- Author: Zephan
- Date: October 30, 2022
- Updated: October 30, 2023
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
Welcome to Warcraft Tavern’s Tailoring guide! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide everything you need to max out your Tailoring, from the materials required to level up your profession to the best recipes to follow.
In WoW, Tailoring is one of the most useful professions for cloth wearers of any class. It involves turning the cloth you lot from mobs throughout Azeroth into high-powered gear like Spellweave and Royal Moonshroud Robe. In Wrath of the Lich King, Blizzard also added Embroidery, which are Tailor specific enchants, such as Lightweave, that can greatly increase the stats on gear. Like Engineers, Tailors also make profession-specific mounts, like the Frosty Flying Carpet.
Because Tailoring uses loot dropped from monsters, there is no explicit gathering profession that it is paired with. Instead, players usually choose to level Enchanting coterminously, disenchanting the excess gear for dusts and essences. There are also no items required to purchase in order to start leveling, so once you train in Apprentice, you can immediately begin!
Below you can find the materials you’ll need to level from 1-450, as well as a few tips and things to keep in mind.
- Sometimes we will have to craft yellow recipes that don’t guarantee a level up on every craft, therefore the materials required are estimates, rather than exact figures.
- Specific recipes will require items you have previously crafted, so check the lists before getting rid of crafts!
- Some recipes don’t come from trainers but instead are acquired from drops or vendors.
All of these things are accounted for in the materials listed below. Listed separately from the material list are those recipes not acquired from a trainer, but rather from a vendor or world drop.
- 184 (± 54 ) Linen Cloth
- 135 Wool Cloth
- 796 (± 8 ) Silk Cloth
- 340 (± 4 ) Mageweave Cloth
- 704 (± 64 ) Runecloth
- 40 (± 4 ) Rugged Leather*
* = If you decide to make Runecloth Bag
- 49 (± 9 ) Coarse Thread
- 123 (± 3 ) Fine Thread
- 20 Silken Thread
- 65 (± 2 ) Heavy Silken Thread
- 66 (± 6 ) Rune Thread
If you use TomTom You can copy-paste the location and coordinates provided (after the name) to track down the trainer you need more easily.
/way Orgrimmar 43.6, 28.2
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- Victor Ward 🠖 Undercity 70.2, 29.6
- Vhan 🠖 Thunderbluff 44, 44.6
- Snang 🠖 Ogrimmar 63, 49.6
- Kil’hala 🠖 The Barrens 52.2, 31.6
- Bowen Brisboise 🠖 Tirisfal Glades 52.6, 55.6
- Tepa 🠖 Thunderbluff 44.2, 45
- Rhiannon Davis 🠖 Undercity 70.2, 30.2
- Mahani 🠖 The Barrens 44.8, 59.4
- Magar 🠖 Orgrimmar 63.6, 50
- Josef Gregorian 🠖 Undercity 70.6, 30.6
- Daryl Stack 🠖 Hillsbrad Foothills 63.6, 20.8
- Uthrar Threx 🠖 Ironforge 43.6, 28.2
- Trianna 🠖 Darnassus 63.6, 21.6
- Lawrence Schneider 🠖 Stormwind City 43.6, 73.8
- Grondal Moonbreeze 🠖 Darkshore 38.2, 40.6
- Eldrin 🠖 Elwynn Forest 79.2, 69
- Sellandus 🠖 Stormwind City 42, 76.2
- Me’lynn 🠖 Darnassus 62.6, 22.6
- Jormund Stonebrow 🠖 Ironforge 43.2, 29
- Georgio Bolero 🠖 Stormwind City 43.2, 73.6
- Timothy Worthington 🠖 Dustwallow Marsh 66.2, 51.6
Certain crafts need to be used later to further level up the profession, other times the materials can be bought from a vendor instead of the Auction House, or the crafting recipe is not acquired from a trainer. Other times we use recipes that turn yellow and as such do not have a 100% chance to level up your profession with every craft, this means some randomness enters the equation when it comes to materials. We indicate all of these situations with the following icons to make this guide as clear as possible.
Keep crafted items for later crafts.
Buy material from the vendor.
Craft amount depends on variance.
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- Note you can keep on crafting Netherweave Boots up to level 345 (instead of crafting Netherweave Robe) until they turn yellow if 2 Knothide Leather is cheaper than 10 Netherweave Cloth.
- Netherweave Robe and Netherweave Tunic are interchangeable once you reach level 345, both take the same materials and the pattern can be bought from Eiin.
300 🠖 325
325 🠖 330
15 Bolt of Netherweave
10 Arcane Dust
330 🠖 335
60 Bolt of Netherweave
10 Rune Thread
335 🠖 340
30 Bolt of Netherweave
10 Knothide Leather
5 Rune Thread
340 🠖 350
- Note if you only want to level tailoring up until your cloak embroid you only have to follow this guide up to level 420.
- Crafting 468 (± 48 ) Bolt of Frostweave should be enough to take us roughly to 440 Tailoring, after which most recipes will require Bolt of Imbued Frostweave instead. If you are crafting up to level 420 you will only need to craft 360 (± 30 ) Bolt of Frostweave or 1800 (± 150 ) Frostweave Cloth.
- You might need to make a couple of extra Frostwoven Cowl, stop once you reach 395.
