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The roots of arcanima can be traced back to the esoteric calculations practiced by the people of the south sea isles. It was their efforts to express the nature of aether in mathematical terms that gave rise to the exacting science that we practice today. These definitive formulas are represented by "arcane geometries"—patterns that allow arcanists to manipulate aetheric energy and produce specific effects. The ability to shape this energy also allow practitioners to manifest arcane entities known collectively as "Carbuncle." This is perhaps the most defining power attributed to the art of arcanima.
Thubyrgeim, on arcanima

The Summoner is a Job in Final Fantasy XIV, introduced along with the Discipline of Magic Arcanist (巴術士, Hajutsu Shi?) in A Realm Reborn. Players start as a Arcanist, and then may upgrade to Summoner using the Soul Crystal obtained from the quest Austerities of Flame after Arcanist reaches level 30.

The player may also upgrade to the Scholar job using the Soul Crystal obtained from the quest Forgotten but Not Gone after Arcanist reaches level 30. Both jobs are allowed to be unlocked on the same character.

ProfileEdit

ArcanistEdit

Arcanist Class Artwork ARR
Accompanied by a familiar in battle, 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 special grimoires, these symbols lend shape to the arcanist's aether, thereby allowing them to produce a myriad of powerful spells.

Using magicked gemstones upon which the selfsame symbols are graven, arcanists are also able to summon forth the ephemeral being Carbuncle to carry out their bidding.
—Lodestone

Arcanists wield grimoires in battle. Initially limited primarily to Ruin for direct damage, they also utilize spells that deal damage over time. Arcanist also possesses spells capable of healing and reviving allies, however its healing effectiveness wanes quickly.

Their defining trait is their ability to summon pets into battle. The Emerald Carbuncle, obtainable at level 4, specializes in ranged and area of effect damage, while Topaz Carbuncle, obtainable at level 15, focuses on tanking abilities. Though arcanist's role is that of DPS, at low levels it can be very versatile, effectively switching from a DPS to a tank or a healer when the situation demands. As it levels, however, its stat growth, abilities and spells will focus more and more on pure DPS.

SummonerEdit

The beast tribes of Eorzea worship and summon forth beings known as primals, among which are Ifrit, Garuda, and Titan. Yet what is a god to one man is a demon to another, for the city-states of Eorzea see these beings as a grave threat to their collective survival.

In times immemorial, there lived mages who had not only the power to summon the primals, but also the means to transmute the primals' essences, thus binding them to their will. Known simply as summoners, the existence of these men and women and their arcane art have been all but lost to the ages.
—Lodestone

Summoners have the ability to summon the "essence" of the Eorzean primals, giving them access to more powerful abilities and summons compared to the Arcanist. Their primary attribute is Intelligence, and they share the "Casting" branch of equipment with Black and Red Mages.

StoryEdit

ArcanistEdit

The early Arcanist class quests focus on training under the supervision of Foreseer K'lyhia, starting with routine cargo inspection exercise. She later has the Adventurer accompany her to investigate shady dealings with a goblin merchant, and prepares strategy to deal with likely hostilities. The turning point is at the level 15 class quest, "Over the Rails," when an official inspection of a merchant vessel Morningstar is revealed to be the notorious pirate captain Doesmaga. A man from her past, he tosses her grimoire overboard as she trembles before him.

She attempts a plan to retrieve the salvaged grimoire from black market traders at Oschon's Embrace, with aid from Thubyrgeim and the Adventurer. However, the grimoire was too damaged by saltwater to be of any use, sinking her into the depths of depression. The Adventurer then seeks out K'rhid Tia, the absentee guildmaster. After fulfilling odd tasks for the eccentric guildmaster, he hands over a new grimoire asking it be given to K'lyhia. Receiving it snaps her out of her glum disposition and motivates her to to return to duty.

The final class quest, "Sinking Doesmaga," K'lyhia puts into motion a plan to defeat her nemesis and bring him into custody. With the Adventurer's aid, she arranges to be smuggles on-board disguised as a dancer, while the Adventurer poses as a merchant. The two effectively corner the pirate and defeat him with arcanima, whose attempt to escape overboard is thwarted by Yellowjacket coast guard that capture him outside the galleon.

With the chains of her past behind her, K'lyhia sets out to look for the wayward K'rhid Tia. As a final lesson, Thubyrgeim teaches the spell "Bane" to the Adventurer.

