Vanilla / Classic WoW Alchemy Guide 1-300

 

Introduction

Alchemy is one of six crafting professions available to players in Vanilla / Classic WoW. It utilizes plants gathered via the Herbalism skill to craft potions and elixirs. As such, it is the natural pairing for Herbalism. At a high level, there is a constant demand for potions and elixirs as they are the primary consumable buffs used by players in endgame raiding and PvP. For this reason, Alchemy has the potential to be very lucrative, especially if one gathers their own herbs or is able to purchase herbs and sell potions at a profit. In this guide, we will focus on how to level Alchemy from 1 – 300 in Vanilla / Classic WoW.

Materials Required

As luck plays a role in whether a skill point is earned on yellow and green actions, this list represents a fairly conservative estimate and accounts for some bad luck. However, if you want to further hedge your bets and avoid some time running back to the Auction House, you may want to consider buying 5-10% more than the amounts listed. You can always sell the excess back!

Herbs

Peacebloom – 66
Silverleaf – 66
Briarthorn – 99
Bruiseweed – 33
Mageroyal – 22 
Stranglekelp – 50
Kingsblood – 33
Liferoot – 33
Goldthorn – 51
Wild Steelbloom – 5
Sungrass – 77
Khadgar’s Whisker – 15
Arthas’ Tears – 22
Blindweed – 35
Golden Sansam – 34
Mountain Silversage – 17

Vials

Empty Vial – 88
Leaded Vial – 99
Crystal Vial – 94

Recipes

Recipe: Superior Mana Potion
(Horde: Algernon in Undercity, Apothecarium Quarter – Alliance: Ulthir in Darnassus, Craftsmen’s Terrace)

Recipe: Major Healing Potion
(Evie Whirlbrew in Everlook, Winterspring)

Skilling Up

To avoid wasting materials, be sure to visit your profession trainer as directed to purchase new skill brackets (Journeyman, Expert, etc.) before reaching level caps. For the purpose of efficiency, use the Artisan trainers for each faction (Horde: Doctor Herbert Halsey, Undercity, Apothecarium Quarter – Alliance: Ainethil in Darnassus, Craftsmen’s Terrace).

1 – 60

66 Minor Healing Potions (66 Peacebloom, 66 Silverleaf, 66 Empty Vials)

Learn Journeyman Alchemist

60 – 110

66 Lesser Healing Potions (66 Minor Healing Potions, 66 Briarthorn)

110 – 140

33 Healing Potions (33 Briarthorn, 33 Bruiseweed, 33 Leaded Vials)

Learn Expert Alchemist

140 – 155

22 Lesser Mana Potions (22 Mageroyal, 22 Stranglekelp, 22 Empty Vials)

155 – 185

33 Greater Healing Potions (33 Kingsblood, 33 Liferoot, 33 Leaded Vials)

185 – 210

28 Elixirs of Agility (28 Stranglekelp, 28 Goldthorn, 28 Leaded Vials)

Learn Artisan Alchemist

210 – 215

5 Elixirs of Greater Defense (5 Goldthorn, 5 Wild Steelbloom, 5 Leaded Vials)

215 – 230

15 Superior Healing Potions (15 Sungrass, 15 Khadgar’s Whisker, 15 Crystal Vials)

230 – 250

22 Elixirs of Detect Undead (22 Arthas’ Tear, 22 Crystal Vials)

250 – 265

18 Elixirs of Greater Agility (18 Goldthorn, 18 Sungrass, 18 Crystal Vials)

265 – 285

22 Superior Mana Potions (44 Sungrass, 44 Blindweed, 22 Crystal Vials)

285 – 300

17 Major Healing Potions (34 Golden Sansam, 17 Mountain Silversage, 17 Crystal Vials)