|Changes At:||Al De Baran|
|Number of Skills:||15|
|Total Skill Points:||82|
|Total Quest Skills:||1|
The Alchemist is a class which optimizes Potion Creation and Homunculus, as well as various other potion-related skills. They are a class which work for the benefit of their friends and strike terror into the hearts of their foes (armor).
See Alchemist Job Change Guide for detailed information.
Changing into an Alchemist from a Merchant requires the player to complete a number of tasks:
- Item Collection
- Written Test
- Transformation Experiment
After completing these tests, the player will be transformed into an Alchemist.
- STR: 70-80
- AGI: 91-98
- VIT: 1-30
- INT: 1
- DEX: 45
- LUK: 30-40 (stacking crit gear for fast kills)
The primary focus of this build is to take advantage of the Axe Mastery passive ability, and output as much dps as possible as fast as possible. Stacking Crit gear with this build will help boost damage tremendously. Stacking autocast gear (which is very expensive) will push this build into the next level and make soloing a cakewalk. The only downside to this build is the poor flee rate that merchant classes get. It is recommended to use a Whisper and Alicel card to help add more flee rate.
Tank/Aid Potion healer support build:
- STR: 40
- AGI: 70+
- VIT: 97
- INT: 1-20
- DEX: 45
- LUK: 1
Pure homunculus killer/AFKemist build
- STR: 1
- AGI: 90+
- VIT: 97
- INT: 1
- DEX: 25-30 (just to level up till you have your homunc
- LUK: 1
=== Bomb/acid terror build === (this is for rich players with alot of money to blow that want to lvl fast)
- STR: 85-90
- AGI: 1+
- VIT: 1+ (for bomb builds youll want to have high VIT to tank mobs while they burn)
- INT: 1
- DEX: 45
- LUK: 30+
- *STR: 1
- *AGI: 1
- *VIT: 1
- *INT: 45
- *DEX: 85 or 99
- *LUK: 85 or 99
This has one of the highest success rates for potion creation but requires a lot of leeching or a lot of AFKing with a Homunculus. LUK may be preferable to DEX as most Gypsies and Minstrels have high DEX but do not have any LUK. Thus, when Marionette Control is used with this build, the Alchemist will receive a significant boost in DEX from the Gypsy or Minstrel, and the Alchemist's own LUK will further increase success rates for brewing.
The weapon used is primarily based upon one's build. For example, an Alechemist prioritizing AGI and ASPD should generally use Sabers. Those preferring to maximize damage are better suited with Axes. The following is a listing of the most common weapons and why they are beneficial:
The Saber, a type of One-Handed Sword, is one of the most common weapons amongst battle Alchemists primarily due to the relatively low ASPD delay as well as the benefit of 3 slots while maintaining high ATK. The biggest drawback to this weapon is that the player will be unable to benefit from having a Blacksmith partner, which is relatively rare.
- Various Axes
Because of the skill Axe Mastery, it is evident that one will be able to bring out optimal damage from an Axe. However, Axes have a large ASPD delay, which means they whack slow but hard. On the postive side, players using Axes can not only benefit from Axe Mastery but also a Blacksmith partner. Similarily, Two-Handed Axes have the largest ATK of weapons forgable by Blacksmiths, making them the best choice for elemental weapons. However, the limitations of Card Slots and/or ASPD means players should really study these weapons before making a full investment.
- Spell Weapons
- Axe that allows the use of Level 3 Heal.
• Lv Req. 44 • Atk 180 • Holy Property
• Demon Bonus Dmg 3%
- Sword that allows the use of level 3 Fire Bolt
• Lv Req. 40 • Atk 100 • Fire Property
• Chance of using Lv 3 Fire Bolt automatically while attacking without the use of SP.
- Sword that allows the use of level 3 Cold Bolt • Lv Req. 40 • Atk 100 • Water Property
• Chance of using Lv 3 Cold Bolt automatically while attacking without the use of SP
• 5% Chance of freezing opponent while Attacking. • 1% Chance of getting frozen while attacking.
- Axe that allows the use of level 1 Tomahawk Throwing • Lv Req. 44 • Atk 165 • Wind Property
The first three of the above weapons are beneficial for INT built Alchemists and Brewers.
Remember to avoid basing builds on any particular armor, specifically one that occupies the headgear or body slots. This allows for more versatile characters that can easily change these armors for an array of benefits.
This is particularly a good armor for those who have Priests because they can share the gear between characters while maintaining decent DEF. However, to optimize Alchemist DEF, Chain Mails are much better.
• Lv Req. 01 • Weight 060 • Defense +6 • Mdef +5
A readily available piece of armor which offers some of the best DEF. Players who plan on having their Alchemist as their main character should have one or two of these sufficiently upgraded and carded.
• Lv Req. 01 • Weight 330 • Defense +8
The best, most expensive, and hardest to find armor for Alchemist. It has the same DEF as the Chain Mail, and it weights considerably less. The only drawback of this wonderful armor is the level requirement.
