WoW Classic Alchemy Guide: leveling, trainer, recipes

Author: WoWAnalytica
Posted: 10/05/2021

WoW Classic Alchemy Guide

In this guide we would like to present you with a way to make your journey with alchemy, from the start down to the very end, as pleasant and quick as possible.

However, before getting into this WoW Classic Alchemy Guide, you should think about why you want to master this profession. In Classic, alchemy provides the players with many possibilities, including creating:

  • Elixirs, which are long-lasting buffs that mostly improve secondary stats of the character and are lost on death.
  • Potions, which are quick effect-on-use items, such as health or mana potions, however, they are not limited to just replenishing the resources. They can be used frequently due to short cooldowns.
  • Flasks, which are a staple of raiding, these are extremely potent buffs, with long lasting effects that persist through death. However, they usually end-up being on the expensive side to produce or buy due to the rarity of some of the materials used in the manufacturing process.

All of which are indispensable items regardless of the player’s focus or playstyle and as such are bound to be in high demand no matter the time, realm economy or focus.

Moreover, the profession offers an ability to perform transmutations, which allow the player to transform one material into another using some catalysts, which is a skill greatly sought after, especially since it is the only way to obtain Arcanite, which is necessary to craft high-end weapons.

WoW Classic Alchemy Leveling Guide

In making this WoW Classic Alchemy Guide we made it our goal to make it as easy and as cheap as possible. Hence, while some things may depend on your server’s economy, in case you decide to buy the materials on the Auction House, instead of gathering them yourself, they should be generally on the affordable end of the spectrum.

It is important to note that, as you may see, when you open the Alchemy window the recipes are going to be shown in different colors – orange, yellow, green, and gray. These indicate how likely you are to get a skill-up upon completing the recipe – from the first one which guarantees an increase in skill points, to the last one which means that you are not gaining any experience from crafting this recipe.

Generally, it is optimal to craft only orange recipes all the time. However, that is not possible, or even more so, not feasible or profitable. Hence, the numbers and amounts you see in this guide are not going to always be precise and you may need to get a few more reagents depending on how lucky you get.

First of all, you are going to need the following reagents:

Now, for the recipes that you should be doing in order to optimally work towards the goal of leveling up Alchemy, it is important that you follow them closely if you want to be done quickly and for some of those to work.

First thing you want to do is to continue creating Minor Healing Potion until you hit level 60. You can get next level alchemy at 50. This will require:

Next, you are going to use these potions you created before to craft Lesser Healing Potion until you get to level 110. This will require:

Following that, the next recipe is the Healing Potion, which you want to continue doing until level 140. Remember that you can learn Expert level Alchemy at level 125. This will require:

The next recipe is the Lesser Mana Potion that you want to keep brewing until level 155. This will require:

Alternatively, at this point you can also make Fire Oil if you find it more convenient or cheaper for you. This will require:

You could even continue to make Healing Potion if you have a lot of materials, although it will not be exactly optimal.

Afterwards, start crafting Greater Healing Potion until you obtain 185 skill level. These will require:

Optionally, if you made Fire Oil in the previous step, now you can make Elixir of Firepower, using that, as to not waste the materials.

Then you will want to go for Elixirs of Agility to get to level 210. These will require:

Additionally, if you are missing some materials, you can supplement yourself at this point by making some Mana Potion, Lesser Invisibility Potion or even Nature Protection Potion (can be purchased from Alchemist Pestlezugg (Tanaris), Logannas/Bronk (Ferelas), and Glyx Brewright (Stranglethorn Vale).

Subsequently, the next recipe is going to be the Elixir of Greater Defense that you are going to make to hit level 215 and learn the next recipe. This will require:

The aforementioned recipe is the Superior Healing Potion that you want to keep crafting until level 230, with your character becoming able to learn Artisan level Alchemy at 225. Those will require:

Then, for the last few steps before mastering the art of Alchemy, you will want to craft some Elixir of Detect Undead to get to level 250. This will require:

Next, some Elixir of Greater Agility to get to level 265 and unlock the next big recipe. This will require:

Instead, if you have problems with acquiring the materials, you can just continue on making the Elixir of Detect Undead.

Following which, you want to start making Superior Mana Potion to obtain level 285. If you don’t have a recipe for those, it is sold by Ulthir in Darnassus and Algernon in the Undercity. This will require:

Lastly, you are going to make some Major Healing Potion, the recipe for which is sold by Evie Whirlbrew in Winterspring at Everlook, to get to the pinnacle of Alchemy and finish this WoW Classic Alchemy Guide. This will require:

Having followed all of those steps, you should now be at maximum level of Alchemy, where the only issue left is to acquire the necessary recipes and the materials to craft whatever you think is necessary to you. Do note that some of the recipes mentioned in the guide are limited supply items, and as such if a vendor runs out of the item, you have to wait for it to be in stock again.

