Final Fantasy 4 Magic FAQ
Version 2.0 (1/4/2001)
by Bob the Almighty (bob_the_almighty@hotmail.com)
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Table of Contents:
  I.) Date/Version History
 II.) Intro
III.) Ramblings of an Idiot
 IV.) Spell Descriptions
  V.) Spell List for Final Party
 VI.) Disclaimer
VII.) Credits/Thanks

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I.) DATE/VERSION HISTORY
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Version 2.0
   Another patch another update. =)
   In October 2000, J2E (www.j2etranslations.com) released their final version of
   their FF4 Hard-type translation.  Some of the names have been changed to their more
   'traditional' FF names (that is 'Cure' instead of 'Keal'), so I figured that I might
   as well make an update.  I'll keep both translation versions names for those of you
   still playing the original patch.  I also changed the layout a bit.  In the first
   version I had the 'Spell list for the ending characters' section BEFORE the 'Spell
   Description' part, which didn't make sense when you looked read it.  Also the FAQ
   more than *doubled* in size!  How the heck that happened is beyond me...

Version 1.0 (September 27,1999)
   I created this FAQ. As of 9/27/99, it had a complete listing of magic for
   the final class (Cecil, Cain, Edge, Rosa, and Rydia), and a complete of all
   spells (white, black, ninjitsu, and summon). it had the levels in which the
   final party learned their spells, or where they learned their spells. Finally,
   for added comfort, I included the American version spell names and the MP each
   spell costs...I think it's pretty complete.

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II.) INTRO
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This FAQ was written for one of my favorite games of all time, if not my
favorite game of all time....Final Fantasy IV. We, the Western World,
probably know this game as Final Fantasy II, because Square of America
released it as Final Fantasy II. But in reality, it was the forth installment
of the series. Anyway, Square did a crappy job of translating it, but luckily,
a translation group known as J2e got a copy of the original Japanese version and
did a wonderful job of translating it. Anyway this FAQ is mainly about Final
Fantasy IV's magic system. Those of you familiar with Final Fantasy II probably
noticed some of the spell names are different and the levels which you receive
them are higher too (this makes for a more challenging game). So I wrote this FAQ
to list the J2e's translated spell names, as well as the required level to learn
the spell, since they are a bit higher than what you may be used too.

I wrote this FAQ myself, it's not much I know, but it did require effort (not a lot
though), so please don't steal from it. I do not care if you post it on your site
or whatever, but please keep it unchanged. I could care less if you download it and
change it, just don't upload a revised version. Send email to me or ICQ me (both
found below), I gladly accept comments, question, corrections, and flames. Also, please
do not sell this FAQ for money, because I wrote it, not you.

It's worth noting that this document is best viewed with Notepad at a 800 x 600
resolution.  It's also worth noting that I'm not very good when it comes to writing
FAQs, so if there's one of those damn long-ass scroll bars at the bottom of the file,
just use the 'Word Wrap' option in Notepad to get it to look right.

Legal Stuff...
 This FAQ <!---Copyright 1999 Bob The Almighty---!>
 Final Fantasy 2/4 <!---Copyright 1991 Square---!>

        email- bob_the_almighty@hotmail.com     ICQ- 39079420

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III.) RAMBLINGS OF AN IDIOT
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Wow... hard to believe it's been over a year since I first wrote this - you got it, I'm
going to ramble on for a bit about a bunch of crap that most people could less about.
You wouldn't believe how many people I have met through this FAQ (and how many FF4
questions at that!) and I can honestly say every email and ICQ message has been both
positive and encouraging.  I've had a blast talking to all you FF4 fans out there.  I
know my FAQ may not be the best looking FAQ on the net, no fancy little ASCII art or
anything, but I'm honestly surprised about all the 'Great FAQ you got there Bob!' or
'I found your FF4 Magic FAQ to be real helpful.'  Anyway, I'm done rambling now.  I
wanted to say thanks to everyone who emailed or sent me an ICQ message - all which
have been positive - and I've even made some good friends along the way (shoobydoowap
I'm looking in your direction).

