Heat the forges and start Blacksmithing! This Blacksmith Leveling Guide will hopefully make your journey to 60 quick and easy!
Smelting deez metals in Ishgard? [Blacksmith level 50 to 60]! Nao!
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:
- 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: Single and 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. epeatable 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  and  levequest(s) for every tier. Note that this depends on server prices and might not apply to you (Unlikely). 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.
Blacksmith Level 1-15: The early levels
We DO NOT advise using Leves for these low levels. If you really feel like using leves for these tiers:
BSM 1 Leve Recommendation: [H] – Bronze Saw
BSM 5 Leve Recommendation: [H] – Bronze Gladius
BSM 10 Leve Recommendation: [H] – Bronze Spatha
Doing the Courier / Reverse Courier route is also great:
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 ] [Our usual shopping list route for the early levels will be added shortly]
You can get to BSM 15 in less than an hour if buy a Company-issue Engineering Scroll. The GC Scrolls These can be bought from your GC’s supplier NPC.
After completing the shopping list above, activate your scroll and be 15++ quick!