Mages with the ability to learn monsters' special attacks.
The Blue Mage is a job in Final Fantasy V obtained after the Wind Crystal shatters. It is the first utility job in the game, providing both offensive and defensive capabilities. Unlike most other spellcasting jobs, Blue Mages can wield not only the common spellcaster equipment, but also swords and shields, giving them more offense and defense than a regular mage.
Their Strength and Magic Power are below that of a regular mage or fighter job. To use Blue Magic, Blue Mage must learn the spells from enemies during battle. Only one character needs to learn a Blue Magic spell for the rest of the party to use it.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Abilities[edit | edit source]
The Blue Mage's innate support ability, Learning, is what makes the Blue Mage a Blue Mage. If one is going to hunt for Blue Magic, it is best to have a Beastmaster in the party. The Blue Mage need not live through the attack to learn it, so long as another member of the party finishes the battle alive.
The Blue Magic skillset gives characters the Blue Mage's base Magic unless otherwise already at a higher value.
Upon mastery, Freelancers and Mimes gain the Blue Mage's base Agility, Stamina and Magic unless they already have a higher base from another mastered job. They will also gain Learning as an innate support ability.
Level-up abilities[edit | edit source]
The job's innate command ability is Blue Magic, and its innate support ability is Learning, which allows the character to add spells to the Blue Magic skillset upon enemies using them. Both can be equipped on other jobs after leveling up as a Blue Mage.
|Level 1 Ability|
|Description||Check an enemy's HP.|
|Information||Lets any job use the Check command.|
|Level 2 Ability|
|Description||Learn some monsters' special attacks.|
|Information||Any job can learn Blue Magic.|
|Level 3 Ability|
|Advance Name||Blue Magic|
|Description||Perform Blue Magic.|
|Information||Lets any job use the Blue Magic command and grants the Blue Mage's base Magic unless otherwise already higher.|
|Level 4 Ability|
|Description||See enemy's level, HP, weakness, and current condition.|
|Information||Lets any Job use the Scan command.|
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Blue Mage from Final Fantasy V appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Water-elemental Backup cards.