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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. At Level 50, Summoners receive a set of Evoker armor which includes a green coat with small wings and a red horn. At Level 60, they gain a set of Caller armor, a primarily white and green ensemble with gold scales and accessories fixed on the skin, somewhat resembling a Raen Au Ra. The horn is also much longer and gold in color with wings. At Level 70, Summoners get a set of Channeler gear, featuring white robes but a smaller, silver horn. At Level 80, they gain a set of Beckoner gear, a revised version of the Evoker set with a high collar and a lack of wings but generally more detailed.

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.

In Shadowbringers, the Aether Gauge has been reduced to two along with the removal of Aetherdam, though Arcanists can now fill the gauge using the revised Energy Drain. Furthermore, the Dreadwyrm Trance can be activated at will, independent of the Aether Gauge. After acquiring the Firebird Trance at Lv. 72, the Dreadwyrm Trance gauge will change into that of Phoenix's after summoning Demi-Bahamut and acts in much the same way.

FFXIV SMN Trance Gauge FFXIV SMN Trance Gauge Bahamut

AbilitiesEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast Cost Range Radius
Ruin
FFXIVARR Ruin Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon1 Spell 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 200 MP 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 180.
Bio
FFXIV Bio Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon2 Spell Instant 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 400 MP 25y
Deals unaspected damage over time.
Potency: 20
Duration: 30s
Physick
FFXIV Physick Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon4 Spell 1.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 400 MP 30y
Restores target's HP.
Cure Potency: 400
Summon
FFXIV Summon Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon4 Ability Instant 3s
Summons a caster-type pet to fight by your side.
Shares a recast timer with Summon II and Summon III.
Summons Emerald Carbuncle (Arcanist) or Garuda-Egi (Summoner).
Miasma
Miasma
FFXIV Arcanist Icon6 Spell 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 500 MP 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 20.
Additional Effect: Unaspected damage over time
Potency: 20
Duration: 35s
Egi Assault
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FFXIV Arcanist Icon10 Spell Instant 30s
Orders your Egi to use Aerial Slash if Garuda-Egi is summoned, Crimson Cyclone if Ifrit-Egi is summoned, or Earthen Armor if Titan-Egi is summoned.
Maximum Charges: 2
Can only be executed while in combat.
If an Arcanist, uses Downburst if Emerald Carbuncle is summoned, or Glittering Topaz if Topaz Carbuncle is summoned.
Resurrection
FFXIV Resurrection Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon12 Spell 8s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 2400 MP 30y
Resurrects target to a weakened state.
Summon II
FFXIV Summon II Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon15 (Complete Arcanist class quest "Topaz Teachings") Ability Instant 3s
Summons a support-type pet to fight at your side.
Shares a recast timer with Summon and Summon III.
Summons Topaz Carbuncle (Arcanist) or Titan-Egi (Summoner).
Fester
FFXIV Fester Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon18 Ability Instant 5s 1 Aetherflow 25y
CDeals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Cause wounds inflicted by Bio and Miasma spells to fester, dealing damage with a potency of 200 for one effect, or 300 for both.
Effect only applies when the original spells were cast by you.
Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
Energy Drain
FFXIV Energy Drain Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon18 Ability Instant 30s 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Aetherflow II
Shares a recast timer with Energy Siphon.
Bio II
Bio II Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon26 Spell Instant 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 600 MP 25y
Deals unaspected damage over time.
Potency: 30
Duration: 30s
Bane
FFXIV Bane Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon30 (Complete Arcanist class quest "Sinking Doesmaga") Ability Instant 10s 25y 8y circle
Spreads a target's Bio and Miasma effects to nearby enemies.
Potency is reduced by 60% for all remaining enemies.
Duration: Full duration of original effects
No effect if target is not suffering from Bio or Miasma effects inflicted by you.
Summon III
FFXIV Summon III Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon30 (Complete the quest "Austerities of Flame") Ability Instant 3s
Summons an attacker-type pet to fight at your side.
Shares a recast timer with Summon and Summon II.
Summons Ifrit-Egi.
Energy Syphon
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FFXIV Summoner Icon35 (Complete the quest "Austerities of Earth") Ability Instant 30s 25y 5y circle
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 40 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Aetherflow II
Shares a recast timer with Energy Siphon.
Ruin II
FFXIVARR Ruin II Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon38 Spell Instant 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 400 MP 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 160.
Outburst
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FFXIV Summoner Icon40 (Complete the quest "Shadowing the Summoner") Spell 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 400 MP 25y 5y circle
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 70 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Egi Assault II
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FFXIV Arcanist Icon40 Spell Instant 30s
Orders your Egi to use Slipstream if Garuda-Egi is summoned, Flaming Crush if Ifrit-Egi is summoned, or Mountain Buster if Titan-Egi is summoned
Maximum Charges: 2
Can only be executed while in combat.
If an Arcanist, uses Glittering Emerald if Emerald Carbuncle is summoned, or Shining Topaz if Topaz Carbuncle is summoned.
Enkindle
FFXIV Enkindle Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon50 (Complete the quest "Primal Burdens") Ability Instant 120s 30y
Commands pet to use its signature attack.
Can only be executed while in combat.
Uses Aerial Blast if Garuda-Egi is summoned, Earthen Fury if Titan-Egi is summoned, or Inferno if Ifrit-Egi is summoned.
Painflare
FFXIV Painflare Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon52 (Complete the quest "A Matter of Fact") Ability Instant 5s 1 Aetherflow 25y 5y circle
