WoW Alchemy leveling guide 1 - 600

Warlords of Draenor - Alchemy changes

 

  • A follower assigned to the Level 2 Alchemy Lab Level 2 gives daily quests for potions.
  • Flasks: There are two tiers of flasks covering primary stats. Draenic Flasks provide +200 to a primary stat at level 100, and Greater Draenic Flasks provide +250 to a primary stat at level 100.
  • Potions: There are potions which boost your primary stat or armor by 1000 for 25 sec at level 100, such as Draenic Agility Potion. Several other potions have updated versions for Draenor.
  • Draenic Philosopher's Stone is an updated version of  Zen Alchemist Stone. It gives you base mastery, increases the effect of healing and mana potions, and procs your highest primary stat.
  • Transmorphic Tincture: new fun item that reverses the imbiber's gender for a short time.
  • Garrison Building: Alchemy Lab Level 3

 

Approximate Materials Required for 1-600

  • 59 x Peacebloom
  • 59 x Silverleaf
  • 93 x Briarthorn
  • 20 x Mageroyal
  • 33 x Bruiseweed
  • 45 x Stranglekelp
  • 20 x Liferoot
  • 30 x Kingsblood
  • 35 x Goldthorn
  • 10 x Wild Steelbloom
  • 25 x Sungrass
  • 45 x Khadgar's Whisker
  • 10 x Blindweed
  • 4 x Iron Bar
  • 1 x Black Vitriol
  • 4 x Purple Lotus
  • 4 x Firebloom
  • 40 x Gromsblood
  • 30 x Sorrowmoss
  • 15 x Dreamfoil
  • 46 x Golden Sansam
  • 18 x Mountain Silversage

Outland

  • 50 x Felweed
  • 10 x Terocone
  • 35 x Dreaming Glory
  • 10 x Netherbloom

Northrend

  • 20 x Talandra's Rose
  • 86 x Goldclover
  • 37 x Tiger Lily
  • 25 x Adder's Tongue
  • 20 x Icethorn
  • 40 x Lichbloom

Cataclysm

  • 60 x Cinderbloom
  • 10 x Stormvine
  • 16 x Azshara's Veil
  • 25 x Heartblossom
  • 5 x Volatile Life
  • 5 x Twilight Jasmine

Pandaria

  • 100 x Green Tea Leaf
  • 30-60 x Rain Poppy or Silkweed
  • 60 x Snow Lily
  • 25 x Fool's Cap

Alchemy 1 - 60

First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Apprentice Alchemy.

You can find Vials at "Alchemy Supplies" vendors, they are usually near the Alchemy trainer.

  • 1-60
    59 x [Minor Healing Potions] - 59 Peacebloom, 59 Silverleaf

You'll need these in the next step of the Alchemy guide.


60 - 140

Learn Alchemy Journeyman.

  • 60-105
    50 x [Lesser Healing Potion] - 50 Minor Healing Potion, 50 Briarthorn
  • 105-110
    5 x [Elixir of Wisdom] - 5 Mageroyal, 10 Briarthorn
  • 110-140
    33 x [Healing Potion] - 33 Bruiseweed, 33 Briarthorn

140 - 205

Learn Alchemy Expert.

  • 140-155
    15 x [Lesser Mana Potion] - 15 Mageroyal, 15 Stranglekelp

Make [Fire Oil] if you don't have [Stranglekelp] or if [Firefin Snapper] is cheap. You could also make more [Healing Potion].

  • 155-175
    20 x [Greater Healing Potion] - 20 Liferoot, 20 Kingsblood

If you made [Fire Oil], you can use it to make [Elixir of Minor Accuracy]

  • 175-185
    10 x [Mana Potion] - 10 Stranglekelp, 10 Kingsblood

Make more [Greater Healing Potion] if you don't have Stranglekelp.

  • 185-205
    20 x [Elixir of Agility] - 20 Stranglekelp, 20 Goldthorn

or

25 x [Elixir of Fortitude] - 25 Wild Steelbloom, 25 Goldthorn

If you don't have that many Goldthorn, make [Mana Potion] or [Lesser Invisibility Potion] up to around 195. These recipes will be yellow.

