FFXIV Botany Levequests (Evaluation) & ‘Best per tier’

Find out the best botany leves per tier, and how to maximize the use of levequests for you botanist.

Welcome! This is a quick resource about the best botany levequests per leve tier. If you’re reading, this you’ll wanna read: Botany Leveling Guide. Not much else to put in this intro – but I suggest you read the short mini-guide before the table. Also, always remember…

When in doubt: “Flower Elf” and “Catgirl Fishing” best.
“Lala” and “King” are garbage.

Inequality!!! Not all botany levequests are equal. Of the 4 types of leves you can get, 2 are far better than the other 2. Like I said: Flower Elf > Catgirl Fishing > Lala/King (equally bad). The problem is the massive difference between the good and the bad… in any case – avoid the latter if you can.

Evaluation Botany Leves: are the what I called the “Flower Elf (FE)” and “Catgirl Fishing (CF)“. If you get the highest possible evaluation rating – you get a chunky EXP bonus. This is what you want! This can be hard to do if your gear is severely outdated.

Levequest Engineering: is the process of ‘forcing’ certain levequests to pop for you. How is this achieved?

  1. Accept all available botany levequests when you reach a new levemete.
  2. Complete them all BUT DO NOT SUBMIT THEM.
  3. Only submit and gain the rewards for “FE” or “CF”.
  4. FE and/or CF should be available again from levemete.
  5. Only submit the “King” and “Lala” variants when you’re ready to go next tier.

 

List of Botany Levequests (Evaluation)

Updated our Botany Levequests list to include all quests and rated each per tier.

Removed all Temp(L)e levequests since they’re sucky. They cost 10 levequest allowance but only gives x3 XP.

LvlLevequestLeve RatingPlateLink
1East Bank StoryBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/675/east+bank+story
1Lovely LatexmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/677/lovely+latex
1Waking WoodBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/674/waking+wood
1We Couldn't Start the FiremehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/676/we+couldn't+start+the+fire
5Evil SeedsmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/680/evil+seeds
5If a Tree FallsBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/679/if+a+tree+falls
5Let the Sun Shine InBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/678/let+the+sun+shine+in
5No Bark, All BitemehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/681/no+bark,+all+bite
10A Chest of NutsGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/682/a+chest+of+nuts
10Digging DeepmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/684/digging+deep
10The Heart of the HedgeBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/685/the+heart+of+the+hedge
10West Bank StoryGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/683/west+bank+story
15Briar in the HoleBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/689/briar+in+the+hole
15Maple StoriesmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/687/maple+stories
15Never Strikes TwicemehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/688/never+strikes+twice
15The Quick and the DeadGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/686/the+quick+and+the+dead
20Fueling the FlamesmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/693/fueling+the+flames
20Just the Artifacts, MadammehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/692/just+the+artifacts,+madam
20Nowhere to SlideGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/690/nowhere+to+slide
20Shaken, Not StirredmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/691/shaken,+not+stirred
25AppleanchemehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/696/appleanche
25Moon in RougemehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/695/moon+in+rouge
25Mushroom Gobblin'mehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/697/mushroom+gobblin'
25Over the UnderbrushBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/694/over+the+underbrush
30Always RightmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/701/always+right
30Bleeding Them DrymehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/700/bleeding+them+dry
30Nature CallsmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/700/bleeding+them+dry
30The Palm in Your HandBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/698/the+palm+in+your+hand
35A Stash of HerbsGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/702/a+stash+of+herbs
35Catch My DriftBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/705/catch+my+drift
35Salad DaysmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/704/salad+days
35Spear of HeavenmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/703/spear+of+heaven
40Plague on Both Our ForestsGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/706/plague+on+both+our+forests
40Sign of the CrimesBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/709/sign+of+the+crimes
40Straight and ArrowmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/707/straight+and+arrow
40This Old FortmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/708/this+old+fort
45Caught in the Long GrassGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/710/caught+in+the+long+grass
45See How They ShineBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/713/see+how+they+shine
45Topsy-turvy TimemehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/711/topsy-turvy+time
45Wonders Don't Cease, They're DiscontinuedmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/712/wonders+don't+cease,+they're+discontinued
50Breathe DeeplymehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1149/breathe+deeply
50Does This Look Infected?GoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1148/does+this+look+infected?
50Warm in Their BedsBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1148/does+this+look+infected?
52Ladies and GentiansBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1154/ladies+and+gentians
52Six Hours in a Leaky BoatmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1156/six+hours+in+a+leaky+boat
52The Bitter, the BettermehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1155/the+bitter,+the+better
54Chewed Up and Snuffed OutBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1162/chewed+up+and+snuffed+out
54Dandelion Don't Tell No LiesmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1161/dandelion+don't+tell+no+lies
54Your Mother Is Medicine and Your Father is the WildGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1160/your+mother+is+medicine+and+your+father+is+the+wild
56Bold and BluemehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1167/bold+and+blue
56Heart to Heartmehkinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1166/heart+to+heart
56The Anointing of the DeadBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1168/the+anointing+of+the+dead
58A Taste of Their Own MedicineBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1174/a+taste+of+their+own+medicine
58Bleeding OutmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1173/bleeding+out
58Watching the Western WallGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1172/watching+the+western+wall
60Thank HeavenspillarmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1359/thank+heavenspillar
60Rhalgr Wood TooGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1358/rhalgr+wood+too
60Barking Up the Right TreeBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1360/barking+up+the+right+tree
62PiningBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1361/pining
62Coral-lationmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1362/coral-lation
62Penned Up FrustrationmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1363/penned+up+frustration
64Flowers for Algae RunBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1366/flowers+for+algae+run
64BamboozledGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1364/bamboozled
64TimbrmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1365/timbr
66Craic of DawnmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1367/craic+of+dawn
66Leaves Much to be DesiredBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1369/leaves+much+to+be+desired
66Hypocritic OathmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1368/hypocritic+oath
68Garden VarietyBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1372/garden+variety
68Last of the MhigansmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1371/last+of+the+mhigans
68Nunh the WiserGoodcatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1370/nunh+the+wiser