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 130 to target and all enemies near it.
Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
Ruin III
FFXIV Ruin III Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon54 (Complete the quest "A Miner Negotiation") Spell 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 200 MP 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 200.
Tri-Disaster
FFXIV Tri-Disaster Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon56 (Complete the quest "Mad, Bad, and Ebon-Clad") Ability Instant 50s 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 300.
Additional Effect: Afflicts target with Bio III and Miasma III
Duration: 30s
Dreadwyrm Trance
FFXIV Dreadwyrm Trance Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon58 (Complete the quest "I Could Have Tranced All Night") Ability Instant 55s
Reduces spell casting time by 2.5 seconds.
Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Resets Tri-disaster recast timer
Additional Effect: Grants 2 units of Dreadwyrm Aether when effect ends
Can only be executed while in combat.
Cannot be executed with maximum units of Dreadwyrm Aether or when Demi-Bahamut is summoned.
Shares a recast timer with Firebird Trance.
Deathflare
FFXIV Deathflare Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon60 (Complete the quest "A Flare for the Dramatic") Ability Instant 15s 25y 5y circle
Deals unaspected damage to a target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 400 for the first enemy, 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 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 200 MP 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 300.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Further Ruin.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Aetherpact
FFXIV Aetherpact SMN Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon64 Ability Instant 180s
Orders pet to execute Devotion.
Devotion
FFXIV Devotion Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon64 Ability Instant 15y circle
Increases damage dealt by all party members within a 15-yalm radius by 5%.
Duration: 15s
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Bio III
FFXIV Bio III Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon66 Spell Instant 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 600 MP 25y
Deals unaspected damage over time.
Potency: 50
Duration: 30s
Miasma III
FFXIV Miasma III Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon66 Spell 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the cast time will be) 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 500 MP 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 30s 2 Dreadwyrm
Summons Demi-Bahamut to fight by your side. Each time you cast a spell on an enemy, 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 1.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 100y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 150.
Will only execute while Demi-Bahamut is summoned.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Enkindle Bahamut
FFXIV Enkindle Bahamut Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon70 Ability Instant 10s 25y
Orders Demi-Bahamut to execute Akh Morn.
Shares a recast timer with Enkindle Phoenix.
Akh Morn
FFXIV Akh Morn Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon70 Ability Instant 100y 5y circle
Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 650 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while Demi-Bahamut is summoned.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Firebird Trance
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FFXIV Summoner Icon72 Ability Instant 55s
Summons Demi-Phoenix to fight by your side, which executes Everlasting Flight as it manifests. Each time you cast a spell on an enemy, Demi-Phoenix will execute Scarlet Flame on the same target.
Duration: 20s
Additional Effect: Reduces spell casting time by 2.5 seconds
Duration: 20s
Additional Effect: Resets Tri-disaster recast timer
Additional Effect: Changes Ruin III to Fountain of Fire and Outburst to Brand of Purgatory
Cannot summon Demi-Phoenix unless a pet is already summoned. Current pet will leave the battlefield while Demi-Phoenix is present, and return once gone.
Can only be executed after summoning Demi-Bahamut.
Dreadwyrm Trance is changed to Firebird Trance upon Demi-Bahamut leaving the battlefield.
Shares a recast timer with Dreadwyrm Trance.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Fountain of Fire
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FFXIV Summoner Icon72 Spell Instant 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 400 MP 25y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 250.
Additional Effect: Grants Hellish Conduit
Duration: 10s
Can only be executed while under the effect of Firebird Trance.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Brand of Purgatory
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FFXIV Summoner Icon72 Spell Instant 2.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 25y 8y circle
Deals fire damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 350 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while under the effects of both Firebird Trance and Hellish Conduit.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Enkindle Phoenix
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FFXIV Summoner Icon80 Ability Instant 10s 25y
Orders Demi-Phoenix to execute Revelation.
Action replaces Enkindle Bahamut while Demi-Phoenix is summoned.
Shares a recast timer with Enkindle Bahamut.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Everlasting Flight
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FFXIV Summoner Icon80 Ability Instant 15y circle
Gradually restores own HP and the HP of all nearby party members.
Cure Potency: 100
Duration: 21s
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Scarlet Flame
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FFXIV Summoner Icon80 Spell Instant 1.5s (Base value; The higher the player's Spell Speed, the lower the recast time will be) 100y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 150.
Will only execute while Demi-Phoenix is summoned.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Revelation
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FFXIV Summoner Icon80 Ability Instant 100y 5y circle
Deals fire damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 650 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Can only be executed while Demi-Phoenix is summoned.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Pet ActionsEdit

