WoW Alchemy leveling guide 1 - 700

This Alchemy leveling guide will show you the fastest way how to level your Alchemy skill up from 1 to 700 as inexpensively as possible. The guide is updated for Warlords of Draenor patch 6.0.3

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.

If you are low on gold, I recommend you to try this Gold Making Guide, it can help you to make loads of gold.

If you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt, I recommend you to use a leveling guide. You can level your character to level 100 in 8 days with this guide.

Alchemy guide sections:

1 - 60 Apprentice
60 - 140 Journeyman
140 - 205 Expert
205 - 285 Artisan
285 - 350 Master
350 - 425 Grand Master
425 - 500 Illustrious
500 - 600 Zen
600 - 700 Warlords of Draenor

Approximate Materials Required for 1-700:

  • 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

Warlords of Draenor

  • 5 x Frostweed
  • 400 + 400 from any of these herb combination: Fireweed + Starflower, Talador Orchid + Starflower, Nagrand Arrowbloom + Talador Orchid, Gorgrond Flytrap + Nagrand Arrowbloom

    You can mix it up. You can have 200-200 from each, but then it will take 2 days to buy the recipes.

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.

  • 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.

140 - 205

Learn Alchemy Expert.

205 - 285

Learn Alchemy Artisan.

  • 205-215
    10 x [Elixir of Greater Defense] - 10 Wild Steelbloom, 10 Goldthorn

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

  • 215-239
    25 x [Superior Healing Potion] - 25 Sungrass, 25 Khadgar's Whisker
  • 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 90, you can skip the next step.

You will use [Draenic Philosopher's Stone] for transmutes. You can get this recipe from your Garrison's Alchemy lab.

285 - 350

Visit your trainer and learn Alchemy Master.

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

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

350 - 425

Visit your trainer and learn Alchemy Grand Master.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Note: Specializations don't work on Warlords of Draenor recipes.

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.

    Or you can just simply skip to the next part. There is no skill requirement for the Walords of Draenor recipes.

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

600 - 700

Note: Alchemy specializations don't work on Warlords of Draenor recipes.

Things change a bit in Warlords of Draenor because you no longer learn the next rank from your trainer. You have to loot a quest item from mobs to start a quest chain.

After you completed the quest chain, you will get [A Treatise on the Alchemy of Draenor] and [Garrison Blueprint: Alchemy Lab, Level 1]. This scroll upgrades your maximum Alchemy skill to 700 and you will also learn a few basic recipes. The blueprint simply let's you build an Alchemy Lab at your garrison. You will use this building to complete work orders and to learn every new recipe.

Work orders convert 5 x [Frostweed] to 1 x [Alchemical Catalyst], or 2 if you have a follower in your building. You can read more about followers if you read my Guide to Followers with Profession Traits. One work order takes 4 hour to complete, but you can queue up a bunch of work orders, so you don't have to log in every 4 hours.

The recipes your learned from the scroll are only good for leveling between 1-600. You have to purchase a flask recipe at your Alchemy lab to level up to 700.

When you learn [A Treatise on the Alchemy of Draenor], you get a recipe [Secrets of Draenor Alchemy]. This recipe is needed to create the currency [Secret of Draenor Alchemy] that you can use to buy new recipes. You can only make one from this currency each day.

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