FFXIV - Complete Alchemist Leves Guide

A list of all Alchemist tradecraft leves.

Alchemy is an often overlooked tradecraft, but stands as one of the most valuable at all phases of leveling. Even so, it's always nice to reach level 50 in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and leves are here to help.

There are three types of tradecraft leves available. They are highlighted below so you can use this list to its utmost, but if you want more information on the types and how they vary as well as leve mete locations, I've worked up a Tradecraft Leves Guide with Levemete Locations.

This guide has had all of the XP rates and new leves added! A new layout appears!

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. Triple turn-in/charity leves have the triple turn-in rewards in parenthesis with an asterisk next to them.
  3. Some zones have multiple levemetes. If the one listed isn't at the levemete you are currently at, check with the other one.
  4. '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

One for the Books (C) (Ul'dah, NQ: 1770 XP, HQ: 3540)
   Requires: 1 Leather Grimoire
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Leather
                  1 Hempen Yarn
                  1 Maple Log
                  1 Enchanted Copper Ink

Mercury Rising (C) (Ul'dah, NQ: 960 XP, HQ: 1920 XP)
   Requires: 3 Quicksilver
   Recipe: 1 Water Shard
                  2 Cinnabar

Root Rush (I) (Ul'dah, NQ: 1902, HQ: 3804 XP)
   Requires: 3 Growth Formula Alpha
   Recipe: 1 Water Shard
                  1 Shriekshroom
                  1 Quicksilver
                  1 Rock Salt

Met a Sticky Eng (C) (Scorpion Crossing, NQ: 1168 XP, HQ: 2336)
   Requires: 3 Animal Glue
   Recipe: 1 Water Shard
                  1 Animal Skin
                  2 Bone Chip

The Bleat Is On (I) (Scorpion Crossing, NQ: 1290 XP, HQ: 2580 XP)
   Requires: 1 Maple Wand
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Maple Branch
                  1 Growth Formula Alpha

Days of Chunder (C) (Scorpion Crossing, NQ: 1770 XP, HQ: 3430 XP)
   Requires: 3 Antidote
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Rock Salt
                  1 Grass Viper

Level 5

On the Drip (C) (Ul'dah, NQ: 2106 XP, HQ: 4212)
   Requires: 3 Eye Drops
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Rock Salt
                  1 Yellow Ginseng

A Jawbreaking Weapon of Staggering Weight (I) (Ul'dah, NQ: 3430 XP, HQ: 6860 XP)
   Requires: 1 Whispering Maple Wand
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Maple Wand
                  2 Growth Formula Alpha

Distill, My Heart (C) (Ul'dah, NQ: 480 XP, HQ: 960 XP)
   Requires: 3 Distilled Water
   Recipe: 1 Water Shard
                  1 Muddy Water

The Hexster Runoff (I) (Scorpion Crossing, NQ: 3430 XP, HQ: 6860 XP)
   Requires: 1 Maple Picatrix
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Hempen Yarn
                  1 Maple Lumber
                  1 Maple Log
                  1 Enchanted Copper Ink

Don't Be So Tallow (C) (Scorpion Crossing, NQ: 4044 XP, HQ: 8088 XP)
   Requires: 3 Beeswax
   Recipe: 1 Water Shard
                  3 Beehive Chip

Gotta Bounce (C) (Scorpion Crossing, NQ: 2274 XP, HQ: 4548 XP)
   Requires: 3 Rubber
   Recipe: 1 Water Shard
                  1 Latex

Level 10

Morning Glass of Ether (C) (Ul'dah, NQ: 7744 XP, HQ: 15488 XP)
   Requires: 3 Ether
   Recipe: 1 Lighting Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Distilled Water
                  1 Tinolqa Mistletoe
                  1 Imp Wing

Using Your Arcane Powers for Fun and Profit (I) (Ul'dah, NQ: 7698 XP, HQ: 15396 XP)
   Requires: 1 Ash Picatrix
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Cotton Yarn
                  1 Ash Lumber
                  1 Ash Log
                  1 Enchanted Copper Ink

Wand-full Tonight (C) (Ul'dah, NQ: 4460 XP, HQ: 8920 XP)
   Requires: 1 Budding Maple Wand
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Whispering Maple Wand
                  1 Growth Formula Alpha
                  1 Beastkin Blood

Unbreak My Heart (I) (Horizon, NQ: 27786 XP, HQ: 55572 XP)
   Requires: 3 Natron
   Recipe: 2 Water Shard
                  1 Effervescent Water
                  1 Rock Salt

