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Lenna casting a Time Magic spell in Final Fantasy V (iOS).

Icon representation for Time Magic in Final Fantasy V. Time Magic (時空魔法, Jikū Mahō?, lit. Time and Space Magic), also known as Time, and Time Magick, is a recurring skill set and and type of Magic in the Final Fantasy series. It is a form of magic that bends the laws of time and space, and it is mainly a supportive school of magic, in contrast to Black Magic, which focuses on dealing damage, and White Magic, which focuses on healing.

In titles that feature the job system, Time Magic is the specialty of the Time Mage. In games where this category is not present, its spells are often divided between White Magic and Black Magic.

In the Tactics games the Japanese name of the ability is Time Magic (時魔法, Toki Mahō?) as opposed to "Time and Space" used in all other instances in Japanese. Despite the different name, the same types of abilities appear.


Final Fantasy[]

The Time (時空, Jikū?, lit. Time and Space) attribute (known a ZAP in SNES) is attached to the abilities Stop, Warp spells, and Death Eye's Gaze ability. Enemies can have resistance to this attribute, though only Chaos has in the original versions of the game.

Final Fantasy V[]

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All Time Magic is accessible through the eponymous skillset of the Time Mage.

Final Fantasy VIII[]

Time Mag-RF (時空魔法精製, Jikū Mahō Seisei?, lit. Time and Space Magic Refining) is a Refine ability. Spells that can be earned from the ability are Haste, Slow, Stop, Demi, Quake, Double, and Triple.

Final Fantasy XII[]

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All characters can purchase Time Magick licenses to cast bought spells.

In the Zodiac versions, the Magick categorization was altered, and several Arcane Magicks spells were recategorized as Time Magick.

Time Magick licenses are available only to the Time Battlemage, Machinist and Red Battlemage jobs.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[]

Time Magick is the skillset of Ashe and the enemy job Time Mage.

Final Fantasy Tactics[]

Time Magick is the skill set of the Time Mage job. Several of its abilities can be used through Arithmeticks.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]

Time Magic is the action ability of the Time Mage job for moogles and nu mou. All of its abilities are learned through Rods.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

Time Magick returns as the skill set of the Time Mage job. All of its abilities are again learned through Rods.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Bravely series[]

In Bravely Default, Time Magic can be performed by Time Mages or those equipped with the Time Magic job command.

In Bravely Second: End Layer, Time Magic spells are used by the Time Mage job. Any job can use the spells with the Time Magic job command. These spells can only be used as long as the corresponding magic scrolls have been purchased.



In physics, spacetime is any mathematical model that combines space and time into a single interwoven continuum.