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"Anthing, deceit in heart,
mixed, by pale moonlight,
powder, blood, and secret herbs,
to right a wrong perceived."

LP Cost 20000
Hearth Magic, Plant Lore, Glass Blowing.
Hearth Magic(s) Unlocked None
Required By (7) Alchemist's Table, Burette, Fine Scales, Mortar & Pestle, Retort, Testtube Rack, Tripod Burner
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"Alchemy allows you to mix potions and elixirs with various effects, and can for example give temporary increases to Skills or Attributes, or heal wounds. Alchemical potions and processes often use a plethora of tools, from Mortar & Pestle to Burettes, as well as the Alchemist's Table workbench."

"Base Alchemical ingredients, chiefly herbs and minerals, all have various base effects, and the key to a successful elixir is to combine several ingredients with the same effects. If two or more effects are matched in the ingredients, that effect will also be present in the final elixir. Some alchemical processes can also create, rather than elixirs, new ingredients, by selectively combining effects from the ingredients used to make them."

How to

Elixirs are created by combining ingredients with alchemical properties. Presently, herbs (specifically, only Forageables) and minerals (both Stones and Ores) generally have alchemical properties. Each alchemy ingredient has four randomized potential effects.

Elixirs can currently only be stored in Clay Jars and you need to discover one to unlock elixir recipes.

If elixirs aren't showing up in your crafting menu, try discovering a Clay Jar first.

Base Alchemical ingredients, chiefly herbs and minerals, all have various base effects, and the key to a successful elixir is to combine several ingredients with the same effects. If two or more effects are matched in the ingredients, that effect will also be present in the final elixir.

Some alchemical processes can also create, rather than elixirs, new ingredients, by selectively combining effects from the ingredients used to make them.


  • All potential effects present in at least two of the ingredients will be present in the final Elixir.
  • If a potential effect is present in more than two of the ingredients, the effect will become increasingly more powerful.
  • All unmatched potential effects, present in only one of the ingredients, will serve to increase the harmfulness of the elixir. Elixirs generally cause some type of wound in addition to their positive effect, unless all potential effects in the ingredients are perfectly matched.
  • There are also Alchemical Processes, which consume alchemical ingredients to produce new, processed ingredients, combining, and often removing, the potential effects present in the materials used to produce them, to create cleaner ingredients, with fewer potential effects, and thus with less risk of harm.
  • A raw material -- base ingredient acquired from nature -- can only be used once in an alchemical elixir or process, meaning that you can't, for example, use both Blueberries and an Herbal Grind made from two blueberries, to create a perfectly matched elixir.
  • Most processes require the use of some combination of Alchemical tools, such as the Alchemist's Table, Retort, Burette, Testtube Rack, Fine Scales, Mortar & Pestle, or Tripod Burner.

Another discovery made by playerbase, is that each alchemical ingredient has it's own order of alchemical properties, which is meaningful during alchemical processes.

Alchemical Processes

Lye Ablution
Effect: Removes first alchemical property of an ingredient, as a result you will receive ingredient with only 3 alchemical properties.
Required tools: Retort

Fiery combustion
Effect: Removes second alchemical property of an ingredient, as a result you will receive ingredient with only 3 alchemical properties.
Required tools: Tripod Burner

Herbal Grind
Effect: Creates new unique alchemical ingredient from two herbs, which opens a large variety of new unique alchemical ingredients.
Required tools: Mortar & Pestle

Measured Distillate
Effect: Creates one ingredient from two, taking only two first properties from them, as a result you will receive ingredient with 2 alchemical properties
Required tools: Retort, Burette, Testtube Rack

Mineral Calcination
Effect: Not investigated
Required tools: Tripod Burner

Processes example:
Say, you are making a Mushroom Decoction elixir.
You have a Mushroom, and 4 different alchemical ingredients. You know all effects of the ingredients, and their order.
Let's assume, you have next ingredients with next alchemical properties:
Mushroom: (Intelligence, Agility, Nasty Wart, Concussion)
Rock1:(Unarmed Combat, Agility, Adder Bite, Starvation)
Herb1:(Intelligence, Cooking, Starvation, Nettle Burn)
Rock2:(Adder Bite, Will, Nasty Wart, Farming)
Herb2:(Concussion, Lore, Cooking, Nasty Laceration)

