FFXIV - Complete Leatherworker Leves Guide

Leatherworker tradecrafts make leveling far easier than you may expect.

Rip the skin off of those animals and wear it as your own, Leatherworker! Leatherworking may be a fun tradecraft, but there is no deying that craft leveling in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn takes a long time. Let these handy tradecrafts help you along the way!

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 its XP rates and new leves added for 2.1!

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

Underneath It All (C) (Gridania, NQ: 584 XP, HQ: 1168 XP)
   Requires: 1 Leather Wristguards
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Leather
                  1 Animal Sinew

Red in the Head (C) (Gridania, NQ: 480 XP, HQ: 960 XP)
   Requires: 1 Leather Calot
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Leather

Sole Traders (I) (Gridania, NQ: 876 XP, HQ: 1752 XP)
   Requires: 1 Leather Duckbills
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Leather
                  1 Undyed Hempen Cloth

Tan Before the Ban (I) (The Bannock, NQ: 720 XP, HQ: 1440 XP)
   Requires: 3 Leather
   Recipe: 1 Earth Shard
                  1 Animal Skin

Sticking Their Necks Out (C) (The Bannock, NQ: 1770 XP, HQ: 3540 XP)
   Requires: 1 Leather Choker
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Leather
                  1 Animal Sinew

Packmen (C) (The Bannock, NQ: 728 XP, HQ: 1456 XP)
   Requires: 1 Merchant's Purse
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Ingot
                  1 Leather

Level 5

Mind Over Muzzle (C) (Gridania, NQ: 2274 HQ: 4548 XP)
   Requires: 1 Leather Wristbands
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Leather
                  2 Bone Chip
                  1 Animal Glue

In Their Shoes (I) (Gridania, NQ: 3430 XP, HQ: 6890 XP)
   Requires: 1 Leather Leggings
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  2 Leather
                  1 Undyed Hempen Cloth

From the Sands to the Stage (C) (Gridania, NQ: 2274 HQ: 4548 XP)
   Requires: 1 Leather Himantes
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Ingot
                  2 Leather
                  1 Undyed Hempen Cloth

Throwing Down the Gauntlet (I) (The Bannock, NQ: 1290 XP, HQ: 2580 XP)
   Requires: 1 Fingerless Leather Gloves
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Rivets
                  2 Leather

A Place to Call Helm (C) (The Bannock, NQ: 2286 XP, HQ: 4572 XP)
   Requires: 1 Hard Leather Pot Helm
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Rivets
                  1 Leather
                  1 Hard Leather

A Thorn in One's Hide (C) (The Bannock, NQ: 2106 XP, HQ: 4212 XP)
   Requires: 1 Leather Mitts
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  2 Leather
                  1 Animal Sinew

Level 10

Quelling Bloody Rumors (C) (Gridania, NQ: 4460 XP, HQ: 8920 XP)
   Requires: 1 Hard Leather Shoes
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Hard Leather
                  1 Beast Sinew
                  1 Rubber

Saddle Sore (I) (Gridania, NQ: 3430 XP, HQ: 6890 XP)
   Requires: 3 Hard Leather
   Recipe: 1 Earth Shard
                  1 Animal Hide

The Bard's Guards (C) (Gridania, NQ: 4044 XP, HQ: 8088 XP)
   Requires: 1 Hard Leather Wristguards
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Hard Leather
                  1 Beast Sinew

Belt Up (I) (Bentbranch, NQ: 7698 XP, HQ: 15396 XP)
   Requires: 1 Hard Leather Hunting Belt
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Copper Ingot
                  1 Leather
                  1 Hard Leather

Simply the Best (C) (Bentbranch, NQ: 5196 XP, HQ: 10392 XP)
   Requires: 1 Hard Leather Caligae
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Rivets
                  1 Hard Leather
                  1 Beast Sinew

Only the Best (C) (Bentbranch, NQ: 4820 XP, HQ: 9640 XP)
   Requires: 1 Hard Leather Harness
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Ingot
                  1 Leather
                  1 Hard Leather

