FFXIV Mining Leveling Guide (Updated 50 to 60)

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Quick Navigation – Miner level: [Pre 50] [50 to 54] [55 to 60]

For convenience: I’m putting the good ‘ol mining table here…

Quick Mining Collectible & Rotation reference

1Yellow Copper Ore284Coerthas Western Highlands ~(31, 22)12 ETSlot 2
2Yellow Quartz400The Churning Mists ~(35, 21)2 ETSlot 4Same node as Green Quartz.
2Pyrite360Dravinian Forelands ~(27, 17)10 ETSlot 3Same node as Chalcocite, Limonite
3Limonite400Dravinian Forelands ~(27, 17)10 ETSlot 4Same node as Pyrite, Chalcocite
3Green Quartz400The Churning Mists ~(35, 21)2 ETSlot 6Same node as Yellow Quartz.
3Chalcocite400Dravinian Forelands ~(27, 17)10 ETSlot 2Same node as Pyrite, Limonite
4Light Kidney Ore450Dravanian Hinterlands (lower right)2 ETSlot 3(Scrip) Same node as Cuprite
4Abalathian Rock Salt450Sea of Clouds (7,8)12 ETSlot 1(Scrip) Same node as Red Quartz
4Fossilized Dragon Bone450?Churning Mists, Landlord ColonyANYRandomAlways up but RARE.
5Red Quartz450Sea of Clouds (7,8)12 ETSlot 6(Scrip) Same node as A. Rock Salt
5Tektite450?Churning Mists, Landlord ColonyANYRandomAlways up but RARE.
6Cuprite450Dravanian Hinterlands (lower right)2 ETSlot 2(Scrip) Same node as L. Kidney Ore

Mining Collectible Rotations (Scrub tier 600 GP)

-!!In preparation for Miner Level 55 !!-

OKAY! So what’s so special Miner 55? Two main points come up. A highly recommended GEAR UPDATE, which leads to Effective leveling and Scrip FARMING. You will need thousands of these – so might as well start NOW! Don’t feel bad though, the process of gathering scrips nets a TON OF EXP for your miner, so doing it while leveling is VALUE. Also, if you’re planning to level up other gatherers this gear update is worth triple value (As you can re-use it for them later). I used the below set to 60 NO PROBLEM, gathering at least 2 COLLECTIBLES FROM EACH NODE.

Level 55~ MiningGear Check

55+ Mining Weapon reference:

You want at least the first tier (55 main 56 off-hand)  (HQ Recommended)

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  1. (Recommended) (55) Hardsilver Dolabra | (56) Titanium Sledgehammer 
  2. (Luxury purchases) (57) Titanium Pickaxe | (59) Adamantine Sledgehammer

With the newfound 500+ Percetion, gathering these collectibles by the pair, and gaining tons of EXP and scrips will be easy for your miner. Now, onto the specifics…

Mining Level 54 – 56

Mining collectibles unlocked:
(54): Chalcocite 
| Dravinian Forelands ~ (27, 17) | 10:00 Eorzea time
(54): Green Quartz
|The Churning Mists ~ (X Y) | 12:00 Eorzea time

Mining (55) Quest Item:  10x HQ Titanium Ore in Dravanian Forelands, Chocobo Forest area.
Mining Next (58) Quest Item
: You can pre-emptively farm 10x HQ Hardsilver Ore in Dravanian Hinterlands (Near Light Kidney Ore).

What I did during this tier: Since you unlock a bunch of new nodes at 56, I highly suggest revealing/gathering at least once ALL normal and unspoiled nodes that you can at this point. The bonus EXP is welcome, and you’ll thank me for it in the long run.

