Leatherworking Specializations Guide for Season of Discovery (SoD)

Leatherworking Specializations Guide for Season of Discovery (SoD)

Along with the Artisan Leatherworking skill, players are now able to learn either Dragonscale Leatherworking, Elemental Leatherworking, or Tribal Leatherworking in Season of Discovery as of Phase 3. These specializations allow you to craft some exclusive patterns, but you can only have one specialization at a time.

This guide will cover the differences between the three specializations, how you can learn them, and how to change specializations.

Dragonscale vs. Elemental vs. Tribal Leatherworking

Each Leatherworking specialization has a slightly different focus, but none of them have any Bind-on-Pickup crafts, so you are free to choose the one that is the most lucrative. Tribal Leatherworking provides the most in-demand patterns between Wolfshead Helm, Hide of the Wild, and the Devilsaur armor set.

Here are all of the exclusive patterns for each specialization:

Slot
Dragonscale Exclusives
Elemental Exclusives
Tribal Exclusives
Head
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Hands
Waist
Legs
Feet

Learning Dragonscale Leatherworking

To learn Dragonscale Leatherworking, head to one of the following trainers:

They will give you the quest Wow Alliance Crest Dragonscale Leatherworking/ Dragonscale Leatherworking, which requires the following items:

10x Worn Dragonscale

  • Can be looted or skinned from level 41+ Dragonkin enemies

2x Tough Scorpid Breastplate

2x Tough Scorpid Gloves

Return to the trainer when you have collected all of the items to turn in the quest and learn the Dragonscale Leatherworking specialization.

Learning Elemental Leatherworking

To learn Elemental Leatherworking, head to one of the following trainers:

They will give you the quest Wow Alliance Crest Elemental Leatherworking/ Elemental Leatherworking, which requires the following items:

Globe of Water

  • Can be looted from level 46+ water Elemental enemies, including Toxic Horror in Felwood
  • Can also be fished from Elemental Water pools in the Bay of Storms in Azshara

Heart of Fire

Core of Earth

Breath of Wind

Return to the trainer when you have collected all of the items to turn in the quest and learn the Elemental Leatherworking specialization.

Learning Tribal Leatherworking

Where the other specializations are learned by completing a single quest, Tribal Leatherworking requires several. The first seven quests can be completed by any Leatherworker without learning the specialization, so if you just want the recipes, you can get those and stop at the final quest.

You’ll want to gather all of the materials first to avoid having to make several trips back and forth. If you plan to make everything yourself, here are the materials you will need:

When you’re ready, head to one of the following trainers:

They will give you the following quests in order:

1. Wild Leather Armor

2. Wild Leather Shoulders

3. Wild Leather Vest

4. Wild Leather Helmet

5. Wild Leather Boots

6. Wild Leather Leggings

7. Master of the Wild Leather

For this quest, simply head to your faction’s Artisan Leatherworking trainer:

  • Wow Alliance Crest Telonis at the Craftsmen’s Terrace in Darnassus (64.6, 21.6)
  • Una at the Middle Rise in Thunder Bluff (41.5, 42.6)

8. Tribal Leatherworking

Now you’ll finally seek out your faction’s Tribal Leatherworking trainer:

  • Wow Alliance Crest Caryssia Moonhunter at The Lower Wilds in Feralas (89.4, 46.6)
  • Se’Jib at a hut across the river from Grom’gol Base Camp in Stranglethorn Vale (36.6, 34.1)

You’ll need to turn in the following items:

Turn in these items to finally learn the Tribal Leatherworking specialization!

How to Change Leatherworking Specializations

 In Vanilla WoW, there is only one way to change your Leatherworking specialization, and that’s by dropping the profession and leveling it again from scratch. This is obviously very expensive and time consuming to do, so think carefully before you do so. The developers have indicated that they plan to make it easier to change crafting specializations in Season of Discovery, but we haven’t seen anything implemented in the game as of Phase 3.

To drop Leatherworking, open the Skills tab in your character window and click on the crossed out circle beside your Leatherworking skill. You will lose ALL of your current skill and ALL of your recipes, so be sure that you want to do this before you confirm!

Now you’ll have to level Leatherworking again from scratch. When you reach 200 skill level and want to pick up a new specialization, head to Steamwheedle Port in Tanaris and look for a small house north of town (65.4, 18.6). Inside you’ll find a book called Soothsaying for Dummies on a table. Interact with this book to get your new specialization. You won’t have to complete the quests like you did the first time around.

soothsaying for dummies vanilla wow
The Soothsaying for Dummies book is on the table

 

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Luxrah

I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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