BFA Alchemy Prep

I have a weird obsession with alchemy and herbalism. It might have to do with all the colorful icons and fun effects you can play around with, but on occasion alchemy can be a real lifesaver. And I’m not talking about saving money on battle potions and flasks, but on all the great utility potions you can create. So I’ve made a list of my favourite potions I’m gonna stack for the BFA launch!


Legion Alchemy

Utility Potions

Skystep Potion
Effect: Increases movement speed by 150% and allows the imbiber to hover. Lasts 8 sec.
Cost: 4x Starlight Rose, 1x Ancient Rejuvenation Potion

Avalanche Elixir
Effect: Falling a great distance will cause you to transform into an avalanche. When you land, deal 1788 damage to all enemies within 5 yards.
Cost: 5x Foxflower, 1x Ancient Mana Potion

Skaggldrynk
Effect: Enter the spirit realm, giving the imbiber invisibility for 18 sec.
Cost: 5x Fjarnskaggl, 1x Ancient Mana Potion

Lightblood Elixir
Effect: Infuses the player with Light energy allowing them to sometimes deal extra damage against demons. Lasts 30 min.
Cost: 15x Astral Glory (Rank 3)

Tears of the Naaru
Effect: Shows the location of all nearby demons on the minimap for 30 min.
Cost: 10x Astral Glory (Rank 3)

For-Shits-and-Giggles Potions

Draught of Raw Magic
Effect: Chug it. (Random Effects)
Cost: 20x Aeithril, 1x Ancient Healing Potion

Draenor Alchemy

Utility Potions

Draenic Swiftness Potion
Effect: Increases movement speed by 70% and swim speed by 200%.  Lasts 8 sec.
Cost: 1x Crescent Oil, 3x Blackwater Whiptail Flesh

Draenic Invisibility Potion
Effect: Gives the imbiber invisibility for 18 sec.
Cost: 1x Crescent Oil, 3x Jawless Skulker Flesh

Draenic Water Walking Potion
Effect: Allows you to walk across water for 10 min.  Any damage will cancel the effect.  Guardian elixir.
Cost: 1x Crescent Oil, 3x Blind Lake Sturgeon Flesh

Draenic Water Breathing Potion
Effect: Allows you to breathe water for 1 hour.
Cost: 1x Crescent Oil, 3x Abyssal Gulper Eel Flesh

Draenic Living Action Potion
Effect: Makes you immune to stun and movement impairing effects for the next 3 sec.  Also removes existing stun and movement impairing effects.
Cost: 1x Crescent Oil, 3x Fat Sleeper Flesh

For-Shits-and-Giggles Potions

Transmorphic Tincture
Effect: Reverses the imbiber’s gender for a short time.
Cost: 1x Crescent Oil, 5x Frostweed

Pandaria Alchemy

Utility Potions

Darkwater Potion
Effect: Transforms you into a Jinyu assassin, increasing movement speed by 70% and swim speed by 200%.  Lasts 8 sec.
Cost: 3x Desecrated Oil

For-Shits-and-Giggles Potions

Desecrated Oil
Effect: Drink the foul liquid. (You become discolored)
Cost: 3x Spinefish

Cataclysm Alchemy

For-Shits-and-Giggles Potions

Potion of Treasure Finding
Effect: Allows you to sometimes find extra treasure from monsters in Mount Hyjal, Vashj’ir, Deepholm, Twilight Highlands and Uldum.  Lasts 1 hour.  Effect persists through death.
Cost: 8x Cinderbloom, 4x Stormvine, 6x Heartblossom, 4x Whiptail

Potion of Illusion
Effect: Transforms the imbiber to look like someone else.
Cost: 3x Volatile Life, 1x Azshara’s Veil

Potion of Deepholm
Effect: Teleports the imbiber to Deepholm.
Cost: x5 Heartblossom

Northrend Alchemy

Utility Potions

Elixir of Water Walking
Effect: Allows you to walk across water for 10 min.  Any damage will cancel the effect. Guardian elixir.
Cost: 3x Ethereal Oil

For-Shits-and-Giggles Potions

Ethereal Oil
Effect: Make yourself translucent for 5 min.
Cost: 2x Glassfin Minnow

Pygmy Oil
Effect: Drink it. (Shrinks you, stacking buff. Chance to turn into pygmy)
Cost: 1x Pygmy Suckerfish

Outland Alchemy

Utility Potions

Shrouding Potion
Effect: Shrouds you from nearby enemies so you seem less threatening to them.
Cost: 3x Ragveil, 1x Netherbloom