SummonerEdit

Job questsEdit

After completing their training at Mealvaan's Gate, acting guildmistress Thubyrgeim tells of a new job opportunity from a researcher of the Sons of Saint Coinach, who can be met at Apkallu Falls in Gridania. The scholar, Y'mhitra, mentions the discovery of a soul crystal unearthed belonging to Allagan practitioners of summoning magic. These Summoners could draw upon the power of primals in an arcanima form called "egi." As the adventurer was both an accomplished arcanist and defeated the Lord of the Inferno, Ifrit, at the Bowl of Embers, she believes they are perfect for restoring the lost art. Traveling to the Sagolii Desert, the wellspring of fire-aspected aether is just perfect for performing a ritual called Austerities of Flame, where Ifrit-egi is called forth and defeated in battle. With the primal bound to the soul crystal, the egi is now able to be summoned into battle.

Following further training and a showdown with the Lord of Crags at the Navel, the Austerities of Earth is performed at the earth-aspected environment in Alder Springs. After binding control of Titan-egi, they are suddenly attacked by a dark summoner demanding they surrender the soul crystal. He is driven off, with Y'mhitra shaken by the mysterious assailant. Further fact checking reveals he was a former Immortal Flames soldier named Tristan Nightflicker, and has an old war comrade stationed in Little Ala Mhigo. Attempting to ask him about Tristan prompts an ambush, as he is working on his behalf and knows they're searching for him.

To better deal with the dark summoner, Y'mhitra suggests the adventurer get outfitted with Allagan garments of the Summoner. The scholars at Saint Coinach's Find agree with hand over intact pieces once several mirrorknights are driven away. Now outfitted with Evoker garments, Y'mhitra believes it is time to perform the Austerities of Wind and draw the power of the fallen Garuda. Drawing the egi to the wind-aspected Floating City of Nym, they defeat the tempestuous shade of the Lady of Vortexes and bind its power.

In the final quest "Primal Burdens," Tristan has begun attacking Saint Coinach's Find, apparently intent on confiscating Summoner soul crystals. He is confronted at the Singing Shards, where he is revealed to be making deals with the Ascian of the Twelfth Chalice. In exchange for the soul crystal, the Paragon agrees to endow him with the egi of a long forgotten elder primal named Belias. Tristan uses the ancient egi in a pitched battle, eventually resorting to absorb its power. The Adventurer ultimately prevails against the dark summoner, who reveals that he had to put down his brother Kahedin after he was tempered by Ifrit, and vowed to eradicate primals. As he dies, he immolates in a burst of flame.

Though Tristan was defeated, Y'mhitra realizes that the machinations of the Ascians will risk besmirching summoning magic, and agrees to not let that happen. As a final lesson, she then teaches the spell of Enkindle, a technique to awaken the latent power of the egi.

In the optional quest "A Relic Reborn (Veil of Wiyu)", Gerolt Blackthorn is flabbergasted to learn the Adventurer had restored the lost art of summoning. He recalls a centuries-old legend about of a summoner named Wiyu, known for her distinctive green eyes. He agrees to try to help restore the ancient summoner's grimoire.

HeavenswardEdit

Y'mhitra tells how she has presented all her research on the summoning arts to her colleagues, and they agreed to present them with new tomestones. Speaking with Rammbroes, he notes that they might be able to draw upon the power of Leviathan, Ramuh, and Shiva. The Singing Shards have an abundance of lightning-aspected aether, but try as they might, Ramuh-egi would not come to them. Perplexed, Y'mhitra returns to her studies to understand what went wrong.

With her continued research, she uncovers a new spell for Summoners to use. Before she can teach it, they are approached by Dancing Wolf of the Immortal Flames, who claims that a black-robed summoner matching Tristan's description had attacked a caravan in Eastern Thanalan. Confused by this development, they travel to Camp Drybone and speak with survivors, who confirmed the assailant used Ifrit-egi. Regrouping at the Hall of Flames in Ul'dah, they later learn that another attack occurred on miners in Central Thanalan. The survivor confirmed the nature of the attacker, and indicated he was after crystals. With this news, Y'mhitra concludes he must be trying to summon a primal. Dancing Wolf realizes that now many recent attacks attributed to Amalj'aa were likely due to Tristan.

With increased patrols in Thanalan, the attacks on trading routes have largely ceased. Dancing Wolf believes it is time to draw out Tristan with a sing operation. Arranging for a shipment of crystals to conveniently break down in Northern Thanalan, they lie in wait to ambush the dark summoner. The Adventurer finds the silvery-haired black-robed mage with Ifrit-egi outside the convoy and defeats him. As Dancing Wolf examines the body of "Tristan," he recoils in shock when he sees that the man is that of the long-dead Kahedin. At this point, the Ascian of the Twelfth Chalice makes his presence known, expressing frustration over losing the two brothers as pawns to the Bringer of Light. Dancing Wolfs vows to get vengeance for Tristan and Kahedin, but Y'mhitra warns that combating an immortal Ascian is no simple task.

Through further research in the tomestones, she learns why the Austerities of Lighting had failed: the adventurer's aetheric reserve had reached maximum capacity with the three egis acquired earlier, and thus Ramuh-egi would not appear. She finds an alternative technique, Trance, which bypasses the egi limit by meditating upon the power of the primal. But to combat an immortal Ascian, they would need a Trance of an exceptionally powerful primal. The best candidate was the very primal that ravaged Eorzea in the Calamity: Bahamut. The extent of his wrath had exposed nearly all Eorzeans, the Warrior of Light included. By meditating at the site of Dalamud's break-up in the Carteneau Flats, the Dreadwyrm Trance should be possible to achieve. As the Flats are currently a restricted area, Dancing Wolf arranges to smuggle Y'mhitra and the Adventurer there under the cover of night. Within the Heliodrome, the meditation is disrupted by the Ascian of the Twelfth Chalice, who assaults them with various egi.

Despite the onslaught, the Dreadwyrm Trance is awakened, and with it the egi are banished. Wary at the newly acquired power, the Ascian suddenly flees. Y'mhitra began to wonder why the immortal would back off at that point, since there were at least two others present he could use as a host in the event of defeat. She began to think lesser Ascians were far more restricted in terms of hosts—namely only the recently deceased—and the long deserted Carteneau Flats would have left the Ascian with no place to go in the event of death. As she learns additional information about the Trance technique, she comes up with a plan to eliminate the Ascian menace.

She claims the secret to fully mastering the Trance, a way to unleash all its power in a singular outburst, will require additional knowledge in a tome stored at the abandoned Great Gubal Library in the Dravanian Hinterlands. Just outside the library, she, the adventurer, and Dancing Wolf are accosted by the Ascian of the Twelfth Chalice. Along with three other minions of Lahabrea, they try to overwhelm the Bringer of Light in an ambush before the secret knowledge could be obtained. This was part of Y'mhitra's ruse: full mastery of the Trance is only required in the heat of battle, which the Ascians provided. The dark Paragons were overcome, and with a the Dreadwyrm Trance fully awakened in the form of a mighty Deathflare, the lesser Ascians were annihilated in the remote Dravanian wilderness.

StormbloodEdit

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EquipmentEdit

The Arcanist class weapon of choice is the Grimoire. While principally used to cast spells, auto-attacking uses them to bludgeon opponents. Starting at level 50, grimoires are divided between Summoners and Scholars, with healing-oriented "codex" books reserved for the latter.

In terms of late game armor and accessories, Arcanists and Summoners share "Casting" gear with Thaumaturge/Black Mage and Red Mage.

Job GaugeEdit

FFXIV SCH Aetherflow Gauge

Aetherflow Gauge

The Job Gauge was introduced to players in 4.0 Stormblood. Arcanist and both of its jobs use Aetherflow Gauge. In addition, the Summoner uses the Trance Gauge.

The Aetherflow Gauge indicates how many Aetherflow stacks are available. Using the Aetherflow command grants a maximum of 3 stacks, depending on the player's level. A stack is consumed when executing certain actions such as Energy Drain.

FFXIV SMN Aetherflow Gauge

Aetherflow Gauge, showing Aethertrail Attunement

The Summoner's Aetherflow Gauge also counts the Aetherflow stacks, plus the current amount of Aethertrail Attunement stacks. Aethertrail Attunement is accumulated when an action consumes an Aetherflow stack. Once 3 Aethertrail Attunement stacks are accumulated, the Dreadwyrm Trance action becomes available.

The Trance Gauge indicates the time remaining in the current trance. The Trance Gauge also indicates the current amount of Dreadwyrm Aether accumulated by a summoner. A single unit of Dreadwyrm Aether is accumulated each time a Dreadwyrm Trance ends. When 2 or more units of Dreadwyrm Aether have been accumulated, the action Summon Bahamut will become available for execution. Once Demi-Bahamut has been summoned, the gauge will indicate how much time remains before he must return. The amount of Aetherflow, Aethertrail, and Dreadwyrm Aether all reset after Demi-Bahamut returns.

FFXIV SMN Trance Gauge FFXIV SMN Trance Gauge Bahamut

AbilitiesEdit

All spells cost MP to use (unless stated otherwise), however, the MP cost varies depending on the level and class of the adventurer and the spell in question.

Ability Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Ruin
FFXIVARR Ruin Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon1 Spell 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
Bio
FFXIV Bio Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon2 Spell Instant 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 25y
Deals unaspected damage over time.
Potency: 40
Duration: 18s
Summon
FFXIV Summon Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon4 Spell 3.00s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be)
Summons a caster-type (Arcanist and Summoner)/healer-type (Scholar) pet to fight by your side.
Summons Emerald Carbuncle (Arcanist), Garuda-Egi (Summoner), or Eos (Scholar).
Physick
FFXIV Physick Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon4 Spell 2.00s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 30y
Restores target's HP.
Cure Potency: 400
Aetherflow
FFXIV Aetherflow Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon6 Ability Instant 60.00s
Restores 10% of maximum MP.
Additional Effect: 3/2/1 Aetherflow stacks
Duration: Infinite
Aetherflow not granted to gauge slots affected by Aethertrail Attunement. Cannot use while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance. (Summoner)
Energy Drain
FFXIV Energy Drain Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon6 Ability Instant 3.00s 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 150.
Additional Effect: Absorbs a portion of damage dealt as HP and restores MP
Additional Effect: Increases Faerie Gauge by 10 (Scholar)
Additional Effect: Aethertrail Attunement (Summoner)
Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
Miasma
Miasma
FFXIV Arcanist Icon10 Spell 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 20.
Additional Effect: Unaspected damage over time
Potency: 35
Duration: 24s
Summon II
FFXIV Summon II Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon15 (Complete Arcanist class quest "Topaz Teachings") Spell 3.00s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be)
Summons a tank-type (Arcanist and Summoner)/support-type (Scholar) pet to fight at your side.
Summons Topaz Carbuncle (Arcanist), Titan-Egi (Summoner), or Selene (Scholar).
Sustain
FFXIV Sustain Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon18 Spell 1.00s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 30y
Continuously restores 8% of pet's HP.
Duration: 9s
Resurrection
FFXIV Resurrection Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon18 Spell 8.00s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 30y
Resurrects target to a weakened state.
Bio II
Bio II Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon26 Spell Instant 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 25y
Deals unaspected damage over time.
Potency: 35
Duration: 30s
Bane
FFXIV Bane Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon30 (Complete Arcanist class quest "Sinking Doesmaga") Ability Instant 10s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 25y 8y
Spreads a target's Bio, and Miasma effect 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: Increases Faerie Gauge by 10 (Scholar)
Additional Effect: Aethertrail Attunement (Summoner)
Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
Summon III
FFXIV Summon III Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon30 (Complete the quest "Austerities of Flame") Spell 3.00s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be)
Summons an attacker-type pet to fight at your side.
Summons Ifrit-Egi.
Fester
FFXIV Fester Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon35 (Complete the quest "Austerities of Earth") Ability Instant 5.00s 25y
Cause wounds inflicted by Bio and Miasma spells to fester, dealing damage with a potency of 150 for one effect, 300 for both.
Can only be executed when the original spells were cast by you.
Additional Effect: Aethertrail Attunement
Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
Ruin II
FFXIVARR Ruin II Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon38 Spell Instant 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
Tri-bind
FFXIVARR Tri-disaster Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon40 (Complete the quest "Shadowing the Summoner") Spell 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 25y 5y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 30 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Bind
Duration: 20s
Dreadwyrm Trance Effect: Removes Bind effect, increases potency by 70, and reduces MP cost.
Rouse
FFXIV Rouse Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon42 Ability Instant 90.00s 25y
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.
Shadow Flare
FFXIVARR Shadow Flare Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon50 Ability Instant 60.00s 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.
Enkindle
FFXIV Enkindle Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon50 (Complete the quest "Primal Burdens") Ability Instant 180.00s 30y
Commands pet to use its signature attack.
Painflare
FFXIV Painflare Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon52 (Complete the quest "A Matter of Fact") Ability Instant 5.00s 25y 5y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 200 to target and all enemies near it.
Additional Effect: Aethertrail Attunement
Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
Ruin III
FFXIV Ruin III Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon54 (Complete the quest "A Miner Negotiation") Spell 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 130.
No cast time while in Dreadwyrm Trance.
Tri-Disaster
FFXIV Tri-Disaster Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon56 (Complete the quest "Mad, Bad, and Ebon-Clad") Ability Instant 60.00s 25y
Inflicts target with Bio III and Miasma III.
Additional Effect: Inflicts target with Ruination, increasing the potency of Ruin spells used against target by 20
Duration: 15s
Dreadwyrm Trance
FFXIV Dreadwyrm Trance Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon58 (Complete the quest "I Could Have Tranced All Night") Ability Instant 20.00s
Increases magic damage dealt by 10% while lowering the MP cost of Ruin III.
Duration: 16s
Additional Effect: Resets Tri-disaster recast timer
Increases Trance Gauge when effect ends.
Can only be executed when Aethertrail Attunement stack is 3 and Demi-Bahamut is not summoned.
Aethertrail Attunement is achieved upon executing an Aetherflow action.
Cannot execute Aetherflow while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance.
Additional Effect: Dreadwyrm Aether
Deathflare
FFXIV Deathflare Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon60 (Complete the quest "A Flare for the Dramatic") Ability Instant 15.00s 25y 5y
Deals unaspected damage to a target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 400 for the first enemy, 10% less for the second, 20% less for the third, 30% less for the fourth, 40% less for the fifth, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while in Dreadwyrm Trance. Dreadwyrm Trance fades upon execution.
Ruin IV
FFXIV Ruin IV Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon62 Spell Instant 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 200.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Further Ruin.
Aetherpact
FFXIV Aetherpact SMN Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon64 Ability Instant 120.00s
Orders pet to execute Devotion.
Devotion
FFXIV Devotion Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon64 Ability Instant
Increases damage dealt and reduces damage taken by all party members within a 15-yalm radius by 2%. Also increases healing magic potency of all party members by 5%.
Duration: 15s
Bio III
FFXIV Bio III Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon66 Spell Instant 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 25y
Deals unaspected damage over time.
Potency: 50
Duration: 30s
Miasma III
FFXIV Miasma III Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon66 Spell 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 50.
Additional Effect: Unaspected damage over time
Potency: 50
Duration: 30s
Summon Bahamut
FFXIV Summon Bahamut Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon70 (Complete the quest "An Art for the Living") Ability Instant 30.00s
Summons Demi-Bahamut to fight by your side. Each time you use an action on a target, Demi-Bahamut will execute Wyrmwave on the same target.
Duration: 20s
Dreadwyrm Aether Cost: 2
Cannot summon Demi-Bahamut unless a pet is already summoned. Current pet will leave the battlefield while Demi-Bahamut is present, and return once gone. Cannot use while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance.
Wyrmwave
FFXIV Wyrmwave Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon70 Spell Instant 1.50s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 100y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 160.

Will only execute while Demi-Bahamut is summoned.

Enkindle Bahamut
FFXIV Enkindle Bahamut Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon70 Ability Instant 13.00s 25y
Orders Demi-Bahamut to execute Akh Morn.
Akh Morn
FFXIV Akh Morn Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon70 Ability Instant Instant 100y
Deals unaspected damage to a target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 680 for the first enemy, 10% less for the second, 20% less for the third, 30% less for the fourth, 40% less for the fifth, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while Demi-Bahamut is summoned.

Pet ActionsEdit

General ActionsEdit

Ability Description
Away
FFXIV Away Pet Icon
Order pet to leave the battlefield.
Heel
FFXIV Heel Pet Icon
Order pet to follow behind you.
Place
FFXIV Place Pet Icon
Order pet to move to a specific location.
Stay
FFXIV Stay Pet Icon
Order pet to remain where it is.
Guard
FFXIV Guard Pet Icon
Order pet to refrain from attacking until you attack or are attacked.
Steady
FFXIV Steady Pet Icon
Order pet to refrain from attacking until ordered to do so.
Sic
FFXIV Sic Pet Icon
Order pet to attack.
Obey
FFXIV Obey Pet Icon
Order pet to attack, but refrain from using certain actions until ordered to do so.


Pet-specific ActionsEdit

Emerald Carbuncle
Ability Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Gust
FFXIV Gust Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon1 Spell 1.00s 3.00s 25y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 90.
Backdraft
FFXIV Backdraft Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon1 Ability Instant 90.00s 5y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 80.
Additional Effect: 15-yalm knockback
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
Downburst
FFXIV Downburst Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon20 Spell 3.00s 30.00s 25y 5y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 80 to target and all enemies nearby it.
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
Shining Emerald
FFXIV Shining Emerald Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon40 Ability Instant 60.00s 25y
Increases target's magic damage taken by 10%.
Duration: 15s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
Topaz Carbuncle
Ability Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Gouge
FFXIV Gouge Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon1 Spell Instant 3.00s 3y
Damages opponent with a potency of 70.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity
Shining Topaz
FFXIV Shining Topaz Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon1 Spell Instant 15.00s 4y
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.
Curl
FFXIV Curl Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon20 Ability Instant 120.00s
Decreases damage suffered by pet by 20%.
Duration: 20s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command
Storm
FFXIV Fleece Butt Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon40 Spell Instant 40.00s 3y
Deals earth damage with a potency of 60.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.


