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Final Fantasy III
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Keyblade999
First Published: 30-07-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-02-2019 / 19:27 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 16-07-2019 / 09:01 GMT

Final Fantasy III Guide

Last updated 5 months ago · Guide Information
Wind Crystal

Black Mage

For those times when you need yourself a nuke.

Combat: Magic

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.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Nintendo DS, iOS, Android
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    30 July 2015
  • Last Updated
    12 February 2019
  • Guide Author
    Keyblade999

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