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Wields fire, ice and lightning magic.


The Black Mage is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance for humes, moogles, and nu mou. They learn Black Magic as a basic job. Nu mou are better suited to be raised as Black Mages because their magic power growth is better than that of moogles and humes.

Black Mages can be one of the most powerful jobs early on if raised right and have the right equipment. One combination players can try is equipping a Black Robe and having the S-Ability Turbo MP from the White Mage. Another idea would be to use the Magic Pow+ ability from the Alchemist. Different elemental rods will enhance the power of the spell (i.e. Flame Rod enhances Firaga).



Hume Black Mages are less powerful but slightly faster than nu mou Black Mages. While most of their stats are mediocre compared to other hume jobs, they have high MP, exceptional Magic Power, and the highest Resistance of all hume jobs.

HP MP Atk Def Mag Pwr Mag Res Spd
5.6 D- 4.4 B- 6.4 D 6.8 D+ 8.8 B+ 9.6 A+ 1.1 D


The moogle race is handicapped when it comes to magic users. Everything the moogle Black Mage can do, either the hume or nu mou Black Mage can do better. This extends to the moogle's advanced magic job, the Time Mage, which is overshadowed in every stat except defense by the nu mou Time Mage.

HP MP Atk Def Mag Pwr Mag Res Spd
5.4 D- 4.8 B 5.7 E 7.6 C 8.4 B 9.7 A+ 1.1 D

Nu mouEdit

The nu mou Black Mage is superior to both the hume and moogle Black Mages in every way that objectively matters. The difference in HP, Speed, and Attack between the three are marginal at best, and there is a substantial increase in MP, Magic Attack, and Resistance, making nu mou Black Mages the most powerful of the three. Nu mou Black Mages have the highest Resistance, tied with moogle Gadgeteers.

HP MP Atk Def Mag Pwr Mag Res Spd
5.4 D- 5.2 B+ 6.2 D- 6.8 D+ 9.2 A 10.2 S 0.9 D


Black MagicEdit

Black mage command. Use elemental magic.

Skill Equipment AP MP Power Range
Fire Rod 100 6 30 4
Generates damaging ball of flame.
Fira Firewheel Rod 200 12 40 4
Powerful fire spell. Deals great damage.
Firaga Flame Rod 300 24 50 4
Most powerful fire spell. Deals incredible damage.
Thunder Rod 100 6 30 4
Calls down lightning to deal damage.
Thundara Thunder Rod 200 12 40 4
Powerful lightning spell. Shoots a giant bolt.
Thundaga Thor Rod 300 24 50 4
Most powerful lightning spell. Shoots many bolts.
Blizzard Rod 100 6 30 4
Creates chuck of ice to deal damage.
Blizzara Sleet Rod 200 12 40 4
Powerful blizzard spell. Fires larger chuck of ice.
Blizzaga Chill Rod 300 24 50 4
Most powerful blizzard spell.


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Return Magic Black Robe Counters magic attack with the same spell. 300


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Geomancy Sage Robe Reduces resistance to elements by one level. [Absb > Null > Half > Norm > Weak]. 300


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Black Combo Mythril Rod Ranged combo ability for black mages. 100

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Black Mage appears on a few cards.


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