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Black Mage

 
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STARTING STATS
HP: 25
MP: 10
STRENGTH: 3 (1)
AGILITY: 5 (10)
INTELLIGENCE: 20
STAMINA: 2 (1)
LUCK: 10
STARTING EQUIPMENT
WEAPON: Knife (None)
SHIELD: None
HELMET: None
ARMOR: Clothes (None)
GLOVES: None
* Amounts in (parenthesis) indicate stats in original NES release and PSX hard mode.
FINAL FANTASY I :: JOBS

PRONUNCIATION: blak meyj
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: くろまじゅつし
NES NAME: Black Mage
ORIGINS NAME: Black Mage
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Black Mage
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Black Mage

    The Black Mage was the weakest member of the Warriors of Light, but what he lacked in strength, he made up for in his prowess with Black Magic. After completing the Citadel of Trials, Bahamut the Dragon King upgraded him to the class of Black Wizard.

GAME INFO
    Black Mage is one of the starting Job classes in Final Fantasy I. Black Mages are able to equip small knives, hammers and staves along with using most Black Magic up to Level 7.
    Upgradable to the Black Wizard Job after presenting the Rat's Tail to Bahamut.

ADDITIONAL INFO
    In Dawn of Souls and the Anniversary Edition, there are 10 optional Auto-Names for the six character Jobs. Each name is a reference to another character or place in the Final Fantasy series. The 10 Auto-Names for the Black Mage are:
     • Delila - character in Final Fantasy III
     • Gilles - character in Final Fantasy III
     • Gungho - character in Final Fantasy VI
     • Homac - character in Final Fantasy III
     • Kokkol - character in Final Fantasy IV
     • Koko - character in Final Fantasy V
     • Nina - character in Final Fantasy III
     • Stella - character in Final Fantasy V
     • Topapa - character in Final Fantasy III
     • Zok - character in Final Fantasy V


Dawn of Souls artwork

NAME ORIGIN
    Mage is an archaic term referring to a magician. The word is most famously known for the Three Magi who visited the infant Jesus in Bethlehem. The word comes from the Old Persian magus meaning "sorcerer". Black Mage refers to the fact that this Job class uses Black Magic.

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