Splendorous Tools Stage One Guide for FFXIV

Last updated on Jul 19, 2023 at 12:00 by Shikhu 11 comments

Your first stage in the FFXIV Splendorous Tools series will allow you to augment your Crafting and Gathering tools to further increase their stats. This guide will explain how best to gather the required collectables and provide rotations and lists for crafting.


Augmenting your Splendorous Tool in FFXIV

Start by again speaking to Chora-Zoi in the Crystarium (X: 10.5, Y: 7.7) to begin the quest "A Dedicated Tool (1st Enhancement)". Now that you have obtained your initial tool and any subsequent tools from the scrip exchange you can begin to augment your Splendorous Tool.

This stage will require to obtain a large amount of collectables using your tools to be exchanged for Splendorous Components such as Splendorous Goldsmith's Component Icon Splendorous Goldsmith's Component. These are all class specific and Fisher even has 2, Splendorous Fishing Reel Component Icon Splendorous Fishing Reel Component and Splendorous Fishing Rod Component Icon Splendorous Fishing Rod Component. Miner and Botanist also require additional new Shards to be gathered to hand in with the quest.

By speaking to Quinnana in The Crystarium(X: 10.4, Y: 7.8) you will be able to exchange your collectables for these Splendorous components. Do not forget, you always need the tools equipped to be able to craft and gather items related to the relic.

If you have completed this stage, feel free to move on to the next upgrade in the series:


Splendorous Augmentation for Crafters

Crafting classes are required to craft collectables to exchange for components. With a rating of 540-899 you will obtain 1 component, whereas for 900+ collectability you will obtain 3. These crafts are very easy using the macros provided further down.

This stage needs 60 Splendorous Components meaning at the highest collectability tier you need 20 crafts per class.

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 50 scrips for every craft meaning 1000 white scrips per class if you only need 20 crafts.

The next stage also uses these same scrip material but 30 of them. Stockpile a total of 50 now instead of stopping later. This will cost you 2500 White Scrips per crafter or 20,000 total.

Click here for a crafting list i created for these tools.Feel free however to use any crafting list site of your choice.


Augmented Splendorous Tool Crafting Macros

Below are some recommended rotations depending on if you are using melded indagators or scrip gear. Do not forget that your stats will be lower due to needing to use the Splendorous Tool to craft.

This macro is a 1 button macro for the first relic stage, requires no food with minimum stats of 3586/3479/543. You can remove the Final Appraisal Icon Final Appraisal if you have high craftmanship allowing you to add a sound effect to the end of your macro.

/ac "Muscle Memory" <wait.3>
/ac Manipulation <wait.2>
/ac "Waste Not II" <wait.2>
/ac "Final Appraisal" <wait.2>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac Innovation <wait.2>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
/ac "Delicate Synthesis" <wait.3>
/ac "Muscle Memory" <wait.3>
/ac "Manipulation" <wait.2>
/ac "Veneration" <wait.2>
/ac "Waste Not II" <wait.2>
/ac "Groundwork" <wait.3>
/ac "Delicate Synthesis" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Innovation" <wait.2>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Advanced Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/e Macro #1 finished <se.0>

/ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
/ac "Careful Synthesis" <wait.3>
/e Craft finished <se.1>

Splendorous Augmentation for Miner/Botanist

Gathering classes will need to gather 2 materials, collectables to exchange for Splendorous Components as well as Splendorous Shards to be handed in at the end of the quest.

The Shards are also hidden, what this means is that they will not always appear on nodes and instead have a set chance to randomly appear. This makes it important to focus them when possible.

You will need 180 of both of these items, with collectables giving 1 or 3 depending on the collectability rating of 570 for 1 and 1000 for 3. This means you need a minimum of 60 collectables if every collatable is 1000 collectability.

Class Collectable 60-180x Hidden Item 180x
Mining Connoisseur's Prismstone Icon Connoisseur's Prismstone Splendorous Water Shard Icon Splendorous Water Shard
Botany Connoisseur's Wattle Petribark Icon Connoisseur's Wattle Petribark Splendorous Earth Shard Icon Splendorous Earth Shard

Mining materials can be found in Il Mheg (X:11.3, Y:36.6)

Mining Splendorous Stage 1

Botany materials can be found in Kholusia (X:25.5, Y:12.8)

Botany Splendorous Stage 1

Breakpoints for Splendorous Tool Nodes

There are also a range of breakpoints you may want to consider when gathering. These are:

  • 30-50% Boon Bonus - 3154-3774 Perception
  • +1 Integrity - 900GP
  • Collectable Skills Cap - 3349 Gathering
  • Collectable Skill Proc Chance Cap - 3525 Gathering and Perception
  • Scrutiny Cap - 3349 Gathering and Perception

Gathering Advice for Splendorous Tool Nodes

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. If you have none, use other cordials so you still gain a lot of additional GP.

While gathering these items, we recommend always aiming for the Shards if they are available unless you are on max GP. This will allow you to ensure you gather all of them before you finish your collectables.

Skills that increase specifically the yield on Shards/Crystals/Clusters do not work on these items.

If there are no Shards, use a standard collectable rotation on the collectable item such as the ones in out collectable guide.


Splendorous Augmentation for Fishers

Fishing classes will be tasked with obtaining 2 separate fish as collectables one for rod components and one for reel components. Quinnana requires 60 of each Splendorous Component with different amounts of components being given based on your collectability.

Fish Component Offered Rating for 1 Component Rating for 2 Components Location
Platinum Seahorse Icon Platinum Seahorse Splendorous Fishing Rod Component Icon Splendorous Fishing Rod Component 47 - 109 110+ Lakeland (X:15.7, Y:25.5)
Clavekeeper Icon Clavekeeper Splendorous Fishing Reel Component Icon Splendorous Fishing Reel Component 283 - 664 665+ Kholusia (X:16, Y:35)

2100 Perception is the main requirement to ensure you always reach enough collectability to obtain 2 components every fish. If so, you will only need 30 of each fish.

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


Fishing Advice for Platinum Seahorse

You want to use Patience II Icon Patience II with Precision Hookset Icon Precision Hookset on Every '!' bite within the first 8 seconds of your cast.

If you have spare GP or Anglers Art stacks to use on Thaliak's Favor Icon Thaliak's Favor, you can use Identical Cast Icon Identical Cast to catch another Platinum Seahorse Icon Platinum Seahorse.

At the 8 second mark there is a chance that the fish Hard Candy Icon Hard Candy appears. If you accidentally catch a Hard Candy Icon Hard Candy do not worry. Just use Surface Slap Icon Surface Slap so that your next '!' bite is a guaranteed Platinum Seahorse Icon Platinum Seahorse. But it would be better to use Identical Cast Icon Identical Cast where possible.

The following macro makes it easy to catch this fish when using Patience:

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

Fishing Advice for Clavekeeper

Clavekeeper Icon Clavekeeper's best catching method is by using Prize Catch Icon Prize Catch. This is because it is the only '!!' bite in the hole. It can have a bit of a long cast time. If you get a '!' hook, simply ignore it dont even press hook.

Whenever you catch Clavekeeper Icon Clavekeeper, use Identical Cast Icon Identical Cast to then catch another.

It is not really advised to use Surface Slap Icon Surface Slap, but if you are getting really unlucky, then use it for Kholusian Flounder or South Kholusian Cod.



  • 19 Jul. 2023: Rotations updated for new budget gear.
  • 10 Mar. 2023: Guide Added.
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