Perform blue magic.
Blue Magic (あおまほう, Ao Mahō?), also known as Blue, is a Magic skillset in Final Fantasy V. It is the special ability of the Blue Mage, and marks the first way in Final Fantasy to use magic learned from enemies.
Blue Magic comes in a variety of different forms, from offensive spells to positive enhancements. Some of the most useful spells in the game are Blue Magic.
The character must be hit by the Blue Magic spell either as a Blue Mage or with the Learning ability equipped while in another job to learn the spell. Only one member is required to learn a specific spell for it to be used by the others. Some enemies never normally use the desired spell onto the party and must be forced to do so to learn it. The Blue Mage needs not live through the attack to learn it, as long as another party member gets through the battle alive the desired Blue Magic spell will be acquired.
Most Blue Magic spells have their own effect formulas, but the Aero spells use the damage formula of the other spells.
Aero spells' parameters are calculated as follows:
- $ Attack = Spell Attack + (0..(Spell Attack/8)) $
- $ M = (Level*Magic Power)/256 + 4 $
- $ Defense = Magic Defense $
If the target absorbs Wind, it will be healed instead of damaged; and if it has elemental immunity, the attack misses. If the target is resistant against Wind, the Attack modifier in the above formula is halved; and if it is weak against Wind, the Attack modifier is doubled and the spell will ignore the target's Magic Defense.
- $ Damage = (Attack - Defense) * M $
Damage is capped at 9999.
The Blue Magic skillset gives characters the Blue Mage's base Magic unless otherwise already at a higher value.
List of spellsEdit
The following is a list of Blue Magic. Enemies in italics must be controlled by a Beastmaster and "forced" to attack for the Blue Mage to learn the skill from them. An alternative is to confuse them into casting spells onto the Blue Mage (only applicable to self-helping skills, or in certain cases, with the help of Reflect). Enemies in bold must be given MP to use Blue Magic.
|10||Exdeath, Azulmagia, Hades, Unknown (#172), The Damned||Kills one enemy after 30 seconds.|
|Curses one enemy to die in 30 seconds.|
|Roulette||1||Parthenope, Azulmagia, Death Dealer, Shinryu, Hades||Kills one random ally or enemy.|
|KO's a randomly chosen target.|
|38||Dhorme Chimera, Manticore, Leviathan, Bahamut, Azulmagia, Crystal, Enuo, Famed Mimic Gogo, Aquagel||Deals non-elemental damage to all enemies (Spell Attack = 75). Deals 8 times the damage to desert enemies.|
|Uses bubbles to surround and damage all enemies.|
|Level 5 Death|
|22||Page 64, Level Checker, Azulmagia, Executor, Enuo, Level Tricker||Kills enemies whose levels are a multiple of 5. Ignores death resistance.|
|Hits targets with levels that are multiples of 5.|
|Level 4 Graviga|
|9||Ghidra, Level Tricker, Level Checker, Azulmagia, Executor||Casts Graviga on enemies whose levels are a multiple of 4.|
|Hits targets with levels that are multiples of 4.|
|Level 2 Old|
|11||Magic Dragon, Level Checker, Azulmagia, Executor, Shinryu, Level Tricker||Inflicts Old on enemies whose levels are a multiple of 2.|
|Hits targets with levels that are multiples of 2.|
|Level 3 Flare|
|18||Exdeath, Level Checker, Azulmagia, Executor, Shinryu, Red Dragon, Archeosaur||Casts Flare on enemies whose levels are a multiple of 3. (Spell Attack = 254, pierces MDef)|
|Hits targets with levels that are multiples of 3.|
|5||Azulmagia, Elf Toad, Archeotoad, Kornago, Farfarello, Gilgamesh, Lemure, Vilia||Inflicts Toad on one target.|
|Inflicts one enemy with toad status.|
|5||Mini Magician, Gilgamesh, Cherie, Farfarello, Azulmagia, Vilia, Mykale||Inflicts Mini on one target.|
|Inflicts one enemy with mini status.|
|Flash||7||Crew Dust, Ramuh, Neon, Gilgamesh, Necrophobe, Azulmagia, Headstone, Orukat, Parthenope, Stone Mask||Inflicts Blind on all enemies.|
|Inflicts darkness on all enemies.|
|Time Slip||9||Traveler, Gilgamesh, Azulmagia, Cherie||Inflicts Old and Sleep on one target.|
