Heavy Hide farming

I made this Heavy Hide farming guide to help out players who want to farm the leathers instead of buying them from the Auction House. I decided to search for places with high density of mobs which I can skin and drop Heavy Hide.

Important! Heavy Hide has a really low drop rate, around 3-5%, so don't expect to get one after every few kills.

The recommended skinning skill for farming Heavy Leather is around 180.  If you farm at these places with lower Skinning skill, you will get a lot of lower tier Leather until you reach 180.

Heavy Hide


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.


Uldaman is located at Badlands, and it's the best place to farm Heavy Leather, but it's only recommended for higher level players.

Just simply clear bats, scorpions, and basilisks at the marked area. The fastest way is to pull everything then kill them all at one place.

The instance has two entrances, it's easier to enter from this one.

After you cleared the instance, you shouldn't use the exit gate at the start, you should run to the one marked on the maps since it's closer. Run out, then you have to reset Uldaman by right clicking over your own portrait, and then click the "Reset Instance" button. This restarts the whole instance, and all mobs will be back. You can only do 10 instance runs in an hour, one clear gets you around 35 leathers, so you will get around 350 leathers in an hour.


You can farm Heavy Hide by killing Feral Scar Yetis or Rage Scar Yetis in Feralas.

Dustwallow Marsh

Next one is in Dustwallow Marsh, the area is full of beasts. Just go around, and kill every Raptors, Dragonkins, Crocolisks.

Western Plaguelands

In Western Plaguelands there is an area around The Mender's Stead where you can kill and skin Hulking Plaguebears and Diseased Wolves.