In this World of Warcraft guide everything revolves around Burning Crusade Classic Skinning and how to level it.
Outland Skinning Trainer
Burning Crusade Classic Skinning can be learned from the following trainers:
- Jelena Nightsky – Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula [54.5, 62.2]
- Moorutu – Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula [56.3, 38.5]
- Seymour – Lower City, Shattrath [63.6, 66.0]
After learning Master Skinning, all you need is a Skinning Knife and you’re good to go.
To get your profession to 300 you can use our Classic Skinning Guide.
Knothide Leather Scraps and Knothide Leather
Starting in Outland on the Hellfire Peninsula, you are looking for areas that are owned by Helboars (Starving Helboar or Hulking Helboar). You can find them northwest of Zeth’Gor and between Falcon Watch and the Ruins of Sha’Naar.
You can keep skinning on Hellfire Peninsula up until skill level 330, but you need other NPCs to skin. You are now looking for any type of Ravager: Quillfang Ravager (between Hellfire Peninsula and Zangarmarsh), Razorfang Ravager (between Hellfire Peninsula and Terokkar) or Thornfang Ravager around Falcon Watch.
Knothide Leather and Thick Clefthoof Leather
When you have reached 330, the fastest way forward is to head to Nagrand. There you can skin Clefthoof, Clefthoof Bull and Aged Clefthoof for their Knothide Leather and Thick Clefthoof Leather.
Knothide Leather and Nether Dragonscales
To max your skinning skill, head to the eastern edge of Netherstorm (Nether Drake and Nether Dragon) or south of Death’s Door in the Blade’s Edge Mountains (Lesser Nether Drake as well as Nether Whelp) and skin Nether Drakes.
There are some items that can improve or buff your Skinning ability. First, of course, you can use the Enchant Gloves – Skinning. And then there are two notable weapons that can be used as skinning knives AND improve your skill:
- Finkle’s Skinner – drops from The Beast, Blackrock Spire [Dagger]
- Zulian Slicer – drops from High Priest Thekal, Zul’Gurub
High Level Leathers, Hides and Scales
There are materials that can only be skinned from a specific type of NPC.
The following list covers these Burning Crusade-specific leather, hide and scales.
Thick Clefthoof Leather
Thick Clefthoof Leather is a unique kind of leather that is required to craft endgame gear.
It is skinned from Clefthooves and Elekks in Nagrand and not difficult to farm.
Thick Clefthoof Leather is required to craft:
Fel Hide is skinned from elite demons in dungeons, but it can also be skinned from NPCs in the open world.
Kill and skin Artifact Seeker and Warp Chaser around Arklon Ruins and Mana Forge Duro in Netherstorm.
An alternative in the open world are Daggertail Lizards in Blade’s Edge Mountains.
Fel Hide is required to craft:
- Carapace of Sun and Shadow
- Gloves of Immortal Dusk
- Redeemed Soul Cinch
- Redeemed Soul Legguards
- Redeemed Soul Moccasins
- Redeemed Soul Wristguards
Fel Scales are used for crafting mail gear and can easily be skinned from various types of Basilisks throughout the Blade’s Edge Mountains.
Fel Scales are required to craft:
- Boots of Shackled Souls
- Bracers of Shackled Souls
- Greaves of Shackled Souls
- Waistguard of Shackled Souls
Nether Dragonscales are skinned from Drakes and Wyrms in Outland, especially in Netherstorm or Blade’s Edge Mountains.
Nether Dragonscales are required to craft:
- Earthen Netherscale Boots
- Thick Netherscale Breastplate
- Ebon Netherscale Belt
- Ebon Netherscale Bracers
- Ebon Netherscale Breastplate
- Living Dragonscale Helm
- Netherdrake Gloves
- Netherdrake Helm
- Netherstrike Belt
- Netherstrike Bracers
- Netherstrike Breastplate
- Sun-Drenched Scale Chestguard
- Sun-Drenched Scale Gloves
Cobra Scales can only be skinned from Coilskar Cobras, Shadow Serpents or Twilight Serpents.
Two of these NPCs spawn in the North of Shadowmoon Valley, making this the recommended farmspot.
Nagrand on the Twilight Ridge is an alternative farmspot.
Cobra Scales are required to craft:
Farmspots for Skinners
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