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Artwork of an Elvaan Red Mage from Final Fantasy XI.

Red Mage (赤魔道士? or 赤魔道師, Akamadōshi?, lit. Red Magic Adherent) is a job class in the Final Fantasy series, and is featured in several installments. It is among the first job classes introduced in the series.


Red Mages typically cast both Black and White Magic and can also wield swords and equip armor that normal Black and White Mages cannot. They are, in essence, among the more versatile characters of the series. However, their versatility comes at a price: their stats are usually low, and they cannot cast higher level spells or use stronger equipment. They can learn many spells, but not the strongest, and equip some heavy armor, but not all of it though they are often relegated to cloth armor.

The Red Mage is a jack-of-all-trades, but a master of none. In certain games, Red Mages have a special ability such as Dualcast which boosts their spell casting efficiency. The standard Red Mage attire consists of red, black, and white clothing, including a red cloak with white or black trimmings, black boots and a red cavalier hat with a white feather.


Final FantasyEdit

First appearing as one of the basic six job classes, Red Mages can upgrade into the Red Wizard, which is distinctly versatile in both magic and weapons. Red Wizards can cast the third-tier level of elemental spells such as Firaga. They can also cast Curaga, allowing them to function as a healer albeit lacking the party wide heals of White Mage and White Wizard.

The 8-Bit Theater character Red Mage Statscowski is based on this job.

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

The Red Mage is a job gained from the Wind Crystal. Red Mages use a wide assortment of weapons, and both Black Black and White Magic, but are unable to become true masters of either school of wizardry. Unfortunately, Red Mages don't have access to Doublecast.

Final Fantasy VEdit

The Red Mage is available after the Water Crystal in Walse Tower is destroyed, and marks the debut appearance of Dualcast in the series, which is exclusive to the Red Mage.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

Red Mages have access to White and Black Magic spell, but are especially proficient at buffing and debuffing spells, with its signature spell being the MP-restoring Refresh spell. Red Mages also have reduced spell casting times and the ability to "Convert"—swapping their HP and MP values around. Because of their jack-of-all-trades set up, and survival skills, Red Mages have fairly sufficient "solo" capability, depending on the content level.

Rainemard was an Elvaan Red Mage who was murdered before the game starts. Players can undertake a series of quests to investigate his murder mystery. In the Wings of the Goddess expansion, Rainemard is alive and can be recruited as a freelancer to help players in Campaign battles.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

Represented by the zodiac sign of Cancer, Red Battlemages are notable for being the only class to use Arcane Magick. They can wield maces and greatswords

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

A garb imbued with the soul of the red mage. It increases wearer's physical damage as well as magic damage in a balanced way.

Lightning obtains the Red Mage at the start of Day 2 from a treasure cube in the Ark. It raises maximum ATB by 20, but comes with a slight disadvantage of starting a battle with the ATB gauge filled at 50%. The passive ability that is attached to the garb, Soul of the Red Mage, raises Lightning's Strength and Magic by 8%. The garb comes with locked abilities Light Slash Lv. 2 and Buster Ruin Lv. 2.

To complete the look of the Red Mage garb, the player can acquire the Red Mage's Chapeau adornment as a reward for defeating the superboss Ereshkigal in the Ultimate Lair.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Red Mage is a job that came with the second expansion, Stormblood. They are a DPS class armed with rapiers and a magicked crystal medium. The job is described as "a hybrid ranged/melee style achieved via high-speed positioning."

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

Red Mage is a job available to viera. Red Mages are a small blend of Black and White Mages, and also have a few status effect spells.

They have well-rounded stat growth between physical and magic attack power, and are much sought for their extremely useful Doublecast ability. Even when silenced, they can still dish out decent physical damage with rapiers with their surprisingly good Attack Power.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Red Mages are versatile as they have good Magick and Strength. They are good mages as they can use Black, White, and Green Magick, as well as the ability Doublecast that can be used not only on Red Magick, but on any other magick (recommended for Summoner) as long as the player has them as the secondary A-ability.

Final Fantasy Tactics SEdit

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Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

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Class Third moogle of the Cranberry Knights represents the Red Mage job class.

