To Arcanists, the manifestation of magic is a science whose secrets are theirs to be unraveled. This pursuit of knowledge drives all Arcanists to reach for new heights as they pursue powers to make their namesake. They manifest these powers through anything ranging from trivial weapon enchantments to rays of pure destructive energy. Arcanists warp the mysterious Aether and the elements to their will, creating demonstrations of power that rival small armies. However, such tactics leave little room for defense.

Arcanists display unrivaled control over magic. If you seek to discover the true potential of the arcane, then the Arcanist is right for you.


Master of the Aether

Arcanists wield magic in its raw form, harnessing the power of the Aether and bending it to create destructive powers that decimate enemy lines and disintegrate all they touch.


Arcanists have mastery over fire, ice and lightning, manifesting these elements in fiery explosions, blasts of freezing cold and surges of raw electricity.

Reckless Power

Arcanists wield unparalleled destruction at their fingertips that embodies the “glass cannon” playstyle. Arcanists reason that offense is the best defense. The scattered remains of their foes are a testament to this philosophy.


Panetti’s Replicating Missile

“The greatest of the Cortosian Arcanists, Panetti devoted himself to advancing the classic arcane missile. His triumph was the devastating alteration that seemingly defies the laws of conservation of energy, causing the missile to be replicated on impact, spawning multiple copies of itself.”

Olexra’s Flash Freeze

“A victim of political intrigue, Olexra was condemned to the Black Legion where her former life of arcane academia turned into a bitter struggle to survive on the frontlines of a brutal war. Olexra quickly put her studies to practical use, developing a technique to flash freeze enemies who made it within striking distance.”

“A powerful arcane technique perfected by Master Albrecht in the years just preceding the Grim Dawn that channels raw arcane energies into a concentrated beam of destruction.”

Albrecht’s Aether Ray


“Hailed as the ultimate force of destruction known to Arcanists, this technique tears a rift in reality through which fall embers of raw arcane energy. This dangerous spell is extremely draining and should not be used lightly.”