This Wow Mop Skinning Guide is packed with detailed Skinning maps and walkthroughs for each area, making this guide awesome! In this Wow Skinning Guide we level using the most efficient path to save time and level quickly.
If you’re just looking for Leather, check out our Leather Farming Guides!
Don’t forget to train! Train at levels 50, 125, 200, 275, 350, 425, and 500.
Skinning Guide 1-75 (Horde)
We found Durotar has the highest concentration of Boars making leveling to 75 pretty smooth just outside Org. The Boars circled below are in pens 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 are 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’). Usually, in the pack of “Barrens Giraffes” there may be one non-skinnable ‘giraffe’.
This section does work through level 150 if you feel like staying.
If you’re low on gold, we recommend trying this Gold Guide! We use it!
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 want to pwn some Crocolisks, Boars and Bears.
Skinning Guide 130-185
- There are 2 nice places depending where in the world you are: Ashenvale and Wetlands.
- Along with the 2 suggested places, at 150 you can level up fast using the Medium/Heavy Leather Grinding Zone.
Ashenvale has a high concentration of Bears, Stags, and Wolfs that are 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. This is also a great place to grind/farm Light Leather and maybe some Medium Leather.
The beasts here are level 20-25 and start to drop a good amount of Medium Leather as well as Light Leather. There are about 8 total beasts to skin for all your Leatherworking needs.
If you’re starting a new toon, we recommend using one of these Leveling Guides. They honestly work.
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 and Medium Leather.
Skinning Guide 225-265
This section of the Mop Skinning Guide 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. 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.
Continue to the Wow Skinning Leveing Guide Part 2, Levels 300 – 600.