Apothecaries who can mix powerful brews, and gain twice the benefit when drinking potions and ethers.
The Chemist is a job in Final Fantasy V obtained after the Earth Crystal shatters. It is among the best self-buffing jobs, but suffers due to poor weapon equipment choices, making them not suited for physical combat. The Chemist's main focus is their Mix command, which allows them to use up two items for a wide variety of attacks, ranging from offensive and defensive up to and including unique abilities that can only be done via Mix. Given the proper tools, the Chemist can become the party's sole support character.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Chemists wear yellow robes, yellow hats with a green star on them, and green scarves. The inspiration for the clothes may be based upon the roots in the Middle Eastern area's history. The clothing seems to be inspired in the traditional Arabic clothes, due to the great development of sciences such as alchemy in Medieval Islam, the hats being reminiscent of turbans. The star emblem on the Chemists' hats can refer to the numerous alchemical star symbols, some of which portray the chemical elements. Lenna's outfit in all versions, as well as Krile's in the mobile/Steam version, have orange robes instead.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Drink lets the Chemist consume one of the following potions:
- Giant Drink
- Hard Body
- Hero Drink
- Power Drink[note 1]
- Speed Drink
The potion will give it a stat boost. The Chemist is not a high damage-dealing job, so the Drink ability can be put to good use by classes like Knight or Gladiator. Pharmacology doubles the effect of all curative items when used by the Chemist.
Upon mastery, Freelancers and Mimes gain the Chemist's base Strength, Agility and Stamina unless they already have a higher base from another mastered job. They also gain Pharmacology as an innate support ability.
The stat modifiers for Chemists are:
- Strength: +2
- Agility: +3
- Stamina: +6
- Magic: -4
Level-up abilities[edit | edit source]
Drink is the job's innate command ability, but leveling the job up allows the character to also use it in other jobs. Pharmacology is always in effect as a support ability when the character is a Chemist, but learning it allows the player to equip it on other jobs as well.
|Level 1 Ability|
|Description||Use knowledge of medicines to double the potency of potions and ethers.|
|Information||If a potion heals for 50 HP, for example, it now heals for 100 HP.|
|Level 2 Ability|
|Description||Combine items to create concoctions that can be consumed in battle to augment stats or harm enemies.|
|Information||Lets any job use the Mix command.|
|Level 3 Ability|
|Description||Drink special medicines to increase stats during battle.|
|Information||Lets any job use the Drink command.|
|Level 4 Ability|
|Description||Recover from various conditions.|
|Information||Lets any job use the Recover command. Casts Esuna on the entire party with no MP consumption.|
|Level 5 Ability|
|Description||Restore a KO'd ally to fighting form.|
|Information||Lets any job use the Revive command. Casts Raise on the entire party with no MP consumption.|
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
The Chemist appears as a character card.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
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.A
Notes[edit | edit source]
- This drink is bugged and does not work as intended in most versions; see Power Drink bug