TBC Classic Leatherworking Profession and Leveling 1-375 Guide

Last updated on Jul 03, 2021 at 07:36 by Abide 3 comments

Leatherworking offers many different gear options throughout all Phases of TBC Classic. In addition to gear, it is a great raiding profession for the various party-wide drum buffs it can offer. In this guide, we will show you all the different gear available to Leatherworkers, how to train the profession, unlock its different specializations, and many other things.

1.

Introduction

Leatherworking is most commonly used by both Leather and Mail wearers as the gear crafted through it is very strong, especially in the early gearing process. In addition to the gear that players can make, it is commonly used a raiding profession for the multiple different Drums available. These Drums can be quite strong when multiple Leatherworkers are in the same party and use their Drums in a specified order.

Leatherworking is best combined with Skinning, as this will allow you to farm many of the needed materials yourself. It is highly recommended to have Skinning when increasing your Leatherworking skill level, even if it is on an alt character. It takes a rather large quantity of leather to finish this profession off, so being able to farm some of it can greatly help with reducing your gold spent on the auction house.

You may also find that Leatherworking can be used to complement your goldmaking in TBC Classic. For more information on this among other methods involving alternative professions, please see our separate guide on the topic:

2.

Estimated Materials Needed

2.1.

Vanilla

  • 300 x Light Leather Icon Light Leather
  • 25 x Medium Hide Icon Medium Hide
  • 10 x Heavy Hide Icon Heavy Hide
  • 370 x Heavy Leather Icon Heavy Leather
  • 440 x Thick Leather Icon Thick Leather
  • 460 x Rugged Leather Icon Rugged Leather
2.2.

TBC

  • 100 x Knothide Leather Scraps Icon Knothide Leather Scraps
  • 1,400 x Knothide Leather Icon Knothide Leather
  • 80 x Thick Clefthoof Leather Icon Thick Clefthoof Leather
3.

Training Leatherworking

3.1.

Apprentice to Artisan

You can learn Apprentice all the way through Artisan Leatherworking from any Leatherworking trainer which are found in capital cities. When you arrive at a major city, you can ask any city guard for directions and pick the Leatherworking option under the professions section. This will mark its location on your map, allowing you to easily find them and get the Leatherworking skill.

3.2.

Master

To train past 300 skill level, you will need to talk with a Master Leatherworking trainer in Outland, which can be found at:

  • [H] Horde Icon Barim Spilthoof in Hellfire Peninsula, around coordinates (56,38);
  • [A] Alliance Icon Brumman in Hellfire Peninsula, around coordinates (54,64).
  • Both factions can also be trained by Darmari in Shattrath, around coordinates (67,67).
4.

Leveling Leatherworking (1 - 300)

1-45

Light Armor Kit Icon Light Armor Kit (1 x Light Leather Icon Light Leather)

45-55

Cured Light Hide Icon Cured Light Hide (1 x Light Hide Icon Light Hide, 1 x Salt Icon Salt)

55-85

Embossed Leather Gloves Icon Embossed Leather Gloves (3 x Light Leather Icon Light Leather, 2 x Coarse Thread Icon Coarse Thread)

85-100

Fine Leather Belt Icon Fine Leather Belt (6 x Light Leather Icon Light Leather, 2x Coarse Thread Icon Coarse Thread)

100-120

Cured Medium Hide Icon Cured Medium Hide (1 x Medium Hide Icon Medium Hide, 1 x Salt Icon Salt)

120-125

Fine Leather Belt Icon Fine Leather Belt (6 x Light Leather Icon Light Leather, 2 x Coarse Thread Icon Coarse Thread)

125-150

Dark Leather Belt Icon Dark Leather Belt (1 x Fine Leather Belt Icon Fine Leather Belt, 1 x Cured Medium Hide Icon Cured Medium Hide, 2 x Fine Thread Icon Fine Thread, 1 x Gray Dye Icon Gray Dye)

150-160

Cured Heavy Hide Icon Cured Heavy Hide (1 x Heavy Hide Icon Heavy Hide, 3 x Salt Icon Salt)