Alchemy Trainer

One of the important things to remember when it comes to professions is that they also have certain ranks, these are: Apprentice, Journeyman, Expert, and Artisan. This will be especially important if you want to follow our WoW Classic Alchemy Guide since during the leveling of the profession you do need to upgrade these ranks in order to be able to gain more skill as well as learn new recipes.

In order to rank your Alchemy up, you are going to need a Trainer, these can be found in various location. Do note that they also have certain ranks, meaning that a trainer in, let’s say, Goldshire, will not be able to teach you Expert or Artisan level Alchemy.

The locations for appropriate Alchemy trainers are:


  • Ainethil: Darnassus (55, 24)
  • Cyndra Kindwhisper: Dolanaar, Teldrassil (57.6, 60.6)
  • Ghak Healtouch: Thelsamar, Loch Modan (37, 49.2)
  • Kylanna Windwhisper: Feathermoon Stronghold, Feralas (32.6, 43.8)
  • Kylanna: Ashenvale (50, 67)
  • Lilyssia Nightbreeze: Mage Quarter, Stormwind (46.4, 79.6)
  • Tally Berryfizz: Tinker Town, Ironforge (67.2, 54.2)
  • Alchemist Mallory: Goldshire, Elwynn Forest (39.8, 48.6)


  • Bena Winterhoof: Thunder Bluff (47, 33)
  • Carolai Anise: Brill, Tirisfal Glades (59.4, 52.2)
  • Miao'zan: Sen'jin Village, Durotar (55.4, 74)
  • Rogvar: Stonard, Swamp of Sorrows (48.4, 55.6)
  • Doctor Herbert Halsey: The Apothecarium, Undercity (48.2, 72.2)
  • Serge Hinott: Tarren Mill, Hillsbrad Foothills (61.6, 19.2)
  • Yelmak: The Drag, Orgrimmar (56.6, 33.2)


  • Jaxin Chong, Booty Bay, Stranglethorn Vale (28, 78)

Expert Alchemy Trainers (Required level 20, 125 Alchemy):

  • Ainethil: Darnassus (55, 24)
  • Kylanna Windwhisper: Feathermoon Stronghold, Feralas (32.6, 43.8)
  • Rogvar: Stonard, Swamp of Sorrows (48.4, 55.6)
  • Doctor Herbert Halsey: The Apothecarium, Undercity (48.2, 72.2)

Artisan Alchemy Trainers (Required level: 35, 200 Alchemy):

  • Kylanna Windwhisper: Feathermoon Stronghold, Feralas (32.6, 43.8)
  • Rogvar: Stonard, Swamp of Sorrows (48.4, 55.6)

Alchemy Recipes

The most important part of this WoW classic alchemy guide is what most craftsman consider most important for their professions – recipes. In Alchemy, as with most professions in World of Warcraft, the basic recipes are taught by trainers, while some of the more potent and rare ones must be bought, obtained through a quest, or dropped from powerful monsters.

Below is a list of all the recipes, along with the skill level required to learn them, divided by source and type.

The recipes taught by trainers are:




Next are the recipes that can be obtain from different vendors or as rewards from different quests:

Next on the table, are the recipes obtained from different drops, be it world drops, boss drops or drops from particular monsters.

For the last set of consumables, we left the most important ones – the flasks. These are potent and long-lasting buffs that persist through death, making them extremely useful when raiding, however, do remember that only one of those can be active at the same time.

  • Recipe: Flask of Chromatic Resistance – which increases resistance to all schools of magic by 25 for 2 hours. Dropped by Gyth in the Blackrock Spire.
  • Recipe: Flask of Distilled Wisdom – which increases the mana by 2000. Considered a zone drop in Stratholme.
  • Recipe: Flask of Petrification – which turns the player into stone, rendering them immune to all attacks and spells, but also making them unable to move or attack for 1 minute. The recipe is a rare world drop.
  • Recipe: Flask of Supreme Power – which increases the spell damage and effects by a maximum of 150. The recipe is obtained by killing Ras Frostwhisper in Scholomance.
  • Recipe: Flask of the Titans – which increases the maximum health by 1200. Obtained from General Drakkisath in Blackrock Spire.

The last noteworthy part about Alchemy recipes are the Transmutations. This aforementioned ability of Alchemists is an extremely useful 1–2-day cooldown. The way they work is using an Philosopher’s Stone one material can be transformed into another. The available recipes are nine elemental transmutations and three precious metal transmutations:

Overall, alchemy is a very interesting profession, although some recipes may seem hard to get, they tend to come your way when you least expect them to. Moreover, it can be a very profitable profession if you decide to sell the products of your work, or alternatively it can make you very popular with your guild. Either way, we hope that this WOW classic alchemy guide helped you on your way to glory.

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