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Spellcasters & Bonus MP

Spellcaster classes function off of an MP pool, and while they gain a set amount of MP in accordance to their class and 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 value is derived from your highest spell level you can currently cast — this is very different from caster level!)

The 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.

Casting Modifiers and Bonus MP

The ability that governs bonus MP depends on what type of spellcaster your character is: Intelligence for black mages and blue mages; Wisdom for 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 Score1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th
1Can't cast spells tied to this ability.
2-3Can't cast spells tied to this ability.
4-5Can't cast spells tied to this ability.
6-7Can't cast spells tied to this ability.
8-9Can't cast spells tied to this ability.
10-11000000000
12-13111111111
14-15133333333
16-17136666666
18-19136101010101010
20-21247111616161616
22-23269131824242424
24-252612162127343434
26-272612202531384646
28-293713213137445261
30-313915233345526069
32-333918263648627079
34-353918304052668291
36-37410193146587288106
38-39412213348668096114
40-414122436516990106124
42-434122440557394118136
44-4551325416179100124151