FFXIV Armorsmith Leveling Guide (Shadowbringers Updated!)

Shadowbringers Updated! “How bad can it be?” Armorer power leveling to 80! ARM Levequest Items comparisons and value moves per tier!

Like the plates you’re makin – you’re back for another round of pounding huh? Well, no time to waste! Armorer 70 to 80 here we go!

ARM Leveling Guide – Navigation: [0-15] | [15-35] | [35-50]
[50-60] | [60-64] | [64-70] | [70-80]

Armorsmith L70 to L71 – The Deadzone

The first level of any new tier is a little brutal – and hard for me to account for since everyone has different stats coming in. If you are strong enough to not feel the deadzone, great! But I’m writing this initial segment under the assumption of the “mild worst cases”.

I'm desperate: yellow scrip gear?

Should I get Level 70 Yellow Scrip Gear?

If you have the yellow scrip, why not? I can’t universally recommend this as not everyone will have scrip by the time they reach this point. The only downside with scrip gear is the low CP. I preferably would buy Armor pieces > Weapon > and skip accessories.

What’s important is you reach the stats outlined in the
L71 gear update later on.

I call this the deadzone for many reasons, but let’s focus on getting out of it!

Beating the Deadzone: Sources of EXP

Here we outline the practical (or hopefully practical) sources of EXP to help muscle through this tough stretch.

Daily GC Submission

From here, and into the untold ages to come, the daily GC submission is VALUE. It’s, on average, worth more than the usual levequest. The starred entries are too massive to even describe.

Even if you can’t make these yourselves, check the MB for deals, or buy them straight up NQ from NPC’s if you’re desperate.

To check these, click CTRL+U (default) > Next Mission Allowance.

Levequests!?

Levequests are of course the main method of EXP gain as always – HOWEVER, you may not be able to craft them yourself! If you cannot (I’ll give you a rotation down there to try), then, well…

You’re either forced to buy from the MB or NPC’s. This feels really bad, and if you’re on a budget this is not the way to go. Hopefully you find some good deals!

If you CAN make stuff then the deadzone ain’t so dead after all

CUSTOM DELIVERIES!!!

Ok this is valuetown right here, and one of the prime methods to get out of the deadzone – BUT IT RESETS WEEKLY so choose wisely. Personally I didn’t use this on any class above 71 until all were 71 or more.

You have 12 deliveries a week spread between:

  • Zhloe Alpaioh and Adkiragh in Idyllshire
  • Mnaago in Rhalgrs Reach
  • Kurenai in Ruby Sea

Note that these 12 allowances are shared between ALL DOH/DOL classes.

Grinding

Using Revised Engineering Manuals!

Can be pretty okay, honestly! You don’t need to hit HQ! Just get the best quality you can on any “ingot type” craft, for future use on levequest items or your stockpile.

In the case of Armorsmith L70, you can try out Deepgold Nugget, and Deepgold Ingot.

and finally one more source of EXP worth mentioning in its own segment…

Unlock Crystarium Deliveries “Class Quests”

This is a new thing (not to be confused with custom deliveries), that acts as a shared class quest between certain classes. In the case of Armorsmith, shares with Blacksmith and Goldsmith in the Facet of Forging.

UnlockingHow does it Work?

It’s a 2 quest process to unlock this.

  • 1st Quest: The Crystalline Mean (L70) – Area: The Crystarium
  • Requires: MSQ “The Crystarium’s Resolve (L72)”.
  • 2nd Quest: Iola, Forgemaster (L70) – Area: The Crystarium
  • Requires: The Crystalline Mean (the 1st quest listed above)

You can submit SIX ITEMS PER TIER PER FACET – shared between your facetmates. So try to save them up to burst through shitty tiers.

After six submissions your esteem goes up, and they’re gonna ask for a new set of six items at L73, 75, and 78.

In the case of ARM 70, I’d suggest simply splitting it up between the shared classes, meaning 2/3 each for ARM and GSM.

Armorsmith L70 Levequests

I’ll put the levequest table here, but I’ll repeat it in the next segment with complete discussion (I’ll put a basic recommendation here) – since not all L70 crafters will be able to reliably make it themselves…

ARM 70 Levequests

Again, discussion for these is in the next major segment, L71.

Level 70 Armorsmith Levequests Comparison
LevequestShielding the RealmTime to FryA Head of Demand
Item1Deepgold Kite Shield1Deepgold Rail Frypan1Deepgold Helm of Fending
RECIPERECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components2Deepgold Nugget3Deepgold Nugget2Deepgold Nugget
1Stonegold Nugget1White Oak Lumber1Bright Linen Cloth
1Oroshigane Ingot1Oroshigane Ingot
EXP155612417784281556124
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?4668372
Gil320032003200

Optional ARM 70 Deadzone Rotation

If you wanna “Try out your stats”, this is where I would start. “Hope for the best, expect for the worst”.

Cross-class skillsL70 Making L71 40DUR 426 CPNotes
Muscle Memory - CUL
Comfort Zone - ALC
Waste Not - LTW
Ingenuity - BSM

For safety, Reclaim - CUL

Don’t forget to read the last tab, “Notes”….

This is tested to work with 1070 craftsmanship!

Button 1

/ac "Muscle Memory" <wait.3>
/ac "Comfort Zone" <wait.2>
/ac "Inner Quiet" <wait.2>
/ac "Steady Hand II" <wait.2>
/ac "Waste Not" <wait.2>
/ac "Patient Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Hasty Touch II" <wait.3>
/ac "Hasty Touch II" <wait.3>
/ac "Hasty Touch II" <wait.3>
/ac "Manipulation II" <wait.2>
/ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/ac "Steady Hand II" <wait.2>
/ac Ingenuity <wait.2>
/ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
/echo It's better than nothing, master Mahiko San! <se.1>

If your CP is really low, remove the Great Strides in the macro above!

Button 2

/ac "Hasty Touch II" <wait.3>
/ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
/ac Ingenuity <wait.2>
/ac Observe <wait.3>
/ac "Focused Synthesis" <wait.3>
/ac Observe <wait.3>
/ac "Focused Synthesis" <wait.3>
/ac "Careful Synthesis III" <wait.3>
/echo Thank you, Master Mahiko San! <se.3>

I don’t expect great things from this rotation. Use food buffs for CP/craftsmanship or whatever… I can’t possibly know your stats, so try it out, edit it…

Your best bet to help you out is CP food from the vendor in Crystarium.
Blood Bouillabaisse, or Blood Tomato Salad.

Crafting 80 durability (L71 ITEMS!) Is gonna be tough, so I DO NOT HAVE AN 80 DUR ROTATION that tries to HQ. Only a 40! Since NQ “ingots” are very much USABLE whereas NQ “complete items” are pretty useless!

“This rotation can be optimized!”
Sure! If I knew your stats right now, and your goals…

Given all the unknowns – it’s the best I can do. Things will definitely look up once you find your way to L71.

Armorsmith L71 to 72

A lot goes on in this level so bear with me even if it’s a bit lengthy. A majority of your setup ALL THE WAY UNTIL L80 ARM happens here so it’s worth it. Most noteworthy are a stat-check or gear update, and a new rotation that works very well until L80!

ARM L71 CRITICAL GEAR UPDATE

MATERIA VI & LOWER HAS A 100% RETRIEVAL RATE:
Don’t be afraid to invest in them while leveling to socket “temporarily”.

Spoiler title

You can mix/match gear with L70 yellow scrip gear – what’s important is
you reach the base stats at the end of the table! Since the yellow scrip gear is low on CP, you might only want the armor > weapon, and taking the L71 crafted accessories!

