FFXIV Botanist Leveling Guide (70 Stormblood Updated)

Stormblood Updated! Level 60~+! Level up Botany Quickly! Botany Quests Items? Finding Botany Nodes? Stop wasting time! Power Level your Botanist!

I split the Stormblood Botany leveling into 2 chunks. This part assumes you followed the previous chunk.

From this point on, “Waiting for Collectibles” is your main activity! The space in between can be (Grinding) > (levequests if impatient) > (AFK)

BTN Navigation: [01-15] | [16-35] | [36-50] | [50-60] | [60-70]

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Before we get into it, a quick review…

GEAR CHECK: Rising from Scrubhood

Your gear should look something like this (check below this table for the “optional” info). With the exception of the Off-hand – EVERYTHING SHOULD BE HQ!

Slot Item Level From? Cheap Meld I Cheap Meld II
Main High Steel Hatchet 62 BSM Guerdon III+ Any
Off High Steel Scythe 63 BSM Guerdon III+ Any
Chest Gaganaskin Vest 61 LTW Guerdon IV Guile IV
Head Gaganaskin Bush Hat 61 LTW Guerdon IV Guile IV
Gloves Gaganaskin Gloves 61 LTW Guerdon IV Guile IV
Leg Bloodhempen Trousers of Gathering 61 WVR Guerdon IV Guerdon IV
Boot Gaganaskin Fringe Boots 61 LTW Guile IV Guile IV
Belt Gaganaskin Belt of Gathering 62 LTW Guerdon IV Any
Ear Gyuki Leather Earrings 63 LTW Guile IV OPEN
Neck Gyuki Leather Choker 63 LTW Guile IV OPEN
Wrist Gyuki Leather Wristband 63 LTW Guile IV OPEN
Ring Gyuki Leather Ring 63 LTW Guile IV OPEN
Ring Gyuki Leather Ring 63 LTW Guile IV OPEN

Melding? You can technically downgrade all your Guerdons to III’s (but suffer a lower success chance). You can also downgrade SOME GUILES TO III’s – BUT I DO NOT KNOW THE MINIMUM THRESHOLD FOR EXACTLY 451 COLLECTABILITY! I experimented with these melds, and they’re slightly above the required power level. I cannot concretely tell you how many you can downgrade.

Other open and force melds? As long as you can hit 451+ with Single Mind, go for gathering. Perception has its uses too, but falls off considerably unless you can get enough to “double Single Mind”.

L64 and under: Optional upgrades

Optional – Gyuki Leather tier: If you’re leveling ALL THREE CLASSES (including fisher), then I would MAYBE invest in the HQ Gyuki Leather Jacket. I found it completely unnecessary. The non-chest pieces were also too negligible of an upgrade.

Optional – HQ High Steel Scythe: I thrived without it. The NQ from the BTN 63 Class Quest was enough. Obtaining this simply increases your gather chance. If you’re the type to grind (and can easily offset its costs) go for it.

 

Botanist Leveling 64 to 66

Welp, back to business!

BTN Collectibles @ 64 – 66

Nothing’s changed, really.

Botany Collectibles 66~
  Lvl Item Slot Time Map Area (or Aetheryte) Unlock
BTN 62 Bamboo Shoot Slot 8 10AM/PM Yanxia Namai 61
BTN 60 Beech Branch Slot 3 6AM/PM The Fringes East End 60
BTN Practice & Farm Nodes
Practice Node 66 Daikon Radish Any Yanxia Doma 66
Practice Node 62 Larch Log Any Ruby Sea Onokoro 61
Practice Node 60 Gyr Abanian Wheat Any The Fringes East End 60

What to grind? BTN 64 to 66

Kudzu Vine is the godlike gather here. It’s another SOLE COMPONENT levequest item for Weaver.

Pine Lumber is the same, but for Carpenter.

The above is best if you yourself are leveling DoH. Botanist item prices can vary wildly, so if you’re doing it for profit it’s best to snoop around. Honestly, the wide variety of plants and vegetables you can gather makes it very difficult to recommend one that’s ALWAYS GOING TO BE ABOVE AVERAGE.

