Mage that uses the secrets of alchemy.
—In-game description

TA Alchemist (錬金術士, Renkinjutsushi?) is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. Unlike the Chemist job of other games who normally mix items, Alchemists focus more on the offense, working to alter the composition of the opponent (Ex: Toad and Poison) or of the environment (Ex. Meteor and Flare). Only nu mou can become Alchemists. Combining the alchemist abilities with White Mage abilities makes for a versatile unit.

Alchemists always have access to the Item command, although it can never be actually equipped as a secondary A-Ability. Instead, the player can choose another action ability to be the secondary A-Ability and still use items in battle.



Move Rate Jump Rate Evade Rate
3 3 35
Weapon Head Body Equip Shields?
Maces Hats Clothing No



Alchemists have high MP, Magic Power and Resistance growths, below-average speed, and abysmal HP, Attack and Defense. The Alchemist's stat growth can be seen as a balance between the Sage and the Time Mage.

HP MP Attack Defense Magic Power Magic Resistance Speed
6.1 D+ 8.4 S- 5.9 E 6.5 D 9.2 A- 9.6 A 0.9 D-


Alchemy TechEdit

Alchemist command. Change the form of matter.

Ability Equipment Effect AP MP Power Range
Astra Sage Crosier Confers one-time status affliction protection. 200 8 4
Death Life Crosier Cuts the very threads of life. Instant KO.
Element: Dark
300 36 3
Meteor Scorpion Tail Drops giant meteors from space. Deals damage. 300 40 50 3
Rasp Energy Mace Deals damage to MP. 100 24 60 3
Flare Lotus Mace Sudden temperature spike. Deals damage. 300 36 65 3
Poison Druid Mace Spews out poison gas, poisoning target.
Element: Dark
100 10 4
Toad Mandragora Turns target into a frog. 200 36 3


Ability Equipment Effect AP
Magic Pow+ Morning Star Increase damage of magic attacks. 300
Maintenance Adaman Vest Ensures equipped items are not stolen or destroyed. 300


Ability Equipment Effect AP
Gold Combo Mythril Mace Ranged combo ability for alchemists. 100

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit


Alchemist TCG

Alchemist appears on a card.


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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.