Through devastating magic spells, Black Mages (BLM) bring tremendous firepower to the battlefield. A Black Mage's job is simply to cast offensive spells and destroy enemies. Although they are known for their Elemental Magic, they also possess a few highly-valued utilitarian spells. In battle, Black Mages are often called upon to participate in skillchains by finishing each chain off with a magic burst, adding even more destructive power to a party's repertoire. Players starting the game as a Black Mage receive an Onion Staff and a Scroll of Stone.
Group 1 Merits
Group 2 Merits
Increases elemental magic damage while under the effects of Manafont. Increase elemental magic damage by 3.
Subtle Sorcery Effect
Reduces the casting time of spells while under the effects of Subtle Sorcery. Reduce spellcasting time by 1 percent.
Elemental Seal Effect
Reduces enmity accrued by casting elemental magic while under the effects of Elemental Seal. Reduce enmity by 3.
Magic Burst Damage Bonus
Increases magic burst damage. Increase magic burst damage by 1 percent.
Mana Wall Effect
Reduces MP consumed while transferring damage while under the effects of Mana Wall. Reduce MP consumed by 1 percent.
Magic Accuracy Bonus
Increases magic accuracy. Increase magic accuracy by 1.
Enmity Douse Recast
Reduces the recast time of Enmity Douse. Reduce recast time by 2 seconds.
Increases elemental magic damage while under the effects of Manawell. Increase magic damage by 1.
Black Mage Spell List for where to find spells as well as other information.
+: Requires spending 100
++: Requires spending 550 Job Points.
+++: Requires spending 1200 Job Points.
Combat Skill Ratings
Cap at Level 1
Cap at Level 49
Cap at Level 99
Magic Skill Ratings
Black Mage Skill Caps for a by-level breakdown of Weapon Skill limits.
To see a side by side comparison of Artifact/Relic sets visit
Black Mage Artifact/Relic Sets Comparison. To see a side by side comparison of Empyrean sets visit
Goetia Sets Comparison. To see a side-by-side comparison of the Item Level 109 Reforged sets visit
Black Mage Reforged Armor Sets To see a side-by-side comparison of the Item Level 119 Reforged sets visit
Black Mage Reforged Armor Sets +1
Black Mage Guides