This is a guide to the Arcanist Job class in Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to know all the details about the Arcanist Job including its abilities, specialties, stat modifiers, and weapon proficiencies!
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・Arcanists are single-minded, high-octane attackers.
・While they're able to attack all enemies with full force, this can also b damaging to themselves, meaning it's not a job for everyone.
・Strengthening elemental resistances an using Reflect can be good strategies.
|Magic||Magic Defense||Healing Power||Agility|
The Arcanist can deal ally damage so make sure to have at least +2 Elemental Resistance to at least on of the elements that you're going to use (+2 Fire Resist will work on Ardour that deals fire and water, etc.).
The Shield Master automatically guards allies on Critical HP. By setting everyone's HP to critical, you can freely cast elemental spells since the Shield Master will block all ally damage you'll inflict! By slotting in a +3 elemental resist to your Shield Master, you can even turn to a secondary healer for your tank!
|Dark||Command||15 MP||1||Perform a dark magic attack on a target/all targets.|
|Ardour||Command||36 MP||2||Perform a magical attack on ally and foe alike that combines the powers of fire and water.|
|Drain||Command||30 MP||3||Perform a magic attack that absorbs a target's HP.|
|Darkra||Command||38 MP||4||Perform a powerful dark magic attack on a target/all targets.|
|Electon||Command||50 MP||5||Perform a magical attack on ally and foe alike that combines the powers of lightning and light.|
|Aspir||Command||20% HP||6||Perform a magic attack that absorbs a target's MP.|
|Darkga||Command||66 MP||7||Perform an extremely powerful dark magic attack on a target/all targets.|
|Meltdown||Command||70 MP||8||Perform a powerful magical attack on ally and foe alike that combines the powers of fire and wind.|
|Death||Command||25 MP||9||Attempt to instantly KO a target.|
|MP Regen||Support||1 Slot||10||MP is restored by 5% at the end of each turn.|
|Comet||Command||45 MP||11||Perform two to four quick non-elemental magic attacks on a target.|
|Doomsday||Command||80 MP||12||Perform an incredibly powerful dark magic attack on a target.|
|Magic Amp||Support||1 Slot||13||Spells cost 50% more MP, but deal 25% more damage.|
|Apocalypse||Command||110 MP||14||Perform an extremely powerful magical attack on ally and foe alike that combines the powers of earth and darkness.|
|Meteor||Command||136 MP||15||Perform four incredibly powerful non-elemental magic attacks on random enemies in quick succession.|
A non-elemental spell that can deal multi hit against an enemy. Coupled with the Arcanist's high Magic stat and you'll be hitting enemies for massive damage.
The strongest Dark Elemental spell and is an extremely useful ability. If you don't want to draft a team around an Arcanist, setting the Arcanist as a Sub-Job just to cast Doomsday is an alternative option to deal heavy Dark Damage to enemies!
|All In||Applying attack spells to multiple targets does not reduce the damage inflicted, but does cause them to target the user.|
|Wild Wizardry||Attack spells are 20% more powerful, and also reduce their targets' MP. However, they will also occasionally target all allies and enemies.|
Speciality 2 Can only be learned after leveling the Arcanist to Level 12.
Strike all enemies with a powerful darkness-imbued magical attack.
|Restorative Power +50%|
|Use Necromancy x 13.|
Below are the weapons proficiencies for the Arcanist Job. Refer to this section to know which weapons are best suited for the Arcanist Job.
As you progress the story of Chapter 4, you'll discover that the population of Wiswald has disappeared. You'll learn that Vigintio has nefarious plans to create an army of undead wizards and your team decides to stop him. By foiling his plans, you'll earn the Arcanist Asterisk.
The Oracle allows the Arcanist to choose an elemental resistance to improve. This is handy if you still lack elemental resistant gears to nullify the damage that the Arcanist can deal to yourself.
Oracle Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs
The Bastion is a tank class but it can also be a great sub-Job to the Arcanist thanks to Vallation. Vallation is a barrier ability that can nullify all magic damage taken by the party for 1 instance. This can be comboed with your abilities so only the enemies will suffer the damage from your team wide attacks.
Bastion Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs
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|Best Job Combos||Job Points Guide|
|Best Beastmaster Monsters Guide||Steal List Guide|
|How to Unlock the Max Job Level||List of Beastmaster Moves ＆ Effects|
Arcanist Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs
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