- What are GFPP’s and what are they used for?
- How are they made and what are the materials?
What are GFPP’s?
Greater Fire Protection Potions or commonly refered to as GFPP’s are a consumeable potion in World of Warcraft.
They are the stronger version of the base Fire Protection potion. You can compare the two side by side below.
As you can see, both potions do the exact same thing. They absorb a range of Fire damage from your character.
Fire Protection Potions are available to use as early as 33 while you can only use Greater Fire Protection potions starting at 48.
While there is a lot of fire damage throughout the game. You most likely will not using either of these potions until you step into the first raid, Molten Core.
I will cover how to make these, what’s necessary for them, and in what scenarios they’ll be used in!
Make sure to read to the end for some personal tips on FPP’s and GFPP’s at the very end!
How do you make FPP’s and GFPP’s?
There is only one way to make both Fire Protection Potions and Greater Fire Protection Potions. They will require an alchemist to make them for you, if you are not one yourself.
Both require a special recipe and are not taught by the Alchemy trainers as it levels. One pattern is much more easily attainable than the other, can you guess which one?
Fire Protection Potions
The recipe for Fire Protection Potion is very easy to acquire. It requires level 165 Alchemy to learn the recipe.
They are sold by different vendors depending on whether you have rolled Alliance or Horde.
IF YOU ARE ALLIANCE you will be looking for Nandar Branson.
He can be found in Southshore, in the location marked on the map below.
If you are unable to find him, below is a screenshot of him.
IF YOU ARE HORDE you will be looking for Jeeda.
She can be found in the Sunrock Retreat, in the location marked on the map below.
If you are unable to find her, below is a screenshot her.
They both sell the recipe for 13s 50c and they are limited to having one in stock at a time, meaning they may not always be up for you to grab.
You can farm Small Flame Sacs off of whelplings throughout Azeroth. They range in level from 24-59. Lower level mobs have a lower chance to drop them while higher level mobs have a higher chance, obviously lol.
I recommend farming the whelps in Badlands. For a full list of mobs that drop Small Flame Sacs click here.
Fire Oils are also made by alchemists, and require two Firefin Snapper which could be fished off of coasts of Zones level 25+
You can also fish up Firefin Snappers from some special pools in Stonetalon Mountains but I will not get into that.
You can of course, purchase all of the materials or the potions themselves off of the Auction House from your fellow players.
Greater Fire Protection Potions
The recipe for Greater Fire Protection Potion is a little trickier to obtain. It will require a group of mostly level 60’s to go into Lower Blackrock Spire.
There, as you progress through the dungeon you will come across a long hallway filled with mobs. You’ll be looking for two different mobs in particular: Firebrand Invoker and Firebrand Pyromancer.
Both of these mobs have about a 2% drop chance on kill to drop the recipe.
Some groups do what’s called the “Candle Jump” skip. It is important to note that if you do this skip your chances of receiving the Greater Fire Protection Potion recipe are lowered. Encourage your group to clear the extra bit of trolls and the long hallway! Everyone wins!
Elemental Fire drop off a variety of different mobs but mostly, you guessed it, Fire Elementals. You’ll naturally come across these reagents as you level, quest, and dungeon through Azeroth.
I recommend storing them as you come across them for future use or selling them on the Auction House.
DO NOT VENDOR ELEMENTAL FIRES. You’ll make your raid leader sad if you do.
For a full list of mobs that drop Elemental Fire click here.
Dreamfoil is an herb that is gathered by players with the Herbalism Skill. Dreamfoil requires level 270 herbalism to pick and thus, is only found in higher level zones.
Dreamfoil is also found on some choice mobs throughout Azeroth and within certain dungeons. For more information on Dreamfoil click here.
Why use Greater Fire Protection Potions?
Greater Fire Protection Potions are going to be a very necessary consumable as you and your guild progresses through Season of Mastery.
You will be using Greater Fire Protection potions for the first two phases of raiding. You will first go into Molten Core and into Onyxia’s Lair during Phase 1. When Phase 2 launches and Blackwing Lair is released you will most likely be required to be using Greater Fire Protection Potions as well.
Some guilds may be running Molten Core and Onyxia’s Lair well into Phase two, so chat with your guild leadership and find out what your plans are and what’ll be expected of the raid team!
All three of these raids are very heavy on Fire Damage. So spending a little bit of your gold or some of your time farming them will go a long way!
I like to use the weaker Fire Protection Potions on certain trash packs, while saving the Greater Fire Protection Potions for bigger and loot heavier bosses(looking at you Ragnaros where are my t2 pants?!)
If you are truly spicy, you can always quickly hit a GFPP when you see that mage in AV running up to PoMPyro your sorry ass.
You can always hire an Alchemist to make you the either of the potions or outright buy them off of the AH from your peers if you choose to.