This Leatherworking Guide will get you from 1-600. You’ll need quite a bit of leather to accomplish this so my recommendation is to buy leather on the Auction House. It’ll simply save you a lot of time as opposed to Skinning for all the Leather you need. If you are looking to make gold with your Leatherworking be sure to take take a look at this guide before you start.
This Leatherworking Leveling Guide is updated for patch 5.0.5 and Mists of Pandaria.
This Leatherworking leveling guide takes the most practical and common sense approach to leveling your Leatherworking to 600 as easy as possible. If you notice that another item is cheaper for you to craft while leveling, then by all means go ahead and use it instead for that particular step.
What’s in this Leatherworking Leveling Guide:
- Materials Required
- Apprentice Leatherworking Leveling 1-55
- Journeyman Leatherworking Leveling 55-150
- Expert Leatherworking Leveling 150-200
- Artisan Leatherworking Leveling 200-300
- Master Leatherworking Leveling 300-350
- Grand Master Leatherworking Leveling 350-425
- Illustrious Leatherworking Leveling 425-525
- Zen Master Leatherworking Leveling 525-600
Materials Required for Leveling Leatherworking from 1-600 (approximate)
Here’s a list of all the leathers, hides, furs, and volatiles you’ll need to complete this guide. You’ll also need to buy some thread, salt, dyes, etc. from vendors but I’ve left them off of this list since they are cheap and easy to obtain.
- 295 Light Leather
- 20 Medium Hide
- 80 Medium Leather
- 20 Heavy Hide
- 195 Heavy Leather
- 385 Thick Leather
- 415 Rugged Leather
- 100 Knothide Leather Scraps
- 255 Knothide Leather
- 150 Borean Leather Scraps
- 780 Borean Leather
- 5 Arctic Fur
- 150 Savage Leather Scraps
- 1,220 Savage Leather
- 50 Volatile Water
- 70 Volatile Fire
- 30 Exotic Leather
- 70 Prismatic Scale
- 70 Spirit of Harmony
Apprentice Leatherworking (Leveling 1-55)
Start by making as much of your own Light Leather as you can based on the amount of Ruined Leather Scraps on the Auction House. Since you will use the resulting Light Leather, this can get you up to level 20 at no cost.
Journeyman Leatherworking (Leveling 55-150)
For this section you’ll be working with Light Leather and Medium Leather. It’s still cheap to level up through these levels so make sure you just buy your mats off the Auction House.
Expert Leatherworking (Leveling 150-200)
This section of the guide will get a bit more pricey (as will the rest of the guide), if you’re running short on gold or concerned you might not have enough to make it all the way through to 525 then take a look at this guide now.
Artisan Leatherworking (Leveling 200-300)
You’ll be working with Rugged Leather and Thick Leather for this section. Remember to always go back to the trainer to train your skills.
Master Leatherworking (Leveling 300-350)
Knothide Leather will be what you are using to craft throughout this section. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend that you take a look at this gold guide to learn the best ways to make gold with Leatherworking.
Grand Master Leatherworking (Leveling 350-425)
This section of the guide will require you to seek out Borean Leather from the Auction House. Be sure to read the notes listed in this section as there are important tips to take into consideration.
Illustrious Leatherworking (Leveling 425-525)
To continue past 510 you’ll need to purchase your recipes from a “Leatherworking Supplies” vendor located near your trainer in all major cities (aside from Dalaran and Shattrath).
You’ll need Heavy Savage Leather for these steps, the mats list assumes that you will create this all yourself. If you don’t then be sure to adjust how much Savage Leather you buy because you won’t need as much if you buy the Heavy Savage Leather.
If you are struggling with being able to afford to finish off your last few levels take a look at this guide.
Zen Master Leatherworking (Leveling 525-600)
You will see that I use the Exotic Leather on most all the recipes and that is due simply to the fact that it is cheaper route on my server than making stormscale items with prismatic scales.
Enjoy your max Leatherworking!
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