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.
This guide will show you the patterns you can craft with each specialization and guide you through the process of choosing a specialization.
- Best Leatherworking Specialization in TBC Classic
- Full List of Recipes
- Dragonscale Quest
- Elemental Quest
- Tribal Quest
- Changing Your specialization
Best Leatherworking Specialization in TBC Classic
Choosing a specialization is pretty straightforward because every item created by specializations is Bind on Pickup, meaning only you can equip them. Every other item can be crafted and worn by every specialization. Even the Classic-era recipes have had their specialization requirement removed, and you can craft all of them with all three specializations. So, basically, you should choose a specialization based on what your class and spec can use.
- Resto and Balance Druids: Tribal
- Rogues and Feral Druids: Elemental
- Enhancement and Elemental Shamans: Dragonscale
- Hunters can choose both Elemental or Dragonscale. Elemental will give you more damage, but you will have lower mana. Also, some people might not want to wear leather armor.
Full List of Recipes
Your Leatherworking Specialization trainers teach the recipes for each specialization. You can find the exact location of each trainer if you scroll down a bit in the guide.
|Primalstrike Vest||375||8x Heavy Knothide Leather, 6x Primal Might, 2x Primal Nether|
|Primalstrike Bracers||375||4x Heavy Knothide Leather, 3x Primal Might|
|Primalstrike Belt||375||6x Heavy Knothide Leather, 5x Primal Might, 1x Primal Nether|
|330||20x Knothide Leather, 2x Primal Air, 2x Primal Earth
2x Rune Thread
|260||10x Rugged Leather, 8x Breath of Wind, 2x Cured Thick Hide
1x Rune Thread
|Windhawk Hauberk||375||8x Heavy Knothide Leather, 20x Wind Scales, 16x Primal Air
3x Primal Might, 2x Primal Nether
|Windhawk Bracers||375||4x Heavy Knothide Leather, 12x Wind Scales, 8x Primal Air
1x Primal Might
|Windhawk Belt||375||6x Heavy Knothide Leather, 16x Wind Scales, 12x Primal Air
2x Primal Might, 1x Primal Nether
|Living Crystal Breastplate
|330||20x Knothide Leather, 12x Crystal Infused Leather, 3x Primal Life
2x Rune Thread
|260||10x Rugged Leather, 40x Jet Black Feather, 4x Wildvine
2x Cured Thick Hide, 1x Rune Thread
1. Dragonscale Leatherworking Quest
1.1. Total materials required
You can buy both recipes from the Auction House if you don't want to farm them.
- Pattern: Tough Scorpid Breastplate is dopped by Wastewander Bandit in Tanaris.
- Pattern: Tough Scorpid Gloves is dropped by Wastewander Thief also in Tanaris.
1.3. Dragonscale Leatherworking trainers
2. Elemental Leatherworking Quest
To learn Elemental Leatherworking, you have to deliver the following items to the Elemental Leatherworking Trainer:
2.1. Elemental Leatherworking Trainer
3. Tribal Leatherworking Quest
To become a Tribal Leatherworker, you must first complete the prerequisite Wild Leather quests.
3.1. Total materials required
3.2. Wild Leather quests
Make sure that you have all the needed materials before you head out, or you will have to travel back to the Auction House to buy more.
Complete all 7 of the following quests:
- Wild Leather Armor - This will open up the next five.
- Wild Leather Vest
- Wild Leather Shoulders
- Wild Leather Leggings
- Wild Leather Helmet
- Wild Leather Boots
- Master of the Wild Leather - You will get this once you complete all 6 quests above.
The Pattern: Turtle Scale Gloves is the only recipe that you have to buy. The rest of them are taught by your trainer. The quest giver NPC sells the recipe, but it's a limited supply item, so you have to wait if someone bought it before you. The re-stock time is random, but it's around 30 minutes. (or buy it from the Auction House)
3.3. Tribal Leatherworking Trainers
Changing Leatherworking Specialization
Changing your current specializations will cost 100 gold at level 70 and 50 gold at level 60.
- To change your Leatherworking specialization, you first have to talk to the trainer that taught your current specialization and click on "I wish to unlearn...." (trainer locations above).
- Now go to Steamwheedle Port in Tanaris and click on the "Soothsaying for Dummies" book located inside a hut. You can see the exact location marked in the picture below.