Dominion Alchemy Cards List

dominion alchemy alchemy cards listDominion Alchemy is the fourth release in the Dominion game series. Dominion Alchemy is an expansion-only set like Dominion Seaside, the release that immediately preceded it.  It is not a stand-alone version, so you’ll need to have either the original Dominion game or Dominion Intrigue to play a game with the Alchemy box set.  If you haven’t acquired one of the first two games, do so before getting the Alchemy expansion! (or, you can buy the base-cards-only pack that lets you play any expansion as a stand-alone game)

With each expansion release, new themes have been added to expand game play and further add complexity, strategic options and interactions, and power to the overall experience. Dominion Alchemy is a small expansion that introduces an alternative cost system for certain Kingdom Cards that includes both the standard treasure cards and an additive treasure cost, the Potion.  The secondary theme of this expansion is an emphasis on accumulating action cards within the Kingdom Deck.

10 of the 12 cards in this expansion require the Potion as part of the cost.  One of the drawbacks of this pricing system is that treasure is often accumulated in excess of that amount required to purchase Dominion Alchemy expansion cards.  This adds additional budgetary and strategic quandaries that must be mitigated by excellent planning and deck management in order to excel and win efficiently.  The Dominion Alchemy expansion also brings with it another of the truly hated Dominion cards: Possession!

Dominion Alchemy Cards

In the table below, you will find the data you need to learn about the Dominion Alchemy game cards. This site is updated regularly with strategy posts and other helpful information. As information specific to the cards below is added, the name of the card will be linked so that clicking on the name of the card will take you to more detailed strategy regarding how to deploy that card effectively during game play. Also, larger Dominion Alchemy card images can be viewed by clicking the icon for each card in the table. The table is sortable as well; just click the header to sort the table by that column, either ascending or descending.

Dominion Alchemy Card List

CardCostCard TypeFunction / RulesImage
Transmute$0 + 1PActionTrash a card from your hand. If it is an...
Action card, gain a Duchy; Treasure card, gain a Transmute; Victory card, gain a Gold
dominion alchemy cards transmute
Vineyard$0 + 1PVictoryWorth 1 Victory for every 3 Action cards in your deck (rounded down).dominion alchemy cards vineyard
Herbalist$2Action+1 Buy
+1 Coin
When you discard this from play, you may put one of your Treasures from play on top of your deck.
dominion alchemy cards herbalist
Apothecary$2 + 1PAction+1 Card
+1 Action
Reveal the top 4 cards of your deck. Put the revealed Coppers and Potions into your hand. Put the other cards back on top in any order.
dominion alchemy cards list apothecary
Scrying Pool$2 + 1PAction - Attack+1 Action
Each player (including you) reveals the top card of his deck and either discards it or puts it back, your choice. Then reveal cards from the top of your deck until revealing one that isn't an Action.
Put all of your revealed cards into your hand.
dominion alchemy cards list scrying pool
University$2 + 1PAction+2 Actions
You may gain an Action card costing up to 5 Coins.
dominion alchemy cards list university
Alchemist$3 + 1PAction+2 Cards
+1 Action
When you discard this from play, you may put this on top of your deck if you have a Potion in play.
dominion alchemy card list alchemist
Familiar$3 + 1PAction - Attack+1 Card
+1 Action
Each other player gains a curse.
dominion alchemy card list familiar
Philosopher's Stone$3 + 1PTreasureWhen you play this, count your deck and discard pile.
Worth 1 Coin per 5 cards total between them (rounded down).
dominion alchemy card list philosopher's stone
Potion$4TreasureWorth 1 Potion.dominion alchemy card potion
Golem$4 + 1PActionReveal cards from your deck until you reveal 2 Action cards other than Golem Cards.
Discard the other cards, then play the Action cards in either order.
dominion alchemy card golem
Apprentice$5Action+1 Action
Trash a card from your hand.
+1 Card per Coin it costs.
+2 Cards if it has Potion in its cost.
dominion alchemy card apprentice
Possession$6 + 1PActionThe player to your left takes an extra turn after this one, in which you can see all cards he can and make all decisions for him.
Any cards he would gain on that turn, you gain instead; any cards of his that are trashed are set aside and returned to his discard pile at end of turn.
dominion alchemy possession

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Dominion Alchemy Cards List: Conclusion

The Dominion Alchemy expansion game brings significant new strategic options to the overall game by introducing  a new focus and cards that have an additional cost component. If you have landed here as someone new to the game, be sure to check out the primer on How to Play Dominion. As new strategy articles are written, they will appear in the Dominion Strategy section. But, don’t get caught up too much in the minutia – keep playing and having fun!

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