   And now on with the Magic FAQ.....

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IV.) SPELL DESCRIPTIONS
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Black Magic

  Name  |              Description               | MP Cost |           Targets
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Fire    | fire-based attack (weak)               |     5   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Fire 2  | fire-based attack (average)            |    15   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Fire 3  | fire-based attack (strong)    	 |    30   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Ice     | ice-based attack (weak)		 |     5   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Ice 2   | ice-based attack (average)		 |    15   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Ice 3   | ice-based attack (strong)		 |    30   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Bolt    | lightning-based attack (weak) 	 |     5   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Bolt 2  | lightning-based attack (average)	 |    15   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Bolt 3  | lightning-based attack (strong)	 |    30   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Poison  | poison-based attack (weak); target     |     2   | Single/All - allies/enemies
        |     slowly loses HP		         |         |
Bio     | poison-based attack (average); target  |    20   | Single/All - allies/enemies
        |    swiftly loses HP	  	         |         |
Quake   | earth-based attack (strong)		 |    30   |        All - enemies
Break   | attempts instant death on target	 |    15   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Tornado | reduces target's HP to single digits 	 |    20   |     Single - ally/enemy
Sleep   | induces sleep on target		 |    12   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Stop    | makes the target unable to use actions |    15   |     Single - ally/enemy
Piggy   | changes to/from pig status		 |     1   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Toad    | changes to/from toad status		 |     7   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Dejon   | warp to the previous floor of a dungeon|     4   |        All - allies
Drain   | caster absorbs target's HP             |    18   |     Single - ally/enemy
Osmose  | caster absorbs target's MP             |     0   |     Single - ally/enemy
Death   | induces instant death on target        |    35   |     Single - ally/enemy
Flare   | non-elemental attack (extreme)         |    50   |     Single - ally/enemy
Meteo   | non-elemental attack (extreme)         |    99   |        All - enemies


White Magic

  Name  |              Description               | MP Cost |           Targets
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Cure    | restores HP/damages undead (ghetto)    |     3   | Single/All - allies/enemies	
Cure 2  | restores HP/damages undead (average)   |     9   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Cure 3  | restores HP/damages undead (strong)    |    18   | Single/All - allies/enemies
Cure 4  | restores HP (max)/damages undead       |    40   | Single/All - allies/enemies
        |    (extreme)                           |         |
Life    | restores live to fallen character      |     8   |     Single - ally/enemy
Life 2  | restores live plus full HP to fallen   |    52   |     Single - ally/enemy
        |    character                           |         |
Esuna   | removes negative status effects        |    20   |     Single - ally/enemy
Dispel  | removes positive status effects        |    12   |     Single - ally/enemy
Reflect | reflects almost any magic back to      |    30   |     Single - ally/enemy
        |    other party                         |         |
Libra   | check out target's vital stats;        |     1   |     Single - ally/enemy
        |    HP/MP/weakness                      |         |
Blink   | creates multiple images on target,     |     8   |     Single - ally/enemy
        |    making it difficult to hit          |         |
Levitate| allows target(s) to float, protects    |     8   | Single/All - allies
        |    from poison floors and Quake magic  |         |
Protect | raises defense against physical attacks|     9   |     Single - ally/enemy
Shell   | raises defense against magical attacks |    10   |     Single - ally/enemy
Minimum | changes to/from midget status          |     6   |
Berserk | induces berserk status (higher damage  |    18   |     Single - ally/enemy
        |    from attacks, but loss of control)  |         |
Confuse | induces confusion status (unable to    |    10   |     Single - ally/enemy
        |    determine allies from enemies)      |         |
Silence | induces mute status (unable to cast    |     6   |     Single - ally/enemy
        |    magic or use magical abilities)     |         |
Slow    | induces slow status  (a lower reaction |    14   |     Single - ally/enemy
        |    time)                               |         |
Haste   | induces haste status (a higher reaction|    25   |     Single - ally/enemy
        |   time)                                |         |
Hold    | induces hold status (target is stopped)|     5   |     Single - ally/enemy
Sight   | brings up world map                    |     2   | ----------------------------
Teleport| warp out of dungeons/towns to world map|    10   |        All - allies
        |     /escape from battle                |         |
Holy    | holy-based attack (extreme)            |    46   |     Single - ally/enemy


