Leatherworking is the best combined with skinning, and I highly recommend to level these professions together because it will be a lot 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 just buy the mleathers at the Auction House, but then you will need a lot of gold.
If you are low on gold, I recommend you to try this Gold Making Guide, it can help you to make loads of gold.
If you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt, I recommend you to use a leveling guide. You can level your character to level 120 in 8 days with this guide.
Learning BfA Leatherworking
The new BfA Leatherworking skill is named differently for the two factions, but the name is the only difference between them.
- Horde: You can find Xanjo in Dazar'alor at the Terrace of Crafters.
- Alliance: Cassandra Brennor is located in Boralus at the Tradewinds Market.
You can walk up to a guard in Dazar'alor or Boralus then ask where the Leatherworking trainer is located. This will place a red marker on your map at the trainer's location.
Leveling BfA Leatherworking
Approximate Materials Required for 1-150:
- 2025 x Coarse Leather
- 350 x Shimmerscale or an extra 350 x Coarse Leather
- 50 x Tempest Hide
- 550 x Blood-Stained Bone
1 - 25
Make 25 from one of these:
You might need to make a few more to reach 25.
25 - 50
Make 25 from one of these:
50 - 70
Hardened Tempest Hide is used for crafting every high level armor. These are basically free skill ups, but even if you didn't use it for anything, this is still the cheapest recipe. Tempest Hide is really easy to farm.
50 x [Hardened Tempest Hide] - 50 x Tempest Hide, 50 x Amber Tanning Oil
Alliance players can buy it from the Leatherworking trainer.
This recipe will be green for the last 5 points so you might have to make more. (or fewer if you are lucky with the skill gains)
70 - 85
15 x [Coarse Leather Barding] - 375 x Coarse Leather
[Shimmerscale Diving Helmet] would be cheaper to make, but Coarse Leather Barding is much more useful and easier to sell.
85 - 120
Learn the rank 2 recipe from your trainer!
45 x [Rank 2 - Coarse Leather Barding] - 900 x Coarse Leather
If you have the [Rank 3 - Recipe: Coarse Leather Barding], then you can make this one up to 125, and it will cost fewer Coarse Leathers. The recipe is a random drop from humanoid mobs in Battle for Azeroth zones.
Darkmoon Faire free +5 skill points
You should check your Calendar in-game to see if the Darkmoon Faire is open, the event starts at 00:01 on the Sunday before the 1st Monday of each month.
You can gain +5 skill points by completing a single quest (use it at 145). Click here to read more about the quests.
120 - 150
30 x [Drums of the Maelstrom] - 750 x Coarse Leather, 300 x Blood-Stained Bone
You should stop at 148 if you plan to craft the two epic item level 385 armors.
I hope you liked this BfA Leatherworking guide, congratulations on reaching 150!