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

Red Mage

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

Red Mage Overview

Red Mage Overview
・Combine red mages with black mages and other magical specialists to maximise the range of elemental abilities available.
・They're great at exploiting vulnerabilities, and can also inflict various status ailments.

Red Mage Notable 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 Red Mage

Exploit Enemy Status Ailments

The Red Mage is capble of unleashing status ailments based on the elemental magic they have used. To further expand this, we highly suggest equipping the Black Mage as a Sub-Job to the Red Mage to expand the amount of status ailments it can inflicts to enemies!

Bravely Default 2 Fire Icon.png Berserk/Doom
Bravely Default 2 Water Icon.png Freeze/ Poison
Bravely Default 2 Lightning Icon.png Paralysis/Confusion
Bravely Default 2 Wind Icon.png Sleep/Silence
Bravely Default 2 Earth Icon.png Slow/Stop
Bravely Default 2 Light Icon.png Blind/Charm
Also applies to healing abilities against undead enemies.
Bravely Default 2 Shadow Icon.png Dread/Contagion

Max Level Strengthens the Red Mage Greatly!

The Red Mage's 2nd Speciality Chain Spell causes the caster to cast the spell a 2nd time for free. This is one of the biggest powerspikes of mage classes and it is highly suggested to max the Red Mage class immediately for this ability.

Red Mage Ability List

Ability Type Cost Level Effect
Stone Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 15 MP 1 Performs an earth magic attack on a target/all targets.
Aero Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 15 MP 2 Performs a wind magic attack on a target/all targets.
Heal Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 14 MP 3 Restore 1000 HP to a target.
Stonera Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 38 MP 4 Performs a powerful earth magic attack on a target/all targets.
Aerora Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 38 MP 5 Performs a powerful wind magic attack on a target/all targets.
Healara Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 36 MP 6 Restore 2000 HP to a target.
Magic Critical Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 1 Slot 7 Enables magical attacks to inflict critical hits.
Revenge Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 1 Slot 8 Roughly 25% chance of the user's BP increasing by one when attacked.
Healaga Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 49 MP 9 Restore 3000 HP to a target.
Stonega Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 66 MP 10 Performs an extremely powerful earth magic attack on a target/all targets.
Aeroga Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 66 MP 11 Performs an extremely powerful wind magic attack on a target/all targets.
Disaster Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 100 MP 12 Perform an extremely powerful magical attack on a target that combines the powers of earth and wind.
Quake Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 80 MP 13 Perform an incredibly powerful earth magic attack on a target.
Tornado Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 80 MP 14 Perform an incredibly powerful wind magic attack on a target.
HP/MP Convertor Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 2 Slots 15 Using abilities during battle expends HP instead of MP, but at ten times the MP cost.

Best Abilities

Magic Critical

Allows your magics to critically strike. An ability that flats out buffs the damage output of elemental spells. Even if you don't wish to play the Red Mage, we highly suggest at least getting this support ability.

Revenge

Allows your character to get BP when attacked. This ability goes extremely well with tank classes like the Vanguard who wants the enemy attention to themselves!

Red Mage Speciality and Special Ability

Speciality

Specialities Effects
Nuisance All attack spells also have a chance of inflicting status ailments. The ailment inflicted depends on the spell element.
Chainspell All spells cast are performed twice at no extra MP cost.

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

Special Ability

Special Ability
Gale Force Flurry
Strike all enemies with a powerful wind-imbued magical attack.
Bonus Effects
Magical Attack +15%
Speed +15%
Conditions
Use Red Magic x 13.

Red Mage Weapon Proficiencies

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

Defeat Roddy

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Roddy is the bearer of the Red Mage Asterisk. He is capable of inflicting damage and status ailments at the same time so be wary of these ailments and equip your party accordingly!

How to Beat Roddy

Best Sub-Jobs for Red Mage

Oracle

Bravely Default 2 Oracle.jpg

TheOracle's 3 elemental spell goes pretty well with the Red Mage's nuisance speciality which inflicts extra status ailments unto foes. This greatly expands the Oracle's abilities that can easily destroy normal enemies and bosses alike!

Oracle Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs

Arcanist

Arcanist Job.jpg

While this combo will need a lot of support from your equipment builds and team composition, it is still an extremely strong job combo that can wipe out enemies in a single (or double) spell cast.

Arcanist Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs

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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Comment

4 Anonymousabout 1 month

If you use Healing magic, Nuisance grants the Red Mage a chance to inflict Charm on the target. Found that out while using Heal to deal damage to an undead enemy.

3 Lief Katanoabout 1 month

Oracle might be a better sub-job than black mage, since elemental supplement works on magic attacks (and gives a chance for the corresponding elements).

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