Vanilla Alchemy Guide: 1 – 300 (WoW Classic Leveling)


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

Alchemy guide WoW Vanilla

Start by learning alchemy from one of these trainers:

Horde trainers

Alliance trainers

Apprentice alchemy (1 – 75)

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)

Don’t forget to train Expert Alchemy (150 – 225) once you reach skill level 125. You can learn it from Ainethil in Darnassus and Doctor Herbert Halsey in Undercity.

Expert alchemy (150 – 225)

Don’t forget to train Artisan Alchemy (225 – 300) once you reach skill level 200. You can learn it from Kylanna Windwhisper in Feralas and Rogvar in Swamp of Sorrows.

Alternatives – you can also do:

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)

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. 

Alternative – you can also do:

  • 250 – 265
    20x Elixir of Greater Agility – 20x Sungrass, 20x Goldthorn, 20x Crystal Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 255, so you might need to make a bit more than 15. It has more expensive mats, but it should be easier to sell. Base your decision on your server’s economy.)

Recipe: Superior Mana Potion is sold by Ulthir in Darnassus and Algernon in Undercity. It’s a limited-supply recipe. You can always check the auction house for it if you don’t want to wait.

Recipe: Major Healing Potion Is sold by Evie Whirlbrew in Winterspring. It’s a limited-supply recipe. You can always check the auction house for it if you don’t want to wait.

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!