WoW Leatherworking Leveling Guide 1 - 700

This Leatherworking guide will show you the fastest and cheapest way how to level your Leatherworking skill up from 1 to 700. Updated for Warlords of Draenor patch 6.2

Leatherworking is the best combined with Skinning, and I highly recommend to level these professions together. It will be a lot easier to get the needed materials if you have Skinning. Check out the Skinning Leveling Guide if you want to level Skinning. You can also just buy the materials at the Auction House, but then you will need a lot of gold.

If you are low on gold, I recommend you to try this Gold Making Guide, it can help you to make loads of gold.

If you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt, I recommend you to use a leveling guide. You can level your character to level 100 in 8 days with this guide.

Leatherworking guide sections:

Apprentice 1 - 55
Journeyman 55 - 135
Expert 130 - 210
Artisan 205 - 290
Master 290 - 350
Grand Master 350 - 425
Illustrious 425 - 500
Zen 500 - 600
Warlords of Draenor 600 - 700

Approximate Materials Required for 1-700:

NOTE: You can buy the threads, dyes, and salt from Leatherworking Supply vendors near your trainer.

  • 57 Ruined Leather Scraps
  • 15 Medium Hide
  • 260 Light Leather
  • 160 Medium Leather
  • 20 Heavy Hide
  • 195 Heavy Leather
  • 410 Thick Leather
  • 410 Rugged Leather
  • 100 Knothide Leather Scraps
  • 297 Knothide Leather
  • 26 Fel Scales
  • 320 Borean Leather
  • 120 Heavy Borean Leather (720 Borean Leather)
  • 100 Crystallized Water (10 Eternal Water)
  • 5 Eternal Water
  • 50 Savage Leather Scraps
  • 385 Savage Leather
  • 21 Heavy Savage Leather (110 Savage Leather)
  • 2 Volatile Fire
  • 2 Volatile Air
  • 2 Volatile Water
  • 26 Volatile Earth
  • 65 Sha-Touched Leather
  • 40 Exotic Leather
  • 300 Exotic Leather or Prismatic Scale. (Choose the cheaper one. You can also use 150 Exotic Leather and 150 Prismatic Scale for example)
  • 1 Spirit of Harmony

Warlords of Draenor

  • 1000 x Raw Beast Hide
  • 10 x Gorgrond Flytrap

Leatherworking Leveling Guide 1 - 55

First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Leatherworking Apprentice.

Check out my Farming Guides if you wan to farm the leathers instead of buying them.

You should start with Light Leather farming if you want to farm the leathers.

  • 1-20
    19 x [Light Leather] - 57 Ruined Leather Scraps

    Make the next recipe if you don't have Ruined Leather Scraps.

55 - 130

Learn Leatherworking Journeyman.

  • 85-100
    15 x [Fine Leather Belt] - 90 Light Leather, 30 Coarse Thread

    Keep these, you will need them.

Check out my Medium Leather farming guide if you want to farm the leathers.

I must also mention that later on you will need 20 Heavy Hide to level leatherworking, and while you farm the hides you will get a bunch of Medium Hide, Medium Leather, and Heavy Leather. I recommend to check out my Heavy Hide farming guide if you have a level 60+ character, and farm the Heavy Hide before you farm Heavy Leather and Medium Leather.

130 - 205

Learn Leatherworking Expert.

Check out my Heavy Leather farming guide if you want to farm the leathers.

  • 190-200
    10 x [Guardian Gloves] - 40 Heavy Leather, 10 Cured Heavy Hide, 10 Silken Thread

Check out my Thick Leather farming guide if you want to farm the leathers.

205 - 290

Learn Leatherworking Artisan.

Check out my Rugged Leather farming guide if you want to farm the leathers.

290 - 350

Visit your trainer learn Leatherworking Master.

Check out my Knothide Leather farming guide if you want to farm the leathers.

You will also need 26 Fel Scales later in the guide, so if you have skinning and you farm the leathers, I recommend you to visit my Fel Scale farming page first. You will get some Knothide Leather while farming Fel Scales, so you need to farm fewer Knothide later.

  • 325-335
    41 x [Heavy Knothide Leather] - 205 Knothide Leather

    Just go to the next step if you didn't reach 335 by making these, but then you will need a few more [Heavy Knothide Leather].

    If one Heavy Knothide Leather is cheaper than 5 Knothide Leather, stop making the Heavy Knothide Leathers when you reach 330, buy them from the Auction House instead.

  • 340-350
    If you don't have that much Fel Scales, you can make [Thick Draenic Vest] up to 345 or 350 if you can't find any Fel Scales at the Auction House.

    Check out my Fel Scale farming guide if you have Skinning.

    13x [Scaled Draenic Boots] - 26 Heavy Knothide Leather, 26 Fel Scales, 39 Rune Thread

    This recipe goes yellow at 345, so you will need to make a few extra ones. I suggest gathering enough materials for 13.

350 - 425

Visit your trainer and learn Leatherworking Grand Master.

Check out my Borean Leather farming guide if you want to farm the leathers.

425 - 500

Visit your trainer and learn Leatherworking Illustrious.

