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FINAL FANTASY I :: MAGIC/ABILITIES

PRONUNCIATION: blak MAJ-ik
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: Unknown
NES NAME: Black Magic
ORIGINS NAME: Black Magic
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Black Magic
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Black Magic

    Black Magic was a class of offensive magic used to attack and weaken enemies. The eight levels of Black Magic spells could be purchased at Black Magic Shops. Practitioners were known as Black Mages, while learned masters were known as Black Wizards. Red Mages, Red Wizards and Ninjas also had a limited proficiency in Black Magic.

GAME INFO
    There are eight levels of spells, each more powerful than the last. Only Black Wizards can learn the highest level of spells.
    Level 1
     • Fire (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
     • Sleep (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
     • Focus (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
     • Thunder (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
    Level 2
     • Blizzard (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
     • Dark (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
     • Temper (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
     • Slow (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
    Level 3
     • Fira (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
     • Hold (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
     • Thundara (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
     • Focara (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
    Level 4
     • Sleepra (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
     • Haste (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
     • Confuse (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
     • Blizzara (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Ninja, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
    Level 5
     • Firaga (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
     • Scourge (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Red Wizard)
     • Teleport (Black Mage, Black Wizard)
     • Slowra (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Red Mage, Red Wizard)
    Level 6
     • Thundaga (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Red Wizard)
     • Death (Black Mage, Black Wizard)
     • Quake (Black Mage, Black Wizard)
     • Stun (Black Mage, Black Wizard)
    Level 7
     • Blizzaga (Black Mage, Black Wizard, Red Wizard)
     • Break (Black Wizard)
     • Saber (Black Wizard)
     • Blind (Black Mage, Black Wizard)
    Level 8
     • Flare (Black Wizard)
     • Stop (Black Wizard)
     • Warp (Black Wizard)
     • Kill (Black Wizard)

NAME ORIGIN
    Black Magic is dark, evil magic. This comes from the connotation "black" has with darkness and evil. Witchcraft and sorcery have been known as black magic throughout history.

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