Alchemy

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Interesting fact: If you brush some dust off a corpse and grind it just a little finer... You get one of the most explosive substances known to man.

Alchemists in Ultima Online do not turn lead into gold; instead, they create magic potions. High level Alchemists can learn Glassblowing, and with Alchemy Recipes, craft 3 special potions and 1 decorative item.

As your skill improves you gain a Enhance Potions bonus of 10% for every 33 skill points achieved (30% at GM). This is on top of any bonus given by your equipment and hence not subject to your equipment cap (granting you a maximum benefit of 80%).

Trained alchemists can identify the contents of Potion Kegs by removing a potion from them. Once checked in this way, the potion type becomes visible to all players.

Training

You will need dozens of empty Potion Kegs, hundreds of Mortar and Pestles, an Empty Bottle, and these reagents:

When you make your first potion, dump it into an empty Potion Keg located in your backpack by dropping the potion on it. Each subsequent potion of that kind made after that will automatically be added to that keg. Click Make Max on the specific potion's description page to make the Max number of potions automatically. Once the keg is full, your bottles will be filled as well. Grab a new empty keg, and dump the potions into the new keg, and keep filling kegs this way until you reach the next level of potions to make. Having a Crystal Ball of Knowledge will help you to achieve optimal skill gain.

For a power gaming technique to train this skill see Satyr Trick

Excess Greater Heal, Greater Cure, Greater Strength and Greater Poison potions have a market with players into Gardening as those potions are used with growing plants.

Craftables

Catogory Picture Potion Ingredients (All potions require 1 Empty Bottle) Min Required Skill Success Chance Recipe Required
Enhancement Potion Agility.gif Agility Potion 1 Blood Moss 15 100% -
Enhancement Potion Agility.gif Greater Agility Potion 3 Blood Moss 35 100% -
Healing and Curative Barrb hemo potion.gif Barrab Hemolymph Concentrate 20 Ginseng
5 Plant Clippings
5 Myrmidex Eggsacs
51 95% Yes
Enhancement Baraok potions.png Barako Draft of Might 20 Spider’s Silk
10 Bottles of Liquor
5 Perfect Bananas
51 95% Yes
Explosive Black powder.png Black Powder 1 Charcoal
6 Saltpeter
1 Sulfurous Ash
65 70% -
Ingredients Bottle of ichor.png Bottle of Ichor 1 Darkglow Poison Potion
30 Spider’s Silk
90 20% -
Ingredients Color fixative.png Color Fixative 1 Silver Serpent Venom 75 50% -
Explosive Potion Conflagration.gif Conflagration Potion 5 Grave Dust 55 90% -
Explosive Potion Conflagration.gif Greater Conflagration Potion 10 Grave Dust 70 60% -
Explosive Potion Confusion Blast.gif Confusion Blast Potion 5 Pig Iron 50 100% -
Explosive Potion Confusion Blast.gif Greater Confusion Blast Potion 10 Pig Iron 65 70% -
Ingredients Crystal dust.png Crystal Dust 4 Broken Crystal 75 50% -
Ingredients Crystalgranules.gif Crystal Granules 1 Shimmering Crystals 75 50% -
Healing and Curative Potion Cure.gif Lesser Cure Potion 1 Garlic 0 100% -
Healing and Curative Potion Cure.gif Cure Potion 3 Garlic 25 100% -
Healing and Curative Potion Cure.gif Greater Cure Potion 6 Garlic 65 70% -
Toxic Darkglow potion.gif Darkglow Poison 5 Luminescent Fungi 65 70% Yes
Healing and Curative Elixir of rebirth.png Elixir of Rebirth 1 Medusa Blood
3 Spider’s Silk
65 70% -
Explosive Potion Explosion.gif Lesser Explosion Potion 1 Sulfurous Ash 5 100% -
Explosive Potion Explosion.gif Explosion Potion 5 Sulfurous Ash 35 100% -
Explosive Potion Explosion.gif Greater Explosion Potion 10 Sulfurous Ash 65 70% -
Explosive Fuse cord.png Fuse Cord 1 A Ball of Yarn
1 Black Powder
1 Potash
1 Pitcher of Water
55 90% -
Healing and Curative Potion Heal.gif Lesser Heal Potion 1 Ginseng 0 100% -
Healing and Curative Potion Heal.gif Heal Potion 3 Ginseng 15 100% -
Healing and Curative Potion Heal.gif Greater Heal Potion 7 Ginseng 55 90% -
Strange Brew Hovering Wisp.png Hovering Wisp 4 Captured Essence 75 50% Yes
Enhancement Invisibility potion.gif Invisibility Potion 4 Blood Moss
3 Nightshade
65 70% Yes
Enhancement Jukari potion.png Jukari Burn Poultice 20 Black Pearl
10 Vanilla
5 Lava Berry
51 95% Yes
Enhancement Kurak potions.png Kurak Ambusher’s Essence 20 Blood Moss
1 Blue Diamond
5 Tiger Pelts
51 95% Yes
Explosive Match cord.png Match Cord 1 A Ball of Yarn
1 Potash
1 Saltpeter
1 Pitcher of Water
25 100% -
Strange Brew Natural Dye Color Fixative
Plant Pigment
75 50% -
Strange Brew Nexus core.png Nexus Core 5 Crushed Glass
5 Dark Sapphire
10 Mandrake Root
10 Spider’s Silk
90 20% -
Enhancement Potion Night Sight.gif Night Sight (potion) 1 Spider’s Silk 0 100% -
Toxic Parasitic potion.gif Parasitic Poison 5 Parasitic Plant 65 70% Yes
Ingredients Plant pigment.png Plant Pigment 1 Plant Clippings 75 50% -
Toxic Potion Poison.gif Lesser Poison Potion 1 Nightshade 0 100% -
Toxic Potion Poison.gif Poison Potion 2 Nightshade 15 100% -
Toxic Potion Poison.gif Greater Poison Potion 4 Nightshade 55 90% -
Toxic Potion Poison.gif Deadly Poison Potion 8 Nightshade 90 20% -
Ingredients Potash.png Potash 1 Board
1 Pitcher of Water
0 100% -
Ingredients Gold dust.png Gold Dust 1000 Gold 90 33% -
Healing and Curative Potion Refresh.gif Refresh Potion 1 Black Pearl 15 100% -
Healing and Curative Potion Refresh.gif Greater Refreshment Potion 5 Black Pearl 25 100% -
Enhancement Sakkhra potions.png Sakkhra Prophylaxis Potion 20 Nightshade
10 Bottles of Wine
5 Blue Corn
51 95% Yes
Toxic Scouring toxin.png Scouring Toxin 1 Toxic Venom Sac 75 50% -
Strange Brew Smoke bomb.png Smoke Bomb 1 Eggs
3 Ginseng
90 33% -
Ingredients Softened reeds.png Softened Reeds 1 Scouring Toxin
2 Dry Reeds
75 100% -
Enhancement Potion Strength.gif Strength Potion 2 Mandrake Root 25 100% -
Enhancement Potion Strength.gif Greater Strength Potion 5 Mandrake Root 45 100% -
Enhancement Urali potions.png Urali Trance Tonic 20 Mandrake Root
10 Sea Serpent or Dragon Scales
5 River Moss
51 95% Yes
Ingredients Vial of vitriol.png Vial of Vitriol 30 Nightshade
1 Parasitic Poison Potion
90 20% -

See Also