You Grow, Girl (C) (Horizon, NQ: 7744 XP, HQ: 15488 XP)
   Requires: 3 Growth Formula Beta
   Recipe: 1 Water Shard
                  1 Quicksilver
                  1 Rock Salt
                  1 Jellyfish Umbrella

One for the Road (C) (Horizon, NQ: 4820 XP, HQ: 9640 XP)
   Requires: 3 Potion
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Chanterelle
                  1 Distilled Water
                  1 Tinolqa Mistletoe

Level 15

Shut Up and Take My Gil (C) (Ul'dah, NQ: 8114 XP, HQ: 16228 XP)
   Requires: 1 Ash Wand
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Ash Branch
                  1 Growth Formula Beta

Book and a Hard Place (C) (Ul'dah, NQ: 12218 XP, HQ: 24436 XP)
   Requires: 1 Engraved Hard Leather Grimoire
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Hard Leather Grimoire
                  2 Hard Leather
                  1 Yew Log

Kiss of Life (I) (Ul'dah, NQ: 13146 XP, HQ: 26292 XP)
   Requires: 3 Potion of Vitality
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Goobbue Fang
                  1 Rock Salt
                  1 Lavender

Devil Take the Foremost (I) (Drybone, NQ: 13566 XP, HQ: 27132 XP)
   Requires: 3 Potion of Strength
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Yellow Yarzon Leg
                  1 Rock Salt
                  1 White Scorpion

Sanity Points (C) (Drybone, NQ: 12218 XP, HQ: 24436)
   Requires: 3 Potion of Mind
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Viscous Secretions
                  1 Rock Salt
                  1 Jellyfish Umbrella

There's Something About Bury (C) (Drybone, NQ: 8114 XP, HQ: 16228 XP)
   Requires: 1 Hard Leather Grimoire
   Recipe: 1 Lighting Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Hard Leather
                  1 Cotton Yarn
                  1 Elm Log
                  1 Enchanted Iron Ink

Level 20

Everything Is Impossible (C) (Ul'dah, NQ: 12746 XP, HQ: 25492 XP)
   Requires: 1 Budding Ash Wand
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  2 Water Shard
                  1 Ash Wand
                  2 Growth Formula Beta

The Writing Is Not on the Wall (I) (Ul'dah, NQ: 20578 XP, HQ: 20578 XP)
   Requires: 3 Enchanted Silver Ink
   Recipe: 2 Water Shard
                  2 Silver Sand
                  1 Acidic Secretions

Don't Forget to Take Your Meds (T) (Ul'dah, NQ: 4860 (14580*) XP, HQ: 9720 (29160*) XP)
   Requires: 5 Potion of Intelligence
   Recipe: 1 Lightinng Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Beastkin Blood
                  1 Rock Salt
                  1 Red Landtrap Leaf

Blind Man's Bluff (T) (Quarrymill, NQ: 5073 (15219*) XP, HQ: 10146 (30438*) XP)
   Requires: 5 Potion of Dexterity
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  1 Water Shard
                  1 Bat Fang
                  1 Rock Salt

Hush Little Wailer (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 13250 XP, HQ: 26500 XP)
   Requires: 3 Weak Silencing Potion
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shrad
                  2 Water Shard
                  1 Blowfish
                  1 Quicksilver
                  1 Bat Wing

Dripping with Venom (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 12746 XP, HQ: 25436 XP)
   Requires: 3 Weak Blinding Potion
   Recipe: 1 Lightning Shard
                  2 Water Shard
                  1 Bat Fang
                  1 Quicksilver
                  1 Bat Wing

Level 25

Sophomore Slump (T) (Ul'dah, NQ: 8505 (25515*) XP, HQ: 17010 (51030*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Goatskin Grimoire
   Recipe: 2 Lightning Shard
                  2 Water Shard
                  1 Aldgoat Leather
                  1 Dew Thread
                  1 Yew Log
                  1 Enchanted Silver Ink

Glazed and Confused (I) (Ul'dah, NQ: 33100 XP, HQ: 66200 XP)
   Requires: 1 Clear Glass Lens
   Recipe: 3 Water Shard
                  1 Natron
                  1 Silex

Automata for the People (C) (Ul'dah, NQ: 19770 XP, HQ: 39540 XP)
   Requires: 3 Crab Oil
   Recipe: 2 Water Shard
                  2 Megalocrab Leg

