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High ranks and specializations...
Now that you are pretty high up in your Leatherworking, this last part of my mini guide will take you all the way up to level 375 and help you decide which specialization you should go into. From here on up, there are specific patterns that you might need to get depending on which faction (Aldor or Scryer) you have aligned yourself with. Also, there are some patterns that you will only be able to get from specific factions, such as Cenarion Expedition.
Here is what you have to do to get to level 375:
Scryers – From level 350 – 355: Enchanted Felscale Gloves – You'll make 5 of these and they sell great on the auction house. But, you have to be honored with the Scryers to get the pattern.
Aldor – From level 350 – 355: Fel Leather Boots – You'll have to make 5 of these, and they also sell great on the auction house. But, you have to be honored with Aldor to get the pattern.
From level 355 – 365: Heavy Clefthoof Boots – You'll only need to make 10 of these, but you do have to be honored with Cenarion Expedition.
From level 360 – 370: Drums of Battle – you'll only need to make 5-10 of these. But, you'll have to be exalted with the Sha'tar for the pattern.
From level 370 – 375: Drums of Panic – you'll only need to make 5 of these. But, you'll have to be exalted with the Keepers of Time for the pattern.
Once you hit about level 350, you can choose one of the three specializations that Leatherworking offers players. These are Elemental, Tribal, and Dragonscale, and each have perks and downfalls so you want to make sure that you check into each one so that you will know which one will benefit you the most. Here is a small summary of what each different one will offer you:
Elemental – This type of Leatherworking specialization usually crafts items that will increase resistance to different magics. When you hit level 375 with this specialization you will be able to craft Epic belts, bracers, and chest pieces called Primalstrike items that are great for Rogues and Feral Druids. This set of Epic gear sells great on the auction house as well.
Tribal – This type of Leatherworking specialization usually crafts items that will add both stamina and intellect bonuses. Once you reach level 375 with this specialization, you can craft Epic belts, bracers, and chest pieces called Windhawk that are great for Balance and Restoration Druids. Of course, this Epic gear also sells great on the auction house too.
Dragonscale – This type of Leatherworking specialization usually crafts mail armor instead of leather; yep, even though it's a Leatherworking specialization. When you hit level 375 with this skill, you can make two different varieties of Epic items: Ebon Netherscale and Netherstrike Armor. Ebon Netherscale is geared more to the Hunters and Enhancement Shamans, and Netherstrike is geared more toward Elemental Shamans.
I hope that this mini guide on Leatherworking has helped you to know what you can expect as you move your toon up in this skill.