|Causes sleep and old status on one enemy.|
|3||Page 256, Jackanapes, Mykale||Inflicts Berserk on all allies.|
|Causes berserk status for all allies.|
|21||Death Claw, Treant, Gilgamesh, Soul Eater, Azulmagia, Iron Claw, Objet d'Art, Strapparer||Reduces a target's HP to single digits and inflicts Paralyze.|
|Brings one enemy to the point of death. Causes paralysis.|
|Aero||4||Moldwynd, Gigas, Magissa, Mykale, Azulmagia, Defeater||Deals Wind-elemental damage to one or all enemies. (Spell Attack = 20)|
|Deals wind damage.|
|10||Gigas, Enchanted Fan, Page 32, Gilgamesh, Enkidu, Abductor, Azulmagia, Galajelly||Deals Wind-elemental damage to one or all enemies. (Spell Attack = 50)|
|Deals wind damage.|
|24||Enchanted Fan (Metamorpha version only), Magic Dragon, Elm Gigas, Crystal, Baldanders, Azulmagia, Neo Exdeath, Dark Elemental, Enuo, Cherie, Ziggurat Gigas (Zephyrus version only)||Deals Wind-elemental damage to one or all enemies. (Spell Attack = 140)|
|Deals wind damage.|
|5||Prototype, Flame Thrower, Mecha Head, Omega, Omega Mk.II, Triton, Great Dragon, Azulmagia, Claret Dragon, Mindflayer||Deals Fire-elemental damage to one enemy. (Spell Attack = 50)|
|Engulfs one enemy in flames.|
|0||Goblin, Black Goblin, Gilgamesh, Gobbledygook, Azulmagia, Sahagin, Nix||Deals non-elemental damage to one target. If the target's level is same as the caster's level, deals 8 times the damage instead. Ignores row positions and weapons' special effects (e.g. Excalipoor hits at full power and Chicken Knife has no chance to cause fleeing).|
|Attacks one enemy with a goblin's strength.|
|27||Black Flame, Strapparer, Ushabti, Azulmagia, Hades, Shadow||Halves the target's current level.|
|Halves target's level.|
|19||Magic Dragon, Ziggurat Gigas, Ushabti, Azulmagia, Page 256, Shadow, The Damned||Halves the target's Defense.|
|Reduces target's defense.|
|13||Mythril Dragon, Gargoyle, Birositris, Devilfish, Unknown (#169), Mover||Sacrifices the caster and fully restores one target's HP and MP.|
|Sacrifices caster to completely restore an ally's HP and MP.|
|6||Wendigo, Twintania, Mindflayer, Azulmagia||Deals non-elemental damage while inflicts Sap and Paralyze to one target. (Spell Attack = 80)|
|Attacks one enemy and causes paralysis and sap status.|
|Vampire||2||Steel Bat, Blood Slime, Abductor, Zombie Dragon, Enkidu, Dark Aspic, Python, Mercury Bat, Azulmagia, Achelon, Dechirer, Shadow||Absorbs HP from target and restores caster's HP. The amount it absorb is calculated $ (Max HP - Current HP)/2 $ The GBA version is bugged so that the formula is not divided by 2 at the end.|
|Absorbs HP from one enemy.|
|3||Byblos, Drippy, Apanda, Azulmagia, Oiseaurare||Halves target's MP.|
|Halves target's MP.|
|72||Ironclad, Stingray||Grants Protect, Shell, Float to the party.|
|Casts Protect, Shell, and Levitate on all allies.|
|1||Azulmagia, Motor Trap, Bomb, Purobolos, Grenade, Gilgamesh, Prototype, Unknown (#171)||Kills caster to deal non-elemental piercing damage to one target equal to user's current HP.|
|Sacrifices caster to deal massive damage to one enemy.|
|????||3||Azulmagia, Kuza Beast, Tyrannosaur, Wild Nakk, Behemoth, Gel Fish, King Behemoth, Mecha Head, Numb Blade, Traveler||Deals non-elemental piercing damage to one target equal to caster's Maximum HP minus their current HP.|
|25||Azulmagia, Lamia Queen, Cactus, Hedgehog, Lamia, Lemure, Mykale||Deals 1000 damage to one target. Damage cannot be reduced.|
|Deals 1,000 damage to one enemy.|
|28||Enchanted Fan, Dark Elemental, White Flame, Hellraiser||Restores HP to party equal to caster's current HP.|
|Restores each party member's HP by an amount equal to the caster's current HP.|
|Missile||7||Prototype, Rocket Launcher, Enkidu, Gilgamesh, Mecha Head, Soul Cannon, Azulmagia, Motor Trap||Reduce target to 1/4 of its current HP.|
|Quarters an enemy's HP.|
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
- Spell effect sprites
- Super Famicom* From the fantranslated version played on an emulator.
- Game Boy Advance