This Borean Leather farming guide is made to help you farm Borean Leather. I searched for places with a high density of mobs that I could skin and drop Borean Leather. I traveled around Northrend, and after a while, I made a list of places.
Learn Northrend Skinning from any of these NPCs below before you start farming. You can skin these mobs without Northrend Skinning, but you will get fewer leathers.
Both factions can learn Northrend Skinning from Derik Marks in Dalaran. (Northrend, not Legion Dalaran)
This guide is for Retail WoW players only. If you play WotLK Classic, visit my WotLK Classic Borean Leather Farming Guide.
The Ruby Sanctum - Raid
The best place to farm Borean Leather is The Ruby Sanctum raid, but you have to be at least level 40 to farm there efficiently. Check the places mentioned below if you have a lower-level character.
Raid difficulty doesn't matter, so you can set it to normal, but you should always set the Legacy Raid size to 25-player because it has more mobs. Right-click on your own portrait and select "Raid Difficulty" to change raid size and difficulty. (only try the 10man version if you can't solo the 25man)
The portal to this instance is located underneath the Wyrmrest Temple, in Dragonblight at Northrend.
You should stop twice to kill and skin the mobs because the corpses might start despawning before you can skin them if you try to kill all of them in one pull.
You can reset the instance by right-clicking over your portrait and then click the "Reset all instance" button. This restarts the whole instance, and all mobs will be back. (You can only do 10 instance runs in an hour.)
This is the best place to farm if you hit the instance cap in Ruby Sanctum.
I think it's better to farm at the area north of Warsong Hold, but if someone is already farming there, you can farm at the southern part.
Gundrak - Dungeon
Important! Set the instance to normal.
Gundrak is also a good place to farm if you can't farm solo Ruby Santrcum yet, but you still would rather farm in instances. (You still have to be around level 35 to farm there efficiently). You only have to kill Unyielding Constrictors in the first part of the instance, then run out and reset.
You can reset the instance by right-clicking over your portrait and then click the "Reset all instance" button. This restarts the whole instance, and all mobs will be back. You can only do 10 instance runs in an hour, and one run will take about 3-4 minutes. This means you will have around 20-30 minutes of downtime when you can't enter the instance. Fortunately, a very good farming place is right outside of the instance. You can read more about this in the Zul'Drak farming section below.
Note: Gundrak has two entrances. You have to enter this one.
You will find a lot of Gundrak Raptors in Zul'Drak near Gundrak instance. These raptors are a bit spread apart, so at first, you might think this is a bad place to farm, but they often drop 2-3 Borean Leather instead of 1.
You should follow the red line on the map below, and by the time you do a full circle, the mobs will respawn at the start. If they didn't respawn, you could just skin a few bats until they do. You will get more leather/minute if you use your mount after each raptor if the next one is far away.
This place cannot support more than one farmer.
These are my favorite places for Borean Leather farming. Contact me if you have other great farming spots!
Visit my Savage Leather farming page when you have enough Borean Leather!