Shadowlands Leatherworking Guide

Shadowlands Leatherworking

This guide provides an overview of all the additions and changes to Leatherworking in World of Warcraft Shadowlands.

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Shadowlands Leatherworking Trainer Location

You can learn Shadowlands Leatherworking from Tanner Au'qil in Oribos in the Hall of Shapes. (Coordinates: 42.6, 26.8)

Oribos is the new Shadowlands city hub for both factions. You will arrive there after you finish the Shadowlands intro quests, so you can learn the new profession recipes before you head out questing.

Tanner Au'qil

Acquiring recipes

In Shadowlands, most recipes only have one rank, and you can learn most of them from your trainer. This makes leveling professions much easier since you don't have to grind reputations to get higher rank recipes.

These 2 recipes below are the only ones that you can't learn from your trainer:

Raw Materials

All skinnable mobs can drop these 5 skinning materials:

Curing Salt, Penumbra Thread, and Orboreal Shard are sold by Distributor Au'tem near your trainer.

Crafting Leatherworking Legendary Base items

Crafting your own Legendary Armor is one of the new features in the Shadowlands expansion. The Legendary armors require 4 different components before you can craft them, and one of them is the Base item (Rune Vessel) that determine the slot you are making your armor for, and the item level of your armor. These base items are crafted by players with Leatherworking, Leatherworking, Tailoring, and Jewelcrafting.

How to learn the Base Item recipes?

Once you reach 100 in Shadowlands Leatherworking, the Runecarver will offer you The Vessels of Leather and Bone quest.

Read my Shadowlands Legendary Gear crafting guide to learn how to unlock the Runecarver.

How to craft higher ilvl Base Items?

Every base item has four ranks, and each of them will have its own little experience bar. You will gain experience each time you craft a base item and once you fill the experience bar, you will learn the next rank. Crafting a higher rank base item will give more experience.

  • Rank 1 (iLvl 190) - 25 Experience/craft - 75 xp needed for rank 2
  • Rank 2 (iLvL 210) - 50 Experience/craft - 150 xp needed for rank 3
  • Rank 3 (iLvL 225) - 75 experience/craft - 225 xp needed for rank 4
  • Rank 4 (iLvL 235)

Crafting 15 Rank 1 base items will unlock Rank 2, 15 Rank 2 crafts will unlock Rank 3, and 15 Rank 3 craft will unlock Rank 4.

Higher rank base items also require a lot more materials. A rank 4 item usually costs around 4 times as much as a rank 1.

Full list of base items



Optional Reagents

These reagents change the item level of a crafted armor or weapon. (You can actually downgrade an item's item level and its level requirement if you use a lower level optional reagent)

These 3 optional reagents below can only be used to craft items from Shadowlands. All 8 manufacturing professions can craft these, so they are not exclusive to Leatherworking.

Leather Armors

New Desolate Leather Armor set.

The Shadebound Leather armor set pieces are ilvl 151, and they all require level 60 to equip.

Mail Armors

New Desolate Scale Mail Armor set.

The Shadowscale Mail Armor set pieces are ilvl 151, and they all require level 60 to equip.


All of these are ilvl 100 and require level 50 to equip.

Other Items