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The Sims 3 Supernatural: Alchemy Skill

Alchemist Resources: The Philosopher's Stone and Elixir Recipes List

The Sims 3: Supernatural Expansion
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Sims 3 Supernatural - A Sim drinks an Elixir created with Alchemy

Alchemy allows your Sim to make Elixers that can help, benefit, and do any manner of strange things to Sims. This guide will be kept simple - there isn't a lot to this skill other than the ingredients and potion effects. The new Werewolf is good at hunting down Alchemy Ingredients.

Special thanks to forum member Lessica and Moderator Ricalynn for providing information to aid in the swift production of this guide.

Sims 3 Supernatural - Working hard at the Alchemy Station to learn new Elixirs.

Starting Alchemy & Learning Recipes
To learn Alchemy, simply buy an Alchemy Station from Buy Mode's Study/Hobbies and Skills tab. You can begin gaining skill experience and learning recipes immediately by using the Research Alchemy interaction. The recipes you learn are random, but kept to what you're eligible for based on your skill level. It's possible to take a class in Alchemy at the Vault of Antiquity in town, near the library in Moonlight Falls. You can also use a skill book, but given the number of recipes to learn it's better to just use the Alchemy Station.

Only seven recipes must be bought from the store, and can be found in the bookstore and alchemy store reliably. So, if you have 37/44 potions, you know there's no further possibility to learn a recipe from the Alchemy station.

Sims 3 Supernatural - Mix a potion into a drink to give it to an unsuspecting Sim, one means of dosing as an Alchemist.

As you level Alchemy a few specials will unlock, but no recipes - those are all learned through research and the aforementioned books. You will eventually be able to mix drinks, throw potions at other Sims, and make multiple potions occasionally on an attempt.

Sims 3 Supernatural - The Philosopher's Stone can turn an item into a gold ingot.

The Philosopher's Stone
Clear your Skill Opportunities around level 10 and you'll automatically get a chain of quests requiring you to collect a variety of objects. Some may require collecting, visits to the consignment store and even a little gardening. When all three steps are completed, you'll receive a Philosopher's Stone. There are two abilities here:

Bind Ghost: This will force a Ghost to join your household. This seems to work on any Ghost in the game world that hasn't moved on and is not in the Mausoleum.

Transmute Gold: Transmutes an object into a Gold Ingot (usually around $100 so be sure it is worth less!). When this fails, it can occasionally kill a Sim so do this with a death flower. Ghosts from a failed Philosopher's Stone trasmutation will be gold in color. If a Sim dies using this feature, their statue can be worth 60k Simoleons or more. With a death flower, you'll get the statue and keep your Sim! (thanks thesimslover828).

Sims 3 Supernatural - Midas Touch
Using the Midas Touch Elixir ability to transform another Sim into gold - they won't die, but are immobile for 6 hours.
The Sims 3 Supernatural - Alchemy Recipe List
LvlElixir NameValueIngredientsWhat it Does
1Ad Nauseum$16Any InsectNauseous Moodlet - 2h -25 moodlet that causes Sims to vomit.
1Vial of Bliss$16Any Food IngredientFills the Fun and Social motives by 50%.
1Flask of Sleep$27Any MushroomChlorofizzled - Drops energy by 1/3. If you threw three at a Sim, they'd be knocked out - perhaps sooner if they're already tired!
1Invigorating Elixir$20WolfsbaneFills the energy metric for a Sim - way way better than any coffee, and easy to make.
2Jar of Discord$18Mandrake RootUpset - 3h moodlet with -15 mood hit. The Sim is more likely to use mean interactions autonomously.
2Jar of Friendship$14Red Valerian RootUse on another Sim to immediately befriend them.
2Cure Elixir$28Red Valerian Root, Mandrake Root Cures the pestilence, Zombie, tragic clown and toadification curses without affecting a Sim's supernatural status - the potent form would remove a Sim's lycanthropy, making them a regular human.
2Flask of Angry Bees$64Beeswax, HoneyThrow this Flask to make angry bees attack a Sim for about 20 minutes, during which they will have a -200 Bee Attack moodlet.
3Vial of Enlightenment$68Any Mushroom, Any Gem or Gem PowderDrink thi sbefore sleeping, and your Sim will make skill progress on a random skill while they snooze.
3Melancholy Serum$33Mandrake Root, Any FishLowers the Fun and Social motives of a Sim
3Zombification$62Mandrake Root, Any Mushroom, Any Insect Turn a Sim into a Zombie for two days.
3Vampiric Sunscreen$87Any Metal, Any Insect12h moodlet that prevents the negative moodlet that appears when a Vampire has been in the sun too long.
4Vial of Potent Bliss$45Any Food Ingredient, Red Toadstools Fills Fun and Social Metrics to full.
4Large and In Charge$60Wolfsbane Flower, LinksMake a Sim instantly jump up in weight.
4Lean and Mean$60Wolfsbane Flower, AppleMake a Sim instantly lose some weight.
4Essence of Magic$48Honey, Any Mushroom Restores magical power to a Witch or Fairy.
4Skill Booster$104Red Valerian Root, Any Gem or Gem Powder Adds 20% skill experience to a random skill - meaning you will boost progress in any skill, even those you haven't yet started. Because of this, it may not be apparent it's doing something for your Sim.
5Potent Melancholy Serum$159Spotlight Mushroom, Mandrake Root, Any FishDrains the Fun metric to nothing and ensures the Sim cannot have any for 24h due to the Uber Melancholy moodlet.
5Personality Adjuster$246Red Valerian Root, Monarch ButterflyChanges 1 trait randomly.
5Procreation Elixir$167Wolfsbane Flower, Red ToadstoolsLearned from Recipe Book. A Twinkle in The Eye - 8h moodlet that gives a great chance of conception and twin/triplet births.
5Flask of Potent Sleep$90Any Mushroom, Red ToadstoolsKnocks a Sim out instantly by draining energy to nothing. Get a full night's sleep with this and energy will stop draining until the 24h moodlet has passed - because of all that deep sleep the Sim got I suppose.
6Jar of Potent Friendship$328Red Valerian Root, BeeswaxInstantly become Best Friends with a Sim.
6Jar of Potent Discord$268Mandrake Root, BeeswaxInstantly make a Sim start to hate another Sim.
6Liquid Job Booster$252Smoky Quartz, Spotlight MushroomsLearned from Recipe Book. Jobtastic - 24h moodlet that increases career performance gains.
6Potent Invigorating Elixir$257Wolfsbane Flower, Spotlight MushroomsFills energy to max, then locks the bar in place a full day with the Potently Invigorated moodlet.
7Bottled Mummy Curse$1413Crypt Moth, Scarab Beetle, Black GoldfishTransform the Sim into a Mummy.
7Bottled Vampire's Bite$1475Red Valerian Root, Bloodstone, Vampire FishTransform the Sim into a Vampire.
7Opposite Personality$295Toad, Any Metal, MycenasChanges all a Sim's traits that have opposites, such as good/evil or loves/hates the outdoors to the opposite trait.
7Vial of Potent Enlightenment$295Any Mushroom, Emerald, Red ToadstoolsLearned from Recipe Book. Drink this before bed, and you'll gain more than one level in a random skill - even one your Sim hadn't started yet.
7Potent Cure Elixir$664Wolfsbane Flower, Glow Orbs, RubyCures Zombification, Pestilence, Toadification, Tragic Clown and removes any Supernatural status. Use this potion to turn your Sim back into a Human.
8Bottled Curse of the Lycan$1937Wolfsbane Flower, Moonstone, SilverInstantly transform a Sim into a Werewolf.
8Potent Personality Adjuster$432Red Valerian Root, Monarch Butterfly, Glow OrbsLearned from Recipe Book. Randomizes everything about a Sim - all traits and favorites.
8Clone Drone$856Any Metal, Luminous Salamander, DiamondMakes an exact copy of your Sim at their current age - not like the Clone Voucher lifetime reward which makes you a child. Also, this clone doesn't automatically join your household.
8Bottled Simbot Converter$1862Iron, Gold, Palladium Transforms a Sim into a Simbot.
8Age of Instant$462Royal Purple Butterfly, Any Fish, Red Valerian RootInstantly Age Up a Sim
9Potent Zombification$655Mandrake Root, Glow Orbs, Rhinoceros BeetleLearned from Recipe Book. Transforms a Sim into a Zombie permanently. They can be cured with a cure potion or the sunlight charm Witch spell.
9Fountain of Youth Elixir$597Tanzanite, Green Swallowtail Butterfly, Any MushroomLearned from Recipe Book. Resets the Sim's age to Young Adult, much like the Young Again Lifetime Reward, only not costing 70,000 happiness points.
9Bottled Witches' Brew$1964Toad, Light Beetle, MoonstoneTransform your Sim into a Witch.
9Vial of Bottled Genie$2039Firefly Pratinus, Firefly Caeruleus, Firefly PurpureusMake your Sim a Genie.
9Potent Skill Booster$554Red Valerian Root, Any Gem or Gem Powder, MycenasGives your Sim half a level in any Skill (randomly).
10Origin of the Tragic Clown$836Any Insect, Mycenas, Tragic ClownfishLearned from Recipe Book. Transforms a Sim into a Tragic Clown for 24h. Their presence will sadden other Sims, giving them a -25 mood hit. The Clown will suffer -40 mood for the duration - a nasty curse.
10Midas Touch$1627Gold, Yellow Sapphire, Luminous SalamanderGives the Midas Touch ability for about 6h. Touching a Sim will immobilize them for 6 full hours, upon which time they will return to normal. This does not kill as far as we know - the gold-related death comes from the Philosopher's Stone. Any objects a Sim can pick up can often be transformed, and will have a higher sell value while the item is made of gold.
10Bottled Blessing of the Fae$2114Red Toadstools, Sunstone, Fairy Damsel (fish)Turns a Sim into a Fairy.
10Wish Enhancing Serum$1238Red Admiral Butterfly, Any Gem or Gem Powder, Any MushroomWish Master - 24h Moodlet that doubles all Lifetime Happiness Points from Wishes. Even your Sim's Lifetime Wish reward will be doubled.

