FFXIV Leatherworking Leveling Guide (Shadowbringers Updated!)

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Leatherworker 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 Rhalgr’s Reach
  • Kurenai in Ruby Sea

Note that these 12 allowances are shared between ALL DOH/DOL classes.

Grinding

Use 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 Leatherworker L70, you can try out Smilodon Leather.

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 Leatherworker, that’s shares with Carpenter and Weaver in the Facet of Crafting.

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: Cherished Memories (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 LTW 70, I’d suggest simply splitting it up between the shared classes, meaning 2/3 each for Weaver and Carpenter.

Leatherworker 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…

LTW 70 Levequests
Level 70 LTW Levequests Comparison
LevequestWare and ChairGirding for GloryBand Substances
Item1Smilodon Leather1Smilodonskin Trousers of Maiming1Smilodonskin Wristband
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components4Smilodon Skin3Smilodon Leather2Smilodon Leather
1Yellow Alumen1Bright Linen Cloth1Stonegold Nugget
1Bright Linen Yarn1Bright Linen Yarn
1Durium Nugget
EXP48502517784251293400
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?3880200
Gil160032003200

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

Optional LTW 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.

Leatherworker 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 LTW 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!

LTW 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!

Leatherworker L71 Gear Update
SlotItemCheap Meld 1Cheap Meld 2
Main HandHQ Deepgold Head KnifeAny (Spiritbond)
Off HandHQ Deepgold AwlAny (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.

LTW 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.

LTW 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 80DUR 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 in the “Rotations Discussion” below.

LTW 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 will 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%
97100%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.

Leatherworker L70 Levequests

Level 70 LTW Levequests Comparison
LevequestWare and ChairGirding for GloryBand Substances
Item1Smilodon Leather1Smilodonskin Trousers of Maiming1Smilodonskin Wristband
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components4Smilodon Skin3Smilodon Leather2Smilodon Leather
1Yellow Alumen1Bright Linen Cloth1Stonegold Nugget
1Bright Linen Yarn1Bright Linen Yarn
1Durium Nugget
EXP48502517784251293400
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?3880200
Gil160032003200
LTW L70 Levequest Discussion

Smilodon Leather is a good ‘ol PDO Levequest. Meaning it’s great when you’re Poor, Desperate or Overcapped on leves.

The triple leve, Smilodonskin Wristband, is the leve of choice here. It gives a little less than the single, but has good material to exp efficiency.

The other single leve, Smilodonskin Trousers of Maiming, seems pretty bad in comparison to your other options. Only use it if you want to maximize EXP per item…?

What to do in this tier?

Aside from getting out of the deadzone outlined above, I started off by making some Smilodon Leathers and proceeded with the triple leve Smilodonskin Wristband. The PDO leve, Smilodon Leather has it’s purposes, too, if you need it.

I’d avoid the other single leve as the triple is just a lot better overall.

Leatherworker L72 to 74

Leatherworker L72 Levequests

Level 72 LTW Levequests Comparison
LevequestGlove Me TenderBreeches of TrustA Slippery Slope
Item1Gliderskin Gloves of Striking1Gliderskin Breeches of Fending1Gliderskin Boots of Casting
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components2Green Glider Leather3Green Glider Leather2Green Glider Leather
1Iridescent Silk1Iridescent Silk3Iridescent Silk Thread
1Silk Thread1Silk Thread1Rubber
1Electrum Ingot
EXP163747122222822456207
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?7368621
Gil340834083408
LTW 72 Levequest Discussion

Gliderskin Gloves of Striking seems really poor compared to the alternatives in this tier. It’s cheap-ish but the materials are very comparable to the triple, which smashes it. I would never choose this leve.

 Gliderskin Breeches of Fending is not so bad. It has 2 old world materials so it could be cheap? But it’s offset by having one whole SHB cloth…

Gliderskin Boots of Casting is just the best overall here and a contender even for future tiers. While 3 threads can be a hassle, Rubber and 2 Leathers are a steal. It gives the highest EXP per item and is a triple – there’s no other choice for me in this tier.

What to do in this tier?

Made a bunch of Green Glider Skins and submitted the triple leve, Gliderskin Boots of Casting. It’s a great levequest (or at least I felt really good about it) and can even be used to bolster exp gains in future tiers.

L73 gives you a new facet quest, all submissions of which I gave to Weaver, as LTW and CRP don’t really need any help.

I repeat – Green Glider Skin is value, and I used them even in the next tier. Don’t be afraid to stock up.

Leatherworker L74 to 76

Leatherworker L74 Levequests

Level 74 LTW Levequests Comparison
LevequestPeace in RestA Heady EndeavorAt Your Neck and Call
Item1Atrociraptor Leather1Atrociraptorskin Headgear of Scouting1Atrociraptorskin Necklace of Aiming
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components4Atrociraptor Skin2Atrociraptor Leather2Atrociraptor Leather
1Yellow Alumen1Bluespirit Tile1Lazurite
1Rainbow Thread1Rose Gold Nugget
1Beetle Glue1Grade 1 Dexterity Alkahest
1Grade 1 Dexterity Alkahest
EXP56428528214251974997
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP?5924991
Gil180836162712
LTW 74 Levequest Discussion

Atrociraptor Leather is another PDO leve (Poor, Desperate or Overcapped on leves). You gotta do what you gotta do I suppose.

