MIN Leveling Guide 50-55
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Miner Level 50 to 60 (Heavensward Miner leveling)
So you’ve finally stepped into Ishgard as a Miner, ey? Well, luckily that the level 50 to 60 content is a lot better compared to 1 to 50. Leveling up seems a lot more dynamic, and there’s a little more to do (Collectibles & Scrips)! The guide begins with a chunky amount of basic information which I suggest you read, then proceeds to the nitty gritty of leveling your Miner.
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Miner Level: Level 0-50 | 50-60 | 60-70 | 70-80 | 80-90
Quick Mining Collectible & Rotation reference
|1||Yellow Copper Ore||284||Coerthas Western Highlands ~(31, 22)||12 ET||Slot 2|
|2||Yellow Quartz||400||The Churning Mists ~(35, 21)||2 ET||Slot 4||Same node as Green Quartz.|
|2||Pyrite||360||Dravinian Forelands ~(27, 17)||10 ET||Slot 3||Same node as Chalcocite, Limonite|
|3||Limonite||400||Dravinian Forelands ~(27, 17)||10 ET||Slot 4||Same node as Pyrite, Chalcocite|
|3||Green Quartz||400||The Churning Mists ~(35, 21)||2 ET||Slot 6||Same node as Yellow Quartz.|
|3||Chalcocite||400||Dravinian Forelands ~(27, 17)||10 ET||Slot 2||Same node as Pyrite, Limonite|
|4||Light Kidney Ore||450||Dravanian Hinterlands (lower right)||2 ET||Slot 3||(Scrip) Same node as Cuprite|
|4||Abalathian Rock Salt||450||Sea of Clouds (7,8)||12 ET||Slot 1||(Scrip) Same node as Red Quartz|
|4||Fossilized Dragon Bone||450?||Churning Mists, Landlord Colony||ANY||Random||Always up but RARE.|
|5||Red Quartz||450||Sea of Clouds (7,8)||12 ET||Slot 6||(Scrip) Same node as A. Rock Salt|
|5||Tektite||450?||Churning Mists, Landlord Colony||ANY||Random||Always up but RARE.|
|6||Cuprite||450||Dravanian Hinterlands (lower right)||2 ET||Slot 2||(Scrip) Same node as L. Kidney Ore|
Mining Collectible Rotations (Scrub tier 600 GP)
- 4 Yellow Copper Ore per node: Toil of the Pioneer > (Discerning Eye + Methodical Appraisal), Methodical Appraisal. Collect x4.
- Three collect: Toil of the Pioneer > (Discerning Eye + Methodical Appraisal), Methodical Appraisal x2. Collect x3
- Two collect: Reveal hit > (Discerning Eye + Methodical Appraisal x3) Collect x2
- Tryhard: Reveal hit (Discerning Eye + Methodical Appraisal x2), (Utmost Caution + Methodical Appraisal x2), Collect x1
- (See: Gathering Collectability rotations)
Before you begin your journey to 60 Miner…
Here’s a small checklist of things you should do before heading out to Ishgard.
- Visit Adalberta in the Miners’ Guild (Ul’dah), you’ll be directed to your new ‘GM’ in Ishgard.
- Class quests are now every 2 levels! Be sure to check often. (53, 55, etc)
- VERY IMPORTANT: Unlock Gathering Scrips & Collectibles.
- The quest is called Inscrutable Tastes, found in Ishgard (just slightly north from the Ishgard Aetheryte plaza!)
- Semi important: Unlock the 50+ Mining Levequests in Ishgard.
- Help! I can’t unlock these quests!? Do the Ishgardian side-quest: Taking in the Sights.
Get to Miner level 51: You can’t see the new mining nodes before then.
Do whatever it is you’ve been doing to get to 50. Levequests in MD, GC Submits, or straight up grinding with your new Commercial Survival Manual. You can access a new mining node in Coerthas Western Highlands, but the loot you get is somewhat useless. (It does have a high material level, so if your gear is up to snuff you can grind on these). Hell, you can even do the Mining Levequests in Ishgard!
