This guide will help you level your Alchemy from 1-600 in the fastest and cheapest way possible. I recommend while using this guide that you buy the herbs you need off of the Auction House because this will save you a lot of time and allow you to begin making high level flasks, elixirs, pots, and so on to sell for gold or for your own use.
If you are planning on making gold with your Alchemy or don’t think you’ll have enough gold to buy all the herbs you’ll need to level it up I highly recommend that you read this guide first to make sure you’ll have enough gold to buy as many herbs as you can on the Auction House and so you’ll know how to sell the items you create for maximum profit.
This Alchemy Leveling Guide is updated for patch 5.0.5 and Mists of Pandaria.
In this guide, I’ll help you level your Alchemy from 1-600 with as little gold as possible. Leveling Alchemy is easier than it might seem, especially with the paths in this guide. If you are interesting in leveling Herbalism as well, take a look at my Herbalism guide with maps for levels 1-600.
What’s in this leveling guide:
- Materials Required
- Apprentice & Journyman Alchemy (Leveling from 1-140)
- Expert Alchemy (Leveling from 140-210)
- Artisan Alchemy (Leveling from 210-300)
- Master Alchemy (Leveling from 300-350)
- Grand Master Alchemy (Leveling from 400-450)
- Illustrious Alchemy (Leveling from 450-525)
- Zen Master Alchemy (Leveling from 525-600)
Directly below you’ll find a list of all the items you’ll need to get to 525. Remember that these are just estimates and you might need more or less of some mats in some cases. You’ll also need a lot of Crystal Vial but I haven’t listed it in the list below since it’s a cheap vendor item.
Alchemy Materials for 1-140
Alchemy Materials for 140-210
Alchemy Materials for 210-300
- 5 Wild Steelbloom
- 20-25 Goldthorn
- 60-65 Sungrass
- 15 Khadgar’s Whisker
- 15 Purple Lotus
- 30 Blindweed
- 50-60 Golden Sansam
- 25-30 Mountain Silversage
Alchemy Materials for 300-350
Alchemy Materials for 350-450
- 105-120 Goldclover
- 20 Talandra’s Rose
- 25-35 Tiger Lily
- 20-30 Adder’s Tongue
- 10 Icethorn
- 40 Lichbloom
- 28 Cinderbloom
Alchemy Materials for 450-525
Alchemy Materials for 525-600
Leveling Alchemy from 1-140 is very straight forward. All of the following recipes can be learned from any major city’s Alchemy Trainer. The herbs you’ll need for this section include Peacebloom, Silverleaf, Briarthorn and Bruiseweed. All are easy to find in level 1-10 and 10-20 zones while leveling Herbalism, or on the Auction House. If you are concerned about gold or how to make the most gold with your Alchemy, read this guide for the best information on the topic.
Leveling Alchemy from 140-210 is just as straight forward as 1-140. In this section you will need Mageroyal, Stranglekelp, Liferoot, Kingsblood and Goldthorn.
While leveling Alchemy to 300, you will need Goldthorn, Wild Steelbloom, Khadgar’s Whisker, Sungrass, Purple Lotus, Blindweed, Golden Sansam, and Mountain Silversage. I recommend you buy these herbs off the Auction House. If you’re short on gold, learn how to make it by reading this guide.
In this section you’ll follow the easiest/cheapest path to 350 Alchemy, which requires Golden Sansam and Felweed from Hellfire Penninsula. Ragveil and Dreaming Glory from Zangarmarsh and Netherbloom from Netherstorm. As always though, it’s easier and faster to simply buy what you need off of the Auction House.
For this section of the guide you’ll most likely be able to buy all of the supplies you require on the Auction House, which is a great time saver but not so great on your gold supply. If you’d like to save time, instead of looking for herbs, but don’t have much gold please look at this guide. You’ll be using Goldclover, Talandra’s Rose, Tiger Lily, Adder’s Tongue, Icethorn, Lichbloom, and Cinderbloom for these levels.
Once your Alchemy is 400 you can make Indestructible Alchemist’s Stone, Mercurial Alchemist’s Stone, and Mighty Alchemist’s Stone, which you may find useful for yourself (they require Alchemy to use). You can also begin using Northrend Alchemy Research to start discovering new recipes every day.
This section is dedicated to Illustrious Alchemy in Cataclysm. This is what you’ll have to go through to level up your Alchemy to 525. If you’d like to save time, instead of looking for herbs, but don’t have much gold please look at this guide. The mats you need for this section are: Cinderbloom, Stormvine, Azshara’s Veil, Heartblossom, Volatile Life, Twilight Jasmine, Whiptail, Hessonite, Nightstone, Zephyrite, and Alicite.
This section is dedicated to Zen Master Alchemy in Mists of Pandaria. This is what you’ll have to go through to level up your Alchemy to 600. If you’d like to save time, instead of looking for herbs, but don’t have much gold please look at this guide. The mats you need for this section are: Rain Poppy, Green Leaf, Snow Lily, Golden lotus, Fool’s Cap.
For the first recipe you will need to make Alchemist’s Rejuventation until you procs Mad Hozen Elixir, Virmen’s Bite, Flask of Spring Blossoms, and Master Mana Potion.
Welcome to Alchemy 600!
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