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The Chemist (薬師, Yakushi?, lit. Dispenser or アイテム士, Aitemushi?, lit. Item User), also known as an Alchemist (錬金術士, Renkinjyutsushi? or 精錬術士, Seirenjyutsushi?, lit. Refining Technician) or Salve-Maker, is a job that appears in various games in the series. Chemists are often characterized as wearing yellow robes.
Their main weapons are daggers, guns, and rods. They are best known for their abilities involving various items. Usually, this involves having an exclusive access to special items, doubling the potency of recovery items, and most importantly, their unique ability Mix allows them to combine two items into one. They also can heal party members for free.
The Chemist job is a class obtained from the Earth Crystal. It specializes in recovery actions and the unique ability to mix items together to create special kinds of support and offensive moves.
The Alchemist dressphere is obtainable at the Chocobo Ranch any time during Chapter 2 and onwards. Chemist can increase the potency of recovery items and can also mix items together to create special attacks. With the Stash command, the Alchemist can use items without expending them from the party inventory.
The Alchemist is a Discipline of the Hand.
The Chemist is a job that is available from the beginning of the game. It is the only job that is able to use items initially, and all magic-based jobs stem from the Chemist. Aerith is listed has having the Chemist job, despite not being a playable character. She even wears a similar headdress of the female Chemist.
The nu mou job, Alchemist, returns.
The Final Fantasy Tactics A2 development team also originally intended to include a Transmuter job for the nu mou. Like the original Chemist, the Transmuter would have mixed varying items together for different effects. But due to the extensive amount of time required to test every ability, it was scrapped at the last moment and was never implemented in the finalized product. The Transmuter sprite can still be seen in auction houses and the Luck-Stick seller also resembles a nu mou with this job.
The Alchemist job allows the character to create items, combine items, and deal more damage with attack items in battle.
The Salve-Maker job allows the character to heal all party members with the same item, use items without consuming them, and reverse the effects of healing items.
In the Duel Colosseum, when selected, the Chemist job card will protect the player from status card effects, nullifying these and preventing them from appearing in the selection area.
The Chemist job card reappears in the new Labyrinth mode, and again protects the player from status card effects, nullifying these and preventing them from appearing in the selection area.
When Alchemists use items their effects are more potent. The unique bility Alchemy allows the use of an item like a potion without consuming it, but has a lengthy cooldown period. Alchemists are designed to be support characters, but can also act as long range fighters when equipped with a gun.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
The Alchemist appears on a bronze card and Chemist appears on a silver card.
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.A