Alchemy is a prime component throughout the Atelier series. Alchemy is the combining of various materials to create recipes. It is mainly used to battle enemies that live amongst the land but to also better the lives of people.
Alchemy is practiced by alchemists and can be found in every game within the Atelier series.
Forms of alchemy
There are different forms of alchemy. The most known is synthesis, which is a core element in all titles, but other forms of alchemy are mentioned and can be used in some games.
- Main article: Synthesis
Synthesis is the process of combining various materials to create items.
The protagonists of all of the games perform synthesis alchemy.
- Main article: Imbuing
Imbuing is an alchemical technique that allows to strengthen weapons and armors, or even make them from raw materials.
- Main article: Disassemble
In the world of Dusk, disassemble is an alchemical technique that allows to obtain the raw components of an item.
- Main article: Item Duplication
Duplication is a form of alchemy that produces exact copies of an item.
In Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book a certain alchemist named Luard discovered the that alchemy and it is called Ablation Alchemy and in Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings it is called Eradication Alchemy, that alchemy was harmful to environment and Plachta knows a lot about it because she knows Luard is using it and she wants to the save the world from that alchemy.