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If the Alchemist class is your [[Favored Class Bonus|favored class]], you gain the following benefits at level 1. This is in addition to those benefits and class features listed for level 1 in the [[#Class Progression: Alchemist|Class Progression: Alchemist]] table, below.
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If the Alchemist class is your [[Favored Class Bonus|favored class]], you gain the following benefits at level 1. This is in addition to those benefits and class features listed for the [[#Courageous_Alchemist_.28Levels_1_-_5.29|Courageous Alchemist (Levels 1 - 5)]] class tier table, below.
  
 
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If alchemist is your favored class, the maximum number of [[#Alchemical_Bombs_.28Su.29|Alchemical Bombs]] you can create and use each day is increased by three.  This number is added to the bombs per day you can create at each experience tier of the class.
  
 
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Alchemists are adept at swiftly mixing various volatile chemicals and infusing them with a portion of their magical aura to create powerful bombs that they can hurl at their enemies.  
 
Alchemists are adept at swiftly mixing various volatile chemicals and infusing them with a portion of their magical aura to create powerful bombs that they can hurl at their enemies.  
  
Beginning at 1st level, an alchemist can create and use 8 bombs per day, plus an additional 1 bomb for each class tier they reach in the alchemist class above courageous (i.e. 9 bombs per day at level 6, 10 bombs per day at level 11, 11 bombs per day at level 16, etc.).
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Bombs are created in two steps: creating the bomb itself, and adding the catalyst.  The catalyst is added immediately before the bomb is thrown, as adding it makes the bomb extremely unstable.  A bomb that has had its catalyst added, but is not thrown, becomes inert at the end of the round in which the catalyst was added.  Bombs that become inert are considered expended for the day, and are wasted.
 
 
Bombs are created in two steps: creating the bomb itself, and adding the catalyst.  The catalyst is added immediately before the bomb is thrown, as adding it makes the bomb extremely unstable.  A bomb which has had its catalyst added, but is not thrown, becomes inert at the end of the round in which the catalyst was added.  Bombs which become inert are considered expended for the day, and are wasted.
 
  
 
Creating bombs for the day takes 1 hour, regardless of how many bombs are being prepared.  Like extracts, bombs that are not expended prior to the alchemist's next full night's rest (or 24 hours, whichever is sooner) become inert and are considered expended for the day.  As a result, the alchemist must prepare fresh bombs each day, and cannot save up unused bombs from previous days.  Also like extracts, an alchemist's bomb becomes inert if used or carried by anyone else.
 
Creating bombs for the day takes 1 hour, regardless of how many bombs are being prepared.  Like extracts, bombs that are not expended prior to the alchemist's next full night's rest (or 24 hours, whichever is sooner) become inert and are considered expended for the day.  As a result, the alchemist must prepare fresh bombs each day, and cannot save up unused bombs from previous days.  Also like extracts, an alchemist's bomb becomes inert if used or carried by anyone else.
  
At the time a bomb is prepared, the alchemist determines what [[Alchemist Discoveries|discoveries]], if any, are going to be applied to that bomb.  The default bomb, with no discoveries applied, inflicts an amount of {{dmg|fire}} damage based on the Alchemist's level, as described in the [[#Courageous_Alchemist_.28Levels_1_-_5.29|class progression table]], above.  
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During this 1 hour prep-time, the alchemist determines what [[Alchemist Discoveries|discoveries]], if any, are going to be applied to that bomb.  The default bomb, with no discoveries applied, inflicts an amount of {{dmg|fire}} damage based on the Alchemist's level, as described in the [[#Courageous_Alchemist_.28Levels_1_-_5.29|class progression table]], above. Discoveries cannot be applied to a bomb "on the fly" right before they are thrown &mdash; bombs must be prepared in advance, much in the way that a wizard memorizes spells.
  
 
Bombs are considered weapons and can be boosted with feats such as [[Point-Blank Shot (Feat)]] and [[Weapon Focus (Feat)]]. The fire damage caused by an alchemist's bombs is considered magical for purposes of overcoming ER, or other forms of resistance against non-magical damage (e.g. [[Incorporeal]]).
 
Bombs are considered weapons and can be boosted with feats such as [[Point-Blank Shot (Feat)]] and [[Weapon Focus (Feat)]]. The fire damage caused by an alchemist's bombs is considered magical for purposes of overcoming ER, or other forms of resistance against non-magical damage (e.g. [[Incorporeal]]).
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An alchemist must have at least one hand free to throw a bomb.
 
An alchemist must have at least one hand free to throw a bomb.
  
Thrown bombs have a range increment of 20 feet (max range of 100 feet) and follow the rules for [[Splash Weapons]].  If the target creature is size Large or greater, the Alchemist must choose which square of the target's space to target. Range modifiers are always calculated to the targeted square, even if the target creature is so large that a closer square would be in a different range band.  
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Thrown bombs have a range increment of 20 feet (max range of 100 feet) and follow the rules for [[Splash Weapons]].  If the target creature is sized-large or larger, the Alchemist must choose which square of the target's space to target. Range modifiers are always calculated to the targeted square, even if the target creature is so large that a closer square would be in a different range band.  
  
The initial target of the bomb, that is, the target against whom the alchemist rolls a ranged touch attack, is referred to as the 'primary target'.  On a direct hit, an alchemist's bomb inflicts fire damage as detailed in the class progression table above, plus the alchemist's Intelligence and Dexterity modifiers. Because bombs are considered weapons, they critically threaten a directly hit target on a to-hit result of a natural 20.  If the critical hit is confirmed (by making a second successful to-hit roll, as a touch attack, against the target's AC), the bomb deals double damage (including double the alchemist's INT and DEX modifiers) to that target.
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The initial target of the bomb, that is, the target against whom the alchemist rolls a ranged touch attack, is referred to as the 'primary target'.  On a direct hit, an alchemist's bomb inflicts fire damage as detailed in the class progression table above, plus the alchemist's Intelligence and Dexterity modifiers to the primary target. Because bombs are considered weapons, they critically threaten a directly hit target on a to-hit result of a natural 20.  If the critical hit is confirmed (by making a second successful to-hit roll, as a touch attack, against the target's AC), the bomb deals double damage (including double the alchemist's INT and DEX modifiers) to the primary target.
  
In addition to damaging the primary target, the bomb explodes in a fiery burst, damaging all other creatures that are in any of the squares adjacent to the target's space (or the targeted square within the primary target's space, if the target is size large or larger). This burst affects a 3x3x3 cube centered on the primary target (although if the primary target is standing on the ground, the bottom nine squares of this cube are in the ground squares beneath the target).  All creatures in the affected area other than the primary target take half damage from the bomb, as though they had succeeded on a Reflex saving throw against the damage.  Creatures that take reduced damage from succeeding on a reflex saving throw (such as those with the Evasion class feature), may apply such abilities automatically, since they are treated as having succeeded on a Reflex saving throw.  Note that creatures in the area of effect that were not the direct target do ''not'' take any critical damage from critical hits.   
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In addition to damaging the primary target, the bomb explodes in a fiery burst, damaging all other creatures that are in any of the squares adjacent to the primary target's space (or the targeted square within the primary target's space, if the target is sized-large or larger). This burst affects a 3x3x3 cube centered on the primary target (although if the primary target is standing on the ground, the bottom nine squares of this cube are in the ground squares beneath the target, and therefore wasted).  All creatures in the affected area other than the primary target take half damage from the bomb, as though they had succeeded on a Reflex saving throw against the damage.  Creatures that take reduced damage from succeeding on a reflex saving throw (such as those with the Evasion ability), may apply such abilities automatically, since they are treated as having succeeded on a Reflex saving throw.  Note that creatures in the area of effect that were not the primary target do ''not'' take any critical damage from critical hits.   
  
If a slash target has the [[Minion|'minion']] role, it has special rules for resisting automatic damage.  Namely, they must actually roll their reflex save, instead of automatically succeeding on it.  In such a case, the Reflex saving throw of a bomb is 10 + half the alchemist's level + DEX modifier.  Note that this saving throw is only ever used in the case of a monster with the minion role being in the splash radius of a bomb.  If a minion-role monster is the primary target of the bomb, then simply hitting them with the ranged touch attack is enough; the primary target of a bomb, if directly hit, never gets a saving throw against the damage.
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If a splash target has the [[Minion|'minion']] role, it has special rules for resisting automatic damage.  Namely, they must actually roll their reflex save, instead of automatically succeeding on it.  In such a case, the Reflex saving throw of a bomb is 10 + half the alchemist's character level + DEX modifier.  Note that this saving throw is only ever used in the case of a monster with the minion role being in the splash radius of a bomb.  If a minion-role monster is the primary target of the bomb, then simply hitting them with the ranged touch attack is enough; the primary target of a bomb, if directly hit, never gets a saving throw against the damage.
  
