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To properly define the intricate and miraculous work of an alchemist would take days of lengthy explanation--an explanation that you would most likely fail to understand. The simple appellation of "potion brewer" given to us by the masses is, however, largely accurate. Restorative salves, ability-enhancing elixirs, deadly toxins and poisons--these are all substances that can be created through our versatile and practical profession. With the proper knowledge and process, even the most worthless-seeming materials can be combined to produce wondrous compounds. The applications of alchemy are nearly limitless!

The Alchemist (錬金術師, Renkinjutsu Shi?) is a Disciple of the Hand in Final Fantasy XIV. Their guild is based in Ul'dah, on the Hustings Strip of the Steps of Thal.

OverviewEdit

Masters of Science and Nature, the devilish and the divine, alchemists ensure their livelihood through the transmogrification of mundane materials into wondrous waters─from curative concoctions to potent potables.
The Ul'dahn school only recently came to be recognized in scientific circles as a valid branch of alchemical orthodoxy. It is based on fundamental principles originating in the Near East tradition, but draws heavily upon esoteric elements of both Lalafellin herbalism and Miqo'te occultism as well.
—Lodestone

Masters of Science and Nature, the devilish and the divine, alchemists ensure their livelihood through the transmogrification of mundane materials into wondrous wares—from curative concoctions to potent potables. Upon conducting their symphonies of commixing and combining, distilling and decocting, the impossible waxes possible, and miracles are born.

The Eorzean school only recently came to be recognized in scientific circles as a valid branch of alchemical orthodoxy. It is based on fundamental principles originating in the Near East tradition, but draws heavily upon esoteric elements of both Lalafellin herbalism and Miqo'te occultism as well.

One of the main purposes of Alchemists is that they can craft various medicines that can be used in battle, such as Potions, Ethers and Antidotes. They are also able to craft one-handed wands for Conjurers, treated daggers for Rogues, and Grimoires for Arcanists. Alchemists are also capable of affixing Materia onto these weapons.

Alchemists are also capable of producing various dyes that can be used to change the color of one's clothing, and they can also produce many different kinds of glues, oils, solutions and growth formula which may then be used by other disciples of the hand. They can also prepare and grow various plants to decorate homes.

GameplayEdit

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EquipmentEdit

Alchemists wield an alembic in the main hand, and a mortar in the off-hand.

AbilitiesEdit

Class ActionsEdit

Action Level GP Cost Affinity
Basic Synthesis
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1 ALC
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 90%
Basic Touch
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5 18 ALC
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 70%
Master's Mend
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7 92 ALC
Restores item durability by 30.
Steady Hand
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9 22 ALC
Improves action success rate by 20% for the next five steps.
Inner Quiet
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11 18 ALC
Grants a bonus to control with every increase in quality.
Bonus stacks up to 11 times.
Observe
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13 7 ALC
Do nothing for one step.
Tricks of the Trade
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15 Disciple of the Hand
Restores 20 CP. Can only be used when material condition is Good or Excellent.
Standard Touch
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18 32 ALC
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 125%
Success Rate: 80%
Great Strides
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21 32 ALC
Doubles efficiency of next Touch action. Effect active for three steps.
Master's Mend II
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25 160 ALC
Restores item durability by 60.
Standard Synthesis
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31 15 ALC
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 90%
Brand of Water
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37 6 Disciple of the Hand
Increases progress. Progress doubles when recipe affinity is water.
Efficiency: 100% (200%)
Success Rate: 90%
Advanced Touch
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43 48 ALC
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 90%
Collectable Synthesis
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50 ALC
Use existing recipes to create collectables without increasing step count.
Comfort Zone
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50 66 Disciple of the Hand
Restores 8 CP after each step for the next ten steps.
Byregot's Brow
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51 18 ALC
Increases quality. Inner Quiet effect ends upon use.
Efficiency: 150% plus 10% for each bonus to control granted by Inner Quiet
Success Rate: 70% (Specialist 100%)
Precise Touch
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53 18 ALC
Increases quality.
Additional Effect: Increases Inner Quiet stack by one (up to 11)
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 70%

Available only when material condition is Good or Excellent.
Name of Water
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54 15 Disciple of the Hand
For the next five steps, Brand of Water efficiency is increased. Increase determined by current progress.

