Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age: How to Use Magic

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How to Use Magic in Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age gives you many different options and tactics to use in battle. One of these, and the most important, is magic. Final Fantasy XII has many different types of spells including Black, White, Arcane, Green, and Time. There’s a bit of a trick to using any type of spell, however, as you’ll have to do a few things first.

In The Zodiac Age you pick different jobs for your characters, jobs like Black Mage or Red Mage will of course have a larger emphasis on casting, but other jobs like the Archer will also gain access to certain spells. The first thing you need to do in order to use magic is unlock its rank on the License Board. You’ll need LP for this which is gained by defeating enemies, but just look on your character’s license board, find the spell node you want, and then unlock it.

After that though, you’ll need to purchase the spell from a shop. In Rabanastre and other cities in The Zodiac Age the magic shop is noted by a purple icon on the map, although many locations in the game will just have one general merchant that sells everything. Once you’ve unlocked it on the License Board and purchased the spell you’ll now be able to use the magic in battle. To do so simply hit the X button to bring up the battle menu, select magic, and whatever spell you want.

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A connoisseur of all things RPG related, and always looking for the artistic expression in gaming. His love of Gundam is only matched by his love of Pizza. Playing Games Since: 1991 Favorite Genres: RPGs, JRPGs, Strategy,