Tailoring Guide 1 375 TBC 2.4.3
  • Author: Furious
  • Date: January 18, 2020
  • Expansion: TBC Classic

Tailoring allows players to make powerful Cloth armor for any spec, like Mantle of Nimble Thought and Hands of Eternal Light, and Spellthread enhancements to gear, like Runic Spellthread. To do so, Tailors use the cloth that’s looted off of humanoid mobs. They turn this cloth into bolts and those bolts into garments.

Because Tailoring is able to make gear for any spec, it’s an appropriate profession for any Cloth-wearer, and because it doesn’t have an explicitly paired gathering profession, it’s most often leveled alongside Enchanting.

Once you reach skill level 350, you’ll be able to choose between specializing in Mooncloth Tailoring, Netherweave Tailoring, and Spellfire Tailoring. Keep reading past the leveling section to find out the benefits of each and how to learn them.

Training Tailoring


Tailoring was one of the professions that benefitted from Blizzard’s consolidation of profession trainers in Patch 2.3. Now, trainers in any major capital can teach you Apprentice through Artisan Tailoring.


In Outlands, your Master trainers will be in your faction’s first garrison, with all the other profession trainers. For Alliance players, the trainer is Hama at Honor Hold, and for the Horde, Dalinna will do the same.


All three Specialization trainers are close to one another in Shattrath’s Lower City. Next to them is also a mana loom, which will be necessary to create their unique types of cloth. The Mooncloth trainer is Nasmara Moonsong, the Netherweave trainer is Andrion Darkspinner, and the Spellfire trainer is Gidge Spellweaver.

Cloth Drops Level Guide

Each type of cloth drops from Humanoid mobs in certain level ranges. They are:

Required Materials


Vanilla and TBC


* = range, depending on your choice while leveling

Leveling Tailoring


1 – 50: Bolt of Linen Cloth

50 – 70: Linen Bag

Once you’ve made enough bags, return to your trainer and learn Journeyman Tailoring.

70 – 75: Reinforced Linen Cape

75 – 105: Bolt of Woolen Cloth

105 – 110: Gray Woolen Shirt

110 – 125: Double-stitched Woolen Shoulders

After you have finished stitching, you should train up to Expert.

125 – 145: Bolt of Silk Cloth

145 – 160: Azure Silk Hood

160 – 170: Silk Headband

170 – 175: Formal White Shirt

175 – 185: Bolt of Mageweave

185 – 200: Crimson Silk Vest

200 – 215: Crimson Silk Pantaloons

Once you reach at least skill level 200, you are able to return to your trainer and learn Artisan Tailoring. Taking a break after these pants is the most convenient time, however.

215 – 230: Black Mageweave Gloves

230 – 250: Black Mageweave Headband or Black Mageweave Shoulders (both require the same reagents)

250 – 260: Bolt of Runecloth

260 – 275: Runecloth Belt

Before you continue, you’ll need to visit Qia at Everlook in Winterspring in order to purchase Pattern: Runecloth Bag and Pattern: Runecloth Gloves. Though you may have to wait if someone else has purchased either recipe before you, the materials they save make it worthwhile.

275 – 280: Runecloth Bag

280 – 300: Runecloth Gloves

After you’ve finished with the gloves, it’s time to cross into Outlands and become a Master Tailor.


300 – 325: Bolt of Netherweave

325 – 340: Bolt of Imbued Netherweave

340 – 350: Netherweave Boots

350 – 360: Netherweave Tunic

The steps to finish leveling are some of the trickiest. No matter what you do, Pattern: Arcanoweave Boots, — a rare drop from Sunseeker Astromage in The Mechanar — is the most advisable way forward. Though it may take time to find it, it will allow you to spend the fewest materials necessary to cap.

If you don’t have it when you reach skill level 360, the option to make Imbued Netherweave Tunic is there. The design Pattern: Imbued Netherweave Tunic is available for purchase from Arrond in Shadowmoon Valley, but it requires you to be at least Neutral with the Scryers.

You can even make these Tunics until you reach 375, but the material cost for that can become quite high if you don’t have Bolt of Imbued Netherweave or Netherweb Spider Silk on hand.

