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Ability White Magic FFIVPSP

Casts white magic.

PSP description

White Magic (しろまほう, Shiro Mahō?), also called White, is an ability in Final Fantasy IV used by Paladin Cecil, Rosa, Porom, child Rydia, Tellah, and Fusoya. White Magic is the counterpart to Black Magic which focuses on harming opponents. White Magic contains healing spells, status abilities both beneficial and ailments curing, a spell to escape battles/dungeons, and having one damaging spell. Fusoya knows all the White Magic spells, while Tellah eventually learns all these spells, except for Holy via a story event.

FFIV SNES White Magic Icon
FFIVDS White Magic Icon
FF4PSP White Magic Icon

Lightbringer introduced in the Game Boy Advance version has the ability to randomly cast the Holy spell, it is randomly activate when using the Attack command when Cecil is equipped with it.

In the 3D versions, Dualcast is an Augment ability that is compatible with all forms of magic.

In the Easy Type version, the majority of the casting times for spells were reduced from their original casting time, making these spells faster to cast.

List of White Magic SpellsEdit

White Magic CommandEdit

The following is a list of White Magic spells that can be learn and used through the White Magic battle command.

Name MP Cost Description Acquired Image
2D 3D
3 Restores minor HP to one or all allies. Can also damage undead. Rydia (2D): LV 3
Rydia (3D): Known
Rosa: Known
Cecil: Known
Porom: Known
Restores HP.
9 Restores moderate HP to one, or minor HP to all allies. Can also damage the undead. Rydia (2D): (Dummied)
Rydia (3D): LV 12
Rosa (2D): LV 13
Rosa (3D): Known
Cecil: LV 15
Porom: LV 13
Restores HP.
18 Restores major HP to one or moderate HP to all allies. Can also damage the undead. Rosa (2D): LV 30
Rosa (3D): LV 31
Porom: LV 33
Curaga ffiv ios
Restores HP.
40 Restores all HP to one or major HP to all allies, can also damage the undead. Rosa (2D): LV 38
Rosa (3D): LV 45
Porom: LV 48
Curaja ffiv ios
Restores HP.
20 Removes all negative statuses. Rydia (3D): LV 10
Rosa: LV 18
Cecil: LV 35
Porom: LV 20
Seraphim's Mace
Cures all status effects except KO.
8 25 Revives KOed ally in critical HP. Rydia (3D): LV 15
Rosa (2D): LV 11
Rosa (3D): Known
Cecil (3D): LV 40
Porom: LV 11
Sage's Staff
Arise Raise ffiv ios
Revives one target.
52 70 Fully revives a KOed character to full HP. Rosa (2D): LV 45
Rosa (3D): LV 55
Porom: LV 56
Arise Raise ffiv ios
Revives and restores full HP to a single target.
Hold 5 Inflicts Paralyze. Rydia (2D): LV 7
Rydia (3D): Known
Rosa: Known
Porom: Known
Causes Paralyze.
6 Inflicts Silence. Rosa (2D): LV 15
Rosa (3D): Known
Porom: LV 15
Rune Staff
Causes Silence.
10 Inflicts Confuse. Rydia (3D): LV 8
Rosa: LV 24
Porom: LV 25
Faerie Rod
Causes Confuse.
Blink 8 Avoid the next two physical attacks this turn. Rosa: LV 23
Porom: LV 23
Creates illusion of one's self to confuse the enemy.
9 Increases Defense. Rosa (2D): LV 12
Rosa (3D): Known
Cecil (3D): LV 10
Porom: LV 12
Reduces physical damage received.
Shell 10 15 Increases Magic Defense. Rosa (2D): LV 29
Rosa (3D): LV 20
Cecil (3D): LV 33
Porom (2D): LV 29
Porom (3D): LV 18
Elven Bow
Shell ffiv ios
Reduces magic damage received.
Slow 10 14 Reduces target's Speed. Rosa: Known
Porom: Known
Slow ffiv ios
Slows the passing of time.
20 25 Increases target's Speed. Rosa (2D): LV 33
Rosa (3D): LV 35
Porom: LV 38
Haste ffiv ios
Hastens the passing of time.
15 18 Inflicts Berserk. Rosa (2D): LV 20
Rosa (3D): LV 30
Porom: LV 18
Power Staff
Berserk spell ffiv ios
Causes Berserk.
30 Reflect back spells at enemy party. Rosa (2D): LV 34
Rosa (3D): LV 40
Porom: LV 44
Reflects magic cast at target.
12 15 Removes all positive statuses. Rosa (2D): LV 31
Rosa (3D): LV 33
Porom: LV 31
Aura Staff
Dispel ffiv ios
Dispels magic effects.
1 Display target's vital statistics, including Level, HP, statuses, and elemental weaknesses. Rosa: Known
Cecil: LV 8
Porom: Known
Determines target's HP and weakness.
6 20 Inflicts and cures Mini on one or all enemies. Rosa (2D): LV 30
Rosa (3D): LV 32
Porom (2D): LV 31
Porom (3D): LV 32
Mini ffiv ios
Transforms target to Mini or restores state.
10 20 Escape from dungeons and random battles. Rosa (2D): Event
Rosa (3D): LV 26
Cecil (2D): LV 19
Cecil (3D): LV 29
Porom: LV 19
Teleport in-battle ffiv ios
Warps party out of a dungeon or a battle.
Sight 2 5 View the World Map from a bird's-eye view when on the overworld map. Rydia (2D): 4
Rydia (3D): Known
Rosa: Known
Cecil: LV 3
Porom: Known
FFIV iOS Sight - Overworld
Opens world map.
8 Avoid Quake-type attacks (2D versions)/Earth-elemental (3D versions) and all damaging floor. Rosa (2D): LV 35
Rosa (3D): LV 38
Porom: LV 40
Levitates target.
46 50 Deals major Holy-elemental damage. Rosa (2D): LV 55
Rosa (3D): LV 60
Porom: LV 52
Holy Lance
Asura's Rod
Causes holy damage.

Item magicEdit

In the 3D versions, Heal, Basuna, and Poisona were classified into White Magic spells. Most spells are used via the White Magic command, but some spells can be used via the Items command. item magic is cast by using specific weapons from the Item menu during battle. The weapon must be equipped and unlike magic used via the White Magic command, item magic spells do not cost MP. All spells can be reflected. Item magic's spell names are hidden as when the player uses an item, the name used will be that of the name of the item which overrides the spell's name. Item magic can be used even if the user is silenced. In the 3D versions, item magic's power increases and decreases with the modification of the Spirit stat.

Name MP Cost Description Weapon Image
2D 3D
0 Removes the Poison status. Staff Poisona ffiv ios
0 Restores minor HP to all party members with spell power of 12. Healing Staff Heal ffiv ios
0 Removing Berserk, Confuse, Sleep, and Paralyze. Mythril Staff Basuna ffiv ios


In the 3D versions, some of the new spells were classified into White Magic spells.

Name MP Cost Description Characters Used
Bubble 50 Doubles party's max HP. Kain, Cecil, Kain, and Rosa
Faith 50 Increases party's magic power. Rydia, Cecil, Rydia, and Rosa
Bravery 50 Increases party's attack power. Edge, Cecil, Edge, and Rydia

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White magic has traditionally referred to the use of supernatural powers or magic for good and selfless purposes. With respect to the philosophy of left-hand path and right-hand path, white magic is the benevolent counterpart of malicious black magic. Because of its ties to traditional pagan nature worship, white magic is often also referred to as "natural magic".

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