Archetype Abilities

These abilities are the ones that are common for a group of related classes. For the magician these are shared by the enchanter, necromancer and wizard classes - the intelligence-based, pure caster classes.

There are a number of archetype abilities that are important to magicians and a few that really aren't that useful to us.

As of the September 23, 2015 patch Knowledge of Alaran Culture and Knowledge of Alaran Culture - Advanced have been removed.

Ability Summary Category
Hastened Silent Casting Reduced reuse time for Silent Casting. Defensive, Archetype
Innate Enlightenment Increases INT/WIS skill cap. Utility, Archetype
Intrinsic Efficiency 50% chance to not consume reagents on spells. Utility, Archetype
Mastery of the Past Reduces chance to fizzle spells * Utility, Archetype
Mental Clarity Increased mana regeneration. Utility, Archetype
Mental Stamina Increased mana. Utility, Archetype
Mnemonic Retention Adds additional spell slots. Utility, Archetype
Negation of Subtlety Negates Spell Casting Subtlety (increased hatred generation). Utility, Archetype
Perfected Levitation Levitation Utility, Archetype
Persistent Casting Decreased chance of spell casting being interrupted by stuns. * Defensive, Archetype
Persistent Minion Allows pet to remain suspended when camped. Pet Utility, Archetype
Pet Affinity Allows pet to receive group buffs. Pet Utility, Archetype
Quick Damage Reduces the casting time for damage spells. Offensive, Archetype
Quickened Fortify Companion Reduced cast time of Fortify Companion * Pet Defensive, Archetype
Quickened Silent Casting Reduced casting time for Silent Casting. Defensive, Archetype
Quicker Damage Reduced cast time of direct damage spells. * Offensive, Archetype
Secondary Forte Adds a second spell specialization. Utility, Archetype
Shield Block Chance of blocking an attack when using a shield. * Defensive, Archetype
Silent Casting Reduces hate when casting spells (improved Spell Casting Subtlety). Defensive, Archetype
Spell Casting Deftness Reduces cast time of beneficial spells. Utility, Archetype