FFXIV Goldsmith Leveling Guide (Stormblood Updated!)

STORMBLOOD UPDATED! “How much ore do I need!?!?” Goldsmith Leveling to 70 in no time! GSM Levequest Items comparisons and value moves per tier!

 

Welcome back! Here you’ll find info on Goldsmithing Leveling 60 to 70! If you’re here, it wont be your first gem to grind – so let’s get right to it.

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“All that glitters is, in fact, gold
– Mahisanny’s

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

>> Namazu Beast Tribe & SB Custom Deliveries – EASY EXP <<
NEW & IMPORTANT: Namazu & M’naago Deliveries

Stormblood patch 4.5 introduced two new ways to gain some easy and chunky DoH EXP – both of which are prime candidates to help you push through the “scrub phase” of L60 to about L63: namely, Namazu Beast Tribe Quests and Rhalgr’s Reach Custom Deliveries from Mnaago.

They are virtually FREE, don’t require levequests, are EASY to craft with any gear level, surprisingly decent rewards, and FAST. The only “downside”: limited submits per day/week.

Prioritize doing these on either your lowest level crafters, or pushing past “sucky tiers”. 

Namazu Beast Tribe QuestsRhalgrs Reach Custom Deliveries

Starting Quest: Something Fishy This Way Comes
Location: The Azim Steppe (17.4, 37.5)
Quest Giver: Floundering Namazu
Prerequisite Quests: In the Crimson They Walked, and Kurobana vs. Gyorin
* The quest “Kurobana vs. Gyorin” is unlocked by completing two series of quests, one beginning with the quest “Perchance to Hanami” and the other beginning with the quest “Courage the Cowardly Lupin.”

Similar to Ixal and Moogle tribes, the Namazu tribe is the DoH/DoL related beast tribe in Stormblood. You can do around 3 Namazu quests every day – which yield quite a bit of EXP for ANY DoH or DoL class of your choice – as long as you take the quest with the class you want the EXP to end up in.

These are relatively low effort and decent returns – all of the materials are obtained during the quest so it, most importantly, COSTS YOU NOTHING! Since the items are easy to craft, free, and infinitely retryable – save these for crafters during the “struggle period” of L60-63 ish.

The main problem? Unlocking Namazu can be a bit of a hassle especially if you slacked off on sidequests. I myself had to do quite a few to unlock these little guys.

Starting Quests: None Forgotten, None Forsaken
Starting NPC & Location: Galiena in Rhalgr’s Reach (X:9.8 Y:12.5)
Prerequisite MSQ: Return of the Bull
Prerequisite: Unlock Stormblood Collectibles.

Compared to Namazu, this is easy to unlock.

You can do this 6 times per week, and without doubt, this is the “largest exp for the tiniest effort spent” for this tier of leveling. You even get red and yellow crafter scrip which makes this activity the absolute highest value in your to do list.

Simply talk to M’naago (14.6, 9.4) in Rhalgr’s Reach and see what she needs for the week. For crafters, all of the materials for these submissions can be bought straight up from an NPC, also in Rhalgr’s Reach – X:10.5, Y:11.5 ish.

You can gain EXP for ANY DoH or DoL class of your choice. I suggest using this for when you need to push crafters past the “L60 to 63 difficult zone”. If all your crafters are past that zone, use these to push past “bad tiers” with expensive levequest items. Ultimately, if you’re 70 – simply do these for the scrip.

Remember to on your Collectable Synthesis!

>> Read the box above! EASY EXP <<

Your gear is bad, and you feel bad. Playing catch up

Unlike gathering, it’s very VERY hard to “cheat” your way back into the game. The first few levels will be a little more difficult, but I’ve laid out a cost-efficient path for you! You’ll be EQUALS with even the most hardened crafters quickly enough!

If you’re using anything LESS than the Chimerical Felt / Hallowed Chestnut tier, you fall into the “some struggles ahead” pile.

