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Arcanist (ACN) Actions, Traits and Role Actions


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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.



As an Arcanist you should be focusing on INT as this increases magic attack power.


Actions


Actions are skills that the Arcanist can equip to their bar and select to use at any time as long as their timer is available. Actions used in a combo will generate additional damage and effects. All Arcanist actions are exclusive to that job.


ACN  ARC  CNJ  GLA  LNC  MRD  PGL  ROG  THM

Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - Arcanist - RuinRuin 1 2.5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
FFXIV - Arcanist - BioBio 2 0 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage over time.
Potency: 40
Duration: 18s
FFXIV - Arcanist - SummonSummon 4 3 2.50 0 0y 0y
Summons a healer-type pet to fight at your side.
FFXIV - Arcanist - PhysickPhysick 4 2 2.50 0 30y 0y
Restores target's HP.
Cure Potency: 400
FFXIV - Arcanist - AetherflowAetherflow 6 0 600 0 0y 0y
Restores 10% of maximum MP.
Additional Effect: Aetherflow III
Duration: Infinite Aetherflow not granted to gauge slots affected by Aethertrail Attunement. Cannot use while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Energy DrainEnergy Drain 6 0 30 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 150.

Additional Effect: Absorbs a portion of damage dealt as HP and restores MP
Additional Effect: Aethertrail Attunement
Additional Effect: Increases Faerie Gauge by 10 Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
FFXIV - Arcanist - MiasmaMiasma 10 2.5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 20.

Additional Effect: Unaspected damage over time
Potency: 35
Duration: 24s
FFXIV - Arcanist - Summon IISummon II 15 3 2.50 0 0y 0y
Summons a support-type pet to fight at your side.
FFXIV - Arcanist - SustainSustain 18 1 2.50 0 30y 0y
Continuously restores 8% of pet's HP.
Duration: 9s
FFXIV - Arcanist - ResurrectionResurrection 18 8 2.50 0 30y 0y
Resurrects target to a weakened state.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Bio IIBio II 26 0 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage over time.
Potency: 35
Duration: 30s
FFXIV - Arcanist - BaneBane 30 0 100 0 25y 8y
Spread a target's Bio and Miasma effects (except Miasma II) to nearby enemies. Potency is reduced by 20% for the second enemy, 40% for the third, 60% for the fourth, and 80% for all remaining enemies.
Duration: Time remaining on original effect

Additional Effect: 15% chance that Bio and Miasma duration resets if shorter than original effect duration
Additional Effect: Aethertrail Attunement
Additional Effect: Increases Faerie Gauge by 10 Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
FFXIV - Arcanist - Ruin IIRuin II 38 0 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
FFXIV - Arcanist - RouseRouse 42 0 600 0 25y 0y
Increases healing magic potency and damage dealt by pet by 40%. While roused, pet will be immune to Stun, Sleep, Bind, and Heavy.
Duration: 20s
FFXIV - Arcanist - Miasma IIMiasma II 46 0 2.5619 0 0y 5y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 20 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Unaspected damage over time. Potency: 10 Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Malady Duration: 24s
Symptoms: Reduces HP recovered by healing magic by 20%.
Additional Effect: Heavy +40% Duration: 24s Heavy effect not available in PvP areas.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Shadow FlareShadow Flare 50 0 600 0 25y 5y
Envelops a designated area in a veil of magicked shadows, dealing damage with a potency of 50 to any enemies who enter.
Duration: 15s

Additional Effect: Slow +5%
Cannot be used with any other area-creating actions.


Pet Actions


The Arcanist has access to a unique set of actions for controlling their pets. These are listed below.

Name Level Cast Recast Range Radius Pet Name
FFXIV - Pets - Gust Gust 1 1 3 25y 0y Emerald Carbuncle
Deals wind damage with a potency of 90.
FFXIV - Pets - Backdraft Backdraft 1 0 90 5y 0y Emerald Carbuncle
Deals wind damage with a potency of 80.

Additional Effect: 15-yalm knockback
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Pets - Downburst Downburst 20 3 30 25y 5y Emerald Carbuncle
Deals wind damage with a potency of 80 to target and all enemies nearby it.
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Pets - Shining Emerald Shining Emerald 40 0 60 25y 0y Emerald Carbuncle
Increases target's magic damage taken by 10%.
Duration: 15s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Pets - Gouge Gouge 1 0 3 3y 0y Topaz Carbuncle
Deals earth damage with a potency of 70.

Additional Effect: Increased enmity
FFXIV - Pets - Shining Topaz Shining Topaz 1 0 15 0y 5y Topaz Carbuncle
Deals earth damage with a potency of 60 to all nearby enemies.

Additional Effect: Increased enmity
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Pets - Curl Curl 20 0 120 0y 0y Topaz Carbuncle
Decreases damage suffered by pet by 20%.
Duration: 20s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
FFXIV - Pets - Storm Storm 40 0 40 3y 0y Topaz Carbuncle
Deals earth damage with a potency of 60.

Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.


