Leatherworkers aren’t getting as much love as perhaps some other professions are, but they will have a few tidbits to look forward to. First, now would be a very good time to start making those epic armor kits if you’re in any position to do so. Why? Because after patch 3.0.8 goes live you’ll need a Frozen Orb to make them. That’s right, get ready for additional pain in the leveling process. There have also been reports of Arctic Fur dropping less frequently. I haven’t done enough skinning recently to experience this for myself, but that plus the Frozen Orb requirement could mean a sharp increase in the price of epic leg armor if it’s true.
Now that the bad news is out of the way, some good news. For you feathered caster types, there are a couple of new recipes on the Leather Trader that look fairly Boomkin-esque. Windripper Boots and Leggings are now available to purchase for 2 Arctic Fur each. Here are some screenshots of them:
And finally, there’s a new kid in town. Actually, it’s a new type of leg armor for PvPers. Right now it’s only available in an epic version (and who are we kidding, all PvP studs think they’re epic, amiright?) and it adds 40 Resilience and 28 Stamina to your pants. I suspect these bad boys will sell like hotcakes, so if you’re of a mind to stock up for the rush of sales, now would be a good time to collect mats for it. Here’s a screenshot of the recipe: