Wikia

Final Fantasy Wiki

Magic (Final Fantasy II)

17,793 pages on
this wiki
Talk11
FFVI Relm Arrowny Menu iOSRelm: I couldn't miss the chance to practice my drawing!
This article is in need of a few pictures. Perhaps you can help by uploading and adding a picture or two.

Magic (まほう, Mahō?) is a command in Final Fantasy II that allows the character to cast one of two forms of magic spells. Spells are learned via the use of Tomes (Scrolls in the Final Fantasy Origins release) shown in the party's Items list. A character need only collect a Tome (found in various locations throughout the game) and use it to learn the spell. Any character can learn any spell, and all characters have sixteen spell slots.

MechanicsEdit

The spells are subject to the same Skill System that affects all other aspects of character development. Spells gain levels through battle and field use; after a certain number of uses the spell will gain a level. As more levels are earned it becomes harder to level up the spells, to the point a player must sometimes increase the rank of the foe for the spell to continue to gain experience. The highest spell level, like that of weapon level, is sixteen; once a spell reaches that point it will earn experience until the bar maxes out, and then will be considered "mastered". Mastered spells gain a new casting effect and an increase in effectiveness.

A spell's MP cost is equal to its level, e.g. Fire 8 will cost 8 MP. Thus a spell can cost anywhere from 1 to 16 MP, and in certain cases, a higher level spell is economically disadvantageous as it brings about marginally better effects at a higher cost.

Should the need arise, characters can discard spells to make room for new ones. Once a spell is deleted its gained skill levels and experience will not be retained.

Characters can use the Tomes directly from their inventory to call on a spell's intended effect with moderate power but this function is one-time use and the Tome disappears after used in such a way.

DSOP covers the protoype NES official-translation, Dark Shadow Over Palakia.

