Tailoring is a useful and profitable profession to have but it can be a bit pricey to level up. You’ll go through hundreds of pieces of various types of cloth. Farming for all of this cloth isn’t worth the time, it’s far easier and faster to simply buy your mats on the Auction House. If you don’t think you can afford to buy them all or hope to make gold with your Tailoring once you level it up take a look a this guide before you start Tailoring.
This Tailoring Leveling Guide is updated for patch 5.0.5 and Mists of Pandaria.
Here is an Apprentice to Zen Master Tailoring leveling guide (levels 1 to 600). Leveling Tailoring requires an amazingly large amount of mats to level up. Below are step by step instructions for leveling Tailoring using only basic recipes and materials. If you need more gold in order to finish leveling your Tailoring then take a look at this guide. Enjoy!
What’s in this guide:
- Materials Required
- Apprentice Tailoring Guide (Levels 1-75)
- Journeyman Tailoring Guide (Levels 75-125)
- Expert Tailoring Guide (Levels 125-230)
- Artisan Tailoring Guide (Levels 230-300)
- Master Tailoring Guide (Levels 300-350)
- Grand Master Tailoring Guide (Levels 350-425)
- Cataclysm Illustrious Tailoring Guide (Levels 425-525)
- Zen Master Tailoring Guide (Levels 525-600)
Here is a list of all the cloth and items you will need off the Auction House to level from 1-600. You’ll also need to purchase various threads and dyes from vendors but I have left them out of this list since they are easy and cheap to obtain.
- 120 Linen Cloth
- 195 Wool Cloth
- 620 Silk Cloth
- 420 Mageweave Cloth
- 720 Runecloth
- 760 Netherweave Cloth
- 30-32 Knothide Leather
- 1,160 Frostweave Cloth
- 20-24 Infinite Dust
- 20 Eternal Shadow
- 1,825 Embersilk Cloth
- 75 Volatile Fire
- 75 Volatile Water
- 275 Windwool Cloth
Leveling up Apprentice Tailoring will require a bunch of Linen Cloth and Coarse Thread. Linen can be easily obtained as you’re leveling or you can go back to places like the Deadmines later to farm the linen you need or simply buy it on the Auction House.
Journeyman Tailoring is the Wool Cloth stage of Tailoring. Wool Cloth is cheap enough to just grab on the Auction House, the rest of the materials can be found at a tailoring or trade supplies vendor.
You’ll need Silk Cloth for these levels. The best place to get silk is either Scarlet Monastery or the Auction House, it’s one of the most popular or easy to find cloths so it typically is less expensive than Mageweave. Note that when you get to level 175 you’ll stop to craft at least 10 Bolt of Mageweave to reach 185.
If you are having a slow time farming cloths buy them on the Auction House, if you don’t have the money then take a look at this gold guide so you have the gold to finish off leveling your Tailoring.
Since you have already crafted Bolts of Mageweave, you can continue until 250 making gear with it. At level 250 you will start using Runecloth.
This part of the guide will take you through 300-350. You will need about 760 pieces of Netherweave Cloth to finish off these levels.
Now it’s time to craft items with Frostweave Cloth. It should be available on the Auction House pretty cheap but you will need about 58 stacks so it might break your bank. If you’re short on gold take a look at this gold guide to help you finish leveling up your Tailoring.
Here is what you’ll have to go through when leveling up your Illustrious Tailoring skills in Cataclysm. Expect to use almost 2,000 Embersilk Cloth before you get to 525.
At 500 you can train this if needed from any tailoring trainer in major cities. It will require at least a level 80 character to get max skill
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