Best Foods For Black Mages in Final Fantasy XI

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Ah, black mages.

These beloved spell slingers primarily do one thing: cause destruction!

They’re highly valued for their magic and magic bursting capabilities, so this means they want to be able to do their job as efficiently as possible. And one of the most common techniques is with the help of some food.

Here are our picks for some of the best black mage foods in FFXI.

 

5. Yagudo Drink

An old classic.

With more and more ways to access refresh in the game, these drinks might not be as popular as they once were.

But they’re very welcome additions to those refresh ticks.

Since black mages can often spend large amounts of MP in a very short time, MP becomes a precious resource. Any way to restore it without having to rest is a powerful aid.

Yagudo Drinks can be found under the Foods > Meals > Drinks section of the auction house.

They can also be purchased at Curio Vendor Moogles for 2,000 gil each.

Duration: 3 Minutes
Effects:
Refresh+2 (net total of 120 MP)

 

4. Pear Crepe

The Pear Crepes are easy to obtain from an NPC, and are commonly used for their very flexible stats.

Eating this grants magic accuracy and a small boost to defenses.

It’s also capable of speeding up MP regeneration while resting.

Pear Crepes can be found under the Foods > Meals > Sweets section of the auction house.

They can also be purchased at Curio Vendor Moogles for 2,000 gil each.

Duration: 30 Minutes
Effects:
INT +2
Magic Accuracy +20% (Max. 45)
Magic Defense Bonus +1
MP Recovered While Healing +2

 

3. Cehuetzi Snow Cone

There are times—especially when doing easier content—where magic accuracy won’t be much of a concern.

That’s when a Ceheutzi Snow Cone could be a black mage’s partner in crime.

It offers a good amount of MP while increasing primary magical stats, giving a black mage’s spells some support in the accuracy department.

But the biggest value is in the magic attack bonus, which not only benefits spells, but also boosts magical weapon skills – something that black mages might do in AoE situations.

Cehuetzi Snow Cones can be found under the Foods > Meals > Sweets section of the auction house.

Duration: 30 Minutes
Effects:
MP +20% (Max. 100)
INT +5
MND +5
Magic Attack Bonus +13
Lizard Killer +5

 

2. Miso Ramen

Black mages often suffer from one glaring weakness: having little-to-no defensive capabilities.

If they happen to take damage, it’ll definitely leave a mark.

While they have access to Mana Wall and Enmity Douse, their recasts are long.

And Mana Wall can quickly deplete your MP, leaving you with empty MP pools faster than you’d think.

This dish is perfect for massively amplifying both physical and magical defenses. Plus it gives any black mage a healthy dose of HP to counter a naturally low HP pool.

Miso Ramen can be found under the Foods > Meals > Breads & Rice section of the auction house.

Duration: 30 Minutes
Effect:
HP +100
STR +5
VIT +5
DEF +10% (Max. 170)
Magic Evasion +10% (Max. 50)
Magic Defense Bonus +5
Resist Slow +10

 

1. Marine Stewpot

Magic accuracy is a black mage’s most important stat.

If they can’t accurately hit an enemy, they’re wasting precious time casting, as well as precious MP.

So minimizing the chance of a miss is of utmost importance.

Marine Stewpots aren’t that easy to obtain, and can be a little expensive. But they last a long time and benefit from being AoE, so other players might be carrying them too!

Marine Stewpots also give black mages some much-needed HP to help pad out their vulnerable defenses.

Marine Stewpots can be found under the Foods > Meals > Seafood section of the auction house.

Duration: 3 Hours
Effect:
(AoE)
HP +90 (Pets excluded)
(Players) Accuracy, Ranged Accuracy and Magic Accuracy +90
(Pets) Accuracy, Ranged Accuracy and Magic Accuracy +75

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