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Wizard101 Best Balance Gear (Level 130+)

What's the best gear for a max Balance wizard? If you're level 130, this is the guide for you! Not level 130 yet? Check out the Best Level 120+ Balance Gear. See all kinds of options for gear and test them out in your setup using the built-in Gear Calculator!

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Best Level 130+ Balance Hats

Hats have strayed from their original, balanced state into a more offensive piece of gear. Still, a hyper-aggressive PvP meta and increasingly powerful enemies mean that gear from Darkmoor and Exalted Krokopatra is still worth having. Here's a look at the best hats for Balance wizards. If you're hoping for a more aggressive setup, consider items under the "For Offense" category.

(1) Krokopatra Justice Fez
Drops from:
Krokopatra (Exalted)
Wizard101 Krokopatra Exalted Drops - Best Gear
(2) Masque of the Exalted One
Drops from:
Malistaire the Undying
Wizard101 Darkmoor Gear Drops - Best Level 100+ Gear
(3) Balanced Paradox Conical*
Drops from:
Vigilant Sargun (+More)
Wizard101 Storm Titan Drops - Level 130+ Paradox Best Gear Guide
(4) Helm of Castle Darkmoor
Drops from:
Malistaire (+More)
Wizard101 Darkmoor Gear Drops - Best Level 100+ Gear
*Balanced Paradox Conical and Alphoi Saboteur Helm have identical stats.
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Krokopatra Justice Fez

Drops from: Krokopatra (Exalted)

Krokopatra's hat is still the best options for level 130+ wizards who want as balanced and multi-purpose of a setup as possible. Farming requires giving up the opportunity to get any other Darkmoor gear, but for those who despise the Graveyard, this is not just great alternative, it also may be a better hat for you anyway..

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Masque of the Exalted One

Drops from: Malistaire the Undying

This piece of gear, in my opinion, falls slightly behind Krokopatra's hat, but either is a solid choice. This Darkmoor staple is still one of the most well-rounded pieces of gear available and best overall options for your wizard. Although the Balanced Paradox Conical adds 10% damage (and may be superior if you're looking for a more aggressive setup), the sacrifice of 13% resistance could hardly be justified in a number of situations and the additional piercing on this item has become more important than ever with enemies having additional resistance and access to shields.

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Balanced Paradox Conical

Drops from: Vigilant Sargun, Titan Trident's Chest

A well-balanced setup requires just that - balance. But sometimes the offensive capabilities of a hat are good enough that they warrant making an exception. Although this hat does not offer any resistance, its damage is 9-10% higher than the other top options. This hat can be farmed in a relatively easy dungeon that's currently a hot spot for farming. It's a great hat for hammers or anyone who doesn't mind losing some significant resistance for the extra damage.

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Helm of Castle Darkmoor

Drops from: Malistaire the Undying, Shane von Shane, Spirit of Darkmoor

So you're willing to do parts of Darkmoor, but maybe you don't want to farm the Graveyard. This could be the hat for you. If you're not into farming any of the major bosses for the top-tier gear, this is a good alternative.

Best Level 130+ Balance Robes

The recent shift to purely defensive stats on robes means that older robes are still in the spotlight, with a few notable exceptions making their way onto the list. Despite the potential for a balanced setup with defensive robes and offensive hats, the defensive robes are not only inferior in the offense department (obviously) but also often have worse defenses than the staple robes in so many setups. Here's a look at the best options for level 130 and up.

(1) Virtuous Light Brigade Armor
Drops from:
Corporal Tenni'syn
Wizard101 Corporal Tenni'syn Drops - Level 125+ Best Gear
(2) Bonesmasher Robe of Poise
Drops from:
Rattlebones (Exalted)
Wizard101 Krokopatra Exalted Drops - Best Gear
(3) Drape of the Exalted One
Drops from:
Malistaire the Undying
Wizard101 Darkmoor Gear Drops - Best Level 100+ Gear
(4) Raiment of Castle Darkmoor
Drops from:
Malistaire (+More)
Wizard101 Darkmoor Gear Drops - Best Level 100+ Gear
For Offense: (1) Raiment of Hades' Ruin
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Virtuous Light Brigade Armor

Drops from: Corporal Tenni'syn

Farming Corporal Tenni'syn can be a challenge, especially if you're just teaming up. That said, if you're willing to complete this fight (and save yourself from Darkmoor), you'll end up with what I think is the best robe available. It has the most health of any of the top four options, solid power pip chance, ties for the best resistance of the four, has the best critical and damage, and gives 2% shadow pip chance.

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Bonesmasher Robe of Poise

Drops from: Rattlebones (Exalted)

This is a great choice if you aren't up for some of the tougher battles required to get Tenni'syn robe. Exalted Rattlebones isn't a particularly tough fight and it shouldn't be too hard to find people willing to run given that the challenge often provides worthwhile rewards. This robe just beats out Malistaire's in my opinion, but they're both great options.

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Drape of the Exalted One

Drops from: Malistaire the Undying

This is a really close call between Malistaire's robe and the Exalted Rattlebones robe. You could really go for either one. The Rattlebones robe is slightly better, though this could be a superior choice if you need other Darkmoor gear anyway that you might get from farming the Graveyard.

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Raiment of Castle Darkmoor

Drops from: Malistaire the Undying, Shane von Shane

If you've run the Graveyard a million times with no luck on your tier one robe, this is a fine alternative, though not quite as good as any of the top three robes. Still, the balanced stats from this gear remain to be a great option of a list of robes that hasn't changed much since the newer trend of defensive robe stats.

Best Level 130+ Balance Boots

Boots have continued to offer fairly balanced stats across the board, and as such, Darkmoor gear has been pushed completely out of the top four items. Now, you can go super aggressive with boots while maintaining defenses and other stats. Here's a look at the best boot options for your wizard.

(1) Balanced Paradox Boots*
Drops from:
Vigilant Sargun (+More)
Wizard101 Storm Titan Drops - Level 130+ Paradox Best Gear Guide
(2) Immutable Zanadu Boots
Drops from:
Admiral Dynt (+More)
Wizard101 Best Level 130+ Balance Gear
(3) Monarch's Footwear
From:
Fantastic Fairytale Bundle
Wizard101 Fantastic Fairytale Bundle
(4) White Pandamonium Boots
Drops from:
Pandamonium Hoard Pack
*Balanced Paradox Boots and Alphoi Saboteur Boots have identical stats.
**Ancient Purrzian Galesh are an equivalent substitute for this item.
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Balanced Paradox Boots

Drops from: Vigilant Sargun, Titan's Trident Chest

These incredible boots have resistance equal to Malistaire's boots, but 7% more damage and over 500 more health! It's amazing how far boots have come. The nice thing about these, outside of the fact that they drop at a fairly easy boss which everyone is teaming up for, is that you can craft an alternative. If you don't have much luck farming, you can craft the Alphoi Saboteur Boots with identical stats.

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Immutable Zanadu Boots

Drops from: Admiral Dynt (See Others)

These boots are a really close second to the Balanced Paradox Boots. If you pick these up during your travels or want to try somewhere new to farm, these could be the boots for you.

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Monarch's Footwear

From: Fantasic Fairytale Bundle

The Fantastic Fairytale Bundle has really had some great gear surprises. These boots are no exception. They add five percent resistance over even the Paradox boots, at the cost of 5% damage. That said, you'll gear increased critical chance and health, plus your stats are universal if you happen to be using a mastery amulet or using attacks from another school. This is a good option for any wizard, but especially one that doesn't want to farm bosses for a solid pair of boots.

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White Pandamonium Boots

Drops from: Pandamonium Hoard Pack

The level 130+ version of these boots has great health and damage without sacrificing all of your power pip chance or resistance. There's also some critical included, making these a solid option particularly for offensive setups.

Best Level 130+ Balance Wands

The range of available wands has increased significantly with the introduction of new packs and bundles. Additionally, the stats that are valued on wands have changed, too. With critical and block decay, more balanced choices with critical and block that were once very powerful are now less desirable. Here are the best wand options for your wizard.

(1) White Pandamonium Jian
Drops from:
Pandamonium Hoard Pack
Wizard101 Best Level 130+ Balance Gear
(2) Crimson Pandamonium Jian*
Drops from:
Pandamonium Hoard Pack
Wizard101 Best Level 130+ Balance Gear
(3) Jaki's Focused Bow
Crafted from:
Ignus Ferric
Wizard101 Best Level 130+ Balance Gear
(4) Poison Apple
From:
Fantastic Fairytale Bundle
Wizard101 Fantastic Fairytale Bundle
*Ebony Pandamonium Jian is an equivalent substitute for this item.
**Keepsake of Titan Equity and Borealis Relic of Resolution are close equivalents.
***Balanced Paradox Defenders and Alphoi Saboteur Glaive have identical stats.
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White Pandamonium Jian

Drops from: Pandamonium Hoard Pack

This weapon's incredible damage bonus brings it to the top of the charts. There is not always a pack wand for Balance wizards, but this one is designed exclusively for them, with Balance damage and critical, plus pip conversion and a cool may-cast ability.

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Crimson Pandamonium Jian

Drops from: Pandamonium Hoard Pack

Either of the other two Jian weapons would be great choices for Balance. They may even be preferable if you want to run off-school wand hits or want the universal damage for attacks from another school. Whatever the case, the Pandamonium Hoard Pack is the thing to buy for Balance wizards.

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Jaki's Focused Bow

Crafted from: Ignus Ferric

Although sacrificing some damage and critical, this weapon comes with piercing, which is a particularly good stat, especially lately with expanding boss resistances and increased shield use. Then there's the bonus energy and fishing luck built in. And let's not forget that this wand is crafted, which means you can avoid purchasing packs or farming tough bosses.

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Poison Apple

From: Fantastic Fairytale Bundle

This wand offers decent universal damage, but knocks it out of the park on universal critical and block. On top of that, there's a fair bit of pip conversion. The fact that a wand this good is coming out of a bundle is a big deal! It's a good choice for a Balance wizard, specifically if you're looking for a more balanced approach. Which, you know, for a Balance wizard, would be an appropriate thing to do.

Best Level 130+ Balance Athames

Not very many athames have become available in recent updates that are particularly good, but priorities with some stats have shifted. It's important for a good athame to have solid damage and enough power pip chance to keep your wizard getting power pips every round. More recent athames sacrifice both balanced stats and damage overall, but could be a good option if you're looking for a little more block in your setup.

(1) Athame of the Dark Usurper
Drops from:
Yevgeny NightCreeper
Best Balance Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101
(2) Athame of the Chosen One
Drops from:
Morganthe
Best Balance Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101
(3) Blade of the Felled Titan
Drops from:
Cronus
Best Balance Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101
(4) Aphrodite's Barb of Veracity
Drops from:
Aphrodite II
Aphrodite Drops - Darkmoor Skeleton Key Boss Gear
*Balanced Paradox Dagger and Alphoi Saboteur Knife have identical stats.
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Athame of the Dark Usurper

Drops from: Yevgeny NightCreeper

The Darkmoor and Morganthe athames are still the best ones available in the game, and by quite a stretch compared to any newer athame. Either one works, but I find Yevgeny's to come out ahead of Morganthe's because its universal damage allows for more flexibility with types of attacks (especially for Balance wizards who have some non-Balance damage spells) and the rests of its stats are either superior or comparable to Morganthe's athame.

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Athame of the Chosen One

Drops from: Morganthe

If you don't pick up your athame from Darkmoor, Morganthe is a popular farming spot where you should absolutely be able to successfully team up and complete the fight in a reasonable about of time. Plus, Morganthe is a great place to pick up a few other accessories, too.

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Blade of the Felled Titan

Drops from: Cronus

Venture into Tartarus for this athame! Cronus is kind of a fun side boss in the dungeon that doesn't require completing any other fights to battle. The Blade of the Felled Titan is an item that could be useful for multiple wizards and is available several levels before either the Darkmoor or Morganthe athame.

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Aphrodite's Barb of Veracity

Drops from: Aphrodite II

Moving up on the list, this athame offers more of a stat which is in high demand in most builds today - damage. Unlike newer athames, Aphrodite's still offers power pip chance plus higher damage than even the Paradox athame drop.

Best Level 130+ Balance Amulets

Amulets have pretty much stayed exalted the same over the past couple of years. All of the recent amulets are mastery amulets, which means they're more specialized and don't offer as good of stats. While Amulets provided cards for quite a long time, the introduction of stats onto these gear pieces means you'll want to pick one that can help you stay competitive.

(1) Morganthe's Shadow of Amber
Drops from:
Morganthe
Best Balance Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101
(2) Amulet of Divine Influence
Drops from:
Hades the Unseen
Best Balance Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101
(3) Travelling Dead's Charm
Drops from:
Shane von Shane
Wizard101 Darkmoor Gear Drops - Best Level 100+ Gear
(4) Vial from the Fetid Lagoon
Drops from:
Malistaire (+More)
Wizard101 Darkmoor Gear Drops - Best Level 100+ Gear
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Morganthe's Shadow of Amber

Drops from: Morganthe

Morganthe is a great place to farm for accessories, and at level 130, it shouldn't be too difficult of a battle. The stats are competitive with or superior to the Amulet of Divine Influence and the Dragonblade cards provided are something you can actually use.

