Splendorous Tools Stage Six Guide for FFXIV

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

The final upgrade for your Splendorous Tools is here. Upgrading to Lodestar tools and increasing to i640 and an amazing glow! This guide will explain how best to upgrade your relics with rotations and gathering advice.

1.

Lodestar Relic Crafting and Gathering Tools in FFXIV

The final upgrade quest is now available if you speak to Chora-Zoi called Stand Tool, My Friend.

Just like all other stages, speak to Quinnana in The Crystarium(X: 10.4, Y: 7.8) to exchange your finished expert crafts for components. This time being called Nightforged components.

Crafting classes will again need to complete expert crafting to finish their Splendorous Tools. Unfortunately, unlike the last stage there is no way at all to consistently macro a Tier 2 collectability. Scrip/low stat crafters may also require Specialist to even macro at all.

2.

Lodestar Upgrades for Crafters

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

1 Component 2 Components 3 Components
Collectability Ratings 800 - 1199 1200 - 1599 1600+
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 Lodestar Tools

Below are some recommended rotations depending on if you are using melded indagators or scrip gear. These macros are only able to hit Tier 1 collectability. Scrip and low stat crafters will also need Specialist to hit the stat requirements. Otherwise you will have to manually craft.

The first macro is for melded Indagators Gear and will give Tier 1. It requires 3853/3853/595 + HQ Jhinga Biryani Icon Jhinga Biryani. This is the same general macro you used in the last stage for convenience.

/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 macro is for players with much lower stats such as Scrip Gear. You need 3987/3618/556 + Calamari Ripieni Icon Calamari Ripieni and Cunning Craftsman's Draught Icon Cunning Craftsman's Draught to complete.

Most importantly though, is that you need Specialist to complete the craft. You only need them for the stat gains, so Crafter's Delineation Icon Crafter's Delineation will not be required.

/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 "Final Appraisal" <wait.2>
/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>
/echo Macro #1 finished <se.0>

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

Lodestar Relics for Miner/Botanist

Gathering classes will need to gather two materials, collectables that you reduce or exchange for Nightforged components as well as Nightforged 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 580 for 1 and 1000 for 3.

Reduction Bonus

Do not forget you can use aetherial reduction on a collectable at 1000 rating which gives more!

Class Collectable 220(When Reduced) Hidden Item 220
Mining Connoisseur's Raw Onyx Icon Connoisseur's Raw Onyx Nightforged Ice Cluster Icon Nightforged Ice Cluster
Botany Connoisseur's Glimshroom Icon Connoisseur's Glimshroom Nightforged Water Cluster Icon Nightforged Water Cluster

Mining materials can be found in The Tempest (X:34.3, Y:23).

Mining Lodestar Stage 6

Botany materials can be found in The Tempest (X:37.6, Y:13.7).

Botany Lodestar Stage 6
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.
  • +50 - 100% Intuition Increase - 3820 - 4035 Perception.
  • 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, intuition increase and integrity node bonus. All three are great for your yield.

This step introduces a new node bonus alongside the collectability bonus added last stage, offering 50-100 increase in how much collectability intuition offers. The exact increase depends on your perception 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.

Lodestar Crystalline Relics for Fishers

Fishing classes will be tasked with obtaining 170 Nightforged Fisher's Component Icon Nightforged Fisher's Component for this stage from two different fish. The first fish, Little Bounty Icon Little Bounty, offering one or two components and the second fish, Saint Fathric's Face Icon Saint Fathric's Face, offering three or four components. Both exist in the same hole with Saint Fathric's Face Icon Saint Fathric's Face being an intuition fish which requires three Little Bounty Icon Little Bounty for a 3 minute intuition window.

These fish can be found in Il Mheg - saint Fathrics Temple (X: 35, Y:26).

Fish Collectability for T1 T1 Rewards Collectability for T2 T2 Rewards
Little Bounty Icon Little Bounty 9 - 20 1 Component 21+ 2 Components
Saint Fathric's Face Icon Saint Fathric's Face 384 - 901 3 Components 902+ 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 Little Bounty and Saint Fathrics Face

These fish can both easily be caught using the exact same macro and method.

You want to use Patience II Icon Patience II with Precision Hookset Icon Precision Hookset on every '!' bite within the first 7.5 seconds of your cast to catch and then mooch Little Bounty Icon Little Bounty. When you obtain the intuition buff, use Powerful Hookset Icon Powerful Hookset on '!!' bites until around 7.5 seconds after you cast.

Do not hook anything after the 8 second mark.

The following macro makes it easy to catch Little Bounty Icon Little Bounty, it is exactly the same as other previous stages. When you do get intuition i would recommend avoiding a macro so that you do not missi any Saint Fathric's Face Icon Saint Fathric's Face

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

Changelog

  • 31 Oct. 2023: Guide Added.
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