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Skinning Skillup Guide - 1-375

Skinning is in my opinion by far the easiest skill to level out of all the primary trades. In essence all you have to do is to find a beast, kill it and skin it. The only trick is to find beasts around the level that increases your skill. This is done by the following formula:

Below a skill level of 100:

Take your current skill level and divide it by 10 and then add 10 to the result. So for example if your skinning skill level is at 80 then divided by 10 you can see that you need to kill and skin beasts around level 18 ( (80/10) + 10 = 18).

Above a skill level of 100:

Take your current skill level and divide it by 5. So for example if your skill level is at 175 then divided by 5 you can see that you need to kill and skin beasts around level 35 (175 / 5 = 35).

Skill Level: = 0

If you level skinning whilst levelling your character you’ll never have problems falling behind with skinning, as you’ll come across beasts in abundance and will actually skill up way ahead of your current level.

That said, if you want to powerlevel skinning I found the best way was to find a nice densely populated area of Yetis. Another approach is to just go to areas with lots of skinnable creatues - if possible choose some that aren't going to be grinded for quests so you won't be disturbed much whilst powerlevelling (or hog the quest mobs from other players).

Here's a few suggestions in case you're powerlevelling skinning and looking for a good spot.

Hillsbrad Foothills

Cave/Ferocious Yetis (level 30/31/32). This cave can be camped quite heavily though as there are some quests in there and good mining opportunities.

Alterac Mountains

Giant/Mountain Yeti (32/33/34)

Feralas

Feral Scar Yetis (43/44)
Rage Scar Yetis (46/47)

Winterspring

Ice Thistle Yeti (55/56)

But generally just start in a starting area and kill the beasts there – then when the beasts go green move on to higher-level beasts in the same area or one adjacent to it. It’s that simple – skinning is really a no brainer.