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Garrison: Alchemy Lab Guide (WoD 6.2)

Last updated on Feb 24, 2015 at 09:32 by Damien 2 comments

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The Alchemy Lab is a Small Garrison building that Alchemists and Non-Alchemists can use to craft Draenor-specific Alchemy recipes.

While we explain, in this article, how to unlock all levels of the Alchemy Lab, you may be interested in our guide to unlocking all the Garrison buildings. We also have a guide to leveling Alchemy in Draenor.

1. Main Perks

For Alchemists, the main perk of the Alchemy Lab is that it allows you to create a maximum of 12x Alchemical Catalyst Icon Alchemical Catalysts per day, in addition to the 10x you can already craft with Alchemical Catalyst Icon Alchemical Catalyst (less with an Alchemy skill lower than 700). These extra Catalysts are really useful, because they allow you to make more Draenor potions and flasks, which means you make more money off the Auction House. The Alchemy Lab is also where you buy your Draenor-specific Alchemy recipes.

For Non-Alchemists, the main perk of the Alchemy Lab is that the resident Alchemist of the lab can craft most of the Draenor-specific Alchemy recipes for you, with the exception of the Greater Flasks.

2. Description

Level Cost Perks
Level 1
  • 150x Gold
  • 50x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Allows the production of Alchemy items and work orders.
Level 2
  • 300x Gold
  • 100x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Allows followers with the Alchemy trait to work here, granting a unique bonus. Also allows up to 14 work orders at one time.
Level 3
  • 500x Gold
  • 300x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Allows up to 21 work orders at one time.

3. Unlocking the Alchemy Lab

In this section, we are going to tell you how to unlock the Alchemy Lab, Level 1, 2, and 3.

3.1. Unlocking the Alchemy Lab, Level 1

The Alchemy Lab Level 1 is unlocked when you upgrade your Town Hall to Level 2.

Alchemists can build this building with a Town Hall Level 1, because they have a chance to loot Mysterious Flask Icon Mysterious Flask (Alliance) and Mysterious Flask Icon Mysterious Flask (Horde). This item drops from humanoid mobs around Draenor and starts a quest line that eventually rewards the plan to build the Alchemy Lab, Garrison Blueprint: Alchemy Lab, Level 1 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Alchemy Lab, Level 1, and A Treatise on the Alchemy of Draenor Icon A Treatise on the Alchemy of Draenor, which teaches basic Draenor recipes that can be used to level up the profession.

If you are an Alchemist and the quest item does not drop for you, then you can buy your A Treatise on the Alchemy of Draenor Icon A Treatise on the Alchemy of Draenor for 100 Gold from the Alchemist at your Alchemy Lab, after upgrading your Town Hall to Level 2.

3.2. Unlocking the Alchemy Lab, Level 2

Garrison Blueprint: Alchemy Lab, Level 2 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Alchemy Lab, Level 2 is sold by the blueprint vendor at your Garrison once you reach level 96 or once you complete your Talador Outpost. You can buy it with 750 Gold. You can also buy it from the blueprint vendor in Ashran without restrictions with an Outpost Building Assembly Notes Icon Outpost Building Assembly Notes, which can only be obtained twice, once when questing in Gorgrond and once when questing in the Spires of Arak. so the purpose of this Below, you will find the Alliance and Horde vendors.

Vendor Faction Location Cost
Sparz Boltwist Alliance Garrison, next to Architect Table 750 Gold
Kinkade Jakobs Alliance Ashran, next to Flightmaster 1x Outpost Building Assembly Notes Icon Outpost Building Assembly Notes
Rezlak Horde Garrison, next to Architect Table 750 Gold
Torgg Flexington Horde Ashran, next to Flightmaster 1x Outpost Building Assembly Notes Icon Outpost Building Assembly Notes

3.3. Unlocking the Alchemy Lab, Level 3

Garrison Blueprint: Alchemy Lab, Level 3 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Alchemy Lab, Level 3 is a reward from completing the Working More Orders Icon Working More Orders achievement, which requires you to complete 250 Work Orders at your Garrison. This achievement is account-wide.

Once you complete the achievement, the blueprint is not directly handed over to you. You still need to buy it from Sparz Boltwist (Alliance) or Rezlak (Horde) for 1,000 Gold.

4. Work Orders

Work Orders are unlocked with your Alchemy Lab Level 1 and allow you to create Alchemical Catalyst Icon Alchemical Catalysts. A Work Order takes 4 hours to complete and transforms 5x Frostweed Icon Frostweed into 1x Alchemical Catalyst Icon Alchemical Catalyst (2x with a level 100 follower assigned to the Alchemy Lab). This means that you can complete a maximum of 6 Work Orders per day for a total yield of 6 to 12 Alchemical Catalysts.

