Classic Leatherworking Profession Guide
Leatherworking allows you to create Leather and Mail bind on equip gear. Some of this gear is best in slot for a very long time, such as the Devilsaur Set for physical damage dealers, and Hide of the Wild for healers. In this guide, we focus on these and other important items that this profession offers.
Leatherworking allows you to create some of the most popular and powerful Leather and Mail gear in WoW Classic. Many of these pieces feature prominently in our best in slot lists for the classes who can wear them, such as the infamous Devilsaur Set.
Most of Leatherworking's items are bind on equip gear pieces. The profession mostly requires skins, such as Rugged Leather, to craft. Its expensive to level and maintain it through the Auction House alone, so pairing it with Skinning can be helpful, allowing you to farm some of the materials yourself.
Leatherworking Trainers and Where to Find Them
You can learn Leatherworking from any Leatherworking trainer, which are found in capital cities and also near starting zones. When you arrive at a major city, you can ask any city guard for directions, and pick the Leatherworking trainer option. This will mark its location on your map, allowing you to easily find them and get your Leatherworking skills up to date.
- Horde Leatherworking Trainers:
- Karolek: Orgrimmar, around 60,54;
- Brawn: Stranglethorn Vale, around 37,50;
- Brumn Winterhoof: Arathi Highlands, around 21,46;
- Shelene Rhobart: Tirisfal Glades, around 65,60;
- Arthur Moore: Undercity, around 70,58;
- Chaw Stronghide: Mulgore, around 45,57;
- Una: Thunder Bluff, around 41,42.
- Hahrana Ironhide: Feralas, around 74,43.
- Alliance Leatherworking Trainers:
- Adele Fielder: Elwynn Forest, around 46,62;
- Randal Worth: Stormwind City, around 68,49;
- Nadyia Maneweaver: Teldrassil, around 43,43;
- Aayndia Floralwind: Ashenvale, around 35,52;
- Fimble Finespindle: Ironforge, around 40,32;
- Telonis: Darnassus, around 60,36;
- Drakk Stonehand: The Hinterlands, around 13,43.
How to Quickly Level Leatherworking from 1 to 300
For leveling Leatherworking quickly, focus on crafting orange items, which guarantee a skill up per craft. If it is too expensive to craft orange items, craft yellow items, instead, as those often give a skill up when crafted.
Green patterns only rarely grant skill points, making them only worth it if they are extremely cheap relative to alternatives. Gray patterns never give skill points.
If you want a more concrete guide on what to level to get from 1-300, check out this Leatherworking leveling guide over at wow-professions.com.
Apprentice / Journeyman
Any Leatherworking Trainer can train you on these levels of Leatherworking.
To level past 150, you need to train at one of these trainers:
In order to unlock 225-300 Leatherworking you need to train at one of these trainers:
Once you reach 225 skill in Leatherworking, you will be able to choose between three quests:
- [A] Tribal Leatherworking / [H] Tribal Leatherworking, which allows you to learn how to make high end leather armor and cloaks. This is by far the best specialization, as it allows you to craft both the Devilsaur Set and Hide of the Wild, which are best in slot items for many classes.
- [A] Dragonscale Leatherworking / [H] Dragonscale Leatherworking, which allows you to learn how to make high end Mail armor.
- [A] Elemental Leatherworking / [H] Elemental Leatherworking, which allows you to learn how to make resistance leather gear.
Notable Leatherworking Items
While Leatherworking has a lot of craftable items, there are only three extremely valuable ones: the two pieces of the Devilsaur Set and Hide of the Wild.
The Devilsaur Set is composed of two items:
- Devilsaur Gauntlets can be learned from Pattern: Devilsaur Gauntlets and is bought from Nergal in Marshal's Refuge. It has a 24h respawn so be ready to camp the vendor!
- Devilsaur Leggings can be learned from Pattern: Devilsaur Leggings and is a random world drop from any enemy in Un'goro Crater. Although it has a low drop rate, as long as many people are farming in the crater there will be plenty of patterns for Leatherworkers.
When the set is combined, you also gain 2% Hit Rating, which combined with the substantial physical DPS stats on the pieces makes them best in slot items for every physical DPS class for a very long time.
Hide of the Wild
Pattern: Hide of the Wild is every healer's best in slot cape before raids, and even during early raiding, as it sports an impressive amount of healing for a cloak while still having Intellect and Stamina!
Unfortunately it will only be available through the chest that is unlocked by completing the mini-quest with the goblin in Dire Maul North. Meaning that it will be uncraftable until Phase 2 of WoW Classic.
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