FFXIV - Complete Armorer Leves Guide

Be the leve master! Or student. Or just a leveaholic. Whatever.

Tradecraft leves are the most efficient way of leveling a crafting class in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and if you're looking to put a good deal of time into leveling an Armorer they are a feature you need to get accustomed to.

There are three types of tradecraft leves, all of which are covered here.

The XP numbers have been updated and the new leves for 2.1 have been 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. '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

Skillet Labor (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 860 XP, HQ: 1720 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Skillet
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Plate
                  1 Maple Lumber

Ain't Got No Ingots (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 480 XP, HQ: 960 XP)
   Requires: 3 Bronze Ingot
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  2 Copper Ore
                  1 Tin Ore

Eyes Bigger Than the Plate (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 1092 XP, HQ: 2184 XP)
   Requires: 3 Bronze Plate
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  2 Bronze Ingot

The Alloyed Truth (C) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 728 XP, HQ: 1456 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Rivets
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Bronze Ingot

Distill It Yourself (I) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 1092 XP, HQ: 2184 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Alembic
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Plate
                  1 Bronze Rivets

Don't Hit Me One More Time (C) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 1770 XP, HQ: 3540 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Hoplon
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  2 Bronze Plate
                  1 Maple Lumber

Level 5

Bronzed and Burnt (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 3430 XP, HQ: 6860 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Sallet
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Ingot
                  1 Bronze Plate
                  1 Bronze Rivets

You've Got Mail (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 2106 XP, HQ: 4212 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Haubergeon
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  3 Bronze Rings
                  1 Undyed Hempen Cloth

Headbanger's Thrall (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 4044 XP, HQ: 8088 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Barbut
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Copper Ingot
                  1 Bronze Plate
                  1 Bronze Rivets

Strait Ain't the Gate (C) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 4044 XP, HQ: 8088 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Scutum
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  2 Bronze Plate
                  3 Bronze Rivets

Get into Their Heads (I) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 3430 XP, HQ: 6860 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Chain Coif
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Plate
                  1 Bronze Rings
                  1 Leather

Rodents of Unusual Size (C) (Red Rooster Stead, NQ: 2274 HQ: 4548 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Sollerets
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Plate
                  1 Bronze Rings
                  1 Leather

Level 10

All Ovo That (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 7744 XP HQ: 15488 XP)
   Requires: 1 Iron Skillet
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Iron Plate
                  1 Ash Lumber

Waist Not, Want Not (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 4460 XP, HQ: 8920 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Plate Belt
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  2 Bronze Plate
                  1 Hard Leather

Cook Intentions (C) (Swiftperch, NQ: 4460 XP, HQ: 8920 XP)
   Requires: 1 Amateur's Skillet
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Plate
                  1 Ash Lumber

Stadium Envy (I) (Swiftperch, NQ: 7794 XP, HQ: 15588 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Gauntlets
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  2 Bronze Plate
                  1 Iron Rivets

Still the Best (C) (Swiftperch, NQ: 7744 XP, HQ: 15488 XP)
   Requires: 1 Brass Alembic
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Amateur's Alembic
                  1 Brass Ingot
                  1 Bronze Rivets

Greavous Losses (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 7698 XP, HQ: 15396 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bronze Sabatons
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  2 Bronze Plate
                  1 Bronze Rings
                  1 Hard Leather

Level 15

Kiss the Pan (Good-bye) (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 13146 XP, HQ: 26292 XP)
   Requires: 1 Initiate's Skillet
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Iron Plate
                  1 Elm Lumber

Cover Girl (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 8114 XP, HQ: 16228 XP)
   Requires: 1 Decorated Bronze Barbut
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Barbut
                  1 Copper Ingot
                  1 Brass Ingot

Fashion Weak (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 12218 XP, HQ: 24436 XP)
   Requires: 1 Iron Cuirass
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  2 Iron Plate
                  1 Iron Rings

Still Crazy After All These Years (I) (Aleport, NQ: 13146 XP, HQ: 26292 XP)
   Requires: 1 Initiate's Alembic
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Iron Plate
                  1 Bronze Rivets

A Well-rounded Crew (I) (Aleport, NQ: 8454 XP, HQ: 16908 XP)
   Requires: 1 Iron Hoplon
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  2 Iron Plate
                  1 Elm Lumber

A Firm Hand (C) (Aleport, NQ: 12218 XP, HQ: 24436 XP)
   Requires: 1 Iron Gauntlets
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  2 Iron Plate
                  1 Iron Rings

Level 20

Get Me the Hard Stuff (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 7331 (21993*) XP, HQ: 14662 XP (43986*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Ironclad Bronze Buckler
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Bronze Buckler
                  1 Bronze Ingot
                  1 Iron Rivets

246 Kinds of Cheese (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 20578 XP, HQ: 41156 XP)
   Requires: 1 Iron Frypan
   Recipe: 2 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Iron Plate
                  1 Yew Lumber

