Chemist (either 薬師 [kusushi] ('doctor') or アイテム士 [itemshi] ('item master') in Japanese) is a rarely-used job, but still one of the Final Fantasy staples. It was later associated with the job Alchemist, who can use magic in addition to receiving item-related bonuses.
Chemists are rather fragile and cannot use magic. They are also lacking in attack power. Thus, their only redeeming quality is their item mastery. An example of a possible Chemist could be Rikku from FF10, although she is more of a mixture between a Chemist/Alchemist and a Thief.

Final Fantasy V

"Apothecaries who can mix powerful brews, and gain twice the benefit when drinking potions and ethers"

Chemists are physically and magically weak and their equipment selection is not the best. What makes them useful is their item mastery, through their various command abilities they can become a quite passable buffer as long as you have the items needed to do it. However, this might be better accomplished by giving the Chemist's abilities to a stronger job.

Unlock: Earth Crystal
Command Ability: Drink
Innate Abilities: Pharmacology
AP to Master: 630
Bonuses on Mastering (for FRE/MIM): STA, AGI, STR, Pharmacology



Stat Modifiers
Strength: +2
Agility: +3
Stamina: +6
Magic: -4


Level 1: Pharmacology (15 AP)
Level 2: Mix (30 AP)
Level 3: Drink (45 AP)
Level 4: Recover (135 AP)
Level 5: Revive (405 AP)

Drink Items
Giant Drink
Hard Body
Hero Drink
Power Drink
Speed Drink

Mix Regular Items
Mix Name Mixed Items Effect
Potion Potion + Potion
Potion + Holy Water
Heals a small amount of HP
Hi-Potion Hi-Potion + Hi-Potion
Hi-Potion + Holy Water
Heals a large amount of HP
Ether Ether + Ether
Potion + Turtle Shell
Ether + Holy Water
Restores some MP
Elixir Potion + Elixir
Hi-Potion + Elixir
Ether + Elixir
Elixir + Elixir
Elixir + Holy Water
Elixir + Antidote
Elixir + Eye Drops
Restores HP and MP
Phoenix Down Phoenix Down + Phoenix Down Revives a KO'd party member
Maiden's Kiss Potion + Maiden's Kiss
Hi-Potion + Maiden's Kiss
Maiden's Kiss + Maiden's Kiss
Cures Toad status
Holy Water Holy Water + Holy Water Cures Zombie status
Antidote Antidote + Antidote Cures Poison status
Eye Drops Eye Drops + Eye Drops Cures Darkness status
Healing and Buffs
Mix Name Mixed Items Effect
Lifewater Potion + Hi-Potion Casts Regen
X-Potion Potion + Ether
Ether + Turtle Shell
Heals all HP
Resurrection Potion + Phoenix Down
Hi-Potion + Phoenix Down
Revives one party member with full HP and MP
Neutralizer Potion + Antidote
Hi-Potion + Antidote
Heals some HP and cures Poison status
Cure Blindness Potion + Eye Drops
Hi-Potion + Eye Drops
Heals some HP and cures Darkness status
Samson's Might Holy Water + Antidote Raises a character's level by 10
Dragon Power Potion + Dragon Fang
Hi-Potion + Dragon Fang
Raises a character's level by 20
Balm of Gilead Hi-Potion + Ether Heals all MP
Triple Ether Hi-Potion + Turtle Shell Restore MP with triple the power of normal Ether
Reincarnate Phoenix Down + Ether
Phoenix Down + Elixir
Revives KO'd ally to full HP
Resist Poison Ether + Antidote Raises resistance to Poison
Resist Fire Ether + Eye Drops Raises resistance to fire damage
Resist Ice Phoenix Down + Antidote Raises resistance to ice damage
Resist Thunder Phoenix Down + Eye Drops Raises resistance to thunder damage
Dragon Shielding Ether + Dragon Fang Raises resistance to ice, fire and thunder damage
Dragon Defense Phoenix Down + Dragon Fang Raises defense and magic defense, and grants Reflect
Goliath Tonic Elixir + Dragon Fang Doubles maximum HP
Kiss of Life Phoenix Down + Maiden's Kiss Revives a KO'd party member with half HP and full MP
Lifeshield Phoenix Down + Holy Water Raises resistance to Instant Death attacks
Remedy Phoenix Down + Turtle Shell Cures all negative status ailments
Blessed Kiss Maiden's Kiss + Holy Water Grants Berserk, Haste and Blink status
Levisalve Antidote + Maiden's Kiss Grants Float status
Bacchus's Cider Holy Water + Turtle Shell Grants Berserk status
Elemental Power Holy Water + Eye Drops Raises magic power by 50%
Protect Potion Turtle Shell + Turtle Shell Grants Safe status
Hasty-ade Turtle Shell + Eye Drops Grants Haste status
Smelling Salts Antidote + Eye Drops Cures Aging, Sleep, Paralysis, Confusion, Berserk and Silence
Attacking and Debuffs
Mix Name Mixed Items Effect
Dud Potion Elixir + Turtle Shell
Dragon Fang + Turtle Shell
Causes Slip and Confusion to the party
Devil's Juice Potion + Dark Matter
Hi-Potion + Dark Matter
Deal 666 damage
Lilith's Kiss Maiden's Kiss + Ether
Maiden's Kiss + Elixir
Drain MP from an enemy
Dark Ether Ether + Dark Matter Drains enemy's MP to 1/4
Antilixir Elixir + Dark Matter Drains enemy's HP and MP to single digits
Death Potion Phoenix Down + Dark Matter Instead Death to an enemy
Succubus Kiss Maiden's Kiss + Turtle Shell Drain HP from an enemy
Lamia Kiss Maiden's Kiss + Eye Drops Confuses target
Dragon Kiss Maiden's Kiss + Dragon Fang Gives target Dragon status, making them impervious to most status effects but weak to weapons that are super effective against Dragons
Toad Kiss Maiden's Kiss + Dark Matter Causes Toad status
Holy Breath Holy Water + Dragon Fang Deals heavy holy damage
Dud Potion Holy Water + Dark Matter Poisons target
Turtle Soup Turtle Shell + Antidote Decreases defense by half
TNT Turtle Shell + Dark Matter Massive fire damage, kills user
Poison Antidote + Dark Matter Poisons target
Poison Breath Antidote + Dragon Fang Deals damage and Poisons target
Dark Gas Eye Drops + Dark Matter Causes Darkness status
Dark Sigh Eye Drops + Dragon Fang Causes Darkness and Confuse status
Dragon Breath Dragon Fang + Dragon Fang Causes fire, thunder and ice damage
Dark Breath Dragon Fang + Dark Matter Causes dark damage
Shadowflare Dark Matter + Dark Matter Causes massive dark damage on all enemies