If you don't have any Goldthorn at all, you can make [Nature Protection Potion] between 190-215, the recipe is sold by these vendors.


205 - 285

Learn Alchemy Artisan.

  • 205-215
    10 x [Elixir of Greater Defense] - 10 Wild Steelbloom, 10 Goldthorn
  • 215-239
    25 x [Superior Healing Potion] - 25 Sungrass, 25 Khadgar's Whisker

You will use [Zen Alchemist Stone] for transmutes. You can get this trinket from your trainer when you reach Alchemy skill 500.

  • 239-240
    1 x [Philosopher's Stone] - 4 Iron Bar, 1 Black Vitriol, 4 Purple Lotus, 4 Firebloom

You will need this for transmutes, keep it.

  • 240-250
    10 x [Elixir of Greater Intellect] - 10 Khadgar's Whisker, 10 Blindweed
  • 250-270
    20 x [Elixir of Detect Demon] - 40 Gromsblood

You can also make [Elixir of Greater Intellect] or [Superior Healing Potion] up to 265 and[Superior Mana Potion] for the last 5 points.

Make [Stonescale Oil] between 250-255 if you can find Stonescale Eel at the Auction House then turn those into [Elixir of Superior Defense] when you reach 265. The recipe is sold by these NPCs.

  • 270-285
    15 x [Elixir of the Sages] - 30 Sorrowmoss, 15 Dreamfoil

285 - 350

Visit your trainer and learn Alchemy Master.

  • 285-300
    18 x [Major Healing Potion] - 36 Golden Sansam, 18 Mountain Silversage
  • 300-315

Make your [Alchemist's Flask] now if you need it. You will get 5 skill points for making it.

Choose one of the recipes below. You can switch to the next recipe at 310 if you want to.

15 x [Volatile Healing Potion] - 15 Golden Sansam, 15 Felweed

15 x [Adept's Elixir] - 15 Dreamfoil, 15 Felweed

15 x [Onslaught Elixir] - 15 Mountain Silversage, 15 Felweed

  • 315-325
    10 x [Elixir of Healing Power] - 10 Golden Sansam, 10 Dreaming Glory
  • 325-335
    10 x [Elixir of Draenic Wisdom] 10 Terocone, 10 Felweed

Make [Mad Alchemist's Potion] if you have a lot of Ragveil.

  • 335-340
    5 x [Super Healing Potion] - 10 Netherbloom, 5 Felweed

Make the previous recipe 5 more times if you don't have Netherbloom.

  • 340-350
    10 x [Super Mana Potion] - 20 Dreaming Glory, 10 Felweed

350 - 425

Visit your trainer and learn Alchemy Grand Master.

  • 350-360
    10 x [Resurgent Healing Potion] - 20 Goldclover
  • 360-365
    5 x [Icy Mana Potion] - 10 Talandra's Rose
  • 365-380
    17 x [Spellpower Elixir] - 17 Goldclover, 17 Tiger Lily

You can make [Pygmy Oil] up to 385 if you can find some cheap Pygmy Suckerfish.

  • 380-385
    5 x [Potion of Nightmares] - 5 Goldclover, 10 Talandra's Rose
  • 385-395
    10 x [Elixir of Mighty Strength] - 20 Tiger Lily

This recipe will be yellow for the last 5 points, you might need to make more than 10.

  • 395-405

When you reach 400, you can make a [Northrend Alchemy Research] and your Alchemy Trinket, so you will need to craft fewer potions.

12 x [Elixir of Mighty Agility] - 24 Goldclover, 24 Adder's Tongue

  • 405-415
    10 x [Indestructible Potion] - 20 Icethorn
  • 415-425

This recipe turns green at 422, so you might need to make more than 20.

20 x [Runic Mana Potion] - 20 Goldclover, 40 Lichbloom


425 - 500

Visit your trainer and learn Alchemy Illustrious.

