Black Mage Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs | Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II)

Bravely Default II - Black Mage Job Abilities and Proficiencies

This is a guide to the Black Mage Job class in Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to know all the details about the Black Mage Job including its abilities, specialties, stat modifiers, and weapon proficiencies!

Black Mage Overview

Bravely Default 2 Black Mage Portrait
Black Mage Overview
・Black mages aim to inflict damage through elemental vulnerabilities.
・Lightweight equipment helps them get turns fast.
・With lightweight armor, they get more turns which allows them to aid others via item usage.

Black Mage Overall Stats

HP MP Strength Defense
Bravely Default 2 HP Ratio Bravely Default 2 MP Ratio Bravely Default 2 Strength Ratio Bravely Default 2 Defense Ratio
Magic Magic Defense Healing Power Agility
Bravely Default 2 Magic Ratio Bravely Default 2 Magic Defense Ratio Bravely Default 2 Healing Power Bravely Default 2 Agility Ratio

How to Play the Black Mage

Exploit enemy's elemental weaknesses

The Black Mage has an array of spells that can be used against single enemies and group of enemies alike. Learn about the enemy and exploit their weakness using the right elemental spells!

Black Mage Ability List

Ability Type Cost Level Effect
Fire Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 15 MP 1 Perform a fire magic attack on a target/all targets.
Blizzard Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 15 MP 2 Perform a water magic attack on a target/all targets.
Thunder Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 15 MP 3 Perform a lightning magic attack on a target/all targets.
Poison Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 18 MP 4 Attempt to poison a target.
Lunar-Powered Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 1 Slot 5 During the night, offensive magic, evasion and luck are increased, and 4% of MP is restored each turn.
Fira Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 38 MP 6 Perform a powerful fire magic attack on a target/all targets
Blizzara Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 38 MP 7 Perform a powerful water magic attack on a target/all targets.
Thundara Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 38 MP 8 Perform a powerful lightning magic attack on a target/all targets.
Aspir Attack Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 1 Slot 9 Restores an amount of MP based on damage inflicted with the 'Attack' command.
Firaga Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 66 MP 10 Perform an extremely powerful fire magic attack on a target/all targets.
Blizzaga Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 66 MP 11 Perform an extremely powerful water magic attack on a target/all targets.
Thundaga Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 66 MP 12 Perform an extremely powerful lightning magic attack on a target/all targets.
Flare Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 80 MP 13 Perform an incredibly powerful fire magic attack on a target.
Freeze Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 80 MP 14 Perform an incredibly powerful water magic attack on a target.
Burst Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 80 MP 15 Perform an incredibly powerful lightning magic attack on a target.

Best Abilities

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Poison

An often neglected move in RPGs, Poison will allow you to inflict ahem.. poison on the enemy. In Bravely Default 2, several bosses are susceptible to this ailment and it is a great source of damage against them.

Lunar-Powered

Night-time is a time period in the game where enemies are more abundant and stronger. Having an ability to restore your combat power during long fights at Night is essential to grinding your character's levels and Job levels.

Black Mage Speciality and Special Ability

Speciality

Specialities Effects
Regenerative Default Defaulting restores a little MP. The amount restored depends on the user's level.
High-Velocity Spells Prevents all attack spells from being nullified or absorbed. Will not bypass damage-halving or reflect effects.

Speciality 2 Can only be learned after leveling the Black Mage to Level 12.

Special Ability

Special Ability
Iceberg Blast
Strike all enemies with a powerful water-imbued magical attack.
Bonus Effects
Magical Defense +30%
Conditions
Use Black Magic x 13.

Black Mage Weapon Proficiencies

Below are the weapons proficiencies for the Black Mage Job. Refer to this section to know which weapons are best suited for the Black Mage Job.

sword icon bravely default 2,size :20x20 Sword Proficiency Rank Bravely Default 2 Dagger Icon Dagger Proficiency Rank Bravely Default 2 Ax Icon AxProficiency Rank Bravely Default 2 Shield Icon Shield Proficiency Rank
Bravely default 2 Spear Icon Spear Proficiency Rank Bravely Default 2 Bow Icon Bow Proficiency Rank Bravely Default 2 Staff Icon Staff Proficiency Rank

How to Unlock the Black Mage Job

Automatically Unlocked

The Black Mage Asterisk is an automatic addition to your party at the early stages of the game.

Best Sub-Jobs for Black Mage

Bard

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The Bard class allows you to provide buffs to your allies. There will come a time where casting offensive spells may not be the best course of action so gaining a support skill for your allies is a great skill for a Black Mage. It also opens up the ability to amp up your magic stat when enemies are defaulting so it's not an entirely defensive Sub-Job for the Black Mage

Bard Job Abilities and Proficiencies

Oracle

Bravely Default 2 Oracle.jpg

The Oracle Sub-Job is great for the Black Mage since it can fully utilize the Black Mage's High Velocity Spells to make all the three spell casts hit enemy at full damage. You can also use Elemental Impairment to make enemies more vulnerable to your spell casts to deal even more damage!

Bravely Default 2 Job Guides

Jobs List

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List of Jobs

Jobs
Freelancer Bravely Default 2Freelancer White Mage Icon.pngWhite Mage Black Mage Icon.pngBlack Mage Monk Icon.pngMonk
Vanguard Icon.pngVanguard Thief Icon.pngThief Bard Icon.pngBard Beastmaster Icon.pngBeast Master
Gambler Icon.pngGambler Berserker Icon.pngBerserker Red Mage Icon.pngRed Mage Hunter Icon.pngRanger
Shieldmaster Icon.pngShieldmaster Pictomancer Icon.pngPictomancer Dragoon Icon.pngDragoon Swordmaster Icon.pngSwordmaster
Spiritmaster.pngSpiritmaster Salve-Maker.pngSalve-Maker Oracle.pngOracle Bastion.pngBastion
Phantom.pngPhantom Arcanist.pngArcanist Hellblade.pngHellblade Hellblade.pngBravebearer

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