Stone V is naturally available to Black Mages. Scholars are also able to use this spell while under the effects of Addendum: Black or Enlightenment. Red Mages and Geomancers gain access to this spell once they have earned 100 Job Points.
Stone V is an upgraded version of the Stone IV spell, dealing Earth-based elemental damage to a single target. It is the preferred method to inflict earth magic damage to single targets for Black Mages and Scholars during the 80 and 90 leveling period. During end-game activities, Stone V is the strongest earth-elemental spell for Red Mages, Geomancers, and Scholars. However, Black Mages should use Stone V during recasting cooldowns for their stronger Stone VI spell. Black Mages can increase the damage inflicted by Stone V with the use of their Burst or Burst II spells, which lower the enemy's resistance to earth spells.