WoW WotLK guide: alchemy changes
Professions change frequently each time a new expansion pack is released. This is no exception with the release of the World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King expansion.
One of the most significant changes is Alchemy, which has not been spared this time and has been given a major overhaul of the changes in patch 3.0.2.
The means by which the profession acquires recipes and materials have been changed, and a number of new things have been added to increase the range of options for all Alchemists out there. In addition to this, new rules have been introduced regarding how potions and elixirs can be used in raids.
The most significant change here is that players can now only take one potion in a fight when in a raid or instance, resulting in alchemists making and / or selling far fewer potions, weakening any major gold. Making skill for them.
On the other hand, alchemists can now receive a passive Mixology skill at level 50, which effectively increases stat bonuses on their elixirs by 25% and increases duration by 100%. In addition to this, the Flask stat bonuses have also been increased by 50%, also with an increased duration of 100%.
The new Endless Rejuvenation Potion can restore health to 1680-2160 and mana to 400-600, with a 3 minute cooldown. Being BoP, these potions can only be used by alchemists and because they have infinite charges, they are obviously very useful, not only for daily application, but also in arenas.
Another addition to Alchemy’s arsenal is Northrend Alchemy Research, which allows players to learn a new recipe every seven days. The idea of this is to help players obtain more rare recipes, while also obtaining rare elixirs and flasks as a result.
However, it should be noted that this ability is not automatic, so you must remember to use it once the cooldown ends every seven days.
Ultimately, alchemists may be a bit bummed by the changes in their money-making options and the new competition for herbs, but they will still have a large number of people to turn to to sell their wares.