Much of Black Clover’s plot relies upon magic, and hence, a variety of magic types exist too. They range from simple things like Water to more complex ones like Spatial. As a plot point, magic has reflected character development in quite a few instances; take Noelle receiving Undine, for example. So it shouldn’t really come as a surprise when we try to rank the strongest magic types in the series.
So, the massive range of spells the characters use is as fascinating as the characters themselves. But what if we took away everything else and only looked at these magic types?
Before the gears of your brain kick in at full speed, we can easily say that there’s plenty to discuss about these magic types. Since we already ranked the all-time top 15 strongest Black Clover characters, we set out to rank the strongest magic types this time.
Before we begin, let’s address the first name that popped up in your mind when you saw the title:
There are several reasons why the following ranking of the strongest magic types does not include Anti-Magic. The first reason is that Anti-Magic is not a magic type. Its name literally means not magic.
Now, before you cancel me and/or click out of this article – hear me out. While the intricacies of magic aren’t as clear as we’d like, there are still some conditions we should look at.
First, Anti-Magic does not have a grimoire to itself. If you are confused, don’t worry. If we take a look back at the Elves vs. Humans arc, we will find the answer. Asta’s grimoire is actually Licht’s Sword Magic grimoire turned into a 5-leaf one.
Unlike other magic types that stem from a grimoire, Liebe himself is the source of Anti-Magic. Licita sealing him in the 5-leaf grimoire led the swords to be imbued with Anti-Magic. Moreover, we still don’t have an answer to the origins of Liebe’s Anti-Magic, or Asta’s lack of mana.
Speaking about mana, we come to the second point. Magic can only be used because of mana. How potent a person’s magic is highly depends on the person’s mana. But Asta does not have a single drop of mana, making it evident that he can’t use or possibly have magic.
Lastly, there are no mentions of any precedents of Anti-Magic in the story until now. Liebe is the only devil anomaly with Anti-Magic, unlike other devils like Lucifero’s Gravity magic. If Anti-Magic WERE a magic type and had a grimoire too, its existence would not be as much of a surprise to people.
In a nutshell, Anti-Magic cannot find a place in the ranking of the strongest magic types. However, if Asta and Liebe overcome their limitations on Devil Union and come up with new attacks, Anti-Magic would rank the highest. For the time being, let’s look at the rest of the list.
Strongest/ Most Powerful Magic Types In Black Clover
The first question is, how do we begin to rank these magic types? Magic is a concept dependent on a mage’s mana, skills, experience, and situations. It is obvious that one cannot account for such factors.
So, for this list, the ranking is purely for a magic type and its spells independent of the mage. Thus, the list ranks the magic types at their full potential and considers no discrepancies between attributions.
While all of us attempt to maneuver Black Clover’s power system, it is essential to remember that there are many uncertainties. We haven’t seen a lot of magic types in action properly, and some haven’t had a showdown. In fact, some magic types are more effective because of the person wielding them. So, we can only rely on assumptions & inferences.
Further, the power system is still under development; for example, Yuno’s getting his second grimoire in the last few chapters. Hence, estimating a uniform scale with incomplete knowledge about the full potential of magic types is difficult.
With that said, let’s get to the top 15 magic types list!
15. Food & Cotton magic
Who better to kick off this list of strongest magic types in Black Clover than our loli Charmy-paisen? With her magic, she is the embodiment of “do what you love and love what you do.” But when we keep aside Charmy’s love for food, we realize that her magic’s potential is spectacular.
We all know that magic runs on mana; more of it simply means more magic. And it is no surprise that anyone can run out of mana. However, Cotton magic can amazingly counter that; by spending mana to create food and eating it, a user can replenish their mana reserve.
This feature implies that as long as the Cotton magic user has at least a bit of mana, they can always get back up on their feet. The magic also allows the user to shrink and levitate themselves and others.
While Cotton magic is powerful as a defense spell, on the other hand, Food magic is great on the offensive. It can create massive spells of wolves that can swallow all magic from the user’s opponents.
14. Blood magic
Next up is the fearsome Witch Queen’s magic, Blood magic. It allows a mage to manipulate blood, as the name suggests. This magic primarily involves using one’s own blood and manifesting various attacks using it. The blood can turn into weapons, creatures, and even restraints. It is quite useful in cutting and piercing attacks in this manner.