Notable events in this tier

Botanist L65 Class Quest

Mountain Popoto is in Ruby Sea, Onokoro W. As for rewards, take the Kudzu Coat of Gathering, and you get a new main-hand Doman Iron Hatchet!

The Chest Piece (NQ Kudzu Coat of Gathering) is a welcome, albeit small, upgrade. I melded these with III’s, as they were too marginal an upgrade without even the cheapest of melds.

The NQ Doman Iron Scythe is only a hair’s breadth better than your current one (If you meld it) – Sell or use, doesn’t really matter.

If you are leveling the other DoH classes simultaneously, then get the Cap or Gloves next once you hit 65 quest on those.

Completing the quest gives you Endless Toil of the Pioneer, which instantly reveals all hidden items in older nodes! Interestingly, RAW TRIPHANE COLLECTIBLE is part of this! So you get an extra gather for it!

Again, the quests are in Idyllshire.

Should I upgrade my gear? Kudzu & Tigerskin Tier?

I got to 70 just using the NQ shirt from the class quest. But, getting an HQ Kudzu Coat of Gathering is obviously welcome. Needless to say the same applies leveling MIN.

HOWEVER IF YOU ARE LEVELING FISHER, this becomes more relevant as MISSED FISH are much more painful than MISSED MIN/BTN NODES. 

If you’re leveling all 3, you may consider an investment for HQ:

The other HQ pieces are COMPLETELY OPTIONAL.

BTN 65 Main hand: Doman Iron Hatchet?

As I typed above: “The NQ Doman Iron Pickaxe is only a hair’s breadth better than your current one (If you meld it) – Sell or use, doesn’t really matter.”

If you can afford the HQ, the only upside is higher % gathers. Luxury.

BTN 66 Off-hand: Doman Iron Scythe?

Same old story. NQ Doman Iron Scythe loses to HQ High Steel Scythe – HQ is purely luxury. Didn’t feel like I needed it at all.

Level 64 Botany Levequests

The only reason to use levequests at this point onwards is if you’re not leveling crafters…

Class Level Levequest Plate Type Location Note?
Botanist 64 Flowers for Algae Rum Flower Girl 4 Node Eval Yanxia Best
Botanist 64 Bamboozled Miqote Fishing 8 Node Eval Yanxia Great
Botanist 64 Timbr Lala Merchant Collect 40 Yanxia OK

Botanist Leveling 66 to 68

BTN Collectibles @ 66 – 68

DOES LOTUS ROOT TURN-INS UNLOCK AT 66? (please correct me if I’m wrong) I’ll list it at 66 unlock just in case. I will add info on EPHEMERAL NODES HERE, TOO.

Botany Collectibles 66~
  Lvl Item Slot Time Map Area (or Aetheryte) Unlock
BTN 66 Lotus Root Slot 7 8AM/PM Yanxia House of the Fierce 66
BTN 62 Bamboo Shoot Slot 8 10AM/PM Yanxia Namai 61
BTN 60 Beech Branch Slot 3 6AM/PM The Fringes East End 60
Ephemeral Nodes
Ephemeral 66 Doman Yellow 8A Azim Steppe Dawn Throne 66
Ephemeral 68 Windtea Leaves 8P Yanxia House of the Fierce 66
Practice & Farm Nodes
Practice Node 68 Chickweed Any Azim Steppe Nhaama’s 66
Practice Node 66 Daikon Radish Any Yanxia Doma 66
Practice Node 62 Larch Log Any Ruby Sea Onokoro 61
Practice Node 60 Gyr Abanian Wheat Any The Fringes East End 60
Ephemeral Nodes? WTF?

Ephemeral Nodes are a pseudo unspoiled node that “recharge” as you farm nearby nodes. They are prime suspects for “Aetherial Reduction” items.

As to how they’re relevant to leveling, they are only good as supplemental “grinding” sections.

Treat them as you would any collectible – but instead of getting MORE of them, the goal is to get THE HIGHEST COLLECTABILITY.

Once harvested, right click on it and press “Aetherial Reduction“, to reap sweet rewards. High powered reductions result in much sought after Aethersands.

To be safe use a TRIPLE CYCLE OF: Discerning Eye > Methodical Appraisal. Then gather once.

