Most of you have an Arch-Mage and are pretty familiar but in case you don’t!
Arcane Blast hits all the bad guys at once every five rounds, taking our whole rounds in events and battles. In arena, even in A league you can one shot a whole enemy arena team with it making arena fights a race for which archmage pops their Blast off first.
Arcane Power is the other arch-mage skill. I haven’t really played with this skill much before now. When paired with maxed out S crit chance it would give you a massively high likely of critting each shot. Where in the current game is that actually useful? I would love to hear! With Arcane Blast one shotting whole rounds/teams it’s hard to see where one might need crits right now. Maybe if things changed and defense became higher in Arena? If there were single enemy boss fights this skill could be amazing there!
Ok so I was excited to see what Arcane Barrage actually is and it surprised me. It hits three random targets and but hits harder than Arcane Blast (10% plus 262 harder). Not as helpful in battles and events where Arcane Blast can easily take out 6 bad guys, but potentially useful for Arena. Especially if you are up against someone who you can’t one shot with a Blast. Since most of the time Arch-mages are one shotting all enemies, this looks less useful than Arch-mage now. If defense was boosted this skill and therefore the arcane mage could end up coming out on top. Update: One additional advantage of this skill is that one might be able to stack matching speed rings (losing your magic attack bonus) and still one shot multiple enemies). Only way to know would be to make a very advanced Arcanist!!!
Last Arcane Twister
Freezing enemies sounded great but in actually it wasn’t all that and a bag of chips. It hits a line of enemies (think warlock curse) not a row. So it hits one to two enemies when it goes off. And it sorta hits as hard as the barrage. It is great that it adds freeze. If arena battles lasted longer than 5 seconds who knows maybe it would be worth it. For now I would rather use barrage if I did have an arcanist.
I think I might stick with my Arch-mages for now but Arcanist could be up and coming if defense gets upped in Arena. I am developing an Arcanist more out of curiosity of its ability to stack speed and not lose attack power with barrage.
If anyone has had an arcanist and has more experience info to share I look forward to your replies!