Packed with detailed Skinning maps, Wow Wop Skinning Leveling Guide videos, and detailed walkthroughs for each area, this Wow Mop Skinning Leveling Guide is awesome!
As an alternative the Leather Farming Guides instead of this leveling guide if you are looking to bulk up on some gold.
Skinning Guide 1-75 (Horde)
We found Durotar has the highest concentration of boars making leveling to 75 pretty smooth. The boars are circled below but as with all the other Skinning maps, there are always other beasts to Skin.
Skinning Guide 1-75 (Alliance)
Dun Morogh is packed with tons of Skinning and is by far the best place for the Alliance to start off. The shaded areas in the map is our favorite areas for skinning boars and bears.
Skinning Guide 75-130 Horde
Zhevras, Giraffes, Hyenas, Plainstriders and Prowlers are the key.
Most giraffes are Skinnable and come in packs but some are not. The ones that are not Skinnable are the ones named “giraffe” (without the ‘s’) and nothing more. Usually, in the pack of “Barrens Giraffes” there may be one non-skinnable ‘giraffe’. This section does work through level 150 if you don’t feel like traveling to Ashenvale.
If you come up short or the just head north to Ashenvale and go to the lake surrounding Astranaar to skin some bears. It is a short trip through the northern barrens via the Nor’shan Rampart Flight Point.
If you are not leveling and just want to stock up on medium leather we have a nice spot for that. Medium Leather Farming Guide.
Skinning Guide 75-130 Alliance
Loch Modan is really easy to get to since Blizzard decided to give up flight points without needing to discover them. Simply fly there from any point on the map. If you are a Night Elf or Dranei you can take the ship to Stormwind first. Make Stormwind your home and you’re all set. Here you will be focused on Crocolisks, Boars and Bears.
Skinning Guide 130-185
- There are 2 nice places depending where in the world you are Ashenvale is Wetlands
- Along with the 2 suggest places @ 150 you can get leveled up fast on Alliance and Horde using the Medium/Heavy Leather Grinding Zone.
Ashenvale has a high concentration of Bears, Stags, and Wolfs, all Skinnable with little to low effort. This place is a great place for Dranei and Night Elfs that have not gone too far from their hometown too. This is a great place to grind/farm light leather and some medium leather.
The beasts here are level 20-25 and start to drop a good amount of medium leather. There is about eight total beasts to skin and this area is nice if you still need or want some additional light leather for Leatherworking or Leatherworking mats.
Skinning Guide 185-225
Hinterlands: Wolfs, Owls
Gryphons and Moonkins are NOT skinnable; however, this Mop Skinning Guide focuses here because there is a thick concentration of wolfs and owls that are great. The beasts range from low 30s to level 35 and you can Skin them for heavy leather and medium leather. This is a great place for Leatherworking if you still need some medium leather as well.
Skinning Guide 225-265
This section of the Mop Skinning Guide Part 1 introduces heavy leather grinding or heavy leather farming if you will. There is an intense concentration right in the center of Dustwallow Marsh making this a special spot. Below is a video leveling from 225-265 before going to a new area. Tear up crocs in Dustwallow to level Skinning to 265!
Skinning Guide 265-300
This is the ultimate place for grinding/farming thick leather. It is packed with tons of diemetradon and raptors for your Skinning pleasure. This is truly one of the best places in the Mop Skinning Guide to grind leather at a rapid rate.
Skinning Guide 300+
Continue to the Wow Skinning Leveing Guide 300 – 600