FFXIV Carpenter Leveling Guide (Shadowbringers Updated!)

Shadowbringers UPDATED! Power level your CRP to 80 in no time! CRP Levequest Items comparisons!

So yer back for the Shadowbringers tier, getting up to Carpenter L80! No point mucking around with introductions – let’s get right to it!

Carpenter Leveling Guide – Navigation:
[pre 50] | [50-60] | [60-70] | [70-80]

Carpenter 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 Rhalgr’s Reach
  • Kurenai in Ruby Sea

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

Grinding

Use 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 Carpenter L70, you can try out White Oak Lumbers.

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 like a shared class quest between certain classes. In the case of Carpenter, that’s shared with Weaver and Leatherworker in the Facet of Crafting.

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: Cherished Memories (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 CRP 70, I’d suggest simply splitting it up between the shared classes, meaning 2 each for Carpenter, Weaver, and Leatherworker.

Carpenter 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…

CLSNM 70 Levequests
Level 70 CRP Levequests Comparison
LevequestBuilt to LastJust Starting OutPlaying the Market
Item1White Oak Lumber1White Oak Fishing Rod1White Oak Necklace
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components4White Oak Log2White Oak Lumber2White Oak Lumber
1Deepgold Nugget1Bright Linen Yarn
1Smilodon Leather1Varnish
EXP55575817784281444972
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?4334916
Gil160032002400

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

Optional CRP 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.

Carpenter 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 CRP happens here so it’s worth it. Most noteworthy are stat-check (gear update) and a new rotation that works very well until L80!

CRP 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 weapon and armor, taking the crafted accessories!

Carpenter L71 Gear Update
SlotItemCheap Meld 1Cheap Meld 2
Main HandHQ Deepgold SawAny (Spiritbond)
Off HandHQ Deepgold Claw HammerAny (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
Craftsman1613
Control1539+
CP474Can’t practically increase this.

Craftsman’s Command V (or better!)
is purely optional, but helps.

CRP 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. The rotation you will use is tested to work (even without gear upgrades) without issue AT YOUR LEVEL. Since I cannot guarantee you will stay within your level range, a little bit of Control helps

CRP 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 80 DUR 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 below.

CRP 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 will 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 worth it, IMO.

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.

Carpenter L70 Levequests

Level 70 CRP Levequests Comparison
LevequestBuilt to LastJust Starting OutPlaying the Market
Item1White Oak Lumber1White Oak Fishing Rod1White Oak Necklace
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components4White Oak Log2White Oak Lumber2White Oak Lumber
1Deepgold Nugget1Bright Linen Yarn
1Smilodon Leather1Varnish
EXP55575817784281444972
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?4334916
Gil160032002400
CRP L70 Levequest Discussion

White Oak Lumber – This is what I call a “PDO” Levequest. If you’re either (or a combination of) POOR, DESPERATE, or OVERCAPPED on leves – this is the best bet. If you’re swimming in leves and wanna use some up quickly to get below 100 – this is the kind of levequest for that. You can even gain gil by submitting it if the lumbers’ cheap!

White Oak Fishing Rod VS White Oak Necklace  –  These two are very close. If the price or effort to gather the mats are very near, then I would go for the White Oak Necklace as it’s a triple levequest! The EXP difference isn’t so big so why not save a few leves? I would need a VERY compelling reason NOT to choose the triple though…

Final TLDR: White Oak Necklace > White Oak Fishing Rod. White Oak Lumber only if POOR, DESPERATE, or OVERCAPPED.

What to do in this tier?

I started off grinding on White Oak Lumbers, and made my own crafting offhands. After that I used the triple leve – White Oak Necklace until I was 72.

Don’t be afraid to grind on White Oak Lumbers, it’s used on quite a few levequest items, and generally speaking the “first tier” is always usable by crafters leveling up.

Carpenter L72 to 74

Carpenter L72 Levequests

Level 72 CRP Levequests Comparison
LevequestTaking AimA Stronger OffenseUnderstaffed
Item1Applewood Longbow1Applewood Spear1Applewood Cane
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components3Miracle Apple Lumber2Miracle Apple Lumber2Miracle Apple Lumber
1Deepgold Ingot1Deepgold Ingot1Growth Formula Iota
1Electrum Ingot1Green Glider Leather1Stonegold Nugget
1Silk Thread1Cobalt Ingot1Aurum Regis Nugget
1Beetle Glue
EXP222228222222822105320
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?6315960
Gil340834083408
CRP L70 Levequest Discussion

All of these three levequest are VERY VERY SIMILAR in materials. So it’s up to the cost of the stuff on the day you’re doing this on your server!

BUT – generally speaking, since all are very similar – the TRIPLE LEVEQUEST (Applewood Cane) SHINES THROUGH, because you have the OPTION to save leves, right?

TLDR: Applewood Cane > Applewood Longbow (is probably cheaper, on average?) > Applewood Spear. It’s highly likely that on any given day, the Spear would be the suckiest leve to go for.

