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WoW Classic: Skinning Leveling Guide

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WoW Classic: Skinning Leveling Guide

This guide to Skinning in World of Warcraft Classic will allow you level up quickly, making you a Level 300 Skinner in no time.

WoW Classic: Skinning Leveling Guide

Skinning is one of 12 Professions in World of Warcraft Classic. The easiest way to start learning Skinning is to simply talk to a guard in any Capital City. They will give you directions to an Skinning Trainer who will help you get started.

It is important to note that you can only train your Skinning skill with skinners corresponding to your skill level.

Skinning combines nicely with Leatherworking, as it provides easy access to crafting materials.

Here are a list of hides and leather you can gather by skinning, as well as the level of the mobs that will drop them.

Hides and Leather

Mob Level

Ruined Leather Scraps


Light Leather


Light Hide


Medium Leather


Medium Hide


Heavy Leather


Heavy Hide


Thick Leather


Thick Hide


Rugged Leather


Rugged Hide


Rank & Skill Level


Apprentice (Level 1-75)

Any Capital City

Journeyman (Level 75-150)

Any Capital City

Expert (Level 150-225)

Any Capital City

Artisan (Level 225-300)

Any Capital City

How to Level your Skinning Skill

You show know that you'll have plenty of opportunities to farm your Skinning skill. If you happen to get lost on your travels, consult the following guide to find the right monsters to farm.

Durotar/Elwynn Forest

From Level 50 to 100

Necessary Purchases: Skinning Knife

Leather: Ruined Leather Scraps & Light Leather

Level: 1-10

Alliance Mobs: Wolves & Bears

Horde mobs: Boars & Scorpions

Elywnn Forest - World of Warcraft: Classic
Elywnn Forest
Durotar - World of Warcraft: Classic
Westfall/The Barrens

From Level 50-100

Level: 10-25

Leather: Medium Leather

Alliance Mobs: Boars

Horde Mobs: Raptors, Tallstriders,and Stalkers

Westfall - World of Warcraft: Classic
The Barrens - World of Warcraft: Classic
The Barrens

From Level 100-150

Level: 20-30

Leather: Heavy Leather

Wetlands Mobs:Crocodiles, Raptors, and Dragonspawn

Ashenvale Mobs: Bears, Wolves, Dragonspawn, and Hydras

Wetlands - World of Warcraft: Classic
Ashenvale - World of Warcraft: Classic
Alterac Mountains/Thousand Needles

From Level 150-200

Level: 20-30

Leather: Heavy Leather

Alterac Mountains Mobs: Yetis & Mountain Lions

Thousand Needles Mobs: Wyverns, Silithids, Turtles, and Hyenas


Alterac Mountains - World of Warcraft: Classic
Alterac Mountains
Thousand Needles - World of Warcraft: Classic
Thousand Needles
Tanaris/The Hinterlands

From Level 200-250

Level: 40-50

Leather: Thick Leather

Tanaris Mobs: Silithids, Scorpions, and Hyenas

The Hinterlands Mobs: Yetis & Mountain Lions

Tanaris - World of Warcraft: Classic
The Hinterlands - World of Warcraft: Classic
The Hinterlands
Un'Goro Crater

From Level 250-300

Level: 50-55

Leather: Rugged Leather

Un'Goro Crater Mobs: Almost every mob in the zone

Un'Goro Crater - World of Warcraft: Classic
Un'Goro Crater
WoW Classic: Profession Tier List

World of Warcraft: Classic has a number of professions to choose from, from crafting armour with Blacksmithing and Leatherworking to farming materials with Herbalism and Minning. With something for everyone, here is our Classic Profession tier list.

Written by Effylia, Translated from the French by Millenium.

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