Alchemy Guide 1-525

cataclysm classic alchemy guide 1 525
  • Author: Furious
  • Date: October 2, 2023
  • Updated: April 30, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

Welcome to our comprehensive Cataclysm Alchemy leveling guide, meticulously designed to assist players in skilfully navigating through the magical science of Alchemy from level 1 to 525. In Cataclysm, Alchemy is not only a valuable profession but also a powerful toolset, enabling the creation of potent potions, elixirs, and transmutations.

Whether you are new to the realm or an experienced adventurer, this guide is tailored for all, providing step-by-step instructions, highlighting the quickest and most economical ways to reach the pinnacle of Alchemy prowess.

Why Alchemy and Herbalism? Alchemy synergizes impeccably with Herbalism. Opting for both professions simultaneously significantly reduces the gold expenditure as you can personally gather the requisite herbs, thus ensuring a smooth and economical leveling experience. For players looking to delve into Herbalism, refer to our dedicated Herbalism leveling guide.

Alchemists will experience several significant changes and new additions from the previous expansion, Wrath of the Lich King (WotLK). Below is a detailed overview of these changes:

1. New and Unique Recipes:

  • Mysterious Potion: A new potion with unpredictable effects.
  • Potion of Deepholm: Another novel potion with unique properties.
  • Vial of the Sands: This exceptional recipe allows alchemists to craft an item that teaches them how to transform into a Sandstone Drake, a mount that can also carry a passenger.

2. New Alchemist-Only Items:

  • Lifebound Alchemist Stone: An alchemist-only trinket that not only boosts Stamina and Mastery but also enhances the effects of healing and mana potions. It’s also essential for conducting transmutations.

3. Guild Rewards:

  • Cauldron of Battle and Big Cauldron of Battle: These are guild rewards functioning similarly to the Warlock’s Create Soulwell. Instead of generating Healthstones, these cauldrons provide flasks to guild members.

4. Transmutation System Overhaul:

  • Gem Transmutations: The process is revamped. For instance, transmuting an Inferno Ruby now requires three Carnelians (uncommon/green gems) and three Heartblossoms (herbs).
  • Shadowspirit Diamond: The only raw meta gem in Cataclysm. It’s crafted by transmuting three of each uncommon/green gem, yielding two Diamonds per transmutation.

5. Elimination of Elemental Transmutations:

6. Metal Transmutations:

Required Materials

Material
Quantity Required
59
59
93
20
33
45
20
30
35
10
25
45
10
40
30
15
45
18
50
10
35
10
20
5
75
30
25
20
40
69
18
39
25
5
32
23
3
15
15 (or Nightstone)

Please note that additional materials may be required depending on your Alchemy specialization and whether you craft extra items for personal use, quests, or sale.

Alchemy Trainer Locations

  • Daedal (48.4, 51.6), Azuremyst Isle
  • Ghak Healtouch (37.0, 49.2), Loch Modan
  • Alchemist Mallory (39.8, 48.6), Elwynn Forest
  • Cyndra Kindwhisper (57.6, 60.6), Teldrassil
  • Lucc (28.6, 61.2), The Exodar
  • Kylanna (38.2, 72.6), Ashenvale
  • Lilyssia Nightbreeze (55.6, 85.8), Stormwind City
  • Tally Berryfizz (67.2, 54.2), Ironforge
  • Alchemist Narett (64.0, 47.6), Dustwallow Marsh
  • Ainethil (55.6, 24.6), Darnassus
  • Kylanna Windwhisper (32.6, 43.8), Feralas
  • Alchemist Gribble (53.8, 65.8), Hellfire Peninsula
  • Falorn Nightwhisper (57.8, 71.8), Borean Tundra
  • Lanolis Dewdrop (58.4, 62.2), Howling Fjord
  • Arcanist Sheynathren (38.2, 72.6), Eversong Woods
  • Carolai Anise (59.4, 52.2), Tirisfal Glades
  • Miao’zan (55.4, 74.0), Durotar
  • Camberon (66.8, 16.4), Silvermoon City
  • Serge Hinott (61.6, 19.2), Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Bena Winterhoof (46.8, 33.6), Thunder Bluff
  • Yelmak (56.6, 33.8), Orgrimmar
  • Doctor Herbert Halsey (47.6, 73.0), Undercity
  • Rogvar (48.2, 55.4), Swamp of Sorrows
  • Apothecary Antonivich (52.2, 36.4), Hellfire Peninsula
  • Arthur Henslowe (41.8, 54.2), Borean Tundra
  • Apothecary Bressa (36.2, 48.6), Dragonblight
  • Apothecary Wormwick (76.8, 62.2), Dragonblight
  • Wilhelmina Renel (78.6, 28.6), Howling Fjord
  • Jaxin Chong (28.0, 78.0), Northern Stranglethorn
  • Aelthin (38.8, 71.6), Shattrath City
  • Alchemist Kanhu (39.0, 29.4), Shattrath City
  • Lorokeem (45.8, 20.4), Shattrath City
  • Crystal Brightspark (71.6, 21.0), Icecrown
  • Linzy Blackbolt (43.0, 30.4), Dalaran

