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* Trisana Chandler from Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/CircleOfMagic''. This is actually a downside of winning the SuperpowerLottery: Her extremely powerful weather magic (where "weather" also includes ''natural disasters'') would put her in high demand as a war mage, but she'd prefer to be a healer, something which she's simply ''too strong'' for. To paraphrase, "it would be like performing surgery with a mallet."
** All four kids, and some of their students, can put their magic to spectacular offensive use when they need to, though Tris is the most naturally suited to it.

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* Trisana Chandler from Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/CircleOfMagic''. This is actually a downside of winning the SuperpowerLottery: Her extremely powerful weather magic (where "weather" also includes ''natural disasters'') would put her in high demand as a war mage, but she'd prefer to be a healer, something which she's simply ''too strong'' for. To paraphrase, "it would be like performing surgery with a mallet."
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" In fact all four kids, and some of their students, can put their magic to spectacular offensive use when they need to, though Tris is the most naturally suited to it.


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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': Valerie. Aside from a couple instances, she entirely casts spells to kill and destroy.

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* ''Anime/OnePiece'' gives us Nami, who, through her Clima-Tact, can control weather in such a way that it's similar to her casting elemental spells. While [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] is her specialty, she's also more than able to utilize every element in nature to good effect when she needs to.


Masters of offensive magic, these mages are all about attacking with spells and doing lots of damage with them. Typically these mages will be users of most if not all types of ElementalPowers (one element is not unheard of, though), with FireIceLightning being particularly common, and may fall under LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards. They do not heal (or only have minor healing spells) and typically pack AreaOfEffect spells in their arsenal.

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Masters of offensive magic, these These mages are all about attacking with spells and doing lots of damage with them. Typically these mages will be users of most if not all types of ElementalPowers (one element is not unheard of, though), with FireIceLightning being particularly common, and may fall under LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards. They do not heal (or only have minor healing spells) and typically pack AreaOfEffect spells in their arsenal.



Often overlaps with SquishyWizard and GlassCannon. Contrast TheMedic and WhiteMage.

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Often overlaps with SquishyWizard and GlassCannon. Contrast TheMedic and WhiteMage.
WhiteMage (the defensive or remedial equivalent).


Masters of offensive magic, these mages are all about attacking with spells and doing lots of damage with them. Typically these mages will be users of most if not all types of ElementalPowers (one element is not unheard of though), with FireIceLightning being particularly common, and may fall under LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards. They do not heal (or only have minor healing spells) and typically pack AreaOfEffect spells in their arsenal.

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Masters of offensive magic, these mages are all about attacking with spells and doing lots of damage with them. Typically these mages will be users of most if not all types of ElementalPowers (one element is not unheard of of, though), with FireIceLightning being particularly common, and may fall under LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards. They do not heal (or only have minor healing spells) and typically pack AreaOfEffect spells in their arsenal.



The term comes from jRPGs, particularly the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' series, and is in stark contrast with its meaning in European tradition which is "[[EvilSorceror a user of]] [[BlackMagic evil magic]]".

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The term comes from jRPGs, {{JRPG}}s, particularly the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' series, and is in stark contrast with its meaning in European tradition which is "[[EvilSorceror a user of]] [[BlackMagic evil magic]]".

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* ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'': Of the twelve Houses in the Order of Hermes MagicalSociety, House Flambeau focuses on honing offensive magic. PlayingWithFire is their signature skill, but many also train in the ''perdo'' magical Form, which can degrade or destroy any sort of target -- bodies, substances, minds, or magic itself. While the House considers itself the Order's equivalent of Knights and have established a code of chivalry to match, other Houses tend to find them a bit overenthusiastic in that respect.


* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': there are two classes of normal mages. A "Wizard" focuses on attack magic while others protect, whereas a "MagicKnight" fights up front and uses spells. Negi chose the latter, but Yue has chosen the "Wizard" style complete with the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' style BlackMage outfit.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': there are two classes of normal mages. A "Wizard" focuses on attack magic while others protect, whereas a "MagicKnight" fights up front and uses spells. Negi chose the latter, but Yue has chosen the "Wizard" style complete with the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' style BlackMage outfit.


The term comes from jRPGs, particularly the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series, and is in stark contrast with its meaning in European tradition which is "[[EvilSorceror a user of]] [[BlackMagic evil magic]]".

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The term comes from jRPGs, particularly the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' series, and is in stark contrast with its meaning in European tradition which is "[[EvilSorceror a user of]] [[BlackMagic evil magic]]".


** There's also the Mad Sorcerer, who wields extremely powerful and destructive black magic.

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** There's also the Mad Sorcerer, Lunatic Magician, who wields extremely powerful and destructive black magic.

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* In ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'', Marcille's magic is combat oriented and explosive. But, she also knows healing and revival magic as well. It's hard to say if she's more of TheRedMage, or if healing magic is just more common in this world.
** There's also the Mad Sorcerer, who wields extremely powerful and destructive black magic.


* This is the title of the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZPZqxYfBao Чёрный маг]], by Russian band Epedemia.

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* This is also the title of the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZPZqxYfBao Чёрный маг]], by Russian band Epedemia.Epidemia.


* Delphine Jend in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. A sweet little woman who likes to kill cute woodland creatures with Expert-Level destruction spells.
** And the Master destruction magic trainer Bralsa Andaren, who is actually out doing said killing of woodland creatures. Bonus in that she's also a Dark Elf.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** Throughout the series, masters of the Destruction [[FunctionalMagic school of magic]] are the Black Mages of the setting. The [[ElementalMagic elemental spells]] of the FireIceLightning trio are classed here, as are spells which make opponents weaker to those elements. Depending on the game, generic non-elemental "damage health" spells may also be classed here, as well as poison-based spells.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', the Master Trainer in Destruction magic isn't a high-ranking official in the [[MagicalSociety Mages Guild]], or even an [[WizardsLiveLonger ancient]] [[TheClan Great House]] [[TheMagocracy Telvanni]] [[TheArchMage mage-lord]]...it is a little Breton farmer by the name of Leles Birian. She can train you to a higher level in the Destruction skill than anyone else in the entire game.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'':
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Delphine Jend in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. A Jend, a sweet little woman who likes to kill cute woodland creatures with Expert-Level destruction spells.
** *** And the Master destruction Destruction magic trainer Bralsa Andaren, who is actually out doing said killing of woodland creatures. Bonus in that she's also a Dark Elf.gray-skinned Dunmer (Dark Elf).


** Evocation specialists in general tend to take this role.
** In 4th edition, the Wizard class can be built this way -- although there are certainly alternative options. The Sorcerer class is arguably closer to the spirit of the trope, especially the very "blasting focused" Dragon Soul and Storm Soul variants.
** The Warlock tends to specialize in damage-dealing spells.

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** Evocation Evokers, specialists in general the Evocation school of magic, tend to take this role.
role in general, as Evocation is focused on manipulating and discharging all kinds of elemental energy - FireIceLightning is perhaps iconic, but they can also wield acid, poison, and other elemental types depending on edition. This makes Evokers generally fall under the PersonOfMassDestruction archetype, as their school's singular trick amounts to different flavors of "blast the hell out of everything around you".
** In 4th edition, the Wizard class can be built this way -- although there are certainly alternative options. The Sorcerer class is arguably closer to became the spirit defining niche of the trope, especially Sorcerer. Whilst wizards could still throw around plenty of elemental attack spells, they were a "Controller" type class and focused more on winnowing out minions and otherwise manipulating the very "blasting focused" Dragon Soul battlefield. Sorcerers, in comparison, were a "Striker" class; they specialize in picking one target (or a small cluster of targets; Sorcerers are unique amongst Strikers in their focus on small area-of-effect attacks) and Storm Soul variants.
killing it quickly with a ''lot'' of elemental damage.
** The Warlock class tends to specialize in damage-dealing spells.spells with a comparatively small arsenal of non-lethal tricks, and is mechanically quite close to the BlackMage archetype. Flavor-wise, they're close to the ''other'' kind of black mage, as warlock powers generally stem from a DealWithTheDevil (or TheFairFolk, or an EldritchAbomination).

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** The Warlock tends to specialize in damage-dealing spells.


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* The Bright College of Wizardry in both TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} and TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay. The other seven schools all have some kind of offensive magics but also include things like healing, illusions, or prophecy. The Bright College wields the Lore of Fire; of its seven spells, six can be summarised as "set your enemies on fire and watch them burn". And the seventh is "set your allies' weapons on fire so that ''they'' can set your enemies on fire".

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* The Bright College of Wizardry in both TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay.''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay''. The other seven schools all have some kind of offensive magics but also include things like healing, illusions, or prophecy. The Bright College wields the Lore of Fire; of its seven spells, six can be summarised as "set your enemies on fire and watch them burn". And the seventh is "set your allies' weapons on fire so that ''they'' can set your enemies on fire".

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* Dark Elf Warlocks in HeroesOfMightAndMagicV specialize in Destructive Magic, and their racial abilities are aimed at enhancing its damage, lowering the enemy's resistance to it, and replenishing mana quickly.

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