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Alchemist

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[e][h]Alchemist
Radiant Hero
Attributes
Base Stats
Health Regen
Mana Regen
Magic Resistance
Attack Speed
Attack Time
Attack Duration
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Cast Duration
Turn Rate
Sight Range
Level Changes
Level
1
15
25
Health
762
1595
2202
Mana
375
675
891
Armor
2.5
5.2
7.1
Damage
52-58
89-95
116-122
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5
Notes
Collision Size
Legs

Alchemist Razzil Darkbrew, the Alchemist[edit]

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The sacred science of Chymistry was a Darkbrew family tradition, but no Darkbrew had ever shown the kind of creativity, ambition, and recklessness of young Razzil. However, when adulthood came calling he pushed aside the family trade to try his hand at manufacturing gold through Alchemy.

In an act of audacity befitting his reputation, Razzil announced he would transmute an entire mountain into gold. Following two decades of research and spending and preparation, he failed spectacularly, quickly finding himself imprisoned for the widespread destruction his experiment wrought. Yet Razzil was never one to take a setback lightly, and sought escape to continue his research.

When his new cellmate turned out to be a fierce ogre, he found just the opportunity he needed. After convincing the ogre not to eat him, Razzil set about carefully concocting a tincture for it to drink, made from the moulds and mosses growing in the prison stone work. In a week's time, it seemed ready. When the ogre drank the potion, it flew into an unstoppable berserker rage, destroying the cell bars and exploding through walls and guards alike.

They soon found themselves lost somewhere in the forest surrounding the city with a trail of wreckage in their wake and no signs of pursuit. In the tonic's afterglow, the ogre seemed serene, happy, and even eager. Resolving to work together, the pair set off to collect the materials needed to attempt Razzil's Alchemic transmutation once more.

Synthesizing extra resources from each and every kill, Alchemist has no trouble gathering the tools needed to destroy his foes. Ambushing enemies with corrosive acid and a host of unstable chemicals, he battles to ensure his greedy escapades can remain uninterrupted.

Abilities[edit]

Acid Spray
QD
Targeting
Point Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Physical
Sprays highly volatile acid across the target area. Enemy units within the contaminated area take damage per second and have their armor reduced.
Damage Per Second20/25/30/35
Armor Reduction4/5/6/7
Duration16
Radius475/525/575/625
Cast Range900
Cast Point0.2
22
130/140/150/160
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Using traditional Alchemy from the Darkbrew family, Razzil concocts an acid that dissolves even the toughest metals.
Notes
  • Total damage:
    • 320/400/480/560
Unstable Concoction
WE
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Self
Damage Type
Physical
Alchemist brews up an unstable concoction that he can throw at an enemy hero, to stun and deal damage. The longer the concoction brews, the more damage it deals and the longer the target is stunned. After a few seconds, the brew reaches its maximum damage and stun time. If not thrown after that point, the concoction will explode on Alchemist himself.
Maximum Stun1.75/2.5/3.25/4
Maximum Damage160/240/320/400
800
Max Power Brew Time5
Self-Destruct Brew Time5.5
Stun/Damage Radius250
375
Cast Range775
Cast Point0
13
100
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Blocked by all Linkens/echoed by all Lotus in the area of effect.
Dispellable with strong dispels.
Cannot be disjointed.
A silver lining to the failure of turning a mountain into gold, this volatile solution has destructive potential.
Notes
  • Alchemist can move, attack, cast spells, and use items while the concoction is brewing.
  • The concoction effect still explodes around Alchemist when self-destructing.
  • Alchemist can deny himself with this ability if the concoction explodes on himself.
  • The concoction is thrown at 900 movement speed and provides 300 flying vision.
  • The brewing countdown can also be seen by enemies.
Sub Ability
Unstable Concoction Throw
WE
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Heroes
Throw the Unstable Concoction before it blows up.
Cast Point0.2
Greevil's Greed
EG
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Alchemist gets bonus gold for killing creeps, heroes, and wards. The bonus stacks if another target is killed within the stack duration timer. If a kill is made, the duration refreshes. If no kill is made in time, the stacks are lost. Also provides bonus Bounty rune gold.
Base Bonus Gold3
Bonus Gold Per Stack3
Bonus Gold Cap15/18/21/24
Stack Duration36
Rune Bounty1.5/2/2.5/3×
Disabled by break.
While it is not a mountain, Razzil has mastered the conversion of smaller compounds to line his pockets.
Notes
  • Triggers on every last hit Alchemist makes. Excludes last hits on:
  • The Bounty Rune multiplier only affects the amount of gold Alchemist gains. Allies still gain the default value.
  • Bonus gold earned is unreliable gold.
Ultimate Ability
Chemical Rage
RR
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Self
Alchemist causes his Ogre to enter a chemically induced rage, reducing base attack time, increasing movement speed, and increasing base regeneration of hit points and mana points.
Base Attack Time1.2/1.1/1
Bonus HP Regen50/75/100
150
Base Movement Speed335/345/355
405
Duration25
Cast Point0
55
50/75/100
Illusions created during Chemical Rage get a new Chemical Rage buff which lasts its full duration, regardless of how much was left on Alchemist himself.
The brew Razzil gave to the Ogre during their prison bust has become a useful potion in the midst of combat.
Notes
  • Has a 0.35 second transformation time which provides invulnerability. During this short time projectiles and stuns can be disjointed.
  • Alchemist's ogre turns purple and wields his swords for the duration of the buff.
  • Dispels Alchemist on cast.

