Learn all the Alchemy Transmutes! - Sunday, December 07, 2008

If you're an alchemist, a great way to make extra gold is to do elemental transmutes. For example, on the auction house Eternal Earth might sell for 10 gold and Eternal Air might sell for 40 gold. By transmuting Eternal Earth into Air, you can easily make 30 gold a day for about 10 seconds of work.

In WotLK, the only way to learn these transmutes is by randomly discovering them. Previously this was a time-consuming process that required performing lots and lots of transmutes. However there's a trick to quickly discover all of the transmutes! Here's how:
  1. Have an alchemy skill of 395.
  2. Train "Transmute: Titanium" from your local alchemy trainer.
  3. Get the materials for the Titanium transmute. You'll need 2 Cobalt Bar, 8 Saronite Bar, and 2 Crystallized Life. They cost me about 40 gold on the auction house. If there is no Crystallized Life on the auction house, you can buy an Eternal Life and right-click it to get 10 Crystallized Life.
  4. Get the materials to make lots of elixirs. I grabbed several stacks of Goldclover and lots of Imbued Vials so I could make lots of Elixir of Mighty Fortitude.
  5. Perform the Titanium Transmutation.
  6. Quickly create as many elixirs or potions as you can. I created lots of Elixir of Mighty Fortitude. If the recipe turns green for you, feel free to switch to a higher-level recipe so you get more skill-ups.
You should now have discovered a new transmutation approximately every other potion creation. In the screenshot below, I created 9 elixirs and made 7 new transmutation discoveries. Two of these transmutations are valuable and will make me an easy 30g a day. This has worked for several other people, so go ahead and give it a try. Enjoy!
transmute discoveries for eternal fire, water, air, life


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note: don't bother making 20 elixers if the titanium transmute didn't result in a discovery.

1:55 AM  
Blogger Drew said...

Anonymous: My titanium transmute didn't result in a discovery, but the following elixirs still gave discoveries.

1:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did not work for me as of right now on the EU servers. No discoveries from neither the transmute nor the potions.

If it matters at all I was making 20 Mighty Mageblood potions.

3:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all well and good, but we would still like to see where the herbs and ores are in Northrend, as you promised last month!

6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked for me. Made 18 Elixirs of Spirit @ level 430 after my titanium transmute, and discovered 8 transmutes.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did not work (EU Server), made 20 potions and not one discovery

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GJ, didn't work at all. Does it have anything at all with me being 450, and everything being grey?

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw another post on this elsewhere. They said you have to click on the elixir recipe mid-cast of the transmute. Haven't tried it yet as I'm on CD...

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, maybe you also have to stand on 1 leg and sing your a song.. who knows... didnt work at all for me at least

4:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i believe this was an exploit that was corrected. i discovered on the transmute but nothing on making the potions.

11:27 AM  

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