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The term hide can mean two things:

  1. A type of skin item usually gathered with the Skinning profession from a skinnable corpse resource and usable as an ingredient for mostly Leatherworking recipes.
  2. To try to conceal or make hidden. Also called Stealth.

Leatherworking hides

Most hides usually need to be processed or treated by curing with [Salt] before they can be used by the Leatherworking profession.

Normal Hides

You get hides the same way you get skins, but the drop rate is lower. All of the standard hides require Leatherworking to cure the hides before they can be used as ingredients for crafting items.

Special Hides

Some special hides do not need to be cured before they can be used:

  • [Shadowcat Hide] - can no longer be skinned from Shadow Panthers in the Swamp of Sorrows or Shadowmaw Panthers in Stranglethorn Vale
  • [Thick Wolfhide]- can no longer be skinned from level 40+ wolves
  • [Pristine Hide of the Beast] - Requires 310 Skinning skill (used to require [Finkle's Skinner], which drops off The Beast itself, or [Zulian Slicer] from Zul'Gurub before the Burning Crusade).
  • [Light Silithid Carapace]
  • [Heavy Silithid Carapace]