The Shining Force: Kazin

Name: Kazin
Japanese: Kazin (translated: Kazin)
Race: Elf
Class: Mage (MAGE)
Promotion: Wizard (WIZ) / Sorcerer (SORC)

When you first go to Yeel, Kazin the Mage takes you to see his master, Hawel, but on arrival at his house the Force finds Hawel near death, muttering to himself about the Tower. When his master dies, Kazin decides to join your group to avenge the Hawel’s death. His Promotion Item is the Secret Book. It is often hard to decide whether to promote Kazin to Sorcerer or to Wizard, because his Blaze spell is incredible at level 4, but ultimately it is up to you to choose.

Kazin’s Headquarters Quote:
“Sir Hawel’s teachings were very helpful. Strategy was his cup o’tea.”

Kazin, Mage of the Shining Force
MAGE Kazin
Kazin, Mage of the Shining Force Kazin, Wizard of the Shining Force Kazin, Sorcerer of the Shining Force


Many thanks to Wolfgang Landgraf for these animations!

Mage Class (MAGE)

attack defend

Wizard Class (WIZ)

attack defend

Sorcerer Class (SORC)

attack defend

Statistics & Growth

Initial Statistics

4 13 13 9 7 10 5 Wooden Rod Blaze 1

The graphs below show the growth rate of Kazin’s statistics throughout the game, starting at level 1 (level 1 stats are based on growth rate if the character joined at any other level). These are adapted from the ASCII/Famitsu Shining Force II Guide Book, and so should be pretty accurate! However, please note that the charts are based on a standard game, in which no extra training is given to any characters. The growth may vary with extra training, and even from game to game, due to the random level-ups.

Base Class:
After Promotion:



Mage (MAGE) Class Weapons

Can also be equipped following promotion

Wooden Rod
ATT +3
No special notes
Short Rod
ATT +5
No special notes
Bronze Rod
ATT +8
No special notes
Iron Rod
ATT +12
No special notes
Power Stick
ATT +15
No special notes

Wizard (WIZ) / Sorcerer (SORC) Class Weapons

Can only be equipped following promotion

ATT +19
No special notes
Guardian Staff
ATT +22 / DEF +5
No special notes
Indra Staff
ATT +25
Steals monster’s MP
Mage Staff
ATT +27
Mithril Weapon / Blaze Lv2
Great Rod
ATT +28
Mithril Weapon
Supply Staff
ATT +32
Mithril Weapon / Steals monster’s MP
Freeze Staff
ATT +37
Mithril Weapon / Freeze Lv2
Mystery Staff
ATT +39
Mithril Weapon / Regains 2MP/round
Demon Rod
ATT +50 / AGI -10
Cursed Weapon / Steals your MP


Below is a list of the spells learned by this character, and at which level the character needs to be for the spell level to increase. When Kazin is promoted to SORC, all previous spells are lost, and as such the levels at which he learns the SORC spells are purely levels gained after promotion.

Note: The game always assumes that a character has been promoted at level 20. For example, a spell learned at level 37 could be gained at level 37 before promotion, or level 17 after promotion if promoted before level 37. For more info on how the spells work, see the Spells Page.


Damages monsters with fire
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
1 5 22 35
Confuses monsters
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
9 25
Prevents enemy magic
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
May steal monster’s soul
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
18 29

SORC Spells

Summons Dao
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
1 12
Summons Apollo
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
4 17
Summons Neptun
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
7 26
Summons Atlas
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
21 32