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Tailoring allows players to cut and weave various pieces of cloth into armor, bags, shirts, and other cloth items. Tailors can create cloth items for cloth wearing classes: Mages, Warlocks, and Priests. Tailors play an especially important role in guilds because they can create bags for the entire guild. They can also create specialty bags such as Herbalism bags that can increase gathering for the guild. They can learn powerful rare recipes as the highest levels which allow them to create powerful gear useful in raiding. Tailors can create shirts or dress-up items.

Tailors do not require any special equipment to create their items, such as blacksmiths require anvils. Tailors can create items wherever they want, as long as they have the proper required ingredients. Tailoring does not require a gathering profession. Proper ingredients must be gathered from monsters or purchased from other players. If your friends know you're a tailor they also may collect tailoring ingredients for you, provided you let them know exactly what you need.

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Training

  • To start off, head to a major city and ask a guard for directions to the tailoring trainer.
  • Artisan Tailoring is available at the highest level once you have reached level 35. Horde players should head to Tarren Mill. Alliance players go to Timothy Worthington (Theramore Isle, Dustwallow Marsh).
  • To advance beyond 300 tailoring, Horde players need to speak to Dalinna (near inn at Thrallmar) in Outland. Alliance players need to go upstairs in the Inn at Honor Hold. Both of these are located in Hellfire Peninsula.
  • Grand Master Tailoring is needed to advance beyond 375. You will need to head to Northrend.
    • Alliance players head to Valgarde in Howling Fjord and find Benjamin Clegg.
    • Horde players find Alexandra McQueen in Vengeance Landing.
    • Both sides can go to Dalaran City and find Charles Worth in the Master Commerce Exchange.
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    Recipe Ingredients

    Tailored items require cloth, typically dropped by humanoid monsters. You can ask around to find out what specific monsters drop them or check profession guides.



    Cloth Types:

    Cloth Level Monsters Skill Recipes
    Linen 5-17 1-91
    Wool 16-27 75-130
    Silk 25-40 125-210
    Mageweave 40-50 175-250
    Runecloth 50+ 250-300
    Felcloth 53-601 250-300
    Mooncloth2 - 290-300
    Netherweave 54+3 300-375
    Imbued Netherweave4 - 325
    Spellcloth5 - 355-375
    Shadowcloth6 - 355-375
    Primal Mooncloth7 - 355-375
    Frostweave 69-808 375-455
    Imbued Frostweave9 - 400
    Spellweave10 - 420-455
    Ebonweave11 - 420-455
    Moonshroud12 - 420-455

    1 - Demons and Satyrs (Felwood, Azshara, Blasted Lands, Dire Maul)
    2 - Mooncloth is created by combining two Felcloth in a Moonwell. Four day cooldown.
    3 - Netherweave Cloth only drops in Outland or around Kharazan.
    4 - Created by combining 3 Bolts of Netherweave and 2 Arcane Dust. This requires a Mana Loom. Several Mana Looms are located in Lower City in Shattrath.
    5 - Created by combining a Bolt of Imbued Netherweave, Primal Mana, and Primal Fire while in Netherstorm. Four day cooldown.
    6 - Created by combining a Bolt of Imbued Netherweave, Primal Shadow, and Primal Fire while at the Altar of Shadows in Shadowmoon Valley. Four day cooldown.
    7 - Created by combining a Bolt of Imbued Netherweave, Primal Life, and Primal Water while at a Moonwell. Four day cooldown. Creating a Primal Mooncloth gives you a Moonwell Restoration buff that gives 12 health and mana per 5 seconds for one hour.
    8 - Frostweave Cloth only drops in Northrend.
    9 - Created by combining 3 Bolts of Frostweave and 2 Infinite Dust.
    10 - Created by combining a Bolt of Imbued Frostweave and 2 Eternal Fire.
    11 - Created by combining a Bolt of Imbued Frostweave and 2 Eternal Shadow.
    12 - Created by combining a Bolt of Imbued Frostweave and 2 Eternal Life.

