A character affected by the Mute effect is silenced and unable to cast spells. This is particularly devastating for heroes that depend on magic, especially White Mages and Black Mages and their ilk. Mute may be counteracted by the spell AntiMute, though a hero that has been muted is unable to cast the spell on himself. Mute is caused by the spell Mute. It wears off at the end of a battle.