Emerald CarbuncleEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Gust
FFXIV Gust Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon1 Spell 1s 3s 25y 5y circle
Deals wind damage with a potency of 20 to target and all enemies nearby it.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Downburst
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FFXIV Arcanist Icon10 Spell Instant 1.5s 25y 5y circle
Deals wind damage with a potency of 100 to target and all enemies nearby it.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Glittering Emerald
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FFXIV Arcanist Icon40 Spell Instant 1.5s 25y 5y circle
Deals wind damage with a potency of 30 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Creates a windstorm centered around the target, dealing damage to any enemies who enter
Potency: 30
Duration: 9s
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Topaz CarbuncleEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Gouge
FFXIV Gouge Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon1 Spell Instant 3.00s 3y
Deals earth damage with a potency of 40.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Glittering Topaz
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FFXIV Arcanist Icon10 Spell Instant 1.5s 30y
Creates a barrier around you that absorbs damage totaling 30% of your maximum HP.
Duration: 30s
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Shining Topaz
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FFXIV Arcanist Icon40 Spell Instant 1.5s 5y circle
Deals earth damage with a potency of 200 to all nearby enemies.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Garuda-EgiEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Wind Blade
FFXIV Friction Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon1 Spell 1s 3s 25y 5y circle
Deals wind damage with a potency of 30 to target and all enemies nearby it.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Aerial Slash
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FFXIV Summoner Icon20 Spell Instant 1.5s 25y 5y circle
Deals wind damage with a potency of 150 to target and all enemies nearby it.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Slipstream
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FFXIV Summoner Icon40 Spell Instant 1.5s 25y 5y circle
Deals wind damage with a potency of 50 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Creates a windstorm centered around the target, dealing damage to any enemies who enter
Potency: 50
Duration: 9s
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Aerial Blast
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FFXIV Summoner Icon50 Ability Instant 25y 5y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 350 to target and all enemies nearby it.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Titan-EgiEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Rock Buster
FFXIV Rock Buster Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon1 Spell Instant 3s 3y
Deals earth damage with a potency of 60.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Earthen Armor
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FFXIV Summoner Icon10 Spell Instant 1.5s 30y
Creates a barrier around you that absorbs damage totaling 30% of your maximum HP.
Duration: 30s
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Mountain Buster
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FFXIV Summoner Icon40 Spell Instant 1.5s 5y circle
Delivers an attack with a potency of 250 to all nearby enemies.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Earthen Fury
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FFXIV Summoner Icon50 Ability Instant 5y circle
Deals earth damage with a potency of 300 to all nearby targets.
Additional Effect: Creates an area of molten earth around the caster, dealing damage to any enemies who enter
Potency: 20
Duration: 15s
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Ifrit-EgiEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Burning Strike
FFXIV Burning Strike Icon
FFXIV Summoner Icon1 Spell Instant 3s 3y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 80.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Crimson Cyclone
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FFXIV Summoner Icon10 Spell Instant 1.5s 3y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 250.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Flaming Crush
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FFXIV Summoner Icon40 Spell Instant 1.5s 5y circle
Deals fire damage to all nearby enemies with a potency of 250 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Inferno
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FFXIV Summoner Icon50 Ability Instant 5y 5y cone
Deals fire damage with a potency of 300 to all enemies in a cone before it.
Additional Effect: Fire damage over time
Potency: 20
Duration: 15s
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

