The Alchemeister is a Mini-Boss in Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. He is required to beat to progress through the second half of the Explodatorium.


The Alchemeister is an old bearded man clad in a purple and gold robe and a purple hat. He can transform momentarily into a large yeti-like beast by drinking potions.

He possess 23 hit points and deals 2 damage points upon contact. He only drops treasures when defeated in normal form, but also a turkey, when defeated as a beast.


Shovel of HopeEdit

In the end of Shovel of Hope, he can be seen at the Explodatorium in Plague Knight's newly founded advanced potion class. Along with the Magicist, he performs potion mixing and starts to drink the result. Plague Knight disturbs the transformation with his staff, resulting in the Alchemeister transforming instead into a body double of the Magicist. Both students then bow to Plague Knight.

Plague of ShadowsEdit

The Alchemeister appears in the ending of Plague of Shadows, among the chaos at the Explodatorium under the new direction of Percy.

Specter of TormentEdit

In Specter of Torment, the Alchemeister appears as one of the patrons at Creech's juice bar in Tower of Fate after Plague Knight joins the Order of No Quarter.


  • In his normal form, he throws variously colored vials that explode when they hit the ground and damage the player if they hit him.
  • In Specter of Torment, since the ground is covered with water flow, some of the vials may cause continuous explosion.
  • In his beast form, he runs back and forth across the screen, increasing speed as he takes damage.


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