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Last Updated: September 22nd, The Alchemist is an interesting class, serving their party as a Healer, Scout and Striker, and potentially as a Defender or Blaster depending on their Field of Research. The Alchemist's role in the party most closely resembles a Rogue. In many ways, the Alchemist functions like a Wizard whose spell list is instead a list of items. The Formula Book works much like a spellbook: different levels of each formula must be learned like different levels of the same spell, and you can learn extra formulas from other Alchemists or from their Formula Books.