FFXIV Leatherworker Leveling Guide (L80 5.25 ShB Updated!)

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ShB 5.25 UPDATED! (See recent guide changes)

DoH Leveling Guides – Recent Relevant Changes:

L70 to L80 section essentially revamped:
New Skills & Rotations! 5.2ish was a clusterF. Skills changed TWICE in a short span of time. All is well now!

L70+ Gear recommendation:
Yellow Scrip gear is now recommended, for a number of reasons (Mainly, barely need stats for 70 to 80 leveling)

For planned future changes and other plans, see the Dev Log (coming soon!).

Useful links to have open: Crafting Gear Guide | Leatherworker Leves Guide

Ixal Beast Tribe Daily Quests: Bonus Crafting/DoH EXP !

At L15+, the time is ripe to start doing these! The main purpose why I push for this is –

SAVING LEVEQUESTS!!!!
They’re valuable while leveling crafters!

Starting Quest: A Bad Bladder
NPC & Location: Scarlet at New Gridania (9, 11)
Prerequisite MSQ: Pursuit of the Past

These dailies are best used to push past “bad tiers”, or simply on your highest level non 50 crafter. I suppose you can also use them on crafting classes which are lagging behind for one reason or the other.

Leatherworker Level 15-20

Level 15 Leatherworker Class Quest Item:  Hard Leather Caligae & Hard Leather Choker
Level 15 LTW Leves [L]ocation: Hawthorne Hut | Gridania
Level 15 Leatherworker Leves Items Discussion:

I won’t recommend using regular leves in this tier: Courier / Reverse Courier leves are way too massive to pass up..

[H][1] Hard Leather Choker – little exp in comparison.
[H][1] Hard Leather Skullcap –  little exp in comparison.
[C][3] Aldgoat Leather – C/RC Still most efficient.
[RC][1] Hard Leather Ringbands – C/RC Still most efficient.
[L][1] Hard Leather Espadrilles –  little exp in comparison.
[L][1] Hard Leather Wristbands –  little exp in comparison.

If Grinding: Hard Leathers? Aldgoat Leather?

Leatherworker Level 20-25

Level 20 Leatherworker Class Quest Item: Goatskin Leggings (Materia-Enhanced)
Level 20 LTW Leves [L]ocation: Quarrymill | Gridania
Level 20 Leatherworker Leves Items Discussion:

[H][5] Aldgoat Leather – Best choice but difficult to HQ by yourself.
[H][1] Goatskin Armguards – equal to Fingerless Goatskin Gloves.
[C][1] Padded Leather Duckbills – Courier.
[L][1] Fingerless Goatskin Gloves – equal to Goatskin Armguards.
[L][3] Hard Leather Cesti -is DIRT CHEAP.

Hard Leather Cesti‘s materials can all be bought from NPC. If you’re lazy to do triples – choose any of the armguards or Leather. They’re equal. A friendly tier!

If Grinding: Attempt for as many HQ Aldgoat Leather / HQ Toad Leather.

 

Leatherworker Level 25-30

Level 25 Leatherworker Class Quest Item: (HQ) Toad Leather
Level 25 LTW Leves [L]ocation: Quarrymill | Gridania
Level 25 Leatherworker Leves Items Discussion:

[H][1] Goatskin Targe – Can be expensive, and difficult to craft.
[H][3] Voyager’s Belt – Is a cheap triple.
[C][1] Goatskin Wristbands – Courier.
[L][1] Toadskin Cesti – Decently priced.
[L][3] Padded Leather Duckbills – Precursor… no.

A weird tier. Voyagers Belt comes out really good as a triple leve. For singles, Toadskin Cesti may be the best option.

If Grinding: Attempt for as many HQ Toad Leather / HQ Boar Leather.

Leatherworker Level 30-35

Level 30 Leatherworker Class Quest Item: (HQ) Toadskin Jacket
Level 30 LTW Leves [L]ocation: Costa Del Sol | Gridania
Level 30 Leatherworker Leves Items Discussion:

[H][5] Toad Leather –  Best choice but difficult to HQ by yourself.
[H][1] Boarskin Himantes – Not bad.
[C][1] Boarskin Stachel Belt – Likely more expensive than choker.
[L][3] Goatskin Choker – “Dirt Cheap” in comparison.
[L][1] Boarskin Choker –  “Dirt Cheap” in comparison.

Either choker is good. Depends on your stock of the respective leather, or prices. Goat for triples, Boar for singles. (I have to recheck leve locations and single/triple/courier status. lemme know if something funny is up in this tier)

If Grinding: Attempt for as many HQ Boar Leather / HQ Peiste Leather.