Required processes will be:
Herb2 + Herb1 = Measured distillate1(Concussion, Intelligence) // You took two first effects from both ingredients, to receive ingredient with 2 effects.
Rock1 = Lye Ablution1(Agility, Adder Bite, Starvation) // You have removed first effect, to receive ingredient with 3 effects. Note that second effect became first.
Rock2 = Fiery combustion(Adder Bite, Nasty Wart, Farming) = Lye Ablution2(Nasty Wart, Farming) // You have removed first and second effects with two processes and received ingredient with 2 effects.
Lye Ablution1 + Lye Ablution2 = Measured distillate2(Nasty Wart, Agility) // You have combined two Lye Ablution to take first effects from each, to receive ingredient with 2 effects.
Measured distillate2 + Measured distillate1 + Mushroom = Mushroom Decoction // All ingredient properties have matched, so you received an elixir that will have 4 positive effects(Intelligence, Agility, Nasty Wart, Concussion), with no negative effects.


  • Elixir Buff =
    • n - is number of matching effects of ingredients

Alchemy ingredients

Each listed base attribute or ability gives stat bonus, as well as every name of wound gives healing effect for such wound. Properties are not ordered (order is important for processing) (Bold = Ordered).

World 14 Ingredient Reactions

Name Property1 Property2 Property3 Property4
Alabaster Punch Sore Melee Combat Crab Caressed Sewing
Apatite Quicksilver Poisoning Beesting Shorter Duration Melee Combat
Arkose Unarmed Combat Psyche Intelligence Adder Bite
Basalt Quicksilver Poisoning Survival UA \ Stealth ??? Carpentry
Bat Rock
Bay Bolete Strength Lore Jellyfish Sting Punch Sore
Black Coal Quill'd Shorter Duration Quicksilver Poisoning
Black Ore Asphyxiation Dexterity Farming
Black Truffles
Black Trumpets Intelligence
Bloated Bolete Lore Fell Slash Perception
Bloodstern Perception Constitution Fell Slash Longer Duration
Blueberry Exploration Seal Finger Severe Mauling Jellyfish Sting
Breccia Strength Stealth Rot Gut Sewing
Candleberry Lore Rot gut Shorter Duration Agility
Cassiterite Survival Marksmanship Shorter Duration Maddening Rash
Cat Gold Shorter Duration Quill'd Wretched Gore Bird Lung
Cattail Fibres Shorter Duration Perception Adder Bite Agility
Cattail Head Intelligence Carpentry Dexterity Cooking
Cattail Roots Psyche Severe Mauling Will Smithing
Cavebulb Adder Bite Psyche Asphyxiation Hearth Burn
Cave Lantern Dexterity Cruel Incision Bum Burn Nasty Wart
Chalcopyrite Blunt Trauma Constitution
Chantrelles Dragon Bite Blade Kiss Psyche Fell Slash
Chert Deep Cut Melee Combat Jellyfish Swamp Fever
Chiming Bluebell
Chives Sewing Marksmanship Aching Joints Unarmed Combat
Cinnabar Sewing Cooking Jellyfish Sting Carpentry
Clover Intelligence Psyche Perception Punch Sore
Coltsfoot Unarmed Combat Perception Bruise
Dandelion Beesting Cruel Incision Allergic Reaction Severe Mauling
Dewy Lady's Mantle Agility Perception Deep Cut Psyche
Diabase Pipewheeze Exploration Charisma
Dill Shorter Duration Strength Blunt Trauma
Diorite Longer Duration Blade Kiss Allergic Reaction
Dolomite Smithing Dexterity Jellyfish Sting Longer Duration
Dove Droppings Psyche Shorter Duration ?? Leech Burns ??
Dried Morels Psyche ??
Dross Strength Jellyfish Sting Smithing
Dusk Fern Beesting Farming Marksmanship Charisma
Eclogite Exploration Shorter Duration Longer Duration Psyche
Fairy Mushroom Unarmed Combat Farming Bruise Nasty Laceration
Feldspar Survival Shorter Duration Lore Unfaced
Field Blewits Carpentry Psyche Something Broken Intelligence
Flint Agility Sand Flea Bites Perception Melee Combat
Fluorospar Lore Smithing Psyche Cruel Incision
Frog's Crown Nasty Wart Rot Gut Jellyfish Sting