Conspicuous Conjuration (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 20946 XP, HQ: 41892 XP)
   Requires: 1 Whispering Ash Wand
   Recipe: 2 Lightning Shard
                  2 Water Shard
                  1 Budding Ash Wand
                  1 Growth Formula Beta
                  1 Scalekin Blood

Put Your Left Hand In (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 23144 XP, HQ: 46288 XP)
   Requires: 1 Engraved Goatskin Grimoire
   Recipe: 2 Lightning shard
                  3 Water shard
                  1 Goatskin Grimoire
                  2 Aldgoat Leather
                  1 Walnut Log

The Wailers' First Law of Potion (T) (Quarrymill, NQ: 11115 (33345*) XP, HQ: 22230 (66690*) XP)
   Requires: 5 Hi-Potion
   Recipe: 2 Lightning Shard
                  2 Water Shard
                  1 Gil Bun
                  1 Distilled Water
                  1 Natron's Mistletoe

Level 30

Riches' Brew (C) (Ul'dah, NQ: 30282 XP, HQ: 60564 XP)
   Requires: 3 Hi-Potion of Mind
   Recipe: 3 Lightning Shard
                  3 Water Shard
                  1 Treant Sap
                  1 Rock Salt
                  1 Moor Leech

Stuck in the Moment (T) (Ul'dah, NQ: 17670 (53010*) XP, HQ: 35340 (106020*) XP)
   Requires: 5 Horn Glue
   Recipe: 3 Water Shard
                  2 Aldgoat Horn

Just Give Him a Serum (I) (Ul'dah, NQ: 47824 XP, HQ: 95648 XP)
   Requires: 3 Hi-Potion of Strength
   Recipe: 3 Lightning Shard
                  4 Water Shard
                  1 Gil Bun
                  1 Blue Yarzon Leg
                  1 Rock Salt

Eye of the Beholder (C) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 30282 XP, HQ: 60564 XP)
   Requires: 3 Hi-Potion of Dexterity
   Recipe: 3 Lightning Shard
                  3 Water Shard
                  1 Scalekin Blood
                  1 Rock Salt
                  1 Belladonna

The Write Stuff (C) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 31882 XP, HQ: 63764 XP)
   Requires: 3 Enchanted Mythril Ink
   Recipe: 4 Water shard
                  2 Mythril Sand
                  1 Scalekin Blood

Growing Is Knowing (T) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 17670 (53010*) XP, HQ: 35340 (106020*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Growth Formula Gamma
   Recipe: 3 Water Shard
                  1 Quicksilver
                  1 Rock Salt
                  1 Blue Landtrap Leaf

Level 35

Alive and Unwell (I) (Ul'dah, NQ: 64792 XP, HQ: 129584 XP)
   Requires: 1 Budding Oak Wand
   Recipe: 4 Lightning Shard
                  4 Water Shard
                  1 Hi-Potion of Mind
                  1 Oak Branch
                  1 Growth Formula Alpha

Always Have an Exit Plan (T) (Ul'dah, NQ: 23940 (71820*) XP, HQ: 47880 (143640*) XP)
   Requires: 5 Poisoning Potion
   Recipe: 3 Lightning Shard
                  4 Water Shard
                  1 Quicksilver
                  1 Formic Acid
                  1 Morbol Vine

The House Always Wins (C) (Ul'dah, NQ: 41034 XP, HQ: 82068 XP)
   Requires: 3 Blinding Potion
   Recipe: 4 Lightning Shrad
                  4 Water shard
                  1 Quicksilver
                  1 Blue Landtrap Leaf
                  1 Morbol Vine

The Sting of Conscience (C) (Observatorium, NQ: 41034 XP, HQ: 82068 XP)
   Requires: 3 Sleeping Potion
   Recipe: 4 Lightning Shard
                  4 Water Shard
                  1 Quicksilver
                  1 Belladonna
                  1 Morbol Vine

Open Your Grimoire to Page 42 (C) (Observatorium, NQ: 42194 XP, HQ: 84388 XP)
   Requires: 1 Embossed Book of Silver
   Recipe: 4 Lightning Shard
                  4 Water shard
                  1 Book of Silver
                  2 Silver Ingot

Going Nowhere Fast (T) (Observatorium, NQ: 23940 (71820*) XP, HQ: 47880 (143640*) XP)
   Requires: 5 Paralyzing Potion
   Recipe: 3 Lightning Shard
                  4 Water Shard
                  1 Quicksilver
                  1 Mandrake
                  1 Morbol Vine

