Butchery is a Rift profession that involves skinning animal hides. The hides are then made into leather at a loom. The Butchery profession goes well with several crafts including recipe materials for Outfitting, Armorsmithing and Apothecary.
To skin an animal you do not need to have a tool or knife in your inventory. Simply right click the animal to butcher it and get the hide.
If you've got the cash, you can buy raw leather from the auction house from other players. Simply go to a loom and start making the leather to get skill ups.
Be sure to save items looted from animals such as rotting canines or cracked ribs to sell in the Auction House. Many are used for recipes purchased with daily crafting quest tokens.
Tip: You can make a lot of platinum if you sell the bones and teeth in the AH. Many Apothecary dyes use bones and teeth. If you use the Auction House wisely, you really can make a tidy profit with crafting professions in Rift..
Finding Hides by Zone and Level
|1||Soft Hide||Level 1 animals||Freemarch, Silverwood|
|35||Thin Hide||Level 15+ animals||Freemarch, Silverwood|
|75||Medium Hide||Level 23+ animals||Stonefield, Gloamwood|
|115||Heavy Hide||Level 30+ animals||Scarlet Gorge, Scarwood Reach|
|145||Thick Hide||Level 36+ animals||Scarwood Reach, Moonshade Highlands, Droughtlands|
|185||Exotic Hide||Level 42+ animals||Stillmoor, Shimmersand, Iron Pine Peaks|
|225||Soulbind Hide||Level 48+ animals||Stillmoor, Shimmersand|
|270||Iron Hide||Level 50+ animals||Stillmoor, Shimmersand|
|290||Dense Hide||Level 50+ animals||Cape Jule, City Core|
|330||Striped Hide||Level 50+ animals||Cape Jule, City Core|
|350||Truehide||Level 50+ animals||Cape Jule, City Core|
Rare Recipes – Quests
|Level||Quest Item||Recipe Result||Location|
|115||Unblemished Pelt||Fine Leather||Scarlet Gorge, Scarwood Reach, Moonshade Highlands|
|185||Rigid Hide Patch||Reinforced Leather||Moonshade Highlands, Droughtlands, Stillmoor|
|280||Strange Hide Swatch||Imbued Leather||Iron Pine Peaks, Shimmersand|