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Armor types
Inv misc wartornscrap cloth Cloth armor Inv misc wartornscrap leather Leather armor Inv misc wartornscrap chain Mail armor Inv misc wartornscrap plate Plate armor

Rogues, like this Blood Elf, wear leather armor

Leather armor is generally worn by Icon Legion 18x18 demon hunters, druids, Icon Mists 34x18monks, and rogues throughout their full WoW "career". Leather armor provides more protection than cloth armor, but less than mail or plate armor. Hunters, shaman, warriors, paladins, and death knights can wear leather, but usually choose not to, due to its lower armor value than mail and plate, also most leather gear does not come with +Strength, which is more desirable to plate wearing classes because stacks with buffs such as Mark of the Wild or Blessing of Kings, while pure attack power does not. However, a Warrior or Paladin specced for DPS or healing may choose to use Leather Armor if the stats are an improvement in damage or healing; as a tanking class will be taking most of the damage in a group, the high mitigation provided by plate armor may not be necessary for a DPS or healer.  Many leather wearing classes will most likely choose to wear all leather armor due to the leather specialization buff that will give them a stat bonus.

If an armor is leather in-game it will be tagged with "leather". Leather armor can be crafted by the Leatherworking profession.

Patch changes Edit

  • Legion-Logo-Small Patch 7.0.3 (19-Jul-2016): Hunters and Shaman no longer need to wear leather until level 40.
  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Mail and Leather Armor pieces will always have Agility and Intellect on it.

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Leather Specialization


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