FFXIV Goldsmith Leveling Guide (Stormblood Updated!)

STORMBLOOD UPDATED! “How much ore do I need!?!?” Goldsmith Leveling to 70 in no time! GSM Levequest Items comparisons and value moves per tier!

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

Goldsmith Level 15-20

Level 15 Goldsmith Class Quest Item: Fang Earring & Brass Gorget
Level 15 GSM Leves [L]ocation: Camp Drybone | Ul’dah
Level 15 Goldsmith Leves Items Discussion:

I don’t recommend regular leves here, Courier/Reverse Courier are still best here.

[H][1] Brass Ring – Equally best.
[H][1] Brass Wristlets of Crafting – lesser exp…
[C][1] Brass Circlet (Sunstone) – (From Ul’dah to Camp Drybone)
[RC][1] Brass circlet (Danburite) – (From Camp Drybone to Ul’dah)
[L][1] Brass Ring of Crafting – Equally best.
[L][1] Bat Fang Needle – lesser exp…

Aside from the recommended courier/reverse courier items, Brass Ring and Brass Ring of Crafting are the best single submit leves.

If Grinding: HQ Brass Ingot / Rings.

Goldsmith Level 20-25

Level 20 Goldsmith Class Quest Item: Staghorn Staff (Materia Enhanced)
Level 20 GSM Leves [L]ocation: Quarrymill | Ul’dah
Level 20 Goldsmith Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Decorated Copper Scepter – Precursor, no.
[H][1] Coral Ring – Hmm.. might be expensive.
[C][1] Wind Brand – Courier. So and so…
[L][3] Brass Rings – Best triple this tier.
[L][1] Brass Ear Cuffs – Best single this tier.

The Quarrymill leves take the cake in this tier. Brass Ring is the best triple and Brass Ear Cuffs the best single.

If Grinding: HQ Silver Ingot / Rings.

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Goldsmith Level 25-30

Level 25 Goldsmith Class Quest Item: (HQ) Silver Ingot
Level 25 GSM Leves [L]ocation: Quarrymill | Ul’dah
Level 25 Goldsmith Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Silver Magnifiers – Best triple this tier. (You can buy clear glass lens from GSM guild!)
[H][1] Silver Ring – Best single this tier.
[C][1] Fluorite Ring – Courier, and cheap too.
[L][3] Toothed Staghorn Staff – no.
[L][1] Horn Necklace – lol no.

The Courier leve is really good here: Fluorite Ring. In this tier, the Quarrymill leves are likely bad. Horns aren’t usually cheap. Stick to the leves in Ul’dah: Silver Magnifiers and Silver Ring.

If Grinding: Attempt for as many HQ Silver Ingot / Rings and HQ Siltstone Whetstone. You may also craft one of each dye to get the bonus EXP!

Goldsmith Level 30-35

Level 30 Goldsmith Class Quest Item: (HQ) Malachite Earrings
Level 30 GSM Leves [L]ocation: Costa Del Sol | Ul’dah
Level 30 Goldsmith Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Malachite Bracelets – Equally good triple.
[H][1] Horn Ring – purely dependent on Aldgoat Horn price.
[C][1] Silver Circlet (Goshenite) – A decent Courier.
[L][3] Malachite Earring – Equally good triple.
[L][1] Silver Choker – Best single this tier.

Malachite Bracelets and Earrings require the same mats. Silver Choker has more stable pricing that Horn Ring. If people are selling aldgoat horn on the cheap – do Horn Ring instead. Overall, lots of choices in this tier so it shouldn’t be a problem.

If Grinding: Attempt for as many HQ Myhtril  Ingot / Rings and HQ Siltstone Whetstone. You may also craft one of each dye to get the bonus EXP!

GSM Level [0-15] | [15-35] | [35-50] | [50-60] | [60-64] | [64-70]

24 thoughts on “FFXIV Goldsmith Leveling Guide (Stormblood Updated!)”

  1. At level 56 you get a Collectable for Star Ruby, yields 6 scrip, and 103k xp for 2600+ quality. For just 3 raw star ruby and a basilisk whetstone (pre-HW component!) it is fairly quick to mine, dirt cheap to make, and gets you started on scrip farming. Would take around 100 to go from 56 to 60

  2. No1 seems to want to give me a courier quest i have all leve guys unlocked but i got eustace and he only offers me regualr leve quests?

    1. Courier quests aren’t marked as such. They appear as normal levequests, and they start from the HOMETOWN. You can tell it’s a courier if the little image shows the the place you’re going (In GSM’s case, “NOT ULDAH”)

  3. I think for Level 1 Courier leve are now Band Bone (Home to Local) and handfulls of Copper Rings (5) (Local to Home)

  4. The worm fang needles give 31098 exp (62196 for HQ) and the silver chokers give 30282 exp (60564) for the level 30-35 GSM leves. both are the same turn in location and both are easy mats to get a hold of. So you end up getting more exp with the needles.

  5. “GSM 10: 12x Copper Rings”

    This needs to be more specific as I just crafted 12 Copper Rings rather than 12 handfuls of copper rings, which are actually needed.

    1. I’m sorry but the in-game description of “Copper Ring” versus “Copper Rings” is quite vague, no? I guess SE should change it to like copper ringlet

      1. Would be helpful to show what to grind on from 0 to15. You advised not to use levequests, but do not provide the alternative method.

        1. Hmm I guess I should edit to be more specific. Courier < -> Reverse courier leves are SUPER VALUE in this tier, but regulars are JUNK

          1. Ah ok, I have been trying to find items to grind on for 1 to 15 as I noticed that some of your guides have them and some do not. I would rather save the leves for the higher level when trying to level up crafting on multiple classes at the same time. Maybe you can add what items to grind on for 1 to 15.

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