Alchemy Leveling Guide, from 1-600

Updated for Mists of Pandaria beta

The Alchemist mixes herbs, gathered by Herbalism, and reagents in order to generate elixirs, potions, oils, flasks and cauldrons with a variety of effects. A player can create healing, invisibility, elemental resistance and mana potions; oils to coat weapons; and much more.

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Alchemy in Mists of Pandaria
Alchemy in Mists of Pandaria
  1. Intro
  2. Leveling Alchemy, step by step
  3. Alchemical specializations
  4. Research and Discovery

Many Alchemical potions and flasks are considered a necessity when raiding and are also useful for a number of other occasions. Due to this, Alchemical products are constantly in demand on the Auction House and in guilds.

Alchemy is useful to all character classes. Melee fighters can use alchemy to create buff and healing potions. Spell casting classes can use alchemy to create mana potions and related buffs. You can create potions for yourself, sell them to others, or give them to your party members and friends. Alchemists are well loved when they hand out potions.

Alchemy also grants the ability to transmute items, such as turning lesser jewels into a rare jewel, another skill in constant demand.

Profession Perk: Mixology – this increases the effect and duration that you get from your own potions. It works out to +80 of your best stat at level 85 for potions similar to Flask of the Winds.

In addition to the profession perk of Mixology, Alchemist’s are able to craft a unique alchemical trinket for themselves.

Selling potions, elixirs and flasks that you create, as well as transmuted Jewelcrafting gems (or using them yourself if you have a Jewelcrafter) can provide you returns on your investment, making the costs of leveling the profession easier to bear.

A good profession to level alongside with Alchemy is Herbalism. Finding your own Herbs allows you to avoid paying a good deal of the sometimes exorbitant prices on herbs at the auction house.

Mists of Pandaria will bring in more potions and transmutes. See here for a beta list.

  • Level cap will be 600, train up at 500. The new title is “Zen Master Alchemist.”
  • Some of the recipes will award two skill points, the rest just one.
  • See below for a possible leveling path in Mists.

Skill Item Created Materials to create one item

Apprentice Alchemist, Requires level 5, range 1-75. Can train up at 50+

1-60 Minor Healing Potion Peacebloom
Silverleaf
Crystal Vial

Train Journeyman Alchemy, Requires level 10, 76-150, Train up at 125+

60-105 Lesser Healing Potion Minor Healing Potion
Briarthorn
105-110 Elixir of Wisdom Mageroyal
Briarthorn
Crystal Vial
110-140 Healing Potion Bruiseweed
Briarthorn
Crystal Vial

Train Expert Alchemy, Requires level 20, 151-225, Train up at 200+

140-155 Lesser Mana Potion Mageroyal
Stranglekelp
Crystal Vial
155-185 Greater Healing Potion Liferoot
Kingsblood
Crystal Vial
175-185 Mana Potion Stranglekelp
Kingsblood
185-205 Elixir of Agility Stranglekelp
Goldthorn
Crystal Vial
185-205 Elixir of Fortitude Wild Steelbloom
Goldthorn

Train Artisan Alchemy, Requires level 35, 226-300, Train up at 275+

205-215 Elixir of Greater Defense Wild Steelbloom
Goldthorn
Crystal Vial
215-235 Superior Healing Potion Sungrass
Khadgar’s Whisker
Crystal Vial
235-250 Elixir of Greater Intellect Blindweed
Khadgar’s Whisker
Crystal Vial
250-270 Elixir of Detect Demon 2x Gromsblood
Crystal Vial
265-285 Superior Mana Potion Sungrass
Blindweed
Crystal Vial
285-300 Major Healing Potion Golden Sansam
Mountain Silversage
Crystal Vial

Train Master Alchemy, Requires level 50, 301-375, Train up at 350+

300-315 Volatile Healing Potion Golden Sansam
Felweed
Crystal Vial
310-325 Elixir of Healing Power Golden Sansam
Dreaming Glory
Crystal Vial
325-335 Elixir of Draenic Wisdom Terocone
Felweed
Crystal Vial
325-335 Mad Alchemist’s Potion 2x Ragveil
Crystal Vial
330-340 Super Healing Potion Netherbloom
Felweed
Crystal Vial
340-350 Super Mana Potion Dreaming Glory
Felweed
Crystal Vial

Train Grandmaster Alchemy, Requires level 65, 376-450, Train up at 425+

350-360 Resurgent Healing Potion Goldclover
Crystal Vial
360-365 Icy Mana Potion 2x Talandra’s Rose
Crystal Vial
365-375 Spellpower Elixir Goldclover
Tiger Lily
Crystal Vial
375-380 Pygmy Oil Pygmy Suckerfish
380-385 Potion of Nightmares Goldclover
2x Talandra’s Rose
Crystal Vial
385-395 Elixir of Mighty Strength 2x Tiger Lily
Crystal Vial
395-405 Elixir of Mighty Agility 2x Goldclover
2x Adder’s Tongue
Crystal Vial
405-410 Runic Healing Potion Goldclover
2x Icethorn
Crystal Vial
405-415 Indestructible Potion 2x Icethorn
Crystal Vial
410-425 Runic Mana Potion 2x Lichbloom
Goldclover
Crystal Vial
425-450 Draught of War Cinderbloom
Crystal Vial

