Category: Profession Guides
Tailoring is one of the most unique crafting professions in WoW Classic. Mastering it allows players to create some of the most powerful cloth gear in the game, like Flarecore Leggings and Truefaith Vestments. It also allows you to create some of the largest bags in WoW Classic, like the Bottomless Bag, which can be sold for massive profits on the Auction House.
Unlike Alchemy or Blacksmithing, there is no gathering profession that Tailoring is paired with. Instead, tailors gather the cloth necessary to create garments and bags by looting it from humanoid mobs of different levels. Because Tailoring only creates gear, it is most often paired with Enchanting, to take full advantage. This pairing of professions means that Tailoring is most suitable for cloth armor wearing classes, like Mages, Warlocks, and Priests, regardless of spec.
Like all professions, trainers in any major city can teach you Apprentice Tailoring, but to streamline the leveling process, Horde players should seek out Josef Gregorian in Undercity and Alliance should find Georgio Bolero in Stormwind. Each can train their respective faction up to Expert. While training, players will also need to visit supply vendors for additional materials like Dyes and Threads. Millie Gregorian is the closest to Josef, and Alexandra Bolero is conveniently located near Georgio.
After reaching skill level 225, the Horde must find Daryl Stack on the border of the Hillsbrad Foothills and the Alterac Mountains, while the Alliance needs to go see Timothy Worthington at Theramore Isle in Dustwallow Marsh. These two will allow you to become an Artisan.
The amount of cloth required to reach 300 might seem like a lot, but it’s possible to farm it quite easily. Check out the section below to see which zones you should head to for which cloth.
- 100x Linen Cloth
- Will make: Bolt of Linen Cloth
- 65x Red Dye
- 35x Coarse Thread
- 180x Wool Cloth
- Will make: Bolt of Woolen Cloth
- 115x Fine Thread
- 5x Gray Dye
- 860x Silk Cloth
- Will make: Bolt of Silk Cloth
- 30x Blue Dye
- 10x Bleach
- 35x Silken Thread
- 500x Mageweave Cloth
- Will make: Bolt of Mageweave
- 60x Heavy Silken Thread
- 800x Runecloth
- Will make: Bolt of Runecloth
- 40x Rune Thread
- 90x Rugged Leather
Apprentice (1 – 75)
Speak to a trainer in any major city to learn Apprentice Tailoring. You’ll start by making bolts of cloth, the most fundamental unit of all tailoring recipes. Make sure to hold onto all the bolts you create, as they’ll be necessary to continue crafting. Starting a new tier of Tailoring is also a great opportunity to visit either Millie Gregorian or Alexandra Bolero and grab the additional threads and dyes you’ll need to level.
1 – 50: Bolt of Linen Cloth
After reaching skill level 50, you can train up to Journeyman.
50 – 60: Heavy Linen Gloves
60 – 65: Red Linen Shirt
65 – 75: Reinforced Linen Cape
Journeyman (75 – 150)
Congratulations! You’ve made enough bolts and gear to learn Journeyman Tailoring. At this tier, you’ll begin working with Wool Cloth as well as different kinds of dyes and threads. Make sure you keep all the bolts you create, and check out the section on where to farm cloth if you begin to run low.
75 – 105: Bolt of Woolen Cloth
105 – 110: Gray Woolen Shirt
110 – 125: Double-stitched Woolen Shoulders
Once you hit 125, you’re able to become an Expert. Doing so before you start working with Silk Cloth will streamline the leveling process.
125 – 145: Bolt of Silk Cloth
145 – 150: Azure Silk Hood
Expert (150 – 225)
After making all kinds of gear, you’ll need to journey to Undercity and find Josef Gregorian or head to Stormwind to meet with Georgio Bolero to learn Expert Tailoring. At this level, you’ll continue working with Silk and begin using Mageweave as well. If you need help farming, make sure to check the list of zones below where mobs commonly drop each type of cloth.
