New World Crafting Guide: How to Make Runic Leather in New World

New World Crafting Guide: How to Make Runic Leather in New World

Leather is a crucial ingredient in building armor and weapons in New World. For instance, the Runic Leather is a Tier 5 epic quality resource and is quite strenuous to craft. However, players need it to build themselves the best equipment in the game. 

To craft Runic Leather in New World, you need to have 5x Infused Leather, 1x Scarhide, 2x Smolderhide, and 1x Aged Tannin. The character also requires a Leatherworking skill of Lv. 200 and a Tier 5 Tannery. 

But, some of these requirements are extremely difficult and require a lot of grinding to fulfill. To make the process easier, keep reading this guide on crafting Runic Leather in New World. 

How to Get Resources Required to Craft Runic Leather

The materials required to craft Runic Leather are a little tricky to acquire by yourself. The only way to obtain some of these resources in New World is through crafting. Another method is to purchase these items from the trading post, but it’ll cost a lot of money. 

Therefore, let me go through how to get these ingredients in the inventory and allow the character to craft Runic Leather in New World. 

I. How to Get Infused Leather in New World

The first item on the list is the Infused Leather. It is an essential item to make Tier 5 gear and items like Runic Leather in New World. 

To make Infused Leather in New World, you need 3x Iron Hides, 1x Tannin, and 1x Layered Leather. It also requires a Tier 5 Tannery in any settlement or town for crafting.

Tannin is a very routine item, as players can find them in supply crates scattered around Aeternum. But some may have to work a little to gain Iron Hides and Layered Leather. 

II. How to get Iron Hides in New World

Iron Hides is a high-tier item dropped by mobs between levels 55-65 in the wilderness. Lower-level players can also get this item from certain enemies during a mission.

New World Crafting Guide: How to Make Runic Leather in New World
Iron Hide

For instance, in the Armine Excavation expedition, creatures like Faminegeists and Withered Nest drop Iron Hides. These enemies are usually around level 25. Another source is by defeating the Named lion mob Snaggletooth in Level 30 areas.

III. How to get Layered Leather in New World

Players need to have Thick Hides, Rugged Leather, and Tannins to craft Layered Leather in New World. You can get Thick Hides from the same mobs that drop Iron Hides. 

Rugged Leather is made by using Course Leather, a material crafted from Rawhide. Gamers can find this type of Hide by defeating low-level beasts like wolves. 

IV. How to Get Scarhide and Smolderhide in New World

How to Get Scarhide and Smolderhide in New World
Scarhide | Source: Fandom

Scarhide and Smolderhide are the most difficult ingredients to find for crafting Runic Leather. However, you can get both of these Tier 5 items by defeating the same wild creatures. 

To get Scarhide and Smolderhide in New World, players need to defeat level 55+ skinnable creatures like wolves, alligators, bears, and bulls. Remember that the protagonist can only acquire these items after skinning an animal.

How to Get Scarhide and Smolderhide in New World
Smolderhide | Source: Fandom

The character needs to defeat the animal and interact with the corpse to skin the creature in New World. Remember, the probability of getting Scarhide and Smolderhide is very low. However, you can increase the chances by using buffs. 

I recommend adding the Starmetal Skinner’s Charm to the skinning knife. It’ll increase the probability of finding rare resources like Scarhide while using it on creatures in Aeternum. 

Other ways are adding Skinning Gathering Trophies to your house to increase the odds permanently. Furthermore, you could also eat Roasted Carrots to boost your skinning luck for a specific period. 

The Best Location to Farm Scarhide and Smolderhide in New World

New World Crafting Guide: How to Make Runic Leather in New World
Best Location to Farm Scarhide and Smolderhide

Grinders looking for Scarhide and Smolderhide should go into the jungle at the north of Genesis of Malevolence. There, they can find a bunch of creatures to hunt and skin for rare materials.

The best part is that these creatures will spawn after a while, so keep grinding till you get a sufficient amount of these items. 


Now, New World gamers should have everything they need to craft a Runic Leather for themselves. What’s best, it allows them to craft the best weapons and armor in the game. It’s time to make as much as you want and take the next step to become the greatest in Aeternum. 

About New World

New World is an upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Amazon Games set to be released on August 31, 2021. The game was previously scheduled to release in May 2020 but was delayed to its current date.

Set in the mid-1600s, players colonize a fictional land known as Aeternum Island, modeled after North and South Americas in the Atlantic Ocean. The game will be using a buy-to-play business model, meaning there will be no monthly subscription fee.