Remnant 2: How To Unlock Alchemist Archetype

Unlock the hidden Alchemist archetype to utilize not only its utility based support features and create a competitive build.

how to unlock alchemist archetype in remnant 2
Unlock alchemist archetype in remnant 2

Alchemist is one of the five secret archetypes in Remnant 2. Players can unlock Alchemist by crafting a Philosopher’s Stone engram in Ward 13.

Key Takeaways

  • Alchemist is a support-utility-based secret Archetype that players can unlock after getting the Philosopher’s Stone engram.
  • Philosopher’s Stone engram can be crafted in Ward 13 by finding the stone after defeating the Albino Bone Collector in a sewer in the Morrow Parish region of Losomn.
  • The other two crafting materials, i.e., scrap and lumenite crystals, are not very difficult to find, and players can get all these things by defeating various elite bosses.

How To Unlock Alchemist Archetype

I did not find any gameplay requirements for acquiring this class, so it will not matter how far in the campaign you are. However, being a secret archetype, unlocking it will take some extra effort. 

Unlocking the archetype starts with the Philosopher’s stone engram. Preparing in itself is a simple task. Finding the required materials for the crafting process is the main challenge.

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Philosopher’s Stone Engram – Image Credits: Gamesual
  • Philosopher’s Stone
  • 10 Lumenite Crystals
  • 1000 Scrap

Like with all other archetypes, players need to bring these materials to Wallace at Ward 13 to start the crafting process.

To get the Philosopher’s Stone, you must defeat the Bone Collector by finding him in a specifically randomized location. 

  • The first task would be to find the Bone Collector. You will have to go to the Losomn region on the map. 
  • More specifically, the Morrow Parish region of the Losomn has more chances of spawning the Bone Collector.
  • Bone Collector resides in one of the sewers. Keep looking for relatively large sewer grates, one with bent bars in front of it. 
  • Eventually, in one of these sewers, someone will attack you. To tell you beforehand, it will be a jump scare. Therefore, brace yourself and don’t jump out of your chair.
  • Remember that dodging the capture animation will result in losing the opportunity to get the stone. Moreover, your teammates can join you in the sewer after being killed outside.
  • After the animation, you will wake up in a pit over a pile of bones. Looking around, you will see the Albino Bone Collector there.
  • Defeating this monster was not difficult for me. However, some may observe him being more powerful than most other enemies of the same caliber. 
    mysterious stone
    Mysterious Stone – Image Credits: Gamesual

Now, we only need the required amount of Scrap and Lumenite Crystals to unlock the Alchemist archetype. 

Here is how you can farm lots of Scrap in Remnant 2:

  • Kill as many enemies as possible. They drop a small amount of Scrap.
  • My favorite thing was rolling around, breaking as many items as possible. Most of the items contain a small amount of Scrap.
  • The World Bosses drop various valuable rewards, including lots of scraps, after you defeat them in the game. 
  • You can get lots of Scrap by selling useless items in Ward 13. For example, exchanging a single lumenite crystal can reward players with 150 scraps.
  • Roaming around the Adventure World will let you face enemies of all kinds. Therefore, it is an easy source of Scrap in Remnant 2.

With enough Scrap in your pocket, let’s talk about getting Lumenite crystals:

  • Defeating the corrupted enemy in Labyrinth will reward players with 5 Lumenite crystals.
  • Killing the Ripsaw in the Losomn region can reward players with up to 7 Lumenite crystals.
  • Defeating elite enemies can reward you with a few Lumenite crystals, although not guaranteed.

All the required items for crafting the Philosopher’s Stone engram have been collected. Players can take these things to Wallace in Ward 13 and get the engram to unlock the Alchemist archetype.

Starting Armor And Weapons

As soon as players unlock the Alchemist archetype, they will get a free armor set and three free weapons. While you can change the armor with a better option after upgrading the archetype, weapons can go along until the end.

You will get the Academic’s armor set after unlocking Alchemist in Remnant 2. This set comprises:

  • Hat
  • Overcoat
  • Trousers
  • Gloves
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Wrangler 1860 (Level 1) – Image Credits: Gamesual
  • Wrangler 1860: This long gun is a lever action rifle that can deal 55 damage in a single hit. It is effective in all ranges and has a carrying capacity of 50 ammo.
  • Bone Chopper: This melee weapon is a hand-carry axe that can deal 58 damage in a single hit. It is effective mostly in mid-range combats.
  • Double Barrel: A lethal handgun that rips enemies apart with a single shot. It has 110 elemental damage and a maximum storage capacity of 24 ammo.

Prime Perk & Starting Skill

You can access and equip the prime perk immediately after unlocking the Alchemist archetype. 

spirited prime perk
Prime Perk: Spirited
  • At level 0, it allows an extra Concoction buff to activate to open new tactical variations.
  • At level 5, you can get two extra concoction buffs active.
  • Level 10 takes this number to 3 concoction buffs active.

After you unlock the Alchemist archetype, the starting skill helps regenerate health in Remnant 2. It is called Vial: Stone Mist, and here is everything about it:

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Vial: Stone Mist
  • It creates a cloud above your character’s head. Standing below it will enable the Stoneskin; consequently, you will receive 25% less damage from attacks.
  • The cloud lasts 10 seconds, while the Stoneskin effects last 15 seconds, during which you will also become resistant to decay and blight. Moreover, it also provides immunity against the status effect.
  • Pressing the skill button on the ground will create this cloud on your character’s feet. Similarly, holding and releasing it would create the cloud at your target place.

My Thoughts

During my 40-plus hours, not only was I impressed by the combat of archetype. The Alchemist is a secret class that deals with potions and other consumables in the game. Even though this is not one of my favorite classes from the game, it still has some powerful skills.

In my opinion, this class is only for players who enjoy playing support. It is not as fun when you are playing the campaign solo.

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Gameplay Time – Remnant 2: Image by Gamesual

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