What do I do to reach 61? 62?

Before we get into the specifics of Goldsmith, keep these little things in mind:

Old GSM levequests below 60 suck: they don’t provide decent EXP anymore now that you’re 60.

Grinding: is actually legit. You’re going to be using the materials anyway! Use the sparse HQ’s you get to craft levequest items if needed.

Commercial Engineering Manual: There’s no better time to use this than now when you’re a scrub. Grinding is legit at this point.

Levequests: You can buy them off the Market Board! You can craft them yourself, and if they’re NQ submit them anyway! Just do whatever you can that’s within your budget. It’s better than letting your leves pile up to 100, and any method to get out of “hell” is better than nothing. Buy up cheap NQ’s even!

Grand Company Submissions: They’re a “free” levequest, but they sometimes have things which are very expensive to craft. If you have a “star” entry, DO THAT AT ALL COSTS! The exp is huge. AT LEVEL 60 (to maybe 62) the chance of getting an endgame Heavensward submission is pretty significant. These are difficult to craft, and are sparsely stocked on the Market Board. GL!

Food: If you must, eat food to reach important CP points, or cover up where you feel you’re lacking. The Culinarian NPC in Kugane (X12 Y12~) sells some food, some of it can be pricey so maximize it! It also gives a welcome 3% EXP boost.

When does GSM leveling get better!?

At 61, 62, and 63, you will progressively get some gear upgrades that will get you within 90% power of the previous tier BiS – and at which point this guide gets much easier since everything is “UNIFORM” so to speak.

I will be putting more clicky box reminders for these events.

Level up your crafters simultaneously! (+DoL)

To prevent confusion on what rotation you use, what gear goes where… it’s just better IMO. There are many little reasons to do this which I am sure you can imagine.

Leveling gatherers at the same time as crafters is also good. You save money gathering your own resources. And when you DO decide to grind out some certain material (example, Koppranickel Sand), you get the gatherer EXP when you need it most (grinding in between collectibles!)
See our DoH DoL leveling guides.

LEVEL YOUR RETAINER

For any serious crafter, leveling your Retainer to 60+ is a HUGE money saver. They can gather monster drop mats for you, which tend to be expensive early on.

How do I level my retainer past 60!? You need to give it a job crystal. Go to any Retainer Vocate to get the voucher.

Goldsmith Leveling 60 to 62

L60 Fixing up your cross-class skills

To make things simple, try to have the same cross-class skills for every class. For the sake of simplicity we will try to use the SAME rotation for every class.

(From class) Skill
(CUL) Steady Hand II
(CRP) Byregot’s Blessing
(LTW) Waste Not
(BSM) Ingenuity II
(ALC) Comfort Zone
(ALC) Tricks of the Trade
(GSM) Innovation
(CUL) Hasty Touch (you’ll be getting rid of this soon)
(WVR) Careful Synthesis II (you’ll be getting rid of this soon)

And some optional ones for tryharding:

(GSM) Maker’s Mark
(GSM) Flawless Synthesis
(CUL) Reclaim

L60 STORMBLOOD ROTATION UPDATE

Disclaimer: I cannot promise this will work for you. Everyone is coming into Stormblood with different stat levels (you may be too weak or too strong). It’s very possible that your gear is SEVERELY lacking. In which case, it’s only natural you should expect more difficulty coming into Stormblood, right? But it’s a place to start.

If you’re missing CP, I highly suggest food buffs to cover your weaknesses in either CP or Craftsmanship.

No, it’s not the “perfect rotation” for you – only you can make that. It’s a good start template, and great for manual crafting as you can abuse the bejeesus out of “good procs” during the 2x Great Stride phase.

It’s all about progress: “How many steps it takes to synthesize progress” is the backbone of all rotations. Once you figure that out, you can reverse-engineer your own personal rotation.

THIS BECOMES SIGNIFICANTLY LESS OF A HASSLE IF YOU LEVEL ALL CRAFTERS SIMULTANEOUSLY! So you’re not confused on what rotation to use at what level / gear specs.
See: DoH DoL leveling guides.

The below are TEMPLATES THAT YOU SHOULD TRY TO
ADJUST TO YOUR NEEDS.

L60 40DUR 558 DIFF

THIS ROTATION IS “WEAK” it’s suited for guys fresh off the Heaven’s Ward tier. THIS ROTATION IS MEANT TO BE EDITED to suit your needs. It’s a basic template, macro at your own risk. Stormblood recipes are L61 – Being a level under the recipe has huge drawbacks.

/ac “Comfort Zone” <wait.2>
/ac “Inner Quiet” <wait.2>
/ac “Waste Not” <wait.2>
/ac “Steady Hand II” <wait.2>
/ac “Hasty Touch” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch” <wait.3>
/ac “Master’s Mend” <wait.3>
/ac “Steady Hand II” <wait.2>
/ac “Great Strides” <wait.2>
/ac “Ingenuity II” <wait.2>
/ac “Byregot’s Brow” <wait.3>

/ac “Careful Synthesis II” <wait.3>
/ac “Careful Synthesis II” <wait.3>
/ac “Careful Synthesis II” <wait.3>

Upgrade / edit as needed

L60 80DUR 1116/1400 DIFF ???CP

Now, here’s the thing. There is almost ZERO reason to try an 80 durability recipe while LEVEL 60 – I recommend trying them at L61. However, if you want to craft your catch up gear one level early (why..?).

Stormblood recipes are L61 – Being a level under the recipe has huge drawbacks. Start out with Maker’s Mark > Comfort Zone > Inner Quiet > Flawless Synthesis type rotations. It’s better safe than sorry.

While the below is written in macro form, it does NOT account for Maker’s Mark, Comfort Zone and an early IQ.

/ac “Comfort Zone” <wait.2>
/ac “Inner Quiet” <wait.2>
/ac “Waste Not” <wait.2>
/ac “Steady Hand II” <wait.2>
/ac “Hasty Touch” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch” <wait.3>
/ac “Great Strides” <wait.2>
/ac “Steady Hand II” <wait.2>
/ac “Innovation” <wait.2>
/ac “Basic Touch” <wait.3>
/ac “Great Strides” <wait.2>
/ac “Byregot’s Blessing” <wait.3>

/ac “Ingenuity II” <wait.2>
/ac “Waste Not” <wait.2>
/ac “Careful Synthesis II” <wait.3>
/ac “Careful Synthesis II” <wait.3>
/ac “Careful Synthesis II” <wait.3>
/ac “Careful Synthesis II” <wait.3>
/ac “Careful Synthesis II” <wait.3>

Since I cannot know everyone’s unique stats coming into Stormblood:
Upgrade / edit as needed.

Goldsmith 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?
GSM 60 1 Triphane Earrings of Healing S Play It By Ear 3
GSM 60 1 Triphane Ring of Slaying S One Ring Circus 1
GSM 60 1 Bombfish Needle T Wants and Needles 2
GSM 60 Levequest discussion

Triphane Ring of Slaying (One Ring Circus) is the best of the bunch. I wouldn’t tri any of the others, really. It’s actually pretty damn cheap.

Triphane Earrings of Healing is directly a downgrade from the ring. There’s no purpose doing this leve. (It costs double the amount of Triphane to make…)

Raw Triphane is an unspoiled node, which is heavily collected for Red Scrips and leveling. So its price really varies from time to time.

Bombfish Needle isn’t too expensive, but I would loathe doing this since it’s a triple leve that isn’t dirt cheap.

I guess the obvious choice is a dead ringer.

GSM 60 to 62: What I did in this tier

Here’s what I personally did in this tier:

This tier felt pretty bad. I don’t know why. It’s a great time to use Commercial Engineering manuals. Start of by making a bunch of Koppranickel Nuggets. They are used as a component in at least 109 recipes. So having your own stockpile isn’t bad.

