For the pre-Cataclysm item of the same name, see  [Crystal Vial].
  • Crystal Vial
  • Crafting Reagent
  • Sell Price: 5c

Crystal Vials are a crafting reagent used in a very large number of alchemy recipes—primarily potions, elixirs, and flasks. They're also used by enchanters to create  [Lesser Mana Oil] and  [Wizard Oil].


This item can be purchased from trade goods vendors, alchemy suppliers, and others. It can also be contained in  [Alchemist's Cache] and can be rarely fished up in Dalaran.

Any existing  [Empty Vial]s that were in players' bags before patch 4.0.3a were turned into Crystal Vials.

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Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Stacks to 200, up from 20.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Alchemy recipes now require Crystal Vials. Deathwing broke all the others because he's mean (or because he didn't want alchemists to carry 5 different vials around with them).
    Renamed from  [Empty Vial].

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