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Bartz casts Blue Magic as a Blue Mage.

See also: Blue Magic

Blue Magic is a Magic skillset in Final Fantasy V. It is the special ability of the Blue Mage, and was the first entry of the Final Fantasy to use magic learned from enemies.

Blue Magic comes in a variety of different forms, from offensive spells to positive enhancements. Some of the most useful spells are Blue Magic.

MechanicsEdit

The character must be hit by the Blue Magic spell either as a Blue Mage or with the Learning ability equipped while in another job to learn the spell. Only one member is required to learn a specific spell for it to be used by the others. Some enemies never normally use the Blue Magic onto the party and must be made to do so to learn it. The Blue Mage need not live through the attack to learn it, so long as another member of the party finishes the battle alive.

Blue Magic is the only school of magic that cannot be Dualcast. Unlike other type of magic, Blue Magic is not disabled if the user is silenced.

Most Blue Magic spells have their own effect formulas, but the Aero spells use the damage formula of the other schools spells.

Aero spells' parameters are calculated as follows:

Attack = Spell Attack + (0..(Spell Attack/8))[1]
M = (Level*Magic Power)/256 + 4
Defense = Magic Defense

If the target absorbs Wind it is healed instead of damaged and if it has elemental immunity, the attack misses. If the target is resistant against Wind the Attack modifier in the above formula is halved, and if it is weak against Wind, the Attack modifier is doubled and the attack ignores the target's Magic Defense.

Damage = (Attack - Defense) * M[1]

Damage is capped at 9999.

The Blue Magic skillset gives characters the Blue Mage's base Magic unless otherwise already at a higher value.

Upon mastery, Freelancers and Mimes gain the Blue Mage's base Agility, Stamina and Magic unless they already have a higher base from another mastered job.

List of SpellsEdit

The following is a list of Blue Magic from Final Fantasy V. All enemy names in italics are enemies that must be controlled by a Beastmaster and "forced" to attack for the Blue Mage to be able to learn the skill from them, or be confused into casting spells onto the Blue Mage (only applicable to self-helping skills, or in certain cases, with the help of Reflect). All enemy names in bold are enemies that must be given MP to use Blue Magic.

