Gathering Quests Guide for Miner, Botanist, and Fisher in FFXIV

Last updated on Jan 13, 2022 at 10:00 by Shikhu 4 comments

Here, you will find information on the class quests for each Disciple of the Land, in addition to quest locations, required item turn-ins, and any special rewards. This guide also covers the Facet and Studium quests that are made available at later levels.

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1.

Gathering Class Quests

As you level your gathering classes, you will periodically unlock new class quests that offer experience, gil, gear, skills, and traits. These are very important to complete for the benefits they provide.

After level 70, you have Facet quests instead of class quests, which offer increased experience but are shared between classes. There is a facet for Mining/Botany and a facet solely for Fishing.

Below is a list of all class quests that includes important rewards and what items are needed. Facet quests are located further below.

Note that many of these items can be obtained outside of the respective quests and can therefore be pre-farmed or even purchased off the market board.

1.1.

Mining Quests

Quest Level Location Items Required Noteable Rewards
Way of the Miner 1 Ul'dah Steps of Thal (x10, y14) Gives player the first Weathered Pickaxe Icon Weathered Pickaxe to be able to use Miner.
My First Pickaxe 1 Ul'dah Steps of Thal (x10, y14) 10x Copper Ore Icon Copper Ore
Know Thy Land 5 Ul'dah Steps of Thal (x10, y14) 10x Bone Chip Icon Bone Chip
The Cutting Edge 10 Ul'dah Steps of Thal (x10, y14) 10x Obsidian Icon Obsidian
Getting in Deep 15 Ul'dah Steps of Thal (x10, y14) 10x Cinnabar Icon Cinnabar
Old Wisdom, New Ways 20 Ul'dah Steps of Thal (x10, y14) 15x Grade 1 Carbonized Matter Icon Grade 1 Carbonized Matter
Water from Stone 25 Ul'dah Steps of Thal (x10, y14) 15x Effervescent Water Icon Effervescent Water
Obsidian Race 30 Ul'dah Steps of Thal (x10, y14) 15x Wyvern Obsidian Icon Wyvern Obsidian
Amethysts Are Forever 35 Ul'dah Steps of Thal (x10, y14) 20x Raw Amethyst Icon Raw Amethysts
To Die For 40 Ul'dah Steps of Thal (x10, y14) 20x Jade Icon Jade
Gulley of Woes 45 Ul'dah Steps of Thal (x10, y14) 20x Electrum Ore Icon Electrum Ore
Canyon of Regret 50 Ul'dah Steps of Thal (x10, y14) 3x Darksteel Ore Icon Darksteel Ore Gives you Mammon Icon Mammon and one piece of the Miner's Artifact set.
Breaking New Ground 50 Ul'dah Steps of Thal (x10, y14) Gives Commercial Survival Manual Icon Commercial Survival Manual as a reward. This can be used to gain more experience while leveling.
Sellspade 53 Foundation (x12, y12) 10x Mythrite Ore Icon Mythrite Ore Unlocks the trait 'Stone Whisperer V,' which gives better node bonuses.
The Same Vein 55 Foundation (x12, y12) 10x Titanium Ore Icon Titanium Ore Gives the skill Luck of the Mountaineer Icon Luck of the Mountaineer.
Digging Deeper 58 Foundation (x12, y12) 10x Hardsilver Ore Icon Hardsilver Ore Gives Hi-Cordial Icon Hi-Cordial and grade IV gathering materia of choice.
The Hole Truth 60 Foundation (x12, y12) 3x Adamantite Ore Icon Adamantite Ore Gives Hi-Cordial Icon Hi-Cordial and grade IV gathering materia of choice
Gift of the Gob 60 Ul'dah Steps of Thal (x10, y14) Gives 3x Commercial Survival Manual Icon Commercial Survival Manual.
Thick Skin 63 Idyllshire (x7, y6) 20x Beggar's Mythril Ore Icon Beggar's Mythril Ore (only available during the quest)
Pedal to the Metal 65 Idyllshire (x7, y6) 20x Feather Iron Ore Icon Feather Iron Ore (only available during the quest) Gives the trait 'Endless Toil of the Mountaineer,' which upgrades the base skill.
Where the Money Takes You 68 Idyllshire (x7, y6) 20x Serpentine Icon Serpentine (only available during the quest) Gives 3x Hi-Cordial Icon Hi-Cordial and the skill Bountiful Yield II Icon Bountiful Yield II.
A Miner Success 70 Idyllshire (x7, y6) 5x Pummelite Icon Pummelite (only available during the quest) Gives one of each grade V gathering materia and the trait 'Enhanced GP Regeneration.'
1.2.

