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Reason For This Guide Journey

I'm making this page for 3 reasons:

  1. I wanted to use as many @choco vendor sold items as possible because, depending on the last restock, some materials will be sold out in the AH.
  2. Due to the potential above "restriction" I wanted to craft in a way that all the crafts complemented each other along the way.
  3. Finally, because I've never done anything like this before, and it will take some of the monotony out of crafting.

Before I start, disclaimers, etc...

I decided to make this after I already "powered" Goldsmith to 59 with a fully stocked AH. I'll look through those crafts but I'll more than likely leave that one out.

I'm doing this in the event someone pisses off Novah enough that the AH will never be restocked, and under the assumption that people have no sheeplove. If I get to the point where sheeplove is required to advance, then I'll note it at that point.

Also, is what I'm doing the best way to do something? Fuck no. It's the way I'm doing it. This is my "guide" but it's more my "journey to 100" than a guide.

Basics

In @choco there is a crafting area to the south of the main hall. There is one vendor for every profession, and a mandy that sells clusters and water! No need to farm elementals anymore! I always buy a stack of clusters for whatever I'm crafting with, and sell excess back when I'm not working with them to save inventory space.

Try not sit sit in the middle of @choco while crafting. I move to one of the corner rooms just so other players don't see craft spam.

You still have to do crafting turn ins with each profession in the 8-0 level range. Don't forget to do that!

The general aim is to craft items 2-5 levels above your skill level for best skill-up chances.

And depending how much crafting you did in Retail... don't forget the /lastsynth command! Sure beats finding the ingredients in your inventory every time!

Shorthand...

Craft Level Box:

Whenever I change crafts I'll post a section like this to show my current skill levels:

Alch:00 Bone:00 Cloth:00 Cook:00 Gold:00 Leather:00 Smith:00 Wood:00

Standard Craft Notation:

Item to Craft - (Craft) - StartSkillLevel : EndSkillLevel - Crystal + #x Item(*) + ... : Save/AH/Trash

Item to Craft - The item that is being crafted. I'll put FFXIclopedia Links as I get around to it.

(Craft) - Craft code(s) of crafts getting skill (Below)

StartSkillLevel : EndSkillLevel - Roughly what I leveled From/To. I might have started/stopped 1 level before if I could keep the ~5 level range on crafts

Crystal - Crystal to be used... um... duh?

#x Item - Quantity of Item in recipe.

(*) - Vendor code on how to obtain item (Below)

Save/AH/Trash - Save = Might Use Item Later - AH = If you don't need, someone else might - Trash = Sell or Drop

Craft/Vendor Codes:

(A) Alchemy - Cardian

(B) Boneworker - Dhalmel

(C) Clothcraft - Sheep

(F) Cooking - Tonberry

(G) Goldsmith - Moblin

(L) Leathercraft - Rarab

(S) Blacksmith - Goblin

(W) Woodworking - Opo-Opo

(M) Mandragora

(<3) Sheeplove

(X) Crafted in this Guide

(Z) Crafted with recipe immediately below

(V) Vendor Somewhere in Vana'diel

(><) Auction House Only

Let's Begin...

Starting From Scratch

After playing for a few weeks, I realized things like "Silent Oils", "Prism Powders", and "Icarus Wings" were rarely, if ever on the AH. I also noticed that I could never find Ninjutsu so I figured I should take up Alchemy!

Alch:00 Bone:00 Cloth:00 Cook:00 Gold:00 Leather:00 Smith:00 Wood:00

Tsurara - (A) - 0 : 5 - Ice Crystal + 2x Distilled Water (M) + 1x Rock Salt (A) : AH

Cornstarch - (A) - 5 : 7 - Lightning Crystal + 2x Millioncorn (A) : Trash

Poison Dust - (A) - 7 : 11 - Lightning Crystal + 2x Yellow Globe (A) : Save

Mercury - (A) - 11 : 15 - Lightning Crystal + 4x Cobalt Jellyfish (A) : Save

Poison Potion - (A) 15 : 17 - Water Crystal + 1x Poison Dust (X) + 1x Mercury (X) : Save

First Head Slapper

Some probably wondered "Why did you make Cornstarch and not Animal Glue"? Well, I was simply looking for the the least amount of materials, not the smartest way to do something. Oh well. I didn't want to try and do a 17 to 24 craft jump just yet so I decided to work on something else.

