Inv relics totemoflife
  • Transmutation Master
  • Instant cast
  • Allows an Alchemist to sometimes get greater results when transmuting materials.
Any alchemist will tell you that matter is malleable, any substance can be transformed into another - but nothing is really created or destroyed.[1]

Transmutation Mastery is a specialization of Alchemy. It allows an alchemist to sometimes create an additional item when transmuting materials.

Obtaining the Transmutation Master specialization Edit

In Mists of Pandaria Edit

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As of Patch 5.0.5, alchemists still need to complete the Neutral 15 [1] Transmutation Master quest, but now need to bring Inv ingot livingsteel [Living Steel] (presumably transmuted) to the alchemy trainer in a faction capital city:

Relevant items
Inv ingot livingsteel
4x [Living Steel]

In Cataclysm Edit

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As of Patch 4.1, alchemists simply have to complete the Neutral 15 [1] Transmutation Master quest by bringing 4 Inv misc truegold [Truegold] (presumably transmuted) to the alchemy trainer in a faction capital city:

Relevant items
Inv misc truegold
4x [Truegold]

Prior to Cataclysm Edit

This specialization was directly obtained by completing the quest Neutral 15 [70] Master of Transmutation (2) from Zarevhi at the The Stormspire. You needed to be at least level 68 to be offered this quest.

An alchemist who had specialized in one of the other two specializations could switch to this one by talking to the quest giver of their current mastery and pay a 150Gold fee. The character then had to talk to the quest giver of the mastery desired and instantly get the new mastery. This was possible only after the character had completed the quest to gain one or another of the Mastery abilities.

Notes Edit


A transmutation created 5 items at once

  • Studying the benefit over time is difficult, given the cooldown on most transmutations. However, it appears to be about a 20% increase in the total number of items created.
  • It has been reported to proc even on "Grey recipes", indicating that the difficulty level, and perhaps the item level, of the recipe has no influence on whether or not it occurs. This is significant for Transmute Mastery particularly in that those transmutes which no longer have a cooldown associated with them can still gain benefit from this ability.
  • It is possible to obtain more than one extra item from any given transmutation with this specialty. One user reports once receiving five epic gems from a single transmutation. One confirmed [Transmute: Primal Might] yielded 5x [Primal Might].

Patch changes Edit

Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.0.5 (11 September 2012): Neutral 15 [1] Transmutation Master quest now requires 4x [Living Steel] instead of [Truegold].
Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Now obtained by much simpler and easier Neutral 15 [1] Transmutation Master quest.
Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): Neutral 15 [70D] Master of Elixirs was updated.

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External Links Edit

Gem transmutation