FFXIV Blacksmith Leveling Guide (Stormblood Updated)

STORMBLOOD UPDATED! “Are these leves real?” Blacksmith power leveling to 70 ASAP! BSM Levequest Items comparisons and value moves per tier!

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

Blacksmith Level 35-40

Level 35 Blacksmith Class Quest Item: (HQ) Steel Bhuj
Level 35 BSM Leves [L]ocation: Coerthas (Observatorium) | Limsa 
Level 35 Blacksmith Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Heavy Steel Mortars  – Precursor… might be pricy.
[H][1] Wrapped Steel Awl – Precursor yet again.
[C][1] Mythril Broadsword – The usual courier…
[L][3] Wrapped Steel Culinary Knife – Recommended triple for this tier.
[L][1] Steel Round Knife – Could possibly be the cheapest of the lot.
[L][1] Steel Raising Hammer – If steel plate is cheap, go for it.

With the exception of Heavy Steel Mortars and Wrapped Steel Awl, everything else is pretty “equal” in price depending on the market.

If Grinding: Mythril Ingots and Mythril Rivets.


Blacksmith Level 40-45

Level 40 Blacksmith Class Quest Item: (HQ) Wrapped Crowsbeak Hammer
Level 40 BSM Leves [L]ocation: Coerthas (Whitebrim) | Limsa
Level 40 Blacksmith Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Mythril Files – Equally priced.
[H][1] Mythril Pliers – Decent!
[C][1] Mythril Sledgehammer – Not bad if horn glue is cheap.
[L][3] Mythril Claw Hammers – Equally priced.
[L][1] Cobalt Doming Hammer – Decent!
[L][1] Mythril Culinary Knife – Decent!

A rather normal leve tier. All items are okay, just get the cheapest one.

If Grinding: Cobalt Ingots and Cobalt Rivets.

Blacksmith Level 45-50

Level 45 Blacksmith Class Quest Item: (All HQ) Cobalt Knuckles, Buccaneer Bardiche, Cobalt Shamshir
Level 45 BSM Leves [L]ocation: Mor Dhona | Limsa
Level 45 Blacksmith Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Cobalt Pliers – Shark oil = ouch.
[H][1] Cobalt File – The most ideal single leve.
[C][1] Electrum Head Knife – Not bad.
[L][3] Cobalt Sledgehammer – If you wanna do 3’s…
[L][1] Cobalt Claw Hammer – Shark oil = ouch.
[L][1] Cobalt Raising Hammer – Cobalt file is cheaper…

If Grinding: Nothing new to grind on here. More cobalt stuff, or make items that you need. Making extra leve items to sell is okay.

BSM Level [0-15] [15-35] [35-50] [50 to 60] | [60-70]

Blacksmith – 50 and beyond

So – finally got you to 50? What to do now? First of all, complete your Level 50 BSM class quest, to get your blue weapon. as of 3.0 level cap has increased to 60 so click on the link above to go there!

Level 50 Blacksmith Class Quest Item:
(HQ) Cobalt Winglet (Melded with: Savage Might Materia III)

Then you might need to see what your Blacksmith 50 gear should be: DoH End-Game Gear Guide / Max Melds.

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13 thoughts on “FFXIV Blacksmith Leveling Guide (Stormblood Updated)”

  1. First off, great series of guides. They have really helped out a lot.

    Wanted to point out for BSM 56+: Titanium Nugget is a potential collectible item with a starting collectability of 2500 to start. it gives 103680 exp and 10 blue scrip (starting) making it hands down the best way to level from that point on as nothing can compare to its value, or at least, nothing that I can see (since you always need nuggets for something).

  2. 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.

  3. 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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