Mystic Knight (魔法剣士, Mahōkenshi?, lit. Magic Fencer), also known as Rune Fencer, Sorcerer, Spellblade or Spell Fencer, is a recurring job in the Final Fantasy series. Skilled in both magic and swordsmanship, they fuse both arts into Spellblade and are resistant to magic as a whole.
The Mystic Knight fuses magic spells which includes damaging spells or status inducing spells into their equipped sword. The wielder will smite enemies with his/her Spellblade.
In addition, Cloud Strife was listed as a "Mystic Knight/Berserker" during development. Although that did not make it to the finished product, Cloud bears some traits of the Mystic Knight such as using swords in combat and being elite both physically and magically.
Final Fantasy IX has a strong allusion to this job. Provided Vivi is in the party and not incapacitated, Steiner can use Sword Magic with Vivi's aid. Only the damaging Black Magic spells (e.g. Fire) can be used as Sword Magic, not status effect-inducing spells (e.g. Slow), and Vivi must know the spell in question. The attack uses Steiner's turn and MP, and does not affect Vivi's MP or ATB gauge.
Kurasame Susaya is functioning as a Mystic Knight.
The Spellblade is a job exclusive to the viera, which uses Blade Arts to inflict negative statuses onto their enemies.
Spell Fencers enchant their weapons with magic spells to deal more damage to their foes, and can also shield themselves from magic. Krinjh joins the player's party as a Spell Fencer.
The Mystic Knight card reappears in the new Labyrinth mode, but this time increases the chances of party cards appearing.
The Mystic Knight is also an advanced job that can be selected for a character in the player's Party for Quick Battle, Friend Cards, or wireless matches. It is unlocked with the powers of the Black Mage and Dark Knight, and grants 50% damage reduction and 100% damage increase when the character is in critical health.
Mystic Knight is unlocked by defeating the Boss at Snowbound Mining Town 7, Kolts Region.
The Mystic Knight appears as a character card.
A cape, turban, and spell-imbued blade are the telltale signs of this swordmage.
The Mystic Knight is a character available to the party, he uses the Firaga Sword ability during battle. Unlocks at level 20.
A unique swordmaster who fights with a magic-imbued blade. The Spellblade is an impressive frontline warrior who uses his sword to unleash elemental magic and debuffs that exploit the weaknesses of his enemies.
Spellblade is a playable character who can be recruited as the First Time Reward for completing Calm Lands on Classic difficulty in FF X track of the game's Core Dungeons.
His default Soul Break is Magic Shell which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment which raises all allies' Resistance by 30% for the duration of 25 seconds.
He can equip accessories.
Mystic Knight, Rune Fencer, and Spellblade appear in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game.