Crafting (DoH) Leveling Guide for FFXIV

Last updated on May 09, 2022 at 10:00 by Shikhu 1 comment

This guide covers the leveling process for crafting in FFXIV, covering not only the quests, but also gearing options and skills learned.

1.

Crafting Leveling Overview

All crafting classes start from level 1 in their respective guilds found in the 3 starting cities. This guide will go through the leveling process all the way to level 90 including gearing options. For further information on skills and the basics please check our other guides.

One of the most important things to know for leveling both your crafting and gathering classes is that they all very much work hand in hand together and that being an omnicrafter is very common.

After around the level 50 mark the vast majority of crafting recipes will require 4+ gathering and crafting classes to make equipment and other items therefore leveling them all at the same time is advised to save gil, inventory space and make gearing a lot easier.

2.

Useful Resources to have while leveling

Many crafters will use a range of websites and resources to help not only while leveling but also at endgame. Alarm tools for nodes, simulators for crafting, crafting and shopping list, market board search sites and so on. Many of these will be used regularly during your day to day so i would advise bookmarking these:

  • Teamcraft has a range of utilities from crafting lists, log trackers, simulators, alarms, community made rotations and more and is by far the best resource for a crafter.
  • Garlandtools , an incredibly useful database which can give you information on any item in game.
  • Universalis is a market board website showing you listings based on user inputted data meaning it is not always perfect but can be great for finding quick deals on your datacenter.
3.

Unlockable Content And Features

Below is a list of unlockable content and features. Make sure to complete these as you level. Use the scrollbar to see these!

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Level: 1
4.

Levelling Your Crafting Classes

There are many methods in which you can level your crafting classes such as crafting leves, crafting collectables, the Ishgardian Restoration, beast tribes, grand company dailies and custom deliveries.

Starting from level 20 until level 80 this guide will focus on the Ishgardian restoration as your main leveling method due to the large amounts of experience it can offer and how easy it can be to gather the materials while also being a great method to level your gathering classes.

To find out more information on the Ishgardian Restoration check out our guide:

If you are not far enough in the main story to unlock the restoration check out this handy leve sheet.

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Level: 1
5.

Level 21-50 Crafting

5.1.

Crafting Leveling 1-21

All you need to do for the first 20 levels is to craft items in your crafting log. You gain bonus experience for the first time completion of a craft. Finishing most of these items will get you quite close to the goal of level 20. Make sure to complete your class quests as you go to give you some starting crystals to keep you crafting.

The materials required at this level range are easy to purchase from the vendors in each guild or from a material supplier in your house/FC estate.

At level 10 you can unlock quick synthesis meaning you can quickly spam a lot of stackable items such as ingots for easy experience or if you need to be away from the game for a moment. At level 21 you unlock the skill Great Strides Icon Great Strides making the next crafts much easier.

6.

Level 21-50 Crafting

6.1.

Gearing At Level 21

Linked below is the first set of gear you will need to create for a full set. You might already have some pieces from your class quests.

No rotation is required because you only need this gear in NQ. Once you have all this gear, you should have 132 Craftmanship, 129 Control, and 250 CP. This would be referred to as 132/129/250.

6.2.

Leveling Your Crafters From 21-50

From here, the easiest method is to level using the Ishgardian Restoration. Always make sure to do your Grand Company dailies and ixal beast tribes as well for easy experience.

The Ishgardian Restoration is unlocked by finishing the quest Towards The Firmament which requires completion of the level 60 main story. If you are not this far in the story instead check out the leve sheet listed above instead to level.

The Ishgardian Restoration requires you to craft items as collectables to exchange for EXP and Skybuilders' Scrips, which is a currency used to buy various glamour and cosmetic rewards. These items can even be sold and can make you money while you level.

Collectables are simply normal crafts, but instead of your quality bar being an HQ percent, they become a rating that determines what rewards you gain when you hand the item in. The items used in these crafts can either be gathered from a zone in the restoration called The Diadem or purchased off the Market Board. Many of the low-level items can be fairly cheap.

6.2.1.

Level 21 Macro

We recommend you use this macro all the way to level 50 using the level 20 craft. This is because the level 40 craft is created to last until level 60 and scales really badly until you reach level 50.

This rotation requires Stone Soup Icon Stone Soup.

  • /ac "Waste Not" <wait.2>
  • /ac Innovation <wait.2>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac Innovation <wait.2>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac Veneration <wait.2>
  • /ac "Basic Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /e Macro Finished <se.1>
7.

Level 50-63 Crafting

This section of the guide lasts until level 63 due to gearing being messy and awkward at level 60.

7.1.

