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

Actions

IconActionLevelTypeMPCastingRecastDescription
Blizzard
Blizzard1Spell4002.5s2.5sDeals ice damage with a potency of 180.
Fire
Fire2Spell8002.5s2.5sDeals fire damage with a potency of 180.
Transpose
Transpose4Ability-Instant5sSwaps Astral Fire with a single Umbral Ice or Umbral Ice with a single Astral Fire.
Thunder
Thunder6Spell2002.5s2.5sDeals lightning damage with a potency of 30.
Additional Effect: Deals lightning damage over time with a potency of 35 for 21s.
Blizzard II
Blizzard II12Spell8003s2.5sDeals ice damage with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Scathe
Scathe15Spell800Instant2.5sDeals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
Fire II
Fire II18Spell1,5003s2.5sDeals fire damage with a potency of 100 to target and all enemies nearby it. Astral Fire bonus: Grants Enhanced Flare.
Thunder II
Thunder II26Spell4002.5s2.5sDeals lightning damage with a potency of 50 to target and all enemies near it.
Additional Effect: Deals Lightning damage over time with a potency of 15 for 18s.
Manaward
Manaward30Ability-Instant120sCreates a barrier that nullifies damage totaling up to 30% of maximum HP.
ManaFont
Manafont30Ability-Instant120sRestores 30% of maximum MP.
Fire III
Fire III35Spell2,0003.5s2.5sDeals fire damage with a potency of 260.
Blizzard III
Blizzard III35Spell8003.5s2.5sDeals ice damage with a potency of 260.
Freeze
Freeze40Spell1,0002.5s2.5sDeals ice damage with a potency of 120 to target and all enemies near it. Can only be executed under the effect of Umbral Ice.
Thunder III
Thunder III45Spell4002.5s2.5sDeals lightning damage with a potency of 50.
Additional Effect: Deals lightning damage over time with a potency of 35 for 30s.
Aetherial Manipulation
Aetherial Manipulation50Ability-Instant10sRush to a target party member’s side.
Unable to cast if bound.
Flare
Flare50SpellAll4s2.5sDeals fire damage to a target and all enemies near it with a potency of 220 (or 280 under the effect of Enhanced Flare) for the first enemy, and 40% less for all remaining enemies.
Ley Lines
Ley Lines52Ability-Instant120sConnects with naturally occurring ley lines to create a circle of power which, while standing within it, reduces spell cast time, recast time and auto-attack delay by 15%.
Sharpcast
Sharpcast54Ability-Instant30sEnsures the next Scathe, Fire, Paradox, or Thunder spell cast will, for the first hit, trigger Scathe’s additional effect, Firestarter or Thundercloud respectively. Holds up to two charges.
Blizzard IV
Blizzard IV58Spell8002.5s2.5sDeals ice damage with a potency of 310.
Fire IV
Fire IV60Spell8002.8s2.5sDeals fire damage with a potency of 310.
Between the Lines
Between the Lines62Ability-Instant3sMove instantly to Ley Lines drawn by you.
Cannot be executed while bound.
Thunder IV
Thunder IV64Spell4002.5s2.5sDeals lightning damage with a potency of 50 to target and all enemies near it.
Additional Effect: Deals lightning damage over time with a potency of 20 for 18s.
Triplecast
Triplecast66Ability-Instant60sThe next three spells will require no cast time. Can hold up to two charges.
Foul
Foul70Spell-Instant2.5sDeals unaspected damage to target and all enemies near it with a potency of 600 for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies. Polyglot Cost: 1
Despair
Despair72SpellAll3s2.5sDeals fire damage with a potency of 340.
Umbral Soul
Umbral Soul76Spell-Instant2.5sGrants Umbral Ice and 1 Umbral Heart.
Xenoglossy
Xenoglossy80Spell-Instant2.5sDeals unaspected damage with a potency of 880. Polyglot Cost: 1
High Fire II
High Fire II82Spell15003s2.5sDeals fire damage with a potency of 140 to target and all enemies nearby. Also removes Umbral Ice, while applying Astral Fire III. Astral Fire effect: grants Enhanced Flare.
High Blizzard II
High Blizzard II82Spell8003s2.5sDeals ice damage with a potency of 140 to target and all enemies nearby. Also removes Astral Fire, while applying Umbral Ice III. Lasts 15 seconds.
Amplifier
Amplifier86Ability-Instant120sGrants Polyglot. Can only be used under the effect of Astral Fire or Umbral Ice.
Paradox
Paradox90Spell16002.5s2.5sDeals unaspected damage with a potency of 500. While under the effect of Astral Fire, refreshes the duration of Astral Fire to 15s and has a 40% chance to grant a Firestarter proc. When used under Umbral Ice, spell is cast immediately, requires no MP to cast and refreshes the duration of Umbral Ice to 15s. Can only be executed under the effect of Paradox.

Magic Ranged DPS actions

IconActionLevelTypeMPCastingRecastDescription
Addle
Addle8Ability-Instant90sLowers the target’s physical damage dealt by 5% and magic damage dealt by 10% for ten seconds.
Sleep
Sleep10Spell8002.5s2.5sPuts target and all enemies nearby to sleep for 30 seconds. Cancels any auto-attacks when cast.
Swiftcast
Swiftcast18Ability-Instant60sNext spell is cast immediately.
Lucid Dreaming
Lucid Dreaming24Ability-Instant60sGradually restores own MP.
Surecast
Surecast44Ability-Instant120sSpells can be cast without interruption. Nullifies most incoming knockback and draw-in effects for 6s.
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    28 May, 2023
    Updated for 6.4.