Classic Tailoring Profession and Leveling Guide
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 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.
If you were looking for TBC Classic advice, please refer to our TBC Classic Tailoring leveling guide.
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 Tailoring products either crafted during leveling your profession, or intentionally made to be 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
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:
- Neutral Tailoring Trainers:
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, which you produce from 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.
- 160x Linen Cloth
- 75x Coarse Thread*
- 180x Wool Cloth
- 80x Fine Thread*
- 5x Gray Dye*
- 760x Silk Cloth
- 60x Red Dye*
- 30x Blue Dye*
- 500x Mageweave Cloth
- 125x Silken Thread*
- 900x Runecloth
- 60x Heavy Silken Thread*
- 70x Rugged Leather
- 40x Rune Thread*
* = 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:
- Between 50-70: 20 Linen Bag using 60 Bolt of Linen Cloth and 60 Coarse Thread;
- Between 70-75: 5 Reinforced Linen Cape using 10 Bolt of Linen Cloth and 15 Coarse Thread;
- Between 75-105: 60 Bolt of Woolen Cloth using 180 Wool Cloth;
- Between 105-110: 5 Gray Woolen Shirt using 10 Bolt of Woolen Cloth, 5 Fine Thread and 5 Gray Dye;
- Between 110-125: 15 Double-stitched Woolen Shoulders using 45 Bolt of Woolen Cloth and 30 Fine Thread.
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:
- Between 125-145: 190 Bolt of Silk Cloth using 760 Silk Cloth;
- Between 145-160: 15 Azure Silk Hood using 30 Bolt of Silk Cloth, 15 Fine Thread and 30 Blue Dye;
- Between 160-170: 10 Silk Headband using 30 Bolt of Silk Cloth and 20 Fine Thread;
- Between 170-175: 5 Formal White Shirt using 15 Bolt of Silk Cloth, 10 Bleach and 5 Fine Thread;
- Between 175-185: 100 Bolt of Mageweave using 500 Mageweave Cloth;
- Between 185-200: 15 Crimson Silk Vest using 60 Bolt of Silk Cloth, 30 Fine Thread and 30 Red Dye.
After you reach 200, you can go learn the highest available skill level, Artisan Tailoring, and new patterns from specific trainers:
- Alliance: Timothy Worthington: Dustwallow Marsh, Theramore Isle (66,51);
- Horde: Daryl Stack: Hillsbrad Foothills, Tarren Mill (63,20).
Step 4: 200-300 Skill
For the final step, you need to craft these:
- Between 200-215: 15 Crimson Silk Pantaloons using 60 Bolt of Silk Cloth, 30 Silken Thread and 30 Red Dye;
- Between 215-220: 5 Black Mageweave Leggings using 10 Bolt of Mageweave and 15 Silken Thread;
- Between 220-230: 10 Black Mageweave Gloves using 20 Bolt of Mageweave and 20 Heavy Silken Thread;
- Between 230-250: 20 Black Mageweave Headband using 60 Bolt of Mageweave and 40 Heavy Silken Thread;
- Between 250-260: 180 Bolt of Runecloth using 900 Runecloth;
- Between 260-275: 15 Runecloth Belt using 45 Bolt of Runecloth and 15 Rune Thread;
- *Between 275-280: 5 Runecloth Bag using 45 Bolt of Runecloth, 5 Rune Thread and 10 Rugged Leather;
- *Between 280-300: 20 Runecloth Gloves using 80 Bolt of Runecloth, 20 Rune Thread and 80 Rugged Leather.
*Note that Pattern: Runecloth Gloves and 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|
* You will need 2 Felcloth to make 1 Mooncloth and you need to do it at a Moonwell (Mooncloth does not drop from mobs). To do that, Pattern: Mooncloth can be bought for 2 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.
- Shadow Priest (can also we used by Affliction Warlocks)
- Healer Priests
- Bloodvine Garb (For all Caster DPS)
- Resistance Gear
- Pattern: Wizardweave Turban: Drops from Dark Summoners in Eastern Plaguelands
- Pattern: Wizardweave Robe: Drops from Dark Summoners in Eastern Plaguelands
- Pattern: Wizardweave Leggings: Drops from Dark Summoners in Eastern Plaguelands
- Pattern: Flarecore Gloves: Requires being Friendly with the Thorium Brotherhood
- Pattern: Flarecore Mantle: Requires being Honored with the Thorium Brotherhood
- Pattern: Flarecore Robe: Requires being Honored with the Thorium Brotherhood
- Pattern: Flarecore Leggings: Requires being Revered with the Thorium Brotherhood
- Pattern: Sylvan Shoulders: Requires being Friendly with the Cenarion Circle
- Pattern: Sylvan Crown: Requires being Honored with the Cenarion Circle
- Pattern: Sylvan Vest: Requires being Revered with the Cenarion Circle
- Pattern: Gaea's Embrace: Requires being Revered with the Cenarion Circle
- Pattern: Glacial Wrists: Requires being Revered with the Argent Dawn
- Pattern: Glacial Gloves: Requires being Exalted with the Argent Dawn
- Pattern: Glacial Vest: Requires being Exalted with the Argent Dawn
- Pattern: Glacial Cloak: Requires being Exalted with the Argent Dawn
*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.
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.
- Linen Bag (6 Slot Bag): Taught by Tailoring Trainers
- Woolen Bag (8 Slot Bag): Taught by Tailoring Trainers
- Small Silk Pack (10 Slot Bag): Taught by Tailoring Trainers
- Mageweave Bag (12 Slot Bag): Taught by Tailoring Trainers
- Runecloth Bag (14 Slot Bag): Taught by Tailoring Trainers
- Pattern: Mooncloth Bag (16 Slot Bag): World drop
- Pattern: Bottomless Bag (18 Slot Bag): Drops from Outdoor Raid Bosses
- Profession Bags
- Pattern: Cenarion Herb Bag (20 Slot Herb Bag): Friendly with in Cenarion Circle, sold by Mishta in Cenarion Hold in Silithus
- Pattern: Enchanted Runecloth Bag (20 Slot Enchanting Bag): Sold by Kania in Cenarion Hold in Silithus
- Pattern: Big Bag of Enchantment (24 Slot Enchanting Bag): Drops from Magister Kalendris in Dire Maul West
- Warlock Soul Bags
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.
- Strange Dust comes from any low level Uncommon (green) armor you can craft.
- Soul Dust comes from Azure Silk Pants.
- Vision Dust comes from Red Mageweave Pants and Red Mageweave Gloves.
- Dream Dust comes from Runecloth Belt.
- Illusion Dust comes from Runecloth Shoulders.
- 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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