Not to be confused with White Mage (character).
White Mage is a character class in the Square Enix series Final Fantasy. They specialize in white magic, as in, they have brilliant healing magic, and they can damage undead creatures well. They do not excel in any other field of battle, however. The White Mage's most powerful move is the Holy Shot, which is very handy against undead, or evil enemies. They, along with Ninja and Black Mage, appeared in the original Final Fantasy, made for the NES.
Although both male and female White Mages exist, the female version is more widely known. Since their original appearance, the White Mage class has been featured in several Final Fantasy installments and spin-offs. It is among the first job classes introduced in the series.
The Seer job is usually a stronger version of the White Mage.
The White Mage's equipment includes staves and maces (as well as hammers in the original Final Fantasy), but in later installments they more commonly use magical rods instead. Their armor, like most mages', is limited to lightweight vests and mage robes. Their physical stats are usually higher than those of a Black Mage, but are not as high as some other classes. Their magic stats, of course, are high, though they tend to be a bit lower than a Black Mage or a Summoner.
White Mages tend to dress in white robes with red triangular lining. They tend to lean towards lighter armor, generally robes, and their robes are trimmed with red triangles that usually flare out from cuffs, around hems, or on the lining of the hood if they wear one. Most White Mages are female, but some males have been White Mages as well. Male White Mages generally do not wear hoods. Sometimes Summoners can also cast White Magic. The recurring White Robe and Cat-Ear Hood are related to this job.
The most prominent ability of a White Mage is to cast White Magic, which usually includes healing and support magic, but may also include status effect spells. In later installments, the White Mages have been given the ability Pray, in which the party's HP would be minimally restored for no cost. Their ability to heal, protect, and resurrect fallen members of the party make White Mages invaluable, as they are usually the only efficient way of healing.
The White Mage is associated with one offensive attack, called Holy.
Appearences in Fanon
Clea, a major character, is a white mage.
|Final Fantasy Classes|
|Default||Fighter | Black Belt | Thief | Red Mage | White Mage | Black Mage|
|Upgraded||Knight | Master | Ninja | Red Wizzard | White Wizzard | Black Wizzard|