If grinding:

The (54) Mining Levequest you want is: Talk about Boundaries From Creepers to Squatters
(54) Temp(L)eHIstory Needs Some Revisions > All Of These Bases Belong to Us
The (56) Mining Levequest you want isMortarin’ (Only one Evaluation Leve AFAIK)
(56) Temp(L)eA Spire For New Heights (Only one Evaluation Leve AFAIK)

Mining Level 56 – 58

Mining collectibles unlocked:
(56): Light Kidney Ore
| Dravanian Hinterlands (Lower right) | 2:00 Eorzea Time
(56): Abalathian Rock Salt | Sea of Clouds (Upper left island) | 12:00 Eorzea Time

Mining (58) Quest Item: 10x HQ Hardsilver Ore in Dravanian Hinterlands (Near Light Kidney Ore).
Mining Next (60) Quest Item
: pre-emptively: It might be difficult, but 3x HQ Adamantine Ore from Azys Lla 11 ET (Unspoiled).

What I did during this tier: Once you hit 55, or as you hit 56 seriously consider the gear update mentioned above! Light Kidney Ore / A. Rock Salt tier appears – it’s TIME to GET SCRIPSo, I hope you unlocked and gathered all previous nodes, because you now have access to a bunch of new ones. Instead of waiting, my advice is to reveal ALL ITEMS and Normal/Unspoiled mining nodes right at the beginning. It’s tedious but worth it.

If grinding: If im not mistaken (please correct me if I’m wrong) You can begin farming Adamantite Ore as early as now. It’s a reasonably valuable ore. On the news of normal nodes, you have a lot of things you can considering grinding. Hardsilver Sand and Hardsilver Ore are the prime suspects here.

The (56) Mining Levequest you want isMortarin’ (Only one Evaluation Leve AFAIK)
(56) Temp(L)eA Spire For New Heights (Only one Evaluation Leve AFAIK)
The (58) Mining Levequest you want isDragonproofing  > Sticking it Out
(58) Temp(L)eSharlayan SympathizersPommeling The Enemy

Mining Level 58 – 60

Mining Collectibles Unlocked:
(58): Red Quartz |
Sea of Clouds (Upper left island) | 12:00 Eorzea Time
(59): Cuprite
 | Dravanian Hinterlands (Lower right) | 2:00 Eorzea Time

Mining (60) Quest Item: 3x HQ Adamantine from Azys Lla 11 ET (Unspoiled). For newer miners, you may not know the best way to get this. Personally I use Reveal with Toil > Chain 4 > Ageless Words > Deep Vigor > Gather > Deep Vigor > Gather. I forget the minimum perception needed here, but you need at least a 1% HQ chance for this to work. Please chime in!

What I did during this tier: This is your last chance to gain some value off the gathering log. If you haven’t already – reveal and gather all normal and unspoiled nodes! It’ll save you from troublesome situations later.

If grinding: I just grinded for profit and exp here. Seriously, by now you have a whole host of possible collectibles to choose from. In between the nodes you want, you can always grind for some Aurum Regis Sand and Dravanian Spring Water in the Sea Of Clouds (Voor Sian Siran) node. I mean, there’s really a lot of options. If you can mine Adamantite before you hit 60, GO FOR IT!

The (58) Mining Levequest you want isDragonproofing  > Sticking it Out
(58) Temp(L)eSharlayan SympathizersPommeling The Enemy


Mining End Game: What to do now?

Once you reach Level 60 Miner (or any DoH or DoL): Take the quest “Go West, Craftsman” from Mor Dhona. Long story short, you have to buy “Regional Folklore tomes” which unlock more new mining nodes. Oh, they cost a ton of scrip. One tomestone costs 99 Rowena’s Token, at 50 Scrips ea, 4950 Scrips for one. 14,850(?) for three. Remember your friend Kidney Ore and Red Quartz? Yeah, your relationship will be a long and rocky one.

Miner Best-in-slot gear & Materia melding: Gathering End-Game Gear Guide (+Max Materia Melds)

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Miner level: [Pre 50] [50 to 54] [55 to 60]

95 thoughts on “FFXIV Mining Leveling Guide (Updated 50 to 60)”

  1. 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.

  2. 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 :(

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 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*

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ^^

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

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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.”

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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?

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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…

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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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