Dragonflight Leatherworking Leveling Guide 1 - 100

This Dragonflight Leatherworking leveling guide will show you the fastest and cheapest way to level your Dragon Isles Leatherworking skill up from 1 to 100.

Leatherworking is best combined with skinning, and I highly recommend leveling these professions together because it will be easier to get the needed materials if you have skinning. So, check out my Skinning Leveling Guide if you want to level skinning. You can also buy the leathers at the Auction House, but you will need a lot of gold.

Dragonflight Leatherworking Trainers

New Dragonflight Leatherworking features

There are a lot of new stats added to professions in Dragonflight, so here is a quick explanation for some of these.

Recipe Difficulty

Recipe Difficulty shows you how much profession skill is required to make a recipe at the highest quality. You can see your current profession Skill below the Recipe Difficulty stat. Your Skill comes from your base profession skill, specializations, profession equipment, racials, and using high-quality reagents. So, your profession skill can go well above 100.

Item Quality

Every crafted piece of Leatherworking armor and weapon has 5 different qualities. Leatherworking Crafted Reagents, Enchantments, and Consumable items have 3 different qualities.

Basically, if you have higher skill, you can make higher ilvl gear, higher quality consumables that give more stat, and higher quality reagents that give more profession skill when used in recipes.

Inspiration, Multicraft, Resourcefulness

  • Inspiration: Each time you craft something, there is a chance you get Inspired and craft the recipe with some bonus profession skill, so you can craft an item with higher quality than you could normally. 
  • Resourcefulness: You have a chance to use fewer reagents.
  • Multicraft: You have a chance to craft additional items. (doesn't work on crafted gear, only consumables and reagents)

Dragon Isles Leatherworking Knowledge

Dragon Isles Leatherworking Knowledge points are the "talent points" that you can put into your profession specialization to learn new skills, stats, and bonuses.

Leatherworking Crafting Orders

Crafting Orders are a new way for players to request a crafter to craft something for them. The interface looks like the Auction House, but instead of players posting Auctions, it will be filled with Crafting Orders that you can complete as a Leatherworker.

Completing crafting orders can give you skill points if you complete orders for items that would normally give you skill point. 

Commission

Players posting the Crafting Orders can set a commission for the crafter who completes their order. But since they are also providing the reagents for the items, the commission will probably be pretty low for trainer-taught and common recipes.

How to Complete Crafting Orders

Clicking on the Crafting Orders tab at the bottom of your profession window will open up the Crafting Order UI, where you can browse Crafting Orders posted by other players. You must be near a Crafting Table for your profession to be able to access Crafting Orders.

Leatherworking Crafting Table location

You can find the Leatherworking crafting table in Valdrakken at the location marked in the picture below.

Leveling Dragonflight Leatherworking

First Craft Bonus

You will get 1x Dragon Isles Leatherworking Knowledge talent point each time you craft something for the first time. Dragon Isles Leatherworking Knowledge is very valuable and has a weekly cap from other sources. 

Shopping list

This is the total list of materials required to reach 55. The 55-100 part is not included here because there are too many alternative recipes you can use.

1 - 7

Because of the "First Craft Bonus" I recommend crafting one mail and one leather piece when possible. I think it's just better to get your First Craft Bonus while you can also get skill points from them.

1x Pioneer's Leather Wristguards - 15x Resilient Leather, 5x Adamant Scales
1x Trailblazer's Scale Bracers - 5x Resilient Leather, 15x Adamant Scales

7 - 10

1x Trailblazer's Scale Boots - 10x Resilient Leather, 20x Adamant Scales

10 - 16

1x Pioneer's Leather Tunic - 25x Resilient Leather, 15x Adamant Scales
1x Trailblazer's Scale Vest - 15x Resilient Leather, 25x Adamant Scales

16 - 22

2x Durable Pack - 40x Resilient Leather, 2x Dense Hide

22 - 26

1x Trailblazer's Toughened Chainbelt - 16x Adamant Scales, 2x Lustrous Scaled Hide

Leatherworking Specializations

When you hit 25, you will unlock Specializations. I would suggest having a little bit of a look through the specializations. Spend some time reading through them, then choose which direction you might want to go.

