FFXIV Blacksmith Leveling Guide L1 to 80 | 5.3 ShB Updated

Shadowbringers UPDATED! Blacksmith power leveling to 80! BSM Levequest Items comparisons and value moves per tier!

MIN & BTN Leveling Guides updated. Other notes...

Botanist Leveling to 90, as well as Miner Leveling to 90 are updated for the Endwalker tier. Older tiers needs some fixing, although I modernized what I could quickly – I placed the important notes on the top of the aforementioned guides reflecting the major things that you need to take note of.

I will post a personal update soon, for those that are curious…

Heat the forges and start Blacksmithing! This Blacksmith Leveling Guide will hopefully make your journey to 80 quick and easy!

ShB 5.3 UPDATED! Dwarf Beast Tribe and Ehll Tou

Recent Update Log

5.3 Updates

  • Dwarf Beast Tribe quests added in ShB tier as a notable EXP source.
  • Ehll Tou added as Custom Delivery client option.

Previous updates

  • Kai Shirr added as Custom Delivery client option in ShB tier.
  • L70 to L80 section essentially revamped: New Skills & Rotations! 5.2ish was a clusterF. Skills changed TWICE in a short span of time. All is well now!
  • L70+ Gear recommendation:  Yellow Scrip gear is now recommended, for a number of reasons (Mainly, barely need stats for 70 to 80 leveling)

Steeling yourself in Shadowbringers?

Blacksmith Leveling- Navigation: [0-15] | [15-35] | [35-50]
[5o-60] | [60-64] | [64-70] | [70-80]

Before you begin…

Where is the Blacksmith Guild? How to become a Blacksmith? You can become a Blacksmith by visiting the Blacksmith’s Guild in Limsa. If you have at least L10 in any combat class – you can begin smithin’ it up!

Updating your Blacksmithing Gear is quite important if you’re going to be crafting your own leve items. We have a Crafting Gear Guide to help you out on that.

Blacksmith Class Quest Item Reference:

BSM 01: Bronze Ingot
BSM 05: 3x Bronze Cross-pein Hammer
BSM 10: 12x Bronze Rivets
BSM 15: Bronze Spatha, Spiked Bronze Labrys
BSM 20: Iron Cross-Pein Hammer (Materia Enhanced)
BSM 25: (HQ) Steel Ingot
BSM 30: (HQ) Plumed Iron Hatchet
BSM 35: (HQ) Steel Bhuj
BSM 40: (HQ) Wrapped Crowsbeak Hammer
BSM 45: (All HQ) Cobalt Knuckles, Buccaneer Bardiche, Cobalt Shamshir
BSM 50: (HQ) Cobalt Winglet (Melded with: Savage Might Materia III)

Just use the above as a quick reference if completing multiple Blacksmith class quests at once.

Levequest Items Discussion?

Every tier has 3 kinds of Leves:

  • [1]Single Submit Leves: Levemete & submission are just a short walk from each other.
  • [C]ourier Leves: Levemete is from the [H]ometown, to be submitted to the [L]ocal Levemete.
  • [R]epeatable Leves.


  • [1]Single and [3]Repeatable Leves (1 each) are from the [H]ometown, and [L]ocal levemete.
  • [C]ourier leves will always give the Highest EXP per craft, but require alot of time, and travel costs.
  • [3]Repeatable leves will always give the Highest EXP per Leve. If you value your leves alot or don’t have many left, these are good. But, they are thrice as expensive. We will recommend the best [1] and [3] levequest(s) for every tier. Note that this depends on server prices and might not apply to you. We will comment on every tiers [C] levequest but will likely never recommend it. Use [C] levequests at your own discretion!
  • Also, a Precursor item means it requires a fully crafted item AS A MATERIAL, which is bad.

Useful links to have open: Crafting Gear Guide | Blacksmith Leves Guide


Ixal Beast Tribe Daily Quests: Bonus Crafting/DoH EXP !

Putting it here to remind or notify you that such a thing exists, but:

I SUGGEST USING THESE ON CRAFTERS L15+ (use on low level if forced)
Since the early levels are quite easy. (But you can unlock it asap)

Starting Quest: A Bad Bladder
NPC & Location: Scarlet at New Gridania (9, 11)
Prerequisite MSQ: Pursuit of the Past

These dailies are best used to push past “bad tiers”, or simply on your highest level non 50 crafter. I suppose you can also use them on crafting classes which are lagging behind for one reason or the other.

If you’re super fresh and have all low level crafters, and happen to unlock it early – you CAN do them now. While I don’t recommend it, I suppose it’s better than them just disappearing!

Blacksmith Level 1-15: The early levels

These levels are EASY since all materials you need can be bought from the guild NPC. There’s no excuse not to craft ’em!

BSM Early Levequests

We DO NOT advise using “non-courier” Leves for these low levels. Below you will find a list of items for courier leves, which originate from Limsa Upper Decks.

Doing the Courier / Reverse Courier route is the way:

Level 1:  Bronze Rivets x5 / Bronze Dagger [ Red Rooster Stead ] Level 5: Bronze Head Knife / Bronze Pickaxe [ Red Rooster Stead ] Level 10:  Bronze Knuckles / Spiked Bronze Labrys [ Swiftperch ]

All of the above courier levequests start at Limsa Lominsa!

If you do end up doing non-courier:

BSM 1 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Bronze Saw [ Red Rooster Sea ] BSM 5 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Bronze Bastard Sword [ Limsa ] BSM 10 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Bronze Spatha [ Limsa ]

Grand Company Submissions:

Pressing CTRL+U and clicking on “Next Mission Allowance” shows you a list of items your grand company requires. Submitting them in your GC’s homebase will yield roughly 1 levequests worth of EXP. This is great as it doesn’t eat up your levequest allowances.

A “star” on an item means they need it really badly! Meaning you get DOUBLE the EXP rewards. Generally speaking GC submissions should be done as long as you have materials for it.

You don’t need to craft the items yourself – you can simply submit items you buy from the Marketboard or obtain by any other means.

Blacksmith Leveling- Navigation: [0-15] | [15-35] | [35-50]
[5o-60] | [60-64] | [64-70] | [70-80]

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FFXIV Blacksmith Levequests (Complete List)

All Blacksmith Levequests Information. BSM Levequest locations, leve items needed – and more!

Hey guys! Here is a listing of ALL BLACKSMITH LEVEQUESTS. If you’re reading this – you’re going to want to open our Blacksmithing Leveling Guide!

Alchemist Leves level 20 and above marked with T means they are triple turn ins, while S is a single turn in. Submitting High-quality Alchemist crafted items give DOUBLE EXP REWARDS


