FFXIV Armorsmith Leveling Guide (01 to 60)

UPDATED to 60! “How bad can it be?” Armorer power leveling to 60 ASAP! ARM Levequest Items comparisons and value moves per tier!

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Tired of getting beat up and decided to make your own armor, huh? Let this Armorsmith leveling guide help you find your way! Hopefully, your journey to 60 won’t leave you with dents! First page is very long – but you can use our quick scroll to: Basics | Leveling begins!

If you’ve been here before and need quick navigation:
ARM Level: [0-15][15-35][35-50] [50 to 60]

Suiting up for the Holy See of Ishgard? [Armorsmithing Level 50 to 60]! Check it out!

Before you begin…

Where is the Armorsmith Guild? How to become an Armorsmith? You can become a Armorsmith by visiting the Armorsmiths Guild in Limsa. If you have at least L10 in any combat class – you’re good to start hammerin’!

Ok so we’re in the middle of updating ALL crafting guides – We recommend the use of a few guides during your leveling process, in varied current state of usefulness:

Armorsmith Levequests List: A table featuring all levequests for ARM 01 to 50. (100% updated)

Crafting General Leveling Tips: This guide was made back right after beta. It’s not updated, but it’s missing two key features: Ixal and Challenge Log. (Old but still useful) (Needs some Mahiko Updates!)

Crafting Gear Guide: is still useful, but written a long time ago. It’s messy but contains a great table as to when you can and should update core pieces. (Old guide, kinda messy(Needs some Mahiko Updates!)

Armorsmith Class Quest Item Reference:

ARM 01: Bronze Ingot
ARM 05: 3x Bronze Hoplons
ARM 10: 12x Bronze Plate
ARM 15: Decorated Bronze Barbut, Bronze Buckler
ARM 20: Iron Hoplon (Materia-Enhanced)
ARM 25: (HQ) Steel Ingot
ARM 30: (HQ) Steel Chainmail
ARM 35: (HQ) Steel Frypan
ARM 40: (HQ) Mythril Cuirass
ARM 45: (All HQ) Mythril-plated Caligae, Reinforced Mythril Elmo, Mythril Sollerets
ARM 50: (HQ) Cobalt Haubergeon (Melded with: Heaven’s Eye III Materia)

Just use the above as a quick reference if completing multiple Armorsmith class quests at once. 50 to 60 is found in that segment of the guide.

How to use this guide!?

Each listed tier has some self-explanatory sections such as:

  • Next class quest Item required.
  • Relevant Armorsmith levequest locations.
  • ARM Levequests items discussion (tier specific).

We will be using a few amount of ‘codes’ here to make your life easier, as long as you understand them.

  • [H] : HOMETOWN, which in ARMs case is Limsa.
  • [L] : LOCAL levemete. This changes every tier.
  • [C] : COURIER LEVE. From [H] to [L].
  • [RC] : REVERSE COURIER. From [L] to [H].
  • [R] : REPEATABLE , or a “Triple”.

Basic [H] and [L] leves are the BASELINE for value. [C] and [RC] give more than the basics, but require travel time. [R] gives the most of all, but is a massive time and material sink.

In this guide I will try to recommend the best levequest for each type.

Useful links to have open: ARM Leves List | DoH Gear Guide | “Soon”

Armorsmithing: The beginning!

[H] 1x Bronze Skillet: NPC BUYABLE MATERIALS
[H] 3x Bronze Ingot: NPC BUYABLE MATERIALS
[C] 3x Bronze Plate: Recommended due to large EXP.
[RC] 1x Bronze Alembic: Recommended due to large EXP.
[L] 1x Bronze Hoplon: NPC BUYABLE MATERIALS
[L] 1x Bronze Rivets: NPC BUYABLE MATERIALS

“What is the Courier, Reverse Courier Cycle?” A courier levequest starts from your Hometown (In ARMs case Limsa) and ends in the local levemete (In this tiers case Red Rooster Stead). The idea is to get, complete, get, complete in a circle to maximize the EXP of your travel time.

So ARM 01 tier – it’s getting the quest from Limsa to submit 3x Bronze Plate in Red Rooster Stead, then taking the reverse courier quest from Red Rooster Stead and then submitting 1x Bronze Alembic in Limsa. This, by the way. is the fastest+least hassle way to get out of the early tiers.

“How do I get to Red Rooster Stead!?” It’s a non-aetheryte town outside Limsa. Just take the Aethernet to XXX gate and walk a bit east.

The other way to spend leves in these low tiers is to “spam the best single leve”. In this tiers case, is to buy materials from the ARM supplier and craft>submit Bronze Rivets in Limsa.

