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WoW Classic Profession Guide: Alchemy

Alchemy is one of WoW Classic's most popular professions because you can earn benefits from things it created, like Elixirs, Flasks, and Potions, these can provide powerful buffs for you. They’re good for giving your low-level character a slight edge while leveling, and also become fairly important when you run through dungeons and raids.

Besides that, Alchemy can be a very profitable profession as you can trade with the Potions and Elixirs you made, so you can totally have a  second profession paired with Herbalism. Check out our Classic WoW Herbalism Leveling Guide 1-300 if you want to level herbalism. Also, Alchemists can also perform Transmutes. 

This WoW Classic Alchemy Guide will cover the aspects of Alchemy, so let's dive into it!

1. WoW Classic Alchemy Trainer Locations

Apprentice and Journeyman Alchemy Trainers are located in major cities; if you don't know where to find them, ask a city guard for help and they will place a red flag with a golden ! on your map.

Alliance Alchemy Trainers 

Horde Alchemy Trainers

PS: If you happen to be in Booty Bay, you can find a neutral faction Alchemy trainer named Jaxin Chong, and you can learn Level 50 Alchemy both Horde and Alliance from him.

If you want to locate the right alchemy trainer for your skill level, check this out:

Apprentice (1-75) – You can find the entry-level trainers in any major city, just asking a guard!

Journeyman (75-150) – You can learn Journeyman Alchemy from most trainers in major cities.

Expert (150-225) – You can become an Expert after achieving 125 in Alchemy.

Artisan (225-300) – You can be an Artisan when reaching a 200 skill level in Alchemy.

2. Leveling WoW Classic Alchemy ( 1-300)

So how to level Alchemy from 1 to 300 quickly? To level up your skills, you will need to make orange items in the Alchemy menu, because this will ensure a skill-up of each skill. If you can't make something orange, yellow recipes are OK, because these usually give skill-ups. Green recipes are only worth using when alternatives are scarce or expensive, they rarely provide you with skill points. And you should keep in mind that gray recipes cannot give you any skill point at all.

Now, let’s start with the required materials for leveling to 300:

60x Peacebloom
60x Silverleaf
80x Briarthorn
15x Mageroyal
30x Bruiseweed
40x Stranglekelp
30x Liferoot
30x Kingsblood
45x Goldthorn
5x Wild Steelbloom
70x Sungrass
15x Khadgar's Whisker
20x Arthas' Tears
40x Blindweed
40x Golden Sansam
20x Mountain Silversage

Now that you have all of the materials you need to reach 300 Alchemy, you can start the journey of leveling Classic Alchemy.

1-75 (Apprentice)

Leveling Alchemy 1-60

Materials Needed: 60 Peacebloom + 60 Silverleaf + 60 Empty Vail

You have to make about 60 minor healing potions for your first potion, using all your peace bloom and Silverleaf to get to level 60. Just remember don't sell any of them because you will need them to make the next potion.

Leveling Alchemy 60-75

Materials Needed:15 Minor Healing Potion + 15 Briarthorn

You’ll make your second potion for quite a few levels as well. Use the minor healing potions you made to get this far in combination with briarthorn to create lesser healing potions. You can sell them this time because you won’t need them again.

75-150 (Journeyman)

Leveling Alchemy 75-110

Materials Needed: 35 Minor Healing Potion +35 Briarthorn

This is the same potion you made to get from 60-75. Continue mixing it until you level 110.

Leveling Alchemy 110-140

Materials Needed: 30 Briuseweed + 30 Brairthorn + 30 Leaded Vial

Want to get to level 140? After making 30 healing potions! Notice that if you are Alliance, go to Darnassus; if you are Horde, then go to Undercity. There you can learn expert Alchemy and boost your level cap to 225.

Leveling Alchemy 40-150

Materials Needed: 10 Mageroyal + 10 Stranglekelp + 10 Empty Vial

Pay attention! It's the very first non-healing potion you’ll make! Craft 10 lesser mana potions to reach the halfway mark to 300.

150-225 (Expert)

Leveling Alchemy 150-155

Materials Needed: 5 Mageroyal + 5 Stranglekelp + 5 Empty Vial

You’ll want to make 5 lesser mana potions to bring your level to 155 so you can craft the next potion on this list.

Leveling Alchemy 155-185

Materials Needed: 30 Liferoot + 30 Kingsblood + 30 Leaded Vial

Do you know that your healing potions are very strong at this point? You can even use each of them to restore around 500 health. But you can still craft 30 greater healing potions to reach 185 Alchemy.

Leveling Alchemy 185-210

Materials Needed: 25 Stranglekelp + 25 Goldthorn + 25 Leaded Vial

You are about to have your first long-lasting elixir now! Just remember to keep these to help you do extra damage if you play a rogue or hunter, or you can just sell them to other players.

Leveling Alchemy 210-215

Materials Needed: 5 Steelbloom + 5 Goldthorn + 5 Leaded Vial

It's time for you to learn Artisan Alchemy from either Kylanna or Rogvar after making 5 of these Elixirs. It will help you to unlock the final level cap and max out your profession.

Leveling Alchemy 215-225

Materials Needed: 10 Sungrass + 10 Khadgar’s Whisker + 10 Crystal Vial

To finish off the last 10 levels before reaching Artisan Alchemy, make 10 superior healing potions. You’ll make another 5 in the next step, so you can save a step and just craft 15 if you’re so inclined.