Ninjutsu

  Name  |              Description               | MP Cost |           Targets
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Katon   | fire-based attack (average/strong)     |    15   |        All - enemies
Suiton  | water-based attack (average/strong)    |    20   |        All - enemies
Raijin  | lightning-based attack (average/strong)|    25   |        All - enemies
Needles | induces blind status                   |     5   |     Single - ally/enemy
Image   | creates multiple images on target,     |     6   |     Single - self (caster)
        |    making it difficult to hit          |         |
Smoke   | causes smoke screen, allowing for easy |    10   |        All - allies
        |    retreat from battle                 |         |


Summon

  Name   |             Description               | MP Cost |           Targets
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Goblin   | Goblin Punch (non-elemental attack,   |     1   |     Single - enemy
         |    weak)                              |         |
Cocktric | Stone Beak (instant death)            |    15   |     Single - enemy
Flayer   | Mind Blast (non-elemental attack,     |    18   |     Single - enemy
         |    weak-average)                      |         |
Bomb     | Self-Destruct (damage dealt is equal  |    10   |     Single - enemy
         |    to caster's current HP)            |         |
*Ashura  | Asura (a. Cure 3)                     |    50   |        All - allies
         |       (b. Life)                       |         |
         |       (c. Protect)                    |         |
Sylph    | Wind's Whisper (enemies HP is         |    25   |     Single - enemy
         |     absorbed and given to the party)  |         |
Chocobo  | Chocobo Kick (non-elemental damage,   |     7   |     Single - enemy
         |    weak)                              |         |
*Mist    | Mist Breath (non-elemental damage,    |    20   |        All - enemies
         |    weak-average)                      |         |
Titan    | Anger of the Land (earth-based        |    40   |        All - enemies
         |    attack, average-strong)            |         |
Shiva    | Snowstorm (ice based attack, average) |    30   |        All - enemies
Ramuh    | Judgement Bolt (lighting-based attack,|    30   |        All - enemies
         |    average)                           |         |
Ifrit    | Hellfire (fire based attack, average) |    30   |        All - enemies
Leviathan| Tsunami (water based attack, strong)  |    50   |        All - enemies
Odin     | Zantetsuken (instant death)           |    45   |        All - enemies
Bahamut  | Mega Flare (non-elemental attack,     |    60   |        All - enemies
         |    strong-extreme)                    |         |
           * Thanks to Russ (efrate@mad.scientist.com) for Ashura's skills and
                confirming that Mist IS non-elemental damage, which I had thought.

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V.) SPELL LIST FOR FINAL PARTY
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Format:  There will be three spell column names.  The first is for the latest
         J2E Patch (the '2000 Edition'), the second for their original patch
         (which is over two years old I might say, so if you're still using it,
         you might want to update, hehe), and the third and final spell column
         name is for the FF2 US SNES cart.  The MP column tells you how much a
         specific spell costs and the Level/Location column tells you when you
         acquire the spell.

