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!

Heat the forges and start Blacksmithing! This Blacksmith Leveling Guide will hopefully make your journey to 70 quick and easy!

Steeling yourself in Stormblood?
[Blacksmith level 60 to 70]! Nao!

Blacksmith Leveling- Navigation:
BSM Level [0-15] | [15-35] | [35-50] | [5o-60] | [60-64] | [64-70]

Before you begin…

Where is the Blacksmith Guild? How to become a Blacksmith? You can become a Blacksmith by visiting the Blacksmiths Guild in Limsa. If you have at least L10 in any combat class – you can begin smithin’ it up!

Updating your Blacksmithing Gear is quite important if you’re going to be crafting your own leve items. We have a Crafting Gear Guide to help you out on that.

Blacksmith Class Quest Item Reference:

BSM 01: Bronze Ingot
BSM 05: 3x Bronze Cross-pein Hammer
BSM 10: 12x Bronze Rivets
BSM 15: Bronze Spatha, Spiked Bronze Labrys
BSM 20: Iron Cross-Pein Hammer (Materia Enhanced)
BSM 25: (HQ) Steel Ingot
BSM 30: (HQ) Plumed Iron Hatchet
BSM 35: (HQ) Steel Bhuj
BSM 40: (HQ) Wrapped Crowsbeak Hammer
BSM 45: (All HQ) Cobalt Knuckles, Buccaneer Bardiche, Cobalt Shamshir
BSM 50: (HQ) Cobalt Winglet (Melded with: Savage Might Materia III)

Just use the above as a quick reference if completing multiple Blacksmith class quests at once.

Levequest Items Discussion?

Every tier has 3 kinds of Leves:

  • [1]Single Submit Leves: Levemete & submission are just a short walk from each other.
  • [C]ourier Leves: Levemete is from the [H]ometown, to be submitted to the [L]ocal Levemete.
  • [R]epeatable Leves.

Notes: [1]Single and [3]Repeatable Leves (1 each) are from the [H]ometown, and [L]ocal levemete. [C]ourier leves will always give the Highest EXP per craft, but require alot of time, and travel costs. [3]Repeatable leves will always give the Highest EXP per Leve. If you value your leves alot or don’t have many left, these are good. But, they are thrice as expensive. We will recommend the best [1] and [3] levequest(s) for every tier. Note that this depends on server prices and might not apply to you. We will comment on every tiers [C] levequest but will likely never recommend it. Use [C] levequests at your own discretion! Also, a Precursor item means it requires a fully crafted item AS A MATERIAL, which is bad.

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


Ixal Beast Tribe Daily Quests: Bonus Crafting/DoH EXP !

Putting it here to remind or notify you that such a thing exists, but:

I SUGGEST USING THESE ON CRAFTERS L15+ (use on low level if forced)
Since the early levels are quite easy. (But you can unlock it asap)

Starting Quest: A Bad Bladder
NPC & Location: Scarlet at New Gridania (9, 11)
Prerequisite MSQ: Pursuit of the Past

These dailies are best used to push past “bad tiers”, or simply on your highest level non 50 crafter. I suppose you can also use them on crafting classes which are lagging behind for one reason or the other.

If you’re super fresh and have all low level crafters, and happen to unlock it early – you CAN do them now. While I don’t recommend it, I suppose it’s better than them just disappearing!

Blacksmith Level 1-15: The early levels

These levels are EASY since all materials you need can be bought from the guild NPC. There’s no excuse not to craft ’em!

BSM Early Levequests

We DO NOT advise using “non-courier” Leves for these low levels. Below you will find a list of items for courier leves, which originate from Limsa Upper Decks.

Doing the Courier / Reverse Courier route is the way:

Level 1:  Bronze Rivets x5 / Bronze Dagger [ Red Rooster Stead ] Level 5: Bronze Head Knife / Bronze Pickaxe [ Red Rooster Stead ] Level 10:  Bronze Knuckles / Spiked Bronze Labrys [ Swiftperch ]

All of the above courier levequests start at Limsa Lominsa!

If you do end up doing non-courier:

BSM 1 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Bronze Saw [ Red Rooster Sea ] BSM 5 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Bronze Bastard Sword [ Limsa ] BSM 10 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Bronze Spatha [ Limsa ]

Grand Company Submissions:

Pressing CTRL+U and clicking on “Next Mission Allowance” shows you a list of items your grand company requires. Submitting them in your GC’s homebase will yield roughly 1 levequests worth of EXP. This is great as it doesn’t eat up your levequest allowances.

A “star” on an item means they need it really badly! Meaning you get DOUBLE the EXP rewards. Generally speaking GC submissions should be done as long as you have materials for it.

You don’t need to craft the items yourself – you can simply submit items you buy from the Marketboard or obtain by any other means.

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

FFXIV Blacksmith Levequests (UPDATED)

All Blacksmith Levequests Information. BSM Levequest locations, leve items needed – and more!