 
If the Alchemist misses their primary target, then the bomb scatters as per the [[splash weapon]] rules.  After the scatter is resolved, if it hits a solid surface (such as the ground; the GM adjudicates any unusual cases) it explodes anyway. The Alchemist may also deliberately aim for a non-creature target, such as a wall, pillar, or the ground. The AC of such terrain features is usually AC 5, as long as the target is immobile and fills a full square.  Bombs that explode after hitting a solid terrain feature, either deliberately or after a miss and scatter, inflict half damage to ''all'' creatures caught in the explosion (as though they had all succeeded on a Reflex saving throw), and cannot critically hit, since there is no directly-hit target involved.
 
If the Alchemist misses their primary target, then the bomb scatters as per the [[splash weapon]] rules.  After the scatter is resolved, if it hits a solid surface (such as the ground; the GM adjudicates any unusual cases) it explodes anyway. The Alchemist may also deliberately aim for a non-creature target, such as a wall, pillar, or the ground. The AC of such terrain features is usually AC 5, as long as the target is immobile and fills a full square.  Bombs that explode after hitting a solid terrain feature, either deliberately or after a miss and scatter, inflict half damage to ''all'' creatures caught in the explosion (as though they had all succeeded on a Reflex saving throw), and cannot critically hit, since there is no directly-hit target involved.
  
The fire damage from bombs is nearly instantaneous, and, as a result, cannot normally set unattended objects on fire.  The GM may rule that especially flammable objects may ignite, but generally, the bomb does not affect objects the way it affects creatures.  Our new scorch-free bomb sticks to monsters, but leaves your floors spotless and shiny!
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The fire damage from bombs is nearly instantaneous, and, as a result, cannot normally set unattended objects on fire.  The GM may rule that especially flammable objects may ignite, but generally, the bomb does not affect objects the way it affects creatures.  Our new scorch-free bombs stick to monsters, but leave your floors spotless and shiny!
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If this is the first tier of Alchemist class levels your character has taken, you can create and use a maximum of 5 bombs per day. For each additional tier of Alchemist class levels your character takes, your maximum bombs per day will increase by an additional two. Remember that, if Alchemist is your favored class, your maximum bombs are 3 higher than those characters who have a different favored class. Therefore, if you are a 1st level alchemist, and alchemist is your favored class,  you can create and use a maximum of 8 bombs per day.
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If you do not already have the Alchemical Bombs class feature, you gain it at this level.  Bombs deal damage as listed for this tier, regardless of whether you took Alchemist class levels from levels 1 through 5.  See [[#Alchemical_Bombs_.28Su.29|Alchemical Bombs]] for details on how this works.
 
If you do not already have the Alchemical Bombs class feature, you gain it at this level.  Bombs deal damage as listed for this tier, regardless of whether you took Alchemist class levels from levels 1 through 5.  See [[#Alchemical_Bombs_.28Su.29|Alchemical Bombs]] for details on how this works.
  
Characters new to the alchemist class at this level can create and use a maximum of 8 bombs per day. Characters who have been an alchemist since first level gain 1 additional bomb per day, taking them up to 9 per day.
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If this is the first tier of Alchemist class levels your character has taken, you can create and use a maximum of 5 bombs per day.  If you already have one or more class tiers of the Alchemist class, then you gain the ability to craft 2 additional bombs per day at 6th level. Remember that, if Alchemist is your favored class, your maximum bombs are 3 higher than those characters who have a different favored class.  This means that if you have been an alchemist since first level, and it is your favored class, you can throw a maximum of 10 bombs per day at 6th level (3 for favored class, 5 from courageous tier, and 2 from intrepid tier).
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EUREKA! I'VE DONE IT!

Whether secreted away in a smoky basement laboratory or gleefully experimenting in a well-respected school of magic, the alchemist is often regarded as being just as unstable, unpredictable, and dangerous as the concoctions he brews. While some creators of alchemical items content themselves with sedentary lives as merchants, providing tindertwigs and smokesticks, the true alchemist answers a deeper calling. Rather than cast magic like a spellcaster, the alchemist captures his own magic potential within liquids and extracts he creates, infusing his chemicals with virulent power to grant him impressive skill with poisons, explosives, and all manner of self-transformative magic.

Role: The alchemist's reputation is not softened by his exuberance (some would say dangerous recklessness) in perfecting his magical extracts and potion-like creations, infusing these substances with magic siphoned from his aura and using his own body as experimental stock. Nor is it mollified by the alchemist's almost gleeful passion for building explosive bombs and discovering strange new poisons and methods for their use. These traits, while making him a liability and risk for most civilized organizations and institutions of higher learning, seem to fit quite well with most adventuring groups.

Alignment: Any

Hit Die: d4

Starting Wealth: 250 gp

Skill Ranks per Level: 3 + Int modifier

Recommended Ability Score Priority:

  • Intelligence: primary; an alchemist's extracts and bomb damage are highly dependent on Intelligence.
  • Dexterity: secondary; dexterity is used to improve the accuracy of the alchemist's ranged attacks and ranged touch attacks, as well as AC.
  • Constitution: tertiary; constitution is used by the alchemist to attempt to control their mutagen's largely-random effects.
  • Strength: low priority.
  • Charisma: low priority.
  • Wisdom: low priority. Very few alchemists could ever be called "wise".

Favored Class: Alchemist

If the Alchemist class is your favored class, you gain the following benefits at level 1. This is in addition to those benefits and class features listed for the Courageous Alchemist (Levels 1 - 5) class tier table, below.

Level Full Attack BAB Fort Ref Will Base AC Class Bailiwick Linked Skill
1st Atk 2nd Atk 3rd Atk 4th Atk
Fav   +0   -5   n/a   n/a   +2   +2   +0   9 Reason Knowledge (Logic)

Natural Talent (Ex)

At 1st level, all characters receive two Natural Talent skills: one in their bailiwick skill, and one in any other skill of their choice. Natural talent allows you to re-map a skill to use any ability score you wish, rather than the ability score it normally uses. You may not select a skill for natural talent that you cannot put ranks into (such as a bailiwick skill not available to your class). Natural talent skills never suffer an armor check penalty, even if the chosen ability modifier is STR or DEX.

All characters receive an additional natural talent skill at character (not class) levels 11, 21, and 31. Additional natural talents may also be gained through Self-Improvement.

Base To-Hit

An alchemist's base to-hit numbers are calculated normally. They do not receive any bonus ability modifiers to their melee or ranged to-hit rolls.

  • Melee To-Hit: Base Attack Bonus (BAB) + Strength Modifier
  • Ranged To-Hit: Base Attack Bonus (BAB) + Dexterity Modifier

Base Weapon Damage

An alchemist's base weapon damage numbers are calculated normally. They do not receive any bonus ability modifiers to their melee or ranged damage rolls.

  • Melee Damage: Base Weapon Damage + Strength Modifier
  • Thrown Weapon Damage: Base Weapon Damage + Strength Modifier (does not include bombs)
  • Projectile Weapon Damage: Base Weapon Damage (may add Strength Modifier only if the weapon has the Mighty quality)

Base Armor Class

An alchemist's base armor class is 9.

  • Armor Class: 9 + Armor bonus + Dexterity modifier + Shield bonus + Size Modifier

Alchemical Bombs Usable Per Day

If alchemist is your favored class, the maximum number of Alchemical Bombs you can create and use each day is increased by three. This number is added to the bombs per day you can create at each experience tier of the class.

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Courageous Alchemist (Levels 1 - 5)

Level Full Attack BAB Saving Throws Base AC Bomb Damage Class Features
1st Atk 2nd Atk 3rd Atk 4th Atk Fort Refl Will
1   +0   -5   -   -   +2   +2   +0   9 1d6 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Level 1 Extracts, Alchemical Bombs, Pop Rocks, Implement Bonus
2   +1 (+1)   -4 (+1)   -   -   +3 (+1)   +3 (+1)   +0   9 2d6 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Discovery I
3   +1   -4   -   -   +3   +3   +1 (+1)   9 3d6 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Grand Discovery I
4   +2 (+1)   -3 (+1)   -   -   +4 (+1)   +4 (+1)   +1   9 4d6 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Discovery II, Level 2 Extracts
5   +2   -3   -   -   +4   +4   +1   9 5d6 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Tweaking

Weapon and Armor Proficiency

Alchemists are proficient with all simple weapons and bombs. They are also proficient with light armor, but not with shields.

