FFXIV Botanist Leveling Guide (Updated 50 to 60)

UPDATED level 50 to 60! Level up Botany Quickly! Botany Quests Items? Finding Botany Nodes? Stop wasting time! Power Level your Botanist!

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Useful links to have openBotany Node Locations | Gathering Gear Guide.

Botany Level 16-20

Botany Quest Level 20: 99 Grade 1 Carbonized Matter
Level 15 Botany Levequests: East Shroud, Hawthorne Hut.
Level 20 Botany Levequests: 
South ShroudQuarrymill.

Where to find Grade 1 Carbonized Matter? In Western La Noscea (Aleport). Can get difficult since they’re a Level 20 gather. This is also needed for the Miner 20 quest, so get double if you want to.

Node Locations Unlocked:
East Shroud (Nine Ivies) (2 Different Nodes)
Western La Noscea (Aleport [N]) (Quarterstone), Lower La Noscea (Cedarwood)
Eastern Thanalan (Sandgate), Central Thanalan (Black Brush)

Level 16 to 20 Botany Nodes and Materials Locations:

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Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Faerie Apple165820Nine Ivies (W)East Shroud20a
Yew Branch206520Nine Ivies (W)East Shroud20a
Wind Shard120Nine Ivies (W)East Shroud20a
Yew Log196320Nine Ivies (W)East Shroud20a
Wind Shard120Nine Ivies (SW)East Shroud20b
Galago Mint165820Nine Ivies (SW)East Shroud20b
Belladonna186220Nine Ivies (SW)East Shroud20b
Gil Bun196320Nine Ivies (SW)East Shroud20b
Grade 1 Carbonized Matter2020Aleport (N)Western La Noscea20c
Ice Shard120Aleport (N)Western La Noscea20c
Lightning Shard120Black BrushCentral Thanalan20d
Nopales186220Black BrushCentral Thanalan20d
Lalafellin Lentil176020QuarterstoneWestern La Noscea20e
Paprika165820QuarterstoneWestern La Noscea20e
Ice Shard120QuarterstoneWestern La Noscea20e
Fire Shard120SandgateEastern Thanalan20f
Popoto186220SandgateEastern Thanalan20f
White Scorpion206320SandgateEastern Thanalan20f
Sun Lemon176020CedarwoodLower La Noscea20g
Earth Shard120CedarwoodLower La Noscea20g

Suggested Stockpile:

  • 20 Faerie Apple, Yew Branch, Galago Mint, Belladonna, Gil Bun
  • 20 Lalafellin Lentil, Paprika, Popoto, White Scorpion
  • 99 Yew Log
  • 99 Grade 1 Carbonized Matter (For the Quest, x2 for Mining)

If you missed it up there (twice), you may want to farm two sets of 99  for if you’re also going Miner.
IF Grinding: farm Yew Log (See a pattern here?)

Botany Level 21-25

Botany Quest Level 25: 15 High Quality Chamomile
Level 20 Botany Levequests: South Shroud, Quarrymill
Level 25 Botany Levequests: South Shroud, Quarrymill

Where to find Chamomile? In Upper La Noscea (Oakwood). Use Leaf Turn to increase HQ gathering chances.

Level 25 Node Locations Unlocked:
Refer to the chart below.

Level 21 to 25 Botany Nodes and Materials Locations:

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Gridanian Walnut217225Upper PathsSouth Shroud25a
Ice Shard125Upper PathsSouth Shroud25a
Walnut Log247825Upper PathsSouth Shroud25a
Matron's Mistletoe237625Upper PathsSouth Shroud25a
Noble Grapes227425OakwoodUpper La Noscea25b
Pixie Plums217225OakwoodUpper La Noscea25b
Sticky Rice258025OakwoodUpper La Noscea25b
Earth Shard120OakwoodUpper La Noscea25b
Chamomile247825OakwoodUpper La Noscea25b
Ala Mhigan Mustard237625Drybone (N)Eastern Thanalan25c
Pearl Ginger247825Drybone (N)Eastern Thanalan25c
Millioncorn258025Drybone (N)Eastern Thanalan25c
Fire Shard125Drybone (N)Eastern Thanalan25c
Button Mushroom227425Drybone (N)Eastern Thanalan25c

Suggested Stockpile:

  • 20 Gridanian Walnut, Pixie Plums, Noble Grapes, Button Mushroom
  • 20 Matron’s Mistletoe, Ala Mhigan Mustard, Pearl Ginger, Sticky Rice, Millioncorn
  • 99 Walnut Log (++!)
  • 30 Chamomile (15 for Quest)

Leaf Turn is good: in case you need reminding (again).

IF Grinding: Farm Walnut Logs

Botany Level 26-30

Botany Quest Level 30: 15 High Quality Alligator Pear
Level 25 Botany Levequests: South Shroud, Quarrymill.
Level 30 Botany Levequests: Eastern La Noscea, Costa del Sol.

Where to find Alligator Pear? In South Shroud (Silent Arbor). Use Leaf Turn to increase HQ gathering chances.

Level 30 Node Locations Unlocked:
Refer to the chart below.

Level 26 to 30 Botany Nodes and Materials Locations:

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Chocobo Feather2910130Silent ArborSouth Shroud30a
Alligator Pear3010430Silent ArborSouth Shroud30a
Moor Leech3010430Alder SpringsNorth Shroud30b
Wizard Eggplant279730Alder SpringsNorth Shroud30b
Jade Peas269530Alder SpringsNorth Shroud30b
Midland Cabbage289930Alder SpringsNorth Shroud30b
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter3030Three-malm BendMiddle La Noscea30c
Fire Crystal2630Three-malm BendMiddle La Noscea30c
Red Pigment2830Three-malm BendMiddle La Noscea30c
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter3030Upper PathsSouth Shroud30d
Ice Crystal2630Upper PathsSouth Shroud30d
Grey Pigment2830Upper PathsSouth Shroud30d
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter3030BloodshoreEastern La Noscea30e
Water Crystal2630BloodshoreEastern La Noscea30e
Blue Pigment2830BloodshoreEastern La Noscea30e
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter3030BentbranchCentral Shroud30f
Wind Crystal2630BentbranchCentral Shroud30f
Green Pigment2830BentbranchCentral Shroud30f
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter3030PeacegardenNorth Shroud30g
Earth Crystal2630PeacegardenNorth Shroud30g
Brown Pigment2830PeacegardenNorth Shroud30g
Yellow Pigment2830PeacegardenNorth Shroud30g
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter3030Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan30h
Lightning Crystal2630Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan30h
Purple Pigment2830Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan30h

Suggested Stockpile:

  • 20 Jade Peas, Wizard Eggplant, Midland Cabbage, Moor Leech, Chocobo Feather
  • 99 Grade 2 Carbonized Matter
  • 30 Alligator Pear (15 for Quest)

IF Grinding: Farm Chocobo Feather or Grade 2 Carbonized Matter

Botany Level 31-35

Botany Quest Level 35: 20 High Quality Laurel
Level 30 Botany Levequests: Eastern La Noscea, Costa del Sol.
Level 35 Botany Levequests: Coerthas, Observatorium.

Where to find Laurel? In Southern Thanalan (Broken Water). Use Leaf Turn to increase HQ gathering chances.

Level 35 Node Locations Unlocked:
Refer to the chart below.

Level 31 to 35 Botany Nodes and Materials Locations:

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Tarantula3511535Lower PathsSouth Shroud35a
Oak Branch3110635Lower PathsSouth Shroud35a
Oak Log3210835Lower PathsSouth Shroud35a
Desert Saffron3511535Broken WaterSouthern Thanalan35b
Laurel3411335Broken WaterSouthern Thanalan35b
Aloe3210835Broken WaterSouthern Thanalan35b
Wildfowl Feather3411335Camp TranquilSouth Shroud35c
Flax3110635Lower PathsSouth Shroud35c
White Truffle3311035Lower PathsSouth Shroud35c
Dragon Pepper3511535BloodshoreEastern La Noscea35d
Midland Basil3210835BloodshoreEastern La Noscea35d
Mandrake3311035BloodshoreEastern La Noscea35d
Salt Leek3411335BloodshoreEastern La Noscea35d

Suggested Stockpile:

  • 20 of EVERYTHING
  • 99 Oak Log
  • 40 Laurel (20 for Quest)

IF Grinding: Farm Oak Logs

Botanist Level: [01-15] : [16-35] : [36-50] : [50 – 60]

65 thoughts on “FFXIV Botanist Leveling Guide (Updated 50 to 60)”

  1. Hello! I’m very thankful for all the great advices you gave, but I’ve been wondering about the suggested stockpiles…
    When you say 20 or 99 of each…is that NQ or HQ? I’ve been grinding for 20 HQ of each (and 99 for logs/ores) and it works just fine to level up, it’s slow, but it works :)
    Just wanted to know ^^

  2. This guild helped me get to 60 Botany, so thank you. Some thoughts and corrections.

    The collectibles you get at level 52 in Coerthas Western Highlands spawn at 10ET, not 12ET. Also, for the equipment upgrade, I would actually recommend NQ gear except for the tools, those should be HQ. Getting HQ gear is a bit overkill and saves a lot of money if you choose to but them. I believe there are some other times that are wrong but I don’t remember them

  3. Just a heads up, but you can see the nodes in Falcon Nest at level 50 allowing you to gather cedar logs. The guide says you cannot see them until level 51. I was able to see the nodes and gather with a skill of 325 putting the node at 81%. It is far easier and much more lucrative to farm these for a level. The cedar logs are selling for 700+ Gil for normal quality and HQ is going for a minimum of 1400 a log on average on my server so certainly worth it to grind on. Just an fyi.

  4. First of all, thank you forever for all of these guides, which I used to get to 50 and I’m using to get to 60. You’e a hero.

    Second, there are two evaluation leves for each level but you only list one. I can help give names to the ones missing, but for the most part there is an 8-node 320 evaluation leve and a 4-node 160 evaluation leve for each tier.

    Not that it matters because if your percentage is near 85% using the 100GP ability to raise by 15%, then trying to get 5 of the 7/8 point item and using the chain 4 ability to get the 9 item is easy to do and will result in always getting 25%.

    Keep things going!

  5. How are we supposed to get to 600 GP? Even with food I wont get there. I’m level 52 with all of the 2.0 Botany gear. I only have 500k Gil. GP materia is silly expensive. You call 600 scrub tier but don’t tell us how to hit 600.

  6. Was able to get 5 Figs using Toil of Pioneer> Single Mind> Instinctual Appraisal x2, so there does not seem to be a cap of 4 at a node

    1. I see! Although my problem with this is when using single mind, a 3-gather becomes vastly superior to 5 figs…

      1. Its better get more of one item, rather then trying to get higher Collectability.
        One fig is iirc , 60k (250), then 66k, then 72k.

  7. Your guide seems to imply that the level 55 gear is from LTW and WVR, when you can just buy it from the moogle vendor in Moghome.

    Also, the whole guide could really be cleaned up. There’s a lot of useless fluff and misinformation that others have pointed out that makes it more difficult to understand than needs be. Honestly, I feel like I’d have more success just figuring things on my own than trying to follow this guide.

    1. You can buy it from moghome, yes, you can! BUT – I’m not implying anything. MY ADVICE (wether you choose to follow it or not) is to obtain an HQ set, as it will give you great value in return. Even if you’re just leveling up one class or all 3.

      I’m sorry you feel this way, but I can only do things either so quickly, or up to a certain quality. I’m time-bound like the rest of the players. Refinements will be made constantly.

      1. Personally, this guide has been loads of help for me and I’m new to the gathering classes. Without this guide I’d of been rather clueless, so I’m not seeing what other people are. Might have a bit of extra fluff here and there, but it’s been really helpful for a new gatherer.

    1. Oh know! I thought you had the mining table there on purpose. It was so helpful because we had both the botany and mining tables on the same page. Please put the mining table back. :) You could technically even re-name this page for both botany and mining since the same advice applies to both!

