WoW Cataclysm Skinning Guide 1-525

This is a World of Warcraft Skinning Guide. If you are looking for ways to make gold please see this gold guide.

Leveling Skinning from 1-525 is pretty simple, however it definitely helps to have all the locations mapped out before you get started. In this Skinning guide you'll discover the zones you should be at each level of your skinning so that you are always in the right place at the right time.

Horde & Alliance Skinning

  • Durotar - Mottled Boars, Scorpids, Crocolisks (1-75)
  • Northern Barrens - Crocolisk, Giraffes, Boars, Birds, Hyena, Zhevra (75-130)
  • Wetlands - Crocolisks, Raptors (130-180)
  • Southern Barrens - Boars, Birds, Giraffes, Zhevra, Cats, Kodo, Turtles (180-220)
  • Thousand Needles - Cats, Serpents, Hyena, Birds (220-250)
  • Stranglethorn Vale Gurabashi Arena area - Raptors and Gorillas (220-250)
  • Un'goro Crater - Dinosaurs (250-300)
  • Hellfire Peninsula - Helboars (300-310)
  • Hellfire Peninsula - Ravagers and Helboars (310-330)
  • Nagrand - Clefthoofs, Talbuks, and Elekk (330-350)
  • Netherstorm - Crocolisks, Basilisks, Mana Invaders, Talbuks, Phase Hunters, Mana Snappers, Nether Rays and Lynx (350-375)
  • Howling Fjord - Rams and Shoveltusks (350-405)
  • Grizzly Hills - Prowlers, Bears, Mustangs and Serpents (405-430)
  • Sholazar Basin - Wasps, Shattertusks, Rhinos, Dreadsabers, Cobras, Goretalons, Grazers and Crocolisks (430-450)
  • Mount Hyjal - Stags (450-470)
  • Uldum - Crocolisks (470-485)
  • Twilight HIghlands - Owls, Worgs (485-525)

The above directions should provide you with a general guideline of where to level your Skinning. Skinning isn't a very hard profession to skill up but it can be a big money maker if you sell the goods in the auction house.

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