What is alchemist's fire anyway?


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I always thought it was phosphorus in elemental form, as it has all the same traits. Just with a fantasy sounding name.


It may be the equivalent of Greek Fire.

Silver Crusade

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It is Greek Fire. Literally is, in earlier editions of D&D it was actually called Greek Fire, they just changed it since none of the campaign settings has a Greece.


Val'bryn2 wrote:
It is Greek Fire. Literally is, in earlier editions of D&D it was actually called Greek Fire, they just changed it since none of the campaign settings has a Greece.

Then again most settings don't have a Lucerne Switzerland and yet Lucrene hammers are still wandering around. Then again I doubt most people are going to catch that the hammers are named after the place while everyone and their mother knows about Greece.


Its pretty much Napalm in a jar, but Greek Fire is the best comparison.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Tarik Blackhands wrote:
Val'bryn2 wrote:
It is Greek Fire. Literally is, in earlier editions of D&D it was actually called Greek Fire, they just changed it since none of the campaign settings has a Greece.
Then again most settings don't have a Lucerne Switzerland and yet Lucrene hammers are still wandering around. Then again I doubt most people are going to catch that the hammers are named after the place while everyone and their mother knows about Greece.

However, if you go by the cosmology of the Golarion universe, since there is a definite connection to our Earth, of a variant of it, so a wizard could do it by doing some plane-hopping.


Everything from Pathfinder is going to exist in nearly all of its settings. Just because there are some links to Earth in Golarion doesn't mean it comes from Earth. If it did, Gunslingers would be using WWI style guns instead of early black powder.

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