Your focus on magic gives you a glimpse of total clarity, allowing you to cast your next spell without cost. Also permanently increases the effectiveness of your mana shield, and reduces the cast time lost from damage.
|Available at||Level 1|
|Prerequisites||Harvest Mana Lv. 1|
Arcane Focus is a spell with two different effects:
- When Arcane Focus is used, the next spell that you cast will consume no mana. This effect lasts 15 seconds until it expires, or when a spell is cast. This does not apply to skills that do not use mana. It is often combined with AoE spells, or spells from the Arcane skill branch which take up a lot of mana.
- Upon learning this spell, you permanently reduce the amount of cast time lost from taking damage, and increase effectiveness with your mana shield.
It is unlocked by Mage in the Arcane skill tree, being a necessary prerequisite for Bind Elemental and Arcane Might, while requiring at least one point in Harvest Mana to unlock. It is similar to the Priest skill Divine Clarity, but unlike Arcane Focus, it makes a skill cast instantly.
- Due to it's high cooldown, Arcane Focus is often used at the start of boss battles to cast an AoE skill such as Fire Wall or Blizzard, which consume a high amount of mana. This is because it allows you to start the fight throwing a heavy punch to your opponent for free without losing any mana, also allowing you to reuse Arcane Focus sooner once the boss fight exceeds 3 minutes.
- A second point in Arcane Focus beyond Lv. 1 is considered optional, as it only further decreases the cast time lost from taking damage by 25%. You already gain the additional 10% effectiveness for Mana Shield with a single point invested into the skill.
|Skill Level||Cast time lost from damage|
|General||Auto-Attack • Alchemy • Elixir Mastery • Cooking • Craft • Analyse • First Aid • Marker|
|Pet||Call Pet • Revive Pet • Pet: 'Attack' • Pet: 'Follow Me' • Pet: 'Stay Here'|
|Extra Abilities||Curse of Roots|
|Combat||Bite • Improved Bite • Focused Strike • Slash • Swipe • Natural Fighter • Adrenaline Rush • Thrash • Battle Cry • Overpower • Pounce|
|Defense||Toughness • Charge • Bash • Smite • Taunt • Shattering Strike • Growl • Burning Determination • Spell Reflect • Unyielding Rage • Endurance • Divine Plea • Deflect|
|Others||Battle Stance • Defensive Stance|
|Arcane||Mana Shield • Harvest Mana • Arcane Focus • Bind Elemental • Skip • Invisibility • Teleport • Bind Earth • Disrupt Magic • Arcane Might • Dispel Magic • Steal Magic|
|Fire||Fire Bolt • Embers • Ignite • Fire Wall • Infernal Heat • Fire Hail|
|Ice||Icicle • Arctic Winds • Mana Crystal • Mana Explosion • Ice Spikes • Mist of Ice • Frigid Splash • Intense Cold • Path of Frost • Blizzard • Flash Freeze • Frost Nova|
|Wind||Thunderbolt • Lightning Bolt • Overcharge • Lightning Rod • Wind Burst • Overload|
|Earth||Earth Spike • Spike Trap • Rune of Power • Heavy Rune • Rune of Wisdom • Rune of Warding|
|Others||Grace of Elements|
|Restoration||Revitalise • Revive • Serenity • Elemental Ward • Heal • Bond of Healing • Healing Springs • Song of Harmony • Surge of Light • Divine Clarity • Emerald Shield • Healing Winds • Greater Heal|
|Toxicology||Petal Rain • Poison • Poison Dust • Stir • Envenom • Nightfall • Cure Poison • Leeching Poison • Unfaltering Resolve|
|Light||Judgement • Spiritual Regeneration • Exorcise • Holy Fire • Nourish|
|Magic||Blessing of Speed • Blessing of Fortitude • Curse of Slowness • Curse of Silence • Protection of Nature • Inspiration|
|Dark||Dark Pact • Spirit Strike • Life Tap • Dark Bolt • Terrify • Torment • Evil Land • Possess • Drain Health|
|Close Combat||Rake • Rip • Enchant Poison • Camouflage • Veil of Shadows • Sprint • Shadowstep • Heal Pet • Battle Instincts • Combat Training • Touch of the Phoenix|
|Ranged Combat||Double Strafe • Bow Mastery • Focused Shot • Arrow Shower • Sniping • Sharp Shot • Disrupting Shot • Piercing Shot • Sharpen Senses • Siphoning Shot • Arrow Barrage • Eagle Eye|
|Traps||Trap Proficiency • Tar Trap • Incinerating Trap • Root Trap • Explosive Trap|