Most notably, they are used to make Koppranickel Ingot. Which is next tiers value leve.

You need at least 1 Triphane for your L61 gear upgrade Bloodhempen Turban of Crafting from WVR.

After you’re satisfied with your nuggets, do a few levequests or wait for a GC submit to top yourself off reaching 62.

Make sure to upgrade your gear along the way (check the events tab below). To eventually get better chances at HQing.

Two kinds of Triphane Rings show up as collectibles! Do those if you’re preserving levequests! The chance is pretty high.

Grinding Goldsmith 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.

Koppranickel Nuggets. Might as well make ’em now while you need them (and the EXP) the most. Triphane is a poor choice to grind on as the recipes it’s involved in are quite narrow.

Important notes and events in this tier

Gear Upgrades: 61 Left side (Bloodhempen & Gaganaskin Tier)

Here’s a list of the new gear you’ll be getting soon. In this table, 5 of the left-side pieces are L61. Start with the Shirt, when you’re getting them – its gives the largest stats!

Slot Item Level Cheap Meld I Cheap Meld II
Main hand Koppranickel Ornamental Hammer 62 Any Any
Offhand Stiperstone Grinding Wheel 63 Any Any
Head Bloodhempen Turban of Crafting 61 Competence IV Command IV
Chest Bloodhempen Doublet of Crafting 61 Competence III+ Command III+
Gloves Gaganaskin Halfgloves 61 Competence IV Command IV
Belt Ruby Cotton Apron 62 Cunning IV Cunning II
Pants Bloodhempen Skirt 61 Cunning IV+ Command IV
Boots Gaganaskin Shoes 61 Cunning IV+ Command IV
Earring Larch Earrings 63 Cunning IV+ Cunning III
Neck Larch Necklace 63 Cunning IV+ Cunning III
Wrist Larch Bracelets 63 Cunning IV+ Cunning III
Ring Larch Ring 63 Cunning IV+ Competence III
Ring Larch Ring 63 Cunning IV+ Competence III

LEAVE OPEN MELDS AND EASY FORCE MELDS to cover up for any “Hey, I’m missing a tiny bit of craftsmanship!” scenarios. Melding? Feel free to upgrade the materia you will use. Of all the left-side pieces, the CHEST is the only one you will be changing down the line (65+). The rest are optional upgrades.

61 Hasty Touch II

Getting to L61 GSM learns Hasty Touch II!

Simply change any / all your Hasty Touches to Hasty Touch II (or as much as your CP can allow!). This applies to both 40 and 80 Durability rotations.

If you can support it for all rotations, you can safely remove Hasty Touch from your cross-class skills.

L61 Rotation Upgrades

Assuming you’ve invested into the HQ L61 left-side upgrades…

40 Durability & 80 Durability
I don’t know your exact stats yet, so simply replace as many Hasty Touch to Hasty Touch II. As much as your CP allows.

You may or may not be able to simplify the progress section of your rotation. Again, the best advice is “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”.

GSM 62 Weapon

Just in case you miss it in the next chunk, 62 is when you can equip new main hand weapons. In GSM’s case, Koppranickel Ornamental Hammer.

Invest or create an HQ one. From hereon, it’s ALMOST MANDATORY to upgrade weapons, off-hands and shirts to HQ. Don’t worry I’ll remind you.

 

Goldsmith Leveling 62 to 64

Simultaneous leveling & Retainers

If you do plan to level all crafters to 70, you may as well do them at the same time. You will thank me for it. The very second you reach a new level, switch.

If you can level your DoL at roughly the same time (they usually pull ahead very quickly), it’s obviously value since you can farm your own materials.
See: DoH DoL leveling guides.

Level your retainers to 70 by giving them a soul crystal. This will save you a lot of money. If you’re part of the scrub pile, chances are, your gil is part of the scrub pile, too.