Black MagicEdit

Tome (GBA/PSP) Scroll (Famicom/PS) Book (DSOP) Description Acquirement Cost
Fire Fire Fire Deals Fire damage. Buy: Altair, Mysidia, Machanon
Find: Semitt Falls
Drop: Magician, Dark Magician
150 gil
(GBA/PSP)
400 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Thunder Bolt Lit Deals Lightning damage. Buy: Altair, Mysidia, Machanon
Drop: Magician, Dark Magician
150 gil
(GBA/PSP)
400 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Blizzard Ice Ice Deals Ice damage. Buy: Altair, Mysidia, Machanon
Find: Snow Cave
Drop: Ogre Mage, Vampire Lady, Miss Vamp, Dark Soul
150 gil
(GBA/PSP)
400 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Scourge Poison Bane Deals Poison damage. Find: Tropical Island
Drop: Magician, Dark Magician
Nil
Drain Drain Phys Absorbs the target's HP and gives it to the caster. It works the opposite way if cast on the undead. Find: Cave of Mysidia
Drop: Sorcerer, Wizard
Nil
Osmose Osmose Psyc Absorbs the target's MP and gives it to the caster. As with Drain, it works the opposite way if cast on the undead. Find: Cave of Mysidia
Drop: Wizard
Nil
Flare Flare Nuke Sets off a fusion reaction to deal intense damage to the target. Deals non-elemental damage. Buy: Jade Passage, Unknown Cave
Find: Mysidian Tower
Drop: Wizard, Thunder Gigas, Tiamat, Li'l Murderer, Yamatano Orochi
40,000 gil
Sleep Sleep Slep Mind-elemental. Inflicts the Sleep status on the target. The afflicted character cannot act until it wears off. Find: Tropical Island
Drop: Ogre Mage, Dark Soul
Nil
Stun Stun Stun Body-elemental. Inflicts the Paralysis status on the target. The afflicted character cannot act until it wears off. Find: Castle Deist
Drop: Royal Guard, Magician, Death Knight, Dark Magician
Nil
Stop Stop Stop Matter-elemental. Disrupts the target's sense of time. Inflicts the Paralysis status on the target. The afflicted character cannot act until it wears off. Find: Castle Deist
Drop: Ice Gigas
Nil
Confuse Muddle Conf Mind-elemental. Inflicts the Confuse status on the target. The afflicted character will attack wildly, harming both party members and him or herself, until the effect wears off. Win: Fire Gigas, Thunder Gigas, Li'l Murderer, Twin Heads Nil
Blind Blind Blnd Body-elemental. Inflicts the Darkness status on the target. The afflicted character has a reduced likelihood of landing physical attacks. Find: Tropical Island
Drop: Ogre Mage, Dark Soul
Nil
Curse Curse Curs Mind-elemental. Inflicts the Curse status on the target. The afflicted character's Attack and Defense are drastically reduced. Find: Castle Deist
Drop: Captain, Purobolos, Mini Satana
Nil
Toad Toad Toad Matter-elemental. Inflicts the Toad status on the target. The afflicted character can still attack, but with reduced Accuracy. They also cannot use magic until the status is treated. Instantly kills enemies. Find: Fynn Castle
Drop: Captain, Sorcerer, Purobolos, Mini Satana
Nil
Break Break Brak Matter-elemental. Inflicts the Stone status on the target. The afflicted character cannot act until it wears off, but also cannot be attacked. Instantly kills enemies. If the entire party is turned to Stone, it will result in a Game Over. Find: Fynn Castle Nil
Death Doom Rub Death-elemental. Instantly kills the target. The afflicted character cannot act until (s)he is revived. If the entire party is KO'ed, it will result in a Game Over. The undead absorb this spell. Buy: Jade Passage
Find: Fynn Castle
Drop: Sorcerer
10,000 gil
Warp Banish Zap! Matter-elemental. Transports the party to the previous floor (outside of battle), or instantly kills the target (in battle). Buy: Salamand, Mysidia
Drop: Ogre Mage, Royal Guard, Wizard, Death Knight, Dark Soul
1,000 gil
(GBA/PSP)
1,500 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Berserk Berserk Powr Bestows the Berserk status upon the target. Increases the character's Attack by (caster's Intelligence stat / 4) per level of the spell that hits when single-targeted, and (caster's Intelligence stat / 4 x # of party members) when multi-targeted. Buy: Jade Passage, Unknown Cave
Drop: Magician, Dark Magician
10,000 gil
Haste Haste Fast Bestows the Haste status upon the target. Increases the target's Accuracy (the left number on the Status screen) by one point per level of the spell that hits. Buy: Jade Passage, Unknown Cave
Drop: Gottos, Sorcerer
20,000 gil
Aura Aura Aura Bestows the Aura status upon the target. Adds effectiveness to the target's physical attacks against certain enemy types, depending on how many levels of the spell hit. The enemy types, in order of increasing spell level, are Flying (non-dragons), Aquatic (fish and sea dragons), Earth (most grounded and human-like enemies), Giants (Ogres), Spellcasters (Magicians), Dragons, Werebeasts, and Undead. Find: Fynn Castle, Unknown Cave
Drop: Sorcerer
Nil
Destroy N/A N/A Deals 9999 damage to all opponents and allies, leaving only the caster alive with 1 HP and zero MP. This Tome is only available on the 20th Anniversary Edition release for PSP. Defeat: Deumion in the Arcane Labyrinth Nil

