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Arcanist (ACN) Abilities, Traits, Combos & Materia


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FFXIV - Disciples of Magic - Arcanist
The Arcanist class has been announced to be a new magic based class with a focus on crowd control and support abilities. The class will make its debut at the launch of FFXIV: A Realm Reborn.

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.

By completting quests the Arcanist can become a Summoner and a Scholar. Summoner will give it access to miniature primals to summon called Egis while scholar will have a fairy pet.


Abilities


Abilities are actions that the Arcanist can equip to their bar and select to use at any time as long as their timer is available. MP scales with level and the MP values listed below are based on a level 50 character.

DoW/M: Archer | Gladiator | Lancer | Marauder | Pugilist | Rogue | Arcanist | Conjurer | Thaumaturge
Jobs: Bard | Paladin | Dragoon | Warrior | Monk | Ninja | SMN SCH | White Mage | Black Mage

Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius Requires
FFXIV - Arcanist - Ruin Ruin 1 2.5 2.5 5 0 25y 0y CNJ THM ACN WHM BLM SMN SCH
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 80.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Bio Bio 2 0 2.5 7 0 25y 0y ACN SMN SCH
Deals unaspected damage over time. Potency: 40 Duration: 18s
FFXIV - Arcanist - Summon Summon 4 6 2.5 38 0 0y 0y ACN SMN SCH
Summons a caster-type pet to fight at your side.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Physick Physick 4 2 2.5 9 0 30y 0y GLA PGL MRD LNC ARC CNJ THM ACN WHM BLM SMN SCH
Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 400
FFXIV - Arcanist - Aetherflow Aetherflow 6 0 60 0 0 0y 0y ACN SMN SCH
Restores 20% of maximum MP.
Additional Effect: Aetherflow III Duration: Infinite
FFXIV - Arcanist - Energy Drain Energy Drain 8 0 3 0 0 25y 0y ACN SMN SCH
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 150.
Absorbs 50% of damage dealt as HP and restores MP. Only available when under the effect of Aetherflow.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Miasma Miasma 10 2.5 2.5 9 0 25y 0y ACN SMN SCH
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 20.
Additional Effect: Unaspected damage over time. Potency: 35 Duration: 24s
Additional Effect: Disease Duration: 24s
Symptoms: Reduces HP recovered by cure spells by 50% and inflicts 40% Heavy.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Virus Virus 12 0 90 0 0 25y 0y GLA PGL MRD LNC ARC CNJ THM ACN WHM BLM SMN SCH
Reduces target's STR, DEX, INT, and MND by 15%. Duration: 10s
Grants target immunity to the same effect for 1 minute after effect ends.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Summon II Summon II 15 6 2.5 38 0 0y 0y ACN SMN SCH
Summons a support-type pet to fight at your side.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Sustain Sustain 18 1 2.5 16 0 30y 0y ACN SMN SCH
Continuously restores 8% of summon's HP. Duration: 10s
FFXIV - Arcanist - Resurrection Resurrection 22 8 2.5 57 0 30y 0y ACN SMN SCH
Resurrects target to a weakened state.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Bio II Bio II 26 2.5 2.5 7 0 25y 0y ACN SMN SCH
Deals unaspected damage over time. Potency: 35 Duration: 30s
FFXIV - Arcanist - Bane Bane 30 0 10 0 0 8y 0y ACN SMN SCH
Spreads a target's Bio, Bio II, or Miasma to all nearby enemies.
Duration: Time remaining on original effect. Additional Effect: 15% chance that Bio, Bio II, and Miasma duration resets if shorter than original effect duration. Only available when under the effect of Aetherflow.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Eye for an Eye Eye for an Eye 34 0 180 0 0 25y 0y GLA PGL MRD LNC ARC CNJ THM ACN WHM BLM SMN SCH
Erects a magicked barrier arround a single party member or pet. Duration: 30s
Barrier Effect: 20% chance that when barrier is struck, the striker will deal 10% less damage. Duration: 20s
FFXIV - Arcanist - Ruin II Ruin II 38 0 2.5 9 0 25y 0y ACN SMN SCH
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 80.
Additional Effect: Blind Duration: 10s
FFXIV - Arcanist - Rouse Rouse 42 0 90 13 0 25y 5y ACN SMN SCH
Increases cure magic potency and damage dealt by pet by 40%. While roused, pet will be immune to stun, sleep, bind, heavy, paralysis, and disease.
Duration: 20s
FFXIV - Arcanist - Miasma II Miasma II 46 0 2.5 0 0 0y 0y ACN SMN SCH
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 20 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Unaspected damage over time. Potency: 10 Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Disease Duration: 15s
Symptoms: Reduces HP recovered by cure spells by 50% and inflicts 40% Heavy.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Shadow Flare Shadow Flare 50 3 2.5 15 0 25y 5y ACN SMN SCH
Envelops a designated area in a veil of magicked shadows, dealing damage with a potency of 25 to any who enter. Duration: 30s
Additional Effect: %5 chance of sustained Slow


Traits


Traits are not abilities and can not be equipped to your bar. They are just earned as you level up and are always active. As a result they require 0 cast time and have a 0 MP and TP cost. They are also all exclusive to the arcanist class and its jobs Summoner and Scholar.

