WotLK Classic Leatherworking Leveling Guide 1-450

This WotLK Classic Leatherworking leveling guide will show you the fastest and cheapest way to level Leatherworking up from 1 to 450 in Wrath of the Lich King Classic.

Guide sections:

List of materials required

This is the list of the approximate materials required to level Leatherworking up to 450.

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. 

Classic Trainers (1-300)

Horde:

Alliance:

TBC 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.

WotLK Classic Trainers (350-450)

You can learn the new WotLK Classic Leatherworking skill from these NPCS:

Horde:

Alliance:

Both factions can also learn it from Diane Cannings at Dalaran.

Apprentice Leatherworking

1 - 55

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

  • 1-20
    19x 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 - 100

50x Embossed Leather Gloves - 150 Light Leather, 100 Coarse Thread

100 - 120

25x Fine Leather Belt - 150 Light Leather, 50 Coarse Thread

Check the Auction house and if 1x Medium Hide is cheaper than 4x Medium Leather then buy up to 25 of them. Don't buy more than 25, and don't buy them if they are expensive.

Make as many Cured Medium Hide as you can.

Keep both the Fine Leather Belt and the Cured Medium Hide because you can make Dark Leather Belt with them.

120 - 135

20x Dark Leather Boots - 80 Medium Leather, 40 Fine Thread, 20 Gray Dye

Alternative recipe

If you made Cured Medium Hide, make as many Dark Leather Belt as you can instead of the boots. (you should stop making them at 150)

Expert Leatherworking

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

135 - 155

155 - 165

20x Cured Heavy Hide - 20 Heavy Hide, 60 Salt

You will need the Cured Heavy Hides later.

Alternative recipes

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.

165 - 205

  • 190-200
    10x 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

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

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

235 - 300

Master Leatherworking (300-350)

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. (Requires level 50)

300 - 325

Before making the armor kits, turn all your Knothide Leather Scraps into Knothide Leather if you farmed the leathers.

30x Knothide Armor Kit - 120 Knothide Leather

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

Alternative recipe:

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 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

222x Heavy Knothide Leather - 1110 Knothide Leather

You can stop making Heavy Knothide Leathers when you reach 335 and make the rest of them later.

335 - 350

22x Thick Draenic Vest - 66 Heavy Knothide Leather, 66 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.

Alternative recipe

18x Scaled Draenic Boots - 36 Heavy Knothide Leather, 36 Fel Scales, 54 Rune Thread

The Scaled Draenic Boots can be a good alternative if you can get cheap Fel Scales.

The recipe will be yellow for the last 5 points, so you might have to make a few more to reach 350.

WotLK Classic Leatherworking (350-450)

You can learn the new WotLK Classic Leatherworking skill from these trainers below. (Requires level 65)

Horde:

Alliance:

Both factions can also learn it from Diane Cannings at Dalaran.

350 - 410

Transform all your Borean Leather Scraps into Borean Leather if you are a Skinner. Do not right-click the Leather Scraps, there is a recipe that you can learn from your trainer that gives you skill-ups; use that. It's basically free skill points.

  • 405-410
    10x Arctic Wristguards - 120 Borean Leather

    You might have to make more than 10 because this recipe is yellow.

410 - 420

Make 13 from one of these:

Both will be yellow, so you might have to make more.

420- 425

5x Overcast Bracers - 40 Heavy Borean Leather, 5 Eternal Water

Pattern: Overcast Bracers is sold by Braeg Stoutbeard. (He is in front of the building where the Leatherworking trainer is)

425 - 435

13x Overcast Handwraps - 130 Heavy Borean Leather, 13 Eternal Water

Pattern: Overcast Handwraps recipe is sold by Braeg Stoutbeard. (He is in front of the building where the Leatherworking trainer is)

This recipe will be yellow, so you might have to make more or fewer.

435 - 440

You might need to make more of these than 5 because the recipes will be yellow.

You can buy Arctic Fur from Braeg Stoutbeard for 10 Heavy Borean Leather.

440 - 450

10x Trollwoven Girdle - 100 Heavy Borean Leather, 50 Eternal Shadow, 50 Eternal Fire, 10 Frozen Orb

Pattern: Trollwoven Girdle is sold by Braeg Stoutbeard for 2 Arctic Fur.

You can also make Revenant's Treads or Windripper Boots. They require different Eternals.


Congratulations on reaching 450! Please send feedback about the guide if you think there are parts I could improve or if you found typos, errors, or wrong material numbers!

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