- Author: milliondollarpuppy
- Date: October 28, 2022
- Updated: April 14, 2023
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
Welcome to Warcraft Tavern’s Alchemy guide! In this guide, we’ll provide everything you need to max out your Alchemy skill, from the materials required to level up your profession to the best recipes to follow.
Alchemy is a super useful economy profession because the consumable potions it produces are used by every raider, regardless of role. With the Mixology passive ability, Alchemists gain greater benefits and duration from flasks, like Flask of Endless Rage or Flask of Stoneblood, and they also can craft Flask of the North, which isn’t consumed on use. Alchemists can also craft decent pre-raid trinkets like Indestructible Alchemist Stone and Mercurial Alchemist Stone. Perhaps most important are the Alchemist’s transmutations. Powerful gems like King’s Amber and Eye of Zul can be crafted on a cooldown (keep in mind these aren’t available until Trial of the Crusader releases). While their consumables will be in demand because there is little PvE and PvP benefit to this profession, it’s pretty far down the BiS ranking.
Alchemy relies entirely on herbs, and for that reason, Herbalism is the gathering profession partnered with this craft. At later levels, Alchemists can also make use of metal bars and gems for use in their transmutations.
Below you can find the materials you’ll need to level from 1-450, as well as a few tips and things to keep in mind.
- Sometimes we will have to craft yellow recipes that don’t guarantee a level up on every craft, therefore the materials required are estimates, rather than exact figures.
- Specific recipes will require items you have previously crafted, so check the lists before getting rid of crafts!
- Some recipes aren’t taught by trainers, but instead are acquired from drops or vendors.
All of these things are accounted for in the materials listed below. Listed separately from the material list are those recipes not acquired from a trainer, but rather from a vendor or world drop.
You can click on a Trainer’s name from the lists below to see its exact location. If you use TomTom, you can copy-paste the location and coordinates provided (after the name) to track down the trainer you need more easily. For example:
/way Orgrimmar 75.8 24.6
- Linzy Blackbolt – Dalaran 41.8 32.0
Certain crafts need to be used later to further level up the profession. Other times, the materials can be bought from a vendor instead of the Auction House, or the crafting recipe is not acquired from a trainer. Some recipes turn yellow and as such do not have a 100% chance to level up your profession with every craft; this means some randomness enters the equation when it comes to materials. We indicate all of these situations with the following icons:
Keep crafted items for later crafts.
Buy material from the vendor.
Craft amount depends on variance.
- Keep 5 Super Healing Potion if you plan on going Potion Master.
- Keep 5 Super Mana Potion if you plan on going Potion Master.
- Keep 5 Elixir of Mastery if you plan on going Elixir Master.
Congrats on reaching 450 Alchemy skill! Continue reading to discover the different Alchemy specializations and their requirements and benefits.
Alchemy Specialization Quests
In The Burning Crusade, Blizzard added specializations to several primary professions in order to bring them in line with the specializations they had made available for others (like Armor, Axe, or Hammersmithing for Blacksmithing) in Vanilla WoW. This included Alchemy, and once players hit level 68 and reach 325 skill in Alchemy, they are able to choose.
The three options are Elixir Master, Potion Master, and Transmutation Master. You may only pick one at the outset, but they are unlearnable — switching will cost 125g. Each mastery will give you the chance to create 1 – 4 additional elixirs, potions, or transmuted items (called procs or procing) when creating them. The popular estimate for proc chance is ~15%, but the official number has not been released.
Which Alchemy Spec to Choose
- Raiders and frequent PvPers might find being an Elixir Master most useful for the potential procs on flasks.
- Someone who often levels twinks or alts could become a Potion Master to create more items to send to other characters.
- If you’re most interested in turning a profit from your Alchemy, becoming a Transmutation Master might suit you most, given the potential to maximize on the long cooldowns transmutation shares.
Overall, though, each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Read on for more details on what each specialization offers.