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Alchemist Potions & Elixirs


The Alchemist allows you to create Potions, Elixirs, Incenses and Crafting Materials for your character. Whether it's empowering your Healing Vial to help top off your Life pool, or crafting a powerful Elixir to increase your Attack Speed and Experience gain, the Alchemist is your one-stop shop for min-maxing your potential with consumables. After you've gathered some Resources in the Demon-infested mountains of the Fractured Peaks, make sure to stop in and see what the Alchemist can brew for you.

All information in this article is from the Press Preview Access of Diablo 4. The content presented here is subject to change, and will be updated as we learn more.


Unlocking the Alchemist

When your character reaches Level 10, you receive a Priority Quest objective to go and see the Alchemist in Kyovashad. Here you are given the task of upgrading your base Weak Healing Vial to a Tiny Healing Vial! At the low cost of 8 Gallowvine, your Healing Vial increases its efficiency by 30 additional Life.

From here you can see the Level progression and materials required to further upgrade your Vial, and the other options the Alchemist has available. Once you have the Alchemist unlocked you can see the different consumables that can be crafted including Elixirs and whatever the unfinished Incense tab holds.

Alchemist Potions & Elixirs
An Alchemist brewing Potions and Elixirs

Upgrade Potion

As your character's level increases, you are able to increase the base Life granted on use by your Healing Vial. The cost to do so includes Gold as well as Resources found by picking flowers and completing side-quests. The cost and resource intensity is fairly linear all the way to Character Level 90.

Upgrade Potion Costs

RecipeResource CostUpgraded Effect
Tiny Healing Vial
Player Level: 10
Gallowvine x8
250 Gold
Heals 48 Life Instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.
Minor Healing Vial
Player Level: 20
Gallowvine x15
Biteberry x5
400 Gold
Heals 80 Life Instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.
Light Healing Vial
Player Level: 30
Gallowvine x20
Biteberry x10
Crushed Beast Bones x5
470 Gold
Heals 141 Life Instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.
Moderate Healing Vial
Player Level: 45
Gallowvine x20
Howler Moss x12
Demon's Heart x5
900 Gold
Heals 255 Life Instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.
Strong Healing Vial
Player Level: 60
Gallowvine x27
Reddamine x15
Paletongue x5
1,700 Gold
Heals 378 Life Instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.
Greater Healing Vial
Player Level: 70
Blightshade x36
Lifesbane x18
Grave Dust x5
Angelbreath x5
2,500 Gold
Heals 559 Life Instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.
Major Healing Vial
Player Level: 80
Angelbreath x10
Reddamine x27
Biteberry x27
Blightshade x27
Lifesbane x27
Howler Moss x27
Fiend Rose x5
5,000 Gold
Heals 827 Life Instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.
Superior Healing Vial
Player Level: 90
Forgotten Soul x10
Angelbreath x20
Fiend Rose x10
Grave Dust x20
Blightshade x36
Demon's Heart x20
Howler Moss x36
12,500 Gold
Heals 1274 Life Instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.

Craft Elixirs

Elixirs are consumable items that give your Character specific buffs for a 30-minute duration. These can include different Resistances, increase your Attack Speed, and every Elixir increases your Experience gain by a percentage for the entire duration. Keeping a steady supply of Elixirs in your "Consumables" tab is a sure-fire way to blast through the leveling progression and min-max your Character for difficult content. You may only have one Elixir active at a time and they don't expire on Character death.

Craft Elixir Costs

RecipeResource CostUpgraded Effect
Weak Assault Elixir
Magic Elixir
Gallowvine x12
Lifesbane x6
1,000 Gold
Increases Attack Speed by 7% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
Requires Level 20
Weak Elixir of Cold Resistance
Magic Elixir
Gallowvine x10
Biteberry x6
1,000 Gold
Increases Cold Resist by 15% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
Requires Level 15
Weak Elixir of Fire Resistance
Magic Elixir
Gallowvine x10
Lifesbane x6
1,000 Gold
Increases Fire Resist by 15% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
Requires Level 15
Weak Elixir of Lightning Resistance
Magic Elixir
Gallowvine x10
Reddamine x6
1,000 Gold
Increases Lightning Resist by 15% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
Requires Level 20
Weak Elixir of Poison Resistance
Magic Elixir
Gallowvine x10
Howler Moss x6
1,000 Gold
Increases Poison Resist by 15% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
Requires Level 15
Weak Elixir of Shadow Resistance
Magic Elixir
Gallowvine x10
Blightshade x6
2,500 Gold
Increases Shadow Resist by 15% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
Requires Level 15
Weak Third Eye Elixir
Magic Elixir
Gallowvine x8
Howler Moss x5
1,000 Gold
Increases Dodge by 5% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
Requires Level 10
Weak Iron Barb Elixir
Magic Elixir
Gallowvine x5
Biteberry x5
1,000 Gold
Increases Armor by 100, Thorns by 50, and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
Requires Level 5

Refine Resources

The Resources you collect are always useful, because you can transmute certain Resources into others. This allows the Player a way to give their Gallowvine and Iron Chunks a necessary glow-up when the materials they need to craft become more rare, or downgrade rarer materials if you're in need of some cheaper options. Seems like this Alchemist tab is enabling all the hoarder-style players like me, to stop and pick every flower they see!

Resource Refining Recipes

RecipeResource Cost
Silver Ore
Magic Crafting Material
Iron Chunk x10
200 Gold
Lifesbane
Magic Crafting Material
Gallowvine x5
200 Gold
Blightshade
Magic Crafting Material
Gallowvine x5
200 Gold
Biteberry
Magic Crafting Material
Gallowvine x5
200 Gold
Reddamine
Magic Crafting Material
Gallowvine x5
200 Gold
Howler Moss
Magic Crafting Material
Gallowvine x5
200 Gold
Gallowvine
Magic Crafting Material
Reddamine x1
OR Biteberry x1
OR Blightshade x1
OR Lifesbane x1
OR Howler Moss x1
200 Gold
Superior Leather
Magic Crafting Material
Rawhide x5
200 Gold

Craft Incense

While we don't currently know the purpose of this tab, we can assume it revolves around some other type of Material or Consumable recipe for the Player. Check back in once the contents are revealed to learn all about Crafting Incense!


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Summary

  • The Alchemist can empower your Healing Vial, brew powerful Elixirs to boost your Stats and Experience gain, and refine your Resources into others for a small cost.
  • Your Healing Vial can be upgraded at major level milestones up to Level 90! Make sure to keep the necessary resources on hand when you hit these milestones to always have the strongest Potion on your belt!
  • Resource Refining lets you swap your resources on the fly! Stop and smell the flowers every once in a while as you cleanse Sanctuary of Demons... you might need that Gallowvine later!
  • Check back in for the Incense tab overview to unlock the last mysteries the Alchemist has in store.

Credits

Written by MacroBioBoi
Reviewed by wudijo


Changelog

Dec 7th 2022
Article Created from the Press Release Version of Diablo 4.