Currently in closed beta, Tree of Savior has two most popular life profession jobs: Alchemist (Wizard Rank 6 job) and Squire (Swordsman Rank 5 job).
First of all if you are going to focus on crafting, you have to progress Alchemist or Squire to circle 3. The cost is you will find it difficult to find a party at end-game PvE so it’s recommended to those who play with friends.
And then some explainations on the choices of job advancement. There are 2 recommended paths for Alchemist.
1. Wizard – Pyromancer – Pyromancer – Psychokino – Cryomancer – Alchemist C3
This path allows you to constantly use damage skills without too much worry about skill cooldown
2. Wizard – Pyromancer C2 or Cryomancer C2 – Linker – Psychokino – Alchemist C3
Since you are no longer a reliable DPS, you can choose Linker to support the party
Also two recommended paths for Squire.
1. Swordsman – Peltasta – Hoplite C2 –Squire C3
Hoplite C2 is the core job for most Swordsman DPS. However you are going to focus on life job, so you can’t deal damage like other DPS oriented Swordsman jobs. Therefore, you may choose Peltasta to gain some tanking ability
2. Swordsman – Peltasta – Barbarian C2 – Squire C3
Barbarian is another popular choice for Swordsman. No doubt that Barbarian C2 is less powerful than Barbarian C3, but it still has a complete set of AoE skills and certain tanking ability.
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