Item Level: 81
Skill Requirement: Skinning Level 400
Recommended Level: 80+
Savage Leather is the primary trade good used by Leatherworkers. It’s skinned off of any level 80+ beast in the new Cataclysm zones, so we want to find where there are a lot of beasts close together, that respawn fast and are easy to kill. Savage Leather sells for about 3-6 gold each or 60-120 gold per stack of 20 and if you’re a Leatherworker can be turned into Heavy Savage Leather which sell for even more. You need a skinning knife and level 450 Skinning before farming Savage Leather. Some of the spots below require a much higher level, you will need to be high enough level to skin the mobs in the zone you area heading to.
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Where to Farm Savage Leather
Farming Savage Leather in Tol’Barad
The best place to farm Savage Leather is in Tol’Barad. Right after your faction wins the battle head to the marshes to the west of Baradin Hold and kill Crocolisks. There is a daily quest that will send your faction to slaughter Crocolisks that you can skin. This rush may only last 10-20 minutes but it will give you the chance to farm a lot of Savage Leather.
If your faction didn’t just win the battle, or if the daily quest didn’t fall on that day, you can head north to The Darkwood and kill spiders (Darkwood Lurkers and Darkwood Broodmothers). These are another great place to farm Savage Leather. There is a daily quest that sends players here too, so if you’re lucky you will have a lot of help killing the spiders.
Farming Savage Leather in Twilight Highlands
My next favorite place to farm Savage Leather is in Twilight Highlands. This one doesn’t require heading to Tol’Barad or hoping for good luck so can be taken advantage of anytime of day. On the northern plateau there are elk, worg, gryphons and owls that are easy to kill and drop a lot of Savage Leather. You will want to be level 84 or higher before going here to farm Savage Leather.
Farming Savage Leather in Vasj’ir
If you’re not level 84 yet, the best place to farm Savage Leather is in Vashj’ir. I recommend doing the quests until you get the seahorse mount which lets you travel 450% faster than normal underwater. Head to the Legion’s Fate and Seafarer’s Tomb to hunt down Splitclaw Skitters (crabs). They drop a good amount of Savage Leather. Remember you can run across the floor of the ocean very fast without mounting up. You can also head south to Smuggerl’s Scar where you can kill serpents. There are a lot of other places in Vashj’ir where you can farm Savage Leather, so don’t be afraid to explore or move around while farming.
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