Classic Server | Skinning Leveling Guide

This guide is all about Skinning in World of Warcraft Classic.

General Information

  • Skinning is one of three Gathering Professions in World of Warcraft.
  • Kill beasts, dragons, dragonkins and insects – you can skin all of them!
  • Gathering professions do not use raw materials, they gather them – so they do not cost gold to level but get you gold if you sell your materials.
  • Raw Leather is used by the Leatherworking profession.
  • It is recommended to use Leatherworking as your second profession.
Skinning trainer

Apprentice (1-75 | requires Level 5)
Trainer in every major city

Journeyman (75-150 | requires Skill 50)
Trainer in every major city

Expert (150-225 | requires Skill 125)
Trainer in every major city

Artisan (225-300 | requires Skill 200)
Trainer in every major city

NPC Level per 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

Leveling Classic-Skinning: 1-300
Skill 1
Level 5
WoW Horde Undead: Dogs around Brill
WoW Horde Orcs and Trolls: Boars and Scorpions near Sen’jin
WoW Horde Tauren: Wolfs and Striders around Bloodhoof Village


WoW Allianz Humans: Boars around Goldshire
WoW Allianz Gnomes and Dwarfs: Boars and Wendigos south of Kharanos
WoW Allianz Night Elfs: Prowler and every other beast around Dolanaar

Skill 25
Level 10
WoW Horde Undead: Worgen in Silverpine Forest
WoW HordeOrcs and Trolls: Boars, Scorpions, Crocilisks and Raptors around Orgrimmar
WoW Horde Tauren: Striders and Wolves around Thunderbluff


WoW Allianz Humans: Prowler and Bears in East Elwynn Forest
WoW Allianz Gnomes and Dwarfs: Wolves near Brewnall (Dun Morogh)
WoW Allianz Night Elfs: Panthers and Bears near Auberdine (Darkshore)

Skill 50
Level 13
WoW Horde At this point, every Horde player should head to Crossroads in the Barrens. There are Striders, Raptors and Wolves to skin.


WoW Allianz Humans: Boars near Sentinel Hill (Westfall)
WoW Allianz Gnomes and Dwarfs: Bears and Crocilisks near Thelsamar (Loch Modan)
WoW Allianz Night Elfs: Panthers and Bears near Auberdine (Darkshore)

Visit your trainer after you reached Skill 50 to learn the next rank!

Skill 100
Level 20
WoW Horde Boars and Thunderhawks near Camp Taurajo (Barrens)


WoW Allianz At this point, every Alliance player should head to Wetlands. There are Crocilisks, Raptors and Dragonkins/Welplings to skin. You can also go to Redrige Mountains and find Welps and Boars around Lakeshire.

Skill 130
Level 24
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Bears and Mountain Lions in Hillsbrad Foothills

Alternatives:
WoW Allianz Bears and Wolves in Duskwood (Alliance only)
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Bears, Stags and Panthers in Ashenvale

Visit your trainer after you reached Skill 125 to learn the next rank!

Skill 150
Level 28
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Yetis (in a cave!) and Mountain Lions beneath Hillsbrad Foothills and Alterac Mountains

Alternatives:
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Hyenas, Lions, Wyvern and Thunderhawks in Thousand Needles
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Bears, Stags and Ghostpaws in Ashenvale

Skill 170
Level 32
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Raptors in Arathi Highlands

Alternative:
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Turtles and Basilisks in the Shimmering Flats (Thousand Needles)

Skill 180
Level 34
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Raptors, Panthers and Tigers around Nesingwarys (Stranglethorn Vale)
HINT: You can level in Stranglethorn until you reach Skill 300, since beasts levels vary from 34-50Alternatives:
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Raptors and Crocilisks in the Marshs of Dustwallow
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Thunder Lizards, Kodos, Basilisks, Scorpions and Hyenas in Desolace
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Welps in the Wetlands
Skill 220
Level 38
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Raptors and Gorillas around the Gurubashi Arena (Stranglethorn Vale)

Alternatives:
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Panthers, Jaguars and Crocilisks in the Swamp of Sorrows
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Drachkins, Coyotes and Panthers in the Badlands
WoW Allianz Wolves around Moonfeather Stronghold (Feralas)

Visit your trainer after you reached Skill 225 to learn the next rank!

Skill 250
Level 45
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Hyenas and Board in the Northern Blasted Lands

Alternatives:
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Wolves and Gryphons in the Hinterlands
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Stags and Hippogryphs in in Azshara
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Hippogryphs , Apes, Bears, Wolves and Yetis in Feralas

Skill 275
Level 50
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Jagueros and Gorillas on Jaguero Isle (East of Booty Bay). Reach Skill 300 here!

Alternatives:
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Yetis, Chimearas and Bears in Winterspring
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Bears in the Western Plaguelands
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Plaguehounds and Plaguebats in the Eastern Plaguelands
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Turtles in eastern Hinterlands
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Turtles and Chimaeras in Azshara
WoW AllianzWoW Horde Dragonkins, Worgen und Scorpions in the Burning Steppes