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    Grandmaster Alchemy/Herbalism Guide by antilucid

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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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