Elemental Magic is a type of Black Magic that generally evokes one of the 6 major terrestrial elements to do damage to another creature; however, there are a few elemental spells that also grant negative status ailments on targets. This also describes the skill which is used to calculate the likelihood a spell will be cast successfully, whether it will be resisted, and damage dealt of an elemental spell is calculated in Final Fantasy XI.


Job Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 49 Cap at Level 99
Black Mage A+ 6 150 424
Dark Knight B+ 5 144 404
Geomancer B+ 5 144 404
Red Mage C+ 5 139 378
Scholar* D(B+)* 4 133(144)* 334(404)*
  • Scholar's Elemental Magic skill increases to B+ rating under Dark Arts.

List of Elemental SpellsEdit

The following is a list of elemental magic spells categorized by element and in order of Black Mage acquisition (or Scholar, in the case of helix spells).

Earth Water Air
Fire Ice Lightning