Alchemist Extracts (Su)

Beginning at 1st level, an alchemist can mix chemicals, plants, algae, and other "found" substances together into Extracts, which can create a wide variety of profound and useful effects. Alchemist Extracts behave in many ways like Spells in potion form, and as such their effects can be dispelled by effects like Dispel Magic, using the alchemist's level as the caster level. Unlike potions, though, extracts can have powerful effects and can duplicate spells that a potion normally could not. An alchemist's extracts are considered to be arcane in nature (rather than divine).

An alchemist can create only a certain number of extracts of each level per day. Their base daily allotment of extracts is given on Extracts Usable Per Day section, below. In addition, they receive bonus extracts per day if they have a high Intelligence score, in the same way a wizard receives bonus spells per day.

When an alchemist mixes an extract, they infuse the chemicals and reagents in the extract with magic siphoned from their own magical aura. Due to this magical infusion, an extract immediately becomes inert if it leaves the alchemist's possession, but magically reactivates as soon as it returns to their control. Consequently, an alchemist cannot normally pass out their extracts for allies to use (though there are discoveries and a grand discovery that allow this to happen).

An extract, once created, remains potent until the end of the Alchemist's next full night's rest, or 24 hours, whichever is sooner, before becoming inert, so an alchemist must re-prepare their extracts every day. This is exactly analogous to a spell-caster consulting their spell book each morning.

Mixing an extract takes 1 minute of work per extract, no matter how many extracts are mixed at a time. Five extracts take five minutes, forty extracts take forty minutes. Most alchemists prepare many extracts at the start of the day or just before going on an adventure, but it's not uncommon for an alchemist to keep some (or even all) of their daily extract slots open so that they can prepare extracts in the field as needed.

Using an extract is typically a standard action, and requires a concentration check to use while threatened by an enemy in combat. The alchemist may make a Reason check to Concentrate to use the extract when threatened, exactly as if casting defensively (vs. a DC of 10 + (extract level x 4)). If the check fails, the extract is wasted, as is the standard action to use it, but no attack of opportunity is provoked.

Extract Formulae

Extracts are made up of formulae, akin to recipes, which describe how they are made. A complete listing of all possible extract formulae is located here. An alchemist can prepare an extract of any formula they know. To learn or use an extract, an alchemist must have an Intelligence score equal to at least 10 + the extract's level.

Note that, despite having names very similar to spells on other character class spell lists, Alchemist Extracts frequently behave differently from their spell counterparts. When referencing the effects of an extract, be sure to use the page for the extract, and not a similarly named spell on another spell list.

An extract is usually "cast" by drinking it, as if imbibing a potion, or by applying it to the alchemist's skin, equipment, or held/wielded object. Extracts nearly always affect the extract's creator, or attended objects in the creator's possession, though some rare exceptions to this do exist. The alchemist's effective caster level is equal to their alchemist class level.

Creating extracts consumes raw materials, but unless a material component is specifically listed, the cost of these materials is assumed to be zero. If an extract requires a material component, the extract's listing will describe this component and how much it costs. Material components that cost 1 gold piece (gp) or less can be cast if the alchemist possess an appropriate Component Pouch for that level of extract (rather than requiring the alchemist to specifically acquire a number of each material component separately).

Extracts Known

An alchemist may know any number of extract formulae. An alchemist begins play knowing two 1st level extract formulae, plus a number of additional 1st level formulae equal to their Intelligence modifier. At each new alchemist level, the alchemist may learn two new extract formulae, chosen from any extract level that they are able to prepare.

At each character level after the first, the alchemist may swap out one known extract formula for a different one of any level they can prepare, for free (even if the swapped out extract was of a different level). Any other swapping must occur via the Reselection process.

In addition, an alchemist may attempt to teach themselves additional extract formulae through experimentation. The alchemist may only experiment in a workshop, or an equivalent area of relative quiet, with sufficient tools and materials to perform experiments. The alchemist makes a Reason check and compares the result to the different skill difficulty categories for their own character level. An alchemist may only attempt to learn an extract formula of an extract level they are able to prepare, based on their current alchemist level. The difficulty category they achieve with their roll, along with the level of the extract being attempted, determines how long it takes to learn the new extract formulae, as shown in the table below:

Result Days to Complete
Failure 'extract level' days
Easy 'extract level' days - 1 day
Result Days to Complete
Average 'extract level' days - 2 days
Challenging 'extract level' days - 3 days
Result Days to Complete
Hard 'extract level' days - 4 days
Impossible 1 day, regardless of extract level

Regardless of the result, no extract formula can ever take less than 1 full day to learn. A 'full day' is defined as working exclusively on learning the formula, and not spending more than 1 hour doing anything else that day, with the exception of meals and short breaks. If more than an hour is spent on any activity other than learning the formula, that day does not count toward learning the formula.

Days spent learning an extract formula do not need to be consecutive. A alchemist can spend 1 day trying to learn a new formula, adventure for a week, then spend the remaining days to complete the formula, and there is no penalty for this, other than not being able to use the new extract until the full amount of time required has been spent.

Extracts Usable Per Day (Courageous Tier)

The following table shows how many extracts the alchemist can prepare and use each day from levels 1 through 5. Higher level alchemists are able to concoct and sustain the energies of more extracts. Any unused extracts become inert and useless after 24 hours or at the end of a full night's rest, whichever comes sooner.

The plusses in parentheses after some of the numbers in the table below indicate when the value has increased (hereafter referred to as 'deltas'). Characters who are multi-classing only receive the delta values of each extract level, rather than the full amount listed (unless, of course, they are the same).

Level 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
1st   1 (+1)   -   -   -   -   -
2nd   2 (+1)   -   -   -   -   -
3rd   3 (+1)   -   -   -   -   -
4th   3   1 (+1)   -   -   -   -
5th   4 (+1)   2 (+1)   -   -   -   -

Alchemical Bombs (Su)

Alchemists are adept at swiftly mixing various volatile chemicals and infusing them with a portion of their magical aura to create powerful bombs that they can hurl at their enemies.

Bombs are created in two steps: creating the bomb itself, and adding the catalyst. The catalyst is added immediately before the bomb is thrown, as adding it makes the bomb extremely unstable. A bomb that has had its catalyst added, but is not thrown, becomes inert at the end of the round in which the catalyst was added. Bombs that become inert are considered expended for the day, and are wasted.

Creating bombs for the day takes 1 hour, regardless of how many bombs are being prepared. Like extracts, bombs that are not expended prior to the alchemist's next full night's rest (or 24 hours, whichever is sooner) become inert and are considered expended for the day. As a result, the alchemist must prepare fresh bombs each day, and cannot save up unused bombs from previous days. Also like extracts, an alchemist's bomb becomes inert if used or carried by anyone else.

During this 1 hour prep-time, the alchemist determines what discoveries, if any, are going to be applied to that bomb. The default bomb, with no discoveries applied, inflicts an amount of fire (energy, common) damage based on the Alchemist's level, as described in the class progression table, above. Discoveries cannot be applied to a bomb "on the fly" right before they are thrown — bombs must be prepared in advance, much in the way that a wizard memorizes spells.

Bombs are considered weapons and can be boosted with feats such as Point-Blank Shot (Feat) and Weapon Focus (Feat). The fire damage caused by an alchemist's bombs is considered magical for purposes of overcoming ER, or other forms of resistance against non-magical damage (e.g. Incorporeal).

Throwing a bomb is a Ranged Touch Attack. An alchemist draws the bomb, adds the catalyst, and throws it, all as part of an attack action (either as a Standard Action, or up to one per attack during a Full Attack Action). Throwing a bomb provokes an attack of opportunity from any nearby enemies that threaten you (as with any ranged attack made while in melee).

An alchemist must have at least one hand free to throw a bomb.

Thrown bombs have a range increment of 20 feet (max range of 100 feet) and follow the rules for Splash Weapons. If the target creature is sized-large or larger, the Alchemist must choose which square of the target's space to target. Range modifiers are always calculated to the targeted square, even if the target creature is so large that a closer square would be in a different range band.

