To become a member of the Ten Wizard Saints, a Mage must be granted this title by the Chairman of the Magic Council. There are different types of Mages who hold this prestigious title, though a few are known to be S-Class Mages of their respective guilds or even Guild Masters. In fact, some members of the Ten Wizard Saints do not even belong to guilds and can even be a part of the Magic Council. After the destruction of Tartaros, the Ten Wizard Saints banded together and reformed the broken Magic Council except for Makarov, who went to the Alvarez Empire to keep their impending invasion at bay, bar God Serena, who defected to the aforementioned nation to serve under their emperor as a member of the Spriggan 12.
The strength of the Ten Wizard Saints is known to be so immense that they are well renowned throughout the continent. Members of the Ten Wizard Saints are exceptionally strong where a single member is able to take on scores of average Mages with ease and defeat more powerful Mages with little effort. In fact, it has been stated that if two members, current or former, were to clash in a fight, it could cause a "cataclysm". However, it has been proven that each member's strength is not on the same level. One of the former Wizard Saints, Makarov Dreyar, was able to defeat former member Jose Porla with relative ease. Another known member of this group, Jura Neekis, has even stated that he is the weakest of the Ten Wizard Saints (however, when he made this statement, Jose Porla and Jellal Fernandes were already former members) and furthermore suggested that the power gap between himself and fellow Saint Makarov is enormous. However, in X791, according to Ooba Babasaama, Jura has risen in the ranks, becoming the 5th strongest member of the Ten Wizard Saints. Additionally, the four strongest members have been described as being so powerful that they shouldn't even be considered human and are famously referred to as the Four Gods of Ishgar (大陸の四天王 Ishugaru no Shitennō).
- According to Jellal Fernandes, if Ur was still alive, she would have definitely become one of the Ten Wizard Saints.
- In one of Erza's dreams about her death, after the destruction of the Tower of Heaven, she witnesses herself becoming one of the Ten Wizard Saints.
- After Laxus' victory over Jura, there were some rumblings in the Magic Council that Laxus should now be endorsed as a Wizard Saint, but after his boorish behavior was pointed out, those rumblings soon subsided.
|Members||Draculos Hyberion • Jura Neekis • Makarov Dreyar • Warrod Sequen • Wolfheim|
|Excommunicated||Jose Porla • Siegrain|