Best Death Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101

Best Level 130+ Death Gear | Wizard101

What's the best gear for a max Death wizard? If you're level 130, this is the guide for you! Not level 130 yet? Check out the Best Level 120+ Death 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+ Death 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 your wizard. If you're hoping for a more aggressive setup, consider items under the "For Offense" category.

(1) Krokopatra Oblivion Fez
Drops from:
Krokopatra (Exalted)
Wizard101 Krokopatra Exalted Drops - Best Gear
(2) Death Lord's Veil of Woe
Drops from:
Malistaire the Undying
Wizard101 Darkmoor Gear Drops - Best Level 100+ Gear
(3) Deathly Paradox Conical*
Drops from:
Vigilant Sargun (+More)
Wizard101 Storm Titan Drops - Level 130+ Paradox Best Gear Guide
(4) Death Mask of the Usurped
Drops from:
Malistaire (+More)
Wizard101 Darkmoor Gear Drops - Best Level 100+ Gear
*Deathly Paradox Conical and Alphoi Warrior Helm have identical stats.
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Krokopatra Oblivion 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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Death Lord's Veil of Woe

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 Deathly 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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Deathly 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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Depths of Darkmoor Helm

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+ Death 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) Baleful Light Brigade Armor
Drops from:
Corporal Tenni'syn
Wizard101 Corporal Tenni'syn Drops - Level 125+ Best Gear
(2) Bonesmasher Robe of Strife
Drops from:
Rattlebones (Exalted)
Wizard101 Krokopatra Exalted Drops - Best Gear
(3) Death Lord's Cloak of Woe
Drops from:
Malistaire the Undying
Wizard101 Corporal Tenni'syn Drops - Level 125+ Best Gear
(4) Boneplate of the Usurped
Drops from:
Malistaire (+More)
Wizard101 Darkmoor Gear Drops - Best Level 100+ Gear
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Baleful 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 Strife

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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Death Lord's Cloak of Woe

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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Boneplate of the Usurped

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+ Death 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) Deathly Paradox Boots*
Drops from:
Vigilant Sargun (+More)
Wizard101 Storm Titan Drops - Level 130+ Paradox Best Gear Guide
(2) Grim Zanadu Boots
Drops from:
Admiral Dynt (+More)
Wizard101 Level 130+ Gear
(3) Monarch's Footwear
From:
Fantastic Fairytale Bundle
Wizard101 Fantastic Fairytale Bundle
(4) Nimbari Praetor Greaves
Drops from:
Nimbari Hoard Pack
Wizard101 Best Level 130+ Gear
*Deathly Paradox Boots and Alphoi Warrior Boots have identical stats.
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Deathly Paradox Boots

Drops from: Vigilant Sargun, Titan's Trident Chest

These incredible boots have resistance close to Malistaire's boots, but much 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 Warrior Boots with identical stats.

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Grim Zanadu Boots

Drops from: Admiral Dynt (See Others)

These boots are a really close second to the Deathly 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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Nimbari Praetor Greaves

Drops from: Nimbari Hoard Pack

While these boots sacrifice power pip chance, the impressive damage along with some higher resistance makes them a great option, especially if you're okay on power pip chance already. These can easily rival even the Paradox boots and may be a better option for you.

Best Level 130+ Death 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) Ebony Pandamonium Jian*
Drops from:
Pandamonium Hoard Pack
(2) Qismah's Focused Dagger
Crafted from:
Ignus Ferric
Wizard101 Best Level 130+ Death Gear
(3) Deathmetal Skull
Drops from:
Road Warrior's Hoard Pack
Wizard101 Best Level 130+ Gear
(4) Eye of the Soothsayer
Drops from:
Terror's Hoard Pack
Wizard101 Best Max Death Gear Level 130+
*Crimson Pandamonium Jian is an equivalent substitute for this item.
**Titanic Fragment of Torpor and Borealis Remnant of Schisms are close equivalents.
***Deathly Paradox Defenders and Alphoi Warrior Glaive have identical stats.
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Ebony Pandamonium Jian

Drops from: Pandamonium Hoard Pack

This weapon's incredible damage bonus brings it to the top of the charts. This wand has universal damage and critical, plus pip conversion and a cool may-cast ability.

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Quismah's Focused Dagger

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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Deathmetal Skull

Drops from: Road Warrior's Hoard Pack

This weapon is one of the more balanced options for your wizard, providing solid critical and block as well as piercing. Its damage is lower, however.

