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****Alchemy/Herbalism Guide For The Burning Crusade (300-375)****
*************Based on World of Warcraft V.2.0.8.6403*************
*************Guide Version 1.0 Written on 02/22/2007*************
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****Introduction****
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Now that The Burning Crusade has come, I am here to offer a chance to give alot
of helpful information as well as to answer any possible questions that you
might have. I will do this in the form of a question/answer style to make it
easier to read and comprehend in case you are confused about any of the new
Alchemy/Herbalism items. The section about herbalism is less informative simple
because Herbalism is far less confusing than Alchemy. So without further ado...


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****Alchemy Questions:****
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Q: For starters, what level must I be to learn Grandmaster Alchemy?

A: Level 50 and you need to have Alchemy at 300.

Q: Wait a second. I thought you had to be level 58 to go get in to Outland. How
can you learn GM Alchemy before level 58?

A: Mages get the ability to open a portal to Shattrath and Warlocks can summon
a lower level to Outland. The level requirement is only for actually using The
Dark Portal.

Q: Some of my recipes say they require an Alchemy Lab. Do I have to go to
Scholomance or Stratholme or is there an easier one to get to?

A: Thankfully Blizzard put one in Shattrath (Terrokar Forest). It is in a tower
in the northern section of town. To reach you, you must start off in the Lower
City and go up some ramps. If you can't find it, ask a guard where it is. He
will kindly point it out on your city map.

Q: So what new recipes can I get that are not trainer taught and what skill
level do I need to learn them?

A: The following list contains every single recipe that can be bought (via a
vendor or through rep) and also every recipe that drops.

 Recipe: Flask of Chromatic Resistance
Skill Requirement: 300  - Type: Rep. Purchase - Lower City - Exalted
(Shattrath)

 Recipe: Flask of Distilled Wisdom
Skill Requirement: 300 - Type: Rep. Purchase - Cenarion Expedition - Exalted
(Zangarmarsh)

 Flask Of Supreme Power
Skill Requirement: 300 - Type: Rep. Purchase - Keepers Of Time - Exalted
(Tanaris/Caverns Of Time)

 Recipe: Flask of the Titans
Skill Requirement: 300 - Type: Rep. Purchase - The Sha'tar - Exalted
(Shattrath)

 Recipe: Elixir of Camouflage
Skill Requirement: 305 Can be purchase from the following people as a normal
vendor item
-Allerian Stronghold (Terrokar Forest) - NPC Name: Leeli Longhaggle (Trade
Goods)
-Honor Hold (Hellfire Peninsula) - NPC Name: Alchemist Gribble (Grandmaster
Alchemist)

 Recipe: Sneaking Potion
Skill Requirement: 315 - Type: Vendor - Allerian Stronghold (Terrokar Forest)
- NPC Name: Leeli Longhaggle (Trade Goods)

 Recipe: Elixir of Major Frost Power
Skill Requirement: 320 - Type: Vendor - Telredor (Zangarmarsh) - NPC Name:
Haalrun (Alchemy Supplies)

 Recipe: Insane Strength Potion
 Skill Requirement: 320 - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Elixir of the Searching Eye
 Skill Requirement: 325 - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Elixir of Major Agility
Skill Requirement: 330 - Type: Rep. Purchase - Honor Hold - Honored (Hellfire
Peninsula)

 Recipe: Fel Strength Elixir
 Skill Requirement: 335 - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Shrouding Potion
Skill Requirement: 335 - Type: Rep. Purchase - Sporeggar - Exalted
(Zangarmarsh)

 Recipe: Super Mana Potion
Skill Requirement: 340 - Type: Vendor - Telredor (Zangarmarsh) - NPC Name:
Haalrun (Alchemy Supplies)

 Recipe: Fel Regeneration Potion
 Skill Requirement: 345 - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Elixir of Major Firepower
Skill Requirement: 345 - Type: Rep. Purchase - The Scryers - Revered
(Shattrath)
Note: If you chose Aldor instead of Scryer, there is no way to get this without
changing your rep via quests designed to reverse your rep between the two.

