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 leathers if you have Skinning. You can also just buy the materials at the Auction House, but then you will need a lot of gold.
If you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt, I recommend using Zygor's 1-60 Leveling Guide. The guide is in a small window on your main screen in-game. All the detail that you need to complete the quest is included.
Leatherworking guide sections:
- Leatherworking Trainers
- 1 - 55 - Apprentice
- 55 - 137 - Journeyman
- 135 - 205 - Expert
- 205 - 300 - Artisan
Approximate Materials Required:
NOTE: You can buy the threads, dyes, and salt from Leatherworking Supply vendors near your trainer.
- 57 Ruined Leather Scraps
- 470 Light Leather
- 275 Medium Leather
- 20 Heavy Hide
- 195 Heavy Leather
- 450 Thick Leather
- 475 Rugged Leather
Classic Leatherworking Trainer Location
To become an Apprentice Leatherworker you need to reach level 5 and find a Leatherworking trainer.
Just click on any of these links below to see the trainer's exact location. You can also walk up to a guard in any city and ask where the Leatherworking trainer is, then it will be marked with a red flag on your map
- Kamari in Orgrimmar.
- Dan Golthas in Undercity.
- Mak in Thunder Bluff.
- Chaw Stronghide in Mulgore.
- Shelene Rhobart in Tirisfal Glades.
- Randal Worth in Stormwind City.
- Gretta Finespindle in Ironforge.
- Darianna in Darnassus.
- Nadyia Maneweaver in Teldrassil
- Adele Fielder in Elwynn Forest
Classic Leatherworking Leveling - (1 - 55)
19 x Light Leather - 57 Ruined Leather Scraps
Make the next recipe if you don't have Ruined Leather Scraps.
- 20-45 or 1-45
40 x Light Armor Kit - 40 Light Leather
20 x Handstitched Leather Cloak - 40 Light Leather, 20 Coarse Thread
Journeyman Leatherworking - (55 - 137)
You can only train Leatherworking past 75 if you learn Journeyman Leatherworking. Not every Leatherworking trainer will teach you this skill, you have to find an Expert Leatherworker. (Requires level 10)
You can learn Journeyman Leatherworking from these NPCs below:
- Arthur Moore in Undercity.
- Karolek in Orgrimmar.
- Tarn in Thunder Bluff.
- Brawn in Stranglethorn Vale.
- Krulmoo Fullmoon in The Barrens.
- Narv Hidecrafter in Desolace.
- Simon Tanner in Stormwind City.
- Faldron in Darnassus.
- Fimble Finespindle in Ironforge.
- Aayndia Floralwind in Ashenvale.
50 x Embossed Leather Gloves - 150 Light Leather, 100 Coarse Thread
40 x Fine Leather Belt - 240 Light Leather, 80 Coarse Thread
Make as many Cured Medium Hide as you can if you farmed leathers and you got some Medium Hide. (or if it's cheap at the Auction House)
15 x Dark Leather Boots - 60 Medium Leather, 30 Fine Thread, 15 Gray Dye
Expert Leatherworking - (137 - 205)
To become an Expert Leatherworker you need to reach level 20 and level up Leatherworking to 125, then find an Expert Leatherworking trainer.
20 x Dark Leather Pants - 240 Medium Leather, 20 Gray Dye, 20 Fine Thread
7 x Heavy Leather - 35 Medium Leather
You can also make the following recipe:
- 7 x Heavy Leather Ball - 14 Heavy Leather, 7 Fine Thread
The pattern is sold by these NPCs.
20 x Cured Heavy Hide - 20 Heavy Hide, 60 Salt
You will need the Cured Heavy Hides later.
Below you can find an alternative way if you don't have any Heavy Hides at all, which is usually the case since Heavy Hide has a pretty low drop rate. But if for example, you can get 5 Heavy Hides, you should stop making Barbaric Leggings at 195 and start making Guardian Gloves.
- 155-180 - Heavy Armor Kit - 175 Heavy Leather
- 180-190 - Guardian Pants or Barbaric Leggings - 156 Heavy Leather, 26 Bolt of Silk Cloth or 100 Heavy Leather, 10 Moss Agate
- 190-200 - Barbaric Leggings - 130 Heavy Leather, 13 Moss Agate
15 x Heavy Armor Kit - 75 Heavy Leather, 15 Fine Thread
10 x Barbaric Shoulders - 80 Heavy Leather, 10 Cured Heavy Hide, 20 Fine Thread
10 x Guardian Gloves - 40 Heavy Leather, 10 Cured Heavy Hide, 10 Silken Thread
7 x Thick Armor Kit - 35 Thick Leather, 7 Silken Thread
Artisan Leatherworking (205 - 300)
To become an Artisan Leatherworker you need to reach level 35 and level up Leatherworking to 200, then find an Artisan Leatherworking trainer.
Alliance players can learn it from Drakk Stonehand. He is in the main Wildhammer Keep in Aerie Peak of the Hinterlands, North of South Shore. He's sort of to the left inside, and down one layer of stairs.
For Horde players, the Artisan Leatherworking Trainer is Hahrana Ironhide in Feralas at Camp Mojache.
40 x Nightscape Headband - 200 Thick Leather, 80 Silken Thread
You need a bit more Silken Thread to make these compared to the Thick Armor kits, but you can sell the Headbands to the vendor for a lot more, so they are actually cheaper than making the armor kits.
15 x Nightscape Pants - 210 Thick Leather, 60 Silken Thread
25 x Rugged Armor Kit - 125 Rugged Leather
28 x Wicked Leather Bracers - 224 Rugged Leather, 28 Black Dye, 28 Rune Thread
10 x Wicked Leather Headband - 120 Rugged Leather, 10 Black Dye, 10 Rune Thread
I hope you liked this Classic WoW Leatherworking leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 300!