FFXIV ARR Blacksmith Crafting Guide
Where is the Blacksmithing Guild? The Blacksmiths Guild is Located in Limsa Lominsa, and is Headed by Brithael, who is pictured above. [City & Guild Locations]
What do Blacksmiths craft? (End Game)
2h Axes (Marauder / Warrior Arms)
Swords (Gladiator / Paladin Arms)
Blacksmiths Cross-Pein Hammer (Main Hand)
Blacksmiths File (Off-Hand)
Armorsmiths Doming Hammer (Main Hand)
Armorsmiths Pliers (Off-Hand)
Leatherworkers Head Knife (Main Hand)
Leatherworkers Awl (Off-Hand)
Carpenters Saw (Main Hand)
Carpenters Claw Hammer (Off-Hand)
Culinarians Knife (Off-Hand)
Alchemists Mortar (Off-Hand)
Goldsmiths Chaser Hammer (Main Hand)
Botanist Hatchet (Main Hand)
Botanist Scythe (Off Hand)
Miners Pickaxe (Main Hand)
Miners Sledgehammer (Off-Hand)
Components used by other crafting classes
Ingots, Rivets, Plates
What classes should be Blacksmiths?
Marauders (Warriors) and Gladiators (Paladins) have the most to gain from Blacksmithing. However, from the list above, you can see the wide variety of crafting and gathering arms they can craft. Being a high-level blacksmith indirectly helps leveling up your other crafting classes, since almost all crafting and gathering arms come from them. In a sense, blacksmithing supports other crafting classes.
Again, every crafting class benefits / relies on other crafting classes for components, so it’s never truly useless to train Blacksmithing (or all crafting classes)
Every Crafting (Disciple of Hand) class has 14 skills, 11 of which are common among all of them, while three are unique to each class. Below are the Blacksmithing only skills.
|Ingenuity||15||15 CP||Lowers recipe level to the current level for the next three steps.|
|Brand of Fire||25||15 CP||Increases progress. Progress doubles when recipe affinity is Fire.
Success Rate: 90%
|Ingenuity II||43||32 CP||Lowers recipe level to three below current level for the next three steps.|
Blacksmithing Skills Discussion
Ingenuity: Only good for attempting any craft above your current level. This “reduces” the “amount” of progress you need for completion and HQ. Can save you some CP…
Brand of Fire: Like any ‘brand’ skill, this is almost always better than any generic synthesis skill. As a cross-class skill, this of course depends on the element of the item you’re crafting. Use it if you the item you’re crafting is Fire element. (Determined by shard used?)
Ingenuity II: Technically useful for ANY craft, but really shines with end-game level crafts. This becomes a must have (Even worth it for level 50 crafts!) The low CP price is worth it if you save 2-3 steps worth of synthesis.
Overall, Ingenuity I and II are worth getting for the long haul. By experience, crafting anything above your level (Or level 70 crafts) are noticeably more difficult. You’ll never be sad to have one of them as a cross-class skill. Brand of Fire, like any brand, is great to have.
Blacksmith Levelling Guide
We suggest starting crafting by levelling all crafting classes to 15 at once. Class specific levelling guides coming soon!
Where are the Blacksmithing Levequests?
- Level 1-45 Levequests: Limsa Lominsa Adventurers Guild.
- Level 1-5: Red Rooster Stead
- Level 10: Swiftperch
- Level 15: Aleport
- Level 20 – 25: Quarrymill.
- Level 30: Costa Del Sol
- Level 35: Coerthas, Observatorium.
- Level 40: Coerthas, Whitebrim.
- Level 45: Mor Dhona, St. Coinachs Find.
- A crafting class which heavily supports other crafting classes.
- Gladiators (Paladins) and Marauders (Warriors) take the most from blacksmithing, but is essential to any person who is heavily invested to crafting.
- Blacksmiths skills are powerful, but only benefit the most difficult of crafts.
For now, I guess that’s it! We will be working on class specific levelling guides, and other advanced information like most common materials used and so on. Please subscribe if you don’t want to miss out!