Classic Tailoring Profession and Leveling Guide

Last updated on Feb 03, 2024 at 01:20 by Seksixeny 33 comments

Tailoring is the WoW Classic profession that focuses on crafting light armor items known as Cloth Armor and bags, using several different types of raw cloths that drop from mobs around Azeroth, making Tailoring one of the few professions that does not need a gathered resource, except occasional leather from Skinning.

In Season of Discovery Tailoring also gained new crafts, including some bind on pickup gear that is best in slot for the phases it is introduced in.

In this guide, we will learn how to take advantage of this profession, how to quickly level it up and about how we can craft effectively.


Tailoring in Season of Discovery

Tailoring received many new crafts in Season of Discovery, including best in slot bind on pickup gear for the early Phases, such as Phase 1's Extraplanar Spidersilk Boots Icon Extraplanar Spidersilk Boots or the new Gneuro-Linked Arcano-Filament Monocle  Icon Gneuro-Linked Arcano-Filament Monocle.

There are also new bind on equip pieces that can help in the gear up process, such as Invoker's Mantle  Icon Invoker's Mantle, Invoker's Cord  Icon Invoker's Cord, and Phoenix Bindings  Icon Phoenix Bindings.

Finally, most tailoring items with pure stats in the level 30 to 40 range have been changed to have stats and increased damage and healing with spells instead, making them much more useful!


Professions to Pair With Tailoring

Enchanting, just like Tailoring, does not rely on gathered materials, making the two professions easy to pair. This also has the advantage of being able to Disenchant Icon Disenchant Tailoring products either crafted during leveling your profession, or intentionally made to be Disenchant Icon Disenchanted, which we have listed in the Obtaining Enchanting Materials from Tailoring section.

Skinning can also work to some extent as a companion profession to Tailoring, because some Tailoring recipes require leather.


Tailoring Trainers and Where to Find Them

You can learn Tailoring from any Tailoring trainer, whom you can find in most capital cities (usually that of your race, such as Orgrimmar for Orcs or Ironforge for Dwarves and Gnomes).

When you arrive in your city, you can ask any City Guard for directions. After asking for the Tailoring trainer, it will be marked on your map, allowing you to go to them and learning Tailoring, as well as new recipes as you level it up.

Below is a select list of Tailoring trainers that we have compiled for you. Trainers in capital cities are all in the same place, meaning you can learn the lower level recipes and skills from the low level trainers standing by the Artisans.

Additionally, to learn Artisan Tailoring, you will need to speak to special trainers for each faction. You can find more information on this in our Artisan section for details.

  • Alliance Tailoring Trainers:
  • Horde Tailoring Trainers:
    • Magar (Expert): Orgrimmar, The Drag (63,49)
    • Tepa (Expert): Thunder Bluff, central bluff (38,26 on the wider map)
    • Daryl Stack (Master): Hillsbrad Foothills, Tarren Mill (63,20)
    • Josef Gregorian (Artisan): Undercity, Magic Quarter, inner ring (70,30)
  • Neutral Tailoring Trainers:
    • Grarnik Goodstitch (Expert): Stranglethorn Vale, Booty Bay (28,76 on the wider map)
    • *Meilosh (Master): Felwood, inside Timbermaw Hold (65,2 under the bridge)

Meilosh needs you to be Neutral or better with the Timbermaw Hold.


How to Craft with Tailoring

Tailors do not need any special tool, such as an Anvil or a Forge, to do craft items. They can craft the patterns they know anywhere on Azeroth. The only thing they need to do is prepare the cloths they have by processing them into craftable bolts. For example, early-game gear needs Bolt of Linen Cloth Icon Bolt of Linen Cloth, which you produce from Linen Cloth Icon Linen Cloth.

As you keep learning new patterns, you will notice different colors for those in your Tailoring window. These colors represent the skill level needed:

  • Orange means you can hardly craft this pattern and every successful attempt will definitely increase your Tailoring skill;
  • Yellow means you can normally craft this pattern and every successful attempt will generally increase your Tailoring skill;
  • Green means you can easily craft this pattern and your attempts will rarely fail and so every successful attempt may not increase your Tailoring skill;
  • Gray means you can craft this pattern with no effort, your attempts will never fail and so it will not increase your Tailoring skill.

How to Quickly Level Tailoring from 1 to 300

First of all, here are all the skill levels and required character levels:

  • Apprentice Level: Can be learned at Level 1, starts from 1 skill, goes up to 75;
  • Journeyman Level: Can be learned at Level 10, when you reach 50 skill, goes up to 150;
  • Expert Level: Can be learned at Level 20, when you reach 125 skill, goes up to 225;
  • Artisan Level: Can be learned at Level 35, when you reach 200 skill, goes up to 300 and that is the highest Tailoring Level.

According to this, there are two methods to level your Tailoring, one is to buy or supply all the needed materials and level it to the top. To do that in one sitting, you need to be at least Level 35 for the last step and I would recommend you to go to an Artisan Tailoring Trainer, so you will not need to interrupt the process.

The other method is to simply level up Tailoring as you level up, crafting what you can with the materials you gather.

For the one-sitting method, here is the list of materials needed to level Tailoring from 1 to 300.

* = Can be bought from the Trade vendors.


Step 1: 1-50 Skill

After you reach 50, you can go learn Journeyman Tailoring and new patterns from the trainers.


Step 2: 50-125 Skill

For this step, you need to craft the following items:

After you reach 125, you can go learn Expert Tailoring and new patterns from the trainers.


Step 3: 125-200 Skill

For this step, you need to craft the following items:

After you reach 200, you can go learn the highest available skill level, Artisan Tailoring, and new patterns from specific trainers:


Step 4: 200-300 Skill

For the final step, you need to craft these:

*Note that Pattern: Runecloth Gloves Icon Pattern: Runecloth Gloves and Pattern: Runecloth Bag Icon Pattern: Runecloth Bag patterns are sold by Qia in Everlook, Winterspring and they are limited vendor items that disappear when some other player buys it, then you have to wait the 15 minute respawn time to be able to buy those. If you do not want to wait you can check the Auction House for those, because they do not bind when picked up and can therefore be sold or traded.


WoW Classic Cloth and Where to Farm It

As we have mentioned before, Tailoring does not need any gathered resources, but they use cloth dropped from humanoid and demonic enemies.

Knowing where to farm cloth is essential and to help with that, we have made the following table:

Cloth Name Level Range Farm Locations
Linen Cloth Icon Linen Cloth 1-15
  • Ragefire Chasm
  • Stonecairn Lake at Elwynn Forest
  • Trogg Mine east of Ironforge
  • The Oracle Glade at Teldrassil
Wool Cloth Icon Wool Cloth 15-30
  • Redridge Mountains
  • Stonetalon Mountains
  • Ashenvale
Silk Cloth Icon Silk Cloth 35-40
Mageweave Cloth Icon Mageweave Cloth 45-50
Runecloth Icon Runecloth 50-60
Felcloth Icon Felcloth 55-60
  • Dire Maul
  • Felwood
  • Azshara
  • Blasted Lands
*Mooncloth Icon Mooncloth 55-60
  • Dire Maul
  • Felwood
  • Azshara
  • Blasted Lands

* You will need 2 Felcloth Icon Felcloth to make 1 Mooncloth Icon Mooncloth and you need to do it at a Moonwell (Mooncloth does not drop from mobs). To do that, Pattern: Mooncloth Icon Pattern: Mooncloth can be bought for 2 Gold at 250 Tailoring skill level from Qia located at Everlook in Winterspring (61,37)


Important Patterns and Where to Learn Them

There is a great variety of things we can craft with Tailoring. In this section, we will go through the most important and useful Tailoring patterns and where we can learn them from.


Important Crafted Cloth Armor Pieces

In WoW Classic, three classes wear Cloth Armor: Mage, Warlock and Priest. Mages and Warlocks, being pure DPS classes, need only one set, but Priests need a DPS set for Shadow and a Healing set for Holy and Discipline. Besides these, Resistance Gear pieces against certain end-game bosses are also important.

*Flarecore patterns are sold by Lokhtos Darkbargainer, the Thorium Brotherhood Quartermaster, a Dark Iron Dwarf residing in The Grim Guzzler bar, inside the Blackrock Depths. These patterns can also drop randomly from Molten Core bosses.

*Sylvan and Gaea patterns are sold by Cenarion Circle General Trade Goods Vendor Mishta, a female Night Elf residing in the Southwind Village at Silithus.

*Glacial patterns are sold by Argent Dawn Master Craftsman Omarion, a male Human residing inside Naxxramas raid's Death Knight Wing.


Crafted Bags

The capacity of your inventory will be defined by the size of your bags and Tailors can craft a wide variety of them, for different purposes.


Obtaining Enchanting Materials from Tailoring

If you have chosen to pair these two professions, Tailoring can be used to craft items according to your Enchanting material needs.



  • 03 Feb. 2024: Updated for Season of Discovery Phase 2.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Updated for Phase 6.
  • 28 Jul. 2020: Updated for Phase 5.
  • 22 Oct. 2019: Added Heavy Silken Thread to material list.
  • 26 Aug. 2019: Added more details on end-game patterns.
  • 22 Aug. 2019: Page added.
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