Rugged Leather Farming

This Rugged Leather farming guide is made to help you farm [Rugged Leather]. I decided to search for places with high density of mobs which I can skin and drop Rugged Leather. I traveled around Azeroth, and after a while I made a list of places.

So, where to farm Rugged Leather?

Rugged Leather

Before you go anywhere, clear your bags first. That’s because for skinning the animals, you need to loot them first. This means you will gather a lot of junk stuff filling your bags.

Onyxia's Lair

Onyxia's Lair is located in Dustwallow Marsh, and it's the best place to farm Rugged Leather for level 90 players. You could even farm there if you are only about level 88-89, but lower than that and I think you will kill the mobs too slowly.

It takes about 3 minutes to kill the 4 Onyxian Warder in the lair. Each of them can drop 9-20 Rugged leather (sometimes you get Rugged Hide), so you will get around 40 Rugged Leather each run. You can only do 10 instance runs in an hour, this means you will get 400 leathers in 30 minutes.

Diremaul North

Diremaul North is the best farming place for players above level 60 but not 90 yet. Dire Maul is located in Feralas and obviously the north entrance is at north. Kill every Gordok Mastiffs in the first two rooms.

It takes about 8 minutes to clear the first two room for a max. level player and you will get around 60 Rugged Leather per run. After you cleared the instance you have to reset it by right clicking over your own portrait and then click the "Reset Instance" button. This restarts the whole instance, and all mobs will be back. (You can only do 10 instance runs in an hour.)

Blasted Lands

Blasted Lands is the best place to farm Rugged Leather if you can't farm at Dire Maul. You will skin Ashmane Boars, and other various beasts like Snickerfang Hyena, Felhounds etc. You can teleport to Blasted Lands from every major city, the portal can only be used by level 58 players or higher, the portals are near the mage portal trainers. Once you are done, you can go through the Dark Portal and take the portal back to your home city, right side for Horde, left side for Alliance.


Ice Thistle Yetis in Winterspring have about only 60% chance to drop Rugged Leather when skinned, so you will also get a lot Thick Leather. This drop rate is lower than the drop rate in Blasted Lands, however these mobs are a lot closer to each other and there is a lot of them, which makes this a great place to farm Rugged Leather. There is a cave at this spot, you should go and farm inside the cave

These are my favorite places for Rugged Leather farming. Contact me if you have other great farming spots!

Visit my Knothide Leather farming page when you have enough Rugged Leather!