Best mage: Vladimir. Really does too much damage for a point and click spell. Take somebody like Anivia, who gets less health and damage than him, and pair them against each other. Equal skill. Vlad is going to win 9/10 times.
I'm getting thumbs'd down, people might have misunderstood what I was trying to say. Sure, Anivia is better. I've just never seen one do better than a Vlad, and my friend mains Anivia. Vlad is so ridiculously easy, and if one person tried both of these champions out, they'd say Vlad is better simply because he's easier to master and does what seems like more damage.
But w/e, 11 thumbs down. BRING 'EM ON