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FFXIV - Complete Culinarian Leves Guide

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Hark, fellow Culinarians! It seems you are in the market for some levequests for additional experience during your leveling adventures!

Leves are the fastest way to level a tradecraft and provide gil and the odd amount of shards to boot. If you're looking to set yourself some small goals and get huge chunks of experience, leve grinding is the way to go.

There are three types of tradecraft leves available. They are highlighted below so you can use this list to its utmost.

The list here is fairly straightforward, but there are some things that need to be explained:

  1. The base experience gain is listed. You will receive double the base experience for HQ turn-ins. Normal quality turn-in rewards are marked as NQ and high quality turn-in rewards are marked with HQ.
  2. Some zones have multiple levemetes. If the one listed isn't at the levemete you are currently at, check with the other one.
  3. 'Constancy', 'Charity', and 'Ingenuity' mark the type of leves these are.
    1. 'Constancy' means both the levemete and turn-in NPC are in the same area. These are marked with (C).
    2. 'Charity' means the leve can be turned in three times (also known as a repeatable leve). These are marked with (T).
    3. 'Ingenuity' means the levemete and the turn-in NPC are in separate areas. These are marked with (I).

Level 1

In Hot Water (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 1092 XP, HQ: 2184 XP)
   Requires: 1 Boiled Egg
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Mineral Water
                  1 Chicken Egg

Pork Is a Salty Food (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 480 XP, HQ: 960 XP)
   Requires: 9 Table Salt
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Distilled Water
                 1 Rock Salt

Trout Fishing in Limsa (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 1770 XP, HQ: 3540 XP)
   Requires: 1 Grilled Trout
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Table Salt
                 1 Princess Trout

Meat Lover's Special (C) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 1770 XP, HQ: 3540 XP)
   Requires: 1 Marmot Steak
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Marmot Meat
                 1 Wild Onion
                 1 Garlean Garlic

It's Always Sunny in Vylbrand (I) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 1092 XP, HQ: 2184 XP)
   Requires: 3 Raisins
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Lowland Grapes

What a Sap (C) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 480 XP, HQ: 960 XP)
   Requires: 5 Maple Syrup
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Maple Sap

Level 5

A Real Fungi (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 3430 XP, HQ: 6860 XP)
   Requires: 1 Chanterelle Saute
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Chanterelle
                 1 Smooth Butter

Whip It (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NA: 2106 XP, HQ: 4212)
   Requires: 5 Sweet Cream
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Buffalo Milk

Jack of All Plates (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 4044 XP, HQ: 8088 XP)
   Requires: 1 Jack-'o-lantern
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 2 Kukuru Bean

Putting the Squeeze On (C) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 2106 XP, HQ: 4212 XP)
   Requires: 1 Orange Juice
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 3 La Noscean Orange

Fishy Revelations (I) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 3430 XP, HQ: 6860 XP)
   Requires: 1 Braised Pipira
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Chanterelle
                  1 Table Salt
                 1 Smooth Butter
                 1 Pipira

Butter Me Up (C) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 4044 XP, HQ: 8088 XP)
   Requires: 5 Kukuru Butter
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 2 Kukuru Bean

Level 10

Keep Your Powder Dry (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 4460 XP, HQ: 8920 XP)
   Requires: 5 Kukuru Powder
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 2 Kukuru Bean

Pretty Enough to Eat (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 7744 XP, HQ: 15488 XP)
   Requires: 1 Grilled Carp
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Table Salt
                 1 Maiden Carp

Go Ahead and Dig In (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 7698 XP, HQ: 15396 XP)
   Requires: 1 Mole Loaf
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Flatbread
                 1 Mole Meat
                 1 Chicken Egg
                 1 Wild Onion
                 1 Black Pepper
                 1 Tomato Sauce

The Bango Zango Diet (I) (Swiftperch, NQ: 7698 XP, HQ: 15396 XP)
   Requires: 1 Parsnip Salad
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Mineral Water
                 1 Alpine Parsnip
                 1 La Noscean Lettuce
                 1 Cieldalaes Spinach
                 1 Buffalo Beans
                 1 Olive Oil

Fisher of Men (C) (Swiftperch, NQ: 7744 XP, HQ: 15488 XP)
   Requires: 1 Salt Cod
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Table Salt
                 1 Tiger Cod

Chew the Fat (C) (Swiftperch, NQ: 4460 XP, HQ: 8920 XP)
   Requires: 1 Grilled Dodo
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Dodo Tenderloin
                 1 Garlean Garlic
                 1 Table Salt