- You will need to make additional Bolt of Imbued Frostweave for levels 440 to 450 once you reach that stage.
- You might need to make a couple of extra Duskweave Boots, stop once you reach 425.
- You might need to make a couple of extra Frostweave Bag, stop once you reach 440.
Level 440 to 450
Once at level 440 the cost per level up increases significantly. I highly recommend using either Nexus Hub or TradeSkillMaster (or a similar alternative) to determine which crafts are the least costly or will potentially turn you a profit. Note that for the epic crafts you want to consider diversification, such that you aren’t left with a bunch of the same epics before they all sell.
- Frostweave Bag depending on the selling price on your server might or might not be a viable option, on the least you can use it to fill out your bag slot, bank slots, and those of your alts / guildies.
- Crafting epic gloves whether Spellweave / Moonshroud / Ebonweave is another option, it is relativly expensive but you got guaranteed level-ups until level 445. Note that it might take a fair while to sell them.
- At level 445 you can keep crafting bags, gloves or turn towards Epic chests Spellweave / Moonshroud / Ebonweave for guaranteed level-ups, they tend to be more expansive on the material side, but they offer a form of diversification.
- Another alternative is Glacial Bag, do note that you can only craft a single one every week and it requires you to be exalted with the Sons of Hodir
350 🠖 375
468 (± 48 ) Bolt of Frostweave
2340 (± 240 ) Frostweave Cloth
375 🠖 380
380 🠖 385
385 🠖 395
11 (± 2 ) Frostwoven Cowl
395 🠖 400
400 🠖 405
405 🠖 410
410 🠖 415
415 🠖 425
11 (± 2 ) Duskweave Boots
425 🠖 440
18 (± 3 ) Frostweave Bag
440 🠖 445
445 🠖 450
And with that, you’ve finished! Keep reading to find out about all of the uses for Tailoring in the Endgame!
Tailoring has 3 Specializations: Mooncloth, Spellfire, and Shadoweave. While each had specific sets to craft in TBC, Blizzard has changed their purpose in WotLK. Now, they offer you the chance to proc an additional piece of cloth when you craft Moonshroud, Spellweave, or Ebonweave. All of the specialization quests begin from Lower City in Shattrath.
- To specialize in Mooncloth Tailoring, you must take the quest Becoming a Mooncloth Tailor from Nasmara Moonsong. Then, you’ll need to head over to Cenarion Refuge in Zangarmarsh.
- This will give you the chance to proc additional Moonshroud.
- For Spellfire Tailoring, you’ll need to find Gidge Spellweaver and begin. She’ll send you out to Netherstorm, and then you return back to Shattrath.
- Spellweave is Spellfire’s proc.
- To specialize in Shadoweave Tailoring Andrion Darkspinner is the trainer. He’ll offer Becoming a Shadoweave Tailor, which sends you to the Altar of Shadows in Shadowmoon Valley.
- Shadoweave Tailors proc on Ebonweave.
Embroidery, Bags, and Mounts
Blizzard added Embroidery — Tailor specific enchants that cause items to become Soulbond — to diversify Tailoring in TBC. In WotLK, it takes the form of two Spellthread patterns. Each is only available for purchase after reaching Exalted reputation with the necessary faction, and is sold by the respective Quartermasters listed below. The two Embroideries are:
- Pattern: Brilliant Spellthread
- Aliocha Segard – Argent Crusade
- Pattern: Sapphire Spellthread
- Archmage Alvareaux – Kirin Tor
Bags are another vital, and potentially profitable item created by Tailors at all levels. In WotLK, Profession and Class bags got bumped up to 32 slots, and bags for all players were increased to 22. While some of the patterns are available to learn from trainers, there are three that require specific reputation levels to purchase from faction’s Quartermasters. They are:
- Pattern: Abyssal Bag
- Duchess Mynx – Revered, Ebon Blade
- Pattern: Glacial Bag
- Lillehoff – Exalted, Sons of Hodir
- Pattern: Mysterious Bag
- Cielstrasza – Revered, Wyrmrest Accord
Like Engineering, Tailoring is able to craft its own mounts: Flying Carpets. Two — the Flying Carpet and the Magnificent Flying Carpet are each taught by trainers, and can be learned once you reach an appropriate skill level. Frosty Flying Carpet, on the other hand, is learned by purchasing Pattern: Frosty Flying Carpet from Frozo the Renowned in Dalaran for 6x Frozen Orb
Like all crafting professions, Tailoring patterns have a small chance to drop (or be purchased) from each of the raiding tiers in WotLK. These patterns create Epic, BoE gear, some of which is BiS or pre-raiding BiS. These items are constantly in high demand and Tailors who know these patterns become incredibly important to raiding groups and guilds or stand to make a good amount of gold from selling their services.
- In Ulduar, Belt and Boot patterns drop from all the bosses and caches. They include:
- In ToC, bosses drop patterns for chest pieces and bracers. They are:
- For the price of 1 Primordial Saronite, Tailors can buy ICC patterns from Alchemist Finklestein on the Lower Level of the Citadel. They’re for legs and boots, and they include:
Thank you for taking the time to read our Tailoring leveling guide for WotLK. I hope it was helpful, and if you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to leave a comment below.