Battle for Azeroth Tailoring Guide

BfA TailoringThis guide provides an overview of the additions and changes to Tailoring in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth.

Table of contents

New in Patch 8.2

  • New cloth: Gilded Seaweave
  • New set of ilvl 370 Notorious Combatant cloth armors.
  • Gilded Seaweave cloth pants and gloves. (ilvl 410, 425, and 440)
  • Saddlechute - New mount equipment that will deploy an emergency parachute when dismounted while high in the air.

Learning BfA Tailoring

The new BfA Tailoring skill is named differently for the two factions, but the name is the only difference between them.

Kul Tiran Tailoring is the Alliance version and Zandalari Tailoring is the Horde version.

Tailoring Trainers:

If you are having trouble finding the trainers, you can walk up to a guard in Dazar'alor or Boralus then ask where the Tailoring trainer is. Asking the guard will place a red marker on your map at the trainer's location.

Leveling Tailoring

Professions skills are split between expansions now, and you'll have a separate skill bar for each expansion. This means you can level the new Battle for Azeroth skill tier without putting any point into any of the previous expansions tiers. You don't have to level Tailoring with older materials to be able to craft the new BfA items. The new Battle for Azeroth Tailoring has a maximum of 175 skill points. You can read more about this in my BfA Profession overview.

Every BfA recipe will require different Tailoring skill levels, so it's very different from what we had in Legion where you could craft most high-level items with Tailoring skill 1. You will have to level your BfA Tailoring skill up if you want to craft high-level items.

Check out my BfA Tailoring leveling guide, if you are looking for an in-depth leveling guide with exact numbers and reagents needed.

Acquiring Recipes

Most recipes still have ranks just like in Legion, but there are no profession quests for crafting profession in BfA, you will learn most rank 1 recipes from your trainer. They are gated by profession skill, so you have to level your Tailoring up to get every recipe.

You can buy most rank 2 and rank 3 recipes with Mark of Honor, and you can buy the rest from reputation vendors.

  • Rank 1: Allows you to craft the item.
  • Rank 2: Reduces the materials required to craft an item.
  • Rank 3: Greatly reduces the materials required to craft an item.

Tailoring Perks

Tools of the Trade

If you level your character to level 120 and your Battle for Azeroth Tailoring to 150, then you can unlock a special questline to craft Synchronous Thread. This item lets you gather more cloth from mobs and you can interact with Time Rifts all around Zandalar and Kul Tiras. After closing a rift outdoors, you'll get a Chronal Cache of Cloth. This can yield cloths from any expansion, including rare BoP cloth.

The questline will take you through the process of creating your tool and give you some backstory on where the recipe comes from. Most of the quests are really straightforward and easy, so I'll skip explaining each quest. Just follow your quest log and check the markers on your map.

To get started on your profession quest line, speak with your profession trainer Pin'jin the Patient (Horde) in Dazar'alor or Daniel Brineweaver (Alliance) in Boralus. If you are having trouble finding the trainers, you can walk up to a guard in Dazar'alor or Boralus then ask where the Tailoring trainer is. Asking the guard will place a red marker on your map at the trainer's location.

After you complete the quest chain, you will get the Recipe: Synchronous Thread recipe. To craft this item, you need:

Back Enchants

Tailoring-only armors

You can craft various high-level armors, and all of them are upgradeable 2 times. You will need to craft the lower item level armor to get the recipe for the higher item level ones.

IMPORTANT: If you use the Scrapper I talk about in my Expulsom Farming Guide, you can get every soulbound material back when you scrap these armors. (Tidalcore, Breath of Bwonsamdi, Expulsom)

Epic armors

ilvl Item Reagents Source
385 Enhanced Deep Sea Gloves 35 x Embroidered Deep Sea Satin, 40 x Deep Sea Satin, 10 x Expulsom, 15 x Tidalcore Tailoring 115
385 Enhanced Deep Sea Breeches 40 x Embroidered Deep Sea Satin, 45 x Deep Sea Satin, 15 x Expulsom, 15 x Tidalcore Tailoring 115
400 Fortified Deep Sea Gloves 40 x Embroidered Deep Sea Satin, 45 x Deep Sea Satin, 15 x Expulsom, 20 x Breath of Bwonsamdi Discovered from crafting Enhanced Deep Sea Gloves. Requires Taloring 150.
400 Fortified Deep Sea Breeches 55 x Embroidered Deep Sea Satin, 55 x Deep Sea Satin, 20x Expulsom, 20 x Breath of Bwonsamdi Discovered from crafting Enhanced Deep Sea Breeches. Requires Taloring 150.
415 Tempered Deep Sea Gloves 45 x Embroidered Deep Sea Satin, 50 x Deep Sea Satin, 20 x Expulsom, 200 x Breath of Bwonsamdi Discovered from crafting Fortified Deep Sea Gloves
415 Tempered Deep Sea Breeches 65 x Embroidered Deep Sea Satin, 60 x Deep Sea Satin, 25 x Expulsom, 200 x Breath of Bwonsamdi Discovered from crafting Fortified Deep Sea Breeches

