Requires: Leatherworking (390)
Right now, the average AH price for Heavy Borean is so low, I make more money farming Frostweave than by skinning Heavy Borean Leather. I've read quite a few similar anecdotal reports from other players on the official forums.That's sad.
I hope Blizzard has plans to increase the number of items that require the leather as a reagent, or maybe re-introduce something like the TBC LW drums that made skinning mats so in-demand. Arctic Fur sells, but the drop rates are so random it's hardly a dependable item to farm. As it stands, it's difficult to make a decent profit off of skinning in WotLK.
Edit: My post is on a valid topic for discussion -- the unusually low prices of skinning materials (and Heavy Borean Leather in particular) in WotLK. What's with the relentless modding down of posts here?
This is very server dependent. On Llane, a stack of Frostweave goes for about 20 gold, versus the close to 90 gold I see your average stack of heavy borean going for. Your server probably just has an overabundance of skinners compared to what sometimes feels like I'm one of maybe a dozen on mine (I seriously get about 3/4 of my leather just picking off corpses I find sitting around untouched).
On Uldaman, a stack of heavy Borean leather costs about 75g for a stack. A stack of Borean leather runs about 11g currently, but there are so many skinners on this sever that it's profitable to sell.
One eredar, Heavy Borean Leather sells for upwards of 100g. I've even seen as high as 120g on eredar.
does anyone know the cheapest way to buy a lot of these; buying a bunch of scraps, regular leather or these themselves
As a skinner, i sure wouldn't mind being able to turn Borean Leather into Heavy Borean Leather myself...
Similar to miners being able to smelt ore into bars.
Just an opinion.
There is a blue post stating that in 3.3 "Arctic Furs can now be traded for 10 x Heavy Borean Leather in Dalaran." I believe this will drastically increase the price of those in AH. Personally I am stacking Heavy Borean Leather in good numbers in my bank. Hopefully that will turn into gold after a month or so.
I think the point is that you can get many stacks of frostweave in the time it takes to get a single stack of heavy borean leather.
I get more frostweave on my skinner than I do leather. I make much more profit on my skinner selling meat than I do leather... I just don't get enough.
Currently: All patterns come out to 114 Heavy Borean Leathers.
These do not sell for much more than 5 gold on my server. Since the deposit on the AH is so expensive, it's not really worth the risk of getting undercut to hell to sell them on the AH. Just hold onto them and make drums to sell. I am sure people are not doing raids with paladins and druids (Yes, sarcasm. It is not a good time to be a leather worker).
For a while my server's price of Heavy was also low. (10g a stack) while Arctic Furs were selling for 45-50 each.
You can buy Arctic Fur for 10 Heavy's. I quickly turned 10g into 100. It all lasted about 2 weeks till other people caught on, and now Heavy's are going for around 90g+ a stack. If your server hasn't caught on, start to invest.
I have just sold 100 Thick Leather for 80g/stack and bought 200 borean leather for the same amount of gold.
So in the AH right now the 1 thick leather = 2 borean leathers so for all those leatherworkers out there I suggest you farm Thick leather and buy yourself Borean leather.
I find Most of these post to be unhelpful, Please post things about where it can be found/farmed, Thank you.
it made me sad to not see a farming spot Here ya go guys.
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cannot be skinned. It is produced from
using the leatherworking spell
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