Gearing At Level 50

Class quests will be required down the line no matter what due to mandatory skills learned, so it is best to complete the class quests while they provide benefits.

The gear we recommend below uses the tool from your level 50 class quests and a left side of gear purchased from your Grand Company. If you have been doing daily GC hand-ins or have done several dungeon runs unsynched, you should have no issues affording this gear. The right side now needs to be HQ but will be very easy to craft if you start with the left side.

7.2.

Leveling Your Crafters From 50-63

We still recommend the Ishgardian Restoration to level at this point however more leveling methods have unlocked. The core focus of the collectable system, Rowenas House Of Splendors, can be unlocked.

Custom deliveries are also a new collectable based experience source in the form of weekly quests not unlike beast tribes. On top of that the moogle beast tribe is now available and the experience gained from grand company deliveries starts to also become more noticeable.

7.2.1.

Level 50 Macro

There is no level 50 item inside the restoration and instead the level 40 item lasts until level 60.

  • /ac "Waste Not II" <wait.2>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac Innovation <wait.2>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
  • /ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /echo Craft finished <se.1>
8.

Level 63-70 Crafting

8.1.

Gearing At Level 63

From here, you can use the set below to have good enough stats to be able to craft level 60 items. The gear only needs to be NQ, making it very easy to craft in low stats. To make up for the lack of CP, the set uses the augmented scrip accessories from level 60, which you can purchase with scrips over in Foundation (x10.5, y11.8).

To obtain these scrips we recommend using some of of your custom delivery allowances for the week but simply farming scrips from rowenas scrip exchange is a good option also.

8.2.

Leveling Your Crafters From 63-70

Now that you have geared up you can begin levelling again. If you have not been keeping up with class quests complete them now. The skill Manipulation Icon Manipulation is unlocked at level 65.

You will want to farm collectables along the way at this point to help afford gear at level 70. Leveling one class through collectables is more than enough to afford the gear but you can level multiple if the materials are cheap. You can even use the scrips to sell materia and make gil while you level.

The most important thing to spend your scrips on is the handking set for level 70 gear.

Aside from that continue with the Ishgardian Restoration as your main leveling source.

Due to this there is a macro for collectables and a seperate macro for the ishgard crafts.

8.2.1.

Level 63-70 General Collectable Macro

You can use this rotation for the collectables. It requires Blood Bouillabaisse Icon Blood Bouillabaisse and Cunning Craftsman's Tea Icon Cunning Craftsman's Tea or better. You may need an additional Basic Synthesis Icon Basic Synthesis if you are crafting some items under their level.

  • /ac "Muscle Memory" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Waste Not II" <wait.2>
  • /ac "Careful Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Master's Mend" <wait.3>
  • /ac Innovation <wait.2>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
  • /e Macro #1 finished <se.1>
  • /ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
  • /ac Veneration <wait.2>
  • /ac "Careful Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /e Craft finished <se.7>
8.2.2.

Level 63 Ishgard Macro

This is the macro for the level 60 Ishgardian Restoration craft. These crafts need a lot more quality than collectable crafts. It requires Blood Bouillabaisse Icon Blood Bouillabaisse and Cunning Craftsman's Syrup Icon Cunning Craftsman's Syrup or better. Note this rotation needs syrup but the other needed tea.

  • /ac "Muscle Memory" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Waste Not II" <wait.2>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac Innovation <wait.2>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Master's Mend" <wait.3>
  • /ac Innovation <wait.2>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /e Macro #1 finished <se.1>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
  • /ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /e Craft finished <se.7>
9.

Level 70-80 Crafting

9.1.

Gearing At Level 70

At level 70 you will want to purchase the scrip set from the scrip exchange in Rhalgrs Reach listed below:

This is the final endgame set at level 70 and is more than enough to reach level 80 without having to change gear again.

If you have not farmed scrips for this set, doing your custom delivery for the week would also provide enough scrips for this gear.

9.2.

Leveling Your Crafters From 70-80

From here we recommend the same as leveling to 70. Using a mix of the Ishgardian Restoration and collectables. You will want to level at least 1 class from collectables but it is perfectly viable to level all classes this way if you would like which will make it easy to afford masterbooks, gear, materia and items to sell and make gil from while you level.

level 70 also has the option of facet quests unlocked in the Crystarium. They are shared between groups of classes:

  • Facet of Forging: Blacksmith, Armorer, Goldsmith
  • Facet of Crafting: Carpenter, Leatherworker, Weaver
  • Facet of Nourishing: Alchemist, Culinarian

I would advise using these quests for Armorer, Leatherworker and Culinarian. Leatherworker is the most important to focus these quests on as materials are more expensive.

The most important thing to spend your scrips on is the handsaint set for level 80 gear.

