I've picked up the mage pretty well, though I'm not sure what I could do to increase damage potential, before and after character creation as well. I do believe I just picked up inspire, and I do have the 40% magic resist breakthrough.
Oh, thanks. I'll give it a look.
@Mullroy Hello and welcome aboard
@Mullroy regarding ways to increase your damage. A big help will be the enchanting system. It allows you to add +spell damage modifiers to equipment. Same with crit damage and crit chance even though those only affect your auto attacks as a mage at this time.
Another great way to add more damage is joining a town and craft a better mage staff and obviously selecting +spell damage nodes in the talent tree.
Besides that most of your spells scale off of your intelligence stat. So adding more of that to your equipment through enchantments, selecting intelligence nodes in the talent tree and making sure to have 18 intelligence after character creation will help you quite a bit.
Hope that helps,
Hi and welcome!