Wizards whose powerful black magic strikes fear into enemies.
The Black Mage (黒魔道士, Kuro Madōshi?, lit. Black Sorcerer) is a job in Final Fantasy V obtained after the Wind Crystal shatters. It is the first fully offensive spellcasting job in the game (barring Blue Mage as they start with nothing), and is the first job to utilize elements in their attacks.
The Black Mage has the second-highest Magic Power, being beaten out by the Summoner in the original version, as well as the Oracle in the Advance, mobile and Steam remakes. As they can equip rods, the Black Mage is further capable of increasing their damage output of specific elements by 50%.
Mastering Black Mage for all four characters in the mobile and Steam versions earns the player the achievement "Master of Black Magic".
The party dons the iconic blue robes and pointy hat, which conceals their faces. Galuf keeps his beard, and Bartz resembles the Black Wizard from the original Final Fantasy. Krile most closely resembles the Black Mage design from the original Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy III. Bartz, Faris and Lenna wear a crescent moon symbol on their hat, while Krile has a star.
- Job command - Black Magic
- Innate abilities - None
- Equipment - Knives, Rods, Hats, Robes, Armlets
Black Magic allows access to the three basic elements (Fire, Ice, and Lightning), the Poison element, as well as a powerful non-elemental spell obtained late in the game. Black Magic allows access to some status ailment-inducing spells, as well as a HP and MP draining spell.
Black Magic abilities give characters the Black Mage's base Magic based on the following formula:
- Magic = Black Mage Base Magic - 3 * (6 - Black Mage Job Level)
The value of the base Magic granted in this way is capped at the Black Mage's base.
Thus the base Magic stat for a character with Black Magic equipped would be as follows:
- Level 1 = 40 base Magic
- Level 2 = 43 base Magic
- Level 3 = 46 base Magic
- Level 4 = 49 base Magic
- Level 5 = 52 base Magic
- Level 6 = 55 base Magic
- Level 7 = 55 base Magic
The base stats for Black Mages are:
- Strength: 15
- Agility: 24
- Stamina: 22
- Magic: 55
Level-up abilities Edit
Other appearances Edit
Black Mage appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.