The initial target of the bomb, that is, the target against whom the alchemist rolls a ranged touch attack, is referred to as the 'primary target'. On a direct hit, an alchemist's bomb inflicts fire damage as detailed in the class progression table above, plus the alchemist's Intelligence and Dexterity modifiers to the primary target. Because bombs are considered weapons, they critically threaten a directly hit target on a to-hit result of a natural 20. If the critical hit is confirmed (by making a second successful to-hit roll, as a touch attack, against the target's AC), the bomb deals double damage (including double the alchemist's INT and DEX modifiers) to the primary target.

In addition to damaging the primary target, the bomb explodes in a fiery burst, damaging all other creatures that are in any of the squares adjacent to the primary target's space (or the targeted square within the primary target's space, if the target is sized-large or larger). This burst affects a 3x3x3 cube centered on the primary target (although if the primary target is standing on the ground, the bottom nine squares of this cube are in the ground squares beneath the target, and therefore wasted). All creatures in the affected area other than the primary target take half damage from the bomb, as though they had succeeded on a Reflex saving throw against the damage. Creatures that take reduced damage from succeeding on a reflex saving throw (such as those with the Evasion ability), may apply such abilities automatically, since they are treated as having succeeded on a Reflex saving throw. Note that creatures in the area of effect that were not the primary target do not take any critical damage from critical hits.

If a splash target has the 'minion' role, it has special rules for resisting automatic damage. Namely, they must actually roll their reflex save, instead of automatically succeeding on it. In such a case, the Reflex saving throw of a bomb is 10 + half the alchemist's character level + DEX modifier. Note that this saving throw is only ever used in the case of a monster with the minion role being in the splash radius of a bomb. If a minion-role monster is the primary target of the bomb, then simply hitting them with the ranged touch attack is enough; the primary target of a bomb, if directly hit, never gets a saving throw against the damage.

If the Alchemist misses their primary target, then the bomb scatters as per the splash weapon rules. After the scatter is resolved, if it hits a solid surface (such as the ground; the GM adjudicates any unusual cases) it explodes anyway. The Alchemist may also deliberately aim for a non-creature target, such as a wall, pillar, or the ground. The AC of such terrain features is usually AC 5, as long as the target is immobile and fills a full square. Bombs that explode after hitting a solid terrain feature, either deliberately or after a miss and scatter, inflict half damage to all creatures caught in the explosion (as though they had all succeeded on a Reflex saving throw), and cannot critically hit, since there is no directly-hit target involved.

The fire damage from bombs is nearly instantaneous, and, as a result, cannot normally set unattended objects on fire. The GM may rule that especially flammable objects may ignite, but generally, the bomb does not affect objects the way it affects creatures. Our new scorch-free bombs stick to monsters, but leave your floors spotless and shiny!

Bombs Usable Per Day

If this is the first tier of Alchemist class levels your character has taken, you can create and use a maximum of 5 bombs per day. For each additional tier of Alchemist class levels your character takes, your maximum bombs per day will increase by an additional two. Remember that, if Alchemist is your favored class, your maximum bombs are 3 higher than those characters who have a different favored class. Therefore, if you are a 1st level alchemist, and alchemist is your favored class, you can create and use a maximum of 8 bombs per day.

Pop Rocks (Su)

Even at 1st level, an alchemist is an expert at mixing... things... together in such a way that they consistently blow up. As a swift action, the alchemist can create up to three pop rocks. Pop rocks are small bottles of volatile components that explode in a fiery flash when they are smashed into a hard object.

Pop rocks behave exactly like the alchemical bombs (described above) except that they always deal 1d6 + the alchemist's class level (not character level) points of fire (energy, common) damage to the primary target, and half that amount to all splashed targets. Targets in the splash radius are assumed to have succeeded on a Reflex saving throw, which is why they take half damage. (Creatures with the Minion role have special rules about automatic damage, so they would actually have to roll a Reflex saving throw, but they are the exception. In such a case, the DC of the Reflex saving throw is 10 + half the alchemist's character level + DEX modifier.)

Just like an alchemical bomb, pop rocks are thrown weapons that require a ranged touch attack to hit the primary target, with a range increment of 20 feet, a maximum range of 100 feet, and the splash radius is a 15-foot cube (a 3x3x3 square area) with the center 5-foot cube being centered on one square of the primary target's space (creatures sized-medium or smaller fit entirely within this 5-foot space, obviously). Note that, if your primary target is standing on the ground, the bottom 9 squares of the cube are 'wasted', since they affect only the ground. Since this damage is not siege damage, it has no effect on the ground.

If the alchemist misses the primary target, the pop rocks scatter as a splash weapon, and deal only half damage to all targets in the affected area, as though all targets had succeeded on a Reflex saving throw.

Pop rocks cannot be altered or improved with discoveries, since they are not actually the same as the alchemical bombs. However, any feat that the alchemist possesses, such as Point-Blank Shot or Weapon Focus that applies to the alchemical bombs also applies to the alchemists' pop rocks.

While the damage of the pop rocks is underwhelming, the big advantage of them is that the alchemist can produce them an unlimited number of times per day. Furthermore, since a single swift action can be used to create up to three at a time, they can be used during a full attack action, even if the Alchemist is under the effects of a Haste spell, or similar effect that grants a bonus attack.

Once created, pop rocks must be used before the start of the alchemist's next turn or they become inert. Even the bottles used to manufacture them become brittle and riddled with holes, making them useless junk after just a few seconds of existence. Furthermore, their potency is directly linked to the aura of the alchemist that created them. Like bombs, if they are given away, or taken from the alchemist, they immediately become inert before they can be used. As a result of all of this, alchemist fire created with this ability cannot be stored, saved up, sold off, or given away.

Implement Bonus (Su)

Beginning at 1st level, while wielding a rod, staff, or wand, you gain an implement bonus to all to-hit rolls you make when casting a spell or activating a spell-like ability. This bonus applies to melee touch attacks, ranged touch attacks, standard melee attacks, or standard ranged attacks. Divine casters may also use their holy symbol as an implement.

The implement bonus is equal to +1 at 1st level, and increases by an additional +1 per 4 class levels, dropping fractions, to a maximum of +9 at level 33 (i.e. +2 at 5th, +3 at 9th, +4 at 13th, +5 at 17th, +6 at 21st, +7 at 25th, +8 at 29th, and +9 at 33rd). Note that, if you multi-class into another class that also gets this bonus, the class levels stack for purposes of calculating this bonus.

If you are not actively wielding a rod, staff, or wand, you do not get this bonus.

Furthermore, casters can flick, twirl, or swoosh a wielded rod, staff, or wand to complete the somatic gestures of any spells they cast, in place of using their empty hand(s). That is, an implement counts as an empty hand for purposes of completing somatic gestures.

When wielding a magic staff in both hands, a caster need only have material components in a readily available storage location (like a Component Pouch). The staff will draw out and consume the components as part of casting the spell, eliminating the need for the caster to pause in wielding the staff to draw the component themselves. This only works if the component is in an accessible place that could normally be pulled from as part of casting a spell. If the component is tucked away in a (non-magical) backpack, stored in a portable hole, or left in the caster's bedside table back in town, the staff has no power to pull components from there.

An alchemist may also apply their implement bonus when throwing bombs, but only if they are using one hand to wield a wand or rod, and the other throw the bomb. Since staves require two hands to wield, they cannot be used to add an implement bonus to a thrown bomb, unless the alchemist has some other way of throwing the bomb besides using the two hands they were born with.

Discovery I (Su)

At 2nd level, the alchemist can select one Alchemist Discovery. Once chosen, the selection cannot be changed, except through the re-selection process.

Unless otherwise noted, an alchemist cannot select an individual discovery more than once. Some discoveries can only be made if the alchemist has met certain prerequisites first, such as uncovering other discoveries. Discoveries that modify bombs that are marked with an asterisk (*) do not stack. Only one such discovery can be applied to an individual bomb.

Grand Discovery I (Su)

The alchemist makes a major breakthrough in their experiments. Upon achieving a 3rd level in the alchemist class, the alchemist chooses one of the abilities listed below, representing this breakthrough. Once selected, the ability cannot be changed, except through the re-selection process.

Infinite Bombs

An alchemist with this grand discovery can forever alter their Pop Rocks class feature such that they behave in all ways as bombs. This means that their pop rocks deal full bomb damage to the primary target, half bomb damage to splash targets, and can have alchemist discoveries applied to them. The alchemist must still spend a swift action to create three pop rocks in a given round, and pop rocks still become inert if unused by the start of the alchemist's next turn (or immediately inert if set down, given away, or stolen).

