Black Mage Leveling Guide
Guide Info
Last Updated: 28 May, 2023
Patch Applicable: 6.4

Single Target Leveling Rotation

Sub Level 35

Fire I (F1) spam > Transpose > Blizzard I (B1) until max MP > Transpose > repeat

Refresh Thunder I (T1) as necessary.

Levels 35-59

Blizzard III (B3) > optional B1 for MP tick > Thunder III (T3)/T1 > Fire III (F3) > F1 spam until low MP > repeat

Use your Fire III proc (F3P) as you get them, but don’t cancel casts to use procs. Use T3Ps when DoTs run out. Use Blizzard IV (B4) instead of B1 when you get it.

Levels 60-71

B3 > B4 > T3 > F3 > Fire IV (F4) > F4 > F4 > F1 > F4 > F4 > F4 > repeat

Use Foul whenever.

Levels 72-89

B3 > B4 > T3 > F3 > F4 > F4 > F4 > F1 > F4 > F4 > F4 > Despair > repeat

Use Foul whenever. Use Xenoglossy (Xeno) instead of Foul when you get it at level 80.

Level 90

B3 > B4 > T3 > Paradox > F3 > F4 > F4 > F4 > Paradox > F4 > F4 > F4 > Despair > repeat

See the main guide for further details.


AoE Leveling Rotation

Levels 12-19

Spam Blizzard II (B2).

Levels 20-39

B2 > until full MP > F2 > F2 > F2 > F2 > repeat

Keep up T2 DoT when you get it at 26

Levels 40-49

B2 > Freeze > T2 > F2 > F2 > F2 > F2 > repeat

Use a second Freeze if you don’t have to refresh T2.

Levels 50-57

B2 > Freeze > T2 > F2 > F2 > F2 > F2 > Flare > repeat

Use a second Freeze if you don’t have to refresh T2.

Levels 58-81

B2 > Freeze > F2 > F2 > F2 > Flare > Flare > repeat

Use T2/Thunder IV (T4) or Foul as needed. Skip a F2 if things die quickly or you want to use Triplecast.

Levels 82-90

High Blizzard II (HB2) > Freeze > High Fire II (HB2) > HF2 > HF2 > Flare > Flare > repeat

Use T4 or Foul as needed. Skip an HF2 if things die quickly or you want to use Triplecast.

See the AoE section of the main guide for a better explanation.

For all AoE, use Thundercloud procs on T2 and T4 as you get them. Swiftcast and Triplecast your Flares or F2/HF2 and use Manafont for an extra Flare. Foul after Transpose or Freeze.

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