Level 15

Heads Up (C) (Gridania, NQ: 8454 XP, HQ: 16908 XP)
   Requires: 1 Hard Leather Skullcap
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  2 Hard Leather
                  1 Cotton Yarn

Choke Hold (C) (Gridania, NQ: 7744 XP, HQ: 15488 XP)
   Requires: 1 Hard Leather Choker
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Hard Leather
                  1 Beast Sinew

Skin off Their Backs (I) (Gridania, NQ: 12682 XP, HQ: 25364 XP)
   Requires: 3 Aldgoat Leather
   Recipe: 1 Earth Shard
                  1 Aldgoat Skin
                  1 Alumen

Back in the Band (C) (Hawthorne Hut, NQ: 8454 XP, HQ: 16908 XP)
   Requires: 1 Hard Leather Wristbands
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Hard Leather
                  2 White Coral
                  1 Fish Glue

A Rush on Ringbands (I) (Hawthorne Hut, NQ: 12171 XP, HQ: 24342 XP)
   Requires: 1 Hard Leather Ringbands
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Iron Ingot
                  1 Hard Leather

On Their Feet Again (C) (Hawthorne Hut, NQ: 8454 XP, HQ: 16908 XP)
   Requires: 1 Hard Leather Espadrilles
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Hard Leather
                  1 Beast Sinew
                  1 Elm Lumber

Level 20

Playing the Part (C) (Gridania, NQ: 13250 XP, HQ: 26500 XP)
   Requires: 1 Goatskins Armguards
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  2 Earth Shard
                  1 Iron Rivets
                  2 Aldgoat Leather

Fire and Hide (T) (Gridania, NQ: 5073 (15219*) XP, HQ: 10146 (30438*) XP)
   Requires: 5 Aldgoat Leather
   Recipe: 1 Earth Shard
                  1 Aldgoat Skin
                  1 Alumen

My Sole to Take (I) (Gridania, NQ: 19300 XP, HQ: 38600 XP)
   Requires: 1 Padded Leather Duckbills
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  2 Earth Shard
                  1 Leather Duckbills
                  1 Leather
                  1 Undyed Cotton Cloth

Open to Attack (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 19876 XP, NQ: 39752 XP)
   Requires: 1 Goatskin Jacket
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  2 Earth Shard
                  3 Aldgoat Leather
                  1 Beast Sinew

Hands On (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 18524 XP, HQ: 37048 XP)
   Requires: 1 Fingerless Goatskin Gloves
   Recipe: 2 Wind Shard
                  2 Earth Shard
                  1 Iron Rivets
                  2 Aldgoat Leather

Packing a Punch (T) (Quarrymill, NQ: 5073 (15219*) XP, HQ: 10146 (30438*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Hard Leather Cesti
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Ingot
                  1 Aldgoat Leather
                  1 Beast Sinew

Level 25

Belts Served Cold (T) (Gridania, NQ: 8231 (24693*) XP, HQ: 16462 (49386*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Voyager's Belt
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  2 Earth Shard
                  1 Iron Ingot
                  1 Aldgoat Leather
                  1 Beast Sinew

Men Who Scare Up Goats (C) (Gridania, NQ: 23144 XP, HQ: 46288 XP)
   Requires: 1 Goatskin Targe
   Recipe: 2 Wind Shard
                  3 Earth Shard
                  1 Steel Rivets
                  1 Aldgoat Leather
                  1 Walnut Lumber

Just Rewards (I) (Gridania, NQ: 34716 XP, HQ: 69432 XP)
   Requires: 1 Goatskin Wristbands
   Recipe: 2 Wind Shard
                  3 Earth Shard
                  1 Aldgoat Leather
                  2 White Coral
                  1 Fish Glue

Quicker than Sand (T) (Quarrymill, NQ: 7648 (22944*) XP, HQ: 15296 (45888*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Padded Leather Duckbills
   Recipe: 1 Wind Shard
                  2 Earth Shard
                  1 Leather Duckbills
                  1 Leather
                  1 Undyed Cotton Cloth