1Hells BellsBronze Ingot3SLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
1Proly HatchetBronze Hatchet1SLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
1Mending FencesBronze Rivets5SLimsa LominsaRed Rooster Stead
1Axe Me AnythingBronze War Axe1SRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Stead
1The Unkindest CutBronze Saw1SRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Stead
1Thank You For Your BusinessBronze Bastard Sword1SRed Rooster SteadLimsa Lominsa
5I, GladiusViking Sword1SLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
5Stainless ChefAmateur's Culinary Knife1SLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
5Bring Me the Head Knife of Al'bedo DerssiaBronze Head Knife3SLimsa LominsaRed Rooster Stead
5A Hit JobBronze Chaser Hammer1SRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Stead
5Down on the PharmAmateur's Mortar1SRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Stead
5As Above, BelowBronze Pickaxe1SRed Rooster SteadLimsa Lominsa
10Anutha SpathaBronze Spatha1SLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
10Farriers of FortuneAmateur's Cross-pein Hammer1SLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
10Port of Call: Ul'dahBronze Knuckles3SLimsa LominsaSwiftperch
10I'm into LeatherBrass Head Knife1SSwiftperchSwiftperch
10Peddle to the MetalAmateur's Chaser Hammer1SSwiftperchSwiftperch
10Twice as SliceSpiked Bronze Labrys1SSwiftperchLimsa Lominsa
15Awl of NothingIron Awl1SLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
15Smelt and DealtIron Ingot5SLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
15Riveting RunIron Rivets3SLimsa LominsaAleport
15Get a Little Bit CloserBrass Knuckles1SAleportAleport
15Honest BallastInitiate's Head Knife1SAleportAleport
15Tools of the TradeIron Doming Hammer1SAleportLimsa Lominsa
20Claw DaddyIron Claw Hammer3/9TLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
20Unseamly ConditionsIron Pickaxe1SLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
20Hearth MaulIron Sledgehammer1SLimsa LominsaQuarrymill
20Powderpost DerbyInitiate's Saw1SQuarrymillQuarrymill
20The Devil's WorkshopBrass Viking Sword3/9TQuarrymillQuarrymill
20When Rhalgr Met NophicaSpiked Knuckles1SQuarrymillQuarrymill
25Cleaving the GlimIron Round Knife3/9TLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
25Time to UpgradeIron Ornamental Hammer1SLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
25Mors DaggerSteel Broadsword1SLimsa LominsaQuarrymill
25I Saw What You Did ThereIron Chocobotail Saw1SQuarrymillQuarrymill
25Lancers' CreedCrowsbeak Hammer1SQuarrymillQuarrymill
25That's Some Fine GrindingInitiate's Mortar3/9TQuarrymillQuarrymill
30Can You Spare a DolabraSteel Dolabra3/9TLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
30Out on a LimbBas-relief Steel Saw1SLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
30The Naked BladeSteel Falchion1SLimsa LominsaCosta del Sol
30A Spy in the House of LoveSteel Awl1SCosta del SolCosta del Sol
30Don't Fear the ReaperSteel Scythe3/9TCosta del SolCosta del Sol
30Hard Knock LifeSteel Sledgehammer1SCosta del SolCosta del Sol
35Awl about Who You KnowWrapped Steel Awl1SLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
35Spice CadetHeavy Steel Mortar3/9TLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
35You Spin Me AroundMythril Broadsword1SLimsa LominsaObservatorium
35Colder than SteelSteel Round Knife1SObservatoriumObservatorium
35Lending a HandSteel Raising Hammer1SObservatoriumObservatorium
35Seemed Like the Thing to GetWrapped Steel Culinary Knife3/9TObservatoriumObservatorium
40A Mixed MessageMythril Pliers1SLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
40File That under WhateverMythril File3/9TLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
40A Weighty QuestionMythril Sledgehammer1SLimsa LominsaWhitebrim Front
40Get Me to the War on TimeCobalt Doming Hammer1SWhitebrim FrontWhitebrim Front
40Kitchen CasualtiesMythril Culinary Knife1SWhitebrim FrontWhitebrim Front
40Streamlining OperationsMythril Claw Hammer3/9TWhitebrim FrontWhitebrim Front
45No Refunds, Only ExchangesCobalt File1SLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
45You Stay on that SideCobalt Pliers3/9TLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsa
45I'd Rather Be DiggingElectrum Head Knife1SLimsa LominsaSt. Coinach's Find
45I Maul RightCobalt Sledgehammer3/9TSt. Coinach's FindSt. Coinach's Find
45Pop That TopCobalt Raising Hammer1SSt. Coinach's FindSt. Coinach's Find
45Talon TerrorsCobalt Claw Hammer1SSt. Coinach's FindSt. Coinach's Find
50Barring the Gates to FoundationMythrite Katzbalger1SFoundationFoundation
50Punching Your Way to SuccessMythrite Patas1SFoundationFoundation
50With Bearings StraightMythrite Nugget5/15TFoundationFoundation
52Cautionary CutleryMythrite Culinary Knife2/6TFoundationFoundation
52Freight and BarrelMythrite Stilettos1SFoundationFoundation
52It's All about ExecutionMythrite Zweihander1SFoundationFoundation
54I Could Feel that from HereTitanium Creasing Knife1SFoundationFoundation
54I Saw the PineHardsilver Saw1SFoundationFoundation
54Keep Up with the MechanicsTitanium-barreled Arquebus2/6TFoundationFoundation
56Diamond SawdustTitanium Battleaxe1SFoundationFoundation
56Spirituality InspectorTitanium Lump Hammer2/6TFoundationFoundation
56UnbreakerTitanium Ingot3SFoundationFoundation
58Swords for PlowsharesAdamantite Zweihander2/6TFoundationFoundation
58Through Thick and ThinAdamantite Nugget3SFoundationFoundation
58Winter Weather ConditionsAdamantite Dolabra1SFoundationFoundation
60A Knack for NickingHigh Steel Head Knife1SKuganeKugane
60Have Blade, Will TravelHigh Steel KaHigh Steel Katzbalgertzbalger1SKuganeKugane
60High StealHigh Steel Nugget1/3TKuganeKugane
62CrisscrossingHigh Steel Kris1SKuganeKugane
62File Under DullHigh Steel File1/3TKuganeKugane
62Hammer TimeHigh Steel Sledgehammer1SKuganeKugane
64And My AxeDoman Iron War Axe1/3TKuganeKugane
64Killer CutleryDoman Iron Culinary Knife1SKuganeKugane
64Meddle in MetalOroshigane Ingot1SKuganeKugane
66Renting MortalityDoman Steel Mortar1SKuganeKugane
66Sea-sawDoman Steel Saw1SKuganeKugane
66The Bigger the BladeDoman Steel Tachi
68Fire for HireMolybdenum Rimfire1/3TKuganeKugane
68Ingot to Wing ItMolybdenum Ingot1SKuganeKugane
68Knock on WoodMolybdenum Ball-pein Hammer1SKuganeKugane
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