There’s no sight more beautiful to you than a strange brew bubbling in a beaker, and you consume your ingenious elixirs with abandon. You’re fascinated by uncovering the secrets of science and the natural world, and you’re constantly experimenting in your lab or on the go with inventive concoctions for every eventuality. You are fearless in the face of risk, hurling explosive or toxic creations at your foes. Your unique path toward greatness is lined with alchemical brews that push your mind and body to their limits.
During combat encounters…
You lob bombs at your foes, harry your enemies, and support the rest of your party with potent elixirs. At higher levels, your mutagens warp your body into a Resilient and powerful weapon.
During social encounters…
- You provide knowledge and experience about alchemical items and related secrets, such as poisons and diseases.
- You keep an eye out for trouble with your bombs at the ready, while giving advice on all things alchemical and mysterious.
- You experiment in an alchemical lab, brewing elixirs, making bombs, and furthering your alchemical knowledge.
- Enjoy tinkering with strange formulas and alchemical reagents, often with a single-minded dedication and recklessness that gives others pause.
- Get a kick out of wreaking havoc with the alchemical concoctions you’ve made, and enjoy watching things burn, dissolve, freeze, and jolt.
- Endlessly experiment to discover new, more potent alchemical tools.
- Think you’re some kind of sorcerer or an eccentric wizard and don’t understand that you don’t cast spells; spellcasters who clumsily dabble in alchemy only heighten this misconception.
- Don’t understand your zeal for alchemy, creativity, and invention.
- Assume that if you haven’t caused a catastrophe with your experimentations, you inevitably will.
Table: Alchemist Advancement
|1||Ancestry and background, initial proficiencies, alchemy, formula book, research field, alchemist feat|
|2||Alchemist feat, skill feat|
|3||General feat, skill increase|
|4||Alchemist feat, skill feat|
|5||Ability boosts, ancestry feat, field discovery, skill increase|
|6||Alchemist feat, skill feat|
|7||Alchemical weapon expertise, general feat, iron will, perpetual infusions, skill increase|
|8||Alchemist feat, skill feat|
|9||Alchemical expertise, alertness, ancestry feat, double brew, skill increase|
|10||Ability boosts, alchemist feat, skill feat|
|11||General feat, juggernaut, perpetual potency, skill increase|
|12||Alchemist feat, skill feat|
|13||Ancestry feat, greater field discovery, light armor expertise, skill increase, weapon specialization|
|14||Alchemist feat, skill feat|
|15||Ability boosts, alchemical alacrity, evasion, general feat, skill increase|
|16||Alchemist feat, skill feat|
|17||Alchemical mastery, ancestry feat, perpetual perfection, skill increase|
|18||Alchemist feat, skill feat|
|19||General feat, light armor mastery, skill increase|
|20||Ability boosts, alchemist feat, skill feat|