Legion Leatherworking Leveling Guide 1 - 800

This Leatherworking guide will show you the fastest and cheapest way how to level your Leatherworking skill up from 1 to 800.

Updated for Legion patch 7.0.3

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 my 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 110 in 8 days with this guide.

Table of contents:


Two way to level Leatherworking

If your character is below level 90, visit my Leatherworking Leveling Guide for players below level 90. This guide is for level 90-110 players.

There are currently two ways to level Leatherworking up to 650.

  1. One is with Draenor materials because they are really cheap. (this option will probably be removed from the guide after everyone runs out of Draenor materials)
  2. The other options is to use the new Legion recipes, but it will cost you a lot more especially at the start of the expansion. However, using the new Legion recipes, you get items that are useful and can be sold at the Auction House. You can also break down the armors at level 110 to get [Obliterum Ash], which you can turn into [Obliterum].

So, which one should you choose?

Check the prices on your realm for these:

Choose the one that's cheaper. At the start of the expansion it will probably be cheaper to make draenor recipes for a while. But, if you farm the materials, then I would recommend to choose the Legion recipes because you can get [Blood of Sargeras] from skinning animals.


Leveling 1-650 with Draenor recipes (cheaper option)

First, visit your Leatherworking trainer at Dalaran, or one of main cities of old Azeroth. Just walk up to a guard in a city, you can ask them where the Leatherworking trainer is located. You can also find trainers at Ashran, Alliance players can find Jistun Sharpfeather at Stormshield, and Horde players can find Burga Stronghide at Warspear.

You have to get a [Draenor Leatherworking] scroll to upgrade your maximum Leatherworking skill to 700.

There are three ways to obtain this scroll:


Leveling 1-800 with Legion recipes

This part requires level 100.

First, visit your Leatherworking trainer Namha Moonwater at Dalaran. Just walk up to a guard in the city, you can ask them where the Leatherworking trainer is located.

After you learn Leatherworking, pick up the quest Skin Deep from Namha Moonwater.

The quest reward is [Legion Leatherworker].

Unlocking recipes

Leatherworking recipes are unlocked by doing quests for your profession trainer Namha Moonwater.

You should get to level 110 and finish every Leatherworking quest before you continue this guide.

There are 42 Leatherworking quest in total, they are pretty straight forward, so I will not write down the details of every quests. Some of the quests lead you to dungeons but you can finish every quest easily in a few hours if you start them at 110, otherwise you will have to wait because later quests have level requirement.

The last quest series can only be unlocked at level 110. To get these quest you have to do Suramar storyline up to Masquerade quest. You will get the starting Suramar quests from Khadgar as soon as you hit 110 and visit Dalaran. After you finish the Masquerade quest, visit your Leatherworking trainer at Dalaran and pick up the quest Demon Flesh. After you finish this quest chain, you will get two rewards: [Recipe: Gravenscale Armbands], and [Recipe: Dreadleather Bindings] . You can also buy the rest of the armor sets from Stalriss Dawnrunner at Suramar after you complete the quest. You will use one from these to level leatherworking from 740-800.

Recipe ranks

Most Legion recipes now have 3 ranks. Higher rank recipes allow you to craft an item for fewer materials. Therefore, you should only use rank 3 recipes when you can.

Rank 3 recipes comes from different sources like Vendors, World Quests, Reputation, dungeon drops, and even rated battleground wins.

If you hover over the little stars in your spellbook, you can see the source of the next rank for the selected recipe.

Unlocking World Quests

Most of the of the rank 3 Battlebound and Warhide recipes comes from World Quests. To get these quests, you must first complete Uniting the Isles by reaching friendly reputation with every Legion faction. You can get this quest from Archmage Khadgar.

After you unlocked the quests, you have to level your Leatherworking to at least 100 to unlock the profession World quests.

1 - 740

Check out my guides on Stonehide Leather farming, and Stormscale farming.

If you finished every Leatherworking quests, you should have rank 2 version of every Battlebound and Warhide armor pieces. Now your aim should be to get one of the rank 3 recipes.

The world quests you get are randomly generated, so you might not get one right away and have to wait even a few days until one pops up. This is why I recommend recipes that you can get from vendors, or dungeons. But, if you would rather get one from world quest, you will have to level Leatherworking with one of the rank 2 recipes to 100, and then wait until a Leatherworking world quest shows on your map. (It looks like the leatherworking spell icon)

You will save around 170 leather if you get the recipes below before you start leveling leatherworking.

Rank 3 mail armors:

Rank 3 leather armors:

I think the ones from dungeons are the easiest to get, so I will use on of those as an example. Skill pont gain for leather spent is roughly the same for every armor. If something costs more leather if will also give you more skill points.

185 x [Warhide Shoulderguard] - 2220 x [Stonehide Leather]

If you start from skill 700, you need to make 10 x [Warhide Shoulderguard] - 120 x [Stonehide Leather]

740 - 782

Now you need to get a rank 2, and a rank 3 recipe from one of the Gravenscale or Dreadleather armor pieces.

Rank 1 recipes are sold by Stalriss Dawnrunner at Suramar but only if you completed the quests. (scroll back to the unlocking recipes part, if you still didn't finish the quests)

Rank 2 recipe for every armor is sold by Ranid Glowergold at Dalaran.

The four recipes below are the best because they don't use any rare materials, only leathers. Other recipes use either [Felhide] or [Blood of Sargeras].

14 x [Rank 3 - Dreadleather Bindings] - 1540 x Stonehide Leather
14 x [Rank 3 - Gravenscale Armbands] - 1540 x Stormscale
10 x [Rank 3 - Dreadleather Gloves] - 1150 x Stonehide Leather
10 x [Rank 3 - Gravenscale Grips] - 1150 x Stormscale

Important NOTE: If you choose one of the gloves recipes, you should make the recipe you made in the previous step until you reach 743. Crafting one gloves gives you 4 skill points, so by doing this, you will craft the last gloves at 779 before it turns yellow and your skill will jump to 783. If you start from 740, you would reach exactly 780 and would need to craft 3 more armors just to reach 783, so this way you will save around 130 leathers.

Rank 3 recipe locations:

780 - 800

You will make the same items you made in the previous step, but every recipe you can craft will be yellow between 780-790 and green between 790-800. This means you won't get skill points for every craft, so the number of recipes you need to craft will be different for everyone. You will probably have to craft between 30-40.

Since recipes no longer give you multiple skill points each craft, the wrist recipes are the best ones to use for this part.

Choose only one:

35 x [Rank 3 - Dreadleather Bindings] - 3850 x Stonehide Leather
35 x [Rank 3 - Gravenscale Armbands] - 3850 x Stormscale

Again, this is just an approximate number, you might need to make more, you might need to make fewer.

Darkmoon Faire

You should 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 (use it at 795). Click here to read more about the quests.

I hope you liked this Leatherworking guide, congratulations on reaching 800!

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