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Rosa casts a White Magic spell in Final Fantasy IV (PC).

White Magic (白魔法, Shiro Mahō?), sometimes shortened to White, Wht Mag or Wht Magic, and referred to as White Magick in the games set in Ivalice, is a recurring skill set and one of the main types of magic in the Final Fantasy series. It focuses mainly on recovery and support magic, although there can be offensive magic in the skill set. In titles that feature the job system, White Magic is associated with the White Mage Job class, but is also usually available to Paladins, Red Mages, Seers and Sages.

White Magic spells have been interchanged with Black Magic, Time Magic, and in Ivalice titles, a new school of magic known as Green Magick.

White Magic support spells can usually be used against undead enemies to deal damage and other adverse effects.

AppearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

Main article: Magic (Final Fantasy)

White Magic is not a skill set but a subcategory of spells, and can be taught to Knights, Red Mages, Red Wizards, White Mages, and White Wizards, but only the last can learn every White Magic spell in the game.

Final Fantasy IIEdit

Main article: Magic (Final Fantasy II)

White Magic spells can be learned by any character, and their potency is tied to the Spirit stat.

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

Main article: White Magic (Final Fantasy III)

The magic system is similar to the one from the first installment of the series. White Magic spells can be taught to any character, but can only be used by Knights, White Mages, Red Mages, Scholars, Devouts, Sages, Rangers, Dark Knights in the original release, and Onion Knights and Freelancers in the remake.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

Main article: White Magic (Final Fantasy IV)

In Final Fantasy IV the Magic skillset was split into several specialized skillsets. Cecil, Child Rydia, Tellah, Rosa, Porom and Fusoya can learn and use White Magic. Magic is learned by leveling up. The White Magic command's charge time varies, taken from the spell the player selects to cast.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

Main article: White Magic (Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-)

In the sequel to Final Fantasy IV, the White Magic command returns and it is usable by Cecil, Rosa, and Porom.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Main article: White Magic (The After Years)

White Magic can be used by Ceodore, Cecil, Rosa, Porom, Fusoya, Kain, Leonora, and White Mage. The command's charge time varies, taken from the spell the player selects to cast.

Final Fantasy VEdit

Main article: White Magic (Final Fantasy V)

White Magic is accessible through the eponymous the skillset of the White Mage, while a selection of spells is available through the Red Mage's Red Magic. Magic is bought from shops. The White Magic command can also be assigned to other jobs as a secondary command.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

Main article: Wht Mag (Final Fantasy IX)

White Magic is available to Dagger and Eiko, as well as Beatrix. Eiko has a greater array of spells available, whereas Dagger has access to more eidolons. White Magic concentrates on healing and buffing, and also contains some offensive spells, mainly status ailments. Magic is learned from equipment.

Final Fantasy XEdit

Main article: Wht Magic (Final Fantasy X)

White Magic can be learned by every character, but Yuna and Tidus learn several spells through normal progression. Yuna learns curative and protective spells in her Sphere Grid path, whereas Tidus learns time-related magic to speed allies and hinder opponents. White Magic cannot be doublecast, unlike its Black Magic counterpart.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Main article: White Magic (Final Fantasy X-2)

White Magic is a skillset related to the White Mage dressphere, as it can learn most of its abilities. The rest are available through Garment Grids or accessories.

The skillset is available to White Mages, Rikku's Mascot dressphere, or through equipping the White Signet, Salvation Promised or Supreme Light Garment Grids, or the White Lore accessory.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

Main article: White Magic (Final Fantasy XI)


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Final Fantasy XIIEdit

Main article: White Magicks (Final Fantasy XII)

All party members can purchase White Magick licenses to cast bought spells in the original version. In the International version the skillset is associated with the White Mage job. The classification of spells differs slightly between the original and International versions.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

Main article: White Magicks (Revenant Wings)

White Magicks are used by Penelo and the enemy job White Magic.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

Main article: White Magick (Tactics)

White Magick is the skill set of the White Mage job.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

Main article: White Magic (Tactics Advance)

White Magic is the skill set of the White Mage job, and shares abilities with the Red Magic skill set for viera characters.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Main article: White Magick (Tactics A2)

White Magick is the skill set of the the White Mage, and shares abilities with Red Magick for viera characters, and High Magick for hume characters. White Magick abilities are learned through staves.

Final Fantasy Mystic QuestEdit

Main article: Spell (Mystic Quest)#White Magic

White Magic is one of three types of magic spells, it can be use defensively (for ally) or offensively (for enemy).

Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

Main article: Magic (Legend III)#White Magic

White Magic is one of the categories of magic spells in the game, mainly consists of non-damaging spells, which can either cause status abnormalities to the enemy, or will heal and cure status abnormalities.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

Main article: White Magic (The 4 Heroes of Light)

White Magic is one of the categories of magic spells in the game, and can be equipped and used by any job.

Bravely DefaultEdit

Main article: White Magic (Bravely Default)

White Magic spells can be cast by White Mages or those equipped with the White Magic job command. White Magic spells up to level 4 can also be cast by Red Mages through the B/W Magic job command.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

Main article: White Magic (Dimensions)

White Magic is the skill set of the White Mage and Seer.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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EtymologyEdit

[view  · edit  · purge]White magic has traditionally referred to the use of supernatural powers or magic for good and selfless purposes. With respect to the philosophy of left-hand path and right-hand path, white magic is the benevolent counterpart of malicious black magic. Because of its ties to traditional pagan nature worship, white magic is often also referred to as "natural magic".

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