White MagicEdit

Tome (GBA/PSP) Scroll (Famicom/PS) Book (DSOP) Description Acquirement Cost
Cure Cure Cure Restores HP. Deals damage to the undead. Can be used outside of battle. Buy: Altair, Paloom, Poft, Mysidia, Machanon
Find: Kashuan, Castle Deist
100 gil
(GBA/PSP)
200 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Life Life Life Revives one or more allies that have been KO'ed. Instantly kills undead enemies. Can be used outside of battle. Buy: Salamand, Mysidia, Machanon
Drop: Tiamat, Yamatano Orochi
1,000 gil
(GBA/PSP)
1,500 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Basuna Basuna Hel1 Cures statuses that fade after a battle is over. The spell level affects which statuses it has a chance to cure; the statuses are, by order of increasing spell level, Venom, Sleep, Silence, Mini, Paralysis, and Confuse. Buy: Bafsk, Mysidia, Machanon 600 gil
(GBA/PSP)
800 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Esuna Esuna Hel2 Cures statuses that persist after a battle is over. The spell level affects which statuses it has a chance to cure; the statuses are, by order of increasing spell level, Poison and Darkness, Curse, Amnesia, Toad, and Stone. Outside of battle, Esuna must be at least at the level of the status in order to cure it; for example, Stone can't be cured unless Esuna is at or above level 5. Has a very low chance of reviving KO'ed allies at level 7 and above. Can be used outside of battle. Buy: Bafsk, Mysidia, Machanon 600 gil
(GBA/PSP)
800 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Barrier Barrier Shld Bestows the Barrier status upon the target. Increases a character's resistances against specific elements. The elements are, by order of increasing spell level, Matter, Fire, Mind, Lightning, Death, Poison, Body, and Ice. Buy: Mysidia 5,000 gil
(GBA/PSP)
8,000 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Blink Blink Ruse Bestows the Blink status upon the target. Increases the target's Evasion (the left number on the Status screen) by one point per level of the spell that hits. Buy: Paloom, Poft, Mysidia, Machanon
Drop: Ogre Mage, Dark Soul
300 gil
(GBA/PSP)
400 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Protect Shield Fog Bestows the Protect status upon the target. Increases the target's Defense by (caster's Spirit stat / 4) per level of the spell that hits when single-targeted, and (caster's Spirit stat / 4 x # of party members) when multi-targeted. Buy: Paloom, Poft, Mysidia, Machanon 300 gil
(GBA/PSP)
400 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Shell Shell Shel Bestows the Shell status upon the target. Increases the target's Magic Defense (the left number on the Status screen) by one point per level of the spell that hits. Buy: Paloom, Poft, Mysidia, Machanon 300 gil
(GBA/PSP)
400 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Wall Wall Wall Bestows the Wall status upon the target. When the target is hit with a spell after receiving this status, Wall has a one-time chance of mitigating or completely blocking damage from that spell (higher levels give a higher block chance). Wall must then be cast on the target again to reestablish this chance. Buy: Mysidia 5,000 gil
(GBA/PSP)
8,000 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Dispel Dispel Xfer Reduces the target's Magic Defense (the left number on the Status screen) by one point per level of the spell that hits. Buy: Fynn 2,000 gil
(GBA/PSP)
3,000 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Mini Mini Mini Matter-elemental. Inflicts the Mini status on the target. The afflicted character's physical attacks are weakened considerably. Instantly kills enemies. Buy: Fynn, Machanon
Find: Cave of Mysidia
2,000 gil
(GBA/PSP)
3,000 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Silence Silence Mute Body-elemental. Inflicts the Silence status on the target. The afflicted character cannot use magic until it wears off. Buy: Bafsk, Mysidia 600 gil
(GBA/PSP)
800 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Sap Rasp Anti Reduces the target's MP. Buy: Salamand, Mysidia, Machanon 1,000 gil
(GBA/PSP)
1,500 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Fog Fog Lose Mind-elemental. Inflicts the Amnesia status on the target. The afflicted character cannot use magic until the effect is treated. Buy: Fynn 2,000 gil
(GBA/PSP)
3,000 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Slow Slow Slow Body-elemental. Inflicts the Slow status on the target. Reduces the target's Accuracy (the left number on the Status screen) by one point per level of the spell that hits. Buy: Fynn 2,000 gil
(GBA/PSP)
3,000 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Swap Swap Swap Matter-elemental. Switches the caster's HP and MP with the target. Buy: Mysidia 5,000 gil
(GBA/PSP)
8,000 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Fear Fear Fear Mind-elemental. Inflicts the Fear status on the target. The target is more likely to flee in the next action they take. Only works on enemies. Buy: Bafsk, Mysidia 600 gil
(GBA/PSP)
800 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Teleport Warp Warp Matter-elemental. Transports the party out of a dungeon and drains the caster's HP to critical levels (outside of battle), or instantly kills the target (in battle). Buy: Salamand, Mysidia
Find: Semitt Falls
1,000 gil
(GBA/PSP)
1,500 gil
(Famicom/PS)
Holy Holy Fade Draws on the power of light to deal intense damage to foes. Deals non-elemental damage. Buy: Mysidia, Unknown Cave
Drop: Tiamat, Yamatano Orochi
20,000 gil
Ultima Ultima Xtal The ultimate magic tome, sealed away by those who feared its power. Deals non-elemental damage based on the level of the caster's other spells and the caster's Spirit stat; the higher the caster's spell levels, and the more spells the caster knows, the greater the damage. Find: Mysidian Tower Nil
Revive N/A N/A Revives all party members and enemies, and restores them to full HP and MP. This Tome is only available on the 20th Anniversary Edition release for PSP. Give the Light of Hope to Deumion in the Arcane Labyrinth Nil


Other AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki