FFXIV Mining Leveling Guide (70 Stormblood Updated)

Stormblood Updated! Level 60~+! Level up Mining Quickly! Mining Quests Items? Finding Mining Nodes? Stop wasting time! Power Level your Miner!

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Mining Level 16-20

Mining Quest Level 20: 99 Grade 1 Carbonized Matter.
Level 15 Mining Levequests: Eastern Thanalan, Camp Drybone.
Level 20 Mining Levequests: South ShroudQuarrymill.

Where to find Grade 1 Carbonized Matter? They’re found in Middle La Noscea (Three-malm Bend). They’re a level 20 material, so this can get rough. This is also needed for the Botany 20 quest, so you can get 2 stacks if you want to.

Level 20 Node Locations Unlocked: Western La Noscea (Sastasha, Aleport), Middle La Noscea (Three-malm Bend)
Eastern Thanalan (Royal Allagan Sunway)
North Shroud (The Hedgetree)

Level 16 to 20 Mining Nodes and Materials Locations:

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Sunrise Tellin1920SastashaWestern La Noscea20a
Ice Shard0120SastashaWestern La Noscea20a
Raw Danburite1820SastashaWestern La Noscea20a
Mudstone2020AleportWestern La Noscea20b
Ice Shard0120AleportWestern La Noscea20b
Grade 1 Carbonized Matter20020Three-malm BendMiddle La Noscea20c
Fire Shard01020Three-malm BendMiddle La Noscea20c
Earth Shard01020The HedgetreeNorth Shroud20d
Raw Sphene1720The HedgetreeNorth Shroud20d
Alumen196320Royal Allagan SunwayEastern Thanalan20e
Fire Shard01020Royal Allagan SunwayEastern Thanalan20e
Raw Malachite165820Royal Allagan SunwayEastern Thanalan20e
Raw Flourite176020Royal Allagan SunwayEastern Thanalan20e

Suggested Stockpile:

  • 20 Raw Sphene, Raw Danburite, Sunrise Tellin, Mudstone
  • 20 Raw Malachite, Raw Fluorite
  • 99 Alumen
  • 99 Grade 1 Carbonized Matter (For the Quest, x2 for Botany)

Again, if you missed it TWICE up there. You may want to farm another full-stack for if you plan on leveling up Botany.

IF Grinding: farm Alumen.  

Mining Level 21-25

Mining Quest Level 25: 15 High Quality Effervescent Water.
Level 20/25 Mining Levequests: South ShroudQuarrymill.

Where to find Effervescent Water? They’re found in Upper Paths, South Shroud.

Level 25 Node Locations Unlocked:

Level 21 to 25 Mining Nodes and Materials Locations:

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Ice Shard1025Upper PathsSouth Shroud25a
Ice Shard1025QuarrymillSouth Shroud25b
Earth Shard1025ThalaosUpper La Noscea25b
Earth Rock2125QuarrymillSouth Shroud25b
Silver Sand2225QuarrymillSouth Shroud25b
Ice Rock2325QuarrymillSouth Shroud25b
Fire Rock2325ThalaosUpper La Noscea25b
Effervescent Water247825Upper PathsSouth Shroud25a
Wind Rock2425QuarrymillSouth Shroud25b
Lightning Rock2425ThalaosUpper La Noscea25b
Silver Ore2525Upper PathsSouth Shroud25a
Water Rock2525ThalaosUpper La Noscea25b

Suggested Stockpile:

  • 20 of each Elemental Stone
  • 20 extra Effervescent Water, Silver Sand
  • 99 Silver Ore

Silver Ore is the only thing with value here, and luckily it’s near the levequest area so you can farm that while regenerating GP. Elemental stones are usually used in Supply Missions.
IF Grinding: Silver Ore.

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Mining Level 26-30

Mining Quest Level 30: 15 High Quality Wyvern Obsidian
Level 25 Mining Levequests:  South Shroud, Quarrymill.
Level 30 Mining Levequests: Eastern La Noscea, Costa Del Sol.

Where to find Wyvern Obsidian? They’re found in Wellwick Wood, Eastern Thanalan.

Node Locations Unlocked:

Level 26 to 30 Mining Nodes and Materials Locations:

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Fire Shard1030Thal's RespiteEastern Thanalan30b
Ice Shard1030The FlockWestern La Noscea30f
Red Pigment20030Wellwick WoodEastern Thanalan30a
Lightning Crystal26030Broken WaterSouthern Thanlaan30c
Bomb Ash269530EAST of Forgotten SpringsSouthern Thanlaan30d
Earth Crystal26030Blind Iron MinesLower La Noscea30e
Ice Crystal26030The FlockWestern La Noscea30f
Wind Crystal26030Little SolaceEast Shroud30h
Water Crystal26030Nophicas WellsWestern Thanalan30i
Silex279730EAST of Forgotten SpringsSouthern Thanlaan30d
Wyvern Obisidan289930Thal's RespiteEastern Thanalan30b
Purple Pigment28030Broken WaterSouthern Thanlaan30c
Yellow Pigment28030Blind Iron MinesLower La Noscea30e
Brown Pigment28030Blind Iron MinesLower La Noscea30e
Grey Pigment28030The FlockWestern La Noscea30f
Green Pigment28030Little SolaceEast Shroud30h
Blue Pigment28030Nophicas WellsWestern Thanalan30i
Brimstone2910130OakwoodUpper La Noscea30g
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter30030Wellwick WoodEastern Thanalan30a
Fire Crystal30030Wellwick WoodEastern Thanalan30a
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter30030Broken WaterSouthern Thanlaan30c
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter30030Blind Iron MinesLower La Noscea30e
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter30030The FlockWestern La Noscea30f
Siltstone3010430OakwoodUpper La Noscea30g
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter30030Little SolaceEast Shroud30h
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter30030Nophicas WellsWestern Thanalan30i

Suggested Stockpile:

  • [To Follow]

This is probably the worst tier possible when it comes to profitability. You can grind Silver Ore as well for maximum profit. Don’t forget to use Deep Vigor to guarantee an HQ hit.
IF Grinding: Wyvern Obsidian or Silver Ore

Mining Level 31-35

Mining Quest Level 35: 20 High Quality Raw Amethyst.
Level 30 Mining Levequests: Eastern La Noscea, Costa Del Sol.
Level 35 Mining Levequests: Coerthas, Observatorium.

Where to find Raw Amethyst? They’re found in Sorrel Heaven , Central Shroud

Node Locations Unlocked:

Level 31 to 35 Mining Nodes and Materials Locations:

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Myhtril Sand3311035Burnt Lizard CreekSouthern Thanalan35a
Raw Heliodor3210835Sagoili Desert (S)Southern Thanalan35b
Mythril Ore3411335Sagoili Desert (S)Southern Thanalan35b
Raw Amethyst3411335Sorrel HavenCentral Shroud35c
Raw Peridot3311035Sorrel HavenCentral Shroud35c
Raw Garnet3110635Costa Del Sol (N)Eastern La Noscea35d
Raw Goshenite3311035Costa Del Sol (N)Eastern La Noscea35d
Raw Aquamarine3511535Costa Del Sol (N)Eastern La Noscea35d

Suggested Stockpile:

  • [To follow]

Notes notes.
IF Grinding: Mythril Ore

 Miner Level: [01-15] | [16-35] | [36-50] | [50 – 60] |[60 to 70]

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108 thoughts on “FFXIV Mining Leveling Guide (70 Stormblood Updated)”

  1. Just to let you know, you also get Marble in the same nodes as Electrium Sand in Upper La Noscea

  2. “Field Mastery” is Botanist only, and not available as an option to miners. Do you mean to refer to a different skill in your guide for 60+ leveling?

    1. Wow, I never noticed that it had a different name between BTN and MIN. It is indeed “Sharp VIsion” for miner – changing and thank you

      1. No problem! I threw me off for a bit when looking so I thought I’d leave a comment. (This guide has been super helpful for getting past that initial 60-62 hump by the way, thank you for that! :)

  3. Hey, just a head’s up, you don’t have to use Deep Vigor/Brunt Force twice in order to keep the effect of it. Use it once at Chain #4 and it applies to all gathers afterward, so those +2 Gathering Attempt nodes can really really help you out.

    1. old comment, but I was puzzled by this as well. This guide assumes you were capped at lvl 50 in reborn, and got yourself the best set. For anyone coming after, there’s no way you’ll have 600, just completely ignore that part of the guide until you get to around 55.