What to do in this tier?

I made a bit of a stockpile for Miracle Apple Lumber, and spammed the Applewood Cane levequest (Understaffed) until I hit 74.

Miracle Apple Lumber is great; can’t go wrong with a little extra because the triple levequest of this tier is good enough to be a consideration for next tier…

There’s a new facet delivery at level 73, which I would personally save for WVR (or LTW), as CRP is pretty forgiving to level.

Carpenter L74 to 76

CRP L74 Levequests

Level 74 CRP Levequests Comparison
LevequestPatient PatientsGround to a HaltHorde of the Rings
Item1White Ash Lumber1White Ash Grinding Wheel1White Ash Bracelet
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components4White Ash Log2White Ash Lumber2White Ash Lumber
1Bluespirit Tile1Manasilver Nugget
1Hard Mudstone Whetstone1Kudzu Thread
EXP70535728214282468749
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?7406247
Gil180836162717
CRP L74 Levequest Discussion

White Ash Lumber – another good ‘ol PDO leve (Only if POOR, DESPERATE, or OVERCAPPED). It serves a purpose for many! Cheap (you may even GAIN money), but low EXP.

White Ash Bracelet leve will almost always be better than the White Ash Grinding Wheel. Unless the price is unbelievably in favor for the wheel, the very fact Bracelets are triples and the materials are similar (actually, the Bracelet contains an old-world thread! Versus the Wheels HM Whetstone), there’s almost no reason to go for the wheels.

TLDR: White Ash Bracelet spam > White Ash Lumber if PDO >>> White Ash Grinding Wheel.

What to do in this tier?

I made a bit of White Ash Lumber and proceeded with the White Ash Bracelet spamming. The White Ash Bracelet leve felt extremely good to spam, I don’t know why…

At 75 there’s a new facet delivery, which I didn’t do on CRP. I used all of them for WVR, but you can use ’em for LTW as well.

Carpenter L76 to 78

Carpenter L76 Levequests

Level 76 CRP Levequests Comparison
LevequestSleep on ItThe Right Tool for the JobA Miss and a Hit
ItemSandteak Spinning Wheel1Sandteak Rod1Sandteak Longbow
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components3Sandteak Lumber2Sandteak Lumber3Sandteak Lumber
1Titanbronze Nugger1Growth Formula Kappa1Zonure Leather
1Titanbronze Nugget1Titanium Nugget
1Hardsilver Nugger1Starch Glue
EXP321777636199984424442
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?13273326
Gil382438243821
CRP L76 Levequest Discussion

Sandteak Longbow is miles ahead here… It’s a TRIPLE! The materials aren’t so bad compared to the singles… it gives significantly more EXP… There would be no reason for me to choose the others but..

Sandteak Spinning Wheel >>> Sandteak Rod. If you MUST choose a single, for whatever reason, I would be hard pressed to ever pick the rod levequest! The extra materials seem to be a hassle. I cannot imagine it would ever beat the pricing on the wheel levequest..

TLDR: Sandteak Longbow >>> Sandteak Spinning Wheel >>> Sandteak Rod

What to do in this tier?

I made a BUNCH of Sandteak Lumber as I even used the Longbow levequest in the 78 tier. Spam the aforementioned triple leve until you reach 78 (or beyond…)

As always, the facet delivery quest here was spent on WVR, as CRP has many options. You can use it on LTW too if you feel like it.

Carpenter L78 to 80

CRP 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.

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Carpenter L78 Levequests

Level 78 CRP Levequests Comparison
LevequestKindling the FlameOff to a Good StaffSafety First
Item1Lignum Vitae Ring1Dwarven Lignum Cane1Lignum Vitae Earrings
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components1Lignum Vitae Lumber1Lignum Vitae Lumber2Lignum Vitae Lumber
1Dwarven Mythril Nugget2Dwarven Mythril Ingot1Dwarven Mythril Nugget
1Dwarven Mythril Nugget
1Growth Formula Kappa
EXP140357146785702339285
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?7017855
Gil302440323024
CRP L78 Levequest Discussion

These materials have chance to be a lot more expensive than the previous tier’s Sandteak Longbow leve materials: THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF GAINING MEGA VALUE EVEN WHILE USING A LOWER TIER LEVEQUEST.

Dwarven Lignum Cane is a single leve with a bunch of materials, and it gives only slightly more than a single submission of the previous tier Sandteak Longbow Triple. For that reason alone I wouldn’t even consider this…

Lignum Vitae Ring is a PDO leve. It may not look like it, but it is. The EXP gain is pretty small, but definitely budget friendly – HOWEVER the Lignum Vitae Earrings TRIPLE LEVEQUEST is very comparable in price, and gives a fair but more EXP!

(previous tier) >> Lignum Vitae Earrings > Lignum Vitae Ring (PDO) >>> Dwarven Lignum Cane

Yeah, the best levequest this tier is the previous tiers Sandteak Longbow, lol. But again, the final responsibility for price checking varies day to day, server to server!