It is also possible for a Blood magic user to use healing magic. They can also manipulate others’ blood to control their opponents to their will.
However, the user must cast their spell on the enemy to make it work. It is a difficult feat to achieve, and as is obvious, Blood magic is weak against Water magic.
13. Imitation magic
Imitation magic is pretty powerful as well. Its users can copy any magic attribute and use it as their own. The spells copied can match up to the original mage’s. Despite seeming the most powerful, it has a major drawback that we must address.
The user of Imitation magic has to first touch the grimoire of the mage whose magic they want to copy. It might look easy, but it is a difficult feat to achieve against mages who have long-range attacks and hence it ranks 13 in our list of strongest magic types in Black Clover.
12. Painting magic
If you ever doubted the power of art, Rill is here to prove you wrong. Painting magic allows a user to manifest any illustration they make using a paintbrush and palette. These illustrations can come to life and can transform into any element.
However, the magic heavily relies on the user’s imagination, creativity, and emotions. Happiness and excitement can boost creativity while anger can subdue it, directly impacting the magic.
Painting magic is also quite versatile and can counter most types of magic. That said, Rill’s Painting magic still has a long way to climb up the list. We have seen only a few instances of its use, so there are chances it could best other magic types.
11. Metals magic
Next up in the list of most powerful magic types is Metals magic.
As opposed to the natural magic types of the Heart Kingdom, the Clover Kingdom has some modern magic types. These are powerful and innovative in their own way and include Metals magic like Dark Lord Sekke’s Bronze magic.
The usability of different Metals magic types differ ever slightly, but their basic features remain the same. The users of Metals magic can generate metals of their attribution at will in any state and shape. For example, Nozel could generate liquid Mercury as a poison and solid Mercury for defense.
Metals magic finds its place in the strongest magic types because of how versatile it is. Usually, the mage can use it for offense, defense, and transportation. In fact, some of the Metals magic types can even reflect Light magic but fall prey to Fire Magic.
10. Shadow magic
Countdown of the top 10 strongest magic types in Black Clover begins here! At number 10, we have Shadow magic – thanks to the latecomer, vice-captain Nacht. It is pretty easy to figure out what powers this magic has from its name.
The user takes the help of shadows and can manipulate them to their will. Much like Spatial magic, Shadow magic allows the user to travel between shadows, even those that are far away.
The user can also make shadows appear physically to restraint someone, pull them into shadows, and transport a few people with them. It can also immobilize opponents who step into shadows. Moreover, it allows the mage to have a vision through shadows of a different place. Do not think anything weird, thank you! Shadow magic is an excellent means of stealth and guerrilla fighting.
Despite having such great uses, Shadow magic is still more of a support one. We have not seen enough of Nacht using it for fighting purposes, but we can assume that it would be easy for the stronger magic types to counter it.
9. Elemental magic
Moving on, it is high time we talk about the magic of the two supporting characters of Black Clover: Noelle and Yuno. And that more characters, of course; gotta be politically correct.
Elemental magic relates to all the natural elements like wind, water, fire, earth, and lightning. As was the case with Metals magic, even Elemental magic types have some commonalities and differences.
Under Elemental magic, the user can generate and manipulate the element of their attribution at will. The magic can either manifest the element simply or in some special form. To make it clearer, Noelle can create water simply, but also use forms like Sea Dragon’s Roar. Sure, Elemental magic is quite well-rounded too, but it has two specialties that set it apart.
One: Rune magic. A mage can use the Heart Kingdom’s special technique of relying on nature’s mana to boost their ability. This way, they can create even more massive spells without wasting their mana.
Two: Spirit magic. When an Elemental mage gets an Element Spirit, their spells and powers shoot up. The mage can also enter a basic combine mode or the most superior, Saint Stage with their Spirit. This list does not consider Spirit magic separately primarily because it has only ever manifested with Elemental magic until now. So, it is more of a power-up than a distinct type.
8. Spatial magic
Next, let’s get that hattrick of vice-captains (oops) and talk about Spatial magic. This magic type is rare (quite rare, I suppose, with three Spatial mages in the story currently) and strong, too. Using it, a mage can manipulate space for transportation as well as attacks.