Armorsmith L71 Gear Update
SlotItemCheap Meld 1Cheap Meld 2
Main HandHQ Deepgold Raising HammerAny (Spiritbond)
Off HandHQ Deepgold FileAny (Spiritbond)
HeadHQ Brightlinen Turban of CraftingCommand V+Command V+
BodyHQ Brightlinen Doublet Vest of CraftingCommand V+Command V+
HandsHQ Smilodonskin Gloves of CraftingCunning IICommand V+
BeltHQ Smilodonskin Tool BeltCunning VI
LegsHQ Brightlinen Bottoms of CraftingCunning VICommand V+
BootsHQ Smilodonskin Shoes of CraftingCunning VICommand V+
EarringHQ White Oak EarringsCunning VI
ChokerHQ White Oak NecklaceCunning VI
WristHQ White Oak BraceletsCunning VI
RingHQ White Oak RingCunning V
RIngHQ White Oak RingCunning V
Stats:
Craftsm…1613
Control1539+
CP474Can’t practically increase this.

Craftsman’s Command V (Or better!)
Is purely optional, but helps.

ARM L71 Gear update notes:

Should I Upgrade?

Should you upgrade gear now? Well, If you have greater than 1613 Craftsmanship, 1539 Control, and 430 CP, ignore this gear update!

If you’re in this pile, the deadzone doesn’t exist for you!

Materia?

As I mentioned earlier, Materia VI and lower has a 100% retrieval rate AS LONG AS IT’S ON A SURE SOCKET. So feel free to cram in as much Control as you can. If you wanna edit the rotation you can even add in CP in a few slots here and there.

Control V+?

More control only means getting closer to 100% on crafts that are ABOVE your level (although it’s pretty DAMN close to 100% even on the worst cases, crafting +3/4 levels above). The rotation you will use is tested to work (even without gear upgrades) without issue AT YOUR LEVEL, and in many cases above. Since I cannot guarantee you will stay within your level range, a little bit of control helps.

ARM L71 ROTATION UPDATE: 80 DURABILITY

The “Mahiko San Synthesis: God’s Touch ™ – 80 Durability” is a two-button macro that has some serious upsides, and some very minor downsides. The segment below the rotations tell you all about it!

Cross-class skills

Make sure you have:

Comfort Zone - ALC
Tricks of the Trade - ALC
Waste Not - LTW
Ingenuity - BSM
Muscle Memory - CUL

and for safety, Reclaim - CUL
Macro 1Macro 2Reliability & Success Rate

Macro Name: L71+ 472CP 80DUR A

THIS ROTATION IS FOODLESS / TEALESS

/ac "Muscle Memory" <wait.3>
/ac "Comfort Zone" <wait.2>
/ac "Inner Quiet" <wait.2>
/ac "Steady Hand II" <wait.2>
/ac "Waste Not" <wait.2>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Steady Hand II" <wait.2>
/ac Ingenuity <wait.2>
/ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Tricks of the Trade" <wait.3>
/ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/echo M-mahiko San, i-it's not like I wanna use this Macro! <se.1>

Macro Name: L71+ 472CP 80DUR B

THIS ROTATION IS FOODLESS / TEALESS

/ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
/ac "Waste Not" <wait.2>
/ac Ingenuity <wait.2>
/ac Observe <wait.3>
/ac "Focused Synthesis" <wait.3>
/ac "Careful Synthesis III" <wait.3>
/ac Observe <wait.3>
/ac "Focused Synthesis" <wait.3>
/echo T-thank you Mahiko San senpai! <se.3>

The 80DUR rotation is disgustingly reliable, even at the “lowest level possible to craft the highest possible recipe”. Only suffering at L76 crafting L79 item (90%, lol). But why shoot so high anyway?

80 DURRecipe Level
Your level717273747576777879
71100%100%100%100%98%NANANANA
72100%100%100%100%99%NANANANA
73100%100%100%100%100%NANANANA
74100%100%100%100%100%NANANANA
75100%100%100%100%100%NANANANA
76100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%90%
77100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%97%
78100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
79100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%

More discussion about these rotations in the “Rotations Discussion” 2 segments below.

