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

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
Way of the Arcanist Class quest 1 Murie Arcanist 1  Weathered Grimoire
5  Raisins
My First Grimoire Class quest 1 Thubyrgeim
What's in the Box Class quest 5 Thubyrgeim 1  Leather Grimoire
1  Custom-made Robe of Casting
1  Hempen Hat
1  Bone Ring
1  Copper Wristlets
5  Allagan Tin Piece
Tactical Planning Class quest 10 Thubyrgeim 1  Engraved Leather Grimoire
1  Amateur's Dalmatica
1  Amateur's Hempen Coif
1  Hempen Dress Gloves
1  Amateur's Duckbills
1  Allagan Bronze Piece
Topaz Teachings Class quest 15 Thubyrgeim  Summon Topaz
 Enhanced Aethercharge
Over the Rails Class quest 15 Thubyrgeim 1  Hard Leather Grimoire
1  Cotton Cowl
1  Hard Leather Ringbands
1  Cotton Tights
1  Hard Leather Boots
1  Allagan Bronze Piece
Pincer Maneuver Class quest 20 Thubyrgeim 1  Engraved Hard Leather Grimoire
1  Altered Cotton Dalmatica
1  Ash Mask (Lapis Lazuli)
1  Cotton Dress Gloves
1  Cotton Dress Shoes
5  Allagan Bronze Piece
Grimoire Fandango Class quest 25 Thubyrgeim 1  Yew Picatrix
1  Cotton Halfrobe
1  Goatskin Ringbands
1  Altered Goatskin Moccasins
1  Silver Spectacles
1  Allagan Silver Piece
Sinking Doesmaga Class quest 30 Thubyrgeim  Ruin II
 Ruin Mastery
1  Engraved Goatskin Grimoire
1  Velveteen Bliaud
1  Altered Velveteen Hose
1  Velveteen Gloves
1  Toadskin Boots
3  Allagan Silver Piece

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Ruin Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 1 Spell 300 1.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 240.
 Summon Carbuncle Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 2 Spell 400 1.5s 2.5s Summons Carbuncle to your side.
 Radiant Aegis Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 2 Ability Instant 60s Orders Carbuncle to execute Radiant Aegis.
 Physick Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 4 Spell 400 1.5s 2.5s Restores target's HP.
 Aethercharge Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 6 Spell Instant 60s Grants Aethercharge, increasing the potency of Ruin, Ruin II, and Ruin III by 50, and Outburst by 20.
 Summon Ruby Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 6 Spell Instant 2.5s Summons Ruby Carbuncle, and orders it to execute Glittering Ruby.
 Gemshine Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 6 Spell 2.5s 2.5s Channel the energies of your active elemental attunement to attack your enemy.
 Ruby Ruin Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 6 Spell 300 2.8s 2.5s Deals fire damage with a potency of 300.
 Fester Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 10 Ability Instant 1s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 300.
 Energy Drain Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 10 Ability Instant 60s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 200.
 Resurrection Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 12 Spell 2,400 8s 2.5s Resurrects target to a weakened state.
 Summon Topaz Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 1Quest: Topaz Teachings 15 Spell Instant 2.5s Summons Topaz Carbuncle, and orders it to execute Glittering Topaz.
 Topaz Ruin Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 15 Spell 300 Instant 2.5s Deals earth damage with a potency of 240.
 Summon Emerald Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 22 Spell Instant 2.5s Summons Emerald Carbuncle, and orders it to execute Glittering Emerald.
 Emerald Ruin Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 22 Spell 300 Instant 1.5s Deals wind damage with a potency of 160.
 Outburst Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 26 Spell 300 1.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100 to target and all enemies nearby it.
 Precious Brilliance Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 26 Spell 2.5s 2.5s Channel the energies of your active elemental attunement to attack multiple enemies.
 Ruby Outburst Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 26 Spell 300 2.8s 2.5s Deals fire damage with a potency of 140 to target and all enemies nearby it.
 Topaz Outburst Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 26 Spell 300 Instant 2.5s Deals earth damage with a potency of 110 to target and all enemies nearby it.
 Emerald Outburst Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 26 Spell 300 Instant 1.5s Deals wind damage with a potency of 70 to target and all enemies nearby it.
 Ruin II Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 1Quest: Sinking Doesmaga 30 Spell 300 1.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 270.
 Ruby Ruin II Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 30 Spell 300 2.8s 2.5s Deals fire damage with a potency of 340.
 Topaz Ruin II Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 30 Spell 300 Instant 2.5s Deals earth damage with a potency of 270.
 Emerald Ruin II Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 30 Spell 300 Instant 1.5s Deals wind damage with a potency of 170.

Magic Ranged DPS actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Addle Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magical Ranged DPS 8 Ability Instant 90s Lowers target's physical damage dealt by 5% and magic damage dealt by 10%.
 Sleep Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magical Ranged DPS 10 Spell 800 2.5s 2.5s Puts target and all nearby enemies to sleep.
 Swiftcast Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magical Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
18 Ability Instant 60s Next spell is cast immediately.
 Lucid Dreaming Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magical Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
24 Ability Instant 60s Gradually restores own MP.
 Surecast Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magical Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
44 Ability Instant 120s Spells can be cast without interruption.

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.

Pet Actions

Action Acquired Level Type Casting Recast Description
 Radiant Aegis {{ |name=y }} 2 Ability Instant 60s Orders Carbuncle to execute Radiant Aegis.

Traits

PvE traits

Trait Acquired Quest requirement Level Effect
 Enhanced Aethercharge Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 15 Grants Ruby Arcanum and Topaz Arcanum upon executing Aethercharge.
 Maim and Mend Conjurer frame icon.png CNJ
Arcanist frame icon.png ACN
Red Mage frame icon.png RDM
Sage frame icon.png SGE
Astrologian frame icon.png AST
Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM
20 Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 10%.
 Enhanced Aethercharge II Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 22 Grants Ruby Arcanum, Topaz Arcanum, and Emerald Arcanum upon executing Aethercharge.
 Ruin Mastery Summoner frame icon.png SMN 1Quest: Sinking Doesmaga 30 Upgrades Ruin to Ruin II.
 Maim and Mend II Conjurer frame icon.png CNJ
Arcanist frame icon.png ACN
Red Mage frame icon.png RDM
Sage frame icon.png SGE
Astrologian frame icon.png AST
Thaumaturge frame icon.png THM
40 Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 30%.

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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