4.1. Unlocking Work Orders

When you first build the Alchemy Lab on a character, the resident Alchemist at the lab gives you Your First Alchemy Work Order. To complete it, talk to the Alchemist's Assistant and give the required 5x Frostweed Icon Frostweed. The small box outside the Alchemy Lab should activate immediately and you can loot the Alchemy Work Order Icon Alchemy Work Order that you need to turn in to complete the quest. Doing so rewards you with 5x Alchemical Catalyst Icon Alchemical Catalysts.

4.2. Increasing Yield

After upgrading the Alchemy Lab to Level 2, you can assign a follower with the Alchemy Icon Alchemy trait to work at the Alchemy Lab. The higher the level of your follower, the higher the chance that the Work Order will generate 2 Alchemical Catalysts instead of only 1. With a level 100 follower, you are guaranteed to get 2 Alchemical Catalysts.

While working at the Alchemy Lab, your follower receives experience for every Work Order completed.

4.3. Increasing Queue Size

You can queue up to a certain number of Work Orders, depending on your Alchemy Lab's level (7 at Level 1, 14 at Level 2, 21 at Level 3).

Having a Storehouse Level 3 increases the maximum number of Work Orders by 15, which means a maximum of 22 Work Orders at Level 1, 29 at Level 2, and 36 at Level 3.

Being able to queue more Work Orders does not increase your yield, but it does allow you to let more time pass before you have to go back to the Alchemy Lab to refill your queue of Work Orders.

4.4. Cost Comparison Between Work Orders and Alchemy Recipe

Alchemical Catalyst Icon Alchemical Catalyst costs 20x Frostweed Icon Frostweed and 10x Blackrock Ore Icon Blackrock Ore and produces between 4 and 10 Alchemical Catalyst Icon Alchemical Catalysts, depending on your Alchemy skill. Below level 600, you only produce 4. Between level 600 and 700 the yield slowly increases to reach 10 at level 700.

Work Orders cost 5x Frostweed Icon Frostweed and produce between 1 and 2 Alchemical Catalyst Icon Alchemical Catalysts. With no follower or a level 90 follower, you produce only 1. The closer your follower is to 100, the higher the chance that the yield will be 2. With a follower level 100, you always produce 2.

Regardless of how you create an Alchemical Catalyst, the cost is more or less the same. This is due to the fact that having a Mine Level 1 and a Herb Garden Level 2, with a follower assigned to it, will provide you with more than the 50x Frostweed Icon Frostweed and 10x Blackrock Ore Icon Blackrock Ore that you will need every day to craft Alchemical Catalyst Icon Alchemical Catalyst and start 6 Work Orders at your Alchemy Lab.

5. Resident Alchemist

The Alchemist at the Alchemy Lab interacts with you in one of two ways, depending on whether or not you have the Alchemy profession.

5.1. For Alchemists

Buying the Draenor Alchemy recipes from the Alchemist in your Alchemy Lab is the only way to obtain them. Each recipe costs a number of Secret of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secrets of Draenor Alchemy. You can make one of these items every day using the Secrets of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secrets of Draenor Alchemy Alchemy recipe, which costs 5x Frostweed Icon Frostweed. The table below lists all of the recipes you can buy and the amount of Secrets of Draenor Alchemy it costs to buy them (though some of them only require Gold).

