Diablo 4: Unlocking The Alchemist & Recipes For Potions And Resources

Published: Mar. 17, 2023
Updated: Mar. 17, 2023

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Diablo 4's alchemist ensures that your character's potion bag is always well filled. This guide shows you how to unlock the alchemist, brew potions and transform resources.

All about the alchemist in Diablo 4: The role-playing god created alchemists so that role-playing heroes wouldn't constantly lie around lifeless in the middle of nowhere or crawl around powerless. These good men or women brew useful elixirs that mitigate elemental damage, heal status effects and regenerate body and life forces. Diablo 3 had an alchemist, and Diablo 4 will once again have a potion expert supporting you with his knowledge. Excellent!

However: The alchemist won't pounce on you right after the game starts to help you. No, you'll have to unlock your future best friend first. Besides, there are several things to know about crafting as well as improving potions and resources if you don't want your hellish adventure to end every time. And where will you learn all these things? Here, of course. The following guide will tell you everything you need to know about the alchemist in Diablo 4 and about the art of brewing potions and transforming resources. So, let's go.

Everything About The Alchemist in Diablo 4

What can the Alchemist do?

The alchemist gives you the possibility to create potions, elixirs, crafting materials and incenses for your character. This way, it's no problem to increase your attack speed or experience point gain, for example. You can also strengthen your healing vial to get even more healing effects out of it.

How to unlock the alchemist

Once your character reaches level 10, you will receive a priority quest whose goal is to visit the Alchemist in Kyovashad. Once there, you'll in turn receive another quest, which would be to upgrade your base healing vial to a "tiny healing vial". If you also pay 8 Gallowvine on it, the efficiency of the healing vial increases by another 30 health points.

In addition to a specific options menu for the alchemist, you'll also find an overview on site that provides information about the level progress of your vial. This overview also tells you which materials are needed next to level up the vial. After you have upgraded your life-giving vial for the first time, the alchemist's crafting menu will be available.

Elixir crafting, effects, and costs

Elixirs are, of course, common consumable items. What is special about them, however, is that they always provide your character with certain buffs for the duration of 30 minutes. Such buffs, as always, can be elemental resistances, speed boosts for your attacks, and much more. This certainly sounds great, but unfortunately only one elixir effect can be active at a time. On the plus side, this effect will last beyond the death of your adventurer.

Overview of the producible elixirs
(Will be updated continuously)

  • Elixir for Weak Attacks
    • Requires: Level 20, Gallowvine x12, Elixir of Life x6, 1,000 gold.
    • Effect: Increases attack speed by 7% and experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
  • Weak Elixir of Cold Resistance
    • Requires: Level 15, Gallowvine x10, Biteberry x6, 1,000 gold.
    • Effect: Increases cold resistance by 15% and experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
  • Weak Elixir of Fire Resistance
    • Requires: Level 15, Gallowvine x10, Elixir of Life x6, 1,000 gold.
    • Effect: Increases fire resistance by 15% and experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
  • Weak Elixir of Lightning Resistance
    • Requires: Level 20, Magic Elixir Gallowvine x10, Rotdamin x6, 1,000 gold.
    • Effect: Increases lightning resistance by 15% and experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
  • Weak Elixir of Poison Resistance
    • Requires: Level 15, Gallowvine x10, Howling Moss x6, 1,000 gold.
    • Effect: Increases poison resistance by 15% and experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
  • Weak Elixir of Shadow Resistance
    • Requires: Level 15, Gallowvine x10, Light Shadow x6, 2,500 gold.
    • Effect: Increases Shadow Resistance by 15% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
  • Weak Third Eye
    • Requires: Level 10, Gallowvine x8, Howling Moss x5, 1,000 gold.
    • Effect: Increases dodge by 5% and experience by 3% for 30 minutes.
  • Weak Iron Barb
    • Requires: Level 5, Gallowvine x5, Biteberry x5, 1,000 gold.
    • Effect: Increases armor by 100, thorns by 50, and experience by 3% for 30 minutes.

Transform Resources & Crafting Recipes

All resources in Diablo 4 will come in handy. This is also because certain resources can be converted into others. And this might be necessary from time to time, for example when an urgently needed resource is scarce or even non-existent in an area. In the overview below you can see which "ingredients" are needed to create which resource.

Overview of the producible resources
(Will be updated continuously)

  • Silver ore
    • Iron chunks x10, 200 gold
  • Elixir of life
    • Gallowvine x5, 200 gold
  • Blightshade
    • Gallowvine x5, 200 Gold
  • Biteberry
    • Gallowvine x5, 200 Gold
  • Redthorn
    • Gallowvine x5, 200 Gold
  • Howling Moss
    • Gallowvine x5, 200 Gold
  • Gallowvine
    • Redthorn x1 (or Biting Berry x1; or Blightshade x1; or Elixir of Life x1; or Howling Moss x1), 200 gold
  • Superior Leather
    • Rawhide x5, 200 gold
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After graduating from high school, I initially wanted to study instrumental music. However, eventually I pursued a career as a video game journalist, which I started at the prestigious Ehapa-Verlag publisher, among others. Today, I share my extensive video game expertise with Guided. I benefit from over 40 years of experience with PC and console games, as well as my work in game development for the indie studio Knights of Bytes. I understand how video games work, and I also know how to convey my knowledge in an understandable manner.
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