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Curse Mage class series

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The Curse Mage class series is a dual-elemental class series available only to the Venus Adept Himi. She requires both Mars and Venus Djinn to become this class series. It has many of the abilities exclusive to the (no longer included) Dark Mage class series, though it lacks the Call Psynergy series, replacing it with the Undead Curse series.

The class series at its highest stage of Diabolist has very high PP, good Agility, average Attack, but lower Defense and below average HP. The series' Luck rating is average. Noteworthy Psynergy from an endgame perspective are Toxic Grit, Undead Might, and the heaviest area-of-effect Psynergy it has is Dire Inferno. Average stats from an endgame perspective are 150% (160% if one doesn't factor in Luck).

Statistical Influence[edit]

Curse Mage class series
Class Name Djinn HP PP ATK DEF AGI LCK
Curse Mage 1 Star mars.gif 80% 140% 90% 90% 110% 100%
Channeler 2-3 Star mars.gif 90% 150% 100% 100% 120% 100%
Puppet Mage 4 Star mars.gif 120% 160% 110% 110% 130% 100%
Curse Master 5 Star mars.gif 130% 170% 120% 120% 140% 100%
Soul Siphon 6 Star mars.gif, 1 Star venus.gif 150% 180% 130% 130% 150% 100%
Diabolist 7 Star mars.gif, 2 Star venus.gif 170% 190% 140% 140% 160% 100%

Notes on Class Names[edit]

  • Hover your cursor over class names for alt-text of series' Japanese names.

Psynergy Setup[edit]

Psynergy
Lvl Psynergy PP Range Power
1 Star venus.gif Undead Curse 5 Range 1.gif 40
9 Star mars.gif Raging Heat 9 Range 5.gif 45
10 Star mars.gif Impair 4 Range 1.gif
17 Star venus.gif Haunt 5 Range 3.gif
20 Star venus.gif Fear Puppet 7 Range 3.gif
22 Star mars.gif Fiery Abyss 18 Range 5.gif 90
23 Star mars.gif Debilitate 6 Range 3.gif
24 Star venus.gif Curse 6 Range 1.gif
26 Star venus.gif Undead Gloom 15 Range 1.gif 140
29 Star venus.gif Condemn 8 Range 1.gif
31 Star jupiter.gif Drain 3 Range 1.gif 50
33 Star venus.gif Toxic Grit 28 Range 5.gif 125
39 Star jupiter.gif Psy Drain 0 Range 1.gif
47 Star venus.gif Undead Might 30 Range 1.gif 250
53 Star mars.gif Dire Inferno 32 Range 7.gif 200

Analysis[edit]

The Curse Mage class is a dual-elemental class unique to Himi, considered to be her counterpart to the warrior-style Adepts' Brute class and effectively the pendant to The Lost Age's Dark mage class. Statistically speaking, the class is an excellent upgrade from her base class. Compared to Himi's more fragile base class, the Curse Mage is more rounded, with more HP, Attack, and Defense, wile keeping her durable PP pool and good Agility. The Curse Mage has only standard Luck, but this weakness is limited, as Himi has the highest innate Luck.

The Curse Mage has a wide range of Psynergy, both offensive and status inducing. The Undead Curse Psynergy series is an Elemental Power-based version of the Call Psynergy series, being a powerful single-target attack; Being Power-based however, the series will not reach the high levels of damage possible with the Call series. Meanwhile, the Raging Heat Psynergy series provides a strong ranged series. The class's most useful status altering moves for non-boss battles are most likely Fear Puppet and Toxic Grit. Fear Puppet can stun multiple targets, while Toxic Grit both damages opponents and can inflict Venom. Notably absent from the series is Revive, unlike its Warrior-style counterpart. A possible reasoning for this lies in the Curse Mage's Psynergy lineup revolving around death.

Overall, the Curse Mage is an excellent supporter and spellcaster, with the benefit of giving Himi more durability that her mono-elemental class. However, if the loss of Himi's healing talents and unique Weapon Grace is too much, then the Miko class is still a good option. Should the player wish for Himi to play a more physical role, as opposed to her normal supporter role, the Ninja class series is a good option.

Trivia[edit]

  • This is one of two Dual-elemental class series to learn three elements worth of Psynergy, the other being the Scrapper class series. Both class series are unique to specific characters: Only Himi can access the Curse Mage class series, and the Scrapper class series is exclusively for Sveta. This is likely not coincidental; both class series were among the class series added in Dark Dawn, and the only dual-element classes that are character-specific.
Mono-Elemental (GS/TLA): Flame UserGuardMarinerSquireWater SeerWind Seer
Mono-Elemental (DD): Aqua SquireBeastlingGuardMikoPirateSquireWater SeerWind Seer
Dual-Elemental: ApprenticeBruteCurse MageHermitPagePilgrim (Jupiter)Pilgrim (Mercury)ScrapperSeer (Jupiter)Seer (Mercury)Swordsman (Mars)Swordsman (Venus)/Crusader
Tri-Elemental: DragoonMediumNinjaRangerSamuraiWhite Mage
Item-Dependent: Dark MagePierrotTamer
Psynergy-Dependent: Wild Animal
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