Versatile mages, versed in both black and white magic.
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.
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.
- 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 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
The Red Mage appears as a character card.
Faris as a Red Mage appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.