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Bad against...[edit]

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  • Ice Blast cancels out Chemical Rage's rapid health regeneration. It can also take advantage of Alchemist's Armlet of Mordiggian (Inactive) icon.png Armlet of Mordiggian toggling, as it will make HP drain insanely fast, essentially killing the bearer in no time.
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  • Untouchable greatly reduces Chemical Rage's attack speed advantage.
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  • Quas- Exort Invoker can win the mid lane easily against Alchemist because Quas regeneration will nullify Acid Spray's damage over time and Exort damage bonus will allow Invoker to out last hit Alchemist.
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  • Feast is good against high health and low armor Alchemist.
  • Rage allows Lifestealer to not be targetable by Unstable Concoction, possibly making Alchemist stun himself.
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  • Reaper's Scythe can kill Alchemist before Chemical Rage has the time to heal him.
  • Ghost Shroud can prevent Alchemist from attacking Necrophos, as well as make him immune to Acid Spray and Unstable Concoction damage.
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  • Shadow Dance allows Slark to not be targeted by Unstable Concoction, making Alchemist stun himself and making himself vulnerable to the enemy.
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  • Chemical Rage will rarely save Alchemist against Ursa's Fury Swipes.
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  • Ember's magic damage build is able to burst down Alchemist due to his low strength gain and Alchemist's normal item pick up.
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  • A good timing of Blade Fury is able to save Juggernaut himself from Alchemist's Unstable Concoction, resulting Alchemist himself being stunned by his own medicine.
  • Juggernaut's high attack speed paired up with Blade Dance is a great passive combo to tear down Alchemist in seconds although even if he has activated Chemical Rage to sustain himself battling Juggernaut thanks to his innate disadvantage of low base armor.


  • Viper minimap icon.png Viper can bully Alchemist out of mid lane quite easily, forcing him to either retreat into jungle, or stay harassed in lane, and get very few last hits.
  • Clinkz minimap icon.png Clinkz can take advantage of Alchemist's little armor to kill him.
  • Pugna minimap icon.png Pugna's Decrepify makes sure that either Alchemist is unable to hit anyone while also being slowed and susceptible to magical damage, or can protect an ally from physical attacks. Besides, Pugna can push early on, when Alchemist is not strong enough to repel it, so by the time Alchemist comes online, he might be forced to sit in base.


  • Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass reduces Alchemist's already low base armor even further, and protects against his rapid physical attacks.
  • Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard reduces Alchemist's attack speed and gives a fair amount of armor.
  • Heaven's Halberd icon.png Heaven's Halberd applies an undispellable disarm so Alchemist cannot attack during Chemical Rage, forcing him to activate Black King Bar beforehand.
  • Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse disables Alchemist, making sure he won't be able to use his Chemical Rage to heal up, and allows heroes to burst him down fast.
  • Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb reflects Unstable Concoction easily due to its long brewing time.

Good against...[edit]

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  • Alchemist can easily farm Spiderlings with Acid Spray and Greevil's Greed.
  • Alchemist's Chemical Rage nullifies Broodmother's Insatiable Hunger
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  • Acid Spray and Greevil's Greed will quickly destroy pushes with treants.
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  • Chemical Rage kills Phoenix very quickly in Supernova.
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  • Chemical Rage will take down Tombstone in no time.
  • Alchemist can also farm the zombies for easy Greevil's Greed gold.


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Works well with...[edit]

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  • Alchemist works well with any hero that benefits from Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter, as he can farm it for them (most likely far more quickly) and also free up an inventory slot.