Laminated Dermis

An alchemist with this grand discovery increases their maximum hit points by an amount equal to their Dexterity score (not modifier). This multiplied by the tier of Alchemist class levels the character possesses. That is, if they have three tiers of Alchemist class levels, they add three times their Dexterity score to their maximum hit points.

In addition, if the alchemist has a mutagen form, that form increases its maximum hit points by an amount equal to the character's Dexterity score (not modifier) times one half the character's Alchemist class level (not character level), rounding down. That is, a 15th level alchemist with this ability would add 7 times their Dexterity score to their maximum hit points while in mutagen form.

Mutagenic Immutability

Once per encounter, as a swift action, the alchemist with this grand discovery can reduce a status condition they are currently suffering under by one step. Thus, a strong condition is reduced to a moderate condition, a moderate condition is reduced to a weak condition, and a weak condition is simply removed. Furthermore, any condition which would normally prevent all actions (e.g. Paralyzed) cannot prevent the alchemist from using this action.

In addition, if the alchemist has a mutagen form, any time that form is ended, including if the alchemist voluntarily ends the mutagen effect, any status condition that the alchemist was suffering under is immediately ended. (Note that "dead", "blooded", "staggered", and other hit-point related statuses are not considered conditions.)

Spontaneous Formulation

An alchemist with this grand discovery no longer needs to prepare their extracts in advance. Instead, extracts are prepared as part of the same action in which they are used. (This effectively makes the alchemist a spontaneous caster, akin to the way a Sorcerer casts their spells.) Extracts still require their listed verbal, somatic, or material components to be used.

Discovery II (Su)

At 4th level, the alchemist can select one Alchemist Discovery. Once chosen, the selection cannot be changed, except through the re-selection process.

Unless otherwise noted, an alchemist cannot select an individual discovery more than once. Some discoveries can only be made if the alchemist has met certain prerequisites first, such as uncovering other discoveries. Discoveries that modify bombs that are marked with an asterisk (*) do not stack. Only one such discovery can be applied to an individual bomb.

Tweaking (Ex)

Beginning at 5th level, an alchemist only needs 4 hours of sleep each night in order to qualify for a full night's rest. This is not because they have some supernatural ability to restore their energy faster than other people, it is because they imbibe heavily in stimulants. Additionally, alchemists gain a +4 bonus to Fortitude saves made to resist fatigue due to not sleeping. Generally, the extra hours an alchemist gains from not sleeping are spent putting together extracts, bombs, and mutagens, but they can also be on watch during this time, and take no penalties to Perception checks when doing so.

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Intrepid Alchemist (Levels 6 - 10)

Level Full Attack BAB Saving Throws Base AC Bomb Damage Class Features
1st Atk 2nd Atk 3rd Atk 4th Atk Fort Refl Will
6   +3 (+1)   -2 (+1)   -   -   +5 (+1)   +5 (+1)   +2 (+1)   9 6d6 (+ Int & Dex Mods) (Alchemist Extracts), (Alchemical Bombs), (Pop Rocks), Discovery III, Mutagen I
7   +3   -2   -   -   +5   +5   +2   9 7d6 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Level 3 Extracts, Mana Burning
8   +4 (+1)   -1 (+1)   -   -   +6 (+1)   +6 (+1)   +2   9 8d6+8 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Discovery IV, Grand Discovery II
9   +4   -1   -   -   +6   +6   +3 (+1)   9 9d6+9 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Poison Resistance I
10   +5 (+1)   +0 (+1)   -   -   +7 (+1)   +7 (+1)   +3   9 10d6+10 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Level 4 Extracts, Discovery V

Alchemist Extracts (Intrepid Tier)

If you do not already have the Alchemist Extracts class feature, you gain it at this level. See Alchemist Extracts for details on how this works. You do not gain the 'Extracts Usable Per Day' amounts listed in the Alchemist class for levels 1-5 unless you actually took the Alchemist class for levels 1-5.

Remember that you do receive bonus extracts per day if you have a high Intelligence score, in the same way a wizard receives bonus spells per day.

Extracts Usable Per Day (Intrepid Tier)

The following table shows how many extracts the alchemist can prepare and use each day from levels 6 through 10. Higher level alchemists are able to concoct and sustain the energies of more extracts. Any unused extracts become inert and useless after 24 hours or at the end of a full night's rest, whichever comes sooner.

The pluses in parentheses after some of the numbers in the table below indicate when the value has increased (hereafter referred to as 'delta values'). Characters who are multi-classing only receive the delta values of each extract level, rather than the full amount listed (unless, of course, they are the same).

Level 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
6th   4   3 (+1)   -   -   -   -
7th   4   3   1 (+1)   -   -   -
8th   4   4 (+1)   2 (+1)   -   -   -
9th   5 (+1)   4   3 (+1)   -   -   -
10th   5   4   3   1 (+1)   -   -

Alchemical Bombs (Intrepid Tier)

If you do not already have the Alchemical Bombs class feature, you gain it at this level. Bombs deal damage as listed for this tier, regardless of whether you took Alchemist class levels from levels 1 through 5. See Alchemical Bombs for details on how this works.

Bombs Usable Per Day

If this is the first tier of Alchemist class levels your character has taken, you can create and use a maximum of 5 bombs per day. If you already have one or more class tiers of the Alchemist class, then you gain the ability to craft 2 additional bombs per day at 6th level. Remember that, if Alchemist is your favored class, your maximum bombs are 3 higher than those characters who have a different favored class. This means that if you have been an alchemist since first level, and it is your favored class, you can throw a maximum of 10 bombs per day at 6th level (3 for favored class, 5 from courageous tier, and 2 from intrepid tier).

Pop Rocks (Intrepid Tier)

If you do not already have the Pop Rocks class feature, you gain it at this level. See Pop Rocks for details on how this works. There are no differences between the version received at this level and the version received at level 1 by single-classed alchemists.

Discovery III (Su)

At 6th level, the alchemist can select one Alchemist Discovery. Once chosen, the selection cannot be changed, except through the re-selection process.

Unless otherwise noted, an alchemist cannot select an individual discovery more than once. Some discoveries can only be made if the alchemist has met certain prerequisites first, such as uncovering other discoveries. Discoveries that modify bombs that are marked with an asterisk (*) do not stack. Only one such discovery can be applied to an individual bomb.

Mutagen I (Ex)

At 6th level, an alchemist discovers how to create a mutagen that they can imbibe that radically alters their body in strange and unpredictable ways. An alchemist can prepare one dose of mutagen per day. As with extracts and bombs, doses of mutagen that are not in the alchemist's possession, or that remain unused at the end of the alchemist's next full night's rest (or 24 hours, whichever is sooner), become inert and are considered expended for the day. As a result, the alchemist must prepare a fresh dose each day, and cannot 'save up' unused doses from previous days.

It takes a full hour to prepare the alchemist's mutagen each day.

A mutagen cannot be used by anyone other than the alchemist that created it. Anyone else who consumes it will become nauseated for 1 round, but gains no other effects, since the mutagen is tightly attuned to the creating alchemist's aura.

Drawing and consuming a mutagen is a swift action that may only be performed during combat (i.e. while an initiative order is in effect), and its effects last until the end of the current encounter, or until the alchemist dismisses the effect, or is knocked unconscious (or killed, obviously).

While under the effects of a mutagen, the alchemist loses access to all of their normal stats and class features, and instead replaces them with the following template, based on their character level (not alchemist class level):

Melee Attacks (No Ranged)
CR 1 CR 2 CR 3 CR 4 CR 5 CR 6 CR 7 CR 8 CR 9 CR 10
CR 11 CR 12 CR 13 CR 14 CR 15 CR 16 CR 17 CR 18 CR 19 CR 20
CR 21 CR 22 CR 23 CR 24 CR 25 CR 26 CR 27 CR 28 CR 29 CR 30
CR 31 CR 32 CR 33 CR 34 CR 35

While in this new form, your body is unstable, and undergoes constant mutations. Immediately upon imbibing the mutagen, and at the start of each of your turns that the mutagen remains in effect, roll 1d10+2 and consult the mutations table, below. You may choose a single effect on the table equal to, or less than the result you rolled, but you may never choose a result that you have already used this encounter. If you make a roll and all available results have already been used this encounter, your body mutates in an unexpectedly useless way this round.