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Poison Apple

Drops from: Witch's Hoard Pack

This wand is a good alternative to the Deathmetal Skull and another more balanced option for your wizard. It has been a staple since its initial release around level 100!

Best Level 130+ Death 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) Lord of Death's Razor
Drops from:
Yevgeny NightCreeper
Wizard101 Darkmoor Gear Drops - Best Level 100+ Gear
(2) Mercy of the Shadow and Light
Drops from:
Morganthe
Wizard101 Morganthe Drop Guide: Accessories
(3) Blade of the Felled Titan
Drops from:
Cronus
Best Death Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101
(4) Aphrodite's Poisonthorn
Drops from:
Aphrodite II
Aphrodite Drops - Darkmoor Skeleton Key Boss Gear
*Deathly Paradox Dagger and Alphoi Warrior Knife have identical stats.
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Lord of Death's Razor

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 and the rests of its stats are either superior or comparable to Morganthe's athame.

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Mercy of Shadow and Light

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 Poisonthorn

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+ Death 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) Shadow Queen's Grace
Drops from:
Morganthe
Wizard101 Morganthe Drop Guide: Accessories
(2) Amulet of Divine Influence
Drops from:
Hades the Unseen
Best Death Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101
(3) Death Seeker's Talisman
Drops from:
Shane von Shane
Wizard101 Darkmoor Gear Drops - Best Level 100+ Gear
(4) Embodiment of Death Charm
Drops from:
Malistaire (+More)
Wizard101 Darkmoor Gear Drops - Best Level 100+ Gear
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Shadow Queen's Grace

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 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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Death Seeker's Talisman

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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Embodiment of Death Charm

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+ Death 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) Lord of Death's Coil
Drops from:
Aphrodite II
Best Death Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101
(2) Insignia of the Dark Woman
Drops from:
Morganthe
Best Death Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101
(3) Apocalypto Ring
Drops from:
Cipactli (+More)
Best Death Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101
(4) Alpha and Omega Ring
Drops from:
Gladiator Dimachaerus
Best Death Gear (Level 130+) | Wizard101
*Deathly Paradox Ring and Alphoi Warrior Ring have identical stats.
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Lord of Death's Coil

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 Death 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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Insignia of the Dark Woman

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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Apocalypto Ring

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+ Death 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) Deathly Paradox Deck
Drops from:
The Rat & Scorpion (+More)
Wizard101 Storm Titan Drops - Level 130+ Paradox Best Gear Guide
(2) Grim Zanadu Deck
Drops from:
Admiral Dynt (+More)
Wizard101 Level 130+ Gear
(3) Luphilim's Grim Gallery
Drops from:
Omen Stribog
Wizard101 Best Gear - Omen Skeleton Key Boss Drops
(4) Rasputin's Wicked Hand*
Drops from:
Rasputin
Wizard101 Best Level 110+ Gear - Rasputin (The Rat) Drops
For Damage: (1) Gallery of the Woebegone
*Horizon Hold Array of Gloom and Arcanum Exile Bevy of Strife 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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Deathly 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 Death wizards! Alternatively, you could snag it from the Titan's Trident Chest after the big battle.

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Grim 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 Grim Gallery

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 Wicked Hand

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+ Death 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) Death Ghulture
Drops from:
Ghulture's Hoard Pack
Best Level 130+ Gear | Wizard101
(2) Balance Ghulture*
Drops from:
Ghulture's Hoard Pack
Wizard101 Best Gear Level 130+
(3) Clockwork Courser**
From:
Cuckoo Clock Gauntlet
Wizard101 Best Gear Level 130+
(4) Crystal Unicorn
From:
Jewel Crafter's Bundle
Wizard101 Best Gear Level 130+
Other: (1) Roc (2) Desert Racer*** (3) 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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Death Ghulture

Drops from: Ghulture's Hoard Pack

Wizards can improve on many of the other 2% damage mounts with this 3% damage Ghulture from the same pack!

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Balance Ghulture

Drops from: Ghulture's Hoard Pack

This Ghulture gives 2% universal damage (and can be swapped out for several equivalent mounts including the Battle Havox and Battle Narwhal) and is a close second mount option.

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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.

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 Death 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, as well as for the Deathmetal Skull image! 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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