Rift Butchering Guide

rift-butchering-50x50This Rift Butchering Leveling Guide helps beginners to advanced players level their Butchering from 1-450 in the most efficient manner.  

Butchering Tips:

  • Butchering works best with Outfitting, Apothecary and Armorsmithing.
  • Leveling professions with your character leveling enables you to obtain the higher level items in the higher level zones.
  • Butchering by Level
  • If you have any other tips, tricks, or amazing spots let us know in the comments below and we'll add it to this guide!
  • Use a Leveling Guide if you're still leveling.

 

Butchering Guide 1 - 75 (Defiant)

Along the southern shore of Silverwood there are plenty of Thrashjaws (Crocs), Razorbacks (Pigs), and Silvermane (Wolves) to Butcher for leather. Start at the very southwest tip of Silverwood and move east and then north up the coast to get to 75.

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Defiant Freemarch Butcher Map

 

Butchering Guide 1 - 75 (Guardian)

Along the eastern side of Freemarch there are plenty of Thrashjaws (Crocs), Razorbacks (Pigs), and Silvermane (Wolves) to Butcher for leather.

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Guardian Silverwood Butcher Map

 

Train for Skilled Butchering

Butchering Guide 75 - 115 (Guardian)

In the center of Gloamwood there are Darkpaw Prowlers and Gloam Bats, as you get closer to 95 move towards the river then north to level up to 115.

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Guardian Gloamwood Butcher Map

 

Butchering Guide 75 - 115 (Defiant)

In the beginning and close to the center of Stonefield there are  a good amount of goats to Butcher.

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Defiant Stonefield Butcher Map

If you're starting or leveling a toon, we recommend using a Leveling Guide.

 

Butchering Guide 115 - 150

Scarwood Reach or Scarlet Gorge is both a great place to level 110+ in Butchering. Personally, we had better luck Butchering Wolves, Cats and Boars, Basilisk, Drakes and more in the northwestern half of Scarwood Reach.

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Scarwood Reach Butcher Map

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Scarlet Gorge Butcher Map

 

Train for Expert Butchering

Butchering Guide 150 - 175

In Moonshade Highlands stay along the water in the middle to Butcher the beasts around the rivers. If you start on the west most river you can follow it easily east to the shore and finish up with some Cloven Stonerams. You can actually get to ~190 here but it is quicker to leave for Iron Pine Peak or Droughtlands.

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Moonshade Highlands Butcher Map

 

Butchering Guide 175 - 225

Iron Pine Peak and Droughtlands is packed with beasts enabling you to level Butchering to 225+.

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Iron Pine Peak Butcher Map

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Droughtlands Butcher Map

 

Train for Master Butchering

Butchering Guide 225 - 270

Stillmoor will get you up to 270 easily.  When you get closer to 270, stick to the west side of the map below. At level 250 you can head to the Ember Isle (below) as well.

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Stillmoor Butcher Map

If you're starting or leveling a toon, we recommend using a Leveling Guide.

 

Butchering Guide 270 - 300

Daevako provided an amazing spot on Ember Isle in the Abundant Wilds.  She/He said, "for butchering 270-300 the beach on ember isle is awesome. In the Abundant wilds area, lots of gators and warthogs to kill...upon further discovery of the island if you continue up that river after killing the hogs and gators, there’s a lot more to kill going into Atia."

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Ember Isle Butcher Map

 

Train for Grandmaster Butchering

Butchering Guide 300 - 335

Kingdom of Pelladane can be started at level 280 in Butchering where you can skin Scavenging Thunderbirds in the center of the area. You can also try going to the Southeastern tip around (8100, 5800) and pwn the Legion Drakes - see the comment from Syndala below for more info.

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Kingdom of Pelladane Butcher Map

 

Butchering Guide 335 - 350

Morban beasts to pwn include Prowlers, Carrion Beasts, Twisted Arachnids, and Woven Beasts...the Forest of Flesh really is a Forest of Flesh.

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Morban Butcher Map

In Kingsward Butcher the Vespid Pollinators, Hatchery Guardians, Wild/Savage Goretusks, and Freshwater Clampjaws.

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Kingsward Butcher Map

 

Butchering Guide 350 - 375

To finish up, any of the following areas are fine... Ashora for all the beasts possible and Steppes of Inifinity for Vengeful Drakes.

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Ashora Butcher Map

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Steppes of Infinity Butcher Map

  If you're starting or leveling a toon, we recommend using a Leveling Guide.

 

Butchering Guide 375-450

So far there has been a ton of beasts in Goboro Reef and Draumheim. We'll have a map soon!

 

Butchering by Level

Level Item Beast Level
1 Soft Hide 1
35 Thin Hide 15+
75 Medium Hide 23+
115 Heavy Hide 30+
145 Thick Hide 36+
185 Exotic Hide 42+
225 Soulbind Hide 48+
270 Iron Hide 50+
290 Dense Hide 50+
330 Striped Hide 50+
350 Truehide 50+
375 Fabled Hide 60+

By Garrett Hill

Nice man, Thanks

 

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By Syndala

For the 300-335 portion, I found its slightly faster to hang out in the Southeastern tip of the map and run around with a target macro for Legion Drake. They come in pairs, and are accompanied by a storm legion soldier. very fast respawn as well. Coords on the map are roughly 8100, 5800 area around Defiants Beachhead. Happy skinning!

 

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By Ojiere

Unfortunately this doesn't tell me who to get my butchering skills from. I noticed some of your other guides had a chart telling me which NPCs could train me as well as which zones they were in.

 

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Novice, Skilled and Expert Trainers can be found in small towns and camps; Master Trainers can be found in Meridian and Sanctum, while Grandmasters can be found in Tempest Bay (The Canals), Cape Jule (Tulan) and the Kingdom of Pelladane (Tuldio Retreat).

 

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