“Don’t come saying I didn’t tell you about retainers and leveling simultaneously. Eyes are primarily for reading – not crying”
– Mahiko “Gil” San

This is my last reminder, but I love you regardless of your choice.

Goldsmith Levequests @ 62

Class Level Qty Item Type Levequest Name Best?
GSM 62 1 Koppranickel Temple Chain S Chain of Command 3
GSM 62 1 Koppranickel Bracelet of Casting S Bracelet for Impact 2
GSM 62 1 Koppranickel Ingot T If I’d a Koppranickel for Every Time 1
GSM 62 Levequest discussion

Koppranickel Ingot is obviously your first choice. A welcome leve given the thin options in the previous tier.

If you’re in the market for 80 Durability Crafts, Koppranickel Bracelet of Casting is almost THRICE as cheap compared to Koppranickel Temple Chain.

GSM 62 to 64: What I did in this tier

Here’s what I personally did in this tier:

Slate Whetstone is actually great to get some early EXP in this tier – you’re about to use a couple of them too if you’re leveling other crafters.

Grinding on a bunch of Koppranickel Ingots is the way to begin here. Don’t use up all your nuggets, though! And they CAN BE DIFFICULT if you’re not 63.

There’s a “sequence” to this tier that I did that may help you out. You can first make a few ingots, then choose any of the 80 durability crafts (even from the previous tier) until you hit 63. They’re much easier to HQ.

If your gear is up to date make a Bombfish Needle for your Weaver.

At 63 you get your offhand and accessories, and you can much more easily HQ the Koppranickel Ingots!

Muudhorn Ring of Slaying can appear as a collectible. This isn’t so bad! It may not beat the semi-godlike Triphane Rings.

Grinding Goldsmith 62 to 64

Slate Whetstone is actually SUPER LEGIT to grind on. They’re used in at least 18 recipes (in this tier and beyond). They’re dirt cheap, too.

You might wanna wait for 63 offhand if you’re weak. Koppranickel Ingot isn’t easy. I really wouldn’t grind on anything else besides that and the previous tiers Koppranickel Nugget.

Gemstones aren’t usually cheap or effective to grind on – I do not recommend

Important notes and events in this tier

GSM L62 Main hand: (and belt)

As I mentioned earlier, you can get the main hand weapon now, and you’re nearly up to snuff!

L62 GSM Main Hand: Koppranickel Ornamental Hammer (Any melds)
L62 Belt: Ruby Cotton Apron (Cunning IV) (Cunning II)

At L63 you will get the NQ off-hand for free with the GSM 63 Class Quest!

L62 Careful Synthesis III

GSM Level 62 unlocks Careful Synthesis III, and along with our new main hand weapon we can upgrade our rotations…

Rotation: GSM L62 40DUR 842DIFF 365CP

Depending on your Off-hand YOU MIGHT FAIL THIS. Test first.

/ac “Comfort Zone” <wait.2>
/ac “Inner Quiet” <wait.2>
/ac “Waste Not” <wait.2>
/ac “Steady Hand II” <wait.2>
/ac “Hasty Touch II” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch II” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch II” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch II” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch II” <wait.3>
/ac “Master’s Mend” <wait.3>
/ac “Great Strides” <wait.2>
/ac “Steady Hand II” <wait.2>
/ac “Innovation” <wait.2>
/ac “Standard Touch” <wait.3>
/ac “Great Strides” <wait.2>

/ac “Byregot’s Blessing” <wait.3>
/ac “Careful Synthesis III” <wait.3>
/ac “Careful Synthesis III” <wait.3>

Wrote in macro form for easy use, MACRO AT YOUR OWN RISK. Upgrade / downgrade depending on your stats and needs.

Rotation: GSM L62 80DUR 379CP

If you DO NOT reach the CP thresholds yet (you will soon, at 63) downgrade to Hasty Touch 1 and/or Remove Innovation. Or eat food.

