Alchemists are Forgotten Alchemy Assets that can be hired to perform various tasks in order to raise the character's Forgotten Alchemy level and to produce potions and dyes. Alchemists are required assets needed to complete most Forgotten Alchemy tasks from levels 14 to 20. They can also be added to tasks that offer optional personnel asset slots to reduce the completion time for those tasks.
Assistant Alchemists provide a 5% speed bonus to the tasks they are assigned, but only when assigned to an Optional Asset slot. Assistant Alchemists assigned to a required slot confer no speed bonus to their task.