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 must 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 icon1.png  Weathered Grimoire
5 Raisins icon1.png  Raisins
My First Grimoire Class quest 1 Thubyrgeim
What's in the Box Class quest 5 Thubyrgeim 1 Leather grimoire icon1.png  Leather Grimoire
1 Custom-made robe of casting icon1.png  Custom-made Robe of Casting
1 Hempen hat icon1.png  Hempen Hat
1 Bone ring icon1.png  Bone Ring
1 Copper wristlets icon1.png  Copper Wristlets
5 Allagan tin piece icon1.png  Allagan Tin Piece
Tactical Planning Class quest 10 Thubyrgeim 1 Engraved leather grimoire icon1.png  Engraved Leather Grimoire
1 Amateurs dalmatica icon1.png  Amateur's Dalmatica
1 Amateurs hempen coif icon1.png  Amateur's Hempen Coif
1 Hempen dress gloves icon1.png  Hempen Dress Gloves
1 Amateurs duckbills icon1.png  Amateur's Duckbills
1 Allagan bronze piece icon1.png  Allagan Bronze Piece
Topaz Teachings Class quest 15 Thubyrgeim Summon Topaz.png  Summon Topaz
Enhanced Aethercharge.png  Enhanced Aethercharge
Over the Rails Class quest 15 Thubyrgeim 1 Hard leather grimoire icon1.png  Hard Leather Grimoire
1 Cotton cowl icon1.png  Cotton Cowl
1 Hard leather ringbands icon1.png  Hard Leather Ringbands
1 Cotton tights icon1.png  Cotton Tights
1 Hard leather boots icon1.png  Hard Leather Boots
1 Allagan bronze piece icon1.png  Allagan Bronze Piece
Pincer Maneuver Class quest 20 Thubyrgeim 1 Engraved hard leather grimoire icon1.png  Engraved Hard Leather Grimoire
1 Altered cotton dalmatica icon1.png  Altered Cotton Dalmatica
1 Ash mask (lapis lazuli) icon1.png  Ash Mask (Lapis Lazuli)
1 Cotton dress gloves icon1.png  Cotton Dress Gloves
1 Cotton dress shoes icon1.png  Cotton Dress Shoes
5 Allagan bronze piece icon1.png  Allagan Bronze Piece
Grimoire Fandango Class quest 25 Thubyrgeim 1 Yew picatrix icon1.png  Yew Picatrix
1 Cotton halfrobe icon1.png  Cotton Halfrobe
1 Goatskin ringbands icon1.png  Goatskin Ringbands
1 Altered goatskin moccasins icon1.png  Altered Goatskin Moccasins
1 Silver spectacles icon1.png  Silver Spectacles
1 Allagan silver piece icon1.png  Allagan Silver Piece
Sinking Doesmaga Class quest 30 Thubyrgeim Ruin II.png  Ruin II
Ruin Mastery.png  Ruin Mastery
1 Engraved goatskin grimoire icon1.png  Engraved Goatskin Grimoire
1 Velveteen bliaud icon1.png  Velveteen Bliaud
1 Altered velveteen hose icon1.png  Altered Velveteen Hose
1 Velveteen gloves icon1.png  Velveteen Gloves
1 Toadskin boots icon1.png  Toadskin Boots
3 Allagan silver piece icon1.png  Allagan Silver Piece

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Ruin.png  Ruin Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 1 Spell 300 1.5s 2.5s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 240.
Summon Carbuncle.png  Summon Carbuncle Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 2 Spell 400 1.5s 2.5s Summons Carbuncle to your side.
Radiant Aegis.png  Radiant Aegis Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 2 Ability Instant 60s Orders Carbuncle to execute Radiant Aegis.
Physick.png  Physick Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 4 Spell 400 1.5s 2.5s Restores target's HP.
Aethercharge.png  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.png  Summon Ruby Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 6 Spell Instant 2.5s Summons Ruby Carbuncle, and orders it to execute Glittering Ruby.
Gemshine.png  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.png  Ruby Ruin Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 6 Spell 300 2.8s 3s Deals fire damage with a potency of 340.
Fester.png  Fester Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 10 Ability Instant 1s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 300.
Energy Drain.png  Energy Drain Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 10 Ability Instant 60s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 200.
Resurrection.png  Resurrection Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 12 Spell 2,400 8s 2.5s Resurrects target to a weakened state.
Summon Topaz.png  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.png  Topaz Ruin Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 15 Spell 300 Instant 2.5s Deals earth damage with a potency of 240.
Summon Emerald.png  Summon Emerald Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 22 Spell Instant 2.5s Summons Emerald Carbuncle, and orders it to execute Glittering Emerald.
Emerald Ruin.png  Emerald Ruin Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 22 Spell 300 Instant 1.5s Deals wind damage with a potency of 160.
Outburst.png  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.png  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.png  Ruby Outburst Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 26 Spell 300 2.8s 3s Deals fire damage with a potency of 160 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Topaz Outburst.png  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.png  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.png  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.png  Ruby Ruin II Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 30 Spell 300 2.8s 3s Deals fire damage with a potency of 380.
Topaz Ruin II.png  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.png  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.png  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.png  Sleep Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magical Ranged DPS 10 Spell 800 2.5s 2.5s Puts target and all nearby enemies to sleep.
Lucid Dreaming.png  Lucid Dreaming Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magical Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
14 Ability Instant 60s Gradually restores own MP.
Swiftcast.png  Swiftcast Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magical Ranged DPS
Healer role.png Healer
18 Ability Instant 60s Next spell is cast immediately.
Surecast.png  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.png  Away Order pet to leave the battlefield.
Heel.png  Heel Order pet to follow behind you.
Place.png  Place Order pet to move to a specific location.
Stay.png  Stay Order pet to remain where it is.
Guard.png  Guard Order pet to refrain from attacking until you attack or are attacked.
Steady.png  Steady Order pet to refrain from attacking until ordered to do so.

Pet Actions

Action Acquired Level Type Casting Recast Description
Radiant Aegis.png  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.png  Enhanced Aethercharge Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 15 Grants Ruby Arcanum and Topaz Arcanum upon executing Aethercharge.
Maim and Mend.png  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.png  Enhanced Aethercharge II Arcanist frame icon.png ACN 22 Grants Ruby Arcanum, Topaz Arcanum, and Emerald Arcanum upon executing Aethercharge.
Ruin Mastery.png  Ruin Mastery Summoner frame icon.png SMN 1Quest: Sinking Doesmaga 30 Upgrades Ruin to Ruin II.
Maim and Mend II.png  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 must specialize into either one of two jobs:

Core mechanics

Arcanist icon.png

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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