Commonly skinned by the raptors at Un'Goro crater. Skinned always 1 thick leather off each raptor. So could make a nice grinding if able to 2-shot those beasts.
I can imagine every other beast there has thick leather too when skinned.
The Horde players can buy this next to TB too,in the circus
The Incendosaur cave in Searing Gorge is another great place to obtain these, along with an occasional Thick Hide or Rugged Leather. The Incendosaurs respawn fairly quickly, and unless you are concerned with Thorium Brotherhood reputation, you can auction or vendor off the
to make some additional coin.
I've just been farming for thick leather, for about 1,5 hours. I farmed in Tanaris. In the beginning near Gadgetzan, but for a higher dropchance and more xp I decided to go more south (after about 20 minutes).
The result of this 1,75 hour farming is:
Thick Leather x93
Rugged Leather x15
Thick Hide x6
After a while, I found a very, very nice place to farm for thick leather. Near Dunemaul compound, there is a place, with lots of rabid blisterpaws. These mobs don't drop many items, so you don't need to empty your bags as much as with other mobs.
In these 1,5 hours I wasn't in a hurry. It was just taking my time, mostly auto shot only and sometimes an arcane shot. I really recommend this place for farming thick leather, especially when you're around lvl 45-50. These mobs are lvl 47-48 and are quite concentrated, although they're just far away enough from each other, so you don't get two or even more mobs on you at the same time.
lvl 47 Beast Mastery Dwarf Hunter
Anyone know good places?
Add them please!
get them from longtooth runners in feralas good drop rate level 40-41 been farming off these with my 35 hunter really easy and a good money source
sell for 1.4g a stack earn around 15g a day
The wolves just outside of Aerie Peak skin thick and heavy about equally. Lvl 41-42
The snapjaw turtles on the east coast skin only thick and almost always turtle scale too. Lvl 49-50. Plus an occasional pearl.
The dragonkin in Swamp of Sorrows on the east side of the lake have a decent drop rate, sometimes two at a time. The lower dragonkin may drop heavy leather instead.
In felwood there is a drop of thick leather and rugged nice there r mobs 49-51 nice to girnd/farm
the yeti caves in ferlas drop thick leather at a ok rate if u skin them. also the saltwater turtles on the beach in hinterlands. if u want money from grinding skins goto yeti caves. if u want pearls and green turtle shells goto hinterlands. btw. on my server turtle scales or shells were 3 for 6 gold.
Go to Southbreak Shore on the southeast of Tanaris ... the "Surf Glider" turtles drop scales which are grey but they sell for 50s for 10 to the vendors. you also get clams which drop anything from a Lustrous Pearl to a Golden Pearl, at a fairly high clip.
Skinning results in about 75% thick, 22% rugged and occassionally a thick hide. Also a ton of Green Scales, which you will want also.
Best place I found to farm Thick Leather.
I followed Bannn`s advise and went to Swamp of Sorrows to farm some thick leather, and it was like a mekka;) circle around the temple of hakkar or something, and kill all the dragonkinds you see. It dropped 2xthick leather around 30% of the time too;) ANd not to talk about all the green items i got, around 15G there;) Good luck!
Great drops in Hinterlands at (50,47) when killing Silvermane Howlers...every drop I had was either thick or rugged leather...mobs were around lvl 44-46. Tried the others mentioned in previous post, but this was by far the best for me.
If ur about lvl 48-51 there is a good place in Tanaris, a bit to run but, with mount there is no probs, anyways, go to Ends land beach, the half island south of Tanaris, the lower part there, kill the turtles and skinn, it is 100% drop rate on thick leather tjere.
An excellent place for Thick Leather is northwest of Mudsprocket, in Dustwallow Marsh, the Firemane dragons. I got several stacks of this stuff while doing dragon-related quests in Dustwallow Marsh. They have a large clump around 44,67, and they often drop 2 at a time.
for those of us who aren't quite high enough level for the creatures mentioned above, a decent place for thick leather is just outside the entrance to Booty Bay in Stranglethorn. the Elder Mistvale Gorillas drop thick leather consistently at about 33%. for me (lvl 41 warrior) it's easy farming. and if you get lucky, other players come to help -- the quest "Mok'thardin's Enchantment" requires farming of these gorillas to get the 'aged gorilla sinew'. quite often players whack their way thru this area & leave the corpses behind. you know how it is -- when you're a leatherworker, all beasts give treasure.
a little farther north you run into elder shadowmaw panthers, which are the same level as the gorillas but the drop rate on thick leather falls to about 15%... but they also drop shadowcat hide, at about 10%.
As has been mentioned, the best creatures for thick leather appear to be dragonkin. In Dustwallow Marsh, around the Den of Flame, I was getting drops of 1-2 thick leather from most kills. I've never seen a beast that gave more than one. Previous to that, I tried farming the feral yeti, but again they give at most 1.
The hippogryphs in Feralas aren't a bad place to farm thick leather, although they do drop a lot of vendor junk that clog up your inventory.
Surf Gliders in sough of tanaris have about 98% drop chance and they even drop turtle scales. :D
For those of you who were higher levelled like me when grinding for thick leather, ignore the previous posts suggesting swamp of sorrows. It was a complete waste of time for efficiency, and a lot of the drops were heavy leather and involved a lot of running about.
For effective grinding, try Feralas. The rage scar hold has lots of mobs, and they're assured thick leather drops, with a few ruggeds thrown in. Failing that, the coast in Taranis isn't bad. But all the swimming and chasing of the turtles bored me to death.
My favorite place is the beach in Hinterlands. Horde can go there fairly fast, alliance takes slightly more time.
Lots of turtles which gives 80% Thick and 10% Rugged Leather.
They spawn fairly fast and is found abundant in numbers.
Someone sold it to themself for 17,000+ Gold and it messes up the price, can someone delete this instance?
The snapjaws in the hinterlands by the horde village, always people questing there leaving them unskinned, and they dont attack you you have to attack them. Farmed 100 thick and only got 20 rugged which doesnt matter anyway. Level 49 and 50 mobs. Good drops
Anyone know a good place to farm these and what skill you need in skinning?
The Raptors nesting in the Marshlands of Southeast Un'Goro are a pretty good source for Thick Leather. Un'Goro is good for leather in general: go South for Thick Leather and North for Rugged.
Jaguero Isle off the Southern east coast of Stanglethorn Vale.
The Jaguero Stalkers and Skymane Gorillas have a great drop rate.
All about lvl 50, Respawn rate really nice, never have to wait.
Edited, Feb 11th 2007 12:03pm by korleonis
Were it not for the long-ish ride to the nearest flight point or vendor dump (and even longer ride to nearest mailbox), I am strongly of the opinion that the Ravasaurs in Un'Goro are the best place to farm thick leather. Just filled my bags from almost empty on the southern-most Ravasaurs (Ravasaurs, Ravasaur Runners, Ravasaur Hunters) with the following results:
-259 thick leather
-70 rugged leather
-11 thick hides
-30 elder raptor feathers (vendor @16s58c each)
-170 tribal raptor feathers (vendor @8s07c each)
-38 pristine raptor skulls (vendor @9s each)
-59 Un'Goro soil
-16 wicked claws
-5 greens and a blue worth about 20g (Blade of the Titans)
There are ridiculous numbers of these mobs, they are fairly easy to kill and there are more than enough for several people to farm at once. Plus, the only kill quest for these doesn't require very many kills (for Horde anyway) so you won't be pissing other players off too much for farming on them unlike some spots (e.g. the northern yeti cave in Feralas).
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