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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

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 nightm magical attack, 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 poewrful fire magic attack on a target/all targets.
Blizzaga Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 66 MP 11 Performs a powerful Water Spell against a single/multiple target(s)
Thundaga Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 66 MP 12 Performs a powerful Thunder Spell against a single/multiple target(s)
??? Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 80 MP 13 Performs a very powerful Fire Spell against a single/multiple target(s)
??? Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 80 MP 14 Performs a powerful Water Spell against a single/multiple target(s)
??? Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 80 MP 15 Performs a powerful Thunder Spell against a single/multiple target(s)

The current ability list is a translation from our Japanese partners. Found any missing info? Leave a comment in the comment section below to aid our fellow warriors of light!

Best Abilities

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checkmarkLunar-Powered

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. Amount depends on character level.
??? Elemental spells ignore immunity and absorption.

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

Special Abilitiy

Special Ability
Iceberg Blast
Strike all enemies with a powerful water-imbued magical attack.
Bonus Effects
Magical Defense +30%
Conditions
Use Black Magic x12

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 Bravely Default 2 Dagger Icon Bravely Default 2 Ax Icon Bravely Default 2 Shield Icon
Bravely default 2 Spear Icon Bravely Default 2 Bow Icon Bravely Default 2 Staff Icon

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

Bravely Default II - Image URL Bard.png

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.

Bard Job Abilities and Proficiencies

Freelancer

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Similar to the Bard scenario, gaining more options rather than just busting enemies with magic is a recommended choice. The freelancer's ability also allows Black Mages to use examine to learn an enemy's weakness and exploit it with elemental spells!

Freelancer Job Abilities and Proficiencies

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
Shield Master Icon.pngShield Master Pictomancer Icon.pngPictomancer Dragoon Icon.pngDragoon Sword Master Icon.pngSword Master
Spirit Master.pngSpirit Master Salve-Maker.pngSalve-Maker Oracle.pngOracle Bastion.pngBastion
Phantom.pngPhantom Arcanist.pngArcanist Hellblade.pngHellblade Bravebearer

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