Night Squawker (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 12746 XP, HQ: 25492 XP)
   Requires: 1 Iron Lantern Shield
   Recipe: 2 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  2 Iron Plate
                  1 Tallow Candle

No Hand-Me-Downs (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 12746 XP, HQ: 25492 XP)
   Requires: 1 Iron Vambraces
   Recipe: 2 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Iron Plate
                  2 Aldgoat Leather

I Was a Teenage Wailer (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 13718 XP, HQ: 27436 XP)
   Requires: 1 Iron Alembic
   Recipe: 2 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  1 Iron Plate
                  1 Iron Rivets

Not Enough Headroom (T) (Quarrymill, NQ: 7331 (21993*) XP, HQ: 14662 XP (43986*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Iron Celata
   Recipe: 1 Ice Shard
                  1 Earth Shard
                  2 Iron Plate
                  1 Iron Rings

Level 25

A Leg to Stand On (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 27786 XP, HQ: 55572 XP)
   Requires: 1 Heavy Iron Flanchard
   Recipe: 2 Ice Shard
                  2 Earth Shard
                  3 Iron Ingot
                  2 Iron Rings
                  1 Aldgoat Leather

Tisket Tasset (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 13240 (39720*) XP, HQ: 26480 (79440*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Steel Tassets
   Recipe: 3 Ice Shard
                  2 Earth Shard
                  2 Steel Plate
                  1 Aldgoat Leather

Ingot We Trust (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 19770 XP, HQ: 39540 XP)
   Requires: 1 Steel Ingot
   Recipe: 2 Ice Shard
                  2 Iron Ore
                  1 Bomb Ash

Get Shirty (T) (Quarrymill, NQ: 13240 (39720*) XP, HQ: 26480 (79440*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Steel Chainmail
   Recipe: 3 Ice Shard
                  2 Earth Shard
                  3 Steel Rings
                  1 Undyed Velveteen

Hot for Teacher (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 18524 XP, HQ: 37046 XP)
   Requires: 1 Heavy Iron Armor
   Recipe: 2 Ice Shard
                  2 Earth Shard
                  1 Brass Ingot
                  4 Iron Plate

Need for Mead (C) (Quarrymill, NQ: 19770 XP, HQ: 39540 XP)
   Requires: 1 Conical Alembic
   Recipe: 2 Ice Shard
                  2 Earth Shard
                  1 Iron Alembic
                  1 Brass Ingot
                  1 Iron Rivets

Level 30

Auroch Star (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 30282 XP, HQ: 60564 XP)
   Requires: 1 Bull Hoplon
   Recipes: 3 Ice Shard
                  3 Earth Shard
                  2 Steel Ingot
                  1 Steel Plate
                  1 Walnut Lumber

Romper Stomper (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 17670 (53010*) XP, HQ: 35340 (106020*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Steel-plated Jackboots
   Recipe: 3 Ice Shard
                  3 Earth Shard
                  1 Steel Plate
                  1 Aldgoat Leather
                  1 Diremite Sinew

Eyes on a Hard Body (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 47824 XP, HQ: 95648 XP)
   Requires: 1 Decorated Buckler
   Recipe: 4 Ice Shard
                  3 Earth Shard
                  1 Ironclad Bronze Buckler
                  1 Silver Ingot
                  1 Iron Rivets

Kitty Get Your Helm (C) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 30282 XP, HQ: 60564 XP)
   Requires: 1 Steel Elmo
   Recipe: 3 Ice Shard
                  3 Earth Shard
                  2 Steel Plate
                  1 Steel Rivets
                  1 Toad Leather

Skillet Scandal (C) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 31882 XP, HQ: 63764 XP)
   Requires: 1 White Skillet
   Recipe: 4 Ice Shard
                  3 Earth Shard
                  1 Steel Plate
                  1 Walnut Lumber

They've Got Legs (T) (Costa del Sol, NQ: 17670 (53010*) XP, HQ: 35340 (106020*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Steel Sabatons
   Recipe: 3 Ice Shard
                  3 Earth Shard
                  1 Brass Ingot
                  2 Steel Plate
                  1 Steel Rings
                  1 Toad Leather

Level 35

Very Slow Array (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 64792 XP, HQ: 129584 XP)
   Requires: 1 Mythril Plate
   Recipe: 4 Ice Shard
                  2 Mythril Ingot

Get Me the Usual (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 23940 (71820*) XP, HQ: 47880 (143640*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Heavy Steel Flanchard
   Recipe: 4 Ice Shard
                  3 Earth Shard
                  3 Steel Ingot
                  2 Steel Rings
                  1 Boar Leather

Hollow Hallmarks (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 43194 XP, HQ: 86388 XP)
   Requires: 1 Mythril Ingot
   Recipe: 4 Ice Shard
                  3 Mythril Ore

I've Got You Under My Skin (T) (Observatorium, NQ: 23940 (71820*) XP, HQ: 47880 (143640*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Steel-plated Caligae
   Recipe: 4 Ice Shard
                  3 Earth Shard
                  1 Steel Plate
                  1 Steel Rivets
                  1 Boar Leather
                  1 Animal Sinew

