Black Mage is a starting newcomer in Super Smash Bros. Y and one of the game's two representatives for the Final Fantasy series (not including Agnes, who represents the spin-off game Bravely Default).
Black Mage in his home series is a glass cannon archetype; capable of dealing incredible amounts of damage, but having little to no defensive stats and the lowest HP of any class. This translates to his gameplay in Smash Bros.; his moves possess either high damage, high knockback, or both, especially in the case of magic-based attacks, but he is incredibly easy to KO, as he is very light, has only 2 short jumps, and is a bit slow in terms of walking and running speeds.
The primary strategy for Black Mage is to counteract these weaknesses through all-out assault on opponents, never showing a slight bit pf mercy, for even a minor break from attacking could spell Black Mage's doom.
Stabs forward twice with dagger, then creates a blast of fire from staff.
Swings electrically-charged staff sideways.
Quickly kicks upward. Good for combo continuation.
Quickly thrusts dagger forward. Short-ranged, but rather strong.
Charging thrust forward with the dagger.
Black Mage casts Water, summoning a high-pressure burst of water that deals incredibly heavy knockback.
Black Mage performs his "hadoken" casting animation and releases a burst of energy. Not based on any existing spell.
Black Mage casts Meteor, summoning a small meteorite above his head that blasts the ground directly in front of him.
Black Mage grabs forward with a dark aura engulfing his hand.
The enemy is whacked on the head with Black Mage's staff.
Black Mage generates a small tornado that hits several times before launching.
Black Mage performs the "hadoken" casting animation, launching the grab victim forward.
Black Mage throws the opponent on the ground, then smashes them with an electrically charged staff.
Black Mage slices through the opponent with his dagger, appearing behind them.
Black Mages spins his staff around him, striking enemies on all sides.
Black Mage thrusts forward with his dagger. Causes lots of forward momentum, and is rather powerful.
Black Mage spins around multiple times with his dagger outstretched.
Black Mage fires a large fireball directly upwards. Hits multiple times before vanishing.
Black Mage fires a small ball of electricity downward, which explodes soon after. The explosion can cause a meteor smash if sweetspotted.