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Elemental ingredients are ingredients based on elemental origins. They are used in many different professions.

WoW Icon update Vanilla[]


Elemental essences are elemental ingredients used in some vanilla WoW recipes. Not to be confused with enchanting's essences.

Bc icon The Burning Crusade[]

Elemental Motes[]

Elemental motes are elemental fragments which can be assembled into Elemental Primals, used in many professions (at the Master level).

There are multiple ways of collecting each mote type which vary by element, but all of them drop off of certain Outland mobs related to their element, specifically elementals of the related element.

A stack of 10 of any mote can be made into a Primal (of the same element), i.e. 10 Inv elemental mote water01 [Mote of Water] → 1 Inv elemental primal water [Primal Water]. The reverse conversion is not usually possible, but see Earth Shatter and Fire Sunder as exceptions.

Engineers can also use a Inv gizmo zapthrottlegascollector [Zapthrottle Mote Extractor] to gather motes from gas clouds in Outland.

Elemental Primals[]

Primal Might[]

Wrath-Logo-Small Wrath of the Lich King[]

Crystallized Ingredients[]

A crystallized ingredient is the version of elemental substances introduced with the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. These compare directly to Motes, which were introduced with The Burning Crusade.

They are used, either directly, or when combined into Eternal ingredient forms, in various tradeskill recipes.

10 of any crystallized element can be made into an eternal ingredient (of the same element), i.e. 10 Inv elemental crystal air [Crystallized Air] → 1 Inv elemental eternal air [Eternal Air] (You need only have 10 in inventory, they need not all be in one stack).

The reverse conversion is done by right-clicking the item.

The engineering item, Inv gizmo zapthrottlegascollector [Zapthrottle Mote Extractor], can also gather crystallized ingredients in Northrend from Gas clouds.


Eternals powerful type of elemental ingredient used in some Wrath of the Lich King recipes. Their mote equivalent is crystallized ingredients.


Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages.

Cataclysm Cataclysm[]

Volatile Ingredients[]

Volatile ingredients are a powerful type of elemental ingredients used in Cataclysm recipes. In order to simplify things, they do not have a mote equivalent.


Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages.

Mists of Pandaria Mists of Pandaria[]

Mote of Harmony[]

Motes made a comeback in the Mists of Pandaria expansion, where 10 Inv elemental spiritofharmony 1 [Mote of Harmony] can be turned into 1 Inv elemental spiritofharmony 2 [Spirit of Harmony].

Spirit Ingredients[]

Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages.

Spirit ingredients were a powerful type of elemental ingredients used in Mists of Pandaria recipes. They acted much like volatile ingredients in that they also did not have a mote equivalent. They could stack up to 200.

Unlike their older counterparts, these items refer to seasons instead of elements.

They were ultimately removed during beta in favor of just keeping it simple and only having the Inv elemental spiritofharmony 2 [Spirit of Harmony].

Table of elemental items[]

