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Transmute (or "transmutation") is a class of sub-skills of [Alchemy]. It is highly valued since it allows the transmutation of some metals into more valuable ones, and transmutation of some elemental items into harder to find ones.

Formulas

All transmutations require the alchemist to have a [Philosopher's Stone] or any of the variants of the [Alchemist's Stone] equipped or in his inventory.

All transmutations are on a shared cooldown of 20 hours, except the following which have no cooldown:
[Transmute: Arcanite] and Wrath [Transmute: Titanium]
[Transmute: Elemental Fire]
BC [Transmute: Primal Might]
Meta Gem transmutes ([Transmute: Earthstorm Diamond], [Transmute: Skyfire Diamond])

225 Alchemy

These recipes can be purchased from Alchemist Pestlezugg in Gadgetzan
Recipe Price
[Transmute: Iron to Gold] 80s
[Transmute: Mithril to Truesilver] (limited) 80s

275 Alchemy

These recipes can be purchased from Alchemist Pestlezugg in Gadgetzan
Recipe Price
[Transmute: Arcanite] (no cooldown) 5g
Essence Transmutations
Recipe Source Price
[Air to Fire] Honored with Argent Dawn or Argent Crusade 1g 50s
[Earth to Life] Drop -
[Earth to Water] Friendly with Timbermaw Hold 1g 50s
[Fire to Earth] Plugger Spazzring in Blackrock Depths 1g 50s
[Life to Earth] Drop -
[Undeath to Water] Drop -
[Water to Air] Magnus Frostwake after completing N [60] Kirtonos the Herald 1g 50s
[Water to Undeath] Drop -

300 Alchemy

Recipe Source Price
[Transmute: Elemental Fire] (limited; no cooldown) Thorium Brotherhood at friendly 12g

350 Alchemy

BC This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.

Essence Transmutations
Recipe Source Price
[Transmute: Skyfire Diamond] (no cooldown) Alliance Honor Hold or Horde Thrallmar at honored 8g
[Transmute: Earthstorm Diamond] (no cooldown) Cenarion Expedition at honored 8g
Primal Transmutations
Recipe Source Price
[Primal Air to Fire] Revered with The Sha'tar 8g
[Primal Fire to Earth] revered with AllianceKurenai or HordeThe Mag'har 8g
[Primal Earth to Water] revered with Sporeggar 25 [[File:Glowcap.png|Glowcap|16px|link=Glowcap]]
[Primal Water to Air] revered with Cenarion Expedition 8g
[Primal Fire to Mana] Discovery -
[Primal Mana to Fire] Discovery -
[Primal Earth to Life] Discovery -
[Primal Life to Earth] Discovery -
[Primal Water to Shadow] Discovery -
[Primal Shadow to Water] Discovery -
[Primal Might] Vendors in Shattrath, Exodar and Silvermoon 8g

350 - 450 Alchemy

Wrath This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.

Transmutation recipes learned from Alchemy trainers
Alchemy skill required Recipe Price
395 [Transmute: Titanium] (no cooldown) 15g
425 [Transmute: Earthsiege Diamond] (no cooldown) 15g
430 [Transmute: Skyflare Diamond] (no cooldown) 15g
Eternal transmutations
400 [Alchemy] skill required
All transmutations of Eternal ingredients are learned as discoveries
while performing any other Grandmaster-level transmute (titanium, eternals, or gems).
All have a minimum skill of 400, and transmute one item of the one type,
to one (possibly more with Transmutation Master) item of the other.
[Transmute: Eternal Air to Water]
[Transmute: Eternal Air to Earth]
[Transmute: Eternal Earth to Air]
[Transmute: Eternal Earth to Shadow]
[Transmute: Eternal Shadow to Earth]
[Transmute: Eternal Shadow to Life]
[Transmute: Eternal Life to Shadow]
[Transmute: Eternal Life to Fire]
[Transmute: Eternal Fire to Life]
[Transmute: Eternal Fire to Water]
[Transmute: Eternal Water to Fire]
[Transmute: Eternal Water to Air]
Epic Gem transmutations (all require 450 skill)
Recipe Reagents Source
[Transmute: Ametrine] 1x [Monarch Topaz]
1x Eternal Shadow
Alchemy trainers 20g
[Transmute: Dreadstone] 1x [Twilight Opal]
1x Eternal Shadow
Alchemy trainers 20g
[Transmute: Eye of Zul] 3x Forest Emerald Alchemy trainers 20g
[Transmute: King's Amber] 1x Autumn's Glow
1x Eternal Life
Alchemy trainers 20g
[Transmute: Majestic Zircon] 1x [Sky Sapphire]
1x Eternal Air
Alchemy trainers 20g
[Transmute: Cardinal Ruby] 1x Scarlet Ruby
1x Eternal Fire
Quest: N [80] Cardinal Ruby

485 - 525 Alchemy

Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

All these recipes can be learned from Alchemy trainers
Alchemy skill required Recipe Price
485 [Transmute: Living Elements] 17g 50s
505 [Transmute: Dream Emerald] 20g
510 [Transmute: Ember Topaz] 20g
515 [Transmute: Demonseye] 20g
515 [Transmute: Ocean Sapphire] 20g
520 [Transmute: Amberjewel] 20g
520 [Transmute: Pyrium Bar] (cooldown shared with Truegold transmute) 20g
525 [Transmute: Inferno Ruby] 25g
525 [Transmute: Shadowspirit Diamond] 25g
525 [Transmute: Truegold] (cooldown shared with Pyrium transmute) 25g

Transmutation diagrams

The relationships between transmutation of elemental ingredients are sometimes easier to understand with diagrams.

Elemental essence transmute diagram

The alchemical essence transmutes are represented visually by this diagram:

Transmute circle.gif

Each essence points to the essence(s) it can be transmuted into.

Primals transmute diagram

BC This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.

Primal transmutes work mostly the same as Essence transmutes.

Transmute-Rotation Print.png

And additionally alchemists can create [Primal Might] from:

  • 1x [Primal Earth]
  • 1x [Primal Water]
  • 1x [Primal Air]
  • 1x [Primal Fire]
  • 1x [Primal Mana]

Eternal elemental transmute diagram

Wrath This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.

All Wrath of the Lich King elemental transmutes must be discovered and are not available at the trainer.

Transmute circle for Eternal Elements

Volatile elemental transmute diagram

Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

     Uldum: 14-16 Inv misc volatileair.png [Volatile Air]
     Deepholm: 14-16 Inv misc volatileearth.png [Volatile Earth]
15 Inv misc volatilelife green.png [Volatile Life]       Non-Cataclysm zone: 14-16 Random Volatile Element
     Mount Hyjal: 14-16 Inv misc volatilefire.png [Volatile Fire]
     Vashj'ir: 14-16 Inv misc volatilewater.png [Volatile Water]

Transmutation Master

A transmutation created 5 items at once

"Allows an Alchemist to sometimes get greater results when transmuting materials" - When specialized as a Transmutation Master, there is a random chance that you create more than one item when transmuting. It's possible to get up to 5 items in a single process.

Transmutation Mastery still works with WotLK recipes.

It has been reported that, when averaged, Transmutation mastery grants an increase in resulting items of about 20%. Given that a single transmute can result in up to 5 items, long stretches of "no additional results" may result.

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