Questions tagged [alchemist]

For questions about the alchemist, a class or character focused on the use of alchemy, typically to create magical or quasi-magical potions.

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Can other PCs use Alchemical Weapons?

I wanted to get some clarity on something. My character is an alchemist for reference. If I craft Alchemical Weapons like those listed in the Alchemists Manual, can my other party members use them? ...
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What can the 2019 UA Artificer's Alchemical Homunculus do outside of combat?

In the 2019 version of the UA Artificer class, one of the specializations is Alchemist. The alchemist gets the ability to create an Alchemical Homunculus. The description has a section on actions in ...
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What’s the right calculation for the Homunculus’s hit points for the 2019 UA Alchemist Artificer?

In the 2019 version of the Unearthed Arcana Alchemist Artificer, the Homunculus's hit points are given as: Hit Points equal to five times your level in this class + your Intelligence modifier Is ...
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Missing with a splash weapon II - Target against a wall / water / pit

(This is kind of a follow-up to Missing with a splash weapon) Situation There is an alchemist (or other splash weapon user) "T", throwing her splash weapon at a target "X" that is within T's weapon'...
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Missing with a splash weapon

RAW The Combat Rules concerning Splash Weapons go as follows: If you miss the target (whether aiming at a creature or a grid intersection), roll 1d8. This determines the misdirection of the throw, ...
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What happens when you're under the effects of a mutagen and brew a new one?

The alchemist's Mutagen class feature says: At 1st level, an alchemist discovers how to create a mutagen that he can imbibe in order to heighten his physical prowess at the cost of his personality. ...
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Firing a rocket from within a Bag of Holding

So, my party has come up to something that I think is rather interesting. Because of an absence from several sessions due to work, my character, a goblin firebomber, was placed within our bag of ...
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Which features that increase damage contribute towards Alchemist Bomb Splash damage?

Alchemist bombs have splash damage equal to the minimum damage that the bomb can roll. The Point-Blank-Shot feat specifically calls out that it does not increase splash damage, and FAQs have said ...
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How to make Alchemist able to create homunculus, as RAW as feasible, in Pathfinder?

In European tradition, Homunculus is alchemical creation: The homunculus first appears by name in alchemical writings attributed to Paracelsus (1493–1541) One of my players plays Alchemist class ...
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Ectoplasmic Bombs rules?

The Alchemist's Ectoplasmic Bombs discovery states that Incorporeal creatures struck by such a bomb take full damage from it. It does not, however, state whether these still do their normal damage to ...
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Does an Alchemist have any means to recall Infused Extracts?

The Infusion Discovery allows Alchemist to provide their Extracts to non-Alchemist for use. However it inlcudes the caveat: ...it continues to occupy one of the alchemist’s daily extract slots. ...
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Can an Alchemist with Infused Extract hand them out before combat? [closed]

Inspired by Who can be the target of an infused extract?. Supposing an Alchemist has created their Extracts per the Alchemy class feature and the Infusion Discovery, would they then be able to ...
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Who can be the target of an infused extract?

The description of the discovery Infusion for the Pathfinder Alchemist class reads: "When the alchemist creates an extract, he can infuse it with an extra bit of his own magical power. The ...
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The interaction between Ragechemist and Mutagenic Touch

One of the biggest issue with the Ragechemist archetype (Ultimate Combat) is the runaway Intelligence and Will save penalty. At max level, for a basically melee archetype, you take -4 Int and Will ...
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Does Ability Focus cover all Alchemist Bombs?

Ability Focus applies to a creature's special attack. Assuming that the Alchemist's Bomb is a special attack: Would Ability Focus (Bomb) apply to all bomb discoveries such as Cursed Bomb and Frost ...
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Can I drink more than one potion in one round?

One of the players I play with said that it is not allowed by the rules that you drink more than one potion in one round, but he could not find the rule anymore. Let us say I have the Potion Glutton ...
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How can I create new effects using research?

