Void Gauntlet Medium Support Mage PvP Build for New World

Last updated on Jan 23, 2023 at 20:00 by Lemoni 8 comments

The following is a PvP Support Mage that is necessary to have in Wars. It takes advantage of the fantastic utility and crowd-control that the Ice Gauntlet and Void Gauntlet have to offer. It emphasizes effective cooldown management and reduction in order to play in the frontlines, lock down targets, and allow your allies to secure high priority kills. While it does not focus on damage output, it still provides great consistent damage through its abilities and damage over time effects. This is a great build for someone who is looking to survive in melee, but use magic weapons. In all, it is a necessary piece to any 5-player group.


Medium Support Mage Overview

In all types of PvP, especially Wars, crowd control is the absolute most effective way to secure kills. Making sure that any army has dedicated players to supplying crowd control will be crucial to secure a victory. This build uses the incredible CC output of both the Void Gauntlet and the Ice Gauntlet while playing in a Medium Armor loadout so that you can play as a frontline mage. This build is very defensive and is not focused on damage. To properly play this build you will have to have a vast understanding of cooldown management, proper cooldown reduction, and positioning. This is a very desired build that has tons of room to be slotted into Wars.


Void Gauntlet Build


Standard Build

This build can flex into any weapon, even a Life Staff. It has great damage output and maximizes group utility. This is the common pick for any PvP scenario, but can offer great PvE usage as well. It is crucial to take advantage of the cooldown reduction potential of this weapon. Try your best to use Oblivion Oblivion and Petrifying Scream Petrifying Scream before using Orb of Decay Orb of Decay. If you can land critical hits you will get full cooldown resets. If you are in an idle window with nothing else happening be sure to reduce all cooldowns by using Refreshing Harvest Refreshing Harvest.

  • Petrifying Scream Petrifying Scream — Unleash a Void-infused scream, dealing 100% weapon damage, staggering and inflicting Root on nearby enemies. This also provides a high level of defensiveness through the fortify on Fortifying Echoes Fortifying Echoes. As a Void Gauntlet player this skill is crucial to use properly. Focus on setting up large "clumps" of enemies by combining it with a Gravity Well Gravity Well or any other form of crowd control (CC). This is also great for locking down players who have exhausted themselves after avoiding other abilities.
  • Orb of Decay Orb of Decay — This is the main source of damage output. When used correctly a player can cast this ability and right as it hits a taget they can detonate it so that it double hits the target, also applying two stacks of rend and a damage over time effect. When used on large clumps it results in a large amount of cooldown reduction in addition to damage due to the passives in the Void Gauntlet skill tree.
  • Oblivion Oblivion — The most common use for this ability comes through its perk Nullifying Oblivion Nullifying Oblivion to remove buffs from enemies. Otherwise, it deals a deceiving amount of AoE damage that is commonly under-rated. But its other purpose is to regenerate Stamina and provide all those within the zone an empowerment buff to do more damage. This ability is great to use before going through a Void Gauntlet rotation to maximize damage.

Support Ice Gauntlet Build

In almost all cases Ice Gauntlet and Void Gauntlet will complement one another perfectly for both support and damage builds.

When using this build you will need to be playing in a medium armor loadout. This build is solely focused on a support mindset that is constantly providing utility to teammates and offering multiple avenues of crowd control to secure kills and set up combination for entire clumps kills. You will not be a primary damage dealer, you will be securing assists and ensuring that your team has the ability to put forth kill pressure on targets. This is the premiere PvP META build in combination with the Void Gauntlet.

For more information on Ice Gauntlet usage and its abilities please see our Ice Gauntlet guide.




200 Constitution will be your baseline for almost all types PvP and PvE content. Playing with 200 Constitution while in a medium armor loadout makes you incredibly defensive so that you can commit to the front line fights. This is crucial to set up your allies for success. While playing in a build like this, the Void Gauntlet is extremely important, so it is crucial to obtain the bonus from 50 Focus to reduce the cooldown of all your utility-based abilities. This will also increase your overall Void Gauntlet damage. It is not necessary to solely focus on Intelligence because damage is not the priority. When having a Void Gauntlet focused attribute distribution it is important to be attacking with your Void Gauntlet with light and heavy attacks to try and get more cooldown reduction.