360 – 375: Arcanoweave Boots


360 – 370: Imbued Netherweave Tunic

370 – 375: Arcanoweave Boots

You’ve capped! Congratulations! Keep reading to find out about specializations, Netherweb Silk, and Endgame Tailoring Patterns.

Tailoring Specializations

Once you reach skill level 350, you can head to Shattrath’s Lower City and begin your Specialization quest. Specialization has two primary benefits. The first is that when crafting either Primal Mooncloth, Shadowcloth, Spellcloth you will make two per cast, depending on which specialization you choose. The second, is that you will be able to craft a unique set of Epic Cloth armor (waist, chest, and shoulder slots) with powerful bonuses.

The Mooncloth armor allows mana regeneration while casting and buffs Int and Spirit. The Netherweave set heals players for 2% of the damage Frost and Shadow cause and buff Int and Stamina. The Spellfire set buffs Int and increases spell damage by 7% of your total Intellect.

Based on the Armor, or on which cloth you feel like selling, the choice of Specialization is yours.

Mooncloth Tailoring

The process for becoming a Mooncloth Tailor starts with the Becoming a Mooncloth Tailor quest. Nasmara Moonsong in Shattrath will require you to take Sample of Primal Mooncloth to Cenarion Refuge in Zangarmarsh in order to Imbue it in their Moonwell.

Once you do, you can return to Lower City and learn Mooncloth Tailoring.  In addition to proccing an extra Primal Mooncloth when you craft, you’ll also be able to make the Primal Mooncloth Armor Set, which offers 5% mana regeneration during casting while wearing all 3 pieces.

Netherweave Tailoring

To become a Netherweave Tailor, you’ll need to take the Becoming a Netherweave Tailor quest from Andrion Darkspinner in Lower City. He’ll give you a gem, which you must take to the southeastern edge of Shadowmoon Valley, on the cliff before Netherwing Ledge. There, you will use it on the Altar of Shadows target.

After you return, Andrion will teach you the Netherweave Tailoring ability, and you’ll be able to craft Shadowcloth. Specializing in Netherweave also means you’re able to craft the Frozen Shadoweave armor set, which offers 2% healing from the damage caused by Frost or Shadow spells while wearing all 3 pieces.

Spellfire Tailoring

Like the other specializations, the path to the Spellfire specialization begins with the Becoming a Spellfire Tailor quest. It is offered by Gidge Spellweaver in Lower City, and it requires you to Nether-wraith Beacon out to Netherstorm, where it will summon a Furious Nether-wraith that will drop a Nether-wraith Essence.

Once you’ve killed the nether-wraith and returned its essence to Gidge, she’ll teach you Spellfire Tailoring. Not only will this let you proc more Spellcloth while crafting, but it will also allow you to craft the Spellfire armor set, which increases spell damage by 7% of your Intellect.

Netherweb Spider Silk

Netherweb Spider Silk is an important material in crafting your Specialization armor sets. You also used it while you power leveled to craft several pieces of gear. Before gear starts to rely entirely on specialized cloth, Netherweb silk is an important, and potentially profitable reagent.

Netherweb has two readily available sources. The first is Dreadfang Lurker in Terokkar Forest. Given their relatively low level and abundant spawns just west of Shattrath, collecting the web from them shouldn’t be overly difficult. The second source is Blackfang Tarantula in The Black Morass instance. The Tarantula has a higher drop chance than the Dreadfang Lurker, but because you need to be in a party to effectively clear the area, it’s much harder to gather.

Endgame Tailoring Patterns

(Specializations, Reputation, and BoP/BoE)





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2 months ago

You interchange Shadoweave Netherweave several times throughout, is it Shadoweave?

1 month ago

Is there character level requirement for tailoring specializations? As Alchemy has lvl 68 for the quests to become available?

Reply to  Benji
29 days ago

According to https://tbcdb.com/?quest=10831 you have to be 60 to acquire the Becoming a *Specialised Cloth* Quest

2 months ago

The author of this post needs to go through it again. There’s nothing between 215-220, and you’ll need significantly more silk cloth than the guide had stated (approximately 140-180). Additionally, I’m not certain as to why they list 200 wool cloth being needed, as wool takes 3 cloth to make 1 bolt. 200 is not divisible by 3, and you end up with a fair excess amount of bolts too.

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