Level 15

Shy Is the Oyster (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 9044 XP, HQ: 18088 XP)
   Requires: 1 Raw Oyster
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Sun Lemon
                 1 Rothlyt Oyster

Omelet's Be Friends (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 8114 XP, HQ: 16228 XP)
   Requires: 1 Dodo Omelette
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Aldgoat Milk
                 1 Dodo Egg
                 1 Highland Parsley
                 1 Table Salt
                 1 Smooth Butter
                 1 Tomato Sauce

A Total Nut Job (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 13146 XP, HQ: 26292 XP)
   Requires: 1 Walnut Bread
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Buffalo Milk
                 1 Gridanian Walnut
                 1 Sunset Wheat Flour
                 1 Table Salt
                 1 Maple Sugar
                 1 Smooth Butter

Rustic Repast (C) (Aleport, NQ: 12218 XP, HQ: 24436 XP)
   Requires: 1 Chicken and Mushrooms
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Chicken Breast
                 1 Gil Bun
                 1 Table Salt
                 1 Smooth Butter

Flakes for Friends (I) (Aleport, NQ: 13146 XP, HQ: 26292 XP)
   Requires: 1 Apple Tart
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Chicken Egg
                 1 Faerie Apple
                 1 Cinnamon
                 1 Maple Sugar
                 1 Smooth Butter
                 1 Pie Dough

Sweet Smell of Success (C) (Aleport, NQ: 8114 XP, HQ: 16228 XP)
   Requires: 5 Lavender Oil
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 4 Lavender

Level 20

Feast of All Soles (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 20578 XP, HQ: 41156 XP)
   Requires: 1 Salmon Meuniere
   Recipe: 2 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Highland Parsley
                 1 Sun Lemon
                 1 Sunset Wheat Flour
                 1 Smooth Butter
                 1 Bluebell Salmon

Brain Food (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 5259 (15777*) XP, HQ: 10518 (31554*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Walnut Bread
   Recipe: 1 Water Shard
                 1 Buffalo Milk
                 1 Gridanian Walnut
                 1 Sunset Wheat Flour
                 1 Table Salt
                 1 Maple Sugar
                 1 Smooth Butter

A Grape Idea (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 12746 XP, HQ: 25492 XP)
   Requires: 1 Grape Juice
   Recipe: 2 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 3 Noble Grapes

Picnic Panic (T) (Quarrymill, NQ: 5259 (15777*) XP, HQ: 10518 (31554*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Apple Tart
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Chicken Egg
                 1 Faerie Apple
                 1 Cinnamon
                 1 Maple Sugar
                 1 Smooth Butter
                 1 Pie Dough

Food Fight (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 13718 XP, HQ: 27436 XP)
   Requires: 1 Shepherd's Pie
   Recipe: 2 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Antelope Shank
                 1 Wild Onion
                 1 Coerthas Carrot
                 1 Popoto
                 1 Black Pepper
                 1 Smooth Butter

For Crumbs Sake (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 12746 XP, HQ: 25492 XP)
   Requires: 1 Honey Muffin
   Recipe: 2 Fire Shard
                 1 Water Shard
                 1 Mineral Water
                 1 Aldgoat Milk
                 1 Chicken Egg
                 1 Sunset Wheat Flour
                 1 Honey
                 1 Smooth Butter

Level 25

Convalescence Precedes Essence (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 19770 XP, HQ: 39540 XP)
   Requires: 1 Ginger Cookie
   Recipe: 2 Fire Shard
                 2 Water Shard
                 1 Chicken Egg
                 1 Sunset Wheat Flour
                 1 Pearl Ginger
                 1 Maple Sugar
                 1 Smooth Butter
                 1 Natron

Fever Pitch (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 8505 (25515*)  XP, HQ: 17010 (51030*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Chamomile Tea
   Recipe: 2 Fire Shard
                 2 Water Shard
                 1 Mineral Water
                 1 Honey
                 1 Chamomile

Cooking with Gas (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 33100 XP, HQ: 66200)
   Requires: 9 Chicken Stock
   Recipe: 3 Fire Shard
                 1 Chicken Breast
                 1 Wild Onion
                 1 Coerthas Carrot

Whirled Peas (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 19770 XP, HQ: 39540 XP)
   Requires: 1 Pea Soup
   Recipe: 2 Fire Shard
                 2 Water Shard
                 1 Mineral Water
                 1 Dodo Tenderloin
                 1 Wild Onion
                 1 Jade Peas
                 1 Table Salt