Train Illustrious Grand Master Alchemy, Requires level 75, 451-525

450-455 Ghost Elixir 2x Cinderbloom
Crystal Vial
455-460 Deathblood Venom Stormvine
Crystal Vial
460-465 Volcanic potion Cinderbloom
Azshara’s Veil
Crystal Vial
465-475 Elixir of the Cobra Cinderbloom
Azshara’s Veil
Crystal Vial
475-480 Elixir of Deep Earth Heartblossom
Crystal Vial
480-490 Elixir of Impossible Accuracy Cinderbloom
Heartblossom
Crystal Vial
490-495 Golemblood Potion Volatile Life
Heartblossom
Crystal Vial
495-504 Elixir of the Master Heartblossom
Twilight Jasmine
Crystal Vial
504-509 Flask of Enhancement 8x Cinderbloom
8x Azshara’s Veil
8x Whiptail
8x
Twilight Jasmine
8x Stormvine –Crystal Vial
You will need to either create a Philosopher’s Stone or an Alchemy Trinket before continuing.
509-510 Transmute Dream Emerald 3x Stormvine
3x Jasper
510-515 Transmute Ember Topaz 3x Cinderbloom
3x Hessonite
515-520 Transmute Ocean Sapphire 3x Azshara’s Veil
3x Zephyrite
515-520 Transmute Demonseye 3x Twilight Jasmine
3x Nightstone

Train Zen Master Alchemy, Requires level 80, 526-600, train up at 500.

525-550 Any of the initial Mists recipes, such as Mad Hozen Elixir. These go green at 547, so you will be making a few of them. 1x Crystal vial
1x Rain Poppy (for Mad Hozen Elixir.)
550-575 There are a number of trainer recipes in this range. They go green at 572 and you’ll need to get to 575, so you’ll be making quite a few of them. Electrified Oil only requires fish, but the fish may be hard to find at launch. Four Elixirs and two potions are easy on materials, such as Elixir of Perfection. Electrified Oil: 1x Spinefish1x Crystal Vial (for Elixir of Perfection)
1x Silkweed
1x Snow Lilly
575-600 There are three transmutes at this level, but they all require the rare Spirit of Harmony. Two potions are available, Master Mana Potion and Monstrous Potion. 1x Crystal vial1x Golden Lotus (For Master Mana Potion)2x Rain Poppy (for Monstrous potion)
1x Fool’s Cap

Congratulations on your 600 Alchemy skill!

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Alchemical Specializations

Mixology isn’t a specialization, it’s a profession perk, and you get it from day 1.

The specializations are initially obtained by completing a quest that any Alchemy trainer can give you. Once the quest is complete then you have a bonus proficiency in the specialized area, which will result in creating a few extra potions/flasks/etc.  You can change specialization later by dropping your specialization in the Professions tab of your spellbook and accepting the quest for a new specialization. You will have to buy/create a few new potions when you do that.

  • Flasks buff a stat or resistance for a period of time. Attack power, Resilience, Str, In, Spirit, etc. are all buffed by flasks. Flask effects generally persist through death, making them more useful (and cheaper) in PvP than Elixirs. Example
  • Elixirs generally increase a secondary stat for a long time, but the effects do not last through death. Example
  • Potions provide a large quick burst of something, such as healing, mana, Int, Str, etc. Generally you can use these only once per fight, though it’s possible to use, say, and Int buffing potion right before the fight starts, then another later on. Example
  • Transmutations change a lesser something into a more rare something. Such as Elementium ore into Pyrite ore. Or lesser gems into superior gems. Click here for available Transmutations.

The specializations that you can learn are:

  • Elixir Master
  • Potion Master
  • Transmutation Master

Research and Discovery

Northrend Alchemy Research allows you to discover new recipes, with a three day cooldown.

From WoWwiki: You have a small chance to discover a recipe from a specific list of discoverable recipes every time that you perform a transmutation or that you make a potion, elixir, or flask that was introduced in the Burning Crusade or Wrath of the Lich King. The discovered recipe is learned automatically. Non-factors include physical location, level, and skill level.

Cauldon recipes seem to have the highest chance of being discovered, and the discovered recipe will be in line with the recipes being created. IE: Creating Shadow potions might result in a Shadow cauldron recipe.

No special skill or character level, location, or recipe color (orange, etc.) is required for a discovery. There is a tiny chance that it will happen and that’s about it. Transmuting Titanium or using one of the epic gem transformations seems to have a higher chance of discovering a new transmutation recipe.

Good luck!

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