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This article is about hostile wizards. For the older wizard profession, see Older Professions.

Wizard from Ultima IV manual
Also known as: Warlocks, Mages
First appearance: Ultima I
Last appearance: Ultima IX

Not every magic user follows the path of the Eight Virtues. These dark mages use their talents to statisfy their greed for wealth and power, and won't hesitate to use any means to get what they want. Wizards are capable of casting devastating spells, and are often escorted by skeletons or daemons as bodyguards.

In Ultima I, they were commonly referred to as wandering warlocks. Evil wizards can be found almost anywhere in Britannia, although in earlier Ages they seemed to prefer to attack surface-dwellers.


Rogue practitioners of the magical arts, Warlocks are the evil servitors of Mondain. The Foul One hath trained them in the casting of bolts of mystic energy and sent them forth to wreak havoc among the populace. Slay them if ye can, for the arcane arts should never be used for wicked purpose.

- from The First Age of Darkness (Ultima I)


With magical staff in hand, wizards enjoy throwing magic missiles that do tremendous damage.

- from The Second Age of Darkness (Ultima II)

Not all magic users follow the path of Good. These evil renegade Wizards make very dangerous adversaries when crossed.

- from The History of Britannia (Ultima IV)

A mage on the road may become a boon companion or the last man you see. Do not trifle with a man in robes, for his mind will not show its dark weapons until they are summoned. Like all men of scholarly pursuits, the mage has a great warehouse of knowledge and should be treated with respect for it. However, evil mages do travel the lands. In felling them, you can gather various items of magic.

- from Journal (Ultima IX)

Notable examples[]

  • The Avatar met many dark mages, such as the Fiend and Erethian; it would be futile to list them all here.