WoW Skinning Leveling Guide 1 - 600

1-60 Skinning Guide

Visit any Skinning Trainer, and learn Skinning Apprentice.

Don't forget to buy a Skinning Knife, it gives you +10 Skinning skill.

Beasts in the immediate starting area can't be skinned because that area is for level 1-6 players and you won't have any profession until you reach level 5.

When you reach 60, visit your trainer and learn the next rank of Skinning.

Horde:

Durotar

Alliance:

Dun Morogh


60-110 Skinning Guide

Do not leave these zones until you reach 110!

Horde:

Barrens

Alliance:

Loch Modan


110-185 Skinning Guide

When you reach 150, you will have to visit your trainer.

Horde:

Ashenvale

Alliance:

Wetlands


185-205 Skinning Guide

Visit your trainer as soon as you reach 205. You could probably leave the zones at 200, but there will be a few mobs that are level 41 in Thousand Needles and you need a Skinning skill of 205 to skin a level 41 mob.

Horde:

Dustwallow Marsh

Alliance:

Hinterlands


205-265 Skinning Guide

Thousand Needles


265-300 Skinning Guide

Un'Goro Crater


300-360 Skinning Guide

Go to Thrallmar and find Moorutu if you are Horde player, he will teach you Master Skinning. For Alliance go to Honor Hold and find Jelena Nightsky. The paths on the map are pretty straightforward. Just follow those paths and when you reach 330, go to Nagrand.

Hellfire Peninsula

 

Nagrand


360-450 Skinning Guide

 

Learn Skinning Grand Master.

Borean Tundra

Kill Rhinos.

Sholazar Basin

Kill Gorillas, this place is also one of the best place to farm Borean Leather.


450-500

Learn Skinning Illustrious Grand Master.

At the Pale Roost, stone giants are throwing rocks and knocking down Stone Drakes. When the drakes land, they will have about 50k HP left. They drop only Savage Leather or Blackened Dragonscale, no leather scraps. The drakes have a really fast respawn rate, and for elites, they are very easy to kill.

Deepholm


500-560

Learn Zen Skinning.

Valley of the Four Winds

Kill Wyrmhorn Turtles near the small lake.


560-600

You can find more farming places if you visit my Exotic Leather farming guide.

Dread Wastes

Kill scorpions at Dread Wastes.