FFXIV Mining Leveling Guide (70 Stormblood Updated)

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

I split the Stormblood mining 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).

Miner Leveling Guide – Navigation:
MIN Level: [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 Dolabra 62 BSM Guerdon III+ Any
Off High Steel Sledgehammer 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.

Open and force melds? As long as you can hit 450+ 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 Sledgehammer: I thrived without it. The NQ from the MIN 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.

Mining Leveling 64 to 66

Welp, back to business!

MIN Collectibles @ 64 – 66

Mining Collectibles 64~
Lvl Item Slot Time Map Area (or Aetheryte) Unlock
MIN 62 Raw Star Spinel Slot 8 12AM/PM Ruby Sea Onokoro 61
MIN 60 Raw Triphane Slot 6 2AM/PM The Fringes Castrum Oriens 60
MIN Practice & Farm Nodes
Practice Node 62 Koppranickel Ore Any Ruby Sea Sakazuki 61
Practice Node 60 Gyr Albanian Alumen Any The Fringes East End 60

A new one unlocks AT 66, but that belongs in the next tier’s table.

What to grind? MIN 64 to 66

Pick any of the previously mentioned grindables. Here’s a rundown of the “old” ones:

  • Koppranickel Sand: Crafters use this by the truckload. Also spammed in a low tier BSM repeatable leve.
  • Doman Iron Ore: You should have a decent gather chance on it now. Integral to one of the only viable ARM levequests.
  • Koppranickel Ore: Heavily used in a popular GSM Levequest.

Notable events in this tier

Miner L65 Class Quest

Feather Iron Ore is in Ruby Sea, Onokoro (same node as Koppranickel Ore). As for rewards, take the Kudzu Coat of Gathering, and a new main-hand Doman Iron Pickaxe.

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 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 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 BTN.

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.

MIN 65 Main hand: Doman Iron Pickaxe?

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.

MIN 66 Off-hand: Doman Iron Sledgehammer?

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

Level 64 Mining 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?
Miner 64 No Stone Unturned Flower Girl 4 Node Eval Yanxia Best
Miner 64 Simply Marble Us Miqote Fishing 8 Node Eval Yanxia Great
Miner 64 Scraptacular Lala Merchant Collect 40 Yanxia OK

Miner Leveling 66 to 68

MIN Collectibles @ 66 – 68

I THINK RAW AZURITE TURN-INS UNLOCK RIGHT AT 66.

Mining Collectibles 66~
Lvl Item Slot Time Map Area (or Aetheryte) Unlock
MIN 66 Raw Azurite Slot 7 4AM/PM Azim Steppe Dawn Throne 66
MIN 62 Raw Star Spinel Slot 8 12AM/PM Ruby Sea Onokoro 61
MIN 60 Raw Triphane Slot 6 2AM/PM The Fringes Castrum Oriens 60
Ephemeral Nodes
Ephemeral 66 Schorl 12A Azim Steppe (@Durium Sand) 66
Ephemeral 68 Perlite 4P Yanxia (@Durium Ore) 66
Practice & Farm Nodes
Practice Node 66 Durium Sand Any Azim Steppe Onsal Hakair 66
Practice Node 62 Koppranickel Ore Any Ruby Sea Sakazuki 61
Practice Node 60 Gyr Albanian Alumen 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.

MIN Unspoiled Nodes: Farming Only

Purely for making money along the way. Optional.

Mining Unspoiled unlocked: Gil making
MIN 70 Raw Imperial Jade Slot 6 6AM/PM Yanxia House of the Fierce 66
MIN 69 Ala Mhigan Salt Crystal Slot 1 12AM/PM The Lochs Porta Praetoria 66

What to grind? MIN 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!

The cycle goes something like this:
Raw Triphane (2AM) – Raw Star Spinel – (12PM) – Schorl (12pm)
Raw Triphane (2PM) – Raw Star Spinel 12AM – (Repeat).

Schorl comes up every OTHER cycle.

This may get tricky, but you can get a solid attempt at Schorl AT LEAST every window. Buy Cordials.

The “recharge” node is also value from the high heavens: It contains 3 useful materials – Durium Sand, Doman Iron Sand and Palladium Sand.

The main reason for doing this is, again, profit. Speaking of profit… I placed a clicky box of new unspoiled nodes to farm up there. In the grinding notes of the L68 to 70 tier, there is another ephemeral node to farm, but with a little higher difficulty… (not so recommended for now).

