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The Alchemist is a magic-focused class in Torchlight. He specializes in magic and summoning, and gains 40 HP and around 7 MP per level. His three skill trees are: Arcane, Lore, and Battle, and he starts with a point in Ember Bolt.

Starting Stats

  • HP: 200
  • MP: 30
  • Strength: 6
  • Dexterity: 7
  • Magic: 10
  • Defense: 5

Skill Trees

Character levels are the only requirement to unlock any skill. All skills have 10 ranks, but only 1 is needed to activate the skill.


Lvl RequirementSkill 1Skill 2Skill 3
StartEmber Bolt
Fires 2 bolts that seek out enemies
Magic Weapons Expertise (passive)
Increases damage from magical weapons
Lvl 5Iceshock
Throws an exploding ice crystal
Critical Strikes (passive)
Increases chance and damage of criticals
Lvl 10Adventurer (passive)
Increases EXP gain and potion effectiveness
Ember Lightning
Shocks enemies with electricity
Offensive Spell Mastery (passive)
Increases level of offensive spell scrolls
Lvl 15Ember Lance
Channels a beam of pure energy
Lvl 20Pyre
Throws a crystal containing flames to cause fire damage.
Advanced Spellcasting
Reduces level requirements to spells
Lvl 25Ember Strike
Strikes an area with a bolt of energy


Lvl RequirementSkill 1Skill 2
StartNether Imp
Summons a number of imps from corpses
Lvl 5Thorned Minions
Reflects damaged done on minions
Pet Mastery
Increases pet damage and armor
Lvl 10Summon Alchemical Golem
Summons a melee golem
Charm Spell Mastery (passive)
Increases level of charm spell scrolls
Lvl 15Terror
Causes enemies to flee
Ranged Weapons Expertise (passive)
Increases damage from ranged weapons
Lvl 20Burning Bind
Increases minion damage and attack speeds
Barter (passive)
Better buying and selling prices
Lvl 25Summon Beam Golem
Summons a ranged golem
Treasure Hunter (passive)
Increases gold and items gained


Lvl RequirementSkill 1Skill 2
StartEmber Shock
Shocks a single enemy
Armor Expertise (passive)
Increases armor
Lvl 5Ember Shield
Casts a protective shield to absorb damage
Martial Weapons Expertise (passive)
Increases damage from melee weapons
Lvl 10Infuse
Increases weapon damage
Defensive Spell Mastery (passive)
Increases level of defensive spell scrolls
Lvl 15Frailty
Weakens nearby enemies
Dual Wielding (passive)
Increases damage of weapons while dual wielding
Lvl 20Ember Phase
Teleports and damages enemies around entry and exit
Block and Parry
Increases chance to block
Lvl 25Ember Sentry
Sets a sentry crystal to attack enemies

Torchlight II

The Alchemist returns in Torchlight II, although he is not a playable character.

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