Alchemy Masters is a guide that’s all about the alchemy specialisations you can pick from these alchemy trainers Ironforge, Orgrimmar, or Stormwind. After you reach 300 skill points in Vanilla alchemy, you can pick one of the three quests that can give you one specialisation, and you can only pick one per alchemist.
You want to pick one of these three specialisations because they have a chance to proc to make multiple materials from one craft. They can proc into 2, 3, 4, or 5’s.
These specialisations only work for Vanilla, The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, and Mist of Pandaria Alchemy. The maximum procs they can give is five.
You can also find in this guide a few TradeSkillMaster import strings for the crafts and materials.
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Transmutation Master is the first specialisation you want to pick on your alchemist. The transmutations from Vanilla till Mist of Pandaria are the most used in older crafts. You can use them yourself to craft with or sell them on the auction house. All transmutations from Vanilla till Mist of Pandaria have a proc chance of producing 2, 3, 4, or 5’s (Pyrium Bar 3-7) out of one craft. Two of these crafts here share a daily cooldown Pyrium Bar and the Living Steel. That means you can only pick one of these each day. Living Steel has a second transmutation by using 3x Trillium Bars and 3x Spirits of Harmony. Both have a chance to proc.
Always check which craft is cheaper because this can fluctuate from time to time. Some can be smelted as well, like;
What you may also want to check are the vendors that sell these materials for Spirits of Harmony. I recommend always check for the Black Trillium Ore and the White Trillium Ore because they can produce the most value and profit. These are sometimes cheaper to trade with the spirit of harmony than buying them on the auction house: alliance trader and the Horde trader.
Here below are two strings for the transmutes and materials. I also added some extra transmutes to it. If you don’t want to move everyday items in your groups used for these transmutes, don’t forget to disable that while importing the strings.
TradeSkillMaster Import String for the Transmutes.
TradeSkillMaster Import String for the Materials of the Transmutes.
Here below are two strings for the elixirs, flasks, and materials. I also added some extra elixirs and flasks to it. If you don’t want to move everyday items in your groups used for these elixirs or flasks, don’t forget to disable that while importing the strings.
TradeSkillMaster Import String for Crafting Elixirs and Flasks.
TradeSkillMaster Import String for the Materials of Crafting the Elixirs and Flasks.
Potion Master was in the early days an outstanding specialisation to pick. These days it’s not such a great one besides crafting potions used for other crafts and Potion of Treasure Finding. It’s also the one specialisation I don’t recommend picking unless you have a 3rd alchemist that already has the two other specialisations or if they will make them in future expansions functional again. However, there is a TradeSkillMaster string I made for it. Potions can proc in 2, 3, 4, or 5’s.
Here below are two strings for the potions and materials. If you don’t want to move everyday items in your groups used for these potions, don’t forget to disable that while importing the strings.
TradeSkillMaster Import String for Crafting Potions.
TradeSkillMaster Import String for the Materials of Crafting the Potions.
TradeSkillMaster Import String for all the Materials, Elixirs, Flasks, Potions and Transmutes.
Here below, you will find all the strings combined. If you don’t want to move everyday items in your groups used for these specialisations, don’t forget to disable that while importing the strings.
Removing a Specialization
If you want to switch to a specialisation, you will have to remove it first. To remove this, you go to the Spellbook & Abilities (hit P) and go to the tab professions below. Next to your specialisation, you will see a little red button. By clicking it, you will remove your specialisation. Keep in mind that you have the do a specialisation quest again to enable it.
If you have to pick one, then always go for the Transmute Master. It will generate the most value from all specialisations.
I sometimes see people making armies of alchemist transmute masters. Now is that a good thing or bad thing is up to you, but using them only to craft ones a day a Living Steel with 6 Trillium Bars that sells maybe gives 100 gold – 250 gold profit is not the most efficient way. I can use one alchemist and craft multiple Living Steel using the 3 Trillium Bars + 3 Spirits of Harmony and have multiple chances to have procs. Maybe the profit per Living Steel will be only 100 gold, but it’s less time-consuming.