ARM L71 ROTATION UPDATE: 40 DURABILITY

The “Mahiko San Synthesis: God’s Touch ™ – 40 Durability” is a two-button macro that has some serious upsides, and some very minor downsides. The segment below the rotations tell you all about it!

Cross-class skills

Make sure you have:

Comfort Zone - ALC
Tricks of the Trade - ALC
Waste Not - LTW
Ingenuity - BSM
Muscle Memory - CUL

and for safety, Reclaim - CUL
Macro 1Macro 2Success Rates

Macro Name: L71+ 473CP 40DUR A

THIS ROTATION IS FOODLESS / TEALESS

/ac "Comfort Zone" <wait.2>
/ac "Inner Quiet" <wait.2>
/ac "Steady Hand II" <wait.2>
/ac "Waste Not" <wait.2>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
/ac Manipulation <wait.2>
/ac "Steady Hand II" <wait.2>
/ac Ingenuity <wait.2>
/ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Tricks of the Trade" <wait.3>
/ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/echo God Mahiko San, we report the completion of the first step! <se.1>

Macro Name: L71+ 473CP 40DUR B

THIS ROTATION IS FOODLESS / TEALESS

/ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>
/ac Ingenuity <wait.2>
/ac Observe <wait.3>
/ac "Focused Synthesis" <wait.3>
/ac Observe <wait.3>
/ac "Focused Synthesis" <wait.3>
/echo Hail Mahiko San, I am forever your slave! <se.3>

Again, an incredibly reliable rotation that retains true 100% on all recipes at their level (barring 78 on 40 dur, which we fix later), and is still pretty high on crafts a few levels above your own.

40 DURRecipe Level
Your level717273747576777879
71100%100%89%86%83%NANANANA
72100%100%100%90%84%NANANANA
73100%100%100%100%92%NANANANA
74100%100%100%100%98%NANANANA
75100%100%100%100%100%NANANANA
76100%100%100%100%100%100%NA85%NA
77100%100%100%100%100%100%NA89%NA
78100%100%100%100%100%100%NA95%NA
79100%100%100%100%100%100%NA96%NA

Rotation Discussion

If you have some questions about the rotation, or want to find out a little bit more about it, read up!

True 100%RELIABILITYThe BadSuccess Rates

This rotation is one of the “True 100%” ones. Including Tricks of the Trade before Byregot’s Blessing ELIMINATES the chance BB lands on a poor proc.

It works by using up any Excellent procs prior to Great Strides. If it doesn’t happen then the rotation is unaffected in any way – it simply proceeds.

Adding it to the rotation necessitates some pretty annoying sacrifices (making sure everything is OK with and without the proc), but IMO worth it.

Both rotations enjoy a very high success rate when attempting recipes “much higher” than your own. This is achieved through the use of Ingenuity during Byregot’s Blessing.

While this also adds extra CP and rotational limitations – it’s worth it purely so you don’t have to change rotation very often, while allowing you to freely craft without taking massive hits to your HQ chances.

2-buttons: Both rotations are somewhat long – but it’s not something that bothers me. The high success rate and reliability more than make up for it.

Doesn’t improve, and is at times overkill: This is a necessary evil since we’re trying to get a very high HQ chance at a wide range of levels. However, the rotation won’t ever shorten.

While you can potentially make shorter sub-rotations for lower level stuff – i find that a bit of a hassle to recommend for everyone. For the sake of ease and simplicity this rotation is STRONG AND RELIABLE, but isn’t actually the “strongest for each combination of your vs. recipe level”, what do.

Let’s start it off by showcasing the success rates even if you never edit the rotation and your gear until L80. I talked a little about these earlier, but no harm in bringing it up again.

