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!


If you’ve been here before and need quick navigation:
GSM Level [0-15] | [15-35] | [35-50] | [50-60] | [60-64] | [64-70]

So you want to live a life of luxury it up and be a Goldsmith ey? Let this fateful and serendipitous encounter be a smooth one! Welcome to our GSM Leveling guide!

Before you begin…

Where is the Goldsmith Guild? How to become a Goldsmith? You can become a Goldsmith by visiting the Goldsmiths’ Guild in Ul’dah. If you have at least L10 in any combat class – you’re good as gold (heh)!

Updating your Cooking 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.

Goldsmith Class Quest Item Reference:

GSM 01: Copper Ingot
GSM 05: 3x Copper Gorget
GSM 10: 12x Copper Rings
GSM 15: Fang Earring & Brass Gorget
GSM 20: Staghorn Staff (Materia Enhanced)
GSM 25: (HQ) Silver Ingot
GSM 30: (HQ) Malachite Earrings
GSM 35: (HQ) Fire Brand
GSM 40: (HQ) Horn Staff
GSM 45: (All HQ) Electrum Circlet (Zircon, Amber, Spinel)
GSM 50: (HQ) Black Pearl Ring (Melded with: Piety III Materia)

Just use the above as a quick reference if completing multiple Goldsmith 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]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 [1] and [3] 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.


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

Goldsmith Level 1-15: The early levels

We DO NOT advise using “Regular” Leves for these low levels. You should be using Courier / Reverse Courier Leves:

Level 1: Brass Circlet (Sunstone) / Brass circlet (Danburite) [ Scorpions Crossing ] Level 5Bone Necklace / Copper Needle [ Scorpions Crossing ]
Level 10Decorated Bone Staff / Brass Spectacles [ Horizon ]

If you really want to use spammy single submit GSM leves:

GSM 1 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Copper Wristlets
GSM 5 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Ramhorn Claws
GSM 10 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Fang Earrings

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

FFXIV Goldsmith Levequests (UPDATED)

All Goldsmith Levequests Information. GSM Levequest locations, leve items needed – and more!

