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Cata Skinning Gold Guide: 3k Per Hr Best Spots - Savage Leather & Blackened Dragonscales!

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Cata Skinning Gold Guide: 3k Per Hr Best Spots - Savage Leather & Blackened Dragonscales!

What's up guy and girl players of WoW. Tarou here from the best free profession leveling and goldmaking website in the world, tarouwowguides.com bringing you an awesome video on how to bank with Skinning in Patch 4.3.4.

To get started you'll want to be at least level 82 and have at least 450 in Skinning. Ideally though you want to be 85 with 490 Skinning so you can easily do all the zones and hot spots I show you.

Next, make sure you're bags are mostly empty, you have food and/or water, some snacks, and most importantly, blaring music that you're in to.

The character I'm using has just hit 85 and is very weak on gear. This will serve as a great example if you aren't all epic'd out. If you are though, expect better numbers.

First up I want to show you Tol'Barad and we'll be here for 30 minutes. It's awesome when the spider daily is up. You can not only skin your mobs but a lot of other players who are doing the quest too. The best time for this is usually right after your team wins or even the other faction if your faction over populates them.

Ok, so in this center area we'll be killing all the spiders. They have considerable health but are easy to kill. Downside here is you can be ganked at anytime. Upside is you can get a lot of skins without killing all the mobs. Other players will do it for you. Also make sure to kill any roaming foxes. They are skinnable and can drop the Baradin Fox Companion.

To even make this more realistic, I don't even know how to play a frost mage very well at 85. I have always been fire. Feel free to laugh at my noobness.

I mentioned getting ganked in the beginning and it's going to happen no matter what you do. If you're geared, you should be ok. If you are a fresh 85 still using some level 80 items, you're going to die. I'd rather not give this lock the satisfaction so I'm running like a little bitch. Got away so let's continue farming.

While I would love to gather up a bunch and AoE these spiders down. It was more efficient with my current gear to just single target kill them.

Sometimes you'll notice that I skin 2 Savage Leather and if they're in the a stack then that's straight from the spider. If you see the Savage Leather twice in the loot window, the extra on the bottom is from the guild perk, bountiful bags. It's a nice little bonus while you're farming.

Once in awhile you may also get a bloated stomach which will contain 1 to 2 Volatiles. If you're an Engineer and have a Electrostatic Condenser, you will get extra Volatile Air in your bloated stomach.

I'm also using a Treasure Finding Potion but there isn't enough mobs being killed by me fast enough for it to be worth it.

Anyway, I keep killing spiders and my internet goes out all the sudden. I come back and the lock from earlier is in my face trying to kill me. I ran like hell towards town and he followed me. What he didn't know is I was just baiting him for his death. If I can't kill him, might as well use the guards to do it for me.

This really pissed him off I'm sure. I got away once, killed him the second time and I absolutely suck like a total noob. He's got to be wondering how the hell am I dying to this dumb mage. Well, his emotions got the best of him as you see he's back and all I do is kite his pet, put my pet on his pet, and then get close to the guards so when his pet retaliates, bam they chase him and kill him again.

Since it doesn't look like I can keep farming there, I'll go ahead and just go back to Orgrimmar and sell what I have.

Tol'Barad: Spiders
Vendor Grays/Junk = 11g
Volatile Water x 2 = ??
Savage Leather x 59 = ??

Doesn't seem very good but PvP and messing around cost us almost 15 minutes.

Next, we'll list everything and right now Savage Leather's price is jacked up a few gold above normal. It typically goes for 5g each. Mainly this is due to the lack of competition and most likely a lot of you are experiencing the same. Mat prices should be a little higher but sales will be slower.

Ok, cool. We got all that up and now on to another Skinning farming hot spot. This time we're cruising to Deepholm. I like this place since while you're farming, you could pick up the Phosphorescent Stone Drake Mount. Of course you have to be very lucky but I love multi-tasking and farming leather is a whole lot more interesting then camping a drake. Make sure you have the addon NPCscan and look out for Aeonaxx.

Alright, so we're here in the Pale Roost which is a little area in the north of Deepholm. We'll be killing Stone Drakes which are being rocked and falling down from the sky to almost their death. This leaves them with roughly 50,000 health making them very easy to kill.

Not only are they easy to kill, they also have a very fast respawn rate. You should never run out of any to kill.

These mobs being elite also drop an average of 1g, some greens, vendor trash, and Dragon Flanks. So, besides leather they have some extra items to help you make more gold. On top of that, being dragons they also can drop Blackened Dragonscales instead of Savage Leather.