Slot Perks Gem Weight Attribute Source
Ice Gauntlet Runeglass of Abyssal Opal Runeglass of Abyssal Opal - Intelligence Crafted/BoE*
Void Gauntlet Runeglass of Abyssal Opal Runeglass of Abyssal Opal - Intelligence/Focus Crafted/BoE
Helmet Runeglass of Abyssal Onyx Runeglass of Abyssal Onyx Heavy Intelligence or Constitution Crafted/BoE
Gloves Runeglass of Abyssal Onyx Runeglass of Abyssal Onyx Medium Intelligence or Constitution Crafted/BoE
Chest Runeglass of Abyssal Onyx Runeglass of Abyssal Onyx Heavy Intelligence or Constitution Crafted/BoE
Pants Runeglass of Abyssal Onyx Runeglass of Abyssal Onyx Light Intelligence or Constitution Crafted/BoE
Boots Runeglass of Abyssal Onyx Runeglass of Abyssal Onyx Medium Intelligence or Constitution Crafted/BoE
Amulet Cut Pristine Opal Cut Pristine Opal - Intelligence or Constitution Crafted/BoE
Ring Cut Pristine Opal Cut Pristine Opal - Intelligence or Constitution Crafted/BoE
Earring Cut Pristine Opal Cut Pristine Opal - Intelligence or Constitution Crafted/BoE

*: Depending on your preference and RNG, you can run Crystalline Curse Crystalline Curse when you have 200 Arcana. Otherwise you will have to try to get an alternative to drop.

**: This build is dependent on a significant number of ability perks. You can place these perks anywhere depending on the gear you have access to. No matter what you should be trying to have Deadly Frost Deadly Frost, Unending Thaw Unending Thaw, Putrefying Scream Putrefying Scream, Nullifying Oblivion Nullifying Oblivion, and Diminishing Orb Diminishing Orb.

***: Freedom Freedom, Elemental Aversion Elemental Aversion, and Refreshing Refreshing, are all viable options. When using Freedom Freedom you should stack 3 or 5 times. Any combination of these perks is viable.

Overall with gearing, this is the ideal loadout of perks for a best in slot build. With that being said, be sure to refer to the Void Gauntlet/Ice Gauntlet perks guide to have a better understanding of other flexible perk options to fit into your build. You can decide what you are most comfortable with.


Gem Optimization

For more specific information on optimizing your gems in PvP and PvE please refer to our Void Gauntlet Gems and Consumables guide.



Brutal Heartrune of Grasping Vines Brutal Heartrune of Grasping Vines is the best pick to make sure that enemies caught in the rooting effect are vulnerable to high damage bursts.

If you are looking for more individual damage output you can use Brutal Heartrune of Detonate Brutal Heartrune of Detonate.


Heartrune Usage

Your Heartrune will be used similarly in PvP and PvE scenarios. As such, please refer to our Void Gauntlet guide for tips on how it can be used most effectively.



  • Use Petrifying Scream Petrifying Scream to lock a target, or targets, in place.
  • Use Ice Shower Ice Shower behind the target or to block a doorway.
  • If time permits, place Oblivion Oblivion on the ground. This could also be used premptively depending on the situation. But this can also be held to take advantage of its buff removal.
  • Hit the target(s) with Orb of Decay Orb of Decay.
  • Detonate Orb of Decay Orb of Decay as soon as it lands the inital hit on the target(s).
  • Drop a Ice Storm Ice Storm on large groups for additional damage, slows, and for targets trying to escape be sure to use Heavy Freeze Heavy Freeze. (This could also be used before all other abilities if there is a large group).
  • Light attack with Void Gauntlet as a filler or use Refreshing Harvest Refreshing Harvest during downtime or if cooldowns are close to being active.
  • Repeat

Gameplay Tips

When using the Void Gauntlet or Ice Gauntlet in PvP and PvE there are many similar aspects that go into gameplay decisions and rotations. To learn more about how you can improve your gameplay, use certain secondary weapons, or additional information on specific abilities, please refer to the Gameplay section of the Void Gauntlet page or Ice Gauntlet page.



For more information on the most frequently asked Void Gauntlet or Ice Gauntlet questions please refer to the FAQ section of the Void Gauntlet guide, or Ice Gauntlet, for answers on PvP and PvE topics!



  • 22 Oct. 2023: Guide updated for expansion.
  • 29 Mar. 2023: Updated Gear.
  • 23 Jan. 2023: Guide added.
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