The better version of the Freelancer.

Combat: Hybrid

Weapons: Knives, Swords, Bows, Staves, Rods, Lv. 1 – 5 white magic, Lv. 1 – 5 black magic

Red Mages have the magic power of mages without sacrificing the versatility melee provides, with their only drawback being that they have a lower magic level limit, and roughly half the MP of a Black or White Mage. However, they are very small drawbacks compared to their advantage. I highly recommend you use multiple red mages in the early game before you get more jobs so that you can have a wide range of options with weapons and team setups.

A vast majority of the early dungeons involve the use of Mini or Toad , for example. Red Mages can adapt to almost every situation, making them invaluable early on. Later, they suffer from low stat growths, unfortunately. I would define the Red Mage as the best early game job when your characters need to be able to do bits of everything, to be left behind when they “graduate” into more specialized roles. However, it’s no slouch at job level 99 either.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Android, iOS, DS
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    30 July 2015
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author

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Four young orphans, born around the village of Ur, find a Crystal of Light after an earthquake in a cave nearby. The Crystal, after infusing them with its power, implores them to go forth and restore the balance of light and dark. Not knowing the magnitude of their task but nonetheless realising its importance, the group set out to stop the World's destruction. Our guide covers the Nintendo remake and the recent release on Steam, iOS and Android.

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