FFXIV Goldsmith Leveling Guide (Stormblood Updated!)

Shadowbringers UPDATED! Goldsmith Power Leveling to 80! GSM Levequest Items comparisons and value moves per tier!

GSM 70 to 80… well, get your nose back to the grindstone buddy – cause here we go AGAIN!

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Goldsmith 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 Goldsmith L70, you can try out Stonegold Nugget or Stonegold 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 like a shared class quest between certain classes. In the case of Goldsmith, that’s shares with BSM and ARM 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 GSM 70, I’d suggest simply splitting it up between the shared classes, meaning 2/3 each for BSM, ARM.

Goldsmith 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…

GSM 70 Levequests

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

Level 70 Goldsmith Levequests Comparison
LevequestWhetstones for the WorkersSatisfactory SewingYou’re My Wonderhall
Item1Hard Mudstone Whetstone1Stonegold Needle1Hematite Earrings of Healing
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components3Hard Mudstone2Stonegold Nugget1Stonegold Nugget
1White Oak Lumber1Hematite
1Palladium Nugget1Durium Nugget
1Hard Mudstone Whetstone1Mythrite Nugget
EXP53352817784271185618
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?3556854
Gil160032002400

Optional GSM 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.

Goldsmith 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 GSM, 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!

GSM 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!

Goldsmith L71 Gear Update
SlotItemCheap Meld 1Cheap Meld 2
Main HandHQ Lapidary HammerAny (Spiritbond)
Off HandHQ White Oak Grinding WheelAny (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.

GSM 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.

GSM 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 in the “Rotations Discussion” 2 segments below.

GSM 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 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.

Goldsmith L70 Levequests

Level 70 Goldsmith Levequests Comparison
LevequestWhetstones for the WorkersSatisfactory SewingYou’re My Wonderhall
Item1Hard Mudstone Whetstone1Stonegold Needle1Hematite Earrings of Healing
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components3Hard Mudstone2Stonegold Nugget1Stonegold Nugget
1White Oak Lumber1Hematite
1Palladium Nugget1Durium Nugget
1Hard Mudstone Whetstone1Mythrite Nugget
EXP53352817784271185618
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?3556854
Gil160032002400
GSM L70 Levequest Discussion

Hard Mudstone Whetstone – Good ‘ol PDO leve. Great if “POOR, DESPERATE, or OVERCAPPED ON LEVES. They serve a purpose.

Stonegold Needle – Can feel expensive, but not too bad… Not like you have much of a choice. Palladium Nugget can be RNG, but overall not bad.

Hematite Earrings of Healing – Hematite price affects the value of this. If it’s within reason for you, then this becomes a “good” leve.

What to do in this tier?

Start your journey with making a pile of Stonegold Nuggets, and a few Hard Mudstone Whetstones.

For your GSM leveling journey in SHB,
your fate is entwined with the price of raw gemstones.

That being said, in this tier, at least you have options. If you’re PDO, then submit Nuggets. If you wanna maximize EXP per cost, then it’s do the single leve.  If you’re tight on levequests, do Hematite Earrings.

The Earrings triple levequest really feels good if hematite is cheap… Man, writing this and remembering the early prices for gems sucked.

Feel free to “take your time” with GSM. There are days, and certain material pricings, that really feelsbadman. Make the most out of your “extraneous EXP” with GSM. But, if gem prices are good, good!

More so than most classes, I personally felt the squeeze here when wanting “speed vs cost”.


Goldsmith L72 to 74

GSM L72 Levequests

Level 72 Goldsmith Levequests Comparison
LevequestNeck on the LineSlimming DownGentleman Donor
Item1Diaspore Choker of Fending1Stonegold Rapier1Diaspore Bracelet of Slaying
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components2Stonegold Ingot3Stonegold Ingot2Stonegold Ingot
1Diaspore1Deepgold Ingot1Diaspore
1Electrum Ingot1Electrum Ingot1Electrum Ingot
1Cobalt Ingot
EXP160498322222841604983
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?4814949
Gil255634082556
GSM 72 Levequest Discussion

Diaspore Choker of Fending – Essentially useless. The triple is equal to this, so why not use the triple?

Stonegold Rapier – Not bad actually. 2 Old World mats can be RNG, but these aren’t typically volatile materials. Viable!

Diaspore Bracelet of Slaying – Not bad, but the EXP over the previous tier isn’t that huge of a difference. This is simply a case of Diaspore vs Hematite price.

What to do in this tier?

Make Stonegold Ingots, Whetstones and, gemstones. When you’re done, make a decision…

If Diaspore and Stonegold Ingots are well priced, then you choose this tiers leves. The single Rapier leve is legit, as well as the triple Bracelets. If you are tight on leves, then you’re probably forced to do the triple.

If the prices suck, then you can continue to do previous tier leves as the difference in EXP isn’t gamebreaking.