160-180

Heavy Armor Kit Icon Heavy Armor Kit (5 x Heavy Leather Icon Heavy Leather, 1 x Fine Thread Icon Fine Thread)

180-190

Barbaric Shoulders Icon Barbaric Shoulders (8 x Heavy Leather Icon Heavy Leather, 1 x Cured Heavy Hide Icon Cured Heavy Hide, 2 x Fine Thread Icon Fine Thread)

190-200

Dusky Bracers Icon Dusky Bracers (16 x Heavy Leather Icon Heavy Leather, 1 x Black Dye Icon Black Dye, 2 x Silken Thread Icon Silken Thread)

200-205

Thick Armor Kit Icon Thick Armor Kit (5 x Thick Leather Icon Thick Leather, 1 x Silken Thread Icon Silken Thread)

205-230

Nightscape Headband Icon Nightscape Headband (5 x Thick Leather Icon Thick Leather, 2 x Silken Thread Icon Silken Thread)

230-250

Nightscape Pants Icon Nightscape Pants (14 x Thick Leather Icon Thick Leather, 4 x Silken Thread Icon Silken Thread)

250-265

Rugged Armor Kit Icon Rugged Armor Kit (5 x Rugged Leather Icon Rugged Leather)

265-285

Wicked Leather Bracers Icon Wicked Leather Bracers (8 x Rugged Leather Icon Rugged Leather, 1 x Black Dye Icon Black Dye, 1 x Rune Thread Icon Rune Thread)

285-300

Wicked Leather Headband Icon Wicked Leather Headband (14 x Rugged Leather Icon Rugged Leather, 1 x Black Dye Icon Black Dye, 1 x Rune Thread Icon Rune Thread)

5.

Leveling Leatherworking (300 - 375)

300-310

Knothide Leather Icon Knothide Leather (5 x Knothide Leather Scraps Icon Knothide Leather Scraps)

310-325

Knothide Armor Kit Icon Knothide Armor Kit (4 x Knothide Leather Icon Knothide Leather)

325-335

To get these next few skill-ups and more in the future, you will need to grab the Pattern: Heavy Knothide Leather Icon Pattern: Heavy Knothide Leather pattern from Cro Threadstrong, who can be found in Shattrath around coordinates (67,67).

Heavy Knothide Leather Icon Heavy Knothide Leather (5 x Knothide Leather Icon Knothide Leather)

335-350

Thick Draenic Vest Icon Thick Draenic Vest (14 x Knothide Leather Icon Knothide Leather, 3 x Rune Thread Icon Rune Thread)

350-365

Heavy Knothide Armor Kit Icon Heavy Knothide Armor Kit (3 x Heavy Knothide Leather Icon Heavy Knothide Leather)

365-375

To get this pattern, you will need to be at least Honored with The Sha'tar faction. This pattern can then be bought from Almaador located in Shattrath around coordinates (51,42).

Drums of Battle Icon Drums of Battle (6 x Heavy Knothide Leather Icon Heavy Knothide Leather, 4 x Thick Clefthoof Leather Icon Thick Clefthoof Leather)

6.

Leatherworking Specializations

Leatherworking has a few possible specialization options available in TBC Classic: Dragonscale, Elemental and Tribal. These three specializations each offer unique Level-70 gear choices for many different classes. Check out the gear listed below to see which specialization best suits you.

6.1.

Dragonscale Leatherworking

To become a Dragonscale Leatherworker, you will need to complete a quest that requires you to turn in some crafted Leatherworking gear and materials to a quest giver in the open world.

  • Alliance Icon Alliance players can get their Dragonscale Leatherworking quest from Peter Galen in Azshara, around coordinates (37,65).
  • Horde Icon Horde players can get their Dragonscale Leatherworking quest from Thorkaf Dragoneye located in Badlands, around coordinates (62,57).

