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The Mage is a type of job class, adept at manipulating magic, shared by friends and foes alike. The archetypal mages in the series are the White Mage, Black Mage, and Red Mage, all introduced in the original Final Fantasy. Other Mages that were introduced later in the series are the Blue Mage, Time Mage, and Green Mage.
Offset by specializing in highly advanced magical skills, they are often physically weak, usually using staves and rods as weapons, and can only wear robes and clothes. Typical roles of a mage include restoring health without the use of items, efficiently dispatching large groups of enemies using the elements, or empowering allies with defensive or offensive spells.