Magicite is an Esper's power in its purest form. When an Esper dies, magicite is all that is left behind...
Ramuh, Final Fantasy VI
Magicite (魔石, Maseki?, lit. Magic Stone), also known as Magacite and Magic Stone, is the name of magical stones in several Final Fantasy games. They usually contain a great deal of magical energies that can be extracted.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy II
- 1.2 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.3 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.4 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.5 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.6 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.7 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.8 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.9 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
- 1.12 Dissidia Final Fantasy
- 1.13 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
- 1.14 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Artniks Dive
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.18 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
- 1.20 Chocobo Racing
- 2 Etymology
- 3 References
Appearances[edit | edit source]
In the Destruction floor of the Arcane Labyrinth, the mages mention magicite. Three types of magicite (blue, green, and red) must be collected so that one of them may create the Destroy spell, which can be later obtained by fighting Deumion.
Magicite is the leftover remains of an esper. For the esper's magical power to be fully drained, it must transform into magicite. The esper's soul remains anchored to the magicite, and can communicate and be temporarily summoned back into their living incarnation. They are equippable by the player characters in the menu, where they can teach magic, summon the esper, and grant stat boosts.
There is also an item called Magicite Shard, which can summon a random esper when used in battle. Magicite Shards never summon Odin, Raiden or any of the four espers exclusive to the Advance and mobile/Steam versions.
Stone with magic power.
Magic Stone is a common item obtained from various sources. It drops from a level 1–19 Abyss Worm or T-Rexaur, a level 20–29 Armadodo, Belhelmel, Bite Bug, Blitz, Blobra, Bomb, Caterchipillar, Geezard, Elastoid, Funguar, Jelleye, Lefty, Red Bat, Righty, and Vysage, a level 30+ Blood Soul, a level 1–29 Ochu, and any leveled Buel and Oilboyle. In addition, it can be be mugged from a level 1–19 Abyss Worm and Righty, level 20–29 Bite Bug, Blobra, and Buel, and any leveled Armadodo.
Magic Stone, being the second tier item for the M-Stone Piece, is a common item for various common spells. It can be refined into 5 Fira, Blizzara, Cura, Berserk, Dispel, Thundara, or Haste spells, and can be refined from 1 Grat, Buel, and Jelleye card.
The powerrr of magicite is an ominous, cursed energy. It is a manifestation of evil that we cannot tolerrrate.
Magicite is an unusual crystalline substance of tremendous power. Magicite is rare, having only been found in caverns under the well-guarded strongholds of the three major beastmen races. The primary theory behind magicite formation involves the broken conduits, parts of the ancient Crystal Line, which run through the caverns. Energy surging through the line seeps out of the broken conduit and is absorbed by the cavern's soil and water, crystallizing into magicite.
"Black magicite" is forged from the crystallization of pure Emptiness. Black magicite is an extremely dangerous substance, possessing power beyond even ordinary magicite; the source of the black magicite's power causes any person who comes in contact with it, or attempts to use it as a weapon, to become corrupted with darkness. Black magicite is responsible for many tragedies throughout Vana'diel's history.
The only source of black magicite appears to come from the Northlands, but all who have come in contact with it have suffered tremendously. One example is Yow Rabntah's forging of the Bow of Light, a weapon infused with shards of the enormous black magicite crystal found in the Northlands, which caused her to start a bloody civil war and branded her as a "sinner" by her fellow Mithra. The black magicite originally found in the Northlands was later stored at the Tavnazia Cathedral as an artifact called the "Star of Tavnazia".
The only known method for the creation of black magicite is to expose Emptiness to the holy light within an artifact known as the "Eye of Altana", which was also guarded by the Tavnazia Cathedral prior to the outbreak of the Crystal War. It has since been lost.
