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A Look At The Final Fantasy XI Job The Black Mage

Aug 18, 2007
Black Mages are the specialists of the Black Magic and all other spells that are used for dealing damage. Black Mages are said to be the damage artist, though this is a thought which should be carefully understood. Black Mages have the broadest sorts of damaging spells available to them, some of which can hit for astonishing sums of damage. However, not all players see Black Mages as being the most overall damaging job, despite their enormous powers. This is because in longer fights, the Black Mage can run out of MP (Magic Points), entailing that eventually other jobs can out damage the Black Mage. With this fat already known, a good Black Mage would know how to quickly deal enough damage to finish the fight.

The Black Mage is the ultimate offensive spell caster bringing death and devastation to the battle field from a distance. They are not so good at taking damage or physical attacks but their strong spells make up for that.

In some ways, Black Mages are best compared to Monks. Both jobs are good at dealing large amounts of quick damage, but do not do as well absorbing damage themselves.

Black Mage magic is mainly damaging magic, with some disabling spells as well. Black Mages can not cast healing magic. Note that all mages need to learn a spell before they can cast it. Learning a spell involves buying the spell scrolls (similar to how warriors must buy weapons) and then learning (using) it to put it into their spell book.

As with the White Mage, the Taru Taru is the best race for the Black Mage because of their high MP. Casting a lot of spells will take up MP fast so you will need a lot to make sure you don't run out in the middle of battle.

The Black Mage has the active abilities of Magicfont which gives the mage unlimited mana for 30 seconds and Elemental Seal which increases the accuracy of the next spell cast. Take note that Magicfont can only be used every 2 hours so it is best used when in great need of mana only.

The passive abilities of the Black Mage consist of Magic Attack Up at levels 10, 30 and 50 which increase the magic attack skill. Clear Mind at level 15 which inreases the mana regeneration rate of the mage. Conserve MP at level 20 which decreases the amount of mana used by spells. HP Boost at level 55 which increases the maximum HP of your character and Martial Arts at level 60 which increases the Black Mage's hand to hand combat abilities.

The Black Mage spells are all different elementals like Earth, Water, Fire, Ice, Wind, Thunder and Darkness. Each type of element does different amounts of damage depending on the enemy, so it is best to know the weakness of the enemy before casting. Some spells may even heal an enemy if that is their element.
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Hunter Crowell is a researcher, marketer, and an avid online gamer, including Final Fantasy XI and also the creator of final fantasy xi accounts, a web page setup to help players find the best place to buy their final fantasy xi accounts.
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