Skinning 300-450


Levelling Skinning 350-450

Table of Contents

  1. Getting from 300-350
  2. Getting from 350-405
  3. Levelling from 405-430
  4. The final leg – 430-450
  5. Goodies from skinning

Determining the highest level creature you can skin

To determine the highest level creature you can skin we use the formula: (Skinning skill)/5. In case you don’t like the area I’ve suggested you raise the skill you can use this formula to skin wherever you desire.

Getting from 300-350


1. There are a lot of areas in Hellfire Peninsula that you can get to 310 skinning from. You should be killing Hellboars of all kind for an easy 10 skillups.

2. Now you may either, continue killing Hellboars untill 330 or move to the Ravagers near Falcon Watch or the ones near the Warp Fields.


1. This part of the skinning experience is very very easy. Nagrand has been called the Skinner’s Paradise for the sole reason of the enormous amount of Beasts in the zone. The area I have highlighted includes Talbuks and Clefthoofs. They are found in such abundance in this area that you can probably get to 350 skinning in 1 or 2 crossings of the area.

NOTE= You have a choice now, you can continue skinning in Nagrand untill 375 OR move onto the Howling Fjord. This will depend on your level. If you are above level 70 I would highly recommend going right on ahead to the Howling Fjord.

Getting from 350-405 – Shoveltusks


1. Go to the area around The Ancient Lift and start killing any Shoveltusk you see. Be sure to skin all of them untill you reach Skinning Skill 405 as they turn green.
(Alternative: You can kill Mammoths in Northern Borean Tundra, or Beasts if you do not have an intention of going to the D.E.H.T.A. Camp)

Getting from 405-430 – Duskhowl Prowlers


1. Go to the area of land around Drakil’Jin Ruins and kill any Duskhowl Prowler you come upon, as well as any other Beast in the area. Make sure to skin them.

The Final Leg 430-450 – Sholazar Basin


1. Go to this very large encompassed area of land. Inside this area there are a large variety of animals including: Rhinos, Crocolisks and Dreadsabers. To be blunt, kill them all. Make sure to skin every last one untill you reach 450 Skinning.

Goodies you can get from skinning

While skinning you may come across such items such as:
1. Arctic Fur
2. Jormungar Scale
3. Icy Dragonscale
4. Nerubian Chitin
5. Borean Leather Scraps which can be created into Borean Leather once you have 5.

All these items are used for a plethora of BoE Leatherworking items such as:

1. Jormungar Leg Armour which is the an improvement over the Nether Leg Armours.
2. Icescale Leg Armour which again is an improvement over the Nether Leg Armours.
3. Frosthide Leg Armour the epic version of Jormungar Leg Armour.

All of these items are also used for special Leatherworker only enchants like:

1. Fur Lining – Attack Power An extremely powerful enchant for the bracers, only for leather workers.
2. Nerubian Leg Reinforcements Is one of the many leatherworking only leg enchants, and the bonus about them is that they require barely any materials to create them.

I would highly recommend keeping most of these ‘special’ skins or perhaps selling them to a leatherworker, or even picking up the leatherworking proffession yourself.

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    Apr 2, 2010 @ 0:02 am

    Worth MentioningGreat guide, Zerinj!

    It might be worth mentioning that the Arctic Furs and Heavy Borean Leather are used by leatherworkers to purchase higher-end patterns.

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    Jan 15, 2009 @ 1:25 am

    You should generally be ableYou should generally be able to find them in the first city you go to in Northrend.

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    Jan 14, 2009 @ 7:03 am

    Skinning TrainersIt would be nice to see the location of skinning trainer for both Alliance and Horde added to this guide, at least the trainer you need to visit to get your skill past 375. This was the information I have been searching for most.

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    Jan 13, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

    good guidethis is how a guide should look like, simple, some guides here look like they were written by robots.

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    Jan 4, 2009 @ 16:14 pm

    IncorrectFrom WoWHead:

    “The reason WoWHead says “4” under the reagent listing is the same reason that the mote transformation from TBC was “wrong.” LW/Skinners don’t get a bonus, as others have said; every character in the game requires 5 to make 1.

    The reason WoWHead is “wrong” is the way the spell is stored in the database. When you “use” 1 leather scrap, it looks to “consume” 4 additional scraps. If there are 4 additional scraps, it consumes them, and the 5th is transformed to a full piece of leather. If there aren’t 4 to consume, the spell fails and nothnig happens.

    Thus, the “reagents” for 1 “casting” of this spell are 4 scraps. The fifth is the trigger, and is what is transformed into a full piece of leather, for a final count of 5 scraps required to create 1 piece of leather.”

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    Dec 27, 2008 @ 4:03 am

    Wait wait wait. There is aWait wait wait. There is a recipe for this? I’m a leatherworker and I have not found it. Lemme know where to get this recipe if it exists!

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    Dec 23, 2008 @ 5:19 am

    Well, you need 5 Scraps toWell, you need 5 Scraps to make one Borean Leather normally, but if you have Leatherworking, the Borean Leather recipe only takes 4 Scraps to make. So with Leatherworking you can save a little bit on your Scraps.

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    Dec 23, 2008 @ 4:31 am

    Yes, you are correct. I haveYes, you are correct. Fixed.

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    Dec 23, 2008 @ 2:02 am

    Very nicely done for a firstVery nicely done for a first guide, nice presentation 😉

    Can’t judge the content for now, but I’m sure others will. Keep it up!

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    Dec 22, 2008 @ 23:24 pm

    5. Borean Leather Scraps5. Borean Leather Scraps which can be created into Borean Leather once you have 4

    Might have been a typo, but I think you need 5 =)

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