There are two exceptions to the danger of black magicite: through exposure to holy light (either by the Eye of Altana or the Dawnmadians) certain individuals have had the emptiness contained within themselves (as emptiness exists within all the Children of Altana) crystallize somewhere on their body. As a side effect of this crystallization, the individual ceases aging and may become immortal (this is never explicitly confirmed, however Prishe implies her immortality is the reason she survived against Shinryu). The only two individuals to experience this are the Zilart Prince Eald'narche (in his right eye) and Prishe (on her chest).
Magicite is a magickal stone containing high amounts of Mist that can extract magick. While the player can't equip magicite, they can sell it as loot. There are two additional subsets of magicite: nethicite, which can absorb Mist, and auracite, which can summon Yarhi (as shown in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings), much like regular magicite in Final Fantasy VI.
Magicite has many uses in Ivalice, including Spellstones that enable the use of magick, Skystones that power airships, and Memstones which hold visions and sounds and allow others to experience them like a recorded device. Magicite is a naturally occurring substance, being mined in the Lhusu Mines and Henne Mines. Regions in jagd disrupt the operation of airship Skystones due to the high concentration of magicite in the soil of such regions, but Draklor Laboratory produces Skystones that allow airships to fly in jagd safely.
Magicite is a featured key item within the Return to Ivalice story arc. Shards of magicite based on Ifrit, Titan and Garuda can also be collected as items from silver chests in the Heaven-on-High deep dungeon. Using a magicite will summon forth a Primal to unleash their signature attack, instantly killing every enemy in every room on the current floor, except for unrevealed mimics and also deals major damage to bosses. A random floor debuff may also prohibit the use of magicite.
Auracite are a type of magicite that act as conduits for the Lucavi to exist in the mortal world.
Have you ever used Magicite before? It's basically magic energy in crystallized form, so you've got to handle it with extreme caution—unless you want to get blown sky high. You know they developed that stuff for people who are too clumsy to cast spells, don't you? I guess I could see it being more useful than actual magic in some situations, though.
Class Fourth Cadet
Magicite exists in Orience, but as Class Zero cadets are apt magic users, they don't get in contact with Magicite much seeing it was developed for people who can't use magic as well. Unlike spells, Magicite consistently produces the same level of destructive energy irrespective of the user. After years of trial and error, the Sorcery Division of Akademeia managed to crystallize pure attack magic energy and create Magicite. Due to Magicite's explosive nature, it is useful on infiltration missions. During the Infiltration of Iscah, Class Zero must destroy the town's subterranean dynamos with Magicite charges. One of the Class Zero cadets, Cater, wields a gun powered by Magicite.
Orbs of magicite are magical stones found in treasure chests or dropped by many monsters. Equipping them in action slots allows the characters to cast spells. Magicite itself is temporary; while players can cast that spell as many times as they would like as long as it is equipped, the orbs will not be retained to other levels. There are rings, which are permanent additions to the player's inventory.
In single-player mode, the player can fuse magicite alone or with the help of Mog to create more powerful spells, while in multiplayer-mode, two or more players must combine their spells to create larger spells.
Single-player mode allows multiple orbs of magicite to link; multiplayer removes this option, requiring each character to overlap their casting ring to form the new spell. This opens the possibility for circumventing some combinations with proper timing, i.e. two Fire spells casting Firaga, as well as creating problematic combinations by miscasting a spell due to improper timing, i.e. switching Slow with Holy.
While fusing, any ring can take the place of its spell's magicite orb. In single-player mode, some spells (Curaga, Graviga) are unable to be fused. In multiplayer-mode, to fuse a weapon with a spell requires the focus attack's and spell's rings to match, rather than combining the orb with the weapon.
Maintaining compliance with the latest Final Fantasy titles, the Life magicite is called Raise in the Remastered Edition.
Fusion list[edit | edit source]
Magicite stays the same in appearance as round magical stones and can still be fused to cast stronger spells, but work a little differently. Magicite can be taken with the character and used in the next dungeon. They can also be purchased from a Magicite Store in Rebena Te Ra.
Each stone can be used once. In the beginning only 10 of each type of Magicite can be carried by a character, excluding the Raise Magicite, which is 4 when beginning. Pockets can be found or purchased to carry more Magicite with the limit being 99.