War is a Pain in the Back (C) (Obsesrvatorium, NQ: 43194 XP, HQ: 86388 XP)
   Requires: 1 Mythril Plate Belt
   Recipe: 4 Ice Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  2 Mythril Plate
                  1 Peiste Leather

Skillet to the Stars (C) (Observatorium, NQ: 41034 XP, HQ: 82068 XP)
   Requires: 1 Steel Frypan
   Recipe: 4 Ice Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  1 Steel Plate
                  1 Oak Lumber

Level 40

Everybody Cut Footloose (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 54214 XP, HQ: 108428 XP)
   Requires: 1 Mythril-plated Jackboots
   Recipe: 5 Ice Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  1 Mythril Ingot
                  1 Mythril Plate
                  1 Boar Leather
                  1 Hippogryph Sinew

Distill and Know that I'm Right (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 32049 (96147*) XP, HQ: 64098 (192294*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Mythril Alembic
   Recipe: 5 Ice Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  1 Steel Ingot
                  1 Mythril Plate
                  1 Mythril Rivets
                  1 Eye of Earth

Liquid Persuasion (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 83662 XP, HQ: 83662 XP)
   Requires: 1 Mythril Chain Coif
   Recipe: 5 Ice Shard
                  5 Earth Shard
                  1 Mythril Plate
                  2 Mythril Rings
                  1 Aldgoat Leather

Employee Retention (T) (Whitebrim, NQ: 32049 (96147*) XP, HQ: 64098 (192294*) XP)
   Requires: 3 Mythril Elmo
   Recipe: 5 Ice Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  2 Mythril Plate
                  1 Mythril Rivets
                  1 Boar Leather

Metal Fatigue (C) (Whitebrim, NQ: 55774 XP, HQ: 111548 XP)
   Requires: 1 Mythril Vambraces
   Recipe: 5 Ice Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  1 Mythril Plate
                  1 Boar Leather
                  1 Peiste Leather

Family Secrets (C) (Whitebrim, NQ: 54214 XP, HQ: 108428 XP)
   Requires: 1 Mythril Barbut
   Recipe: 5 Ice Shard
                  4 Earth Shard
                  1 Mythril Ingot
                  1 Steel Plate
                  1 Mythril Plate
                  1 Mythril Rivets

Level 45

Some Dragoons Have All the Luck (T) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 39087 (117261*) XP, HQ: 78174 (234522*) XP)
   Requires: 3 High Mythril Armor
   Recipe: 5 Ice Shard
                  5 Earth Shard
                  1 Electrum Ingot
                  4 Mythril Plate

Cobalt Aforethought (C) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 56534 XP, HQ: 113068 XP)
   Requires: 1 Cobalt Plate
   Recipe: 5 Ice Shard
                  2 Cobalt Ingot

Feasting the Night Away (I) (Limsa Lominsa, NQ: 106560 XP, HQ: 213120 XP)
   Requires: 1 Hells' Kitchen
   Recipe: 6 Ice Shard
                  5 Earth Shard
                  1 Cobalt Plate
                  1 Rosewood Lumber

Booty Call (C) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 67146 XP, HQ: 134292 XP)
   Requires: 1 Cobalt-plated Jackboots
   Recipe: 6 Ice Shard
                  5 Earth Shard
                  1 Cobalt Ingot
                  1 Cobalt Plate
                  1 Raptor Leather
                  1 Raptor Sinew

Parasitic Win (C) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 71040 XP, HQ: 142080 XP)
   Requires: 1 Cobalt-plated Caligae
   Recipe: 6 Ice Shard
                  5 Earth Shard
                  1 Brass Ingot
                  1 Cobalt Plate
                  1 Cobalt Rivets
                  1 Raptor Leather
                  1 Raptor Sinew

Dealing with the Tough Stuff (T) (St. Coinach's Find, NQ: 33465 (100395*), HQ: 66930 (200790*)XP)
   Requires: 3 Cobalt Ingot
   Recipe: 5 Ice Shard
                  1 Iron Ore
                  2 Cobalt Ore

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Published Jul. 20th 2017
  • Luvy_8752
    Limsa Lominsa - Liquid Persuasion (41831 XP)
    Requires: 1 Mythril Chain Coif
    Ingenuity (Whitebrim, Coerthas)

    ---------------[ ACTUAL EXP ]---------------

    Limsa Lominsa - Liquid Persuasion (83662 XP)
    Requires: 1 Mythril Chain Coif
    Ingenuity (Whitebrim, Coerthas)
  • Ashley Shankle
    Associate Editor
    Yep, I'd fixed that. ;D I was changing all this stuff over the past two hours. Refresh and check it out. More informational layout and the numbers have all been double-checked and updated, since I appear to have overlooked some when updating.
  • Gamersciz
    I was wondering if you could also state what the reward is. I keep running low on ice shards for my armorer and I am looking for which leves (low level or not) give ice shards as a reward...

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