Garuda-Egi
Ability Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Wind Blade
FFXIV Friction Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon1 Spell 1.00s 3.00s 25y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 110.
Shockwave
FFXIV Shockwave Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon1 Ability Instant 90.00s 5y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 90.
Additional Effect: 15-yalm knockback
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
Aerial Slash
FFXIV Aerial Slash Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon20 Spell Instant 30.00s 25y 5y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 90 to target and all enemies nearby it.
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
Contagion
FFXIV Contagion Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon40 Ability Instant 60.00s 25y
Increases target's magic damage taken by 10%.
Duration: 15s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
Aerial Blast
FFXIV Aerial Blast Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon50 Ability Instant Instant 25y 5y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 250 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Executed when master uses Enkindle.
Titan-Egi
Ability Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Rock Buster
FFXIV Rock Buster Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon1 Spell Instant 3.00s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 85.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity.
Mountain Buster
FFXIV Mountain Buster Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon1 Spell Instant 15.00s 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 70 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Increased enmity
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
Earthen Ward
FFXIV Earthen Ward Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon20 Ability Instant 120.00s
Decreases damage suffered by pet by 20%.
Duration: 20s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command
Landslide
FFXIV Landslide Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon40 Spell Instant 40.00s 3y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 70.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command
Earthen Fury
FFXIV Earthen Fury Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon50 Ability Instant 300.00s 5y
Deals earth damage with a potency of 200 to all nearby targets.
Additional Effect: Razed Earth
Potency: 20
Duration: 15s
Executed when master uses Enkindle.
Ifrit-Egi
Ability Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Crimson Cyclone
FFXIV Crimson Cyclone Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon1 Spell Instant 40.0s 3y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 110.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
Burning Strike
FFXIV Burning Strike Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon1 Spell Instant 3.0s 3y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 135.
Radiant Shield
FFXIV Radiant Shield Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon20 Ability Instant 60.00s 15y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 50 every time damage is suffered.
Duration: 20s
Additional Effect: Increases target's physical damage taken by 2%
Duration: 4s
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
Flaming Crush
FFXIV Flaming Crush Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon40 Spell Instant 30.00s 5y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 110 to all nearby enemies.
When Obey is active, will only execute upon command.
Inferno
FFXIV Inferno Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon50 Ability Instant Instant 5y 5y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 200 to all enemies in a cone before it.
Additional Effect: Fire damage over time
Potency: 20
Duration: 15s
Executed when master uses Enkindle.

Role ActionsEdit

Role actions replaced cross-class actions with the release of patch 4.0. Role actions are abilities common to classes and jobs with the same role. Arcanist and Summoner shares the same role actions with Black Mage and Red Mage.

Action Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius Role Affinity
Addle
FFXIV Addle Icon
8 Ability Instant 90s 25y FFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Lowers target's intelligence and mind by 10%.
Duration: 10s
Break
FFXIV Break Icon
12 Spell 2.5s (Base value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 2.5s (Base value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 25y FFXIV Healer IconFFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 50.
Additional Effect: Heavy +20%
Duration: 20s
Drain
FFXIV Drain Icon
16 Spell 2.5s (Base value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 2.5s (Base value; the higher the character's Spell Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be) 25y FFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 80.
Additional Effect: Absorbs a portion of damage dealt as HP
Diversion
FFXIV Diversion Icon
20 Ability Instant 120s FFXIV Magic Ranged DPS IconFFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Reduces enmity generation.
Duration: 15s
Lucid Dreaming
FFXIV Lucid Dreaming Icon
24 Ability Instant 120s FFXIV Healer IconFFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Reduces enmity by half.
Additional Effect: Refresh
Refresh Potency: 80
Duration: 21s
Swiftcast
FFXIV Swiftcast Icon
32 Ability Instant 60s FFXIV Healer IconFFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Next spell is cast immediately.
Duration: 10s
Mana Shift
FFXIV Mana Shift Icon
36 Ability Instant 120s 30y FFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Transfers up to 20% of own maximum MP to target party member.
Apocatastasis
FFXIV Apocatastasis Icon
40 Ability Instant 90s 30y FFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Reduces a party member's magic vulnerability by 20%.
Duration: 10s
Surecast
FFXIV Surecast Icon
44 Ability Instant 30s FFXIV Healer IconFFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Spells can be cast without interruption.
Additional Effect: Nullifies most knockback and draw-in effects
Duration: 5s
Erase
FFXIV Erase Icon
48 Ability Instant 30s 30y FFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Removes a single damage over time effect from target party member other than self.
Additional Effect: Restores target's HP
Cure Potency: 200

