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Alchemist

Popularity: #94

Leaderboard: #48

Ban Rank: #98

KDA Rank: #58

Earns extra gold from unit kills and bounty runes

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.

Attributes
alchemist Image

506 +59.4/lvl

300 +21.6/lvl

Strength Image

23 +2.7/lvl

Agility Image

22 +1.5/lvl

Intelligence Image

25 +1.8/lvl

Stats
Attack

Damage:

27 - 33 + 1.5/level (70.5 - 76.5 at level 30)

Attack

Range:

150

Attack

Armor:

0 + 0.3/level (8.7 at level 30)

Attack

Movement:

295

Roles

Carry

Escape

Nuker

Initiator

Durable

Disabler

Support

Pusher

Strategy

Collecting Bounty Runes is very important for Alchemist. Let your team know when the bounty runes are about to spawn.

Use unstable concoction to secure last hits on range creeps and harras the opponent in the early stages of the lane.

Alchemist prefers to farm huge amounts of easy to kill creeps. Avoid farming Ancients until you can kill them reasonably fast. Ask your team to stack smaller camps.

Chemical Rage applies dispel on cast, same as Berserker's Potion. You can use them to dispel Spirit Vessel or other dispellable spells and items.

Whilst farming, show yourself on lanes the least possible and don't waste your Greevil's Greed stacks by hitting buildings for too long.

Blink Dagger or Shadow Blade allow you to cast fully channeled Unstable Concoction more easily.

Once you get closer to being 6 slotted, consider giving Aghanim's Scepter upgrades to your teammates. You might do that even earlier, if the Scepter upgrades on your allies have great impact.

Alchemist tends to fall off as the game goes. Look to close the game by the 40 min mark.

Counter Strategy

Someone should buy spirit Vessel against Alchemist's HP regen from Chemical Rage

Block neutral camps with wards against Alchemist

Don't forget to gank Alchemist

Alchemist gets additional gold from bouty runes. Make sure he doesn't get any

Contest Alchemist while he is jungling

Stats

Win Rate 50.3%
Pick Rate 3.6%

Facets

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Seed Money

Win Rate: 50.6%

Pick Rate: 73.1%

Alchemist starts with 250 more gold.

Greevil's Greed

cooldown icon

Mixologist

Win Rate: 49.5%

Pick Rate: 26.9%

Unstable Concoction and Berserk Potion recharge faster when in Chemical Rage.

Berserk Potion

While Alchemist is affected by Chemical Rage, cooldown is reduced by 50%.

Unstable Concoction

While Alchemist is affected by Chemical Rage, cooldown is reduced by 30%.

Abilities

Q

Acid Spray

Sprays high-pressure acid across a target area. Enemy units who step across the contaminated terrain take damage per second and have their armor reduced.

  • AFFECTS:area

  • PASSIVE:No

  • radius:400 / 475 / 550 / 625

  • duration:15

  • damage:25 / 30 / 35 / 40

  • armor reduction:3 / 4 / 5 / 6

  • tick rate:1

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+1 Acid Spray Armor Reduction

Talent tree branch

Acid Spray grants armor to allies

Cool Down

22 / 21 / 20 / 19

Mana Cost

110

W

Unstable Concoction

Alchemist brews up an unstable concoction that he can throw at an enemy hero, to stun and deal damage in an area around the explosion. The longer the concoction brews, the more damage it deals and the longer the stun. Alchemist is faster while charging the concoction. After 5 seconds, the brew reaches its maximum damage and stun time. However, after 5.5 seconds, the concoction will explode on Alchemist himself if not thrown.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:strong

  • brew time:5

  • brew explosion:5.5

  • min stun:0.25

  • max stun:1.7 / 2.2 / 2.7 / 3.2

  • max damage:150 / 220 / 290 / 360

  • radius:250

  • move speed:4 / 8 / 12 / 16

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+125 Unstable Concoction Radius

Talent tree branch

+400 Unstable Concoction Max Damage

Cool Down

15

Mana Cost

100

Corrosive Weaponry

Alchemist coats his weapons with an acid that applies a stacking slow and base attack damage reduction to enemies hit.

  • PASSIVE:Breakable

  • max stacks:4 / 6 / 8 / 10

  • debuff duration:4

  • slow per stack:4 / 5 / 6 / 7

  • attack damage per stack:3 / 4 / 5 / 6

R

Chemical Rage

Alchemist causes his Ogre to enter a chemically induced rage, reducing base attack cooldown and increasing movement speed and health regeneration. DISPEL TYPE: Basic Dispel

  • PASSIVE:No

  • duration:30

  • transformation time:0.35

  • base attack time:1.2 / 1.1 / 1

  • bonus health regen:60 / 90 / 120

  • bonus movespeed:30 / 45 / 60

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

Alchemist melts down Aghanim's Scepter to grant an allied hero all Aghanim's Scepter upgrades. Alchemist will gain bonus damage and spell amplification for each gifted Scepter.

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    -0.1s Chemical Rage Base Attack Time

    Talent tree branch

    +50 Chemical Rage Movement Speed

    Talent tree branch

    +50 Chemical Rage Regeneration

    Cool Down

    60

    Mana Cost

    50 / 75 / 100

    Berserk Potion

    Alchemist throws a potion at an ally, applying a basic dispel and giving them attack speed, movement speed and HP regen.DISPEL TYPE: Basic Dispel

    • AFFECTS:unit

    • PASSIVE:No

    • DISPELLABLE:basic

    • BUFF:yes

    • duration:10

    • attack speed:50

    • hp regen:40

    • projectile speed:900

    • move speed:30

    Cool Down

    35

    Mana Cost

    100

    Talents

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    +1 Acid Spray Armor Reduction

    +125 Unstable Concoction Radius

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    Acid Spray grants armor to allies

    +2 Damage per Greevil's Greed stack

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    -0.1s Chemical Rage Base Attack Time

    +400 Unstable Concoction Max Damage

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +50 Chemical Rage Movement Speed

    +50 Chemical Rage Regeneration

    Lore

    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.