Apprentice: 1 – 60

Level Range
Crafted Item
Quantity to Craft
Material Needed
Quantity Required
1-60
59
59
59

Journeyman: 60 – 140

Level Range
Crafted Item
Quantity to Craft
Material Needed
Quantity Required
60-105
50
50
50
105-110
5
5
10
110-140
33
33
33

Expert: 140 – 205

Level Range
Crafted Item
Quantity to Craft
Material Needed
Quantity Required
140-155
15
15
15
155-175
20
20
20
175-185
10
10
10
185-205
20
20
20
185-205
25
25
25

Notes:

  • For the 185-205 range, you have two options based on available materials: Elixir of Agility or Elixir of Fortitude. You might need to craft a combination of both or choose one based on material availability.

Artisan: 205 – 285

Level Range
Crafted Item
Quantity to Craft
Material Needed
Quantity Required
205-215
10
10
10
215-239
25 (or up to 250)
25 (or as needed)
25 (or as needed)
239-240*
1
4
1
4
4
240-250
10
10
10
250-270
20
40
270-285
15
30
15
* Skip if your character is level 75 or higher and you will level alchemy over 500. Your epic Alchemy trinket will be used for transmutes instead.

Master: 285 – 350

Level Range
Crafted Item
Quantity to Craft
Material Needed
Quantity Required
285-300
18
36
18
300-315
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
315-325
10
10
10
325-335
10
10
10
335-340
5
10
5
340-350
10
20
10

Notes:

Grand Master: 350 – 425

Level Range
Crafted Item
Quantity to Craft
Material Needed
Quantity Required
350-360
10
20
360-365
5
10
365-375
10
10
10
375-380
5
5
380-385
5
5
10
385-395
10 (may need more)
20
395-405
12
24
24
405-415
10
20
415-425
20 (may need more)
20
40

Notes:

  • You may need to craft more of the specified item if it turns yellow or green in your crafting window and does not grant a skill up with each craft.
  • When you reach 400, you can make a [Northrend Alchemy Research] and your Alchemy Trinket. This might change the number of potions you need to craft to reach 425.

Illustrious: 425 – 525

Level Range
Crafted Item
Quantity to Craft
Material Needed
Quantity Required
425-450
27
27
450-455
5
10
455-460
5
10
460-465
5
5
5
465-475
11
11
11
475-480
5
10
480-490
10
10
10
490-495
5
5
5
495-504
9
9
504-509
1
8
8
8
8
8
509-514
(Epic Alchemy Trinket Crafting)
(Various Materials)
514-515
1
3
3
515-520*
5
15
15
5
15
15
520-525
5
15
15
* 520-525 can use either Transmute: Demonseye OR Transmute: Ocean Sapphire

 

About the Author

Furious

If I'm not working or spending time with the family I'm probably gaming. Some of my favorite recent games I've played are Far Cry 5, World of Warcraft Classic, and 7 Days to Die.
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