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Mix (ちょうごう, Chōgō?) is a recurring ability throughout the Final Fantasy series. It is normally associated with the Chemist class. Mix involves the fusing of two items to create a more powerful one. Usually it is used right away, but sometimes it can be stored for later use.
Mix is the Level 2 ability for the Chemists learned for 30 AP.
The Alchemist's Smelt command lets the player combine items together to create new items.
Compounding is a Medication ability learned by Salve-Makers at job level 1. It combines two items to obtain a special effect.