TBC Classic Leatherworking leveling guide 1-375 for Burning Crusade Classic

This TBC Classic Leatherworking leveling guide will show you the fastest and cheapest way to level Leatherworking up from 1 to 375 in Burning Crusade Classic.

Leatherworking is the best combined with Skinning, and I highly recommend to level these professions together. It will be a lot easier to get the needed leathers if you have Skinning.

Guide sections:

Preparing for TBC Classic launch

If you want a bit of a headstart at the start of the expansion and use fewer TBC materials you can stock up some Rugged Leather to make Wicked Leather Belt. This recipe is taught by your trainer in TBC classic, you don't have to farm the recipe in Classic WoW.

You will need around 400x Rugged Leather to reach 325. This will save you 120x Knothide Leather.

You can actually make them up to 330 because the recipe is still yellow at that point, but you will need to craft some Heavy Knothide Leather for leveling Leatherworking anyway, so the 325-335 part is basically "free".

Approximate materials required

This is the list of the approximate materials required to level Leatherworking up to 375.

Classic (1-300)

TBC (300-375)

Leatherworking trainers

You can learn Leatherworking from any of these NPCs below. Just click on any of the links to see the trainer's exact location. You can also walk up to a guard in any major city and ask where the Leatherworking trainer is, and then the trainer will be marked with a red flag on your map.

Classic Trainers (1-300)

In Burning Crusade Classic, you can learn Journeyman, Expert, and Artisan Leatherworking from trainers in every major city. You don't have to visit different trainers anymore.

Horde:

Alliance:

TBC Classic Trainers (300-375)

You can learn Master Leatherworking in Hellfire Peninsula from Barim Spilthoof at Thrallmar, and from Brumman at Honor Hold. And both factions can learn it from Darmari in Shattrath City.

Apprentice Leatherworking

1 - 55

NOTE: You can buy the threads, dyes, and salt from Leatherworking Supply vendors near your trainer.

  • 1-20
    19 x Light Leather - 57 Ruined Leather Scraps

    Make the next recipe if you don't have Ruined Leather Scraps.

Journeyman Leatherworking

Visit your trainer and learn Journeyman Leatherworking. (Requires level 10)

55 - 137

Expert Leatherworking

Visit your trainer and learn Expert Leatherworking. (Requires level 20)

137 - 205

  • 155-165
    20 x Cured Heavy Hide - 20 Heavy Hide, 60 Salt

    You will need the Cured Heavy Hides later.

    Below you can find an alternative way if you don't have any Heavy Hides at all, which is usually the case since Heavy Hide has a pretty low drop rate. But if for example, you can get 5 Heavy Hides, you should stop making Barbaric Leggings at 195 and start making Guardian Gloves.

    Pattern: Barbaric Leggings is sold by these NPCs.

  • 190-200
    10 x Guardian Gloves - 40 Heavy Leather, 10 Cured Heavy Hide, 10 Silken Thread

Artisan Leatherworking

Visit your trainer and learn Artisan Leatherworking. (Requires level 35)

205 - 235

40 x Nightscape Headband - 200 Thick Leather, 80 Silken Thread

You need a bit more Silken Thread to make these compared to the Thick Armor kits, but you can sell the Headbands to the vendor for a lot more, so they are actually cheaper than making the armor kits.

Leatherworking Specializations

Once you reach Leatherworking skill level 225 and character level 40, you can choose one of the three Leatherworking specializations: Dragonscale, Elemental or Tribal. Each specialization gives access to a specific set of patterns. (Choosing one is optional, you don't need it to level Leatherworking. You can choose later too)

For information on how to choose a specialization, please see my separate guide:

Leatherworking Specializations in TBC Classic

235 - 300

Burning Crusade Classic (TBC)

You can learn Master Leatherworking in Hellfire Peninsula from Barim Spilthoof at Thrallmar, and from Brumman at Honor Hold. And both factions can learn it from Darmari in Shattrath City.

300 - 325

Turn all your Knothide Leather Scraps into Knothide Leather if you farmed the leathers.

30 x Knothide Armor Kit - 120 Knothide Leather

The recipe will be yellow, so you might have to make a few more.

Alternative recipe:

Rugged Leather will probably be a lot cheaper at the start of the expansion than Knothide Leather, so you can make Wicked Leather Belt up to 325 if you can get a lot of cheap Rugged Leather. You will need around 400x Rugged Leather to reach 325.

You can actually make them up to 330 because the recipe is still yellow at that point, but you will need to craft some Heavy Knothide Leather for leveling Leatherworking anyway, so the 325-335 part is basically "free".

325 - 335

222 x Heavy Knothide Leather - 1110 Knothide Leather

The Pattern: Heavy Knothide Leather is sold by Cro Threadstrong in Shattrath City. It's a limited supply pattern, so you have to wait if someone bought it before you. The re-stock time is between 2 and 6 minutes.

335 - 350

20 x Thick Draenic Vest - 60 Heavy Knothide Leather, 60 Rune Thread

It will be yellow for 10 points so you might have to make a few more to reach 350.

You can buy Rune Thread from the Leatherworking supply vendor near your trainer.

350 - 365

30 x Heavy Knothide Armor Kit - 90 Heavy Knothide Leather

This one is green for the last 5 points, so you will probably have to make more.

365 - 370

6 x Drums of Battle - 36 Heavy Knothide Leather, 24 Thick Clefthoof Leather

The recipe is sold by Almaador in Shattrath City. It requires an Honored reputation with The Sha'tar faction.

You might have to make 1 or 2 extra if you are unlucky with the skill gains.

370 - 375

You can actually just keep making the previous recipe if you don't want to farm Keepers of Time reputation but the previous recipe will be green for the last 3 points, so you will have to make a lot more Drums to reach 375.

6 x Drums of Panic - 36 Heavy Knothide Leather, 24 Fel Hide

The recipe is sold by Alurmi, she is INSIDE Caverns of Time. Requires honored reputation with the Keepers of Time faction.

It will be yellow so you might have to make 1 or two extra if you are unlucky with the skill gains.

Congratulations on reaching 375! Please send feedback about the guide if you think there are parts I could improve, or you found typos, errors, wrong material numbers!

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