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

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


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

BSM LEVELv#ItemFromToLink
Proly Hatchet11Bronze HatchetLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2/Bronze-Hatchet
Hells Bells13Bronze IngotLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/1/Bronze-Ingot
Mending Fences15Bronze RivetsLimsa LominsaRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/5/Bronze-Rivets
Thank You for Your Business11Bronze Bastard SwordRed Rooster SteadLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/3/Bronze-Bastard-Sword
Axe Me Anything11Bronze War AxeRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/6/Bronze-War-Axe
The Unkindes Cut11Bronze SawRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/9/Bronze-Saw
I, Gladius51Viking SwordLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/15/Viking-Sword
Stainless Chef51Amateur's Culinary KnifeLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/13/Amateur%27s-Culinary-Knife
Bring Me the Head Knife of Al'bedo Derssia51Bronze Head KnifeLimsa LominsaRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/19/Bronze-Head-Knife
As Above, Below51Bronze PickaxeRed Rooster SteadLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/item/2520/Bronze+Pickaxe
Down on the Pharm51Amateur's MortarRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/14/Amateur%27s-Mortar
A Hit Job51Bronze Chaser HammerRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/16/Bronze-Chaser-Hammer
Anutha Spatha101Bronze SpathaLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/38/Bronze-Spatha
Farriers of Fortune101Amateur's Cross-pein HammerLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/25/Amateur%27s-Cross-pein-Hammer
Port of Call: Ul'dah101Bronze KnucklesLimsa LominsaSwiftperchhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/37/Bronze-Knuckles
Twice as Slice101Spiked Bronze LabrysSwiftperchLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/39/Spiked-Bronze-Labrys
Peddle to the Metal101Amateur's Chaser HammerSwiftperchSwiftperchhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/26/Amateur%27s-Chaser-Hammer
I'm into Leather101Brass Head KnifeSwiftperchSwiftperchhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/40/Brass-Head-Knife
Awl or Nothing151Iron AwlLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/55/Iron-Awl
Smelt and Dealt155Iron IngotsLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/43/Iron-Ingot
Riveting Run151Iron RivetsLimsa LominsaAleporthttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/51/Iron-Rivets
Tools of the Trade151Iron Doming HammerAleportLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/54/Iron-Doming-Hammer
Get a Little Bit Closer151Brass KnucklesAleportAleporthttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/47/Brass-Knuckles
Honest Ballast151Initiate's Head KnifeAleportAleporthttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/57/Initiate%27s-Head-Knife
Claw Daddy [R]203 (9)Iron Claw HammerLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/62/Iron-Claw-Hammer
Unseamly Conditions201Iron PickaxeLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/60/Iron-Pickaxe
Hearth Maul201Iron SledgehammerLimsa LominsaQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/75/Iron-Sledgehammer
The Devil's Workshop [R]203 (9)Brass Viking SwordQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/59/Brass-Viking-Sword
Powderpost Derby201Initiate's SawQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/61/Initiate%27s-Saw
When Rhalgr Met Nophica201Spiked KnucklesQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/77/Spiked-Knuckles
Cleaving the Glim [R]253 (9)Iron Round KnifeLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/83/Iron-Round-Knife
Time to Upgrade251Iron Ornamental HammerLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/88/Iron-Ornamental-Hammer
Mors Dagger251Steel BroadswordLimsa LominsaQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/95/Steel-Broadsword
That's Some Fine Grinding [R]253 (9)Initiate's MortarsQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/82/Initiate%27s-Mortar
Lancers' Creed251Crowsbeak HammerQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/90/Crowsbeak-Hammer
I Saw What You Did There251Iron Chocobotail SawQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/96/Iron-Chocobotail-Saw
Can You Spare a Dolabra [R]303 (9)Steel DolabraLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/120/Steel-Dolabra
Out on a Limb301Bas-relief Steel SawLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/108/Bas-relief-Steel-Saw
The Naked Blade301Steel FalchionLimsa LominsaCosta Del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/111/Steel-Falchion
Don't Fear the Reaper [R]303 (9)Steel ScytheCosta Del SolCosta Del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/117/Steel-Scythe
Hard Knick Life301Steel SledgehammerCosta Del SolCosta Del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/106/Steel-Sledgehammer
A Spy in the House of Love301Steel AwlCosta Del SolCosta Del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/109/Steel-Awl
Spice Cadet [R]353 (9)Heavy Steel MortarLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/129/Heavy-Steel-Mortar
Awl about Who You Know351Wrapped Steel AwlLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/133/Wrapped-Steel-Awl
You Spin Me Round351Mythril BroadswordLimsa LominsaCCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/137/Mythril-Broadsword
Seemed Like the Thing to Get [R]353 (9)Wrapped Steel Culinary KnifeCCH (Observatorium)CCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/128/Wrapped-Steel-Culinary-Knife
Colder than Steel351Steel Round KnifeCCH (Observatorium)CCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/131/Steel-Round-Knife
Lending a Hand351Steel Raising HammerCCH (Observatorium)CCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/1185/Steel-Raising-Hammer
File That under Whatever [R]403 (9)Mythril FileLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/148/Mythril-File
A Mixed Message401Mythril PliersLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/154/Mythril-Pliers
A Weighty Question401Mythril SledgehammerLimsa LominsaCCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/152/Mythril-Sledgehammer
Streamlining Operations [R]403 (9)Mythril Claw HammerCCH (Whitebrim)CCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/147/Mythril-Claw-Hammer
Get Me to the War on Time401Cobalt Doming HammerCCH (Whitebrim)CCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/1193/Cobalt-Doming-Hammer
Kitchen Casualties401Mythril Culinary KnifeCCH (Whitebrim)CCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/149/Mythril-Culinary-Knife
You Stay on That Side [R]453 (9)Cobalt PliersLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/1198/Cobalt-Pliers
No Refunds, Only Exchanges451Cobalt FileLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/1202/Cobalt-File
I'd Rather be Digging451Electrum Head KnifeLimsa LominsaMD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/163/Electrum-Head-Knife
I Maul Right [R]453 (9)Cobalt SledgehammerMD (St. Coinach's Find)MD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/1199/Cobalt-Sledgehammer
Talon Terrors451Cobalt Claw HammerMD (St. Coinach's Find)MD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/1201/Cobalt-Claw-Hammer
Pop That Top451Cobalt Raising HammerMD (St. Coinach's Find)MD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/165/Cobalt-Raising-Hammer
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