Prior to Mists of Pandaria, a Skinning Knife allowed the player to skin the bodies of dead beasts, dragonkin, silithids, and (rarely) critters or humanoids to obtain leather, hides, dragonscales, scales, and silithid carapaces or chitin ( , , and ).
sometimes yield .
"Skinning knife" is also the name for general skinning tools.
This item is sold by most trade goods vendors worldwide.
- Although this item can be equipped as a weapon, it does not count as a weapon for abilities that would normally require one, such as Heroic Strike and Sinister Strike.
- and both give +10 skinning skill and, since patch 2.0.1, both may be used in place of this knife.
- β Patch 5.0.1 (Beta): No longer required for . Damage increased to 2 - 6 from 1 - 3 and DPS increased to 2.6 from 1.3. Added effect: +10 Skinning; does not need to be equipped.
- Patch 1.1.0 (07-Nov-2004): Added.