Alchemy is an important profession/life skill in Black Desert. It is used to create MP potions, elixirs, crystal sockets, alchemy stones, etc.
High Alchemy skill can be quite profitable and is a great way to make money whilst AFK. All you really need to start, is a Alchemical Tool and a house to put it in. A basic Alchemical Tool can be bought from an Alchemist for 5,000 silver, crafted using a Tool Workshop or bought from the Auction house.
After you have acquired a alchemy tool and placed it in your house, you can interact with it by pressing the R button to open the alchemy window. Here you can select ingredients or a recipe from the list highlighted in blue. The recipe list will not tell you the ingredients for items you have not prepared before.
When you prepare some items (such as elixirs), you have a chance of earning a higher item grade. Higher item grades will give you a better stats.
There are 5 item grades (lowest to highest):
All items in our Alchemy recipes list are green grade items with green grade buff stats. The highest grade you can currently craft with Alchemy is blue grade.
You may also occasionally receive “trash” items, which can be exchanged for other alchemy ingredients, contribution EXP, alchemy EXP, or silver.
Screenshots in this guide are for Cooking but the process is the same.
To mass produce a recipe, you simply go to your Alchemical Tool in your house and press “R” to use it. Right-click your ingredients and make sure you enter ingredients for 1 result. (Entering more will consume all of your ingredients and only give you 1 result.
Next click “Produce continuously”.
Click “Yes” then enter the amount you wish to make. You can click “Maximum quantity” or press “F” to create as many as possible. Then click “OK” and you will automatically make as many as you have ingredients or energy for.
Imperial Alchemy Packages are created by going to the crafting/processing window (L) then selecting “Imperial Alchemy”. You must be in channel 1 to craft them and need a profession rank of Apprentice (Trainee) Lv.1 or higher to make.
|Trainee Package||Apprentice Lv.1||Pure Powdered Reagents x10, Clear Liquid Reagents x10||Base: 12,800 Delivery:32,000|
|Trainee Package||Apprentice Lv.1||Elixir of Wings x15||Base: 24,098 Delivery: 60,245|
|Skilled Package||Skilled Lv.1||Elixir of Mental x20||Base: 27,300 Delivery: 68,250|
|Skilled Package||Skilled Lv.1||Elixir of Seals x10, Elixir of Energy x5||Base: 23,468 Delivery: 58,670|
|Skilled Package||Skilled Lv.1||Elixir of Vitality x20||Base: 28,140 Delivery: 70,350|
|Professional Package||Professional Lv.1||Elixir of Quickly x10, Elixir of Wind x10||Base: 88,320 Delivery: 220,800|
|Professional Package||Professional Lv.1||Elixir of Ain Hunting x25||Base: 119,600 Delivery: 299,000|
|Professional Package||Professional Lv.1||Leap-Friendly x20||Base: 75,460 Delivery: 188,650|
|Professional Package||Professional Lv.1||Elixir of Workers x10, Elixir of Fishermen x10||Base: 89,100 Delivery: 222,750|
|Artisan Package||Artisan Lv.1||Powerful Elixir of Resuscitation x20||Base: 38,400 Delivery:96,000|
|Artisan Package||Artisan Lv.1||Elixir of Death x30||Base: 195,000 Delivery: 487,500|
|Artisan Package||Artisan Lv.1||Powerful Elixir of Seals x10, Powerful Leap-Friendly x5||Base: 99,120 Delivery: 247,800|
|Artisan Package||Artisan Lv.1||Powerful Elixir of Vitality x10, Powerful Elixir of Wings x10||Base: 68,880Delivery:172,200|
|Masters Package||Master Lv.1||Leap of Insight x25||Base: 152,500 Delivery:381,250|
|Masters Package||Master Lv.1||Elixir of Madness x20, Powerful Elixir of Thorns x10||Base: 201,500Delivery: 503,750|
|Masters Package||Master Lv.1||Powerful Elixir of Death x10, Powerful Elixir of Ain Hunting x15||Base: 297,440 Delivery: 743,600|
|Masters Package||Master Lv.1||Elixir of Hwaggeumson (Demihuman hunting) x50||Base: 288,750 Delivery:721,875|
To deliver them you must take them to one of the following NPCs shown on the maps shown below. There are 2 more Imperial Cooking NPCs in Valencia and Altinova. I’m not currently aware of the exact locations. If you have any information about this please post a comment in the comment section below.
HIDEL – NPC: PASVINDER
CALPHEON – NPC: PASVINDER
You can then sell your Alchemy package by clicking the middle button to open the trading window.
Make sure you are on the “Medicine” tab then click “Sell” in the top right.
There is a limit to how many of the same package the NPC will buy. This is approximately 250 for each and resets every 4 – 12 hours. You can see the maximum number of packs you can sell by “Remaining”. If the NPC will not accept the delivery package, try another or swap channels.
Golden Seals (Alchemy) can be collected by handing in Imperial Alchemy packages. Collect them to exchange for one of the following items:
- 220 seals: Ancient Artifact Pot
- 320 seals: Hardened Iron Horseshoe of Storm
- 400 seals: Black Essence (Socket)
You can exchange them at the Imperial Crafting Delivery NPC “Pasvinder” in Hidel.
Tips for leveling your Alchemy:
- Alchemy quests are great to start leveling your profession. Your Black Spirit can help you find them at any time by clicking “Guide”.
- Some recipes will give you “trash” items. These can be exchanged for alchemy experience.
- Using the Alchemy Merchant costume will decrease the time it takes to craft. Enchanting this costume will also increase the amount of profession experience you earn.
- Recipes that require more processing will give you more profession experience. For example: crafting “Beer” for workers requires 3 items that can be bought from the shop and 1 item that doesn’t require any preparation. You’ll find that cooking something like “Cheese Pie” gives more experience because you have to create the dough, cheese and butter beforehand.
Tips for making money:
- At first you’ll find it very hard to make a profit. You’ll also need lots of inventory space, weight, contribution and energy. It is however worthwhile at the higher ranks and can be extremely profitable.
- Alchemy stones are great to craft because they are always in demand and are probably the best part of leveling this profession.
- Elixirs are also great to craft because they are often used for Guild wars and will sell quickly.
- Once you get to Masters level the best package to create is the “Elixir of Hwaggeumson (Demihuman hunting)” package.
You can equip one Alchemy Stone in your equipment slot, to give you a buff which will last for 3 minutes (Life Alchemy Stones last 10 minutes). It can also be reused automatically every 3 minutes, giving you a permanent buff.
There are 3 types of Alchemy Stones
- Destruction – Buff: attack, accuracy, ignore resistances, attack speed, cast speed
- Protection – Buff: damage reduction, evasion, maximum health, resistances
- Life – Buff: reduced cooking/alchemy craft time, processing success rate, weight limit increase, gathering, fishing, gathering drop rate
How to create an Alchemy Stone
Players with alchemy at apprentice level 1 or above can now try and upgrade all versions of alchemy stones.
The recipe to create an Alchemy Stone is:
Shining Powder x9, Blood of the Sinner x6, Clear Liquid Reagent x10, Pure Powdered Reagent x10, Powder of Time x7
Place the ingredients into your Alchemist Tool.
You won’t create an Alchemy Stone every time, sometimes you may fail and get a broken Alchemy Stone which can be sold to a merchant for 5,000 silver. Higher Alchemy rank will increase your chances of being successful.
Leveling & Grades/Rarity
You can level your Alchemy Stone to increase the level, grade/rarity, or both. In turn increasing the buff stats.
Item grade/rarity (lowest to highest):
Below is a table of each level and the buffs it has.