Rydia ( Black Magic )

FFIV-A Name | FFIV-B Name | FFII Name | MP Cost | Level/Location
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Ice         | Blizrd      | Ice 1     |    5    | Lv 2
Bolt        | Thund       | Lit 1     |    5    | Lv 5
Sleep       | Sleep       | Sleep     |   15    | Lv 8
Poison      | Pois        | Venom     |    2    | Lv 10
Dejon       | Dejon       | Warp      |    4    | Lv 12
Toad        | Toad        | Toad      |    7    | Lv 13
Stop        | Stop        | Stop      |   12    | Lv 15
Fire        | Fire        | Fire 1    |    5    | Mt. Hobs
Piggy       | Piggy       | Piggy     |    1    | Lv 20
Fire 2      | Fire 2      | Fire 2    |   15    | Rydia - Adult
Ice 2       | Blizd 2     | Ice 2     |   15    | Rydia - Adult
Bolt 2      | Thund 2     | Lit 2     |   15    | Rydia - Adult
Bio         | Bio         | Virus     |   20    | Lv. 26
Osmose      | Aspir       | Psych     |    0    | Lv. 32
Drain       | Drain       | Drain     |   18    | Lv. 36
Ice 3       | Blizd 3     | Ice 3     |   30    | Lv. 39
Fire 3      | Fire 3      | Fire 3    |   30    | Lv. 42
Bolt 3      | Thund 3     | Lit 3     |   30    | Lv. 45
Quake       | Quake       | Quake     |   30    | Lv. 47
Break       | Break       | Stone     |   15    | Lv. 49
Tornado     | Tornd       | Weak      |   25    | Lv. 51
Death       | Death       | Fatal     |   35    | Lv. 52
Flare       | Flare       | Nuke      |   50    | Lv. 55
Meteo       | Meteo       | Meteo     |   99    | Lv. 60


Rydia ( Summon Magic )

FFIV-A Name | FFIV-B Name | FFII Name | MP Cost | Level/Location
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Golbin      | Goblin      | Imp       |    1    | Randomly won after fight
            |             |           |         |    from 'Goblin' type enemies
Cocktric    | Cockt       | Cockt     |   15    | Dummied item (must use a
            |             |           |         |    Game Genie code)
Flayer      | Mind        | Mind      |   18    | Win after fight from 'Mage'
            |             |           |         |    enemies in Cave of Power
Bomb        | Bomb        | Bomb      |   20    | Randomly won after fight
            |             |           |         |    from 'Bomb' type enemies
*Ashura     | Asura       | Asura     |   50    | Phantom World (underground)
Sylph       | Sylph       | Sylph     |   25    | Sylphian Cave (underground)
Chocobo     | Chocb       | Chocb     |    7    | Start
Mist        | Dragn       | Mist      |   20    | Rydia - Adult
Titan       | Titan       | Titan     |   40    | Rydia - Adult
Shiva       | Shiva       | Shiva     |   30    | Rydia - Adult
Ramuh       | Ramuh       | Indra     |   30    | Rydia - Adult
Ifrit       | Ifrit       | Jinn      |   30    | Rydia - Adult
*Leviathan  | Levia       | Levia     |   50    | Phantom World (underground)
*Odin       | Odin        | Odin      |   45    | Castle of Baron (after
            |             |           |         |    visiting Phantom World)
*Bahamut    | Baham       | Baham     |   60    |  Cave of Bahamut
 (moon)
   *You must defeat the Phantom Beast in battle before Rydia can summon
      the Phantom Beast in battle.

Rosa ( White Magic )

FFIV-A Name | FFIV-B Name | FFII Name | MP Cost | Level/Location
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Cure        | Keal        | Cure 1    |    3    | Start
Hold        | Hold        | Hold      |    5    | Start
Libra       | Rabur       | Peep      |    1    | Start
Slow        | Slow        | Slow      |    6    | Start
Sight       | Sight       | Sight     |    2    | Start
Life        | Raise       | Life 1    |    8    | Lv. 11
Protect     | Protc       | M.I.A.    |    9    | Lv. 12
Cure 2      | Keal 2      | Cure 2    |    9    | Lv. 13
Silence     | Silnce      | Mute      |    6    | Lv. 15
Esuna       | Esuna       | Heal      |   20    | Lv. 18
Berserk     | Bersk       | Bersk     |   18    | Lv. 20
Teleport    | Telep       | Exit      |   10    | Tower of Zott
Blink       | Blink       | Blink     |    8    | Lv. 23
Confuse     | Conf        | Charm     |   10    | Lv. 24
Shell       | Shell       | M.I.A.    |   10    | Lv. 29
Cure 3      | Keal 3      | Cure 3    |   18    | Lv. 30
Minimum     | Mini        | Size      |    6    | Lv. 30
Dispel      | Displ       | M.I.A.    |   12    | Lv. 31
Haste       | Haste       | Fast      |   25    | Lv. 33
Levitate    | Levita      | Float     |    8    | Lv. 35
Reflect     | Rflct       | Wall      |   30    | Lv. 36
Cure 4      | Keal 4      | Cure 4    |   40    | Lv. 38
Life 2      | Arise       | Life 2    |   52    | Lv. 45
Holy        | Holy        | White     |   46    | Lv. 55
   *spells listed with an M.I.A. under the FFII Name column stands for
      Missing In Action....they do not appear in FFII*


