WoW Tailoring Leveling Guide 1 - 700
Tailoring is good combined with Enchanting because you will be able to disenchant most items you craft while leveling, but you can combine it with any other gathering profession. Check out my Enchanting leveling guide if you want to level Enchanting.
You will need thousands of cloths to level Tailoring, and it will cost a lot of gold to buy everything.
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.
Keep in mind, this Tailoring guide is made to level your profession as fast as possible, so sometimes the cloths you will make might not be the best items for your level or they won't be really profitable if you want to sell them.
Tailoring guide sections:
- 260 x Linen Cloth
- 135 x Wool Cloth
- 620 x Silk Cloth
- 456 x Mageweave Cloth
- 780 x Runecloth
- 790 x Netherweave Cloth
- 20 x Knothide Leather
- 20 x Infinite Dust
- 20 x Eternal Life or Fire or Shadow
- 1200 x Frostweave Cloth
- 885 x Embersilk Cloth
- 30 x Hypnotic Dust
- 320-410 x Windwool Cloth
Warlords of Draenor
You will need these materials over 20 days to complete daily cooldowns, and you will probably need a lot more if you use different recipes. You can read more about this at the 600-700 section
- 1320 x Sumptuous Fur
- 200 x Gorgrond Flytrap
Tailoring Leveling Guide 1 - 75
First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Apprentice Tailoring. You can buy "Threads" and "Dye" from the Tailoring supply vendors.
If you want to farm your own cloths, check out my Linen Cloth farming guide.
- 1 - 45
130 x [Bolt of Linen Cloth] - 260 Linen Cloth
Stop making these if you reach Tailoring 45, and make more only if you need it.
- 45 - 70
35 x [Heavy Linen Gloves] - 70 Bolt of Linen Cloth
- 70 - 75
5 x [Reinforced Linen Cape] - 10 Bolt of Linen Cloth
75 - 125
Learn Tailoring Journeyman. Check out my Wool Cloth farming guide if you want to farm the cloths.
- 75 - 100
45 x [Bolt of Woolen Cloth] - 135 Wool Cloth
- 100 - 110
13 x [Simple Kilt] - 52 Bolt of Linen Cloth
- 110 - 125
15 x [Double-stitched Woolen Shoulders] - 45 Bolt of Woolen Cloth
125 - 205
Learn Tailoring Expert. Visit my Silk Cloth farming guide if you want to farm the cloths..
- 125 - 145
155 x [Bolt of Silk Cloth] - 620 Silk Cloth
- 145 - 160
15 x [Azure Silk Hood] - 30 Bolt of Silk Cloth, 30 Blue Dye
- 160 - 170
10 x [Silk Headband] - 30 Bolt of Silk Cloth
- 170 - 175
5 x [Formal White Shirt] - 15 Bolt of Silk Cloth, 10 Bleach
Check out my Mageweave Cloth farming guide if you want to farm the cloths.
- 175 - 185
114 x [Bolt of Mageweave] - 456 Mageweave Cloth
- 185 - 200
15 x [Crimson Silk Vest] - 60 Bolt of Silk Cloth, 30 Red Dye
- 200 - 205
5 x [Crimson Silk Pantaloons] - 20 Bolt of Silk Cloth, 10 Red Dye
205 - 300
Learn Tailoring Artisan.
- 205 - 215
10 x [Black Mageweave Leggings] - 20 Bolt of Mageweave
- 215 - 220
5 x [Orange Mageweave Shirt] - 5 Bolt of Mageweave, 5 Orange Dye
- 220 - 230
10 x [Black Mageweave Gloves] - 20 Bolt of Mageweave
- 230 - 250
23 x [Black Mageweave Headband] - 69 Bolt of Mageweave
- 250 - 260
195 x [Bolt of Runecloth] - 780 Runecloth
Visit my Runecloth farming guide if you want to farm these.
- 260 - 280
25 x [Runecloth Belt] - 75 Bolt of Runecloth
- 280 - 295
18 x [Runecloth Gloves] - 90 Bolt of Runecloth
Recipe goes yellow at 290, get enough materials for 18.
- 295 - 300
5 x [Runecloth Headband] - 30 Bolt of Runecloth
300 - 350
Visit your trainer and learn Tailoring Master.
- 300 - 325
158 x [Bolts of Netherweave] - 790 Netherweave Cloth
Visit my Netherweave Cloth farming guide if you want to farm the cloths.
- 325 - 330
7 x [Netherweave Bag] - 28 Bolts of Netherweave
- 330 - 335
5 x [Netherweave Pants] - 30 Bolts of Netherweave
- 335 - 345
10 x [Netherweave Boots] - 60 Bolts of Netherweave, 20 Knothide Leather
350 - 425
Visit your trainer and learn Tailoring Grand Master.
Check out my Frostweave Cloth farming guide if you want to farm the cloths.
- 350 - 375
240 x [Bolt of Frostweave] - 1200 Frostweave Cloth
- 375 - 380
5 x [Frostwoven Belt] - 15 Bolt of Frostweave
- 380 - 385
5 x [Frostwoven Boots] - 20 Bolt of Frostweave
- 385 - 395
13 x [Frostwoven Cowl] - 65 Bolt of Frostweave
- 395 - 400
5 x [Duskweave Belt] - 35 Bolt of Frostweave
- 400 - 405
10 x [Bolt of Imbued Frostweave] - 20 Bolt of Frostweave, 20 Infinite Dust
Keep these, you will need them later.
Make a few [Duskweave Leggings] if you didn't reach 405.
