The Alchemist’s Raiment is one of the more underappreciated pieces of Warlock gear in
Alchemist’s Raiment Stats
As with any Warlock chest piece the focus here is all about the Intellect with the weighting being heavily in favor of the Super stat. Here’s how things look:
- Intellect – Min: 44 / Max: 138
- Strength – Min: 44 / Max: 86
- Discipline – Min: 44 / Max: 86
Considering the nature of the Exotic
Alchemist’s Raiment Perks
Selectable Perk 1 – Stat Increase
This will entirely depend on the roll you get for the Alchemist’s Raiment, but it’s incredibly likely that you’ll be picking up an Intellect boost here, with a 2/3 chance to roll Intellect in the first bubble (with Strength making up the remaining third). The second bubble is a little more forgiving, with an even split across the board.
- Increase Strength
- Increase Discipline
- Increase Intellect
With Intellect being the focus here, you’re going to want to plan the rest of your loadout accordingly.
Selectable Perk 2 – Ammo Perk
As with any Exotic chest piece the perks here are actually present with a choice between the two. As such, pick the one that suits your style best.
- Special Ammo – Carry more ammo for Special Weapons.
- Heavy Ammo – Carry more ammo for Heavy Weapons.
We would definitely recommend going with the Special Ammo perk, as regardless of
Selectable Perk 3 – Elemental Buff
The first perk slot is split up into a “Defense” perk, mitigating elemental damage, and the second slot is similarly split up into an elemental “Armor” perk. These perks (both of them) will correspond with an elemental damage (Arc, Solar, Void), but the elemental buff may be different depending on your roll. Your possibilities should look like this:
- Arc/Solar/Void Burn Defense – Reduces incoming Arc/Solar/Void Burn damage.
This gives you a little extra resistance to the corresponding elemental damage. Great for Nightfalls and Heroics if you’re lucky enough to get the right elemental roll.
- Arc/Solar/Void Armor – Increased Armor when using an Arc/Solar/Void-based subclass.
Typically this is the better option, as it will give a boost to the Armor rating of your subclass if you’re using the right elemental match-up, so if you roll Void use Voidwalker, Solar, Sunsinger etc. Plan accordingly for best results.
Exotic Perk – Iron to Gold
- Iron to Gold – Chance to gain Glimmer on Primary Ammo pickup.
Orbs collected when your Super is full recharge your grenades and melee. Immediately, we can dismiss the Alchemist’s Raiment for PvP Crucible play. While the latter part of the
Simply put it on, run a few Strikes, and watch your Glimmer up while your grenade and melee charge rates increase dramatically. This means that not only can you benefit your team by dealing more damage, you get to play a little more selfishly too, with
The Last Word
The Alchemist’s Raiment is definitely on the “
Unfortunately, that’s not saying a lot. We definitely do recommend the Alchemist’s Raiment, but the utility in PvP is lacking, and it’s not necessarily your best choice for PvE. If you’re in a specific situation (i.e. your character is flat broke), then definitely grab this one.
We recommend having it in the wardrobe, even if you’re not likely to put it on too much. As such, we’re giving the Alchemist’s Raiment a solid 3/5 Exotic Engrams!
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