Link to Elmer's comprehensive translation of a JP write-up of the Altana Festival
Upon using “White Grimoire,” White Magic casting time is shortened, MP cost is lowered, and the player’s Healing/Divine/Enhancing magic skills are all raised. Also, there is a limit on what magic can be used while the White Grimoire is in effect. The Black Grimoire is the Black Magic version of this. As a penalty, the line of magic opposite to the Grimoire receives an increase in MP cost and lengthened casting times. While a Grimoire is active, a Scholar gains access to a number of unique abilities, such as magic which can alter the designated weather for a target party member and a powerful DoT spell. The weather magic allows a player to ignore the current weather for all intents and purposes. Moreover, it allows the use of equipment that has special latent effects under certain weather conditions.
With healing, divine, and enhancing being buffed by White Grimoire, it just makes me think that the exact opposite will be the case for Black Grimoire. So i would think Black Grim will prolly boost elemental, dark, and enfeebling.
Also, since SE has set the Grims to work off of specific magic skill, i think your Slow and Para -type White magic will prolly be under Black Grim since they are definitely enfeebling spells. Conversely, i expect spells like the spikes to get a boost from White Grim since they are enhancing spells even though they are from the Black magic school.
To the OP, from what i've seen from my own use, BLU magic type spells do seem to get a boost from the respective schools that they fall under. For me though, other BLU chime in please, i still don't see a huge boost in spell performance when i try to boost those skills. Except for the healing spells, but then that's healing spells and i dont think resists(full or partial) happen to them much anyways.
So i think BLU magic-type spells will prolly get some boost from the grims imo, but we'll just have to wait and see what kind of a boost though.
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