- 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.
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:
- Linen Cloth = 1 – 16
- Wool Cloth = 16 – 29
- Silk Cloth = 28 – 40
- Mageweave Cloth = 40 – 52
- Runecloth = 52 – 60
- Netherweave Cloth = 58 – 70+
- 160x Linen Cloth
- 80x Coarse Thread
- 200x Wool Cloth
- 140x Fine Thread
- 5x Gray Dye
- 560x Silk Cloth
- 30x Blue Dye
- 10x Bleach
- 460x Mageweave Cloth
- 60x Red Dye
- 45x Silken Thread
- 730x Runecloth
- 130x Rugged Leather
Vanilla and TBC
- 85 – 100x* Rune Thread
- 2040x – 2160x* Netherweave Cloth
- 240x – 480x* Arcane Dust
- 20x Knothide Leather
- 25x – 40x* Netherweb Spider Silk
* = range, depending on your choice while leveling
1 – 50: Bolt of Linen Cloth
- Convert Linen Cloth into 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
- Convert Wool Cloth into 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
- Convert Silk Cloth into Bolt of Silk Cloth.
145 – 160: Azure Silk Hood
160 – 170: Silk Headband
170 – 175: Formal White Shirt
175 – 185: Bolt of Mageweave
- Convert Mageweave Cloth into 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.
220 – 230: Black Mageweave Gloves
250 – 260: Bolt of Runecloth
- Convert Runecloth into 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
- Convert Netherweave Cloth into 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
- Spellfire (sold by Gidge Spellweaver in Shattrath’s Lower City)
- Netherweave (sold by Andrion Darkspinner in Lower City)
- Mooncloth (sold by Nasmara Moonsong in Lower City)
- The Aldor (Quartermaster Endarin in Aldor’s Rise)
- The Scyers (Quartermaster Enuril in Scryer’s Tier)
- Ashtongue Deathsworn (Okuno in Black Temple)
- The Consortium (Either Paulsta’ats in Terokkar Forest, just south of the lake by Sunspring Post or by Karaaz at the Stormspire in the Netherstorm)
- Rare zone drop (<1%) from mobs in Sunwell Plateau and are contained in Cache of the Shattered Sun
- Black Temple (~1 – 10% drop chance from random mobs)
- Other Dungeons and Raids
- The Arcatraz
- Shadow Labyrinth
- Shattered Halls
- The Botanica
- The Steamvault
- Multiple (low drop chance from mobs inside)