I am playing a vivisectionist alchemist that has the goal of improving the human race through genetic manipulation. However, neither the GM nor I have any idea of how my character should go about ...
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Can an Alchemist use a launching crossbow with their bombs?

Can an Alchemist use a launching crossbow with their bombs?
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How do the Master Alchemist feat and the Instant Alchemy special ability interact?

Master Alchemist: Benefit: You receive a +2 bonus on Craft (alchemy) checks, and you may create mundane alchemical items much more quickly than normal. When making poisons, you can create a number ...
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If you have the “Promethean Disciple” Discovery, are Constructs considered Alchemical Items?

Rules for Promethean Disciple state Benefit: "An alchemist with this discovery learns how to craft constructs by way of alchemical research rather than arcane magic. The alchemist gains Craft ...
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How does the Animal Companion Power of a Sacrament Alchemist with Animal Domain work?

The Sacrament Alchemist archetype allows thanks to the Sacramental Cognatogen to temporarily get some domain powers as explained: Instead of providing physical benefits, the sacramental cognatogen ...
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Can the alchemist adventure during their mummification process?

The Alchemist's Mummification discovery states that "the alchemist must perform a 30-day regimen of a special diet, rigorous exercise, and drinking a mildly poisonous alchemical tea." Can this ...
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Spell Resistance with Alchemist Bombs

By default, an alchemist's bombs are not affected by spell resistance, because they are a Supernatural (Su) ability. Only spells and spell-like abilities are subject to spell resistance. ...
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How does the Tinkerer Alchemist's familiar work?

I'm looking into making a Tinkerer Alchemist for PFS and I'm trying to nail down some of the rules gray areas. I'd love some help finding RAW, PFS-legal answers to these things. 1) If the construct ...
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How does a cloudkill generated by an alchemist's poison bomb naturally disperse?

At level 12, alchemists can make poison bomb Poison Bomb Benefit: The effects of the smoke created by an alchemist’s bomb duplicates the effects of cloudkill instead of fog cloud, filling ...
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Does an Underground Chemist/Far Strike Monk using ki to increase base damage of a hybridized flask increase both dice?

I have a question about how the Far Strike Monk's ability to use a ki point to give his thrown weapons his unarmed strike damage works with hybridized splash weapons. For reference: Hybridization ...
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Can you throw back a bomb thrown by an alchemist with Snatch Arrows?

An alchemist has the ability to throw bombs. His opponent is a monk with the Snatch Arrows feat. Snatch Arrows (Combat) Instead of knocking an arrow or ranged attack aside, you can catch it ...
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Closest non-Homebrew class to Potions Master / Salve-Maker?

I've been searching for a character build where it focuses on Potions crafting. To be specific, a character that would be able to craft potions as an (in-combat) action, and where the potions crafted ...
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Can a Tumor Familiar have an Archetype?

As the Title states I'm wanting to know if there is a ruling on whether a Tumor Familiar can get an archetype or not? Specifically wanting to know in regards to the protector archetype. I am fully ...
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Are there issues with a tiny alchemist having a tiny tumor familiar?

So I'm starting a new character, and im planning a Svirfneblin with permanenced Reduce Person (making me tiny sized). Now my question is about the tumor familar discovery, alowing me to have a tiny/...
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Does the UA starter spell Healing Elixir use up the Alchemist's supplies listed as components?

Whether the components are actually consumed for this spell seems unclear--would casting it actually use up and totally consume an entire 50 gp/ 8 lb item of alchemist's supplies? Or can the caster ...
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What Can I Do To Make My Game Harder For The Party's Alchemist? [closed]

OK, so one of my players was playing a Gunslinger. Her character had to part ways with some of the party in a very cool scene. The party's ninja went with her and their True Neutral Wizard straight up ...
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Does sniper's eye allow sneak attack damage with splash damage?

Can an alchemist/rogue with the rogue talent sniper's eye deal sneak attack damage with his bomb's splash damage?
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Once selected, is the Tumor Familiar shape permanent?