Cecil ( White Magic )

FFIV-A Name | FFIV-B Name | FFII Name | MP Cost | Level/Location
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Cure        | Keal        | Cure 1    |    3    | Mt. Ordeal
Sight       | Sight       | Sight     |    2    | Lv. 3
Libra       | Rabur       | Peep      |    1    | Lv. 8
Cure 2      | Keal 2      | Cure 2    |    9    | Lv. 15
Teleport    | Telep       | Exit      |   10    | Lv. 19
Esuna       | Esuna       | Heal      |   20    | Lv. 25


Edge ( Ninjutsu )

FFIV-A Name | FFIV-B Name | FFII Name | MP Cost | Level/Location
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Katon       | Katon       | Flame     |   15    | Start
Suiton      | Siton       | Flood     |   20    | Tower of Babil
Raijin      | Rajin       | Blitz     |   25    | Tower of Babil
Needles     | Kagsh       | Pin       |    5    | Lv. 27
Smoke       | Kemur       | Smoke     |   10    | Lv. 33
Image       | Bushn       | Image     |    6    | Lv. 38


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VI.) DISCLAIMER:
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      I made this FAQ 100% by MYSELF....I played through the game and kept a record
      of when everyone learned a spell (at what level). Then I played through it
      AGAIN to verify this.  I used by old SNES copy of Final Fantasy 2 to compare
      spell names, which I had to play through also because my saved games were
      erased. I did this out of love for the game and the excellent J2e Translation
      of it. I thought other fans would like it, so please obey the copyright notice.
      I have NO PROBLEM if you post it on your page.  If you would like to use any of
      the information provided in this document in your own FAQ or website, please contact
      me first, but feel free to post the game - in it's entirety and unaltered - on
      your site if you wish... no need to ask.

      And please do not sell this for money, I did it for free and I want it to remain
      free for other fans.
                         Thank you,
                            Bob the Almighty

Email and ICQ:
email- bob_the_almighty@hotmail.com     ICQ- 39079420

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VII.) CREDITS/THANKS
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Squaresoft (www.squaresoft.com) - Well, they made and game and stuff, so mad props to them,
                                    or something.

J2E Translations (www.j2etranslations) - These awesome dudes translation the original version
                                           of FF4 into English!  It goes without saying that
                                           these dudes kick ass....

CJayC and GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com) - Well, Game FAQs *DID* post my original version, this
                                            one too, and since CJayC owns Game FAQs, I should
                                            thank him too.

Zero (zero_5@juno.com) - He's currently working on a *MASSIVE* FF4 Hard-type walkthrough.
                           He also let me contribute my FF4 Magic FAQ information to his
                           behemoth - and still growing - guide.

Russ (efrate@mad.scientist.com) - He provided me with some information regarding two of Rydia's
                                     summons: Ashura and Mist.

Finally, I'd like to say thanks too all the countless of people that congratulated me over the
 past year and a half (almost) and to *YOU* for reading this far.... most people don't even
 bother with it, but not you. =)


(I know, that last part was cheesy, but hey, what are you going to do?)