Single target here was also more efficient. AoE is fun though so I'm still going to do it.

Oh look a Deathknight. Is he running towards me to try and do something? Wow, nope as he turns and runs the other way. I still have to kill him though. Normally, I would let him live so he could give me extra drags to skin but when flying here I saw some that hadn't been looted. Later in this video you can see he doesn't loot so he's of no use to me.

I continue killing these Stone Drakes but run into a snag at 18 and half minutes. My daughter woke up so I'll have to grab her. I'm just gonna pause the clock and be back right back. There we and now I resume the farming.

After a little over 30 minutes I finish up what I've pulled and let's check out what I have.

Deepholm: Stone Drakes
Vendor Grays/Junk = 31g
Looted Gold = 68g
Looted Greens x 7 (Hypnotic Dust x 13, GCE x 3, LCE x 1)
Volatile Fire x 1 = ??
Volatile Life x 1 = ??
Dragon Flank x 49 = ??
Blackened Dragonscale x 41 = ??
Savage Leather x 66 = ??
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Tiny Chest x 2 = 8g
Embersilk Cloth x 6 = ??
Volatile Fire x 4 = ??
Volatile Earth x 5 = ??
Volatile Air x 1 = ??
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The tiny chests weren't so bad considering I only got to use it for a little over half the run. We only paid 50g for it so in this case it was worth it but not by much.

The greens I send off to an alt for disenchanting but you either sell them straight, ask a guildy, friend, or even in the trade channel, or just level yourself up an Enchanter.

Next, I'll list everything and just like always, singles for Volatiles and essences, full stacks of everything else and partials or singles for the leftovers.

Now that we got all that listed up, let's head to another one of my spots, Twilight Highlands. This place is pretty chill and if you have Mining, can be awesome while you skin. All along the ridge to my right is ore veins that you can mine while you skin. Lots of Pyrite and Elementium here and right now competition is bleak.

For Skinning you have wolves, owls, gryphons, and elk. I try pulling 3 to 4 at a time to make things interesting. Here again though it is usually more efficient to single target but AoE is just a lot more fun in my opinion. Plus close calls and almost dying are nice adrenline rush that you sometimes don't get while normal farming.

Here I'm not using a Treasure Finding Potion just because I'm noob and forgot to use it although it's sitting in my bag. That is, until 17 minutes have past. I'm not even going to include it in the numbers.

These mobs don't drop any gold or dragonscales so we rely on the easy kill, vendor trash, greens, meat, and Savage Leather to make our gold. Even if you have better spots, sometimes it's just nice to switch things up and check out some new scenery. This place also has a lot of potential when you have Mining.

Ok, so it's been about 30 minutes and let's see what we got.

Twilight Highlands: Wildlife
Vendor Grays/Junk = 22g
Looted Greens x 2 (Hypnotic Dust x 9)
Volatile Fire x 1 = ??
Volatile Water x 2 = ??
Volatile Earth x 2 = ??
Light Feather x 2 = ??
Delicate Wing x 8 = ??
Toughened Flesh x 13 = ??
Savage Leather x 94 = ??

Here again we'll list everything and if you notice on some items I don't undercut the lowest person. If they have like one of something up there, I'm not going to bother losing a ton of gold undercutting them when I know the items sells for a lot more. If I wasn't doing a video I'd actually buy it out and relist it so noone else comes along without thinking and undercuts the price lower to the floor.

You know the drill so let's head to my final hot spot for Skinning. We're going back to Twilight Highlands but this time it'll be killing Obsidian dragons. Of course we'll be here for 30 minutes and I've also got my Treasure Finding Potion to see if it's worth having or not.

These dragons are all going to be single target efficient except for one section I'll show in a little bit. Their health is semi-decent and they do take longer to kill than anything aside from the spiders in Tol'Barad. Still, they're easy kills.

Each mob will drop roughly 25 silver average or so, Blackened Dragonscale or Savage Leather, sometimes vendor trash, a green, and Dragon Flank.

I like to kill them by starting off on the mid-west area travelling north where all the friendly npc dragons are. This way they can help me out once in awhile and make the killing slightly easier. As you travel north along the edge you'll see three Gloomwing drag mobs and these are the only ones I bother AoE'ing. They have less health and are easy to kill.

Once I kill those mobs I sorta loop back down south and continue looping north and south along the edge making the farming very easy with the fast respawns and light assistance from the friendly drags.

