Alchemist herb-growing? Location of a magic catalyst? etc.

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Alchemist herb-growing? Location of a magic catalyst? etc.

Post by Balcombe » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:22 pm

Hi all.

Without spoiling the exact location of it or how to get it, can anyone please tell me the first area I can find with a caster orb/wand/staff in it?

Ie, Beach = area 1, woods = area 2, and so forth.

I ask because I was debating on re-rolling with an alchemist in the party for the herb growing perk per tiles moved, but I wanted to make him into a caster, hence he would need a wand, staff, or orb to use magic

On that note - how is the alchemist herb-growing perk per tile moved? Do you think it is worth it? I saw some numbers somewhere and they seemed pretty abysmal, though I didn't know if it was herbs growing for numbers of tiles period, or if one tile move is considered 2 steps for each party member, or what.

Thank you in advance for your time and responses.

edit: changed subject line to be more specific and clear

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Post by Ixnatifual » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:06 pm

I'm happy with my alchemist. The herb growth really adds up. I'm fairly liberal with healing and energy potions, but still have enough to retain a decent supply of bombs for extra hairy situations. Not to mention it's pretty nice that the herb for permanent stat increase potions also grow.

You take a lot of steps during the course of this game. Just a regular one on one monster fight has you take quite a lot of steps. Only downside to my alchemist so far is that he's ranged, so I have to conserve ammo a lot, which means he's dead weight in many non-hairy fights. Next alchemist I make will probably be a caster or melee.

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Post by Saice » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:30 pm

I ended up giving my alchemist 2 levels of accuracy so they can attack form the back row. Makes them a solid all arounder between melee, magic, and alchemisty.
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Post by Mrs_Brisby » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:56 pm

Not idea myself. After seeing your post though, I decided I would prefer to do my caster as an alchemist too.

The trade off of losing 2 willpower at beginning to gain more stats later to potions sounds worth having to carry a character in the mean time.

Will reply with spoiler for the first item that lets me cast spells.

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Post by Dematto » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:07 pm

You should be set before 3.

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Re: Alchemist herb-growing? Location of a magic catalyst? et

Post by Balcombe » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:10 am

Thanks for the replies, and thanks for the heads up Dematto.

That's how I felt the first time I found out making potions required a skill point! Like, darn, didn't see that coming! I was wanting to reroll anyway. Also, to be clear, when you say, "set before 3," do you mean area 3, or in needing 3 respective skill points?

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Post by Chimera005ao » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:31 am

I'm fairly liberal with healing and energy potions, but still have enough to retain a decent supply of bombs for extra hairy situations.
Alchemy at 5? 8-)
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Post by eLPuSHeR » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:48 am

Do all alchemists have herb growing capabilities or do you have to select a specific trait while creating party?
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Post by Saice » Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:03 am

eLPuSHeR wrote:Do all alchemists have herb growing capabilities or do you have to select a specific trait while creating party?
All do it even says so in its class tool tip
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Re: Alchemist herb-growing? Location of a magic catalyst? et

Post by zeltak » Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:29 am

You should find the catalyst before entering Forbidden River (area3).

But:
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