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MINE IN AN AREA YOU CANNOT FLY IN. You’ve been warned.
While I admire you miners out there that want to rush mining only, trying to mine without a flying mount attuned to the map is absolutely crazy. Luckily, THERE IS A NEW SYSTEM TO HELP YOU LEVEL UP YOUR MINER…
Got to Miner 50~? Welcome to the world of Scrips and Collectibles!
So, lemme give you a short tutorial on the basics of collectibles and scrips. In non-60 terms, there are unspoiled nodes out there in the world which, when GATHERED AS A COLLECTIBLE, gives you a unique, un-sellable item whose only use it to be handed in to an NPC in Mor Dhona for EXP and scrips! Let me put it in simpler terms: Your miner can get hundreds and thousands of EXP per unspoiled collectible mining node. So how does this work? A basic mining collectible guide:
- You will get 2 new skills at 50: Collector’s Glove and Methodical Appraisal.
- Upon approaching a ‘collectible’ node (or any node) you can press Collector’s Glove to see if there are any.
- Yes? Ok, now click it to mine it… WHOA! Mind blown! Mining mini-game! How does it work!?
- Increase an items collectability by any Appraisal skill (in your newbie case, Methodical Appraisal).
- Whoa! “Wear” went up by 10! Yeah, don’t let it pass the maximum.
- Once you reached a collectability you desire, press on collect to mine them.
Perception increases collectability. Each appraisal and collect reduces node HP. Sometimes, MORE pieces for submission beats HIGHER QUALITY pieces – at least DURING the leveling process. You can see in the picture above: I can easily get the ‘tier 2 appraisal’ by using 3 appraisal skills, but if I only appraise twice but gather an extra time, that’s around 180k EXP versus 130k~. (See more:
Scrips & Collectibles guide).
Do not bother with collectibles if you have less than 600 GP. Use food if you have to.
Back in the day, leveling miner, it was all about the levequests. Now – it’s all about this.
MINING FORMAT FOR NEXT UPDATE FOLLOWS:
Mining 50 to 51 quick notes:
- Is it nearly 4 ET? Go to Coerthas Western Highlands and get your Yellow Copper. If not, then…
- Try out the Mining levequests in Ishgard. If not, then…
- Try out the Mining temple levequests in Ishgard. If not, then…
- Submit your GC daily. If done, then…
- Leves in Mor Dhona? Grind any material? If not, then…
- Repeat cycle until 51.
Mining Level 50 – 52
Mining collectibles unlocked:
(50): Yellow Copper Ore | Coerthas Western Highlands ~ (X Y) | 4:00 Eorzea time
Mining Next (53) Quest Item: You can preemptively farm 10 HQ Mythrite Ore in Coerthas West.
Mining temple levequests: are just beefier version of the regular ones. So any notes for miner leves apply to these too. On a general thought, Temple leves are very time efficient, but levequest allowance inefficient. They cost 10x the amount, but award maybe 4x? Not that ideal for leveling your miner, but ideal for slicing through a massive excess of leves.
What I did in this tier: I tunneled hard on Yellow Copper Ore. You can do the same if you’re leveling botany to ‘double up’ on EXP (2ET Dravanian Forelands, Old World Fig). If you wanna grind, which I did in between unspoiled nodes – grind the living hell out of Mythrite Sand. Your quest item, Mythrite Ore is also legit, and luckily all of these nodes can be found in CWH!!! Use leves if you want to, but I didn’t need ’em. These unspoiled EXP nodes are real.
The (50) Mining Levequests you want is: The Merits of Upcycling > Taken for Granite
50 Temp(L)e: Breaking Beacons > The Basics of Forgery
The (52) Mining Levequest you want is: Permit for Destruction of Religious Property (There’s only one Evaluation Leve afaik)
52 Templ(L)e: Rose Never Lets Go (There’s only one Evaluation Leve afaik)
LEVEL 52 QUICK GEAR CHECK:
Are you still using Mammon? Do yourself a favor and buy yourself a Mythrite Pickaxe. The NQ version can be NPC bought at Dravanian Forelands (32,23), and is slightly worse than the Mammon Supra. If you can craft or buy an HQ version: It ALMOST puts the damn Mammon Lucis to shame. Meld it a little? GG old world items.
