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    Guide : Professions (Skinning & Leatherworking)


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    Guide : Professions (Skinning & Leatherworking) Empty Guide : Professions (Skinning & Leatherworking)

    Post by SeanRyan147 on Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:59 pm

    [::::::::::::::::::::Skinning Guide 1-300::::::::::::::::::::]

    You can use it as a fast track guide. Just ignore the "Your level" bit. I would seriously suggest that you wait untill your level 50+ before trying this though, as it'll will takes you ages to complete at lower levels (unless of course you have a couple of level 50+ friends who dont mind grinding mobs for you to skin). I've tried to list mobs that should be yellow or orange for your skinning level. If they are green, move onto the next zone listed.

    I would also recommend that you take a look at Blessyou's more detailed skinning guide, which can be found here

    Please note that even if a mob is red/orange to you, that this DOES NOT guarantee that you'll get a skill up. It's more likely, but not to be expected everytime.

    Skinning Level = 1 - Your Level = 5


    Undead = Hounds around Brill
    Orcs and Trolls = Mottled Boars and Scorpids around Sen'Jin Village
    Tauren = Prowlers and Plainstriders around Bloodhoof Village


    Humans = Boars around Goldshire
    Gnomes and Dwarfves = Crag Boars and Wendigo's South of Kharanos
    Night Elves = Nightsabers and critters around Dolanaar

    Skinning Level = 25 - Your Level = 10


    Undead = Worgs and Moonrage Gluttons around Silverpine
    Orcs and Trolls = Boars, Scorpids, Crocolisks and Raptors around Orgrimmar
    Tauren = Prowlers and Praire Wolves around Thunderbluff


    Human = Prowlers and Bears around Eastvale Logging Camp
    Gnomes and Dwarfves = Wolves around Brenwall Village.
    Night Elves = Moonstalkers and Bears around Auberdine

    Skinning Level = 50 - Your Level = 13


    (at this level most Horde should be heading towards XR)
    Plainstriders, Raptors and Prowlers around XR


    Humans = Goretusks all around Sentinel Hill.
    Gnomes and Dwarfves = Bears and Crocolisks around Thelsamar
    Night Elves = Moonstalkers and Bears North of Auberdine

    Skinning Level = 100 - Your Level = 20


    Stormsnouts and Thunderhawks around Camp Taurajo


    (at this level most Alliance should be heading for The Wetlands)
    Crocolisks and Raptors around Bluegill Marsh and Whelgar's Excavation Site
    Whelps and boars around Lakeshire for Alliance.

    Skinning Level = 130 - Your Level = 24

    Alliance and Horde

    Bears and Mountain Lions around Hillsbrad Foothills
    Ravagers and Wolves in Duskwood if your Alliance.
    Bears, Stags and Ghostpaws in Ashenvale.

    Skinning Level = 150 - Your Level = 28

    Alliance and Horde

    Yeti Cave in Hillsbrad Fields and Mountain Lions on the "Daggers" (these are the bits of land between Hillsbrad and Alterac Mountains, one is called Corrans Dagger, so hence the nickname)
    Hyenas, Lions, Wyvern and Thunderhawks in Thousand Needles.
    Bears, Stags and Ghostpaws in Ashenvale.

    Skinning Level = 170 - Your Level = 32

    Alliance and Horde

    Raptors in Arathi Highlands.
    Turtles and Basilisks in The Shimmering Flats.

    Skinning Level = 180 - Your Level = 34

    Alliance and Horde

    Raptors, Panthers and Tigers around Nessingwarys Camp in Stranglethorn Vale
    (you could actually get your skinning level all the way to 300 in and around STV as the mobs range from level 34 to level 50)
    Raptors and Crocs in Dustwallow Marsh.
    Thunder Lizards, Kodos, Basilisks, Scorpids and Hyenas in Desolace.
    Whelps in Swamp of Sorrows.

    Skinning Level = 220 - Your Level = 38

    Alliance and Horde

    Raptors and Gorillas around the Gurabashi Arena
    Panthers, Jaguars and Crocs in Swamp of Sorrows.
    Dragonkin, Coyotes and Ridge Stalkers/Huntresses in Badlands.
    Wolves around Feathermoon Stronghold in Feralas if your Alliance.

    Skinning Level = 250 - Your Level = 45

    Alliance and Horde

    Snickerfangs and Boars in North Blasted Lands
    Silvermanes and Gryphons in The Hinterlands.
    Stags and Hippogryphs in Azshara.
    Hippogryphs, Apes, Bears, Wolves, Screechers and Yetis in Feralas.

    Skinning Level = 275 - Your Level = 50

    Alliance and Horde

    Jagueros and Gorillas on Jaguero Island (Large Island to the East of Booty Bay where Princess Poobah is being held). Skin till 300.
    Yetis, Chimeras and Bears in Winterspring.
    Bears in Western Plaguelands.
    Plaguehounds and Plaguebats in Eastern Plaguelands.
    Turtles by Raventusk Village in The Hinterlands.
    Turtles and Chimeras in Azshara.
    Dragonkin, Worgs and Scorpids in Burning Steppes.

    Thought I'd add the mob levels that you can expect to get each specific leather from.

