Typespellcraft lore

Arcanist is broad term for a mage, wizard, an arch-mage, magic-user, or other that primarily powers their spells by way of Arcane Energy.

True arcanists are Web Weaver, you others, wannabes. They understand the workings of the Web, how it can be tapped and manipulated for spellcraft of the highest order.

- Arminal, of the Eldritch Conclave, argument at the Magis Institute - "Hallway Debate"