Codex Gamicus

Magic points
Basic Information

Magic points, or MP, represent a character's ability to cast magic spells; if the character doesn't have enough MP to cast the spell, they usually cannot cast it. In more recent games, MP can also be consumed by non-magic attacks, and has sort of become more representative of a magical form of Stamina. As a result, MP may also be often called Stamina or Mana but it usually serves the same purpose.