      1. Oh! Yes which reminds me. The ‘double tables’ belongs in a new guide (for delineation purposes, i guess). Which im going to make very soon. So sorry!

  8. “Botany Collectibles Unlocked
    (59?): Morel (Slot 7) | Dravanian Forelands (Lower left)”

    Should read Dravanian Hinterlands.

    1. I did not note the perception i had at the time for a 2x. On this note You need 570~ for a 3 gather!

  9. Trying to do my first collectible (Old World Figs)…I put the glove on and approach the node at the correct time, but when I open it, it tells me there’s no colectibles available. I’m level 50…

  10. Just letting you know have the Miner’s guild listed under “Before you begin your journey to 60 Botanist” :)

    1. If you plan to craft, it’s always nice to have at least 20 of these “secondary items”, which will be enough to hit 50 in all classes for the most part.

      1. Are these meant to be HQ items, or NQ? The level 21-25 says to stash 30 Chamomile (15 for quest) but the quest calls for HQ, so now I’m wondering if I’ve been stopping my stash early at 20 NQ instead of 20 HQ for the other levels.

  11. I am on the level 35 quest and the bnt main quest turn in is now 15 Alligator Pears (HQ). Not sure if the patch changed this.

    1. that is the 30 lvl class quest u must have skipped it when u deliver it u will get the 35 one which is 20 high quality Ramhorn Zucchini

  12. I’m at the raincatcher gully docks and I’m looking for the botany locations. I hone in and it tells me that they’re 233 yalms southeast, the thing is, there’s nothing but rock and no where to go in that direction.

    1. Thats because your not high enough level? it happened to me when i was lvl 6 and had to go to east vein in central shroud. There was NO trees but the guide told me there was and when when i hone it says 200 yalms away. But after doing some leve quests and lvled up they appeared! :D

      1. when you hone in make sure you look at the small map it will flash yellow leaves in the direction you need to go

    1. Have you gotten onto your adventuring class and done the introductory leve in that town? You cannot do DoH/DoL leves in a town until you complete the first battle leve.

    2. Did you unlock them for battlecrafting, if you don’t do that first the levequests for crafting and gathering will not be there.

  13. -Where to find Spruce Log? This quest is a little different, as you’re going to have to be level 50 to complete it (You cannot gather it as a 49 and below botanist)-

    This is not true. Just gathered spruce logs as a level 46.

  14. Lv20 Lush Vegetation Patches at Gridania East Shroud, The Hawthorne Hut area not listed.

    – Shroud Seedling

    [So I will hunt along with this as normal, 20?]

  15. Tarantula Oak Log and Oak Branch no longer seem to exist, or any botany nodes seem to exist in Lower Paths South Shroud. So probably flax and white truffle are somewhere else too?

  16. I see no mention of the Island Seedling you get from the Lv 20 lush vegetation Patches in Western La Noscrea, Quarterstone. Just figured I’d point that out

  17. In the Level 35 Botany quest, the 20 Laurel need to be HQ. I love the guide and very much appreciate it! Just trying to be helpful.

  18. What are the stockpiles meant for? Why 119 Crow Feathers and not just 99 for the quest? And why 20 of each? Is it meant to be used for something else later on? Just wondering :) Trying to level up the most effecient way.

      1. The things listed as ‘gather extra’ are the things most critical to crafting at that level. Whether you are crafting or if you are having something crafted using your materials. It makes sense to gather a few extra while you are out there than to have to go back because you need a few for your crafting skill.

  19. This site is a little out of whack when it comes to Botany. It lists Obsidian as a Botany quest. It also doesn’t tell you accurately for Marjoram (the level 15 Botany quest). It also says Miner #: next to all of the supposed Botany quest items required for each level. I’ll be finding another guide to follow, one that is more accurate.

    1. The typos are fixed. Thankfully (few) humans continue to update the site – we come with errors. We haven’t been able to develop our own AI to auto-compile, level, proofread and post this stuff yet ;)

    2. Your feedback caused those mistakes to be fixed…for that I’d like to thank you. As for finding another guide to follow, no one cares if you use this or not –buh bye.
      As for the guys who are creating the guides on this site. Great job!

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