/ac “Comfort Zone” <wait.2>
/ac “Inner Quiet” <wait.2>
/ac “Waste Not” <wait.2>
/ac “Steady Hand II” <wait.2>
/ac “Hasty Touch II” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch II” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch II” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch II” <wait.3>
/ac “Hasty Touch II” <wait.3>
/ac “Great Strides” <wait.2>
/ac “Steady Hand II” <wait.2>
/ac “Innovation” <wait.2>
/ac “Basic Touch” <wait.3>
/ac “Great Strides” <wait.2>
/ac “Byregot’s Blessing” <wait.3>

/ac “Ingenuity II” <wait.2>
/ac “Waste Not” <wait.2>
/ac “Careful Synthesis III” <wait.3>
/ac “Careful Synthesis III” <wait.3>
/ac “Careful Synthesis III” <wait.3>
/ac “Careful Synthesis III” <wait.3>
/ac “Careful Synthesis III” <wait.3>

Since we’re still technically in the “wild west” in terms of people entering Stormblood with different stats, please adjust this to your capabilities.

Macro at your own risk. While it’s okay to macro cheap levequest items, I suggest manually crafting with Maker’s Mark based rotations for important self-upgrades.

L63 Goldsmith Quest: Quality Assurance Trait

Leveling your Goldsmith to 63 is a pretty huge benchmark: It means you can completely wear THE ENTIRE NEW SET OF CRAFTERS GEAR! But before that, do your class quest first!

They’re not a hassle anymore! THE NPC’s GIVE YOU THE MATERIALS! AND YOU SIMPLY HAVE TO CRAFT IT!

Rewards: You get Quality Assurance (trait) which increases the chance of “good”. You also get an NQ Off-hand which is likely a massive upgrade for you. Can’t complain!

What about the NQ left-side rewards? Read on.

Ruby Cotton / Gyuki Leather tier?

I COMPLETELY IGNORED THIS TIER. If you would like to, simply craft or buy the HQ Ruby Cotton Coatee. I personally DID NOT, but I can see how it can help. (Cheap Melds Competence III+, Command III+)

63 Gear Update: Off-hand & Accessories

Larch tier accessories: (CRP 63 recipes) are very likely an upgrade for newer crafters. They give a massive amount of CP, and come built in with stats!

Slot Item Level Cheap Meld I Cheap Meld II
Earring Larch Earrings 63 CUNNING IV Cunning III
Neck Larch Necklace 63 CUNNING IV Cunning III
Wrist Larch Bracelets 63 CUNNING IV Cunning III
Ring Larch Ring 63 CUNNING IV+ Competence III
Ring Larch Ring 63 CUNNING IV+ Competence III

Making / Buying the HQ Offhand? I did not find this “necessary” UNTIL LEVEL 65. Looking back, if that was the case, then you might as well pick it up ASAP. It’s an “optional” upgrade for sure, but meaningful.

GSM L63 HQ Off-hand: Stiperstone Grinding Wheel IS MANDATORY! Please upgrade your off-hand as often as you can. The stats are huge.

I sincerely hope you have followed the gear upgrades up to this point. Your “end goal” is to get 409 CP. Make it happen.

From here on, I will assume YOUR GEAR IS UP TO DATE.

Gear Check: Just a reminder

If everyone followed the guide, their gear will now be caught up. Here’s what you should be packing…

Slot Item Level Cheap Meld I Cheap Meld II
Main hand Koppranickel Ornamental Hammer 62 Any Any
Offhand Stiperstone Grinding Wheel 63 Any Any
Chest Bloodhempen Turban of Crafting 61 Competence III+ Command III+
Head Bloodhempen Doublet of Crafting 61 Competence III+ Command III+
Gloves Gaganaskin Halfgloves 61 Competence IV Command IV
Belt Ruby Cotton Apron 62 Cunning IV Cunning II
Pants Bloodhempen Skirt 61 CUNNING IV+ Command IV
Boots Gaganaskin Shoes 61 CUNNING IV+ Command IV
Earring Larch Earrings 63 CUNNING IV+ Cunning III
Neck Larch Necklace 63 CUNNING IV+ Cunning III
Wrist Larch Bracelets 63 CUNNING IV+ Cunning III
Ring Larch Ring 63 CUNNING IV+ Competence III
Ring Larch Ring 63 CUNNING IV+ Competence III