  4. On that last part for the lvl 60 Mining Quest help fro getting the Adamantite Ore, you need to change “Ageless Words” (BTN) to “Solid Reason” (MIN). I got kinda confused what you were talking about and was looking everywhere through all my actions and the node ran out on me :(

  5. Kinda nit-picky comment, but I actually checked in my Actions list to see if I needed to drag Toil of the Pioneer onto my hotbar for MIN… then I realized it was a non-crossclass skill and what I needed was Toil of the Mountaineer, which was already on my hotbar.

  6. Um… Nothing big, I’m just OCD and I noticed it says the 46-50 node locations are in “Bluefrog” but it’s actually called “Bluefog” lolol Just thought I should say something ^.^

        1. Odd thing to note. At level 45 for whatever reason if you head to Bluefog right at that point you only can find the level 40 outcrops. At level 46 you can find the level 50 nodes. Not sure why but I noticed that one myself.

      1. Just anted to say thanks sooo much for making this guide! It is so so so helpful. And I also thought it was camp Bluefrog for the longest time lol. We should just unofficially rename it. *nods*

  7. Hey, you have not one, not two, but three different values here for the lvl 15 miner’s quest. In the list at the beginning, you say 15 HQ Cinnabars. In the actual 11-15 section, you say 10 HQ Cinnabars at the beginning in bold type, but then when going through what to stockpile for grinding in that level range, you imply that it’s 20: “40 Cinnabar (20 for the quest)”

    I just did the quest and I know it’s 10, but maybe make it not so ambiguous.

  8. Hi I started to follow this guide and went of on a tangent when I discovered otherwise to make profit while grinding out my levels.
    What I did simply was from 50-52 I leve quested taking the Quality quests (The merits of Upcycling and Taken for Granite) then from 52 onwards I proceeded to hard grind Mythrite Sand in CWH while collecting Yellow Copper Ore at each 12 interval. Originally I used the safety Toil of the Mountain > 3 Methodical with gaining 3 Then moved to Toil of the Mountain > 1 Methodical with 1 Utmost Caution Instinctual at 55 until until 57.
    At 57 I kept collecting Mythrite during the off time from Yellow Copper but moved to doing toil of the Mountain > 1 Instinctual and depending on my I RNG (As Methodical rolls 115 with HQ 52 Pickaxe, 53 Quest sledge and full NQ 55 from moghome!) would depend what I do. If I rolled well on Instinctual I would Single Mind Methodical and have over my 240 and get 5 whole rocks! (That’s 300k every 35 minutes boys and girls!) otherwise I would have to utmost Caution followed by two Methdoicals and take 4 home. At 58 Mythrite sand really dips its exp gain so I set CWH as Home as Return was up every time I needed it and farmed Titanium from The Forelands.
    This is baring in mind not having materia melded, not really buying HQ gear (I was using mining to make some money!!!) and having definitely less than 600gp. (I have 572 gosh HQ accs are expensive post 50)

    1. I love you!
      “…toil of the Mountain > 1 Instinctual and depending on my I RNG (As Methodical rolls 115 with HQ 52 Pickaxe, 53 Quest sledge and full NQ 55 from moghome!) would depend what I do. If I rolled well on Instinctual I would Single Mind Methodical and have over my 240 and get 5 whole rocks!…”

      works perfect ^^

  9. For a bit more info; The mining-dravania bluescrip book unlocks Aurum Regis Ore (mainhand) and Blue Quartz (offhand)

  10. Cuprite is Slot 2, not 3. Adamantite is Slot 6 in Azys Lla at 11 ET AM/PM with a min collectability of 470.

  11. Hi, I am new here and recently started mining following this awesome guide. Currently level 16 and I am wondering if it is faster to grind or just to do the levequest for each 5 level?

    1. A mix of both, but keep in mind you have to preserve leves if you’re going for DOH, or other DOL classes

  12. I think Dragonproofing is a better leve, don’t you? Its still a good chunk of exp with less than half the work Sticking it out has.
    Or is there something I’m missing ; ;

    Thanks for the helpful guide tho ; v ; Sad I’ve only just found it.

    1. They take the 4 node evaluation over the 8 node because its the same exp for completion but takes less time and gp to complete.

  13. the mining rotations need to be fixed. It says “Toil of the pioneer” but that’s for botany and since this is a mining class, it should read “Toil of the mountaineer” just in case someone thinks “Oh… i need to lvl up my botanist to 50 in order to use these rotations.”

