Region Netheril, north Faerûn[1]
Used by Wizards[1]
Game Edition 2nd

Arcanists or mages were individuals who wielded arcane magic either through training as artificers, swordmages, wizards, through innate ability such as bards or sorcerers, or through the pacts with powerful beings as in the case of warlocks.[1]


The title originated with the Empire of Netheril where it was synonymous with the more modern word "wizard."[1]


More commonly, it referred to any wielder of the arcane.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril), p. 118. TSR, Inc.ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.