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

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


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

GSM LEVELv#ItemFromToLink
Needful Rings11Copper WristletsUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/recipe/669/Copper-Wristlets
Copper and Robbers11Copper IngotUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/663/Copper-Ingot
Arms for the Poor11Bone BrandUl'DahScorpion Crossinghttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/665/Bone-Brand
Water of Life15Copper RingsScorpion CrossingUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/666/Copper-Rings
Bad Bromance11Bone StaffScorpion CrossingScorpion Crossinghttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/667/Bone-Staff
Hora at Me11Bone HoraScorpion CrossingScorpion Crossinghttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/664/Bone-Hora
I Ram What I Ram51Ramhorn ClawsUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/680/Ramhorn-Claws
Gods of Small Things51Copper EarringsUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/671/Copper-Earrings
Let's Talk about Hex51Bone NecklaceUl'dahScorpion Crossinghttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/675/Bone-Necklace
A Needle is a Small Sword51Copper NeedleScorpion CrossingUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/674/Copper-Needle
Horn of Plenty51Bone ArmillaeScorpion CrossingScorpion Crossinghttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/679/Bone-Armillae
A Ringing Success51Copper RingScorpion CrossingScorpion Crossinghttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/672/Copper-Ring
The Tusk at Hand101Fang EarringsUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/695/Fang-Earrings
All That Glitters101Copper Ear CuffsUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/681/Copper-Ear-Cuffs
An Offer We Can't Refuse101Decorated Bone StaffUl'dahHorizonhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/687/Decorated-Bone-Staff
Better Four Eyes than None101Bass SpectaclesHorizonUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/692/Brass-Spectacles
Gorgeous Gorget101Brass GorgetHorizonHorizonhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/696/Brass-Gorget
Point of Honor101Amateur's NeedleHorizonHorizonhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/683/Amateur%27s-Needle
Forever 21K151Brass RingUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/694/Brass-Rings
Brothers in Arms151Brass Wristlets of CraftingUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/699/Brass-Wristlets-of-Crafting
Bad to the Bone151Brass Circlet (Sunstone)Ul'dahCamp Drybonehttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/703/Brass-Circlet-(Sunstone)
I Am a Rock151Brass Circlet (Danburite)Camp DryboneUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/704/Brass-Circlet-(Danburite)
Bad Guys Eat Brass151Brass Ring of CraftingCamp DryboneCamp Drybonehttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/714/Brass-Ring-of-Crafting
Sharp Words151Bat Fang NeedleCamp DryboneCamp Drybonehttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/698/Bat-Fang-Needle
King for a Day [R]203 (9)Decorated Copper ScepterUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/712/Decorated-Copper-Scepter
Perk of Fiction201Coral RingUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/716/Coral-Ring
You Burnt It, You Bought It201Wind BrandUl'dahQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/726/Wind-Brand
Dog Tags Are for Dogs [R]203 (9)Brass RingsQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/713/Brass-Ring
Music to Their Ears201Brass Ear CuffsQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/717/Brass-Ear-Cuffs
One and Only201Staghorn StaffQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/710/Staghorn-Staff
All Booked Up [R]253 (9)Silver MagnifiersUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/731/Silver-Magnifiers
Love in the Time of Umbra251Silver RingUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/727/Silver-Rings
Thaumaturge Is Magic251Fluorite RingUl'dahQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/756/Fluorite-Ring
Dancing with the Stars [R]253 (9)Toothed Staghorn StaffQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/733/Toothed-Staghorn-Staff
Keep the Change251Fluorite EarringsQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/755/Fluorite-Earrings
Necklet of Champions251Horn NecklaceQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/740/Horn-Necklace
A Little Bird Told Me [R]303 (9)Malachite BraceletsUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/765/Malachite-Bracelet
One Man's Trash301Horn RingUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/770/Horn-Ring
He Has His Quartz301Silver Circlet (Goshenite)Ul'dahCosta Del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/783/Silver-Circlet-(Goshenite)
Get the Green Stuff [R]303 (9)Malachite EarringsCosta Del SolCosta Del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/766/Malachite-Earrings
Renascence Man301Worn Fang NeedleCosta del SolCosta del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/779/Worm-Fang-Needle
It's Only Love301Silver ChokerCosta Del SolCosta Del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/768/Silver-Choker
Burning the Midnight Oil [R]353 (9)Fire BrandUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/recipe/796/Fire+Brand
Lode It Up351Mythril RingUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/recipe/802/Mythril+Ring
Actually, It's Loyalty351Aquamarine BraceletUl'dahCCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/810/Aquamarine-Bracelet
Faith and Fashion [R]353 (9)Myhtril EarringsCCH (Observatorium)CCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/799/Mythril-Earrings
Dead Can't Defang351Wolf NecklaceCCH (Observatorium)CCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/800/Wolf-Necklace
Wear Your Patriotic Pin351Peridot ChokerCCH (Observatorium)CCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/808/Peridot-Choker
It's My Business to Know Things [R]403 (9)Red Coral ArmillaeUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/831/Red-Coral-Armillae
When We Were Blings401Mythril Ear CuffsUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/1451/Mythril-Ear-Cuffs
Coral on My Mind401Red Coral RingUl'dahCCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/854/Red-Coral-Ring
If You've Got It, Flaunt It [R]403 (9)Peridot EarringsCCH (Whitebrim)CCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/829/Peridot-Earrings
Tough Job Market401Horn StaffCCH (Whitebrim)CCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/838/Horn-Staff
North Ore South401Electrum GorgetCCH (Whitebrim)CCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/857/Electrum-Gorget
The Big Red [R]453 (9)Red Coral NecklaceUl'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/863/Red-Coral-Necklace
Gold Is So Last Year451Electrum Circlet (Amber)Ul'dahUl'dahhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/865/Electrum-Circlet-(Amber)
Green and Bear It451Tourmaline ChokerUl'dahMD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/880/Tourmaline-Choker
Light in the Darkness [R]453 (9)Amber ChokerMD (St. Coinach's Find)MD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/864/Amber-Choker
Sweet Charity451Amber RingMD (St. Coinach's Find)MD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/879/Amber-Ring
Sew Not Doing This451Electrum NeedleMD (St. Coinach's Find)MD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/872/Electrum-Needle
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