favor fire. Thanks for sharing!