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WoW Skinning Gold Guide: Best Northrend Skinning Spots

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Below is an overview video and detailed walkthrough on how to easily make gold with Skinning. I'll be showing two of the best Skinning farming locations in Sholazar Basin and the Storm Peaks (Gimorak's Den). As shown in the Skinning Gold Guide video below, expect to make around 600~800g or more an hour depending on your server's economy. Skinning can be very profitable but always make sure to test things out on your server to see what will work best for you. This Northrend Skinning Farming Gold Guide is up-to-date for Patch 3.3.3! Please enjoy this Skinning Gold Guide and if you have any questions or feedback feel free to post them on our forums.

  • Check out my Skinning Leveling 1-450 Guide and Cooking Leveling 1-450 Guide for a great way to level Skinning and Cooking.
  • WoW Skinning Gold Guide Overview: I'll be spending 30minutes at two of the best Skinning spots in Northrend.
  • WoW Skinning Gold Guide Suggestions: While farming, I suggest having a decent amount of empty bag space, be repaired, have potions, PvP gear if need be, food and water, blare some music, and most importantly, have fun!

WoW Skinning Gold Guide: Sholazar Basin Skinning - Gorillas

  • The first Skinning farming spot I'll be showing is in the Southeast section of Sholazar Basin and I'll be spending 30 minutes there. This is a well known area so don't be surprised if you see others farming it. The packs of Gorillas are nicely clumped up and great for AoE'ing. Travel from pack to pack killing and Skinning all the Gorillas. The Gorillas are super easy to kill and don't do anything too anoying except a charge stun but it's only the black ones with this ability it seems.
  • Skinning Gold Guide Sholazar Farming Map

  • Ok, so it's been about 30 minutes and I got a about 240g worth of materials. Before heading to the next spot I'll send the Skinning mats, meat, and greens to an alt and vendor all the trash. While I don't use an addon to vendor trash, there are a few out there that I have listed below if anyone cares to use them.
  • Vendoring Trash Addons:
    SellJunk - Clicking one button sells all greys.

WoW Skinning Gold Guide: The Storm Peaks - Gimorak's Den | Worms and Wolves

  • The next Skinning farming spot I'll be showing is in Gimorak's Den located in Mid-northern Storm Peaks and I'll be spending 30 minutes there. This isn't a very well known cave and has some very fast respawn times making it a great place to farm Skinning materials. The cave is loaded with worms and wolves that are semi-nicely clumped up making them easy AoE targets. The worms drop scales and meat and the wolves drop decent meat making each kill worth more gold beyond the typical Skinning materials. I like to start at the beginning of the cave and kill and skin as I go all the way to the back. I then head back out to the front and repeat this over and over again. Caves are also nice for their seclusion. You have a lot less chance of being attacked by other players who are passing by. If the actual cave ever gets too crowded, try farming Skinning materials in another spot or different time.
  • Alright, so it's been about 30 minutes and I got about 378g worth of materials. As before, I'll vendor the trash and mail off the Skinning materials, greens, and meat to an alt.
  • Skinning Gold Guide The Storm Peaks Farming Map

WoW Skinning Gold Guide: Selling/Listing the Materials

  • Ok now that I'm done farming for the day, it's time to disenchant the greens and list all the items. Some players may want to vendor or list the greens instead depending on their server so make you check which is best for your situation.
  • I'll be listing all the Skinning materials, Enchanting materials, and meat but I suggest that if you have access to Cooking and Leatherworking that you make items instead. You can check my website at tarouwowguides.com to give you some ideas.
  • Skinning, Cooking, and Enchanting materials usually sell very quickly so I'll only list them for 12 hours. While I do use Auctioneer to list the items, I still individually check each item to make sure nothing is out of whack. This also helps me see if there are only really good deals on materials that I may want to buy. As shown in the video, I found Arctic Fur for a bid of 5g listed at < 12 hours. The server was shutting down soon making it a great oppurtunity to get some cheap materials for Leatherworking or resale. I ended up winning them and sent them to my Leatherworker. This is why I don't always fully automate any of my listings.

WoW Skinning Gold Guide: Item Breakdown and Sale Numbers.

  • The next day and all the items sold so here's the breakdown below.
  • WoW Skinning Gold Guide - Sholazar Basin Total:
    [Borean Leather] x 111 = 71g
    [Arctic Fur] x 2 = 114g
    Cooking Materials = 7g
    Enchanting Materials = 23g
    Vendor Trash = 25g
    Total = 240g in 30minutes
  • WoW Skinning Gold Guide - The Storm Peaks Total:
    [Borean Leather] x 118 = 75g
    [Arctic Fur] x 2 = 114g
    [Jormungar Scale] x 15 = 94g
    Cooking Materials = 42g
    Enchanting Materials = 9.6g
    Vendor Trash = 43.4g
    Total = 378g in 30 minutes

WoW Skinning Gold Guide: Final Thoughts

  • The Storm Peaks cave fared far better as a Skinning farming location than Sholazar Basin and was a lot more fun. Skinning has so far been my favorite gathering profession since you get to actually do something more than ride around in a circle stopping every so often to hit a node. It also has proved to make a very decent amount of gold as well.
  • Good luck and I hope you enjoyed this Skinning Gold Guide. If you have any suggestions, comments, or feedback, please make a post on our forums.