Now if you by chance, get insanely lucky, you can kill the drags in the air and be able to loot them. You have to hit them just as they get bombed in the sky. If not you uselessly tag them and they fly away. Somehow I got this one but I wouldn't waste your time trying to kill the ones in the air.

I kept at this for about 30 minutes and here is what I got.

Twilight Highlands: Obsidian
Vendor Grays/Junk = 19g
Looted Gold = 18g
Looted Greens x 4 (Hypnotic Dust x 13, LCE x 2) = ??
Dragon Flank x 37 = ??
Blackened Dragonscale x 23 = ??
Savage Leather x 62 = ??
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Tiny Chest x 3 = 9.6g
Embersilk Cloth x 7 = ??
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We somehow got shafted on Tiny Chests with only getting 7 Embersilk Cloth and 9.6g. We also didn't get any Bloated Stomachs which is whack. Even so, we had a pretty normal run that can be taken up a notch. I like it that way so that this guide can apply to all levels of gear and luck. The better of both and you'll easily beat out my numbers.

Alright, I got everything listed just like we did with all the other zones and now we wait around a day or so to have everything sell.

Ok, so it's been a little over a day and most everything has sold. We'll now put prices on everything we found and compare all of my favorite Skinning spots.

Tol'Barad: Spiders
Vendor Grays/Junk = 11g
Volatile Water x 2 (10.40g ea,) = 20.80g
Savage Leather x 59 (6.85g ea.) = 404.15g
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Total for Tol'Barad = 435.95g/30mins or 871.9g/hour

Deepholm: Stone Drakes
Vendor Grays/Junk = 31g
Looted Gold = 68g
Looted Greens x 7 (Hypnotic Dust x 13, GCE x 3 (66.32g ea.), LCE x 1) = 271g
Volatile Fire x 1 = 8.75g
Volatile Life x 1 = 5.19g
Dragon Flank x 49 (1.75g ea.) = 85.75g
Blackened Dragonscale x 41 (14.39g ea.) = 589.99g
Savage Leather x 66 (6.85g ea.) = 452.10g
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Tiny Chest x 2 = 8g
Embersilk Cloth x 6 = 15.6g
Volatile Fire x 4 (8.75g ea.) = 35g
Volatile Earth x 5 (3.58g ea.) = 17.9g
Volatile Air x 1 = 10.32g
- 50% of Treasure Finding Potion = 25g
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Total for Deepholm = 1,573.6g/30mins or 3,147.2g/hour

Twilight Highlands: Wildlife
Vendor Grays/Junk = 22g
Looted Greens x 2 (Hypnotic Dust x 9) = 35.1g
Volatile Fire x 1 = 8.75g
Volatile Water x 2 (10.40g ea.) = 20.80g
Volatile Earth x 2 (3.58g ea.) = 7.16g
Light Feather x 2 = 92s
Delicate Wing x 8 = 12.56g
Toughened Flesh x 13 = ??g (Didn't Sell)
Savage Leather x 94 (6.85g ea.) = 643.9g
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Total for Twilight Highlands 1 = 751.19g/30mins or 1,502.38g/hour

Twilight Highlands: Obsidian
Vendor Grays/Junk = 19g
Looted Gold = 18g
Looted Greens x 4 (Hypnotic Dust x 13, LCE x 2) = 95g
Dragon Flank x 37 (1.75g ea.) = 64.75g
Blackened Dragonscale x 23 (14.39g ea.) = 330.97g
Savage Leather x 62 (6.85g ea.) = 424.7g
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Tiny Chest x 3 = 9.6g
Embersilk Cloth x 7 = 18.24g
- 50% of Treasure Finding Potion = 25g
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Total for Twilight Highlands 2 = 955.26g/30mins or 1,910.52g/hour

So clearly Deepholm is the big winner after testing all four of my favorite spots for Skinning with a nice 3,147g per hour rate. We also didn't get any Pristine Hides from any of the zones. Luck wasn't on our side I suppose. Taking a look back though could say Twilight Highlands of been better, sure. Do not disclude it in anyway. Even Tol'Barad is pretty awesome when the time is right and with the right gear or faction ratios. Just after a win when people are piled in the spider area doing the daily or even safer the Alligators inside the battle zone, Skinning is insanely good here for Savage Leather. Don't let my measely 435g in 30 minutes from TB ruin your fun. When the planets align, that place is solar.

For the non-risk takers, not-so-well geared, and just looking for gold types, Deepholm is going to be your best bet. Plus having a chance at an epic mount is a pretty sick bonus.

So there you have it and I hope you liked this Skinning Gold Making video.

Thanks for watching!

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