Ability MP Learned From Effect Image
Moon Flute
(MoonFlut)
3 Page 256, Jackanapes, Mykale Inflicts Berserk on all allies. FFV iOS Moon Flute
Transfusion
(Fusion)
13 Mythril Dragon, Gargoyle, Birositris, Devilfish, Unknown (#169), Mover Removes caster from battle permanently and fully restore one target's HP and MP. Transfusion-FF5-GBA
White Wind
(WhiteWind)
28 Enchanted Fan, Dark Elemental, White Flame, Hellraiser Restores HP to party equal to caster's current HP. FFV iOS White Wind
Mighty Guard
(MghtyGrd)
72 Ironclad, Stingray Grants Protect, Shell, Float to the party. MightyGuard-FF5-GBA
Magic Hammer
(Hammer)
3 Byblos, Drippy, Apanda, Azulmagia, Oiseaurare Halves target's MP. MagicHammer-FF5-GBA
Pond's Chorus
(FrogSong)
5 Azulmagia, Elf Toad, Archeotoad, Kornago, Farfarello, Gilgamesh, Lemure, Vilia Inflicts Toad on one target. PondChorus-FF5-GBA
Lilliputian Lyric
(TinySong)
5 Mini Magician, Gilgamesh, Cherie, Farfarello, Azulmagia, Vilia, Mykale Inflicts Mini on one target. LilliputianLyric-FF5-GBA
Flash 7 Crew Dust, Ramuh, Neon, Gilgamesh, Necrophobe, Azulmagia, Headstone, Orukat, Parthenope, Stone Mask Inflicts Blind on all enemies. Flash-FF5-GBA
Time Slip 9 Traveler, Gilgamesh, Azulmagia, Cherie Inflicts Old and Sleep on one target. FFV iOS Time Slip
Level 2 Old
(L2 Old)
11 Magic Dragon, Level Checker, Azulmagia, Executor, Shinryu, Level Tricker Inflicts Old on enemies whose levels are a multiple of 2. FFV iOS Level 2 Old
Off-Guard
(GuardOff)
19 Magic Dragon, Ziggurat Gigas, Ushabti, Azulmagia, Page 256, Shadow, The Damned Halves the target's Defense. OffGuard-FF5-GBA
Dark Spark
(DrkShock)
27 Black Flame, Strapparer, Ushabti, Azulmagia, Hades, Shadow Halves the target's current level. DarkSpark-FF5-GBA
Mind Blast
(MindBlst)
6 Wendigo, Twintania, Mindflayer, Azulmagia Deals non-elemental damage while inflicts Sap and Paralyze to one target. FFV iOS Mind Blast
Missile 7 Prototype, Rocket Launcher, Enkidu, Gilgamesh, Mecha Head, Soul Cannon, Azulmagia, Motor Trap Reduce target to 1/4 of its current HP. FFV iOS Missile
Death Claw
(DethClaw)
21 Death Claw, Treant, Gilgamesh, Soul Eater, Azulmagia, Iron Claw, Objet d'Art, Strapparer Reduces a target's HP to single digits and inflicts Paralyze. DeathClaw-FF5-GBA
Goblin Punch
(GblinPnch)
0 Goblin, Black Goblin, Gilgamesh, Gobbledygook, Azulmagia, Sahagin, Nix Deals non-elemental damage to one target. If the target's level is same as the caster's level, deals 8 times the damage instead. FFV iOS Goblin Punch
Roulette 1 Parthenope, Azulmagia, Death Dealer, Shinryu, Hades Kills one random ally or enemy. Roulette-FF5-GBA
Self-Destruct
(Exploder)
1 Azulmagia, Motor Trap, Bomb, Purobolos, Grenade, Gilgamesh, Prototype, Unknown (#171) Kills caster to deal non-elemental piercing damage to one target equal to user's current HP. SelfDestruct-FF5-GBA
Vampire 2 Steel Bat, Blood Slime, Abductor, Zombie Dragon, Enkidu, Dark Aspic, Python, Mercury Bat, Azulmagia, Achelon, Dechirer, Shadow Absorbs HP from target and restores caster's HP. The amount it absorb is calculated (Max HP - Current HP) FFV iOS Vampire
???? 3 Azulmagia, Kuza Beast, Tyrannosaur, Wild Nakk, Behemoth, Gel Fish, King Behemoth, Mecha Head, Numb Blade, Traveler Deals non-elemental piercing damage to one target equal to caster's Maximum HP minus their current HP. FFV iOS ???
Aero 4 Moldwynd, Gigas, Magissa, Mykale, Azulmagia, Defeater Deals Wind-elemental damage to one or all enemies. Aero-FF5-GBA
Flame Thrower
(Emission)
5 Prototype, Flame Thrower, Mecha Head, Omega, Omega Mk.II, Triton, Great Dragon, Azulmagia, Claret Dragon, Mindflayer Deals Fire-elemental damage to one enemy. FFV iOS Flame Thrower
Level 4 Graviga
(L4 Qrter)
9 Ghidra, Level Tricker, Level Checker, Azulmagia, Executor Casts Graviga on enemies whose levels are a multiple of 4. FFV iOS Level 4 Graviga
Doom
(Condemn)
10 Exdeath, Azulmagia, Hades, Unknown (#172), The Damned Kills one enemy after 30 seconds. FFV iOS Doom
Aera
(Aero 2)
10 Gigas, Enchanted Fan, Page 32, Gilgamesh, Enkidu, Abductor, Azulmagia, Galajelly Deals Wind-elemental damage to one or all enemies. FF5 Android Aera
Level 3 Flare
(L3 Flare)
18 Exdeath, Level Checker, Azulmagia, Executor, Shinryu, Red Dragon, Archeosaur Casts Flare on enemies whose levels are a multiple of 3. FFV iOS Level 3 Flare
Level 5 Death
(L5 Doom)
22 Page 64, Level Checker, Azulmagia, Executor, Enuo, Level Tricker Kills enemies whose levels are a multiple of 5. FFV iOS Level 5 Death
Aeroga
(Aero 3)
24 Enchanted Fan (Metamorpha version only), Magic Dragon, Elm Gigas, Crystal, Baldanders, Azulmagia, Neo Exdeath, Dark Elemental, Enuo, Cherie, Ziggurat Gigas (Zephyrus version only) Deals Wind-elemental damage to one or all enemies. FFV iOS Aeroga
1000 Needles
(Blowfish)
25 Azulmagia, Lamia Queen, Cactus, Hedgehog, Lamia, Lemure, Mykale Deals 1000 damage to one target. Damage cannot be reduced. FFV 1000 Needles iOS
Aqua Breath
(AquaRake)
38 Dhorme Chimera, Manticore, Leviathan, Bahamut, Azulmagia, Crystal, Enuo, Famed Mimic Gogo, Aquagel Deals non-elemental damage to all enemies. Deals 8 times the damage to desert enemies. FFV iOS Aqua Breath

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