    Other Ingredients
    Recipes usually require thread or possibly colored dye which is purchased from trade merchants. You can usually find the trade merchants that have all available ingredients near the trainers. You might also need leather, gems, potions, and other special ingredients created by other Profession craftsmen. Leather is found by Skinners so you will likely have to purchase it from another player or from a friend. Gems are found from monster drops, treasure chests, Mining, Fishing, and Rogue pick pocketing. Potions will need to be purchased or given by an Alchemist.

    Recipes
    Recipes can be found at trainers, as limited items on special vendors, as rewards for reputations, monster drops, quest rewards, powerful boss drops, and in the auction house. Ask around if you can't find a particular recipe.

    Moon Well Locations
    Alliance players can find Moon Wells at the Temple of the Moon in Darnassus, Auberdine in Darkshore, the Park in Stormwind, or in Cenarion Hold in Silithus. Horde players have a little more challenging time finding Moon Wells. They can find Moon Wells in Cenarion Hold, in Ashenvale east of Iris Lake, or in Thalanaar in Thousand Needles. In Outland there is a Moonwell at the Cenarion Outpost just outside of Shattrath City. There's also a Moonwell at Cenarion Refuge in Zangarmarsh.

    Bags

    Tailors are the main creators of bags. Players can acquire bags from loot drops, quests, or merchants. However, tailors can provide bags in larger quantities, while also offering cheaper prices than trade merchants. Every class needs and wants bags, so this provides excellent opportunities for tailors and also makes them extremely popular until players have all of their bags. As tailors increase their level, they can more easily find or purchase ingredients for bag making.

    Bags Slots Skill Required
    Linen Bag 6 45
    Red Linen Bag 6 70
    Woolen Bag 8 80
    Green Woolen Bag 8 95
    Red Woolen Bag 8 115
    Small Silk Pack 10 150
    Green Silk Bag 10 175
    Black Silk Bag 10 185
    Mageweave Bag 12 225
    Red Mageweave Bag 12 235
    Runecloth Bag 14 260
    Mooncloth Bag 16 300
    Netherweave Bag 16 315
    Bottomless Bag 18 300
    Imbued Netherweave Bag 18 340
    Primal Mooncloth Bag 20 375
    Frostweave Bag 20 410
    Glacial Bag 22 -

    Specialty Bags Slots Usage Skill Required
    Enchanted Mageweave Pouch 16 Enchanting 225
    Enchanted Runecloth Bag 20 Enchanting 275
    Big Bag of Enchantment 24 Enchanting 300
    Spellfire Bag 28 Enchanting 375
    Mysterious Bag 32 Enchanting -
    Soul Pouch 20 Warlock 260
    Felcloth Bag 24 Warlock 300
    Core Felcloth Bag 28 Warlock 300
    Ebon Shadowbag 28 Warlock 375
    Abyssal bag 32 Warlock -
    Cenarion Herb Bag 20 Herbalism 275
    Satchel of Cenarius 24 Herbalism 300
    Bag of Jewels 24 Jewelcrafting 340

    Special Clothes

    Tailors can also create special outfits such as dresses or formal attire. These can impress other people in town or be used for special occasions. Examples: Wedding Dress, Tux Shirt, Tux Pants, and Tux Jacket. Some players wish to purchase these which can result in steady sales in the auction house or directly to players.

    Shirts

    Tailors can create a wide array of different shirts. In addition to being available in different colors, shirts also come in many varying styles. Shirts can sometimes show prominently on a character, depending on what equipment they are wearing. A shirt has the potential to make a character look much better! Tailors can sell shirts to players looking to improve their appearance. Although some shirts are more expensive and harder to make, early easy shirts can still sell well. If you're trying to make a look, try all of the shirts available. Collect them all! The most popular selling shirts are Dark Silk and Rich Purple Silk.

