Why be a Mage?
Mad heal skills and heroic Revs
Players are thankful of heals and Revs making you a valuable team player
Mana or m/s regen keeps you going as long as you have mana to use your skills there is hope for you in combat
Medium damage dealing weapons; not as high as Dex and not as low as Str
Great team buffs and debuffs
Area of effect powers are plenty: Lightning, Fire, ice storm, weakness, nightmare, revive,