80 DURRecipe Level
Your level717273747576777879
71100%100%100%100%98%NANANANA
72100%100%100%100%99%NANANANA
73100%100%100%100%100%NANANANA
74100%100%100%100%100%NANANANA
75100%100%100%100%100%NANANANA
76100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%90%
77100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%97%
78100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
79100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%

 

40 DURRecipe Level
Your level717273747576777879
71100%100%89%86%83%NANANANA
72100%100%100%90%84%NANANANA
73100%100%100%100%92%NANANANA
74100%100%100%100%98%NANANANA
75100%100%100%100%100%NANANANA
76100%100%100%100%100%100%NA85%NA
77100%100%100%100%100%100%NA89%NA
78100%100%100%100%100%100%NA95%NA
79100%100%100%100%100%100%NA96%NA

As you can see these rotation are (with the exception of L78 40 DUR – which we address later…) are true 100% at their level, and remain 100% in very many cases when crafting recipes above (sometimes even +2/3) levels higher.

Armorsmith L70 Levequests

Level 70 Armorsmith Levequests Comparison
LevequestShielding the RealmTime to FryA Head of Demand
Item1Deepgold Kite Shield1Deepgold Rail Frypan1Deepgold Helm of Fending
RECIPERECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components2Deepgold Nugget3Deepgold Nugget2Deepgold Nugget
1Stonegold Nugget1White Oak Lumber1Bright Linen Cloth
1Oroshigane Ingot1Oroshigane Ingot
EXP155612417784281556124
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?4668372
Gil320032003200
ARM L70 Levequest Discussion

Deepgold Kite Shield – Oroshigane Ingot is an RNG-priced material. Not a bad leve, though.

Deepgold Rail Frypan – USUALLY the better single. Totally depends on that Oroshigane Ingot. This is more stable, I feel, and gives more EXP. I really like this leve, even if it was a single.

Deepgold Helm of Fending – Felt really bad. Oroshigane Ingot, PLUS A COMPLETED CLOTH for less EXP/Item? That’s a no from me, dawg.

What to do in this tier?

Grind on a lot of Deeogold Nugget. Since Blacksmith has a “PDO LEVE” for Deeogold Nugget, grinding them on Armorer makes much more sense (since you have an “easy out” of this tier as BSM).

From there, you only have two choices:

  • Dry on leves and in a hurry? Do the triple (Deepgold Helm of Fending).
  • Not in a hurry, or lots of leves? Do the single (Deepgold Rail Frypan).
  • THE SINGLE FELT A LOT BETTER.

Remember your “extraneous sources of EXP”, like daily GC submits and whatnot – they really help push you past this tier.

Armorsmith L72 to 74

Armorsmith L72 Levequests

Level 72 Armorsmith Levequests Comparison
LevequestScheduled MaintenanceHedging BetsWrapped Knuckles
Item1Deepgold Ingot1Deepgold Surcoat of Maiming1Deepgold Gloves of Fending
RECIPERECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components4Stonegold Ore2Deepgold Ingot2Deepgold Ingot
1Copper Ore1Iridescent Silk1Green Glider Leather
1Green Glider Leather1Silk Thread
1Electrum Ingot
EXP52289022222821830115
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?5490345
Gil170434083408
ARM 72 Levequest Discussion

Deepgold Ingot – A PDO Leve (Great if Poor, Desperate, or Overcapped on leves!). They serve a purpose and are a great fallback for when you yourself are PDO.

Deepgold Surcoat of Maiming – This one isn’t so bad! It gives the best EXP/ITEM so far, but likely more costly than the previous tiers frypan.

Deepgold Gloves of Fending – Ah, this levequest felt amazing. Silk Thread is semi-RNG, so hopefully it’s cheap for you when you read this.

What to do in this tier?

Make Deepgold Ingots ON YOUR BLACKSMITH. Don’t bother grinding them on your Armorer. Then, after you have a small pile…

  • If Silk Thread is readily available and cheap, do the triple (Deepgold Gloves of Fending). Compare costs to Iridescent Silk + Electrum Ingot. The TRIPLE is amazing. The only factor that would stop me from doing the triple is absurdly priced Silk Threat.
  • If Silk Thread is not available, then this tiers single is still good (Deepgold Surcoat of Maiming)
  • PDO? Submit Deepgold Ingots.