Final Fantasy AdventureEdit

Julius disguises himself early on as a Red Mage from the original Final Fantasy, he attacks the enemy with fireballs.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a DarklordEdit

Red Mages are enemies that invade Mira's tower in order to destroy the crystal in the top floor.

Bravely DefaultEdit

The Red Mage job is obtained after defeating Fiore DeRosa in Florem. It has a very distinct appearance from the traditional Red Mage outfit, wearing red rose-decorated outfits. In addition to its standard abilities, the Red Mage also has abilities that let them gain extra BP when certain battle conditions are met.

Bravely Default: Praying BrageEdit

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Bravely Second: End LayerEdit

The Red Mage is an asterisk obtained after defeating Fiore DeRosa.

The Red Mage is one of, if not the most versatile jobs. With both white and black magic, along with notable physical capabilities, a Red Mage is a jack-of-all-trades. In addition, they have numerous support abilities that grant BP in various situations, including their innate ability Revenge.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

Elgo bears the Red Mage job class. The Warriors of Light obtain access to this job with the completion of the chapter featuring that character: "Tome of Dawn". It is one of the standard jobs available to both groups.

Final Fantasy Dimensions IIEdit

A Red Mage appears as an obtainable signet summon and character costume.

Jornee gets an alternate costume based on the Red Mage job from the "Phantom Beast Great Decisive Battle!" event. The costume can only be seen when Jornee is equipped with the "Red Mage Equipment" accessory. Whoever equips the accessory will gain 20% magic critical chance, along with 80 magic and 30 speed.

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Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

In the Duel Colosseum, when selected, the Red Mage job card will cause the cards at the selection area not to be discarded while not chosen. In the North American, European and Universal Tuning versions, it also makes Treasure Cards cost 0 medals. This is great for those who want to obtain a lot of treasure with minimal expense, especially with the Thief job card active as well.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

The Red Mage job card appears in Labyrinth mode, and halves the cost of Treasure cards.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

The Red Mage specializes in intelligence abilities and is available from the start. The preferred weapons are swords and staves. The job is involved in the requirements to unlock the Dancer and Blue Mage jobs.

Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

The Red Mage appears as a character card.

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Final Fantasy Artniks DiveEdit

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

When red mages chainspell opposing elements, enemies have a tough time staying alive.

The Red Mage is a character available to the party, he uses the Dualcast ability during battle. It unlocks at level 36.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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These warrior mages bring a variety of talents to the party, from white and black magic, to skill with melee weapons, enabling them to adapt swiftly to the changing tides of battle.

Red Mage appears as a recruitable character unlocked as the First Time Reward for completing Darill's Tomb in the Classic mode in Final Fantasy VI storyline.

Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

Red Mage is a job unlocked after learning Curaga, Firaga, and Graviga. The Red Mage is a flexible damager and tank with the ability to quickly cast a chain of spells.

Mobius Final FantasyEdit

Mobius Red Mage

Red Mage is a summonable job for Wol, and upgrades to Sorcerer and later Crimson Sage. The Red Mage cannot equip other weapons than staves, and has very low health. He makes up for this with very high offensive stats.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

The Red Mage job is represented by several cards: five Fire-element cards depicting Arc, Lenna, Faris, a viera, and the jobs artwork from Final Fantasy Explorers as well as three Lightning-element cards depicting Refia, an Elvaan, and a hume as a Red Mage.

Triple Triad (Portal App)Edit

Red Mages from the series appear on Triple Triad cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Square Enix Legend WorldEdit

Square Enix Legend World - Red Mage (FFXI) SR

The Red Mage version from Final Fantasy XI appears as a card.

Heavenstrike RivalsEdit

Red Mage and Red Wizard are units and their ability is Pride's Courage. Red Mage can be promoted to Red Wizard.

Knights of the CrystalsEdit

The Red Mage appears on a gold card.

Samurai RisingEdit

Samurai Rising - Red Mage

The Red Mage appears as a job. The Red Mage can equip a swords and rods, and wielding magic spells.

Kingdom HeartsEdit

In Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], players can have their male avatar dress like the Red Mage from Final Fantasy Record Keeper.



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