If you CANNOT get “Level 5 Aetheric Reduction Power” with that, it devalues this method quite a bit, as the chances for Aethersand is much lower at 4.

BTN Unspoiled Nodes: Farming Only

Purely for making money along the way. Optional.

Botany Unspoiled unlocked: Gil making
BTN 70 Othardian Plum Slot 2 2AM/PM Azim Steppe Dawn Throne 66
BTN 69 Jhammel Ginger Slot 3 4AM/PM The Lochs Porta Praetoria 66

What to grind? BTN 66 to 68

In this tier, there is a special way to grind, which yields some good profit on the side. And that’s Ephemerals and Aetherial Reduction! Doman Yellow Desynthesizes into Dusklight Aethersand, which is quite profitable.

The cycle goes something like this:
6AM Beech Branch > 8AM Doman Yellow > 10AM Bamboo Shoot
6PM Beech Branch > 10PM Bamboo Shoot

Doman Yellow comes up every OTHER cycle. This may get tricky, but you can get a solid attempt (hopefully 2) at Doman Yellow AT LEAST every window. Buy Cordials.

The “recharge” node is hmm… Each thing you can farm here obviously has its uses but I cannot tell you which will hold the highest on an average day.

If Ephemeral window is down and you wanna grind: THERE IS A NEW “GRINDING NEWCOMER” at 67+ Persimmon – it’s used to make Persimmon Tannin which is in itself a levequest submit, but subsequently is used to create TWO TIERS OF LEATHER.

Aside from this, pick any of the previously mentioned grindables.

Notable events in this tier

L67 Main Hand: Doman Steel Hatchet

Okay, I hate to say this, but HIGH QUALITY L67 Doman Steel Hatchet is MANDATORY.

Yes, I know some of you are itching to say “I got to 70 without it!”, but of course! I can get to 70 too, even if I had a 1% node success rate gather! It will simply take 99 times longer.

Now, just so you don’t feel so bad. Cheap meld it with Guerdon III, and then OVERMELD it with ANY (even non gathering) materia. So by the time you hit 70 you can convert it to materia.

BTN L68 Class Quest

Nanoriso!? Where can I gather Nanoriso!?!? Nanoriso is in Ruby Sea – Rasen Kaikyo (same node as Ruby Tide Kelp – it’s underwater). I suspect they will edit the quest marker in the coming patches because it’s very unintuitive.

Rewards: You get Bountiful Harvest II, and a choice of Gathering Materia V. I chose Perception, but choose whichever you like, and an NQ Doman Steel Scythe.

HQ Doman Steel Scythe?

HQ Doman Steel Scythe is entirely optional. If you can muscle through 80%+~ success rates, it’s fine.

Either way, it’s time to finally retire your HQ High Steel Scythe (it was the only “mandatory” off-hand upgrade in this entire guide). The NQ Doman Steel Scythe free from your class quest completely smashes the stats on your previous HQ.

Level 66 Botany Levequests

The only reason to use levequests at this point onwards is if you’re not leveling crafters…

Class Level Levequest Plate Type Location Note?
Botanist 66 Leaves Much to Be Desired Flower Girl 4 Node Eval Azim Steppe Best
Botanist 66 Hypocritic Oath Lala Merchant Collect 40 Azim Steppe OK
Botanist 66 Craic of Dawn King 32 or Fail Azim Steppe OK

Botanist Leveling 68 to 70

BTN Collectibles @ 68 – 70

I THINK RAW AZURITE TURN-INS UNLOCK RIGHT AT 66 (please correct me if I’m wrong) I’ll list it at 66 unlock just in case. Listing Ephemerals too.

Botany Collectibles 66~
  Lvl Item Slot Time Map Area (or Aetheryte) Unlock
BTN 66 Lotus Root Slot 7 8AM/PM Yanxia House of the Fierce 66
BTN 62 Bamboo Shoot Slot 8 10AM/PM Yanxia Namai 61
BTN 60 Beech Branch Slot 3 6AM/PM The Fringes East End 60
Ephemeral Nodes
Ephemeral 66 Doman Yellow 8A Azim Steppe Dawn Throne 66
Ephemeral 68 Windtea Leaves 8P Yanxia House of the Fierce 66
Practice & Farm Nodes
Practice Node 68 Chickweed Any Azim Steppe Nhaama’s 66
Practice Node 66 Daikon Radish Any Yanxia Doma 66
Practice Node 62 Larch Log Any Ruby Sea Onokoro 61
Practice Node 60 Gyr Abanian Wheat Any The Fringes East End 60
Ephemeral Nodes? WTF?

Ephemeral Nodes are a pseudo unspoiled node that “recharge” as you farm nearby nodes. They are prime suspects for “Aetherial Reduction” items.

As to how they’re relevant to leveling, they are only good as supplemental “grinding” sections.

Treat them as you would any collectible – but instead of getting MORE of them, the goal is to get THE HIGHEST COLLECTABILITY.

Once harvested, right click on it and press “Aetherial Reduction“, to reap sweet rewards. High powered reductions result in much sought after Aethersands.

To be safe use a TRIPLE CYCLE OF: Discerning Eye > Methodical Appraisal. Then gather once.

If you CANNOT get “Level 5 Aetheric Reduction Power” with that, it devalues this method quite a bit, as the chances for Aethersand is much lower at 4.

BTN Unspoiled Nodes: Farming Only

Purely for making money along the way. Optional.

Botany Unspoiled unlocked: Gil making
BTN 70 Othardian Plum Slot 2 2AM/PM Azim Steppe Dawn Throne 66
BTN 69 Jhammel Ginger Slot 3 4AM/PM The Lochs Porta Praetoria 66

What to grind? BTN 68 to 70

There’s another ephemeral node in this tier (it’s unlocked in previous tier, but the level difference may make it less than optimal).

The Windtea Leaves node spawns in the same cluster as Daikon Radish (Yanxia – Doma). The ULTIMATE BTN leveling cycle looks like this:

Order Time Open Node Type
1 6:00 AM Beech Branch Unspoiled
2 8:00 AM Lotus Root Unspoiled
3 8:00 AM Doman Yellow Ephemeral
4 10:00 AM Bamboo Shoot Unspoiled
5 6:00 PM Beech Branch Unspoiled
6 8:00 PM Lotus Root Unspoiled
7 8:00 PM Windtea Leaves Ephemeral
8 10:00 PM Bamboo Shoot Unspoiled

Again, the Ephemerals are mostly FOR PROFIT, and for me to incentivize teaching newer players on what exactly ephemeral nodes are.

  • Get the highest power you can at least once per ephemeral using Triple Discerning Eye-Methodical Appraisal cycle.
  • 5 or 6 Aetherial Power is value, avoid 4 and below. I would rather have one 6 power and farm a bunch of 2/3 power reductions, than a smattering of 3/4/5’s.

If Ephemeral window is down and you wanna grind: The final higher level “cloth” and “wood” nodes. Twincoon (Peaks – Mount Yorn), and Zelkova Log (Lochs – Abalathia’s Skull). They’re pretty high level, though.

Choose any of the previous grindables, anything expensive, or anything you need to craft.

Notable events in this tier

L68 Class Quest Review

I put the info in the previous tiers notes, but it bears repeating here. Summary is:

Nanoriso!? Where can I gather Nanoriso!?!? Nanoriso is in Ruby Sea – Rasen Kaikyo (same node as Ruby Tide Kelp – it’s underwater).

HQ Doman Steel Scythe is entirely optional.

L68 Marid Leather Tier?

I know you’ve heard the story before, but yeah, again, completely optional. I’ll say it again “These upgrades are more value if you are leveling FISHER as well since a missed node from MIN or BTN is much less painful than a missed fish”.

Even then, only the Shirt > Helm > Gloves are truly valuable. For reference, here are the names:

L70 Class Quest: Rhalgr's Streak

Farm Rhalgr’s Streak (SLOT 1) – the same node as Jhammel Ginger. It’s an unspoiled node that spawns in THE LOCHS 4AM OR 4PM (nearest aetheryte is Porta Praetoria)

The NQ pile is no problem. Ensure it by using Toil of the Pioneer and Ageless Words to get it in a single spawn of the node.

Apparently I’m crazy and only NQ is needed?

