Splendorous Tools Stage Five Guide for FFXIV

Last updated on Oct 31, 2023 at 12:00 by Shikhu 11 comments

Splendorous tools fith upgrade transforms these tools into Vrandtic tools increasing their item level to i635 with a new model. This guide will explain how best to upgrade your relics with rotations and gathering advice.

1.

Vrandtic Relic Crafting and Gathering Tools in FFXIV

To continue after stage 4 you need to begin with a small quest from Godbert in the Crystarium (X: 10.5, Y: 7.7) called Dance Like Mowen is Watching . Once that quest is completed, you can continue with Chora-Zoi with the quest A Tool for the Ages.

As with the previous stages, by speaking to Quinnana in The Crystarium(X: 10.4, Y: 7.8) you will be able to exchange your collectables for Inspirational Components. Gathering classes also continue to have the ability to use aetherial reduction on their collectables to gain more items than by simply exchanging them. Fishers now have 2 fish in their fishing holes which can be reduced to components.

Crafters however, now need to complete Expert Crafts to obtain their Inspirational Components. Expert crafting is a much more difficult form of crafting that requires adjusting to new conditions available in these crafts. With the splendorous tools, it is possible to macro to the first collectability tier. However, manually crafting is much faster and more efficient if you understand expert crafting.

2.

Vrandtic Upgrades for Crafters

Crafting classes are required to craft collectables to exchange for Inspirational components. Due to these being expert crafts, the amount of components needed is not guaranteed.

1 Component 2 Components 3 Components
Collectability Ratings 750 - 1124 1125 - 1499 1500+
Expert Crafts Required 60 30 20

Each craft uses a material purchased with White Scrips which can be found in the Other tab on the Scrip Exchange while speaking to Quinnana. It will cost you 70 scrips for every craft meaning 1400 - 4200 white scrips per class.

Click here for a crafting list i created for these tools.

2.1.

Crafting Macros for Vrandtic Tools

Below are some recommended rotations depending on if you are using melded indagators or scrip gear. The vast majority of these macros are only able to reliably hit Tier 1 collectability due to being expert crafts. For higher tiers, you will need to craft manually.

The first macro is for melded Indagators Gear and will give Tier 1. It requires 3601/3565/595 + HQ Jhinga Biryani Icon Jhinga Biryani. One benefit to this macro is that you can also use it in the next stage without changes. Because of this there is a Final Appraisal Icon Final Appraisal which is not needed in this current stage.

/ac "Muscle Memory" <wait.3>
/ac Manipulation <wait.2>
/ac Veneration <wait.2>
/ac "Waste Not II" <wait.2>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac "Final Appraisal" <wait.2>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac Innovation <wait.2>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Master's Mend" <wait.3>
/echo Macro #1 finished <se.0>

/ac Innovation <wait.2>
/ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
/ac Veneration <wait.2>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac "Careful Synthesis" <wait.3>
/ac "Basic Synthesis" <wait.3>
/echo Craft finished <se.1>

This second macro is also for melded Indagators and will reach Tier 2, but requires Specialist as well as Crafter's Delineation Icon Crafter's Delineation to complete the craft. You need 3889/3887/596 as well as HQ Jhinga Biryani Icon Jhinga Biryani and HQ Cunning Craftsman's Draught Icon Cunning Craftsman's Draught.

/ac "Muscle Memory" <wait.3>
/ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Heart and Soul" <wait.3>
/ac Manipulation <wait.2>
/ac "Waste Not II" <wait.2>
/ac "Final Appraisal" <wait.2>
/ac Veneration <wait.2>
/ac "Intensive Synthesis" <wait.3>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac Innovation <wait.2>
/ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
/echo Macro #1 finished <se.0>

/ac "Advanced Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
/ac Manipulation <wait.2>
/ac Innovation <wait.2>
/ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Advanced Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/ac Innovation <wait.2>
/ac Observe <wait.3>
/ac "Focused Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
/ac "Basic Synthesis" <wait.3>

This macro is for players with much lower stats such as Scrip Gear. You need 3955/3590/551 + Jhinga Biryani Icon Jhinga Biryani and Cunning Craftsman's Draught Icon Cunning Craftsman's Draught to complete.

/ac "Muscle Memory" <wait.3>
/ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
/ac Manipulation <wait.2>
/ac "Waste Not II" <wait.2>
/ac Veneration <wait.2>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Advanced Touch" <wait.3>
/ac Manipulation <wait.2>
/ac Innovation <wait.2>
/echo Macro #1 finished <se.0>

/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 "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>
3.