Well, it’s a basic resource! Hopefully, it was useful to you! GLHF Leveling up your Botanist! It gets better after 50, trust me!

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FFXIV Botanist Leveling Guide (70 Stormblood Updated)

Stormblood Updated! Level 60~+! Level up Botany Quickly! Botany Quests Items? Finding Botany Nodes? Stop wasting time! Power Level your Botanist!

First of all, you might want to check out our Gathering General FAQ, and Botany General FAQ before you begin. All good? Let’s go.

Key Info per section:

  • Botany quest requirement & location.
  • Botany Levequests location.
  • Nodes unlocked, and material list.
  • If grinding, what’s the best item to farm? (Most useful)

Leveling your Botanist 60 to 70?
Scythin’ Stormblood with style!

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Before you begin…

For those who haven’t even unlocked the botany class: The Botanist Guild is in Gridania (6,8).

Familiarize yourself with gaining EXP most efficiently! We have a Gathering General Leveling Guide for this. Key points are: Choosing the right levequests (ones with evaluation can potentially give insane EXP), keeping key pieces of gear up to date (for getting maximum EXP per node), and making the most out of every node (using skills properly).

Our Gathering Gear Guide is useful to have around when leveling your botanist!

Regarding Botany Class Quest Items, it’s ideal to farm for them BEFORE you hit the next quest. (For example, farm 99 Crow Feather before you reach Level 10). As a quick reference, we will put all items needed here (they are mentioned again in more detail on every section).

Our Botany Node / Material Locations Guide will help you with this, and when looking for specific items.

Botany Class Quest Items

Level Item to gather Qty Level Item to gather Qty
BTN 1 Latex 10 BTN 53 Cyclops Onion (HQ) 10
BTN 5 Maple Sap 50 BTN 55

 

Emerald Beans (HQ) 10
BTN 10 Crow Feather 99 BTN 58 Birch Log (HQ) 10
BTN 15 Marjoram (HQ) 10 BTN 60 Chysahl Greens (HQ) 3
BTN 20 Grade 1 Carbonized Matter 99 BTN 63 Wild Popoto
BTN 25 Chamomile (HQ) 15 BTN 65 Walker’s Popoto
BTN 30 Alligator Pear (HQ) 15 BTN 68 Nanoriso
BTN 35 Laurel (HQ) 20 BTN 70 Rhalgr’s Streak
BTN 40 Ramhorn Zucchini (HQ) 20
BTN 45 Mistletoe (HQ) 20
BTN 50 Spruce Log 3

Useful links to have openBotany Node Locations | Gathering Gear Guide.

Botany Level 1-5

Botany Quest Level 1: 10 Latex 
Botany Quest Level 5: 50 Maple Sap
Level 1 Botany Levequests:
Gridania Adventurers’ Guild & The Bannock
Level 5 Botany Levequests: Gridania Adventurers’ Guild & The Bannock

Where to find Latex and Maple Sap? You can complete both of these quests in one go, to save time.  Get 10 Latex, and 50 Maple Sap before returning to Fufucha. You can also pick them up from Tradecraft NPC’s but I do not recommend it.

Level 5 Node Locations Unlocked:
Central Shroud (Jadeite Thick), North Shroud (Blessed Bud)

Level one to five Botany Nodes and Materials Locations:

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Allagan Snail2195Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Maple Branch5225Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Latex1185Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Ice Shard15Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Wind Shard15Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Maple Log3205Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Beehive Chip5225Blessed BudNorth Shroud05b
Cinnamon4215Blessed BudNorth Shroud05b
Maple Sap2195Blessed BudNorth Shroud05b
Earth Shard15Blessed BudNorth Shroud05b

Suggested Stockpile:

  • 20 Allagan Snail, Beehive Chip, Cinnamon
  • 70 Maple Sap (50 for the quest)
  • 99 Maple Log (Optional)

Easy part, gather all of the Latex and Maple Saps, and you should be well into level 5. Return to Fufucha and get your gear upgrades.
IF Grinding: farm Maple Log.