But don't be too hasty with spending points just at this time unless you have a clear goal of which direction you wanna go. The Knowledge points are going to be the limited commodity that you will never be able to get enough of, and you will always want more of. You can continue leveling your profession and return to choosing a specialization and spending knowledge points a bit later.

You will need 50 skill points to unlock the second specialization, 65 for the third, and 75 for the fourth. 50 is not that hard to reach, but it may take you a little while to level all the way to 75. So, be aware that you will have to choose which one you feel you can do without for the longest. 

26 - 32

1x Pioneer's Practiced Gloves - 16x Resilient Leather, 2x Dense Hide
1x Trailblazer's Toughened Grips - 16x Adamant Scales, 2x Lustrous Scaled Hide

32- 36

1x Jeweler's Cover - 10x Resilient Leather, 2x Dense Hide
1x Protective Gloves - 10x Adamant Scales, 2x Lustrous Scaled Hide

36 - 42

1x Smithing Apron - 10x Adamant Scales, 2x Dense Hide
1x Alchemist's Hat - 10x Adamant Scales, 2x Lustrous Scaled Hide

42 - 45

1x Trailblazer's Toughened Spikes - 16x Adamant Scales, 2x Lustrous Scaled Hide

45 - 52

2x Pioneer's Practiced Leggings - 32x Resilient Leather, 4x Dense Hide
1x Trailblazer's Toughened Legguards - 16x Adamant Scales, 2x Lustrous Scaled Hide

52 - 55

1x Pioneer's Practiced Cowl - 16x Resilient Leather, 2x Dense Hide

55 - 100

You can still make a few more trainer recipes until you reach 60, but they are all yellow, and they no longer give multiple skill points.

Almost all Leatherworking recipes that give you skill points up to 100 require some soulbound material. It would be almost impossible to farm the needed materials for a single person. Also, every high-level rare and epic recipe will be BoP, so you can't even sell them at the Auction House. You are forced to use the Crafting Order system if you want to level Leatherworking up to 100.

Since the whole Crafting Order system is new and untested, I cannot say which recipes are the best ones yet. I will list the full list of recipes that you can use for leveling to 100. 

It's clear to me that Blizzard wanted players to use the Crafting Order system to level up their profession from around 50 or 75. But the reality is that so few people use the system that it's almost impossible to level your profession right now. Crafting Orders are not cross-realm, so if you play on a low-population realm, the situation is even worse. In one Week, I couldn't complete a single crafting order for any of the epic pieces.

I think more people will post crafting orders once the raids and Mythic plus dungeons open up because many people are just saving their materials. So, be patient, and let's hope more people will use this system.

Leg Enchants and Optional Reagents

These Leg Enchants and Optional Reagents deserve a special mention because these are the only ones that are not actually soulbound, so you could level with these even without Crafting Orders. However, they don't give skill points up to 100. The optional reagents will give skill points up to 80, and the Leg Enchants up to 75. Both of them will be green for the last five points.

Name Description Recipe Source
Fierce Armor Kit Leg Enchant Can drop from the "Grand Hunt Spoils" that you get from the Maruuk Centaur hunting events.
Frosted Armor Kit Leg Enchant Sold by Steiz
Cobalt Assembly - High
Toxified Armor Patch Optional Crafting Reagent Primordial Leatherworking - Decaying Grasp (20)
Fang Adornments Optional Crafting Reagent Primordial Leatherworking - Bestial Primacy (20)

Leather Armor Crafting specialization

Name Slot Specializations
Life-Bound Cap Head Leather Armor Crafting - Helms
Life-Bound Shoulderpads Shoulder Leather Armor Crafting - Shoulderpads
Life-Bound Chestpiece Chest Leather Armor Crafting - Chestpieces
Life-Bound Bindings Wrist Leather Armor Crafting - Wristwraps
Life-Bound Gloves Hands Leather Armor Crafting - Gloves
Life-Bound Belt Waist Leather Armor Crafting - Belts
Life-Bound Trousers Legs Leather Armor Crafting - Legguards
Life-Bound Boots Feet Leather Armor Crafting - Boots