Gabbro Agility Melee Combat Intelligence Exploration
Ghost Apple Shorter Duration Strength Longer Duration
Giant Puffball Marksmanship Sewing
Glimmermoss Strength
Gneiss Strength Psyche Punch Sore Wretched Gore?
Granite Cooking Perception Intelligence Charisma
Graywacke Wretched Gore Longer Duration Pipewheeze
Green Kelp Carpentry Antcid Burns Sewing Intelligence
Greenschist Shorter Duration Nidburns
Heartsease Beesting Charisma Aching Joints
Heavy Earth
Hornblende Constitution Deep Cut Exploration
Horn Silver
Indigo Cap
Iron Ochre Starvation
Jasper Bird Lung Smithing Agility Nasty Wart
Kvann Psyche Marksmanship
Kyanite Melee Combat Aching Joints Survival Exploration
Lady's Mantle Asphyxiation Lore Leech Burns Longer Duration
Lamp Stalk Nasty Laceration Cooking Dexterity
Lead Glance Constitution Carpentry Severe Mauling
Leaf Ore
Liberty Caps Cruel Incision Unfaced Will Perception
Limestone Charisma Swamp Fever Chills & Nausea Beesting
Lingonberries Starvation Seal Finger Sewing
Malachite Dexterity Constitution
Mandrake Root Carpentry Farming
Marble Smithing
Mica Aching Joints Nasty Laceration Cooking Jellyfish Sting
Microlite Farming Quicksilver Poisoning Perception
Mistletoe Intelligence Severe Mauling Carpentry
Morels Adder Bite Unarmed Combat Carpentry Survival
Olivine Charisma Starvation Exploration Unfaced
Orthoclase Marksmanship Rot gut
Oyster Mushroom Smithing Strength Seal Finger Nasty Laceration
Parasol Mushroom Dragon's Bite Farming
Parboiled Morels
Peacock Ore
Pegmatite Unarmed Combat Quicksilver Poisoning Heath Burn Allergic Reaction
Perfect Autumn Leaf Perception Stealth Fell Slash Sand Flea Bites
Porphyry Severe Mauling Exploration Stealth
Pumice Fell Slash Swamp Fever Pipewheeze? Unarmed Combat
Quarryartz Smithing Jellyfish Sting Leech Burns
Quartz Sewing Aching Joints Lore
Reed Survival Quicksilver Poisoning Farming Lore
Rhyolite Farming Quicksilver Poisoning Lore Shorter Duration
Rock Crystal
Royal Toadstool Fell Slash Melee Combat Chills & Nausea Unarmed Combat
Ruby Bolete Intelligence Cooking Beesting
Rustroot Beesting Fell Slash Bruise
Sandstone Farming Antcid Burns Psyche
Schist Unfaced Carpentry
Serpentine Blunt Trauma Stealth Nidburns
Shard of Conch
Slag Blade Kiss Dragon's Bite Will Crab Caressed
Slate Swamp Fever Allergic Reaction Bruise Blunt Trauma
Snowtop Cruel Incision Melee Combat Quicksilver Poisoning Agility
Soapstone Melee Combat Asphyixiation Carpentry Stealth
Sunstone Dragon's Bite Starvation Melee Combat
Sodalite Cooking Hearth Burn Dragon Bite Lore
Spindly Taproot Perception Agility Farming Adder Bite
Stalagoom Shorter Duration Dexterity Cooking Perception
Stinging Nettle Farming Pipewheeze Charisma
Strawberry Constitution
Tangled Bramble Farming Lore Carpentry Charisma
Thorny Thistle Wretched Gore Marksmanship
Troll Mushrooms
Trombone Chantrelle
Uncommon Snapdragon Jellyfish Sting Charisma Marksmanship
Washed-up Bladderwrack Bruise
Waybroad Beesting Stealth Longer Duration Psyche
White Truffles
Wild Windsown Weed Constitution Survival Quill'd  ?? Shorter Duration ??
Wine Glance Seal Finger Bruises Beesting Exploration
Yarrow Fell Slash Jellyfish Sting Charisma Dexterity
Yellowfeet Crab Caressed Unarmed Combat Nicks & Knacks Carpentry
Zincspar Stealth Nicks and Knacks Wretched Gore Bum Burn

As of world 14, alchemy reactions ware reset
Archived: W12 ingredient list
Archived: W13 ingredient list

Game Development

  • Through a Glass Darkly (2020-08-16) >"If you manage to impart the same potential effect more than once on an alchemical ingredient, it will only count once for the purposes of positive Elixir effects, but still count as a matched effect, and reduce the potion's negative side effect."