Traits


Traits are not actions and can not be equipped to your bar. They are 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
FFXIV - Arcanist - Aetherdam Aetherdam 6
Allows the stacking of one Aetherflow.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Enhanced Intelligence Enhanced Intelligence 20
Increases intelligence by 8.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Maim And Mend Maim And Mend 20
Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 10%. Also increases base damage and HP restoration of your pet by 10%.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Aetherdam II Aetherdam II 20
Allows the stacking of up to two Aetherflows.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Enhanced Pet Actions Enhanced Pet Actions 24
20% chance of increasing spell speed by 20% when pet deals critical damage.
Duration: 8s
FFXIV - Arcanist - Corruption Mastery Corruption Mastery 26
Upgrades Bio to Bio II.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Supervirus Supervirus 28
Adds 15% intelligence and mind enfeeblement to Virus.
Duration: 15s
FFXIV - Arcanist - Energy Siphon Energy Siphon 36
Doubles the amount of MP restored by Energy Drain.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Enhanced Intelligence II Enhanced Intelligence II 40
Increases intelligence by 16.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Maim And Mend II Maim And Mend II 40
Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 30%. Also increases base damage and HP restoration of your pet by 30%.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Aetherdam III Aetherdam III 40
Allows the stacking of up to three Aetherflows.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Enhanced Eye for an Eye Enhanced Eye for an Eye 44
Shortens Eye for an Eye recast time to 120 seconds.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Enhanced Rouse Enhanced Rouse 48
Shortens Rouse recast time to 60 seconds.
FFXIV - Arcanist - Enhanced Intelligence III Enhanced Intelligence III 60
Increases intelligence by 24.


Role Actions


Since the Stormblood expansion for FFXIV, cross class actions were removed and replaced with the concept of "role" actions. Role actions are more generic as they don't belong to specific classes, but instead to roles such as melee DPS, magic DPS, healer or tank. The Arcanist can equip up to 10 of these.

Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV -  - AddleAddle 8 0 900 0 25y 0y
Lowers target's intelligence and mind by 10%.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV -  - BreakBreak 12 2.5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 50.

Additional Effect: Heavy +20%
Duration: 20s
FFXIV -  - DrainDrain 16 2.5 2.50 0 25y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 80.

Additional Effect: Absorbs a portion of damage dealt as HP
FFXIV -  - DiversionDiversion 20 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Reduces enmity generation.
Duration: 15s
FFXIV -  - Lucid DreamingLucid Dreaming 24 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Reduces enmity by half.

Additional Effect: Refresh
Refresh Potency: 80
Duration: 21s
FFXIV -  - SwiftcastSwiftcast 32 0 600 0 0y 0y
Next spell is cast immediately.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV -  - Mana ShiftMana Shift 36 0 1200 0 30y 0y
Transfers up to 20% of own maximum MP to target party member.
FFXIV -  - ApocatastasisApocatastasis 40 0 900 0 30y 0y
Reduces a party member's magic vulnerability by 20%.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV -  - SurecastSurecast 44 0 300 0 0y 0y
Spells can be cast without interruption.

Additional Effect: Nullifies most knockback and draw-in effects
Duration: 5s
FFXIV -  - EraseErase 48 0 900 0 30y 0y
Removes a single damage over time effect from target party member other than self.

Additional Effect: Restores target's HP
Cure Potency: 200


Shared PvP Actions


The following is a list of PvP actions which are shared across all classes and jobs. These can only be used in PvP areas and you are limited to selecting two of them.

Name Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - PVP - Aetheric Siphon Aetheric Siphon 0 6 0 0 25y 0y
Activates the instrument.
FFXIV - PVP - Anti-gravity Gimbal Anti-gravity Gimbal 0 5 0 0 0y 0y
Simulates the spell Levitate using Nero tol Scaeva's odd contraption.
FFXIV - PVP - Bolt Bolt 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Movement speed is increased.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV - PVP - Concentrate Concentrate 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Creates a barrier preventing Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, Silence, and knockback effects.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV - PVP - Deflect Deflect 0 2 0 0 0y 4y
Scatters potentially harmful aether.
FFXIV - PVP - Enliven Enliven 0 90 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 50% of maximum TP.
FFXIV - PVP - Muse Muse 0 90 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 25% of maximum MP.
FFXIV - PVP - Purify Purify 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Removes Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, and Silence from target. Can be used regardless of own status affliction.
FFXIV - PVP - Recuperate Recuperate 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 25% of maximum HP.
FFXIV - PVP - Safeguard Safeguard 0 90 0 0 0y 0y
Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV - PVP - Smoke Screen Smoke Screen 0 2.5 0 0 0y 20y
Throw an incendiary device that creates a blanket of smoke temporarily granting you the Stealth status.
FFXIV - PVP - Vril Vril 0 3 0 0 0y 0y
Use the aetheric residue lingering on your body to temporarily disguise yourself as one of Lakshmi's loyal dreamers.


Shared PvP Traits


The following is a list of PvP traits which are shared across all classes and jobs. These can only be used in PvP areas and you are limited to selecting three of them.

Name Description
FFXIV - PVP - Decreased Damage Taken Decreased Damage Taken Decreases damage taken by 3%.
FFXIV - PVP - Decreased Recast Time Decreased Recast Time Decreases recast time of additional actions by 20%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Action Speed Increased Action Speed Decreases weaponskill and spell cast and recast times by 3%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Damage Dealt Increased Damage Dealt Increases damage dealt by 3%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Healing Potency Increased Healing Potency Increases spell-based HP restoration by 5%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased HP Increased HP Increases maximum HP by 5%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased MP Regeneration Increased MP Regeneration Increases MP regeneration rate by 25%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Resistance Duration Increased Resistance Duration Increases duration of resistances by 50%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased TP Regeneration Increased TP Regeneration Increases TP regeneration rate by 40%.




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Comments


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Whitehealer
Nov 03, 2014 - 08:06:31 | Location: Unknown, South Africa

Resurrection

Resurrects target to a weakened state.
As of patch 2.15: in PvP only, this spell is
exclusive to Scholar.

According to gamerescape

Not sure tough
 
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