Lost Ark’s big July update has arrived, bringing with it, among other things, the new Arcanist advanced mage class, who gets things done by tossing magic cards about the place.
Alongside the Arcanist, July’s update (officially titled Spells in Spades) introduces a new ultra-tough Inferno difficulty version of the Valtan Legion raid – which requires item level 1445 to participate in – plus tougher Challenge Abyssal Dungeons. This twist on standard Abyssal Dungeons is a weekly activity that, like the updated Valtan Legion raid, will feature its own increased rewards for players able to overcome its challenges.
It’s undoubtedly the Arcanist that’s taking centre-stage though, and she joins the Bard and Sorceress as Lost Ark’s third available Mage Advanced Class. Using special cards imbued with Magick, she’s able to deploy them in multiple ways, summoning powerful attacks from within the cards or simply using them in massive numbers to slice up foes.