This set packs roughly:
910+ Craftsmanship
830+ Control

Again, TRY TO GET 409 CP. I don’t care how you do it GET IT DONE. Using CP food in the long term maaaaaaaaaaay result in errors when you forget to food up.

AVOID MELDING CP ON THE SHIRT AS YOU WILL BE UPGRADING IT.

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

Goldsmith 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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28 thoughts on “FFXIV Goldsmith Leveling Guide (Stormblood Updated!)”

  1. You mention in the Optional Rotation level 64: 40Durability 1058difficulty that weaver has no name/brand. This is incorrect. Weaver has Name of Lightning and Brand of Lightning. It is Goldsmith (GSM) that does not have a brand/name ability and must cross class into it.

  2. I ended up leveling through leves that required Koppranickel Ingots, as suggested by the guide from 62-66. I went all the way to 70 with it. Reason being was the following:
    1. Easy rotation to acquire the mats to make with a level 70 miner
    2. Roughly 700K XP per triple turn-in
    3. Durium Ingot was roughly 500K XP per turn-in

    Yes, I realize making one ingot saves more on material costs than making three of them. However, getting 700K XP per leve was worth it. I’d have more leves to use to push to 70.

    One other hint for people. Don’t forget to leverage your challenge log crafts (even the melding challenge!) for some cheap, easy XP once per week. Also, do the Custom Deliveries every week. That’s a ton of XP.

  3. Suggest updating this for Mogek The Marvelous (Churning Mists) Lvl 50-60 Moogle Beast Tribe Quests and Idyllshire – Weekly Custom Deliveries Lvl 60+

  4. At level 56 you get a Collectable for Star Ruby, yields 6 scrip, and 103k xp for 2600+ quality. For just 3 raw star ruby and a basilisk whetstone (pre-HW component!) it is fairly quick to mine, dirt cheap to make, and gets you started on scrip farming. Would take around 100 to go from 56 to 60

  5. No1 seems to want to give me a courier quest i have all leve guys unlocked but i got eustace and he only offers me regualr leve quests?

    1. Courier quests aren’t marked as such. They appear as normal levequests, and they start from the HOMETOWN. You can tell it’s a courier if the little image shows the the place you’re going (In GSM’s case, “NOT ULDAH”)

  6. I think for Level 1 Courier leve are now Band Bone (Home to Local) and handfulls of Copper Rings (5) (Local to Home)

  7. The worm fang needles give 31098 exp (62196 for HQ) and the silver chokers give 30282 exp (60564) for the level 30-35 GSM leves. both are the same turn in location and both are easy mats to get a hold of. So you end up getting more exp with the needles.

  8. “GSM 10: 12x Copper Rings”

    This needs to be more specific as I just crafted 12 Copper Rings rather than 12 handfuls of copper rings, which are actually needed.

    1. I’m sorry but the in-game description of “Copper Ring” versus “Copper Rings” is quite vague, no? I guess SE should change it to like copper ringlet

      1. Would be helpful to show what to grind on from 0 to15. You advised not to use levequests, but do not provide the alternative method.

        1. Hmm I guess I should edit to be more specific. Courier < -> Reverse courier leves are SUPER VALUE in this tier, but regulars are JUNK

          1. Ah ok, I have been trying to find items to grind on for 1 to 15 as I noticed that some of your guides have them and some do not. I would rather save the leves for the higher level when trying to level up crafting on multiple classes at the same time. Maybe you can add what items to grind on for 1 to 15.

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