  • 425-450
    27 x [Draught of War] - 27 Cinderbloom
  • 450-455
    5 x [Ghost Elixir] -10 Cinderbloom
  • 455-460
    5 x [Deathblood Venom] - 10 Stormvine
  • 460-465
    5 x [Volcanic Potion] - 5 Cinderbloom, 5 Azshara's Veil
  • 465-475
    11 x [Elixir of the Cobra] - 11 Cinderbloom, 11 Azshara's Veil

You can also make [Deepstone Oil] between 470-475 and then turn the Deepstone Oils into [Mysterious Potion]. You should reach around 477 with this method.


Once you reach an Alchemy skill of 475, you may begin a quest to learn one of three specializations: Potions,Elixirs or Transmutations. Being specialized gives you a chance to create an extra 1 to 4 (for a total 5) items while crafting in the field you have selected. For example, a Master of Potions may be able to craft more than one [Super Mana Potion] for the same material cost as one.

  • 475-480
    5 x [Elixir of Deep Earth] - 10 Heartblossom
  • 480-490
    10 x [Elixir of Impossible Accuracy] - 10 Heartblossom, 10 Cinderbloom

Make [Mythical Mana Potion] if Whiptail is cheaper than Heartblossom.

  • 490-495
    5 x [Golemblood Potion] - 5 Heartblossom, 5 Volatile Life
  • 495-500
    5 x [Mythical Healing Potion] - 5 Twilight Jasmine

500 - 600

Learn Zen Alchemy.

From this point there are some significant changes to the leveling process. The trainers will only teach you 2 Pandarian recipes at 500 skill. These two recipes are used to unlock additional recipes. As a result there is no set progression in crafting for skill points.

Visit my Green Tea Leaf farming guide if you want to farm Green Tea Leaf. You can also find farming guides on the site for every herbs in pandaria.

  • 500-530
    40 x [Alchemist's Rejuvenation] or [Master Healing Potion] - 40 Green Tea Leaf

Make your trinket [Zen Alchemist Stone] if you need it.

At this point you probably discovered 5-8 new recipes. You should always prioritize potions that use Green Tea Leaf because it can be found in every zone and most likely it is always the cheapest herb.

How to determine which potions to make:

[Green Tea Leaf] > [Silkweed] > [Rain Poppy] > [Snow Lily] > [Fool's Cap]

You should save around 25 each of these herbs: Green Tea Leaf, Snow Lily and Fool's Cap. You will need them to reach 600 from 575 when you discover the new Mana Potion recipe. It will be the only orange recipe that you can use.

  • 530-545
    If you have loads of Green Tea Leaf, you could just make the previous potions until you keep discovering new recipes. Once you make a green potion around 8 times and there was no new discovery, you should stop making it and start making a higher level potion in the list below.

Choose only one.

  1. 15 x[Mantid Elixir]- 30 Green Tea Leaf
    2. 15 x [Potion of the Jade Serpent] - 15 Green Tea Leaf, 15 Silkweed
    3. 15 x [Elixir of Weaponry] - 30 Silkweed
    4. 15 x [Potion of the Mountains] - 15 Green Tea Leaf, 15 Rain Poppy
    5. 15 x [Mad Hozen Elixir]- 30 Rain Poppy
  • 545-575

Choose only one.

35 x [Virmen's Bite] - 35 Snow Lily, 35 Green Tea Leaf
35 x [Elixir of Perfection] 35 Snow Lily, 35 Silkweed
35 x [Elixir of the Rapids] 35 Snow Lily, 35 Rain Poppy

There are 3 other potions that you can discover, they require Fool's Cap instead of Snow lily, so if you have loads of Fool's Cap, you can make those potions instead.

Between 570-580, you will discover [Master Mana Potion]. When you discover the recipe, you should start making it if your skill is at around 575, but the maximum I would recommend to make the potions above is until you reach 577.

  • 575-600
    If you didn't discover this recipe yet because you were unlucky , you will have to make the previous recipes, or any other transmute recipe.

25 x [Master Mana Potion] - 25 Green Tea Leaf, 25 Snow Lily, 25 Fool's Cap