WoW Alchemy leveling guide 1 - 600

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This Alchemy leveling guide will show you the fastest way how to level your Alchemy skill up from 1 to 600 as inexpensively as possible. 

Alchemy is the best combined with Herbalism, you can save a lot of gold if you level these two professions together because you can farm all the needed herbs. Check out the Herbalism leveling guide if you want to level Herbalism. If you don't have Herbalism, make sure you have enough gold to buy herbs because you will need a lot of them.

Often the materials are based on a case that you will gain one skill point each craft. This won't happen, so you will have to buy a few extra materials while you are leveling your Alchemy.

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


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


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


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


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

Alchemy Leveling Guide 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.

If you have a Goblin character, use my Goblin Alchemy leveling guide instead of this.

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


60 - 140

Learn Alchemy Journeyman.


140 - 205

Learn Alchemy Expert.

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

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

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


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.

Read the end of the previous section if you don't have Goldthorn.

You can make this one up to 250 if it's easier for you to get Sungrass instead of Blindweed.

If you are at or above level 85 and you will level Alchemy past 500, you can skip the next step.

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

Recipe Location

You will need this for transmutes, keep it.

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.


285 - 350

Visit your trainer and learn Alchemy Master.

  • 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

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

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

Recipe Location


350 - 425

Visit your trainer and learn Alchemy Grand Master.

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

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

  • 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.

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.


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


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.

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.

I made a priority list of the recipes you probably discovered, Mantid Elixir is usually the best recipe you can get. This list is based on how hard is to get a particular herb, but obviously if you have 20 Green Tea Leaf and 150 Rain Poppy, you should make a potion that use 2 Rain Poppy.

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