Botany Quests

Quest Level Location Items Required Noteable Rewards
Way of the Botanist 1 Old Gridania (x6, y8) Gives player the first Weathered Hatchet Icon Weathered Hatchet to be able to use Botanist.
My First Hatchet 1 Old Gridania (x6, y8) 10x Latex Icon Latex
Sap for Smiles 5 Old Gridania (x6, y8) 10x Maple Sap Icon Maple Sap
Weapons of a Feather 10 Old Gridania (x6, y8) 10x Crow Feather Icon Crow Feather
Haste Makes Waste 15 Old Gridania (x6, y8) 10x Marjoram Icon Marjoram
Dressed to Harvest 20 Old Gridania (x6, y8) 15x Grade 1 Carbonized Matter Icon Grade 1 Carbonized Matter
Aromatic Aspirations 25 Old Gridania (x6, y8) 15x Chamomile Icon Chamomile
What Nature Giveth 30 Old Gridania (x6, y8) 15x Alligator Pear Icon Alligator Pear
A Feast to Say the Least 35 Old Gridania (x6, y8) 20x Laurel Icon Laurel
Crisis of Faith 40 Old Gridania (x6, y8) 20x Ramhorn Zucchini Icon Ramhorn Zucchini
Botanist in a Bind 45 Old Gridania (x6, y8) 20x Mistletoe Icon Mistletoe
Seeds of Hope 50 Old Gridania (x6, y8) 3x Spruce Log Icon Spruce Log Gives you Rauni Icon Rauni and one piece of the Botanist Artifact set.
Call from the Clouds 50 Old Gridania (x6, y8) Gives Commercial Survival Manual Icon Commercial Survival Manual as a reward. This can be used to gain more experience while leveling.
Onions of Life Bestowing 53 Foundation (x9, y11) 10x Cyclops Onion Icon Cyclops Onion Unlocks the trait 'Tree Whisperer V,' which gives better node bonuses.
Two Nations, One Seed 55 Foundation (x9, y11) 10x Emerald Beans Icon Emerald Beans Gives the skill Luck of the Pioneer Icon Luck of the Pioneer.
Love for Harmony 58 Foundation (x9, y11) 10x Birch Log Icon Birch Log Gives Hi-Cordial Icon Hi-Cordial and grade IV gathering materia of choice.
Seeds Know No Borders 60 Foundation (x9, y11) 3x Chysahl Greens Icon Chysahl Greens Gives Hi-Cordial Icon Hi-Cordial and grade IV gathering materia of choice.
Never Meet Your Heroes 60 Old gridania (x6, y8) Gives 3x Commercial Survival Manual Icon Commercial Survival Manual.
You Say Popoto, I say... 63 Idyllshire (x5, y4) 20x Wild Popoto Icon Wild Popoto (only available during the quest)
Walking for Walker's 65 Idyllshire (x5, y4) 20x Walker's Popoto Icon Walker's Popoto (only available during the quest) Gives the trait 'Endless Toil of the Pioneer,' which upgrades the base skill.
The White Death 68 Idyllshire (x5, y4) 20x Nanoriso Icon Nanoriso (only available during the quest) Gives 3x Hi-Cordial Icon Hi-Cordial and the skill Bountiful Harvest II Icon Bountiful Harvest II.
Edgyth's Winning Streak 70 Idyllshire (x5, y4) 5x Rhalgr's Streak Icon Rhalgr's Streak (only available during the quest) Gives one of each grade V gathering materia and the trait 'Enhanced GP Regeneration.'
1.3.

Fishing Quests

Quest Level Location Items Required Noteable Rewards
Way of the Fisher 1 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x7, y14) Gives player the first Weathered Fishing Rod Icon Weathered Fishing Rod to be able to use Fisher.
My First Fishing Rod 1 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x7, y14) 5x Lominsan Anchovy Icon Lominsan Anchovy
Bigger Fish to Fry 5 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x7, y14) 3x Harbor Herring Icon Harbor Herring
The Princess and the Fish 10 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x7, y14) 1x Princess Trout Icon Princess Trout
Every Fish Has a Silver Lining 15 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x7, y14) 5x Navigator's Dagger Icon Navigator's Dagger
A Fish in Hot Water 20 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x7, y14) 5x Warmwater Trout Icon Warmwater Trout
A Game of Cat and Fish 25 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x7, y14) 1x Shadow Catfish Icon Shadow Catfish (caught by mooching a Striped Goby Icon Striped Goby)
Like Fish passing in the Night 30 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x7, y14) 10x Fullmoon Sardine Icon Fullmoon Sardine
A Fish out of Water 35 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x7, y14) 1x Desert Catfish Icon Desert Catfish
Fishing in the Rain 40 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x7, y14) 5x Raincaller Icon Raincaller
I Believe Fish Can Fly 45 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x7, y14) 5x Cloud Cutter Icon Cloud Cutter
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish 50 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x7, y14) 1x Mazlaya Marlin Icon Mazlaya Marlin Gives you Halcyon Rod Icon Halcyon Rod and one piece of the Fisher Artifact set.
Plenty More Fish in the Sea 50 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x7, y14) Gives Commercial Survival Manual Icon Commercial Survival Manual as a reward. This can be used to gain more experience while leveling.
The Icepick Challenge 53 Foundation (x13, y11) 3x Icepick Icon Icepick Unlocks the trait 'Cloudfishing,' which allows you to cloudfish off of islands.
Invasion of the Supper Snatchers 55 Foundation (x13, y11) 3x Shadowhisker Icon Shadowhisker Gives the trait 'Hellfishing,' allowing you to fish into magma.
One Man's Fish is Another Man's Poison 58 Foundation (x13, y11) 1x Letter Puffer Icon Letter Puffer Gives the trait 'Aetherfishing' and grade IV gathering materia of choice.
Carpe Diem 60 Foundation (x13, y11) 1x Catkiller Icon Catkiller Gives Hi-Cordial Icon Hi-Cordial, the skill Patience II Icon Patience II, and grade IV gathering materia of choice
Whither Wawalago Wanders 60 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x7, y14) Gives 3x Commercial Survival Manual Icon Commercial Survival Manual
A New Fishing Ex-spear-ience 61 The Ruby Sea (x29, y16) Requires the lv61 MSQ 'In Soroban We Trust' Gives the player Spearfishing Gig Icon Spearfishing Gig and the skills to be able to start Spearfishing.
A Rousing Reunion 63 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x8, y15) 3x Deep Velodyna Carp Icon Deep Velodyna Carp (only available during the quest) Gives the skill Mooch II Icon Mooch II.
Search for the Spawning Grounds 65 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x8, y15) 3x Harutsuge Sprag Icon Harutsuge Sprag (only available during the quest) Gives the skill Double Hook Icon Double Hook.
Always a Bigger Fish 68 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x8, y15) 3x Dafangshi Icon Dafangshi (only available during the quest)
Farewell, and Thanks for the Fish 70 Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x8, y15) 5x Giant Plesiosaur Icon Giant Plesiosaur (only available during the quest) Gives one of each grade V gathering materia and the trait 'Enhanced GP Regeneration.'
1.4.

