Borean Leather Farming

This Borean Leather farming guide is made to help you farm Borean Leather. I decided to search for places with a high density of mobs which I can 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 a lot fewer leathers.

Both factions can learn Northrend Skinning from Derik Marks in Dalaran. (Northrend, not Legion Dalaran)

Alliance:

Horde:

Borean Leather

 

Before you go anywhere, clear your bags first. That’s because for skinning the animals, you need to loot them first. This means you will gather a lot of junk stuff filling your bags. 

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 to normal, but you should always set the Legacy Raid size to 25 player because it has a lot 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.

Don't pull Baltharus the Warborn or Saviana Ragefire minibosses, or you can't reset the instance!

You can reset the instance by right-clicking over your portrait 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.)

Borean Tundra

This is the best place to farm if you hit the instance cap in Ruby Sanctum.

You will find packs of Wooly Rhino Matriarchs and Wooly Rhino Calf roaming north and south of Warsong Hold. The respawn rate is really quick, so you should never run out of mobs to kill.

I think it's better to farm at the area north of Warsong Hold, but if there is someone already farming there, you can farm at the south.

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 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 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 at the Zul'Drak farming section below.

Note: Gundrak has two entrances. You have to enter this one.

Zul'Drak

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 can 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.

Sholazar Basin

Sholazar Basin is a decent place to farm, you will find Hardknuckle Foragers and Hardknuckle Chargers around Frenzyheart Hil.

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!

 

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