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0 to Drums
A Powerleveling Guide
for Leatherworking





Many Rogues who are interested in maximizing their DPS for PVE have recently been turning to Leatherworking. Aside from being able to craft some of your own gear, Leatherworking gives you the ability to use the very powerful Drums of Battle, which are an invaluable way to increase your DPS as well as the DPS of your party. In the past, leveling up Leatherworking was a very expensive and painful process. However, recent changes in the last few patches have made Leatherworking a much more accessible profession. Having recently powerleveled both of my Rogues up to 375 Leatherworking, I've mapped out what I believe to be the best route to take in order to minimize wasted time and gold.

This guide is based upon the following assumptions:

1. You have reached level 70 (or are close to it) and want to powerlevel your Leatherworking skill to 365 as quickly as possible.

2. You are only interested in trainer recipes and/or recipes that can be obtained with minimal effort.

3. You have an alt set aside to hold all of the materials you'll need to level up your Leatherworking. I recommend sending mats to your alt in the order provided below, and when you're ready, returning them in reverse order.

4. Whenever possible, you'll only want to craft items that are Orange or Yellow difficulty, for maximum skill gain. When required to craft Yellow and/or Green difficulty items, I've adjusted the required materials to account for less than 100% skill gain per item created. I've also listed alternate recipes and materials in red to give you additional options to consider.

Total Materials Needed to Get From 0 to Drums

Listed below are the materials you'll need and the order in which you should craft items to get to 365 Leatherworking as efficiently as possible. It's highly recommended that you farm some of these materials yourself and/or purchase them from the auction house over a span of several days, because your need for certain items (Light Leather, Thick Leather, Rugged Leather, Knothide Leather, etc.) will most likely surpass the available supply on the AH at any given time.

Light Leather 275
Light Hide 20
Medium Hide 25
Heavy Hide 20
Heavy Leather 220
Thick Leather 539
Rugged Leather 360
Knothide Leather Scraps 100
Knothide Leather 365 (in addition to the 20 you'll make from Knothide Leather Scraps)
Fel Scales 30
Heavy Knothide Leather 86 (in addition to the 25 you'll make from Knothide Leather)
Thick Clefthoof Leather 4

Recipes you may want to acquire before you start (Alt recipes in red)

Deviate Scale Cloak (Kalldan Felmoon, outside Wailing Caverns) - Limited Supply (1)
Fine Leather Boots (Check AH for the World Drop recipe)
Raptor Hide Belt (Alliance) (Androd Fadran, Arathi Highlands) - Limited Supply (1)
Raptor Hide Harness (Horde) (Tunkk, Arathi Highlands - Horde) - Limited Supply (1)
Wicked Leather Gauntlets (Leonard Porter, Western Plaguelands - Alliance) / (Werg Thickblade, Tirisfal Glades - Horde)
- Limited Supply (1)
Heavy Scorpid Bracers (Zannok Hidepiercer, Silithus) - Limited Supply (1)
Heavy Knothide Leather (Cro Threadstrong, Shattrath City) - Limited Supply (1)

Step-by-Step: 0 to Drums

Listed below is a step-by-step route for powerleveling Leatherworking using optimum recipes and expected quantities.

Learn Apprentice Leatherworking from your Leatherworking Trainer.

1
30
45
60
1 - 35 Light Armor Kit (1 Light Leather) x 35
1
20
30
40
(ALT) 1 - 35 Light Leather (3 Ruined Leather Scraps) x 45

35
55
65
75
36 - 55 Cured Light Hide (1 Light Hide, 1 Salt) X 20
30
60
75
90
(ALT) 36 - 55 Small Leather Ammo Pouch (3 Light Leather, 4 Coarse Thread) x 20

55
85
100
115
56 - 85 Embossed Leather Gloves (3 Light Leather, 2 Coarse Thread) x 30

After level 75, learn Journeyman Leatherworking from your Leatherworking Trainer.

80
110
125
140
86 - 110 Fine Leather Belt (6 Light Leather, 2 Coarse thread) x 25 (Save these for later)
90
120
135
150
(ALT) 90 - 110 Deviate Scale Cloak (4 Deviate Scale, 1 Cured Light Hide, 1 Fine Thread) x 20 (Kalldan Felmoon, outside Wailing Caverns)

110
115
122
130
111 - 125 Cured Medium Hide (1 Medium Hide, 1 Salt) x 25 (Save these for later)
90
120
135
150
(ALT) 111 - 125 Fine Leather Boots (7 Light Leather, 2 Coarse Thread) x 15 (Check AH for the World Drop recipe)
100
125
137
150
(ALT) 111 - 125 Dark Leather Boots (4 Medium Leather, 2 Fine Thread, 1 Gray Dye) x 15

125
150
162
175
126 - 150 Dark Leather Belt (1 Fine Leather Belt, 1 Cured Medium Hide, 2 Fine Thread, 1 Gray Dye) x 25
120
145
157
170
(ALT) 126 - 150 Nimble Leather Gloves (1 Elixir of Minor Agility, 6 Medium Leather, 1 Fine Thread) x 25

After level 150, learn Expert Leatherworking from your Leatherworking Trainer.

