In this A Plague Tale: Requiem crafting guide you experience:
- What crafting materials are there
- How to make alchemy
- How to properly use alchemy
In A Plague Tale: Requiem you can sneak, fight or use alchemyto get the De Rune siblings safely through the action-adventure. With this crafting guide you will become the perfect alchemist.
What is alchemy in A Plague Tale: Requiem?
Alchemy is in A Plague Tale: Requiem craftable ammunition with special properties. You can use it to distract enemies, cause fire and explosions, or scare off rats. You will be introduced to alchemy by companion Lucas, who will gradually teach you new recipes in the first seven chapters.
Do you use alchemy often?Amicia improves her skills in this area. This allows you, for example, to save a resource on crafting or recover material when crafting alchemical ammunition. You can read more about this in our skill guide for A Plague Tale: Requiem.
How to craft alchemy in A Plague Tale: Requiem?
There are four types of alchemy that Amicia can craft and use: Ignifer, Extinguis, Odoris, and Tar. Each form of alchemy in A Plague Tale: Requiem requires two ingredients. You will automatically receive the necessary recipes as the game progresses. Along the way – in caves or ruins – you will always find boxes as well as small and large chests. It contains the necessary ones crafting materials Alcohol, saltpeter, resin, sulfur and episanguis.
Once you have collected the ingredients, open the shortcut menu, select the desired alchemy with the cursor key and hold down the action button. You are allowed to up to ten units carry with you.
Special Alchemy in A Plague Tale: Requiem – Pyrite and Stupefacio
In addition to the craftable alchemy, there is still two special forms: Pyrite and Stupefacio. Lucas will show you both fabrics. He throws pyrite to Amicia in chapter 5. If the rats grab you, you can briefly ignite a kind of fire whip and free yourself. Stupefacio works similarly to Exstinguis. However, it only occurs in pots. If you hurl a stone at it, it will fog up the opponents for a short time.
Alchemy recipe list in A Plague Tale: Requiem
|alchemy||recipe and ingredients||Available from|
|igniters||alcohol and sulfur||Chapter 2: New Arrivals|
|Extinguis||saltpeter and sulphur||Chapter 3: A Burden of Blood|
|tar||alcohol and resin||Chapter 4: Duty of the Protector|
|Odoris||Saltpetre and Episanguis||Chapter 7: Criminals|
Combine alchemy with equipment: This is how the effect differs
With the right joystick you select in the quick selection menu, how you want to use the alchemy. You can toss them by hand, put them in a pot, slingshot them, or combine them with a bolt and fire them with the crossbow. Depending on the equipment, the effect of alchemy changes.
Effect of alchemy in combination with equipment
|Hand throw||Low in the area of the serve|
|Pot||Medium to high, with splash damage|
|slingshot||Medium to high in the area of the serve|
|crossbow||High in the area of the serve|
How to properly use alchemy in A Plague Tale: Requiem?
Each cloth has unique properties that are useful either on their own or in combination with other alchemy. the most important alchemy in A Plague Tale: Requiem is the Ignifer.
Cloth is essential for Amicia and her companions as it kindle embers and can offer you protection against rats. Always try to carry as much Ignifer with you as possible.
Tar and extinguis are versatile. You can use it to temporarily incapacitate or kill enemies. Use Odoris to lure rats to the site of the impact.
Properties of Alchemy at a glance
|igniters||Ignites embers, tar and tall grass|
|Extinguis||Extinguishes fire, creates smoke clouds to obscure soldiers’ vision|
|tar||Highly flammable, slows enemies if they step inside, boosts fire sources|
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