ARM is a bit special… You can begin your early levels (and subsequently the beginning of every tier) by crafting as many Bronze Ingot/Rings/Rivets and Plates as soon as they’re available to craft. Even quick synthing 20-99 of each shouldn’t be too expensive. This method is great to preserve you much needed levequests, and should be taken advantage of in this early phase (for a tiny tradeoff in gil). In case you’ll ignore this little section, don’t worry – I’ll be sure to repeat myself in future tiers, hehe.

Like I said, you can do this much easier/lazier if you buy completed Bronze Ingots from Limsa Lower Decks (8,11).

Armorsmith 05 to 10

All levequest items below have 100% NPC Buyable Materials.

[H] 1x Bronze Barbut: Unnotable.
[H] 1x Bronze Haubergeon: Unnotable.
[C] 1x Bronze Sallet: Recommended.
[RC] 1x Bronze Chain Coif: Recommended.
[L] Bronze Scutum: Unnotable.
[L] Bronze Sollerets: Recommended.

Again reminding you about my comment about Ingots/Rings/Rivets/Plates from previous tier.

Courier  <-> Reverse Courier cycle: Nothing noteworthy here, again, the mats are all obtainable from ARM supplier.

Or the best single: While the cost between the choices on singles is irrelevant, Bronze Sollerets win in the least hassle department.

Armorsmith 10 to 15

All levequest items below have 100% NPC Buyable Materials.

[H] 1x Iron Skillet: Unnotable
[H] 1x Bronze Plate Belt: Unnotable
[C] 1x Bronze Sabatons: Recommended.
[RC] 1x Bronze Gauntlets: Recommended.
[L] 1x Brass Alembic: Unnotable
[L] 1x Amateur’s Skillet: Recommended.

Again reminding you about my comment about Ingots/Rings/Rivets/Plates from previous tier.

Courier  <-> Reverse Courier cycle: Nothing notable about the items here… Both of them have materials that are available from the ARM Supplier.

Or the best single: Amateurs Skillet is the easiest to craft, and least hassle amongst the bunch here. While it doesn’t really matter which single you choose here, skillet definitely wins by a few inches.

Summary of this chunk

Courier / Reverse Courier is best in early tiers

Level 1: Bronze Plate [Limsa] / Bronze Alembic [Red Rooster Stead] Level 5: Bronze Sallet [Limsa] / Bronze Chain Coif [Red Rooster Stead] Level 10:  Bronze Sabatons [Limsa] / Bronze Gauntlets [Swiftperch]

Of course, we also can recommend the best singles:

ARM 1 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Bronze Skillet
ARM 5 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Bronze Barbut
ARM 10 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Iron Skillet

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

FFXIV Armorsmith Levequests (UPDATED)

All Armorsmith Levequests Information. ARM Levequest locations, leve items needed – and more!

Hey guys! Here is a listing of ALL ARMORSMITH LEVEQUESTS Below level 60. If you’re reading this – you’re going to want to open our Armorer Leveling Guide!

We have a listing of all 3.0 (50+) Levequests here.

Armorsmith Leves level 20 and above which have marked (R) are REPEATABLE (Thrice). Submitting High-quality Armorsmith crafted items give DOUBLE EXP REWARDS. 

