Apothecaries who can mix powerful brews, and gain twice the benefit when drinking potions and ethers.
The Chemist(薬師, Kusuri-shi?, lit. Doctor) is a job in Final Fantasy V obtained after the Earth Crystal shatters. It is among the best self-buffing jobs, but suffers due to poor weapon equipment choices, making them not suited for physical combat. The Chemist's main focus is their Mix command, which allows them to use up two items for a wide variety of attacks, ranging from offensive and defensive up to and including unique abilities that can only be done via Mix. Given the proper tools, the Chemist can become the party's sole support character.
Mastering Chemist on the whole party in the mobile and Steam versions earns the player the achievement "Trial and Error".
Chemists wear yellow robes, yellow hats with a green star on them, and green scarves. The inspiration for the clothes may be based upon the roots in the Middle Eastern area's history. The clothing seems to be inspired in the traditional Arabic clothes, due to the great development of sciences such as alchemy in Medieval Islam, the hats being reminiscent of turbans. The star emblem on the Chemists' hats can refer to the numerous alchemical star symbols, some of which portray the chemical elements. Lenna's outfit in all versions, as well as Krile's in the mobile/Steam version, have orange robes instead.
Upon mastery, Freelancers and Mimes gain the Chemist's base Strength, Agility and Stamina unless they already have a higher base from another mastered job. They also gain Pharmacology as an innate ability.
[view·edit·purge]A chemist is a scientist trained in the study of chemistry. Chemists study the composition of matter and its properties. The Japanese term kusuri-shi is literally "drug practitioner/technician," close to the common British English use of "chemist" to mean a compounding pharmacist.