With the new tier of gear coming in the next patch, there will also be new crafting patterns. I enjoy crafting my own leather gear, so I’ll be stockpiling some materials toward that goal.
Except for Pristine Hide. That’s a random chance drop when skinning, much like Arctic Fur was back in Wrath. I don’t know about you, but I just don’t see Pristine Hide drops. I am pretty sure that I have only gotten two Pristine Hides so far this expansion. I’m not sure how much of that is a low drop rate, my own bad luck, or the fact that I rarely skin anything anymore because I port from SW directly to raids and then back to SW.
Since its a random drop with a very low drop rate, its difficult to farm it. If you are a leatherworker I recommend that you buy these up at the auction house now if you can get a good price. Currently they are down to about 250g each on my server. The cost will skyrocket once the patch drops and the new LW patterns each need 5-8 of them.
Here are a couple of rogue-worthy crafted epics coming…
Also, if you are a LW, your tanks will want you to make them Drakehide Leg Armor, which also requires a Pristine Hide.