If you don’t want to farm Ephemerals, you can grind:

Durium Ore (which has a L68 Ephemeral, lol), or any of the sands mentioned in the ephemeral method above (… which have an ethereal node…)

Or of course, the highest costing material right now… or whatever you personally need.

Notable events in this tier

L67 Main Hand: Plumed Doman Pickaxe

Okay, I’m going to have to bite the bullet here. HIGH QUALITY L67 Plumed Doman Steel Pickaxe 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.

MIN L68 Class Quest

Serpentine!? Where can I gather Serpentine!?!? Serpentine is located in the same node as Durium Ore (Yanxia – Unseen Spirits Laughing). I suspect they will edit the quest marker in the coming patches because it’s very unintuitive.

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

HQ Doman Steel Sledgehammer?

HQ Doman Steel Sledgehammer 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 Sledgehammer (it was the only “mandatory” off-hand upgrade in this entire guide). The NQ Doman Steel Sledgehammer free from your class quest completely smashes the stats on your previous HQ.

Level 66 Mining 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?
Miner 66 Dunes of Our Lives Flower Girl 4 Node Eval Azim Steppe Best
Miner 66 O Say Can You Rock? Lala Merchant Collect 40 Azim Steppe OK
Miner 66 Bead Em Up King 32 or Fail Azim Steppe OK

Miner Leveling 68 to 70

MIN Collectibles @ 68 – 70

Mining Collectibles 66~
  Lvl Item Slot Time Map Area (or Aetheryte) Unlock
MIN 66 Raw Azurite Slot 7 4AM/PM Azim Steppe Dawn Throne 66
MIN 62 Raw Star Spinel Slot 8 12AM/PM Ruby Sea Onokoro 61
MIN 60 Raw Triphane Slot 6 2AM/PM The Fringes Castrum Oriens 60
Ephemeral Nodes
Ephemeral 66 Schorl 12A Azim Steppe (@Durium Sand) 66
Ephemeral 68 Perlite 4P Yanxia (@Durium Ore) 66
Practice & Farm Nodes
Practice Node 66 Durium Sand Any Azim Steppe Onsal Hakair 66
Practice Node 62 Koppranickel Ore Any Ruby Sea Sakazuki 61
Practice Node 60 Gyr Albanian Alumen 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.

MIN Unspoiled Nodes: Farming Only

Purely for making money along the way. Optional.

Mining Unspoiled unlocked: Gil making
MIN 70 Raw Imperial Jade Slot 6 6AM/PM Yanxia House of the Fierce 66
MIN 69 Ala Mhigan Salt Crystal Slot 1 12AM/PM The Lochs Porta Praetoria 66

What to grind? MIN 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 Perlite node spawns in the same cluster as Durium Ores in Yanxia – Unseen Spirits. I mean, if yer gonna grind anyway, might as well make the most out of it.

Order Time Open Node
1 12:00 AM Raw Star Spinel Unspoiled
2 2:00 AM Raw Triphane Unspoiled
3 4:00 AM Raw Azurite Unspoiled
4 12:00 PM Raw Star Spinel Unspoiled
5 12:00 PM Schorl Ephemeral
6 2:00 PM Raw Triphane Unspoiled
7 4:00 PM Raw Azurite Unspoiled
8 4:00 PM Perlite Ephemeral

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 1 6 power and farm a bunch of 2/3 power reductions, than a smattering of 3/4/5’s.

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:

Serpentine!? Where can I gather Serpentine!?!? Serpentine is located in the same node as Durium Ore (Yanxia – Unseen Spirits Laughing)

HQ Doman Steel Sledgehamer 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: Pummelite

Farm Pummelite – the same node as Raw Rhodonite. It’s an unspoiled node that spawns in THE PEAKS 8AM or 8PM (nearest aetheryte is !!!)

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

Apparently I’m crazy and only NQ is needed?

5 HQ Pummelite? Eh, this can be annoying.

The sure way is to bait out Deep Vigor 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
Sharp Vision (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 “Unearth + Nald’Thal’s Counsel + Dredge” 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 Mining 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?
Miner 68 The Ores Have it Flower Girl 4 Node Eval Peaks Best
Miner 68 Mine All Mine Miqote Fishing 8 Node Eval Peaks Great
Miner 68 Adios, Ala Mhigo King 32 or Fail Peaks OK

Mining 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.
MIN Level: [01-15] | [16-35] | [36-50] | [50-60] |[60-70]

 

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127 thoughts on “FFXIV Mining Leveling Guide (70 Stormblood Updated)”

  1. Don’t forget Custom Deliveries in Idyllshire @ 4.6 x 6.7. I haven’t seen those mentioned in this guide yet. These grant a ton of red gathering scripts and EXP. You can turn in 6 per week. Always turn in the highest collectible rating possible. Same goes for Disciplines of the Hand as well.