150 – 160: Azure Silk Hood
160 – 170: Silk Headband
170 – 175: Formal White Shirt
175 – 185: Bolt of Mageweave
185 – 205: Crimson Silk Vest
Starting at 200, you can become an Artisan. Both factions will need to leave their respective capitals and journey elsewhere to complete this step. Alliance players will need to find Timothy Worthington in Dustwallow Marsh while Horde tailors must seek out Daryl Stack near the border of the Hillsbrad Foothills and the Alterac Mountains.
205 – 215: Crimson Silk Pantaloons
220 – 225: Black Mageweave Gloves
Artisan (225 – 300)
Congratulations! You’ve reached the final stage of your journey and can learn Artisan Tailoring from your faction’s trainer. At this level, Tailors can begin crafting some of the most valuable gear and bags in WoW Classic. While most of the gear is BoP, meaning it can’t be sold on the Auction House, bags and other goods of all kinds offer the potential for massive profits. Keep reading after this section to find out about Tailoring in the endgame.
225 – 230: Black Mageweave Gloves
250 – 260: Bolt of Runecloth
260 – 275: Runecloth Belt
Before continuing, players should head to Winterspring and find Qia in Everlook. Once there, you should purchase both Pattern: Runecloth Bag and Pattern: Runecloth Gloves. If they’re unavailable, you can either wait until they are in stock again or turn to the Auction House to find them. You will also need to purchase Rugged Leather either directly from a Skinner or from the Auction House.
275 – 280: Runecloth Bag
280 – 300: Runecloth Gloves
And just like that, you’ve capped! Congratulations! Keep reading to find out about the Tailoring’s endgame potential.
Because Tailoring does not have a gathering profession to accompany it, acquiring the amount of cloth necessary to level requires players to farm for some time. While all gathering professions except Skinning have routes that they follow to collect materials, Tailoring is different because cloth is simply dropped by humanoid mobs. Questing and leveling in the following areas should net you enough to cloth to go from 1 to 300.
- Linen Cloth (mobs level 6 – 18)
- Wool Cloth (mobs level 17 – 25)
- Silk Cloth (mob levels 26 – 38)
- Mageweave Cloth (mob levels 40 – 52)
- Runecloth (mob levels 51 – 60+)
After hitting level 300, Tailoring begins using two new, related types of cloth: Felcloth and Mooncloth. Felcloth can be looted from mobs and is most easily farmed in Dire Maul. Mooncloth, by contrast, is created through purifying Felcloth. To learn how to do this, players must return to Qia in Winterspring and purchase Pattern: Mooncloth. Once you do, you’ll be able to craft some of the strongest gear in the game.
Gear that requires Mooncloth includes:
- Flarecore Leggings – Learned from Pattern: Flarecore Leggings (Sold by Lokhtos Darkbargainer after Revered with Thorium Brotherhood)
- Flarecore Robe – Learned from Pattern: Flarecore Robe (Sold by Lokhtos at Honored with Thorium Brotherhood)
- Flarecore Wraps – Learned from Pattern: Flarecore Wraps (Dropped in Molten Core)
- Truefaith Vestments – Learned from Pattern: Truefaith Vestments (Dropped by Balnazzar and Grand Crusader Dathrohan in Stratholme)
- Mooncloth Bag – Learned from Pattern: Mooncloth Bag (Rare world drop)
- Bottomless Bag – Learned from Pattern: Bottomless Bag (Rare drop from Endgame raid mobs)
In addition to Felcloth and Mooncloth patterns, there are other endgame pieces that only require Runecloth, including:
- Robe of the Archmage – Learned from Pattern: Robe of the Archmage (Dropped by Firebrand Pyromancer in Blackrock Spire)
- Belt of the Archmage – Learned from Pattern: Belt of the Archmage (Dropped in Dire Maul)
And like other crafting professions, grinding out reputation with certain factions will allow you to purchase gear patterns. Though most of these are sub-optimal pieces for raiding, Nature Resist gear is important for Ahn’Qiraj, Fire Resist is important for Molten Core, and Frost Resist is essential for Naxxramus. To get each of those you need to rep grind with the following factions: