Way of Dark
Spell Ward - Makes you immune to magic damage for 20 seconds.
Cast Time: 1.5 seconds
Cooldown: 20 seconds
For protection against mages, look no further than Spell Ward. A bit of a cast time on this buff, but unless you face a highly skilled mage, you should find victory easily. If you also face a warrior opponent, take a melee focused secondary ability and you'll be well prepared for combat. Of course, Spell Ward will probably not help you against thieves.
Leads to: Grimblade or Wraith