5 HQ Rhalgr’s Streak? Eh, this can be annoying.

The sure way is to bait out Brunt Force on the node. For this to be consistent, you need to have as many gathering attempts as possible, AND a high success rate (you can’t break the chain).

Something like:
Hit to Reveal
Field Mastery (Level depending on how sure you want to be)
Gather until chain 4 (using Ageless Words to ensure and/or extend it)
Brunt Force then Gather as much as you can.

I do not recommend “Leaf Turn + Nophica’s Counsel + Prune” type rotations as they’re prone to RNG. While you MAY save time by 1 trip, you may also extend your trips by 10.

The rewards are a bunch of good materia, plus enhanced GP Regeneration trait. SO DON’T SKIP OUT ON THIS QUEST.

Level 68 Botany Levequests

The only reason to use levequests at this point onwards is if you’re not leveling crafters…

Class Level Levequest Plate Type Location Note?
Botanist 68 Garden Variety Flower Girl 4 Node Eval Peaks Best
Botanist 68 Nunh the Wiser Miqote Fishing 8 Node Eval Peaks Great
Botanist 68 Last of the Mhigans King 32 or Fail Peaks OK

Botany Level 70 Onwards

Oh man, my fingers hurt from typing and converting all of my notes. I will update this later on, but here’s a rundown.

  • Get your L70 DoL Gear (Serge tier)
  • FARM RED SCRIPS FOR REGIONAL FOLKLORE TOMES AND MATERIA.
  • Gather yellow scrips for the MAIN HANDS. Other pieces optional.
  • Meld only enough to comfortably gather, overmelding without knowing the true endgame CAN BE DISASTROUS.

Once raid is released, “endgame” will expand so I don’t think this section will be relevant until that time. I’ll update, don’t worry guys.

BTN Level: [01-15] | [16-35] | [36-50] | [50-60] | [60-70]

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112 thoughts on “FFXIV Botanist Leveling Guide (70 Stormblood Updated)”

  1. It’s worth noting that the Blessed Fieldkeep’s Hatchet from the Achievement “I Found That: Botanist V” for gathering and recording discovery of 230 unique items as a Botanist actually beats out all of the hatchets during levelling – even the HQ Highsteel! It has stats like this;

    Ilvl 200
    Vit: 30
    Gathering: 292
    Perception: 167

    You can’t meld it, but I found that even with melds on the HQ Highsteel (Gathering: 274, Perception: 156) it didn’t beat those stats. I got it just by filling in all my gathering logs, so if people make an effort to do that as soon as they’re available, then you can get it quite early during levelling to 70! :)

    1. First of all, thanks A LOT for this great guide, I’m a new-ish player and this saved me a lot of time!

      Just a little heads up for anyone attempting Botanist Class Quest LVL70, not only the quest requires 5 normal items now (which has been covered correctly in this guide) but with Patch 4.2 “Ageless Words” doesn’t work anymore for this node in this particular scenario (this isn’t written anywhere in the patch note, but I just attempted it and it doesn’t work anymore sadly) so don’t bother wasting those 300GP on it, and use it to have 100% gathering chance instead (unless you have it already of course) else you’re forced to wait for the next time slot in order to complete the quest and it’s gonna be a pain. :(

  2. I didn;t see it mentioned anywhere, but Its not necessary to grind lv 60 to 61 anymore, the stuff that Zhloe asks for for her orphanage gives excellent experience and was the same difficulty as the lv 58-59 stuff for me. Not to mention the storyline for that mini quest is actually interesting.

        1. it’s not a link sadly. just go to page 6 and look for a heading titled: “Botanist Gear: Upgrade Summary”. It should be under the “Botanist Leveling: 61 to 62”

          1. Ohhh! I found what you were talking about, jumped to the last page because I was level 69. Just wondering, do you also have a Stormblood endgame gear/meld guide for BTN?

  3. For the level 70 quest, HQ is needed. The first Rhalgr’s Streak you harvest will say it counts, but it doesn’t.

  4. I may have missed something here, but whats the suggested stockpile used for? Why are we stocking up these items?

    I get some of them are for the next class quest, but the rest?