Crafting Materials

New materials:

There are also 5 soulbound crafting materials:

Expulsom is obtained primarily from scrapping armors and weapons using the Scrap-o-Matic 1000 (Alliance), or the Shred-Master Mk1 (Horde). These tools work like disenchanting. You can break down any gear obtained that is from the Battle for Azeroth expansion, including dungeon/raid drops, quest rewards, world drops, and crafted gear. You can read about this in more detail if you visit my Expulsom Farming Guide.

Tidalcore is a guaranteed drop from the last boss in a Mythic dungeons and from the chest at the end of any level Mythic Plus Dungeon. They can also drop from the last boss of a heroic dungeon. However, this is not a guaranteed drop.

Breath of Bwonsamdi drops from bosses in the new raid Battle for Dazar'alor and is used for crafting epic 400 and 415 item Alchemy trinkets. (1 from each LFR wing, 1 from a Normal boss, 10 from a Heroic boss, 20 from a Mythic boss)

Sanguicell drops from raid bosses in Uldir. (1 from each LFR wing, 1 from a Normal boss, 10 from a Heroic boss, 20 from a Mythic boss)

Hydrocore used to drop in Mythic dungeons, but it no longers drops since path 8.1, and you can only get it by using Transmutes.

Bags

Two new bags for Tailors, a 30 slot bag and a 32 slot bag.

Item Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Deep Sea Bag BfA Tailoring 50 BfA Tailoring 85

Horde: Sold by Hoarder Jena in Vol'dun. Requires Revered with Voldunai faction.

Alliance: Sold by Quartermaster Alcorn in Drustvar. Requires Revered reputation with Order of Embers faction.
Embroidered Deep Sea Bag Random drop from any mob in the new BfA zones. Revered with Tortollan Seekers. Dropped by Zul in Uldir.

Utility Items

Tailors can now create three types of Battle Flags which give a benefit to you and your party. They are not usable while in Raids, Dungeons, Rated Battlegrounds or Arenas, so it's mostly for world PvP.

You can get the rank 1 and rank 2 recipes from your trainer, and rank 3 comes from World Quests.

Other Utility items:

Crafted Leveling Gear

The Tidespray Linen armor sets are the new uncommon (green) quality BfA cloth leveling gear. All of these armors are ilvl 225, but there is a chance that they roll up to ilvl 233 and rare (blue) quality. They require level 111, so you can't equip them right away.

You can learn all of these items from your Tailoring trainers, and they only have one rank, so there is no reduced material cost.

Item Reagents Skill
Tidespray Linen Bracers 10 x Tidespray Linen 1
Tidespray Linen Belt 13 x Tidespray Linen 1
Tidespray Linen Mittens 13 x Tidespray Linen 1
Tidespray Linen Sandals 13 x Tidespray Linen 1
Tidespray Linen Pants 17 x Tidespray Linen 1
Tidespray Linen Cloak 13 x Tidespray Linen 25
Tidespray Linen Hood 16 x Tidespray Linen 25
Tidespray Linen Spaulders 13 x Tidespray Linen 25
Tidespray Linen Robe 16 x Tidespray Linen 25

Level 120 Armors

The Sinister Combatant's armor set is a new purple (epic) quality BfA cloth armor set. All of these armors are ilvl 340, and they all require level 120 to equip.

Recipe Skill Rank 2 and 3 recipe
Sinister Combatant's Satin Belt 115

Both rank 2 and 3 are sold by Ozgrom Ragefang (Horde) / Leedan Gustaf (Alliance).

Sinister Combatant's Satin Boots 115
Sinister Combatant's Satin Bracers 115
Sinister Combatant's Satin Cloak 115
Sinister Combatant's Satin Mittens 115
Sinister Combatant's Satin Pants 115

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