 

Botany Level 6-10

Botany Quest Level 10: 99 Crow Feather
Level 5 Botany Levequests:
 Gridania Adventurers’ Guild & The Bannock
Level 10 Botany Levequests:
Central Shroud, Bentbranch Meadows

Where to find Crow Feather? Yes.. 99 . You can farm these from Central Shroud (East Vein) or buy these from the Carpentry Guild Supplier.

Level 10 Node Locations Unlocked:
Central Shroud (East Vein)North Shroud (E-Tatt’s Spire)
Central Thanalan (Spineless Basin)
Lower La Noscea (Cedarwood)

Level six to ten Botany Nodes and Materials Locations:

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Crow Feather102710East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Ash Branch92610East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Wind Shard110East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Ash Log82610East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Tinolqa Mistletoe62310East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Cock Feather62310Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan10b
Cloves102710Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan10b
Lightning Shard110Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan10b
Ash Branch92610E-tatts SpireNorth Shroud10c
Earth Shard110E-tatts SpireNorth Shroud10c
Ash Log82610E-tatts SpireNorth Shroud10c
Tinolqa Mistletoe62310E-tatts SpireNorth Shroud10c
Kukuru Bean92610CedarwoodLower La Noscea10d
La Noscean Orange72410CedarwoodLower La Noscea10d
Earth Shard110CedarwoodLower La Noscea10d

Suggested Stockpile:

  • 20 Ash Branch, Tinoqla Mistletoe, Cock Feather, Cloves
  • 20 Kukuru Bean, La Noscean Orange
  • 119 Crow Feather (99 for quest)
  • 99 Ash Log

Farming 99 of something is something you should get used to!
IF Grinding: Farm Ash Log.

Botany Level 11-15

Botany Quest Level 15: 10 High Quality Marjoram
Level 10 Botany Levequests:
 Central Shroud, Bentbranch Meadows.
Level 15 Botany Levequests: 
East ShroudHawthorne Hut.

Where to find Marjoram? The HQ Marjoram shouldn’t be hard to get. You can harvest them from Central Shroud (The Matron’s Lethe). Use your new skill, Leaf Turn, which increases HQ gathering chances.

Level 15 Node Locations Unlocked:
A strangely huge amount of nodes are unlocked in this level. Refer to the chart below.

Level 11 to 15 Botany Nodes and Materials Locations:

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Gridanian Chestnut143815The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15a
Wind Shard115The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15a
Elm Log123515The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15a
Buffalo Beans123515The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15b
Wind Shard115The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15b
Marjoram153915The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15b
Tree Toad113515The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15b
Carnation133615Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Cotton Boll143815Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Wind Shard115Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Lavender123515Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Chanterelle113515Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Black Pepper143815The ClutchCentral Thanalan15d
Lightning Shard115The ClutchCentral Thanalan15d
Yellow Ginseng113515The ClutchCentral Thanalan15d
Alpine Parsnip153915The ClutchCentral Thanalan15d
Rye113515Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Moko Grass113515Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Water Shard115Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Coerthas Carrot133615Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Grass Viper123515Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Ruby Tomato153915Seasong Grotto (E)Middle La Noscea15f
Sunset Wheat113515Seasong Grotto (E)Middle La Noscea15f
Straw123515Seasong Grotto (E)Middle La Noscea15f
Fire Shard115Seasong Grotto (E)Middle La Noscea15f
La Noscean Lettuce133615SummerfordMiddle La Noscea15f
Cinderfoot Olive133615La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Lowland Grapes113515La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Earth Shard115La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Cieldales Spinach143815La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Highland Parsley153915La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Ogre Pumpkin133615Nophica's WellsWestern Thanalan15i
Garlean Garlic111115Nophica's WellsWestern Thanalan15i
Water Shard115Nophica's WellsWestern Thanalan15i
Wild Onion123515Nophica's WellsWestern Thanalan15i

Suggested Stockpile:

  • 20 of EVERYTHING (lots of stuff  unlocked at this level!!)
  • 30 Marjoram (20 for the quest)
  • 99 Elm Log(++!)

Leaf Turn is good: in case you need reminding.
IF Grinding: Farm Elm Logs. Many.

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FFXIV Gathering Rotation (Scrip farming & Collectibles)

How to get deez damn collectibles! If you’re short on collectability 0 find out some basic appraisal rotations here!

Hello guys, a preliminary guide here. Basically I’ll be listing down the rotations I used WHILE LEVELING UP. It’s no use discussing the “real” end-game collectability gathering rotations since we have no idea what numbers we’re reaching for, and how much GP we will actually have. (Yes I know there’s a current BiS… but how long will that last? Will keep an eye out for the recipe unlocks come Alexander). I personally had more than 600 GP, but it’s very unrealistic to make a rotation for LEVELING UP with 650+ GP, since not everyone had a pimped out Foragers Set.

TLDR: Gathering rotations for scrip farming & Collectibles!!!

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Red scrip (470 collectability) Rotation (variable collects)

Thanks to my FCmate Tiffany Faye for this! This rotation can get at least 2, and up to 4!!!! 470 collectible items! Here’s the basic rotation

  • Reveal with a hit!
  • Discerning Eye
  • Impulsive Appraisal
  • IF PROC, Single Mind. NO PROC? Discerning Eye
  • Impulsive Appraisal
  • IF PROC, Single Mind, NO PROC? Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal

The above rotation seems damn good for me! While it requires brainpower, the eventual time saved is definitely something. I did not note the min perception needed but please mention your results.

 

End-Game Gathering Rotations (For now)

I’ll just copy the “1 collect” rotation from below. Since this is as good as it gets for 1 Collect @ 600 GP! Yes I do realize you can go much higher. But that’s for the minute few that have the 700++ GP for it. I’ll post those once I know more of what we need to reach, and how much GP people have on average.

Maximum Appraisal Potency for 600 GP 1 Collect

  • Reveal with a hit!
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Utmost Caution
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Utmost Caution
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Collect

!!VERY IMPORTANT!! >400 Appraisal Potency 3 Collect

at 570~ Perception you can easily 3 gather the high grade scrip unspoileds. I use this rotation to do so:

  • Reveal with a hit!
  • Single Mind
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Collect
  • Collect
  • Collect

Gathering Rotations used WHILE Leveling (Based on 600 GP)

If you have extra GP, use a Field Mastery. Or try something else. I personally didn’t see the need more than 600 GP in the road to 60~. If you’re a newer player, strive to get 600 GP somehow. Use food, cheaply meld gear… just find a way! These rotations DO NOT USE SINGLE MIND (For low level friendliness), but you’ll be more experienced by then anyway. So these rotations are really there to help those who are a little more confused.

These four basic rotations will help you gather almost any collectible. If you fail with the 1 collect – you’re undergeared.

The goal is you want AS MANY ITEMS as you can with the MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE COLLECTABILITY. So when you’re trying something new – go for the 1 collect. Go for more collects if you feel you can do it!

4 Collect, 250 Appraisal potency:

  • Toil of the Pioneer
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Collect
  • Collect
  • Collect
  • Collect

(Macro possible?) If you know of a 4 collect rotation with higher than 250 appraisal potency AT 600 GP, please let me know!

3 Collect, 350 Appraisal potency:

  • Toil of the Pioneer
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Collect
  • Collect
  • Collect

(Macro possible?) If you know of a 3 collect rotation with higher than 350 appraisal potency AT 600 GP, please let me know!

2 Collect, 450 Appraisal potency:

  • Reveal with a hit!
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Collect
  • Collect

Alternatively: Toil, Deep, Method x4, Collect x2 (400 potency, but executes a lot faster!)

(Macro possible?) If you know of a 2 collect rotation with higher than 450 appraisal potency AT 600 GP, please let me know!

1 Collect  Appraisal potency:

  • Reveal with a hit!
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Discerning Eye
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Utmost Caution
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Utmost Caution
  • Methodical Appraisal
  • Collect

(Macro possible?) If you know of a 2 collect rotation with higher than 500 appraisal potency AT 600 GP, please let me know!

In any case I’m excited for this whole new dimension in gathering! Good luck farming scrips!

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FFXIV Gathering (DoL) Gear Guide

Don’t waste time worrying about your Gathering Gear – and get that DoL class to 50!

Confused about when or what DoL / Gathering gear you should get? When and what are the best gathering gear upgrades, and why? Find out all about that here – and save money on your road to a level 50 gatherer!

Why upgrade your Gathering gear?

Moreso than crafting, better gathering gear = faster levelling. We all know how “exciting” it is levelling a gathering class, ey?

The importance of high Gathering Stat:

Striking at a node and not getting anything means ZERO exp, BROKEN CHAINS and ultimately, wasted time (and money! since you could have gotten the item!) So first and foremost you’re going to want as much gathering as possible.

Gathering is insanely useful in maximizing Levequest EXP. more on this later…

The importance of high Perception Stat:

If you’re doing a lot of grinding, Perception becomes very useful in boosting you EXP gains. Why? At max, you have a 15% chance to gather HQ items without a buff. Let’s compare a gatherer with 0% HQ chance versus 15% HQ chance: 100+[(2*100)*0.15] (HQ percent chance) = 30% Average EXP Bonus.

If you aren’t a level 50 calculator, then it’s fine. All you need to know is that being capped in perception gives you quite a sizeable exp bonus. 30% is not a joke, and it stacks with chains, food and rested EXP.

Perception however, isn’t useful if you’re planning to use levequests… why?

Gathering gear, Levequests and You:

Since getting HQ items is impossible during leves, Perception is useless during a leve attempts. Gathering becomes the single most useful stat, with GP as a supporting stat.

If you’re planning on grinding, both Perception and Gathering are important. However, Gathering is still your most important stat. Why? Again, ENSURING exp gains and ENSURING chains is your first goal. Then once that’s fulfilled, modify it with Perception for massive exp gains.

So we can conclude, during leveling up, Gathering is the most important stat, whether you choose to grind or use leves. And if you’re planning to do a bit of both, getting Perception is a great bonus to grinding. So what does this mean in terms of gearing up?

GP – How useful is it?

Going to level 50, GP isn’t exactly a sustainable resource to rely on. It’s a welcome boost, but not exactly necessary. At 50 though, that’s a completely different discussion…

Gathering gear upgrade strategy

Okay so you want Gathering, no matter how you level up. In terms of gear slots that would be the: Main Hand, Off-hand, Chest (coincidentally they also give huge perception, and are considered critical upgrades). So you want these no matter what you’re going to do. Upgrade as often as possible.

Two more pieces give Gathering: Gloves and Pants. These are less critical, and you should upgrade if you can afford it. Gloves are more powerful than pants! Around 50% more gathering is found on gloves compared to pants! Keep this in mind when buying upgrades.

Now for Perception… The most important pieces were already mentioned above (MH, OH, Chest). The rest are: Helmets, Boots and Belts. Again when thinking of bang for buck – Helmets are the best investment, which are usually 100% more powerful than boots. And belts are the worst investment, as they’re only half as powerful as boots typically!!!

Overall, a cost-efficient upgrade path will be discussed in the end of this post, before that – tables of what level you get upgrades…

Gathering Critical Upgrades – What Level?

The table below represents the levels you get a new DoL chest, Miner main and off-hands, Botanist main and off-hands, and fishing main hand. (All possible critical upgrades)

LevelChestMIN MainMIN OffBTN MainBTN OffFSH Main
1xxxxxx
2
3
4
5
6x
7
8xxx
9x
10
11xxx
12xxx
13
14x
15xxxxx
16
17
18x
19xxx
20xx
21x
22xx
23x
24xx
25xxx
26x
27x
28xx
29xxx
30x
31xx
32xx
33x
34xx
35xx
36
37x
38xxx
39xx
40x
41x
42
43xxxxx
44x
45
46x
47xx
48xxxx
49
50xxxxxx

 

Disciple of Land (DoL) Body pieces

The table is sorted by (at least in my opinion) importance. The left side being more important and more worth the investment, and gets less important as you go right. Gear marked (G) gives gathering, and (P) gives perception. So ignore the Perception pieces if you’re primarily thinking of getting to 50 using Fieldcraft Leves.

LevelHands (G)Head (P)Legs (G)Feet (P)Waist (P)
1xxxxx
2
3
4
5xxx
6x
7
8
9x
10xx
11xx
12x
13x
14
15xxx
16x
17x
18
19xx
20xx
21
22x
23x
24
25xxx
26
27xxx
28
29
30xxx
31x
32
33
34
35xxxxx
36
37x
38x
39x
40xxxx
41
42x
43xxxx
44x
45xx
46x
47x
48xxxx
49
50xxxx

Disciple of Land (DoL) GP pieces (Accessories)

While not super important while leveling up… you cant really be “sad” to have more MAX GP.

LevelNecklaceEaringsBraceletRing
1
2
3
4
5x
6
7xx
8
9
10
11
12
13
14x
15
16
17xx
18
19
20x
21
22
23
24x
25
26
27xx
28
29
30
31
32
33
34x
35
36
37xx
38
39
40x
41
42
43
44x
45x
46
47xx
48
49
50x

Summary: DoL Cost-efficient upgrade path

First of all – Everything below level 15~ is negligible. and you don’t need to really think about your gear before then.

Main HandOff-Hand and Chest should be upgraded when you can afford it.

As a side upgrade to Gathering: updating your Gloves are a good idea every now and then. Legs are less imporant. Here’s our suggestion for a cost-efficient upgrade path:

  • Gloves: (16) (25) (35) (45)
  • Legs: (15) (27) (40). The level 27 ones are from ANY Grand Company, and are pretty worth it.

If you need more Perception, Helmets are the best investment. Helmets generally come from weavers or armorsmiths. The weaver ones are typically more expensive. So here’s a pretty cost-efficient path:

  • Head: (13) (19) (31) (35) (42) (47). Want something in the 20’s? (27).
  • Boots are okay, and you probably wont need more than: (15) (30) and (40).
  • Waist is even less important. (17) and (37) should be fine.

Of course feel free to pick anything up you can afford, and check the Market Board when you reach the levels in the tables above.

Be sure to check out our Mining Leveling Guide, and Botany Leveling Guide, which make great additional resources to this guide.
Also, Mining Node/Material Locations, and Botany Node/Material Locations [Mining is 1-50, BTN is in the proces of being updated…]

Whacking at nodes got you to 50, huh? Then it’s time to gear up. Check this out: Gathering End-Game Gear (+Max Melds) Guide.

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FFXIV ARR Botany Node Locations

Where is that Mature Tree? I can’t find that Lush Vegetation!! NO MORE!

Remember on the upper right of the table you can use the Search/Filter box. For example you can search for Specific Materials, Areas, Node Levels or a combination of all (Ex. 15 shroud).

 

Mature Tree & Lush Vegetation Materials & Locations

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Allagan Snail2195Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Maple Branch5225Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Latex1185Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Ice Shard15Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Wind Shard15Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Maple Log3205Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Beehive Chip5225Blessed BudNorth Shroud05b
Cinnamon4215Blessed BudNorth Shroud05b
Maple Sap2195Blessed BudNorth Shroud05b
Earth Shard15Blessed BudNorth Shroud05b
Crow Feather102710East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Ash Branch92610East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Wind Shard110East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Ash Log82610East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Tinolqa Mistletoe62310East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Cock Feather62310Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan10b
Cloves102710Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan10b
Lightning Shard110Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan10b
Ash Branch92610E-tatts SpireNorth Shroud10c
Earth Shard110E-tatts SpireNorth Shroud10c
Ash Log82610E-tatts SpireNorth Shroud10c
Tinolqa Mistletoe62310E-tatts SpireNorth Shroud10c
Kukuru Bean92610CedarwoodLower La Noscea10d
La Noscean Orange72410CedarwoodLower La Noscea10d
Earth Shard110CedarwoodLower La Noscea10d
Gridanian Chestnut143815The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15a
Wind Shard115The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15a
Elm Log123515The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15a
Buffalo Beans123515The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15b
Wind Shard115The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15b
Marjoram153915The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15b
Tree Toad113515The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15b
Carnation133615Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Cotton Boll143815Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Wind Shard115Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Lavender123515Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Chanterelle113515Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Black Pepper143815The ClutchCentral Thanalan15d
Lightning Shard115The ClutchCentral Thanalan15d
Yellow Ginseng113515The ClutchCentral Thanalan15d
Alpine Parsnip153915The ClutchCentral Thanalan15d
Rye113515Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Moko Grass113515Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Water Shard115Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Coerthas Carrot133615Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Grass Viper123515Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Ruby Tomato153915Seasong Grotto (E)Middle La Noscea15f
Sunset Wheat113515Seasong Grotto (E)Middle La Noscea15f
Straw123515Seasong Grotto (E)Middle La Noscea15f
Fire Shard115Seasong Grotto (E)Middle La Noscea15f
La Noscean Lettuce133615SummerfordMiddle La Noscea15f
Cinderfoot Olive133615La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Lowland Grapes113515La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Earth Shard115La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Cieldales Spinach143815La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Highland Parsley153915La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Ogre Pumpkin133615Nophica's WellsWestern Thanalan15i
Garlean Garlic111115Nophica's WellsWestern Thanalan15i
Water Shard115Nophica's WellsWestern Thanalan15i
Wild Onion123515Nophica's WellsWestern Thanalan15i
Faerie Apple165820Nine Ivies (W)East Shroud20a
Yew Branch206520Nine Ivies (W)East Shroud20a
Wind Shard120Nine Ivies (W)East Shroud20a
Yew Log196320Nine Ivies (W)East Shroud20a
Wind Shard120Nine Ivies (SW)East Shroud20b
Galago Mint165820Nine Ivies (SW)East Shroud20b
Belladonna186220Nine Ivies (SW)East Shroud20b
Gil Bun196320Nine Ivies (SW)East Shroud20b
Grade 1 Carbonized Matter2020Aleport (N)Western La Noscea20c
Ice Shard120Aleport (N)Western La Noscea20c
Lightning Shard120Black BrushCentral Thanalan20d
Nopales186220Black BrushCentral Thanalan20d
Lalafellin Lentil176020QuarterstoneWestern La Noscea20e
Paprika165820QuarterstoneWestern La Noscea20e
Ice Shard120QuarterstoneWestern La Noscea20e
Fire Shard120SandgateEastern Thanalan20f
Popoto186220SandgateEastern Thanalan20f
White Scorpion206320SandgateEastern Thanalan20f
Sun Lemon176020CedarwoodLower La Noscea20g
Earth Shard120CedarwoodLower La Noscea20g
Gridanian Walnut217225Upper PathsSouth Shroud25a
Ice Shard125Upper PathsSouth Shroud25a
Walnut Log247825Upper PathsSouth Shroud25a
Matron's Mistletoe237625Upper PathsSouth Shroud25a
Noble Grapes227425OakwoodUpper La Noscea25b
Pixie Plums217225OakwoodUpper La Noscea25b
Sticky Rice258025OakwoodUpper La Noscea25b
Earth Shard120OakwoodUpper La Noscea25b
Chamomile247825OakwoodUpper La Noscea25b
Ala Mhigan Mustard237625Drybone (N)Eastern Thanalan25c
Pearl Ginger247825Drybone (N)Eastern Thanalan25c
Millioncorn258025Drybone (N)Eastern Thanalan25c
Fire Shard125Drybone (N)Eastern Thanalan25c
Button Mushroom227425Drybone (N)Eastern Thanalan25c
Chocobo Feather2910130Silent ArborSouth Shroud30a
Alligator Pear3010430Silent ArborSouth Shroud30a
Moor Leech3010430Alder SpringsNorth Shroud30b
Wizard Eggplant279730Alder SpringsNorth Shroud30b
Jade Peas269530Alder SpringsNorth Shroud30b
Midland Cabbage289930Alder SpringsNorth Shroud30b
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter3030Three-malm BendMiddle La Noscea30c
Fire Crystal2630Three-malm BendMiddle La Noscea30c
Red Pigment2830Three-malm BendMiddle La Noscea30c
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter3030Upper PathsSouth Shroud30d
Ice Crystal2630Upper PathsSouth Shroud30d
Grey Pigment2830Upper PathsSouth Shroud30d
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter3030BloodshoreEastern La Noscea30e
Water Crystal2630BloodshoreEastern La Noscea30e
Blue Pigment2830BloodshoreEastern La Noscea30e
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter3030BentbranchCentral Shroud30f
Wind Crystal2630BentbranchCentral Shroud30f
Green Pigment2830BentbranchCentral Shroud30f
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter3030PeacegardenNorth Shroud30g
Earth Crystal2630PeacegardenNorth Shroud30g
Brown Pigment2830PeacegardenNorth Shroud30g
Yellow Pigment2830PeacegardenNorth Shroud30g
Grade 2 Carbonized Matter3030Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan30h
Lightning Crystal2630Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan30h
Purple Pigment2830Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan30h
Tarantula3511535Lower PathsSouth Shroud35a
Oak Branch3110635Lower PathsSouth Shroud35a
Oak Log3210835Lower PathsSouth Shroud35a
Desert Saffron3511535Broken WaterSouthern Thanalan35b
Laurel3411335Broken WaterSouthern Thanalan35b
Aloe3210835Broken WaterSouthern Thanalan35b
Wildfowl Feather3411335Camp TranquilSouth Shroud35c
Flax3110635Lower PathsSouth Shroud35c
White Truffle3311035Lower PathsSouth Shroud35c
Dragon Pepper3511535BloodshoreEastern La Noscea35d
Midland Basil3210835BloodshoreEastern La Noscea35d
Mandrake3311035BloodshoreEastern La Noscea35d
Salt Leek3411335BloodshoreEastern La Noscea35d
Iron Acorn3611740Raincatcher Gully (Docks)Eastern La Noscea40a
Almonds4012640Raincatcher Gully (Docks)Eastern La Noscea40a
Nutmeg3912440Raincatcher Gully (Docks)Eastern La Noscea40a
Mahogany Log3711940Raincatcher Gully (Docks)Eastern La Noscea40a
Maiden Artichoke3812240Raincatcher Gully (Docks)(S)Eastern La Noscea40b
Ramhorn Zucchini3912440Raincatcher Gully (Docks)(S)Eastern La Noscea40b
Mugwort3711940Raincatcher Gully (Docks)(S)Eastern La Noscea40b
Blood Currants3611740Lower Paths (E)South Shroud40c
Thyme3912440Lower Paths (E)South Shroud40c
Rolanberry4313345Camp Bronzelake (E)Upper La Noscea45a
Sagolii Sage4112845Camp Bronzelake (E)Upper La Noscea45a
Dart Frog4513745Camp Bronzelake (E)Upper La Noscea45a
Black Scorpion4213145Camp Bronzelake (E)Upper La Noscea45a
Mirror Apple4213145Camp Dragonhead (W)Coerthas45b
Mistletoe4413545Camp Dragonhead (W)Coerthas45b
Rosewood Branch4716150The Bramble PatchEast Shroud50a
Rosewood Log4615550The Bramble PatchEast Shroud50a
Grade 3 Carbonized Matter50050The Unholy HeirCentral Thanalan50b
Maiden Grass5016850Forgotten Springs (S)Southern Thanalan50c
Thanalan Tea Leaves4816450Forgotten Springs (S)Southern Thanalan50c
Lava Toad4916650Forgotten Springs (S)Southern Thanalan50c

To be added: 40-50+ nodes to follow.

More Info:
Gathering General Guide |
Botany FAQ | Botany Leveling Guide

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FFXIV Gathering Guide / FAQ

Gathering: Where, How to?

To add a gathering class to your your list of classes, you must first pass level 10 in your story quest. After that, speaking to the Guild Receptionist will direct you to the respective Guild leader. Then that’s it! Equipping the main hand arms of the class will switch you to the corresponding class (Botanist: Hatchet, Miner: Pickaxe, Fishing: Fishing Rod)

The Botanists Guild is in Gridania
The Miners Guild is in Ul’dah
The Fishing Guild is in Limsa Lominsa
[City & Guild Locations]

What gathering class suits what crafting class?

Botany: Weaving, Carpentry, Culinarian, Leatherworking

Mining: Blacksmithing, Armorsmithing, Alchemy, Goldsmithing

Fishing: Alchemy, Culinarian

Note that this is a very general breakdown. Each gathering class contributes to every crafting class in a small way – the above just represents the more commonly used items. In the end, we would recommend being a high level gatherer for all classes so you have the freedom to get whatever you need.

Gathering Skills & Traits

Mining and Botany have almost the exact same skills & traits, with a different name and icon. They only very slightly differ in three skills.

From what we’ve heard about Fishing, the system will be different. We can assume the skills and traits will be a bit different too.

How do I gather?

The first step to gather is to make sure your ‘triangulate’ (Botany) or ‘Prospect’ (Mining) skill is toggled on. These skills are learned at level 1, and allow you to see gathering nodes on the minimap. Note that at level 2, you get the trait “Auto-triangulate” or “Auto-prospect” which automatically toggles this on when you change to a gathering class. Below is a sample of what nodes look like on the minimap.

Approaching a node will give you information on what kind of node it is. example “Level 5 Mature Tree”. Note that not all of the same nodes are equal, different areas with different “level 5 Mature Trees” will have different gatherable materials within. Interacting with the node will bring up the gathering window, pictured below. You do not have to rush to gather nodes in fear of other people getting there first, each person has their own nodes.

gathering interface guide ffxiv arr a realm reborn

1. Item preview: Here is the item preview of what you’re trying to gather, along with its name on the far right. You can highlight the picture to see the tooltip.

2. Gathering Chance: The chance you will successfully gather a no quality version of the material. This is increased by level and the Gathering stat.

3. High-Quality Chance: The chance that you will succesfully gather a high quality version of the material. This is increased by level and the Perception stat. Note that there is never a minimum 1% chance, if your perception is lower than the item levels minimum perception needed, as pictured above, you will have zero chance to gather a high quality material.

4. Item Level: An materials level is an indicator of its difficulty to gather (both no or high quality). Naturally, the higher it is – the more difficult.

Each node naturally has a lifespan of 6 strikes. Meaning you can attempt to gather 6 times from any given node, whether you choose to gather 6 different items, or 6 of the same item – it doesn’t matter.

 

Finding New Nodes

New nodes are made available for you to see for each five levels. Note that there is no way around this. Even if you have godly gear or whatever, you simply cannot see nodes above your gathering level.

When first gathering a new node, you will see that the various materials are still “Unknown”. This is annoying because unknown materials have a base gather chance of 10%. So on average, you’re going to need 2 nodes to successfully discover 1 Unknown Material.  Luckily you can increase this chance. The botanist skill [Field Mastery] and mining skill [Sharp Vision] increases the chance to successfully gather items. They also affect unknown materials!

 unknown material gathering guide ffxiv arr reborn

Once you’ve successfully gathered an unknown item, you do not have to go through this process again. So expect to go through each time you find a new cluster of nodes. Since new nodes are available every 5 levels, you might as well go to your guildmaster (They offer a new quest every 5 levels)  to get a clue as to where they are, and free gear upgrades!

Another way to increase your chances at gathering unknown (and known) materials are discussed below –

Tree Whisperer / Stone Whisperer

Starting level 11 you will obtain the Tree Whisperer and Stone Whisperer trait (Botanist and Miner respectively). Some nodes have special requirements that, if met, give you a bonus to gathering or perception. Note that not all nodes have this. It’s pretty random, but it’s a nice boost when it comes around. Make sure to make the most out of it!

n the example below, we see this certain Lv.15 Lush Vegetation has this special requirement triggered. It’s pretty self explanatory – If you have a Gathering Stat of 77 or higher -> You get a 10% bonus to gathering success rate! Note that this differs between types of nodes.

tree whisperer stone whisperer example gathering guide ffxiv arr reborn

Preparation: Gathering HQ Items

Starting level 12, you can passively see how much minimum perception you need to gather a high quality item. This is made possible by the passive skill [Preparation]. In the example below, you can now see how much minimum perception you need to gather an HQ item. In the case of Gridanian Chestnut, you need 30 perception for a 1% chance.

preparation example gathering guide ffxiv arr reborn

Gathering Stats & Gear

GP: Increases GP, which is used to cast gathering skills.
Gathering: Increases chance to gather an item successfully.
Perception: Increases chance to gather a high quality item.

These are mostly gained through better fieldcraft gear. More info on gathering gear coming soon!

Summary

  • Mining & Botany are the main gathering classes, and you should try to max one of them (Whichever suits your crafting needs more)
  • New nodes are made accessible every 5 levels, and new quests are handed out by your guildmaster every 5 levels.

For now, I guess that’s all we can write about in a general sense. Please subscribe so you’ll be the first to know about anything new we pick up! We are cooking up a HQ item gathering guide, class specific guides, gear guides and more!

Check out our other Gathering class guides:
Botany | Mining | Fishing
[ Gathering Starters Guide ] [ General Gathering Leveling & EXP Guide ]

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