Goldsmith L74 to 76

Goldsmith L74 Levequests

Level 74 Goldsmith Levequests Comparison
LevequestCopious Crystal CannonsHot RodUnsung Generosity
Item1Manasilver Nugget1Bluespirit Rod1Manasilver Choker
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components4Manasilver Sand3Manasilver Nugget2Manasilver Nugget
1Silver Ore1Bluespirit Tile1Pixie Cotton
1Star Ruby1Twinthread
1Rose Gold Nugget
EXP56428528214251974997
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?5924991
Gil180836162712
GSM 74 Levequest Discussion

Manasilver Nugget – PDO Leve. Great if “POOR, DESPERATE, OR OVERCAPPED ON LEVES”. This will save your life if you’re not in a rush.

Bluespirit Rod – Not bad, but Rose Gold Nugget and Star Ruby can be a biatch. If they’re cheap, this is godly. If not, then you better pray to the gods.

Manasilver Choker – having a throwaway material like Twinthread is a huge boon for this leve.

What to do in this tier?

Craft up a pile of Manasilver Nuggets and continue the market surveillance…

While you don’t need gemstones here, we’re in a bit of a bind. Manasilver Choker is a great triple leve, but the EXP is quite low. It also suffers by having a whole completed cloth in the recipe.

Personally, I submitted both this and the single rod leve, as I had a small stockpile of old materials. But for most people, the Manasilver Choker triple will be the default choice, and while it wasn’t amazing – it didn’t feel soul crushing, either.

Of course if you’re PDO, you now have another option – Manasilver Nugget!

Goldsmith L76 to 78

Goldsmith L76 Levequests

Level 76 Goldsmith Levequests Comparison
LevequestBirth RingProphet of ProfitA Magnanimous Refrain
Item1Triplite Ring of Aiming1Titanbronze Star Globe1Triplite Earrings of Casting
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components1Titanbronze Nugget2Titanbronze Nugget1Titanbronze Nugget
1Triplite1Enchanted Dimythrite Ink2Triplite
1Grade 1 Dexterity Alkahest1Triplite1Grade 1 Intelligence Alkahest
1Hardsilver Nugget
EXP241333236199983217776
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?9653328
Gil286838243824
GSM 76 Levequest Discussion

Triplite Ring of Aiming – Budget option, but exp seems atrocious.

Titanbronze Star Globe – Chunky EXP, but not that far ahead of the triple. I suppose this isn’t too hot. I suppose it’s in the fringe of viability.

Triplite Earrings of Casting – If Triplite is reasonable, this is great. Otherwise, wew. The viability of this is closely tied to the other single leve. So if this is viable, then you might as well do this one.

What to do in this tier?

Make your stockpile of Titanbronze Nugget. From there, pray that Triplite has a reasonable price. Then spam the Triplite Earrings of Casting triple if it is (or dare I say, even if it isn’t).

Of the previous tier leves, the Manasilver Choker is still OK, but it really pales in comparison to this tiers triple. Triplite price will really make or break your day here.

You can take the “long route” and wait for Customs, GC, or other sources of EXP. GSM felt quite miserable this time around…

Goldsmith L78 to 80

GSM 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.

Goldsmith L78 Levequests

Level 78 Goldsmith Levequests Comparison
LevequestA Beneficent ElegyBuiling UpWeap Those Wrists
Item1Petalite Choker of Healing1Dwarven Mythril Rapier1Petalite Bracelet of Fending
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components2Dwarven Mythril Nugget1Dwarven Mythril Nugget1Dwarven Mythril Nugget
1Petalite2Dwarven Mythril Ingot2Petalite
1Manasilver Nugget1Lignum Vitae Lumber1Manasilver Nugget
1Grade 1 Mind Alkahest1Stonegold Nugget1Grade 1 Vitality Alkahest
EXP467857046785704678570
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?14035710
Gil403240324032
GSM 78 Levequest Discussion

Petalite Choker of Healing – A budget option if you’re short on leves. Lives or dies by the price of Petalite.

Dwarven Mythril Rapier – A more stable budget option. Not bad.

BOTH OF THE ABOVE LEVES GIVE EQUAL EXP TO THE TRIPLE.
So if you can manage it, go for the trip.

Petalite Bracelet of Fending –  If petalite is cheap, or you gather your own, this is godlike. It’s that simple.

What to do in this tier?

Start off the party with a pile of Dwarven Mythril Nugget. After that, you have some choices.

Petalite price will drive your decision here. The triple requires 2x Petalite so it really affects your choice. If it’s reasonable, go for it! Both the singles are viable, if you’re on a tighter budget.

The previous tier’s leves are still viable in the face of these new levequests, feel free if the previous tier Triplite is cheap.

Having a material price make or break your day sucks, but this was a common theme for GSM in SHB. The gems being unspoiled kinda sucked.

At 78, a new facet quest appears, and I DUMPED ALL EXP ON GSM! Good luck on your way to L80 Goldsmith – it’s close!

GSM Leveling – Navigation [0-15] | [15-35] | [35-50]
[50-60] | [60-64] | [64-70] | [70-80]

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

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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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