Classic Alchemy Profession Guide

Last updated on Dec 05, 2020 at 21:20 by Seksixeny 5 comments

Alchemy creates many of the important consumables in Classic, including Flasks. Its transmutes are also required for high level crafts of other professions, such as Blacksmithing's Lionheart Helm. In this guide, we focus on the important items that this profession offers.

If you were looking for TBC Classic advice, please refer to our TBC Classic Alchemy leveling guide.



Alchemy allows you to create some of the most popular and powerful consumables in WoW Classic. Getting many of these consumables is critical if you want to be competitive in PvP or PvE, and it will be convenient to be able to make them yourself.

Potions, such as Free Action Potion Icon Free Action Potion or Major Healing Potion Icon Major Healing Potion, grant you many different sorts of benefits instantly, and have a very short duration, if they have a duration at all.

Elixirs, such as Greater Arcane Elixir Icon Greater Arcane Elixir, typically grant you a powerful stat buff for a prolonged amount of time. If you die, you lose this buff, however.

Oils, such as Blackmouth Oil Icon Blackmouth Oil, are used as raw materials for other crafts, such as the aforementioned Free Action Potion Icon Free Action Potion, and usually made from fish.

Flasks, such as Flask of Supreme Power Icon Flask of Supreme Power, work similarly to elixirs, but last longer, persist through death, have bigger effects, and are extremely expensive, due to requiring a lot of materials and one Black Lotus Icon Black Lotus each. They also require an Alchemy Lab to create, such as Ras Frostwhisper's room in Scholomance.

Transmutes, such as Transmute: Arcanite IconTransmute: Arcanite, allow you to convert raw materials into different, much rarer, raw materials. Using the transmute mentioned as an example, the resulting Arcanite Bar Icon Arcanite Bar is used to craft the best gear, and is involved in many of the steps necessary to obtain Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros Icon Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros and Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker Icon Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker!

Almost all of Alchemy's items are consumed when used. The profession mostly requires herbs and fish, such as Stonescale Eel Icon Stonescale Eel, to craft. It is expensive to level and maintain it through the Auction House alone, so pairing it with Herbalism and Fishing is very beneficial, allowing you to farm some of the materials yourself.


Alchemy Trainers and Where to Find Them

You can learn Alchemy from any Alchemy trainer, which are generally found near starting zones and in capital cities. When you arrive at a major city, you can ask any city guard for directions and pick the Alchemy trainer option. This will mark its location on your map, allowing you to easily find them and get your Alchemy skills up to date.


Horde Alchemy Trainers


Alliance Alchemy Trainers


Neutral Alchemy Trainers


How to Quickly Level Alchemy from 1 to 300

In order to level Alchemy efficiently, you will want to craft orange items in your Alchemy menu whenever it is cheap to do so, as it guarantees a skill up per craft. If you cannot craft something orange, yellow is an acceptable alternative, as these usually give skill ups.

Green recipes will rarely grant you a skill point, making them only worth it when the alternatives are scarce or expensive. Also, keep in mind that gray recipes cannot give you a skill point at all.

If you want a more concrete guide on what to level to get from 1-300, check out this Alchemy leveling guide over at


Apprentice and Journeyman

Any Alchemy trainer can train you on these levels of Alchemy. The herbs required are also generally pretty easy to find and cheap.



To level past 150, you need to train at one of these trainers:



In order to unlock 225-300 Alchemy you need to train at one of these trainers:


Notable Craft List and Usage Tips

The full list of Alchemy crafts is extremely extensive, but because their effects do not always stack with higher versions of the same effect, only a few of them are very useful in the end game. We will give a short description of those that meet this criteria.

In the many sub-sections that follow, we will cover many of the recipes you can learn as an alchemist, and go over of a lot of useful information for many of them.


Alchemy Drop and Vendor Recipe List

Due to the sheer amount of Alchemy recipes available in WoW Classic, we will list the main end-game Alchemy items first and foremost, with a full explanation.


Flask List and Recipe Locations


Other Alchemy End-Game Consumables

These Alchemy consumables are all part of an end-game WoW Classic player's life and all of them can be found in our recommended consumables lists, for PvE and for PvP when applicable.

For PvP, the following consumables are useful.

For general stat-buffing, the following are useful.

If you are a tank, you will also require the following recipes.

Recipe: Elixir of Giant Growth Icon Recipe: Elixir of Giant Growth is a special elixir, mostly used for its unique cosmetic effect, which makes you grow physically larger.

Finally, the list would not be complete without Health and Mana recovery potions.

  • Recipe: Major Healing Potion Icon Recipe: Major Healing Potion is sold by Evie Whirlbrew, in Winterspring. When you are about to die and heals are not incoming, this will save your life. You can never have too many!
  • Recipe: Major Mana Potion Icon Recipe: Major Mana Potion is sold by Magnus Frostwake, near the entrance of Scholomance in the Western Plaguelands. Because he is a ghost, you will need to find a way to see him in order to talk to him. The recipe also rarely drops from Darkmaster Gandling. Similarly to the Healing Potion, if your Mana is running low, pop this to get a second lease at casting. You might want to start popping these early on in an encounter, if that will allow you to use it another time during the fight.
  • Because Major Mana Potions tend to be very expensive, consider buying Recipe: Superior Mana Potion Icon Recipe: Superior Mana Potion from Algernon (Horde) or Ulthir (Alliance), which also restore a lot of Mana, for a much more affordable price. Buying Greater Mana Potion Icon Greater Mana Potion can be a last resort for poor healers, but these are rarely profitable to craft due to their frequent drop rate in Stratholme.
  • Consider using Recipe: Greater Dreamless Sleep Icon Recipe: Greater Dreamless Sleep, which can be bought from Rin'wosho the Trader once you hit Friendly with the Zandalar Tribe. These potions restore nearly as much Mana as a perfectly rolled Major Mana Potion guaranteed while costing much less to craft. Their major disadvantage is requiring you to "channel" them for 12 seconds, which can be too long sometimes. Great risk, great potential!

Alchemy Transmutes

The most important transmute of WoW Classic is Transmute: Arcanite IconTransmute: Arcanite, which allows you to create an Arcanite Bar Icon Arcanite Bar every 2 days. This allows you to make gold passively, as long as you remember to use it on cooldown.

The value of the other transmutes (which mostly have 1-day cooldowns) is completely dependent on the market value for each of the raw materials and resulting materials, but is often higher than that of the Arcanite transmute, when taking into account its 2-day cooldown, so make sure to make your calculations every so often to understand where to use your transmute cooldown!

Recipe: Philosopher's Stone Icon Recipe: Philosopher's Stone is sold by Alchemist Pestlezugg, and this allows you to craft Philosopher's Stone Icon Philosopher's Stone, which is required in order to perform any of the transmutes.


Alchemy Spell Protection Potions

These potions protect you from a specific damage type, making them very useful whenever fighting enemies that deal this type of damage. Use the Greater versions for stronger protection, at the cost of more expensive materials.


Alchemy Trainer Recipe List

The following recipes are all learned directly from the Alchemy trainers; among them there are a few important crafts to take note of. The list is ordered by the skill level at which you can learn each item, with lower skill items being listed first.


Alchemy Trainer Oil List


Alchemy Trainer Potion List


Alchemy Trainer Elixir List



  • 05 Dec. 2020: Updated the guide for Phase 6.
  • 28 Jul. 2020: Updated the guide for Phase 5.
  • 09 Oct. 2019: Added Elixir of Giants, Shadow Oil and removed Greater Holy Protection Potion as it is not currently available.
  • 26 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
Show more
Show less