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Job Ability Information
Job Scholar
Type Level  
Level Obtained 10
Description Optimizes black magic capability while lowering white magic proficiency. Grants a bonus to enfeebling, elemental, and dark magic.
Duration 02:00:00
Recast 00:01:00
Cumulative Enmity 1 Volatile Enmity 80
Command /ja "Dark Arts" <me>

Notes

  • Along with Light Arts, Dark Arts is one of two grimoires available to scholars. Once activated, Dark Arts cannot be removed except by zoning, dying, or applying Light Arts.
  • Grants a bonus to Dark Magic, Elemental Magic, and Enfeebling Magic. The bonus is equivalent to the amount required to bring the skill ranking to a B+ grade. Magic skills that are above this rating will not be enhanced. Bonuses from merits are not included in this calculation. This also applies when subbed, skill ranking will raise to a B+ ranking of your MAIN job.
  • Reduces casting costs of black magic-based spells by 10% (rounded down, spells with casting cost of 9 MP or less are not affected). The MP cost of White Magic-based spells is increased in by 20% (rounded up).
  • Cuts effective casting time and recast of black magic spells by approximately 10%.
  • Increases casting time of white magic spells by approximately 20%.
  • Dark Arts provides a bonus to the Helix line of spells. Source
    • The bonus is (Job level/5)-3 damage (initial and per tick, +16 at level 99). Source
  • Recast timer can be reduced by up to 10 seconds with scholar-specific Grimoire Recast merits (2 seconds per merit).
  • There is no recast timer while Tabula Rasa is in effect.

 

Equipment Modifying Ability...
Equipment Piece Modifier
Scholar's Gown Gives a 15 Skill bonus to Dark, Elemental, and Enfeebling Magic.
Scholar's Gown +1 Gives a 15 Skill bonus to Dark, Elemental, and Enfeebling Magic.
Scholar's Loafers Casting time and recast -5% without Alacrity/Manifestation
Scholar's Loafers +1 Casting time and recast -5% without Alacrity/Manifestation
Argute Mortarboard Casting time and recast -5% without Alacrity/Manifestation
Argute Mortarboard +1 Casting time and recast -5% without Alacrity/Manifestation
Argute Mortarboard +2 Casting time and recast -10% without Alacrity/Manifestation
Academic's Gown Gives a 18 Skill bonus to Dark, Elemental, and Enfeebling Magic.
Academic's Loafers Casting time and recast -8% without Alacrity/Manifestation

References