 Recipe: Elixir of Major Defense
Skill Requirement: 345 - Type: Vendor - Telredor (Zangarmarsh) - NPC Name:
Haalrun (Alchemy Supplies)

 Recipe: Destruction Potion
 Skill Requirement: 350  - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Elixir of Major Shadow Power
Skill Requirement: 350  - Type: Rep. Purchase - Lower City - Revered
(Shattrath)

 Recipe: Haste Potion
 Skill Requirement: 350 - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Heroic Potion
 Skill Requirement: 350 - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Transmute Primal Air to Fire
Skill Requirement: 350 - Type: Rep. Purchase - The Sha'tar - Revered
(Shattrath)

 Recipe: Transmute Primal Earth to Water
Skill Requirement: 350 - Type: Rep. Purchase - Sporeggar - Revered
(Zangarmarsh)

 Recipe: Transmute Primal Fire to Earth
 Skill Requirement: 350 - Type: Rep. Purchase - Kurenai - Revered (Nagrand)

 Recipe: Transmute Primal Might
Skill Requirement: 350 - Type: Vendor - Shattrath (Terrokar Forest) - NPC
Name: Skreah (Alchemy Supplies)

 Recipe: Transmute Primal Water to Air
Skill Requirement: 350 - Type: Rep. Purchase - Cenarion Expedition - Revered
(Zangarmarsh)

 Recipe: Alchemist's Stone
Skill Requirement: 350 - Type: Rep. Purchase - The Sha'tar - Revered
(Shattrath)

 Recipe: Major Dreamless Sleep Potion
Skill Requirement: 350 - Type: Vendor - Allerian Stronghold (Terrokar Forest)
- NPC Name: Leeli Longhaggle (Trade Goods)

 Recipe: Transmute Earthstorm Diamond
Skill Requirement: 350 - Type: Rep. Purchase - Cenarion Expedition - Honored
(Zangarmarsh)

 Recipe: Transmute Skyfire Diamond
Skill Requirement: 350 - Type: Rep. Purchase - Honor Hold - Honored (Hellfire
Peninsula)

 Recipe: Elixir of Major Mageblood
 Skill Requirement: 355 - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Fel Mana Potion
 Skill Requirement: 360 - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Major Arcane Protection Potion
 Skill Requirement: 360 - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Major Fire Protection Potion
 Skill Requirement: 360 - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Major Frost Protection Potion
 Skill Requirement: 360 - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Major Holy Protection Potion
 Skill Requirement: 360 - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Major Shadow Protection Potion
 Skill Requirement: 360 - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Major Nature Protection Potion
Skill Requirement: 360 - Type: Rep. Purchase - Cenarion Expedition - Exalted
(Zangarmarsh)

 Recipe: Elixir of Empowerment
 Skill Requirement: 365 - Type: Drop

 Recipe: Ironshield Potion
 Skill Requirement: 365 - Type: Drop

Q: I heard Alchemist can now specialize just like how leatherworkers and
engineers could. How does that work?

A: Well, for one thing, its nothing like how any profession can specialize.
Instead of getting any new recipes, we simple get a chance of getting a bonus
item of whatever type you are making. For example, if you specialize in potions
and you made a Ironshield Potion, there would be a chance that an extra would
get made and not cost any extra materials. The three types of Specializations
are Potions, Elixers, and Transmutes.

Q: So how do I go about getting specialized?

A: Before I answer that, I suggest you ask yourself this question "What do I
make the most and what would benefit me the most?" If you make and use potions
alot, then I might suggest going in to that. If you like to use elixers alot to
buff yourself or to hand out to others to buff themselves, then elixers would
be an even better choice. If you find that you do alot of transmutes for
yourself, friends, guild mates, or even for a profit, this might be the best
choice of all.

To answer your question, you first must meet two requirements. Your Alchemy
skill needs to be 375 and your level must be at least 68.

Master of Potions - Allows an Alchemist to sometimes create an additional
potion when brewing high level potions
Starts with Quest from Lauranna Thar'well at Cenarion Refuge in Zangarmarsh
Quest sends you to The Botanica in Tempest Keep to retrieve The Botanist's
Field Guide from High Botanist Freywenn
Also requires the Following:
- 5 Super Healing Potions
- 5 Super Mana Potions
- 5 Major Dreamless Sleep Potions

Master of Elixirs - Allows an Alchemist to sometimes create an additional
elixir when brewing high level elixirs
Starts with Quest from Lorokeem (Grand Master Alchemist) in Lower City Shattrath
Quest sends you to Caverns of Time to collect 10 Essences of Infinity from Rift
Lords and Rift Keepers.
Also requires the Following:
- 5 Elixir of Major Defense
- 5 Elixir of Mastery
- 5 Elixir of Major Agility

Master of Transmutation - Allows an Alchemist to sometimes to get greater
results when transmuting materials
Starts with Quest from Zarehvi at The Stormspire in Netherstorm
Quest asks only for the following:
- 4 Primal Might

Q: I heard that Alchemy got a new twist, that we can randomly learn recipes. Is
this true?

