Leveling Alchemy 1 – 450, on the cheap

Well Lets see here. Apparently I have this character that I would like to level Alchemy on. Now, like everyone else, I don’t want to spend a ton of money doing it. My solution is to farm up all my own herbs.

Now while this may seem self explanatory, my problem is that I have no Herbalist. One would think that this will leave me with no alternative but to buy all my herbs in the auction house. I figure at current prices it would cost me about 1K gold to level strictly by buying from the auction house. Thats a little on the expensive side.

Well, I will pick some up there if the price is right, but there is another way. By knowing in advance what I am going to need I can take herbalisim on the character who will be the alchemist and farm everything up before hand. Of course that means I need a shopping list.

 

Leveling Alchemy 1 – 450 on the cheap

Notes:

  • Dont forget to train, it wastes materials. I know this from experience.
  • I am making the choices I am because of both skill up potential and resale value. If you are both lucky and patient you could scoop everything up off the AH when it is cheap and resell everything you craft for enough money to have it come out almost even. Even if you are not in it for the long term money anything’s  better than making stuff just to vendor it.
  • Alchemy Apprentice is 1-75
  • Alchemy journeyman is 75-150
  • Alchemy Expert is 150-225
  • Alchemy Artisan is 225-300
  • Specialisation in Transmutation, Elixirs, or Potions is available through a quest at 325 skill. Minimum level 68.
  • Alchemy Master is 300-375
  • Alchemy Grand Master is 375-450
  • If I think of anything else I’ll add it here.

 

Alchemy 1-60

  • 59 x Minor Healing Potion – 59 Peacebloom, 59 Sliverleaf, 59 Empty Vial
  • Keep the  healing potions, you will need them for the next step.

Train

Alchemy 60-140

Train

Alchemy 140-210

Train

Alchemy 210-285

Train

Alchemy 285-360

Train

Alchemy 360-450

This should bring you to 450. congratulations, you can now do 5 of the 6 epic gem transmutes. Pick up the quest for Transmute: Cardinal Ruby from the Alchemy trainer in Dalaran and once you have transmuted one each of the other five types it will open up for you.
 Profit!

 Shopping list (keep in mind you will not get a point every time, I would overstock by 10-20% or so)

  • 74 x Empty Vial
  • 65 x Leaded Vial
  • 99 x Crystal Vial
  • 170 x Imbued Vial
  • 59 x Peacebloom
  • 59 x Silverleaf
  • 80 x Briarthorn
  • 30 x Bruiseweed
  • 15 x Mageroyal
  • 40 x Stranglekelp
  • 30 x Liferoot
  • 30 x Kingsblood
  • 45 x Goldthorn
  • 5 x Wild Steelbloom
  • 70 x Sungrass
  • 15 x Khadgar’s Whisker
  • 4 x Iron Bar
  • 1 x Black Vitriol
  • 4 x Purple Lotus
  • 4 x Firebloom
  • 19 x Arthas’ Tears
  • 40 x Blindweed
  • 75 x Golden Sansam
  • 40 x Mountain Silversage
  • 38 x Felweed
  • 20 x Ragveil
  • 101 x Dreaming Glory
  • 10 x Netherbloom
  • 40 x Nightmare Vine
  • 20 Talandra’s Rose
  • 70 Goldclover
  • 41 Tiger Lily
  • 24 Adder’s Tongue
  • 10 Icethorn
  • 40 Lichbloom
  • 10 Dark Jade
  • 10 Huge Citrine
  • 15 Bloodstone
  • 15 Chalcedony
  • 15 Eternal Air
  • 10 Eternal Fire