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The Alchemist mixes herbs in order to generate potions with a variety of effects. A player can create healing, invisibility, elemental resistance, and mana potions; oils to coat weapons; and much more.

Alchemy is useful to all character classes. Melee fighters can use alchemy to create buff and healing potions. Spell casting classes can use alchemy to create mana potions and related buffs. Alchemy is a fun profession where players can create potions for themselves, sell them to others, or give them to party members and friends. Alchemists are well loved when they hand out potions.


First, players need to find an alchemy trainer. They can ask a guard in a big city to find a trainer if lost.

Alchemists don't need any special equipment or devices beyond the required reagents. Alchemy always requires flasks to make potions. There are four flasks: Empty, Leaded, Crystal, and Imbued. Potions can be made anywhere.


Players should ideally already be an Herbalist. It is possible to be an alchemist without being an herbalist but is not recommended.

Potions are created from herbs. Players will also need to buy various reagents from the profession merchants as well as find rare reagents from monsters, fishing, chests, or other players.