Name Level Recast
FFXIV - Arcanist - Aetherdam Aetherdam 8 0
Allows the stacking of one Aetherflow.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Enhanced Intelligence Enhanced Intelligence 14 0
Increases intelligence by 2.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Enhanced Intelligence II Enhanced Intelligence II 16 0
Increases intelligence by 4.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Maim and Mend Maim and Mend 20 0
Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 10%.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Aetherdam II Aetherdam II 20 0
Allows the stacking of up to two Aetherflows.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Enhanced Pet Actions Enhanced Pet Actions 24 0
20% chance of increasing spell speed by 20% when pet deals critical damage.
Duration: 8s
FFXIV - Arcanist - Supervirus Supervirus 28 0
Adds 15% intelligence and mind enfeeblement to Virus.
Duration: 15s
FFXIV - Arcanist - Enhanced Intelligence III Enhanced Intelligence III 32 0
Increases intelligence by 6.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Energy Siphon Energy Siphon 36 0
Doubles the amount of MP restored by Energy Drain.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Maim and Mend II Maim and Mend II 40 0
Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 30%.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Aetherdam III Aetherdam III 40 0
Allows the stacking of up to three Aetherflows.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Enhanced Eye for an Eye Enhanced Eye for an Eye 44 0
Shortens Eye for an Eye recast time to 120 seconds.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Enhanced Rouse Enhanced Rouse 48 0
Shortens Rouse recast time to 60 seconds.


Cross Class Abilities


In FFXIV: A Realm Reborn it is possible to use some abilities from other classes providing you have unlocked them on that class. You can then equip them on your Arcanist no matter what your level.

Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius Class From
FFXIV - Conjurer - Cure Cure 2 2 2.5 133 0 30y 0y CNJ
Restores target's HP. Cure Potency: 400
Additional Effect: 15% chance next Cure II will cost no MP.
Duration: 15s
FFXIV - Conjurer - Aero Aero 4 0 2.5 159 0 25y 0y CNJ
Deals wind damage with a potency of 50.
Additional Effect: Wind damage over time.
Potency: 25
Duration 18s
FFXIV - Conjurer - Protect Protect 8 3 2.5 266 0 30y 15y CNJ
Increases the physical defence of all party members within range of target.
Duration: 30m
FFXIV - Thaumaturge - Surecast Surecast 8 0 30 0 0 0y 0y THM
Next spell is cast without interruption. Duration: 10s
Additional Effect: 15% chance Surecast will have no recast time (Level 16+)
FFXIV - Conjurer - Raise Raise 12 8 2.5 798 0 30y 0y CNJ
Resurrects target to a weakened state. (Cannot be used when in combat until level 28.)
FFXIV - Thaumaturge - Blizzard II Blizzard II 12 2 2.5 212 0 0y 5y THM
Deals ice damage with a potency of 50 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Bind Duration: 8s
Additional Effect: Grants Umbral Ice II or removes Astral Fire Duration: 10s
FFXIV - Thaumaturge - Swiftcast Swiftcast 26 0 180 0 0 0y 0y THM
Next spell is cast immediately. Duration: 10s
FFXIV - Conjurer - Stoneskin Stoneskin 34 3 2.5 399 0 30y 0y CNJ
Creates a barrier around target that prevents physical damage totaling 18% of target's maximum HP. (10% until 36)


PvP Actions & Traits


PVP actions and traits are skills which can only be used in PvP battles. They can be purchased using Action Points (AP), which is earned via fightng in PvP battles. In general there are three potencies of each action and you can upgrade them by spending more AP on them. For more on PvP, visit our PvP pages. For an Arcanist we recommend you go for Intelligence with the traits.