150
160
165
170
151 - 165 Cured Heavy Hide (1 Heavy Hide, 3 Salt) x 20 (Save for later)
150
170
180
190
(ALT) 151 - 165 Hillman's Cloak (5 Heavy Leather, 2 Fine Thread) x 15

150
170
180
190
166 - 180 Hillman's Cloak (5 Heavy Leather, 2 Fine Thread) x 20

175
195
205
215
181 - 190 Barbaric Shoulders (8 Heavy Leather, 1 Cured Heavy Hide, 2 Fine Thread) x 10
165
185
195
205
(ALT) 181 - 190 Raptor Hide Belt (Alliance) / Raptor Hide Harness (Horde) (4/6 Raptor Hide, 4 Heavy Leather, 2 Fine Thread) x 10 (Androd Fadran, Arathi Highlands - Alliance) / (Tunkk, Arathi Highlands - Horde)
185
205
215
225
(ALT) 186 - 190 Dusky Bracers (16 Heavy Leather, 1 Black Dye, 2 Silken Thread) x 5

190
210
220
230
191 - 200 Guardian Gloves (4 Heavy Leather, 1 Cured Heavy Hide, 1 Silken Thread) x 10

After level 200, learn Artisan Leatherworking from your Leatherworking Trainer.

200
220
230
240
201 - 220 Thick Armor Kit (5 Thick Leather, 1 Silken Thread) x 20

205
225
235
245
221 - 239 Nightscape Headband (5 Thick Leather, 2 Silken Thread) x 25

230
250
260
270
240 - 250 Nightscape Pants (14 Thick Leather, 4 Silken Thread) x 11

235
255
265
275
251 - 260 Nightscape Boots (16 Thick Leather, 2 Silken Thread) x 10
250
250
260
270
(ALT) 251 - 260 Rugged Armor Kit (5 Rugged Leather) x 10

260
280
290
300
261 - 265 Wicked Leather Gauntlets (8 Rugged Leather, 1 Black Dye, 1 Rune Thread) x 5 (Leonard Porter, Western Plaguelands - Alliance) / (Werg Thickblade, Tirisfal Glades - Horde)
255
275
285
295
(ALT) 261 - 265 Heavy Scorpid Bracers (4 Rugged Leather, 4 Heavy Scorpid Scale, 1 Rune Thread) x 5 (Zannok Hidepiercer, Silithus)

265
285
295
305
266 - 290 Wicked Leather Bracers (8 Rugged Leather, 1 Black Dye, 1 Rune Thread) x 25
255
275
285
295
(ALT) 266 - 290 Heavy Scorpid Bracers (4 Rugged Leather, 4 Heavy Scorpid Scale, 1 Rune Thread) x 30 (Zannok Hidepiercer, Silithus)

After level 275, learn Master Leatherworking from Darmari in Shattrath City.

280
300
310
320
291 - 300 Wicked Leather Headband (12 Rugged Leather, 1 Black Dye, 1 Rune Thread) x 10

300
300
305
310
301 - 310 Knothide Leather (5 Knothide Leather Scraps) x 20
300
310
325
340
(ALT) 301 - 310 Knothide Armor Kit (4 Knothide Leather) x 10

300
310
325
340
311 - 325 Knothide Armor Kit (4 Knothide Leather) x 20

325
325
330
335
325 - 335 Heavy Knothide Leather (5 Knothide Leather) x 25 (Cro Threadstrong, Shattrath City)

335
345
355
365
336 - 350 Scaled Draenic Boots (12 Knothide Leather, 2 Fel Scales, 3 Rune Thread) x 15

350
355
360
365
351 - 365 Heavy Knothide Armor Kit (3 Heavy Knothide Leather) x 35

365
365
372
380
366 Drums of Battle (6 Heavy Knothide Leather, 4 Thick Clefthoof Leather) x 1 (Almaador, Shattrath City - Must be Honored with The Sha'tar)

Once you've reached 365 Leatherworking, you should only have to make about 15 more Drums of Battle to get to 375 Leatherworking, which will require 90 more Heavy Knothide Leather and 60 more Thick Clefthoof Leather.





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