  2. Hey, I believe you have the rotation for mining HQ adamantite wrong.
    Reveal with Toil (300GP)> Chain 4 > Ageless Words (Deep Vigor?)> Deep Vigor (Solid Reason? 300GP)> Gather > Deep Vigor (Solid Reason? 300GP)> Gather.
    With this rotation you would end up using 900GP!!!

  3. Just a quick question. You don’t mention anything regarding the Gyuki upgrades for the left side. The 63 quest offers Gyuki Hat, chest, hands and legs. Given that you talk about upgrading the accessories at 63, is it worthwhile doing the same for the left side or just hold out till 65.

    1. 63 upgrade is completely optional (left-side). It WILL help you, but not by much. I personally held till 65 but either way works

  4. i do this when i need the HQ materials for botany/mining quests, but i don’t bother with the other materials on that node. go for the shards. they have 100% chance. spend the 300gp for the extra hit. then deep vigor. then i use the +1 yield and i get guaranteed 2 HQ from those nodes.

  5. In the 25-30 part you said “You can grind Silver Ore as well for maximum profit. Don’t forget to use Deep Vigor to guarantee an HQ hit” How a lvl 25-30 miner can use deep vigor if the max chain they can do is 4 on a +1 node? Am I missing something? Spending 300 GP for an extra attempt sounds like a terrible strategy.

    1. If you have at least 500 gp, and a +1 gathering node, and at _least_ an 85% gather rate, you can:

      Move 1) Unearth if you have 100% gather chance, Sharp Vision II if you have at least 85% chance. Less than that, this strategy is a bit too unreliable to use. If you only have at least 400gp, skip this step.
      Move 2) dig once.
      Move 3) Solid Reason (restores +1 gathering chances, but you have to have spent at least one dig first. (costs 300gp)
      Move 4-7) dig four times, you should have one gather chance left at this point.
      Move 8) Deep Vigor will light up at this point. Use it for 100% HQ chance on the next dig.
      Move 9) Bountiful Yield (costs 100gp) will +1 the yield from the next dig.
      Move 10) Dig and receive a guaranteed 2 HQ minerals. This technique works well in botany, too.

  6. I’ve been using Single Mind + Meth x2, Meth, Utmost Caution + Meth; usually brings around 450-460, uses 600 GP, and only knocks 2 off the gathering bar instead of 3.

  7. Just a quick update for the Yellow Copper Ore i’m currently leveling mining and was keeping an eye out for this but it wasn’t appearing at the listed time of 12ET so i did a bit of looking and since Stormblood the time has been changed to 4am/pm ET.

  8. A little suggestion,

    At the 60+ part of the guide, I think you should mention the gathering/perception you should have after obtaining and melding the gaganaskin etc gear. I’m having a hard time figuring out at what point I should replace the itemlvl 200 mining gear you could get at the end of HW.

  9. Nearest aetheryte for the lv 70 miner class quest is Ala Gannha, fyi.

    Thanks for the detailed guides! I got botanist and miner both to 70 over the past three weeks thanks to this. About to start working on fisher tomorrow.

  10. Just to let you know, you also get Marble in the same nodes as Electrium Sand in Upper La Noscea

  11. “Field Mastery” is Botanist only, and not available as an option to miners. Do you mean to refer to a different skill in your guide for 60+ leveling?

    1. Wow, I never noticed that it had a different name between BTN and MIN. It is indeed “Sharp VIsion” for miner – changing and thank you

      1. No problem! I threw me off for a bit when looking so I thought I’d leave a comment. (This guide has been super helpful for getting past that initial 60-62 hump by the way, thank you for that! :)

  12. Hey, just a head’s up, you don’t have to use Deep Vigor/Brunt Force twice in order to keep the effect of it. Use it once at Chain #4 and it applies to all gathers afterward, so those +2 Gathering Attempt nodes can really really help you out.

    1. old comment, but I was puzzled by this as well. This guide assumes you were capped at lvl 50 in reborn, and got yourself the best set. For anyone coming after, there’s no way you’ll have 600, just completely ignore that part of the guide until you get to around 55.

