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WoW Alchemy Guide  


By Brett Ganning


In this WoW Alchemy Guide, you’re going to learn all about the profession of alchemy in the World of Warcraft. 


WoW Alchemy and Herbalism


Alchemy is one of the primary professions and should be done in tandem and supported with the Herbalism profession. Why? Because alchemists mix herbs to make healing potions, mana potions, elixirs, and other concoctions. Herbalists collect and gather herbs used in alchemical brews. Herbalism makes it possible for alchemists to gather herbs for making potions instead of buying the herbs from the auction house which is costly and time consuming. Almost every alchemy recipe requires them, and many potions need more than one type of herb to make. 


Any WoW Alchemy Guide worth its salt will recommend to be both an alchemist and a herbalist for maximum benefit. 


The Apprentice Alchemist


All professions begin at the Apprentice level, so seek out a suitable alchemy trainer to learn new alchemy recipes and increase skill levels. Trainers can be found in all major cities.


At the outset of the game, alchemists and herbalists will naturally only be able to execute the most basic abilities. For example, a beginner alchemist can only blend the basic and weaker potions, such as the minor healing potion. As skill levels increases, alchemists are able to undergo additional training from various trainers from which they learn how to mix better and more powerful potions and elixirs. Skill levels rise by repeatedly performing the basic tasks. 


The game uses a system of augmenting skill levels where several tasks become regular at a certain point. Mixing lower level potions will add to the skill level of an Apprentice. As ability progresses, however, lower tasks can only add little benefits to the character or none at all. Once higher level tasks are available to the skilled alchemist when characters advance into the game, beginner level tasks become useless. 


WoW Alchemy Trainers


Asking around as well as exploring the world can help in finding alchemy trainers. NPC trainers of alchemy from the Alliance and the Horde have titles that represent them depending on their skill levels. This also includes the neutral alchemists. They are all categorized as Alchemy Trainers, Master Alchemy Trainers, and Grandmaster Alchemy Trainers.


Neutral Alchemy Trainers can be found in Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale and at Razorfen Downs. Neutral Master Alchemy Trainers are in the Lower City at Shattrath City. Grand Master Alchemy Trainers are located in the Argent Tournament Grounds in Icecrown, and at the Agronomical Apothecary and Magus Commerce Exchange in Dalaran. 


Alliance Alchemy Trainers can be located in Thelsamar in Loch Modan, in the Vault of Lights at Exodar, Dolanaar in Terdrassil, east of the Stormwind Gates in Elwynn Forest, Azure Watch in Azuremyst Isle, at Tinkertown in Ironforge, Mage Quarter in Stormwind, Silverwind Refuge in Ashenvale, at the Craftsmen’s Terrace in Darnassus, at Theramore Isle in the Dustwallow Marsh, and at Feathermoon Stronghold in Feralas.


Master Alchemy Trainers of the Alliance are found in Honor Hold in the Hellfire Peninsula. Alliance Grand Master Alchemy Trainers are in Valiance Keep in Borean Tundra and at Valgarde in Howling Fjord. 


Alchemy Trainers of the Horde can be found in Drag in Orgrimmar, Sen’jin Village in Durotar, Sartheril’s Haven in Eversong Woods, Tarren Mill at Hillsbrad Foothills, in Brill at Tirisfal Glades, at Middle Rise in Thunder Bluff, the Apothecarium in Undercity, Court of the Sun in Silvermoon City, and in Stonard at Swamp of Sorrows.


Horde Master Alchemy Trainers are in Agmar’s Hammer and Venomspite in Dragonblight and Thrallmar in Hellfire Peninsula. Horde Grand Master Alchemy Trainers are located in Warsong Hold in Borean Tundra and at Vengeance Landing in Howling Fjord. 


Alchemist Leveling


Apprentices must be at a level no lower than 5. Apprentice alchemists can have a maximum of 75 skill points. Apprentices can start learning the Journeyman level with the suitable trainer when they reach 50 skill points.


Next is the Journeyman level. A level of 10 is needed to become a Journeyman. They can gain 150 skill points maximum but can learn the Expert stage with the right trainer at 125 points.


The third stage is the Expert stage. This stage requires level 20. Experts can have a maximum of 225 points. They can begin training for the Artisan level with the appropriate trainer when they reach 200 points.


The fourth stage is the Artisan stage. This requires level 35. Artisan alchemists can gain up to 300 maximum skill points. Apprentices, Journeyman, Experts, and Artisans may be trained by Alchemy Trainers or higher. 


This is page 1 of our WoW Alchemy Guide.  To read on and learn about the two highest levels, the Master and the Grand Master levels, the skill levels required, specializations, and more, see World of Warcraft Alchemy Guide (page 2)