Unlike any other appearance, Arcanists do not deal damage—instead they support the party by using debilitation spells, spells that will deal damage over time, and spells to heal or revive allies.
Their defining trait is their ability to summon pets into battle. The Emerald Carbuncle, obtainable at level 4, specializes in wind-elemental attacks, while Topaz Carbuncle focuses on tanking abilities.
An Arcanist can be upgraded into a Summoner or Scholar and wield grimories in battle.
The Arcanist is a job for the nu mou specializing in destructive Arcane Magick, with abilities learned from rods.
While Arcanists have advanced spells and a large base MP pool, their stats are fairly low.
The Arcanist appears as a job, which specializes in abilities that deal damage depending on the status conditions of all battlers and increasing Black Magic-based abilities. In the Japanese version, the job is called Magus.