I’m a new player who started looking at empire recently, and I was thinking of playing a field medic/physician. This would mean I would be taking both Chirurgeon and Physick, as well as Magician for character reasons (I want to be wearing armour, so no battlefield spells). I also want to take Apothecary, for both mechanical and fluff reasons, but I’ve heard that it’s fairly redundant as there’s an oversaturation and additional apothecaries don’t really help (combined with the fact that it would eat up herbs that I would also need for the Physick skill). Although I want it, I don’t want to spend two skill points (or more if I take additional recipes) on a skill that I may never use.
Should I take the skill? Should I save the points? If I don’t buy the skill, what would be a better investment?
p.s. I am definitely taking the herb garden resource.