About the Skill:
Throw a fireball here, a lightning bolt there, and add a summoned daemon for good measure. Those who study the magical arts of Britannia may not be adept with a sword and shield, but few can surpass the power of a learned mage.
There are eight circles of eight spells, each circle taking more skill, mana and time to cast than the previous circle. The casting time of a spell is determined by the circle number. The formula is 0.25 + spell circle * 0.25 seconds.
How to train:
0 - 30: Train at NPC Mage
When training, target an inanimate object such as anything on the ground or in your backpack to avoid causing damage. Also equip a 100% Lower Reagent Cost suit to save reagents. Other important properties include up to 40% Lower Mana Cost, having 2 Faster Casting, having 6 Faster Cast Recovery, and as much Mana Regeneration as you can. Finally, equip a Mage Weapon -29 Magery skill Wand with the Spell Channeling property. It will allow you to cast lower skill spells which are faster and consume less mana. You would need an extra faster casting to compensate for the -1 of the Spell Channeling property.
30 - 45: Cast Fireball
45 - 55: Cast Lightning (or Mana Drain for also raise Resisting Spells and Evaluating Intelligence)
55 - 65: Cast Paralyze
65 - 75: Cast Reveal
75 - 90: Cast Flamestrike (or Mana Vampire for also raise Resisting Spells and Evaluating Intelligence)
90 - 120: Cast Earthquake