This Savage Leather farming guide is made to help you farm Savage Leather. I decided to search for places with a high density of mobs that I can skin and drop Savage Leather. I traveled around Azeroth, and after a while, I made a list of places.
Learn Catacylsm Skinning from any trainer in old major cities (Orgrimmar, Stormwind) before you start farming. You can skin these mobs without Catacylsm Skinning, but you will get a lot fewer leathers.
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.
Firelands is the best place to farm Savage Leather, but it's a level 35 raid instance, so you will need a level 40 or higher character to farm there. If you don't have a high-level character, scroll down to the bottom of the guide to find alternative farming places.
The entrance to Firelands is located at Mount Hyjal. Go inside, then kill every scorpion, turtle, and core hound on the marked area, but do it in two pulls, else you won't be able to skin them fast enough, and the corpses will start despawning.
After you cleared the instance, run out, then you have to reset it 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.)
Note: I recommend skipping the turtles in the large lava pool because it's really annoying to pull them while swimming in lava.
Tol Barad Peninsula
The Tol Barad is located with the rest of the Cataclysm zone portals (just above the Valley of Wisdom in Orgrimmar and on the island to the north-east of the Dwarven District in Stormwind), but you have to be level 35 to use the portal.
This is the best place to farm if you can't solo Firelands. Kill Darkwood Lurkers and Darkwood Broodmothers around the marked area.
There is a place at Molten Front with a lot of Cinderweb Creeper and a few other kinds of spiders, but you cannot go to Molten Front until you do some questing in Mount Hyjal. Read this guide if you want to unlock this area.
Animals southeast of Kirthaven: Highland Worgs, Highland Elks, Tawny Owls, and Untamed Gryphons
At the Pale Roost, stone giants are throwing rocks and knocking down Stone Drakes. When the drakes land, they will have about 50k HP left. They drop only Savage Leather or Blackened Dragonscale, no leather scraps. The drakes have a really fast respawn rate, and for elites, they are very easy to kill.
You cannot farm at the place below if you have done all the quests at Hyjal.
Contact me if you have other great farming spots!