Tailoring is one of the primary professions
players may choose to learn in World of Warcraft. A crafting profession,
Tailoring allows the player to use various cloths combined with other
reagents to craft useful items such as bags, armor, and even something as
exotic and wondrous as a real flying carpet. Tailoring is usually a
profession chosen by cloth-wearing classes such as Mages, Priests, and
Warlocks, however, all classes can find something to love about this
If you wish to take up the Tailoring
profession as one of your two primary profession choices you must first
seek out a <Tailoring Trainer>. These trainers can be found in all
major cities (for both factions) and can even sometimes be found in more
remote locations. If you find that you are having difficulty locating a
<Tailoring Trainer> in a city, simply speak to the nearest city
guard who will point you in the right direction.
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Once you have located the <Tailoring
Trainer>, you will be able to learn the first rank of Tailoring
(Apprentice) for a small fee. This first rank of Tailoring will allow you
to create some basic Tailoring patterns and allow you to earn skill points
up to 75. As you skill up this profession and come closer to your current
max skill level (75), you will want to return to your trainer to learn the
next rank of the profession. You will need to repeat this process several
times as you skill up until you reach the maximum rank. Check out the
handy chart below for more information on Tailoring skill levels:
With Tailoring trained as one of your primary
professions you can begin creating items using the patterns you have
learned. To tailor an item, choose a pattern that you have already learned
and wish to create. Collect all required materials to create the pattern
either by farming mobs, trade good vendors, or buying them on the auction
house. Once you have the materials you need, you can tailor your item at
any time and at almost any location. To tailor an item, choose Tailoring
from your professions menu, choose the pattern you wish to create, and
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Cloth is the primary component of almost all
Tailoring patterns. Unlike many other professions, Tailoring materials are
not collecting using one of the gathering professions. Instead players can
find cloth after killing enemies (typically humanoids) in the world. Any
player can acquire cloth in this fashion, making this an easy to come by
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Skilling Up Tailoring
To skill up Tailoring you simply need to
create items from the patterns you have learned. You can find the patterns
you have already learned by choosing Tailoring from your professions menu.
Upon viewing this menu you may notice that each Tailoring pattern is color
coated. Each color indicates what chance of skilling up you have if you
create that particular pattern. Take a look at the chart below for more
information on these colors:
style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Red
to craft at this time.
style="color: rgb(204, 102, 0);">Orange
skill point will always be gained.
style="color: rgb(255, 255, 51);">Yellow
skill point will most likely be gained.
style="color: rgb(0, 102, 0);">Green
skill point will likely not be gained.
style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">Gray
skill point will never be gained.
Tailoring Profession Perk
Every profession has a perk and in the case of
Tailoring the perk is pretty darn useful. Called Northern Cloth
Scavenging, this perk gives the Tailor the chance to sometimes find
additional cloth. As cloth is the primary resource for Tailoring, this
profession perk can really be an asset to the player.
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Complimentary Secondary Professions
As mentioned previously in this article,
Tailoring does not depend on any other profession. This means that when it
comes to choosing a complimentary secondary profession to go alongside
Tailoring players have no boundaries. Almost any of the other primary
professions are fair game, however, keep in mind that other crafting
professions such as Blacksmithing and Leatherworking DO require gathering
professions (or a lot of gold) to fuel them.
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