“Even more scienc-y than the last one!”
“Even I don't know everything, yet.”
“I am not sure how I feel about... science.”
“I will learn unspeakable things.”
“It's a research station. I can learn new things with it.”
“This is getting strange.”
“It unlocks recipes of middling utility.”
“Even alchemy operates differently here.”
“Perhaps science can enhance my cömbat skills.”
“Father used to work on something like that.”
“I wish you were a do-all-the-work-for-me machine.”
“Oh, the things I'll learn!”
“WILBA AM HATH BIG'TH BRAIN”
“Alright machine, tell me something I don't know.”
“I guess proximity activates the whirlygigs?”
“All-kemmy... en... jun...”
“They never taught us about alchemy in school.”
“It turns out that science is a lot easier than I thought!”
The Alchemy Engine is the tier 2 Science station. It requires a Science Machine to prototype for all characters except Wickerbottom, and costs 4 Boards, 2 Cut Stones, and 6 Gold Nuggets to craft. Prototyping an Item using the Alchemy Engine will increase Sanity by 15.
See also: Crafting
In the Reign of Giants, Shipwrecked, and Hamlet DLCs, as well as Don't Starve Together, the 6 Gold Nuggets in the crafting recipe are replaced by 2 Electrical Doodads.
In the Shipwrecked DLC, the Alchemy Engine can be flooded.
- The Alchemy Engine is able to unlock Tier 1 items without the need for a nearby Science Machine, so it may be beneficial to break down the Science Machine for resources after building it.
- Since Wickerbottom has Tier 2 items unlocked with the Science Machine, this machine is only necessary for crafting her book On Tentacles.
The Alchemy Engine's animation when the player is nearby.
A burnt Alchemy Engine from the Reign of Giants DLC.
Alchemy Engine as seen on the 2018 Valentine Cards.
Dont Starve research machines gif by Kelly