Mutations Table
Result Mutation Granted
1 Lesser Swim: Your hands and feet elongate and become webbed. You gain a Lesser Swim speed equal to your Walk speed until the start of your next turn.
2 Lesser Climb: You can temporarily control the stickiness of your flesh, making it easy to grip any surface. You gain a Lesser Climb speed equal to your Walk speed until the start of your next turn.
3 Flanking: You sprout eyes on the backs of your elbows and knees. You cannot be flanked this round; you also gain a +3 to hit if flanking (instead of +2) until the start of your next turn.
4 Energy Resist: Your skin exudes a coating of some viscous substance that is highly resistant to elemental damage. You gain ER Common (Acid,  Cold,  Fire,  Lightning,  Sonic) equal to your character level until the start of your next turn.
5 Vaulting: Your knee joints reverse, giving you a powerful leaping ability. You gain a Vaulting speed equal to your Walk speed until the start of your next turn.
6 Damage Resist: Your bones become hyper-dense, and protrude as spikes and plates from the surface of your flesh. You gain DR Common (Bludgeoning,  Crushing,  Piercing,  Slashing,  Slime) equal to your character level until the start of your next turn.
7 See Around Corners: Your arms grow three new joints (each!), and long hairs on them allow you to detect the slightest movement of nearby enemies. You suffer no to-hit penalty vs. enemies with Partial Cover.
8 Fleshy Double: You shed a lumpy blob of yourself as you step to the side, leaving your enemies confused as to which of you is 'you'. As long as you displace at least 15 feet from your starting square this turn, one attack that would normally hit you may be declared a miss, instead, as a triggered interrupt (immediate action). The attack must occur before the start of your next turn, or the ability is lost.
9 Tremorsense: The nerves in your feet become hyper-sensitive, granting you a preternatural ability to sense those touching the ground nearby. You gain Tremorsense with a range of 30 feet until the start of your next turn.
10 Lesser Flight: You sprout a pair (or quartet) of vestigial, bony wings. Despite the fact that they shouldn't be able to hold you aloft, you gain a Lesser Flight speed equal to your Walk speed until the start of your next turn.
11 Skittering Stride: Your legs sprout two new legs (each!) from the knee down, making your gait unpredictable and abrupt. Until the start of your next turn, any Walk-based movement you make does not provoke attacks of opportunity.
12 Tentacle Push: A long, powerful tentacle, corded with muscle, sprouts from your side. You may perform a Reposition maneuver against an adjacent creature as a swift action at any point during your turn this round.
13 Knitted Flesh: Your skin begins bubbling, as though boiling. As a vaporous steam escapes from your pores, your wounds begin to rapidly close on their own. You instantly heal a number of hit points equal to your character level. Once the healing is applied, this mutation has no further effect.
14 Trebuchet Arms: Your arms lengthen and narrow, losing all muscle tone, while growing a third joint that is floppy and hard to control. However, it does seem to carry momentum surprisingly well. Until the start of your next turn, the range increment for any Bomb you throw is doubled. Requires: Greater Mutagen (Discovery)
15 Longarms: Your arms bulge and ripple with suddenly-oversized muscles, the bones elongating until your knuckles brush the ground, though you stand upright. You gain Inclusive Reach out to 10 feet (instead of 5 feet), until the start of your next turn.
16 Too Poisonous for Poison: Your blood turns clear, carrying the strong scent of ammonia. Nothing could live in that! You are immune to any new status conditions inflicted this round. This mutation has no effect on existing conditions, however.
17 Ablative Armor: You grow a shiny exoskeleton, covering your skin like a bug's shell, and made up of several layers of hard chitin that break off as it is damaged. You gain a number of temporary hit points equal to your character level. Unlike other mutations, these temporary hit points persist until they are removed by damage, or until the encounter ends.
18 Adrenaline Spike: Your nervous system kicks into overdrive, making your movements almost too fast to follow. Any move actions you take this round are considered swift actions.
19 Caustic Pus: Your skin is instantly covered in boils and pustules, all on the verge of popping messily. All enemies that hit you with melee attacks before the start of your next turn take Acid (energy, common) damage equal to your character level. This occurs after each melee-based hit is resolved, and can affect the same creature more than once, if it hits you more than once.
20 That Brain Thing: Despite the chaos around you, and the mad science flowing through your ever-changing body, your thoughts coalesce with perfect clarity for just an instant. You may activate an Extract as a move action this round (instead of a standard action). Requires: Grand Mutagen (Discovery)
21 Recomposition: Your body transforms into a swarm of fleshy, bulgy flies for an instant, which spread out, then reconvene nearby, combining back into your 'normal' body once again. You gain a Lesser Teleport speed equal to your Walk speed until the start of your next turn.
22 Reflexive Blitz: Without even taking the time for conscious thought, your hand grabs a bomb and throws it at a nearby enemy. Wait! Just how many hands do you have? You may throw a Bomb as a move action this round (instead of a standard action). Requires: Greater Mutagen (Discovery)
23 Shell Game: Tendrils of your flesh reach out and wrap around a nearby ally, covering them completely. As the tendrils part, they reveal you where your ally once was, and your ally where you once were. Neither of you is completely comfortable with what you have just shared. You may swap places with a willing ally within 30 feet as a swift action at any point during this turn.
24 Rubber Band Arms: Your arms appear perfectly normal (well, normal for you, anyway), except you can feel the bones changing into something much more stretchy and flexible. Until the start of your next turn, you gain Inclusive Reach out to 15 feet (instead of 5 feet).

As you can see, there are quite a few results on this table that are not possible at 6th level. At higher tiers of the alchemist class, the roll to determine which mutation occurs becomes better, allowing access to higher-numbered results on the table.

Remember that you may choose any result equal to or less than the result you roll each round, as long as that result has not already been used in this encounter.

As mentioned above, while under the effects of a mutagen, the alchemist loses access to all of their stats, skills, feats, all class features, including extracts, bombs, discoveries, even their racial traits. While in this form, you are a wholly different, and spectacularly weird, thing. However, there are a number of discoveries which specifically do remain in effect while in mutagen form (such as Greater Mutagen (Discovery). These discoveries improve the alchemist's control over the unstable form, granting them much more utility while transformed.

All damage taken while in your mutagen form is applied against the hit points of the mutagen form, not against the Alchemist's own hit points. Once the mutagen form wears off (typically at the end of the encounter), all of that damage transfers to your normal form as non-lethal damage. If you are driven unconscious (your hit points reduced to zero or less) while in your mutagen form, the effect is immediately dismissed, you revert to your normal form, and all damage your mutagen form suffered (including any negative hit points the 'final blow' gave you) is doubled, and then applied to your normal hit points as non-lethal damage. This is very likely to drive you unconscious, also leaving you helpless.

If you had damage prior to taking the mutagen, that damage remains (as normal damage) after the mutagen wears off, but none of that damage is present while in your mutagen form; your mutagen form always begins an encounter with its full store of hit points, regardless of how damaged the alchemist was when they drank the mutagen.

If the alchemist is suffering from any status condition, poison, or disease, when they take the mutagen, however, that condition is also present in the mutagen form. Similarly, if your mutagen form was suffering from any disease, poison, or any other condition of any sort when the effect ends, then that condition transfers to your true form as well.

While you are in your mutagen form, you may still be healed by your allies, and you still count as their ally for any abilities they possess.

Using the mutagen lays an arcane charge on the alchemist. If the alchemist already has an arcane charge present, they must choose whether to keep the existing effect or replace it with the mutagen effect. Only one arcane charge can ever be present at a time.

Mutagen is an extraordinary ability, so it is not subject to being dispelled via Dispel Magic or similar effects, and it works just fine in areas of anti-magic. It is science of the maddest, weirdest kind.

Mana Burn (Sp)

Beginning at 3rd level, you can push structured portions of your aura into the casting of a spell, mixing of an extract, or brewing of a poultice, burning up one or more additional spells, extracts, or poultices as part of the casting action of the spell being cast. These additional spells cannot be cantrips (or orisons, or powerful cantrips), but can be any other spell, extract, or poultice you have memorized, or spell, extract or poultice slot you have available. If you are multi-classed or dual classed or other wise have access to spells, extracts, and/or poultices, any of them may be burned to boost any of the others.

Burned spells, extracts, or poultices are used up for the day, exactly as though they had been cast. For each additional spell you burn in the casting, you increase the spell circle of the spell by one step, increasing the spell's damage scaling. For purposes of mana burning, spells, extracts, and poultices are equivalent, and may be exchanged freely, and any time a spell is referred to in these rules, it applies to all three effects.

A spell's Spell Circle is a measure of how much damage it does, relative to the caster's character level. If a spell has a spell circle listed, it will be highlighted in orange in the spell's description. Aside from choosing an Arcane school and possibly some expensive magic items, the only way to increase a spell's circle is by mana burning one or more additional spells at the same time that the spell is being cast (as part of the same action). For each extra spell burned, the spell's circle moves up one step on the damage scale.

There is also a maximum spell circle you can raise a given spell, based on your character level. This maximum is: (total character level + 1) ÷ 2, round down. Note that this is NOT based on the character's caster level or class level, but their total character level, making this a highly attractive option for multi-classed, dual-classed, and demi-caster characters (such as paladins, bards, and rangers).

All details about mana burning.

Discovery IV (Su)

At 8th level, the alchemist can select one Alchemist Discovery. Once chosen, the selection cannot be changed, except through the re-selection process.

Unless otherwise noted, an alchemist cannot select an individual discovery more than once. Some discoveries can only be made if the alchemist has met certain prerequisites first, such as uncovering other discoveries. Discoveries that modify bombs that are marked with an asterisk (*) do not stack. Only one such discovery can be applied to an individual bomb.

Grand Discovery II (Su)

The alchemist makes a major breakthrough in their experiments. Upon achieving a 8th level in the alchemist class, the alchemist chooses one of the abilities listed below, representing this breakthrough. Once selected, the ability cannot be changed, except through the re-selection process.

Alchemical Abomination

An alchemist with this grand discovery can select each mutation on the Mutagen mutation table up to twice per encounter, instead of only once per encounter. They must still roll the die for the mutation each round, and select any one mutation on the table with a number equal to or less than that roll. This grand discovery allows the alchemist to exert much greater control over their mutations while in mutagen form, and makes it far less likely that they will spend a round without a useful mutation.

Hyper-Tweaking

An alchemist with this grand discovery immediately gains 6 bonus stat points to add to their ability scores. These points add 1 point to the existing ability score for each point spent. No more than +2 may be added to any single ability score from this grand discovery, however. Once added, these bonus points are considered permanent, and they cannot be changed, except through the re-selection process.

Midassian Scion

An alchemist with this grand discovery can convert sellable goods, the treasure typically dropped by monsters, into gold without the need to visit a store or shopkeeper. Gold is considerably lighter and less bulky than sellable goods, so this is very convenient.

Furthermore, the alchemist with this grand discovery can convert Remnants to gold! Remnants normally have no monetary value, but with this grand discovery, they can be converted to a single treasure parcel of a single monster of equal CR to the Alchemist's character level. (A treasure parcel is the gold value of treasure the monster normally drops). This amount increases as the Alchemist increases their character level, meaning that a remnant dropped by a CR 1 monster can be saved until the alchemist gains several levels and it will be worth more. Note that the tier of the remnant (e.g. languid, bright, empyrean, etc.) has no effect on the gold value of it, only the current level of the Alchemist with this grand discovery.

Protean Resistance

An alchemist with this grand discovery chooses one common energy type (Common (Acid,  Cold,  Fire,  Lightning,  Sonic)), and gains Energy Resistance (ER) equal to their character level against that energy type. Once selected, it cannot be changed, except through the re-selection process.

In addition, as a swift action during combat, the alchemist with this grand discovery can choose any other energy damage type (including uncommon and rare energy damage types) and gain ER equal to their character level against that energy type until the end of the current encounter. There is no limit to the number of times this can be performed in a combat, as long as the alchemist has enough swift actions to do so.

This grand discovery does not function when the Alchemist is in their mutagen form.

Poison Resistance I (Ex)

By the time an alchemist reaches 9th level, they have already performed so many "experiments" on their own bodies that they have begun to develop a strong resistance to any type of poison. The alchemist gains a +4 training bonus to all saving throws made to resist poisons.

This bonus applies to the alchemist even if they are in their mutagen form.

Discovery V (Su)

At 10th level, the alchemist can select one Alchemist Discovery. Once chosen, the selection cannot be changed, except through the re-selection process.

Unless otherwise noted, an alchemist cannot select an individual discovery more than once. Some discoveries can only be made if the alchemist has met certain prerequisites first, such as uncovering other discoveries. Discoveries that modify bombs that are marked with an asterisk (*) do not stack. Only one such discovery can be applied to an individual bomb.


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Heroic Alchemist (Levels 11 - 15)

Level Full Attack BAB Saving Throws Base AC Bomb Damage Class Features
1st Atk 2nd Atk 3rd Atk 4th Atk Fort Refl Will
11   +5   +0   -   -   +7   +7   +3   9 11d6+11 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Poison Use, Venom Sac
12   +6 (+1)   +1 (+1)   -   -   +8 (+1)   +8 (+1)   +4 (+1)   9 12d6+12 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Discovery
13   +6   +1   -   -   +8   +8   +4   9 13d6+13 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Level 5 Extracts, Grand Discovery III
14   +7 (+1)   +2 (+1)   -   -   +9 (+1)   +9 (+1)   +4   9 14d6+14 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Discovery, Poison Resistance II
15   +7   +2   -   -   +9   +9   +5 (+1)   9 15d6+30 (+ Int & Dex Mods) -

Extracts Usable Per Day

The alchemist continues to improve in how many extracts they can prepare and use each day. Higher level alchemists are able to concoct and sustain the energies of more extracts. Any unused extracts become inert and useless after 24 hours or at the end of a full night's rest, whichever comes sooner.

Level 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
11th   5   4   4 (+1)   2 (+1)   -   -
12th   5   5 (+1)   4   3 (+1)   -   -
13th   5   5   4   3   1 (+1)   -
14th   5   5   4   4 (+1)   2 (+1)   -
15th   5   5   5 (+1)   4   3 (+1)   -
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Undaunted Alchemist (Levels 16 - 20)

Level Full Attack BAB Saving Throws Base AC Bomb Damage Class Features
1st Atk 2nd Atk 3rd Atk 4th Atk Fort Refl Will
16   +8 (+1)   +3 (+1)   -   -   +10 (+1)   +10 (+1)   +5   9 16d6+32 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Level 6 Extracts, Discovery
17   +8   +3   -   -   +10   +10   +5   9 17d6+34 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Eureka Bombs I
18   +9 (+1)   +4 (+1)   -   -   +11 (+1)   +11 (+1)   +6 (+1)   9 18d6+36 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Discovery, Grand Discovery IV
19   +9   +4   -   -   +11   +11   +6   9 19d6+38 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Poison Resistance III
20   +10 (+1)   +5 (+1)   -   -   +12 (+1)   +12 (+1)   +6   9 20d6+40 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Discovery

Extracts Usable Per Day

The alchemist continues to improve in how many extracts they can prepare and use each day. Higher level alchemists are able to concoct and sustain the energies of more extracts. Any unused extracts become inert and useless after 24 hours or at the end of a full night's rest, whichever comes sooner.

Level 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
16th   5   5   5   4   3   1 (+1)
17th   5   5   5   4   4 (+1)   2 (+1)
18th   5   5   5   5 (+1)   4   3 (+1)
19th   5   5   5   5   5 (+1)   4 (+1)
20th   5   5   5   5   5   5 (+1)

Poison Resistance (Ex)

At 2nd level, an alchemist gains a +2 bonus on all saving throws against poison, due to the near-constant casual contact that the alchemist has with various toxins and contaminants. This bonus increases to +4 at 5th level, and then again to +6 at 8th level. At 11th level, an alchemist becomes completely immune to poison. This includes any ability or effect which applies the Tainted, Poisoned, and/or Blighted conditions.

Poison Use (Ex)

At 2nd level, Alchemists become trained in the use of poison, cannot accidentally poison themselves when applying poison to a weapon. They have learned (probably the hard way) to take extra care when it comes to the truly nasty stuff.

Grand Discovery (Su)

At 20th level and every 3rd level thereafter (i.e. 23rd, 26th, 29th, 32nd, 35th), the alchemist makes a grand discovery, representing a life-changing, earth-shattering discovery. For many alchemists, the promise of one of these grand discoveries is the primary goal of their experiments and hard work. They may choose a grand discovery or they may choose two normal discoveries of any type. (Although, why would any self-respecting madman choose the lesser option? Quality over quantity!) As always, unless specifically noted, no Grand Discovery may be taken more than once, and the Alchemist must meet any prerequisites for the Grand Discovery selected at the time it is chosen.

Paragon of SCIENCE! (Ex)

At 21st level, the alchemist gains a greater understanding of physical forms, and how they interact with space and time and energy, from their time spent in their mutagen form. The alchemist may choose one saving throw type (Fortitude, Reflex, or Will) and add their Constitution modifier to that saving throw as a class bonus. (If they choose Fortitude, this bonus is in addition to the Constitution modifier already included in it.) This bonus is active at all times, including when the alchemist is in their mutagen form (using their non-mutagen form's CON modifier).