TraitsEdit

Name Level Description
Aetherdam
FFXIV Aetherdam Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon6 Allows the stacking of one Aetherflow.
Enhanced Intelligence
FFXIV Enhanced Intelligence Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon20 Increases intelligence by 8.
Maim and Mend
FFXIV Maim and Mend Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon20 Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 10%. Also increases base damage and HP restoration of your pet by 10%.
Aetherdam II
FFXIV Aetherdam II Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon20 Allows the stacking of up to two Aetherflows.
Corruption Mastery
FFXIV Corruption Mastery Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon26 Upgrades Bio to Bio II.
Enhanced Intelligence II
FFXIV Enhanced Intelligence II Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon40 Increases intelligence by 16.
Maim and Mend II
FFXIV Maim and Mend II Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon40 Increases base action damage and HP restoration by 30%. Also increases base damage and HP restoration of your pet by 30%.
Aetherdam III
FFXIV Aetherdam III Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon40 Allows the stacking of up to three Aetherflows.
Ruin Mastery
FFXIVSB Ruin Mastery Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon54 Changes Ruin to Ruin III.
Enhanced Intelligence III
FFXIV Enhanced Intelligence III Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon60 Increases intelligence by 24.
Enhanced Ruin II
FFXIV Ruin Mastery Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon62 Grants a 15% chance that a pet action will trigger Further Ruin, upgrading Ruin II to Ruin IV.
Corruption Mastery II
FFXIV Corruption Mastery II Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon66 Upgrades Bio II to Bio III and Miasma to Miasma III.
Enhanced Enkindle
FFXIV Enhanced Enkindle Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon68 Reduces Enkindle recast time by 10 seconds when Enhanced Ruin II upgrades Ruin II to Ruin IV
Enhanced Dreadwyrm Trance
FFXIV Enhanced Dreadwyrm Trance Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon70 (Complete the quest "An Art for the Living") Grants Dreadwyrm Aether upon the end of the Dreadwyrm Trance.

PvP ActionsEdit

Action Type Cast Recast Cost
Ruin III
FFXIV Ruin III PVP Icon
Spell Instant 2.3s
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 750.

※Action changes to Ruin IV while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance.
Bio III
FFXIV Bio III PVP Icon
Spell Instant 2.3s 1500 MP
Deals unaspected damage over time.
Potency: 400
Duration: 18s
Miasma III
FFXIV Miasma III PVP Icon
Spell 1.8s 2.3s 1500 MP
Deals unaspected damage over time.
Potency: 300
Duration: 18s
Additional Effect: Reduces target's HP recovered by healing magic by 10%
Tri-bind
FFXIV Tri-bind PVP Icon
Spell 2.3s 2.3s 1500 MP
Deals unaspected damage to a target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 750 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.
Additional Effect: Bind
Duration: 3s
Aetherflow
FFXIV Aetherflow PVP Icon
Ability Instant 45.0s
Restores 2,000 MP.
Additional Effect: Aetherflow III
Cannot use while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance.
Energy Drain
FFXIV Energy Drain PVP Icon
Ability Instant 3.0s Aetherflow: 1
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,000.
Additional Effect: Absorbs 100% of damage dealt as HP and restores 1,000 MP
Additional Effect: Aethertrail Attunement
Fester
FFXIV Fester PVP Icon
Ability Instant 5.0s Aetherflow: 1
Cause wounds inflicted by Bio III and Miasma III spells to fester, dealing damage with a potency of 750 for one effect, 1,500 for both. Can only be executed when the original spells were cast by you.
Additional Effect: Aethertrail Attunement
Dreadwyrm Trance
FFXIV Dreadwyrm Trance PVP Icon
Ability Instant 10.0s Aethertrail: 3
Cause wounds inflicted by Bio III and Miasma III spells to fester, dealing damage with a potency of 750 for one effect, 1,500 for both. Can only be executed when the original spells were cast by you.
Additional Effect: Aethertrail Attunement
Ruin IV
FFXIV Ruin IV PVP Icon
Spell 1.3s 2.3s
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,500.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Deathflare
FFXIV Deathflare PVP Icon
Ability Instant 30.0s Dreadwyrm Trance
Deals unaspected damage to a target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 2,000 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while in Dreadwyrm Trance. Dreadwyrm Trance fades upon execution.
Additional Effect: Dreadwyrm Aether

