Hi! I've decided I wanna switch to the Alchemy class for better RP opportunities and coolness. But I kind of like to min-max otherwise I seem to lose interest after some time, so the problem is that I would like to make good use of my reincarnation and trait reset - I can work with the RP for each class. My focus will be on bashing definitely, and I would also like to do as much combat as possible on the side.
A quick look at the abilities of alchemist show extra crit chance, health sip etc., so it seems to go very well with human. But horkval could also offer better resists and they would stack nicely with the robes for some tankiness. And btw, int or con spec best? (maybe depending on race - con grook/int human-hork?). Also, I've read that I need quick-witted for bashing but nimble for combat - so is not having nimble that much of a penalty in PvP? Will I lose a lot of 1v1 matches or be less useful in possible party combat like that? I don't want to rule combat out even if I intend to focus on bashing primarily (wish it were like sylvan/magi that use quick-witted anyway).
From artifacts, I guess SoA, Diadem, Collar are essential, and pendant/bracelet/belt/ring would be nice for later on, right? If anyone can give me some directions so I don't make any mistakes I'll regret later on I will appreciate it a lot! If not, I'll go stubborn as a mule and stick with whatever I pick.