The Crystalline Mean

The Crystalline Mean offers a collection of quests known as the Crystarium deliveries or 'Facet quests' because the quests are grouped into five facets. For gathering, there is the Facet of Gathering for Mining and Botany and the Facet of Fishing, which is just for Fisher.

The quests for the Facet of Gathering are shared class quests for those two classes. However, these quests offer a large amount of experience and scrips.

Below is a list of items for each of the two facets.

1.4.1.

The Facet Of Gathering

Level Item Experience points Scrips
70 18x Animal Trace Icon Animal Trace 2,338,398 594
73 18x Animal Droppings Icon Animal Droppings 2,659,194 720
75 18x Megafauna Leftovers Icon Megafauna Leftovers 3,016,476 837
75 1x Ancient Animal Skin Icon Ancient Animal Skin 1,395,000 0
78 18x Megafauna Trace Icon Megafauna Trace 3,821,598 954
80 1x Black Aethersand Icon Black Aethersand 0 0
1.4.2.

The Facet Of Fishing

Level Item Experience points Scrips
70 6x Eighteyes Eel Icon Eighteyes Eel 2,338,398 594
73 6x Creamy Oyster Icon Creamy Oyster 2,659,194 720
75 6x Brightmirror Clam Icon Brightmirror Clam 3,016,476 837
75 1x Calico Trout Icon Calico Trout 1,395,000 0
78 6x Amber Monkfish Icon Amber Monkfish 3,821,598 954
80 1x Prospero Eel Icon Prospero Eel 0 0
1.5.

Studium Deliveries

The Studium deliveries are the Endwalker equivalent to the Crystalline Mean quest series and provide the class quests for DoH/DoL classes beyond level 80. These quests offer large quantities of experience in exchange for a handful of items.

These quests can be unlocked after the reaching level 82 in the main story. Players must complete the quest "The Faculty" in Old Sharlayan (x4, y9) on any crafting or gathering class to unlock Studium deliveries.

Instead of gathering normal items, you need to gather or catch collectables to exchange, and your experience gained depends on the item's collectability rating. You always want to go for the highest tier for the most exp.

1.5.1.

Gathering

Level Item Max Collectability Required Experience points Scrips
80 6x Hannish Staple Icon Hannish Staple 600 3,936,744 900
83 6x Garlean Staple Icon Garlean Staple 600 4,733,682 990
85 6x Lunar Staple Icon Lunar Staple 600 5,444,556 1032
85 1x Hairpin Material Icon Hairpin Material Not a collectable 120,450 0
88 6x Elpis Staple Icon Elpis Staple 600 6,871,560 1222
00 1x Eternity Ring Material Icon Eternity Ring Material Not a collectable 0 0
1.5.2.

Fishing

Level Item Max Collectability Required Experience points Scrips
80 6x Giant Aetherlouse Icon Giant Aetherlouse 166 3,936,744 900
83 6x Garjana Wrasse Icon Garjana Wrasse 313 4,733,682 990
85 6x Garlean Clam Icon Garlean Clam 184 5,444,556 1032
85 1x Alnairan Salmon Icon Alnairan Salmon Not a collectable 120,450 0
88 6x Smaragdos Icon Smaragdos 1183 6,871,560 1222
00 1x Lunar Lamenter Icon Lunar Lamenter Not a collectable 0 0
2.

Changelog

  • 13 Jan. 2022: Guide added.
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