Diablo 4 is finally launching on June 6th and many players will have their first chance to play the anticipated sequel during the Beta weekends starting March 17th. Potions play a massive part in the Diablo franchise and with Diablo 4, Blizzard have changed things up a bit, read on to find out everything you need to know about the Alchemist.
How to Unlock the Alchemist
The Alchemist has a lot of useful services for any character in Diablo 4, but first, you’ll need to actually unlock their services. This happens by progressing to Level 10, at which point you’ll get a Priority Quest objective that directs you to said Alchemist at the city of Kyovashad, the main hub for the Fractured Peaks.
You’ll be given an objective to perform your first Potion upgrade, enhancing the Weak Healing Vial to the Tiny Healing Vial. This will increase how much the Potion heals you for, a boon that you’ll want to make use of every time you’re able. This will also effectively unlock the Alchemist’s services for you to use on this character.
How to Upgrade Your Potion
Unlike in Diablo II, where you would purchase/obtain different Potions as drops and assign them to your hotbar, you have a single Potion that has a cooldown that can be upgraded at the Alchemist. This is an important task to keep on top of because as you increase in Level, the lower ranks of the Potion just won’t cut it anymore.
Before you can upgrade your Potion though, you’ll need to first reach the required Level. As of the time of writing, you’re only able to Level to a max of 25 during the Beta weekends, and, as such, there is only two upgrades available, at Level 10 and 20. You’ll need to procure materials and Gold additionally to pay for the upgrade.
|Tiny Healing Vial||10||Heals 48 Life Instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds||250 Gold, Gallowvine (8)|
|Minor Healing Vial||20||Heals 80 Life Instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds||400 Gold, Gallowvine (15), Biteberry (5)|
How to Get Potion Charges
By default, your Potion vial has five charges available to it, and you’ll need to find resource drops around the world (or from bosses at certain HP thresholds) to replenish it. Still, five charges isn’t a great deal, especially as you’ll soon go up against hordes of demons as you progress in your adventure.
Thankfully, you can increase how many Max Charges you have available to you. This is done using the Renown system. As you reach certain Levels of Renown in each of the major regions, some of the rewards will contain an increase to your Potion Charges. Taking the Fractured Peaks as an example, you’ll obtain another charge once your Renown reaches Level 2.
Elixirs and Refining Resources
The Alchemist’s services don’t end there however, as he’ll offer you the ability to craft Elixirs, which will enhance your stats or offer other stat boosts along with the ability to refine your resources into higher ranks. Below, you’ll find a list of the Elixir recipes available to you at the Alchemist:
|Weak Iron Barb Elixir||5||Increases Armor by 100, Thorns by 50, and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes||1,000 Gold, Gallowvine (5), Biteberry (5)|
|Weak Third Eye Elixir||10||Increases Dodge by 5% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes||1,000 Gold, Gallowvine (8), Howler Moss (5)|
|Weak Elixir of Cold Resistance||15||Increases Cold Resist by 15% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes||1,000 Gold, Gallowvine (10), Biteberry (6)|
|Weak Elixir of Fire Resistance||15||Increases Fire Resist by 15% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes||1,000 Gold, Gallowvine (10), Reddamine (6)|
|Weak Elixir of Poison Resistance||15||Increases Poison Resist by 15% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes||1,000 Gold, Gallowvine (10), Howler Moss (6)|
|Weak Elixir of Shadow Resistance||15||Increases Shadow Resist by 15% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes||2,500 Gold, Gallowvine (10), Brightshade (6)|
|Weak Assault Elixir||20||Increases Attack Speed by 7% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes||1,000 Gold, Gallowvine (12), Lifesbane (6)|
|Weak Elixir of Lightning Resistance||20||Increases Lightning Resist by 15% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes||1,000 Gold, Gallowvine (10), Reddamine (6)|