Only one Name of the Element action can be used per synthesis.
Hasty Touch II
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61 ALC
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 60%
Careful Synthesis III
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62 7 ALC
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 100%
Rapid Synthesis II
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63 12 ALC
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 300%
Success Rate: 60%
Patient Touch
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64 6 ALC
Increases quality.
Additional Effect: Increases Inner Quiet stack by one (up to 11) when successful, halves stack upon failure
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 50%
Manipulation II
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65Complete the quest "Do Goldsmiths Dream of Gilded Sheep" 96 ALC
Restores 5 points of durability after each step for the next eight steps. Each step overwrites all other durability-restoring actions.
Prudent Touch
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66 21 ALC
Increases quality at half the durability cost.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 70%

Unavailable when Waste Not or Waste Not II are active.
Focused Synthesis
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67 5 ALC
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 200%
Success Rate: 50%
Combo Action: Observe
Combo Bonus: Increases success rate to 100%
Focused Touch
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68 18 ALC
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 50%
Combo Action: Observe
Combo Bonus: Increases success rate to 100%
Initial Preparations
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69 50 ALC
May reduce CP consumption while status is active. When a specialist, cancelling the status grants the use of a single Specialty action.
Available only on the first step.


Specialist ActionsEdit

Specialist System is an advancement system for Crafting classes introduced in Heavensward (3.0). By completing a special quest, players can receive a specialized soul for each of the Disciples of the Hand. Equipping this soul will give access to unique actions that allow for more efficient and higher-quality synthesis for that class.

Action Level GP Cost Description
Satisfaction
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55 Uses one Whistle to restore 15 CP.
Success Rate: 100%

Available only when the Whistle stack size is a multiple of three.
Whistle While You Work
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55 36 Grants a Whistle stack of 11. One Whistle used for each step that material condition is Good or Excellent. Increases the effectiveness of certain crafting actions when the stack size is a multiple of three. Finishing Touches is used when stack size reaches 0 and effect wears off.
Finishing Touches Efficiency: 200%
Finishing Touches Success Rate: 50%
Innovative Touch
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56 8 Increases quality.
Additional Effect: Innovation
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 40%
Nymeia's Wheel
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57 18 Restores item durability. Amount determined by current Whistle stack. Whistle effect ends upon use.
Success Rate: 100%
Byregot's Miracle
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58 10 Increases quality. Inner Quiet stack is halved upon use.
Efficiency: 100% plus 15% for each bonus to control granted by Inner Quiet
Success Rate: 70%
Trained Hand
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59 16 Significantly increases both progress and quality.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 100%

Available only when Inner Quiet and Whistle stack sizes are identical.
Heart of the Alchemist
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60 45 For the next seven steps, increases chances of material condition becoming Good.
A alchemy delineation is used upon execution.
Specialty: Reinforce
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69 Restores item durability by 25. Can only be used when Initial Preparations is active.
Specialty: Refurbish
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69 Restores 65 CP. Can only be used when Initial Preparations is active.
Specialty: Reflect
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69 Increases Inner Quiet stack by three (up to 11). Can only be used when Initial Preparations is active.


TraitsEdit

Action Level Description
Quality Assurance
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63Complete the quest "The Forbidden Blade" Slightly increases chances of material condition becoming good.
Stroke of Genius
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70Complete the quest "A Love Beyond Lifetimes" May increase maximum CP on the second step of synthesis. Increase guaranteed when a specialist.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG

Alchemist XIV TCG

Alchemist appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as an Aqua-elemental card.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

An alchemist is a person who practices alchemy, the tradition of creating the legendary philosopher's stone, with which one can supposedly create gold or silver from lead, or produce an elixir of life that bestows immortality.

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