Weapons: Staff, Dagger
Shield: -
Head: Hats, Light Helmets
Body: Robes, Light Armor
Special Accessories: Armlets

Final Fantasy Tactics


An expert in the use of items to recover HP or remove vexing status ailments.

Unlock: (default)
Unlocks: lv2 White Mage, Black Mage, lv6 (+others) Onion Knight, lv8 (+others) Mime
Command Ability: Item
Innate Abilities: Throw Items
JP to Master: 5,140


Stat Modifications
Phys Atk D+, Mag Atk D+
Phys EVA 5%, Mag EVA 0%
Move 3, Jump 3

Growth Rate for Stats
HP ★★, MP ★★
Phys Atk ★, Mag Atk ★


Potion (30 JP), Hi-Potion (200 JP), X-Potion (300 JP)
Ether (300 JP), Hi-Ether (400 JP)
Elixir (900 JP)
Antidote (70 JP)
Eye Drops (80 JP)
Echo Herbs (120 JP)
Maiden's Kiss (200 JP)
Gold Needle (250 JP)
Holy Water (400 JP)
Remedy (700 JP)
Phoenix Down (90 JP)

Reaction Abilities
Auto-Potion (400 JP)

Support Abilities
Throw Items (350 JP)
Safeguard (250 JP)
Reequip (0 JP)

Movement Abilities
Treasure Hunter (100 JP)


Weapons: Knives, Guns
Shield: -
Head: Hats
Body: Clothes



Job Skill: Mix, Type: Normal, Number: 065 (male) / 066 (female)
Gacha: mine with gil, mine with moogle
Pictlogica Reward: 300 gil (male) / 15 white element (female)

Grade II: from White Mage grade I (Soul of a Brave Man, White Drop x2)
Grade III: from Chemist grade II (Soul of a Brave Man, Magicite Fragment, White Drop)

Grade III HP 188, STR 44, INT 47, SPD 17, LCK 15
Physical Affinity: x1.0, Ranged Affinity: x1.0
White Magic Affinity: x1.0, Black Magic Affinity: x1.0, Summon Affinity: x1.0

Weapon: Staff
White Magic: -, Black Magic: -, Summon: -


Chemists have made several appearances in the FF-TCG, bearing the Ice and Water elements. Note the differing Japanese names of the cards.

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1-026C Chemist 1-027C Chemist 3-090C Chemist 10-103C Chemist

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