Legion Tailoring Leveling Guide 1 - 800
Updated for Legion patch 7.1
Tailoring uses cloths as main materials, but you don't need any gathering profession to gather cloths, so Tailoring can be combined with any gathering profession. One other popular choice is Enchanting, because you can craft a bunch of cloths then disenchant them and use the dusts and essences to level your 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 110 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 you.
Table of contents:
- Two way to level Tailoring
- Leveling 1-480 with Draenor recipes (cheaper option)
- Leveling 1-800 with Legion recipes
Two way to level Tailoring
If your character is below level 90, visit my Tailoring Leveling Guide for players below level 90. This guide is for level 90-110 players.
There are currently two ways to level Tailoring up to 480.
- 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)
- 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.
Leveling 1-480 with Draenor recipes (cheaper option)
First, visit your Tailoring 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 Tailoring trainer is located. You can also find trainers at Ashran if you ask the guards.
You have to get a [Draenor Tailoring] scroll to upgrade your maximum Tailoring skill to 700. This scroll will also teach you a few basic recipes which you will use to level Tailoring.
There are three ways to obtain this scroll:
- You can buy it from the Tailoring pattern vendors in Ashran. Alliance players can find Steven Cochrane at Stormshield, and Horde players can find Petir Starocean at Warspear.
- If you build a Tailoring Emporium at your garrison, you can buy the scroll from one of the NPC at the building.
- If you are still leveling your character (90-92), you have to loot a quest item to start a quest chain.
- 1 - 480
There are 3 recipes that you can use to level to 480. It doesen't matter which one you choose, they all require 50 Sumptuous Fur and give 10 skill points when you craft them.
Leveling 1-800 with Legion recipes
Check out my Shal'dorei Silk farming guide if you want to farm the cloths.
This part requires level 100.
First, visit your Tailoring trainer Tanithria at Dalaran. Just walk up to a guard in the city, you can ask them where the Tailoring trainer is located.
After you learn Tailoring, pick up the quest Sew It Begins from Tanithria.
The quest reward is [Legion Tailor].
Most Tailoring recipes are unlocked by doing quests for your profession trainer Tanithria.
You should get to level 110 and finish every Tailoring quest before you continue this guide.
There are 38 Tailoring 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 1-2 days if you start them at 110, otherwise you will have to wait because later quests have level requirement.
One of the harder quest is The Path to Suramar City (26th quest). You will need 1000 Ancient Mana for this quest, but the default cap is 300, so you will have to do a bunch of Suramar quests to increase your cap to 1000. You get +500 manapool ~40-50 quest in main Suramar storyline and +500 manapool after you reach honored with The Nightfallen.
The most important quest is The Queen's Grace Loom (around 30th quest in the chain). After you finish this quest, you will get two rewards: [Imbued Silkweave Bracers], and [Imbued Silkweave]. You will also unlock quests and vendors for the rest of the Imbued Silkweave set. These armors will be used for leveling between 740-800.
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 Silkweave 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 Tailoring to at least 100 to unlock the profession World quests.
1 - 481
Learn one of the 4 cloak recipes from your trainer, and make that 143 times.
120 x [Silkweave Cover] - 1080 x Shal'dorei Silk
481 - 743
Keep these, you will use all of them later.
Note: It's really important to reach 743 ! You won't gain the benefits of multiple skill-ups at 779 if you don't get to 743. Make a few [Silkweave Cover] until you get to 743.
743 - 782
Now you need to get a rank 2, and a rank 3 recipe from one of the Silkweave armor pieces.
I recommend the gloves or the bracer recipe because they don't require [Blood of Sargeras].
Alternative recipes that use Blood of Sargeras:
There is not much difference in materials cost between rank 2 and rank 3 for the recipes below, but rank 3 recipes stay orange 20 point longer. You can't level to 800 using the rank 2 recipes.
10 x [Imbued Silkweave Cinch - rank 3] - 60 x Imbued Silkweave, 20 Blood of Sargeras
10 x [Imbued Silkweave Epaulets - rank 3] - 60 x Imbued Silkweave, 20 Blood of Sargeras
10 x [Imbued Silkweave Slippers - rank 3] - 60 x Imbued Silkweave, 20 Blood of Sargeras
Rank 1 recipe locations
- [Pattern: Imbued Silkweave Cinch] - sold by Leyweaver Erenyi at Val'sharah.
- [Pattern: Imbued Silkweave Epaulets] - sold by Leyweaver Phaxondus at Azsuna.
- [Pattern: Imbued Silkweave Gloves] - Reward from Exotic Textiles quest. Pick the quest up from Leyweaver Athystro.
- [Pattern: Imbued Silkweave Slippers] - sold by Leyweaver Yaphisteia at Highmountain.
Rank 2 recipes are sold by Lalla Brightweave at Dalaran. Except for the [Pattern: Imbued Silkweave Cinch] which is sold by Strap Bucklebolt for 500 Sightless Eye at the Dalaran Sewers. Here is a detailed guide on how to get Sightless Eye. You can get the 500 in about half an hour, or even less.
Rank 3 recipe locations:
- [Pattern: Imbued Silkweave Bracers] - The Nightfallen - Exalted - Sold by First Arcanist Thalyssra at Suramar.
- [Pattern: Imbued Silkweave Gloves] - Court of Farondis - Exalted - Sold by Veridis Fallon at Azsuna.
- [Pattern: Imbued Silkweave Epaulets] - Rated Battleground win.
- [Pattern: Imbued Silkweave Cinch] - sold by Strap Bucklebolt for 500 Sightless Eye at the Dalaran Sewers. Here is a detailed guide on how to get Sightless Eye. You can get the 500 in about half an hour, or even less.
- [Pattern: Imbued Silkweave Slippers] - The Nightfallen - Exalted - Sold by First Arcanist Thalyssra at Suramar.
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 recipe is the best one to use for this part.
35 x [Imbued Silkweave Bracers - rank 3] - 1925 x Imbued Silkweave
Again, this is just an approximate number, you might need to make more, you might need to make fewer.
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 Tailoring guide, congratulations on reaching 800!