WoW Classic Alchemy Guide 1 to 300

Alchemy is one of several crafting professions you can choose within WoW Classic! It concerns the creation of potions and elixirs, which will provide you offensive and defensive bonuses to aid in your gameplay. Alchemy requires the use of herbs, which can be found and gathered with the Herbalism profession in zones all across Azeroth. The higher level herbs used, the stronger the resulting potion will be.

Potions and elixirs created through alchemy provide benefits for players of all types. They’re good for giving your low-level character a slight edge while leveling, but they also become fairly important at higher levels when players run through dungeons and raids.

Besides offering bonuses to help your character, because the potions and elixirs you’ll make are tradeable, it also becomes a fairly profitable profession, especially when paired with herbalism as your second profession.

WoW Classic Alchemy Trainer LocationsProfession trainers in WoW Classic are different than Retail WoW, in the sense that some trainers can only train you up to a certain proficiency level. Here’s where you can locate an alchemy trainer for your skill level:

  • Apprentice (1-75) – The most convenient place to find entry level trainers will be inside any major city, easily located by asking a guard for directions. For Horde players, that will include Orgrimmar, Thunder Bluff, and Undercity. For Alliance players, that would include Stormwind, Ironforge, and Darnassus.
  • Journeyman (75-150) – Most trainers you’ll find in major cities to learn apprentice Alchemy are also capable of training you in Journeyman Alchemy, increasing your skill cap to 150. To make the next step easier, you should train in Darnassus if you’re Alliance, and Undercity if you’re a Horde player. You can learn this as early as Alchemy level 50. Here is a list of NPCs that can train this level of Alchemy.
  • Expert (150-225) – Once you’re at 125 skill level in Alchemy, you can train to become an Expert.
  • Artisan (225-300) – After reaching at least 200 skill level in Alchemy, you can now become an Artisan.
    • Alliance players must travel to Feathermoon Stronghold in Feralas to speak with Kylanna Windwhisper for further training.
    • Horde players must go to Stonard in Swamp of Sorrows to find Rogvar for their skill cap increase.

In WoW Classic, advancing to the next proficiency of a profession requires you to reach a certain level on your character. For non-gathering professions like Alchemy, you’ll need to be level 10 to learn Journeyman Alchemy, level 20 to learn Expert, and level 35 to learn Artisan Alchemy techniques.

Proficiency Level
Level Requirement
Min. Required Skill Points
Max Allowed Skill Points
Primary – 10 WoW Classic Copper
Secondary – 1WoW Classic Silver
5WoW Classic Silver
Primary – 50WoW Classic Silver
Secondary – 10WoW Classic Silver
Primary – 5WoW Classic Gold
Secondary – 2WoW Classic Gold 50WoW Classic Silver

On top of requiring herbs to create potions, you’ll occasionally need materials from other gathering professions to create potions. Those aren’t required to reach 300 in Alchemy, so we’ll avoid any recipes that require items other than herbs. All potions do require the use of a vial, but those can be found at a vendor directly next to any Alchemy trainer.

We’ll break it up every 75 level into their own portion below, but here’s the approximate number of what herbs you’ll need for your complete journey of 1-300 Alchemy:

  • 60x Peacebloom
  • 60x Silverleaf
  • 80x Briarthorn
  • 30x Bruiseweed
  • 15x Mageroyal
  • 40x Stranglekelp
  • 30x Liferoot
  • 30x Kingsblood
  • 45x Goldthorn
  • 5x Steelbloom
  • 70x Sungrass
  • 15x Khadgar’s Whisker
  • 20x Arthas’ Tears
  • 40x Blindweed
  • 40x Golden Sansam
  • 20x Mountain Silversage
  • 75x Empty Vial
  • 90x Leaded Vial
  • 90x Crystal Vial

Mats Required:

  • 60x Peacebloom
  • 60x Silverleaf
  • 60x Empty Vial
  • 15x Minor Healing Potion (made during first recipe)
  • 15x Briarthorn

WoW Classic Minor Healing Potion 24x24Minor Healing Potion x60 (1x Peacebloom + 1x Silverleaf + 1x Empty Vial)

For your first potion, you’ll want to make roughly 60 minor healing potions, using all your peacebloom and silverleaf to get to level 60. Make sure you don’t sell any of them, as you’ll need them to make the next potion! After this, make sure to learn Journeyman Alchemy to increase your level cap to 150.

WoW Classic Lesser Healing Potion 24x24Lesser Healing Potion x15 (1x Minor Healing Potion + 1x Briarthorn)

You’ll make your second potion for quite a few levels as well. Use the minor healing potions you made to get this far in combination with briarthorn to create lesser healing potions. You can sell or save these for personal use, as you won’t need them again.

Mats Required:

  • 35x Minor Healing Potion (already made)
  • 65x Briarthorn
  • 30x Bruiseweed
  • 30x Leaded Vial
  • 10x Mageroyal
  • 10x Stranglekelp
  • 10x Empty Vial

WoW Classic Lesser Healing Potion 24x24Lesser Healing Potion x35 (1x Minor Healing Potion +1x Briarthorn)

This is the same potion you made to get from 60-75. Continue mixing it until you level 110.

