Similar to the other Dragonflight gathering professions, Skinning comes with three main talent trees. These are Tanning, Harvesting, and Bait Crafter. Needless to say, some of the specializations you can get from Skinning aren’t too great. So, here’s a short Skinning guide on how to train your first +100 Knowledge points in a lucrative way.
How To Train Your First 105 Knowledge Points In Skinning:
- Bait Crafter: +10
- Elemental Infusion: +40
- Bait Crafter: +15
- Mastery: +40
By training 40 points in Elemental Infusion, you’ll learn how to craft Elusive Creature Bait, Infusion: Earth, Infusion: Frost, Infusion: Decay, and Infusion: Titan. With these, you’ll be able to summon Elusive Beasts, kill them, and skin them for Rousing Frost, Rousing Decay, Rousing Earth, and Rousing Order. These are high-demand crafting materials, especially Rousing Order, as they’re necessary for most crafts.
Once you have 40 points in Elemental Infusion, you’ll need to train 15 more points in Bait Crafter to unlock the Mastery specialization. Mastery enables your Elusive Creature Bait to draw elite mobs as well as rare mobs for superior skinning loot. Finally, Mastery also reduces the cooldown for crafting your Elusive Creature Bait, which basically means more elusive beasts summoned per hour and more Rousing materials.
Now, the other two main Skinning specialization trees – Harvesting and Tanning – basically improve your chances to collect more hides, scales, meats, and other materials from mobs. On sub-spec also gives you the possibility to craft fishing lures. But as a general idea, these are pretty cheap. So, if by any chance you’ll need meats or extra hides/scales for your crafts, you can just buy them from the AH without breaking the bank. This being said, it’s way better to go with Bait Crafting first, so the short starter guide above is pretty much foolproof.
Once you have your first 105 Skinning Knowledge points trained as recommended above, going with:
- Harvesting: +20
- Trophy Collector: +40
… is not a bad call. With 20 points in Harvesting, you get to deal increased damage against dragons and beasts in the Dragon Isles. Trophy Collector grants a pretty hefty Perception bonus, great for skinning rare materials. Plus, you get extra chances to collect species-specific reagents.
How to get skinning knowledge points:
1. Curious Hide Scraps – you can collect 6 of them every week (for a total of 7 points) by skinning creatures in the Dragon Isles.
2. Saturated Bone – side gather drop from Skinning any creature in the Dragon Isles. Unlike Curious Hide Scraps, this doesn’t have a weekly cap, but it is considerably rarer.
3. Weekly quest in Valdrakken.
4. Dragon Shard of Knowledge – quest item found in Disturbed Dirt, Expedition Scout’s Pack, or various other reward boxes. You can turn these shards in for Knowledge Points at Khadin in Ohn’Ahran Plains (51, 33). But in order to get Dragon Shards of Knowledge, you’ll have to complete the quest chain Catching Up! which starts with A Gift For Miguel and ends with A Worthy Hunt.
5. Dusty Skinner’s Notes, Rare Skinner’s Notes, Ancient Skinner’s Notes – sold by Rabul in Valdrakken (35, 59) when you reach Preferred, Respected, Valued reputation with the Artisan’s Consortium.
6. Crafter’s Knowledge – when you reach renown levels 14 and 24 with the Maruuk Centaur and Iskaara Tuskarr factions.
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