Arcanist

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Introduction

Adepts of the art of arcanum derive their might from symbols of power born of geometric techniques hailing from across the southern seas. Held within occult grimoires, these symbols lend shape to the arcanist's aether, thereby allowing him to produce myriad powerful spells. Using the selfsame symbols to unlock the latent power contained within gemstones, arcanists are also able to summon forth the familiar known as Carbuncle to carry out their bidding.

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Arcanists have chosen the path to study the arcane arts. Through the affinity with arcanism they can bring forth minor primals to aid them in battle, while conjuring curses and venom to assault their enemies. As a disciple of magic, arcanists wear cloth armor.

General information

Guild

The Arcanist's Guild is in the Marine City of Limsa Lominsa. If you choose arcanist as your first class, you will start off in the city of Limsa Lominsa. At level 30, arcanists may specialize into either summoner or scholar.

Equipment

The arcanist is a disciple of magic and wears cloth armor. They use books as weapons. The following crafting classes can create items that are useful to the arcanist:

Hunting Log

See Arcanist Hunting Log.

Quests

See list of arcanist quests.

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Ruin Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 1 Spell 250 2.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
 Bio Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 2 Spell 480 Instant 2.5s Deals unaspected damage over time.
 Physick Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 4 Spell 600 2s 2.5s Restores target's HP.
 Summon Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 4 Spell 2,400 3s 2.5s Summons a caster-type pet to fight at your side.
 Aetherflow Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 6 Ability Instant 60s Restores 10% of maximum MP.
 Energy Drain Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 6 Ability Instant 3s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 150.
 Miasma Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 10 Spell 600 2.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 20.
 Summon II Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 15 Spell 2,400 3s 2.5s Summons a tank-type pet to fight at your side.
 Resurrection Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 18 Spell 3,600 8s 2.5s Resurrects target to a weakened state.
 Bio II Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 26 Spell 720 Instant 2.5s Deals unaspected damage over time.
 Bane Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 1Quest: Sinking Doesmaga 30 Ability Instant 10s Spreads a target's Bio and Miasma effects to nearby enemies.
 Ruin II Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 38 Spell 480 Instant 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
 Rouse Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 42 Ability Instant 60s Increases healing magic potency and damage dealt by pet by 40%. While roused, pet will be immune to Stun, Sleep, Bind, and Heavy.
 Shadow Flare Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 50 Ability Instant 60s Envelops a designated area in a veil of magicked shadows, dealing damage with a potency of 50 to any enemies who enter.

PvP actions

Magic Ranged DPS actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Addle Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS 8 Ability Instant 90s Lowers target's intelligence and mind by 10%.
 Break Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
12 Spell 2.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 50.
 Drain Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS 16 Spell 2.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 80.
 Diversion Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
20 Ability Instant 120s Reduces enmity generation.
 Lucid Dreaming Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
24 Ability Instant 120s Reduces enmity by half.
 Swiftcast Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
32 Ability Instant 60s Next spell is cast immediately.
 Mana Shift Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS 36 Ability Instant 120s Transfers up to 20% of own maximum MP to target party member.
 Apocatastasis Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS 40 Ability Instant 90s Reduces a party member's magic vulnerability by 20%.
 Surecast Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
44 Ability Instant 30s Next spell is cast without interruption.
 Erase Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magic Ranged DPS 48 Ability Instant 90s Removes a single damage over time effect from target party member other than self.

Shared pet actions

The following are shared actions used to control a pet behavior.

Action Description
 Away Order pet to leave the battlefield.
 Heel Order pet to follow behind you.
 Place Order pet to move to a specific location.
 Stay Order pet to remain where it is.
 Guard Order pet to refrain from attacking until you attack or are attacked.
 Steady Order pet to refrain from attacking until ordered to do so.
 Sic Order pet to attack.
 Obey Order pet to attack, but refrain from using certain actions until ordered to do so.

Emerald Carbuncle actions

Action Acquired Level Type Casting Recast Description
 Gust Summon.png Emerald Carbuncle 1 Spell 1s 3s Deals wind damage with a potency of 90.

Topaz Carbuncle actions

Action Acquired Level Type Casting Recast Description

Traits

See list of arcanist traits.

Jobs

The arcanist is a rather unique class in that they may specialize into two jobs:

Core mechanics

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The arcanists can build stacks with aetherflow to cast strong abilities at their enemies. They can also summon minor primals to help them in fight.

Every time the arcanist uses aetherflow, an aether gauge is filled with three stacks. They may then consume these stacks to cast certain abilities which become vital as the class develops into one of the available jobs – summoner and scholar. Arcanist gameplay consists of correctly positioning their pets, coupled with aetherflow management and casting damage-over-time spells.

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