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This article is about the player class. For the Champion Ability, see Arcanist (champion).


Arcanist is a class in Elder Scrolls Online. It is available to players who have purchased the Necrom Chapter. Become empowered by the secrets of Apocrypha and the forbidden knowledge of Hermaeus Mora. The Arcanist is a powerful new Class capable of destructive, restorative, or defensive magic by channeling the arcane, ancient runes, and lost tomes of power.

In-Game Description: Channel the eldritch powers of Apocrypha as an Arcanist. These scholarly spellcasters channel secret runes and abyssal spells to destroy their enemies, heal their allies, and defend against any foe.


Herald of the Tome[edit]

Herald of the Tome is an apocryphal magic skill line with damage dealing abilities.

Soldier of Apocrypha[edit]

Soldier of Apocrypha is a set of abilities focused towards defense, tanking, and debuffing.

Curative Runeforms[edit]

Curative Runeforms is a mix of healing, shielding and buffing abilities.


Build Role Description Primary Stat
Arcanist Initiate New Players The forces of tides, tentacles and fate are close at hand. Rise, Arcanist, and take the power that is rightfully yours. Magicka
Desolation Scholar DamageON-icon-role-Damage.png Combine turbulent elemental forces and the dread strength of Apocrypha to devastate your foes with overwhelming power. Magicka
Claymore of the Deeps DamageON-icon-role-Damage.png Take up a dire blade and your Apocryphal tome to assault foes from close and mid-range. Stamina
Rune Knight TankON-icon-role-Tank.png Runes are your armor and the grace of Mora your shield. Sustain yourself against even the strongest assault through your connection to Apocrypha. Health
Occult Hierophant HealerON-icon-role-Healer.png Your runes spark with the swell of the Abyssal tides, restoring your comrades through force of intellect alone. Magicka

Compatible Builds[edit]


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