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Xaven
03-22-2010, 03:54 PM
I think the benefit of Haste/Haste2 was reason enough to justify permanently dedicating a character's second ability slot to Time Magic. Both for the reason of hasting everyone of course, and for fixing Slow and Stop statuses. I don't think anything other than White Magic of course was so critical!

Is there an ability without which you wouldn't fathom beating the game? I think Haste is quite easily one of the best abilities in every Final Fantasy game it's found in, really!

arcanedude34
03-22-2010, 04:06 PM
Meteor isn't too shabby either

Also, Rapid Fire + Dual-Wielding + Spellblade = life is good

Hot Shot
04-25-2010, 02:06 PM
Time magic is so underated. It isn't as obviously useful as Black and White magic, but it was equal to it because it can serve both an offensive and defensive role (albeit mostly offensive). It sucks that the Time mage was only in FFV and the Tactics games.

Skyblade
04-28-2010, 04:18 AM
Time Mage lost popularity because it just wasn't as stylish as the Red Mage.

It does have some seriously awesome skills, and is frequently overlooked. Just go with a different main job so you don't have to laugh at that costume.

oddler
04-28-2010, 01:12 PM
Time Mage lost popularity because it just wasn't as stylish as the Red Mage.

Time Mage, to me, was one of the more memorable costume styles. Not quite as cool as Red Mage but still way up there.

Haste and Stop magics are two of my favorites in pretty much any Final Fantasy that has them. Speed is such an underrated attribute. :choc2:

Loony BoB
04-28-2010, 01:19 PM
I don't think Haste itself is underrated as it's so commonly used throughout the FF's by most people who know what they're doing. In FFXIII, it's the first spell you cast once you're able in almost any situation.

Kawaii Ryűkishi
04-28-2010, 05:48 PM
Haste is incredibly useful, although it's possible for a Chemist to synthesize Haste Drinks and Kisses of Blessing while also belting out Shadow Flares left and right. But that's more of an endgame strategy.


Time Mage lost popularity because it just wasn't as stylish as the Red Mage.

Blue Mages as they appear in FFV are the most stylish job ever devised: capes, shoulderpads, domino masks, and feathered berets. But through some great injustice, the costume has never made it beyond this one game.

Skyblade
04-28-2010, 08:14 PM
...I can't argue with that point.

Blue Mages have probably just been too stylish for future FFs.

Marshall Banana
04-28-2010, 10:38 PM
It was always hard for me not to choose the Blue Mage class for all of my characters, except when I needed a Beastmaster. I haven't played FFV in a long time, though.

Oh, Blue Mage! :bluemage:

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ReloadPsi
05-12-2010, 02:51 PM
Haste was actually pretty useless in FF7 if you were like me and had the battle speed maxed out and everything set to Active; attacks were so long that the sped up time bars didn't make any difference; everyone still attacked in the same order :(

That doesn't change the fact that Time Mage is, always has been, and always will be my favourite class.

oddler
05-12-2010, 05:40 PM
I've always used default speeds for battles in every game so I wouldn't know about that. But 4x-Cut with Counter-Mime and Big Guard cast on everyone is a quick way to beat down pretty much anything. Haste rocked in VII is pretty much the point I'm trying to put out there. :)

Tokimadoushi
05-20-2010, 10:40 AM
My nick sums up how I feel about Time magic :D

Crossblades
05-20-2010, 06:40 PM
Time Mage lost popularity because it just wasn't as stylish as the Red Mage.

They sort of brought it back by making Ashe into a Time Mage in FFXII:Revenant Wings. She just lacked the typical Time Mage costume :p



It does have some seriously awesome skills, and is frequently overlooked. Just go with a different main job so you don't have to laugh at that costume.

I, for one, have no problem using a Time Mage in battle. In fact, I would always make Leila into a Time Mage after she would master White Mage in my playthroughs. Hastega(or 2)is just too awesome to pass up, along with Comet and Meteor.

Greatermaximus
05-24-2010, 08:45 AM
'Return' is very powerful. There are four characters in this game. Maybe one of them can be a time mage but I like to diversify.

It comes down to style. I'd prefer two white magic, one black magic, and one time in the second slot. Protecting and healing yourself is clearly more important imo.