Red Mage in Bravely Default 2 is all about elements and inflicting status ailments onto the enemies. Players who like to be offensive but also have some restorative spells at the go can’t go wrong with the Red Mage job. Thanks to these traits, the job is incredibly versatile. To unlock the Red Mage job in the game, players need to defeat Roddy, the bearer of the Red Mage Asterisk. In this Bravely Default 2 guide, we’ve detailed everything there’s to know about the Red Mage job, its abilities, speciality, proficiencies, and best sub-jobs for it.
Bravely Default 2 Red Mage Job
Red Mage shines when it comes to taking advantage of weaknesses of an enemy and inflicting different status ailments. To use it to its maximum potential, players should consider pairing it up with something like a Black Mage. First of all, let’s take a look at its abilities:
|Stone||15 MP||Unleash an earth magic attack on one or more targets.|
|Aero||15 MP||Unleash a wind magic attack on one or more targets.|
|Heal||14 MP||Replenish 1,000 HP.|
|Stonera||38 MP||Land a strong earth magic attack on one or more enemies.|
|Aerora||38 MP||Land a strong wind magic attack on one or more enemies.|
|Healara||36 MP||Restore 2,000 HP.|
|Magic Critical||1 slot||It allows all the magic attacks to critically strike.|
|Revenge||1 slot||It provides +25% chance of increasing BP by +1 when hit.|
|Healaga||49 MP||Restore 3,000 HP.|
|Stonega||66 MP||Perform a devastating earth magic attack on one or more enemies.|
|Aeroga||66 MP||Perform a devastating wind magic attack on one or more enemies.|
|Disaster||100 MP||Land a powerful earth/wind attack on one or more enemies.|
|Quack||80 MP||Perform the strongest earth magic attack on one or more enemies.|
|Tornado||80 MP||Perform the strongest wind magic attack on one or more enemies.|
|MP to HP||1 slot||All the MP abilities cost HP at 10x the cost.|
While almost all the abilities of Red Mage are strong in their own way, there are a couple of them that clearly stand out. One such ability is ‘Revenge’ that gives players a +25% chance to gain +1 BP whenever they’re attacked. Another ability that players should consider investing in is called ‘Magic Critical’. This ability lets the magic attack become critical and therefore improving their overall damage output.
Special Ability and Specialities
Gale Force Flurry is the Special Ability of the Red Mage. When used, it attacks all the nearby enemies with a powerful wind magic attack and provides +15% Magic Attack as well as +15% Movement Speed. As for its Specialities, there are 2:
- Nuisance – All the attack spells inflict status ailments.
- Double Cast – It allows the Red Mage to cast the same magic a second time without any cost.
When it comes to the Sub-Job, there isn’t anything more appropriate than the Black Mage. Thanks to Nuisance, the Red Mage can boost the status ailments from the Black Mage. The extra damage can come in handy when it comes to bosses.
That’s all we’ve got in our Bravely Default 2 Red Mage guide. For more help on the game, check out our detailed Bravely Default 2 wiki guides.