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What does Arcane magic?

Kulvar.1239Kulvar.1239 Member ✭✭✭

Elementalists can use Fire, Air, Water, and Earth and they're easy to figure out.
But what does Arcane magic? Is it raw energy?
Is it a link with Mesmer magic as both share similar colour?

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  • Yannir.4132Yannir.4132 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kulvar.1239 said:
    Elementalists can use Fire, Air, Water, and Earth and they're easy to figure out.
    But what does Arcane magic? Is it raw energy?
    Is it a link with Mesmer magic as both share similar colour?

    Arcane is generally described as the essence of magic. It's the bones, ligaments and nerves of what is magic, when the elements are the muscles doing the work.
    When you throw a fireball, you only really see the fire in it. But Arcane is what makes it a fireBALL instead of just fire. Arcane is the control system of elemental magic that makes the raw, primal elements bend to the elementalists will. Without Arcane, there is no magic.

  • Sir Vincent III.1286Sir Vincent III.1286 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kulvar.1239 said:
    Elementalists can use Fire, Air, Water, and Earth and they're easy to figure out.
    But what does Arcane magic? Is it raw energy?
    Is it a link with Mesmer magic as both share similar colour?

    Fire, Air, Water, and Earth comes from nature while Arcane comes from the Elementalist mind, basically mental magic. I suspect that the color is similar to Mesmer's magic because they share the same source, the mind.

    In GW1, Lyssa is the patron goddess who bestowed Energy Storage technique to the Elementalist who is also the patron goddess of the Mesmer. GW1's Energy Storage technique was renamed to be Arcane magic in GW2, for instance both Arcane and Energy Storage has the ability of Elemental Attunement.

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  • This made me recall there are several "Arcanist" npcs and a floating wizard tower but no such class or spec yet. Hope we see it soon!

  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 21, 2019

    The Arcanist NPCs you're thinking about are Priory scholars. Arcanist is a specific rank in the Durmand Priory, similar to Magister and Explorer. Arcanist being the "combat explorer" rank who get sent as bodyguards for the more bookwormy Explorers (or sent alone / with only other archivists) for the more dangerous expeditions.

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  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Still, an Arcanist spec that gives more lore to the name would be great

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  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 22, 2019

    @Yannir.4132 said:
    Without Arcane, there is no magic.

    Sure there is. Just not very precise magic. I mean you could technically toss an oily rat at the enemy and set it on fire midair for a sort of basic fireball that doesnt require arcane magic to keep the fire together. Any elementalist thats McGuyvered magic before should know this.

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  • Yannir.4132Yannir.4132 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Dawdler.8521 said:

    @Yannir.4132 said:
    Without Arcane, there is no magic.

    Sure there is. Just not very precise magic. I mean you could technically toss an oily rat at the enemy and set it on fire midair for a sort of basic fireball that doesnt require arcane magic to keep the fire together. Any elementalist thats McGuyvered magic before should know this.

    Not sure if you meant to say oily rag but that visual is hilarious in a sort of mean way. "Burning Rats" sounds like a level 5 D&D spell.

  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Yannir.4132 said:

    @Dawdler.8521 said:

    @Yannir.4132 said:
    Without Arcane, there is no magic.

    Sure there is. Just not very precise magic. I mean you could technically toss an oily rat at the enemy and set it on fire midair for a sort of basic fireball that doesnt require arcane magic to keep the fire together. Any elementalist thats McGuyvered magic before should know this.

    Not sure if you meant to say oily rag but that visual is hilarious in a sort of mean way. "Burning Rats" sounds like a level 5 D&D spell.

    Rags have poor aerodynamics and larger things such as bookahs or dolyaks require a catapult system. For handheld capabilities you're quite limited, so I picked a reasonable replacement to a fireball in terms of size, weight, shape and flammability with some incendiary assistance.

    Dont look a gift Asura in the mouth.
    No seriously, dont. Shark teeth.

  • Tyson.5160Tyson.5160 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Dawdler.8521 said:

    @Yannir.4132 said:

    @Dawdler.8521 said:

    @Yannir.4132 said:
    Without Arcane, there is no magic.

    Sure there is. Just not very precise magic. I mean you could technically toss an oily rat at the enemy and set it on fire midair for a sort of basic fireball that doesnt require arcane magic to keep the fire together. Any elementalist thats McGuyvered magic before should know this.

    Not sure if you meant to say oily rag but that visual is hilarious in a sort of mean way. "Burning Rats" sounds like a level 5 D&D spell.

    Rags have poor aerodynamics and larger things such as bookahs or dolyaks require a catapult system. For handheld capabilities you're quite limited, so I picked a reasonable replacement to a fireball in terms of size, weight, shape and flammability with some incendiary assistance.

    Spoken like a true asura. 😀