Complete Alchemy Guide for WoW Dragonflight

In the Dragonflight expansion, Alchemy, like all other professions, received many changes and new features that players can experience on the Dragon Isles. They included a large number of new recipes and improvements, as well as skill specializations. In this alchemy guide, we will tell you about the main changes, recipes, and ways to develop this profession.

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Why Alchemy is good for WoW Dragonflight

With the launch of the Dragonflight Pre-Patch, professions have been given a deep overhaul that they’ve been in need of for a long time. Specializations, quality of reagents, exclusive secondary characteristics, and skill level were added to them. Professions now affect gameplay more than ever before. With processing in mind, alchemy remains one of the most efficient professions. Both in terms of utility and opportunities to earn gold.

As with every previous expansion, players will have a strong need for alchemy consumables in almost all content types. With the change to potions and flasks (now called flasks), players will be experimenting a lot with different combinations to maximize damage, healing, and defensive stats.

Alchemy has two Specializations that provide useful bonuses for players in addition to the ability to craft various items. Ice Element Potions and Air Element Potions provide their bonus at Knowledge level 15, either by increasing the amount healed or by increasing the movement speed from Dragonflight potions. At Knowledge level 1, these specializations additionally provide a bonus in the form of small healing to the player or an extension of the effect that increases the movement speed, which makes them even more effective for alchemists. A little extra healing and speed can make the difference between a wipe and a boss fight!

Earning gold with alchemy

Specializations brought a lot of changes. Since players now have more freedom to choose a specific development path within a profession, there are more opportunities to find their own niche for earning money, especially at the start of WoW Dragonflight, until all possible talent trees are fully pumped for crafters.

Due to the high demand for consumables, especially during the global race for progress, potions and flasks provide resourceful alchemists with a unique opportunity to earn a lot of gold. The strongest base stat potion, Potion of Greater Elemental Power, becomes soulbound when picked up. This means that alchemists will earn on those who pump other professions.

What can be done with alchemy?

For those who are not familiar with alchemy at all: this profession traditionally allows you to create consumables, cauldrons, alchemy stones, and perform transmutation. From time to time, in new expansions, this profession receives additional bonuses in the form of pets or toys, but not in Dragonflight. However, alchemy remains a good choice. It’s a satisfying crafting experience. And it’s almost entirely focused on producing useful chemistry.

  • Consumables. Potions and vials are the main part of them such as Refreshing Healing Potion, Airy Mana Potion, Vial of Static Enhancement, and Frozen Vial of Defiling Rage. They can be used both in combat and out of combat.
  • Transmutations. Alchemists have long been able to manipulate various reagents, and this tradition will continue in the Dragon Isles. Having a basic reagent, alchemists can turn one (or several) resources into another. For example:- Transmute: Awakened Air, Transmute: Awakened Ice, Transmute: Order into Elements.
  • Boilers. In group content, alchemists can place a cauldron for their entire group to provide everyone with potions. Cauldrons used to give everyone flasks, but in Dragonflight, they’ve changed to give short-term battle potions instead. Examples of some cauldrons: are the Potions of Greater Power Cauldron and Mischievous Spirit Cauldron.
  • Alchemy Stones. A distinctive feature of alchemists. Alchemy stones are accessories that give alchemists unique bonuses. There will be two new gems in this expansion: Swift Alchemist Stone and Sustaining Alchemist Stone.

Learning Alchemy in Dragonflight

Players can learn Dragonflight Alchemy from several NPCs:

  • An’timon in the Winged Refuge Embassy Tavern – Players who already know Alchemy will receive the Dragon Isle Alchemy quest there
  • Gerrac at the Ruby Sanctuary of Life
  • Conflago at the Craftsmen’s Market in Waldrakken
  • Shrireth at the Shadowshrine in the Plains of On’ara
  • Sommelier Zesh at Antonidas’ Camp in the Azure Reach

Leveling alchemy on the Dragon Isles is somewhat different from the usual system of developing professions. The skill of alchemy itself can be pumped from 1 to 100, but at the same time, all available recipes can be learned already at 50 points. After that, relentless alchemists will receive Skill boosts through crafting, allowing them to create potions and flasks of ever better quality.

Alchemy Specializations

With the opening of the Dragon Isles, professions are given a new development in the form of Specializations. Although it’s a bit like the old versions of the specializations (for example, engineers could choose between goblin and gnome engineering), Specializations in WoW Dragonflight give players the freedom to choose which direction to take as a profession. Did you miss the days when one craft could get 14 or more items? Or maybe remember a time when leatherworkers could choose from Leatherworking: Ancestral Traditions, Leatherworking: Elemental Power, and Leatherworking: Dragonscale? Dragonflight’s Profession Specializations leave all of these mechanics behind and give the player the ability to become a master of all Specializations on a single character.

Each profession has its own unique set of Specializations that are thematically related to them and increase the possibilities for crafting and collecting resources. Alchemy is no exception and has access to three specializations: Master Potions Master, Flask Master, and Theory of Alchemy. Collectively, players will have to spend 510 Knowledge Points to max out all Specializations. 155 for the Potions Master, 155 for the Flask Master, and 200 for the Theory of Alchemy.

