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How to Unlock the Alchemist Archetype in Remnant 2

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While working your way through the massive world that Remnant 2 has to offer, you’re likely to come across a lot of secrets that are both intentional and completely unintentional. Some of these reward you with something like a new mod to use on your weapons, while others can give you a new Archetype to play with. In the case of this secret, you’ll get just that. Here’s how to unlock the Alchemist Archetype in Remnant 2.

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Where to Find the Alchemist Archetype in Remnant 2

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The first thing you want to do is head to the Losomn region and find grates that have their bars slightly spread open. These have a much higher chance of appearing on sewer levels but can appear anywhere. Essentially, you’re looking for a secret encounter where a monster grabs you and takes you in. As we’ve shown in the image above, you’ll have a higher chance of this triggering if an item is located in front of the grate. It’s not a guaranteed chance though, so keep trying if it doesn’t happen the first time.

Once it does finally happen, the game will tell you you’re dead. However, this is a lie, as you’ll wake up in a pile of bones in an unfamiliar place. Once here, you’ll need to fight a more challenging version of the beast enemy you’ve been seeing. This is tougher than meets the eye, so be ready with that dodge timing. Once you finally dispatch it, it’ll drop the Mysterious Stone material.

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Once you have the Mysterious Stone, return to Ward 13 and head over to Wallace by the docks. He’s the guy you upgrade your Relic charges at and reset your Trait points. Spend the necessary Lumenite Crystals and Scrap with him, along with the Mysterious Stone, to get the Philosopher’s Stone Engram. Slot that into either your Prime or Secondary Archetype slot, and you’ll have the Alchemist Archetype ready to be leveled.

What Does the Alchemist Do in Remnant 2?

The Alchemist is all about mastering the art of potions and concoctions. Its abilities reflect this, allowing it to deploy empowering gases to support itself and its teammates. The skills and perks for the class are as follows:

  • Prime Perk (only applicable if Alchemist is your Prime Archetype)
    • Spirited – The Alchemist can have x Concoctions more active at once.
  • Skills
    • Vial: Stone Mist – Creates a mysterious vapor cloud that lasts 10 seconds and applies Stoneskin. Stoneskin reduces incoming damage by 25%, greatly increases Blight Buildup Decay Rate, reduces Stagger by one, and makes the target immune to Status Effects. Lasts 15 seconds. Press to slam Vial on the ground, creating the effect at the Alchemist’s feet. Hold and release to aim and throw the Vial causing the same effect where it lands.
    • Vial: Frenzy Dust – Creates a mysterious vapor cloud that lasts 10 seconds and applies Frenzied. Frenzied increases Fire Rate, Reload Speed, and Melee Speed by 20%, and Movement Speed by 15%. Lasts 15 seconds. Press to slam Vial on the ground, creating the effect at the Alchemist’s feet. Hold and release to aim and throw the Vial causing the same effect where it lands.
    • Vial: Elixir of Life – Creates a mysterious vapor cloud that lasts 10 seconds and applies Living Will. Living Will grants 5 Health Regeneration per second and automatically protects against fatal damage while active. Can revive downed players if it heals them to full when downed. Lasts 20 seconds. Revived allies can not be affected by Living Will for 180 seconds. Press to slam Vial on the ground, creating the effect at the Alchemist’s feet. Hold and release to aim and throw the Vial causing the same effect where it lands.
  • Perks
    • Liquid Courage – Grants x percent increase to all damage. Increases with Alchemist level.
    • Panacea – Curative effects apply to all allies within 15m and grant 15% additional Resistance.
    • Gold to Lead – Picking up Scrap has a 15% chance to also award Ammo to the Alchemist.
    • Experimentalist – Using a Relic applies a random buff on the Alchemist for 30 seconds. Cannot be overridden.

If you’re looking into more Archetypes to unlock in the game, check out our guide on how to unlock the Invader Archetype in Remnant 2.


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