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Amulet of Divine Influence

Drops from: Hades the Unseen

If you're in Tartarus and farming for other gear, keep an eye out for the Amulet of Divine Influence. It's a worthy substitute for Morganthe's amulet and remains to be a pretty rare item.

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Travelling Dead's Charm

Drops from: Shane von Shane

Note that this amulet only drops from Shane von Shane in the Upper Halls, so here's your chance to avoid farming the Graveyard! This amulet also has more piercing that any of the others, so if that's what you're after, this might be the choice for you.

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Vial from the Fetid Lagoon

Drops from: Malistaire the Undying (See Others)

This amulet drops from a number of Darkmoor bosses, meaning you have a chance to get it in just about any dungeon that you farm. If you haven't picked up any of the other top amulets and you have this one from your travels through Darkmoor, it's still a good choice.

Best Level 130+ Balance Rings

Rings, like other accessories, haven't changed much. Newer rings offer some additional critical and damage options that are nice for aggressive setups, but lack power pip chance and even have less damage that many previous rings. In my book, giving up that sort of consistency for chance isn't a good choice, but the aggressive options and there nonetheless. Here's a look at the best rings for your wizard.

(1) Signet of Carpathes
Drops from:
Aphrodite II
Aphrodite Drops - Darkmoor Skeleton Key Boss Gear
(2) Loop of the Umbra Legion
Drops from:
Morganthe
Best Balance Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101
(3) Xibalba's Dread Seal
Drops from:
Cipactli (+More)
Best Balance Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101
(4) Alpha and Omega Ring
Drops from:
Gladiator Dimachaerus
Best Balance Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101
*Balanced Paradox Ring and Alphoi Saboteur Ring have identical stats.
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Signet of Carpathes

Drops from: Aphrodite II

This level 100+ ring remains to be the reigning champion of rings, even 30 levels later. While some newer rings offer critical, this one offers the best damage available for Balance wizards, solid stats overall, and good power pip chance. It can be a tougher place to farm than some of the other spots, but it could mean getting the best ring available for your wizard.

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Loop of the Umbra Legion

Drops from: Morganthe

Morganthe is the accessory hot-spot, and this is one more thing you can cross off your list from a battle that's very manageable, even using Team Up! Despite a few points of damage sacrificed, its otherwise superior stats and additional jewel slot make it a great ring option.

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Xibalba's Dread Seal

Drops from: Cipactli, Tartarus Bosses (See Others)

For level 86, this ring has fantastic stats and offers an additional jewel slot compared to the Alpha and Omega ring. Plus, it's dropped a lot more places, meaning you can change up your farming location if you get bored.

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Alpha and Omega Ring

Drops from: Gladiator Dimachaerus

You should still be able to find people farming for this ring. It's one of the earliest available on the list, requiring only level 90 and remaining to be a solid choice up through level 130. Like the number one choice from Aphrodite, this ring's damage is universal, meaning it could work well for a setup with a mastery amulet.

Best Level 130+ Balance Decks

Make no mistake, the single best thing you can get from a deck is the bonus pip that so many of the top-notch decks offer. Don't ever sacrifice that for a tiny increase in another stat. Every deck on this list (save for the damage deck) is a good option for your wizard, with minimal differences in stats. There is some difference in card capacity, but school-specific decks that can hold more cards are generally favored over universal decks.

(1) Balanced Paradox Deck
Drops from:
The Rat & Scorpion (+More)
Wizard101 Storm Titan Drops - Level 130+ Paradox Best Gear Guide
(2) Immutable Zanadu Deck
Drops from:
Admiral Dynt (+More)
Best Balance Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101
(3) Luphilim's Valiant Set
Drops from:
Omen Stribog
Best Balance Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101
(4) Rasputin's Bevy of Answers*
Drops from:
Rasputin
Wizard101 Best Level 110+ Gear - Rasputin (The Rat) Drops
For Damage: (1) Limeblight Gallery
*Gallant Hand of Horizon Hold and Steady Arcanum Exile Hand are equivalent substitutes for this item.
**Ancient Deck of Horizon Hold and Parcel of the Arcanum Exile are equivalent substitutes for this item.
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Balanced Paradox Deck

Drops from: The Rat & Scorpion, Titan Trident's Chest

The Rat and Scorpion battle is a lot of fun and there are likely plenty of people still farming, so feel free to jump in on that and try for the best deck available for Balance wizards! Alternatively, you could snag it from the Titan's Trident Chest after the big battle.

