Black Magic (黒魔法, Kuro Mahō?), sometimes shortened to Black, Blk Mag or Blk Magic, and known as Black Magick in games set in Ivalice, is a recurring command and one of the main types of magic in the Final Fantasy series. It focuses on spells that deal direct damage, although some strategic magic is often included as well. In titles that feature the job system, Black Magic is commonly associated with the Black Mage class, but is also usually available to Red Mages and Sages.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy II
- 1.3 Final Fantasy III
- 1.4 Final Fantasy IV
- 1.5 Final Fantasy V
- 1.6 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.7 Final Fantasy X
- 1.8 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.9 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.12 Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Legend III
- 1.14 Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
- 1.15 Bravely Default
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.17 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Black Magic is not a skill set, but a subcategory of spells. They can be taught to Ninja, Red Mages, Red Wizards, Black Mages, and Black Wizards, but only the last can use every Black Magic spell in the game.
Black Magic spells can be learned by any character, and their potency is tied to the Intelligence stat.
The magic system is similar to the one from the first installment. Black Magic spells can be taught to any character, but can only be used by Black Mages; Red Mages; Scholars; Magi; Sages and Onion Knights and Freelancers in the 3D remakes.
The Magic skill set was split into several specialized skillsets. Rydia, Tellah, Palom and Fusoya can learn and use Black Magic. The Black Magic command's Charge Time varies, and its charge time it taken from the spell the player selects to cast.
The Black Magic command returns and it is usable by Rydia, Palom, and Rydia?.
Black Magic is category of magic and is native to only 5 jobs, namely Black Mage, Red Mage, Dark Knight, Scholar and Geomancer. A majority of Black Magic spells specialize in dealing damage, negative status inflicting as well as stat lowering, and can be used by its various jobs at differing levels.
In the original, all characters can purchase Black Magick licenses to cast bought spells. All Black Magick spells deal magick damage.
Black Magick is used by Kytes, and he also gains the ability to charge up and then cast stronger spells.
Black Magick is the skill set of the Black Mage job.
Black Magic is the action ability of the Black Mage job.
Black Magick is the skill set of the the Black Mage, and shares learned abilities with High Magick for hume characters. Black Magick abilities are learned through Rods for Black Mages, and Books for Seers.
Black Magic is one of three types of magic spells in the game. The four elemental spells for this type are all used offensively on enemies.
Black Magic is one of the categories of magic spells in the game which consists mainly of damaging spells. However, there is a good amount of non-damaging spells that causes different effects from those of White Magic.
Black Magic is one of the categories of magic spells and can be equipped and used by any job.
Black Magic spells are used by the Black Mage job, while spells up to level 4 can also be used by Red Mages through the B/W Magic job command. Any job can use the spells with the Black Magic job command. These spells can only be used as long as the corresponding magic scrolls have been purchased.
Non-Final Fantasy appearances[edit | edit source]
Black Magic is the Wizard's command that consist of elemental offensive spells.
Lost Odyssey[edit | edit source]
Black Magic is the command of Jansen Friedh, spells consist of elemental attacks and negative status effects. Like the Final Fantasy series with its tier system, the "-a" and "-us" are used for the second and third spell's tier.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Black magic has traditionally referred to the use of supernatural powers or magic for evil and selfish purposes. With respect to the philosophy of left-hand path and right-hand path, black magic is the malicious counterpart of benevolent white magic.