Atrociraptorskin Necklace of Aiming… man this triple is weird. The EXP is oddly low and I would prefer the previous tiers triple over this.

Atrociraptorskin Headgear of Scouting is the best levequest of this tier by a large margin, but I still prefer the previous tiers triple…

What to do in this tier?

I made some Atrociraptor Leather for my stockpile, but I continued to submit the previous tiers triple levequest (Gliderskin Boots of Casting).

L75 has another facet quest, and yet again I ignored this on LTW and CRP and dumped all the EXP to WVR.

Leatherworker L76 to 78

Leatherworker L76 Levequests

Level 76 LTW Levequests Comparison
LevequestIf I Could Walk a Thousand MalmsProtecting the NutsStrike True
Item1Zonureskin Shoes of Gathering1Zonureskin Coat of Maiming1Zonureskin Fingerless Gloves of Aiming
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components2Zonure Leather3Zonure Leather2Zonure Leather
1Titanbronze Nugget1Ovim Wool1Ovim Wool
1Ovim Wool Yarn1Titanium Nugget1Ramie Thread
1Rubber1Ramie Thread1Grade 1 Dexterity Alkahest
2Grade 1 Strength Alkahest
EXP361999759623483832938
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP11498814
Gil382138213824
LTW 76 Levequest Discussion

Zonureskin Shoes of Gathering is a “cheap” alternative. Semi-PDO leve, I suppose. But quite the bang for the buck! Cheap and decent EXP.

Zonureskin Coat of Maiming is RANDOM. It’s mega chunky for a 1 item submit. Has 1 cheap old world item (Ramie Thread) and 1 random-priced old world item (Titanium Nugget)… So it’s really a toss-up! Ovim Wool is one of those semi hassle items, too, at times.

Zonureskin Fingerless Gloves of Aiming will ON AVERAGE be more efficient than the single if you’re worried about COST per EXP… But of course this has the advantage of being a triple.

Every leve has its purpose in this tier:

  • Zonureskin Shoes of Gathering: Dirt cheap in comparison. Great cost/EXP
  • Zonureskin Coat of Maiming: CAN BE SUPER GOOD if you’re not too worried about running out of leves. Market price dependent.
  • Zonureskin Fingerless Gloves of Aiming: Triple leve and OK cost-efficiency.

What to do in this tier?

Personally, I tried every levequest (during the times all the items were expensive… Ovim Wool was ridiculous…). Read the above box if you haven’t, as there are many paths.

Weirdly enough, if I was forced to choose from this tier (remember that Green Gliderskin Boots of Casting is still an option, heh) I would oddly go for the Zonureskin Coat of Maiming SINGLE leve (ONLY IF YOU’RE NOT DRY ON LEVES). The chunky per-item EXP is worth the small hassle.

Leatherworker L78 to 80

LTW 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.

Leatherworker L78 Levequests

Level 78 LTW Levequests Comparison
LevequestFit for a FriendInto the StormShoe In
Item1Swallowskin Gloves of Fending1Swallowskin Jacket of Scouting1Swallowskin Shoes of Healing
RECIPERECIPERECIPE
Components2Sea Swallow Leather2Sea Swallow Leather2Sea Swallow Leather
1Dwarven Cotton1Dwarven Cotton1Dwarven Mythril Nugget
1Bright Linen Yarn1Petalite1Bright Linen Yarn
1Grade 1 Vitality Alkahest1Halgai Mane1Grade 1 Mind Alkahest
1Bright Linen Yarn1Rubber
2Grade 1 Dexterity Alkahest
EXP467857070178554912498
Leve TypeSingleSingleTriple
Triple EXP14737494
Gil403240324032
LTW 78 Levequest Discussion

Swallowskin Gloves of Fending is by far the WORST in this tier. The fact it contains an entire cotton while giving even less EXP than the triple is a no for me, dawg.

Swallowskin Shoes of Healing is godlike value. Rubber is even an NPC item! Not only does this give more than the single mentioned above, it will probably cost less on average!

Swallowskin Jacket of Scouting is “OK” if you don’t mind the extra hassle of scouting for materials. Petalite can be pretty random, and I hate crafting my own Cotton

What to do in this tier?

Make a good supply of Sea Swallow Leather. It’s a pretty useful material. The Jacket of Scouting levequest can be okay if you have lots of leves, AND the materials happen to be cheap.

But – If you don’t want to think at all, simply abuse the triple leve of this tier (Swallowskin Shoes of Healing). It’s damn good and will beat out the Scouting Jacket in the average person’s case checking this out.

Good luck, it’s the last stretch to 80!

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

L80+ Leatherworker, 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 Carpenter and go level your other classes!!!

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25 thoughts on “FFXIV Leatherworking Leveling Guide (Shadowbringers Updated!)”

  1. 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!

  2. 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*

  3. 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.

  4. 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)

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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 :)

  9. 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.

  10. 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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