LEVEL 53 !!!DO YOUR MINING QUEST!!!
Ok, I know of some OC people who want to evade doing quests or have something against using NQ items, or would like to leave at a 99 stack of items – but each millisecond you don’t do your 53 miner quest is value lost. Why? I’m happy you asked!
- NQ (No quality) Wyvernskin Jerkin completely obliterates a fully melded Forager’s Vest.
- Mythrite Sledgehammer (NQ, yes… NQ) makes your 10 million gil Forager’s Sledgehammer look like garbage.
Should I buy HQ 53 gear? It really depends on your needs. Personally, I did not have that much of a problem. As long as you have 600 GP and some brain cells, you’re OK. If you’re poor save the money for the 55 set (which I’ll be talking about later). If you’re rich: ‘cha-ching’.
Mining Level 52 – 54
Please check the level 53 note above. It’s useful. Tunnel onward at your own loss.
Mining collectibles unlocked:
(52): Yellow Quartz |The Churning Mists ~ (X Y) | 6:00 Eorzea time
(52): Pyrite | Dravinian Forelands ~ (27, 17) | 8:00 Eorzea time
Mining Next (53) Quest Item: 10 HQ Mythrite Ore in Coerthas West.
Mining Next (55) Quest Item: You can preemptively farm 10(?) HQ Titanium Ore in Dravanian Forelands, Chocobo Forest area.
What I did during this tier: Depending on your gear the 400 or 450 nodes will be difficult. If you’re trying to mine a new one use “The Tryhard“: Reveal hit (Discerning Eye + Methodical Appraisal x2), (Utmost Caution + Methodical Appraisal x2), Collect x1. (See Gathering Scrip Farming & Rotation, for clarity). I mean, I can’t possibly know your gear level and other specifics, so it’s best to go tryhard then adjust downwards if needed.
If grinding: Mythrite sand and ore are OK still. But now that your gear is better, I highly suggest grinding on good ol’ Titanium Ore. If you’re a crafter, you’ll be needing quite a bit of these. It also happens to be your next quest item, so amassing these is going to happen anyway! If you’re wondering what gem to mine if Titanium doesn’t show up, Star Sapphire is generally more valuable than Star Ruby – as it’s used in more recipes. But I’m assuming both are dirt cheap since most people want the Titanium, and are forced to farm something else. As a note, when you’re max level and farming this node – go for the Fire Shard.
The (52) Mining Levequest you want is: Permit for Destruction of Religious Property (only one Evaluation Leve AFAIK).
(52) Templ(L)e: Rose Never Lets Go (only one Evaluation Leve AFAIK).
The (54) Mining Levequest you want is: Talk about Boundaries > From Creepers to Squatters
(54) Temp(L)e: History Needs Some Revisions > All Of These Bases Belong to Us
Mining Level 55+: The turning point.
OK! So I’m putting a special note here. At this point, and at 56, the game literally changes. A lot of choices can be made for efficiency, speed, and maximum value while leveling. I’m putting a ‘next page’ here due to some serious page load-time warnings. Go to the MIN 54+!
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151 thoughts on “FFXIV Mining Leveling Guide (L90 Endwalker UPDATED)”
I’m getting a permission denied error while trying to visit certain links, do i need an account to view this guide?
You don’t need an account – and I’ve gotten other people saying the 403 is affecting them. I’ll look into it… very strange error…
I’m also getting the 403 Forbidden error on certain pages as well. Notably page 2 of this guide, the Crafting General Guide and FAQ, and a handful of others. If you have shell access to your WordPress install, make sure all folder permissions are set to 755 and file permissions set to 644.
Love this site, by the way!
Super annoying. I actually really hate WP. FFXIVGuild being on WP is one of the main reasons I’m having such a difficult time keeping it up to date. Sheesh… thanks for the advice, I’ll recheck my file permissions!
