A Red Mage is a versatile sorcerer who is able to cast both black and white spells. This allows him to be useful both in curing wounded allies and in destroying enemies with magical destruction. The Red Mage is also relatively versatile when it comes to equipment; he can use many swords as well as a number of protective devices usually forbidden to mages.
However, the Red Mage's drawbacks come in that he is unable to access any high-level spells and has a limited selection of mid-level spells.
Red Mages upgrade to Red Wizards.