  13. On that last part for the lvl 60 Mining Quest help fro getting the Adamantite Ore, you need to change “Ageless Words” (BTN) to “Solid Reason” (MIN). I got kinda confused what you were talking about and was looking everywhere through all my actions and the node ran out on me :(

  14. Kinda nit-picky comment, but I actually checked in my Actions list to see if I needed to drag Toil of the Pioneer onto my hotbar for MIN… then I realized it was a non-crossclass skill and what I needed was Toil of the Mountaineer, which was already on my hotbar.

  15. Um… Nothing big, I’m just OCD and I noticed it says the 46-50 node locations are in “Bluefrog” but it’s actually called “Bluefog” lolol Just thought I should say something ^.^

        1. Odd thing to note. At level 45 for whatever reason if you head to Bluefog right at that point you only can find the level 40 outcrops. At level 46 you can find the level 50 nodes. Not sure why but I noticed that one myself.

      1. Just anted to say thanks sooo much for making this guide! It is so so so helpful. And I also thought it was camp Bluefrog for the longest time lol. We should just unofficially rename it. *nods*

  16. Hey, you have not one, not two, but three different values here for the lvl 15 miner’s quest. In the list at the beginning, you say 15 HQ Cinnabars. In the actual 11-15 section, you say 10 HQ Cinnabars at the beginning in bold type, but then when going through what to stockpile for grinding in that level range, you imply that it’s 20: “40 Cinnabar (20 for the quest)”

    I just did the quest and I know it’s 10, but maybe make it not so ambiguous.

  17. Hi I started to follow this guide and went of on a tangent when I discovered otherwise to make profit while grinding out my levels.
    What I did simply was from 50-52 I leve quested taking the Quality quests (The merits of Upcycling and Taken for Granite) then from 52 onwards I proceeded to hard grind Mythrite Sand in CWH while collecting Yellow Copper Ore at each 12 interval. Originally I used the safety Toil of the Mountain > 3 Methodical with gaining 3 Then moved to Toil of the Mountain > 1 Methodical with 1 Utmost Caution Instinctual at 55 until until 57.
    At 57 I kept collecting Mythrite during the off time from Yellow Copper but moved to doing toil of the Mountain > 1 Instinctual and depending on my I RNG (As Methodical rolls 115 with HQ 52 Pickaxe, 53 Quest sledge and full NQ 55 from moghome!) would depend what I do. If I rolled well on Instinctual I would Single Mind Methodical and have over my 240 and get 5 whole rocks! (That’s 300k every 35 minutes boys and girls!) otherwise I would have to utmost Caution followed by two Methdoicals and take 4 home. At 58 Mythrite sand really dips its exp gain so I set CWH as Home as Return was up every time I needed it and farmed Titanium from The Forelands.
    This is baring in mind not having materia melded, not really buying HQ gear (I was using mining to make some money!!!) and having definitely less than 600gp. (I have 572 gosh HQ accs are expensive post 50)

    1. I love you!
      “…toil of the Mountain > 1 Instinctual and depending on my I RNG (As Methodical rolls 115 with HQ 52 Pickaxe, 53 Quest sledge and full NQ 55 from moghome!) would depend what I do. If I rolled well on Instinctual I would Single Mind Methodical and have over my 240 and get 5 whole rocks!…”

      works perfect ^^

  18. For a bit more info; The mining-dravania bluescrip book unlocks Aurum Regis Ore (mainhand) and Blue Quartz (offhand)

  19. Cuprite is Slot 2, not 3. Adamantite is Slot 6 in Azys Lla at 11 ET AM/PM with a min collectability of 470.

  20. Hi, I am new here and recently started mining following this awesome guide. Currently level 16 and I am wondering if it is faster to grind or just to do the levequest for each 5 level?

    1. A mix of both, but keep in mind you have to preserve leves if you’re going for DOH, or other DOL classes

  21. I think Dragonproofing is a better leve, don’t you? Its still a good chunk of exp with less than half the work Sticking it out has.
    Or is there something I’m missing ; ;

    Thanks for the helpful guide tho ; v ; Sad I’ve only just found it.

    1. They take the 4 node evaluation over the 8 node because its the same exp for completion but takes less time and gp to complete.

  22. the mining rotations need to be fixed. It says “Toil of the pioneer” but that’s for botany and since this is a mining class, it should read “Toil of the mountaineer” just in case someone thinks “Oh… i need to lvl up my botanist to 50 in order to use these rotations.”

