Alchemy Card List

Individual analyses of Alchemy cards are linked below and also collected here.

Herbalist Action $2 +1 Buy; +$1
When you discard this from play, you may put one of your Treasures from play on top of your deck.
Potion Treasure $4 Worth 1◉.
Apprentice Action $5 +1 Action
Trash a card from your hand.  +1 Card per Coin it costs.  +2 Cards if it has ◉ in its cost.
Transmute Action $0◉ Trash a card from your hand.  If it is an…  Action card, gain a Duchy; Treasure card, gain a Transmute; Victory card, gain a Gold.
Vineyard Victory $0◉ Worth 1 Victory Point for every 3 Action cards in your deck (rounded down).
Apothecary Action $2◉ +1 Card; +1 Action
Reveal the top 4 cards of your deck. Put the revealed Coppers and Potions into your hand. Put the other cards back on top in any order.
Scrying Pool Action – Attack $2◉ +1 Action
Each player (including you) reveals the top card of his deck and either discards it or puts it back, your choice. Then reveal cards from the top of your deck until revealing one that isn’t an Action.  Put all of your revealed cards into your hand.
University Action $2◉ +2 Actions
You may gain an Action card costing up to $5.
Alchemist Action $3◉ +2 Cards; +1 Action
When you discard this from play, you may put this on top of your deck if you have a Potion in play.
Familiar Action – Attack $3◉ +1 Card; +1 Action
Each other player gains a curse.
Philosopher’s Stone Treasure $3◉ When you play this, count your deck and discard pile.  Worth $1 per 5 cards total between them (rounded down).
Golem Action $4◉ Reveal cards from your deck until you reveal 2 Action cards other than Golem Cards. Discard the other cards, then play the Action cards in either order.
Possession Action $6◉ The player to your left takes an extra turn after this one, in which you can see all cards he can and make all decisions for him. Any cards he would gain on that turn, you gain instead; any cards of his that are trashed are set aside and returned to his discard pile at end of turn.

7 Responses to Alchemy Card List

  1. About the Philosopher’s Stone. Do you count the cards in your hand as well?

  2. Cards like Workshop or Ironworks can’t buy cards with a Potion cost, right?

  3. Ziv says:

    1) No, you don’t count cards in hand.
    2) Correct, you can’t. The potion is a parallel cost, and X coins + a potion is not included in “up to X coins.”

  4. Anonymous says:

    Error possession he should be you.

  5. meee says:

    it seems like this set doesn’t play well with other sets unless you have powerful cards like alchemist most should just be ignored since the potions slow you down .

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