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The Red Mage is a well-rounded spell caster whose repertoire can include a balance of both black and white magic.
The Red Mage (あかまじゅつし, Akamajutsushi?) is a character class from the original Final Fantasy who can be selected as a member of the Light Warriors at the game's start. True to their name, the Red Mage is clothed in red. This class can use both Black and White Magic, as well as wield many different weapons and pieces of armor. Being unable to wield or use the highest level magic or equipment, the Red Mage is generally relegated to a support position; a jack of all trades, but a master of none.
*All names from Dawn of Souls and subsequent releases
All equipment marked with a * is from Dawn of Souls releases and on.
After an event in which the party must retrieve a Rat Tail from the Citadel of Trials and return it to Bahamut, the Red Mage is upgraded to the Red Wizard (あかまどうし, Akamadōshi?). This class can wield slightly more equipment and learn magic up to level seven, and receives a new physical appearance, which is similar to the old appearance.
|Available equipment and magic|
|Weapons||Deathbringer* | Defender | Lightbringer* | Razer | Vorpal Sword|
|Armor||All Red Mage Armor|
|Equipment||All Red Mage Equipment|
|Shields||All Red Mage Shields|
|Helmets||All Red Mage Helmets|
|Gloves||All Red Mage Gloves|
|White Magic||Exit | Invisira | Life | NulDeath | Protera | Vox|
|Black Magic||Blizzaga | Scourge | Teleport | Thundaga|
*All names from Dawn of Souls and subsequent releases.
All equipment marked with * is from Dawn of Souls releases and on.
In the Dawn of Souls version and subsequent remakes, there are ten optional auto-names for the different character classes. Most names are references to another character or place in the Final Fantasy series.
The names for the Red Mage class are:
- Duane - Character in Final Fantasy VI.
- Elayne - Character in Final Fantasy VI.
- Gill - Character in Final Fantasy V.
- KluYa - Character in Final Fantasy IV.
- Kory - Character in Final Fantasy IV.
- Lalibo - Character in Final Fantasy V.
- Lola - Character in Final Fantasy VI.
- Mid - Character in Final Fantasy V.
- Tot - Character in Final Fantasy IX.
- Yura - Character in Final Fantasy VI.
In the Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary and subsequent versions, one name is altered, to one of ambiguous origin:
- Tomok - Replaces Lalibo.
The Red Mage appears on a Triple Triad card.
- At the party selection screen in the original NES versions, the Red Mage appears alongside the Warrior, Monk, and Thief, making it the first mage of any kind to appear in the series.