FFXIV - Complete Blacksmith Leves Guide

Leve your way to 50!

Hello, and welcome to my full list of Blacksmith leves! I personally may be a big fan of repeatable tradecraft leves, but that just isn't some people's style -- and it's not uncommon for it to be easier to take on a normal tradecraft leve than their repeatable counterparts.

There are three types of tradecraft leves, all here and ready for you to pick and choose!

(This list has had all of the XP rates updated and new leves have been added. Thank you for your patience!)

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. Repeatables are listed here and can be turned in three times on a single leve. Turning in high quality items is absolutely recommended. You can check out my Repeatable Tradecraft Leves Guide for more information on this process.
  4. Some zones have multiple levemetes. If the one listed isn't at the levemete you are currently at, check with the other one.
  5. '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).

With that all out of the way, good luck to you in your smithing endeavors!

Level 1

Proly Hatchet (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 480 XP, HQ: 960 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Hatchet
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Bronze Ingot
                 1 Maple Lumber
  
Hells Bells (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 480 XP, HQ: 960 XP)
   Requires: 3 Bronze Ingot
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                  2 Copper Ore
                  1 Tin Ore

Mending Fences (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 1092 XP, HQ: 2184)
   Requires: 5 Bronze Rivets
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                  1 Bronze Ingot

Thank You for Your Business (I) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 876 XP, HQ: 1752)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Dagger
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Bronze Ingot
                 1 Maple Lumber
                 1 Bone Chip

Axe Me Anything (C) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 728 XP, HQ: 1456 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze War Axe
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 2 Bronze Ingot
                 1 Maple Lumber

The Unkindest Cut (C) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 860 XP, HQ: 1720 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Saw
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Bronze Ingot
                 1 Bronze Rivets
                 1 Maple Lumber

Level 5

Stainless Chef (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 2106 XP, HQ: 4212 XP)
   Requires: 1 Amateur's Culinary Knife
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Bronze Ingot
                 1 Ragstone Whetstone
                 1 Maple Lumber

I, Gladius (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 2274 HQ: 4548 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Gladius
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Bronze Ingot
                 1 Leather
                 1 Bone Chip

Bring Me the Head Knife of Al'bed Derssia (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 3430 XP, HQ: 6860 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Head Knife
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Bronze Ingot
                 1 Ragstone Whetstone
                 1 Maple Lumber

Down on the Pharm (C) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 2106 XP, HQ: 4212 XP)
   Requires: 1 Amateur's Mortar
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 2 Bronze Ingot
                 1 Maple Lumber

As Above, Below (I) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 3430 XP, HQ: 6860 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Pickaxe
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Bronze Ingot
                 1 Undyed Hempen Clooth
                 1 Maple Lumber

A Hit Job (C) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 2274 HQ: 4548 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Chaser Hammer
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Ingot
                  1 Bronze Rivets
                  1 Maple Lumber

Level 10

Limsa Lominsa - Farriers of Fortune (C) (Limsa Lominsa, 4044 XP, HQ: 8088 XP)
   Requires: 1 Amateur's Cross-pein Hammer
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Ingot
                  1 Undyed Hempen Cloth
                  1 Ash Lumber

Limsa Lominsa - Anutha Spatha (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 5132 XP, HQ: 10264)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Spatha
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Ingot
                  1 Hard Leather
                  1 Ram Horn

Port of Call: Ul'dah (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 7698 XP, HQ: 15396 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Knuckles
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 2 Bronze Ingot
                 1 Hard Leather

I'm into Leather (C) (Swiftperch, NQ: 5196 XP, HQ: 10392 XP)
   Requires: 1 Brass Head Knife
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Bronze Head Knife
                 1 Brass Ingot
                 1 Ragstone Whetstone

Twice as Slice (I) (Swiftperch, NQ: 7794 XP, HQ: 15588 XP)
   Requires: 1 Spiked Bronze Labrys
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 3 Bronze Ingot
                 1 Ash Lumber

