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Versatile mages, versed in both black and white magic.
—Description

The Red Mage (赤魔道士, Aka Madōshi?, lit. Red Sorcerer) is a job in Final Fantasy V obtained after the Water Crystal shatters. They are the second utility class in the game, as they have access to limited White and Black Magic. They are one of the few mage jobs that can equip swords, as well as both rods and staves, giving them more offense in both physical and magical attacks.

The Red Mage requires the most ABP to master, as its final ability, Dualcast, requires 999 ABP and is one of two abilities in the game to require that much, the other being the Mime's Mimic.

Mastering Red Mage for all four characters in the mobile and Steam versions earns the player the achievement "Ebony and Ivory".

Appearance Edit

FFV Bartz Red Mage iOS FFV Lenna Red Mage iOS FFV Galuf Red Mage iOS FFV Faris Red Mage iOS FFV Krile Red Mage iOS

Red Mages wear red clothes, red capes, and a red hat with a feather, just like in the other Final Fantasy games. Krile's outfit has a slightly pink tint to it. Galuf's, Krile's, and Lenna's hats are right-sided, Bartz's and Faris's are at the classic left position.

Abilities Edit

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  • Job command - Red Magic
  • Innate abilities - None
  • Equipment - Knives, Swords, Rods, Staves, Hats, Clothes, Robes, Armlets

Red Magic allows the cast of White or Black Magic up to level 3. In the hands of the Red Mage, Dualcast only lets the player cast two level 3 Black or White Magic at once, but given to a Summoner, they will be able to summon two summons at once, and given to a Time Mage, they can cast two Time Magic spells at once. Giving a Red Mage White Magic 6 or Black Magic 6 will enable them to doublecast spells up to level 6 of that particular school of magic.

Red Mages can boost the power of any element as they can equip rods (for Fire, Ice, Lightning, and Poison), staves (Holy), and knives (Wind).

Red Magic abilities give characters the Red Mage's base Magic based on the following formula:

Magic = Red Mage Base Magic - (3 - Red Mage Job Level)

The value of the base Magic granted this way is capped at the Red Mage's base.

Thus the base Magic stat for a character with Red Magic equipped would be as follows:

  • Level 1 = 30 base Magic
  • Level 2 = 31 base Magic
  • Level 3 = 32 base Magic
  • Level 4 = 32 base Magic

Dualcast gives characters the Red Mage's base Magic unless otherwise already at a higher value.

Upon mastery, Freelancers and Mimes gain the Red Mage's base Strength, Agility and Magic unless they already have a higher base from another mastered job.

The base stats for Red Mages are:

  • Strength: 32
  • Agility: 29
  • Stamina: 18
  • Magic: 32

Level-up abilities Edit

Level 1 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Red Magic (1)
Advance Name Red Magic (1)
Anthology Name Red 1
RPGe Name Red (1)
AP Required 20
Type Command
Description Perform white or black spells.
Information Lets any job cast Cure, Libra, Poisona, Fire, Blizzard and Thunder.
Level 2 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Red Magic (2)
Advance Name Red Magic (2)
Anthology Name Red 2
RPGe Name Red (2)
AP Required 40
Type Command
Description Perform white or black spells.
Information Lets any job additionally cast Silence, Protect, Mini, Poison, Sleep and Toad.
Level 3 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Red Magic (3)
Advance Name Red Magic (3)
Anthology Name Red 3
RPGe Name Red (3)
AP Required 100
Type Command
Description Perform white or black spells.
Information Lets any job additionally cast Cura, Raise, Confuse, Fira, Blizzara and Thundara.
Level 4 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Dualcast
Advance Name Dualcast
Anthology Name Redx2
RPGe Name X-Magic
AP Required 999
Type Command
Description Cast two spells back-to-back.
Information Lets any job use the Dualcast command.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

The Red Mage appears as a character card.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Triple TriadEdit

099a Red Mage

Faris as a Red Mage appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

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