  23. Couple things I think you should add:

    The LVL55 gear update section should say that all 6 left side pieces can be purchased at moghome.
    The LVL59 offhands can be purchased inside Matoya’s Cave in the Hinterlands.

  24. thank you for the updated guide for 50-60! great start, and I appreciate the work!

    Might i make a suggestion? a few changes in your steps for slow learners like me :) – on the last step (where you say, “Once you reached a collectability you desire, press on collect to mine them”) if you added “the minimum collectability level is 240 for turnins, the NPC will not accept lower levels of quality”, I think it would save people a few unspoiled nodes…still not sure what to do with those odd 10 collectables i have with quality under 240…can i craft with them?

    1. You can downgrade them to their non-collectable item (thus allowing them to stack and be sold/used for crafting). At later levels, you get a skill called “Aetherial Reduction” that reduces some collectable items to their base aetherial form, also giving you a chance to get rare item in the process.

      1. MORE CLARIFICATION! You can not aetherically reduce some collectibles. Just press “lower quality” and they become the regular gathered versions.

    1. It’s merely a suggestion… if you wish to level up DOH, these are probably all you’re gonna need to hit all 50’s

  25. Great help for leveling, but my 40 quest was raw amethyst hq not raw jade. Dunno if it was changed or what but figured I’d share.

  26. The level 20 nodes aren’t showing up for me. I just completed the level 15 job quest. I checked to make sure prospect was on and even updated my gear, just in case, but nothing shows up on my minimap or in game. Any ideas on what’s happening?

    1. The gathering guides aren’t updated to include farming some of the “housing only” mats, since not everyone might be able to use them. Thoughts on this?

  27. So, For the Level 35 Levequests, who are we supposed to speak to ?
    I see a guy that does guildheists and another guy that does Grand company quests, but nobody that does Levequests @ the Observatorium.

    Lil help, anyone? :)

    1. Same Question. I went to Coerthas and looked everywhere but there’s no one in or around the Observatorium that hands out Leve quests.

        1. Actually, unless you already have a DoL class at or past level 35, you can’t accept or even see level 35 fieldcraft levequests

          1. A correction to my previous reply, even if your BTN or FSH are level 35, your MIN must be level 35 in order to do the level 35 levequests

  28. thx for this guide!!!!! i love you e.e

    one question: “Level 20/25 Mining Levequests: East Shroud, Quarrymill.” e.e??

    quarrymill is on south e.e

  29. I’m a level 20 miner and I cannot find any mining above level 10 near blackbrush. I have scoured the area in and around the clutch, royal allegan sunway, and beyond. do i need to do the level 20 quest in la nocsea to unlock it? or is this a glitch on the games end?

    1. If you are referring to the level 20 locations listed as being at “Royal Allagan Sunway”, be aware that this is a location in Eastern Thanalan, and it is different from the “Royal Allagan Starway” near Black Brush Station (Central Thanalan).

      If you are referring to the level 15 locations listed under Node ID 15c, the location for these should really say “Exit to Western Thanalan”. (They should also include “Fine Sand” as one of the items, too.)

      1. Haha yes we were also thinking of putting “EXIT TO..” like you suggested, haha. To be honest, there is an in-game node list, but we hoped by guiding the player with map text, it may be easier for them.

        The housing “rocks”, and gardening soil have yet to be added to the nodes…

  30. In the 41-45 table you stated that Electrum Ore is found at Camp Drybone when its actually located at camp bronze lake. Amazing guide it really helped me level my mining i really appreciate it :D

  31. You CAN actually mine darksteel ore WITHOUT being level 50. You’ll have a low rate of success unless you use your + gathering chance skills at below 50, however. Darksteel ore is ALWAYS the 3rd node from the top, you DO NOT need toil of the mountaineer to reveal the node. Simply hit the 3rd node to clear it, then proceed to mine as normal.

    1. Was just about to write the same thing. It is possible, I mined the Ore myself at lvl 46 with decent main, chest and gloves. The given exp for this node is also pretty decent.

  32. Hey, thanks for the great work so far! I started following your suggestions tonight. Question: are the suggested stockpiles meant to help with leveling DoH classes, or are those used for levequests, or something else?
    Looking forward to more updates!

    1. Grand company supply missions, and the eventual link to our gathering guides into crafting guides :D. so much information to compile…

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