Weapons: Staves, Rods, Lv. 1 – 7 black magic
In direct opposition to the White Mage is the Black Mage. Instead of contributing via support, the Black Mage seeks to deal as much damage as possible through various magic spells of different elements. Similar to the White Mage, the Black Mage suffers from similar drawbacks such as armor with low defense and limited MP (due to how this game chose to spread MP). However, the Black Mage possesses power unparalleled, especially in the early game, due to magic’s higher power compared to melee (seriously it’s insane). Be sure to carefully manage your MP however, or find enemies you can use a Thief to steal some Elixirs from. Black Mages cannot use level 8 magic, similar to White Mages, and will upgrade to Magus at the end of the game.