FFXIV Blacksmith Leveling Guide (Stormblood Updated)

STORMBLOOD UPDATED! “Are these leves real?” Blacksmith power leveling to 70 ASAP! BSM Levequest Items comparisons and value moves per tier!

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

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

If you’re rushing in from 3.x, and your Blacksmith gear is subpar, don’t worry! While your Blacksmith leveling journey will be harder, I’ve got you covered. Read the clickies, they WILL help you!

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

Read the notes for the ENTIRE TIER before proceeding. The “important events per tier” is important for you to review.

Blacksmith Leveling 60 to 62

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

Blacksmith 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?
BSM 60 1 High Steel Katzbalger S Have Blade, Will Travel 3
BSM 60 1 High Steel Head Knife S A Knack for Nicking 2
BSM 60 1 High Steel Nugget T High Steal 1
BSM 60 Levequest discussion

BSM 60 to 62: What I did in this tier

Here’s what I personally did in this tier

I started off by making a PILE, and I mean a PILE of High Steel Nuggets. HOWEVER, DOING THIS ON ARMORER IS SUPERIOR. WHY?

Since you have such a great BSM L60 Levequest, you can actually grind like a beast on Armorer, then SUBMIT them using BSM.

Either way, this tier is all about High Steel Nuggets – grind on them, and submit them until you hit 61 and 62 respectively.

Grinding Blacksmith 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 your only choice right now. Commercial Engineering Manual is your friend.

Important notes and events in this tier

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

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Blacksmith Leveling 62 to 64

Simultaneous leveling & Retainers

Blacksmith Levequests @ 62

Class Level Qty Item Type Levequest Name Best?
BSM 62 1 High Steel Kris S Crisscrossing 3
BSM 62 1 High Steel Sledgehammer S Hammer Time 1
BSM 62 1 High Steel File T File under Dull 2
BSM 62 Levequest discussion

BSM 62 to 64: What I did in this tier

Here’s what I personally did in this tier:

I crafted every single L62 tool in existence. I started with BSM (to improve my chances – check the rotation update down there).

I wouldn’t bother with the L62 BSM leves UNLESS you can pick ’em up off the MB cheap. I picked up a few High Steel File NQ for like less than 3k each, and submitted those a couple times. Obviously, this may be unsustainable.

To round yourself out to 64 – simply submit more of the “High Steal” L60 BSM levequest (High Steel Nugget). You get no penalty, don’t worry.

Grinding Blacksmith 62 to 64

  • High Steel Ingot: Don’t need to make too many, but you’ll be using a fair bit of this in the current tier or so.
  • High Steel Nugget: I told you to make a ton of these…
  • ANY AND ALL FORMS OF L62 High Steel tier TOOLS. (profit)

Important notes and events in this tier

BSM L62 Main hand and Belt
L62 Careful Synthesis III
Rotation: BSM L62 40DUR 842DIFF 365CP
Rotation: BSM L62 80DUR 379CP
L63 Blacksmith 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.

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

SPLITTING THIS INTO TWO
AS I UPDATE ALL CLASSES!

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

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15 thoughts on “FFXIV Blacksmith Leveling Guide (Stormblood Updated)”

  1. Nice guide but there is an error with your Lv60 40 DUR macros. As is it leaves you at -15/40 DUR which means you can only do two careful synthesis at the end and have to complete any further is impossible
    HT -35/40
    HT – 30/40
    HT- 25/40 W?N wears here
    HT – 15/40
    HT – 5/40
    MM – 35/40
    BT – 25/40
    Byregots – 15/40
    CSII – 5/40
    CSII – -5/40
    CSII – -15/40

    1. Ah, I forgot to put a note on this one… This one is meant to be “changed” depending if you are able to snag the progress in 2xCSII, I forgot to put that caveat. I guess the safer call is to edit the rotation to accommodate 3xCSIII instead (better for weaker crafters). The final BT (or the 5th HT) is what’s causing the error, and should be omitted for crafters that need the CSIII – I forgot to mention it!

  2. First off, great series of guides. They have really helped out a lot.

    Wanted to point out for BSM 56+: Titanium Nugget is a potential collectible item with a starting collectability of 2500 to start. it gives 103680 exp and 10 blue scrip (starting) making it hands down the best way to level from that point on as nothing can compare to its value, or at least, nothing that I can see (since you always need nuggets for something).

  3. I’m confused. You say that using levequests at 0-15 isn’t recommended, but then you go on to tell how to use them without really addressing what to do instead. Nothing here that describes what recipes are the best “bang for the buck” so to speak, in order to power level out over 15. Am I missing something here?

    1. I doomed myself with that line didn’t I? haha. The shopping list method is the most LEVE EFFICIENT (since you don’t use any). Courier Reverse Courier might be FASTEST and most BRAINLESS (but uses a bit of leves). This honestly depends on how rich you are with leves. I will be fixing all of the DOH leveling guides up to the new standard – it just so happens BSM is one of the “not yet fixed” ones. (CHeck out weaver).

    1. Have you checked in Red Rooster Stead? The Levequest “The Unkindest Cut” (NOT FROM LIMSA) involves submitting Bronze Saw for roughly 860 EXP and 94 gil as the reward. Kindly double check if it exists or not, because I see it.

  4. I will, however, I am putting this edit and other “general” fixes to older guides when heavensward comes out to see if there are any new things to consider while leveling up.

    1. Ever thought of making a master list?
      What I am saying is if someone wanted to level -everything- in one go. Much of crafting uses parts made from other jobs… so if you wanted to lv it all in one shot you could say go out, gather x amount of this this and this, craft x of this from this job, use it to craft this from this job. This job and this job make the same things, craft x from this job and y from this job (I.E. smithing and armoror can both make bars/rivits of the same kind) next lvs go gather x of this this and this etc etc etc.

      It just be something I’d love to see. I maxed my gathering out first and stockpiled a buncha stuff but having a proper means to lv everything else together be nice instead of having to pause and check the market, or scan though my craft log to see what makes this item I need, or if I even know it yet, or going out and gathering even more. Just sit back and have everything and go.

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