  14. Couple things I think you should add:

    The LVL55 gear update section should say that all 6 left side pieces can be purchased at moghome.
    The LVL59 offhands can be purchased inside Matoya’s Cave in the Hinterlands.

  15. thank you for the updated guide for 50-60! great start, and I appreciate the work!

    Might i make a suggestion? a few changes in your steps for slow learners like me :) – on the last step (where you say, “Once you reached a collectability you desire, press on collect to mine them”) if you added “the minimum collectability level is 240 for turnins, the NPC will not accept lower levels of quality”, I think it would save people a few unspoiled nodes…still not sure what to do with those odd 10 collectables i have with quality under 240…can i craft with them?

    1. You can downgrade them to their non-collectable item (thus allowing them to stack and be sold/used for crafting). At later levels, you get a skill called “Aetherial Reduction” that reduces some collectable items to their base aetherial form, also giving you a chance to get rare item in the process.

      1. MORE CLARIFICATION! You can not aetherically reduce some collectibles. Just press “lower quality” and they become the regular gathered versions.

    1. It’s merely a suggestion… if you wish to level up DOH, these are probably all you’re gonna need to hit all 50’s

  16. Great help for leveling, but my 40 quest was raw amethyst hq not raw jade. Dunno if it was changed or what but figured I’d share.

  17. The level 20 nodes aren’t showing up for me. I just completed the level 15 job quest. I checked to make sure prospect was on and even updated my gear, just in case, but nothing shows up on my minimap or in game. Any ideas on what’s happening?

    1. The gathering guides aren’t updated to include farming some of the “housing only” mats, since not everyone might be able to use them. Thoughts on this?

  18. So, For the Level 35 Levequests, who are we supposed to speak to ?
    I see a guy that does guildheists and another guy that does Grand company quests, but nobody that does Levequests @ the Observatorium.

    Lil help, anyone? :)

    1. Same Question. I went to Coerthas and looked everywhere but there’s no one in or around the Observatorium that hands out Leve quests.

        1. Actually, unless you already have a DoL class at or past level 35, you can’t accept or even see level 35 fieldcraft levequests

          1. A correction to my previous reply, even if your BTN or FSH are level 35, your MIN must be level 35 in order to do the level 35 levequests

  19. thx for this guide!!!!! i love you e.e

    one question: “Level 20/25 Mining Levequests: East Shroud, Quarrymill.” e.e??

    quarrymill is on south e.e

  20. I’m a level 20 miner and I cannot find any mining above level 10 near blackbrush. I have scoured the area in and around the clutch, royal allegan sunway, and beyond. do i need to do the level 20 quest in la nocsea to unlock it? or is this a glitch on the games end?

    1. If you are referring to the level 20 locations listed as being at “Royal Allagan Sunway”, be aware that this is a location in Eastern Thanalan, and it is different from the “Royal Allagan Starway” near Black Brush Station (Central Thanalan).

      If you are referring to the level 15 locations listed under Node ID 15c, the location for these should really say “Exit to Western Thanalan”. (They should also include “Fine Sand” as one of the items, too.)

      1. Haha yes we were also thinking of putting “EXIT TO..” like you suggested, haha. To be honest, there is an in-game node list, but we hoped by guiding the player with map text, it may be easier for them.

        The housing “rocks”, and gardening soil have yet to be added to the nodes…

  21. In the 41-45 table you stated that Electrum Ore is found at Camp Drybone when its actually located at camp bronze lake. Amazing guide it really helped me level my mining i really appreciate it :D

  22. You CAN actually mine darksteel ore WITHOUT being level 50. You’ll have a low rate of success unless you use your + gathering chance skills at below 50, however. Darksteel ore is ALWAYS the 3rd node from the top, you DO NOT need toil of the mountaineer to reveal the node. Simply hit the 3rd node to clear it, then proceed to mine as normal.

    1. Was just about to write the same thing. It is possible, I mined the Ore myself at lvl 46 with decent main, chest and gloves. The given exp for this node is also pretty decent.

  23. Hey, thanks for the great work so far! I started following your suggestions tonight. Question: are the suggested stockpiles meant to help with leveling DoH classes, or are those used for levequests, or something else?
    Looking forward to more updates!

    1. Grand company supply missions, and the eventual link to our gathering guides into crafting guides :D. so much information to compile…

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