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The Alchemist is the ninth unlocked production building in the game. It can be built after researching and unlocking the Alchemy technology in the High Middle Ages. It is the Second Most Efficient production building in the game. Clockmakers are the most efficient non-premium production building.

It is recommended to replace all previous production buildings to Alchemist as it has a high efficiency (production per unit of time per population per tile of space), players will save up both population and space with a higher production rate. The cost of Coins will likely take players some time to replace all previous buildings.

Do not replace Alchemists until you can get Clockmakers, as they do 140 extra supply production per hour for the same space, and you only need 28 more population, 23,000 more coins, and 4,300 more supplies.


Supplies 30 per hour and tile.[1]

Production Options

Item Name Production Time Amount
Alchemist 1.png Mortar Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds) 00:05:00 Supplies 30
Alchemist 2.png Poison Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds) 00:15:00 Supplies 80
Alchemist 3.png Elixir Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds) 01:00:00 Supplies 180
Alchemist 4.png Reagents Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds) 04:00:00 Supplies 310
Alchemist 5.png Potions Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds) 08:00:00 Supplies 460
Alchemist 6.png Saltpeter Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds) 24:00:00 Supplies 920

Other Production Buildings

Production Buildings
Stone Age Hunter
Bronze Age BlacksmithDomestication Pen[2]Fruit FarmPottery
Iron Age ButcherGoat FarmTailor[2]
Early Middle Ages Bakery[2]ShoemakerTannery
High Middle Ages AlchemistFarmWindmill[2]
Late Middle Ages BreweryCooperageSpice Trader[2]
Colonial Age ClockmakerPerfume Distillery[2]SailmakerTobacco Plantation
Industrial Age Ceramics FactoryChemical PlantGunsmithWheelwright[2]
Progressive Era Cattle RanchDeli Shop[2]GarageLamp Factory
Modern Era Aircraft FactoryAppliance FactoryFilm Studio[2]Hatter
Postmodern Era Car FactoryGreenhouse Complex[2]JunkyardToy Factory
Contemporary Era Business CenterComputer Games Company[2]Fish MarketLogistics Center
Tomorrow Era 3D PrinterDrone FactoryPrivate Security CompanyUrban Farm[2]
Future Era Food PrinterHelium-3 Extraction FacilityLevitation OutletSealife Tower[2]
Arctic Future Crystal Flower StoreDry DockPlasma Generator[2]Recycling WheelVertical Farm[2]
Oceanic Future BoatyardDay Spa[2]Deep Sea Breeder[2]Geothermal Power Plant[2]Mineral Extraction PlantSea GardenSeaside StoreSeaweed HarvestShellfish Farm
Virtual Future Body Shop[2]Bonsai ShopHolographic Research LabVR Commodity Shop
Space Age Mars New Horizons Center[2]Rocket Testing Site
Space Age Asteroid Belt Universe Data Telescope[2]Space Food Farm
Space Age Venus Drone Hub[2]Floating Garden
  1. Efficiency is measured by an assumed maximum production per hour (with the 1-hour-production option) divided by the number of tiles that the actual building occupies. To be used as a simple and objective comparison towards other production buildings.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 Premium Buildings.