This pdf introduces a new wizard tradition: The Arcanist. Inspired by the 2nd edition class of the same name.
Arcanists are a wizard type specializing in the occult, and forbidden knowledge. In some ways, they are similar to both necromancers and conjurers, as their knowledge draws heavily on those two schools. They are scholars of the macabre and the occult.
This also includes a printer-friendly version.
This is the fourth of several dark fantasy/Gothic horror archetypes that I've been working on for use with the upcoming Curse of Strahd/Misty Fortunes and Absent Hearts storyline, but suitable for any campaign. More will be posted soon.
I welcome input and criticism. All thoughts are appreciated.
Update 3/3/16: I've updated this to add several new features. I've modified the 2nd level ability to introduce a new "occult ritual." This ritual lets you have an arcane servant (similar to a familiar) in the form of one of the following: crawling claw, homunculus, imp, or quasit.
I've also added a new equipment pack and a new equipment item, as well as a new spell, "Conjure Lesser Undead."