• Lv Req. 70 • Weight 250 • Defense +8 • Mdef +5 • Int +1
A Muffler is probably a player's first choice of a carded armor for the shoulders if and only if the player lacks the funds and has other characters. Mufflers can be worn by most classes. For optimizing DEF however, one should use a Manteau. 2 of the most wanted cards for Manteaus and Mufflers are and .
The Pauldron is recommended only when you have lots of money. Since you only get a slight boost on the DEF, you don't really need to get it. Specially since the Required level for it is 80. But if you have the money, the level and want the extra Def, Go for it!
A pair of Shoes are a cheaper effective foot gear for most players and most classes can wear shoes. However, to optimize DEF one should use Boots. There are several types of cards for shoes.
Main article: Homunculus System
The Homunculus is a pet that kills, supports, and does stuff for its master. An Embryo, from which a Homunculus will be born, can be created via Prepare Potion with the following materials from the Al De Baran Alchemist guild:
Once an Embryo has been created (or purchased from another player), use the skill Call Homunculus to receive 1 of 4 types of Homunculus. The Homunculus received is random, and each type has two sprite variations. Much like pets, Homunculi need to be fed or they will run away.
Below are listed the skills that are unique to the Alchemist class. For more information about Merchant skills, click here.
|Throw an Bleeding with a chance.to deal up to 300% armour-ignoring, always-hitting damage to a single target. Also, destroy their armour and/or cause||5||Active|
|Throw a HP or SP recovery., , , or potion at a friendly target or yourself for up to 150% effectivness of it's||5||Supportive|
|Use aon yourself or an ally to protect their weapon from being stolen or destroyed.||5||Supportive|
|Passively increase damage you deal with axes and swords.||10||Passive|
|Use aon yourself or an ally to protect their headgear from being stolen or destroyed.||5||Supportive|
|Throw aat the ground to create a 3*3 cell fire damaging enemies that step into it and breaking their weapons with a chance.||5||Active|
|Increases your chance to successfully make a potion. Also, increases effectiveness of potions you drink.||10||Passive|
|Create potions from herbs and various other ingredients.||10||Supportive|
|Create up to 5 friendly plant-type monsters with a.||5||Supportive|
|Use ato create a marine sphere that will explode on taking damage.||5||Supportive|
|Use aon yourself or an ally to protect their shield from being stolen or destroyed.||5||Supportive|
|Use aon yourself or an ally to protect their armour from being stolen or destroyed.||5||Supportive|
|Skill||Description||Levels||Type|| Job Level
|Allows the learning of Homunculus Skills||1||Passive||N/A||Bioethics Quest|
The Alchemist Skill Quests give Alchemists access to the Homunculus skill tree by granting the Bioethics skill. In addition, it allows them to obtain a new Creation Guide to create Elemental Resistance Potions using their Prepare Potion skill.
|Summon an existing Homunculus that was stored by using the Vaporize skill.||1||Supportive|
|Revive a Homunculus that has been defeated in battle.||5||Supportive|
|Stores the caster's Homunculus.||1||Supportive|
For more info, see the Alchemist Spirit page.
|Allows the caster to throw Berserk potions to friendly targets.||1||Supportive|
|Attempt to create 200 white potions||1||Active|
|Attempt to create 200 condensed white potions||1||Active|
|Attempt to create 100 Alcohol, 50 Acid Bottles and 50 Bottle Grenades||1||Active|
These skills were part of the original homunculus skill tree.
The Levels in which you receive a certain bonus
|Weapon||Base ASPD||Base Delay|
|Classes of Ragnarok Online|
|Novice Class||Novice · High Novice · Super Novice|
| First Class /
High First Class
|Swordsman · Thief · Archer · Magician · Merchant · Acolyte|
|Second Class||Knight · Crusader · Assassin · Rogue · Hunter · Bard · Dancer · Wizard · Sage · Blacksmith · Alchemist · Priest · Monk|
|Transcendent Second Class||Lord Knight · Paladin · Assassin Cross · Stalker · Sniper · Minstrel · Gypsy · High Wizard · Scholar · Mastersmith · Biochemist · High Priest · Champion|
|Third Class||Rune Knight · Royal Guard · Guillotine Cross · Shadow Chaser · Ranger · Maestro · Wanderer · Warlock · Sorcerer · Mechanic · Geneticist · Arch Bishop · Sura|
|Expanded Class||TaeKwon Kid · Ninja · Gunslinger|
|Expanded Second Class||TaeKwon Master · Soul Linker · Kagerou · Oboro|
|NPC Enhancement||Refinement System · Socket Enchant · Hidden Enchant · Mora Enchants · Malangdo Enchants|
|Blacksmith/Mastersmith/Mechanic-Related||Forging (Oridecon Research · Smith Axe · Smith Dagger · Smith Knucklebrace · Smith Mace · Smith Spear · Smith Sword · Smith Two-handed Sword · Weaponry Research) · Refining (Enchantedstone Craft · Iron Tempering · Steel Tempering) · Weapon Materials · Upgrade Weapon|
|Alchemist/Biochemist/Geneticist-Related||Bomb Creation · Cooking (Mixed Cooking) · Change Material · Potions (Potion Creation · Fame System) · Special Pharmacy|