So, a bit of backstory: I've been using 4-2-0 alchs for buffing because when you get perishing potions, it buffs brews and stims, but every YouTuber I've seen uses 4-0-2 alchs for buffing because it throws them out more often. so I've been wondering if one is better. 4-2-0 is quality over quantity and 4-0-2 is quantity over quality, so which is generally better?

by the way, perishing is better for 5-0-0 alchs because the buffs are permanent so why would you need to throw them faster if the potions are permanent.

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I play BTD6, and here is the pros of both and which I would pick.

  • 4-0-2
    Faster throws (faster buffing in an area)
  • 4-2-0
    funny number
    Buff boost (better buffing)

For me, if I needed DPS I would use 4-2-0 alchs, and if I need to cover a ton of units I would use 4-0-2 alchs.

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    ah yes funny number hahaha Commented May 14, 2021 at 18:34
  • Well, I watch Tewity's videos and it seems he always uses 4-2-0.
    – Bloonarius
    Commented Jun 1, 2021 at 16:18
  • Usually I would go for 4-2-0 because I have each alchemist dedicated to one tower.
    – qwr
    Commented May 12 at 15:54

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