FFXIV Leatherworking Leveling Guide (Stormblood Updated!)

STORMBLOOD UPDATED! “Deez Skins” Leatherworking power leveling to 70 ASAP! LTW Levequest Items comparisons and value moves per tier!

Welcome to Stormblood Leatherworker Leveling Guide! We will complete the guide once all our classes are level 70.

Navigation Leatherworker Leveling:
[pre 50] | [50-60] | [60-64] | [64-70]

“My retainer has higher ilvl than you.”
– Mahikoko Sannel

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

Your gear is bad, and you feel bad. Playing catch up
What do I do to reach 61? 62?
When does LTW leveling get better!?
Level up your crafters simultaneously! (+DoL)

Leatherworker Leveling 60 to 62

L60 Fixing up your cross-class skills
L60 40DUR 558 DIFF
L60 80DUR 1116/1400 DIFF ???CP

Leatherworker 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?
LTW 60 1 Gaganaskin Vest S Vested Interest 3
LTW 60 1 Gagana Leather S Hide to Go Seek 1
LTW 60 1 Gaganaskin Belt of Striking T Fitting In 2
LTW 60 Levequest discussion

LTW 60 to 62: What I did in this tier

Here’s what I personally did in this tier:

It’s simple really, make a metric ton of Gagana Leathers. I made 33 since I had 99 skins from my Retainers. If you’re not so lucky (or you didn’t listen to my advice) then crafting around 20 is okay. Submit as many as you need to reach L62 once “everything settles down”.

Use Commercial Engineering Manual to help get you thru the early level hump.

Along the way, I made every possible L61 and L62 crafter and gatherer gear piece (since I used them. If you don’t gather then just DoH gear is fine). Crafting log exp and any extra craft gives that little bit of EXP.

Grinding Leatherworker 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.

Nothing to grind on really except Gagana Leather. If you make a lot you can further grind on useful pieces of DoL and DoH gear – the most useful of all is Gaganaskin Vest, which is popular amongst gatherers coming into Stormblood.

Important notes and events in this tier

Gear Upgrades: 61 Left side (Bloodhempen & Gaganaskin Tier)
61 Hasty Touch II
L61 Rotation Upgrades
LTW 62 Weapon


Leatherworker Leveling 62 to 64

Simultaneous leveling & Retainers

Leatherworker Levequests @ 62

Class Level Qty Item Type Levequest Name Best?
LTW 62 1 Gyuki Leather Highboots of Striking S Weathering Heights 3
LTW 62 1 Gyuki Leather Wristband S Off the Cuff 1
LTW 62 1 Gyuki Leather Halfgloves of Scouting T Looking for Glove 3
LTW 62 Levequest discussion

LTW 62 to 64: What I did in this tier

Here’s what I personally did in this tier:

For most, L62 is enough (as long as your gear is up to date) to start grinding on Gyuki Leather. Make as many as you realistically can afford. I made a little more due to “extraneous crafts”, but 20 is ok.

I personally crafted the entire right-side for DoL at this point. The Gyuki Leather tier accessories for DoL are enough to carry any DoL to 70, which make them a popular choice for scrubs entering from HW with no gear. (See: BTN MIN Leveling).

I do not advise crafting or using the Gyuki Leather tier DoH gear. It is completely unnecessary (even the shirt from WVR).

If you get tired of grinding simply submit more Gagana Leathers to hit 64.

Grinding Leatherworker 62 to 64

Gyuki Leathers, Gagana Leathers.

For profit: Gyuki Leather tier DoL accessories are very very useful. The Gyuki Leather left side isn’t popular, but you can hope to rip off the odd nooblet here and there.

Important notes and events in this tier

LTW L62 Main hand: (and belt)
L62 Careful Synthesis III
Rotation: LTW L62 40DUR 842DIFF 365CP
Rotation: LTW L62 80DUR 379CP
L63 Leatherworker Quest: Quality Assurance Trait
Ruby Cotton / Gyuki Leather tier?
63 Gear Update: Off-hand & Accessories
Gear Check: Just a reminder

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

Go to next Chunk!

Navigation Leatherworker Leveling:
[pre 50] | [50-60] | [60-64] | [64-70]

With this you’ve gotten past “the hard part”, which is catching up to the required gear power levels! Congrats!

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19 thoughts on “FFXIV Leatherworking Leveling Guide (Stormblood Updated!)”

  1. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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 :)

  7. 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.

  8. 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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