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New World: Leatherworking Guide

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New World: Leatherworking Guide
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A refiining skill that will provide you with Leather and other key resources for crafting, here's all you need to know about Leatherworking in Amazon's New World.

New World: Leatherworking Guide

Leatherworking is one of the Refining Skills in Amazon's new MMO, New World.

There's no prerequisite to getting started with this skill, just take the raw hides you collect from Aeternum's many creatures to a Tanning Station in a Settlement and off you go.

Be mindful that you'll need a higher level Tanning Station to refine higher quality Leathers, so make sure you visit a Settlement which has leveled up its workstations.

Is Leatherworking for me?

Weaponsmithing and Armoring recipes in particular require a lot of different leathers, with Light and Medium Armor dependent on the resource. There are also Engineering and Arcana recipes that require leather, so Leatherworking becomes a refining skill of great importance. 

It's a profession which has perfect synergy with the Tracking & Skinning gathering skill, being the primary provider of hides for refining.

Types of Leather

Coarse Leather

Rugged Leather

Layered Leather

Infused Leather

Runic Leather

How to get special resources to craft Runic Leather

A Tier 5 Epic-quality resource, Runic Leather is naturally the hardest resource to craft.

For a start, it requires a Leatherworking skill of Lv. 200 and a Tier 5 Tannery, something which requires a lot of grinding not just by you, but by the faction which controls a Settlement.

It requires Infused Leather, which in turn requires Iron Hides and Layered Leather. Be prepared to farm the likes of Timber Wolves, Bears, Elk and the various wild cats (Bobcat, Lynx, Primal Lion, Mountain Lion) significantly for both the Iron Hides and the Thick Hides, which refine into Layered Leather.

However, the biggest grind will be getting the Rare Resources needed. Smolderhide and Scarhide are Tier 5 rare hides dropped from the same creatures. 

To increase your luck when skinning creatures for rare resources, consider the following buffs:

Starmetal Skinner's Charm

Craft this charm into a Skinning Knife to add the perk. 

Skinning Luck

Gain 9.3% chance of finding rare items when Skinning.

Skinning Gathering Trophy

Increases luck when skinning.

Placing one of these trophies in your house will grant an active buff to Skinning Luck. 

Minor Trophy: 500 bonus to luck

Basic Trophy: 1000 bonus to luck

Major Trophy: 1500 bonus to luck

Roasted Carrots / Herb-Roasted Carrots

Increases luck when skinning.

Consuming Roasted Carrots or Herb-Roasted Carrots will increase your luck when skinning for a period of time:

Roasted Carrots: 1000 points / 20 minutes 

Herb-Roasted Carrots: 1400 point / 25 minutes

Where to find resources for Leatherworking

New World
  • Rawhide -- mammals in Lv. 0-35 zones
  • Thick Hide -- mammals in Lv. 35-45 zones
  • Iron Hide -- mammals in Lv. 45-60 zones

You can obtain Tannin for refining Leather in Supply Crates. This is a bit of a lottery as to how much and how often it drops, but as long as you're checking all crates while exploring you should pick up plenty. 

You could also purchase it from the Trading Post, although this can quickly become a money sink. Given how easily it can be found with a little time, we wouldn't recommend this if the price seems high. 

Should you find yourself in a bind, you can purchase Material Converters from your Faction Store. This one-time-use machine can be used at a Tier 3 or higher Tannery, and is a reagent in a recipe that converts a stack of another refining material into Tannin.

  • Common Material Converter: Used with 20 Tier 3 Refining Materials to create 15 Tannin. Requires Leatherworking Skill Lv. 50, Tannery Tier 3.
  • Advanced Material ConverterUsed with 20 Tier 4 Refining Materials to create 15 Rested Tannin. Requires Leatherworking Skill Lv. 100, Tannery Tier 4.
  • Masterwork Material ConverterUsed with 20 Tier 5 Refining Materials to create 15 Aged TanninRequires Leatherworking Skill Lv. 150, Tannery Tier 5.

New World: Tracking & Skinning Guide

A gathering skill that will help you hunt down Leather and other key resources, here's all you need to know about Tracking & Skinning in Amazon's New World.

Leveling up your Tanning Trade Skill

There's no real secret to leveling up refining trade skills -- you just need to keep refining your raw materials into leather.  

Naturally, higher level refining will grant more Trade Skill XP past certain milestones, usually when the next recipe is unlocked. For example, it's better to refine Rugged Leather than Coarse Leather, once that becomes available.

New World Leveling Guide: How to farm XP and reach max level faster

Leveling is a a big part of any MMO, and New World doesn't make it easy with long quest chains and plentiful settlement tasks. We've put together this guide to help you reach max level quickly.

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