The different forms Spatial magic can be used in, plus the advantages it offers in battles, make it one-of-a-kind. It has no bounds to its reach except that the user should’ve seen the destination first. But Zenon’s blessing of Spatial magic from Belzeebub told us more about it.
When it comes to a larger scale, Spatial magic can swiftly defeat an opponent. It enables a user to create a kind-of external mana zone cubes. Within these cubes, the user can trap the opponents and then control all mana and spells. They can negate all attacks and defenses while also providing multi-dimensional attacks.
7. Curse Warding magic
Curse Warding magic, or the magic of everyone’s favorite devil – Megicula – bags the 7th place of the strongest magic types. This magic has the reputation of victimizing the best of mages – from Acier Silva to Lolopechika.
Curse Warding magic has the power to practically do anything the user desires, except probably killing the target directly. Using a curse, a user can not just wane a person’s life, but also give them abilities like resurrection.
The mage can also kill their target from afar if they mark their enemy with a curse. Moreover, once the mage marks runes over a person’s head (who is their target), the mage can control them. The target will lose all will and even unleash magic as per the Curse Warding magic user’s desire.
Additionally, this magic’s most powerful spell is Decaying World which can be detrimental in battle. It essentially allows a mage to erase enemy spells, bind them, use curses, and weaken huge spells. Although some spells with very high speed or magnitude are impossible to weaken fully.
6. Gravity magic
Since we already talked about two out of three of Dark Triad’s devils, it becomes imperative to address Lucifero, right? Lucifero is the strongest devil in the Underworld, and his magic just might be one of the reasons why.
Gravity magic is simple in what it does: manipulate gravitational effect. But how it does that is surely interesting and something that sells it to be one of the strongest magic types. A Gravity magic user can play around with one’s own as well as others’ gravity. It also gives the option of changing shape of anything to the user.
By doing so, the user can decrease gravity to make entities float or increase gravity to make them heavy enough to slam them down. Moreover, increasing or decreasing gravitational force makes way for the user to decide the effectiveness of attacks. To add, the magic can also warp space to create small black holes!
5. Word Soul (Kotodama) magic
Word Soul magic bags the 5th spot on this list! It is a unique magic type that extends to a mage’s surroundings rather than just to themselves. With this magic, the user just has to speak a command to create any and all phenomenon or object. The magic can also create any element as the user desires.
These manifested objects can also be controlled to the will of the user. Plus, they can be both physical and magical. The user can not only heal themselves using mere words but also control other people.
However, the user cannot command any living object to die directly or counter Dark Magic. In fact, Zagred quite easily countered all other magic spells including Elemental but didn’t have a chance against Anti-Magic and Dark Magic.
4. Body magic
What if a magic type allowed a user to take any attack but still regenerate? It is exactly what Body magic makes possible. Using this magic, a user can manipulate their body tissues to heal any attack that lands on them. The regeneration is almost instantaneous.
Moreover, a mage can also use Body magic to alter their physique, making it harder for the enemy to keep track. It also gives them the advantage of the element of surprise while attacking.
The only way to stop a user of Body Magic from regenerating is to make them devoid of magic, it seems. However, if a person has infinite mana, they can use this magic as much as they need.
3. Light magic
Coming to the top 3 and the second-runner up has to be Light magic. This magic type is synonymous with blinding speed, but it is also much more than that. A Light mage can make any weapon or object from light in large numbers and use them as an attack or a feint.
Light magic also has the ability to protect not just the mage but also other people. Moreover, it has healing properties that can be crucial during a long or difficult fight. Licht’s fight with Yami and with Julius were testaments enough to show how capable this magic is.
2. Dark magic
The #2 spot belongs to the magic of none other than our Captain Yami. A crucial component of the Dark Triad’s evil plans, Dark magic is much of a destructive force. As the name says, a user can use darkness at their will and is related to the Underworld.
The user can absorb spells from other magic types, including Light magic. Additionally, the mage does not need to rely on a grimoire to use Dark magic to some extent. It can counter the high speed of Light magic by reinforcements using objects like swords.
Most importantly, Dark magic is effective against devils too. Its spells are pretty powerful too; be it the Dimension Slash: Equinox or the Black Moon. This wide range of spells serves as offense and defense both for the user.
