Wow Skinning Guide

skinning-knife This Wow WoD 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.

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.

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Skinning 1 - 75 in Durotar is the best spot for Horde.

 

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 1 - 70 in Dun Morogh

Skinning 1 - 75 in Dun Morogh is the best spot for Alliance.

 

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.

Northern Barrens is great provides great skinning areas for both Horde and Alliance

Northern Barrens provides great Skinning areas for both Horde and Alliance.

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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.

Loch Modan skinning

From levels 75 to 130 Loch Modan is the place to be for Skinning.

 

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.

1. Ashenvale

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.

Ashenvale Skinning

Ashenvale Bears, Stags, and Wolves are great for Skinning.

2. Wetlands

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.

Wetlands Skinning

Wetlands Raptors are a awesome for Skinning.

If you're starting a new toon, we recommend using one of these Leveling Guides. They honestly work.

 

Skinning Guide 185-225

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.

Hinterlands sports Wolfs and Owls great for  Skinning

Hinterlands sports Wolfs and Owls great for Skinning.

 

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!

Dustwallow Marsh Crocolisks are easy to level up your skinning

Dustwallow Marsh Crocolisks are easy to level up your Skinning.

 

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.

In Un''Goro Crater Dinosaurs level skinning

In Un'Goro Crater Dinosaurs are plentiful in the shaded area making it easy as pie to level Skinning.

 

Skinning Guide 300-330

Hellfire Peninsula:  You can kill and skin just about anything here. When you're starting out, stay close to town because there's a chance that others are questing and you might be lucky to find some free ones. As you move on, it's rather nice to skin the Ravagers over by the Ruins of Shanaar.

Hellfire Peninsula Skinning

Hellfire Peninsula: Ravagers, Hatchlings, Boars and any other beasts along the way.

 

Skinning Guide 330-350

Nagrand:  This place is great for pwning beasts! Just west of the upper lake, 'Throne of the Elements' has many, many Talbuks that are yellow and highly concentrated.

Nagrand: Clefthoofs, Elekks and Talbuks are all that are there really and Clefthoofs provide some nice skins.

Nagrand: Clefthoofs, Elekks and Talbuks are really all that are there, but Clefthoofs provide some nice skins.

If you're low on gold, we recommend trying this Gold Guide! We use it!

 

Skinning Guide 350-400

Borean Tundra: Welcome to the Wrath of the Lich King! There is a ton of cash to be made here because Leatherworking requires so much Borean Leather! The Mammoths and Rhinos around Warsong Hold are easy and there aren't many things that will get in your way since they're all yellow. Keep the meat for Rhino Dogs and Mammoth Meal!

Borean Tundra Skinning: Rhinos and Mammoths

Borean Tundra: Rhinos and Mammoths.

 

Skinning Guide 400-450

Sholazar Basin is a rather nice place to skin. The only thing that's not so nice is there are many things that will attack you hidden in thick undergrowth. If you are lower level, stick to the far west side of the map or the far east. The Gorillas are yellow and drop the highest mass quantities of Chilled Meat if you are interested in Cooking.

Sholazar Basin: Gorillas, Cobras, Hydras, Giraffes and much, much more!

Sholazar Basin: Gorillas, Cobras, Hydras, Giraffes and much, much more!

 

Skinning Guide 450-500

Skin the fallen Stone Drakes! The Stone Throwers bring them down, you finish them off and Skin them.

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Deepholm: Stone Drakes

At 455 or 475 you can also head to Twilight Highlands. Skin everything! Respawns are fast and there's many, many mobs of Owls, Wolves, Gryphons, and Elk.

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Twilight Highlands: Owls, Wolves, Gryphons, and Elk.

If you're starting a new toon, we recommend using one of these Leveling Guides. They honestly work.

 

Skinning Guide 500-560

In this section we travel to the Valley of the Four Winds for just a few minutes of Turtle time.

Valley of the Four Winds: Turtles and if you see moths or stags kill them too.

Valley of the Four Winds: Turtles and if you see Moths or Stags kill them too.

Provided by Dexxter: "For 525-560, check out the gorge at the northeast area of the valley, it has tons of turtles with 111k HP and they won’t aggro until attacked. Often people farm these turtles for food and don’t skin them. So many that you almost can’t skin fast enough to keep up. The occasional Mushan wanders through the area as well. The area is at the eastern-most lake of the northern lake system. Coordinates are 66.3 30.0"

 

Skinning Guide 560-600

Dread Wastes: For the last 40 skinning levels it's best completed in the Dread Wastes where you can cap skinning with some Scorpions.

Dread Wastes: Scorpions.

Dread Wastes: Scorpions.

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Skinning Guide 600-700

To start, go Skin a beast in Draenor and A Guide to Skinning in Draenor will drop which will increase your max Skinning skill to 700.

One of the buildings in your Garrison is a Barn so use it! In the Level 1 Barn, trapping a Clefthoof gives Raw Beast Hide.
 

Frostfire Ridge - Horde

Go get you some Frost Wolfs!

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Frostfire Ridge - Raw Beast Hide

 

Shadowmoon Valley - Alliance

In the east you want to go for the Fleshbeak Scavenger or in the west go for the Moonshell Crawlers.

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Shadowmoon Valley - Raw Beast Hide

 

If you're a higher level, then go to Nagrand for the best Raw Beast Hide Skinning. Check out our Raw Beast Hide farming page for where to go!

 

WoD changed the way we make gold and introduced new opportunities. You can sign up right now for the Secret Gold Guide and have access to weekly gold tips and tons of bonus material.


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