Recipe Cost
A Treatise on the Alchemy of Draenor Icon A Treatise on the Alchemy of Draenor 100 Gold
Recipe: Draenic Agility Potion Icon Recipe: Draenic Agility Potion 9 Gold
Recipe: Draenic Intellect Potion Icon Recipe: Draenic Intellect Potion 9 Gold
Recipe: Draenic Channeled Mana Potion Icon Recipe: Draenic Channeled Mana Potion 9 Gold
Recipe: Draenic Strength Potion Icon Recipe: Draenic Strength Potion 9 Gold
Recipe: Draenic Armor Potion Icon Recipe: Draenic Armor Potion 9 Gold
Small Pouch of Coins Icon Small Pouch of Coins 1x Secret of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secret of Draenor Alchemy
Recipe: Transmorphic Tincture Icon Recipe: Transmorphic Tincture 1x Secret of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secret of Draenor Alchemy
Recipe: Draenic Rejuvenation Potion Icon Recipe: Draenic Rejuvenation Potion 1x Secret of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secret of Draenor Alchemy
Recipe: Draenic Agility Flask Icon Recipe: Draenic Agility Flask 1x Secret of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secret of Draenor Alchemy
Recipe: Draenic Intellect Flask Icon Recipe: Draenic Intellect Flask 1x Secret of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secret of Draenor Alchemy
Recipe: Draenic Stamina Flask Icon Recipe: Draenic Stamina Flask 1x Secret of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secret of Draenor Alchemy
Recipe: Draenic Strength Flask Icon Recipe: Draenic Strength Flask 1x Secret of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secret of Draenor Alchemy
Recipe: Draenic Philosopher's Stone Icon Recipe: Draenic Philosopher's Stone 1x Secret of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secret of Draenor Alchemy
Recipe: Greater Draenic Agility Flask Icon Recipe: Greater Draenic Agility Flask 5x Secret of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secret of Draenor Alchemy
Recipe: Greater Draenic Intellect Flask Icon Recipe: Greater Draenic Intellect Flask 5x Secret of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secret of Draenor Alchemy
Recipe: Greater Draenic Stamina Flask Icon Recipe: Greater Draenic Stamina Flask 5x Secret of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secret of Draenor Alchemy
Recipe: Greater Draenic Strength Flask Icon Recipe: Greater Draenic Strength Flask 5x Secret of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secret of Draenor Alchemy

Small Pouch of Coins Icon Small Pouch of Coins is not a recipe, but an item that contains a bit of Gold (approximately 2 Gold). This is a way to spend your Secret of Draenor Alchemy Icon Secrets of Draenor Alchemy, once you have acquired all the recipes.

5.2. For Non-Alchemists

For Non-Alchemists, the Alchemist in your Alchemy Lab can craft most of the high-end Draenor Alchemy recipes, except for Draenic Rejuvenation Potion Icon Draenic Rejuvenation Potion, Greater flasks, Draenic Philosopher's Stone Icon Draenic Philosopher's Stone, and Alchemical Catalyst Icon Alchemical Catalyst (which can be obtained only through Work Orders). Crafting an item through your Alchemist costs exactly the same quantity of materials it does when a regular Alchemist crafts it. Some of the recipes are locked until you reach a certain level with the Alchemy Lab (see table below).

Recipe Unlock Level
Crescent Oil Icon Crescent Oil Level 1
Draenic Water Breathing Elixir Icon Draenic Water Breathing Elixir Level 1
Draenic Water Walking Elixir Icon Draenic Water Walking Elixir Level 1
Draenic Mana Potion Icon Draenic Mana Potion Level 1
Draenic Invisibility Potion Icon Draenic Invisibility Potion Level 1
Draenic Living Action Potion Icon Draenic Living Action Potion Level 1
Draenic Swiftness Potion Icon Draenic Swiftness Potion Level 1
Pure Rage Potion Icon Pure Rage Potion Level 1
Draenic Agility Potion Icon Draenic Agility Potion Level 2
Draenic Armor Potion Icon Draenic Armor Potion Level 2
Draenic Channeled Mana Potion Icon Draenic Channeled Mana Potion Level 2
Draenic Intellect Potion Icon Draenic Intellect Potion Level 2
Draenic Strength Potion Icon Draenic Strength Potion Level 2
Draenic Agility Flask Icon Draenic Agility Flask Level 3
Draenic Intellect Flask Icon Draenic Intellect Flask Level 3
Draenic Stamina Flask Icon Draenic Stamina Flask Level 3
Draenic Strength Flask Icon Draenic Strength Flask Level 3

6. Extra Perk from Follower

In addition to increasing your yield of Alchemical Catalyst Icon Alchemical Catalysts, your follower gives you the Alchemy Experiment every day. You can turn it in immediately and receive a number of soulbound Draenic potions of your choice.

7. ChangeLog

  • 24 Feb. 2015: Mentioned that followers working at the Alchemy Lab now gain experience for each completed Work Order. In addition, you can now choose which potions you get from the daily quest that your follower at the Alchemy Lab gives you, but these potions are now soulbound.
  • 14 Nov. 2014: Clarified requirements for Level 2.
  • 13 Nov. 2014: Mentioned that unlocking Level 1 requires a Town Hall Level 2, except for Alchemists who can build an Alchemy Lab Level 1 with a Town Hall Level 1. Also added A Treatise on the Alchemy of Draenor Icon A Treatise on the Alchemy of Draenor to the list of items sold by the Alchemist at the Alchemy Lab.
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