Skinning leveling guide 1 – 300

What you need

In order to start with this skinning leveling guide, you will need to purchase a Skinning Knife, which is usually available near the Skinning trainer. It doesn’t have to be equipped, you just have to have it in your bags. In addition, you should keep in mind that you need to be able to kill the mobs you skin, which is why I recommend just skinning everything you can on the way.

How to know what you can skin

There are two handy formulas you can use to determine what level beasts you can skin with your skinning level. If your Skinning level is below 100, the formula goes like this:

Level = (Skinning Skill / 10) + 10

For a Skinning level above 100, the formula is different:

Level = Skinning Skill / 5

So, here are a couple of examples: Say your skill level is 50, and you want to know what the highest level beast is that you can skin. (50 / 10) + 10 = 15
In this case level 15 would be your limit. Now a second example, you have leveled up a bit more and are now skill level 120. 120 / 5 = 24, so the highest level beast you can skin is 24.

With this knowledge, it is quite easy to level up skinning, as beasts are everywhere, and now you know which ones to look for. I will still provide the fastest routes for Alliance and Horde that I have found, which are cutting down on travel time as much as possible.

The Alliance Route

  • 1-50 Dun Morogh
  • 50-120 Loch Modan, the higher level beasts are in the east part
  • 120-160 Wetlands
  • 160-180 Hillsbrad Foothills, you can go further here if you want with the Yetis and beasts towards Alterac Mountains
  • 180-200 Arathi Highlands
  • 200+ Stranglethorn Vale. You can get up to 300 in STV, there are high level gorillas the large island in the south east.

The Horde Route

  • 1-50 Durotar
  • 50-160 The Barrens
  • 160-180 Hillsbrad Foothills, you can go further here if you want with the Yetis and beasts towards Alterac Mountains
  • 180-200 Arathi Highlands
  • 200+ Stranglethorn Vale. You can get up to 300 in STV, there are high level gorillas the large island in the south east.

Which mobs have which leather?

  • Ruined Leather Scraps: 1-16
  • Light Leather: 1-27
  • Light Hide: 10-27
  • Medium Leather: 15-36
  • Medium Hide: 15-36
  • Heavy Leather: 25-46
  • Heavy Hide: 25-46
  • Thick Leather: 35-63
  • Thick Hide: 40-59
  • Rugged Leather: 43-63
  • Rugged Hide: 47-63

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