Make no mistake that AoE Farming is the best way to farm anything if you’re going to farm. This guide covers where to AoE Farm for leather. Keep in mind that this is for Area of Effect farming, that means you will will be killing at least 3 or more things simultaneously. Solo leather farming guides are also available on this site.
Where to Farm Light Leather
Light Leather is the first leather you will be skinning for and will mostly come from beasts between level 1-25. Light leather can also be made from leather working by combining 3 Ruined Leather Scraps which you’ll also commonly find off beasts in the same level range.
Below are some of the best AoE Farming locations for light leather.
|14-15||Northern Barrens||SW of Sludge Fen||53,30||Savannah Lions||3-5 per pull, skinnable|
|22||Wetlands||Whelgar’s Excavation Site||34,47||Elementals||3-5 per pull, elementals, they do a ranged attack that lasts a bit before they gather|
Where to Farm Medium Leather
Medium leather is commonly obtained from beasts between the levels of 15-36. You will notice that some of these leathers start to overlap. For example, you will get light leather from wetlands above but occasionally you will get medium leather as well. In the middle of this level range, say 25-30ish, you’ll get mostly medium leather, the higher up you go the better your chance for getting the next level of leather, the lower you go you’ll sometimes get the level of leather below that. This is only true for the first original 60 levels of World of Warcraft. You have no chance of getting say Rugged Leather from enemies in The Burning Crusade etc.
Below is the best AoE Farming locations for medium leather, sorry there just aren’t that many good spots at this range, but these raptors are all over the zone.
|28-29||Arathi Highlands||Southwest of Boulderfist Hall||41,83||Raptors||3-4 per pull, skinnable, these are available all over the zone as well|
Where to Farm Heavy Leather
Heavy Leather is commonly obtained from beasts between the levels of 25-45. Staying in the mid range of this will probably net you the most Heavy Leather without getting medium or thick leather. There are lots of AoE Farming locations for Heavy Leather.
|36-37||Dustwallow Marsh||SE of Brackhoof Village||47,17||Raptors||3-5 per pull, skinnable|
|36||Feralas||Rage Scar Hold||51,32||Yetis||3-4 per pull, skinnable, 4 per pull is hard to do, would only use for smaller aoe’s / skinners|
|37-38||Dustwallow Marsh||Bloodfen Burrow||32,65||Bloodfen Raptors||3-5 per pull, skinnable|
|38-41||Thousand Needles||SE Twilight Withering||65,70||Scorpids||3-5 per pull, skinnable, on the ridge|
Where to Farm Thick Leather
Thick Leather is commonly obtained from beasts between levels 35-55. Here is the best AoE Farming location for Thick Leather. Keep in mind you will get thick leather from some of the areas above as well.
|48-51||Un’Goro Crater||The Marshlands||66,67||Raptors||Can get 3-4, sometimes 5 in a pull, skinnable|
Where to Farm Rugged Leather
The Raptors above also have a decent chance to drop Rugged Leather. Rugged Leather is commonly obtained from beasts levels 45-60 within the original WoW expansion (won’t find it in the Outlands). Here is the best AoE Farming location for Rugged Leather.
|51-52||Winterspring||Ice Thistle Hills||70,53||Yeti||3-4 per pull, skinnable, outside and inside cave, limited space while inside cave to move around|
Where to Farm Knothide Leather
Knothide Leather can be found in The Burning Crusade expansion off of all beasts ranging from levels 58-73 and only in the Outlands.
To get Heavy Knothide Leather you will need to have a leatherworker combined 5 pieces of Knothide Leather into Heavy Knothide Leather for you.
Below are the best locations for AoE Farming Knothide Leather.
|59-61||Hellfire Peninsula||Razorthorn Trail||40,84||Razorfang||3-6 per pull, skinnable|
|60-61||Hellfire Peninsula||The Great Fissure||33,59||Stonescythe||up to 4 per pull, possibly 6 if done right, there’s 2 per pillar, if you stand in the middle and range pull each pillar you could probably pull 4 pillars to yourself for 8 total, skinnable|
|62-65||Nagrand||West of Telaar||45,73||Clefthoof||These travel in packs of up to 5 most are non aggressive so you have to pull them all, but the packs cross sometimes and youc an get up to 15 a pull, skinnable|
|68-69||Netherstorm||Eco-Dome Midrealm||45,51||Beasts||There are cats you can get 3-4 per pull, and crocs that you can probably get up to 7 in a pull i the lakes, good spot for skinners|
Where to Farm Borean Leather
Borean Leather will only be found in the Wrath of the Lich King expansion off of all beasts ranging from levels 68-80.
To get Heavy Borean Leather you must get a leatherworker to combine 6 pieces of Borean Leather into Heavy Borean Leather.
Below you’ll find the best locations for AoE Farming Borean Leather.
|67-69||Borean Tundra||NW of Riplash Strand||43,74||Rhinos||herds of Rhinos, skinnable, can get up to 10 or more if you pull to you, they are non aggressive except for the bull, skinnable|
|67-79||Borean Tundra||NE of Warsong Hold||45,43||Rhinos||herds of Rhinos, watch for elite wanderer, can get up to 10 in a pull, most are non aggressive so you have to hit them, skinnable|
|68-69||Howling Fjord||Northeast of Niflevar||73,43||Shoveltusk||These travel in herds throughout the entire zone you can probably get up to 9 per pull with range pulling, skinnable|
|74-75||Grizzly Hills||Near Westfall Brigade Encampment||61,32||Highland Mustangs||10 per pull, there are several groups that run around in the area, skinnable|
|76-77||Sholazar Basin||East of Frenzy Heart Hill||60,70||Hardknuckle Foragers||There’s a pull of the white apes up to 10, they are non aggressive so you have to aggro, if you go further east you’ll run into more chargers up the hill, skinnable|
Where to Farm Savage Leather
Savage Leather will only be found in the Cataclysm expansion off of all beasts ranging from 80-85.
To get Heavy Savage Leather you will have to give a leatherworker 5 pieces of Savage Leather to create Heavy Savage Leather.
Below you’ll find the best location for AoE Farming Savage Leather, due to Blizzard heavily discouraging AoE Farming there aren’t many options.
|82-83||Uldum||Vir’naal River Delta||69,75||Oasis Crocs/Snakes||Up to 5 per pull, skinnable|
Where to Farm Sha Leather
Sha Leather is new the leather from Mists of Pandaria. It will work in the same fashion as all the above leathers. When AoE Farming spots become available, they will be posted here.
Heavy Sha Leather will most likely be created by Leatherworkers by combining 5 pieces of Sha Leather into one.