Magicite is fused through characters combining their spells, but as they level up, the character will be able to pile more onto an area to cast a spell. The lock lasts for a couple of seconds and during this time the character can cast another spell to fuse with the one still locked onto an area.
Players can also steal a magic pile from enemies. When an enemy is a casting a spell, the player can move their target ring onto the enemies, and if done right, will have control over it. This won't work if the pile doesn't create a combination spell and will instead force the enemy spell to activate prematurely before it can fully reach its target.
There is also a Plus-One effect; if the target rings match up perfectly, the center will turn red with blue electricity around it. This will add +1 to the spell being cast.
Magicite revealed to be made of alchemically processed elemental essences. Using an alchemist pot the player can collect and process elemental essences to create magicite, and if incorrectly processed, create an unstable black magicite called Dark Matter. Dark Matter can be re-processed with white and dark elemental essence to create elementally charged crafting materials.
Magicite is collected by Adventurers in dungeons. They are necessary to upgrade magic abilities that Black Mages and White Mages can learn from the Black Mage Academy and White Mage Temple. The Black Mage Academy will need Fire Magicite and Frost Magicite, while the White Mage Temple will need Restoration Magicite and Enhancing Magicite.
Magic Stones are a set of six jewels that give the ability MATK Boost at corresponding levels to any piece of equipment.
The Magicite Shard is a Battlegen item. The Occurian Gem's description says that it is "a gem passed on through the generation known as magicite".
Magicite is used to induce specific summons, which are normally chosen at random during Battle Music Sequences (BMS). For instance, Shiva's Magicite will cause Shiva to appear. This is the only way to make Bahamut appear in battle.
Magicite can be used during Battle Music Sequences and activated during the Feature Zone. It ensures the player will have a successful summon depending on the magicite equipped and the leader's summon. There are six magicite which correspond to a specific summon. Each type can be obtained randomly after completing a Music Stage.
The Magicite Shard obtained by defeating monsters. When used, it causes the summon gauge to fill faster.
Magicite Shards were special currency used during Collector's Events, earned while the Event was in play. They often replaced gil in enemy drops and Rewards tables, and were earned at a rate proportionate to the player's choice of difficulty level. Once collected, they could be exchanged at Dr. Mog's Event Shop for exclusive items. Though the player's stockpile of Shards and the Shop remained available through the Event and beyond in a Reward Period, any unspent Shards were discarded once the Reward Period closed. Beginning with the event Doorway to Another Realm, actual currency is determined by the event's theme.
With the August 24, 2017 update, Magicite is also an augment item equippable to an active party.
Magicite stones of various colors and sizes are used in developing espers. They grant an amount of esper EXP, but stones that match the color of an esper's element, grant 50% more EXP.
Stones can be acquired either as enemy drops, or through the Chamber of Crystals, or via direct purchase at the in-game shop.
Magicite was the premium currency, used to buy consumables, tickets, cards (via gacha summon), and bundles from the in-game shops. It could be obtained as treasure from designated areas or distilled at a rate of 100 per ~16.5 hours. Magicite could also be purchased directly using real-world currencies, with 100 magicite valued at $0.99 plus applicable local taxes.
Magicite can cast magic spells when used. They are obtained from summon-related bosses.
- Phoenix Magicite
- Leviathan Magicite
- Alexander Magicite
- Ifrit Magicite
- Shiva Magicite
- Ramuh Magicite
- Bahamut Magicite
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Magicite is the combination of "Magic" and "-ite". The suffix ite is derived from the Greek word lithos (from its adjectival form -ites), meaning "rock" or "stone".
Magic or sorcery is an attempt to understand, experience and influence the world using rituals, symbols, actions, gestures and language that are believed to exploit supernatural forces.
References[edit | edit source]
- Use magic stones to equip support abilities.
The corresponding Japanese text is キャラクタの魔石力を使って、サポートアビリティの装備を変更します。)