Splendorous Tools Stage Two Guide for FFXIV

Last updated on Jul 19, 2023 at 12:00 by Shikhu 13 comments

For your second stage in the FFXIV Splendorous Tools series, you will be able to upgrade your Augmented Tool into a Crystalline Tool. This gives it high enough stats to compete with endgame gear and provides a new mode with glowing effects. This guide will explain how best to gather the required collectables and provide rotations and lists for crafting.


Upgrading to Crystalline Tools in FFXIV

You again need to pick up your next quest by speaking to Chora-Zoi in the Crystarium (X: 10.5, Y: 7.7) to begin the quest "An Adaptive Tool (2st Enhancement)". This quest has to be undertaken for every tool you upgrade to a Crystalline Tool.

This stage will also require to obtain a large amount of collectables using your tools to be exchanged for Adaptive Components such as Adaptive Goldsmith's Component Icon Adaptive Goldsmith's Component. These are all class specific and Fisher again has 2, Miner and Botanist also require additional new Crystals instead of 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 Adaptive components. Do not forget, you always need the tools equipped to be able to craft and gather items related to the relic


Splendorous Augmentation for Crafters

Crafting classes are required to craft collectables to exchange for components. With a rating of 660-1099 you will obtain 1 component, whereas for 1100+ collectability you will obtain 3. These crafts may require HQ materials if you are not using melded indagators to guarantee maximum collectability.

This stage needs 90 Adaptive Components 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 50 scrips for every craft meaning 1500 white scrips for 30 crafts. You may have already farmed these items based on the advice from the previous stage, if not do not worry.

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


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 Augmented Splendorous Tool to craft.

/ac "Muscle Memory" <wait.3>
/ac Manipulation <wait.2>
/ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
/ac Veneration <wait.2>
/ac "Waste Not II" <wait.2>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac "Careful Synthesis" <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>
/e Macro #1 finished <se.0>

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

This is a budget rotation for players using scrip gear which generally requires 1 HQ material to complete a craft. Needs Tsai tou Vounou Icon Tsai tou Vounou as well as 3826/3528/521. The exact control does not necessarily have to be 3528 but you will need additional starting quality. Always test in trial synthesis first.

/ac "Muscle Memory" <wait.3>
/ac Manipulation <wait.2>
/ac Veneration <wait.2>
/ac "Waste Not II" <wait.2>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac "Careful Synthesis" <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.1>

/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>
/echo Craft finished <se.2>

Crystalline Relics for Miner/Botanist

Gathering classes will need to gather two materials, collectables to exchange for Adaptive Components as well as Adaptive Crystals to be handed in at the end of the quest.

The Crystals 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 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. This means you need a minimum of 70 collectables if every collatable is 1000 collectability.

Class Collectable 70-210x Hidden Item 210x
Mining Connoisseur's Red Malachite Icon Connoisseur's Red Malachite Adaptive Fire Crystal Icon Adaptive Fire Crystal
Botany Connoisseur's Levin Mint Icon Connoisseur's Levin Mint Adaptive Lightning Crystal Icon Adaptive Lightning Crystal

Mining materials can be found in Amh Araeng (X:28.5, Y:14.3).

Mining Splendorous Stage 2

Botany materials can be found in Lakeland (X:34.2, Y:10.6).

Botany Splendorous Stage 2

Breakpoints for Crystalline Tool Nodes

There are also a range of breakpoints you may want to consider when gathering. Node bonuses are the same as the previous stage, but collectables are different. These are:

  • 30-50% Boon Bonus - 3154-3774 Perception
  • +1 Integrity - 900GP
  • Collectable Skills Cap - 3577 Gathering
  • Collectable Skill Proc Chance Cap - 3765 Gathering and Perception
  • Scrutiny Cap - 3577 Gathering and Perception

Gathering Advice for Crystalline 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 Crystals 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 Crystals, use a standard collectable rotation such as the ones in out collectable guide.


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 Adaptive Component with different amounts of components being given based on your collectability.

Fish Component Offered Rating for 1 Component Rating for 2 Components Location
Mirror Image Icon Mirror Image Adaptive Fishing Rod Component Icon Adaptive Fishing Rod Component 9 - 20 21+ Il Mheg (X:3, Y:21)
Spangled Pirarucu Icon Spangled Pirarucu Adaptive Fishing Reel Component Icon Adaptive Fishing Reel Component 425 - 997 998+ The Rak'tika Greatwood (X:7, Y:29)

2300 Perception is now the main requirement to ensure you always reach enough collectability to obtain two components every fish. If so, you will need 40 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 Mirror Image

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 Mirror Image Icon Mirror Image.

At the 8 second mark there is a chance that the fish Grey Skipper Icon Grey Skipper appears. If you accidentally catch a Grey Skipper Icon Grey Skipper do not worry. Just use Surface Slap Icon Surface Slap so that your next '!' bite is a guaranteed Mirror Image Icon Mirror Image. 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 and was the exact same macro as the previous step. 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.


Fishing Advice for Spangled Piraruchu

Spangled Pirarucu Icon Spangled Pirarucu'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 Spangled Pirarucu Icon Spangled Pirarucu, 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 Clawbow or Yellow Pipira.



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