Elixir of the Searching Eye
Effect: Increases your stealth detection for 10 min.
Cost: 2x Ragveil, 1x Terocone

Elixir of Camouflage
Effect: Imbiber cannot be tracked for 1 hour.
Cost: 1x Ragveil, 1x Felweed

Azeroth Alchemy

Utility Potions

Living Action Potion
Effect: Makes you immune to stun and movement impairing effects for the next 3 sec.  Also removes existing stun and movement impairing effects.
Cost: 2x Icecap, 1x Mountain Silversage

Free Action Potion
Effect: Makes you immune to stun and movement impairing effects for the next 5 sec. Does not remove effects already on the imbiber.
Cost: 2x Blackmouth Oil, 1x Stranglekelp

Elixir of Detect Demon
Effect: Shows the location of all nearby demons on the minimap for 1 hour.
Cost: 2x Gromsblood

Elixir of Detect Undead
Effect: Shows the location of all nearby undead on the minimap for 1 hour.
Cost: 1x Purple Lotus

Elixir of Dream Vision
Effect: Gives you a dream vision that lets you explore areas that are too dangerous to explore in person.
Cost: 3x Purple Lotus

Invisibility Potion
Effect: Gives the imbiber invisibility for 18 sec.
Cost: 1x Ghost Mushroom, 1x Sungrass

Lesser Invisibility Potion
Effect: Gives the imbiber invisibility for 15 sec.
Cost: 1x Fadeleaf, 1x Wild Steelbloom

Elixir of Greater Water Breathing
Effect: Allows you to breathe water for 1 hour.
Cost: 1x Ichor of Undead, 1x Purple Lotus

Elixir of Water Breathing
Effect: Allows you to breathe water for 30 min.
Cost: 1x Stranglekelp, 2x Blackmouth Oil

Swim Speed Potion
Effect: Increases swim speed by 100% for 20 sec.
Cost: 1x Stranglekelp, 1x Blackmouth Oil

Swiftness Potion
Effect: Increases run speed by 50% for 15 sec.
Cost: 1x Swiftthistle, 1x Briarthorn

Catseye Elixir
Effect: Slightly increases your stealth detection for 10 min.  Guardian Elixir.
Cost: 1x Goldthorn, 1x Fadeleaf

For-Shits-and-Giggles Potions

Elixir of Giant Growth
Effect: You grow larger and your Strength is increased by 6 to match your new size.  Lasts 20 min.  Battle Elixir.
Cost: 1x Deviate Fish, 1x Earthroot

*DISCLAIMER: I’m not 100% sure that all potions works without failure, but I’m fairly certain these can be used even at max level. Check the comment section on Wowhead and see what people have reported.

Battle for Azeroth Alchemy

Once BFA launches, make sure to level up your alchemy and herbalism to get a hold of these utility potions:

Utility Potions

Lightfoot Potion
Effect:
 Increases movement speed by 150%.  Lasts 8 sec.
Cost:
 10x Star Moss (Rank 3)

Sea Mist Potion
Effect: 
Turns the imbiber into a cloud, allowing them to fall slowly from great heights and float over water surfaces. Lasts 1 min. 
Cost:
10x Sea Stalk (Rank 3)

Potion of Concealment
Effect: 
Hides the imbiber from detection as long at they’re standing still. Lasts 3 min. 
Cost:
 10x Siren’s Pollen (Rank 3)

Demitri’s Draught of Deception
Effect: 
The imbiber gains invisibility for 18 sec.
Cost:
5x Sand Shifter, 5x Sea Stalk (Rank 3)

If you’ve finally stacked several of the same type of potion, you can make an easy macro for using them. Example, speed potions:

#showtooltip Lightfoot Potion
/use Lightfoot Potion
/use Skystep Potion
/use Draenic Swiftness Potion
/use Darkwater Potion
/use Swiftness Potion

And so on. You’ll use the potion that’s highest up on the list, and if you’re out of stock on that particular potion, you’ll us the one that’s next on the list, etc.

I hope this give you some inspiration of what you can do with alchemy potions. Many of them are extremely useful for the Battle for Azeroth launch (speed potions, avalanche potion, etc.), while some are purely for fun. I like to stock up on old-world utility potions and I’m having a lot of fun with them myself. So, I hope this post can be inspirational for some alchemists out there. But don’t forget other consumables like Goblin Glider Kits! Gotto get that launch smooooth.

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