- 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.