Best Leveling Guide for Alchemy in Dragonflight
This page goes into detail on how to best level Dragonflight Alchemy, which races are best with the profession and special parts of the profession that can be better utilized for efficient leveling.
Best Race for Alchemy in Dragonflight
Before you start leveling, consider the race you are leveling Alchemy with. If you are a Horde player, Goblin will grant you +5 skill points, while Alliance players can be Kul'Tiran for +2 skill points.
While usually irrelevant, having these extra stats can be the difference between being able to craft a top-end item with a higher quality level!
Leveling Alchemy in Dragonflight
Increasing your skill in Dragonflight is done by crafting items that grant skill points as usual, and in order to be efficient, we recommend trying to get as many first-craft bonuses while leveling Alchemy as possible (which also grant experience if you are not at maximum level), and also to get your Alchemy research on new potions and phials going. The research can fail and leave you at 1 health and it will also incur a 4h cooldown when it does so, but it will also provide you with some potions or phials of whatever you discovered, if successful.
Specializing into Potion Experimentation or Phial Experimentation will increase your odds of getting new recipes rather than failing, the quality of the potions obtained from a successful research, and unlock a new research spell with even higher discovery and quality odds as the final point. Researching new recipes, alongside Alchemy Stones, are the longest-lasting skill-up recipes, and you will have to perform them many times in order to reach 100.
Some crafts require special bind on pickup reagents, such as Artisan's Mettle or Spark of Shadowflame. These reagents are heavily time-gated in how they can be obtained, and thus caution should be used on what you use them for, especially early on.
Alchemy Profession Knowledge in Dragonflight
The endgame of Dragonflight Alchemy is in the search for Alchemy Knowledge and using it to unlock Alchemy Specializations, which grant skill, extra crafting secondary stats, teach new recipes, and unlock unique bonuses, such as getting healed or a speed boost when you use a potion.
There are many sources of Alchemy knowledge, split between one-time sources and weekly sources.
The best way to find all the knowledge points you are missing is the Profession Knowledge Tracker Weak Aura, which requires the Weak Auras 2 Addon.
As long as you have the TomTom addon, you can even place markers on your map and arrows pointing to the various knowledge point spots by left clicking the TomTom Waypoints section of the weak aura, and get text directions on what to do to gain each knowledge point by middle-clicking it, instead.
One-Time Alchemy Knowledge Sources in Dragonflight
All First Crafts grant one point of Alchemy knowledge.
You can also get a large knowledge boost by seeking hidden Alchemy-specific treasures and the hidden profession master in the Dragon Isles, with the coordinates for both being easily accessible from the weak aura linked above.
Finally, remember to buy the three knowledge books from the Artisan's Consortium reputation vendor in Valdrakken: Dusty Alchemist's Research, Ancient Alchemist's Research, and Rare Alchemist's Research. They are expensive in Artisan's Mettle, but you will also get some back when using them.
Use a Contract: Artisan's Consortium to speed through the reputation, as it will grant 150 extra reputation per world quest, and the Artisan's Consortium requires very low reputation for each level until the final one. Having higher reputation will also help you get more Artisan's Mettle from your weekly handout, and if you have obtained the ranks required for the books on a different character before, you will be able to buy them on new characters, regardless of their individual reputation status.
Weekly Alchemy Knowledge Sources in Dragonflight
You can also get extra knowledge every week by doing weekly Alchemy quests, turning in any looted Dragon Shard of Knowledge, from buying Inscription-produced Draconic Treatise on Alchemy, and from the Forbidden Reach rares (this can be time / gold consuming, though, as the items needed to summon them are rare drops).
Every time the Darkmoon Faire is active at the start of each month, you will also be able to do a quick quest in there for 3 knowledge points and 3 skill points if you are not yet maxed.
Finally, make sure to kill two specific types of mobs every week (detailed in the knowledge tracker weak aura) for two more knowledge points and loot enough dirt piles (need to have Small Expedition Shovel or Blacksmithing-crafted Sturdy Expedition Shovel in order to see and be able to use them) and expedition scout packs around the world to get two more knowledge points weekly!
- 02 May 2023: Added profession knowledge helper weak aura and information on all knowledge sources.
- 27 Nov. 2022: Page added.
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