    Ruined Leather Scraps: 1-16
    Light Leather: 1-27
    Light Hide: 10-27
    Medium Leather: 15-36
    Medium Hide: 15-36
    Heavy Leather: 25-46
    Heavy Hide: 25-46
    Thick Leather: 35-63
    Thick Hide: 40-59
    Rugged Leather: 43-63
    Rugged Hide: 47-63

    [::::::::::::::::::::Leatherworking Guide 1-300::::::::::::::::::::]

    I've recently changed one of my skills to tribal leatherworking. I couldn't find a guide to power level it so I thought I'd put make one from what I did. I'm not going to say that this is a comprehensive guide, I made too many mistakes. It's just a description of what I did to get to 300 leatherworking. Hopefully it will be useful to someone.

    Materials Needed:

    369 x Light Leather
    418 x Medium Leather
    389 x Heavy Leather
    661 x Thick Leather
    340 x Rugged Leather
    8 x Cured Heavy Hide
    5 x Iron Buckles
    112 x Turtle Scales
    4 x Wildvine
    2 x Cured Thick Hides
    In addition for the leatherworking quests you need an extra 10 Thick Leather and 7 Wildvine.

    1 - 45
    49 x Light Leather Armour Kits - 49 x Light Leather

    45 - 55
    16 x Handstiched Leather Cloaks - 32 x Light Leather

    55 - 100
    47 x Embossed Leather Gloves - 141 x Light Leather

    100 - 123
    29 x Fine Leather Belts - 174 x Light Leather
    - 369 x Light Leather total

    123 - 137
    16 x Dark Leather Boots - 64 x Medium Leather

    137 - 155
    24 x Dark Leather Pants - 120 x Medium Leather

    155 - 165
    10 x Hillsman Leather Gloves - 140 x Medium Leather

    165 - 180
    19 x Heavy Armour Kits - 95 x Heavy Leather

    180 - 183
    7 x Hillsman Leather Gloves (green) - 98 x Medium Leather
    - 418 x Medium Leather total

    183 - 191
    8 x Barbaric Shoulders - 64 x Heavy Leather & 8 x Cured Heavy Hide

    191 - 196
    5 x Barbaric Harnesses - 70 x Heavy Leather & 5 x Iron Buckles

    10 x Dusky Bracers - 160 x Heavy Leather
    - 389 x Heavy Leather, 8 x Cured Heavy Hide & 5 x Iron Buckles total

    14 x Thick Leather Armour Kits (6 for Leatherworking quest) - 70 x Thick Leather

    5 x Nightscape Headbands (2 for Leatherworking quest) - 25 x Thick Leather

    2 x Turtle Scale Breastplates (Leatherworking quest) - 12 x Thick Leather & 24x Turtle Scales

    2 x Turtle Scale Gloves (Leatherworking quest) 12 x Thick Leather & 16x Turtle Scales

    2 x Nightscape Tunics (Leatherworking quest) - 14 x Thick Leather

    4 x Nightscape Headbands - 20 x Thick Leather

    2 x Turtle Scale Bracers (Leatherworking quest) - 16 x Thick Leather & 24x Turtle Scales

    2 x Turtle Scale Helms (Leatherworking quest) - 28 x Thick Leather & 48x Turtle Scales

    2 x Nightscape Pants (Leatherworking quest) - 28 x Thick Leather

    2 x Nightscape Boots (Leatherworking quest) - 32 x Thick Leather

    1 x Wild Leather Vest (Tribal Leatherworking quest) - 12 x Thick Leather, 2x Wildvine & 1 x Cured Thick Hide

    1 x Wild Leather Helmet (Tribal Leatherworking quest) - 10 x Thick Leather,2 x Wildvine & 1 x Cured Thick Hide

    9 x Nightscape Pants - 126 x Thick Leather

    16 x Nightscape Boots - 256 x Thick Leather
    - 661 x Thick Leather total

    20 x Wicked Leather Bracers - 160 x Rugged Leather

    15 x Wicked Leather Headbands - 180 x Rugged Leather
    - 340 x Rugged Leather total

    In general I have tried to keep as much as possible to the main normal leather types, light, medium, heavy, thick and rugged. This is because it always easier to buy them on the auction house, whereas other ingredients are more difficult to obtain, and therefore more expensive. I haven't mentioned the ingredients that can be bought from vendors, since they are easy to obtain. I ran into trouble around the 180 mark, where most recipes require extra ingredient and I bought whatever had the cheapest buyout on the AH to getme there. Have a look to see what's cheapest at the time for you.

    I could have used a lot less thick leather and started on rugged armour kits at 250, but at that time the price of rugged leather was high enough for it to be worth using huge amounts of thick instead (probably because I did this the week before the Darkmoon Faire was in town). If you can get the rugged leather cheaper it's probably worth switching earlier (5 rugged leather Vs 15 thick leather).

    I have mostly kept to trainer taught recipes. The exceptions to this are the recipes gained through the leatherworking quests and the recipes for Wicked Leather Bracer and Headband, which I bought on the auction house for 5 and 2 gold respectively (you could substitute Wicked Leather Gauntlet for Wicked Leather Bracers. The recipe is vendor bought from leatherworking suppliers it's limited supply though, and after 20 minutes of camping for it I gave up).

    I hope that this helps. I know that there are a few places where it could have been done a bit better but I don't think I made too many glaring errors.

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