Level 40

Your Courtesy Wake-up Call (T) (Ul'dah, NQ: 32049 (96147*) XP, HQ: 64098 (192294*) XP)
   Requires: 5 Smelling Salts
   Recipe: 4 Lightning Shard
                  5 Water Shard
                  1 Desert Saffron
                  1 Rock Salt
                  1 Blue Landtrap Leaf

A Bile Business (C) (Ul'dah, NQ: 54214 XP, HQ: 108428 XP)
   Requires: 3 Shark Oil
   Recipe: 5 Water Shard
                  1 Hammerhead Shark
                  1 Silver Shark

A Patch-up Place (I) (Ul'dah, NQ: 83662 XP, HQ: 167324 XP)
   Requires: 3 Mega-Potion
   Recipe: 5 Lightning Shard
                  5 Water shard
                  1 Mugwort
                  1 Distilled Water
                  1 Mistletoe

Arcane Arts for Dummies (C) (Whitebrim, NQ: 54994 XP, HQ: 109988 XP)
   Requires: 1 Book of Mythril
   Recipe: 5 Lightning Shard
                  5 Water Shard
                  2 Mythril Ingot
                  1 Flax
                  1 Enchanted Mythril Ink

No Accounting for Waste (C) (Whitebrim, NQ: 55774, HQ: 111548 XP)
   Requires: 3 Enchanted Electrum Ink
   Recipe: 5 Water Shard
                  2 Electrum Sand
                  1 Spoken Blood

A Real Smooth Move (T) (Whitebrim, NQ: 32049 (96147*) XP, HQ: 64098 (192294*) XP)
   Requires: 5 Lanolin
   Recipe: 5 Water Shard
                  1 Karakul Skin

Level 45

Quit Your Jib-Jab (C) (Ul'dah, NQ: 67146 XP, HQ: 134292 XP)
   Requires: 3 Gold Needle
   Recipe: 5 Lightning Shard
                  6 Water Shard
                  1 Electrum Ingot
                  1 Spoken Blood
                  1 Ahriman Wing

A Matter of Vital Importance (T) (Ul'dah, NQ: 40288 (120864*) XP, HQ: 80576 (241728*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Mega-Potion of Vitality
   Recipe: 5 Lightning Shard
                  6 Water Shard
                  1 Rock Salt
                  1 Grenade Ash
                  1 Pudding Flesh

Sleepless in Silvertear (I) (Ul'dah, NQ: 106560 XP, HQ: 213120 XP)
   Requires: 3 Potent Sleeping Potion
   Recipe: 6 Lightning Shard
                  6 Water Shard
                  1 Desert Saffron
                  1 Quicksilver
                  1 Ochu Vine

Not Taking No for an Answer (T) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 39087 (117261*) XP, HQ: 78174 (234522*) XP)
   Requires: 5 Mega-Potion of Strength
   Recipe: 5 Lightning Shard
                  6 Water Shard
                  1 Sagolii Sage
                  1 Shark Oil
                  1 Rock Salt

Shut Up Already (C) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 69104 XP, HQ: 138208 XP)
   Requires: 3 Potent Silencing Potion
   Recipe: 6 Lightning Shard
                  6 Water Shard
                  1 Dart Frog
                  1 Quicksilver
                  1 Ochu Vine

Make Up Your Mind or Else (C) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 69104 XP, HQ: 138208 XP)
   Requires: 3 Potent Poisoning Potion
   Recipe: 5 Lightning Shard
                  6 Water Shard
                  1 Quicksilver
                  1 Ochu Vine
                  1 Pudding Flesh

 

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Published Jul. 20th 2017
  • skub_5896
    The Natron in Horizon has been replaced with Roof Tiles
  • Nonozigo Pepezigo
    Unbreak My Heart requires 3 Roof Tiles now and not Natron ( not sure if that was changed with patch ) and also gives 12132 EXP for HQ not sure about NQ
  • Misspepper_2689
    Leves 45 - A Matter of Vital Importance - It's 5 Mega-Potion of Vitality
  • Mey_7180
    Level 30, Costa del Sol, The Write Stuff requires 3 enchanted mythril inks, not just 1. =(
  • Ashley Shankle
    Associate Editor
    Whoops, thanks so much. I had to get the info on ALC's leves from a friend, guess there was some misinfo. Fixing it now. :)

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