    Shirts: White Linen, Blue Linen, Red Linen, Green Linen, Gray Woolen, Stylish Red Shirt, Stylish Blue Shirt, Stylish Green Shirt, Bright Yellow Shirt, Dark Silk, White Swashbuckler's, Formal White, Red Swashbuckler's, Rich Purple Silk, Green Holiday, Black Swashbuckler's, Orange Mageweave, Orange Martial, Pink Mageweave, Lavender Mageweave, Tuxedo.

    Burning Crusade Specialization

    At the highest tailoring levels you can choose a tailoring specialization. The three areas of specialization are spellcloth, shadowcloth, and primal mooncloth. The benefit of specializing is that when making the respective cloth, you create two pieces of cloth for the same materials and cooldown - doubling your cloth making output. Each type of cloth has a four day cooldown on creation on their own timer. Therefore, once you specialize you can make two cloths for your specialization and one cloth of the other two choices, all on separate cooldowns.

    To specialize, you must have at least 350 skill in tailoring. Head over to Shattrath City, where you'll find four master tailors in the southeast part of Lower City. If you're sufficient level and skill, they'll offer a quest for specialization.

    You should review the various specialty patterns you can obtain by specializing before you make your decision. Your class and talent build will likely play a role in your decision. Here are some general guidelines for the items you can make with the three specializations:

    • Spellfire Tailoring - Arcane/Fire damage items, 28-slot enchanting bag (Fire/Arcane Mage)
    • Shadowweave Tailoring - Frost/Shadow damage items, 28-slot soul shard bag (Frost Mage/Warlock/Shadow Priest)
    • Primal Mooncloth Tailoring - Healing, 20-slot bag (Holy Priest)

    You can still make some of the above items no matter what specialization you choose, however, it will take twice as long to create an item outside your specialization assuming you create all the required cloth yourself. There *are* certain cloth sets that can only be created by those that have a certain specalization. So make sure you research what set you want before picking your specialization. Trading specialty cloth with tailors of other specialties can be much faster and more efficient. In addition, set bonuses of the crafted items may require you to be of a certain specialization to become active. You can now unspecialize in tailoring and then select a new specialization. This is a repeatable choice, but costs gold each time.

    Wrath Specialization

    Once you reach Grand Master Tailoring, you can again choose a tailoring specialization. The three areas of specialization are spellweave, ebonweave, and moonshroud. The benefit of specializing is that when making the respective cloth, you create two pieces of cloth for the same materials and cooldown - doubling your cloth making output. Each type of cloth has a four day cooldown on creation on their own timer. Therefore, once you specialize you can make two cloths for your specialization and one cloth of the other two choices, all on separate cooldowns.

    To specialize, you must have at least X skill in tailoring. Head over to Dalaran City. If you're sufficient level and skill, they'll offer a quest for specialization.

    You should review the various specialty patterns you can obtain by specializing before you make your decision. Your class and talent build will likely play a role in your decision. Here are some general guidelines for the items you can make with the three specializations:

    • Spellweave Tailoring
    • Ebonweave Tailoring
    • Moonshroud Tailoring

    You can still make some of the above items no matter what specialization you choose, however, it will take twice as long to create an item outside your specialization assuming you create all the required cloth yourself. There *are* certain cloth sets that can only be created by those that have a certain specalization. So make sure you research what set you want before picking your specialization. Trading specialty cloth with tailors of other specialties can be much faster and more efficient. In addition, set bonuses of the crafted items may require you to be of a certain specialization to become active. You can now unspecialize in tailoring and then select a new specialization. This is a repeatable choice, but costs gold each time.

    Other Information

  • Skinning might go well with tailoring, because you can collect leather for recipes.
  • Additional Tailoring recipes can be found in encoded messages found on the members of the Twilight's Hammer in Silithus.
  • There are some tailoring quests such as Shadowweave Mask (NIlith Lokrav in the Searing Gorge) or Meilosh in the Timbermaw Hold, when you have a friendly reputation with the Timbermaw.
  • Some powerful recipes are bind on pickup and only found from high level enemies.
  • Many factions have reputation-based recipes available for purchase.
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