Love's Crumpets Lost (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 22066 XP, HQ: 44132 XP)
   Requires: 1 Crumpet
   Recipe: 3 Fire Shard
                 2 Water Shard
                 1 Buffalo Milk
                 1 Sunset Wheat Flour
                 1 Table Salt
                 1 Maple Syrup
                 1 Smooth Butter
                 1 Natron

I Love Lamprey (T) (Quarrymill, NQ: 11115 (33345*) XP, HQ: 22230 (66690*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Eel Pie
   Recipe: 2 Fire Shard
                 2 Water Shard
                 1 Popoto
                 1 Black Pepper
                 1 Cloves
                 1 Smooth Butter
                 1 Pie Dough
                 1 Black Eel

Level 30

Bloody Good Tart, This (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 31882 XP, HQ: 63764 XP)
   Requires: 1 Blood Currant Tart
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 3 Water Shard
                 1 Blood Currants
                 1 Maple Sugar
                 1 Smooth Butter
                 1 Pie Dough
                  1 Gelatin
                 1 Natron

True Grits (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 13887 (41661*) XP, HQ: 27774 (83322*) XP)
   Requires: 6 Cornmeal
   Recipe: 3 Fire Shard
                 3 Millioncorn

Pretty as a Picture (I) (Limsa Limnsa, NQ: 45424 XP, HQ: 90848 XP)
   Requires: 5 Dark Vinegar
   Recipe: 3 Fire Shard
                 4 Noble Grapes

Point Them with the Sticky End (C) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 31882 XP, HQ: 63764 XP)
   Requires: 1 Tuna Miq'abob
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 3 Water Shard
                 1 Sun Lemon
                 1 Midland Basil
                 1 Table Salt
                 1 Olive Oil
                 1 Finger Shrimp
                 1 Ash Tuna

Gegeruju Gets Down (C) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 30282 XP, HQ: 60564 XP)
   Requires: 1 Cornbread
   Recipe: 3 Fire Shard
                 3 Water Shard
                 1 Mineral Water
                 1 Buffalo Milk
                 1 Chicken Egg
                 1 Sunset Wheat Flour
                 1 Cornmeal
                 1 Olive Oil

Sole Survivor (T) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 17670 (53010*) XP, HQ: 35340 (106020*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Baked Sole
   Recipe: 3 Fire Shard
                 3 Water Shard
                 1 Cieldalaes Spinach
                 1 Gil Bun
                 1 Table Salt
                 1 Black Sole

Level 35

Feeding Frenzy (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 19600 (58800*) XP, HQ: 39200 (117600*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Acorn Cookies
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 3 Water Shard
                 1 Mineral Water
                 1 Iron Acorn
                 1 Rye Flour
                 1 Table Salt

Don't Turn Up Your Nose (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 41034 XP, HQ: 82068 XP)
   Requires: 1 Sauerkraut
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 4 Water Shard
                 1 Mineral Water
                 1 Midland Cabbage
                 1 Dragon Pepper
                 1 Laurel
                 1 Table Salt

No More Dumpster Diving (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 64792 XP, HQ: 129584 XP)
   Requires: 1 Knight's Bread
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 4 Water Shard
                 1 Mineral Water
                 1 Chicken Egg
                 1 Rye Flour
                 1 Midland Basil
                 1 Honey

Rise and Dine (C) (Observatorium, NQ: 41034 XP, HQ: 82068 XP)
   Requires: 1 Cheese Souffle
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 4 Water Shard
                 1 Cream Cheese
                 1 Dodo Egg
                 1 Sun Lemon
                 1 Maple Syrup
                 1 Night Milk

Winter of Our Discontent (C) (Observatorium, NQ: 43194 XP, HQ: 86388 XP)
   Requires: 1 Mugwort Carp
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 4 Water Shard
                 1 Mugwort
                 1 Table Salt
                 1 Velodyna Carp

Leek Soup for the Soul (T) (Observatorium, NQ: 23940 (71920*) XP, HQ: 47880 (143640*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Cawl Cennin
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 3 Water Shard
                 1 Mineral Water
                 1 Wild Onion
                 1 Salt Leek
                 1 Sweet Cream
                 1 Smooth Butter
                 1 Chicken Stock

Level 40

The Perks of Life at Sea (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 54214 XP, HQ: 108428 XP)
   Requires: 1 Jerked Beef
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 4 Water Shard
                 1 Buffalo Sirlon
                 1 Black Pepper
                 1 Nutmeg
                 1 Sagolii Sage
                 1 Table Salt