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28 thoughts on “FFXIV Leatherworker Leveling Guide (L80 5.25 ShB Updated!)”

  1. Note that you cannot just cut and paste the macros–whatever publishing software is being used replaces single and double quotes with ones that are “prettier”, but which don’t work

  2. The ‘Swallowskin Shoes of Healing’ lvl78 triple leve give 7,019,030 exp per hand in. As everyone else says too; these guides are the best. I love DoH and DoL but I’m honestly not sure if I’d still play FFXIV if it wasn’t for your help breaking through the grind.

  3. First off I would like to say terrific blog! I had a quick question in which I’d
    like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear
    your head prior to writing. I’ve had trouble clearing my mind in getting my
    thoughts out. I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to
    15 minutes tend to be lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas
    or tips? Cheers!

    1. Oh man, I really don’t know… It takes practice though I’ve been doing it for years haha – but I always want to improve. My methods back then differ greatly from now. My only suggestion is to BEGIN somewhere, and remember to improve upon your tactics every so often! PM me on Tonberry – Mahiko San, if you wanna talk about it!

  4. You deserve a kudos for this guide, most are boring as hell to read, and tedious to remember, this is written in a way that gamers will find both amusing and informative, good job *insert a thumbs up emoji here, cus why the hell not*

  5. Just a small correction, for the level 64 leve quests Tiger Leather and Tigerskin boots are swapped. Tigerskin boots are actually for the single turn in Shoe on the other foot, and Tiger Leather is used for the Triple Turn in Tiger in the Sack.

  6. For the ltw from lvl 56 you can turn in Dhalmel leather as collectable… imo, it’s the cheapest way to lvl up from 56 to 60. (Also happens with other jobs, like the WVR with Ramie cloth)
    You get a bunch of dhalmel hides from reatiner and the dark chestnut logs gathered from forelands… then it’s just 2 or 3 hours of crafting with macros. (I used the 2.0 bis and the blue scrips chest)

  7. this is a basic shopping list for the recipes 1-15, feel free to use it to update your page

    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) animal skin 1
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) leather 32
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) animal sinew 12
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) undyed hempen cloth 14
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) maple lumber 1
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) beast sinew 10
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) copper ingot 2
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) ash lumber 2
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) iron ingot 2
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) iron rivets 1
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) bronze ingot 12
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) hempen yarn 5
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) bronze rivets 6
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) rubber 8
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) animal glue 1
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) bone chip 2
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) animal hide 1
    [1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) hard leather 33

    1. Thank you mizuki, this is one of the things I’ve been struggling to update given the amount of updates I have to do. I’ll integrate this once I test and format the guides to the “new standard”! Thank you!

  8. The courier and local leves at 35 are mixed up; the courier leve requests boarskin ringband while the local leve “Soft Shoe Shuffle” requires the peisteskin crakows

  9. You absolutely need to update this and fix this, it’s been over a year since Katherine pointed out the Hard Leather Cesti bit and you haven’t done anything about it.

  10. I don’t really understand the automatic hostility towards precursor leves. I can understand how they -can- be expensive, but out of hand? The level 25 leve for Padded Leather Duckbills is made completely out of vendor items. In a set of leves full of Aldgoat leather, expensive items from other tradeskills, and generally simply not things that can be obtained from a vendor, the Padded Leather Duckbills are far and away the cheapest option there, even if consuming more shards than the other ones.

    1. Now that would completely depend on server prices and may fluctuate greatly. Like mentioned in all guides please use discretion. This block of text isn’t the LAW, but truly a GUIDE. As such, your input is appreciated and may provide insight for others in the future.

      The recommendations are the “likely” cheapest given many factors :)

  11. This one and a lot of guides here are just bad and need to reworked. So many instances where it rejects a leve because an item may be expensive/difficult to craft while at the same time suggesting to do the actual expensive (and tedious with minimal reward) repeatable leves. About the only thing they’re good for is a reference for which are the courier leves because that’s gonna be the best and fastest exp, but even then the information is inaccurate in places, like the 35-40 courier which actually asks for Boarskin Ringbands. A comment mentioned it but I didn’t look down to read it and I had already wasted time and leves making crakows before realizing the error.

    1. COURIER will ALWAYS yield the highest exp.. what’s the sacrifice? Time. At level 35+, courier can take a looooooooong while due to travelling.

  12. Just a heads up about the level 20 leves: the Hard Leather Cesti is made using ALDGOAT Leather, NOT Hard Leather as the name might imply. Aldgoat Leather has to be crafted and cannot be obtained from NPCs AFAIK. So this might affect which leve is best for this leveling stretch.

    Otherwise, this guide is very useful. Thanks so much for posting it!

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