Campaign in the Membrane (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 29450 XP, HQ: 58900 XP)
   Requires: 1 Toadskin Jacket
   Recipe: 3 Wind Shard
                  3 Earth Shard
                  1 Aldgoat Leather
                  2 Toad Leather
                  1 Diremite Sinew

No Risk, No Reward (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 22066 XP, HQ: 44132 XP)
   Requires: 1 Toadskin Cesti
   Recipe: 2 Wind Shard
                  3 Earth Shard
                  1 Steel Ingot
                  1 Toad Leather
                  1 Diremite Sinew

Level 30

Best Served Toad (T) (Gridania, NQ: 11862 (35586*) XP, HQ: 23724 (71172*) XP)
   Requires: 5 Toad Leather
   Recipe: 2 Earth Shard
                  1 Gigantoad Skin
                  1 Alumen

Just Cinch It (I) (Gridania, NQ: 47824 XP, HQ: 95648 XP)
   Requires: 1 Boarskin Satchel Belt
   Recipe: 3 Wind Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  1 Silver Ingot
                  1 Boar Leather
                  1 Linen Yarn

Quality over Quantity (C) (Gridania, NQ: 31882 XP, HQ: 63764 XP)
   Requires: 1 Boarskin Himantes
   Recipe: 3 Wind Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  1 Iron Ingot
                  1 Boar Leather
                  1 Hippogryph Sinew

Slave to Fashion (C) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 32666 XP, HQ: 65332 XP)
   Requires: 1 Boarskin Choker
   Recipe: 3 Wind Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  1 Boar Leather
                  1 Hippogryph Sinew

The Hand that Bleeds (C) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 31882 XP, HQ: 63764 XP)
   Requires: 1 Fingerless Boarskin Gloves
   Recipe: 3 Wind Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  1 Steel Rivets
                  1 Aldgoat Leather
                  2 Boar Leather

Subordinate Clause (T) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 11862 (35586*) XP, HQ: 23724 (71172*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Goatskin Choker
   Recipe: 2 Wind Shard
                  2 Earth Shard
                  1 Aldgoat Leather
                  1 Diremite Sinew

Level 35

Soft Shoe Shuffle (C) (Gridania, NQ: 43194 XP, HQ: 86388 XP)
   Requires: 1 Peisteskin Crakows
   Recipe: 4 Wind Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  1 Mythril Ingot
                  1 Peiste Leather
                  1 Hippogryph Sinew
                  1 Rubber

Supply Side Logic (T) (Gridania, NQ: 19130 (57390*) XP, HQ: 38260 (114780*) XP)
   Requires: 5 Boar Leather
   Recipe: 4 Earth Shard
                  1 Boar Hide
                  1 Alumen

The Righteous Tools for the Job (I) (Gridania, NQ: 61552 XP, HQ: 123104 XP)
   Requires: 1 Boarskin Ringbands
   Recipe: 4 Wind Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  1 Steel Ingot
                  1 Boar Leather

Springtime for Coerthas (C) (Observatorium, NQ: 42114 XP, HQ: 84228 XP)
   Requires: 1 Boarskin Harness
   Recipe: 4 Wind Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  2 Steel Ingot
                  1 Aldgoat Leather
                  1 Boar Leather

Through a Glass Brightly (C) (Observatorium, NQ: 43194 XP, HQ: 86388 XP)
   Requires: 1 Fingerless Peisteskin Gloves
   Recipe: 4 Wind Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  1 Steel Rivets
                  1 Boar Leather
                  2 Peiste Leather

First They Came for the Heretics (T) (Observatorium, NQ: 19600 (58800*) XP, HQ: 39200 (177600* XP)
   Requires: 3 Boarskin Choker
   Recipe: 3 Wind Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  1 Boar Leather
                  1 Hippogryph Sinew

Level 40

The Birdmen of Ishgard (I) (Gridania, NQ: 81322 XP, HQ: 162644 XP)
   Requires: 1 Boarskin Culottes
   Recipe: 4 Wind Shard
                  5 Earth Shard
                  2 Boar Leather
                  2 Undyed Woolen Cloth

