WoW Alchemy Guide 1-525

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This WoW Alchemy guide (updated for 4.3) will take you all the way from 1 to 525 in the quickest possible way. If you are low or get low on gold while doing this guide or leveling up your character check out this Gold Guide for tips on how to make more gold.

All the formulas required in this guide (besides one in the 300-375 section) are trained by alchemy trainers.

Sections:
Alchemy Introduction
Alchemy 1-155
Alchemy 155-260
Alchemy 260-300
Alchemy 300-375
Alchemy 375-425
Alchemy 425-525

Alchemy Introduction

If you want to become an alchemist then you need to train alchemy from an alchemy trainer. Simply head to the nearest large city and click on a guard to point you in the direction of the nearest alchemy trainer. Once you get to the trainer simply click on them and train “Apprentice Alchemist”. If you open up your alchemy skill window you’ll notice that you also have three formulas trained: Elixir of Lion’s Strength, Elixir of Minor Defense, and Minor Healing Potion.

Now if you are really a noob you are probably wondering where you get the supplies to make the potions and elixirs you were just taught to create. The main components of alchemy are herbs, which are gathered using herbalism. It is a good idea to train herbalism as your second profession so you can get all the herbs you need without having to buy them on the auction house; however, that being said, it is possible to not train herbalism and just buy all your supplies but it can be annoying and costly. Vials are also a common component of alchemy recipes and these can be purchased from alchemy supplies or tradeskill vendors.

There are three specializations alchemists can choose from: Potions, Transmutations, and Elixirs. You may choose one of these specializations and having it gives you the chance to create 1-4 extra items, per each item you create that is categorized in your specialization. For example, if you are specialized in Potions then you have a chance to make 1-4 more items while creating potions only. Unlike some other professions, you do not need to level up following a certain specialization and you can unlearn one specialization and learn another; however, it is costly to do so. You are able to specialize once you are 325 and level 68. This guide isn’t affected by choosing any certain specialization so feel free to learn whichever one you’d like once you are able to learn one.

 

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Alchemy 1-155

This part of the guide is quick and easy to do. Since starting area herbs are used at these levels, herbs are plentiful if you decide to gather them with herbalism and cheap if you decide to buy them off the auction house.

Projected Skill Item Amount to Craft Components Sell or Keep
1-60 Minor Healing Potion 60 60 Peacebloom/60 Silverleaf/60 Crystal Vial Keep
60-105 Lesser Healing Potion 60 60 Minor Healing Potion/60 Briarthorn Sell
105-110 Elixir of Wisdom 5 5 Mageroyal/10 Briarthorn/5 Crystal Vial Sell
110-135 Healing Potion 25 25 Bruiseweed/25 Briarthorn/25 Crystal Vial Sell
135-155 Elixir of Defense 20 20 Wild Steelbloom/20 Stranglekelp/20 Crystal Vial Sell

 

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Alchemy 155-260

These levels are also easy to breeze through and the herbs that these formulas call for are easy to find on the auction house or while looking for herbs. If you don’t have the gold to buy them but would like to, take a look at this gold guide.

Projected Skill Item Amount to Craft Components
155-175 Greater Healing Potion 20 20 Liferoot/20 Kingsblood/20 Crystal Vial
175-195 Elixir of Fortitude 20 20 Wild Steelbloom/20 Goldthorn/20 Crystal Vial
195-215 Elixir of Greater Defense 20 20 Wild Steelbloom/20 Goldthorn/20 Crystal Vial
215-240 Superior Healing Potion 25 25 Sungrass/25 Khadgar’s Whisker/25 Crystal Vial
240-260 Elixir of Greater Agility 20 20 Sungrass/20 Goldthorn/20 Crystal Vial

 

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Alchemy 260-300

There’s only two formulas you need to use for these levels and after them you are 300!

Projected Skill Item Amount to Craft Components
260-275 Superior Mana Potion 15 30 Sungrass/30 Blindweed/15 Crystal Vial
275-300 Major Healing Potion 30 60 Golden Sansam/30 Mountain Silversage/30 Crystal Vial

 

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Alchemy 300-375

Leveling alchemy from 300-375 is slightly more expensive than the other levels but is a lot easier and cheaper than other crafting professions. Still, if you run out of gold take a look at this gold making guide.

