Splendorous Tools Stage Three Guide for FFXIV

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

The third stage in the FFXIV Splendorous Tools series will allow you to upgrade your tools into Chora Zoi's Relics. This further upgrades the tools stats but mainly serves as an intermediate stage before the next big upgrade. This guide will explain how best to gather the required collectables and provide rotations and lists for crafting.

1.

Upgrading to Chora Zoi Tools in FFXIV

To continue with your relic tools, you must first complete the quest The Joy of Zoi to continue onwards with the story.

From there you can now select a new upgrade quest by speaking to Chora-Zoi in the Crystarium (X: 10.5, Y: 7.7) and begin the quest "A Tool of Her Own (3rd Enhancement)".

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 components(now called Customized Components in this stage). Gathering classes also have the ability to use aetherial reduction on their collectables to gain more items than by simply exchanging them.

2.

Chora Zoi upgrades for Crafters

Crafting classes are required to craft collectables to exchange for customized components. With a rating of 720-1199 you will obtain 1 component, whereas for 1200+ collectability you will obtain 3. These crafts may require HQ materials if you are not using melded indagators to guarantee maximum collectability.90 Customized Components are needed meaning at the highest collectability tier you need 30 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 60 scrips for every craft meaning 1800 white scrips for 30 crafts. You can farm 60 of each material instead of the 30 if you would like, the stage afterwards uses an additional 30.

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

2.1.

Chora Zoi Crystalline 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 Crystalline Tool to craft.

The first is our higher stat macro, requiring 4021/3862/581 and HQ Jhinga Biryani Icon Jhinga Biryani and 0 HQ materials at this stage.

/ac "Muscle Memory" <wait.3>
/ac "Prudent Touch" <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 "Preparatory Touch" <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 "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/echo Macro #1 finished <se.0>

/ac Innovation <wait.2>
/ac "Trained Finesse" <wait.3>
/ac "Trained Finesse" <wait.3>
/ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
/ac "Basic Synthesis" <wait.3>
/echo Craft finished <se.1>

The second rotation is for our lower stat scrip set with a minimum requirement of 3891/3498/532 as well as 2080 and Tsai tou Vounou Icon Tsai tou Vounou. This will generally require 1 HQ material on most crafts, but 2 on ALC and CUL. 3498 Control is not an exact number but is a quality stat tier, with these crafts different classes have different contributions so it is important to pay attention to the 2080 starting quality that is required.

/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 "Preparatory Touch" <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 Innovation <wait.2>
/echo Macro #1 finished <se.1>

/ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Trained Finesse" <wait.3>
/ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
/ac "Careful Synthesis" <wait.3>
/echo Craft finished <se.2>
3.

Chora Zoi Crystalline Relics for Miner/Botanist

Gathering classes will need to gather two materials, collectables that you reduce or exchange for customized components as well as Customized Crystals to be handed in at the end of the quest. The Crystals like previous stages continue to be hidden so make sure to focus them when possible.

You will again need 210 of both of these items, 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 210(When Reduced) Hidden Item 210
Mining Connoisseur's Soiled Femur Icon Connoisseur's Soiled Femur Custom Ice Crystal Icon Custom Ice Crystal
Botany Connoisseur's Miracle Apple Icon Connoisseur's Miracle Apple Custom Wind Crystal Icon Custom Wind Crystal

Mining materials can be found in Lakeland (X:17.7, Y:15.6).

Mining Splendorous Stage 3

Botany materials can be found in Il Mheg (X:25.8, Y:19.0).

Botany Splendorous Stage 3
3.1.

Breakpoints for Gathering Nodes

These nodes introduce a new series of 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 - 3500-3800 Perception
  • +1 Integrity - 910GP
  • Collectable Skills Cap - 3919 Gathering
  • Collectable Skill Proc Chance Cap - 4125 Gathering and Perception
  • Scrutiny Cap - 3919 Gathering and Perception
3.2.

Advice for Gathering Nodes

Because Reduction is always better for materials, inventory is no longer a concern while gathering. When you don't have a usable amount of GP, three Scour Icon Scour will allow you to hit above 570 collectability (unless you have lower stats), and netting you additional collectables as your GP regenerates.

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.

Chora Zoi Crystalline Relics for Fishers

Fishing classes will be tasked with obtaining two separate fish as collectables, one for Rod components and one for Reel components. Quinnana requires 80 of each Customized Component with different amounts of components being given based on your collectability.

New to this stage is the ability to use Aetherial Reduction to break the fish down, rather than exchanging them. Much like with Mining and Botany, this has a roughly 10% chance to give you four components instead of two, improving efficiency with no downside.

Fish Component Offered Rating for 1 Component Rating for 2/4 Components Location
Gold Dustfish Icon Gold Dustfish Customized Fishing Rod Component Icon Customized Fishing Rod Component 82 - 192 193+ Amh Araeng (X:31, Y:31)
Forgiven Melancholy Icon Forgiven Melancholy Customized Fishing Reel Component Icon Customized Fishing Reel Component 322 - 757 758+ Lakeland (X:9, Y:37)

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

4.1.

Fishing Advice for Gold Dustfish

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 Gold Dustfish Icon Gold Dustfish.

At the 8 second mark there is a chance that two other fish appear. If you accidentally catch one of these fish do not worry. You can either ignore and carry on or use Surface Slap Icon Surface Slap to increase your chances of a Gold Dustfish Icon Gold Dustfish.It would be better to use Identical Cast Icon Identical Cast where possible if your tight on Gp.

The following macro makes it easy to catch this fish when using Patience and was the exact same macro as the previous steps. These fish are very similar:

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

It is worth mentioning sometimes that fish can bite slightly before the 5 second mark because fish bites are not at exact seconds. If so, use Precision Hookset Icon Precision Hookset immediately.

4.2.

Fishing Advice for Forgiven Melancholy

Forgiven Melancholy Icon Forgiven Melancholy'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 do not even press hook.

Whenever you catch Forgiven Melancholy Icon Forgiven Melancholy, use Identical Cast Icon Identical Cast and Prize Catch Icon Prize Catch to then catch another.

It is not really advised to use Surface Slap Icon Surface Slap, but if you are getting really unlucky you can.

5.

Changelog

  • 19 Jul. 2023: Guide Added.
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