Aghanim's Scepter Ability[edit]

Aghanim's Scepter Synth
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Allied Heroes
Allows Alchemist to cast Aghanim's Scepter on allied heroes to directly grant Aghanim's Blessing. The buff grant the item's stat bonuses and the effects of Ultimate Upgrade permanently. The scepter is consumed in the process.
Alchemist can also target himself, gaining damage and spell amp bonuses based on how many scepters he has given.
Cast Range600
Bonus Damage30
Bonus Spell Amp5%
This spell is granted directly by the scepter.
Notes
  • Can grant Aghanim's Blessing once per allied hero.
  • If an ally already has a scepter buff or the item, it refunds them based on which version they have (either 4200 or 5800).
  • Alchemist's personal bonuses stack up to 5 times, for a max of:
    • 150 Bonus Damage
    • 20% Bonus Spell Amp

Aghanim's Shard Ability[edit]

Berserk Potion
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Allied Units
Damage Type
Magical
Throws a potion at the target ally, applying a basic dispel and grants bonus stats. Can be used on self.
Cast Range800
Attack Speed50
Move Speed30
HP Regen45
Duration10
35
125
This ability is granted by Aghanim's Shard
Dispellable.

Talent Ability[edit]

Cleave
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Enemy Units
Damage Type
Physical
Alchemist's attacks strike down multiple targets. Radius expands forward in a cone shape.
Cleave Damage40%
Radius150 ➜ 360
Distance650
Notes
  • A visual effect moves across the cleave area, showing its shape.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
+50 Chemical Rage Chemical Rage Regeneration 25 +50 Chemical Rage Chemical Rage Movement Speed
+400 Unstable Concoction Unstable Concoction Damage 20 +25% Cleave
+20 Damage 15 +350 Health
+125 Unstable Concoction Unstable Concoction Radius 10 +15 Attack Speed