Love it or hate it, WP is still one of the best CMS platforms out there. Troubleshooting for any platform just sucks, unfortunately!
But it looks like the permissions thing worked and I can access those pages now! Yay!
If it didn’t, I had other tricks up my sleeve for you to try.
I did notice that the site has some sort of IP verification plugin (the name of which I forgot) when I tried visiting the general leveling guide. After verifying I wasn’t a robot, it wouldn’t advance, but refreshing the page worked. Just something for you to keep in mind in case the plugin might need an update or something.
Annoyingly, in the years since I made this site (I initially made this site to “practice” wordpress which was new technology at the time), the custom made VPS servers I’ve made throughout the years with my own “cms” just totally blows WP away since I can program exactly what I need… sigh.. perhaps it’s time to migrate.
As for security plugins I’ve tried disabling them completely – and since it’s so difficult for me to replicate the problem I cannot verify if that’s the problem. I’m actually guessing it’s not because I’ve used them for quite some time.
Apparently, my server provider installed some kind of server level security (Imunify 360). I feel the settings may be a bit off.
What a hassle!
Apparently yeah, it’s the server providers issue… Been working with them… but this third party security seems to be incredibly aggressive.
The file permissions, thank you for the suggestions! Annoyingly, the permissions were AOK but thank you very much for the suggestions… I have so few people to talk to regarding these kind of things haha. Would you like to PM me?
I don’t see a mention of where to turn in the level 71 collectibles. Been looking around for about an hour now.
L71 Collectables? In the Crystarium? Yeah, they’re nearby the Facet guys…
As many mentioned already, word of advice from someone who just wasted about a 1mil gil: don’t buy expensive HQ gear, especially at 70+, to upgrade your old stuff. Use the yellow scrips to acquire the gatherer gear from the vendors.
Yellow Scrip upgrades are mentioned at L80+, it is viable at 60+ as well but the older segments do not reflect this (the SHB part does)
Oi would you kindly suggest people gettin the script gear at 60-70 rather than sinking their hard earned gil into buying overprised gear off the market ?
Why is this guide missing so many random things that require you to make an extra google search? It’d be faster to just use google from the get-go then try and piece together what you need to be doing across multiple guides here ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Such as? The earlier parts of this guide are old, and are slated to be upgraded in this major expac release – would be open to suggestions…
/ac “Discerning Eye”
/ac “Methodical Appraisal”
/ac “Discerning Eye”
/ac “Methodical Appraisal”
/ac “Single Mind”
/ac “Methodical Appraisal”
doesn’t account for the 300gp needed to use toil of the mountaineer. at 700gp minus toil = 400gp left, minus dis 200 dis 200 puts you at zero gp left and therefore unable to use single mind….or am i missing something here?
You don’t do toil… you memorize the slot that it’s in and smack it to reveal. In essence you sacrifice 1 gathering attempt to retain GP
Just as a heads up to you, and anyone trying to copy/paste the macro: There is a difference between the “Angled” quotation marks in the macro above, and the type of quotation marks that the macros require. The following should work when pasted, or you can simply backspace and type in your own quotes in the macro screen:
/macroicon “Discerning Eye”
/ac “Discerning Eye”
/ac “Methodical Appraisal”
/ac “Discerning Eye”
/ac “Methodical Appraisal”
/ac “Single Mind”
/ac “Methodical Appraisal”
Ah, nevermind, the website automatically changed my quotes. You’ll need to backspace and replace each of them.
How do I go about getting the HQ gear if I fell behind in gathering from SB to ShB? All the HQ gathering gear is pretty pricey on the marketboard.
This comment is referencing leveling from 70 to 80***
You do NOT need crafted HQ gear for mining collectibles at 70-80. The yellow scrip II gear (Landking set) can easily take you all the way to 80, you just need to add sharp vision II to the collectible skill rotation.
Just saw this myself after I spent over 1.5 million Gil upgrading to the recommended gear. Pretty frustrating actually.
