FFXIV Gathering Rotation (Scrip farming & Collectibles)

How to get deez damn collectibles! If you’re short on collectability 0 find out some basic appraisal rotations here!

Hello guys, a preliminary guide here. Basically I’ll be listing down the rotations I used WHILE LEVELING UP. It’s no use discussing the “real” end-game collectability gathering rotations since we have no idea what numbers we’re reaching for, and how much GP we will actually have. (Yes I know there’s a current BiS… but how long will that last? Will keep an eye out for the recipe unlocks come Alexander). I personally had more than 600 GP, but it’s very unrealistic to make a rotation for LEVELING UP with 650+ GP, since not everyone had a pimped out Foragers Set.

TLDR: Gathering rotations for scrip farming & Collectibles!!!

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Red scrip (470 collectibility) Rotation (variable collects)

Thanks to my FCmate Tiffany Faye for this! This rotation can get at least 2, and up to 4!!!! 470 collectible items! Here’s the basic rotation

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  • Reveal with a hit!
  • Discerning Eye
  • Impulsive Appraisal
  • IF PROC, Single Mind. NO PROC? Discerning Eye
  • Impulsive Appraisal
  • IF PROC, Single Mind, NO PROC? Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal

The above rotation seems damn good for me! While it requires brainpower, the eventual time saved is definitely something. I did not note the min perception needed but please mention your results.

End-Game Gathering Rotations (For now)

I’ll just copy the “1 collect” rotation from below. Since this is as good as it gets for 1 Collect @ 600 GP! Yes I do realize you can go much higher. But that’s for the minute few that have the 700++ GP for it. I’ll post those once I know more of what we need to reach, and how much GP people have on average.

Maximum Appraisal Potency for 600 GP 1 Collect

  • Reveal with a hit!
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Utmost Caution
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Utmost Caution
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Collect

!!VERY IMPORTANT!! >400 Appraisal Potency 3 Collect

at 570~ Perception you can easily 3 gather the high grade scrip unspoileds. I use this rotation to do so:

  • Reveal with a hit!
  • Single Mind
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Collect
  • Collect
  • Collect

 

Gathering Rotations used WHILE Leveling (Based on 600 GP)

If you have extra GP, use a Field Mastery. Or try something else. I personally didn’t see the need more than 600 GP in the road to 60~. If you’re a newer player, strive to get 600 GP somehow. Use food, cheaply meld gear… just find a way! These rotations DO NOT USE SINGLE MIND (For low level friendliness), but you’ll be more experienced by then anyway. So these rotations are really there to help those who are a little more confused.

These four basic rotations will help you gather almost any collectible. If you fail with the 1 collect – you’re undergeared.

The goal is you want AS MANY ITEMS as you can with the MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE COLLECTABILITY. So when you’re trying something new – go for the 1 collect. Go for more collects if you feel you can do it!

4 Collect, 250 Appraisal potency:

  • Toil of the Pioneer
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Collect
  • Collect
  • Collect
  • Collect

(Macro possible?) If you know of a 4 collect rotation with higher than 250 appraisal potency AT 600 GP, please let me know!

3 Collect, 350 Appraisal potency:

  • Toil of the Pioneer
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Collect
  • Collect
  • Collect

(Macro possible?) If you know of a 3 collect rotation with higher than 350 appraisal potency AT 600 GP, please let me know!

2 Collect, 450 Appraisal potency:

  • Reveal with a hit!
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Collect
  • Collect

Alternatively: Toil, Deep, Method x4, Collect x2 (400 potency, but executes a lot faster!)

(Macro possible?) If you know of a 2 collect rotation with higher than 450 appraisal potency AT 600 GP, please let me know!

1 Collect  Appraisal potency:

  • Reveal with a hit!
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Utmost Caution
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Utmost Caution
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Collect

(Macro possible?) If you know of a 2 collect rotation with higher than 500 appraisal potency AT 600 GP, please let me know!

