Dark Arts (あんこく, Ankoku?) is the name of the Necromancer class's ability in Final Fantasy V Advance. Dark Arts abilities can be learned by characters by defeating certain enemies whilst using the Necromancer job class. Of note, Dark Arts Level 1 will give the character base Freelancer Magic +13. For each Dark Arts level gained, up to level 5, the Magic bonus is increased by 4 per level, for a maximum of +29 Magic at Dark Arts Level 5.
The Dark Arts are divided into five levels with increasing MP cost. These abilities are among the most devastating in the game, since they deal respectable damage, often with an elemental affinity and an added status effect.
List of Dark Arts AbilitiesEdit
|Ability||Effect||Learned From||Level||MP Cost||Spell Power||Image|
|Drain Touch||Absorbs HP, non-reflectable||Mindflayer, The Damned||1||15||80|
|Dark Haze||Non-elemental damage to all enemies, inflicts Old and Confusion||Lemure, Exoray||1||18||190|
|Deep Freeze||Ice damage to one enemy, inflicts Stop||Assassin, Dark Elemental||2||38||190|
|Evil Mist||Inflicts Poison elemental damage as well as Poison to all enemies with a deadly poison||Zombie Dragon, Unknown||2||38||190|
|Meltdown||Deals Fire damage and inflicts Sap on all enemies with a searing heat||Liquid Flame||3||38||190|
|Hellwind||Rends all enemies with cursed winds, dealing wind damage and inflicting Petrify||Objet d'Art, Stingray||3||38||190|
|Chaos Drive||Deals lightning damage and causes Paralysis to all enemies||Mini Satana||4||38||190|
|Curse||Causes various status ailments||Ironclad||4||42||0|
|Dark Flare||Damages all enemies with a burst of dark energy. Ignores targets' magic defenses.||Exdeath's Soul, Tonberry||5||52||200|
|Doomsday||Forbidden Dark Art, deals incredible damage to all enemies. Non-reflectable||Hades||5||66||254|