WoW Leatherworking Leveling Guide 1 - 600

Warlords of Draenor – Leatherworking changes

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  • Materials: Raw Beast Hide,  Burnished Leather,  Raw Beast Hide Scraps
  • Leatherworkers finally can craft a mount: Riding Harness
  • Leatherworkers can craft the rare-quality Journeyingand Traveling
  • Leatherworkers can make several more bags: Burnished Inscription Bag,  Burnished Leather Bag,  Burnished Mining Bag
  • Epic capes: Brilliant Burnished Cloak,  Nimble Burnished Cloak,  Powerful Burnished Cloak
  • Wayfaringand Supple are the epic ilvl 640 Leatherworking crafted sets.
  • Burnished Essence upgrades ilvl 640 Leatherworking armor to 655 and  Greater Burnished Essence upgrades it to 665.
  • As the epics have random stats, you can reroll the secondary properties with Leather Refurbishing Kit.
  • Skinning is apparently getting an update as well as Herbalism and Mining for players with low skill, there are lots of fragments: Wind Scale Fragment. It's now been confirmed that Skinning will be using a similar system as Mining and Herbalism for users to level up in high-level areas. Regardless of their professions's skill level, players gain skill-ups from skinning, and obtain materials usable for crafting.
  • Players can now get old-world Leatherworking materialsby combining together these fragments.
  • Garrison building: The Tannery Level 3
  • A follower assigned to the Level 2 The Tannery Level 2can craft tents that provide rest and a 10% stat boost, such as  Voodoo Doctor's Hovel. There are tons of tent styles, check out our Leatherworking guide for pictures.

Leatherworking Guide

Apprentice 1 - 55 
Journeyman 55 - 135 
Expert 130 - 210 
Artisan 205 - 290 
Master 290 - 350 
Grand Master 350 - 425 
Illustrious 425 - 500 
Zen 500 - 600 

Approximate Materials Required for 1-600

  • 57 Ruined Leather Scraps
  • 15 Medium Hide
  • 260 Light Leather
  • 160 Medium Leather
  • 20 Heavy Hide
  • 195 Heavy Leather
  • 410 Thick Leather
  • 410 Rugged Leather
  • 100 Knothide Leather Scraps
  • 297 Knothide Leather
  • 26 Fel Scales
  • 320 Borean Leather
  • 50 Savage Leather Scraps
  • 385 Savage Leather
  • 21 Heavy Savage Leather (110 Savage Leather)
  • 2 Volatile Fire
  • 2 Volatile Air
  • 2 Volatile Water
  • 26 Volatile Earth
  • 65 Sha-Touched Leather
  • 40 Exotic Leather
  • 300 Exotic Leather or Prismatic Scale. (Choose the cheaper one. You can also use 150 Exotic Leather and 150 Prismatic Scale for example)
  • 1 Spirit of Harmony

Leatherworking 1 - 55

First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Leatherworking Apprentice.

You should start with Light Leather farming if you want to farm the leathers.

  • 1-20
    19 x [Light Leather] - 57 Ruined Leather Scraps

Make the next recipe if you don't have Ruined Leather Scraps.

  • 20-30 or 1-30
    10 x [Light Armor Kit] - 10 Light Leather
  • 30-50
    20 x [Handstitched Leather Cloak] - 40 Light Leather, 20 Coarse Thread
  • 50-55
    5 x [Handstitched Leather Belt] - 30 Light Leather, 5 Coarse Thread

55 - 130

Learn Leatherworking Journeyman.

  • 55-85
    30 x [Embossed Leather Gloves] - 90 Light Leather, 60 Coarse Thread
  • 85-100
    15 x [Fine Leather Belt] - 90 Light Leather, 30 Coarse Thread

Keep these, you will need them.

  • 100-115
    Keep the Medium Hides, you will need them.

15 x [Cured Medium Hide] - 15 Medium Hide, 15 Salt

Make [Medium Armor Kit] if you can't find Medium Hides at the AH.

  • 115-130
    16 x [Dark Leather Boots] - 64 Medium Leather, 32 Fine Thread, 16 Gray Dye

130 - 205

Learn Leatherworking Expert.

  • 130-145
    15 x [Dark Leather Belt] - 15 Fine Leather Belt, 15 Cured Medium Hide, 30 Fine Thread, 15 Gray Die

Make [Dark Leather Cloak] if you still don't have [Cured Medium Hide].

  • 145-150
    5 x [Hillman's Leather Gloves] - 70 Medium Leather, 20 Fine Thread
  • 150-155
    5 x [Heavy Leather] - 25 Medium Leather

You can also make the following recipe:

5 x [Heavy Leather Ball] - 10 Heavy Leather, 5 Fine Thread

The pattern is sold by these NPCs.

  • 155-165
    You will need the Cured Heavy Hides later.

20 x [Cured Heavy Hide] - 20 Heavy Hide, 60 Salt

 

155-180 - [Heavy Armor Kit] or [Hillman's Cloak] - 175 Heavy Leather
180-190 - [Guardian Pants] or [Barbaric Leggings] - 156 Heavy Leather, 26 Bolt of Silk Cloth or 100 Heavy Leather, 10 Moss Agate
190-200 - [Barbaric Leggings] - 130 Heavy Leather, 13 Moss Agate

  • 165-180
    15 x [Heavy Armor Kit] - 75 Heavy Leather, 15 Fine Thread
  • 180-190
    10 x [Barbaric Shoulders] - 80 Heavy Leather, 10 Cured Heavy Hide, 20 Fine Thread
  • 190-200
    10 x [Guardian Gloves] - 40 Heavy Leather, 10 Cured Heavy Hide, 10 Silken Thread
  • 200-205
    5 x [Thick Armor Kit] - 25 Thick Leather, 5 Silken Thread

205 - 290

Learn Leatherworking Artisan.