Mail Armor Crafting specialization

Name Slot Specializations
Flame-Touched Helmet Head Mail Armor Crafting - Helms
Flame-Touched Spaulders Shoulder Mail Armor Crafting - Shoulderpads
Flame-Touched Chainmail Chest Mail Armor Crafting - Chestpieces
Flame-Touched Cuffs Wrist Mail Armor Crafting - Wristwraps
Flame-Touched Handguards Hands Mail Armor Crafting - Gloves
Flame-Touched Chainmail Waist Mail Armor Crafting - Belts
Flame-Touched Legguards Legs Mail Armor Crafting - Legguards
Flame-Touched Treads Feet Mail Armor Crafting - Boots

Primordial Leatherworking specialization

Name Slot Specialization
Flaring Cowl Head Primordial Leatherworking - Elemental Mastery
Bow of the Dragon Hunters Bow Primordial Leatherworking - Bestial Primacy
Witherrot Tome Off-hand Primordial Leatherworking - Decaying Grasp

Vendors

Name Description Sold by
Allied Heartwarming Fur Coat Chest (Leather) Sold by Rokkutuk
Iskaara Tuskarr - Renown 15
Snowball Makers Gloves (Leather) Sold by Rokkutuk
Iskaara Tuskarr - Renown 15
Shockproof Gloves Engineering Accessory Sold by Rokkutuk
Iskaara Tuskarr - Renown 18
Lavish Floral Pack Herbalism Accessory Sold by Rokkutuk
Iskaara Tuskarr - Renown 18
Resplendent Cover Jewelcrafting Accessory Sold by Rokkutuk
Iskaara Tuskarr - Renown 18
Expert Skinner's Cap Skinning Accessory Sold by Rokkutuk
Iskaara Tuskarr - Renown 18
Expert Alchemist's Hat Alchemy Accessory Sold by Quartermaster Huseng
Maruuk Centaur - Renown 18
Ancestor's Dew Drippers Shoulder (Mail) Sold by Quartermaster Huseng
Maruuk Centaur - Renown 13
Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan Legs (Mail) Sold by Quartermaster Huseng
Maruuk Centaur - Renown 13
Masterwork Smock Leatherworking Accessory Sold by Quartermaster Huseng
Maruuk Centaur - Renown 18
Reinforced Pack Skinning Accessory Sold by Quartermaster Huseng
Maruuk Centaur - Renown 18
Flameproof Apron Leatherworking Accessory Sold by Quartermaster Huseng
Maruuk Centaur - Renown 18

Drops

Name Description Source
Old Spirit's Wristwraps Wrist (Leather) Vault of the Incarnates bosses
String of Spiritual Knick-Knacks Wait (Leather) Vault of the Incarnates bosses
Wind Spirit's Lasso Waist (Mail) Vault of the Incarnates bosses
Scale Rein Grips Hands (Mail) Vault of the Incarnates bosses
Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity Feet (Leather) Arena, Battlegrounds, Warmode
Infurious Spirit's Hood Head (Leather) Arena, Battlegrounds, Warmode
Infurious Boots of Reprieve Feet (Mail) Arena, Battlegrounds, Warmode
Infurious Chainhelm Protector Head (Mail) Arena, Battlegrounds, Warmode
Slimy Expulsion Boots Feet (Leather) Decayed Creatures at Brackenhide Hollow and Surroundings
Toxic Thorn Footwraps Feet (Leather) Decayed Creatures at Brackenhide Hollow and Surroundings
Acidic Hailstone Treads Feet (Mail) Decayed Creatures at Brackenhide Hollow and Surroundings
Venom-Steeped Stompers Feet (Mail) Decayed Creatures at Brackenhide Hollow and Surroundings