FFXIV Armorsmith Leveling Guide (Stormblood Updated!)

Stormblood Updated! “How bad can it be?” Armorer power leveling to 70 ASAP! ARM Levequest Items comparisons and value moves per tier!


Welcome back! Here you’ll find info on Armorsmith Leveling 60 to 70! If you’re here, “it ain’t yer first rodeo” – so let’s get right to it.

Armorsmith Leveling – Navigation:
[pre 50] | [50-60] | [60-64] | [64-70]

“You’re an ARM specialist, too?”
– Mahiko “Nobody Ever” San

If you’re rushing in from 3.x, and your Armorsmith gear is subpar, don’t worry! While your Armorsmith leveling journey will be harder, don’t worry so much! Read the clickies, they may help you!

Your gear is bad, and you feel bad. Playing catch up
What do I do to reach 61? 62?
When does ARM leveling get better!?
Level up your crafters simultaneously! (+DoL)

Armorsmith Leveling 60 to 62

L60 Fixing up your cross-class skills
L60 40DUR 558 DIFF
L60 80DUR 1116/1400 DIFF ???CP

Armorsmith Levequests @ 60

Type: S is for leves which are Single Submit; Type: T is for Triple Submit. Won’t remind you again.

Class Level Qty Item Type Levequest Name Best?
ARM 60 1 High Steel Scale Mail of Fending S Mail It In 3
ARM 60 1 High Steel Thermal Alembic S Alembic Medals 1
ARM 60 1 High Steel Helm of Maiming T Setting the Stage 2
ARM 60 Levequest discussion

ARM 60 to 62: What I did in this tier

Here’s what I personally did in this tier:

OK LISTEN UP. You’re gonna need quite a bit of High Steel Nuggets, so you’re going to grind that to level up. Use as many Commercial Engineering Manuals as you need to get out of this tier. GC Submits, too.


I will reiterate that I made a lot of these. At least 60.

So that’s how you should pull this tier off. Grind the nuggets with ARM, and turn them in on BSM.

If you’re sick of grinding cap yourself off with any levequest, the High Steel Thermal Alembic one really isn’t so bad. Manually craft them with tryhard Maker’s Mark rotations and perform some NQ nuggets to HQ Alembics.

Grinding Armorsmith 60 to 62

I’d like to state it now that grinding on 40 durability ingots is a huge part of crafting leveling (you’re gonna end up using the materials, anyway…) so always try to optimize your rotation for those.

High Steel Nugget grinding is, coincidentally, the way to go here. Do not attempt the higher level “ingots”.

Important notes and events in this tier

Gear Upgrades: 61 Left side (Bloodhempen & Gaganaskin Tier)
61 Hasty Touch II
L61 Rotation Upgrades
ARM 62 Weapon


Armorsmith Leveling 62 to 64

Simultaneous leveling & Retainers

Armorsmith Levequests @ 62

Class Level Qty Item Type Levequest Name Best?
ARM 62 1 High Steel Scutum S Shielded Life 3
ARM 62 1 High Steel Gauntlets of Fending S The Gauntlet is Cast 3
ARM 62 1 High Steel Ingot T Ore for Me 1
ARM 62 Levequest discussion

ARM 62 to 64: What I did in this tier

Here’s what I personally did in this tier:

The moment you can (62 should be fine, with upgraded gear) craft High Steel Thermal Alembic and High Steel Bomb Frypan for your ALC and CUL respectively.

Make some High Steel Ingots. 30 should be fine! HOWEVER: Depending on your current off-hand, this may be downright brutal. TEST IT OUT. If you’re failing, wait for the L63 offhand!

Why not grind High Steel Ingot on BSM? You can do it on either but I still crafted the ingots on ARM since it’s a “precursor required” ingot type. It’s easy to escape BSM’s 64 tier with spamming more nuggets but you can’t waltz out of this one without High Steel Ingots

You can grind on more ingots (or even backtrack to nuggets) – then finish this tier off by submitting them as leves when “Ready”.

Grinding Armorsmith 62 to 64

Why not grind High Steel Ingot on BSM? You can do it on either but I still crafted the ingots on ARM since it’s a “precursor required” ingot type. They’re a hassle to make and you can always fallback on nuggets to push BSM forward.

Important notes and events in this tier

ARM L62 Main hand: (and belt)
L62 Careful Synthesis III
Rotation: ARM L62 40DUR 842DIFF 365CP
Rotation: ARM L62 80DUR 379CP
L63 Armorsmith Quest: Quality Assurance Trait
Ruby Cotton / Gyuki Leather tier?
63 Gear Update: Off-hand & Accessories
Gear Check: Just a reminder

THERE IS A L64 ROTATION UPDATE – but I’ll put that in the next tier.

Armorsmith Leveling – Navigation:
[pre 50] | [50-60] | [60-64] | [64-70]


With this you’ve gotten past “the hard part”, which is catching up to the required gear power levels! Congrats!

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11 thoughts on “FFXIV Armorsmith Leveling Guide (Stormblood Updated!)”

  1. I’ve hit 56 on armorer yesterday and got to 58 today in about 3 hours. Since I have a miner so I’ve spent an hour gathering all mats and grind on Titanium Nuggets for collectible turn in and use commercial scrolls to boost exp, with rested exp, I net about 33K per nugget. So for 20 nuggets turn in I got roughly 2.9mil exp, it didn’t take that long imo. From 56-60 you would need about 12mil exp so it comes down to 80-90 nuggets, not to mention if you’re doing Moogle beast tribe and daily GC, it will fasten up the process.

  2. Hi,
    Armorer is my second skill im (serious) leveling. Since my GSM is maxed out i used the Mythril ingot leve from the 35-40 tier all the way to lvl 45 or so since its easy-peasy to HQ them as lvl 60 GSM. Fastest way to get past those lvls IMO

  3. Well between lv25-30 you don’t recommend to do leve Heavy Iron Flanchard but I disagree with you. I could make HQ Heavy Iron Flanchard at lv26 which I get another 100% exp extra when I turn in (55k in 1 allowance). Consider allowance are based on time I recommend to use it wisely.

    It cost more materials and money to make but if you stockpiled iron ingots (HQ) and Aldgoat leather it’s worth the exp based on allowance. I recommend this is the fastest way to reach lv30.

    But overall I love your site!!

    1. Yep courier is a good choice if you’re short on leves. As a general rule people who swim in leves wouldn’t mind the speed of singles.

    1. If leves are SCARCE to you, then it’s not recommended. Doing the crafting log + GC scroll EXP should bring you up. However, as stated above, the “courier + reverse courier” would be the most leve-efficient choice.

  4. Not sure if it’s changed but the Level 50 Armorer turn in quest is a Cobalt Haubergeon with a Heaven’s Eye Materia III.

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