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#1 Mar 01 2005 at 8:06 PM Rating: Decent
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I would just like to know, as a Night Elf Hunter, what would be best to be of use to me, and the most econmical route - Leatherworking/Skinning or Tailoring/skinning(or something else, doesn't really matter)? I have been weighing the pros and cons of each, and can't quite decide. Thanks for any help.
#2 Mar 04 2005 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
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As a hunter, you want one of three things, leatherworking/skinning, mining/blacksmithing, or mining/engineering. As a leatherworker you can make your own armor, as an engineer you can make guns and bullets (after you train gun proficiency in IF) or with blacksmithing, you can make your own armor after level 40.

I'm going the blacksmithing route, after losing interest in Engineering. I'll soon be able to make weapons for my husband's rogue (who is a leatherworker, otherwise I'd have done that myself), then hopefully by level 40 have enough skill to deck myself out in mail. If you're duoing with someone who wears mail and isn't blacksmithing themselves for whatever reason, it's even more useful.

Edit to add: Tailoring is not very useful for non-cloth-wearing classes. Leather will give you more armor and is more likely to give agility bonuses than cloth. You might also want to keep the cloth you get for leveling first aid, or sell it on the auction house for money. You can also easily auction linen and wool in the trade channel in lowbie areas. The best tailored items are bags, and you can easily work out deals with tailors giving them cloth in exchange for crafted bags.

Edited, Fri Mar 4 13:37:51 2005 by Krylanna
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#3 Mar 05 2005 at 12:17 AM Rating: Default
I'd do blacksmithing and minning if i was you , hunter get to wore mail at a higher LVL .

I no my warr made all most all of his blue stuff , but he's about to ding 40 plate now :))

But if I was to say Id say leatherworking i think at a higher skill in leather and one of these Dragonscale Leatherworker, Elemental Leatherworker, or Tribal Leatherworker. will let you make mail with leatherworking.

A guildie linked somethnig to me the other nite that was made with leatherworking ,but it said mail, and he was a hunter.

my druid is about ready to start his next skill in leather, ill be doing tribal.


Edited, Sat Mar 5 00:22:38 2005 by toptek

Edited, Sat Mar 5 00:27:18 2005 by toptek
#4 Mar 07 2005 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I am a skinner/leathercrafter. I've found it to be a very rewarding career path. However which ever path you choose, be it leather/skinner, blacksmith/miner or Miner/engineer, you'll find yourself dependant on the other crafters for some of the items they produce.

For example: If a skin/leathercraft gun hunter, you'll want scopes or guns made by Engineers.

Or if a Engineer/miner you'll need the armor produced by leathercrafting hunters.

I wish you good luck!

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#7 Mar 08 2005 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
IF you do leather/skinning and spec in dragonscale at 40 then you can make your own armor for the whole game vs. doing mining/blacksmithing and only being able to make yourself armor for part of the game. That's what makes it a better choice IMO.
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#8 Mar 10 2005 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
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When i started a hunter i was a Skinner/Leatherworker but that gets old so i switched to enchanting/tailoring which i have found to be extremly helpfull, eventually u will be useing mail so your leather worker will be useless.
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