Questions tagged [arcanist]

For questions about the arcanist class, a user of arcane magic. Questions in this tag usually refer to the pathfinder version of the class

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Pathfinder Arcanist vs Spellresistance

Arcanists have a class feature named Arcane Reservoir Points from the arcanist reservoir are used to fuel many of the arcanist’s powers. In addition, the arcanist can expend 1 point from her ...
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Magical Knack and Hit Dice

I have a level 3 character (arcanist 2/rogue 1) with 25 HP. I wanted to pick up Magical Knack but was confused about the hit die portion of the rule: Pick a class when you gain this trait—your ...
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Arcanist Dimensional Slide usage specific cases!

So here it goes. Description says that: The arcanist can expend 1 point from her arcane reservoir to create a dimensional crack that she can step through to reach another location. This ...
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How do Arcanists prepare and cast spells?

I tend to main spontaneous casters like Sorcerers and Oracles, occasionally dabbling in prepared casters with Magus or spontanous martials like Eldritch Scion Magus and Bloodrager. So, I like to think ...
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How does the Quick Study exploit work for a School Savant Arcanist?

I have an arcanist character with the School Savant archetype, which allows me to prepare an extra spell per level of the chosen school (Air in my case) but requires two preparation slots for a spell ...
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Optimizing a Crossblooded Sorcerer 1/Admixture School Savant Arcanist X

Introduction One of the members of our PFS party is Ash, a blaster mage. Her player’s requirement for the character was “I WANT TO BURN”, so I googled and found this build. However, I decided to push ...
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Which spells or tactics allow a low-level non-blaster Arcanist to deal with creatures immune to mind-affecting spells or who have a lot of HD?

I played The Confirmation yesterday, and it was a rather interesting experience. Our party consisted of: 2 Arcanists with Grease and Color Spray prepared and Quick-Study (my friend and me) A party ...
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If read strictly, can an arcanist get free spells from Greater Spell Specialization?

Greater Spell Specialization is a feat published in Ultimate Magic (2011), three years before the arcanist appeared in the Advanced Class Guide. Unlike a wizard, an arcanist does not expend his ...
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Can an arcanist choose an Arcane discovery in place of a feat, or must it be with the exploit?

I've had a fierce discussion with a friend regarding the Arcanist. He insists that for everything he counts as both a sorcerer and a wizard, in regards to qualifying for it. Feats, etc. I am ...
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Which is more powerful, an arcanist or an exploiter wizard?

For playing in Pathfinder Society, I'm trying to decide whether to play either a level 1 Arcanist or a level 1 Wizard with the archetype Exploiter wizard. While still adhering to Society guidelines, ...