To properly define the intricate and miraculous work of an alchemist would take days of lengthy explanation--an explanation that you would most likely fail to understand. The simple appellation of "potion brewer" given to us by the masses is, however, largely accurate. Restorative salves, ability-enhancing elixirs, deadly toxins and poisons--these are all substances that can be created through our versatile and practical profession. With the proper knowledge and process, even the most worthless-seeming materials can be combined to produce wondrous compounds. The applications of alchemy are nearly limitless!
Masters of Science and Nature, the devilish and the divine, alchemists ensure their livelihood through the transmogrification of mundane materials into wondrous waters─from curative concoctions to potent potables. The Ul'dahn school only recently came to be recognized in scientific circles as a valid branch of alchemical orthodoxy. It is based on fundamental principles originating in the Near East tradition, but draws heavily upon esoteric elements of both Lalafellin herbalism and Miqo'te occultism as well.
Masters of Science and Nature, the devilish and the divine, alchemists ensure their livelihood through the transmogrification of mundane materials into wondrous wares—from curative concoctions to potent potables. Upon conducting their symphonies of commixing and combining, distilling and decocting, the impossible waxes possible, and miracles are born.
The Eorzean school only recently came to be recognized in scientific circles as a valid branch of alchemical orthodoxy. It is based on fundamental principles originating in the Near East tradition, but draws heavily upon esoteric elements of both Lalafellin herbalism and Miqo'te occultism as well.
One of the main purposes of Alchemists is that they can craft various medicines that can be used in battle, such as Potions, Ethers and Antidotes. They are also able to craft one-handed wands for Conjurers, treated daggers for Rogues, and Grimoires for Arcanists. Alchemists are also capable of affixing Materia onto these weapons.
Alchemists are also capable of producing various dyes that can be used to change the color of one's clothing, and they can also produce many different kinds of glues, oils, solutions and growth formula which may then be used by other disciples of the hand. They can also prepare and grow various plants to decorate homes.
Alchemists use alembics as their primary tool and mortars as their secondary. Their armor is primarily made up of "Crafting" gear that they share with other disciples of the hand. Crafting gear provides bonuses to the craftsmanship, control, and CP attributes. Craftsmanship and control respectively improve their progress and quality gains when crafting. CP is the resource they use in place of MP for their abilities.
May reduce CP consumption while status is active. When a specialist, cancelling the status grants the use of a single Specialty action. Available only on the first step.
Increases quality at a greater cost to durability. Additional Effect: Increases Inner Quiet stack by one (up to 11) Efficiency: 200% Success Rate: 70% Durability Cost: 20
Rapid Synthesis III
Increases progress at a greater cost to durability. Efficiency decreases significantly when durability is below 20. Efficiency: 600% Success Rate: 60% Durability Cost: 20
Grants Reusing. Chance to become available upon reaching maximum item quality. Reusing Effect: A portion of ingredients used to synthesize item are returned to your inventory when synthesis is complete.
Increases both progress and quality. Efficiency: 100% Success Rate: 100%
Specialist System is an advancement system for Crafting classes introduced in Heavensward (3.0). By completing a special quest, players can receive a specialized soul for each of the Disciples of the Hand. Equipping this soul will give access to unique actions that allow for more efficient and higher-quality synthesis for that class.
Uses one Whistle to restore 15 CP. Success Rate: 100%
Available only when the Whistle stack size is a multiple of three.
Whistle While You Work
Grants a Whistle stack of 11. One Whistle used for each step that material condition is Good or Excellent. Increases the effectiveness of certain crafting actions when the stack size is a multiple of three. Finishing Touches is used when stack size reaches 0 and effect wears off. Finishing Touches Efficiency: 200% Finishing Touches Success Rate: 50%