Switching Supernatural Types with Alchemy
If you use a potion to change your Sim's Supernatural type, they will keep the hidden skill levels of their previous type. You can't use a Supernatural Life State's abilities unless your Sim is currently in that form, but all level progress is kept. You could master Spellcasting as a Witch, then switch to a Fairy to pull some pranks or run an aura, and switch back to Witch and keep your knowledge of spells. This is great, but all those potions are quite expensive or take rare ingredients.

Sims 3 Supernatural - The Tragic Clown, result of Drinking the Origin of Tragic Clown Elixir

Comments (126)

stallias says...
please ignore the above. i'm using my Wii for this. I misread because I was too zoomed-out to read the post I replied to properly.
10th April 2014 1:19am
Limdood says...
I have used a potent skill booster and gained several levels in a given skill instantly. I suspect that the 50% is not true, and that it instead gives a random amount from X% to Y%
7th September 2012 8:16pm
Kelli says...
I am having trouble collecting the materials to make the witches brew. Any idea where I can find moonstone in Moonlight Falls? And toads?
7th September 2012 9:43pm
Shell05231 says...
I found a moonstone by converting a mushroom, as for the toads, I'm sure they'd be in a body of water, but where I'm not sure, good luck in finding them! :)
8th September 2012 8:12pm
Holly says...
How do you mean convert mushrooms and toads? Do you mean into moonstones? I am also having a hard time finding the moon stone, but I have toads.
21st October 2012 5:17am
Holly says...
I found the moonstones! Just wait until full moon and then search by the mountain sides. Sometimes they can be confused with the blue topaz color, but they are light blue color.
23rd October 2012 7:35am
Toadschool says...
I was able to catch a toad by using honey as bait and fishing at "That old Fishing Hole" near the Toadstool.
20th September 2012 4:28pm
Keli says...
i've gotten toads by using the conversion spell, as well as many other fish.
26th September 2012 2:56pm
MarshmallowFluff says...
Dude, your name is epic and I've never heard of That Old Fishing Hole
The Old Fishing Hole is one of the fishing spots in Moonlight Falls
17th June 2013 7:39pm
ASimWen says...
I find moonstones right on my Sim's lot every full moon. I then find the sunstones on the beach. (Sunset Valley).
21st April 2013 8:42am
Dweiathecat says...
Used the Wish Enhancing Serum just before my sim completed her LTW. Got 70 000. XD
Great to know! 
8th September 2012 3:10pm
EvidentEmma says...
Unfortunately, children can't. Which sucks because I have a sim who's LTW is The Alchemy Artisian, and I wanted her to start it at a young age.
Oh well....
9th October 2012 11:47pm
Caz says...
Can children and teens learn the alchemy skill? Anime fans will know who I mean when I say I'm planning to make a certain fullmetal shorty :D
8th September 2012 5:11pm
Cheryl S. says...
Indeed teens can, I haven't tried it with children yet.

Only one fullmetal? I mean the brothers do kind of come as a pair even if they aren't both THE Fullmetal alchemist!
17th September 2012 4:55pm
Caz says...
Ahaha, yes, of course I'd make Al too :D But he'd have to be human because it's virtually impossible to create a colossal moving suit of armour in The Sims 3 XD
23rd September 2012 4:44pm
Cheryl S. says...
Actually I bet you could do it by having Fullmetal turn his brother into a simbot!
3rd October 2012 5:46am
McNuggle says...
While it is the same in name, this alchemy is nothing like FMA's alchemy. It would have been cool if the skill gave the ability to "clap" and have that cut or smelt gems/metals....
13th October 2012 10:10am
Theekrithena says...
Does anyone know how I can get glow orbs? I need them to make potent cure. I don't care if it's even just a seed because my sim has level 10 Alchemy and Garden skill. Please help :)
8th September 2012 10:59pm
Tori says...
At the grocery and possibly both consignment stores. Check the consignment stores every day as the stuff changes.
2nd September 2013 1:05pm
Michelle says...
From what I've figured out, all the 'turn sim into...' potions work once the sim becomes a child. No idea if that's important or relevant or not. Does mean that you don't have to wait around until they become teens though.
8th September 2012 11:49pm
pepper says...
for some reason my alchemist can't learn vial of bliss...he's got every other recipe, but when he researches he just wastes a couple of hours and then closes the book. Is there a mod or a cheat to add a recipe to my sim's knowledge to correct this? I have twallan's debug enabler and master controller, but can't find an option to do so, could just be looking in the wrong place
9th September 2012 5:57am
geist3047 says...
I have the same issue, my sim refuses to learn vial of bliss. I also have master controller. So lemme see if removing it helps her learn it.
9th September 2012 10:51pm
Lala says...
You can buy recipes at the bookstore.
26th April 2013 11:49pm
Aerith says...
Its worth noting the Wish Enhancing Serum works with lifetime wishes.
9th September 2012 8:08am
Erin says...
So... I've got all the recipes from the bookshop, but I can't learn the werewolf or fairy elixir. I've mastered alchemy. Am I missing something??
9th September 2012 9:27pm
Eriklover555 says...
I don't know if someone has mentioned this yet, but the alchemy table creates two spawners on your lot when you use the "research alchemy" interaction. Be careful with your alchemy tables, or you'll run into spawner overload >.<
10th September 2012 6:01am
Kiros says...
Went making honey with the new Mrs. Stingley's BeeKeeping Box

To avoid the bee attack moodlet when using the bee box, try your interactions in the following order: smoke the box, harvest honey (if possible), clean the box, feed the bees.

found it on the forums, but some times my honey goes horrible taste why?
10th September 2012 9:40am
porthos112 says...
The act of smoking out the bees changes the taste of honey, you should only do that very occasionally. Probably better to take the -15 moodlet.
11th September 2012 11:58am
I've found out that the more you clean, harvest and feed your bees, the better it gets. So: If I'd buy a new beebox, my first harvested honey would be normal or good, and the next day it would already be better than that, up till you get perfect honey!:) But I then stopped harvesting for a couple of days and the honey I harvested was horrible. Hope this helps
24th December 2012 9:17am
Maddie says...
Can't figure out how to get toads for elixirs. Do I need to use another elixir to get a toad?
10th September 2012 3:53pm
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