# Does the Magic stat affect all magic or only offensive spells?

From "The Ultimate Strategy Guide" FAQ:

Magic (Mag):

Magic is used to power up the magic that a character can use. This includes summons as well as regular magic and enemy skills. The higher your Mag, the higher damage you'll hit with magic.

I can't tell if it affects healing and protection too, or just offensive spells.

Does the Magic stat affect all magic? Or just offensive spells?

Yes, Magic affects healing. The formula to calculate how much you heal with Cure is:

6 * (Magic + Level) + 22 * Power

So the higher the Magic stat, the more HP that character will heal with a given Cure spell.

Source

• this is only a partial answer Oct 5, 2013 at 17:47
• What do you think would make the answer more complete? Oct 7, 2013 at 15:37
• the question was about all other spells rather than offensive, not just cure. Oct 7, 2013 at 16:30

Each type of magic has it's own formula (offensive, defensive, healing).

MAt = Magic Attack

MDf = Magic Defense

Offensive:

The Magical Formula for Base Damage is defined as such:

Base Damage = 6 * (MAt + Lvl)

Defensive:

Ability Power and the Defense Stat are factored in at the same time, just like the Physical formula:

Damage = [(Power * (512 - MDf) * Base Damage) / (16 * 512)]

Healing:

The Cure formula is very similar to the Magical Formula, and starts off in a similar way.

Base Damage = 6 * (MAt + Lvl)

Damage = Base Damage + 22 * Power

Other formulas can be found in the FAQ linked in the source.

Source (Starts at 3.4.2 Magical)