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A nu mou Alchemist in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.

Alchemist (錬金術士, Renkinjutsushi?), abbreviated as ALC (, Ren?), is a recurring job in the Final Fantasy series. While they may have other abilities, Alchemists focus primarily on the use of items, or combining them to create unique effects.

Appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIV[]

The Alchemist (ALC) is a crafting-focused Disciple of the Hand. It uses Synthesis to produce a variety of potions and alchemical ingredients used in other recipes, and can also create magic wands and grimoires for magic-oriented disciplines.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]

Alchemist is a job for the nu mou. Alchemists focus on the offense, working to alter the composition of the opponent (Ex: Toad and Poison) or the environment (Ex. Meteor and Flare). Combining the alchemist abilities with White Mage abilities makes for a versatile unit.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

Alchemist is a job usable by the nu mou. Alchemists feature astounding stat growth in both Magick and Resistance (which is highest of nu mou's job) without the loss of too much HP.

The Alchemy moveset is mainly supportive, as only Protometeor, which deals non-elemental damage in a five-tile area, serves as a reliable source of damage. Flare is also a reliable spell, but requires two turns to cast (without Halve MP or the MP Efficiency/MP Channeling clan privileges).

Final Fantasy Tactics S[]

Alchemists appeared as a Nu Mou job.

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Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[]

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The Alchemist job allows the character to create items, combine items, and deal more damage with attack items in battle.

Final Fantasy Explorers[]

Alchemist is a job unlocked in the 3★ Quest, "Aptitude Exam: Geomancer, Alchemist". The Alchemist can equip tomes and firearms initially, and staves, artillery and dual firearms after mastery. The Alchemist is an effective booster/healer and is capable of dealing damage.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

The Alchemist job appears as Water-elemental Backup cards, depicted by a Nu mou from Final Fantasy Tactics A2 and a Lalafell from Final Fantasy XIV.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Knights of the Crystals[]

The Alchemist appears on a bronze card.

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Etymology[]

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.

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