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Is Alchemy Still a Top Profession in the Battle For Azeroth Beta?  Let’s take a look.

With Battle for Azeroth just around the corner, you may be wondering what changes are coming to professions.  Although any beta is always subject to change, here’s a quick look at what to expect from alchemy.  These changes are compiled from the test server and Wowhead.

Players can continue to use the alchemy profession to create flasks and potions.  Some new alchemy options: Flask of the Undertow gives a boost to strength. Flask of the Vast Horizon for Stamina. Flask of Endless Fathoms for Intellect. And Flask of the Currents for Agility.  Along with Coastal Mana Potion, Coastal Healing Potion, Coastal Rejuvenation Potion, and Elixir of Replenishment will come an array of utility potions.  You can become invisible for up to 3 minutes with The Potion of Concealment, broken by any movement.  Players can turn into a cloud with the Sea Mist Potion, which has a slow-fall effect.  Demitri’s Draught of Deception allows invisibility for 18 seconds.  Users can receive a damage boost by using the Elixir of Noxious Touch, which poisons enemies.  Lightfoot Potion is a burst movement increase.

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Players can continue to craft trinkets with the alchemy profession.  You can receive an increase to your main stat for fifteen seconds (strength, agility, or intellect,) as well as increase the effect of healing and mana potions for the user by forty percent when using the new Surging Alchemist Stone and the Siren’s Alchemist Stone.  Furthermore, alchemists can also craft two tincture trinkets. The Endless Tincture of Renewed Combat trinket restores four health when a target that gives honor or experience is killed.  The Endless Tincture of Fractional Power trinket also allows a boost to the flask buff lasting for 12 seconds on use.

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A variety of transmutation potions continue to be available to maximize use of resources, all of which are similar to what we have seen before.

In general, it looks like Alchemy will continue to be a strong and useful profession, especially for players looking to maximize their utility in the PVE environment.  What are your thoughts?  Let us know in the comments!