Not sure if it’s been mentioned somewhere in the comments (or maybe even in the guide and I missed it), but FYI…
Minekeep/Landmaster gear bought from the Idyllshire Splendors Vendor, augmented through Grinmox (Idyllshire npc) gives you iLVL 200 gear that will let you ride all the way to 70.
well i have been following this guide all the way up to now, so im just gonna write down what i have done so far for ym other miner friends that are leveling :D
the mining levequest from 64-66 is No Stone Unturned. very fast, and easy to grab bonus exp on
Same goes for level 66-68, you wanna grab the Dunes of Our Lives Levequest as that is exuially fast and gives a sweet 144k more if you get a 25% bonus.
haven’t gotten further than this yet, but i hope this will help :3
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Don’t forget Custom Deliveries in Idyllshire @ 4.6 x 6.7. I haven’t seen those mentioned in this guide yet. These grant a ton of red gathering scripts and EXP. You can turn in 6 per week. Always turn in the highest collectible rating possible. Same goes for Disciplines of the Hand as well.
noted. Thanks! :)
Hey, I believe you have the rotation for mining HQ adamantite wrong.
Reveal with Toil (300GP)> Chain 4 > Ageless Words (Deep Vigor?)> Deep Vigor (Solid Reason? 300GP)> Gather > Deep Vigor (Solid Reason? 300GP)> Gather.
With this rotation you would end up using 900GP!!!
Level 40 mining quest requires 20 HQ Jade from Haldrath’s March in CCH, south of Camp Dragonhead.
Just a quick question. You don’t mention anything regarding the Gyuki upgrades for the left side. The 63 quest offers Gyuki Hat, chest, hands and legs. Given that you talk about upgrading the accessories at 63, is it worthwhile doing the same for the left side or just hold out till 65.
63 upgrade is completely optional (left-side). It WILL help you, but not by much. I personally held till 65 but either way works
Was able to gather darksteel ore at lvl 46 south of camp dragonhead. May need to be updated ^_^
i do this when i need the HQ materials for botany/mining quests, but i don’t bother with the other materials on that node. go for the shards. they have 100% chance. spend the 300gp for the extra hit. then deep vigor. then i use the +1 yield and i get guaranteed 2 HQ from those nodes.
In the 25-30 part you said “You can grind Silver Ore as well for maximum profit. Don’t forget to use Deep Vigor to guarantee an HQ hit” How a lvl 25-30 miner can use deep vigor if the max chain they can do is 4 on a +1 node? Am I missing something? Spending 300 GP for an extra attempt sounds like a terrible strategy.
If you have at least 500 gp, and a +1 gathering node, and at _least_ an 85% gather rate, you can:
Move 1) Unearth if you have 100% gather chance, Sharp Vision II if you have at least 85% chance. Less than that, this strategy is a bit too unreliable to use. If you only have at least 400gp, skip this step.
Move 2) dig once.
Move 3) Solid Reason (restores +1 gathering chances, but you have to have spent at least one dig first. (costs 300gp)
Move 4-7) dig four times, you should have one gather chance left at this point.
Move 8) Deep Vigor will light up at this point. Use it for 100% HQ chance on the next dig.
Move 9) Bountiful Yield (costs 100gp) will +1 the yield from the next dig.
Move 10) Dig and receive a guaranteed 2 HQ minerals. This technique works well in botany, too.
I’ve been using Single Mind + Meth x2, Meth, Utmost Caution + Meth; usually brings around 450-460, uses 600 GP, and only knocks 2 off the gathering bar instead of 3.
Just a quick update for the Yellow Copper Ore i’m currently leveling mining and was keeping an eye out for this but it wasn’t appearing at the listed time of 12ET so i did a bit of looking and since Stormblood the time has been changed to 4am/pm ET.
A little suggestion,
At the 60+ part of the guide, I think you should mention the gathering/perception you should have after obtaining and melding the gaganaskin etc gear. I’m having a hard time figuring out at what point I should replace the itemlvl 200 mining gear you could get at the end of HW.
good suggestion… but if your gear is this high, you can replace your gear at around lvl 65
Nearest aetheryte for the lv 70 miner class quest is Ala Gannha, fyi.
