FFXIV Crafting Leveling Guide – Levels 1-80
Welcome to JegelXIV’s 1-80 Crafting leveling guide. This video shows you how he got all his Crafters to level 80 in 5 days. The methods are useful for any crafter in Final Fantasy XIV. The prerequisite to use these methods is the completion of the Heavensward MSQ. That will be the completion of the base Heavensward expansion and access to the Firmament.
First, you are going to pick a Crafter. In this guide, I am choosing the Goldsmith and travel to the Goldsmiths’ Guild in Ul’dah. Upon arrival at the Goldsmiths’ guild, you will see a guild supplier. You’ll want to buy materials from the guild supplier and make some of the low-level recipes. This is not only the most efficient way because it avoids you having to go out into the world and craft or gather, but it's also going to be more inexpensive than purchasing items from the Market board. I would recommend buying some of these mats from your guild supplier and leveling up from 1 to 20 with the mats.
The first time you craft an item, you’ll have to do Synthesis, which requires you to input some rotations. For these low-level ones, you can just use your basic touch or basic Synthesis. Once you've made one successfully, you can do Quick Synthesis, and that allows you to make in bulk, which you’ll want to do it as much as you can because once you get into the Firmament at level 20, that's going to go away, and you’ll have to enter a rotation manually every time or use a macro.
As for the gear, it’s on a job-to-job basis and at your discretion when you want to upgrade your gear throughout this process. I prefer using the crappiest tools until I have to get better tools to make new items for leveling up. Muto in Kugane sells crafting and gathering gear and tools from level 60 to level 70, and these low-level gear should get you all the way through the leveling process.
Once you arrive in Firmament, turn right and talk to Potkin – the Collectable Appraiser. You can see a list of items he will take in exchange for Skybuilders' scrips and experience points. Under the “Collectability”, it shows what level of quality they have to be. At the bottom, you will see he has Kupo Stamps and rewards. Also, you can get some cool items and the Coffer o' Kupos. So, make sure that you're redeeming those coupons as you're going through this leveling process because you're going to get some free items and use the vouchers.
Skybuilders’ supplies on the Market Board are usually pretty cheap, so you can go there and search for some Skybuilders’ materials. But don't forget that you can always gather these materials yourself, and it’s also good if you need to level your Gatherers.
Now, you are going to start making some collectibles. There are thresholds for Durability, Progress, and Quality. Some macros allow you to make items with the push of a button based on a rotation. You can get a lot of these macros from the Teamcraft google doc, and you can modify them based on the job you’re leveling or the gear you’re using. These macros are not set in stone, so you may tinker with them a little bit.
You can always choose Trial Synthesis to the left of Quick Synthesis before you go in and try to produce an item. That way, you can make sure you’ll be able to make it with all the right quality thresholds without wasting any of your materials. You’ll want to make this as economical and efficient as possible so that you don’t waste any of your hard-earned FFXIV gil.
You are going to continue repeating this process. Fill your entire inventory up, take the items to Potkin and trade them in, use your Coffer o' Kupos vouchers to get all those items, and go back to it. Don't forget that producing these items and delivering them to Potkin will generate you Skybuilders’ scripts. What I recommend you to do with those is save them up until you are almost capped, then buy yourself an Albino Karakul Horn or an Ufiti Horn from one of the merchants in Firmament because they are worth a very nice little chunk of change. I was making more money than I was spending on materials to level my Crafters. So, there is a little light at the end of the tunnel if you're looking at the cost of gil versus the time it’ll take for farming materials.
That is how I leveled all of my Crafters from level 1 to 80 in 5 days, and you can do it too. If you find this video helpful, please click like and subscribe JegelXIV’s channel. For more news and guides related to FFXIV gold and FFXIV Power leveling, please stay tuned to MmoGah – the best place to buy FFXIV gil online.
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