The Alchemy Stone is an item that can be equipped to provide a buff for a short time.
You can equip only one Alchemy Stone, but it is possible to swap them for different situations. There are three kinds of Alchemy Stones that you can equip.
The effects are subdivided by not only the three kinds of effects but also four grades and 8 stages.
It is no exaggeration to say that the Alchemy Stone is the last stage of alchemy. Crafting and upgrading these stones is difficult. However, an improved Alchemy Stone exerts intense power similar to that of upgrading your weapons.
It is a good idea to learn the basics of Alchemy before you try crafting an Alchemy Stone.
Crafting an Alchemy Stone
The option to craft Alchemy Stone is available for Adventurers that have reached Alchemy Skilled 1 or higher.
You can craft an Alchemy Stone by combining materials with alchemy tools installed in your residence.
‘Shining Powder’ is one of the most important materials in crafting an Alchemy Stone, and it is considered a rare material that can be obtained as a by product of crafting alchemy items. In other words, its a random item you get by doing alchemy. In addition to ‘Shining Powder’, you also need Sinner’s Blood, Powder of Time, Pure Powder Reagent and Clear Liquid Reagent.
You cannot choose the type of alchemy stone that you craft, as they require the same material, but are random. There is also a probability that you will create a ‘Broken Alchemy Stone Shard’ that can only be sold to a vendor for 5,000 silver.
While you can attempt to craft an Alchemy Stone at level 1, the higher your alchemy level the better chance you have at success.
▲ Adventurers with Alchemy Skilled level 1 or higher can craft Alchemy Stone. A high level of Alchemy will make a big difference in your success rate!
Rarity and Level of Alchemy Stones
Alchemy Stones are distinguished by the color of the item name, which indicates their rarity, and by their name prefix, which indicates their level.
Similar to other items, white is the most common and lowest grade. Higher than white, in order: green, blue, and yellow.
The prefix indicates the level of the Alchemy Stone. ‘Imperfect’ is the poorest performance for an Alchemy Stone, so you will obtain an incomplete Alchemy Stone when you succeed in crafting.
After ‘imperfect’, the level progresses to ‘rough’, ‘polished’, ‘sturdy’, ‘sharp’, ‘resplendent’, ‘splendid’, and ‘shining’ in order.
Alchemy Stones with the yellow colored prefix ‘Shiny’ have the most powerful effect. It is possible to level up your alchemy stone from ‘polished’ to a higher rarity.
▲ Although difficult to craft, a high Grade and Level Alchemy Stone yields great benefits!
Using and Charging Alchemy Stones
After you place an Alchemy Stone to it equipment slot, press the shortcut key ‘U’ to use it. One durability of the Alchemy Stone will be consumed, and your character will receive a buff for a limited amount of time.
Alchemy Stones of Destruction and Protection will last 3 minutes. After using them, the Alchemy Stones will be on a 3 minute cooldown. Therefore, you can keep using the buff permanently. However, these two Alchemy Stones share a cooldown so you can only have one at a time.
The Alchemy Stone of Life will last 10 minutes, and it will also be on a 10 minute cooldown.
When you equip an Alchemy Stone and click the checkbox for auto-activation, the buff will be reactivated continually.
Consumed durability for Alchemy Stones can be restored by using oil, blood, or reagent with the Recharge feature. Depending on durability, the required amount of oil varies with the level of the Alchemy Stone. It is better to use the ingredients that are easy to make and find because there is no difference in the required amount to replenish the Alchemy Stone durability.
Using or recharging a stone is not influenced by your alchemy level so even at Beginner Lv. 1 you can maintain a stone.
▲ Go to Inventory (press I) and then press Alchemy. The amount of materials required for Recharge will vary depending on the lost durability value.
Polishing and Growth
When you upgrade an Alchemy Stone, it will increase the quality of the existing beneficial effects or it’ll increase the types of beneficial effects available. Before you can use the ‘Growth’ feature, you need to use the ‘Polishing’ feature to increase the Alchemy Stone EXP (80% ~ 150%). The reason is, because the ‘Growth’ feature can only be used once the Alchemy Stone EXP is 80% or higher.
When the Alchemy Stone EXP is higher, the success rate will increase as well.
The ‘Polishing’ feature provides EXP to Alchemy Stone. The polishing material will vary depending on the type of Alchemy Stone.
To polish Destruction Alchemy Stone, you need to use Pure Ores.
To polish Protection Alchemy Stone, you need to use Sturdy Plywood.
To polish Life Alchemy Stone, you need to use Special Crops.
▲ Use the ‘Polishing’ feature to increase Alchemy Stone’s EXP. Different Alchemy Stone requires different polishing materials.
After you increase the Alchemy Stone’s EXP to the 80% ~ 150% range, you can use one Black Stone (Weapon) to perform Growth. When Growth is successful, either the Rarity (color) or Level(prefix) will increase. If you're lucky you can get both! After that the upgrade EXP will reset to 0.
When the Alchemy Stone rarity increases, the types of beneficial effects available will increase. If the Level increases, the quality of the existing beneficial effects will increase.
As the Alchemy Stone reaches a higher level, the required level of Alchemy for growth will increase. It is possible to grow Alchemy Stone from Alchemy Beginner Lv. 1, but you will have a lower chance of success. When you fail to grow an Alchemy Stone, the rarity (color) will not decrease but there's a chance that the level (prefix) decreases.
When performing Growth on Resplendent and Splendid Alchemy Stones, the Alchemy Stone can be destroyed from failed Growth attempts. The higher rarity and level of the stone the more costly your failures will become.
Every time when you fail the growth, half of your Alchemy Stone's EXP will be consumed. For example, if you attempt to grow it with 150% EXP, you will see that 75% EXP will remain. When you attempt in the minimum requirement of 80% EXP, only 40% EXP will remain.
▲ The price of materials consumed for polishing is quite expensive, and there is a risk of decreasing level. Therefore, you must be careful about attempting growth.
A Substitute for Alchemy Stone, Spirit Stone
If you don't want to deal with polishing and growing you could also try a Spirit Stone.
Spirit Stones once drained of all durability, cannot be replenished. Also, the effect of a spirit stone is lower than that of an Alchemy Stone. So for all intents and purposes: Spirit Stones are lesser versions of Alchemy Stones.
Spirit Stones cannot be crafted directly, but they can be obtained from monsters while adventuring.
You can use a spirit stone the same way you would an Alchemy Stone. When you right-click the spirit stone in your inventory, it will appear in the Alchemy Stone slot. This means you will not be able to use it simultaneously with an Alchemy Stone. Press the shortcut ‘U’ key to use the effect of a Spirit Stone.
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