Battle for Azeroth Alchemy Guide

BfA AlchemyThis Battle for Azeroth Alchemy guide provides an overview of the additions and changes to Alchemy in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth.

Table of contents

New in Patch 8.3

Void Focus

You will build a new crafting station called the Void Focus. The station is used to craft the new raid gear (ilvl 440/455/470).

Check out my guide on How to Unlock the Void Focus. (It works exactly the same as the Abyssal Focus worked in patch 8.2.)


The recipe for the Unbound Alchemist Stone is a random drop from Faceless, K'thir, Aqir, and Cultists mobs that worship N'Zoth. You can find these mobs at the new Vale of Eternal Blossom and Uldum Assaults and inside Lesser Visions. 

You will discover the recipe for the ilvl 455 trinket by crafting the ilvl 440 trinket. And you need to craft the ilvl 455 trinket to discover the ilvl 470 trinket recipe.

New in Patch 8.2

Most new potions are basically just upgraded versions of the 8.0 potions. But there are 4 new potions with unique procs.

Learning BfA Alchemy

The new BfA Alchemy skill is named differently for the two factions, but the name is the only difference between them.

Kul Tiran Alchemy is the Alliance version and Zandalari Alchemy is the Horde version.

Alchemy Trainers:

  • Horde: You can find Clever Kumali in Dazar'alor at the Terrace of Crafters.
  • Alliance: Elric Whalgrene is located in Boralus at the Tradewinds Market.

You can walk up to a guard in Dazar'alor or Boralus then ask where the Alchemy trainer is located. This will place a red marker on your map at the trainer's location.

Leveling Alchemy

Professions skills are split between expansions now, you'll have a separate skill bar for each expansion. This means you can level the new Battle for Azeroth skill tier without putting any point into any of the previous expansions tiers, you don't have to level Alchemy with older materials to be able to craft the new BfA potions. The new Battle for Azeroth Alchemy has a maximum of 175 skill points. You can read more about this in my BfA Profession overview.

Every BfA recipe will require different Alchemy skill levels, so it's very different from what we had in Legion where you could craft most high-level potions/flask with Alchemy skill 1. You will have to level your BfA Alchemy skill up if you want to craft high-level potions/flasks etc.

For example, the Mystical Cauldron requires BfA Alchemy 145.

Check out my BfA Alchemy leveling guide 1-175, if you are looking for a more in-depth leveling guide with exact numbers and reagents needed.

Acquiring Recipes

Most recipes still have ranks just like in Legion, but there are no profession quests for crafting profession in BfA, you will learn most rank 1 and rank 2 recipes from your trainer. They are gated by profession skill, so you have to level your Alchemy up to get every recipe.

  • Rank 1: Allows you to craft a recipe.
  • Rank 2: Reduce the materials required to create a recipe.
  • Rank 3: Chance to create multiple potions/flask etc.

Reputation Vendors

You can buy most Rank 3 recipes from vendors, but none of them require Exalted reputation, only Revered, so it's pretty easy to get them. (A few rank 3 recipes come from World Quests)




Alchemy Perks


The Alchemy perk Mixology doubles flask and elixir duration, but only when drinking an elixir or flask you know how to make. So, for example, you can't get an increased Flask duration with only 1 point in Alchemy, you need to level Alchemy to at least 90.


You can craft 2 different Alchemy trinkets, and both of them are upgradeable 2 times. You will need to craft the lower item level trinkets to get the recipe for the higher item level ones.

IMPORTANT: If you use the Scrapper I mention in my Expulsom Farming Guide, you can get every soulbound material back when you scrap these trinkets. (Hydrocore, Sanguicell, Tidalcore, Breath of Bwonsamdi)

Trinkets crafted with old materials (Hydrocore, Sanguicell):

Trinkets crafted with new materials (Tidalcore, Breath of Bwonsamdi)

Silas' Sphere of Transmutation

If you level your character to level 120 and your Battle for Azeroth Alchemy to 150, then you can unlock a special questline to craft Silas' Sphere of Transmutation. This item allows you to interact with various cauldrons on Kul Tiras and Zandalar (free potions and flasks), and you can also transmute it into one of 4 random items for 1 hour.

The 4 items it can Transmute into:

The questline will take you through the process of creating your tool and give you some backstory on where the recipe comes from. Most of the quests are really straightforward and easy so I'll skip explaining each quest. Just follow your quest log and check the markers on your map.

