The AlchemistThe practice of alchemy is a central element of kagandi society; many practice this art in a less dedicated form. A true alchemist, however, recognizes that only through dedication and an inquisitive spirit will alchemy yield its highest mysteries. This class applies to those who pursue combat applications, rather than pure research or mercantile production. All of these paths rely on the Quintessence that is refined within the alchemist's humors and soul.
The combat applications of alchemy begin with the hurling of acids and poisons, healing of wounds, transformation of the body, and similar effects. Alchemical effects straddle the separation between what is natural and what is magical; it is the foundation of science and chemistry, but it also reaches past the bounds of the Possible into the Numinous.
While all alignment systems connected to class mechanics suck, if you really care about the Gygaxian nine-alignment model, alchemists defy stereotype: theirs is an ordered study that surrenders to the chaos of creation.
Creating an Alchemist
When you create an alchemist, you gain the following features.
Hit Dice: 1d8
Hit Points at 1st level: 8 + Constitution modifier
Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d8 (or 5) + Constitution modifier
Armor: Light armor, Medium armor
Weapons: Simple weapons
Tools: Alchemist's tools, Healer's kit
Saving Throws: Constitution, Intelligence
Skills: Choose one from Arcana, Nature, or Medicine
You can make an alchemist quickly by following these suggestions.
Equipment: Studded leather, spear, formula book, adventurer’s kit, 64 gp, and 8 sp
|Level||Prof. Bonus||Features||Quin.||1: Copper||2: Silver||3: Electrum||4: Gold||5: Platinum|
|1||+1||Alchemy, Stone of Refinement||1|
|4||+2||Ability Score Improvement||2||3|
|10||+3||Ability Score Improvement||5||4||3||2|
|11||+4||Shared Draughts (choose type)||6||4||3||3|
|14||+4||Ability Score Improvement||7||4||3||3||1|
|16||+5||Tradition Benefit, Shared Draughts (second type)||8||4||3||3||2|
|19||+6||Ability Score Improvement||9||4||3||3||3||2|