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Black Magic

FINAL FANTASY II :: MAGIC/ABILITIES

PRONUNCIATION: blak MAJ-ik
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: Unknown
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. Spells were learned by reading Tomes containing the incantations necessary to cast the spells, and could be purchased at Magic Shops which also contained Tomes teaching White Magic spells.

GAME INFO

SPELL ELEMENT LEARNED BY
Aura None Aura Tome
Berserk None Berserk Tome
Blind Body Blind Tome
Blizzard Ice Blizzard Tome
Break Death Break Tome
Confuse Mind Confuse Tome
Curse Mind Curse Tome
Death Death Death Tome
Destroy None Destroy Tome
Drain None Drain Tome
Fire Fire Fire Tome
Flare None Flare Tome
Haste None Haste Tome
Osmose None Osmose Tome
Scourge Poison Scourge Tome
Sleep Mind Sleep Tome
Stop Mind Stop Tome
Stun Body Stun Tome
Thunder Lightning Thunder Tome
Toad Mind Toad Tome
Warp Matter Warp Tome

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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