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How do I become an Arcanist?
You can choose it as a starting class, or by going to the Arcanists guild once you complete the level 10 class quest.

Where is the Arcanists guild?
The Arcanist guild is located in Limsa Lominsa. [more info: Guilds guide]

What’s the best Arcanist race?
This is a tough one to answer. If you’re going for scholar, Mi’Qote Keeper of the Moon. If you’re leaning on summoner, Elezen Duskwight. Lalafell Dunefolk work well for either[more info: Racial Stats guide]

What’s the best Arcanist god?
God choice is irrelevant for Arcanists right now. [more info: Gods guide]

What are the best crafting and gathering jobs for Arcanist?
Alchemist, Weaver, and Botanist.

What advanced jobs require Arcanist?
Summoner requires (ACN)30, Scholar requires (ACN)30. White Mage requires (ACN)15.

What’s a good Arcanist stats build?
MND(Increases Healing for Scholars), INT (Increases Magic Damage for Summoners)

More info: [Scholar Stats & Materia] [Summoner Stats & Materia]

What are the Arcanist traits and abilities?
Right here :)

More advanced information on Arcanists can be found in the Scholar Guide, or Summoner Guide.

Patch 2.1 Changes:

  • Virus – When Virus expires, the target gains the buff Antibody. Making the target immune to Virus for 60 seconds.
  • Bane – Area of effect range has been increased to 8y from 5y. When a target’s Bio, Bio II and Miasma are spread, the duration is no longer reset longer than the original DoT duration.
  • Sustain – Now consumes MP instead of HP.

FFXIV A Realm Reborn: Arcanist Skills / Abilities

NameLevelCastRecastCostRangeRadiusType / Affinity
Ruin12.50s2.50s25y0ySpell
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 80.
Bio2Instant2.50s25y0ySpell
Deals unaspected damage over time. Potency: 40
Duration: 18s
Summon46.00s2.50sSelf0yAbility
Summon a healer-type pet to fight at your side.
Aetherflow6Instant60.00sSelf0yAbility
Restores 20% of maximum MP.
Additional Effect: Aetherflow I
Energy Drain8Instant3.00s25y0ySpell
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 150.
Additional Effect: If under the effect of Aetherflow, absorbs 50% of damage dealt as HP and restores MP.
Miasma102.50s2.50s25y0ySpell
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 20, and Damage over Time.
Potency: 35 Duration: 24s
Additional Effect: Disease. Duraton: 24s
Effect Details: Reduces HP recovered by cure spells by 50% and inflicts 40% Heavy.
Virus12Instant90.00s25y0ySpell
Reduces targets STR & DEX by 15%
Duration: 10s
Additional Effect: Applies Antibody. Target is immune to virus for 60s.
Summon II156.00s2.50sSelf0yAbility
Summon a support-type pet to fight at your side.
Sustain181.00s2.50sSelf0ySpell
Continuously restore 8% of summons HP over a period of 10s.
Resurrection228.00s2.50s30y0ySpell
Resurrects target to a weakened state.
Bio II262.50s2.50s25y0ySpell
Deals unaspected damage over time. Potency: 35
Duration: 30s
Bane30Instant10.00s25y0ySpell
Spreads a targets Bio, Bio II or Miasma to all nearby enemies. Duration: Time remaining on original effect.
Additional Effect: If under the effect of Aetherflow, 15% chance that duration resets.
Eye For An Eye34Instant180.00s25y0ySpell
Erects a magical barrier around a single party member or pet. Duration: 30s.
Barrier Effect: 20% chance that when barrier is struck, the striker will deal 10% less damage.
Effect Duration: 20s.
Ruin II38Instant2.50s25y0ySpell
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 80.
Additional Effect: Blind
Duration: 10s
Miasma II42Instant2.50s0y0ySpell
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 20, and Damage over Time to all nearby enemies.
Potency: 10 Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Disease. Duraton: 15s
Effect Details: Reduces HP recovered by cure spells by 50% and inflicts 40% Heavy.
Rouse46Instant90.00s25y0yAbility
Increases cure magic potency and damage dealt by pet by 40%.
While roused pet will be immune to crowd control and disease.
Shadow Flare503.00s2.50s25y0ySpell
Envelops a designated area in a veil of magical shadows, dealing damage with a potency of 25 to any who enter.
Duration: 30s.
Additional Effect: 5% chance of sustained Slow.

FFXIV A Realm Reborn: Arcanist Traits.

 Lv.NameDescription
8AetherdamGrants 1 Stack of Aetherflow when Aetherflow is cast.
14Enhanced IntIncrease INT by 2.
16Enhanced Int IIIncrease INT by 4.
20Aetherdam IIGrants 2 Stacks of Aetherflow when Aetherflow is cast.
20Maim and MendIncrease base action damage and healing by 10%.
24Enhanced Pet Actions20% Chance when pet deals critical damage to grant you 20% spell speed for 8s.
28SupervirusCauses Virus to also reduce INT/MND by 15%.
32Enhanced Int IIIIncrease INT by 6.
36Enhanced Energy DrainDoubles MP gained from Energy Drain.
40Aetherdam IIIGrants 3 Stacks of Aetherflow when Aetherflow is cast.
40Maim and Mend IIIncrease base action damage and healing by 30%.
44Enhanced Eye for an EyeReduces Recast time of Eye for an Eye to 120s.
48Enhanced RouseReduces Recast time of Rouse to 60s.

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