Robe made from sacred threads.
Sage's Surplice (しさいのローブ, Shisai no Rōbu?), also known as Priest's Robe, Wizard's Robes, or Wizard Robe, is a recurring piece of armor in the Final Fantasy series. It is usually a high-rank Robe, that can only be outmatched by White Robe, Black Robe, and Lordly Robes. It provides high Defense and sometimes Magic as well. It is mainly used by the mage classes.
A robe that enhances intelligence.
Sage's Surplice is the third best armor, being beaten out by Light Robe and Gaia Gear. It is usable by mage classes, and provides +25 Defense, +2 Weight, and +5 Intelligence. It is available in the 20th Anniversary or mobile versions, found in Lifespring Grotto or Hellfire Chasm.
Sage's Surplice (Wizard Robe in the SNES version and Mage's Robe in the Easy Type version), is a mid-rank robe equippable by the mages. It is the starting armor for Rosa in the 3D versions. It can be found in the Tower of Zot, and bought at the Dwarven Castle. It provides +5 Defense, Magic Defense, Magic Evasion, and Spirit.
Sage's Surplice provides 5 Defense, 5 Magic Defense, 5% Magic Defense, and +5 Spirit. It can be bought in Devil's Road and Baron (Ceodore's Tale), and Troia for 1,200 gil, found in Devil's Road (Ceodore's Tale), Tower of Trials (Palom's tale), and Passage of Eidolons (Porom's Tale). It can be equipped by Cecil, Ceodore, Rosa, Rydia, Palom, Porom, Leonora, Harley, and Golbez.
Clothes that prevent Silence.
Sage's Surplice (originally known as Poet Robe), is a low-rank robe, which provides +6 Defense, +8 Magic Defense, +17 Magic Evasion, and immunity to Silence. It can be bought in Jachol and Crescent for 1,000 gil, dropped from Drippy and stolen from Ra Mage.
It being named "Sage's Surplice" appears to be a mistranslation, as it is known as Bard's Tunic in the Japanese version, a different recurring armor piece.
Cleric's Robes is a mid-ranked robe that provides 11 Defense, 10 Magic Defense, 11 Magic Evade, and +3 Mind.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit
The Sage's Surplice is a level 20 robe that raises HP by 694 and Bravery by 35. It also raises Magic Defense by 10%. It can be traded for 4,540 gil, Silk Robes, and a Bird Feather.
Sage's Surplice returns as a level 1 robe that provides +924 HP, +25 Bravery, and +3% Magic Defense. It can be obtained by trading 11,000 gil, Silk Robes, and Ghost Rag.
Before magic became systemized, it was believed that the power to heal others was something that had to be borrowed from the gods. Therefore, white magic was entrusted to shrine maidens and holy men. The sage's surplice was then made based on the garb worn by a person considered the holy men of a certain village when people who worshipped the gods first began gathering in groups.
sage in classical philosophy is someone who has attained the wisdom which a philosopher seeks.A