Tailoring leveling guide
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- 1 Introduction
- 2 Preparation
- 3 Getting from 1 to 50
- 4 Getting from 50 to 125
- 5 Getting from 125 to 200
- 6 Getting from 200 to 275
- 7 Getting from 275 to 350
- 8 Getting from 350 to 375
- 9 Getting from 350/375 to 425
- 10 Getting from 425 to 450
- 11 Getting from 425 to 500
- 12 Getting from 500 to 525
This guide will show you how to get your tailoring skill up from 0 to 525. It can be used both for people levelling their profession and high level characters wanting to switch profession.
The guide will use recipes
- available at a trainer or Auction House. The Tailoring trainers in the major city for your faction will teach all levels of tailoring (from Apprentice to Grand Master), and an assistant sell every thread and dye required.
- that require cloth and vendor-bought material (thread, dye), except the vendor bought recipes to get to 375 which require (acquired through skinning), (disenchanting green items from Outland) and (drops from spiders in Outland). You can buy these from the Auction House.
Created items can either be sold to a vendor, or, if BoE, traded to another player or auctioned. If you are an enchanter, or have an alt or trusted guild-mate, green uncommon or blue rare items can be disenchanted. This can help recoup the cost of the materials, and aid levelling the enchanting skill.
This guide does not tell you how to:
- make money with tailoring, as the price of materials and created items will vary by server.
- get all the different recipes from quests, vendors or drops.
Most of these recipes require vendor bought components such as threads and dye. These, and learning the recipes from the trainer or buying from a vendor, cost gold. You will either need to farm the components, trade them in trade chat or with friends and guild-mates (often the cheapest option particularly as they may have stuff in the bank they no longer use), or purchase them from the Auction House. If you farm and trade all the materials, expect it to cost a minimum of 250, excluding recipes you buy from the Auction House.
If you are changing profession, and plan to buy materials from the Auction House, where prices vary considerably from server to server and depending how close to the release of an expansion it is, then expect it to cost around 250 for the training, and for the materials and recipes UPWARDS of:
- 250 to get tailoring to 300
- an additional 1500 to 375
- an additional 2000 to 450
- an additional 5000 to 525
Patterns at 525 are purchased from the Vendor in Twilight Highlands and cost one Dream Cloth.
Below is a table of the items you will need to level tailoring completely. The exact quantity may vary as some items you will continue to craft once they have turned yellow or green, and skill-up points are not guaranteed.
The minimum amount column shows the minimum amount needed if you would get a skill point every time you make something (amber recipes). The estimated amount column covers recipes that are used when yellow or green. If farming, try to get the estimated amount of cloth. If you are buying all the cloth you need from the auction house, get the minimum amount and only buy more when needed.
Macro to Create Bolts
You may find it useful to create this macro, add it to your toolbar, and change it as the cloth-type changes (make sure you clear any filters such as "has skill up" or it will not work):
#showtooltip Bolt of Linen Cloth /cast Tailoring /run for i=1,GetNumTradeSkills() do x,_,y=GetTradeSkillInfo(i); if x =="Bolt of Linen Cloth" then CloseTradeSkill() DoTradeSkill(i,y) break end end (Tested 4.0.3)
This guide uses trainer-available recipes because they are the easiest to get. However, for some level skills, vendor-bought are needed. For others, vendor bought or dropped recipes (from the Auction House) are simply cheaper to use.
The and patterns are sold by Arrond who belongs to the Scryers faction. If you are aligned to Aldor, the guards will attack you. However, the recipes are not BoP, so a neutral or Scryers guild member or friend can buy them for you.
|Vendor bought recipes.|
|Qia||Everlook in Winterspring||Neutral|
Getting from 1 to 50
|Recipes used to get from 0 to 50.|
|From - To||Item||Skill||Yellow||Green||Grey||Components Required|
|1 - 50 (50)||1||25||37||50||100x|
|or 45 - 50 (5)||15||50||67||85||5x ,|
Getting from 50 to 125
Which item you make from 50-75 depends on whether you have plenty of linen, do not care about the vendor price or have an enchanter available to dis-enchant.
Getting from 125 to 200
Once you hit 200, talk to the trainer to become Artisan Tailor. You have to be level 35 to become Artisan Tailor.
Getting from 200 to 275
Make to get from 225 to 235 and or Black Mageweave Headbands to get from 235 to 250.
Getting from 275 to 350
Note -- if you value more than , you can start making at 275 instead of the bags. Also, for those who do not have access to a character with skinning, it may be cheaper to create as it requires instead of leather which tends to be a considerably cheaper option on most servers. Likewise, if you are also leveling enchanting, both and disenchant into . Making the gloves and/or cloaks instead of the bags will give you a head start on the approximately 290 required to go from enchanting skill level 245-290.
At 325, you can make , which becomes gray at 340. You are going to need at least 90 bolts to eventually get to 375, so make those. If you are not at 340, make some more bolts until you are. The bolts are needed in most high-level tailoring recipes, so they are not wasted. However, if you do not want to make more bolts than needed for this guide, make for those last points to 340 instead.
Note—If you have Wrath of the Lich King, go to one of the Northrend ports to learn Grandmaster tailoring. Then finish leveling to 375 with . This recipe will turn gray at 375 but it will not go to waste.
- As noted above, these recipes can only be bought by someone Neutral or Friendly with Scryer, but if you are Aldor, a Scryer friend can buy them for you.
- For a visual of the items you need to level from 360 to 375 using these recipes, please see the image to the right. This does not include items like .
A couple of nice money savers:
- It could be much cheaper to craft from 345 to 355. (And use those bolts to craft later on.) It depends on your server's AH prices and/or how far your guild has gotten in Karazhan.
- At 350, make your first //-- good chance for 3 "free" bumps. (free 'cause you know you're going to do it anyway ;))
- If you are a caster who is trying to make the 3-piece purple BoP set, make the first piece at 360, and the second piece at 374 (it's still orange, so it might save you multiple attempts), and you will save the cost of making at least 1 , which are well over 25 worth of materials each.
An alternative if you're just trying to get to 350, for /etc, do the following. You should make a lot of imbued netherweave for skillups, as you will need 3 every 4 days to make your /etc..., so even though it's expensive, you need it anyway. This also lets you wait a week or two and make cloth to get from 350 to 360, saving you some other funds.
Another good way to get your skill from 350 to 375, if you aren't in a rush, is building the Arcanoweave set. These recipes ( are BoP drops in Tempest Keep: Arcatraz and Mechanar. They seem to be hard on the but they don't use , so they're actually a lot easier on the pocketbook.
|The Arcanoweave patterns.|
|Arcatraz : Arcatraz Sentinel|
|Mechanar : Sunseeker Astromage|
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Getting from 350/375 to 425
|Wrath of the Lich King|
|Wrath of the Lich King|
Cataclysm is required to continue past 450. High level WOTLK recipes will provide skill level-ups past 450 with Cataclysm.
Minimum materials required:
Each spell has an individual cooldown of 7 days (not shared with the other spells) apart from Dream of Destruction which has no cooldown.
Minimum materials required:
|Dream of Azshara||500||525||530||535||8x ,|
|Dream of Hyjal||500||525||530||535||8x ,|
|Dream of Deepholm||505||525||530||535||8x ,|
|Dream of Ragnaros||510||525||530||535||8x ,|
|Dream of Skywall||515||525||530||535||8x ,|
|Dream of Destruction||525||525||530||535||8x ,|
You may wish to craft the following: