A warrior who uses Black Magicks to channel elemental powers into powerful offensive spells.

Description

Black Mage, also known as Wizard, is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics. The offensive magickal job class wielding Black Magick, Black Mages are not as common as White Mages. Their magick does heavy damage, and can easily take out many units at once. Their spells do not differentiate between friend and foe, so players using Black Mages have to be careful. It takes 8,150 JP to master. It takes 8,400 JP in the War of the Lions.

Leveling it to level 3 unlocks Time Mage; leveling it to level 5 with White Mage, Time Mage, and Mystic unlocks Arithmetician; while mastering it as well as Knight, Samurai, Geomancer, Dragoon, and Ninja—as well as having the unit get 20 kills (the units must turn into chests or crystals to count)—to unlock Dark Knight (War of the Lions version only).

The Black Mage possess the highest magick power of any standard jobs.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
Lv. 2 Chemist Rods Hats Clothes, Robes No
Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
3 3 8 5% Low High Low High

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Black Magicks[edit | edit source]

Black mage job command. Enables the use of attack magicks in battle.

Description

Firaja, Blizzaja, and Thundaja have a 30% chance of randomly being learned in battle by a Black Mage who hasn't learned the spell yet and is damaged but not KO'd by the spell, or absorbed and heals at least 1 HP. Nullifying the damage does not count.

Name MP Cost Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Fire 6 4 2 25 50
Black magick that envelops targets in ferocious flames.
Can be Reflected. Arithmeticks.
Element: Fire.
Damage: (14 x Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Destruction of nature, gather in flame! Fire!"
Fira
(Fire 2)
12 4 2 20 200
Black magick that envelops targets in ferocious flames.
Can be Reflected. Arithmeticks.
Element: Fire.
Damage: (18 x Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Out of the ground, raze all greenery with flame! Fire2!"
Firaga
(Fire 3)
24 4 2 15 500
Black magick that envelops targets in ferocious flames.
Can be Reflected. Arithmeticks.
Element: Fire.
Damage: (24 x Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Star fire, awaken and deliver your judgment! Fire3!"
Firaja
(Fire 4)
48 4 3 10 850/900
Black magick that envelops targets in ferocious flames.
Element: Fire.
Damage: (32 x Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Smoldering flames far below, punish the wicked! Fire4!"
Thunder
(Bolt)
6 4 2 25 50
Black magick that strikes targets with lightning.
Can be Reflected. Arithmeticks.
Element: Lightning.
Damage: (14 x Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Strip away the ground with glistening blades! Bolt!"
Thundara
(Bolt 2)
10 4 2 20 200
Black magick that strikes targets with lightning.
Can be Reflected. Arithmeticks.
Element: Lightning.
Damage: (18 x Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Swirling bolts, gather and strike with power! Bolt2!"
Thundaga
(Bolt 3)
24 4 2 15 500
Black magick that strikes targets with lightning.
Can be Reflected. Arithmeticks.
Element: Lightning.
Damage: (24 x Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Heavenly bolts, come bring God's judgement! Bolt3!"
Thundaja
(Bolt 4)
48 4 3 10 850/900
Black magick that strikes targets with lightning.
Element: Lightning.
Damage: (32 x Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Angry spirits of the world strike now! Bolt4!"
Blizzard
(Ice)
6 4 2 25 50
Black magick that conjures forth bone-chilling icicles.
Can be Reflected. Arithmeticks.
Element: Ice.
Damage: (14 x Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Scatter your chilly sharp blades! Ice!"
Blizzara
(Ice 2)
12 4 2 20 200
Black magick that conjures forth bone-chilling icicles.
Can be Reflected. Arithmeticks.
Element: Ice.
Damage: (18 x Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Drifting breeze, come down with fury! Ice2!"
Blizzaga
(Ice 3)
24 4 2 15 500
Black magick that conjures forth bone-chilling icicles.
Can be Reflected. Arithmeticks.
Element: Ice.
Damage: (24 x Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Freezing wind, speak of forgotten truths! Ice3!"
Blizzaja
(Ice 4)
48 4 3 10 850/900
Black magick that conjures forth bone-chilling icicles.
Element: Ice.
Damage: (32 x Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Effortless water, break your silence, attack! Ice4!"
Poison 6 4 2 34 150
Black magick that induces poisoning within the body, causing a gradual loss of HP.
Can be Reflected. Arithmeticks.
Effect: Poison.
Success Rate: (160 + Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Filthy blood of revenge, inject! Poison!"
Toad 12 3 1 20 500
Black magick that turns its target into a toad, or reverts a toad to its natural form.
Can be Reflected. Arithmeticks.
Effect: Toad.
Success Rate: (120 + Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Know, live, become a frog! Frog!"
Death 24 4 1 10 600
Black magick that offers up the target's soul to the spirits of the dead for an instant KO.
Can be Reflected. Arithmeticks.
Effect: KO.
Success Rate: (100 + Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Death gods carving life, take their souls! Death!"
Flare 60 5 1 15 900/1000
Black magick that converts energy into heat, scorching the battlefield with searing temperatures.
Can be Reflected. Arithmeticks.
Damage: (46 x Magic Attack) x (Faith/100) x (TargetFaith/100)
Quote: "Inscript the dark god into a rotting body! Flare!"

Reaction abilities[edit | edit source]

Name Description Trigger JP Needed
Magick Counter
(Counter Magic)
Counterattack using the same magick with which the user was attacked. Magick 800

Support abilities[edit | edit source]

Arcane Strength increases damage inflicted/HP restored by magicks by 33%, and increases success rate of status attack magicks. Also works for other abilities that depend on the Magick Attack stat, like Iaido, Geomancy, and Limit.

Name Description JP Needed
Arcane Strength
(Magic AttackUP)
Inflict greater damage with magickal attacks. 400

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Black Mage appears as an enemy.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

Black Mage appears on cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Knights of the Crystals[edit | edit source]

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Black Mage appears as a card in the Ivalice Special Arena has a limited-time special arena with eighteen floors.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Wizard is another name for a Magician. Wizards in fantasy literature and RPGs often draw from the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, whose Wizards of Middle-earth are a group of beings outwardly resembling Men but possessing much greater physical and mental power. Each Wizard has robes of a characteristic color, Gandalf the Grey being a quintessential example.

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