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Immutable Zanadu Deck

Drops from: Admiral Dynt (See Others)

If you're looking to change up your farming or avoid those Husk bosses, Admiral Dynt and some of the other bosses that drop this very close second deck are quite a bit easier and you'll lose almost nothing in terms of stats.

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Luphilim's Valiant Set

Drops from: Omen Stribog

If you still have your deck from Omen, there's really no need to farm one of the newer ones for the tiniest bit of extra health. If you don't and you have other items you're hoping to win from Omen, he might be the spot to farm!

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Rasputin's Bevy of Answers

Drops from: Rasputin

The nice thing about this set of three decks is that it's the only one in the top four to offer you a choice of jewel slots. A lot of people prefer the triangle slot on a deck, so it has been used on the newer decks and is what's shown where there are options. Rasputin can be a tougher battle on this list (even compared to both him and the Scorpion in Empyrea) but you've got a chance to pick up all kinds of gear!

Best Level 130+ Balance Mounts

Mounts are a relatively new introduction to the world of best gear, as they haven't always given stats. Now, you can get at least a little bonus from your ride. Here are the best stat-boosting mounts available for your wizard.

(1) Balance Ghulture*
Drops from:
Ghulture's Hoard Pack
Wizard101 Best Gear Level 130+
(2) Clockwork Courser**
From:
Cuckoo Clock Gauntlet
Wizard101 Best Gear Level 130+
(3) Crystal Unicorn
From:
Jewel Crafter's Bundle
Wizard101 Best Gear Level 130+
(4) Roc
Drops from:
Sinbad Hoard Pack
Wizard101 Best Balance Gear Level 130+
Other: (1) Desert Racer*** (2) Mammoth Mini
*Battle Havox and Battle Narwhal are equivalent substitutes for this item.
**Vulpine Avenger is an equivalent substitute for this item.
***Waddling Witch Hunt is an equivalent substitute for this item.
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Balance Ghulture

Drops from: Ghulture's Hoard Pack

The good news for Balance is that since their Ghulture only gives 2% damage (though it is universal), they can swap it out for the Battle Havox or Battle Narwhal from bundles to avoid having to spend on packs for the extra damage.

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Clockwork Courser

From: Cuckoo Clock Gauntlet

If you have either the Cuckoo Clock Gauntlet or the Avalon Outlaw's Bundle, you're in good shape for your 2% universal piercing bonus!

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Crystal Unicorn

From: Jewel Crafter's Bundle

It never hurts to be a little more accurate. If you don't have any of the other mounts or could use a little bonus to push you up to 100% accuracy, this could be the mount option for you.

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Desert Racer

From: Mirage Raider's Bundle

So you don't have any of the preferred mounts, but you might have gotten this one or snagged the Waddling Witch Hut from the Witch's Hoard Pack. While making solid gear choices usually means staying around 100% power pip chance, this mount could help push you the extra little bit or let you choose a piece of gear without power pip chance.

More About This Guide

Continuing from my level 120+ gear guides, these are dedicated exclusively to level 130+ wizards. For clarification, this guide is not intended to include items that a level 130 wizard cannot use, hence the title of the guide. It will be updated as I'm available with new items that fall into this level range. I encourage you to read more about the calculator including its features and limitations in the instructions post.

This guide seeks to offer the best overall gear options for a setup that works in the widest array of scenarios. Specific bosses, farming, and other specialized tasks may require different setups. This guide is also designed to develop a wizard who can operate competitively on their own, independent of any assistance or team. It does not assume you have any specific school or setup assisting you. The guide provides the best options overall as well as other options based on the type of setup you're trying to achieve. Note that on every item, either the item name or boss can be clicked to see stats and more details about that piece of gear.

Best Balance Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101Please note: Jewels are dropped separately from items. The bonus stats they provide are not included on the item pictured. Items come with empty jewel sockets and some must be unlocked. For more information, see the Jewels and Socketing Guide.

Acknowledgments

This guide is the result of long-term observation of the gear that's actually being used by wizards in the game as well as comparisons of other existing items. Thanks to Destiny Rain for stat and level verification on the Olympian Bundle gear. Many images here are the result of Wizard101 Central contributors and others. For full information on screenshots, follow the link on the item for credits within individual guides. Thank you!

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