I'm playing Final Fantasy III (remake, mobile) and I choose not to use any black magic casters. I was planning on not using those for the whole game but I was forced too: when your whole team are mini, physical performs very poorly. It seems like you can't go through that part without a black or red mage. Now I'm wondering:

  • Am I going to be forced to use black magic again ? Should I keep at least 1 black mage in my team ?
  • Are there any other jobs that you absolutely need to train to complete the game?

I'd rather know early so I can train in those jobs.

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    why are the mages not getting any love?
    – Quinma
    Jul 29, 2013 at 21:29
  • @Quinma Probably because they smell. Jul 29, 2013 at 22:21
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    If I recall there is a boss that is VERY difficult (possibly impossible) without a Dragoon. But other than that the game can be beaten using any combination of people.
    – AdamP
    Jul 29, 2013 at 22:39

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Any combination will work. It's been a while since I went through the 'small' part, but even then you should just buy some basic dmg spells, and temp switch other classes to lowbie casters. In fact, for 99% of the game, black magic is weak, and vastly overshadowed by any melee: while the 9,999 dmg cap is visually reported, my knight and monk have hit for 59,999 (at lvl 98/job level 99) (per achievement page, so this is probably the hard internal cap). There is also certainly no need for a dragoon. If a boss is hard, keep levelling up, then come back. 

Simply choosing your favorite classes is fine (a white mage, for heals, though, is recommended). 

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