In Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, magic works differently than with other Final Fantasy games. Magic is not bought or learned as Benjamin levels up, but is learned by finding spellbooks around the world. There are only twelve spells divided into three schools of magic. All spells only cost 1 MP to cast, but MP is typically much lower. At the maximum level, Benjamin can have 42 White MP, 21 Black MP, and 10 Wizard MP. While Benjamin can learn all spells, allies have their spells set and cannot learn more through gameplay, although their repertoire may have increased in the space of their absence between their first and second appearances in the party.
List of Spells
White Magic can be use defensively (for ally) or offensively (for enemy). The formula for recover is:
|Exit||-||Battlefield north of Libra Temple.||Warps the party to the overworld map.|
|When used in battle, it removes one enemy from battle. Benjamin gains no experience and gold from the removed enemy. Has no effect on bosses.|
|Cure||50||Foresta.||Restores HP to target.|
|Zombie-elemental attack to undead enemies.|
|Heal||-||Falls Basin.||Removes status ailments from target.|
|Can either inflict Poison, Confuse, Sleep, Paralyze, or Petrify on a single enemy.|
|Life||-||Lava Dome.||Fully restores a Fatal party member's HP. When used on living party member, fully restores HP and status. Does not heal status when used outside of battle.|
|Inflicts Fatal on a single enemy due to an error. In the Japanese and European version, the bug is fixed, inflicting Fatal to undead enemies only.|
The damage formula for Black Magic spells are.
|Quake||25*3||Bone Dungeon.||Earth-elemental attack, target all enemies only.|
|Blizzard||135||Focus Tower.||Water-elemental attack, can target one or all enemies.|
|Fire||85||Focus Tower.||Fire-elemental attack, can target one or all enemies, weakest spell in the game.|
|Aero||235||Focus Tower.||Wind-elemental attack, can target one or all enemies.|
The damage formula for Wizard Magic spells are.
|Thunder||180||Battlefield far west of Fireburg.||Powerful Thunder-elemental attack, only wizard spell that can target one or all enemies.|
|White||140*3||Volcano.||Powerful Non-elemental attack.|
|Meteor||170*3||Giant Tree.||Powerful Earth-elemental attack that hits all enemies, second strongest spell in the game.|
|Flare||200*3||Pazuzu's Tower.||Powerful Fire-elemental attack, it's the strongest spell in the game.|