Potions Master

This specialization focuses on developing the skill of creating potions.

  • Grants bonuses for using Dragon Isle potions, such as increased healing or increased running speed.
  • Unlocks recipes such as Advanced Experiments (Potions) and Potions Cauldron.
  • Increases the general skill of alchemy and also gives a significant increase in Skill, Inspiration, Productivity, and Mass Production.

Flask Master

This specialization increases your crafting abilities and gives you new flask recipes. Flasks in the Dragon Isles are the equivalent of the usual flasks/infusions.

  • Prolongs the action of vials up to 2 hours.
  • Unlocks recipes such as Advanced Experiments (Vials).
  • Increases the general skill of alchemy and also gives a significant increase in Skill, Inspiration, Productivity, and Mass Production.

Alchemy Theory

This specialization focuses primarily on developing the profession’s secondary skills but also grants access to new recipes, improved transmutation, and reduced negative effects from certain types of potions and flasks.

  • Reduces the negative effect of Toxic Potions and Flasks.
  • Unlocks recipes such as Transmute: Elemental Order, Transmute Elemental Decay, and Tribal Salt.
  • Significantly increases the secondary skills of the profession.

A profession talent tree calculator is available on Wowhead so you can better plan your specializations. You can quickly switch between specializations to see what works best for you.

Alchemy Reagents in Dragonflight

In the Dragon Isles, there are only four common types of herbs available to us, which are widely distributed. Instead of a rare herb that sometimes spawns in place of a normal herb, each collected herb has a small chance to be rare and drop additional resources. All types of herbs are found in all locations or sold at auction.

Traditionally, alchemists can perform some transmutations by changing the type of reagents.


  • Hohenweiss is the most common plant found in any area.
  • Bubble poppy – found near water (along rivers, on coasts, in flooded caves).
  • Saxifrage – found in mountainous areas, on ledges, and rocks, but sometimes come across in open valleys.
  • Twisted bark – found in wooded areas.

Created reagents:

  • Primary thickener – mainly used by jewelers to craft items and toys.
  • Omnium Draconis is a combination of all the main herbs of the Dragon Isles, widely used for basic and advanced Vials and Potions.

Personal upon receipt reagents:

  • Master’s Zeal – Alchemists will remember this reagent well. It is necessary for various experiments. Obtained through leveling the Knowledge of the profession.
  • Draconic alchemy solution. Excess potions and flasks can be destroyed with Return Potions. The result is this reagent, which is necessary for experiments.

How does leveling alchemy work in Dragonflight?

In Dragonflight, it is not possible to level up a profession skill as simply as before. Alchemists can only score 50 out of 100 points from recipes available from the merchant. To learn new recipes and raise the skill to 100, you will have to farm fame or use Knowledge points.

What are Knowledge Points?

Knowledge is a new type of currency that can be obtained in the Dragonflight expansion. These points can be spent to develop the Tree of Specialization of your profession.

Recommended recipes for leveling Alchemy

Although this guide aims to optimize the leveling process, there is an element of randomness in the mechanics of alchemy itself in the form of obtaining random recipes through experiments. Therefore, slight deviations are possible. In the long run, this is not critical due to the possibility of obtaining additional Knowledge points when leveling up.

Optimal alchemy skill development from 1 to 50

Reagents for leveling:

Due to the mechanics of Basic experiments (potions), it is impossible to guarantee which recipes will open to you and in what order. Because of this, the list includes only those materials that will definitely be needed at each stage. You definitely will need additional reagents to conduct experiments

  • Awakening Ice x2
  • Awakening Air x1
  • Hohenweiss x34
  • Twisted bark x2
  • Saxifrage x2
  • Bubble poppy x2
  • Omnium draconis x2
  • Dragon Flask x15
  • Refreshing Healing Potion x10
  • Air Mana Potion x5
  • Dragon Alchemy Solution x4
  • Master’s Zeal x10
Skill LevelItemQuantitymaterials
1-7Refreshing Healing Potion2Awakening Ice x2, Dragon Flask x10, Hohenweiss x16
7-10Air Mana Potion1Awakening Air x1, Dragon Flask x5, Hohenweiss x8
10-13Return potions3Refreshing Healing Potion x10, Airy Mana Potion x5
13-15Omnium draconis2Hohenweiss x10, Twisted Bark x2, Saxifrage x2, Bubble Poppy x2
15-17Basic Experiments (Potions) / Basic Experiments (Vials)One of each typeDraconic Alchemy Solution x4, Master’s Zeal x10, Omnium Draconis x2
17-40Any air potion that gives +3 skill. Due to the mechanics of Basic Experiments (Potions), it is impossible to guarantee which recipe you will receive. If you got an Ice Potion recipe instead of an Air Potion, it’s best to continue with Basic Experiments (Potions) until you get something from Potion of Quiet Wind, Potion of Shocking Revelation, and Potion of Gusts of Wind. The latter option is the most preferred, as it is likely to be the cheapest.unpredictableunpredictable
40-50Any “orange” potions. Due to the mechanics of Basic Experiments (Potions), it is impossible to guarantee which recipe you will receive. If only “yellow” recipes are available, it’s best to continue Basic experiments (potions) until you get any “orange” recipeunpredictableunpredictable