Are you searching for a profession that compliments your Priest, Warlock, or Mage and offers extra bonuses? Tailoring is what you need. In this guide, we will discuss all benefits of the WotLK Classic Tailoring profession and suggest the easiest way to reach a maximum skill of 450 or what patterns are handy to obtain in the late game.
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The Advantages of Tailoring
Being one of the most useful WotLK Classic crafting professions, Tailoring is commonly appreciated by all cloth-based classes. Besides creating various cloth armor, Tailoring also grants you access to embroideries, mounts, and spacious bags that improve your inventory space.
Tip: If you want extra gold, selling bags at the Auction House can be quite lucrative.
Tailoring complies well with Enchanting; while Tailoring creates bountiful amounts of gear, you can disenchant the excessive items and put the materials into further usage. Another bonus is the accessibility of Tailoring Trainers, as they can be found in every main city of Alliance and Horde.
- Create items that require less material than others to increase the crafted amounts and your chance of increasing your skill.
- Always prioritize the production of those items that are of orange and yellow difficulty.
Apprentice Tailoring (1-75)
The essential material for the initial 75 skill points is Linen Cloth. The amount of Linen Cloth you will need to level up 1-75 is approximately 320 pieces (or 160 Bolts of Linen Cloth).
The remaining ingredients can be purchased from Tailoring Supplies Vendors. Linen Cloth can be obtained from Humanoid enemies of all starting zones or dungeons such as Deadmines and Ragefire Chasm.
The crafted items that are convenient when it comes to the material consumption are:
- Linen Belt
- Heavy Linen Gloves
- Reinforced Linen Cape
Journeyman Tailoring (75-150)
Beyond 75 skill points, Wool Cloth becomes your focal material and you will need roughly 225 pieces (or 75 Bolts of Woolen Cloth). To gather Wool Cloth, you can loot it from Humanoid enemies in Westfall, Hillsbrad Foothills, The Barrens, Darkshore, Ghostland, Ashenvale, and Silverpine Forest.
The core items you should focus on crafting are:
- Simple Kilt
- Double-Stitched Woolen Shoulders
Since the skill of 125, the Tailoring Trainer allows you to learn how to process Silk Cloth, although you can still comfortably use Wool Cloth to level up your skill.
Expert Tailoring (150-225)
With Silk Cloth being the core material, the estimated quantity required for progress is about 795 pieces (or 265 Bolts of Silk Cloth). Although this amount may seem steep initially, Silk Cloth can be easily farmed from Humanoids in Stranglethorn Vale, Desolace, Ashenvale, or Thousand Needles. Moreover, it is a commonly dropped item in all Scarlet Monastery dungeons.
Among the crafted items, you should consider making:
- Azure Silk Hood
- Silk Headband
- Formal White Shirt
- Crimson Silk Vest
- Crimson Silk Pantaloons
Tip: From 175 onwards, your character will be capable of utilizing Mageweave Cloth. We suggest making only Mageweave Bolts first and using Silk Cloth to craft the items.
Artisan Tailoring (225-300)
When your character reaches level 35, it will be possible for you to deepen your Tailoring learning once again. Artisan Tailoring requires Mageweave Cloth and from skill 250, you can include Runecloth into your craftsmanship. To procreate further in your profession, you will need about 400 pieces of Mageweave Cloth (80 Bolts of Mageweave) and 600 pieces of Runecloth (120 Bolts of Runecloth).
Mageweave can be looted from Humanoids found in Tanaris, Blasted Lands, Feralas, Felwood, Azshara, and Badlands. Runecloth, on the other hand, drops from Humanoids in zones such as Western Plaguelands, Burning Steppes, Silithus, Azhara, and Felwood or can also be looted from humanoids in Hellfire Peninsula. Furthermore, a convenient dungeon to obtain Runecloth is Stratholme.
The easiest items with small material consumption to craft from Mageweave Cloth are:
- Black Mageweave Leggings
- White Bandit Mask
- Black Mageweave Gloves
- Black Mageweave Headband
From Runecloth, we recommend you to craft these items:
- Runecloth Belt
- Runecloth Gloves
- Runecloth Headband
Master Tailoring (300-375)
With advancement to Master Tailoring, also known as TBC Tailoring, the material focus shifts to Netherweave Cloth, which can drop from every Humanoid creature in Outland. The high availability of Netherweave Cloth should balance the required amount of 900 pieces (or 180 Bolts of Neatherweave) for further progression.
To be able to learn the next Tailoring rank in no time, we suggest focusing on crafting these items:
- Netherweave Pants
- Netherweave Bag
- Netherweave Boots
- Netherweave Tunic
Since skill 350, you can learn Grandmaster Tailoring and resort to Frostweave Cloth instead.
Grandmaster Tailoring (375-450)
The material for Grandmaster Tailoring is Frostweave Cloth, which can be further cultivated into Imbued Frostweave, Moonshroud, Spellweave, and Eboneave. You can gather Frostweave Cloth from Humanoid Enemies across Northrend. The quantity of Frostweave to reach the full skill of 450 is estimated to be an unbelievable 2900 pieces (or 580 Bolts of Frostweave).
However, with the new passive ability called Northern Cloth Scavenging that you gain at the skill of 325, the amount of looted Frostweave Cloth from Humanoids of Northrend gets increased. It prevents you from struggling from material deprivation.
The most convenient items to craft with Frostweave Cloth are:
- Frostwoven Belt
- Frostwoven Boots
- Frostwoven Cowl
- Duskweave Belt
- Duskweave Wristwraps
- Duskweave Gloves
- Duskweave Boots
- Frostweave Bag
- Moonshroud/Spellweave/Ebonweave Gloves
Must-have Patterns for Your Tailoring
There are many bonuses to Tailoring in the form of new patterns obtainable through reputations. We want to bring your attention to the most popular ones:
- Pattern: Brilliant Spellthread (Argent Crusade Exalted Reputation)
- Pattern: Sapphire Spellthread (Kirin Tor Exalted Reputation)
- Pattern: Abyssal Bag (Ebon Blade Revered Reputation)
- Pattern: Glacial Bag (Sons of Hodir Exalted Reputation)
- Pattern: Mysterious Bag (Wyrmrest Accord Revered Reputation)
You can obtain patterns teaching you how to craft powerful gear items from Boss loot in Ulduar and Trial of the Crusader. Further, for the price of Primordial Saronites, you can purchase Icecrown Citadel Tailoring patterns in the Lower Level of the Citadel.
Tailoring is a great WotLK Classic profession that allows for obtaining powerful cloth gear and unlimited access to bags apart from other fantastic items. To make your experience even more enjoyable, consider visiting SSEGold for great deals on WotLK Classic boosts and gold. Thank you for reading and we wish you happy hunting!