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MP System

Spellcaster classes function off of an MP pool, and while they gain a set amount of MP in accordance to their class level (see respective class tables), they also gain bonus MP from their associated casting modifier (be it Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma) and their current spell casting level (note: this is different from caster level!)

Casting Modifiers and Bonus MP

A modifier is the number you apply to the die roll when your character tries to do something related to that ability. You also use the modifier with some numbers that are not die rolls. A positive modifier is called a bonus, and a negative modifier is called a penalty.

The ability that governs bonus MP depends on what type of spellcaster your character is: Intelligence for black mages, blue mages, and time mages; Wisdom for astrologians, geomancers and white mages; or Charisma for bards, dark knights, holy knights, illusionists, red mages, necromancers, and summoners. In addition to having a high ability score, a spellcaster must be of high enough class level to be able to cast spells of a given spell level (see the class descriptions for details.) Your given casting modifier and your current spell level (found on your respective class table) dictates how much bonus MP you will get, as per the following table:

Table: Bonus MP per Day (by Spell Level)

Ability ScoreModifier1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th
1-5Can't cast spells tied to this ability.
2-3-4Can't cast spells tied to this ability.
4-5-3Can't cast spells tied to this ability.
6-7-2Can't cast spells tied to this ability.
8-9-1Can't cast spells tied to this ability.
10-110000000000
12-13+1111111111
14-15+2133333333
16-17+3136666666
18-19+4136101010101010
20-21+5247111616161616
22-23+6269131824242424
24-25+72612162127343434
26-27+82612202531384646
28-29+93713213137445261
30-31+103915233345526069
32-33+113918263648627079
34-35+123918304052668291
36-37+13410193146587288106
38-39+14412213348668096114
40-41+154122436516990106124
42-43+164122440557394118136
44-45+1751325416179100124151