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

  • Skinning required: 435

You won't get any leather if you go with lower skinning skill.

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. Don't kill Onyxia! You can't reset the instance if you kill her.

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. After you cleared the instance, run out, then 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, so you will get around 400 leathers in 30 minutes.

Blasted Lands

  • Mob levels: 55-57
  • Recommended skinning level: 250

Blasted Lands is the best place to farm Rugged Leather if you can't farm at Onyxia's Lair. You will skin Ashmane Boars, and other various beasts like Snickerfang Hyena, Felhounds etc.

If you are level 90, half of this area will be phased, and there will be a bunch of level 90 mobs there instead of the beasts. But, if you talk to Zidormi, she will allow you to switch between phased/low-level and Warlords/level-90+ versions of the Blasted Lands.


  • Mob levels: 51-52
  • Recommended skinning level: 250

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!

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