Expansion Air Earth Fire Water Life / Spirit Undeath / Decay Light Shadow Order Disorder Mana / Harmony
WoW Icon update Spell nature cyclone [Breath of Wind]
Spell nature tranquility [Elemental Air]
Spell nature earthbind [Essence of Air]
Inv stone 05 [Core of Earth]
Inv ore iron 01 [Elemental Earth]
Spell nature strengthofearthtotem02 [Essence of Earth]
Spell fire lavaspawn [Heart of Fire]
Spell fire fire [Elemental Fire]
Spell fire volcano [Essence of Fire]
Spell fire flamebolt [Fiery Core]
Spell nature earthquake [Lava Core]
Inv misc orb 01 [Globe of Water]
Inv potion 03 [Elemental Water]
Spell nature acid 01 [Essence of Water]
Inv misc herb 08 [Heart of the Wild]
Spell nature abolishmagic [Living Essence]
Inv misc slime 01 [Ichor of Undeath]
Spell shadow shadetruesight [Essence of Undeath]
Inv misc gem pearl 03 [Righteous Orb]
Bc icon Inv elemental mote air01 [Mote of Air]
Inv elemental primal air [Primal Air]
Inv elemental mote earth01 [Mote of Earth]
Inv elemental primal earth [Primal Earth]
Inv elemental mote fire01 [Mote of Fire]
Inv elemental primal fire [Primal Fire]
Inv elemental mote water01 [Mote of Water]
Inv elemental primal water [Primal Water]
Inv elemental mote life01 [Mote of Life]
Inv elemental primal life [Primal Life]
Spell shadow soulleech 3 [Soul Essence] Spell nature elementalshields [Sunmote] Inv elemental mote shadow01 [Mote of Shadow]
Inv elemental primal shadow [Primal Shadow]
Spell shadow demonictactics [Heart of Darkness]
Inv elemental primal nether [Primal Nether]
Inv elemental mote nether [Nether Vortex]
Inv elemental mote mana [Mote of Mana]
Inv elemental primal mana [Primal Mana]
Wrath-Logo-Small Inv elemental crystal air [Crystallized Air]
Inv elemental eternal air [Eternal Air]
Inv elemental crystal earth [Crystallized Earth]
Inv elemental eternal earth [Eternal Earth]
Inv elemental crystal fire [Crystallized Fire]
Inv elemental eternal fire [Eternal Fire]
Inv elemental crystal water [Crystallized Water]
Inv elemental eternal water [Eternal Water]
Spell frost frozencore [Frozen Orb]
Inv elemental crystal life [Crystallized Life]
Inv elemental eternal life [Eternal Life]
Spell holy rune [Crusader Orb]
Inv misc runedorb 01 [Runed Orb]
Inv elemental crystal shadow [Crystallized Shadow]
Inv elemental eternal shadow [Eternal Shadow]
Spell fire felflamebreath [Primordial Saronite]
Cataclysm Inv misc volatileair [Volatile Air] Inv misc volatileearth [Volatile Earth] Inv misc volatilefire [Volatile Fire]
Spell mage flameorb [Living Ember]
Inv misc volatilewater [Volatile Water] Inv misc volatilelife green [Volatile Life] Inv chaos orb [Chaos Orb]
Spell fire felfirenova [Essence of Destruction]
Mists of Pandaria Ability deathwing bloodcorruption earth [Blood Spirit]
Ability deathknight sanguinfortitude [Spirit of War]
Ability rogue envelopingshadows [Haunting Spirit] Inv elemental spiritofharmony 1 [Mote of Harmony]
Inv elemental spiritofharmony 2 [Spirit of Harmony]
Warlords of Draenor Inv tradeskillitem sorcererswind tong [Sorcerous Air] Inv tradeskillitem sorcerersearth tong [Sorcerous Earth] Inv tradeskillitem sorcerersfire tong [Sorcerous Fire] Inv tradeskillitem sorcererswater tong [Sorcerous Water] 6bf explosive shard [Primal Spirit]
Legion Inv blood of sargeras [Blood of Sargeras]
Inv misc primalsargerite [Primal Sargerite]
Battle for Azeroth Inv tradeskillitem lessersorcererswater [Hydrocore]
Inv tradeskillitem sorcererswater [Tidalcore]
Inv tradeskill 81 breath of bwonsamdi raid [Breath of Bwonsamdi] Ability malkorok blightofyshaarj red [Sanguicell]
Dragonflight Inv 10 elementalshardfoozles air [Rousing Air]
Inv 10 elementalcombinedfoozles air [Awakened Air]
Inv 10 elementalspiritfoozles air [Airy Soul]
Inv 10 elementalshardfoozles earth [Rousing Earth]
Inv 10 elementalcombinedfoozles earth [Awakened Earth]
Inv 10 elementalspiritfoozles earth [Earthen Soul]
Inv 10 elementalshardfoozles fire [Rousing Fire]
Inv 10 elementalcombinedfoozles fire [Awakened Fire]
Inv 10 elementalspiritfoozles fire [Fiery Soul]
Inv 10 elementalshardfoozles frost [Rousing Frost]
Inv 10 elementalcombinedfoozles frost [Awakened Frost]
Inv 10 elementalspiritfoozles frost [Frosty Soul]
Inv 10 elementalshardfoozles blood [Rousing Ire]
Inv 10 elementalcombinedfoozles blood [Awakened Ire]
Inv 10 elementalshardfoozles decay [Rousing Decay]
Inv 10 elementalcombinedfoozles decay [Awakened Decay]
Inv misc questionmark [Rousing Order]
Inv 10 elementalcombinedfoozles titan [Awakened Order]
Item enchantedpearl [Glowing Titan Orb]
Inv 10 gearcraft primalchaos color1 [Primal Chaos]