In any case I’m excited for this whole new dimension in gathering! Good luck farming scrips! For more updates and awesome FFXIV updates, like us on Facebook! Ask us anything on Twitter! Check us out on YouTube and Twitch!

53 thoughts on “FFXIV Gathering Rotation (Scrip farming & Collectibles)”

  1. Regarding the DE-ImA-(DE/SM)-ImA-(DE/SM)-MA method, I can confirm that with 565 Perception, it will reliably get you to 470 collectability rating. This is convenient, especially for Adamantite, because it’s the minimum you need to shoot for in order to get HQ.

  2. Once you have Single Mind, at least on the lowest tier collectible, I’ve had success with getting five.

    Reveal Hit > Discerning Eye > Single Mind > Methodical Appraisal > Single Mind > Methodical Appraisal. If you are using the 4 collect successfully, but are high enough to have simple mind, it’s worth mentioning that you can increase the collectible amount by approaching it this way.

  3. I wish one of these guides would at least say WHO TO TURN THESE INTO. My inv is full of these collectables and all I find is ‘turn them in at Mor Dhona” But to WHO? I have ran to every NPC hoping to find someone but so far nada. Even Rowena has nothing.

    Are turn ins lv restricted? Or am I just blind? What am I missing? You’d think just one of these guides would say who to turn into and when. Lv 50 with an inv stock full of these things I can’t do squat with as nothing says anything on it.

    1. Hopefully you’ve already found out since it’s been almost half a month…but you turn them into the NPC called ‘Collectible Appraiser’ near where you turned in the original Collectible quest.

  4. What am I missing on the Red Script 470 rotation? I have only ever gotten 2 out of it. What do you mean “If PROC”? Can Impulsive’s +50% bonus chance stack with Discerning Eye’s +50% static chance? If so I’ve never had it hit in 3 days.p

  5. Theres a 5 collect rotation If you can hit 115 appraisal in one Methodical:

    Reveal Hit > (Single Mind > Methodical Appraisal) x3 > Collect x5

  6. Quick Note: With 500 perception this guide should work. I had 502 perception with food and got 472-476 on the lvl 56 turn in item. With low-perception I could not get this guide to work.

  7. Hi, I find this very helpful for gathering scrips… I used this rotation and I got 3 just between 456-467 (if only I have a bit higher gear I think I can get 3 Chysahl Green for red scrips..)
    Reveal with a hit!
    Single Mind
    Methodical Appraisal
    Discerning Eye
    Methodical Appraisal
    Discerning Eye
    Methodical Appraisal
    Collect
    Collect
    Collect

  8. Now when you say “Hit to open,” is it a luck game trying to get what you need on the first try? Then using the above rotation to get what you need?

    If I open with Toil of the Pioneer it doesn’t leave me with enough of the rotation to yield anything good.

    So I what I guess I’m asking is; Is it all luck based on whether or not you get what you need in the first couple of swings?

    My stats: Gathering 544 / Perception 581 / GP 605 with food.

    1. Hit to open means clicking the slot of the item you need: Unspoiled (unhidden, normal) nodes never change slot :)

    1. You’re absolutely correct. Purely a typo on my end. damn why does it have to sound so similar huh haha.

  9. Rotation for 450+ collectibility 3 collect with 600gp

    My stats without food:
    Gathering 653
    Perception 684
    GP 621

    Rotation:
    Open with a hit
    Discerning Eye
    Methodical Appraisal
    Discerning eye
    Methodical Appraisal
    Single Mind
    Methodical appraisal
    Collect
    Collect
    Collect

    With my current perception this yields 3 items of approximately 465
    Collectibility everytime. No food. Hope this helps some folks.