  • 205-235
    35 x [Nightscape Headband] - 175 Thick Leather, 70 Silken Thread
  • 235-250
    15 x [Nightscape Pants] - 210 Thick Leather, 60 Silken Thread
  • 250-265
    18 x [Rugged Armor Kit] - 90 Rugged Leather
  • 265-290
    25 x [Wicked Leather Bracers] - 200 Rugged Leather, 25 Black Dye, 25 Rune Thread

290 - 350

Visit your trainer learn Leatherworking Master.

  • 290-300
    10 x [Wicked Leather Headband] - 120 Rugged Leather, 10 Black Dye, 10 Rune Thread
  • 300-310
    20 x [Knothide Leather] - 100 Knothide Leather Scraps
  • 310-325
    23 x [Knothide Armor Kit] - 92 Knothide Leather
  • 325-335
    41 x [Heavy Knothide Leather] - 205 Knothide Leather
  • 335-340
    5 x [Thick Draenic Vest] - 15 Heavy Knothide Leather, 15 Rune Thread
  • 340-350
    If you don't have that much Fel Scales, you can make [Thick Draenic Vest] up to 345 or 350 if you can't find any Fel Scales at the Auction House.

13x [Scaled Draenic Boots] - 26 Heavy Knothide Leather, 26 Fel Scales, 39 Rune Thread

This recipe goes yellow at 345, so you will need to make a few extra ones. 


350 - 425

Visit your trainer and learn Leatherworking Grand Master.

  • 350-380
    33 x [Borean Armor Kit] - 132 Borean Leather

Transform all your [Borean Leather Scraps] into [Borean Leather] if you are a Skinner. The recipe is yellow up to 362, 

  • 380-390
    10 x [Arctic Boots] - 80 Borean Leather
  • 390-396
    6 x [Arctic Belt] - 60 Borean Leather
  • 396-400
    4 x [Arctic Wristguards] - 48 Borean Leather
  • 400-425
    Make any Fur Lining recipe. You can buy the Eternium Threads from the Leatherworking Supply vendor near your trainer.

Make this one up to 435 if you don't have Savage Leather Scraps.


425 - 500

Visit your trainer and learn Leatherworking Illustrious.

  • 425-435
    10 x [Savage Leather] - 50 Savage Leather Scraps

Start making the next recipe if you don't have Savage Leather Scraps

  • 435-450
    15 x [Savage Armor Kit] - 75 Savage Leather
  • 450-460
    10 x [Tsunami Boots] - 70 Savage Leather, 10 Eternium Thread

You can buy Eternium Threads from Leatherworking Supply vendors

  • 460-470
    10 x [Savage Cloak] - 70 Savage Leather, 10 Eternium Thread
  • 470-475
    5 x [Darkbrand Boots] - 50 Savage Leather, 5 Eternium Thread
  • 475-480
    5 x [Darkbrand Shoulders] - 60 Savage Leather, 5 Eternium Thread

You can alse make [Scorched Leg Armor] up to 485.

  • 480-485
    5 x [Darkbrand Chestguard] - 60 Savage Leather, 5 Eternium Thread

You can alse make [Twilight Leg Armor] up to 490 or any other orange item that requires 12 Savage Leather.

  • 485-490
    21 x [Heavy Savage Leather] - 105 Savage Leather
  • 490-496
    2 x [Darkbrand Leggings] - 8 Heavy Savage Leather, 24 Volatile Earth
  • 496-499
    1 x [Cloak of Beast] - 8 Heavy Savage Leather, 2 Volatile Earth, 2 Volatile Air, 2 Volatile Water, 2 Volatile Fire
  • 499-500
    1 x [Darkbrand Helm] - 5 Heavy Savage Leather

500 - 600

Visit your trainer and learn Zen Leatherworking.

Check your Calendar in-game to see if the Darkmoon Faire is open

You can gain +5 skill points by completing a single quest. 

  • 500-526
    13 x [Exotic Leather] - 65 Sha-Touched Leather

The Fur Lining recipes will become green again at 500. You can make any of those up to 505. You can buy Eternium Threads from Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors.

  • 526-536
    5 x [Misthide Boots] - 40 Exotic Leather
  • 536-540
    2 x [Misthide Belt] - 16 Exotic Leather
    2 x [Stormscale Boots ] - 16 Prismatic Scale
  • 540-550
    5 x [Misthide Shoulders] - 40 Exotic Leather
    5 x [Stormscale Gloves ] - 40 Prismatic Scale
  • 550 - 560
    5 x [Misthide Gloves] - 40 Exotic Leather
    5 x [Stormscale Shoulders] - 40 Prismatic Scale
  • 560 - 564
    2 x [Misthide Leggings] - 20 Exotic Leather
    2 x [Stormscale Helm] - 20 Prismatic Scale
  • 564 - 570
    3 x [Misthide Helm] - 30 Exotic Leather
    3 x [Stormscale Chestguard] - 30 Prismatic Scale
  • 570 - 600
    Once you reach 570 you can purchase vendor recipes for the last 30 points (You can actually buy a few of them at 555). The Leatherworking recipes are on a vendor in Vale of Eternal Blossoms. You can enter Vale of Eternal Blossoms after completing the quest A Celestial Experience (requires level 87). After you completed the quest, you can find Krogo Darkhide (Horde) in Shrine of Two Moons and Tanner Pang(Alliance) in Shrine of Seven Stars.

You'll need 1 Spirit of Harmony to purchase a recipe and you only need one recipe. You can get Spirit of Harmony by combining 10 Motes of Harmony. Motes are dropped by every mob in Pandaria, even in dungeons. The drop rate is low

Choose one recipe from the Contender's Armor recipes.