FFXIV Carpentry Leveling Guide (Updated 50 to 60!)

UPDATED TO 60! “I happen to have hardwood” CRP Leveling to 60 in no time! CRP Levequest Items comparisons and value moves per tier!

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

Carpenter Level 35-40

Level 35 Carpenter Class Quest Item: (HQ) Oak Longbow
Level 35 CRP Leves [L]ocation: Coerthas (Observatorium) | Gridania
Level 35 Carpenter Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Walnut Macuahuitl – Dirt Cheap for triple leves.
[H][1] Pastoral Oak Cane – If Scalekin Blood is cheap…
[C][1] Yarzonshell Harpoon – Usual, cheap.
[L][3] Ash Cavalry Bow – Cheap but doesn’t compare to the other…
[L][1] Oak Patterns – If Boar Leather is cheap…
[L][1] Mythril Cavalry Bow – The least “Hassle”.

Well, Walnut Macuahuitl makes a return here as a triple leve. They’re dirt cheap and easy to craft.

If Grinding:

Carpenter Level 40-45

Level 40 Carpenter Class Quest Item: (HQ) Oak Composite Bow
Level 40 CRP Leves [L]ocation: Coerthas (Whitebrim) | Gridania
Level 40 Carpenter Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Mahogany Spinning Wheels – Might want to check out the other triple first.
[H][1] Jade Crook – If you can buy cheap Spoken Blood / Horn Glue…
[C][1] Cobalt Halberd – Not a bad courier.
[L][3] Mythril Lance – High chance of being cheaper than the spinning wheels…
[L][1] Garnet Grinding Wheel – Will most likely be cheapest.
[L][1] Oak Composite Bow – Triple lumber, depends if you have the mats…

A very random tier. It’s hard to get a good grasp of the prices on any given day. Garnet Grinding Wheel will always be a decent choice.

If Grinding:

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Carpenter Level 45-50

Level 45 Carpenter Class Quest Item: (All HQ) Cobalt Halberd, Jade Crook, Yew Longbow
Level 45 CRP Leves [L]ocation: Mor Dhona | Gridania
Level 45 Carpenter Leves Items Discussion:

[H][5] Mahogany Lumber – HQing these yourself might be hard, but they’re cheap to buy!
[H][1] Mahogany Patterns – Possibly the cheapest even with the felt.
[C][1] Cobalt Trident – Shark Oil!!
[L][3] Jade Crook – Too expensive.
[L][1] Yew Longbow – Decent.
[L][1] Crab Bow – Precursor… Price can vary wildly…

Yew Longbow and Mahogany Patterns are your only choices here for singles. Mahogany Lumber can be cheap to buy, and you can spam NQ ones if you have a lot of leves to burn!

If Grinding: More Mahogany Lumber.

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

Carpenter – 50 and beyond

So – finally got you to 50? What to do now? First of all, complete your Level 50 CRP class quest, to get your blue weapon.

Level 50 Carpenter Class Quest Item:
(HQ) Rosewood Lumber (HQ) Crab Bow (Melded with: Savage Aim Materia III)

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

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18 thoughts on “FFXIV Carpentry Leveling Guide (Updated 50 to 60!)”

    1. after finishing with ARM 50 to 60 (tonight) my next goal is to update all 01-50 DOH and DOL guides.

      The shopping list is something I’m really iffy about. I’ll think and look into it as to how it can be made better or if there’s something else I can do about it.

      There are many things to consider, but mainly formatting. I’ll try my best.

  1. um for the walnut Macuahuitl, if you hand in the triple exchange leve you only get under 20k exp, where if u hand them in one at a time in costa del sol u get 49k exp for each one you hand in…….

    1. Except that if you’re turning in HQ items, which should be priority when doing leves the Courier caps at 98k(49k x 2 for HQ) per leve while the triple maxes at 117.6k per leve(19.6k x 2 for HQ + option to turn in twice more for a total of ((19.6k x 2) x 3)).

      Triple is the better option between the two if you’re mainly concerned about exp per leve. Less travel time as well.

      1. Actually no, the triple really isn’t. In the time it takes to craft NINE items to gain a measly 20k, barely 20% bonus of the ONE item) You could turn in ALL 9 singles. Just set one as favored, one as free. Cost of crystals, effort of mats, everything.. not worth it. I’m low on Leves and I STILL won’t touch triples. I prefer making a quick HQ macro and doing all 9 turn ins within 5min.

      2. Exp per leve, maybe. But 20% more exp for up to 9x the cost. (3×3 items Vs 1 Item)

        This guide (and most on this site) are horribly outdated since the nerfing of triple turn-ins and the buffing of single/couriers.

    2. I have to agree with this. The level 30 leve for the Walnut Macuahuitl is the way to go. 98000 xp for 1 HQ item beats 117600 for 9 of the same HQ item. It may cost you leves, but it’s well worth for time and money you’ll save from having to craft less.

      Also, to make the trip easier, go ahead and make Costa del Sol and New Gridania favored destinations. It’ll cut down on the teleporting costs, which comes out to over 1000 gil per round trip without favored destination.

      1. Depends if you are trying to power level several crafts in a short amount of time, without factoring in grinding which takes forever. You will burn through roughly 60 Leves using HQ items. Triples saves you several days of waiting for allowances.

      2. Having tried this last night, the level 30 single turn in will carry you all the way to 50. It is nuts!

        The triple, on the other hand, requires vastly more effort and resources for marginal benefit.

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