The Alchemist is the ultimate Item class, and the best class for any character using Item Arts. In addition to enhancing those, it also increases the chance for status effects to land, and is one of the very few classes with the Safety skill.
|Alchemist||STR 53 or INT 53|
|Expert Alchemist||STR 55 or INT 55|
|Adept Alchemist||STR 57 or INT 57|
|Master Alchemist||STR 59 or INT 59|
|Lordly Alchemist||STR 63 or INT 63|
|Legendary Alchemist||STR 68 or INT 68|
How to Obtain:
Characters able to use Shards should have no problem changing into this class; simply keep training Shards until it's obtained. You may also want to keep an eye on the requirements for the other Rank 6 classes and make sure you don't meet them, but since they all have minimum skill requirements (with the exception of Commander) this shouldn't be too hard either.
Since this is a Rank 6 class the only upgrades from here are the other ultimate classes: