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Arcanist Class Details | Exploits | Archetypes

Arcanist Archetypes

NameReplacesSummary
Aeromancer1st, 5th, 11th-level Arcane ExploitWhile the practice of aeromancy is rare, some arcanists today are able to rival the aerial mastery of the ancient Shory aeromancers.
Arcane Tinkerer1st, 5th, 11th-level Arcanist ExploitArcane tinkerers use their knowledge and understanding of magic to disrupt or even destroy constructs
Blade Adept1st, 3rd, and 9th-level Arcanist ExploitsA small number of arcanists learn to use blades as part of their spellcasting and in combat.
Blood Arcanist1st, 3rd, 9th, and 15th-level Arcanist Exploits; Magical SupremacyThough most arcanists possess only a rudimentary innate arcane gift, the blood arcanist has the full power of a bloodline to draw upon.
Brown-Fur Transmuter3rd and 9th-level Arcanist Exploits; Magical SupremacyFrequently called “brown-furs,” these transmutation-focused arcanists are known for transforming themselves into animals.
Eldritch Font3rd, 7th, and 13th-level Arcanist Exploits; Magical SupremacyFor some arcanists, the power bubbling up from within is nearly too much to contain.
Elemental Master1st, 3rd, 9th, 11th, and 15th-level Arcanist ExploitsArcanists with an affinity for elemental forces sometimes focus on one and display its power in everything they do.
Harrowed Society Student1st and 9th-level Arcanist Exploits; Consume SpellsBased out of Varisia’s Twilight Academy, the secretive Harrowed Society focuses its efforts on the intellectual study of the region’s supernatural quirks and hidden history, and embraces the use of the harrow deck to examine the world’s occult mysteries.
Magaambyan InitiateAlignment; 1st, 5th, 9th, 17th-level Arcanist ExploitAspiring students of the Magaambya often spend decades researching arcane magic while learning to follow in the footsteps of the academy’s founder, Old-Mage Jatembe.
Occultist1st and 7th-level Arcanist Exploits; Magical SupremacyNot all arcanists peer inward to discern the deepest secrets of magic. Some look outward, connecting with extraplanar creatures and bartering for secrets, power, and favor.
School Savant1st, 3rd, and 7th-level Arcanist ExploitsSome arcanists specialize in a school of magic and trade flexibility for focus.
Spell Specialist1st, 7th, 13th, and 19th-level Arcanist ExploitsWhere most arcanists are broad in their study of magic, a spell specialist has her power focused in a few spells.
Twilight SageConsume Spells; Spells; 1st and 11th-level Arcanist Exploits; Magical SupremacyThe twilight sages of Geb carry out experiments to solve the ultimate puzzle and unlock the secrets of life and death. While the twilight sages generally aren’t actively malicious, most are willing to perform human experimentation in pursuit of knowledge with little regard for the casualties.
Unlettered ArcanistSpellbooks; SpellsSome arcanists store their spells as whispered secrets within familiars instead of on paper.
White Mage1st and 9th-level Arcanist ExploitsA white mage is an arcanist touched by a divine power and gifted with the ability to heal others.