Vrandtic Relics for Miner/Botanist

Gathering classes will need to gather two materials, collectables that you reduce or exchange for Inspirational components as well as Inspirational Clusters to be handed in at the end of the quest.

220 of both of these items are needed, with collectables giving one or three depending on the collectability rating of 570 for 1 and 1000 for 3.

Reduction Bonus

However, when you use aetherial reduction on a collectable at 1000 rating, you have a roughly 10% chance to obtain a bonus of 6 instead. This means it is always better to reduce your collectables both to save inventory and to get additional items.

Class Collectable 220(When Reduced) Hidden Item 220
Mining Connoisseur's Asphaltum Icon Connoisseur's Asphaltum Inspirational Wind Cluster Icon Inspirational Wind Cluster
Botany Connoisseur's Gianthive Chip Icon Connoisseur's Gianthive Chip Inspirational Fire Cluster Icon Inspirational Fire Cluster

Mining materials can be found in Il Mheg (X:13.7, Y:10).

Mining Vrandtic Stage 5

Botany materials can be found in The Rak'tika Greatwood (X:15.7, Y:35.2).

Botany Vrandtic Stage 5
3.1.

Breakpoints for Gathering Nodes

These nodes introduce more node bonuses and skill breakpoints you may want to consider when planning your food. Do not forget you need to consider these numbers after you have your relic equipped. These are:

  • 30-50% Boon Bonus - 3650-3900 Perception
  • +1 Integrity - 920GP
  • 50 - 150 Collectability increase - 3610 - 4045 Gathering
  • Collectable Skills Cap - 4033 Gathering.
  • Collectable Skill Proc Chance Cap - 4245 Gathering and Perception.
  • Scrutiny Cap - 4033 Gathering and Perception.
3.2.

Advice for Gathering Nodes

Do not forget, reduction is more optimal for these items as you have a chance at a bonus. While you are waiting on GP, you can ignore the node and move on to the next node to spawn clusters faster and search for the collectability increase or integrity node bonus. Both of which are great for your yield.

This step introduces a new node bonus, offering 50-150 collectability for each hit. The exact increase depends on your gathering but makes it easy for skills to give over half of your required collectability!

The most important thing is Cordial use. Hi-Cordial Icon Hi-Cordial is the most efficient Cordial, and using it on cooldown will increase your yield drastically.

Aim for the crystals when possible, because they are not always guaranteed to appear, but do not spend your GP on them. Skills that increase Crystal/Cluster yield do not work on these items.

Check out our gathering collectables guide for collectable rotations.

4.

Vrandtic Crystalline Relics for Fishers

Fishing classes will be tasked with obtaining 170 Inspirational Fisher's Component Icon Inspirational Fisher's Component for this stage from two different fish. The first fish, Deepwood Shadow, offering one or two components and the second fish, Ronkan Bullion Icon Ronkan Bullion, offering three or four components. Both exist in the same hole.

These fish can be found in The Rak'tika Greatwood - Mjrl's Tears (X: 26, Y:37).

Fish Collectability for T1 T1 Rewards Collectability for T2 T2 Rewards
Deepwood Shadow 501 - 1176 1 Component 1177+ 2 Components
Ronkan Bullion Icon Ronkan Bullion 501 - 1176 3 Components 1177+ 4 Components

The bait for these fish is Select Bait Ball Icon Select Bait Ball which can be purchased from Quinnana.

4.1.

Fishing Advice for Deepwood Shadow and Ronkan Bullion

These fish can both easily be caught using the exact same macro and method with Ronkan Bullion Icon Ronkan Bullion being a mooch from Golding Icon Golding when it appears.

You want to use Patience II Icon Patience II with Precision Hookset Icon Precision Hookset on every '!' bite within the first 6 seconds of your cast to catch and then mooch Golding Icon Golding. Use Powerful Hookset Icon Powerful Hookset on '!!' bites until around 9.5 seconds after you cast.

The following macro makes it easy to catch Deepwood Shadow, it is exactly the same as other previous stages:

/ac "cast" <wait.5>
/e 5 <wait.1>
/e 6 <wait.1>
/e 7 <wait.1>
/e 8 <wait.1>
/e 9 <wait.1>
/e 10
/ac "Powerful Hookset"
/micon "Cast"

You will want to keep an eye out for any '!' bites to then Mooch Icon Mooch any Golding Icon Golding into Ronkan Bullion Icon Ronkan Bullion

5.

Changelog

  • 31 Oct. 2023: Guide Added.
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