    1. If you’re leveling crafters you need a small stock of some lower level items. Throw them away if your DoH is past the tier of your DoL – however this was made such a long time ago maybe I should just do away with suggested stockpile?

      1. Nah leave it in, it helps people who dont want to spend money on mats and want to profit fully from crafting.

        Thanks for the info :) keep up the good work!

  5. Not sure if this is changed after SB, but tbh I just grind on Cedar log collectible 51-60. I can get 54 collectible logs in ~10 minutes, thats just shy of 1 mil XP (54 ,is just how many free slots I have in my inventory). throw in Coerthan tea leaves every 10:00ET and thats coming close to 1.2Mil – 1.5Mil every 10 minute run. Obviously this isn’t good if you want to sell things or gather things for crafting, but if you just want to grind up to the SB area these days and have no leves, it’s not a bad way to do it. If you’re rich, perhaps Wind Widows are better @58 and cloud mushrooms @59, but I can hit the above XP numbers on the logs with NQ gear and some cheap melds. No fancy skill rotations involved, just grab the log, appraisal twice and usually collect two or three logs per tree. It’s mind numbing, but easy and fast.

  6. idk if its a typo in the quest or a bug but I just completed my lvl 70 class quest with 5 NQ Rhalgr’s Streak. The actual turn-in didn’t ask for HQ either (I only had 2 anyway) so I’m not sure what’s going on because the quest tracker was listing that I had 5 HQ ∠( ᐛ 」∠)_

  7. For the Level 68 levequests, there’s an error in your chat. The 8 node eval leve is actually “Nunh the Wiser” and the “Last of the Mhigans” is the 32 or fail leve.

  8. The time for Heavens Lemons appears to have changed, I just found them at 6 p.m. ET. I stuck around till about 10:10 ET to verify they don’t spawn at that time anymore

      1. Just finished the quest for Rhalgr’s Steak. I collected 5 NQ and HQ and for science decided to hand in the NQ ones first to see what merit the above comment had. The quest completed with only NQ items being handed in. I didn’t take a screenshot before but here is one just after my hand in. With what I had left after handing in the quest.
        https://i.gyazo.com/59afe300408cf5acb54e36716980fad4.png

        1. You know, I feel something funny is going on with that quest. I had to submit NQ and HQ, maybe it was a strange bug of sorts, or they nerfed it. Either way if it’s just NQ I guess I’ll make a note on the guide. How very odd, even reviewing the quest in databases, HQ is the requested item…

  9. Heyo, still planning on updating this? I am now getting into the Stormblood parts of gathering. Full NQ lvl 61 left side gear, random hodgepodge of right side gear to hit 600+ GP with food. HQ main hand at 62 feels godlike. I’ve managed to collect Gyr Abanian Wheat collectable off of a gathering +1 node (can’t do it with 4 whacks in my gear, need to 5th hit to get to 470 collectability). Looking forward to seeing the completed guide.

    Botany is expensive… how do you keep your gil supply healthy? The gear upgrades ate away a pretty big chunk of my gil reserves.

    1. The unspoiled nodes have 5+ whacks. more with “utmost caution” rotations. Expensive is a relative term, heh. If you feel as if your gil got chunked…. you’re a gatherer!!!! Sell the stuff you harvest!

  10. Are there tips/guides about getting to 600GP? I barely hit 500GP at level 50 (I’m at 470 now). Is it just buying stuff at Market Boards?

  11. Achieved 50 thanks to this guide. Looking for 60.

    I would explain more the position of the quest items. Example for the 3 last logs for quest 50, you don’t say where, you don’t say that it’s a node that appears à 9 am in the coerthas providence zone.
    I got a hard time locating many of these items. Maybe I’m unskilled :P

    Found this link that is quite efficient
    http://ffxivclock.com

  12. lv 46-50 quote
    “Where to find Spruce Log? This quest is a little different, as you’re going to have to be level 50 to complete it (You cannot gather it as a 49 and below botanist)”

    ——

    Yes you can…… easily

  13. Just a note. You say that you cannot gather Spruce logs if you are not 50. This is incorrect. I am currently lvl 46 and have gathered them. You simply need to know which slot they are in (6). Simply make sure your Truth of Forests is turned on and run for the node when it becomes available. I am happy to provide photo video/ evidence. You can gather level 50 unspoiled nodes so long as you know which space holds the item and so long as your stats allow for it.

