The Masked Man, from Final Fantasy Dimensions, is a Magus.

The Magus (魔人, Majin?), also known as Arcanist, is a recurring job class in the Final Fantasy series. They are generally an upgrade to Black Mages.


Magus equipment includes staves, rods, clothing, and mage robes.

Magus are dressed similarly to Black Mages, being covered by black robes and wearing pointy hats with a yellow crescent moon on it, hiding their faces and showing only yellow eyes. Magus have more access and proficiency with higher-rank Black Magic than Black Mages.


Final Fantasy IIIEdit

The Magus is a job gained from the Earth Crystal. A Magus can cast all Black Magic spells. They also possess higher MP for high-level Black Magic. The Magus can be considered a powered up version of the Black Mage.

Bravely DefaultEdit

The Arcanist, known as Magus in Japanese version, appears a job.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

The Magus job is obtained in the Tome of Twilight chapter, and is exclusive to Warriors of Darkness. The Mask also appears as a Magus.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

These mages reveal little of themselves as possible to maintain their dark, brooding image.

The Magus is a character available to the party, he uses the Flare ability during battle. It unlocks at level 53.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Magus Sprite
A skilled spellcaster who uses his expertise in black magic to devastate his foes. The magus is a master of the black magic arts, making him a formidable offensive magic user.
—Character profile

Magus is a playable character who could be initially recruited as the First Time Reward for completing Sister Ray on Classic difficulty in FF VII track of the Core Dungeons.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Magus appears with one Fire- and three Thunder-elemental cards. All playable characters from the 3D remakes are represented.

Triple Triad (Portal App)Edit

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Magus from the Final Fantasy III 3D version appears on a Triple Triad card.

Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit

Seiken Densetsu 3Edit

SD3 Magician

The enemy Magician and its two palette swaps; Wizard and High Wizard resembles the magus job from the Final Fantasy series. They use their rods and offensive elemental spells against the party.

Legend of ManaEdit

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There's a statue of a Final Fantasy III-style Magus inside the Academy of Magic in Geo, located in Mephianse's office in the top right corner near the entrance to the office.



Magus is the Latin word for "wizard". Its plural is Magi.


  • The Black Wizard from the original Final Fantasy could be seen as a prototype for the future Magus job. Similar to the Magus, it is the Black Mage's upgraded form and have the ability to use every Black Magic spell. Since the release of the WonderSwan Color remake, each re-release makes the Black Wizard look more like the Magus from Final Fantasy III.