Vanilla / Classic WoW Leatherworking Guide 1 – 300

 

Introduction

Leatherworking is one of six crafting professions available to players in Vanilla / Classic WoW. It involves using leather gathered via the Skinning skill to craft a variety of goods, including leather and mail armor, bags, and armor patches. As such, it is a natural pairing for the Skinning skill. If a player chooses to pursue Leatherworking, they will eventually be offered the choice between three proficiencies: Elemental, Tribal, and Dragonhide. Each of these proficiencies is capable of crafting different specialty armors. In this guide, we will focus on how to level Leatherworking from 1 – 300 in Vanilla / Classic WoW.

Materials Required

As luck plays a role in whether a skill point is earned on yellow and green actions, this list represents a fairly conservative estimate and accounts for some bad luck. However, if you want to further hedge your bets and potentially avoid time running back to the Auction House, you may want to consider buying 5-10% more than the amounts listed. You can always sell the excess back!

Gathered / Auction House:

Light Leather: 380
Light Hide: 10
Medium Leather: 236
Heavy Hide: 10
Heavy Leather: 430
Thick Leather: 546
Rugged Leather: 400

Vendor Purchased:

Salt: 40
Coarse Thread: 160
Fine Thread: 85
Gray Dye: 29
Black Dye: 55
Silken Thread: 154
Heavy Silken Thread: 22
Rune Thread: 40

Patterns:

Pattern: Wicked Leather Gloves
Horde: Werg Thickblade at the Bulwark, Tirisfal Glades – Alliance: Leonard Porter at Chillwind Camp, Western Plaguelands
This is a limited supply pattern with a multiple-hour respawn time.

Pattern: Wicked Leather Headband
Random drop from Jadefire Tricksters in Felwood – Purchasable on Auction House

Skilling Up

To avoid wasting materials, be sure to visit your profession trainer as directed to purchase new skill brackets (Journeyman, Expert, etc.) before reaching level caps. When you reach 200 skill level and are ready to learn Artisan Leatherworking, you will need to go to Hahrana Ironhide in Camp Mojache, Feralas if you are Horde or Drakk Stonehand in Wildhammer Keep, Hinterlands if you are Alliance.

1 – 45

50 Light Armor Kits (50 Light Leather)

45 – 55

10 Cured Light Hide (10 Light Hide, 10 Salt)

Can be sold.

Learn Journeyman Leatherworking

55 – 100

50 Embossed Leather Gloves (150 Light Leather, 100 Coarse Thread)

100 – 125

30 Fine Leather Belt (180 Light Leather, 60 Coarse Thread)

Learn Expert Leatherworking

125 – 137

14 Dark Leather Boots (56 Medium Leather, 28 Fine Thread, 14 Gray Dye)

137 – 150

15 Dark Leather Pants (180 Medium Leather, 15 Fine Thread, 15 Gray Dye)

150 – 160

10 Cured Heavy Hide (10 Heavy Hide, 30 Salt)

Keep all of these for later.

160 – 180

22 Heavy Armor Kit (110 Heavy Leather, 22 Fine Thread)

180 – 190

10 Barbaric Shoulders (80 Heavy Leather, 10 Cured Heavy Hide, 20 Fine Thread)

190 – 205

15 Dusky Bracers (240 Heavy Leather, 15 Black Dye, 30 Silken Thread)

Learn Artisan Leatherworking

205 – 235

32 Nightscape Headband (160 Thick Leather, 64 Silken Thread)

235 – 250

15 Nightscape Pants (210 Thick Leather, 60 Silken Thread)

250 – 260

11 Nightscape Boots (176 Thick Leather, 22 Heavy Silken Thread)

260 – 280

20 Wicked Leather Gauntlets (160 Rugged Leather, 20 Black Dye, 20 Rune Thread)

280 – 300

20 Wicked Leather Headband (240 Rugged Leather, 20 Black Dye, 20 Rune Thread)