Final Fantasy Compendium

Red Mage

Appearances: FF1, FF3, FF4, FF5, FF11, FFTA, FFTA2
Aliases: Red Wizard, Sage

Red Mages are the only class that can cast two vastly different kinds of magic - white and black, making them a "jack-of-all-trades". The disadvantage is it cannot cast very powerful magic from either color, so being proficient in many arts, it is a master of none. FF5 and FFTA tried to make them more useful by increasing the frequency of their spellcasting with Doublecast, but the AP needed to obtain this ability was often too high. Red Mages were popular in the early games, then became obsolete due to character-based parties and mix-and-match magic systems (although they might be making a comeback with their relatively high distribution in FF11). Their outfits typically consist of a feathered hunter's hat and red cape.

Similar Job Classes: White Mage, Black Mage, Blue Mage

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FF1
NAME: Red Mage
OVERVIEW: Evolves into Red Wizard.
WEAPONS: Coral Sword, Dragon Sword, Falchion, Flame Sword, Giant Sword, Ice Sword, Long Sword, Masamune, Rapier, Rune Sword, Sabre, Scimitar, Short Sword, Silver Sword, Sun Sword, Were Sword, Large Dagger, Silver Knife, Small Dagger, Wooden Staff
ATTRIBUTES: Average in all stats
MAGIC:
White Magic: Cure, Fog, ALit, Invs, Lamp, Mute, AFir, Cur2, AIce, AMut, Cur3
Black Magic: Fire, Lock, Slep, Lit, Dark, Slow, Tmpr, Ice, Fir2, Hold, Lok2, Lit2, Conf, Fast, Slp2, Ice2, Fir3, Slo2

FF1
NAME: Red Wizard
OVERVIEW: Evolves from Red Mage. It can cast all magic except Level 8 "Ultimate" spells.
WEAPONS: Bane Sword, Coral Sword, Defense Sword, Dragon Sword, Falchion, Flame Sword, Ice Sword, Long Sword, Masamune, Rapier, Rune Sword, Sabre, Scimitar, Short Sword, Silver Sword, Sun Sword, Vorpal, Were Sword, Cat Claw, Large Dagger, Silver Knife, Small Dagger, Wooden Staff
ATTRIBUTES: Average in all stats
MAGIC:
White Magic: Cure, Ruse, Fog, ALit, Invs, Lamp, Mute, AFir, Cur2, AIce, AMut, Cur3, Life, Exit, Fog2, Inv2, ARub
Black Magic: Fire, Lock, Slep, Lit, Dark, Slow, Tmpr, Ice, Fir2, Hold, Lok2, Lit2, Conf, Fast, Slp2, Ice2, Fir3, Slo2, Bane, Warp, Lit3, Ice3

FF3
NAME: Red Wizard (FF3) / Red Mage (FF3DS)
OVERVIEW: Can use level 3 Black and White Magic
WEAPONS: Knife, Dagger, Rods, Staffs, Bow and Arrow
ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • Fight - Attack with equipped weapon
  • Magic - Cast magic spell
  • Run - Run away from battle
  • Item - Use an item from inventory
  • ATTRIBUTES: High agility, average in all other stats

    FF3
    NAME: Sage
    OVERVIEW: Sage is the ultimate magic user of the game (as opposed to the FF3 Ninja which is the top physical fighter). It can use all types of magic, at all levels.
    WEAPONS: Mithril Rod, Ice Rod, Light Rod, Fire Rod, Ultimate Rod, Staff, Freezing Staff, Burning Staff, Shining Staff, Golem Staff, Rune Staff, Mithril Rod, Eldest Staff, Flame Book, Light Book, Ice Book, Inferno Book, Illumina Book, Blizzard Book
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • Fight - Attack with equipped weapon
  • Magic - Cast magic spell
  • Run - Run away from battle
  • Item - Use an item from inventory
  • ATTRIBUTES: High magic power, low HP, low strength

    FF4
    NAME: Tellah
    OVERVIEW: Tellah's official job title is Sage. He can only use magic once he remembers the spell. Before that, magic is chosen at random.
    WEAPONS: Uses staffs and rods best
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • Recall - Remember forgotten spells from monsters that support them
  • White - Cast White Magic
  • Black - Cast Black Magic
  • ATTRIBUTES: High magic power, low HP, low strength

    FF4
    NAME: FuSoYa
    OVERVIEW: FuSoYa is officially a Lunarian.
    WEAPONS: Uses staffs and rods best
    ABILTIIES/MAGIC:
  • Regen - Cast Regen on the party, FuSoYa becomes immobile for the rest of the fight
  • Black - Cast Black Magic
  • White - Cast White Magic
  • ATTRIBUTES: High magic power, low HP, low strength

    FF5

    NAME: Red Mage
    OVERVIEW: Can learn up to Level 3 black and white magic.
    WEAPONS: Knives, Swords, Rods, Staffs, Flail, Morning Star
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • !Red - Cast White and Black Magic (default)
  • !DblCast - Cast two consecutive spells in one turn (works with Black, White, Red, Time, Summon, and Spellblade)
  • ATTRIBUTES: Low HP

    FF11
    NAME: Red Mage
    OVERVIEW: In addition to Black and White magic, they also have some original spells.
    WEAPONS: Uses daggers and swords best
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • Chainspell - Allows rapid spellcasting
  • Convert - Swap HP and MP
  • White Magic - Cast White Magic
  • Black Magic - Cast Black Magic
  • SUPPORT ABILITIES: Resist Petrify, Magic Attack Up, Magic Defense Up, Clear Mind, Fast Cast
    ATTRIBUTES: Low evasion

    FF: Tactics Advance
    NAME: Red Mage
    OVERVIEW: A Viera only job.
    WEAPONS: Rapier
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
    Red Magic:
  • Barrier - Raises physical and magic defense
  • Fire - Fire spell
  • Thunder - Thunder spell
  • Blizzard - Blizzard spell
  • Cure - Heal HP
  • Sleep - Cause Sleep on enemy
  • Poison - Cause Poison on enemy
  • Doublecast - Cast two spells in one turn
    Reaction Abilities: Catch - Catch thrown items and place in stock
    Support Abilities: Magic POW+
    Combo: Red Combo
  • ATTRIBUTES: High magic power

    FF: Tactics A2
    NAME: Red Mage
    OVERVIEW: Due to the inclusion of a Green Mage, the Red Mage now uses the lowest-level spells of White, Black, and Green Magick.
    WEAPONS: Rapiers
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
    Red Magick:
  • Protect - Raise physical defense
  • Shell - Raise magical defense
  • Silence - Cause Silence on enemy
  • Fire - Fire spell
  • Thunder - Thunder spell
  • Blizzard - Blizzard spell
  • Cure - Heal HP
  • Doublecast - Cast two spells in one turn
    Reaction Abilities: Sticky Fingers - Catch thrown items and place in stock
    Support Abilities: Magick Up
  • Traits of Red Mage in Other Games

    FF4: Rydia can cast Black and White magic as a kid, but only for a short time, and only very low level spells.
    FF6: The Gem Box relic (known as Soul of Thamasa in FF6 Advance), allows the wearer to perform Doublecast.
    FF9: Red Mages appear around the game as NPCs.
    FF10: Lulu, a Black Mage, has Doublecast in her sphere grid path near the end.

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