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.30c
  • Rescale Base damage rescaled from 49-58 to 52-58
  • Buff Chemical Rage mana cost from 50/100/150 to 50/75/100
7.30
  • Buff Unstable Concoction cooldown reduced from 16s to 13s
  • Rescale Unstable Concoction mana cost rescaled from 90/100/110/120 to 100
  • Buff Berserk Potion now additionally grants 30 bonus movement speed
  • Rework Level 10 Talent -6s Unstable Concoction Cooldown replaced with +125 Unstable Concoction Radius
7.29
  • Nerf Greevil's Greed gold bonus cap reduced from 18/21/24/27 to 15/18/21/24
7.28b
  • Buff Berserk Potion shard cooldown reduced from 45 to 35
7.28a
  • Nerf Greevil's Greed stack duration reduced from 40 to 36
7.28
  • Buff Unstable Concoction manacost reduced from 120 to 90/100/110/120
  • Buff Unstable Concoction cooldown reduced from 22/20/18/16 to 16
  • Buff Acid Spray damage increased from 15/20/25/30 to 20/25/30/35
  • Buff Acid Spray first damage instance is now immediate rather than after a second
  • Nerf Gold bonus cap reduced from 18/22/26/30 to 18/21/24/27 (last hit count from 5/7/8/9 to 5/6/7/8)
  • Rework If an ally already has a scepter buff or the item, it refunds them based on which version they have (either 4200 or 5800).
  • Buff Alchemist granted scepter buffs provide the full stat bonuses.
  • Nerf Scepter damage/spell amp bonus reduced from 30/6 to 20/5
  • Nerf Level 20 Talent reduced from +30% Cleave to +25%
  • Buff Added Aghanim's Shard
    • Grants Berserk Potion.
      • Throws a potion at the target ally, applying a basic dispel and granting +50 Attack Speed and +40 HP Regen for 10 seconds.
      • Cast Range: 800. Cooldown: 45. Manacost: 125. Can be used on self.
7.27b
  • Buff Unstable Concoction radius increased from 200 to 250
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +350 Unstable Concoction to +400
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +40 Chemical Rage Regen to +50
7.26c
  • Nerf Level 10 Talent reduced from +20 Attack Speed to +15
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from -5.5s Unstable Concoction Cooldown to -6s
  • Nerf Level 15 Talent reduced from +25 Damage to +20
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +325 Health to +350
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +325 Unstable Concoction Damage to +350
7.26b
  • Nerf Talents reduced by ~20%
7.26a
  • Nerf Greevil's Greed cap reduced from 20/24/28/32 to 18/22/26/30
  • Nerf Greevil's Greed Base gold bonus reduced from 4 to 3
  • Nerf Greevil's Greed Bounty Rune multiplier reduced from 2/2.5/3/3.5 to 1.5/2/2.5/3
7.25
  • Buff
7.24
  • Buff Agility gain increased from 1.2 to 1.5
7.23
  • Buff Level 25 Talent increased from +30 Chemical Rage Regen to +50
  • Rework Level 25 Talent changed from -0.15 Chemical Rage Base Attack Time to +60 Chemical Rage Movement Speed
7.22g
  • Nerf Greevil's Greed gold bonus per stack reduced from 4 to 3
  • Nerf Chemical Rage no longer provides mana regeneration
  • Nerf Level 15 Talent reduced from +50 Damage to +30
  • Nerf Level 25 Talent reduced from -0.2 Chemical Rage Base Attack Time to -0.15
7.22
  • Buff Added Scepter upgrade:
    • With Scepter equipped or synthesized, you gain bonuses
    • Alchemist gets +30 Damage and +6% Spell Amp for each Scepter given to allies
7.21c
  • Buff Acid Spray radius increased from 400/475/550/625 to 475/525/575/625
7.21
  • Buff Base movement speed increased from 295 to 305
  • Buff Base agility increased from 16 to 22
  • Buff Strength gain increased from 2.1 to 2.4
  • Buff Chemical Rage base attack time improved from 1.3/1.15/1 to 1.2/1.1/1
  • Nerf Level 10 Talent reduced from -8s Unstable Concoction to -7s
  • Nerf Level 20 Talent Concoction talent now adds the damage to the max instead of the base
7.20
  • Nerf Acid Spray no longer pierces spell immunity
  • Buff Chemical Rage health regen bonus increased from 40/55/70 to 50/75/100
  • Buff Chemical Rage mana regen bonus increased from 3/7.5/12 to 4/10/16