Check out my Savage Leather farming guide if you want to farm the leathers.

  • 425-435
    10 x [Savage Leather] - 50 Savage Leather Scraps

    Start making the next recipe in the guide if you don't have Savage Leather Scraps, and obviously if you have more Scraps, just make Savage Leather until it turns gray.

  • 450-460
    10 x [Tsunami Boots] - 70 Savage Leather, 10 Eternium Thread

    You can buy Eternium Threads from Leatherworking Supply vendors and you could also make any other item that requires 7 Savage Leather.

  • 460-470
    10 x [Savage Cloak] - 70 Savage Leather, 10 Eternium Thread

    Or any other orange item that requires 7 Savage Leather.

  • 496-499
    1 x [Cloak of Beast] - 8 Heavy Savage Leather, 2 Volatile Earth, 2 Volatile Air, 2 Volatile Water, 2 Volatile Fire

500 - 600

Visit your trainer and learn Zen Leatherworking.

Check your Calendar in-game to see if the Darkmoon Faire is open, the event starts at 00:01 on the Sunday before the 1st Monday of each month.

You can gain +5 skill points by completing a single quest. Click here to read more about the quests.

Visit my Exotic Leather farming guide if you want to farm the leathers.

  • 500-526
    13 x [Exotic Leather] - 65 Sha-Touched Leather

    The Fur Lining recipes will become green again at 500. You can make any of those up to 505. You can buy Eternium Threads from Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors.

    But if you already have the Sha-Touched Leathers from skinning mobs, just make Exotic Leathers.

From this point I will usually list two recipes because the droprate of Exotic Leather and Prismatic Scale seems pretty close right now. Choose the leather type that's cheaper for you, or if you farm your own leathers mix it up to make use all of your leathers.

  • 570 - 600
    Once you reach 570 you can purchase vendor recipes for the last 30 points (You can actually buy a few of them at 555). The Leatherworking recipes are on a vendor in Vale of Eternal Blossoms. You can enter Vale of Eternal Blossoms after completing the quest A Celestial Experience (requires level 87). After you completed the quest, you can find Krogo Darkhide (Horde) in Shrine of Two Moons and Tanner Pang (Alliance) in Shrine of Seven Stars.

    You'll need 1 Spirit of Harmony to purchase a recipe and you only need one recipe. You can get Spirit of Harmony by combining 10 Motes of Harmony. Motes are dropped by every mob in Pandaria, even in dungeons. The drop rate is low, so it may take you 2 hours to collect 10 motes.

    Choose one recipe from the Contender's Armor recipes. It doesn't matter which one because if one of them requires more leathers, it will give you more skill points. You will need around 150 Exotic Leather or Prismatic Scale.

600 - 700

Things change a bit in Warlords of Draenor because you no longer learn the next rank from your trainer. You have to get a [Draenor Leatherworking] scroll to upgrade your maximum Leatherworking skill to 700. This scroll will also teach you a few basic recipes which you will use to level Leatherworking.

There are three ways to obtain this scroll:

Work Orders

Work orders convert 5 x [Raw Beast Hide] to 2 x [Burnished Leather], or 4 if you have a follower in your building. You can read more about followers if you read my Guide to Followers with Profession Traits. One work order takes 4 hour to complete, but you can queue up a bunch of work orders, so you don't have to log in every 4 hours.

What you need to know is that most epic recipe require [Burnished Leather]. And as you can see, [Burnished Leather] is soulbound, so you can't buy them from the Auction House. You have to complete work orders, and you also have to make your daily profession cooldown [Burnished Leather] every day.

How many [Burnished Leather] can you get a day?

  • Work orders: You can complete 6 work orders each day, so that's 12 [Burnished Leather] one day, or 24 if you have a level 100 follower.
  • Profession daily cooldown: With profession skill 600, you get 8. This will increase as you level up your profession, the maximum you can get is 20 at skill 700.

Obtaining new recipes

The recipes your learned from the scroll are only good for leveling between 1-600. You have to purchase new recipe at your Tannery to level up to 700.

When you use [Draenor Leatherworking], you will learn [Secrets of Draenor Leatherworking]. This recipe is needed to create the currency that you can use to buy new recipes, but you can only make one from this currency each day.

Leveling 600-700

Create [Secrets of Draenor Leatherworking] and use it to buy recipes at the Tannery.

So, which recipe to buy? Well, it's really up to you because every single recipe is really expensive. You should make items that you will use or sell.

If you want to reach 700 as fast as possible, you have to make a recipe that doesn't use [Burnished Leather]. This recipe is [Leather Refurbishing Kit]. Armors like [Supple Bracers] require 100 Burnished Leather and you get 10 skill point for making them. If you only make the armors it would take around 20 day to reach 700, and it would cost you more than twice as much, but you can sell most of the armors what you make.

Using Leather Refurbishing Kit as an example, you will get 3 skill point for crafting one and it costs 30 x [Raw Beast Hide]. You will need to make around 33 of them to reach 700.

You can reach 700 by making only your profession cooldown and Secret of Draenor Jewelcrafting, but that would probably take around 70 days.

I hope you liked this Leatherworking guide, congratulations to 700!

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