Alchemy is a profession that lets you combine herbs to create powerful potions, elixirs, and flasks. It also allows you to transmute items. Alchemy is usually paired with herbalism when you are leveling a new character, or just starting out. However, you can still power-level alchemy by buying all the necessary materials from the auction house. Our WotLK alchemy guide will give you all the information on how to power level this profession.
The alchemy profession bonus in WotLK is Mixology, which increases the effect and duration of flasks. It is important to note that only affects flasks the alchemist can create. If you buy a flask from the auction house, but can’t create it yourself, you will not get the increased bonus.
The Increased effects are:
- Flask of Stoneblood +650 HP
- Flask of Endless Rage +82 Attack Power
- Flask of Pure Mojo +20 Mana/5sec
- Flask of the Frost Wyrm +47 Spell Power
The duration of all those flasks also gets doubled from 1 hour to 2 hours.
Other perks that alchemists get in WotLK are:
- Flask of the North – a mini reusable flask that helps you with your day-to-day content (not suggested for raiding)
- Endless Mana Potion – a reusable mana potion
- Endless Healing potion – a reusable healing potion
As well as these trinkets, which are powerful for entry-level raiding:
- Indestructible Alchemist’s Stone – trinket for tanks
- Mercurial Alchemist Stone – trinket for casters
- Mighty Alchemist’s Stone – trinket for casters
When researching online, you’ll rarely find alchemy mentioned as a min-max profession. Other professions usually have better bonuses, so don’t be surprised when you don’t find it a go-to profession for your WotLK character.
However, alchemy is a great money maker, and I strongly suggest you have it on at least one of your characters. Not only is it a great source of income, but it also helps you become self-sufficient and not dependent on auction house prices. Alchemy creates consumables that the raider will constantly need throughout the expansion. You can also transmute epic gems and Titanium bars for even more profit.
Total mats needed for 1-450 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
Classic alternative 1
- 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
Classic alternative 2
TBC alternative 1
355 – 375 TBC alternative
- 70x Goldclover
- 14x Talandra’s Rose
- 40x Tiger Lily
- 15x Pygmy Suckerfish
- 10x Adder’s Tongue
- 20x Icethorn
- 50x Lichbloom
WotLK alternative 1
WotLK alternative 2
WotLK alternative 3
WotLK alternative 4
Alchemy guide WoW Classic
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.)
Don’t forget to train Expert Alchemy (150 – 225) once you reach skill level 125.
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
Don’t forget to train Artisan Alchemy (225 – 300) once you reach skill level 200
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.)
- 285 – 300
20x Major Healing Potion – 40x Golden Sansam, 20x Mountain Silversage, 20x Crystal Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 290, so you might need to make a bit more than 15.)
Alchemy guide TBC
Master alchemy (300 – 375)
Learn Master alchemy (300 – 375) from one of these trainers:
- Alliance: Alchemist Gribble in Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula.
- Horde: Apothecary Antonivich in Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula
- Lorokeem in Shattrath City.
- https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/npc=33630/aelthin – If you are a Scryer.
- https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/npc=33674/alchemist-kanhu – if you are an Aldor.
- 300 – 315
Depending on the prices of herbs on your server, make either:
15x Volatile Healing Potion – 15x Golden Sansam, 15x Felweed, 15x Imbued Vial
or 15x Adept’s Elixir – 15x Dreamfoil, 15x Felweed, 15x Imbued Vial
or 15x Onslaught Elixir – 15x Mountain Silversage, 15x Felweed, 15x Imbued Vial
- 315 – 330
25x Elixir of Healing Power – 25x Golden Sansam, 25x Dreaming Glory, 25x Imbued Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 325, so you might need to make a bit more than 15.)
- 330 – 335
5x Elixir of Draenic Wisdom – 5x Felweed, 5x Terocone, 5x Imbued Vial
- 335 – 340
5x Super Healing Potion – 10x Netherbloom, 5x Felweed, 5x Imbued Vial
- 340 – 350
10x Super Mana Potion – 20x Dreaming Glory, 10x Felweed, 10x Imbued Vial
You’ll have to buy the Recipe: Super Mana Potion from Daga Ramba (Horde) or Haalrun (Alliance). This recipe is bind on pickup so you’ll, unfortunately, have to go there and buy it with your alchemist character.
Now you can go to Northrend and learn Grand Master alchemy. However, if you want to level up the next 25 points still using the TBC recipes you can do this:
- 350 – 355
10x Super Mana Potion – 20x Dreaming Glory, 10x Felweed, 10x Imbued Vial
- 355 – 375
40x Major Dreamless Sleep Potion – 40x Dreaming Glory, 40x Nightmare Vine, 40x Imbued Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 365, and green at 372 so you might need to make quite more than 20.)
Alchemy guide WotLK
Grand master alchemy (350 – 450)
Learn Grand Master alchemy (350 – 450) from one of these trainers:
- 350 – 360
10x Resurgent Healing Potion – 20x Goldclover, 10x Imbued Vial
- 360 – 365
5x Icy Mana Potion – 10x Talandra’s Rose, 10x Imbued Vial
- 365 – 375
10x Spellpower Elixir – 10x Goldclover, 10x Tiger Lily, 10x Imbued Vial
- 375 – 385
15x Pygmy Oil – 15x Pygmy Suckerfish (This recipe goes yellow at 380, so you might need to make a bit more than 10. The mats for this recipe might be more expensive than for the alternatives, but Pygmy Oil should sell easier.)
