How To Get Elixir Mastery Without Doing Black Morass
Not all professions are created equal. While I don’t use alchemy on any of my raiding toons I like to have one around to make gold with. The only problem with that is that in order to really make a killing you certainly need to make it to level 68 and go get the Elixir Mastery specialization so that when you’re brewing up a few hundred flasks you have a chance to get even more to sell on the AH.
So off an on I’ve been leveling my trusty DK banker (who does alchemy and inscription BTW (and perhaps the only decent use I know for a DK (just a little DK dig there))) to level 68 for just this reason. If your alchemy is at level 325 and you are also level 68 you can get one of three quests from several NPC’s scattered around Outlands. Even if you do it the hard way the Elixir mastery specilization is worth it, but there is a much more Dominating way to get it done.
Here are the three quests:
Well, I never liked Black Morass anyway. Then, when you consider the fact that you are going to have to do the silly walk-around quest and Old Hillsbrad first, bah, I’ve got gold to make with my time. But I really REALLY want the extra flask procs – so what do I do?
I go get the last quest – Master of Transmutation and then pick up the recipe for Transmute: Primal Might. By this time there are enough people just fiddling around in Outlands but not really doing anything there that making a Primal Might really shouldn’t be all that expensive. In other words it’s pretty reasonable to find all the primals on the AH for cheap since no one uses them much any more, even if they are rare-ish.
Now, even though I want Master of Elixirs, I can use any of the Mastery quests to get there. The only one that doesn’t require me to do a dungeon run (and have a flying mount for TK, not wasting that gold on a DK bank alt) is the Master of Transmutation quest. So I head out to Zarevhi in Netherstorm with 4 each primal earth, air, fire, water and mana – and the recipe from one of the vendors above.
If you go prepared you’ll be a Transmutation master in about 30 minutes or less if you don’t get lost easily and have the flight points. Next just talk to Zarevhi again and tell him you don’t really want to be a transmutation master after all and pay him 150 gold (cheaper than a flying mount) to unlearn what you just did. Don’t worry, it all works out well in the end.
All that’s left is to fly back to Shattrath and talk to Lorokeem (the bird doods kinda freak me out, but there’s not much I can do about it in this case). Tell him you want to be an Elixir master and POOF! You’re a brand new Elixir master ready to get all those free flasks out of your usual business for free.
Free gold is interesting to me, and so are shortcuts. This way I don’t have to get a lock summon or buy a flying mount up to TK and then to the second boss. I don’t have to do all the pre-reqs for BM and then actually do BM four or five times. As a matter of fact there is an off chance the Primal mights could be already sitting on the AH from someone else making them for some goofy reason.
This works for any profession specialization, but specializations don’t mean quite as much now as they did in vanilla wow waaaaay back in the day. Who knows, maybe Blizz brings that flavor back. But in the meantime, on your bank alt alchemist (which I highly recommend btw) getting elixir mastery doesn’t have to be a huge pain in the tookus. All you have to do is use this little trick and you’ll be maximizing your auction house domination of the flask market in no time.