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.

 

Train for Novice Butchering Levels 1 - 75 (Guardian)

  • 1-10: Costal Rover.
  • 10-30: Coastal Stalker. Up the beach you can find more Gritshell Snappers and Mossback Biters.
  • 30-50: Level 17 Aelfwar Cur.
  • 50-75: Level 18 Aelfwar Cur.
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Guardian Silverwood Butcher Map

 

Train for Novice Butchering Levels 1 - 75 (Defiant)

For 1-50 go 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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Defiant Freemarch Butcher Map

 

For levels 50 - 75 go to the east side of Stonefield.

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Defiant Stonefield Butchering Map

 

Train for Skilled Butchering Levels 75 - 90 (Guardian)

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

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Gloamwood - Darkpaw Prowlers and Gloam Bats (Guardian)

 

Train for Skilled Butchering Levels 75 - 90 (Defiant)

Through this semi circle adventure you shall come across some Sickleking Rams. Skin 'em.

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Stonfield Butcher Map

 

Butchering Guide 90 - 115 (Defiant and Guardian)

In these areas you will find Gorge Rams, perfect for leveling up to 115 for both Defiant and Guardian players.

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Scarlet Gorge 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 Levels 150 - 175

The center circled area is the best way to go. There you can find Ivygrumps. As sad as they are to kill, they have an excellent respawn rate and are great for skinning Thick Hide. Feel free to follow along the rest of the path, killing beasts as you go, if you are not content in this area.

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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 Levels 225 - 265

In this little area of Shimmersand you will need to dominate the Snapmouth beasts and the Great ones as well. Skin these guys until you reach 265 and then move onto Ember Isle (shown below).

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Shimmersand Butcher Map

 

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

 

Butchering Guide 265 - 280

Follow the path along the coastline and slaughter some Stranglewood Shamblers.

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Ember Isle Butcher Map

 

Train For Grandmaster Butchering Levels 290 - 330

At this northwest corner of the map there will be groups of Terrormaw and Aurobon beasts. These are the ones to kill.

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Eastern Holdings Butcher Map

 

Butchering Guide 330 - 350

The Alpha Guard Beasts are more towards the center of this area, while the Scavenging Vhar are around the outer parts.

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Ardent Domain 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.

 

Train for Savant Butchering Levels 375 - 450

Start with the Bloodfire Hounds near the Southeast shore of Goboro Reef. Then make your way down to the Southern most coast where many Grove Sharks are hangin' out.

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Goboro Reef Butcher Map

 

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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By Thundamonkey

Nice guide. Thanks for putting the time in to this. Just starting out and have my3 gathering professions in the 150 range but was lagging behind on butchering as there haven't been the right mobs in my current zone. Cheers

 

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