World of Warcraft Alchemy Trade Skill Guide - Alchemy Leveling Guide 1-450

World of Warcraft Alchemy Trade Skill Guide - Alchemy Leveling Guide 1-450
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Alchemy 1-450 Guide - Complete Material List

59 Peacebloom

59 Silverleaf

59 Empty Vial

80 Briarthorn

90 Leaded Vials

15 Mageroyal

40 Stranglekelp

Liferoot - WoW Alchemy

30 Liferoot

30 Kingsblood

45 Goldthorn

15 Empty Vials

5 Steelbloom

70 Sungrass

15 Khadgar’s Whisker

4 Purple Lotus

Firebloom - WoW Alchemy

4 Firebloom

19 Arthas' Tears

40 Blindweed

97 Crystal Vial

4 Iron Bar

1 Black Vitriol

61 Golden Sansam

18 Mountain Silversage

Felweed - WoW Alchemy

38 Felweed

61 Dreaming Glory

20 Ragveil

10 Netherbloom

102 Imbued Vial

20 Talandra’s Rose

Adder’s Tongue - WoW Alchemy

24 Adder’s Tongue

10 Icethorn

5 Pygmy Suckerfish

10 Dark Jade

10 Huge Citrine

10 Eternal Fire

Alchemy Skill Level 1-60

Required Materials: 59 Peacebloom, 59 Silverleaf, 59 Empty Vial

Create: 59 Minor Healing Potion

Special Directions: Keep 50 of these Minor Healing Potions - You will need them for later.

Alchemy Skill Level 60-140

Required Materials: 50 Minor Healing Potion, 80 Briarthorn, 30 Leaded Vials

60-110: 50 Lesser Healing Potions

110-140: 30 Healing Potions

Alchemy Skill Level 140-210

Alchemists make potions, flasks, and elixirs

Required Materials: 15 Mageroyal, 40 Stranglekelp, 30 Liferoot, 30 Kingsblood, 25 Goldthorn, 15 Empty Vials, 55 Leaded Vials

140-155: 15 Lesser Mana Potion

155-185: 30 Greater Healing Potions

185-210: 25 Elixir of Agility

Alchemy Skill Level 210-285

Required Materials: 5 Steelbloom, 20 Goldthorn, 70 Sungrass, 15 Khadgar’s Whisker, 4 Purple Lotus, 4 Firebloom, 19 Arthas' Tears, 40 Blindweed, 5 Leaded Vial, 69 Crystal Vial, 4 Iron Bar, 1 Black Vitriol

210-215: 5 Elixir of Greater Defense

215-230: 15 Super Healing Potion

230-231: Philosopher’s Stone - Keep this, as it is needed to do transmutes throughout your Alchemy career. Recipe for the Philosopher’s Stone is obtained from Alchemist Pestlezugg in Tanaris.

231-250: 19 Elixir of Detect Undead

250-265: 15 Elixir of Greater Agility

265-285: 20 Superior Mana Potion

Alchemy Skill Level 285-360

Required Materials: 61 Golden Sansam, 18 Mountain Silversage, 38 Felweed, 61 Dreaming Glory, 20 Ragveil, 10 Netherbloom, 28 Crystal Vial, 53 Imbued Vial

285-300: 18 Major Healing Potion

300-310: 10 Volatile Healing Potion

310-325: 15 Elixir of Healing Power

325-335: 10 Mad Alchemist’s Potion

335-340: 5 Super Healing Potion

340-360: 23 Super Mana Potion - The recipe for this is located in Zangarmarsh at Telredor for Alliance, and in Blade’s Edge Mountains at Thunderlord Stronghold for Horde.

Alchemy Skill Level 360-450

Required Materials: 20 Talandra’s Rose, 44 Goldclover, 34 Tiger Lily, 24 Adder’s Tongue, 10 Icethorn, 5 Pygmy Suckerfish, 10 Dark Jade, 10 Huge Citrine, 10 Eternal Fire, 49 Imbued Vials

360-365: 5 Icy Mana Potion

365-375: 10 Spellpower Elixir

375-380: 5 Pygmy Oil

380-385: 5 Potion of Nightmares

385-395: 12 Elixir of Mighty Strength

395-405: At 400 you can do Northrend Alchemy Research once per day for a chance to discover new recipes. If you discover Potion of Speed, make it instead. Otherwise, from 395-400 make roughly 12 Elixir of Major Agility.

405-410: 5 Runic Healing Potion

410-425: 20 Runic Mana Potion

425-435: 10 Transmute: Earthsiege Diamond

435-450: Make Flasks of your choice until Maximum. You’ll need 15 Frost Lotus, among other things depending on which flask you make. Skill points above 435 can also be gained from Northrend Alchemy Research.

Alchemy Mastery

WoW Alchemy Guide

Once a player reaches Alchemy skill level 325, and level 68, they can choose an Alchemy Mastery. The three Masteries available are Elixirs, Potions, and Transmutation. The quest is picked up in the Lower City of Shattrath, but you can only choose one. You can change later, but must complete the quest for the new Mastery. If you go back to a Mastery you had previously, you will not have to repeat the quest.

Elixir Mastery - Chance to proc an extra 1-4 Elixirs or Flasks when creating Elixirs or Flasks.

Potion Mastery - Chance to proc an extra 1-4 potions when making potions.

Transmute Mastery - Chance to proc an extra 1-4 of the transmuted item when transmuting items.

Advantages of Choosing Alchemy

Alchemy is one of the most generic of all the World of Warcraft professions, in that it is the perfect complement to any class. Alchemists can create potions, elixirs, and flasks, as well as transmute certain items into other ones. Alchemists also get a passive ability called Mixology, which gives them double durations on Flasks and Elixirs and increases the effects of those consumables.

Alchemy is better suited towards PvE content than PvP, however. Flasks, elixirs, and potions cannot be used in Arena, and aren’t all that useful in Battlegrounds. There are a couple of items designated for arena use, but not many.

In addition to all of these things, Alchemists get a powerful trinket. There are four trinkets to choose from (that do not stack) that are well suited to every class, and increase the amount restored with Mana and Health potions.

Making Gold with Alchemy


Alchemy coupled with Herbalism is a very profitable choice for professions. Players can quickly farm herbs and make elixirs, potions, and flasks that tend to sell for quite a lot of money. Even without herbalism, Elixir masters especially can make decent amounts of gold by buying herbs and selling the products. Elixirs, particularly Agility, Strength, and Spellpower ones, sell for quite a lot of gold. Flasks are always high priced, though the materials to make them are typically a lot more expensive (mainly just the Frost Lotus).

A new way to make decent amounts of gold was just introduced in patch 3.2, however. Alchemists have always been able to be Transmute masters, but up til patch 3.2 there weren’t very good products from Transmutation. Transmuting one eternal to another was possible if you discovered the ability, and one could make uncut meta gems. However, in 3.2 with the introduction of epic gems, Alchemists gain the ability to transmute them as well. The mats to create an epic gem are cheap, and the gems sell for a lot. This is especially great for transmutation masters who can proc multiple epic gems from a few cheap materials. They are limited, though, to one transmute every 20 hours.

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