Tuesday, November 25, 2008

WTBBlue’s WOTLK Guide to Alchemy 375-450

This is a speed guide and will go over the quickest and cheapest way to level alchemy from 375-450 - with alternative recipes listed whenever it makes sense. Given that none of the professions will be finalized until November 13th this guide will be revised and completed when Wrath of the Lich King is released - however the basic patterns for Alchemy looks pretty complete at the moment so the final build should be similar (if not cheaper to level) to the current beta as of 09/26/2008.

Leveling Guide

From 375-390:
Elixir of Spirit (3 x Talandra's Rose, 1 x Imbued Vial) x 15
(Optional) Crazy Alchemist's Potion (2 x Goldclover, 1 x Imbued Vial) x 15
You can craft either of these depending on which herb's you have more of - however I'd highly recommend the Elixir of Spirit first since Crazy Alchemist's Potions could level you all the way to 430 at the moment

From 390-430:
Crazy Alchemist's Potion (2 x Goldclover, 1 x Imbued Vial) x 64
Woah really? Actually at the moment this will stay yellow till 422 and with the crazy cheap materials, how can you lose? Note that when you hit 422-430 the recipe will be green, so it'll take a lot more crafts per skill up but is still the easiest way to hit 430.

From 430-435:
Transmute: Titanium (2 x Cobalt Bar, 8 x Saronite Bar, 2 x Crystallized Life) x 5
Unfortunately the only way at the moment to move from 430-450 is through transmutes. Titanium Bars at the moment is your only option to move from 430-435.

From 435-440:
Transmute: Earthsiege Diamond (1 x Dark Jade, 1 x Huge Citrine, 1 x Ethernal Fire) x 5
You now learn Transmute: Earthsiege Diamond, which is yellow till 440.

From 440-445:
Transmute: Skyflare Diamond (1 x Bloodstone, 1 x Chalcedony, 1 x Ethernal Air) x 5
You now learn Transmute: Skyflare Diamond, which is yellow till 445.

From 445-450:
Transmute: Ethermal Might (1 x Ethernal Air, 1 x Ethernal Earth, 1 x Ethernal Fire, 1 x Ethernal Water) x 5
Finally you learn Transmute: Ethermal Might, which is yellow till 450.

At 450 you can learn new flasks such as Flask of the Frost Wyrm (125 spell power for 2 hours) and Flask of Endless Rage (180 attack power for 2 hours). Also I'm not going to list the total materials until the expansion is released and the list is finalized since there is no way to stockpile these materials until then anyway.

And for those wondering - it appears that basically all outland elixirs, potions, and flasks will only level you to 380. If you want to stockpile Outland materials to get to 380 that’s fine, but since Elixir of Spirit and Crazy Alchemist's Potion are both so easy to craft it doesn't make much of a difference if you decide to just start with Northrend patterns.

Special Perks for Alchemists

Alchemists get a few perks in WOTLK, the first being an Alchemist Stone trinket (tank - caster - melee). Alchemists also get to use 2 new types of potions - Crazy Alchemist's Potion which gives random buffs and the big one - Endless Potions (Endless Rejuvenation Potion for example) that are potions with an INFINTE supply usable every 3 minutes...and...wait for it...USABLE IN ARENAS.

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