To get started on your profession quest line, speak with your profession trainer Clever Kumali (Horde) in Dazar'alor or Elric Whalgrene (Alliance) in Boralus. You can walk up to a guard in Dazar'alor or Boralus then ask where your profession trainer is located. This will place a red marker on your map at the trainer's location.

After you complete the quest chain, you will get the Recipe: Silas' Sphere of Transmutation recipe. To craft this item, you need:

Crafting Materials

There are 7 new Herbs: Anchor Weed Akunda's Bite Winter's Kiss Sea Stalk Star Moss Siren's Pollen Riverbud

There are also 5 soulbound crafting materials:

Expulsom is obtained primarily from scrapping armors and weapons using the Scrap-o-Matic 1000 (Alliance), or the Shred-Master Mk1 (Horde). These tools work like disenchanting, you can break down any gear obtained that is from the Battle for Azeroth expansion, including dungeon/raid drops, quest rewards, world drops, and crafted gear. You can read about this in more detail if you visit my Expulsom Farming Guide.

Tidalcore is a guaranteed drop from the last boss in a Mythic dungeons and from the chest at the end of any level Mythic Plus Dungeon. They can also drop from the last boss of a heroic dungeon, however, this is not a guaranteed drop.

Breath of Bwonsamdi drops from bosses in the new raid Battle for Dazar'alor and is used for crafting epic 400 and 415 item Alchemy trinkets. (1 from each LFR wing, 1 from a Normal boss, 10 from a Heroic boss, 20 from a Mythic boss)

Sanguicell drops from raid bosses in Uldir. (1 from each LFR wing, 1 from a Normal boss, 10 from a Heroic boss, 20 from a Mythic boss)

Hydrocore used to drop in Mythic dungeons, but it no longers drops since patch 8.1, and you can only get it by using Transmutes.


There is a number of new transmutes, but they all share a 1-day cooldown, so you can only craft one of these each day. (Aqueous Dilution and Sanguinated Dilution doesn't have a cooldown)

You can unlock Transmute: Expulsom with Alchemy skill 110, but the rest of them only require an Alchemy skill of 50.


The table below shows the skill requirement required to learn each Rank 1 and 2 potion recipes. The Rank 3 recipes for potions come mostly from reputation vendors, but some of them come from world quests.



Alchemy skill

Rank 3

Rank 1

Rank 2

Coastal Healing Potion 1 40

 Zandalari Empire / Storm's Wake - Revered

Coastal Mana Potion 1 40

Talanji's Expedition / Proudmoore Admiralty - Revered

Coastal Rejuvenation Potion 1 40

Voldunai / Order of Embers - Revered

Demitri's Draught of Deception 25 50 World Quest
Potion of Concealment 25 50 World Quest
Sea Mist Potion 25 50 World Quest
Lightfoot Potion 25 50 World Quest
Potion of Replenishment 40 60

Zandalari Empire / Storm's Wake - Revered

Potion of Rising Death 40 60

Voldunai / Order of Embers - Revered

Potion of Bursting Blood 40 60

Talanji's Expedition / Proudmoore Admiralty - Revered

Steelskin Potion 40 60

The Honorbound / 7th Legion - Revered

Potion of the Unveiling Eye 50 75

Sold by Ozgrom Ragefang (Horde) and Leedan Gustaf (Alliance)

Battle Potion of Agility 50 75

Voldunai / Order of Embers - Revered

Battle Potion of Intellect 50 75

Talanji's Expedition / Proudmoore Admiralty - Revered

Battle Potion of Strength 50 75

The Honorbound / 7th Legion - Revered

Battle Potion of Stamina 50 75

Zandalari Empire / Storm's Wake - Revered



Alchemy skill

Rank 3

Rank 1

Rank 2

Flask of the Currents 90 110

The Honorbound / 7th Legion - Revered

Flask of Endless Fathoms 90 110

Zandalari Empire / Storm's Wake - Revered

Flask of the Undertow 90 110

Voldunai / Order of Embers - Revered

Flask of the Vast Horizon 90 110

Talanji's Expedition / Proudmoore Admiralty - Revered

Trinkets and Follower Equipment


Alchemy skill

Rank 3

Rank 1

Rank 2

Siren's Alchemist Stone 25 60

Tortollan Seekers - Revered

Endless Tincture of Renewed Combat 25 60

Tortollan Seekers - Revered

Surging Alchemist Stone 80 100

The Honorbound / 7th Legion - Revered

Endless Tincture of Fractional Power 80 100

The Honorbound / 7th Legion - Revered

Potion of Herb Tracking 60 - -
Vial of Obfuscation 60 - -

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