What to do in this tier?

Nothing new here. I made a bunch of Lignum Vitae Lumber, and I went for a few of the earring submits, then realized that the previous tier Sandteak Longbow just completely smashes this tiers leves.

Keep in mind that this is very very dependent on the price of Sandteak vs Lignum Vitae wood.

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

L80+ Carpenter, 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 Carpenter and go level your other classes!!!

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33 thoughts on “FFXIV Carpenter Leveling Guide (Shadowbringers Updated!)”

  1. Hey, thanks so much for the guides. Even the older, slightly outdated portions on the crafting guides have helped me speed level tremendously after I followed the MIN and BTN ones.

    On this one, I noticed that you were stating a minor update to your 78 – 80 macro but I don’t see the adjustment noted. Was there an error in creating the box?

  2. Hey, thanks for the great guide! Quick thing I noticed while leveling Carpenter, the Link to 64-70 is wrong and links to page 7 (70-80) instead of page 6 (64-70). Both at the top and bottom navigation. Might want to look into that :)

  3. Continue to do the SINGLE Lv. 30 Walnut Macuahuitl leve even after Lv. 35 instead of the TRIPLE leve.
    It makes no sense to submit 3x for 20,000 exp instead of 49k for each one, and double that for HQ.
    Yeah you’ll have to TP back and forth but that only takes a minute each time.
    Went from 30-40 in about a half hour this way.

  4. I just want to point out that from 50-60 some of the best exp you can get is from the moogle daily quests. It cost zero mats as they are provided with the quests and the quests are extremely quick and super easy to complete.

  5. First off love ffxivguild guides , been using for years :) thank you
    …i just grind all crafts 1-50 (again lol) and i noticed that all the leves in them set lvls only
    offer 3 types now not 5 , i did all 3 types to see if i would get a new leve and nope same 3
    may be something to look into ,i did buy some stuff on MB (HQ) just to see i could not get the leve for that item to come about

    1. hmmmm… There should be 3 from the local levemete (area depends on level and class), and another 3 from the hometown (Limsa, Grid or Uldah – depending on class). lemme know if this still confuses you

  6. most of this stuff atleast since 4.0 u can buy from vendors and hand in for still very good xp if your struggling to gather or cant hq anyways or just dont have the time :)

    1. If you paid attention to the guide, you’d notice that the way the list works is that it shows you where to deliver, and where to pick the leve up. It’s listed as Costa del Sol | Gridania because the leve is picked up in Gridania and delivered in Costa del Sol. It would have been pointed out and corrected already if it was a mistake considering how long that’s been relevant, the old content guides weren’t written in 2017.

    1. after finishing with ARM 50 to 60 (tonight) my next goal is to update all 01-50 DOH and DOL guides.

      The shopping list is something I’m really iffy about. I’ll think and look into it as to how it can be made better or if there’s something else I can do about it.

      There are many things to consider, but mainly formatting. I’ll try my best.

  7. um for the walnut Macuahuitl, if you hand in the triple exchange leve you only get under 20k exp, where if u hand them in one at a time in costa del sol u get 49k exp for each one you hand in…….

    1. Except that if you’re turning in HQ items, which should be priority when doing leves the Courier caps at 98k(49k x 2 for HQ) per leve while the triple maxes at 117.6k per leve(19.6k x 2 for HQ + option to turn in twice more for a total of ((19.6k x 2) x 3)).

      Triple is the better option between the two if you’re mainly concerned about exp per leve. Less travel time as well.

      1. Actually no, the triple really isn’t. In the time it takes to craft NINE items to gain a measly 20k, barely 20% bonus of the ONE item) You could turn in ALL 9 singles. Just set one as favored, one as free. Cost of crystals, effort of mats, everything.. not worth it. I’m low on Leves and I STILL won’t touch triples. I prefer making a quick HQ macro and doing all 9 turn ins within 5min.

      2. Exp per leve, maybe. But 20% more exp for up to 9x the cost. (3×3 items Vs 1 Item)

        This guide (and most on this site) are horribly outdated since the nerfing of triple turn-ins and the buffing of single/couriers.

    2. I have to agree with this. The level 30 leve for the Walnut Macuahuitl is the way to go. 98000 xp for 1 HQ item beats 117600 for 9 of the same HQ item. It may cost you leves, but it’s well worth for time and money you’ll save from having to craft less.

      Also, to make the trip easier, go ahead and make Costa del Sol and New Gridania favored destinations. It’ll cut down on the teleporting costs, which comes out to over 1000 gil per round trip without favored destination.

      1. Depends if you are trying to power level several crafts in a short amount of time, without factoring in grinding which takes forever. You will burn through roughly 60 Leves using HQ items. Triples saves you several days of waiting for allowances.

      2. Having tried this last night, the level 30 single turn in will carry you all the way to 50. It is nuts!

        The triple, on the other hand, requires vastly more effort and resources for marginal benefit.

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