Making Gold With Alchemy In WOW

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When I first set out to max out my Alchemy in WOW I was not really sure how I could make a profit with it. Because lets be honest, to max level any profession, your going to pay a ton of cash.

I then came across some potions that are referred to as vanity potions.

Elixir of Giant Growth
This is the first of the three vanity items. This elixir is not trained, it is taught by a recipe. With the recent release of Cataclysm, Blizzard decided to buff the recipes drop rate for this, you can now find it for extremely cheap under 10g at most Auction Houses.

To craft one Elixir of Giant Growth, you will need 1 earthroot, and 1deviate fish and of course, one crystal vial. The material cost for creating one elixir is about 90 silver. I can sell these elixirs roughly at 10g per, sometimes more depending on the competition.

This elixir makes you a little bigger than what you normal, and that catches people’s attention. By simply putting a small ad in trade chat you’ll boost your sales substantially. The add I find that works well is:

 Want to become a little bigger? Try out [Elixir of Giant Growth] found at your nearest auction house! “

Deepstone Oil

This is the second of alchemy vanity items. This elixir is trained. You do need Cataclysm in order to craft this oil. What this oil do is freeze you in place, no matter what you’re doing.

The great this about this oil is that you have a chance to craft 1-2 every time. To craft one Deepstone Oil you need one Albino Cavefish. These are a little hard to obtain, you can only fish them in Deepholm, you’d be better off buying them if you don’t want to farm them. Currently one Albino Cavefish goes for 9g on my server, while one Deepstone Oil sells for 19g.

Another awesome thing about this oil is that it’s needed to craft the Vial of Sands, which is the new Chopper of Cataclysm. You need 8 total.

I find that grabbing a rare mount ( such as the Vial of Sands Drake ) and pairing this oil up with the elixir of giant growth works extremely well. Sometimes I don’t even advertise I simply sit still and people ask me… how are you frozen? What’s that Oil? This Oil is such a great seller, I can barely keep them in stock at times.

Potion Of Illusion

 I simply love this potion. It’s a great eye catcher when used properly, pair it up once again with the Elixir of Giant Growth. This potion turn you into someone else, no matter what they look like. I’ve had a couple people use this while I was under the Sandstone Drake Transformation and it actually turns them into the dragon itself, except you can’t fly in it ( /mountspecial works though ).

It works exceptionally well if you bark in trade, a simple ad such as:

 Want to be someone else for a little while? Wish you had the Sandstone Drake? [Potion of Illusion] Can help, found at your nearest Auction House! 

To craft one potion of illusion, three volatile life, and one Azsharas Veil are required. You also have the chance to craft 2 when you’re simply trying to craft a single potion. I sell these potions at roughly 35g per, more when there is no competition.

But the one that always sells is the Recipe: Elixir Of Giant Growth.

I actually use Giant Growth with my Tauren Paladin that I am leveling right now.

But when I use it on my Tauren he is rubbing his head along the ceiling…it is so Awesome. I am sure it helps the healer as well when you are as massive as the bosses. But the point is that this potion sells everytime I post it on the Auction House.

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