  14. Hello! I’m very thankful for all the great advices you gave, but I’ve been wondering about the suggested stockpiles…
    When you say 20 or 99 of each…is that NQ or HQ? I’ve been grinding for 20 HQ of each (and 99 for logs/ores) and it works just fine to level up, it’s slow, but it works :)
    Just wanted to know ^^

    1. I do believe it is mix&match as in crafting most items will call for either 1 or more items and you can mix in HQ for higher HQ progress at the start of the craft so its x20 in total in terms of the quest it would be atleast 10HQ for the turn in and just get a total of 30.

  15. This guild helped me get to 60 Botany, so thank you. Some thoughts and corrections.

    The collectibles you get at level 52 in Coerthas Western Highlands spawn at 10ET, not 12ET. Also, for the equipment upgrade, I would actually recommend NQ gear except for the tools, those should be HQ. Getting HQ gear is a bit overkill and saves a lot of money if you choose to but them. I believe there are some other times that are wrong but I don’t remember them

  16. Just a heads up, but you can see the nodes in Falcon Nest at level 50 allowing you to gather cedar logs. The guide says you cannot see them until level 51. I was able to see the nodes and gather with a skill of 325 putting the node at 81%. It is far easier and much more lucrative to farm these for a level. The cedar logs are selling for 700+ Gil for normal quality and HQ is going for a minimum of 1400 a log on average on my server so certainly worth it to grind on. Just an fyi.

    1. Aye, it’s impossible for me to give an blanket answer to all people of all servers. What to grind best can change from day to day depending on many things! The things I suggest are those likely to hold the most consistent value.

  17. First of all, thank you forever for all of these guides, which I used to get to 50 and I’m using to get to 60. You’e a hero.

    Second, there are two evaluation leves for each level but you only list one. I can help give names to the ones missing, but for the most part there is an 8-node 320 evaluation leve and a 4-node 160 evaluation leve for each tier.

    Not that it matters because if your percentage is near 85% using the 100GP ability to raise by 15%, then trying to get 5 of the 7/8 point item and using the chain 4 ability to get the 9 item is easy to do and will result in always getting 25%.

    Keep things going!

  18. How are we supposed to get to 600 GP? Even with food I wont get there. I’m level 52 with all of the 2.0 Botany gear. I only have 500k Gil. GP materia is silly expensive. You call 600 scrub tier but don’t tell us how to hit 600.

  19. Was able to get 5 Figs using Toil of Pioneer> Single Mind> Instinctual Appraisal x2, so there does not seem to be a cap of 4 at a node

    1. I see! Although my problem with this is when using single mind, a 3-gather becomes vastly superior to 5 figs…

      1. Its better get more of one item, rather then trying to get higher Collectability.
        One fig is iirc , 60k (250), then 66k, then 72k.

  20. Your guide seems to imply that the level 55 gear is from LTW and WVR, when you can just buy it from the moogle vendor in Moghome.

    Also, the whole guide could really be cleaned up. There’s a lot of useless fluff and misinformation that others have pointed out that makes it more difficult to understand than needs be. Honestly, I feel like I’d have more success just figuring things on my own than trying to follow this guide.

    1. You can buy it from moghome, yes, you can! BUT – I’m not implying anything. MY ADVICE (wether you choose to follow it or not) is to obtain an HQ set, as it will give you great value in return. Even if you’re just leveling up one class or all 3.

      I’m sorry you feel this way, but I can only do things either so quickly, or up to a certain quality. I’m time-bound like the rest of the players. Refinements will be made constantly.

      1. Personally, this guide has been loads of help for me and I’m new to the gathering classes. Without this guide I’d of been rather clueless, so I’m not seeing what other people are. Might have a bit of extra fluff here and there, but it’s been really helpful for a new gatherer.

    1. Oh know! I thought you had the mining table there on purpose. It was so helpful because we had both the botany and mining tables on the same page. Please put the mining table back. :) You could technically even re-name this page for both botany and mining since the same advice applies to both!

