Tailoring specializations

INV Fabric MoonRag Primal.png Mooncloth Tailoring
Inv fabric felrag.png Shadoweave Tailoring
Spell holy blessingofprotection.png Spellfire Tailoring

(*) Not to be confused with the Pre-BC  [Mooncloth] and  [Felcloth].

Shadoweave Tailoring is one of the Tailoring Specializations you are able to choose in Shattrath City.

Shadoweave specialization allows you to create two units of  [Shadowcloth] and  [Ebonweave] instead of one using the same amount of materials and grants access to Shadoweave Tailoring specific recipes. This specialzation is geared more towards warlocks, frost mages, and shadow priests.

Becoming a Shadoweave Tailor

To specialize in Shadoweave tailoring, a character must complete N [70] Becoming a Shadoweave Tailor, given by Andrion Darkspinner <Shadoweave Specialist> in Shattrath City. To obtain this quest you need to have 350 proficiency in Tailoring, and be ready to travel to Shadowmoon Valley. You need to be at least level 60.

The quest requires you to travel to the Altar of Shadows and attune a crystal to it, then travel back to Shattrath City to complete the quest.

The Altar of Shadows is located inside the Netherwing Pass, a valley in the cluster of mountains in the southeast corner of Shadowmoon Valley. The pass begins in the middle range of the mountains (coords 62,63) and the Altar is on the edge of the cliff, directly south (coords 58,71).

You don't need any mats to complete the quest, and it won't start the cooldown on Shadoweave crafting. Immediately after completing the quest you may travel back to Shadowmoon Valley to craft your first two pieces of Shadowcloth.

Jalane Ayrole and Josephine Lister used to be Shadoweave trainers.

Changing Specialization

Since patch 2.1.0, you may now re-specialize. It will cost 150g to unlearn the current specialization, and 20g to learn the other specialization.

Crafting Shadowcloth

Crafting Shadowcloth is not exclusive to Shadoweave Tailors, but the specialization will always produce 2 pieces of Shadowcloth with the mats for a single one.

The materials are:

Bolt of Imbued Netherweave
Inv elemental primal shadow.png 1x [Primal Shadow] Inv elemental primal fire.png 1x [Primal Fire]

To craft Shadowcloth, the tailor must stand at the Altar of Shadows, located in Shadowmoon Valley. After crafting, the tailor will receive a "Shadowy Fortitude" buff which provides +25 stamina for one hour.

The cooldown on the crafting is 92 hours (nearly 4 days), but it's not shared with the cooldowns on the other types of specialized cloth, namely  [Primal Mooncloth] and  [Spellcloth].

Note: As of Patch 3.0.8 there is no longer a cooldown on Shadowcloth.

Exclusive Patterns

Shadoweave Tailoring gives exclusive access to the following patterns:

Right before WotLK hit stores a patch was released which made the Frozen Shadoweave Set bind on equip (BoE) and only usable by shadoweave tailors.

The patterns can be obtained from Andrion Darkspinner, after you have completed the specialization quest.

The Frozen Shadoweave Set was arguably the best Frost Mage/Warlock/Shadow Priest equipment attainable before the 25-man raid instances. It nicely complements either Spellstrike Infusion ([Spellstrike Hood]+[Spellstrike Pants]), or the Battlecast Garb ([Battlecast Hood]+[Battlecast Pants]), because they use different equipment slots.

Material cost to construct Frozen Shadoweave set

To make the complete set you'll need:

Primal Water
Inv elemental primal fire.png 468x [Primal Fire] Inv elemental primal shadow.png 26x [Primal Shadow]
Inv fabric netherweave.png 38x [Netherweave Cloth] Inv enchant dustarcane.png 26x [Arcane Dust]
Spell nature web.png 8x [Netherweb Spider Silk]