Final Fantasy X-2 HD Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    25 March 2015
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2018
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Black Mage

General Description: **** The Black Mage, were this another RPG, would be one we would highly recommend; in most games, Black Mages are essential to progressing through the game due to their ability to hit most enemies’ elemental weaknesses. The problem with this was touched on in FFX, and noticeable moreso in FFX-2 - if you can apply the element to the weapon, there’s no point; the best physical attackers will surpass the Black Mage’s power, and if you can equip a meager accessory to hit the weakness… You see? That said, the Black Mage can be useful for earlier parts of the game where you don’t have a good Elemental Attacker, but little else.

  • **General Info:**
    • *Obtained:* Beat Boris in the Chapter 1 Floating Ruins atop Mt. Gagazet, then speak with Shinra
    • *For Whom?:* Yuna, Rikku, and Paine
    • *General Stat Increases:* MP, Magic, Magic Defense
    • *General Stat Decreases:* HP, Strength, Defense, Accuracy, Evasion, Luck
  • **Abilities Learned:**
    • **Fire - Auto - 4 MP Cost:** Weak Fire-based damage to a single target or a party.
    • **Blizzard - Auto - 4 MP Cost:** Weak Ice-based damage to a single target or a party.
    • **Thunder - Auto - 4 MP Cost:** Weak Lightning-based damage to a single target or a party.
    • **Water - Auto - 4 MP Cost:** Weak Water-based damage to a single target or a party.
    • **Fira - 40 AP - 12 MP Cost:** Moderate Fire-based damage to a single target or a party.
      • **Firaga - 100 AP - 24 MP Cost:** High Fire-based damage to a single target or a party.
    • **Blizzara - 40 AP - 12 MP Cost:** Moderate Ice-based damage to a single target or a party.
      • **Blizzaga - 100 AP - 24 MP Cost:** High Ice-based damage to a single target or a party.
    • **Thundara - 40 AP - 12 MP Cost:** Moderate Lightning-based damage to a single target or a party.
      • **Thundaga - 100 AP - 24 MP Cost:** High Lightning-based damage to a single target or a party.
    • **Watera - 40 AP - 12 MP Cost:** Moderate Water-based damage to a single target or a party.
      • **Waterga - 100 AP - 24 MP Cost:** High Water-based damage to a single target or a party.
    • **Focus - 10 AP - 0 MP Cost:** Boosts the user's Magic by 3 levels, a +3/12 or +25% increase.
      • **MP Absorb - 10 AP - 0 MP Cost:** Essentially Osmose: the target's MP is damaged and the user's MP is healed by the same amount.
        • **Black Magic Lv. 2 - 40 AP - 0 MP Cost:** Cuts the charge time for Black Magic by 30%.
          • **Black Magic Lv. 3 - 60 AP - 0 MP Cost:** Cuts the charge time for Black Magic by 50%.