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Indigo robes adorned with stars.
Magus Robe (どうしのローブ, Dōshi no Rōbu?), also known as Mage Robe, Mage's Habit, or Tao Robe, is a recurring armor in the series. It is often a mid-ranked or high-ranked robes for mages, though it is more often a low-ranked robe if it is the Mage Robe incarnation, and provides decent Magic Defense, though oftentimes does not provide any other additional bonuses. It also sometimes provides a bonus to Magic.
In the 3D versions, it provides 13 Defense, 13 Magic Defense, and +1 Intelligence and Mind. In the NES version, it provides 9 Defense, 7 Magic Defense, and 7% Evade. It can be found in Gulgan Gulch and bought in Village of the Ancients and Dwarven Hollows for 2,000 gil.
Mage's Robe is the weakest robe providing 6 Defense, 5 Magic Defense, 5% Magic Evasion, and +3 Intelligence and Spirit. It can be bought for 2,000 gil in Baron and Troia, or found in Rydia's Challenge Dungeon, the Sylph Cave, or the Lodestone Cavern (as Palom).
Remnant from the age when magic still flourished.
The Magus Robe (originally called Tao Robe) is the strongest robe providing 68 Defense, 50 Magic Defense, 10% Magic Evasion, and +5 Magic. It can only be used by Strago, Relm, and Gogo, and can be bought in Maranda in the World of Ruin for 13,000 gil.
The Mage's Robe is the high quality version of the Velvet Robe, both equippable by Monks, White Mages, Black Mages, Red Mages, Thieves, Dark Knights, Bards, Rangers, Summoners, Blue Mages, Corsairs, Puppetmasters, Dancers, and Scholars at level 38.
The default version, Velvet Robe, only increases Defense by 24, but the Mage's Robe increases Defense by 25, MP by 3, and Intelligence by 1. Both the velvet and mage's robe can only be created via Synthesis.
Mage's Habit is a mid-ranking mystic armor that can be equipped after obtaining the Mystic Armor 5 license. It provides +10 MP, +18 Defense, and +6 Magick Power. It can be purchased for 2,500 gil at Jahara and Mt Bur-Omisace and dropped by Battery Mimic (very rare) in Barheim Passage.
Mage's Robes are a low-ranked armor for Kytes, and provides 15 Defense and 30 Magick Defense. They can be bought at Tomaj's Sky Saloon shop for 1,600 gil in Chapter 5, and obtained as a reward for Mission 54.
Hooded robe favored by mages.
Magus Robe is a low-ranked robe that provides +15 Defense and +30 Resistance. It can be bought for 3000 gil.
This robe flutters out like a cape; the symbol of the mage.
Magus Robe is a low-ranked robe for magical classes, and provides 17 Defense, 40 Resistance, and teaches the abilities Critical: Quicken to Time Mages for 450 AP and Resistance↑ to Geomancer for 150 AP. It can be bought for 600 Gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a Tarkov Crystal, Tiny Mushrooms, and Soft Cotton.
The Monkish Robe adds 2 Defense, 2 Magic Defense, 1 Evade, 1 Magic Evade, and Strength/Intellect/Spirit +5%. It can be bought from the Multiplayer Shop in Invidia for 1,000 pts.
The power of magic depends greatly on its user. Therefore, a lot of mages train their hardest every day in order to strengthen themselves, even if only a little. The mage's habit is made of a specially woven fabric that heightens the magical powers and spirit of the wearer. However, since it can only amplify such qualities based on the wearer's current conditions, it would be wise not to overestimate its abilities.
Magus is the Latin word for "wizard". Its plural is Magi.
Tao or Dao is a Chinese complex word which cannot specifically be fully explained except it signifies 'way', 'path', 'route', or sometimes known as a 'principle' laid down by Heaven to assist mankind back onto the righteous path.