FFXIV Blacksmith Leveling Guide (Updated 50 to 60!)

UPDATED to 60! “Are these leves real?” Blacksmith power leveling to 60 ASAP! BSM Levequest Items comparisons and value moves per tier!

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Useful links to have open: Crafting Gear Guide | Blacksmith Leves Guide

Blacksmith Level 15-20

Level 15 Blacksmith Class Quest Item: Bronze Spatha, Spiked Bronze Labrys
Level 15 BSM Leves [L]ocation: Aleport | Limsa
Level 15 Blacksmith Leves Items Discussion:

Using leves in this tier isn’t bad…

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[H][1] Iron Awl – Decent.
[H][5] Iron Ingot – Cheap, but requires 5 crafts… (Although you can buy NQ’s at vendor)
[C][1] Iron Rivets – Courier / Reverse Courier is pretty fast…
[RC][1] Iron Doming Hammer – Courier / Reverse Courier is pretty fast…
[L][1] Brass Knuckles – Precursor…
[L][1] Initiate’s Head Knife – Decent.

Like most leve tiers in Blacksmithing, everything is pretty friendly!

If Grinding:

Blacksmith Level 20-25

Level 20 Blacksmith Class Quest Item: Iron Cross-Pein Hammer (Materia Enhanced)
Level 20 BSM Leves [L]ocation: Quarrymill | Limsa
Level 20 Blacksmith Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Iron Claw Hammers – Your only choice for triples.
[H][1] Iron Pickaxe – VERY CHEAP materials.
[C][1] Iron Sledgehammer – usual courier…
[L][3] Brass Gladius – Precursor.
[L][1] Initiate’s Saw – Slightly more expensive than Iron Pickaxe.
[L][1] Spiked Knuckle – Notably more expensive than Iron Pickaxe.

If Grinding: Iron Ingots & Iron Rivets for your stockpile.

Blacksmith Level 25-30

Level 25 Blacksmith Class Quest Item: (HQ) Steel Ingot
Level 25 BSM Leves [L]ocation: Quarrymill | Limsa
Level 25 Blacksmith Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Iron Round Knife – Easy to craft and cheap.
[H][1] Iron Ornamental Hammer – Precursor.
[C][1] Steel Broadsword- Pretty cheap.
[L][3] Initiate’s Mortars – Easy to craft and cheap.
[L][1] Crowsbeak Hammer – Cheap, easy to craft.
[L][1] Iron Chocobotail Saw – Cheap but may be difficult to craft.

Depending on market prices, most of these are equally priced. Yet another friendly tier! It’s basically a choice of whether you want to do singles or triples…

If Grinding: Steel Ingots & Steel Rivets for your stockpile.

Blacksmith Level 30-35

Level 30 Blacksmith Class Quest Item: (HQ) Plumed Iron Hatchet
Level 30 BSM Leves [L]ocation: Costa Del Sol | Limsa
Level 30 Blacksmith Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Steel Dolabra – If you can buy velveteen for cheap…
[H][1] Bas-relief Steel Saw – Decent.
[C][1] Steel Falchion – Usual courier.
[L][3] Steel Scythes – This is probably better.
[L][1] Steel Sledgehammer – Decent.
[L][1] Steel Awl – Crab oil may be pricey…

Blacksmithing leves are pretty friendly!

If Grinding: Nothing new here, so more Steel Ingots and Rivets.

BSM Level [0-15] [15-35] [35-50] [50 to 60]

12 thoughts on “FFXIV Blacksmith Leveling Guide (Updated 50 to 60!)”

  1. I’m confused. You say that using levequests at 0-15 isn’t recommended, but then you go on to tell how to use them without really addressing what to do instead. Nothing here that describes what recipes are the best “bang for the buck” so to speak, in order to power level out over 15. Am I missing something here?

    1. I doomed myself with that line didn’t I? haha. The shopping list method is the most LEVE EFFICIENT (since you don’t use any). Courier Reverse Courier might be FASTEST and most BRAINLESS (but uses a bit of leves). This honestly depends on how rich you are with leves. I will be fixing all of the DOH leveling guides up to the new standard – it just so happens BSM is one of the “not yet fixed” ones. (CHeck out weaver).

    1. Have you checked in Red Rooster Stead? The Levequest “The Unkindest Cut” (NOT FROM LIMSA) involves submitting Bronze Saw for roughly 860 EXP and 94 gil as the reward. Kindly double check if it exists or not, because I see it.

  2. The leve “You Spin Me Round” at 35 requires that you turn in a mythril broadsword instead of a mythril knife

    1. The mythril knife USED to be a PLD weapon until the 2.4 name changes.. haha damnit lemme get to the bottom of this once and for all.

    1. I will, however, I am putting this edit and other “general” fixes to older guides when heavensward comes out to see if there are any new things to consider while leveling up.

      1. Ever thought of making a master list?
        What I am saying is if someone wanted to level -everything- in one go. Much of crafting uses parts made from other jobs… so if you wanted to lv it all in one shot you could say go out, gather x amount of this this and this, craft x of this from this job, use it to craft this from this job. This job and this job make the same things, craft x from this job and y from this job (I.E. smithing and armoror can both make bars/rivits of the same kind) next lvs go gather x of this this and this etc etc etc.

        It just be something I’d love to see. I maxed my gathering out first and stockpiled a buncha stuff but having a proper means to lv everything else together be nice instead of having to pause and check the market, or scan though my craft log to see what makes this item I need, or if I even know it yet, or going out and gathering even more. Just sit back and have everything and go.

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