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Summon Bahamut
FFXIV Summon Bahamut PVP Icon
Ability

Instant

10.0s Dreadwyrm Aether
Summons Demi-Bahamut to fight by your side. Each time you use an action on a target, Demi-Bahamut will execute Wyrmwave on the same target.
Duration: 20s
Dreadwyrm Aether Cost: 1

※Action changes to Enkindle Bahamut when executed while Demi-Bahamut is summoned.
Enkindle Bahamut
FFXIV Enkindle Bahamut PVP Icon
Ability Instant 30.0s
Orders Demi-Bahamut to execute Akh Morn.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Wyrmwave
FFXIV Wyrmwave PVP Icon
Spell Instant 1.5s
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 500.
Will only execute while Demi-Bahamut is summoned.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Akh Morn
FFXIV Akh Morn PVP Icon
Ability Instant
Deals unaspected damage to a target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 1,500 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while Demi-Bahamut is summoned.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Additional PvP ActionsEdit

These actions are common to all jobs, and can only be used in PvP areas. The number of additional actions that can be set is limited to two.

Action Type Cast Recast
Recuperate
FFXIV Recuperate Icon
Ability Instant 45s
Restores 25% of maximum HP.
Muse
FFXIV Muse Icon
Ability Instant 90s
Restores 25% of maximum MP.
Enliven
FFXIV Enliven Icon
Ability Instant 90s
Restores 50% of maximum TP.
Purify
FFXIV Purify Icon
Ability Instant 45s
Removes Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, and Silence from target. Can be used regardless of own status affliction.
Concentrate
FFXIV Concentrate Icon
Ability Instant 45s
Creates a barrier preventing Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, Silence, and knockback effects.
Duration: 10s
Safeguard
FFXIV Safeguard Icon
Ability Instant 90s
Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s
Bolt
FFXIV Bolt Icon pvp
Ability Instant 45s
Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s

PvP TraitsEdit

These traits are common to all jobs, and only take effect when in PvP areas. The number of PvP traits that can be set is limited to three.

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

Limit BreakEdit

Arcanists' and Summoners' Limit Breaks focus on dealing powerful damage to enemies in a circular area of effect. Arcanists and Summoners have the same Level 1 and Level 2 limit breaks as other Magic Ranged DPS.

Ability Level Description Image
Skyshard 1 Delivers an area of effect attack with a potency of 1400. Skyshard XIV
Starstorm 2 Delivers an area of effect attack with a potency of 3000. FFXIV ARR Starstorm
Teraflare 3 Delivers an area of effect attack with a potency of 5400. Teraflare

Other appearancesEdit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Arcanist and Summoner appear on cards. The Arcanist and Scholar have Ice-elemental cards.

GalleryEdit

Artworks and screenshots
Arms and Gear sets
Summons
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Removed abilities

EtymologyEdit

Arcane is a synonym for esoteric. It refers to various secret philosophical and religious doctrines and traditions.

TriviaEdit

  • The Arcanist class has been present in the game data since the beta of Legacy Final Fantasy XIV, but was never made playable during the original run. Data mined from the client shows it was evidently planned to fight with magical traps and use a mechanical staff. The class had a guild in Limsa Lominsa in the original game, but it was only used in a few quests.
    • The mechanical staff would later be heavily referenced in the Summoner job questline for Stormblood where it was revealed that at some point, Sari of the Allagan Empire developed technologies made to enhance summoning magics, foregoing the use of grimoires in favor of high-tech devices.
  • In A Realm Reborn, the class has been repurposed as a summoner class, and was first seen in an early leak from the website. The page was quickly taken down after it was discovered by players.[1] The class reveal was later confirmed during the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary event. The class retains its Lominsan origins, but nearly everything else about their concept was altered.
  • Arcanist was the first class in Final Fantasy XIV to receive two branching job options, and the only class to date to receive them before it was even released. Yoshida has indicated other classes may get branching jobs in future updates.
  • During Beta 2 of A Realm Reborn, data mined from the client showed that there were plans to give Summoners a Ramuh Egi on top of the existing Ifrit, Garuda and Titan ones. In the final beta/release client, however, this was not implemented, and no model for the Ramuh Egi exists in the client, although Naoki Yoshida admitted at the "F.A.T.E. in Tokyo" event that a Ramuh Egi is planned as a summon in the future, along with a Leviathan Egi.
    • However, they ultimately decided not to add new egi to the SMN job in Heavensward for balance reasons, instead considering offering alternate egi forms to the three roles.

ReferencesEdit

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