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What exactly is the difference between a wizard and a warlock?

Is it like something along the lines of one is good and one is evil?

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something like that.. the root word for Warlock comes from 3 separate sources with 3 meanings. The Anglo-saxon meaning, ‘oath-breaker’ is the most common use of the word. The label has fallen from use and is often seen as a derogatory title. The Old Norse word ‘vardlokkur’ which has been translated to warlock. There are debates about the exact translation of the word in it’s original form. Additionally there are debates about it’s meaning. However there are several mythological tales about the Vardlokkur guarding the gates of knowledge. In these legends, the Vardlokkur were the wise men of divine knowledge who protected that wisdom and guarded it with their lives. The magik of the vardlokkur was/is to ward off evil spirits and to lock or bind them up, keeping the sacred wisdom safe In the Scots dialect the word warlock, means a ‘cunning man’ or ‘male white witch’, it is rarely used today, if at all. (see comment for Wizard)

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(Anglo-Saxon) Includes both sexes; One who is born with naturally given talents, energies and great knowledge of Magikal practices. One who adheres to the pagan traditions. A wizard usually acts alone and is sometimes considered to be a semi-divine authority. Merlin would be a good example. However, this divine perception is often rejected and most often redirected to the proper deities by the wizard himself/herself.
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In my understanding a warlock is a male witch. Just how witches differ from wizards is something I'm not clear on.

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Actually that is only true in Hollywood... if you are speaking of "real" witches, the pagan, religious kind, a male Witch is still called a Witch.. Warlock is considered a deragatory term by most Pagans as one of the ancient meanings of the word was a oathbreaker
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I have always heard that the diffrence is in the combat style. A wizard almost never will fight melee unless he has a spell on his hand, and even then rarely. A wizard will spend more time fighting from extreme range, if he fights at all. A warlock, on the other hand, is as proficient with a blade or pike as with a spell, sometimes mixing the two together. Example: in Skyrim, most people play as a Warlock because they have a weapon in the right hand and a spell in their left. A wizard is impractical, since there is a mana limit. Hope it helped.

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