I finally did some Abyssean EXPing and got my Black Mage to 85!
I decided to go and pick up my Varuna's Staff +1.
I also went to get some new shinies.
I put my extra merits to good use.
Black Mage got a whole lot of new stuff with 85 and I'm really looking forward to using it. Self-Refresh, Break (crowd control that works on Bats/Skeletons!), Aspir II, etc...all quite nice.