April 21, 2024
A Plague Tale: Requiem - Crafting & Alchemy Guide

A Plague Tale: Requiem – Crafting & Alchemy Guide

In this A Plague Tale: Requiem crafting guide, you’ll learn:

  • 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 alchemy to 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 craftable ammunition with special properties in A Plague Tale: Requiem . 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.

If you often use alchemy, Amicia will improve her skills in this area. This allows you, for example, to save a resource on crafting or recover material when crafting alchemical ammunition. 

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 crafting materials alcohol, saltpetre, 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 may carry up to ten units of each type.

Special Alchemy in A Plague Tale: Requiem – Pyrite and Stupefacio

In addition to the alchemy that can be produced, there are 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

alchemyrecipe and ingredientsAvailable from
ignitersalcohol and sulfurChapter 2: New Arrivals
Extinguissaltpeter and sulphurChapter 3: A Burden of Blood
taralcohol and resinChapter 4: Duty of the Protector
OdorisSaltpetre and EpisanguisChapter 7: Criminals

Combine alchemy with equipment: This is how the effect differs

Use the right joystick to choose how you want to use alchemy from the shortcut menu . 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 throwLow in the area of ​​the serve
PotMedium to high, with splash damage
slingshotMedium to high in the area of ​​the serve
crossbowHigh 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 main alchemy in A Plague Tale: Requiem is the Ignifer.

The fabric is essential for Amicia and her companions, as it can ignite embers and thus protect you from rats. Always try to carry as much Ignifer with you as possible.

Tar and extinguis have many uses . 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

ignitersIgnites embers, tar and tall grass
ExtinguisExtinguishes fire, creates smoke clouds to obscure soldiers’ vision
OdorisAttracts rats
tarHighly flammable, slows enemies if they step inside, boosts fire sources

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