Classic WoW Skinning Leveling Guide 1-300

This Classic WoW Skinning Leveling Guide will show you the fastest way how to level your Skinning profession up from 1 to 300.

This guide is aimed for higher level players, who want to switch their profession at higher levels, but this doesn't mean it's not good for lower level players. Leveling your Skinning will be easy, but it's really boring. You will have to run around and skin hundreds or even thousands of mobs.

This Skinning guide will show you two simple path which I found the fastest way to level Skinning, one for Horde and one for Alliance.

Skinning skill requirement formula

These formulas will help you to figure out the Skinning skill needed to skin mobs, but if you follow the guide you don't need to worry about this.

  • Up to skinning 100, you can find out the highest level mob you can skin by: ((Skinning skill)/10)+10. Example: ( 50 / 10 ) +10 = 15
  • From skinning level 100 and up the formula is simply: (Skinning skill)/5. Example: (175 / 5 = 35)

Skinning guide sections

Durotar, Dun Morogh (1 - 75)

Visit any Skinning Trainer, and learn Skinning Apprentice. I recommend Balthus Stoneflayer in Ironforge or Thuwd in Orgrimmar.

Don't forget to buy a Skinning Knife! It's usually sold by Leatherworking Supply vendors near your trainer, or any General/Trade goods vendor. This knife does NOT have to be equipped, but you can't skin mobs unless you have one in your bag.

If you enchant your gloves with Formula: Enchant Gloves - Skinning, then you can skin an enemy 1 level higher than you normally would be able to do so.

Please note that even if a mob is red/orange to you, that this DOES NOT guarantee that you'll get a skill up! It's more likely, but not to be expected every time.

Alliance

Beasts in the immediate starting area can't be skinned, because that area is for level 1-6 players and you won't have any profession until you reach level 5.

From 1 to 50 make a circle around the lake near Ironforge, when you reach 50 you can go and visit your Skinning trainer Balthus Stoneflayer at Ironforge and learn Journeyman Skinning. You can continue to level your Skinning until around 75, while you move toward Loch Modan. Keep in mind, it's not guaranteed that you will reach 75, but if you won't reach it you can just still go to Loch Modan, lower skill will be enough too.

Horde

Beasts in the immediate starting area can't be skinned, because that area is for level 1-6 players and you won't have any profession until you reach level 5.

Start at Sen'Jin Village in Durotar and head towards Orgrimmar while skinning every beast along the way. Visit your trainer Thuwd when you reach Orgrimmar and learn Journeyman Skinning. Keep in mind, it's not guaranteed that you will reach 75, but if you won't reach it you can just still go to Orgrimmar, Skinning 50 will be enough too.

The Barrens, Loch Modan, Wetlands (75 - 155/165)

Alliance

Follow the path on the picture below until you reach 115, then head towards Wetlands. There might be some beast in Wetlands that you can't skin if you go there with lower Skinning skill.

From 115 to around 140, follow that river you see on the picture and skin every beast along its way. You will reach around Skinning 140 by the time you reach Menethil Harbor. (you must at least reach 125) Go to the flight master, and fly to Ironforge. Find Balthus Stoneflayer in Ironforge and learn Expert Skinning.

Fly back to Wetlands and continue leveling up your Skinning until 155 so you can skin the level 31 Raptors in Arathi.

Horde

From 75 to 125 skin the beasts along the way towards Camp Taurajo, make sure that you reach Skinning 125 before you get to Camp Taurajo. Find Dranh at Camp Taurajo and learn Expert Skinning.

Start heading towards Thousand Needles and skin the beasts along the way.

Thousand Needles, Arathi Highland (155/165 - 205)

Alliance

Follow that path on the map from 155-170, then when you reach 170 you can head toward the orange 170-205 part because you can find higher level raptors there. There are also a few level 36-37 raptors at the south-east corner of the orange zone, don't go there until you have Skinning 180 because you can't skin them. After you reach Skinning 205, go to Ironforge and learn Artisan Skinning from Balthus Stoneflayer

Horde

From 165 to 205 just follow the path you see on the picture. Make sure that you have Skinning 205 before you leave Thousand Needles.

After 205, go to Tanaris and fly to Feralas, then at Feralas find Kulleg Stonehorn at Camp Mojache and learn Artisan Skinning.

Feralas, Un'Goro Crater (205 - 300)

From 205 to 230 just skin mobs around Camp Mojache, this one is doable for both Horde and Alliance. When you reach 230, mount up and head towards the Yeti cave, it's where you can see the 230-260 part on the map. If the Yeti cave is farmed by someone you can head to South and kill Hippogryphs.

After you reach 260, follow the path to the 260-280 part. There is another Yeti cave there, but those Yetis are higher levels. When you cleared the cave, you can find a lot of other beasts in front of the cave.

At Skinning 280 you can fly to Un'goro Crater, but you can also stay here and skill up your skinning by killing the beast in front of the cave.