Skirt Chaser (C) (Gridania, NQ: 54994 XP, HQ: 109988 XP)
   Requires: 1 Boarskin Skirt
   Recipe: 4 Wind Shard
                  5 Earth Shard
                  1 Silver Ingot
                  2 Boar Leather
                  1 Undyed Linen

The Tao of Rabbits (T) (Gridania, NQ: 25260 (75780*) XP, HQ: 50520 (151560*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Boarskin Harness
   Recipe: 4 Wind Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  2 Steel Ingot
                  1 Aldgoat Leather
                  1 Boar Leather

Foot Blues (C) (Whitebrim, NQ: 54994 XP, HQ: 109988 XP)
   Requires: 1 Boarskin Moccasins
   Recipe: 4 Wind Shard
                  5 Earth Shard
                  1 Aldgoat Leather
                  1 Boar Leather
                  1 Hippogryph Sinew
                  1 Rubber

Not So Alike in Dignity (C) (Whitebrim, NQ: 55774 XP, HQ: 111548 XP)
   Requires: 1 Boarskin Jerkin
   Recipe: 5 Wind Shard
                  5 Earth Shard
                  1 Silver Ingot
                  3 Boar Leather
                  1 Undyed Woolen Cloth

It's Not a Job, It's a Calling (T) (Whitebrim, NQ: 25917 (77751*) XP, HQ: 51834 (155502*) XP)
   Requires: 5 Peiste Leather
   Recipe: 4 Earth Shard
                  1 Peiste Skin
                  1 Black Alumen

Level 45

Gridania - Too Hot to Handle (C) (Gridania, NQ: 67146 XP, HQ: 134292 XP)
   Requires: 1 Raptorskin Wristbands
   Recipe: 5 Wind Shard
                  6 Earth Shard
                  1 Raptor Leather
                  2 Red Coral
                  1 Horn Glue

Handle with Care (T) (Gridania, NQ: 39087 (117261*) XP, HQ: 78174 (234522*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Peisteskin Cesti
   Recipe: 5 Wind Shard
                  5 Earth Shard
                  1 Steel Ingot
                  1 Peiste Leather
                  1 Raptor Sinew

Hang in There (I) (Gridania, NQ: 97716 XP, HQ: 195432 XP)
   Requires: 1 Raptorskin Artisan's Belt
   Recipe: 5 Wind Shard
                  5 Earth Shard
                  1 Cobalt Ingot
                  1 Raptor Leather
                  1 Woolen Yarn
                  1 Walnut Lumber

Tenderfoot Moments (C) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 69104 XP, HQ: 138208 XP)
   Requires: 1 Hunting Moccasins
   Recipe: 5 Wind Shard
                  6 Earth Shard
                  2 Boar Leather
                  1 Raptor Sinew
                  1 Rubber

Fuss in Boots (C) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 69104 XP, HQ: 138208 XP)
   Requires: 1 Raptorskin Thighboots
   Recipe: 5 Wind Shard
                  6 Earth Shard
                  1 Boar Leather
                  1 Raptor Leather
                  1 Undyed Linen
                  1 Rubber

Spelling Me Softly (T) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 33921 (101763*) XP, HQ:67842 (203526*) XP)
   Requires: 5 Raptor Leather
   Recipe: 5 Earth Shard
                  1 Raptor Skin
                  1 Black Alumen

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Published Jul. 20th 2017
  • Point08
    First They Came for the Heretics (T) (Observatorium, NQ: 19600 (58800*) XP, HQ: 39200 (177600* XP) Your math is a little off on this one, or more likely a typo. Turning in 3 HQ x3 gets you 117,600 not 177,600. 60K xp is a pretty significant difference. Otherwise great guide though, thanks for making it. Just wanted to point this out so people are aware when evaluating which leves to choose to do.
  • Hello_9204
    This guides are great, easy to plan ahead.

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