Uses black, white and red magic.
They have well-rounded stat growth between physical and magic attack power, and are sought for their extremely useful Doublecast ability. Even when silenced, they can still dish out decent physical damage with rapiers with their surprisingly good Attack Power.
The Red Mage is the viera's mid-tier balanced job. Their stats are almost identical to the Elementalist, although the Red Mage has lower MP, slightly lower Magic Power, and slightly higher Speed.
|HP||MP||Atk||Def||Mag Pwr||Mag Res||Spd|
|6.8 C+||2.6 C-||8.1 B-||7.6 C||8.4 B||7.6 C||1.3 C|
Red mage command. Use offensive magic.
|Raises weapon defense and magic resistance.|
|Generates damaging ball of flame.|
|Calls down lightning to deal damage.|
|Creates chunk of ice to deal damage.|
|Eases pain and heals HP. Deals damage to zombies.|
|Releases sleeping gas to put target to sleep.|
|Spew out poison gas, poisoning target.|
|Cast two spells in quick succession.|
|Catch||Chain Plate||Catches thrown item and places it in stock.||300|
|Magic Pow+||Colichemarde||Increases damage dealt by magic.||300|
|Red Combo||Mythril Rapier||Easily chained combo ability for red mages.||100|
Doublecast works by casting two magic spells at once not limited to Red Magic. If, for example, Spirit Magic is the secondary A-Ability, one can use those spells when Doublecasting. A special quirk about Doublecast is that one can use it to bypass some laws like Fire, Lightning, Ice and Holy, because Doublecast is only seen as a Red Magic ability with no elemental affiliation. Doublecast magic is always considered Red Magic as well, so if a law disallows summoning, the Red Mage can doublecast them without being penalized.
Doublecast can bypass the "Target Area" law since some spells are intended for a single target (like the offensive Spirit Magic spells); this can help if the player needs to eliminate their enemies and aid allies afterward. The MP cost of Doublecast is the combined totals of the magic cast, and so may vary.
One potent combination is the Summoner class. Once the abilities are learned, players may start out battles with both Reflect and Auto-Regen on their entire team. Phoenix allows players to revive multiple units at once followed by Unicorn to heal them to full HP (while also damaging any undead in the area) or add various status effects from either spellset on the same turn.
- Red Mages cannot use staves, despite wielding one in their official artwork.