White Mage (白魔道士 or 白魔道師 Shiromadoushi lit. White Magic Adherent) is a special Job class in the Final Fantasy series, and is featured in several installments. It is among the first Job classes introduced in the series.
Their equipment includes staves and maces (as well as hammers in the original Final Fantasy), but in later installments they used magical rods instead. Their armor, like most mages, is limited to lightweight vests and mage robes. Their physical stats are usually higher than those of a Black Mage (because they cannot defend themselves), but are not as high as some other classes. Their magic stats, of course, are high.
The most prominent ability of a White Mage is to cast White Magic, which usually includes healing and support magic, but may also include status spells. In later installments, they were given the ability "Pray," in which the party's HP would be restored for no cost. The HP restored would be minimal. Their ability to heal, protect, and resurrect fallen members of the party make them typically invaluable, as they are usually the only efficient way of healing.
White Mages tend to dress in white robes with red triangular lining. They tend to lean towards lighter armor, generally robes, and their robes are trimmed with red triangles that usually flare out from cuffs, around hems, or on the lining of the players hood if they wear one. Most White Mages are female, but some males have been White Mages as well. Male White Mages generally do not wear hoods; however, female ones do. Sometimes White Mages are also able to cast Summon magic.
Although lacking in offensive power, White Mages are valuable due to their healing abilities. The upgraded 'White Wizard' is even more powerful.
Minwu is a White Mage, one of the few male White Mages in the series. He has access to many high-level spells when he joins the party.
The White Mage job is held by one of the shards of the Wind Crystal.
The White Mage Dressphere is the same as the classic White Mages of the series, with small attack power, but large healing power.
The Aries License Grid holds licenses for the White Mage job. White Mages use Rods and some sword-type weapons, and can cast all White Magick and some Green Magick.
The White Mage job can be used by humans, Viera and Nu Mou. The abilities of healing are of huge use throughout the entire game.
The White Mage makes another appearance in A2. The Seer is a new job that can learn mid-level spells of both black and white magic, but dresses in a manner similar to White Mages.
In the Duel Colosseum, when selected, the White Mage job card will fully heal the player's HP after battle.
Bartz from Final Fantasy V as a White Mage
Clavat White Mages in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
Yuke White Mage in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
Chocobo as a White Mage in Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
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|Card Lore:||Give this card 500 DEF points for every other "White Mage" on the field, but remove 200 DEF for every "Black Mage". Once ever 3 turns, you can sacrifice a monster, and restore Life Points equal to the tributed monster's level X 100, or you may Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower monster from your Graveyard. Multiple "White Mage" cards do not add onto this effect.|
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