CommandsEdit

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.


Role ActionsEdit

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
Swiftcast
FFXIV Swiftcast Icon
18 Ability Instant 60s FFXIV Healer IconFFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Next spell is cast immediately.
Duration: 10s
Lucid Dreaming
FFXIV Lucid Dreaming Icon
24 Ability Instant 60s FFXIV Healer IconFFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Gradually restores own MP.
Potency: 50
Duration: 21s
Surecast
FFXIV Surecast Icon
44 Ability Instant 120s FFXIV Healer IconFFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Spells can be cast without interruption.
Additional Effect: Nullifies most knockback and draw-in effects
Duration: 6s

TraitsEdit

Name Level Description
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%.
Corruption Mastery
FFXIV Corruption Mastery Icon
FFXIV Arcanist Icon26 Upgrades Bio to Bio II.
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%.
Ruin Mastery
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FFXIV Summoner Icon54 (Complete the quest "A Miner Negotiation") Upgrades Ruin to Ruin III.
Enhanced Ruin II
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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 to 120 seconds.
Enhanced Dreadwyrm Trance
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FFXIV Summoner Icon70 (Complete the quest "An Art for the Living") Grants Dreadwyrm Aether upon the end of the Dreadwyrm Trance.
Enhanced Dreadwyrm Trance II
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FFXIV Summoner Icon72 Grants two units of Dreadwyrm Aether upon the end of Dreadwyrm Trance.
Enhanced Egi Assault
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FFXIV Summoner Icon74 Grants Further Ruin upon using Egi Assault II.
Maximum Stacks: 4
Enhanced Outburst
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FFXIV Summoner Icon76 Increases the potency of Outburst to 90.
Enhanced Bane
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FFXIV Summoner Icon78 Extends the duration of Bio and Miasma applied by Bane to the full duration of their original effects.
Enhanced Firebird Trance
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FFXIV Summoner Icon80 Entering Firebird Trance will summon Demi-Phoenix which executes Everlasting Flight as it manifests. Each time you cast a spell on an enemy, Demi-Phoenix will execute Scarlet Flame.
Cannot enter Firebird Trance unless a pet is summoned. Current pet will leave the battlefield while Demi-Phoenix is present, and return once gone.

