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The Ultimate FREE WoW Gold Making Guide: Alchemy

by: MD Weems ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/18/2012 • Leave a comment

The profession of Alchemy can bank you some serious gold - if you know what to do! Here is all you need to know about this profession to make yourself some great money.

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    Alchemy is a profession that doesn't pay out much until you are at a high level with it, such as 250+. While you will be able to sell potions such as defense and healing fairly often, others won't sell at all. But, once you reach higher levels, you can create potions that give extra strength or attack power to weapons and potions that are used in many other professions, such as leatherworking, tailoring, enchanting, and armor. So, you can make a ton of cash after you level this profession.

    Once you hit the 350 mark for your alchemy skills, you open the door to a whole new opportunity in the AH. You will get a quest that will ask you to choose a specialty, either transmutes, potions, or flasks. After you chunk down the ton of gold that it requires to learn one of these, you are then ready to start making the items and selling them on AH for a monster amount of gold. As with any, the mats might cost more, but the resale after the product is completed can earn you 150g or more.

    Now, once you reach this higher level in alchemy, you will find that the cool down time on most of the items, such as the philosopher’s stone, that you need to use is more, such as in the “days” area instead of minutes, but it's well worth it when you consider that you are spending only 1-3g on mats, and getting 20 – 50g in return.

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    Tips for Alchemy

    With the new expansion, the price of mats for alchemy (herbs) has gone sky high. So, if you are considering this profession, then you need to make sure that you pick up Herbalism as well or you will find yourself in the hole on mats you need to make the potions and elixirs.

    Also, with the new expansion, there is now a whole other realm of potions, elixirs, and oils that you can make that will do some great damage, healing, and other buffs. So, this is a great time to pick up this profession. Plus, these higher level potions sell extremely well on the AH right now as everyone is trying to buff up to run the new instances in WoTLK.

    In the next section of this guide, we'll talk about blacksmithing.