Peddle to the Metal (C) (Swiftperch, NQ: 4044 XP, HQ: 8088 XP)
   Requires: 1 Amateur's Chaser Hammer
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Bronze Ingot
                 1 Bronze Rivets
                 1 Ash Lumber

Level 15

Smelt and Dealt (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 8114 XP, HQ: 16228 XP)
   Requires: 5 Iron Ingot
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 3 Iron Ore

Awl or Nothing (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 9044 XP, HQ: 18088 XP)
   Requires: 1 Iron Awl
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Clove Oil
                 1 Iron Ingot
                 1 Elm Lumber

Get a Little Bit Closer (C) (Aleport, NQ: 8114 XP, HQ: 16228 XP)
   Requires: 1 Brass Knuckles
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Bronze Knuckles
                 1 Brass Ingot

Honest Ballast (C) (Aleport, NQ: 9044 XP, HQ: 18088 XP)
   Requires: 1 Initiate's Head Knife
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Iron Ingot
                 1 Mudstone Whetstone
                 1 Ash Lumber

Tools of the Trade (I) (Aleport, NQ: 13146 XP, HQ: 26292 XP)
   Requires: 1 Iron Doming Hammer
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Iron Ingot
                 1 Elm Lumber

Riveting Run (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 13146 XP, HQ: 26292 XP)
   Requires: 1 Iron Rivets
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Iron Ingot

Level 20

Unseamly Conditions (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 12218 XP, HQ: 24436 XP)
   Requires: 1 Iron Pickaxe
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Iron Ingot
                 1 Undyed Cotton Cloth
                 1 Ash Lumber

Claw Daddy (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 7331 (21993*) XP, HQ: 14662 XP (43986*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Iron Claw Hammer
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Iron Ingot
                 1 Elm Lumber
                 1 Jellyfish Humours

Powerderpost Derby (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 12218 XP, HQ: 24436 XP)
   Requires: 1 Initiate's Saw
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Iron Ingot
                 1 Iron Rivets
                 1 Ash Lumber

Hearth Maul (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 20578 XP, HQ: 41156)
   Requires: 1 Iron Sledgehammer
   Recipe: 2 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Iron Ingot
                 1 Elm Lumber
                 1 Fish Glue

When Rhalgr Met Nophica (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 13718 XP, HQ: 27436 XP)
   Requires: 1 Spiked Knuckles
   Recipe: 2 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Iron Ingot
                 1 Iron Plate
                 1 Aldgoat Leather

The Devil's Workshop (T) (Quarrymill, NQ: 7331 (21993*) XP, HQ: 14662 XP (43986*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Brass Gladius
   Recipe: 1 Fire Shard
                 1 Earth Shard
                 1 Bronze Gladius
                 1 Brass Ingot
                 1 Aldgoat Leather

Level 25

Time to Upgrade (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 19770 XP, HQ: 39540 XP)
   Requires: 1 Iron Ornamental Hammer
   Recipe: 2 Fire Shard
                 2 Earth Shard
                 1 Initiate's Chaser Hammer
                 1 Brass Ingot
                  1 Iron Rivets

Cleaving the Glim (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 11115 (33345*) XP, HQ: 22230 (66690*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Iron Round Knife
   Recipe: 2 Fire Shard
                  2 Eath Shard
                  1 Iron Ingot
                 1 Mudstone Whetstone
                 1 Yew Lumber

Lancers' Creed (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 19770 XP, HQ: 39540 XP)
   Requires: 1 Crowsbeak Hammer
   Recipe: 2 Fire Shard
                 2 Earth Shard
                 1 Clove Oil
                 1 Iron Ingot
                 1 Undyed Cotton Cloth
                 1 Walnut Lumber

Mors Dagger (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 33100 XP, HQ: 66200 XP)
   Requires: 1 Steel Baselard
   Recipe: 3 Fire Shard
                 2 Earth Shrd
                 1 Steel Ingot
                 1 Walnut Lumber
                 1 Wolf Fang

