Welcome to our WoW Vanilla Alchemy Leveling Guide! This guide works for vanilla-era, SOM, and hardcore servers.
Alchemy is a powerful profession that allows players to create consumables like potions, elixirs, and flasks with various effects. It is invaluable in both PvE and PvP. You’ll be able to craft items like
You will also be able to transmute items like Arcanite Bar. These consumables and transmutes will be in demand at all parts of the expansion.
This makes alchemy an amazing money-making profession. You’ll want to have it on one of your characters. However, alchemy isn’t a min-max profession because it won’t give you any kind of gear or stat advantage. So keep that in mind if you want to join a hardcore guild.
When leveling alchemy, you can collect the mats yourself with herbalism. Or buy them directly from the auction house. Either way this guide has you covered!
Total mats needed for 1-300 Alchemy
- 65x Peacebloom
- 65x Silverleaf
- 105x Briarthorn
- 5x Mageroyal
- 35x Bruiseweed
- 5x Wild Steelbloom
- 5x Goldthorn
- 75x Sungrass
- 15x Khadgar’s Whisker
- 1x Black Vitriol
- 4x Iron Bar
- 4x Purple Lotus
- 4x Firebloom
- 19x Arthas’ Tears
- 40x Blindweed
- 65x Golden Sansam
- 20x Mountain Silversage
- 20x Mageroyal, 50x Stranglekelp, 35x Liferoot, 35x Kingsblood, 30x Goldthorn
- 40x Firefin Snapper, 45x Kingsblood, 30x Stranglekelp, 10x Fadeleaf, 10x Wild Steelbloom, 70x Sungrass, 20x Liferoot
Alchemy guide WoW Vanilla
Start by learning alchemy from one of these trainers:
Apprentice alchemy (1 – 75)
- 1 – 60
65x Minor Healing Potion – 65x Peacebloom, 65x Silverleaf, 65x Empty Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 55, so you might need to make a bit more.)
Don’t sell these. You’ll need them for the next step.
Don’t forget to train Journeyman alchemy (75 – 150) once you reach skill level 50.
Journeyman alchemy (75 – 150)
- 60 – 105
60x Lesser Healing Potion – 60x Minor Healing Potion, 60x Briarthorn (This recipe goes yellow at 85, so you might need to make a bit more than 45. )
- 105 – 110
- 5x Elixir of Wisdom – 5x Mageroyal, 10x Briarthorn, 5x Empty Vial
- 110 – 140
- 35x Healing Potion – 35x Bruiseweed, 35x Briarthorn, 35x Leaded Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 135, so you might need to make a bit more than 30.)
Expert alchemy (150 – 225)
- 140 – 155
20x Lesser Mana Potion – 20x Mageroyal, 20x Stranglekelp, 20x Empty Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 145, so you might need to make a bit more than 15.)
- 155 – 185
35x Greater Healing Potion – 35x Liferoot, 35x Kingsblood, 35x Leaded Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 175, so you might need to make a bit more than 30.)
- 185 – 210
30x Elixir of Agility – 30x Stranglekelp, 30x Goldthorn, 30x Leaded Vial
Alternatives – you can also do:
- 140 – 155
20x Fire Oil – 40x Firefin Snapper (This recipe goes yellow at 150, so you might need to make a bit more than 15.)
- 155 – 185
35x Elixir of Firepower – 70x Fire Oil, 35x Kingsblood, 35x Leaded Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 165, so you might need to make a bit more than 30.)
- 185 – 190
Either 10x Mana Potion – 10x Stranglekelp, 10x Kingsblood, 30x Leaded Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 180, so you might need to make a bit more than 5) or 10x Lesser Invisibility Potion – 10x Fadeleaf, 10x Wild Steelbloom, 10x Leaded Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 180, so you might need to make a bit more than 5.)
- 190 – 210
20x Nature Protection Potion – 20x Liferoot, 20x Stranglekelp, 20x Leaded Vial
Recipe: Nature Protection Potion is sold by several different vendors. It’s a limited-supply recipe. You can always check the auction house for it if you don’t want to wait.
Artisan alchemy (225 – 300)
- 215 – 230
15x Superior Healing Potion – 15x Sungrass, 15x Khadgar’s Whisker, 15x Crystal Vial
- 230 – 231
Philosopher’s Stone – 1x Iron Bar, 1x Black Vitriol, 4x Purple Lotus, 4x Firebloom
Now it’s the best time to make a Philosopher’s stone. You will need this trinket for transmutes. The recipe for it is sold by Alchemist Pestlezugg in Gadgetzan, Tanaris.
- 231 – 265
45x Elixir of Detect Undead – 45x Arthas’ Tears, 45x Crystal Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 245, so you might need to make a bit more than 34. It usually has cheap mats but is harder to sell)
Alternative – you can also do:
- 265 – 285
30x Superior Mana Potion – 60x Sungrass, 60x Blindweed, 30x Crystal Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 275, so you might need to make a bit more than 20.)
Thank you for reading our vanilla alchemy leveling guide! You have now successfully mastered one of my favorite professions. You’ll be able to create any consumable for you and your friends. Also, having max alchemy can be very lucrative with the right recipes. So get brewing and put everything on the auction house!