Made by Apple in Coerthas (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 32049 (96147*) XP, HQ: 64098 (192294*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Apple Juice
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 4 Water Shard
                  6 Mirror Apple

Moving up in the World (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 83662 XP, HQ: 167324 XP)
   Requires: 5 Rolanberry Cheese
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 1 Rolanberry
                 2 Night Milk

Good Eats in Ishgard (C) (Whitebrim, NQ: 54994 XP, HQ: 109988 XP)
   Requires: 1 Salt Cod Puffs
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 5 Water Shard
                 1 Salt Cod
                 1 Apkallu Egg
                 1 Sunset Wheat Flour
                 1 Thyme
                 1 Nutmeg
                 1 Clove Oil

Rolanberry Fields Forever (C) (Whitebrim, NQ: 55774 XP, HQ: 111548 XP)
   Requires: 5 Rolanberry Cheese
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 1 Rolanberry
                 2 Night Milk

Pagan Pastries (T) (Whitebrim, NQ: 32049 (96147*) XP, HQ: 64098 (192294*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Pastry Fish
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 4 Water Shard
                 1 Raisins
                 1 Almonds
                 1 Desert Saffron
                 1 Table Salt
                 1 Pie Dough
                 1 Mirror Apple

Level 45

Culture Club (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 106560 XP, HQ: 213120 XP)
   Requires: 1 Crowned Pie
   Recipe: 6 Fire Shard
                 6 Water Shard
                 1 Cinnamon
                 1 Almonds
                 1 Maple Sugar
                 1 Pie Dough
                 1 Tiny Crown
                 1 Mirror Apple

The Egg Files (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 67146 XP, HQ: 134292 XP)
   Requires: 1 Deviled Eggs
   Recipe: 6 Fire Shard
                 5 Water Shard
                 1 Apkallu Egg
                 1 Highland Parsley
                 1 Paprika
                 1 Sun Lemon
                 1 Ala Mhigan Mustard
                 1 Fullmoon Sardine

Bread in the Clouds (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 39087 (117261*), HQ: 78174 (234522*) XP)
   Requires: 3 La Noscean Toasts
   Recipe: 6 Fire Shard
                 5 Water Shard
                 1 Walnut Bread
                 1 Buffalo Milk
                 1 Apkallu Egg
                 1 Maple Syrup
                 1 Smooth Butter
                 1 Olive Oil

Red Letter Day (T) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 39087 (117261*), HQ: 78174 (234522*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Tomato Pie
   Recipe: 3 Fire Crystal
                 2 Water Crystal
                 1 Rolanberry Cheese
                 1 Wild Onion
                 1 Midland Basil
                 1 Table Salt
                 1 Pie Dough
                 1 Dzemael Tomato

Comfort Me with Mushrooms (C) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 72932 XP, HQ: 145864 XP)
   Requires: 1 Buttons in a Blanket
   Recipe: 6 Fire Shard
                 6 Water Shard
                 1 Ruby Tomato
                 1 Midland Cabbage
                 3 Button Mushroom
                 1 Desert Saffron
                 1 Table Salt
                 1 Tomato Sauce

Drink to Your Health (C) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 69104 XP, HQ: 138208 XP)
   Requires: 1 Mulled Tea
   Recipe: 6 Fire Shard
                 5 Water Shard
                 1 Mineral Water
                 1 Cinnamon
                 1 Cloves
                 1 Pearl Ginger
                 1 Thanalan Tea Leaves

 

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Originally Published Oct. 4th 2013

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  • 1
    remnant_8864 2 months ago
    lvl 5 leves Jack-o'-lantern requirements are 1 ogre pumpkin, 1 beeswax, 1 maple syrup, 1 mineral water
  • 1
    Voevode 5 months ago
    Please update this guide, I just blew like 200k on tomato pies and it was changed to rolanberry lassi, and I'm about to cry.
  • 1
    Demi_7979 7 months ago
    Has this guide been updated to reflect the changes since 2.1? Your other guides had a note stating they had been, but this one does not.

    Also, I love your guides! Thank you so much! They have made leveling my crafts so much easier.
  • 1
    sahroo 8 months ago
    Under Level 5 leves: "Lower La Noscea - Butter Me Up (4044 XP)
    Requires: 5 Kukuru Butter (1 Fire Shard, 2 Buffalo Milk)
    Constancy"

    It's actually two Kukuru beans and one fire shard.