Do not make leveling up crafting in a realm reborn any harder than it has to be! Use these extremely helpful tips, and you’ll find yourself at 50 in no time! And start making money from FFXIV’s Marketplace!
If you somehow got to this page, but you’re rather new or haven’t crafted yet, you should try reading our General Crafting Guide & FAQ first.
Maximizing Each Craft
Make no mistake, 99% of the ways you’re going to get crafting exp is, you guessed it, crafting. Maximizing each craft is probably the most important tip when leveling crafting classes in FFXIV.
In ARR, gaining crafting exp and levels comes through the successful synthesis of items. However, you can try to squeeze as much EXP out of a single item each time you craft. (Often granting +200% bonuses and more!) How do you do it? By attempting for a high quality item each time. Take a look at these two examples.
The above example shows crafting two of the same items, “Ash Lumber”. One was quickly crafted without attempting to for high quality, which only got 298 experience. The second example, while it did not yield a high quality ash lumber, the resulting craft gained a bonus +233% exp.
So when you’re crafting, always try to reach the highest quality percent possible, since crafting in a Realm Reborn seems to reward “effort”.
Completing your crafting log
Completing every entry in your crafting log is the next logical step WHILE maximizing each craft. Completing your crafting log gives a chunky exp bonus. Do not sell or throw away the stuff you crafted just yet! Some items you craft will eventually be asked for to fulfill Tradecraft Levequests, or Grand Company Supply Missions. Which is discussed below.
As we all know, Levequest allowances are pretty valuable. Spending them on craft leveling is one of the better ways to use them in FFXIV ARR. Tradecraft Levequests are issued through any Levemete. They also come in different difficulties, every batch increasing by 5 levels. You cannot undertake Tradecraft Levequests in groups. You simply need to give an item you crafted (or obtained through other means) Check out the picture below.
If you submit a high quality item, the reward is tripled(+200% bonus). This is why completing your crafting log (being ready with the required stuff) and maximizing each craft really helps you pile up on the exp down the line.
At level 20, repeatable Tradecraft Levequests become unlocked. You are required to submit (usually) 3 of an item, and this can be done thrice. Submitting HQ also works with this, resulting in a massive amount of EXP. Repeatable or not, Levequests are currently the best method of gaining DoH levels quickly.
Grand Companies and Crafting
In A realm Reborn, Grand companies can help you level up your crafting class in two ways. Grand Company Supply Missions, and Company-issue Engineering Manuals.
Grand Company Supply Missions
Grand company deliver missions are always running, and are accessed from the personnel officer of your grand company. Aside from being great ways to earn grand company seals, they are also great ways to gain crafting exp. You can also see this from your respective Grand Company Leve officer.
The interface is pretty self-explanatory. On the first column you have requested item (and what crafting class it comes from). The “Requested” column indicates how many times you can submit this mini-quest. It also shows you how many seals and exp to be granted to the respected crafting class upon turning it in. “Quantity” is how many of the item you currently own.
As far as I can see, it never asks for an item far above your crafting capability. You should always be trying to fulfill this, It’s basically 8 free leve allowances.
Company-issue Engineering Manuals
Company-issue Engineering Manuals are bought from your respective grand company. The item description pictured below.
The item is pretty useful, as you can see. It boosts EXP gained from crafting by 50%, up to a specified cap. There are more powerful manuals available the higher your rank is in your Grand Company. The downside is, these things cost Grand Company seals. But if you did the supply missions above, you shouldn’t be in a shortage of seals. Which is another reason you should really be doing supply missions. There is a higher level one available, but I wouldn’t recommend using either past level 20~.