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Red Mage
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See also: Red Mage
The Red Mage is a well-rounded spell caster whose repertoire can include a balance of both black and white magic.
Dawn of Souls Instructions

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.

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Equipment and Magic usable by Red Mage
Weapons Assassin Dagger | Asura* | Broadsword | Coral Sword | Dagger | Duel Rapier* | Enhancer* | Falchion | Flame Sword | Gladius* | Great Sword | Ice Brand | Kikuichimonji | Knife | Kotetsu | Longsword | Mage Masher | Masamune | Mythril Knife | Mythril Sword | Orichalcum | Rapier | Rune Blade | Saber | Sage's Staff | Scimitar | Staff | Sun Blade | Werebuster | Wyrmkiller
Armor Bard's Tunic | Chain Mail | Clothes | Leather Armor | Mythril Mail | Red Jacket | Sage's Surplice
Equipment Angel's Ring | Copper Armlet | Diamond Armlet | Protect Ring | Ruby Armlet | Silver Armlet
Shields Buckler | Elven Cloak | Protect Cloak | Zephyr Cape
Helmets Feathered Cap | Leather Cap | Red Cap | Ribbon | Wizard's Hat
Gloves Leather Gloves
White Magic Blindna | Cure | Cura | Curaga | Invis | NulBlaze | Nulfrost | NulShock | Poisona | Protect | Silence
Black Magic Blizzard | Blizzara | Confuse | Dark | Fire | Fira | Firaga | Focus | Focara | Haste | Hold | Sleep | Sleepra | Slow | Slowra | Temper | Thunder | Thundara

*All names from Dawn of Souls and subsequent releases
All equipment marked with a * is from Dawn of Souls releases and on.

Red WizardEdit

Red Wizard

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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.

StatisticsEdit

Equipment and Magic usable by Red Wizard
Weapons All Red Mage 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 All Red Mage White Magic | Exit | Invisira | Life | NulDeath | Protera | Vox
Black Magic All Red Mage Black Magic | Blizzaga | Scourge | Teleport | Thundaga


*All names from Dawn of Souls and subsequent releases.
All equipment marked with a * is from Dawn of Souls releases and on.

Name OriginsEdit

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:

In the Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Edition and the iOS and Android versions that are based on it, one name is altered, to one of ambiguous origin:

  • Tomok - Replaces Lalibo.

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TriviaEdit

  • The Red Mage from the original Final Fantasy is the only one in the main series who is squarely a Red Mage, and not a character using Red Magic as a job. While many characters have the shared ability to cast Black and White Magic at the same time, these characters are either Sages, do not have a specified job class, or are in a game with interchangeable jobs.
  • 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.

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