I've used it for a bit and it works just like Blink with a shorter duration. At 5 mutations, how often does it proc? It can be mastered by completing any 10 quests, then the 5★ quest "Mastery Trials: Black Mage". FFXIV Paladin (PLD) Basics Guide & FAQ – Shadowbringers Updated! New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the FinalFantasyExplorers community, Continue browsing in r/FinalFantasyExplorers, Press J to jump to the feed. Since this is where people may mess up the most, I’ll explain it in word for word. The barrier has durability equal to your max AP and nullifies all damage until it drops to 0. Just check if you’ve done “Taking the Black” (level 30 quest) on your completed quest log. Since Imperil doesn't have a debuff icon, do you happened to know the duration? Optimizing your BLM rotation requires serious study of the encounter, your job, execution… This high mastery aspect of Black Mage can be a draw or turn-off depending on the person. Unfortunately this build has close to no defensive abilities, with just Barrier, and very little P-Def, so I wouldn't recommend it to someone who doesn't have a strong grasp of Eidolon attacks. While it lacks in the burst phases seen with the other two casters, what Black Mage offers is consistently high damage over the entire encounter. Here’s a few things we’ll be adding on here in the near future: Well that’s about it for a really, really basic guide that hopefully points some lost souls in the right direction, or answers some of your questions regarding Black Mage. Poison can also add other status ailments. Bent on being a Black Mage? You must defeat Phoenix and activate 3 Crystal Surges to complete the quest. Again: INT > Critical Chance > Determination  > PIE  > Spell Speed > VIT, Materia Name INT: Intelligence PIE: Piety VIT: Vitality Critical Chance: Savage Aim Determination: Savage Might Spell Speed: Quicktongue. Black Mage in Final Fantasy Explorers is a classic Job from the Final Fantasy series. It is a pure damage magic class with a high Magic stat. This involves summoning a Tonberry King in Arha Marsh. Determination still remains above spell speed for me in most occasions. There's a few things I still don't know, and there are no numbers on several mutations, so this could still change. How, you say? Goldsmith and Weaver will help you along the way, though. The BLM rotation is wholly determined by your cast bar, and few bursts of instacasts. Its ability to perform well without relying on party buffs means that it is one of the best choices for not only 4-man duties but also uncoordinated parties such as those generally found within Duty Finder or Party Finder. THM’s and BLM’s have the smallest HP pools in the game, every point in this is welcome. Just to clarify, Thundera=Thundara? Feel free to suggest anything else via comment or socials. Optimizing your BLM rotation requires serious study of the encounter, your job, execution… This high mastery aspect of Black Mage can be a draw or turn-off depending on the person. First and foremost you need to have a Level 30 Thaumaturge, and have completed the L30 THM class quest, “Facing your Demons”. Barrier greatly helps with survivability, and adding buffs to it can help increase damage. I'm the author of the End Game Machinist Build and I've been working on Black Mage for the last while. It is the only caster without a resurrection spell, which can make it unpopular for progression. I haven't had as many AP issues using Black Mage as I had with Sage, so I prefer Black Mage when I want pure damage. All of the Black Mage Only equipment start with the word Black. This gives you a total of 15 extra Load. *These may vary slightly from patch to patch, or by personal preference. Well, I have trance boost on my fire/ice -ra/-ga spells, but aside from that it's the same. I know, that's not what it says, but that's how it works. Their unique ability is Barrier, which creates a damage-absorbing barrier around them. Your email address will not be published. Besides the unique look, Job specific gear adds 5 to your max ability load and takes away 1 from the base equipment trait for each piece. Maximizing each spell is the name of the game here. I pray that you'll eventually develop one of these for each class. All of the Black Mage Only equipment start with the word Black. All Elements increases the damage you deal with any attack that has an element, so you can treat it as a flat damage increase numbers here. However, be sure to get Create Images on Barrier, as it's one of the strongest buffs to receive for this build, as your weakness is physical attacks and images ignore the first you suffer. Leveling up your DoH and DoL jobs should be thought of as a different activity completely. Whether its by stat allocation, gear or materia, knowing what stats your Thaumaturge or Black Mage need should never be far from mind! I'm going to give you the build I currently use for Black Mage and describe why so you can get a good idea of one of the ways you can play Black Mage. If you cannot put any more points into INT, place points into PIE (Piety). Losing GCD uptime is a drastic DPS loss – this makes the job quite punishing as a result. Rushing to or want to know how to unlock a certain class? You can check how Magic interacts with M-ATK, and weapon stat caps here. Create your own unique website with customizable templates. It pays great homage to the general Final Fantasy Black Mage. Unless some crazy shenanigans happened and I naturally dodged every hit after the first every time I used blink or create image mutation. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions! I haven't had as many AP issues using Black Mage as I had with Sage, so I prefer Black Mage when I want pure damage. To be honest, if you’re a newer player, simply ensure that you DO NOT OVERCAP Levequests (always have less than 100). The Black Mage is unlocked in the 1★ Tutorial Quest, "Ability Mutations Exam". Oh, and it’s difficult to be a GOOD one. Final Fantasy Explorers (ファイナルファンタジー エクスプローラーズ, Fainaru Fantajī Ekusupurōrāzu) is an action role-playing video game for the Nintendo 3DS.It features character job-oriented combat against classic Final Fantasy monsters and summons. Black Mage offers both high single target and AoE DPS. You also have to complete a Level 20 MSQ, “Sylph Management”, which realistically should be completed by the time you’re looking to unlock Black Mage. You should enchant it with Reduce Cast Time, from encasing Ramuh, which caps at 30. Black Mage is a pure damage magic Job. I started as a Ranger, and after some bad setups from Gameskinny.com, found your machinist guide, and switched to Machinist - not so I could be the ultimate badass in-game, but so that I could follow some sort of logic while I learned how to play the game. I'm the author of the End Game Machinist Build and I've been working on Black Mage for the last while.