WoW Classic leatherworking guide

Max out your Leatherworking with our World of Warcraft Classic guide.

Who doesn’t want to craft and make their own armor? Having to spend Gold in order to protect yourself is so pointless when you can just do it yourself. This is why Leatherworking is such a great profession to invest in, as it can help you learn how to use hides and leather to craft armor, armor kits, and more.

There are 300 levels you can progress through and by the end of it, you will be craft some great pieces of equipment. We have the steps you need to take to get to 300 in a breeze right here for you to make it even easier. We break down what items to make to help get through every level and what you will need to make them. The format is:

  • (Amount & Crafted Item) – (Amount & Materials Needed)

Before we get started, though, we want to recommend that you pair Leatherworking with Skinning and to level both professions up at the same time. Doing so will make it easier for you to get the needed leathers and hides to craft. You could buy them at the Auction House but that can get pretty expensive.

Approximate Materials Needed

First off, this is the list of all materials you will need over the course of leveling up all 300 ranks, as well as how many of each you will need:

  • 57 Ruined Leather Scraps
  • 470 Light Leather
  • 275 Medium Leather
  • 20 Heavy Hide
  • 195 Heavy Leather
  • 450 Thick Leather
  • 475 Rugged Leather

Leatherworking Trainers

To begin your Leatherworking journey, you need to become an Apprentice, which can be done after reaching Level 5 and speaking with a Leatherworking Trainer. These are spread throughout the game and in every major city. If you need help finding them, speak with a City Guard and they will tell you where to look.

Alliance Trainers

  • Randal Worth in Stormwind City.
  • Gretta Finespindle in Ironforge.
  • Darianna in Darnassus.
  • Nadyia Maneweaver in Teldrassil
  • Adele Fielder in Elwynn Forest

Horde Trainers

  • Kamari in Orgrimmar.
  • Dan Golthas in Undercity.
  • Mak in Thunder Bluff.
  • Chaw Stronghide in Mulgore.
  • Shelene Rhobart in Tirisfal Glades.

Classic Leatherworking (Level 1 – 75)

1 – 20

19 Light Leather – 57 Ruined Leather Scraps

20 – 45

40 Light Armor Kit – 40 Light Leather

45 – 55

20 Handstitched Leather Cloak – 40 Light Leather, 20 Coarse Thread

55 – 75

50 Embossed Leather Gloves – 150 Light Leather, 100 Coarse Thread

Journeyman Leatherworking (Levels 75 – 125)

You will need to learn Jounreyman Leatherworking once you reach Level 75 to keep progressing. Unfortunately, not all Trainers can teach you Journeyman Leatherworking, so you’ll need to find an Expert Leatherworker. You will also need to be at least Level 10.

The Expert Trainers you can learn from are:


  • Simon Tanner in Stormwind City.
  • Faldron in Darnassus.
  • Fimble Finespindle in Ironforge.
  • Aayndia Floralwind in Ashenvale.


  • Arthur Moore in Undercity.
  • Karolek in Orgrimmar.
  • Tarn in Thunder Bluff.
  • Brawn in Stranglethorn Vale.
  • Krulmoo Fullmoon in The Barrens.
  • Narv Hidecrafter in Desolace.

75 – 100

50 Embossed Leather Gloves – 150 Light Leather, 100 Coarse Thread

100 – 125

40 Fine Leather Belt – 240 Light Leather, 80 Coarse Thread

You should also try to make as many Cured Leather Hide as possible, if you have the materials to do so.

Expert Leatherworking (Levels 125 – 205)

To become an Expert Leatherworker, you will need to be at least Level 20 and have your Leatherworking up to 125. Then you will need to visit an Expert Trainer: Telonis in Darnassus for Alliance, and Una in Thunder Bluff for Horde.

125 – 137

15 Dark Leather Boots – 60 Medium Leather, 30 Fine Thread, 15 Gray Dye

You can also make as many Dark Leather Belts as you can with the Fine Leather Belts and Cured Leather Hides from before to help with this stage.

137 – 150

20 Dark Leather Pants – 240 Medium Leather, 20 Gray Dye, 20 Fine Thread

150 – 155

7 Heavy Leather – 35 Medium Leather

You can also make the following recipe that is sold by NPC’s:

7 Heavy Leather Ball – 14 Heavy Leather, 7 Fine Thread

155 – 165

20 Cured Heavy Hide – 20 Heavy Hide, 60 Salt

Save these Cured Hides for later.

Heavy Hide has a pretty low drop rate so be prepared to grind for them.

165 – 180

15 Heavy Armor Kit – 75 Heavy Leather, 15 Fine Thread

180 – 190

10 Barbaric Shoulders – 80 Heavy Leather, 10 Cured Heavy Hide, 20 Fine Thread

190 – 200

10 Guardian Gloves – 40 Heavy Leather, 10 Cured Heavy Hide, 10 Silken Thread

Artisan Leatherworking (Levels 200 – 300)

Here we go, the final streth. To become an Artisanal Leatherworker, you will need to be at least Level 35 with your Leatherworking up to 200. You will then need to speak with an Artisanal Trainer: Drakk Stonehand at Aerie Peak of the Hinterlands for Alliance and Hahrana Ironhide at Camp Mojache in Ferales for Horde.

200 – 205

7 Thick Armor Kit – 35 Thick Leather, 7 Silken Thread

205 – 235

40 Nightscape Headband – 200 Thick Leather, 80 Silken Thread

235 – 250

15 Nightscape Pants – 210 Thick Leather, 60 Silken Thread

250 – 265

25 Rugged Armor Kit – 125 Rugged Leather

265 – 290

28 Wicked Leather Bracers – 224 Rugged Leather, 28 Black Dye, 28 Rune Thread

You can get the pattern for Wicked Leather Bracers from Legashi Rogue in Azshara, who will drop them for you.

290 – 300

10 Wicked Leather Headband – 120 Rugged Leather, 10 Black Dye, 10 Rune Thread

The pattern can be obtained from Jadefire Trickster in Felwood.

And there you go. You’ve maxed out your Leatherworking and have made some awesome gear in the process. Now go use it.