The new leather types for Mists of Pandaria:
(the rare leather for MoP)
Heavy Exotic Leather
Edit: The common leather types changed from Tanji Leathers to Sha Leathers in beta build 15650.
Edit 2: Sha Leather Scraps changed to Sha-Touched Leather and Sha Leather and Heavy Leather changed to Exotic Leather and Heavy Exotic Leather
Details correct as at Beta Build 15882
I have found that these scales can be acquired from lvl 88+ Reptiles in the Kun-Lai region.
these also seldom come off of turtles in valley of the four winds and the nearby mushans.
best drop rate I've seen so far, is from
though it is tricky to farm for horde. There are alliance NPC patrols which will kill you pretty quickly. The payoff is well worth the risk and repair bills IMO
Something to keep in mind: these are skinnable from
, but the real money is skinned form the
An area I personally like to farm in is Dread Waste, good percentage plus lots of mobs that drop.
It sucks that these seem to be so much rarer than their Exotic Leather counterpart, yet require the same amount for equivalent gear pieces :/.
So Druids, Monks and Rogues will have no problem getting their
with an almost 100% guarantee from every beast in Pandaria with the exception of
, which can still be made into
, but us Hunters and Shaman will have to put a lot more time and effort to get our
from specific beasts that have, at most , a 37% skin rate.
Leatherworking uses virtually the same quantities of Exotic Leather and Prismatic Scales to make Leather or Mail armor respectively.
So I believe that Blizzard needs to make
have much higher skin rates with beasts it does skin from with a caparison to the beasts that drop
Edit: zerohour73 (upvoted) is correct about the necessity leatherworkers will have for
. I still believe the rate should be adjusted in consideration of those starting out in Pandaria and for those crafting gear for Hunter and/or Shaman alts.
Excellent farming spot: Kea Krak island, northern side of Nayeli Lagoon in Krasarang.
Level 87 Mortbreath Skulker crocs..
One batch under the trees, and when they're gone, make a circuit of the beach.
In 30 minutes farming, I had:
31 Prismatic Scales
93 Exotic Leather
(This is with a level 25 guild's gathering bonus)
I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet...the best farming strategy I've found is to skin other people's kills during dailies. I just did the
in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. There were so many people trying to that quest that the crocodile corpses were sometimes in piles, waiting for us skinners to harvest. In approximately 20 minutes of skinning, I got 18 scales. Another good time/place to do this is with the Valley of the Four Winds daily
It also makes completing those dailies less stressful, since I have something to do while 4 other people are camping the spawn spots for the quest objectives. It may have taken 20 minutes for me kill enough crocodiles to complete one quest, but hey, 18 prismatic scales!
Hard day at the skinning knife; I skinned 70 animals left by others doing the Fatty Goatsteak quest and scored 1 (one!) Prismatic.
For all the Leatherworkers out there i think i have solved your needs for Prismatic scale and exotic leather.
In Townlong Steppes between Shadow-Pan Garrison and Kri'Vess resides 2 monsters awaiting to be skinned !
They both drop Prismatic scale and Exotic leather !
Depending on your server population you will never run out of longshadow to skin.
Most longshadow walks alone both some also come in a pack (normally 2 to 5) and are still fairly easy to kill ( I am in dreadfull gear)
Aside from the leather and scale you will skin from them they also drop Motes of Harmony and various greens and grey quality items that vendors for a good amount at the end of your skinning run.
Another big plus to farm in that are is at the bottom of the big tree in Kri'Vess there is a rare spawn that can be easily soloed and he is surrounded by 89 elites ( pick them off 1 by 1 there really are not that hard to kill) or if you are a rogue leave the 89 elites alive and as you skin around Kri'Vess go pick the pockets out of those elites for extra money of lockboxes
I hope that this solves the problem of many leatherworkers in search of Prismatic scale and Exotic leather.
One of my favorite spots to farm Prismatic Scales is with Chillwater Turtles. They have about as good of a drop as any other mob and you can pull good quantities of them at a time as well, plus they have a decent drop on Motes of Harmony so there is another bonus.
The only downside wtih this place to me is the scorpions. They don't drop anything but those carapace things which aren't worth much and you can't skin them, and they are everywhere and so you are always accidentally pulling them and so you'll have 20 or so mobs that you're fighting at a time but thankfully they have little health and if you have the Klaxxi Dread Wastes passive Angel of Death it makes it way easier.
They can also be fished in
I found a pretty good place.. Just like it was Tol Barad back in the days is in KUN-LAI SUMMIT int the
for the Golden Lotus Quest.. Lots of Crocs
and people killing them, so you can just go and Skin away.
sure, not always the Golden Lotus quest dailys lead to the killing crocs quest, but is worth the try to pass by to take a look if there is free crocs to skin.
You can't see the crocs unless you're at least friendly with the Golden Lotus daily quest, something that takes like 20min to do.
I thought it was a good place for Exotic Leather, well it is a even better place for the traumatic Prismatic Leather, awsome drop change, I'll say about 40% at least, I even get 4 Exotic Leather in 1 drop a few times. Love this place.
I just got 2 of these from fishing nodes on darkmoon island. Took about 10 min.
As of 5.2, 20x of these are used for the daily LW spell
Magnificence of Scales
. This functions similarly to inscription's 'scroll of wisdom' as it teaches a new recipe each time you make it, such as 'Crafted Dreadful' gear.
This shares a daily CD with
Magnificence of Leather
, which functions in the same way.
They are both obtained as recipes from random mobs in MoP:
Pattern: Magnificence of Leather
Pattern: Magnificence of Scales
I have been using a area in jadeforest at the daily area of the Order of the cloud serpent which gives me about 80 scales and 260 leather in 50 min.
it also gives a large amount of green items and alot of raw turtle meat.
If you sell everything gained there you get around 3.4k/h.
Here's a link to where/how I do it.
http:// www. youtube.com/watch?v=TYRm7nc9Qpo
just remove the spaces and you'll be fine.
Hope this helps someone.
in Dread Wastes at cords 64.20, 55.45 is a great place for farming these.
You can buy 20 Prismatic Scale with 1 Spirit of Harmony from the Spirit of Harmony Vendor, Krystel, (
) on the Summer Terrace (Shrine of the Seven Stars -- Alliance). Her coordinates are 84.62 , 60.49. She's right next to Pera Firestone, the fireworks vendor on the upper terrace.
The Horde Spirit of Harmony vendor is Danky (
) at the Shrine of the Two Moons. Sorry, but I don't have the coordinates for him.
Best place I have found for Prismatic Scale is in the Jade Forest at Winward Isle. The Saltback Turtle and the Saltback Yearling drop and abundance of Prismatic Scale.
zerohour73 (upvoted) is correct about the necessity leatherworkers will have for Magnificent Hide. I still believe the rate should be adjusted in consideration of those starting out in Pandaria and for those crafting gear for Hunter and/or Shaman alts.
It's not the magnificent hide thats the problem but the fact mail leatherworkers need the scales to get the damn recipies in the first place.
so I agree, they really need to up to skin rate for these scales.
Since no one has yet mentioned it, it appears that the best place to skin for Prismatic Scale will now be the western beach on the Timeless Isle, where the Great Turtles and Elder Great Turtles reside, as well as the occasional appearance of two rare Turtles, Chelon and Furyshell. However, it should be obvious that there will be a LOT of competition for the skinning, given the traffic in the immediate area. Furthermore, if you get too close, you will get aggro from the enemy troops surrounding the other faction's flight point.
Since they create the same level leatherworking gear and have a lower drop rate, it would be nice if you could sell one for the other, have a leather trader in town... just saying
Here is a link to a quick video on places to farm Prismatic Scale
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