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What Is This Event About?

Democritus, an alchemist and philosopher by trade, kindly offers his services to you. You can hand scary ingredients over to him and he will mix them into helpful rewards.
The event will run for two weeks from the 27th of October to the 10th of November.

Collecting Ingredients

To pursue your career as an alchemist, you will need ingredients. You can get them by pursuing common in-game activities:

  • Recruiting of units
  • Erecting of buildings
  • Casting of spells
  • Attacking & Defending
  • Researching new technologies

You can find up to 12 ingredients per day, but the type of collected ingredient is random, and some are rarer than others. In case of a found ingredient, you will be notified immediately:

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Another way to receive additional ingredients is by purchasing them with gold. Keep in mind that the price of an ingredient will increase by its base price with each purchase. The price will be reset once a day (at midnight).

The Ingredients

Image Name Image Name
HarpyClaws.png Harpy Claws UnderworldGrass.png Underworld Grass
Quicksilver.png Quicksilver CerberusTeeth.png Cerberus Teeth
HydraScales.png Hydra Scales PegasusFeathers.png Pegasus Feathers
CentaurHoofs.png Centaur Hoofs Ambrosia.png Ambrosia


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  • In order to craft a reward, you will have to put three ingredients of your choice onto the alchemy table - the order of the ingredients doesn't matter though.
  • As soon as three ingredients have been selected, a "Brew" button will appear. Clicking on it will consume the ingredients and a reward will be created. If you have used that specific combination for the first time, it will be added to your recipe book.
  • You can either stash the created reward in your inventory, use it instantly on your currently selected town or trash it.
  • In case you use an effect which generates units over time, please make sure that your town has enough free population. Otherwise, the generated units might get wasted.

Recipe Book

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The recipe book lists all recipe combinations you have discovered so far. It also comes with two convenient filter options:

  • "Show all recipes" will list all recipes, even the ones you cannot currently craft due to missing ingredients.
  • "Only show available recipes" will list those recipes for which you have all necessary ingredients available.

In the recipe book there is a box on the lefthand side which lets you select specific ingredients in order to filter recipes that include selected ingredients.
If there is a reward for which you need to know a recipe immediately (instead of experimenting), you can also choose to buy a random recipe for that reward by paying 50 gold (this price increases with each purchase and resets at midnight).


There are two awards available for you to win by completing certain tasks within this event.

Title Description Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Master of Elements You already completed X alchemical processes! Masterofelements1.png Masterofelements2.png Masterofelements3.png Masterofelements4.png
1 Mixture Made 5 Mixtures Made 20 Mixture Made 45 Mixtures Made
Master of Experiments You already discovered X alchemical recipes! Masterofexperiments1.png Masterofexperiments2.png Masterofexperiments3.png Masterofexperiments4.png
1 Recipe Found 5 Recipes Found 10 Recipes Found 20 Recipes Found

Progress rewards

By brewing mixtures, you will notice that the progress bar next to the cauldron will advance. By doing so, you can unlock special rewards.

On worlds with the heroes enabled, you will get 30 x Coins of Wisdom and 30 x Coins of War after creating 25 rewards, and you will unlock Democritus as a hero after 50 mixtures, who will immediately join your ranks.

On worlds without heroes, you will get the Admistrator for free for 2 weeks after 25 mixtures, and a whole free culture level after 50 mixtures.