Tailoring is the crafting profession based on cloth material. This profession offers many benefits to those players who decide to learn it and is also fairly easy for leveling. Cloth is dropped by all the humanoid mobs and will be very easy to collect since the early levels. Cloth can be used either to level up First Aid secondary profession or Tailoring, the primary profession.
What can be made with Tailoring?
Tailoring will offer you a possibility to make a wide range of cloth armor items, gear sets, bags, cloaks, bags for the use in other professions, Embroideries, Spellthreads and a Magnificent Flying Carpet, a unique, Tailors-only flying mount.
Various specializations will enable you to craft you a special piece of cloth – one piece every 4 days, Spellweave, Moonshroud or Ebonweave. With these special cloth types you will be able to make pre-raiding epic sets for casters, both healers and dps-ers. Unless you are planning to craft some of these sets, you can sell these types of cloth on the AH for nice profit.
Raising your reputation with the Kalu’aks to Revered will enable you to obtain a special tailoring pattern for Emerald Bag for herbs. This Emerald Bag has 32 slots and is an amazing asset for all herbalists.
As you reach Northrend through your leveling, Tailoring profession will enable you to gather more cloth than others do. This asset is made possible by ‘Northern Cloth Scavenging’, a passive, Tailors-only ability.
If you complete a ‘Northrend Dungeonmaster’ achievement, you will be able to obtain a tailoring pattern with which you can make an epic cloak for healers – Wispcloak, while with the achievement ‘Loremaster’ you will be able to craft an epic cloak for dps classes – Deathchill Cloak.
Spellthreads are another specialty of Tailors. They provide awesome statistics enhancements for leggings, for caster classes – dps and healers. In order to make these Spellthreads, a Tailor will need to raise his reputation with required faction. Sapphire Spellthread which gives +50 sp and +30 stamina requires exalted reputation with Kirin Tor, while Brilliant Spellthread (+50 sp and +20spirit) requires exalted reputation with Argent Crusade. Still, these requirements are only for those Tailors who wish to sell their Spellthreads to other players on the AH. Making spellthreads for their own use will require only 2x Ethernium threads.
Embroideries allow enhancement of the Tailors’ cloak statistics. This option is particularly useful for caster classes such as healers and dps-ers. Embroidery is similar to a cloak enchant and is therefore particularly useful.
What classes benefit most from Tailoring?
Cloth wearers most often learn Tailoring, and they belong to various classes – Shadow or Holy Priests, Warlocks and Mages. Often Resto and Balance Druids choose tailoring as a primary profession.
What other professions can be paired with Tailoring?
One of the most popular profession combinations is Tailoring with Enchanting. They complement each other perfectly, as dust is needed for some special types of cloth, while disenchanting of the items made from Tailoring will ensure constant abundance of enchanting materials. These materials can either be used or sold for a profit. Leveling Enchanting without Tailoring is extremely difficult and expensive process.
If you want to get the most out of Tailoring as a WoW Profession, then check out our WoW Tailoring Guide for more on leveling your character and making tons of Gold, plus a video review of Dugi’s Dailies and a link to Penn’s Professions Guide, one of the most comprehensive and coolest World of Warcraft Professions Guides available.