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In earlier or simplified systems, sometimes Intelligence is the only statistic that determines magical aptitude for both Black Magic and White Magic. It is often also associated with the character's ability to reason and sometimes as a measure of their Faith.
Mind (abbreviated MND) is a stat that determines the effectiveness of Healing Magic spells, White Magic Enhancing Magic spells and White Magic Enfeebling Magic spells, it also increases resistance to White Magic spells as well as reducing base damage taken from them, offensive white magic such as the light elemental Banish spells as well as abilities like Chi Blast and Mind Blast also use the stat.
Mind increases healing magic potency for all disciplines, as well as the attack magic potency for healer disciplines. For this reason, it is the primary attribute of the latter group. While other jobs have curative abilities such as the Red Mage's Vercure or the Paladin's Clemency, they use their primary stat to calculate the amount of healing (in this case Intelligence and Strength respectively) and not the mind stat.