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +30% Cleave to +40%
7.19b
  • Nerf Greevil's Greed bounty rune multiplier rescaled from 3.5× to 2/2.5/3/3.5×
7.18
  • Buff Greevil's Greed Gold Bonus Cap increased from 16/20/24/28 to 20/24/28/32
  • Buff Greevil's Greed Stack Duration increased from 30 to 40
7.17
  • Buff Chemical Rage now applies a basic dispel on cast
7.16
  • Buff Greevil's Greed bounty rune multiplier increased from 3 to 3.5
7.14
  • Buff Chemical Rage Health regen increased from 40/48/56 to 40/55/70
  • Buff Bounty Rune bonus gold increased from 2.5× to 3×
7.13b
  • Nerf Base movement speed reduced from 295 to 290
  • Nerf Base armor reduced from 0 to -1
7.10
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +25% Cleave to +30%
7.08
  • Buff Chemical Rage base attack time improved from 1.4/1.2/1 to 1.3/1.15/1
  • Buff Level 10 Talent increased from -5s Unstable Concoction Cooldown to -8s
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +350 Health to +400
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +360 Unstable Concoction to +400
7.07d
  • Buff Unstable Concoction damage increased from 150/220/290/360 to 160/240/320/400
7.07c
  • Rework Level 10 Talent changed from +5 Armor to -5s Unstable Concoction Cooldown
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +250 Health to +350 Health
  • Buff Level 20 Talent increased from +200 Unstable Concoction Damage to +360
  • Rework Level 25 Talent changed from -8s Unstable Concoction Cooldown to +30 Chemical Rage Regeneration
7.07
  • Nerf Chemical Rage HP regen rescaled from 50/75/100 to 40/48/56
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06e
  • Buff Base agility increased from 11 to 16
  • Buff Greevil's Greed Bounty Rune multiplier increased from 2× to 2.5×
7.06d
  • Buff Chemical Rage movement speed increased from 30/40/60 to 40/50/60
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +80 Unstable Concoction Damage to +100
7.06
  • Nerf Unstable Concoction cooldown increased from 16 to 22/20/18/16
  • Buff Unstable Concoction AoE increased from 175 to 200
  • Nerf Greevil's Greed base bonus gold reduced from 6/8/10/12 to 4
  • Buff Greevil's Greed bonus per stack increased from 3 to 4
  • Nerf Greevil's Greed bonus cap rescaled from 12/20/28/36 to 16/20/24/28
7.05
  • Nerf Acid Spray radius rescaled from 625 to 400/475/550/625
  • Nerf Chemical Rage cooldown increased from 45 to 55
7.02
  • Rework Level 15 Talent from +15 Movement Speed to +80 Unstable Concoction Damage
  • Buff Level 25 Talent from -4 Acid Spray Armor to -5
7.00
  • Nerf Greevil's Greed Bounty Rune multiplier rescaled from 3/4/5/6× to a constant 2×
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.87c
  • Nerf Greevil's Greed no longer benefits illusions
6.86
  • Nerf Greevil's Greed Bounty Rune multiplier rescaled from 5× to 3/4/5/6×
  • Bug Fix Fixed Greevil's Greed granting full gold during Buyback gold penalty phase
6.85
  • Buff Acid Spray damage increased from 12/16/20/24 to 15/20/25/30
  • Buff Greevil's Greed Bounty Rune bonus increased from 4× to 5×
6.84
  • Nerf Unstable Concoction countdown can now be seen by enemies
  • Buff Unstable Concoction now has an area targeting cursor
  • Buff Greevil's Greed now grants 4× gold bounty from Runes
  • Buff Alchemist can now cast Aghanim's Scepter
    • Directly grants an allied hero their Aghanim's Scepter bonus as a permanent buff
6.83
  • Buff Greevil's Greed base bonus gold increased from 4/6/8/10 to 6/8/10/12
  • Buff Greevil's Greed extra bonus gold per stack from 1/2/3/4 to 3
  • Buff Greevil's Greed max bonus gold from 30 to 12/20/28/36
  • Buff Greevil's Greed recent kill window duration increased from 25 to 30
6.82
  • Buff Acid Spray negative armor increased from 3/4/5/6 to 4/5/6/7
  • Buff Acid Spray damage type from Composite to Physical (still pierces Spell Immunity)
  • Nerf Acid Spray damage reduced from 14/20/26/32 to 12/16/20/24
6.80
  • Nerf Night vision reduced from 1400 to 800
  • Nerf Unstable Concoction maximum shaking duration reduced from 7 to 5.5