There’s a new facet quest at L73, and I remember piling all the EXP to BSM.

Armorsmith L74 to 76

Armorsmith L74 Levequests

Level 74 Armorsmith Levequests Comparison
LevequestA New RegularCatching an EarfulThe Proper Precautions
Item1Bluespirit Gauntlets of Fending1Bluespirit Headgear of Casting1Bluespirit Alembic
RECIPERECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components2Bluespirit Tile2Bluespirit Tile3Bluespirit Tile
1Atrociraptor Leather1Atrociraptor Leather1Manasilver Nugget
1Rose Gold Nugget1Pixie Floss
1Grade 1 Vitality Alkahest1Grade 1 Intelligence Alkahest
EXP253928228214252257140
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?6771420
Gil361336133616
ARM 74 Levequest Discussion

Bluespirit Gauntlets of Fending – Likely the worst of the bunch. Rose Gold Nugget is RNG, and it gives lesser EXP than the other single.

Bluespirit Headgear of Casting – Not a bad single leve. While the EXP isn’t huge compared to the previous tiers single, it’s viable. At least you have options going forward.

Bluespirit Alembic – Amazing triple. Probably the best thus far, and gives relatively great EXP.

What to do in this tier?

Make a stockpile of Bluespirit Tiles with your ARM (avoid grinding it with BSM, as they have the PDO leve for it). After that you have the usual options.

Triple levequests (Bluespirit Alembic) is overall the best move. Even the previous tiers triple (Deepgold Gloves of Fending) isn’t bad. Both of these levequests can be extremely cost-effective.

If you’re on a budget, this tiers single levequest (Bluespirit Headgear of Casting) gives great bang for buck. Make sure you’re a little healthy on leves if you wanna proceed this way.

Lastly, if life is kicking you into the dirt, there’s always the good ‘ol PDO levequest of Deepgold Ingot from last tier…

L75 unlocks a new facet quest, of which giving the EXP to ARM or GSM felt good in this tier, while BSM didn’t need any help.

Armorsmith L76 to 78

Armorsmith L76 Levequests

Level 76 Armorsmith Levequests Comparison
LevequestNo ScopeSigned, Shield, DeliveredA Budding Business
Item1Titanbronze Ingot1Titanbronze Tower Shield1Titanbronze Tassets of Striking
RECIPERECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components4Titancopper Ore2Titanbronze Ingot2Titanbronze Ingot
1Titanium Ore1Titanbronze Nugget1Dhalmel Leather
1Manasilver Nugget1Grade 1 Strength Alkahest
EXP103428536199973619997
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?10859991
Gil191238243824
ARM 76 Levequest Discussion

Titanbronze Ingot – PDO leve of this tier. Never bad.

Titanbronze Tower Shield – While not bad in and of itself, it’s simply outclassed by this tiers triple. It’s the best single thus far (with the previous tiers only upside being possible price), but ultimately meaningless as this tiers triple destroys it in almost every respect.

Titanbronze Tassets of Striking – Simply the best levequest up to this point.

What to do in this tier?

Make Titanbronze Ingots with your BSM, for the reasons outlined in previous tiers. After that there are simply 2 options: “This tiers triple, or SOMETHING ELSE”.

It’s that simple. Either you do this tiers triple Titanbronze Tassets of Striking, or you do whatever else feels like good value to you. It’s hard to imagine, given how great this tiers triple felt.

New facet quest at 78 – all EXP from that went to GSM as ARM and BSM felt good enough up to here.

Armorsmith L78 to 80

ARM L78 Rotation Update: 40 Durability

Just a very very minor rotation update to ‘The “Mahiko San Synthesis: God’s Touch ™ – 40 Durability’, for any class that’s level 78+. CREATE A SEPARATE MACRO BUTTON FOR THIS – because this minor edit vastly weakens the rotation for classes lower than 78. Thankfully you do not need to make a second button as it’s unchanged.