I Saw What You Did There (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 22066 XP, HQ: 44132 XP)
   Requires: 1 Iron Chocobotail Saw
   Recipe: 3 Fire Shard
                 2 Earth Shard
                 1 Iron Ingot
                 1 Brass Ingot
                 1 Iron Rivets
                 1 Walnut Lumber

That's Some Fine Grinding (T) (Quarrymill, NQ: 8505 (25515*) XP, HQ: 17010 (51030*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Initiate's Mortar
   Recipe: 2 Fire Shard
                 2 Earth Shard
                 2 Iron Ingot
                 1 Yew Lumber

Level 30

Can You Spare a Dolabra (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 19130 (57390*)  XP, HQ: 38260 (114780*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Steel Dolabra
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 3 Earth Shard
                 1 Steel Ingot
                 1 Steel Plate
                 1 Undyed Velveteen
                 1 Oak Lumber

Out on a Limb (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 29450 XP, HQ: 58900 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bas-relief Steel Saw
   Recipe: 3 Fire Shard
                 3 Earth Shard
                 1 Steel Ingot
                 1 Steel Rivets
                 1 Walnut Lumber

Don't Fear the Reaper (T) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 19130 (57390*)  XP, HQ: 38260 (114780*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Steel Scythe
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                  3 Earth Shard
                 1 Steel Ingot
                 1 Siltstone Whetstone
                 1 Walnut Lumber

Hard Knock Life (C) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 29450 XP, HQ: 58900 XP)
   Requires: 1 Steel Sledgehammer
   Recipe: 3 Fire Shrad
                 3 Earth Shard
                 1 Steel Ingot
                 1 Walnut Lumber
                 1 Fish Glue

A Spy in The House of Love (C) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 30280, HQ: 60560 XP)
   Requires: 1 Steel Awl
   Recipe: 3 Fire Shard
                 3 Earth Shard
                 1 Steel Ingot
                 1 Walnut Lumber
                 1 Crab Oil

The Naked Blade (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 45424 XP, HQ: 90848 XP)
   Requires: 1 Steel Falchion
   Recipe: 3 Fire Shard
                 3 Earth Shard
                 2 Steel Ingot
                 1 Siltstone Whetstone
                 1 Walnut Lumber

Level 35

Awl About Who You Know (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 41034 XP, HQ: 82068 XP)
   Requires: 1 Wrapped Steel Awl
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 4 Earth Shard
                 1 Steel Awl
                 1 Toad Leather
                 1 Linseed Oil

Spice Cadet (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 23940 (71820*) XP, HQ: 47880 (143640*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Heavy Steel Mortar
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 3 Earth Shard
                 1 Steel Mortar
                 1 Walnut Lumber

Colder than Steel (C) (Observatorium, NQ: 41034 XP, HQ: 82068 XP)
   Requires: 1 Steel Round Knife
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 4 Earth Shard
                 1 Steel Ingot
                 1 Siltstone Whetstone
                 1 Oak Lumber

You Spin Me Round (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 64792 XP, HQ: 129584 XP)
   Requires: 1 Mythril Knife
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 4 Earth Shard
                 1 Mythril Ingot
                 1 Oak Lumber
                 1 Wolf Fang

Lending a Hand (C) (Observatorium, NQ: 43194 XP, HQ: 86388 XP)
   Requires: 1 Steel Raising Hammer
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 4 Earth Shard
                 1 Steel Ingot
                 1 Steel Plate
                 1 Oak Lumber

Seemed Like the Thing to Get (T) (Observatorium, NQ: 23940 (71820*) XP, HQ: 47880 (143640*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Wrapped Steel Culinary Knife
   Recipe: 4 Fire Shard
                 3 Earth Shard
                 1 Steel Ingot
                 1 Siltstone Whetstone
                 1 Oak Lumber

Level 40

A Mixed Message (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 55774 XP, HQ: 111548 XP)
   Requires: 1 Mythril Pliers
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 5 Earth Shard
                 1 Mythril Ingot
                 1 Mythril Rivets
                 1 Linseed Oil