    1. with my gath 604, pot 601, gp 603 I can get 3 collectibles everytime with no food at about 465-469

      rotation:
      hit to open
      single mind
      utmost caution
      methodical approach
      single mind
      utmost caution
      methodical approach
      methodical approach
      methodical approach
      collect
      collect
      collect

    2. The rotation works for 450+ collectability with 574 gathering and 571 perception (All HQ crafted gear, no melds), gets you to 451 collectability.

      Depending on Gathering stat, this rotation gives 3 collects for Blue scrip collectables 100%. With 574 gathering the actual result is around 96%.

  10. Could you add in minimum perception needed for these rotations? I went and bought the jewelery items to get to 600 gp not knowing that I wouldn’t have enough perception for any rotation to get me to 450. I had the quest item weapons and the lvl 55 vendor gear from moghome. Not enough. I wasn’t 50 before the expansion, so I didn’t have any fancy gear going in. The only perception mention I could see was 570 for the 3 hits. I think only talking about gp requirement makes the suggestions a little misleading.

    1. With 533 perception, I was able to get exactly 450 collectability for both Morel and Cuprite. The combo, with this perception is really no different, (Discerning Eye > Meth Appraisal) x3. Found that going Abalathian Mistletoe > Morel > Cuprite was the best path, usually would get ~300+ Blue scripts every 20-30 minutes.

    2. For red script to hit 470 I had a 595 perception and that gave me 480 using 601 gathering at 95% rate to get.

  11. So technically the best 600 GP Single Collect rotation is as follows:

    -Reveal
    -Single Mind
    -Methodical Appraisal
    -Utmost Caution
    -Methodical Appraisal
    -Utmost Caution
    -Methodical Appraisal
    -Utmost Caution
    -Methodical Appraisal
    -Utmost Caution
    -Methodical Appraisal
    -Collect

    The reason is discerning eye can round down a point. The only time you ever want to use discerning instead of 2 utmost is if you are using instinctual appraisal.

    Example:
    My Methodical Appraisal gives 115 and my Discerning Methodical Appraisal gives 172.
    With your rotation I get 574.
    With my rotation I get 575.

    It’s only one point but hey it could help someone, and it’s good to realize just how useless discerning eye is.

    1. Another one that has some variance is as follows:

      -Reveal
      -Deep Breath
      -Utmost Caution
      -Instinctual Appraisal
      -Utmost Caution
      -Instinctual Appraisal
      -Utmost Caution
      -Instinctual Appraisal
      -Methodical Appraisal
      -Collect

      This one ranges from 340% to 550% potency, whereas the safe best way is 500% potency. So not much of a boost but it is possible to go higher.

  12. Hi,

    Here’s a 4 Collect for 400 Appraisal with 600GP Lvl 57 needed tho. Tested on the Old World Fig and will put you at ~403 Appraisal. I have 464 Gathering and 457 Perception if that counts for anything.

    4 Collect, 400 Appraisal potency :

    Reveal with a hit!
    Discerning Eye
    Methodical Appraisal
    Single Mind
    Methodical Appraisal
    Single Mind
    Methodical Appraisal
    Collect
    Collect
    Collect
    Collect

  13. Hey! I wanna share this rotation, it depends on RNG a bit since my gear sucks and using the 1 collectable rotation up there didnt made the trick for me, my stats (as a miner) are Gathering 491 and Perception 476 (pretty crappy for a 60 miner ;-;)

    Reveal with a it
    Utmost Caution
    Impulsive Appraisal
    Utmost Caution
    Impulsive Appraisal
    Utmost Caution
    Impulsive Appraisal
    Utmost Caution
    Single Mind
    Impulsive Appraisal
    Methodical Appraisal
    Collect

    It does use Single Mind and depends on luck but so far it have gave me pretty stable outcomes

  14. I think you get more potrncy for 4 collect by – reveal with hi t> D-Eye+M-app > Single mind+M-app > Single mind+M-app > collectx4

  15. if you are lv57, you can use single mind to collect 5 at 240 collectability-ish

    hit to reveal
    single mind + impulsive appraisal
    single mind + impulsive appraisal (use methodical if impulsive procs)
    single mind + Methodical appraisal
    collect x5

    Also, For the other rotations here, if you feel lucky, you can use impulsive instead of methodical.
    If you proc the 30% chance for discerning eye, you can replace the next discerning eye with a single mind.
    Essentially giving you 30% chance to get 1 more collect.