- 385 – 395
15x Elixir of Mighty Strength – 30x Tiger Lily, 15x Imbued Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 390, so you might need to make a bit more than 10.)
- 395 – 404
12x Elixir of Mighty Agility – 24x Goldclover (2), 24x Adder’s Tongue (2), 12 Imbued Vial
or 12x Elixir of Mighty Thoughts – 24x Deadnettle (2), 12x Talandra’s Rose, 12x Imbued Vial (These recipes go yellow at 400, so you might need to make a bit more than 9.)
- 404 – 405
Now it’s a great time to start doing Northrend Alchemy Research – 10x Goldclover, 10x Adder’s Tongue, 4x Talandra’s Rose, 4x Enchanted Vial
If you want to learn new alchemy recipes, you should do Northrend Alchemy Research whenever you got the cooldown ready (every 3 days). There are total of 13 new recipes you can learn this way.
Also at this point if you want, you can create your rare trinket:
- Indestructible Alchemist Stone – 20x Deadnettle, 12x Pygmy Oil, 1x Frost Lotus
- Mercurial Alchemist Stone – 20x Goldclover, 2x Eternal Life, 1x Frost Lotus
- Mighty Alchemist Stone – 15x Adder’s Tongue, 15x Tiger Lily, 1x Frost Lotus
- 405 – 410
5x Runic Healing Potion – 5x Goldclover, 10x Icethorn, 5x Imbued Vial
5x Indestructible Potion – 10x Icethorn, 5x Imbued Vial
- 410 – 425
25x Runic Mana Potion – 50x Lichbloom, 25x Goldclover, 25x Imbued Vial (This recipe goes yellow at 415, and green at 422 so you might need to make a bit more than 15.)
- 425 – 430
8x Transmute: Titanium – 56x Saronite Bar
Transmute titanium can be profitable, but it’s already yellow when you start making it. Furthermore, it has a 20h cooldown.
- 430 – 435
5x Transmute: Earthsiege Diamond – 5x Dark Jade, 5x Huge Citrine, 5x Eternal Fire
or 5x Transmute: Skyflare Diamond – 5x Bloodstone, 5x Chalcedony, 5x Eternal Air
- 435 – 450
You can continue to Transmute: Skyflare Diamond, but the recipe goes green at 445.
Alternatively, you can start making flasks:
15x Flask of Endless Rage – 105x Lichbloom, 45x Goldclover, 15x Frost Lotus, 15x Enchanted Vial
or 15x Flask of Pure Mojo – 105x Icethorn, 45x Pygmy Oil, 15x Frost Lotus, 15x Enchanted Vial
or 15x Flask of Stoneblood – 105x Lichbloom, 45x Crystallized Life,15x Frost Lotus, 15x Enchanted Vial
or 15x Flask of the Frost Wyrm – 75x Icethorn, 75x Lichbloom, 15x Frost Lotus, 15x Enchanted Vial
When you reach level 68 and alchemy level 325, you can start your alchemy specialization quest. Speak with Alchemist Gribble (A) or Apothecary Antonivich (H) in Hellfire Peninsula and they will offer you 3 possible paths. They will send you either to:
- Lauranna Thar’well in Zangarmarsh to start Master of Potions
- Lorokeem in Shattrath to start Master of Elixirs
- Zarevhi in Netherstorm to start Master of Transmutation
You should definitely finish one of those paths because they give you powerful bonuses – you get a chance of creating additional potions, elixirs/flasks, or transmutations. This essentially creates free items for you that you can either use or sell.
You can only choose one specialization, but don’t worry – even if you change your mind further down the line, you can unlearn it and switch to another specialization for 125g.
This is usually the most popular specialization.
To complete the quest you need to bring to Lauranna Thar’well:
You don’t need to create those potions, you just need to bring them. This means you can even buy some from the auction house if you don’t have any in your personal stock.
The Botanist’s Field Guide drops from the second boss in the dungeon Tempest Keep: Botanica – High Botanist Freywinn. It has a 100% drop rate, and it drops both on normal and heroic difficulty.
This is the hardest (most time-consuming) specialization to get.
To complete the quest you need to bring to Lorokeem:
Just like with the potions, you don’t need to create those elixirs, just to bring them. You are free to buy them from the auction house if you have none in your stock.
Essence of Infinity is more painful to get. It drops from Rift Keepers and Rift Lords in Black Morass (both normal and heroic difficulty). However, the drop rate isn’t 100% so you might need to do the dungeon several times.
It’s even worse if your alchemist character isn’t attuned to Black Morass so you’ll have to do all the necessary prequests before you can enter.
This is usually the most expensive specialization.
To complete the quest you need to bring to Zarevhi:
- 4x Primal Might
Transmute: Primal Might needs a lot of materials and it has a 20-hour cooldown. People usually don’t bother creating their own Primal Mights, but buy them from the auction house. However, that cost can add up.
If you have a lot of gold and can’t be bothered doing dungeons, you can finish Master of transmutation, unlearn it and then just learn some other specialization for 125g.
Thank you for reading our WotLK alchemy guide! You now have to skill to craft all the potions and flasks you will need during the expansion. Don’t forget to help your guildies with some crafts as well. Also, alchemy can be very lucrative, so don’t neglect the good old auction house game.