Arcanists are traditional magic users, channeling the dormant magical energies around them to change the world, enhancing their bodies and crippling their opponents.
All spells of the Mage, just like any other class, are cooldown based and take a certain amount of seconds to cooldown. The Mage also has a Mana bar which slowly generates after it's been depleted. When the Mage is at 100% mana, it can overcharge a spell. This will consume the entire mana bar, but the effectiveness will be greatly increased. To overcharge a spell, simply hold the shift key.