Professions: Alchemy

Alchemy is my go-to for making money on Molten Wow’s WoTLK servers. The trick to making a large amount of money from Alchemy is to have lots of Alchemists. I currently have 45 Alchemists which earn me around 1 million gold a week.

The first step towards this of course levelling Alchemy. To level Alchemy to max (450) your character will need to be level 65 or higher.

This guide has been created by me for use on Molten Wow’s Ragnaros WoTLK server. It is important to note that at the time of writing Ragnaros gives you 5 levels for each skill up and this guide has been created specifically for that.

 Shopping List

First up you need to go shopping! Here is the list of items you need and the quantities you will need.

  • Arthas’ Tears x3
  • Black Vitriol x1
  • Briarthorn x32
  • Bruiseweed x9
  • Deadnettle x6
  • Dreamfoil x12
  • Felweed x18
  • Firebloom x4
  • Frost Lotus x14
  • Goldclover x13
  • Golden Sansam x2
  • Goldthorn x10
  • Gromsblood x7
  • Icethorn x18
  • Iron Bar x4
  • Khadgar’s Whisper x5
  • Kingsblood x5
  • Lichbloom x10
  • Liferoot x4
  • Mageroyal x6
  • Mountain Silversage x3
  • Netherbloom x12
  • Peacebloom x11
  • Plaguebloom x6
  • Purple Lotus x4
  • Saronite Bar x42
  • Silverleaf x11
  • Stranglekelp x4
  • Sungrass x4
  • Talandra’s Rose x2
  • Terocone x9
  • Tiger Lily x4
  • Wild Steelbloom x4

In addition to these herbs you will also need the following Vials which you can purchase from any Reagent vendor.

  • Crystal Vial x16
  • Empty Vial x17
  • Enchanted Vial x5
  • Imbued Vial x31
  • Leaded Vial x20
NOTE: There are 4 recipes (shown in red and marked with **) you will make while they are on yellow (50% chance of gaining a skill level) during this guide. Each of those recipes I have allowed enough mats to created 5x when you only need 1 skill level.

Once you have all the items in the shopping list, it’s time to go to work. My preference is to start in Ironforge but you may wish to begin your training elsewhere (especially if you are Horde!)

The Alchemy trainer in Ironforge is located in the Tinker Town near the entrance to the Deeprun Tram.


Alchemy Trainer Tally Berryfizz in Ironforge

 Alchemy 1-286

1-56 Minor Healing Potion x11

Train Journeyman Alchemist

56-86 Lesser Healing Potion x6

86-91 Lesser Healing Potion x1-5 **

91-121 Elixir of Wisdom x6

121-136 Healing Potion x3

Train Expert Alchemist

136-151 Strong Troll’s Blood Elixir x3

151-156 Elixir of Defense x1

156-176 Greater Healing Potion x4

176-181 Mana Potion x1

181-196 Elixir of Fortitude x3

196-206 Elixir of Agility x2

Train Artisan Alchemist

206-221 Greater Mana Potion x3

221-231 Superior Healing Potion x2

231-246 Elixir of Detect Undead x3

246-256 Elixir of Greater Agility x2

256-266 Elixir of Detect Demon x2

266-271 Mighty Rage Potion x1

271-286 Elixir of the Sages x3

And take a breath! You just levelled most of the way to being an Alchemist.

Now you need to head off to Outland. The best way to get there is to take the Portal to Blasted Lands, then run through the Dark Portal.


The Dark Portal

Alliance Alchemy Trainer in Honor Hold

Alliance Alchemy Trainer in Honor Hold

Alchemy 286-351

Train Master Alchemist

286-291 Major Healing Potion x1

291-301 Greater Arcane Elixir x2

301-316 Adept’s Elixir x3

216-331 Elixir of Mastery x3

331-336 Elixir of Draenic Wisdom  x1

336-341 Super Healing Potion x1

341-346 Elixir of Draenic Wisdom x1-5 **

346-351 Super Healing Potion x1-5 **

And that’s it for Outland, now head to Tanaris. The fastest way to get there is Hearth to Dalaran (if Dalaran isn’t your home, it should be) then run up the stairs in The Violet Citadel and turn left at the top, the take the portal to the Caverns of Time. Take the trek up to Gadgetzan and buy the Philosopher’s Stone recipe. Once you have it, train it and head back to Dalaran (you can use unstuck if your hearthstone is on cooldown).

Philosopher's Stone vendor in Gadgetzan, Tanaris

Philosopher’s Stone vendor in Gadgetzan, Tanaris

The Dalaran Alchemy trainer is located in the center of the Magus Commerce Exchange (where all the other trainers are).


Dalaran Alchemy Trainer

Alchemy 351-450

Train Grand Master Alchemist

351-361 Resurgent Healing Potion x2

361-366 Wrath Elixir x1

366-376 Spellpower Elixir x2

376-381 Lesser Flask of Toughness x1

381-386 Potion of Nightmares x1

386-391 Elixir of Mighty Strength x1

391-396 Elixir of Might Fortitude x1

396-416 Indestructible Potion x4

416-421 Transmute: Titanium x1

421-426 Transmute: Titanium x1-5 **

426-441 Flash of the North x3

441-450 Flask of the Frost Wyrm x2

And that’s it folks! Congratulations on reaching Alchemy 450.

NOTE: Make sure you train the other transmute recipes and accept the quest for Transmute: Cardinal Ruby


I hope this guide was helpful, good luck making money.