The only drawback for Dark magic is that it takes some time for the user to perform their massive spells. This flaw makes Dark magic fatally weak in the face of the strongest magic type from Black Clover:
1. Time magic
Time Magic is the strongest magic type in Black Clover. Time to act surprised!
Well, if we didn’t see it coming. Julius, the Wizard King of the Clover Kingdom, is in a league of his own. Although it’s a bit sad that Julius cannot use Time magic at its full potential, for the time being, we did see its ins and outs in his fights.
Time magic is fearsome because not only does it allow a user to see a few seconds into the future, but it can also steal time. Without any contact, Time magic can take away an opponent’s time for the use of the wielder. It can also freeze and reverse time in a fight, rendering any opponent or their attacks useless.
Time magic also allowed Julius to almost come back from death because it can be stored. Moreover, it gives a very high speed to the mage that can even give a tough competition to brute force. In fact, a Time mage can literally turn their opponents to dust by stealing their time.
So, Time magic rightfully earns the title for the most comprehensive and formidable magic in Black Clover until now!
As we discussed earlier, Black Clover’s power system is ever-evolving. And with the surprising and sudden power-ups, it becomes hard to see some magic types in action fully. And hence, they couldn’t find a good place in the ranking on the basis of power scaling.
Nonetheless, we can estimate that the spells of a few such magic types are powerful. Naturally, we decided to compile the honorable mentions of the strongest magic types!
Before diving into the technicalities, I would say that Dream magic is something I have been waiting since forever to witness more of. But, quite frustratingly, that never happens. The last time we saw Dream magic was when Dorothy told Noelle about Megicula.
Since the sleeping captain appeared on the battlefield, it was exciting to wait for her developments with Dream magic. Instead, we directly witnessed Dorothy in the throes of defeat at the hand of Morris and Lucifero. Sad.
This lost chance, if availed, could have possibly made us rank Dream magic on the list of the strongest magic types. The magic is very enigmatic because it enables a mage to manifest a space cut-off from the real world.
Everything inside this realm relies on the thoughts and imagination of the user. The only way to get out of the realm is to defeat the spellcaster, and if one takes too long, they can never wake up. There are no limits of Dream Magic except that the user cannot control another person’s mana but can generate any element they desire.
Speak of the devil! The duo of Morris and Lucifero was pretty ephemeral. However, within this span of time, they managed to defeat Dorothy’s Dream Magic, as we said before. Well, thank heavens the Black Bulls could take down Morris, or it’d have been bad news.
Modification magic allows a user to change the structure of any entity. It can provide the user additional abilities by stitching grimoires together and even interfere with intangible concepts like fate.
The use of positive mana gives rise to all the magic types we usually see in the story. But there also exists negative mana, from which comes Forbidden magic. It is not very common in Black Clover, except for the devils.
Since it is associated with the Underworld, Forbidden magic overrides all rules that normal magic types follow. Its spells have a very wide range and massive power. It even ignores nature’s rules like death.
Evidently, it can do almost anything but at the cost of the souls of the user and victim(s). This magic also affects the user’s original magic, and magic stones can amplify the spells. Humans who use this magic type grow a pair of wegs. We saw a few spells of Forbidden magic and they were strong enough to make this magic find a place here.
The newest reveal of Black Clover’s magic types is the Fortification magic. It seems that Grey’s magic is something else entirely, instead of Transformation magic.
It can change the structure of objects and work against powerful spells. Moreover, it can even heal a fatal wound. Even if we are yet to see what Fortification magic brings to the table, we can safely say that it has great potential.
World Tree magic
Last but not the least, we have William’s magic. This magic is in honorable mentions of the strongest magic types because it is the most effective when other mages support it. World Tree magic takes a bit of time to manifest its mammoth trees. In this duration, it is important for the user to be safe and the enemies to be distracted.
However, once these trees take their form, they capture and restrain enemies. The trees also soak up the enemies’ mana, rendering them unable to fight anymore. Further, the user can also heal people even if they are on the verge of death.
Well, that was our take on the strongest magic types from Black Clover. What would you change or keep the same? Let us know in the comments! Also, check out our ranking for the Black Bulls according to their strength and magic. Until next time!