225-300 (Artisan)

Leveling Alchemy 225-230

Materials Needed: 5 Sungrass + 5 Khadgar’s Whisker + 5 Crystal Vial

Craft 5 more superior healing potions, the same recipe you made to get from 215-225. You’ll want to reach 230 Alchemy so you can make the next elixir on this list.

Leveling Alchemy 230-250

Materials Needed: 20 Arthas’ Tears + 20 Crystal Vial

You end up making some rather useless potions, however, you gain an easy 20 levels in the process.

Leveling Alchemy 250-265

Materials Needed: 15 Sungrass + 15 Goldthorn + 15 Crystal Vial

Great news! Your combat elixirs are becoming quite powerful now, with the elixir of greater agility being no different. You can increase your agility for 25 for an hour, requiring level 38 to use. This makes them excellent for lower leveled characters and twinks. Craft 15 elixirs of greater agility so you can reach the next milestone of 265 Alchemy.

Leveling Alchemy 265-285

Materials Needed: 20 Sungrass + 20 Blindweed + 20 Crystal Vial

It starts to become expensive at this point and you will also need to purchase a Recipe from a vendor to prepare these potions for levelling up. You will need 20 Sungrass + 20 Blindweed Ingredients to make enough.

Leveling Alchemy 285-300

Materials Needed: 40 Golden Sansam + 20 Mountain Silversage + 20 Crystal Vial

Don't give up, you’re so close to success now! You just need 15 more skill ups to reach 300 Alchemy! You’ll want to create major healing potions now, but they’ll become yellow around 295 Alchemy. You still need to make them even though they’re a yellow recipe, which means you might not get a skill up every level. It might take you only 15 potions to reach 300 if you’re lucky, but bank on needing to make at least 20.

You Reached Max Level Alchemy!

Now that you have maxed out this profession you can make many useful potions, most of which can be learnt from Recipes purchased from various Vendors. We recommend collecting Recipes from the following Vendors:

Meilosh Vendor in Felwood
Alchemist Pestlezugg Vendor in Tanaris (Arcanite Bar Recipe: 2 Day Cooldown for each Bar)
Evie Whirbrew Vendor in Winterspring

3. Crafting Flasks in WoW Classic

After maxing out your wow classic alchemy skill, you’ll probably want to learn flask crafting because Flasks are powerful buffs that persist through death and last for 2 hours. But unlike other alchemy recipes, you gotta know that there is an added requirement to the creation of flasks. 

First, you need to do it directly at an alchemy lab. There are only two alchemy labs in the game: one in Scholomance, one in Blackwing LairYou have to form a group so that you can kill the enemies guarding one. And this is usually a weekly event and has a clear schedule, if it all goes well, flasks can be created for the entire raid group.

Remember to bring all the materials necessary for crafting your flasks when you decided to go to Scholomance or Blackwing Lair because you can’t craft them on the entire trip! 

And here's an important tip: flasks can only be crafted in Alchemy Labs. There are 2: one in Scholomance (in Ras Frostwhispers’ room) and the other in Blackwing Lair (after defeating Broodlord Lashlayer). Teams will want to bring Alchemists when running these raids in order to stock up on flasks.

4. Get to know Elixirs

Unlike Flasks, you lose the effect of Elixirs when you die. However, you may have multiple elixirs up at a time, as long as they don't provide the same effect.

Elixir of the Mongoose - Dropped by Satyrs in Jadefire Run, Felwood. Used by Melee DPS and Hunters to increase their damage.

Elixir of Shadow Power - Sold by Algernon/Maria Lumere for 1. Used by Warlocks and Shadow Priests.

Greater Arcane Elixir - Rare world drop. Used by all caster DPS.

Elixir of Greater Firepower - Rare drop from Dark Iron Dwarves in Searing Gorge. Used by Fire Mages.

Elixir of Frost Power - Seasonal reward from  You're a Mean One... during Feast of Winter Veil. Used by Frost Mages.

Elixir of the Sages - Rare drop from Scarlet Crusade Mobs in Eastern Plaguelands. Used by casters and healers.

Elixir of Superior Defense - Sold by Kor'geld/Soolie Berryfizz for 1 20. Used by tanks when dealing against enemies with strong melee attacks and abilities.

Gift of Arthas - Dropped by Skeletal Flayer in Western Plaguelands. Used by tanks to slightly increase their shadow resistance and buff their group's melee DPS damage.

5. About the best Potions 

We all know that Classic WoW has some great high-level potions, here are the best 2 in the entire game.

The Greater Protection Potions

These represent a variety of potions that guard against certain schools of magic, and some are much easier to find than others, but all of them are difficult to acquire.

The recipe for the Greater Shadow Protection Potion, for example, is a rare world drop. The recipe for the Greater Fire Protection version is a random drop in Blackrock Spire. Arcane and Frost randomly drop from Dragonkin elites in Winterspring.

Mageblood Potion

With the exception of warlocks, who can replenish their mana by using Life Tap, other DPS users are always looking for ways to restore their magical power. The Mageblood Potion helps speed up mana regeneration by 12 every 5 seconds and lasts for one hour.

All in all, alchemy is a very interesting profession and can prove to be very valuable - whether you decide to sell elixirs and potions or contribute to the guild. I personally recommend pairing Alchemy with  Herbalism. However, if you can use a lot of herbs in other ways, you are free to choose other professions besides Alchemy.

I wish you a pleasant journey in WoW Classic, and don't forget that SSEgold.com has the cheapest WoW Classic Gold and WoW Classic TBC Gold!