Combine Extracts


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Combine Extracts

Prerequisite: Alchemist 8

Benefit: When the alchemist creates an extract, he can place two formulae into one extract. When the extract is consumed, both formulae take effect. This extract has a level two levels higher than the highest-level formulae placed in the extract.

I don't quite understand what the last line means "This extract has a level two levels higher than the highest-level formulae placed in the extract."

Could anyone explain that in simpler terms.

thanks!


Example: If you combine a level 4 formula and a level 5 formula, the extract slot you have to use for the combination is a level 7 or higher slot (two higher than the highest level formula).

Edit: Technically, by that text the combination's actual level would be 7 as well, not just the slot it filled. That should affect DCs and the like.


blahpers wrote:

Example: If you combine a level 4 formula and a level 5 formula, the extract slot you have to use for the combination is a level 7 or higher slot (two higher than the highest level formula).

Edit: Technically, by that text the combination's actual level would be 7 as well, not just the slot it filled. That should affect DCs and the like.

So to be clear on this, if you have access to extract

Levels 1-4. You can only combine extract to a max level of 2 as you need to use the 4th level slot which is 3 levels higher? You couldn’t combine a third level one as you don’t have access to 5th level extracts?

Also combining extracts only uses one extract slot but from two levels higher?


All in wrist wrote:
blahpers wrote:

Example: If you combine a level 4 formula and a level 5 formula, the extract slot you have to use for the combination is a level 7 or higher slot (two higher than the highest level formula).

Edit: Technically, by that text the combination's actual level would be 7 as well, not just the slot it filled. That should affect DCs and the like.

So to be clear on this, if you have access to extract

Levels 1-4. You can only combine extract to a max level of 2 as you need to use the 4th level slot which is 3 levels higher? You couldn’t combine a third level one as you don’t have access to 5th level extracts?

Also combining extracts only uses one extract slot but from two levels higher?

blahpers' example is actually impossible since Alchemists don't have 7th level slots, but it is numerically correct. You use a single slot that is two levels higher than the highest level formulae in the combination. So if you have access up to level 4 extracts (say you were a 10th level Alchemist) then you could...

...combine two 2nd level formulae in a single 4th level extract slot.
...combine one 2nd level formulae with one 1st level formulae in a single 4th level extract slot.
...combine two 1st level formulae in a single 3rd level extract slot.

But you could not combine a 3rd level formulae with any other formulae because that would require at least a 5th level extract slot which you don't have yet. Since you can never have 7th level or higher slots, you will never be able to combine a 5th or 6th level formulae with anything.

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