FFXIV Leatherworker Leveling Guide (L80 5.25 ShB Updated!)

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LTW Leveling Guide 35-50

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 Reminder

Just a quick reminder to do your Ixal Daily Quests!

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.

The special currency, Ixali Oaknots, can be used to pick up low-tier DoL and DoH materia! These can be super annoying to come across during melding season. So feel good while doing Ixal dailies knowing you’re pulling a profit on the side!

Leatherworker Level 35-40

Level 35 Leatherworker Class Quest Item: (HQ) Boarskin Ringbands
Level 35 LTW Leves [L]ocation: Coerthas (Observatorium) | Gridania
Level 35 Leatherworker Leves Items Discussion:

[H][R] 5(15)x Boar Leather: Both triples are good.
[
H] 1x Peisteskin Crakows: Not the best choice in this tier.
[
C] 1x Boarskin Ringbands: Really cheap. Worth the travel. Value.
[
L][R] 3(9)x Boarskin Choker: Both triples are good. Use NQ Leathers here.
[
L] 1x Fingerless Peisteskin Gloves: Probably the best single leve in this tier
[L] 1x Boarskin Harness: No value at all.

Lots of choices here. Boarskin Choker is best. If you feel like staying in Gridania, Boarskin Ringbands are fine, too. And of course the usual leather option. (Boar Leather)

If Grinding:  Attempt for as many HQ Boar Leather / HQ Peiste Leather / HQ Raptor Leather. (Boar & Peiste Leather are still used in the next tier…)

 

Leatherworker Level 40-45

Level 40 Leatherworker Class Quest Item: (HQ) Boarskin Smithy Gloves
Level 40 LTW Leves [L]ocation: Coerthas (Whitebrim) | Gridania
Level 40 Leatherworker Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Boarskin Harness – Could be expensive…
[H][1] Boarskin Skirt – Could be expensive…
[C][1] Boarskin Culottes – Courier. A bit expensive but worth the exp.
[L][1] Boarskin Jerkin – Could be expensive…
[L][5] Pieste Leather – Best choice but difficult to HQ by yourself.
[L][1] Boarskin Moccasins – Not bad.

A weird/sucky  tier. Boarskin Moccasins are pretty good and neutrally priced. The Peiste Leather option isn’t bad if you can HQ them. If you’re saving money you can go for the courier, which is probably worth it in this tier.

If Grinding: Try making a number of HQ Raptor Leather.

Leatherworker Level 45-50

Level 45 Leatherworker Class Quest Item: (All HQ) Fingerless Raptorskin Gloves, Raptorskin Targe, Raptorskin Choker
Level 45 LTW Leves [L]ocation: Mor Dhona | Gridania
Level 45 Leatherworker Leves Items Discussion:

[H][1] Raptorskin Wristbands – Might be a bit expensive….
[H][3] Piesteskin Cesti – Uses Peiste Leather and Steel… But i’d rather go for Moccasins.
[C][1] Raptorskin Artisan’s Belt – Courier. Not too bad expense wise.
[L][5] Raptor Leather – Best choice but difficult to HQ by yourself.
[L][1] Hunting Moccasins – USES BOAR LEATHER so it’s not a bad choice.
[L][1] Raptorskin Thighboots – Likely to be far more expensive than the others.

Raptor Leather and Hunting Moccasins clearly win in this tier. There are some key materials that make the others expensive, but check prices to make sure.

If Grinding: Raptor Leather, or any high level leve item.

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

Leatherworker – 50 and beyond

So you’re done with vanilla ARR. It’s time to for the Heavensward tier!

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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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