ARM LEVELv#ItemFromToRecipe
Skillet Labor11Bronze SkilletLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/175/Bronze-Skillet
Ain't Got No Ingots13Bronze IngotLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/170/Bronze-Ingot
Eyes Bigger Than The Plate13Bronze PlateLimsa LominsaRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/173/Bronze-Plate
Distill it Yourself11Bronze AlembicRed Rooster SteadLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/174/Bronze-Alembic
Don't Hit Me One More Time11Bronze HoplonRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/176/Bronze-Hoplon
The Alloyed Truth11Bronze RivetsRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/171/Bronze-Rivets
Headbangers' Thrall51Bronze BarbutLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/183/Bronze-Barbut
You've Got Mail51Bronze HaubergeonLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/177/Bronze-Haubergeon
Bronzed and Burnt51Bronze SalletLimsa LominsaRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/180/Bronze-Sallet
Get Into Their Heads51Bronze Chain CoifRed Rooster SteadLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/179/Bronze-Chain-Coif
Strait Ain't the Gate51Bronze ScutumRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/184/Bronze-Scutum
Rodents of Unusual Size51Bronze SolleretsRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/178/Bronze-Sollerets
All Ovo That101Iron SkilletLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/196/Iron-Skillet
Waist Not, Want Not101Bronze Plate BeltLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/186/Bronze-Plate-Belt
Greavous Losses101Bronze SabatonsLimsa LominsaSwiftperchhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/190/Bronze-Sabatons
Stadium Enironment101Bronze GauntletsSwiftperchLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/193/Bronze-Gauntlets
Still The Best101Brass AlembicSwiftperchSwiftperchhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/197/Brass-Alembic
Cook Intentions101Amateur's SkilletSwiftperchSwiftperchhttp://xivdb.com/?item/2495/Amateur%27s-Skillet
Fashion Weak151Iron CuirassLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/207/Iron-Cuirass
Cover Girl151Decorated Bronze BarbutLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/198/Decorated-Bronze-Barbut
Kiss the Pan (Good-bye)151Initiate's SkilletLimsa LominsaAleporthttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/202/Initiate%27s-Skillet
Still Crazy After All These Years151Initiate's AlembicAleportLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/201/Initiate%27s-Alembic
A Firm Hand151Iron GauntletsAleportAleporthttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/206/Iron-Gauntlets
A Well-rounded Crew151Iron HoplonAleportAleporthttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/200/Iron-Hoplon
Get Me the Hard Stuff [R]203 (9)Ironclad Bronze BucklerLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/209/Ironclad-Bronze-Buckler
Night Squawker201Iron Lantern ShieldLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/211/Iron-Lantern-Shield
246 Kinds of Cheese201Iron FrypanLimsa LominsaQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/218/Iron-Frypan
Not Enough Headroom [R]203 (9)Iron CelataQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/208/Iron-Celata
No Hand-Me-Downs201Iron VambracesQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/210/Iron-Vambraces
I Was a Teenage Wailer201Iron AlembicQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/214/Iron-Alembic
Tisket Tasset [R]253 (9)Steel TassetsLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/232/Steel-Tassets
Ingot We Trust251Steel IngotLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/225/Steel-Ingot
A Leg to Stand On251Heavy Iron FlanchardLimsa LominsaQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/224/Heavy-Iron-Flanchard
Get Shirty [R]253 (9)Steel ChainmailQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/233/Steel-Chainmail
Need for Mead251Conical AlembicQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/226/Conical-Alembic
Hot for Teacher251Heavy Iron ArmorQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/222/Heavy-Iron-Armor
Romper Stomper [R]303 (9)Steel-plated JackbootsLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/241/Steel-plated-Jackboots
Aurochs Star301Bull HoplonLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/244/Bull-Hoplon
Eyes on a Hard Body301Decorated BucklerLimsa LominsaCosta Del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/249/Decorated-Buckler
They've Got Legs [R]303 (9)Steel SabatonsCosta Del SolCosta Del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/239/Steel-Sabatons
Skillet Scandal301White SkilletCosta del SolCosta del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/250/White-Skillet
Kitty Get Your Helm301Steel ElmoCosta Del SolCosta Del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/245/Steel-Elmo
Get Me the Usual [R]353 (9)Heavy Steel FlanchardLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/256/Heavy-Steel-Flanchard
Hollow Hallmarks351Mythril IngotLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/260/Mythril-Ingot
Very Slow Array351Mythril PlateLimsa LominsaCCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/265/Mythril-Plate
I've Got You under My Skin [R]353 (9)Steel-plated CaligaeCCH (Observatorium)CCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/257/Steel-plated-Caligae
Skillet to the Stars351Steel FrypanCCH (Observatorium)CCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/261/Steel-Frypan
War Is A Pain In The Back351Mythril Plate BeltCCH (Observatorium)CCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/1232/Mythril-Plate-Belt
Distill and Know that I'm Right [R]403 (9)Mythril AlembicLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/268/Mythril-Alembic
Everybody Cut Footloose401Mythril-plated JackbootsLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/269/Mythril-plated-Jackboots
Liquid Persuasion401Mythril Chain CoifLimsa LominsaCCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/276/Mythril-Chain-Coif
Employee Retention [R]403 (9)Mythril ElmoCCH (Whitebrim)CCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/267/Mythril-Elmo
Family Secrets401Mythril BarbutCCH (Whitebrim)CCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/270/Mythril-Barbut
Metal Fatigue401Mythril VambracesCCH (Whitebrim)CCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/274/Mythril-Vambraces
Some Dragoons Have All the Luck [R]453 (9)High Mythril ArmorLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/1245/High-Mythril-Armor
Cobalt Aforethought451Cobalt PlateLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/278/Cobalt-Plate
Feasting the Night Away451Hell's KitchenLimsa LominsaMD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/1251/Hells%27-Kitchen
Dealing with the Tough Stuff [R]453 (9)Cobalt IngotMD (St. Coinach's Find)MD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/273/Cobalt-Ingot
Booty Call451Cobalt-Plated JackbootsMD (St. Coinach's Find)MD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/285/Cobalt-plated-Jackboots
Parasitic Win451Cobalt-plated CaligaeMD (St. Coinach's Find)MD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/289/Cobalt-plated-Caligae

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