I'm Hungry!

All that crafting made me hungry! Figure I'll make something to to keep my belly from rumbling.

Alch:17 Bone:00 Cloth:00 Cook:00 Gold:00 Leather:00 Smith:00 Wood:00

Hard-Boiled Egg - (F) - 0 : 3 - Fire Crystal + 1x Distilled Water (M) + 1x Lizard Egg (F) : Om Nom Nom

Peeled Lobster - (F) - 3 : 7 - Wind Crystal + 1x Gold Lobster (F) : Trash unless you plan to fish.

Orange Juice - (F) - 7 : 10 - Water Crystal + 4x Saruta Orange (F) : Gulp Gulp

(Yes I Skipped Honey... waiting till I can HQ it!)

Sliced Cod - (F) - 10 : 13 - Wind Crystal + 1x Tiger Cod (F) : Trash unless you plan to fish.

Slice of Carp x2 - (F) - 13 : 16 - Wind Crystal + 1x Forest Carp (F) : Trash unless you plan to fish.

Roast Carp - (F) - 16 : 19 - Fire Crystal + 1x Forest Carp (F) + 1x Rock Salt (A) : Om Nom Nom

Roasted Almond x2 - (F) - 19 : 25 - Fire Crystal + 1x Almond (F) : Om Nom Nom

Morning Wood...

After eating myself to sleep I woke up with a strange sensation... But I quickly realized it was something that a few Wind Crystals could cure.

Alch:17 Bone:00 Cloth:00 Cook:25 Gold:00 Leather:00 Smith:00 Wood:00

Maple Lumber - (W) - 0 : 5 - Wind Crystal + 1x Maple Log (W) : Save

Ash Lumber - (W) - 5 : 8 - Wind Crystal + 1x Ash Log (W) : Save

Willow Lumber - (W) - 8 : 13 - Wind Crystal + 1x Willow Log (W) : Save

Walnut Lumber - (W) - 13 : 19 - Wind Crystal +2 Walnut Log (W) : Save (Grab Synth Support)

Doctors Orders...

Following the warning's on the back of the label I called the doctor after working with my wood for more than 4 hours. His suggestion was do the least sexy, least manly thing I could think of... how about Sewing?! "I love a man that can sew" said no woman ever...

Alch:17 Bone:00 Cloth:00 Cook:25 Gold:00 Leather:00 Smith:00 Wood:19

Grass Cloth - (C) - 0 : 4 - Earth Crystal + 3x Grass Thread (C) : Save

Cape - (C) - 4 : 7 - Earth Crystal + 2x Grass Cloth (X) + 1x Grass Thread (C) : Trash

Cotton Thread - (C) - 7 : 12 - Lightning Crystal + 2x Saruta Cotton (C) : Save

Slacks - (C) - 12 : 15 - Earth Crystal + 3x Cotton Cloth (C) + 1x Cotton Thread (X) : Trash

Linen Thread - (C) 15 : 19 - Lightning Crystal + 2x Flax Flower (C) : Save

A Little Help From My Friends...

Needing to do a few jumps of more than 5 levels in crafting I decided it was time to head to the Crafting Guilds and get a little advanced synth support from my friends there.

Alch:17 Bone:00 Cloth:19 Cook:25 Gold:00 Leather:00 Smith:00 Wood:19

Silent Oil - (A) - 17 : 24 - Water Crystal + 2x Beeswax (Z) + 1x Slime Oil (A) : Save or AH (Grab Synth Support)

Beeswax - (A) - Fire Crystal + 1x Distilled Water (M) + 3x Beehive Chip (A)

Yew Lumber - (W) - 19 : 22 - Wind Crystal + 1x Yew Log (W) : Save

Chestnut Lumber - (W) - 22 : 28 - Wind Crystal + 1x Chestnut Log (W) : Save (Grab Synth Support)

Sheep Leather - (L) - 0 : 2 - Dark Crystal + 1x Sheepskin (L) + 1x Distilled Water (L) + 1x Willow Log (W) : Save

Chestnut Sabots - (W) - 28 : 32 - Wind Crystal + 1x Sheep Leather (X) + 1x Chestnut Lumber (X) : Trash

Oak Lumber - (W) - 32 : 35 - Wind Crystal + 1x Oak Log (W) : Save

Oak Cudgel - (W) - 35 : 41 - Wind Crystal + 1x Oak Lumber (X) : Trash (Grab Synth Support)

Rosewood Lumber - (W) - 41 : 45 - Wind Crystal + 1x Rosewood Log (W) : Save

Alch:24 Bone:00 Cloth:19 Cook:25 Gold:00 Leather:02 Smith:00 Wood:45

Light the Fires...

Bronze Ingot - (S) - 0 : 2 - Fire Crystal + 3x Copper Ore (S) + 1x Tin Ore (S) : Save

Bronze Sheets - (S) - 2 : 4 - Fire Crystal + 1x Bronze Ingot (X) : Save

Bronze Scales - (S) - 4 : 10 - Wind Crystal + 1x Bronze Sheet (X) : Trash (Grab Synth Support)

Tin Ingot - (S) - 10 : 15 - Fire Crystal + 4x Tin Ore (S) : Save

Iron Ingot - (S) - 15 : 20 - Fire Crystal + 4x Iron Ore (S) : Save

Iron Sheets - (S) - 20 : 22 - Fire Crystal + 1x Iron Ingot (X) : Save

Iron Scales - (S) - 22 : 26 - Wind Crystal + 1x Iron Sheet (X) : Trash

Iron Chain - (S) - 26 : 30 - Earth Crystal + 2x Iton Ingot (X)

Mahogany Lumber (W) - 45 : 51 - Wind Crystal + 1x Mahogany Log (W) : Save (Grab Synth Support)

Bast Parchment (A/s) - 24 : 29 - Lightning Crystal + 1x Distilled Water (M) + 1x Elm Log (W) + 1x Moko Grass (C) : AH

Alch:29 Bone:00 Cloth:19 Cook:25 Gold:00 Leather:02 Smith:30 Wood:51

Whips, Chains, and Leather Excites Me

I just spent a lot of time killing Dhalmel's for MOTM and saw stacks of Hides in my inventory. I went to see if I could use them, and lo-and-behold, I only have level 2 Leathercraft! I gotta fix that...

Rabbit Mantle - (L) - 2 : 7 - Earth Crystal + 5x Rabbit Hide (L) + 1x Grass Thread (C) : Trash

Lizard Strap - (L) - 7 : 12 - Wind Crystal + 2x Lizard Skin (L) : Trash

Alch:29 Bone:00 Cloth:19 Cook:25 Gold:00 Leather:12 Smith:30 Wood:51

So much for that! Month or two break and I emptied my inventory. However I noticed I still have no bone skill so I figure that I'll fix that.

Bone Hairpin - (B) - 0 : 4 - Wind Crystal + 1x Bone Chip (B) : Trash

Bone Arrowheads - (B) - 4 : 9 - Wind Crystal + 2x Bone Chip (B) : AH

Gelatin - (B) - 9 : 13 - Fire Crystal + 2x Chicken Bone (B) + 1x Distilled Water (M) : Save

Gelatin - (B) - 13 : 16 - Fire Crystal + 4x Bone Chip (B) + 1x Distilled Water (M) : Save

Pebble - (B) - 16 : 19 - Wind Crystal + 1x Shall Shell (B) : Trash

Beetle Ring - (B) - 19 : 25 - Wind Crystal + 1x Beetle Jaw (B) : Trash

Beetle Mittens - (B) - 25 : 30 - Earth Crystal + 1x Beetle Shell (B) + 2x Lizard Skin (L) : Trash

Beetle Arrowheads - (B) - 30 : 33 - Wind Crystal + 1x Beetle Jaw (B) + 1x Bone Chip (B) : AH

Bone Cudgel - (B) - 33 : 36 - Wind Crystal + 6x Bone Chip (B) + 1x Giant Femur (B) + 1x Grass Cloth (C) : Trash

Bone Knife - (B) - 36 : 41 - Wind Crystal + 1x Giant Femur (B) + 1x Walnut Lumber (X) : Trash

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