The Tumor Familiar discovery from the Alchemist base class states: Benefit: The alchemist creates a Diminutive or Tiny tumor on his body, usually on his back or stomach. As a standard action, the ...
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Can Vestigial arms grant Natural attacks

The Alchemist mutation discovery Vestigial arms grants an extra arm. The text description states The alchemist gains a new arm (left or right) on his torso. The arm is fully under his control and ...
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When drinking an infused extract of Scrying, whose knowledge of the target affects the Will save DC?

When the target of a Scrying effect resists with a Will save, the DC increases or decreases based on the caster's knowledge or familiarity with the target. A psychonaut alchemist can create an extract ...
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Must the duration of an imbibed Mutagen be continuous?

As stated above, must the duration of an imbibed Mutagen be continuous or can it be divided like many other class abilities (into 10 minute increments at low levels and in 1 hour increments at L14 ...
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Can an Alchemist voluntarily end the effects of their Mutagen?

As stated above, can an Alchemist choose to end the effects of their Mutagen before the total duration has expired? At L14+ (due to Persistent Mutagen) the duration of a Mutagen is 14-20 hours.
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Does the Alchemist feat apply to the UA Artificer healing draught?

The Artificer gets a healing draught that he can hold out for an hour before it loses its healing properties. He technically gets an infinite amount of them, but a person can only drink 1/ long rest. ...
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Do Elves lose sleep immunity when under a polymorph effect?

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic#TOC-Transmutation While under the effects of a polymorph spell, you lose all extraordinary and supernatural abilities that depend on your original form (such as keen ...
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Can a multiclass alchemist/wizard learn alchemist formulae as a wizard?

I have a player who multiclassed as a wizard and an investigator (a rogue/alchemist hybrid; for the purposes of this question, the investigator is functionally equivalent to an alchemist). Some of ...
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How long does a toxicants poison last?

If I imbibe the Toxicants tincture in Pathfinder, how long do the effects last, as nothing in the description gives any parameters for duration. Does it last forever, or is it similar to a mutagen, ...
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Alchemist's Bombs and Vital Strike: What is “bonus damage?”

According to the PRD: Bomb: On a direct hit, an alchemist's bomb inflicts 1d6 points of fire damage + additional damage equal to the alchemist's Intelligence modifier. The damage of an alchemist's ...
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How can I play an adventuring alchemist in D&D 5e?

I'd like to play as an alchemist in D&D 5E. I'm assuming I need a class or archetype for this but have not found anything official-looking. I've found some stuff online, but nothing that seems ...
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How do swift alchemy, toxicologist and Master Alchemist interact?

The alchemist archetype eldritch poisoner gets the class feature toxicology, which halves the time it takes to create poisons. I'm assuming this stacks with the alchemist's class feature swift alchemy ...
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Do the bonuses of Alchemist bomb and Focused Shot count as from the same source?

One of my players is playing an alchemist and he plans on combining the alchemist's Int damage bonus for bombs with focused shot. Both add your Int mod to damage, so does that count as the same source?...
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When Eldritch Poisoner's Arcanotoxin upgrades, does it do 2 types of ability damage at once?

When an Arcanotoxin is improved at 3rd level, and you choose to add another type of ability damage, does it stack with the already selected Str or Dex damage, or can you choose to create that type of ...
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How to make Remote Bombs work?

This is a question about the Remote Bomb feat available to Alchemists and any other class that can use their Bombs. It basically allows to set explosive traps and would see great use for a saboteur ...
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How can a wizard familiar be an alchemist?

In "The COMPLETE Professor Q's Wizard Guide" (but elsewhere too) you can read that one of the familiar roles can be an alchemist. Roles for Familiars Alchemist: This can get a little ...
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If a creature chooses to stay inside the alchemist's stink bomb's area, do they have to save only once, or twice?

The alchemist stink bomb says it creates a stinking cloud that lasts only one round. So if a creature is inside the stink bomb cloud area and they make a fort save they don't become nauseated. The ...