A: Yes but don't expect it. The chances of it happening are like 0.0001%. It
was designed to give an alchemist a chance to possibly have a recipe that
someone else might not have. Blizzard did not intend for this to be something
that people should expect to ever see happen (discover new recipe) but rather
it's a nice surprise when it does happen. Given the nature of what alchemist
truly were as tinkerers in a way, it is only fitting that accidents happen and
we can learn new things without meaning to.

Q: So what are these randomly discovered recipes?

A: The recipes below are the ones we can randomly discover.
-Flask of Mighty Restoration
-Transmute Primal Life to Primal Earth
-Flask of Fortification
-Flask of Arcane Fortification
-Flask of Shadow Fortification
-Flask of Relentless Assault
-Transmute Primal Earth to Primal Life
-Flask of Relentless Assault


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****Herbalism Questions:****
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Q: What is Mana Thistle?

A: Mana Thistle is a new herb that can only be obtained in areas that require
flight form or a flying mount to reach. It is used in the new major protection
potions.

Q: Where can I find Fel Lotus and what is it used for?

A: Fel Lotus is simple the Black Lotus of Outland. it is used in the new Flasks
whose recipes can only be randomly discovered (see above list for what recipes
can randomly be discovered). Fel Lotus is also not something that will ever be
found openly on the ground. It is randomly found with other herbs in Outland,
not unlike how Swiftthistle can be found with some herbs on Azeroth.

Q: What is a Mote of Life/Mana and why am I finding it with my herbs?

A: Consider it a bonus for your profession. Miners often can find Motes of
Earth when they mine Ores. From what I have seen, Motes of Life can be found
with almost any herb in Outland. I do know that when you pick Mana Thistle, you
can find Motes of Mana instead.

Q: I was in Zangarmarsh and when I killed one of the giants in The Spawning
Glen, it looked like I could skin it using Herbalism. Was I just seeing things
or was this correct?

A: It is true. You can skin certain things that might seem plant like in
nature. The Spawning Glen, The Dead Mire, and Underbog are a few spots I know
of for certain that have these type of creatures. You can often find various
herbs or just find various mushrooms or even Unidentified Plant Parts which are
used for a quest in Cenarion Refuge that is repeatable (until you reach
Honored). Though it requires herbalism to skin these things, you will not earn
any skill points from doing so.

Q: Why is Ancient Lichen so hard to find?

A: Blizzard made it one of those herbs that appear solely in instances. The
only other way to get Ancient Lichen is to skin things mentioned in the answer
above. Also note that Netherbloom can only be found in Netherstorm and The
Botanica. Nightmare Vine can only be found in Shadowmoon Valley.

Q: I just found a Flame Cap but I have never seen it listed on any recipe.
What's the deal with it?

A: It is just a nice little bonus we can find laying around on the ground from
time to time. If you really want, give it to a  mage (who chose fire as their
talent) or give it to a warlock. They will really thank you for it.

Q: Woah, an herb I just picked gave me a buff/debuff. How come?

A: I think Blizzard wanted to add to the fun of being an Herbalist by adding a
buff to Dreaming Glory (Gain 30 health every 5 seconds for 30 mins. On the flip
side, if you pick Netherbloom, it can debuff you or buff you. When it does, it
will either plus or minus 50 to a single stat and last for 15 minutes.
Nightmare Vine places a dot (damage over time spell) on you that can hurt you
(100 dmg per second for 10 seconds). Mana Thistle, when picked, will restore
mana to you. The amount is random.


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****Special Thanks To:****
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Allakhazam (http://wow.allakhazam.com/) - Your database has always been the
most helpful, even back when I played Everquest.
Wowhead (http://www.wowhead.com/) - A fairly new site I recently found and its
a no frills complete database thats nice.
Curse Gaming (http://wow-en.curse-gaming.com/) - One of the safest and best
places to get add-on tools for Wow.
Guardians Of Arathor - You guys rock. Thanks for all of the help.
My fiancee - She puts up with my raids, hours spent in instances, and
everything else. Hope you like your epic mount.
and lastly,
Blizzard - For making an addictive yet fun game even better with The Burning
Crusade

A special shout out goes to - Yola, Sellani, Moonfairy, Seltry, and Damidar.
You have always been great to me.

If you wish to contact me with further questions, comments, or to correct any
mistakes I made
I can be reached at freemanhikaru@yahoo.com

Antilucid
02/22/2007

I will post an update that lists the materials needed for each recipe as well
as any new information I get in the weeks to come.

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