FFXIV Arcanist / Scholar Stats & Materia Guide
NOTE: This page is for Arcanists planning to go Scholar. Not you? You were probably looking for the:
Arcanist->Summoner Stats Guide
What’s a good arcanist stats build? What are useful scholar stats? Arcanist / Scholar materia? If any of these questions brought you here, you came to the right place. Whether its by stat allocation, gear or materia, knowing what stats your Arcanist or Scholar need should never be far from mind!
Arcanist (ACN) & Scholar (SCH) Stats
What are the arcanist or scholar stat weights?
MND > PIE > Critical Chance > Determination > VIT > Spell Speed
*These may vary slightly from patch to patch, or by personal preference. Following the recommendation above will always give you a good ACN > SCH build.
Arcanist (ACN) Scholar (SCH) Primary Stats Allocation
What stats should I add as an arcanist going scholar?
MND > PIE> VIT
Since this is where people may mess up the most, I’ll explain it in word for word. When you allocate stats, put as much points into MND (Mind) as you can. If you cannot put any more points into MND, place points into PIE (Piety). If you cannot put any more points into MND and/or PIE, invest in VIT(Vitality).
Mind – Increases healing power. As a Scholar, this is your main concern.
Piety – Increases Mana (MP) Pool. While not such a big issue for Scholars, this is always good to have.
Vitality – When you cannot take anything else, go for VIT and be less squishy.
Arcanist (ACN) & Scholar (SCH) Secondary Stats
What are good secondary stats for arcanist -> scholar, and why?
Critical Chance > Determination > Spell Speed
While you can’t allocate this directly, these will be heavily considered when picking gear upgrades and slotting materia.
Critical Chance – The best choice for scholar, as critical heals will alleviate your problems of a small base heal, and beefing up the shields given by succor. Also triggers your pets passive.
Determination – A flat bonus to both healing and damage is always welcome.
Spell Speed – Reduces GCD and cast time, resulting in more heals. Not too hot for Scholars, though.
Arcanist (ACN) & Scholar (SCH) Materia
This is directly related to the first section. As you may know, all gear has a limit for each stat it can have, the higher its Item Level, the higher amount of stats it can hold. So the idea is to max out (or get close to maxing out) the left most, and work your way right. Again:
MND > Determination > PIE > Spell Speed > Critical Chance > VIT
Critical Strike: Savage Aim
Determination: Savage Might
Spell Speed: Quicktongue
See Also: Materia Guide | Melding Guide
- Overall ACN SCH stat importance: MND > PIE > Critical Chance > Determination > Spell Speed > VIT
- ACN SCH Stat allocation: MND > PIE > VIT
- Secondary stats for ACN SCH: Critical Chance > Determination > Spell Speed >
- Reference links: Arcanist FAQ, Scholar FAQ
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