  16. At level 57, the best way to collect 250 appraisal is:
    Reveal
    Single Mind
    Methodical Appraisal
    Single Mind
    Methodical Appraisal
    Single Mind
    Methodical Appraisal
    Collect x5

    1. In fact on anything where you use Toil, it’s better to use Single Mind instead for the exact same affect that costs 100 less GP.

      1. This is for pre-57 where single mind isn’t available. Will update this for my “farming” rotations at 60.

  17. Just wondering why you’re trying to get max amount for only one collectible instead of getting multiple or the min amount. Even 2 @ min rarity is worth more than 1 @ maximum.

    Try this rotation for 5 collectibles at min rarity for exp. 57+

    Single Mind > Impulsive Appraisal
    Single Mind > Impulsive Appraisal
    Single Mind > Methodical Appraisal

    With using one attempt to reveal item, this leaves 5 attempts left.

    Pre 57

    Don’t use Toil!

    Discerning Eye > Methodical Appraisal
    Discerning Eye > Methodical Appraisal
    Discerning Eye > Methodical Appraisal – You still get 2 collectibles @ higher rarity

  18. My rotation for blue scrip gathering currently gets me between 2 – 4 collects. I have 594 Gathering, 599 Perception, 607 GP. No food required.

    1. I reveal with a swing.

    2. Discerning Eye.

    3. Impulsive Appraisal.

    4. IF DE procs Single Mind

    Impulsive Appraisal

    ELSE Discerning Eye

    Impulsive Appraisal

    5. IF DE procs Single Mind

    Methodical Appraisal

    ELSE Discerning Eye

    Methodical Appraisal

    6. Collect as many as are available.

    This gets me regularly into the 480 range with a minimum of 2 collects and a maximum of 4 collects. It does require better gear at 60, but so far this has been the fastest way for me to collect blue scrips.

  19. How is that you’re able to gather the 1 collect end game item? That rotation you have puts wear way beyond 30 and then your gathering rate is capped at 10%. You have to be really lucky to even get that since gathering rate % up skills do not affect it.

  20. Am I missing something? The rotation for 1 collect would appear to run up to 40 wear before collecting with no GP to spare for a Deep Breath or Last Ditch.

  21. Uh am i missing something? the 1 collect appraisal puts me well above 30 wear. im guessing it’s gear related?

  22. I had the same issue. I was still in item lvl HQ 50 pieces. I was no where neat 600 GP and my perception was no where close to hit the mark to turn in the collectable. I could not hit the perception requirement until lvl 53 when i was able to craft and put on some of the lvl 53 pieces (which are very expensive)

  23. 600 GP is great at first if you’re coming into HW with melded forager’s gear. However, the usefulness of 600 GP rotations is quickly diminished as you replace that gear. Maintaining 600 GP becomes a chore as you begin replacing gear every couple levels, especially if you don’t have the crafting skill to meld gear above level 50.

    Might I recommend a second for this guide for sub 600 GP gatherers?

      1. Either, all the abilities seam to take 100, 200, 300.. so anything greater than 500 but less than 600 is realistically the same unless you want to pop a Sharp Vision off to gain that extra 5% gather chance.

        1. Actually, I found a simple and cheap solution to this. There is a vendor in Pillars that sells GP food, I think it’s Beef Stew. You should recommend using GP food to reach 600 GP or Perception food if you can reach it with melds.

    1. MY GP has remained 600+ throughout leveling. Don’t replace your overmelded accessories for the higher level ones until those are melded as well or you will lose stats.

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