L78+ Macro 1Macro 2Notes

Macro Name: L78+ 473CP 40DUR A

THIS ROTATION IS FOODLESS / TEALESS

/ac "Comfort Zone" <wait.2>
/ac "Inner Quiet" <wait.2>
/ac "Steady Hand II" <wait.2>
/ac "Waste Not" <wait.2>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>
/ac Manipulation <wait.2>
/ac "Steady Hand II" <wait.2>
/ac "Prudent Touch" <wait.3>
/ac Innovation <wait.2>
/ac "Tricks of the Trade" <wait.3>
/ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/echo M-mahiko San, i-it's not like I wanna use this Macro! <se.1>

40DUR MACRO 2 REMAINS THE SAME!

Simply changing Ingenuity into Innovation for Byregot’s eliminates any non-HQ chance making this a true 100% macro.

Armorsmith L78 Levequests

Level 78 Armorsmith Levequests Comparison
LevequestOne Foot ForwardTrial and ErrorJoined at the Waist
Item1Dwarven Mythril Shoes of Maiming1Dwarven Mythril Chainmail of Fending1Dwarven Mythril Plate Belt of Casting
RECIPERECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components2Dwarven Mythril Ingot2Dwarven Mythril Ingot2Dwarven Mythril Ingot
1Sea Swallow Leather1Sea Swallow Leather1Dwarven Mythril Nugget
1Bright Linen Yarn1Dwarven Cotton1Grade 1 Intelligence Alkahest
1Grade 1 Strength Alkahest2Halgai Mane
1Rubber1Bright Linen Yarn
2Grade 1 Vitality Alkahest
EXP467857088067204403360
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?13210080
Gil403240324032
ARM 78 Levequest Discussion

Dwarven Mythril Shoes of Maiming – cost effective, but I struggle to think of a scenario wherein I would use this levequest over the others.

Dwarven Mythril Chainmail of Fending – I LOVE THIS LEVE! It has one of the most absurd EXP/ITEM ratios. Possibly my favorite levequest for ARM in Shadowbringers.

Dwarven Mythril Plate Belt of Casting – an AMAZING levequest in its own right. Solid value and solid EXP. Can’t go wrong with this either.

What to do in this tier?

Make a bunch of Dwarven Mythril Ingots first. Doesn’t matter if you do it with ARM or BSM.

From here, I personally went with Dwarven Mythril Chainmail of Fending. The EXP on this is simply godlike. I don’t mind the “Extra mats”. The sheer EXP per submission is staggering, and it isn’t even that expensive to make.

I would only recommend the triple Dwarven Mythril Plate Belt of Casting if you’re bone dry on leves. These are relatively cheap to make, so honestly this is a completely viable choice too.

With that being said, your journey to ARM 80 should soon come to a close!

ARM Leveling Guide – Navigation: [0-15] | [15-35] | [35-50]
[50-60] | [60-64] | [64-70] | [70-80]

L80+ Armorsmith, What next?

Congratulations! Well, that’s it for the Shadowbringers tier. I have yet to decide if I will revive the end-game guides, lets see. But for now enjoy your L80 Armorer and go level your other classes!!!

14 thoughts on “FFXIV Armorsmith Leveling Guide (Shadowbringers Updated!)”

  1. Just wanted to throw it out there that you can buy the Titanium Tassets of Fending from Zundu Sell-It in Sea of Clouds for 11,008 gil, just in case you have the extra cash on hand to throw at it rather than have to deal with all the crafting.

  2. For me, it seems the best way to get 56-60 is by doin collectible’s.

    Titanium nuggets are 100k a turnin, wich translates the same as the leve’s more or less.

    Leveled GSM the same way, and u can go up really quickly provided u have the materials.

    Also, if you fail to achieve 250 collectible..your still able to turn them in as a leve.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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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