The materials needed to complete this quest for either faction are:

  • 2 x Tough Scorpid Breastplate Icon Tough Scorpid Breastplate
  • 2 x Tough Scorpid Gloves Icon Tough Scorpid Gloves
  • 10 x Worn Dragonscale Icon Worn Dragonscale
6.1.1.

Dragonscale Leatherworking Gear

Dragonscale Leatherworking is unique out of all of the Leatherworking specializations as it offers two different craftable gear sets at Level 70. The first gear set shown below is Mail armor, primarily used by physical damage dealers such as Hunters. This gear offers a 20 Hit Rating bonus if all three pieces are worn at the same time.

  • Ebon Netherscale Belt Icon Ebon Netherscale Belt
  • Ebon Netherscale Bracers Icon Ebon Netherscale Bracers
  • Ebon Netherscale Breastplate Icon Ebon Netherscale Breastplate

The second set of gear that Dragonscale Leatherworking offers is also Mail, but focuses on stats that spellcasters desire, most commonly used by Elemental Shamans. If all three pieces are worn at the same time, you will gain an additional 23 Spell Power.

  • Netherstrike Bracers Icon Netherstrike Bracers
  • Netherstrike Belt Icon Netherstrike Belt
  • Netherstrike Breastplate Icon Netherstrike Breastplate
6.2.

Elemental Leatherworking

To become an Elemental Leatherworker, you will need to complete a quest that requires you to turn in some crafting materials to a questgiver in the open world.

  • Alliance Icon Alliance players can get their Elemental Leatherworking quest from Sarah Tanner in Searing Gorge, around coordinates (63,76).
  • Horde Icon Horde players can get their Elemental Leatherworkingquest from Brumn Winterhoof located in Arathi Highlands, around coordinates (28,45).

The materials needed to complete this quest for either faction are:

  • 2 x Heart of Fire Icon Heart of Fire
  • 2 x Globe of Water Icon Globe of Water
  • 2 x Core of Earth Icon Core of Earth
  • 2 x Breath of Wind Icon Breath of Wind
6.2.1.

Elemental Leatherworking Gear

Elemental Leatherworking offers Leather gear that boosts Physical damage. This gear is most commonly used by Rogues. If all three pieces of gear are worn at the same time, you will gain an additional 40 Attack Power.

  • Primalstrike Bracers Icon Primalstrike Bracers
  • Primalstrike Belt Icon Primalstrike Belt
  • Primalstrike Vest Icon Primalstrike Vest
6.3.

Tribal Leatherworking

To become a Tribal Leatherworker, you will need to complete a quest chain that requires you to turn in some crafted gear to a quest givers in Feralas and Stranglethorn Vale.

Alliance IconAlliance players will need to follow the quest chain below:

  • Wild Leather Armor
  • Wild Leather Boots
  • Wild Leather Helmet
  • Wild Leather Leggings
  • Wild Leather Shoulders
  • Wild Leather Vest
  • Master of the Wild Leather
  • Finally, complete Tribal Leatherworking to become a Tribal Leatherworker.

Horde IconHorde players will need to follow the quest chain below:

  • Wild Leather Armor
  • Wild Leather Boots
  • Wild Leather Helmet
  • Wild Leather Leggings
  • Wild Leather Shoulders
  • Wild Leather Vest
  • Master of the Wild Leather
  • Horde players can get their Tribal Leatherworking quest from Se'Jib located in Stranglethorn Vale, around coordinates (36,34).

The materials needed to complete these quests for either faction are:

  • 10 x Thick Leather Icon Thick Leather
  • 2 x Nightscape Pants Icon Nightscape Pants
  • 2 x Nightscape Boots Icon Nightscape Boots
  • 2 x Nightscape Tunic Icon Nightscape Tunic
  • 2 x Nightscape Headband Icon Nightscape Headband
  • 2 x Turtle Scale Helm Icon Turtle Scale Helm
  • 2 x Turtle Scale Bracers Icon Turtle Scale Bracers
  • 2 x Turtle Scale Helm Icon Turtle Scale Helm
  • 2 x Turtle Scale Bracers Icon Turtle Scale Bracers
  • 6 x Thick Armor Kit Icon Thick Armor Kit
  • 2 x Turtle Scale Breastplate Icon Turtle Scale Breastplate
  • 2 x Turtle Scale Gloves Icon Turtle Scale Gloves
  • 6 x Wildvine Icon Wildvine
  • 1 x Wild Leather Vest Icon Wild Leather Vest
  • 1 x Wild Leather Helmet Icon Wild Leather Helmet
6.3.1.

