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February 17, 2014

FFXIV: Gathering and Crafting notes for the new level 50 crafter/gatherer.

Filed under: Games,Online — foodnearsnellville @ 8:48 am
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I have a miner, botanist, weaver, leatherworker, and goldsmith to 50. Because my free company are largely dungeon hounds, I’m beginning to set up a linkshell for crafters. If you’re on Brynhildr and like to craft or gather, give Jaime Catnip a tell.

 

Some notes, so I don’t have to look them up so often:

Gathering locations for botanist: http://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Botanist_Node_Locations

Gathering locations for a miner: http://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Mining_Node_Locations

A rare nodes spreadsheet is here.

An excellent crafting guide: http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/1mh6um/

Gathering and crafting gear discussions:

http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/91516-Best-materia-setup-for-crafters

Please read this one to the end. Cheaper alternatives appear at the end of the thread.

http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/1o0qjl/best_gathering_gear_materia_setup/

And look at this guy carefully: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/2836985/

Notes in general. Once you get to 50, you don’t have to try and buy your way to ultimate gear all at once. It’s too expensive and the difference between perception +4 materia and perception +5 can bankrupt you.

Get just what you need in terms of stats. Focus on accessories first. A great set of level 38 HQ gathering/crafting gear (plus level 43 HQ gloves) plus good level 50 accessories will get you to 1 star recipes. You can take your time, convert your old gear to materia (making big bucks off the level 3 materia you generate, and recycling some of that back into your gear). I did this more on my botanist build than miner — my miner came first and I was stupid then — and I have good enough gear that didn’t cost hundreds of thousands of gil.

Watch prices. Watch required stats. Make use of level 2 materia for builds when it just costs you a few vanity points.

Update:

Patrician’s gear analysis. *Must* be read by anyone trying to minimize materia costs.

http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/1qjiyh/

Ingenuity 2 technique. Requires 50 carpenter and 50 blackmith skills (37 cul recommended):

http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/2803251/blog/321345/

All cross class crafter abilities (read this discussion carefully, please, as multiple crafting approaches discussed):

http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/1n56n8/

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