You will have to purchase one formula for this part of the guide in order to create Super Mana Potion. This formula is easily obtainable by Horde and Alliance and is sold by supply vendors. This formula doesn’t require reputation farming but is in limited supplies so if a vendor doesn’t have it on them you may need to wait a bit for it to spawn back. If you can’t seem to get the formula then just make Super Healing Potions until 350.

Projected Skill Item Amount to Craft Components
300-315 Adept’s Elixir or Volatile Healing Potion 15 15 Dreamfoil/15 Felweed/15 Crystal Vial or 15 Golden Sansam/15 Felweed/15 Crystal Vial
315-325 Elixir of Major Fortitude or Unstable Mana Potion 10 20 Ragveil/10 Felweed/10 Crystal Vial
325-335 Mad Alchemist’s Potion 10 10 Crystal Vial/20 Ragveil
335-340 Super Healing Potion 5 10 Netherbloom/5 Felweed/5 Crystal Vial
340-350 *Super Mana Potion 10 20 Dreaming Glory/10 Felweed/10 Crystal Vial
350-360 Resurgent Healing Potion 10 20 Goldclover/10 Crystal Vial
360-365 Icy Mana Potion 5 10 Talandra’s Rose/5 Crystal Vial
365-375 Spellpower Elixir 10 10 Goldclover/10 Tiger Lily/10 Crystal Vial

 

*The formula to create Super Mana Potion can be purchased from Daga Ramba (Thunderlord Stronghold, Blades Edge Mountains (Horde)), Haalrun (Telredor, Zangarmarsh (Alliance)), and Noraani (Telredor, Zangarmarsh (Alliance)).

 

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Alchemy 375-425

This stretch of the guide will take you all the way up to 425. If you are low on gold take a look at this gold making guide.

When you reach 400 you will be able to train “Northrend Alchemy Research” from the trainer. If you want go ahead and started doing it because it will allow you to learn an alchemy formula not available from the trainer.

Projected Skill Item Amount to Craft Components
375-385 Pygmy Oil 12 12 Pygmy Suckerfish
OR
375-380 Spellpower Elixir 7 7 Goldclover/7 Tiger Lily/7 Crystal Vial
380-385 Potion of Nightmares 5 5 Goldclover/10 Talandra’s Rose/5 Crystal Vial
385-395 Elixir of Mighty Strength 10 20 Tiger Lily/10 Crystal Vial
395-415 Indestructible Potion 20 40 Icethorn/20 Crystal Vial
415-425 Runic Mana Potion 15 30 Lichbloom/15 Goldclover/15 Crystal Vial

 

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Alchemy 425-525

This is the final section of the guide!

Projected Skill Item Amount to Craft Components
425-450 Draught of War 28 28 Cinderbloom/28 Crystal Vial
450-455 Ghost Elixir 5 10 Cinderbloom/10 Crystal Vial
455-460 Deathblood Venom 5 5 Stormvine/5 Crystal Vial
460-465 Volcanic Potion 5 5 Cinderbloom/5 Azshara’s Veil/5 Crystal Vial
465-475 Elixir of the Cobra 11 11 Cinderbloom/11 Azshara’s Veil/11 Crystal Vial
475-480 Elixir of Deep Earth 5 10 Heartblossom/10 Crystal Vial
480-490 Elixir of Impossible Accuracy 10 10 Heartblossom/10 Cinderbloom/10 Crystal Vial
490-495 Golemblood Potion 5 5 Heartblossom/5 Volatile Life/5 Crystal Vial
495-504 Elixir of the Master 10 10 Heartblossom/10 Twilight Jasmine/10 Crystal Vial
504-509 Flask of Enhancement 1 8 Cinderbloom/8 Twilight Jasmine/8 Stormvine/8 Azshara’s Veil/8 Whiptail/1 Crystal Vial
509-514 Lifebound Alchemist Stone 1 50 Volatile Life/12 Cinderbloom/12 Azshara’s Veil/12 Hearblossom
514-515 Transmute: Ember Topaz 1 3 Hessonite/3 Cinderbloom
515-520 Transmute: Demonseye 5 15 Nightstone/15 Twilight Jasmine
OR
515-520 Transmute: Ocean Sapphire 5 15 Zephyrite/15 Azshara’s Veil
520-525 Transmute: Amberjewel 5 15 Alicite/15 Whiptail

 

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