- 405 - 410
5 x [Duskweave Wristwraps] - 40 Bolt of Frostweave
- 410 - 415
5 x [Duskweave Gloves] - 45 Bolt of Frostweave
- 415 - 425
Make 10 from any of the following:
- 10 Bolt of Imbued Frostweave, 20 Eternal Life, Fire or Shadow
You can also make [Frostweav Bag] instead of these. It will cost you a lot more gold to level with the bags, but when you sell all of them at the Auction House, you will get most of your gold back. You will need to make more Bolt of Imbued Frostweave if you level with bags.
425 - 500
Visit your trainer and learn Tailoring Illustrious.
- 425 - 450
177 x [Bolt of Embersilk Cloth] - 885 Embersilk Cloth
Check out my Embersilk Cloth farming guide if you want to farm Embersilk Cloth.
- 450 - 455
5 x [Deathsilk Bracers] - 10 Bolt of Embersilk Cloth
- 455 - 460
5 x [Deathsilk Boots] - 15 Bolt of Embersilk Cloth
- 460 - 465
5 x [Deathsilk Leggings ] - 15 Bolt of Embersilk Cloth
- 465 - 470
5 x [Deathsilk Cowl] - 15 Bolt of Embersilk Cloth
- 470 - 475
5 x [Spiritmend Belt] - 20 Bolt of Embersilk Cloth
- 475 - 480
5 x [Spiritmend Boots] - 20 Bolt of Embersilk Cloth
- 480 - 484
4 x [Spiritmend Leggings] - 16 Bolt of Embersilk Cloth
It is really important to stop making these at 484!
- 484 - 494
2 x [Embersilk Bag] - 30 Bolt of Embersilk Cloth, 30 Hypnotic Dust
You will get 5 skill points for each bag. You can also make two [Otherworldly Bag] instead of the Embersilk Bags, but it is usually harder to sell.
- 494 - 500
6 x [Spiritmend Robe] - 36 Bolt of Embersilk Cloth
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.
500 - 600
Visit your trainer and learn Zen Tailoring.
Visit my Windwool Cloth farming guide if you are looking for good farming places.
- 500 - 535
64-82 x [Bolt of Windwool Cloth] - 320-410 Windwool Cloth
- 547 - 550
1 x [Windwool Boots] - 4 Bolt of Windwool Cloth
- 550 - 555
1 x [Imperial Silk] - 8 Bolt of Windwool Cloth
You can craft this item if you visit The Silken Fields at the center of Valley of the Four Winds. This is a level 86 zone but you can easily go there at Level 85. The Silken Fields are south-east from Halfhill.
- 555 - 600
9 x [The recipe you discovered from making Imperial Silk] - 36-54 Bolt of Windwool Cloth
Every recipe that you can discover will grant you 5 skill points, but the number of cloths required to make them is different. If you didn't discover a Dreadful Gladiator PvP item recipe, but an epic item recipe, you will have to make another Imperial Cloth the next day, or until you discover a pvp item recipe.
600 - 700
Things change a bit in Warlords of Draenor, because you no longer learn the next rank from your trainer. You have to kill mobs from Draenor and loot [Cryptic Tome of Tailoring] (Alliance) or [ Frostwolf Tailoring Kit] (Horde), then complete a small quest chain.
After you completed the quest chain, you will get [Draenor Tailoring] and [Garrison Blueprint: Tailoring Emporium, Level 1]. This scroll upgrades your maximum Tailoring skill to 700 and you will also learn a few basic recipes. The blueprint simply let's you build a Tailoring Emporium at your garrison. You will use this building to complete work orders and to learn every new recipe.
Work orders convert 5 x [Sumptuous Fur] to 1 x [Hexweave Cloth], or 2 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 every recipe require [Hexweave Cloth]. And as you can see, [Hexweave Cloth] is BoP, 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 [Hexweave Cloth] every day.
How many [Hexweave Cloth] can you get a day?
- Work orders: You can complete 6 work orders each day, so that's 6 [Hexweave Cloth] one day, or 12 if you have a level 100 follower.
- Profession daily cooldown: With profession skill 600, you get 5. This will increase as you level up your profession, the maximum you can get is 10 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 Tailoring Emporium to level up to 700.
When you use [Draenor Tailoring], you will learn [Secrets of Draenor Tailoring]. 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.
Create [Secrets of Draenor Tailoring] and use it to buy recipes at Tailoring Emporium.
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.
Using Hexweave Embroidery as an example, you will get 3 skill point for crafting one and it costs 10 x [Hexweave Cloth], 10 x [Sumptuous Fur]. You will need to make around 22 of them to reach 700. It's only 22 and not 33 because you will get a few skill points for making your profession cooldown, and Secret of Draenor Tailoring every day.
- 20 x [Secrets of Draenor Tailoring] - 100 x Sumptuous Fur(small chance for a cheap skill pont, and you will need the secrets anyway)
- 20 x [Hexweave Cloth] - 400 x Sumptuous Fur, 200 x Gorgrond Flytrap
- 120 x Work orders at your garrison - 600 x Sumptuous Fur
- 22 x [Hexweave Embroidery] - 220 x Hexweave Cloth, 220 x Sumptuous Fur
This will take around 20 days, and it's the cheapest way to reach 700. I assumed you have a level 90 follower, so if you have a level 100 follower, it will take fewer days. (around 14)
You can reach 700 by making only your profession cooldwon and Secret of Draenor Tailoring, but that would probably take around 60-70 days.
Armors like [Hexweave Bracers] require 100 Hexweave Cloth and you get 10 skill point for making them. If you only make the armors it would take around 50 day to reach 700, and it would cost you more than twice as much.
I hope you liked this Tailoring guide, congratulations to 700!