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Black Mages wield the elemental powers of fire, ice, and lightning to decimate foes.

Black Mage is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift usable by humes, nu mou, and moogles. Nu mou, with their higher Magick stat, are the best race for the job, though it also grants the highest Magick growth possible for humes and moogles.

Since Black Mages specialize in Black Magick, which is elemental damage, they are especially useful in exploiting an enemy's elemental weakness, which can be done easily with the aid of the Geomancy support skill. Like in previous games, Black Mages have a high Magick stat, decent Resistance, and high MP, but they are frail and best kept from harm.

A good technique is to have a Black Mage equip robes that absorb elemental damage, then target both the enemy and themselves with the proper respective spells for a potent combination of damaging and self-healing. If the unit has the passive ability Geomancy equipped while having any elemental-absorbing gear no HP will be rewarded.

Black King Nware of Cinquleur is a Black Mage and a worthy adversary. Montblanc also joins the party with this job, as he did in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.


  • To Use (Hume Only): Master 1 White Mage A-Ability.


Weapons Head Body Equip Shields
Rods Hats Robes, Light Armor No

Race Move Jump Evasion Unarmed
Attack Raise
HP MP Atk Def Mgk Res Spd
Hume 3 2 0 10 E D F F B B 46%
Moogle 3 2 0 10 E C F F B B 46%
Nu Mou 3 2 0 10 E C F F A B 46%


Black MagickEdit

The elemental magicks of the BLACK MAGE strike with the power of fire and ice.

Skill Source Equipment Effect Range AP to Master MP Use
Fire Rod Fire damage. 4 100 8
Fira Firewheel Rod Strong Fire damage. 4 250 14
Firaga Flame Rod Heavy Fire damage. 4 350 18
Thunder Rod Lightning damage. 4 100 8
Thundara Thunder Rod Strong Lightning damage. 4 250 14
Thundaga Thor Rod Heavy Lightning damage. 4 350 18
Blizzard Rod Ice damage. 4 100 8
Blizzara Sleet Rod Strong Ice damage. 4 250 14
Blizzaga Chill Rod Heavy Ice damage. 4 350 18


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP to Master
Magick Counter Samite Coat Counter offensive magick skills by casting the same spell back at the attacker. Requires enough MP to cast the spell to work. 400


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP to Master
Geomancy Sage's Robe Lowers resistance to the user's elemental attacks.
[Absorb > Immune > Half > Normal > Weak]


  • The moogle Black Mage are better than hume Black Mage since they have better MP growth.
  • The nu mou Black Mage are the best among the others, since their Magick growth is very high.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit


BlackMage Hume TCG

Black Mage appears with a Fire-elemental card.