      1. Oh! Yes which reminds me. The ‘double tables’ belongs in a new guide (for delineation purposes, i guess). Which im going to make very soon. So sorry!

  21. “Botany Collectibles Unlocked
    (59?): Morel (Slot 7) | Dravanian Forelands (Lower left)”

    Should read Dravanian Hinterlands.

    1. I did not note the perception i had at the time for a 2x. On this note You need 570~ for a 3 gather!

  22. Trying to do my first collectible (Old World Figs)…I put the glove on and approach the node at the correct time, but when I open it, it tells me there’s no colectibles available. I’m level 50…

  23. Just letting you know have the Miner’s guild listed under “Before you begin your journey to 60 Botanist” :)

    1. If you plan to craft, it’s always nice to have at least 20 of these “secondary items”, which will be enough to hit 50 in all classes for the most part.

      1. Are these meant to be HQ items, or NQ? The level 21-25 says to stash 30 Chamomile (15 for quest) but the quest calls for HQ, so now I’m wondering if I’ve been stopping my stash early at 20 NQ instead of 20 HQ for the other levels.

  24. I am on the level 35 quest and the bnt main quest turn in is now 15 Alligator Pears (HQ). Not sure if the patch changed this.

    1. that is the 30 lvl class quest u must have skipped it when u deliver it u will get the 35 one which is 20 high quality Ramhorn Zucchini

  25. I’m at the raincatcher gully docks and I’m looking for the botany locations. I hone in and it tells me that they’re 233 yalms southeast, the thing is, there’s nothing but rock and no where to go in that direction.

    1. Thats because your not high enough level? it happened to me when i was lvl 6 and had to go to east vein in central shroud. There was NO trees but the guide told me there was and when when i hone it says 200 yalms away. But after doing some leve quests and lvled up they appeared! :D

      1. when you hone in make sure you look at the small map it will flash yellow leaves in the direction you need to go

    1. Have you gotten onto your adventuring class and done the introductory leve in that town? You cannot do DoH/DoL leves in a town until you complete the first battle leve.

    2. Did you unlock them for battlecrafting, if you don’t do that first the levequests for crafting and gathering will not be there.

  26. -Where to find Spruce Log? This quest is a little different, as you’re going to have to be level 50 to complete it (You cannot gather it as a 49 and below botanist)-

    This is not true. Just gathered spruce logs as a level 46.

  27. Lv20 Lush Vegetation Patches at Gridania East Shroud, The Hawthorne Hut area not listed.

    – Shroud Seedling

    [So I will hunt along with this as normal, 20?]

  28. Tarantula Oak Log and Oak Branch no longer seem to exist, or any botany nodes seem to exist in Lower Paths South Shroud. So probably flax and white truffle are somewhere else too?

  29. I see no mention of the Island Seedling you get from the Lv 20 lush vegetation Patches in Western La Noscrea, Quarterstone. Just figured I’d point that out

  30. In the Level 35 Botany quest, the 20 Laurel need to be HQ. I love the guide and very much appreciate it! Just trying to be helpful.

  31. What are the stockpiles meant for? Why 119 Crow Feathers and not just 99 for the quest? And why 20 of each? Is it meant to be used for something else later on? Just wondering :) Trying to level up the most effecient way.

      1. The things listed as ‘gather extra’ are the things most critical to crafting at that level. Whether you are crafting or if you are having something crafted using your materials. It makes sense to gather a few extra while you are out there than to have to go back because you need a few for your crafting skill.

  32. This site is a little out of whack when it comes to Botany. It lists Obsidian as a Botany quest. It also doesn’t tell you accurately for Marjoram (the level 15 Botany quest). It also says Miner #: next to all of the supposed Botany quest items required for each level. I’ll be finding another guide to follow, one that is more accurate.

    1. The typos are fixed. Thankfully (few) humans continue to update the site – we come with errors. We haven’t been able to develop our own AI to auto-compile, level, proofread and post this stuff yet ;)

    2. Your feedback caused those mistakes to be fixed…for that I’d like to thank you. As for finding another guide to follow, no one cares if you use this or not –buh bye.
      As for the guys who are creating the guides on this site. Great job!

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