I bought this game yesterday and I'm really enjoying it. I hit level 15 with my Alchemist. The build I've been using is melee + summons, and it's really working out. I've got three imps, an alchemist golem, Summon Skeleton 1, Summon Skeleton Archers 1, Heal All 3, and Haste 1. I've pretty much stopped at 30 Magic and 20 Dexterity, as I don't anticipate ever needing more of either stat, and I'm pumping Strength and Defense.
How are you guys playing it?
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This is my level 9 Alchemist - http://calc.torchlightinsider.com/index.php?c=2#?b=0,2,1,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
Use that calc.torch.... link to create your char and paste the return link at the top so we can easily compare. I was buffing up my Magic a lot but now I'm putting points into Defense. Defense is a must for Alchemist I feel.
I don't know my exact stats but I am working on a Vanquisher. I've already maxed Ranged Weapons, Dual Wielding and Explosive Shot. Currently I have about 6-7 in both Adventurer and Critical Strikes. I've also just started upping Armor Expertise and Block and Parry.
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Wow. I must say I'm impressed with the Alchemist class. I feel its more powerful than Vanquisher or Destroyer. I'm really tearing through the enemies. However, you need to ensure Defense is bumped up since Alchemist is very weak if ganged up on and can die quickly. But the Ember lightning is uber-awesome !! My fav class used to be Barbarian/Warrior/Destroyer but its now quickly becoming the alchemist. Walk in, surround with Ember shield, do the lightning beam, everyone ( like 10-15 enemies ) dies in under 5 secs. Awesome. No more individually picking them off like in Destroyer or vanq. Nice.