9.2.1.

Level 70 General Collectable Macro

Listed below is a general macro you can use to level all the way to 80 using collectables. Optimised rotations or manually crafting would be faster at specific level ranges but this works for the entire level range.

This rotation requires Tempura Platter Icon Tempura Platter or better stat wise to hit tier 3.

  • /ac "Muscle Memory" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac Innovation <wait.2>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Master's Mend" <wait.3>
  • /ac Innovation <wait.2>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
  • /echo Macro #1 finished <se.1>
  • /ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
  • /ac Veneration <wait.2>
  • /ac Observe <wait.3>
  • /ac "Focused Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /ac Observe <wait.3>
  • /ac "Focused Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /echo Craft finished <se.7>

9.2.2.

Level 70 Ishgardian Restoration Macro

Listed below is a macro for the restoration reaching tier 3 to give you the most rewards per craft and therefore more experience and skybuilders scrips.

This rotation requires Tempura Platter Icon Tempura Platter or better stat wise to hit tier 3.

  • /ac Reflect <wait.3>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac Innovation <wait.2>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Master's Mend" <wait.3>
  • /ac Innovation <wait.2>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
  • /echo Macro #1 finished <se.1>
  • /ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
  • /ac Veneration <wait.2>
  • /ac Observe <wait.3>
  • /ac "Focused Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /ac Observe <wait.3>
  • /ac "Focused Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /echo Craft finished <se.7>

The only differences between this rotation and the collectable rotation are that it starts with Reflect Icon Reflect and ends with less progress skills making it nice and easy to copy over.

10.

Level 80-90 Crafting

10.1.

Gearing At Level 80

Just like at level 70 the best leveling gear to purchase is going to be the level 80 scrip gear. This is the Handsaint set including an additional CP bonus from having all the accessories.

This set is very easy to purchase using scrips you earned from your facet quests, custom deliveries or simply from leveling a class using scrips.

10.2.

Leveling Your Crafters From 80-90

Ishgard stops being a viable leveling method at this level range meaning collectables and leves are your primary sources of experience points. Leves are fast but collectables can be slower and instead provide further benefits from scrips generally making them more efficient.

I would recommend focusing on collectables but leve sheets are available online for gil making refences such as this popular sheet. Due to it being well known it is a good resource to know what other players might use and can therefore be great for making gil while leveling.

On top of that there is an equivalent of the previous expansions facet quests called studium deliveries. These are located in Old Sharlayan inside the studium.

  • Faculty of Archaeology: Blacksmith, Armorer, Goldsmith
  • Faculty of Astronomy: Carpenter, Leatherworker, Weaver
  • Faculty of Medicine: Alchemist, Culinarian

These are exactly the same as the previous expansion. I would advise spending these quests on Armorer, Leatherwoeker and Culinarian to make things easier.

10.2.1.

Level 80 Collectable Macro

This macro works while leveling up to and including the level 88 collectables and also works as a general rotation for many other crafts along the way(always use trial synthesis before using a rotation).

  • /ac Reflect <wait.3>
  • /ac Manipulation <wait.2>
  • /ac "Delicate Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Waste Not II" <wait.2>
  • /ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac Innovation <wait.2>
  • /ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
  • /ac Veneration <wait.2>
  • /ac Groundwork <wait.3>
  • /ac Groundwork <wait.3>
  • /ac Groundwork <wait.3>
  • /ac "Careful Synthesis" <wait.3>

Another big benefit of this rotation is that it only requires 1 button(at the cost of no sound effect) which is a handy benefit to have while crafting hundreds of collectables.

10.2.2.

Level 90 Purple Scrip Collectables

At level 90 you will require a rotation to farm purple scrips. Even though it is not necessarily leveling related it is still incredibly useful to have available. As you gain better gear at 90 you will be able to have faster more efficient rotations to scrip farm.

Requires Tempura Platter Icon Tempura Platter and level 80 scrip gear.

  • /ac Manipulation <wait.2>
  • /ac Veneration <wait.2>
  • /ac "Waste Not" <wait.2>
  • /ac Groundwork <wait.3>
  • /ac Groundwork <wait.3>
  • /ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac Innovation <wait.2>
  • /ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Advanced Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac Innovation <wait.2>
  • /ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
  • /ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
  • /ac "Careful Synthesis" <wait.3>
  • /echo Craft finished <se.2>
11.

Hitting Level 90

Congratulations! Once you hit level 90 you can start to look into endgame crafting. My first advice would be to start looking into gearing your classes.

You can use the level 80 gear you currently have and use that to create the i560 gear, from there meld the accessories according to the guide below and then craft the i590 left side.

12.

Changelog

  • 30 Apr. 2022: Guide added.
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