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World of Warcraft: Is Alchemy Good in WoW TBC?

As useful as Alchemy can be, you might need a few facts about it first.

There are a lot of players out there who are preparing themselves for what The Burning Crusade has to offer in WoW Classic. Whilst a lot of this entails understanding what attunement methods are needed and farming as much WoW TBC gold as possible, there are some other features you should know about. One such feature is Alchemy, which we will be introducing you to in this article.

About WoW TBC Alchemy

If you are considering using Alchemy on your WoW TBC Classic account, then you’ll want to know more about the ins and outs first. In The Burning Crusade, Alchemy entails distilling ingredients such as herbs to be made into potions, elixirs and more. The skill can also be used if you have raw gems that you want to transmute for the sake of Jewelcrafting. They can also be used to convert elemental Primals into other kinds of Primals.

What Are Cauldrons?

There is a new product available in TBC with Alchemy known as the Cauldron. You have five different kinds of Cauldron, including the Cauldron of Major Fire Protection, Cauldron of Major Frost Protection, Cauldron of Major Nature Protection, Cauldron of Major Shadow Protection and Cauldron of Major Arcane Protection.

You have up to 25 Major protection potions available which depend on the Cauldron itself. You need to use a method know as Discovery if you are going to figure out what the recipes are.

Discovery Recipes

This is a brand-new technique to use to learn Alchemy recipes. This is where players are able to learn recipes through combines in Alchemy. You have recipes for Transmutes, Potions and Flasks that you need Discovery for. This adds a totally random factor to the whole of the method, since you don’t need to worry about being at max level or have masteries of any kind to use it.

That being said, you will need to use a specific combination if you are looking to find out what the five new Cauldron recipes are. There are 25 relevant major protection potions for each Cauldron, and you will need to use combines of that certain potion and WoW TBC Classic items in order to discover it.

What Profession Should I Choose?

Naturally, you will want to know the best options for your character that can help to advance your Alchemy in WoW TBC even further. In this instance, you will want to focus on the Herbalism profession. The reason why these go well together in Outlands is that you will need herbs for everything except for Transmutes.

What Race/Class Should I Choose?

You can get +15 Herbalism with the Tauren that have the Cultivation racial. Another good choice would be Druids, since they are able to pick herbs as they are in the travel form as well. If you want another choice, then Rogues are useful with their ability to stealth their way past mobs to get the nodes you need.

These of course are just suggestions as to what race/class you should use. In reality, you will find that Alchemy has ways to help any race or class on your WoW TBC Classic account.

What Makes Alchemy Different in WoW TBC?

Though there haven’t been any changes to the basics of Alchemy, there is still a few differences between TBC and retail. Firstly, finding Alchemy via Discovery is something that came about as part of The Burning Crusade. However, this was cancelled following Mists of Pandaria.

Also, The Burning Crusade focuses more on using the reputation vendors for Alchemy recipes too. You will find that Cauldrons aren’t present in Shadowlands, nor are they in the majority of the other expansions for the game. What’s more, Shadowlands didn’t have an Alchemy lab that was needed. However, in The Burning Crusade, you need the Alchemy Lab is need for the Alchemist’s Stone.

Therefore, as you can see, there are some cool features when it comes to using Alchemy in WoW TBC. It is a great alternative from looking after earning WoW TBC gold as much as possible. The Cauldrons in particular are particularly interesting to use, given what they are capable of. You can even use them to distribute protection potions that can be used for your whole raid. With new and improved trinkets to add to the appeal of Alchemy, you should certainly consider dedicating some time to it. Now that you know how to progress forward with the right races and professions, you can make the most of what Alchemy in WoW TBC has to offer.

Are you going to practice Alchemy in WoW TBC? Let us know in the comments section below!