- "Heal the body, heal the heart."
- —Dissidia Final Fantasy, White Mage Lore
White Mage (白魔道士 or 白魔道師, Shiromadōshi?, lit. "White Magic Adherent") is a Job class in the Final Fantasy series, and is featured in several installments. It is among the first Job classes introduced in the series.
The Seer job is usually a stronger version of the White Mage.
The White Mage's equipment includes staves and maces (as well as hammers in the original Final Fantasy), but in later installments they use more commonly used magical rods instead. Their armor, like most mages, is limited to lightweight vests and mage robes. Their physical stats are usually higher than those of a Black Mage, but are not as high as some other classes. Their magic stats, of course, are high.
The most prominent ability of a White Mage is to cast White Magic, which usually includes healing and support magic, but may also include status spells. In later installments, the White Mages have been given the ability Pray, in which the party's HP would be minimally restored for no cost. Their ability to heal, protect, and resurrect fallen members of the party make White Mages invaluable, as they are usually the only efficient way of healing.
White Mages tend to dress in white robes with red triangular lining. They tend to lean towards lighter armor, generally robes, and their robes are trimmed with red triangles that usually flare out from cuffs, around hems, or on the lining of the hood if they wear one. Most White Mages are female, but some males have been White Mages as well. Male White Mages generally do not wear hoods. Sometimes Summoners are also able to cast White Magic. The recurring White Robe and Cat-Ear Hood are related to this job. In virtually all games the White Mage has one offensive attack, called Holy.
- Main article: White Mage (Final Fantasy)
Although lacking in offensive power, White Mages are valuable due to their healing abilities. The upgraded White Wizard is even more powerful, having the ability to cast Full-Life and Holy.
- Main article: White Mage (Final Fantasy III)
The White Mage job is bestowed by the Wind Crystal, and is the only dedicated White Magic-user for the majority of the game. Aria Benett, Sara Altney, Prince Alus and Unei aid the party with White Magic.
- Main article: White Mage (The After Years)
- Main article: White Mage (Final Fantasy V)
The White Mage job is held by one of the shards of the Wind Crystal. Its job abilities grant access to White Magic.
Though Final Fantasy VII has no job system, Aeris Gainsborough is often considered a White Mage, as she has high magic stats, equips rods and staves, and her Limit Breaks heal and buff the party. Also, she is the owner of the White Materia, the sole source of the ultimate White Magic spell, Holy.
Princess Garnet and Eiko Carol are able to cast White Magic along with Summon Magic, although Eiko has a far greater dominance over it, while Garnet favors summoning. Garnet also dresses in the traditional White Mage robes as a disguise early in the game.
- Main article: White Mage (Final Fantasy X-2)
The White Mage dressphere is the same as the classic White Mages of the series, with minimal attack power, but large healing power. This particular iteration of the class is notable because it cannot directly use physical attacks unless berserked or using Mug.
- Main article: White Mage (Final Fantasy XI)
The White Mage is one of the six base jobs of Final Fantasy XI and is the most adept at healing and the only job with the ability to heal almost all debuffs. White Mages are also capable of the traditional supportive magic as well as a limited number of status-inflicting spells.
- Main article: White Mage (Final Fantasy XII)
- Main article: White Mage (Revenant Wings)
- Main article: Medic (Final Fantasy XIII)
The Medic role is similar to a White Mage. Even though their abilities are never defined as 'White Magic', they can perform nothing but healing spells. Vanille and Hope are the only characters who are capable of learning all of the Medic abilities.
- Main article: Medic (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
Medic reappears in the sequel with new abilities which are exclusive to Paradigm Pack allies: Cheer, and Esunada. Noel Kreiss can learn all the abilities available to party, but is rather bad Medic due to his rather low Magic, and Serah Farron is favored by most players as a Medic despite her lack of Cura and Curaja abilities due to her Magic being higher than Noel's.
Serah also has a costume as part of the game's downloadable content which is based on the concept of a white mage.
As of patch 1.21, Conjurers who meet certain requirements can obtain a Soul of the White Mage, allowing them to switch between both Class and Job at will. As a White Mage one is able to use advanced healing spells and abilities like Regen and Benediction while losing access to abilities from various other classes, like Thaumaturge.
The Artifact Equipment includes the traditional red-trimmed white robe with the hood down, much like White Wizard in the original Final Fantasy.
Class Seven is attributed to teaching white magic. Rem Tokimiya was formerly a student of Class Seven, until she was transferred to Class Zero to assist in fighting against the Milites Empire. In addition, many of Deuce's melodies consist of white magic spells and properties.
- Main article: White Mage (Tactics)
White Mages have access to all White Magicks, and have the reaction ability of Auto-Regen and support ability of extra magick defense. They can wield staves and light armor and robes. They are also the fastest among the magickal classes.
- Main article: White Mage (Tactics Advance)
- Main article: White Mage (Tactics A2)
The White Mage reappears in A2 as a base job for the same three races.
- Main article: White Mage (My Life as a King)
White Mages can be recruited as adventurers and have access to the most traditional White Magic and wield hammers.
- Main article: White Mage (The 4 Heroes of Light)
The White Mage crown appears in this game, and enhances the use of traditional White Magic.
- Main article: White Mage (Bravely Default)
It has been revealed that White Mage will be one of the basic jobs gained from one of the first crystals encountered in the game along with Monk, and Black Mage.
- Main article: White Mage (Dimensions)
White Mage is a job class in this game. It is obtained at the beginning of the game and is thus available to both groups.
In the Duel Colosseum, when selected, the White Mage job card will fully heal the player's HP after battle.
The White Mage job card reappears in the new Labyrinth mode, and will heal the current lead character to full health.
The White Mage is also a job that can be selected for a character in the player's Party for Quick Battle, Friend Cards, or wireless matches. The White Mage job doubles the recovery rate of the user's Bravery after they land an HP attack, and is needed to unlock the advanced jobs Knight and Sage.
- Main article: White Mage (Airborne Brigade)
The White Mage is a job in Final Fantasy: Airborne Brigade available from the start. The preferred weapons for the job are staves and the job specializes in intelligence abilities. The job is involved in the requirements to unlock the Devout and Paladin jobs.
- "Weary of healing, this champion of divinity has forsaken cures, and here knows only to strike."
The White Mage is a character available to the party, and uses the Holy ability during battle. Unlocks at level 3.
- Main article: White Mage (Chocobo's Dungeon)
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Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit
The White Mage appears as a secret character in the Mario sports game, Mario Hoops 3-on-3. This is likely because Square Enix developed the game. White Mage's special shot is Holy Shot. She is voiced by Deanna Mustard, who also voices Princess Daisy in the Mario series.
White Mage reappears in Mario Sports Mix for Nintendo's Wii alongside the same four unlockable Final Fantasy characters with which she debuted. She is one of 3 characters (or 2 in 2-2 battle) included in Star Ship Battle. She can be unlocked by getting all 4 crystals for the events Hockey, Dodgeball, Volleyball and Basketball, or by beating Star Road 2 times, winning the Flower Cup 4 times, and certain Mushroom Cup missions.
In Little Fungitown, shortly after Mario contracts Bean Fever, Luigi visits a hypnotist to snap him out of his fears. The hypnotist, Psychokamek, appears dressed in traditional White Mage robes and seems to utilize some form of illusory magic in hypnotizing Luigi.