Alchemy is the best combined with Herbalism, with these two you can save a lot of gold because you don't have to buy the herbs from the Auction House. Check out my Classic Herbalism leveling guide 1-300 if you want to level herbalism.
I recommend trying Zygor's 1-60 Leveling Guide if you are still leveling your character or just starting a new alt. It will help you to reach level 60 a lot faster.
Alchemy guide sections:
- Materials required
- Alchemy Trainers
- 1-60 #Apprentice
- 60-140 #Journeyman
- 140-210 #Expert
- 210-300 #Artisan
Approximate Materials Required:
There are a lot of yellow recipes used in the guide which means you won't gain skill points every single time. I added 10-20 extra herbs for most of these recipes, but it's still possible you will have to get a few more if you have the worst luck.
- 65 x Peacebloom
- 65 x Silverleaf
- 85 x Empty Vial
- 100 x Briarthorn
- 35 x Bruiseweed
- 85 x Leaded Vial
- 20 x Mageroyal
- 50 x Stranglekelp
- 35 x Liferoot
- 35 x Kingsblood
- 30 x Goldthorn
- 5 x Wild Steelbloom
- 75 x Sungrass
- 15 x Khadgar's Whisker
- 120 x Crystal Vial
- 45 x Arthas' Tears
- 60 x Blindweed
- 75 x Golden Sansam
- 40 x Mountain Silversage
Playing WotLK Classic?
Use my WotLK Alchemy leveling Guide instead. There are a few changes to trainers and recipes, so you should use the WotLK guide for the 1-375 part.
Classic Alchemy Trainers
You can learn Classic Alchemy from any of these NPCs below. Click on the links to see the trainer's exact location.
You can also walk up to a guard in any city and ask where the Alchemy trainer is, then it will be marked with a red flag on your map.
Leveling Classic Alchemy
1 - 60
65 x Minor Healing Potion - 65 Peacebloom, 65 Sliverleaf, 65 Empty Vial
You'll need these later, so keep all of them.
Learn Journeyman Alchemy
You can only train Alchemy past 75 if you learn Journeyman Alchemy. (Requires character level 10) Not every Alchemy trainer will teach you this skill, you will need to find an Expert Alchemist.
You can learn Journeyman Alchemy from these NPCs below:
65 - 140
- 65 - 110
65 x Lesser Healing Potion - 65 Minor Healing Potion, 65 Briarthorn
- 110 - 140
35 x Healing Potion - 35 Bruiseweed, 35 Briarthorn, 35 Leaded Vial
You can only train Alchemy past 150 if you learn Expert Alchemy. (Requires character level 20) Not every Alchemy trainer will teach you this skill, you will need to find an Artisan Alchemist.
Recipe to buy
Buy the Recipe: Superior Mana Potion before you leave Darnassus / Undercity! You will need this recipe later at 265, so you can save some time if you buy it now while you are already close to the NPCs who sell it.
The recipe is sold by Ulthir in Darnassus and by Algernon in Undercity. It's a limited supply item, so just keep checking until it's back "in stock" if someone bought it before you. (or buy it from the AH)
140 - 155
20 x Lesser Mana Potion - 20 Mageroyal, 20 Stranglekelp, 20 Empty Vial
This recipe will be yellow for the last 10 points, so you might have to make a few extra.
155 - 185
35 x Greater Healing Potion - 35 Liferoot, 35 Kingsblood, 35 Leaded Vial
185 - 210
30 x Elixir of Agility - 30 Stranglekelp, 30 Goldthorn, 30 Leaded Vial
If you don't have any Goldthorn at all, you can make Nature Protection Potion between 190-215
You can only train Alchemy past 225 if you learn Artisan Alchemy. (Requires character level 35) Not every Alchemy trainer will teach you this skill, you will need to find a Master Alchemist.
Horde players can learn Artisan Alchemy from Rogvar in Swamp of Sorrows at Stonard.
Alliance players can learn it from Kylanna Windwhisper in Feralas at Feathermoon Stronghold.
210 - 265
- 210 - 215
5 x Elixir of Greater Defense - 5 Steelbloom, 5 Goldthorn, 5 Leaded Vial
- 215 - 230
15 x Superior Healing Potion - 15 Sungrass, 15 Khadgar's Whisker, 15 Crystal Vial
- 230 - 265
45 x Elixir of Detect Undead - 45 Arthas' Tears, 45 Crystal Vial
265 - 285
30 x Superior Mana Potion - 60 Sungrass, 60 Blindweed, 30 Crystal Vial
The recipe is sold by Ulthir in Darnassus and by Algernon in Undercity. It's a limited supply item, so just keep checking until it's back "in stock" if someone bought it before you. (or buy it from the AH) It's possible you already bought it when you trained Expert Alchemy, so check your inventory first.
285 - 300
20 x Major Healing Potion - 40 Golden Sansam, 20 Mountain Silversage, 20 Crystal Vial
The recipe is sold by Evie Whirlbrew in Winterspring at Everlook. It's a limited supply recipe, so you have to wait if someone bought it before you. (or buy it from the Auction House)
Congratulations on reaching 300! Please send feedback about the guide if you think there are parts I could improve, or you found typos, errors, wrong material numbers!