Name Recast Range
FFXIV - PVP - Aetheric Burst Aetheric Burst 180 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 170 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Decreases skill speed of target by 30% Duration: 10s
Enhanced Aetheric Burst: Shortens recast time to 150 seconds.
Enhanced Aetheric Burst II: Extends duration to 15 seconds.
Enhanced Aetheric Burst III: Increases skill speed reduction to 50%.
FFXIV - PVP - Equanimity Equanimity 240 0y
Allows casting without interruption by attacks. Duration: 10s
Enhanced Equanimity: Shortens recast time to 180 seconds.
Enhanced Equanimity II: Extends duration to 15 seconds.
FFXIV - PVP - Mana Draw Mana Draw 240 0y
Restores 30% of maximum MP.
Enhanced Mana Draw: Shortens recast time to 180 seconds.
Enhanced Mana Draw II: Increases MP recovery to 50%.
FFXIV - PVP - Misty Veil Misty Veil 240 0y
Reduces target's range by 20%. Range cannot be reduced to less than 3 yalms.Duration: 15s
Enhanced Misty Veil: Shortens recast time to 180 seconds.
Enhanced Misty Veil II: Extends duration to 20 seconds.
Enhanced Misty Veil III: Increases range reduction to 30%.
FFXIV - PVP - Purify Purify 180 0y
Removes all detrimental effects. Can be used regardless of status affliction.
Enhanced Purify: Shortens recast time to 150 seconds.
FFXIV - PVP - Wither Wither 240 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 170 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Additional Effect: Removes one beneficial status from affected enemies
Enhanced Wither: Shortens recast time to 180 seconds.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Dexterity (PvP) Enhanced Dexterity (PvP) 0 0y
Increases dexterity by 2.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Dexterity II (PvP) Enhanced Dexterity II (PvP) 0 0y
Increases dexterity by 4.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Dexterity III (PvP) Enhanced Dexterity III (PvP) 0 0y
Increases dexterity by 6.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Intelligence (PvP) Enhanced Intelligence (PvP) 0 0y
Increases intelligence by 2.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Intelligence II (PvP) Enhanced Intelligence II (PvP) 0 0y
Increases intelligence by 4.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Intelligence III (PvP) Enhanced Intelligence III (PvP) 0 0y
Increases intelligence by 6.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Mind (PvP) Enhanced Mind (PvP) 0 0y
Increases mind by 2.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Mind II (PvP) Enhanced Mind II (PvP) 0 0y
Increases mind by 4.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Mind III (PvP) Enhanced Mind III (PvP) 0 0y
Increases mind by 6.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Piety (PvP) Enhanced Piety (PvP) 0 0y
Increases piety by 2.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Piety II (PvP) Enhanced Piety II (PvP) 0 0y
Increases piety by 4.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Piety III (PvP) Enhanced Piety III (PvP) 0 0y
Increases piety by 6.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Strength (PvP) Enhanced Strength (PvP) 0 0y
Increases strength by 2.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Strength II (PvP) Enhanced Strength II (PvP) 0 0y
Increases strength by 4.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Strength III (PvP) Enhanced Strength III (PvP) 0 0y
Increases strength by 6.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Vitality (PvP) Enhanced Vitality (PvP) 0 0y
Increases vitality by 2.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Vitality II (PvP) Enhanced Vitality II (PvP) 0 0y
Increases vitality by 4.
FFXIV - PVP - Enhanced Vitality III (PvP) Enhanced Vitality III (PvP) 0 0y
Increases vitality by 6.




DoW/M: Archer | Gladiator | Lancer | Marauder | Pugilist | Rogue | Arcanist | Conjurer | Thaumaturge
Jobs: Bard | Paladin | Dragoon | Warrior | Monk | Ninja | SMN SCH | White Mage | Black Mage


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Anonymous
Feb 28, 2014 - 12:59:53 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

thunder isn't their anymore because it was removed and swapped for bliz II in 2.1
 
justaname [Anon]
Feb 20, 2014 - 07:42:22 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Blizzard II has replaced Thunder as a cross class skill. Thunder is no longer available.
 
Drakon [Anon]
Jan 29, 2014 - 01:48:08 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Patch 2.1 removed Thunder from being cross-class, made Blizzard 2 cross to mages instead.
 
MomoaxRacaseal
Jan 28, 2014 - 23:07:18 | Location: Unknown, United States

Hmm Yeah I dont see Thunder either, just Surecast and Blizzard II
 
Shinsa [Anon]
Jan 20, 2014 - 17:53:00 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

@ Mistle - That's because in a somewhat recent update, they removed it from the list of abilities you can cross class from THM. Instead, they replaced it with Blizzard II.
 
eva [Anon]
Jan 14, 2014 - 22:48:46 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Thunder is a thaumaturge only skill. Whitemage and arcanist can't use it anymore though, they took it out with the new update. 2 dots isn't fair apparently. ;P
 
Mistle [Anon]
Jan 10, 2014 - 02:52:39 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Level 18 Archanist and jthunder is not avalible
 
Dhamp
Sep 05, 2013 - 12:17:54 | Location: Unknown, United Kingdom

Abilities that are unlocked by completing a quest (like Bane) only appear once unlocked.
 
Marachello
Sep 04, 2013 - 18:13:51 | Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

How come I don't see level 30 "Bane" in my Actions & traits in-game? .. or is it a quest reward from the Arcanists guild.
 
Xenor
Aug 20, 2013 - 07:34:53 | Location: Durham, United Kingdom

Thanks Leblanc, I've fixed it.
 
Leblanc [Anon]
Aug 20, 2013 - 03:32:42 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Arcanist can also equip Aero