FFXIV - Leveling Crafting/Tradecrafts with Repeatable Leves Guide
by Ashley Shankle 3 months ago
I love being a Culinarian in Final Fantasy XIV, but once I passed level 30 on solely making dishes I realized that simply grinding a craft is slow. Unbearably, mind-numbingly slow. The same can be said of any Disciple of the Hand, but there is indeed a faster way to level any tradecraft.
(Fishers looking for repeatable leves can check out my Repeatable Fishing Leves Guide. I am currently working on more extensive triple-leve guides, the first of which being the Weaver Powerlevel Leves Guide. I will be putting the remaining up this week! I've had a slight delay, hence them not being up yet.)
Hold onto those leve allowances because you're going to need them!
The fastest way to level a tradecraft is via levequests. Not just any levequests will do, but repeatables will do the trick.
If you've just been grinding away at your craft, take a step back and think: do you really want to be making paltry items for weeks on end to hit 50? The answer to that, always, is no.
Repeatable tradecraft leves are purposefully in the game to make crafting less of a chore. It's up to you to decide whether you want to go all-out and leve grind your way to 50 (which is very possible past level 20), or whether you want to take it a bit slower and rely on both craft grinding and repeatable leves.
Using repeatable tradecraft leves
There are four things you need to keep in mind before running to your nearest levemete:
- Only a select few levequests are repeatable.
- Turning in high quality items gives 200% XP and gil.
- You must make three times the amount requested.
- Repeatable leves are available at level 20.
What this means, is that ideally you want to pick up repeatables instead of standard leves, and you want to produce and turn in high quality items every time. A repeatable leve allows you to turn in the quest three times, with no diminishing gil or experience returns.
Let's say you pick up a leve that would normally give 5,000 XP and 200 gil upon completion. Instead of a normal quality item (or items), you turn in high quality instead. That takes the base experience and gil gain up to 10,000 XP and 400 gil (which is displayed as your completion bonus. You will also receive the base amount on top of this, making the total for an individual turn-in 15,000 XP and 600 gil. Then you do it two more times. It is possible to receive up to 9x the base XP amount with this method.
The experience gain is massive, but the effort toward these quests can be great depending on your level and what you are trying to make. Ideally you want to aim for leves that are lower than your level so you can craft high quality items more easily, but even so you have to go about gathering the materials and then sitting there crafting X amount of the required item. It can take a lot of time.
Oh, and about shard usage..
Crafting uses shards, and no one wants to go gather or spend the gil on them. That's okay, because there is a random chance that at least one tradecraft leve at the levemete will give 40 or so shards per turn in. This also happens on some repeatable levequests!
While this is not entirely common on repeatables, it does happen frequently on regular crafting leves. Be sure to pay attention to shard rewards before taking a leve and don't be afraid to take them just because you could get 30 to 171 shards. The more shards, the merrier!
So how can you tell a leve is repeatable?
Those fancy cards shown at the top right of a levequest are just fluff, right? Nope!
The card shown on a leve indicates the type of task it will have you do. Repeatable tradecraft leves don the Charity card seen here. I also made convenient go-to guides!
- List of repeatable leves for Culinarians
- List of repeatable leves for Blacksmiths
- List of repeatable leves for Alchemists
- List of repeatable leves for Armorers
- List of repeatable leves for Carpenters
- List of repeatable leves for Leatherworkers
- List of repeatable levels for Goldsmiths
- List of repeatable leves for Weavers
(Check out all of FFXIV guides in Ashley's Guide List for more guide things that may or may not be great.)