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This is a list of obtainable licenses for the Black Mage job in the game Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (FF12, FFXII). Read on to see recommended party members for this job, as well as license effects, and more!

Black Mage Recommended Party Members

Party Member Reason for Recommending
Ashelia BAshelia B'nargin Dalmasca A character like Ashe, which has a high reserve of mana and the strength to hurt, will thrive as a Black Mage. The Black Mage uses some of the strongest elemental spells in the game and is perfect to use against enemies with a weakness to elemental spells. Ashe should do fine with the Black Mage as a first or second job, coupled with a melee job like Knight or Monk.
PeneloPenelo Penelo is another character with a high reserve of Mana. While her default character depiction assigns her the role of healer and support, augmenting these skills with the offensive power of the Black Mage makes sense. Penelo will create problems for opposing parties by supporting her allies from afar and mixing it with strong elemental spells, augmented by her magick lore.

Black Mage Obtainable Licences


License LP Effect or Items
HP +70 30 Increases max HP by 70.
HP +150 50 Increases max HP by 150.
HP +190 60 Increases max HP by 190.
HP +230 70 Increases max HP by 230.
HP +270 80 Increases max HP by 270.
HP +310 90 Increases max HP by 310.
HP +390 115 Increases max HP by 390.
Magick Lore 1 30 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 2 30 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 3 30 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 4 30 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 5 50 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 6 50 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 7 50 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 8 50 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 9 70 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 10 70 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 11 70 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 12 70 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 13 100 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 14 100 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 15 100 Increases magick potency.
Magick Lore 16 100 Increases magick potency.
Serenity 70 Increases magick when HP is full.
Spellbreaker 65 Increases magick power when HP Critical.
Inquisitor 30 Gain MP after dealing damage.
Warmage 30 Gain MP after dealing magick damage.
Headsman 30 Gain MP after defeating a foe.
Martyr 30 Gain MP after taking damage.
Swiftness 1 30 Reduces action time by 10%.
Channeling 1 30 Reduces magick MP cost by 10%
Channeling 2 50 Reduces magick MP cost by 10%
Channeling 3 80 Reduces magick MP cost by 10%
Ether Lore 1 20 Ethers restore more MP.
Ether Lore 2 35 Ethers restore more MP.
Ether Lore 3 70 Ethers restore more MP.
Remedy Lore 1 20 Remedies remove Sleep, Sap, Immobilize, and Disable.
Remedy Lore 2 30 Remedies remove Petrify, Confuse, and Oil.


License LP Weapons
Staves 1 15 Oak Staff
Staves 2 25 Wizard's Staff
Cherry Staff
Staves 3 30 Storm Staff
Flame Staff
Staves 4 40 Golden Staff
Glacial Staff
Staves 5 65 Cloud Staff
Judicer's Staff
Staff of the Magi 115 Staff of the Magi
Hand-bomb 2 55 Tumulus
Hand-bomb 3 75 Volcano
Hand-bomb 4 105 Makara

Armors & Accessories

License LP Armors & Accessories
Accessories 1 5 Tourmaline Ring
Accessories 2 20 Indigo Pendant
Battle Harness
Accessories 3 25 Golden Amulet
Leather Gorget
Accessories 4 35 Sash
Berserker Bracers
Accessories 5 35 Pheasant Netsuke
Accessories 6 35 Ruby Ring
Gillie Boots
Accessories 7 40 Magick Gloves
Nishijin Belt
Accessories 8 45 Jade Collar
Accessories 9 30 Power Armlet
Turtleshell Choker
Accessories 10 40 Fuzzy Miter
Steel Poleyns
Accessories 11 60 Sage's Ring
Amber Armlet
Accessories 12 60 Nihopalaoa
Hermes Sandals
Accessories 13 60 Thief's Cuffs
Rose Corsage
Accessories 14 70 Steel Gorget
Argyle Armlet
Accessories 15 70 Bowline Sash
Accessories 16 70 Germinas Boots
Bubble Belt
Accessories 17 80 Ribbon
Cat-ear Hood
Accessories 18 80 Cameo Belt
Embroidered Tippet
Accessories 19 100 Quasimodo Boots
Agate Ring
Accessories 20 115 Opal Ring
Orrachea Armlet
Accessories 21 130 Ring of Renewal
Blazer Gloves
Accessories 22 160 Winged Boots
Diamond Armlet
Ribbon 215 Genji Gloves
Mystic Armor 1 10 Light Woven Shirt
Cotton Shirt
Magick Curch
Cotton Cap
Mystic Armor 2 15 Kilimweave Shirt
Silken Shirt
Topkapi Hat
Pointy Hat
Mystic Armor 3 20 Wizard's Robes
Shepherd's Bolero
Wizard's Hat
Calot Hat
Mystic Armor 4 25 Traveler's Vestment
Chanter's Djellaba
Feathered Cap
Lambent Hat
Mystic Armor 5 30 Enchanter's Habit
Mage's Habit
Lamia's Tiara
Mage's Hat
Mystic Armor 6 40 Black Garb
Sorcerer's Habit
Black Cowl
Sorcerer's Hat
Mystic Armor 7 50 Maduin Gear
Gaia Hat
Astrakhan Hat
Mystic Armor 8 60 Gaia Gear
Jade Gown
Gold Hairpin
Mystic Armor 9 70 Cleric's Robes
Celebrant's Miter
Mystic Armor 10 75 White Robes
Black Mask
Mystic Armor 11 80 Black Robes
White Mask
Mystic Armor 12 90 Glimmering Robes
Golden Skullcap
Mystic Armor 13 110 Lordly Robes

Magicks & Technicks

Licence LP Magicks & Technicks
Black Magick 1 15 Thunder
Black Magick 2 20 Blind
Black Magick 3 25 Silence
Black Magick 4 30 Sleep
Black Magick 5 40 Poison
Black Magick 6 50 Blizzara
Black Magick 7 60 Blindga
Black Magick 8 70 Silencega
Black Magick 9 90 Thundaga
Black Magick 10 90 Sleepga
Black Magick 11 100 Toxify
Black Magick 12 120 Flare
Black Magick 13 165 Scathe
Green Magick 1 40 Decoy
Green Magick 2 50 Drain
Green Magick 3 110 Syphon
Steal 20 Steal
Charge 30 Charge
Poach 30 Poach
Charm 30 Charm
Telekinesis 80 Telekinesis

Learnable by All Characters

License LP Effect or Items
Essentials 1 Attack, Mist
Second Board 30 Allows the use of a second license board.
Belias 20 Belias
Mateus 30 Mateus
Zalera 30 Zalera
Adrammelech 35 Adrammelech
Shemhazai 50 Shemhazai
Hashmal 50 Hashmal
Cùchulainn 50 Cùchulainn
Zeromus 65 Zeromus
Exodus 65 Exodus
Famfrit 100 Famfrit
Chaos 100 Chaos
Ultima 115 Ultima
Zodiark 200 Zodiark
Quickening 1 50 Quickening
Quickening 2 75 Quickening
Quickening 3 100 Quickening
Quickening 4 125 Quickening

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