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"You can bottle fame, brew glory, even put a stopper on death."
Alchemy starts the player with a Modular Alchemy Box, a Porta-Still, an Elven Ingot Grinder, 3 Aqua Vitae, 3 Aqua Regia, 1 random Potion and 6 random reagents (stacks of 3, 2 and 1 respectively) (See: Starting Equipment).
Each point added to the Alchemy skill tree also increases the output of potions crafted per recipe.
 Granted Abilities
|Gem Transmutation||20||Converts a gem into another random gem. Using Gem Transmutation on a gem stack will turn the entire stack into a random gem type with the same number of gems.|
- The skill description is a quote from J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It is stated by Professor Snape during the first Potions class.