|Icon||Level||Destruction buffs||Protection buffs||Life buffs|
|Imperfect||Attack +2, Accuracy +1, Ignore Resistances +1%, Attack Speed +1%, Cast Speed +1%||Damage Reduction +2, Evasion +1, Maximum Health +50, Resistances +1%||Reduced Cooking/Alchemy Craft Time -5%, Processing Success Rate 5%, Weight Limit Increase +10LT, Gathering +1, Fishing +1, Gathering Drop Rate +3%|
|Rough||Attack +3, Accuracy +2, Ignore Resistances +2%, Attack Speed +2%, Cast Speed +2%||Damage Reduction +3, Evasion +2, Maximum Health +70, Resistances +2%||Reduced Cooking/Alchemy Craft Time -7%, Processing Success Rate 7%, Weight Limit Increase +20LT, Gathering +1, Fishing +1, Gathering Drop Rate +5%|
|Polished||Attack +4, Accuracy +3, Ignore Resistances +3%, Attack Speed +3%, Cast Speed +3%||Damage Reduction +4, Evasion +3, Maximum Health +90, Resistances +3%||Reduced Cooking/Alchemy Craft Time -9%, Processing Success Rate 9%, Weight Limit Increase +30LT, Gathering +1, Fishing +1, Gathering Drop Rate +7%|
|Sturdy||Attack +6, Accuracy +4, Ignore Resistances +4%, Attack Speed +4%, Cast Speed +4%||Damage Reduction +6, Evasion +4, Maximum Health +110, Resistances +4%||Reduced Cooking/Alchemy Craft Time -11%, Processing Success Rate 11%, Weight Limit Increase +40LT, Gathering +2, Fishing +2, Gathering Drop Rate +10%|
|Sharp||Attack +8, Accuracy +6, Ignore Resistances +5%, Attack Speed +5%, Cast Speed +5%||Damage Reduction +8, Evasion +6, Maximum Health +140, Resistances +5%||Reduced Cooking/Alchemy Craft Time -14%, Processing Success Rate 14%, Weight Limit Increase +50LT, Gathering +2, Fishing +2, Gathering Drop Rate +13%|
|Resplendent||Attack +10, Accuracy +8, Ignore Resistances +6%, Attack Speed +6%, Cast Speed +6%||Damage Reduction +10, Evasion +8, Maximum Health +170, Resistances +6%||Reduced Cooking/Alchemy Craft Time -17%, Processing Success Rate 17%, Weight Limit Increase +60LT, Gathering +2, Fishing +2, Gathering Drop Rate +16%|
|Splendid||Attack +13, Accuracy +11, Ignore Resistances +8%, Attack Speed +8%, Cast Speed +8%||Damage Reduction +13, Evasion +11, Maximum Health +210, Resistances +7%||Reduced Cooking/Alchemy Craft Time -20%, Processing Success Rate 20%, Weight Limit Increase +80LT, Gathering +3, Fishing +3, Gathering Drop Rate +20%|
|Shining||Attack +16, Accuracy +14, Ignore Resistances +10%, Attack Speed +10%, Cast Speed +10%||Damage Reduction +16, Evasion +14, Maximum Health +250, Resistances +8%||Reduced Cooking/Alchemy Craft Time -25%, Processing Success Rate 25%, Weight Limit Increase +100LT, Gathering +3, Fishing +3, Gathering Drop Rate +25%|
To level your Alchemy Stone you must put extra materials into it to convert to EXP. Below you can see which materials you can convert to EXP.
- Destruction – Ores (low EXP), Jewels (medium EXP), Processed Ore/Jewels (high EXP)
- Protection – Wood (low EXP), Sap (medium EXP), Processed Wood/Sap (high EXP)
- Life – Herbs (low EXP), Grains (medium EXP), Crops (high EXP)
Open your inventory then click the Alchemy Stone tab to open the menu. You then need to select the Grinding option and put the material in the top slot and your Alchemy Stone in the bottom slot. Next press “Grinding”.
When your Alchemy Stone EXP is between 80-150% you can attempt to level your stone (higher EXP has a higher chance to be successful). Select the Growth tab in your Alchemy Stone menu, place a Blackstone (weapon) in the top slot and your stone in the bottom slot. Next press “Growth”.
|Level||What happens if it fails||What happens if successful|
|Imperfect > Rough||-50% of EXP||Level, Grade/Rarity or both increase|
|Rough > Polished||-50% of EXP||Level, Grade/Rarity or both increase|
|Polished > Sturdy||-50% of EXP||Level, Grade/Rarity or both increase|
|Sturdy > Sharp||Level decreases||Level, Grade/Rarity or both increase|
|Sharp > Resplendent||Level decreases||Level, Grade/Rarity or both increase|
|Resplendent > Splendid||Destroys||Level, Grade/Rarity or both increase|
|Splendid > Shining||Destroys||Level, Grade/Rarity or both increase|
As you use your Alchemy Stone, the durability will decrease. You can repair Alchemy Stones using the following materials:
Repairs 1 durability
- Clear Liquid Reagent
- Pure Powdered Reagent
Repairs 4 durability
- Blood of the Clown
- Blood of the Sinner
- Blood Sage
- Blood of the Tyrant
- Blood of the Phoenix
Repairs 10 durability
- Oil of Regeneration
- Oil of Fortitude
- Oil of Depravity
- Oil of Placid
- Oil of Storm
To repair the durability again open your inventory then go to the Alchemy Stone menu by clicking the tab at the bottom. Click the Recharge tab at the top of the menu and add the materials in the top slot and the stone in the bottom slot. Next click “Recharge”.