The Wizard from Seven Sorrows

The Wizard is a general classification of the wizard class of the Gauntlet games. He is a master of magic, and can make the most out of Bomb Potions. His magic projectiles are also among the strongest of the heroes.



The Wizard is known as Merlin here.

Gauntlet II

Gauntlet (NES)

Wizard NES

Merlin, preparing to cast a spell.

Merlin has the best magic ability, but no armor, and poor hand-to-hand fighting ability. He has powerful shots.

Merlin is a powerful hero, but will greatly benefit from Extra Power Potions to augment his armor and speed. As might be expected, Merlin should avoid melee in favor of his powerful ranged attacks. His Magic power is great enough to blow away nearly all enemies.

Starting Power 800
Armor Strength 1
Shot Strength 4
Magic Strength 5
Fighting Ability 1
Player Speed 3

Gauntlet: The Third Encounter

Gauntlet III: The Final Quest

The name of the wizard in this game was Merlin, who was the former apprentice of the great wizard Magnus.

Gauntlet IV


Offensive Magic [1]
Price Magic Long-Range Power Short-Range Power Long-Range Speed Defense Speed
Energy Ball N/A -- -- -- -- -- --
Energy Bolt 1,000 Gold 0 +1 +1 0 0 0
Energy Shot 4,000 Gold 0 +3 +1 0 0 0
Magic Arrow 8,000 Gold -1 +5 +1 +1 0 0
Magic Missile 14,000 Gold -1 +6 +2 +1 0 0
Psycho Shot 22,000 Gold 0 +6 +2 +1 +1 0
Ray Ball 32,000 Gold 0 +7 +2 +2 +1 0
Defensive Magic [2]
Price Magic Long-Range Power Short-Range Power Long-Range Speed Defense Speed
Protection N/A -- -- -- -- -- --
High-Protection 2,000 Gold 0 0 0 0 +1 +1
Magic Shield 8,000 Gold +1 0 +1 0 +1 +1
Psycho Barrier 16,000 Gold +2 0 +1 +1 +1 +1
Robe [3]
Price Magic Long-Range Power Short-Range Power Long-Range Speed Defense Speed
Cotton Robe N/A -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Robe 2,000 Gold 0 0 -1 0 +2 +1
Sage Robe 8,000 Gold +1 0 0 0 +2 +1
Enchanted Cloak 16,000 Gold +1 0 0 0 +3 +2

Gauntlet: Legends


The Yellow Wizard.

The Wizard hails from the Desert Lands. The Jackal is the Wizard's Beast Within. The commonly known form of this wizard is his Yellow one, whom takes the appearance of a dark-skinned Egyptian advisor. He wears many pharaoh-like accessories, such as sandals, a royal hat, and an elegant robe. 

Aside from the yellow wizard, there is the green wizard - a man with tatoos around his body and flowy green garments. He is a bit scary in appearance, as with the rest of the green forms of characters. The red wizard is a more muscular, blond man who appears significantly younger than the rest. He wears red robes from the waist down, complete with thick furs. Lastly, the blue wizard wears thick blue robes with gems, wearing a golden cap.

All carry staves and wear bracers which seem to apmplify their magical abilities. He is quite serious in nature, yet good-tempered.

Gauntlet: Dark Legacy


Stat Exp
Strength 250
Armor 150
Magic 600
Speed 350

Level Ranking

Rank Level
Wizard 1
Magician 10
Mage 30
Conjuror 50
Spellcaster 70
Archmage 90
Legend 99


Level Ability
25 Magic turns poison fruit into an Apple.
50 Magic turns poison meat into a Drumstick.
75 Magic heals other heroes.

Turbo Attack

  • Demon Skull: Summons a large demon's skull that blasts forward, mowing down anything the path.
  • Rock Shower: Drops a hailstorm of stone down in a radius around the caster.

Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows

Merlin seems to make his return from the old Gauntlet games to do one final quest. He travels along with the Valkyrie and the Warrior to kill the Seven Sorrows. The Wizard is a bit more durable this time around, and can be found engaging in melee...and winning. He's known as Madoc here.

Paths of Evil

The Wizard is known as Morgan.


  • Merlin was the advisor to King Arthur, of British legend. Also, Morgan from Paths of Evil, is a nod to Morgan le Fay, Merlin's rival.
  • The Wizard's alternate character, the Jackal, is an obvious reference the Egyptian god of death Anubis.


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