PvP ActionsEdit

Ability Type Cast Recast Cost Range Radius
Ruin III
FFXIV Ruin III PVP Icon
Spell 1.5s 2.4s 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,600.
※Action changes to Fountain of Fire while under the effect of Firebird Trance.
Bio III
FFXIV Bio III PVP Icon
Spell Instant 2.4s 1000 MP 25y
Deals unaspected damage over time.
Potency: 600
Duration: 18s
Energy Drain
FFXIV Energy Drain PVP Icon
Spell Instant 2.4s 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 600.
Additional Effect: Aetherflow
Tri-disaster
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Ability Instant 60s 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 800.

Additional Effect: Afflicts target with Bio III, dealing damage over time
Potency: 600
Duration: 18s
Additional Effect: Aetherflow

Outburst
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Spell 2s 2.4s 25y 5y circle
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
※Action changes to Brand of Purgatory while under the effect of Firebird Trance.
Fester
FFXIV Fester PVP Icon
Ability Instant 15s 1 Aetherflow 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 800.
Additional Effect: If target is suffering from a Bio effect inflicted by you, Fester potency is doubled
Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
Painflare
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Ability Instant 60s 1 Aetherflow 25y 5y circle
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,200 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
Bane
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Ability Instant 30s 1 Aetherflow 25y 5y circle
Spreads a target's Bio effect to nearby enemies.
Duration: Time remaining on original effect
Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 1
Wither
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Ability Instant 45s 8y 8y cone
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,000 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Additional Effect: Removes all Regen and barrier effects from targets
Deathflare
FFXIV Deathflare PVP Icon
Ability Instant 15s 25y 5y circle
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 2,400 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Dreadwyrm Trance.
Dreadwyrm Trance
FFXIV Dreadwyrm Trance PVP Icon
Ability Instant 30s 2 Aetherflow
Enters Dreadwyrm Trance.
Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Resets Tri-disaster recast timer
Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 2
※Action changes to Firebird Trance when effect ends.
Fountain of Fire
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Spell Instant 2.4s 25y
Deals fire damage with a potency of 2,000.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Firebird Trance.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Brand of Purgatory
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Spell Instant 2.4s 25y 8y circle
Deals fire damage with a potency of 1,200 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Firebird Trance.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Firebird Trance
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Ability Instant 30s 2 Aetherflow
Enters Firebird Trance.
Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Resets Tri-disaster recast timer
Aetherflow Gauge Cost: 2
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Common ActionsEdit

Common Actions have no cost

Action Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Phantom Dart
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Ability Instant 30s 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,000.
Additional Effect: Increases damage you deal to target by 20%
Duration: 6s
Bolt
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Ability Instant 60s
Movement speed is increased.
Duration: 10s
Rearward Potion
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Ability Instant 30s
Restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 2,000
Potency increases up to 6,000 as HP decreases.
Maximum Charges: 2

Additional PvP ActionsEdit

Players are restricted to equipping two Additional PvP Actions at once. These actions have no cost.

Action Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Drain
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Ability Instant 45s 25y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 400.
Potency increases up to 2,000 as your HP decreases.
Additional Effect: Absorbs 200% of damage dealt as HP
Addle
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Ability Instant 30s 25y
Reduces the potency of target's attacks by 20%.
Duration: 6s
Aetheric Burst
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Ability Instant 60s 5y circle
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 600 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Lengthens weaponskill cast time and recast time as well as spell cast time and recast time by 10%
Duration: 10s
Swiftcast
FFXIV Swiftcast PVP Icon
Ability Instant 30s
Next spell is cast immediately.
Duration: 10s
Manaward
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Ability Instant 45s
Creates a barrier around self that absorbs damage equivalent to a heal of 2,500 potency.
Duration: 10s
Additional Effect: Restores 2,500 MP when barrier is completely absorbed

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

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

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

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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.

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