WoW Alchemy Leveling Guide 1 - 600

This WoW Alchemy guide will show you the fastest way how to level your Alchemy skill up from 1 to 600 as inexpensively as possible. The guide is updated for WoW patch 5.4

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 90 in 7 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

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
  • 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
  • 5 x Pygmy Suckerfish
  • 79 x Goldclover
  • 30 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 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 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.


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.

  • 375-380
    5 x [Pygmy Oil] - 5 Pygmy Suckerfish

    You can make this one up to 385 and skip the next part of the guide.

  • 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.



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

I hope you liked this WoW Alchemy leveling guide, GZ to 600!

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