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Alchemy is a recurring moveset in the Final Fantasy series. It is associated with the Alchemist job of the Ivalice Alliance nu mou.


Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]

Alchemy Skill is the skillset associated with the Alchemist job. Its abilities are mostly related to status ailments, though there are also some heavy damage-dealing abilities available. Alchemy Skill abilities are learned through maces.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

Alchemy returns as the moveset of the Alchemist job with some minor changes. Alchemy abilities are still learned through maces.


The word "alchemist" comes from "alchemy". The latter comes from Old French alquemie, alkimie, used in Medieval Latin as alchymia. This name was itself brought from the Arabic word al-kīmiyā (الكيمياء or الخيمياء) composed of two parts: the Late Greek term khēmeía (χημεία) and the Arabic definite article al- (الـ), meaning "the". The Arabic word al-kīmiya borrows from the Coptic word for "Egypt", kēme.

Alchemy is an influential philosophical tradition whose practitioners have, from antiquity, claimed it to be the precursor to profound powers. Its defining objectives vary but historically have included the creation of the fabled philosopher's stone, transmuting base metals into the noble metals, and developing an elixir of life to confer youth and longevity.

Though alchemy played a significant role in the development of early modern science, it differs from modern science in its inclusion of Hermetic principles and practices related to mythology, magic, religion, and spirituality.