WoW Classic Healing Potion 24x24Healing Potion x30 (1x Bruiseweed + 1x Briarthorn + 1x Leaded Vial)

You’ll want to make 30 healing potions to get you to level 140. At this point, you should head to Darnassus if you’re Alliance, or Undercity if you’re Horde, to learn expert Alchemy, boosting your level cap to 225.

WoW Classic Lesser Mana Potion 24x24Lesser Mana Potion x10 (1x Mageroyal + 1x Stranglekelp + 1x Empty Vial)

This is the first non-healing potion you’ll make! Craft 10 (or 15 if you’re reading ahead) lesser mana potions to reach the halfway mark to 300.

Mats Required:

  • 5x Mageroyal
  • 35x Stranglekelp
  • 5x Empty Vial
  • 30x Liferoot
  • 30x Kingsblood
  • 60x Leaded Vial
  • 35x Goldthorn
  • 5x Steelbloom
  • 10x Sungrass
  • 10x Khadgar’s Whisker
  • 10x Crystal Vial

WoW Classic Lesser Mana Potion 24x24Lesser Mana Potion x5 (1x Mageroyal + 1x Stranglekelp + 1x Empty Vial)

You’ll want to make 5 more lesser mana potions to bring your level to 155 so you can craft the next potion on this list.

WoW Classic Greater Healing Potion 24x24Greater Healing Potion x30 (1x Liferoot + 1x Kingsblood + 1x Leaded Vial)

At this point, your healing potions will actually be fairly strong, restoring around 500 health each. To reach 185 Alchemy, craft 30 greater healing potions.

WoW Classic Elixir of Agility 24x24Elixir of Agility x25 (1x Stranglekelp + 1x Goldthorn + 1x Leaded Vial)

Now you’ll finally create your first long-lasting elixir! You’ll want to craft 25 elixirs of agility to reach 210 in Alchemy. If you play a rogue or hunter, you should keep these to help you do extra damage, or consider selling them on the auction house if you play another class.

WoW Classic Elixir of Greater Defence 24x24Elixir of Greater Defense x5 (1x Steelbloom + 1x Goldthorn + 1x Leaded Vial)

After finishing up your agility elixirs, you’ll now want to create a few elixirs focused on providing some physical defense. You’ll want to craft 5 elixirs of greater defense to stretch your Alchemy level to 215. If you haven’t done so after making elixirs of agility, head to Feathermoon Stronghold in Feralas if you’re Alliance, or Stonard in Swamp of Sorrows if you’re Horde, to learn Artisan Alchemy, and allowing you to reach the final cap of 300.

WoW Classic Superior Healing Potion 24x24Superior Healing Potion x10 (1x Sungrass + 1x Khadgar’s Whisker + 1x Crystal Vial)

To finish off the last 10 levels before reaching Artisan Alchemy, make 10 superior healing potions. You’ll make another 5 in the next step, so you can save a step and just craft 15 if you’re so inclined.

Mats Required:

  • 60x Sungrass
  • 5x Khadgar’s Whisker
  • 80x Crystal Vial
  • 20x Arthas’ Tears
  • 15x Goldthorn
  • 40x Blindweed
  • 40x Golden Sansam
  • 20x Mountain Silversage

WoW Classic Superior Healing Potion 24x24Superior Healing Potion x5 (1x Sungrass + 1x Khadgar’s Whisker + 1x Crystal Vial)

Craft 5 more superior healing potions, the same recipe you made to get from 215-225. You’ll want to reach 230 Alchemy so you can make the next elixir on this list.

WoW Classic Elixir of Detect Undead 24x24Elixir of Detect Undead x20 (1x Arthas’ Tears + 1x Crystal Vial)

While this potion isn’t terribly useful, it’s good for gaining you 20 good skill levels during the final stretch to reach 300. Craft 20 elixirs of detect undead so you can reach 250 Alchemy.

WoW Classic Elixir of Greater Agility 24x24Elixir of Greater Agility x15 (1x Sungrass + 1x Goldthorn + 1x Crystal Vial)

Your combat elixirs are becoming quite powerful now, with the elixir of greater agility being no different. You can increase your agility for 15 for a whole hour, requiring only level 27 to use. This makes them excellent for lower leveled characters and twinks. Craft 15 elixirs of greater agility so you can reach the next milestone of 265 Alchemy.

WoW Classic Superior Mana Potion 24x24Superior Mana Potion x20 (2x Sungrass + 2x Blindweed + 1x Crystal Vial)

Once you reach 265 Alchemy, potions become more expensive to craft. You’ll want to make 40 superior mana potions to reach 285 Alchemy, but each potion requires two Sungrass and Blindweed each! Once you finish though, you’re just one batch of potions away from 300..

WoW Classic Major Healing Potion 24x24Major Healing Potion x20~ (2x Golden Sansam +1x Mountain Silversage + 1x Crystal Vial)

You’re now in the final stretch, needing just 15 more skill ups to reach 300 Alchemy! You’ll want to create major healing potions now, but they’ll become yellow around 295 Alchemy. You still need to make them even though they’re a yellow recipe, which means you might not get a skill up every level. It might take you only 15 potions to reach 300 if you’re lucky, but bank on needing to make at least 20.

Congratulations, you’re now a master Alchemist! Enjoy your new capped crafting profession, and use it create useful elixirs for yourself and your friends! Or use it turn a nice profit when paired with herbalism, eliminating any need to purchase herbs for your recipes.

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