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Valorous Alchemist (Levels 21 - 25)

Level Full Attack BAB Saving Throws Base AC Bomb Damage Class Features
1st Atk 2nd Atk 3rd Atk 4th Atk Fort Refl Will
21   +10   +5   -   -   +12   +12   +7 (+1)   9 21d6+42 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Extract Accelerants
22   +11 (+1)   +6 (+1)   -   -   +13 (+1)   +13 (+1)   +7   9 22d6+66 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Discovery, Eureka Bombs II
23   +11   +6   -   -   +13   +13   +7   9 23d6+69 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Grand Discovery V
24   +12 (+1)   +7 (+1)   -   -   +14 (+1)   +14 (+1)   +8 (+1)   9 24d6+72 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Discovery, Poison Immunity
25   +12   +7   -   -   +14   +14   +8   9 25d6+75 (+ Int & Dex Mods) -

Extracts Usable Per Day

The alchemist continues to improve in how many extracts they can prepare and use each day. Higher level alchemists are able to concoct and sustain the energies of more extracts. Any unused extracts become inert and useless after 24 hours or at the end of a full night's rest, whichever comes sooner.

Level 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
21st   6 (+1)   5   5   5   5   5
22nd   6   6 (+1)   5   5   5   5
23rd   6   6   6 (+1)   5   5   5
24th   6   6   6   6 (+1)   5   5
25th   6   6   6   6   6 (+1)   5
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Mythic Alchemist (Levels 26 - 30)

Level Full Attack BAB Saving Throws Base AC Bomb Damage Class Features
1st Atk 2nd Atk 3rd Atk 4th Atk Fort Refl Will
26   +13 (+1)   +8 (+1)   -   -   +15 (+1)   +15 (+1)   +8   9 26d6+78 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Discovery
27   +13   +8   -   -   +15   +15   +9 (+1)   9 27d6+81 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Eureka Bombs III
28   +14 (+1)   +9 (+1)   -   -   +16 (+1)   +16 (+1)   +9   9 28d6+84 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Discovery, Grand Discovery VI
29   +14   +9   -   -   +16   +16   +9   9 29d6+116 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Primal Bombs I
30   +15 (+1)   +10 (+1)   -   -   +17 (+1)   +17 (+1)   +10 (+1)   9 30d6+120 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Discovery

Extracts Usable Per Day

The alchemist continues to improve in how many extracts they can prepare and use each day. Higher level alchemists are able to concoct and sustain the energies of more extracts. Any unused extracts become inert and useless after 24 hours or at the end of a full night's rest, whichever comes sooner.

Level 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
26th   6   6   6   6   6   6 (+1)
27th   7 (+1)   6   6   6   6   6
28th   7   7 (+1)   6   6   6   6
29th   7   7   7 (+1)   6   6   6
30th   7   7   7   7 (+1)   6   6

EUREKA! (Su)

Beginning at 22nd level, the Alchemist discovers the secrets to making even more powerful bombs. With a EUREKA! bomb, the alchemist is no longer bound to only one Discovery placed upon a single bomb. With EUREKA!, the Alchemist may apply multiple discoveries to a single EUREKA! bomb, with the following limitations:

  • A EUREKA! bomb may only have one Discovery that changes the damage type. You may have fire or cold or sonic, etc, but never a fire/cold.
  • A EUREKA! bomb may have only one Discovery that inflicts a status condition or affords its target(s) a saving throw. You may have a blinding bomb, or a dispelling bomb, but never a blinding and dispelling bomb.
  • A EUREKA! bomb may have a maximum number of Discoveries applied equal to 1/3rd the Alchemist's Intelligence modifier, round down.

At 22nd level the Alchemist may use a EUREKA! bomb once per day, and gains an additional daily use at 24th, 26th, 28th, 30th, 32nd, and 34th levels. Note that EUREKA! is a separate power from the Alchemist's bomb power, and using EUREKA! does not use up any of the alchemist's other bombs for a given day. EUREKA! creates an alchemical creation exactly similar to a bomb, aside from the above, and uses all the same rules, feats, and abilities as bombs. Any feats, class features, or abilities that improve bombs will also improve EUREKA! bombs.

Master of Vitriol (Su)

Beginning at 22nd level, the save DC for any poison the alchemist creates themselves is increased by +1. This bonus improves to +2 at level 27 , and +3 at level 33. Crafting your own poisons requires ranks in Profession (Herbalist) (also not handed out for free by the Alchemist class. Sheesh!), as well as time, an appropriate workshop, and half the normal store price of the poison (typically in the form of appropriate components or materials).

Venom Sac (Ex)

The Alchemist is long, long past the point where poisons hold any terror for them. At 25th level, the Alchemist develops a Venom Sac that allows them to store poison in a special receptacle somewhere in their body (player's choice!). The venom sac allows the Alchemist to apply poison to a weapon once per round as a free action, and may be accessed at any time, including while in mutagen form. The venom sac is assumed to hold a maximum number of doses of a single type of poison equal to the alchemist's class level (not character level), and filling a Venom Sac requires a standard action per dose of poison (as drinking a potion; if you have a feat, like Quaff (Feat), filling the venom sac is also speedier). Note that the sac does not allow the alchemist to create poisons for free. They must still buy or make them as normal. Similarly, the venom sac does not permit the alchemist to store multiple types of poisons. Do not mix the poisons!

NPC's searching an Alchemist to discover their Venom Sac must succeed on a skill check against a DC equal to 10 + double the alchemist's character level.

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Legendary Alchemist (Levels 31 - 35)

Level Full Attack BAB Saving Throws Base AC Bomb Damage Class Features
1st Atk 2nd Atk 3rd Atk 4th Atk Fort Refl Will
31   +15   +10   -   -   +17   +17   +10   9 31d6+124 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Humours
32   +16 (+1)   +11 (+1)   -   -   +18 (+1)   +18 (+1)   +10   9 32d6+128 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Discovery, Eureka Bombs IV
33   +16   +11   -   -   +18   +18   +11 (+1)   9 33d6+132 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Grand Discovery VII
34   +17 (+1)   +12 (+1)   -   -   +19 (+1)   +19 (+1)   +11   9 34d6+136 (+ Int & Dex Mods) Discovery, Primal Bombs II
35   +17   +12   -   -   +19   +19   +11   9 35d6+140 (+ Int & Dex Mods) -

Extracts Usable Per Day

The alchemist continues to improve in how many extracts they can prepare and use each day. Higher level alchemists are able to concoct and sustain the energies of more extracts. Any unused extracts become inert and useless after 24 hours or at the end of a full night's rest, whichever comes sooner.

Level 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
31st   7   7   7   7   7 (+1)   6
32nd   7   7   7   7   7   7 (+1)
33rd   8 (+1)   8 (+1)   7   7   7   7
34th   8   8   8 (+1)   8 (+1)   7   7
35th   8   8   8   8   8 (+1)   8 (+1)

Primal Mastery (Su)

At 35th level, the alchemist has learned so much about the composition of the Universe that they are able to play with forces that scratch at the very fabric of reality. They may define any of their EUREKA bombs as doing Primal damage. Primal damage cannot be resisted by Energy Resistance (ER) or Damage Resistance (DR).

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Apotheotic Alchemist (Levels 36+)

Level Class Features
36+ Apotheosis!

Apotheosis!

Upon reaching level 36, and at every level above that, the character begins to gather their mantle of divinity around themselves. This can take many forms, but it is the first step to the ascension to godhood.

Reaching apotheosis is usually signified by a paradigm shift in the campaign. Traditional adventuring, such as fighting monsters and looting treasure, is largely beneath the dignity and power of such advanced creatures. Instead, they compete within the powers and intrigues of the Celestial Bureaucracy itself, gathering power, followers, allies, and potens machenvar to seize their places of power. Apotheotic creatures usually choose a theme around which their powers are centered, and use this theme as a common belief to gather their followers (or worshipers).

GMs are encouraged to completely break the rules, remove limitations and restrictions, and generally experiment with the extreme limits of power that this level of play offers. Characters are of a power level comparable to the most extreme super-heroes of comics and film, and can perform feats well beyond anything a mortal could ever dream. GMs are cautioned that games at this level can be very difficult to run, and presenting challenges for apotheotic characters can be a very daunting task, to put it mildly. However, if you can pull it off, it's likely that your players will talk about how insane and awesome your campaign was for years after it ends.