  • Nerf Unstable Concoction no longer continues to get stronger while it is in the air
6.79
  • Nerf Chemical Rage no longer provides 250/500/750 bonus HP
  • Buff Chemical Rage HP regen increased from 15/30/60 to 50/75/100
6.78c
  • Nerf Chemical Rage bonus HP reduced from 300/600/900 to 250/500/750
6.76
  • Buff Unstable Concoction now explodes around you if you are killed while charging it up
  • Buff Goblin's Greed cap increased from 26 to 30
6.75
  • Buff Acid Spray damage per second increased from 8/16/24/32 to 14/20/26/32
  • Buff Acid Spray mana cost from 160 to 130/140/150/160
  • Buff Chemical Rage base attack time decreased from 1.45/1.3/1.15 to 1.4/1.2/1
  • Buff Goblin's Greed counter duration increased from 20 to 25 seconds
  • Buff Goblin's Greed bonus gold scaling adjusted from 2/4/6/8 + 2 to 4/6/8/10 + 1/2/3/4
  • Buff Unstable Concoction max damage increased from 130/200/270/340 to 150/220/290/360
  • Buff Unstable Concoction no longer displays the countdown numbers to enemies
  • Buff Unstable Concoction always affects a 175 area around anywhere it explodes
    • This includes when it explodes on Alchemist
6.74
  • Buff Unstable Concoction max damage increased from 120/180/240/300 to 130/200/270/340
  • Buff Armor increased from -1 to 0
6.73
  • Buff Goblin's Greed bonus gold limit increased from 18 to 26
  • Buff Chemical Rage base attack time reduced from 1.45/1.35/1.2 to 1.45/1.3/1.15
6.71
  • Nerf Chemical Rage bonus HP from 350/700/1050 to 300/600/900
  • Nerf Movement speed reduced from 300 to 295
6.69
  • Nerf Unstable Concoction stun duration rescaled from 2.5/3/3.5/4 to 1.75/2.5/3.25/4
6.68
  • Nerf Unstable Concoction mana cost from 90 to 120
  • Nerf Unstable Concoction damage rescaled from 150/200/250/300 to 120/180/240/300
6.67
  • Playable in Competitive Added to Captains Mode
6.65
  • Rework Reworked Unstable Concoction
  • Removed Removed from Captains Mode
6.52
  • Nerf Scaled the movement bonus on Chemical Rage from 60 to 30/40/60
6.50
  • Buff Acid Spray cast range increased from 625 to 900
  • Buff Base intelligence increased from 17 to 25
  • Buff Intelligence gain increased from 1 to 1.8
  • Buff Improved Chemical Rage values
6.49
  • Buff Acid Spray duration increased from 12 to 16
6.47
  • Buff Base movement speed increased from 290 to 300
6.45
  • Buff Acid Spray AoE and cast range increased from 550 to 625
  • Buff Changed level 3 Chemical Rage base attack time from 1.25 to 1.2
6.44
  • Buff Unstable Concoction cast range increased from 600/650/700/750 to 650/750/850/950
  • Buff Unstable Concoction damage increased from 100/150/200/250 to 120/180/240/300
  • Buff Chemical Rage health regen increased from 10/30/60 to 15/30/60
6.43
  • Nerf Strength gain decreased from 2.4 to 1.8
  • Nerf Intelligence gain decreased from 1.5 to 1
  • Nerf Movement speed reduced from 300 to 290
  • Nerf Base armor reduced from 1 to -1
  • Nerf Acid Spray AoE decreased from 700 to 550
  • Nerf Acid Spray mana cost increased from 120 to 160
  • Buff Unstable Concoction now provides 500 radius ground vision of the target while channeling
  • Nerf Greed stack duration decreased from 20 to 18
  • Nerf Greed gold cap decreased from 20 to 18
  • Buff Chemical Rage now grants 0/5/10 movement speed
  • Nerf Chemical Rage health regen reduced from 15/30/60 to 10/30/60
6.39
  • Buff Unstable Concoction now deals 100/150/200/250 damage
  • Buff Base movement speed increased from 290 to 300
6.37
  • Rework Rebalanced Alchemist
6.36b
  • Nerf Nerfed Chemical Rage base attack time from 1.45/1.2/0.95 to 1.4/1.3/1.15
  • Nerf Reduced damage on Acid Spray from 10/20/30/40 to 8/16/24/32
  • Nerf Reduced armor reduction on Acid Spray from 4/5/6/8 to 4/5/6/7
  • Nerf Increased Acid Spray cooldown from 20 to 22
  • Nerf Reduced the max gold Greed can stack from 36 to 20
  • Nerf Base damage nerfed from 32-41 to 28-37
6.36
  • New New Hero

Ability History[edit]

Notable Players[edit]

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