File That Under Whatever (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 32049 (96147*) XP, HQ: 64098 (192294*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Mythril File
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 4 Earth Shard
                 2 Mythril Ingot
                 1 Boar Leather

A Weighty Question (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 81332 XP, HQ: 162664 XP)
   Requires: 1 Mythril Sledgehammer
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 4 Earth Shard
                 1 Mythril Ingot
                 1 Oak Lumber
                 1 Horn Glue

Get Me to the War on Time (C) (Whitebrim, NQ: 56534 XP, HQ: 113068 XP)
   Requires: 1 Cobalt Doming Hammer
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 5 Earth Shard
                 1 Cobalt Ingot
                 1 Cobalt Rivets
                 1 Oak Lumber

Kitchen Casualties (C) (Whitebrim, NQ: 54214 XP, HQ: 108428 XP)
   Requires: 1 Mythril Culinary Knife
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 4 Earth Shard
                 1 Mythril Ingot
                 1 Basilisk Whetstone
                 1 Mahogany Lumber

Streamlining Operations (T) (Whitebrim, NQ: 32049 (96147*) XP, HQ: 64098 (192294*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Mythril Claw Hammer
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 4 Earth Shard
                 1 Mythril Ingot
                 1 Oak Lumber
                 1 Linseed Oil

Level 45

No Refunds, Only Exchanges (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 67146 XP, HQ: 134292 XP)
   Requires: 1 Cobalt File
   Recipe: 6 Fire Shard
                 5 Earth Shard
                 2 Cobalt Ingot
                 1 Raptor Leather

You Stay on That Side (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 39087 (117261*) XP, HQ: 78174 (234522*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Cobalt Pliers
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 5 Earth Shard
                 1 Cobalt Ingot
                 1 Cobalt Rivets
                 1 Shark Oil

I'd Rather be Digging (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 106560 XP, HQ: 213120 XP)
   Requires: 1 Electrum Head Knife
   Recipe: 6 Fire Shard
                 5 Earth Shard
                 1 Cobalt Ingot   
                 1 Electrum Ingot
                 1 Basilisk Whetstone
                 1 Rosewood Lumber

I Maul Right (T) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 39087 (117261*) XP, HQ: 78174 (234522*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Cobalt Sledgehammer
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 5 Earth Shard
                 1 Cobalt Ingot
                 1 Rosewood Lumber
                 1 Horn Glue

Pop That Top (C) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 71040 XP, HQ: 142080 XP)
   Requires: 1 Cobalt Raising Hammer
   Recipe: 6 Fire Shard
                  5 Earth Shard
                 1 Cobalt Ingot
                 1 Cobalt Plate
                 1 Cobalt Rivets
                 1 Rosewood Lumber

Talon Terrors (C) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 67146 XP, HQ: 134292 XP)
   Requires: 1 Cobalt Claw Hammer
   Recipe: 5 Fire Shard
                 5 Earth Shard
                 1 Cobalt Ingot
                 1 Rosewood Lumber
                 1 Shark Oil

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Published Jul. 20th 2017
  • Jitaenow
    The lv35 leve "You Spin me Round" requires a Mythril Broadsword, not a pair Mythril Knives. Just used it to get to lv40.
  • daverr
    at lvl 25 its Steel Broadsword not Steel Baselard......... Wasted alot of gil buying bulk of the wrong item cause of this.l
  • aye_4840
    Material list is correct, it is just not a Mythril Knife needed. It is a Mythril Broadsword.
  • Jenesys Alimvari
    Found an error for level 35 leve. .. there is no leve in Limsa to make Mythril knife.
  • Lucius Brimstone
    This guide is out of date. At level 20, the leves in quarrymill require: an iron alembic, iron vambraces, 3 iron celatae
  • Luvy_6658
    I'd Rather be Digging reward is: 106560
  • Ashley Shankle
    Associate Editor
    Yeah, I see that. I seem to have forgotten to update portion of these among everything else. I'll get on it now. Thanks a bunch. :)

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