I’ve always been a skinner/leatherworker. It always just seemed like the right set of professions for my Hunter. But Cataclysm is not making this combination very easy. There just seems to be no good place to farm Savage Leather in this expansion.
In Wrath of the Lich King we had the gorillas in Sholazar Basin and the rhinos and worms in Storm Peaks. In Burning Crusade we had the wealth of beasts that was Nagrand. In Vanilla we had… well who the heck can remember that far back?!
When I think of Cataclysm mob types, I think of all variety of elementals, Twilight’s Hammer cultists, and dragons. Elementals and humanoids cannot be skinned. Dragonkin can indeed be skinned, but in my attempts to find the perfect farming grounds I’ve discovered they give me a Blackened Dragonscale almost half the time, and I don’t want those. I want leather.
There was one great place – the packs of Stone Bats in Deepholm. 2 Multi-shots could bring down all 8 or 9 mobs who would always yield 1 Savage Leather each. Unfortunately, they hotfixed this yesterday and those mobs can’t be skinned anymore!
The second best place, which I’m sure they will hotfix eventually, is Lost City of Tol’vir. Right when you enter the instance, you’ll find two packs of tigers on either side of the door, hanging out with one elite mob. Burn down the elite and you’re guaranteed to get at least 2 leather for each of the 5 tigers, yielding 20+ savage leather per run, and 100+ leather before you run into the “Too many instances” error.
Maybe you’ve found a better location, but it seems wrong to me that the best place to gather pure leather is inside an instance!
Come on Blizzard, where’s the skinner love?
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