Tribal Leatherworking Gear

Tribal Leatherworking offers Leather gear that very uniquely boosts both spell casting and healing at the same time. This gear is most commonly used by Druids to either DPS or heal, and may also be used by some Shamans. If all three pieces of gear are worn at the same time, you will gain an additional 8 Mana-per-5.

  • Windhawk Bracers Icon Windhawk Bracers
  • Windhawk Belt Icon Windhawk Belt
  • Windhawk Hauberk Icon Windhawk Hauberk
7.

Leatherworking Benefits

In TBC Classic, Leatherworking offers many benefits throughout the entire expansion. With almost every single Phase, Leatherworking gains additional uses and benefits to the owner. Below we will go through each Phase of TBC Classic and see what items are available to players.

7.1.

Phase 1

As shown above in the Leatherworking Specializations section, there are many items available to craft for Leatherworkers depending on which specialization you decide to select. In addition to the gear, there are other benefits to having Leatherworking:

  • Drums of Battle Icon Drums of Battle
  • Drums of War Icon Drums of War
  • Drums of Restoration Icon Drums of Restoration
  • Drums of Speed Icon Drums of Speed
  • Drums of Panic Icon Drums of Panic

Hate them or love them, Leatherworking's Drums offer various, unique party-wide buffs to all group members within 8 yards. The shorter range and cast time on these drums do not reduce the effectiveness of them as long as your group can remain somewhat close together. The more Leatherworkers in the group the better, as that will allow you to use the Drums in succession and keep the buff up as long as possible.

7.2.

Phase 2

Phase 2 offers new patterns for epic boots which can be found in either The Eye or Serpentshrine Cavern.

  • Boots of Natural Grace Icon Boots of Natural Grace
  • Boots of Utter Darkness Icon Boots of Utter Darkness
  • Drums of Restoration Icon Drums of Restoration
  • Hurricane Boots Icon Hurricane Boots
  • Boots of the Crimson Hawk Icon Boots of the Crimson Hawk
7.3.

Phase 3

Phase 3 offers new patterns for epic shoulders which can be found in either The Battle for Mount Hyjal or Black Temple.

  • Swiftstrike Shoulders Icon Swiftstrike Shoulders
  • Shoulderpads of Renewed Life Icon Shoulderpads of Renewed Life
  • Shoulders of Lightning Reflexes Icon Shoulders of Lightning Reflexes
  • Living Earth Shoulders Icon Living Earth Shoulders
7.4.

Phase 4

Phase 4 offers new and improved Drums. These are a new item that is being added to TBC Classic that were not in the original version of the game. These new Drums are almost identical to the Drums available from Phase 1, but these Drums have a 40-yard range and are instant-cast.

  • Greater Drums of Battle Icon Greater Drums of Battle
  • Greater Drums of War Icon Greater Drums of War
  • Greater Drums of Restoration Icon Greater Drums of Restoration
  • Greater Drums of Speed Icon Greater Drums of Speed
  • Greater Drums of Panic Icon Greater Drums of Panic
7.5.

Phase 5

Phase 5 offers new patterns for epic chests which can be found in Sunwell Plateau.

  • Carapace of Sun and Shadow Icon Carapace of Sun and Shadow
  • Leather Chestguard of the Sun Icon Leather Chestguard of the Sun
  • Embrace of the Phoenix Icon Embrace of the Phoenix
  • Sun-Drenched Scale Chestguard Icon Sun-Drenched Scale Chestguard
8.

Changelog

  • 03 Jul. 2021: Added entire quest chain for Tribal Leatherworking.
  • 30 May 2021: Guide added.
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