Optimizes black magic capability while lowering white magic proficiency. Grants a bonus to enfeebling, elemental, and dark magic. Also grants access to Stratagems.
Obtained: Scholar Level 10
Recast Time: 1:00 (-00:02 by each Merit Points upgrade)
Grants a Scholar access to abilities that enhance Black Magic.
Raises the skill cap for Elemental Magic, Enfeebling Magic and Dark Magic from a D rating to a B+ rating.
Scholar's Gown will add an additional 15 skill levels, effectively raising cap to an A- while under the effects of Dark Arts.
Note: It would seem that if individual magic skills are not capped at D while not under the effects of Dark Arts, then character will not receive full B+ rating.
(Example: Level 80
Scholar: if Elemental Magic skill =220, then will be 271 when in Dark Arts.) This is exactly 10 points below Level 80 cap (230)and 10 below cap with Arts active (281).
If your main job skill is 0-200 at level 75, it is raised to 246 (or current level cap for B+ for jobs lower than 75)
If your main job skill is 210-250 at level 75, it is raised to 256 (or current level cap for B+ for jobs lower than 75)
If your main job skill is 256-276 at level 75 it has no effect.
Note: This will also increase sub job skills to the main job's level at a B+ rating.
Note: You will still receive Skill ups to any uncapped skill prior to the usage of Dark Arts.
Any gear or merits that increase the players skill level will be applied after Dark Arts has taken effect.
Reduces MP costs for Black Magic spells by 10%, and increases MP costs for White Magic spells by 20%.
Decreases casting time for Black Magic by 10%, and increases casting time for White Magic by 20%.
Reduces recast time for Black Magic by 10%, and increases recast time for White Magic by 20%.
Scholar's Loafers and Argute Mortarboard reduce Black Magic casting and recasting times by an additional 5% each. The two pieces' effects do stack if worn at the same time. The casting and recasting time penalties for White Magic are not affected by the equipment.
Note: The change in spell cost and recast times will be reflected in the spell menu.
This effect will wear off with any zone change.
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