What is Alchemy 2?
Alchemy 2 is a free online game for mobile phones and tablets, created by Eric Stevens. It’s a sequel to the original browser-based alchemy game Alchemy Classic.
In Alchemy 2, players can mix different elements to create new items. The game aims to discover all 295+ elements in the periodic table!
This article is a part of LifeRejoice’s step-by-step ‘how to’ guide series for making Elements in Little Alchemy 2. Click here to check out more Little Alchemy 2 Element guides.
How do I play?
In this article, we try to explain the basics of how the game works and what you can do with it. Here’s a quick rundown:
Step 1: Combine two elements. Every time you make a new element, it will appear in your inventory (the circle on the right side). It represents all possible items that can be created using other things you’ve already discovered.
Step 2: Make another combination with one of your inventory items and something from outside your inventory (your ‘island’). This creates a new item (the circle on the left).
Step 3: Take that new item and combine it with something else to make the third item. This is called ‘discovering’ an item because you’ve figured out what ingredients need to be used for the second object to appear.
Step 4: Once you’ve combined two items, those two items will disappear from your inventory and be replaced by whatever they created.
So every time you discover a new recipe, not only do you learn how to create something new, but you also gain one of the ingredients needed!
Elements and Families
The game starts with ten free elements, including Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Metal, Plant, Poison, Light, Magic, Dark Magic, and humans.
Players can also purchase five additional elements for $1.99 each or buy the complete set of 295+ elements in one go for $14.99 via an in-app purchase. If you already purchased 5+ elements before, you’ll receive these elements for free!
Now that we all have a basic rundown on how the game works and how to play let’s look at how to make clay.
How to make clay
Clay is a material that appeared in the original Alchemy game. It’s used to craft items like bricks and spears. A game mechanic in little alchemist is that you can only prepare some type of item after getting the recipe for it. The only way to get the clay recipe is by making it yourself.
In Little Alchemy 2, Clay is made from these three elements: Earth, Fire, and Water. In other words, Clay is Earth + Fire + Water.
You can collect water from rain or ponds, and you need to cook any food item over a fire to order its flame before combining it with soil.
Note that each element can be used as either fuel or an ingredient. For example, wood (from a tree) can only be used as an ingredient, but fire (from a campfire) can only be used as fuel.
You will need three things to make clay:
In other words, clay is earth + fire + water.
There are, however, a couple of other combinations to make clay which includes;
- Sand + Mud
- Water + Stone
- Stone + Mud
You can also get it by cooking any food items with fire, so if you’re having trouble getting one of these elements, just use some berries, bread, or something similar to cook with fire, and you’ll get clay.
Note that the way to get the item in little alchemist is different in this game because you have to cook berries or bread then use that cooked item with the fire element.
Also, note that every time you discover a new recipe, not only do you learn how to create something new, but you gain one of the ingredients needed! (Since Clay requires Earth, Water, and Fire)
So when making Clay in Little Alchemy 2:
Step 1: Combine two elements. In this case, it’s earth and fire.
Step 2: Take the item you’ve created from Step 1 and combine it with another element. In this case, water.
Step 3: Cook a food item (berries work well for this) over a campfire or a fire pit to obtain the flame element if you lack one of these elements.
This is how it works! Happy alchemizing. Note that I’m not saying you don’t cook berries. You definitely can but keep in mind that you will need fire first before combining anything else with earth or cooking.
What are the other alchemy game options?
You can hide the element bar in the game by clicking on the Button at the top right of your screen. This will let you see your items in full-screen mode, but it will also mean that you won’t know what type of item you’re creating until it appears in front of you! (It’s up to you whether to expand or not!)
You can change the appearance theme for your island to match seasons, seasons+stars, or autumn. Players who want to play Little Alchemy 2 with an aquarium background should choose autumn!
Also, remember that if you reach level 6, you can advance into a new world (mode) called ‘Oil Mania.’
Other Tips and Tricks
If you need to know all the alchemy game combinations, look at the alchemy game recipe list. You can also create custom recipes (under Edit) to remind yourself how to make items that aren’t already on this list.
Once you discover how to make an item, remember that it stays discovered forever!
If you want to make more of the same combination again, keep the item in your inventory or use up all its pieces (to ‘discover’ it) and create another one. By doing this, you’ll be able to create lots of items quickly by combining enough ingredients!
Don’t forget to buy new elements if you run out! Also, sell any leftover items or things that don’t suit you.
Then, spend your money to buy new elements or use them to create new items! You can always check out the store for all sorts of wonderful new things!
Combine elements gradually. For example, if you want to discover how to make a mushroom, combine earth and poison.
If that doesn’t work, try combining water and poison, then water and earth. Finally, if that doesn’t work, try fire + poison, then fire + earth! Or even air + poison, etc
If you’re playing on your smartphone or tablet, remember that certain combinations will give you pieces that are bigger/smaller than usual or bigger/smaller than they appear to be when you use them!
Try to remember which elements give you tiny pieces when combined since it’s the only way to get 1 unit of an ingredient without using many units. You can also sell big pieces for lots of money!