Thanks for the detailed guides! I got botanist and miner both to 70 over the past three weeks thanks to this. About to start working on fisher tomorrow.
Thanks! wow.. that’s exactly what I’m gonna post!
Just confirming since I just hit 66 at the collectable appraiser– Raw Azurite does show up right at 66.
Your quip little comments are cute. :)
Just to let you know, you also get Marble in the same nodes as Electrium Sand in Upper La Noscea
so…no help for brand new gatherers? You’re sorry?
Please explain… What do you mean brand new. I’m open to suggestions, but I literally know not how to help your case.
“Field Mastery” is Botanist only, and not available as an option to miners. Do you mean to refer to a different skill in your guide for 60+ leveling?
Wow, I never noticed that it had a different name between BTN and MIN. It is indeed “Sharp VIsion” for miner – changing and thank you
No problem! I threw me off for a bit when looking so I thought I’d leave a comment. (This guide has been super helpful for getting past that initial 60-62 hump by the way, thank you for that! :)
Yellow Quartz is at 2:00 ET not 12 ET
Limestone now comes from Aleport in the 4th slot
Hey, just a head’s up, you don’t have to use Deep Vigor/Brunt Force twice in order to keep the effect of it. Use it once at Chain #4 and it applies to all gathers afterward, so those +2 Gathering Attempt nodes can really really help you out.
For lvl 50+ you say I need to have Gathering 600+. Please, can you inform how do I get the gear for that amount?
old comment, but I was puzzled by this as well. This guide assumes you were capped at lvl 50 in reborn, and got yourself the best set. For anyone coming after, there’s no way you’ll have 600, just completely ignore that part of the guide until you get to around 55.
Evenstar jade, dravania forelands, random like the fossilized, level 60 item, havent gotten it as turn-in yet.
That’s odd – is there another similar one?
On that last part for the lvl 60 Mining Quest help fro getting the Adamantite Ore, you need to change “Ageless Words” (BTN) to “Solid Reason” (MIN). I got kinda confused what you were talking about and was looking everywhere through all my actions and the node ran out on me :(
Kinda nit-picky comment, but I actually checked in my Actions list to see if I needed to drag Toil of the Pioneer onto my hotbar for MIN… then I realized it was a non-crossclass skill and what I needed was Toil of the Mountaineer, which was already on my hotbar.
Otherwise, I love your site! It’s been very helpful!
Um… Nothing big, I’m just OCD and I noticed it says the 46-50 node locations are in “Bluefrog” but it’s actually called “Bluefog” lolol Just thought I should say something ^.^
Oh also I was able to mine Darksteel Ore and I’m only level 47 .-.
That’s odd, I don’t remember being able to do it that early – but the success chance seems low at that time! But if you can try – why not!
Odd thing to note. At level 45 for whatever reason if you head to Bluefog right at that point you only can find the level 40 outcrops. At level 46 you can find the level 50 nodes. Not sure why but I noticed that one myself.
Haha, right. I always thought it was bluefrog – to be quite honest i’m sad it’s not :)
Just anted to say thanks sooo much for making this guide! It is so so so helpful. And I also thought it was camp Bluefrog for the longest time lol. We should just unofficially rename it. *nods*
Explain to me the purpose of the stockpile lists. Are they just to sell? For potentially crafting later on?
They are if you want to craft for yourself (for the purposes of leveling up), It’s not a huge deal but if you’re passing by… why not?
Hey, you have not one, not two, but three different values here for the lvl 15 miner’s quest. In the list at the beginning, you say 15 HQ Cinnabars. In the actual 11-15 section, you say 10 HQ Cinnabars at the beginning in bold type, but then when going through what to stockpile for grinding in that level range, you imply that it’s 20: “40 Cinnabar (20 for the quest)”
I just did the quest and I know it’s 10, but maybe make it not so ambiguous.
Wow, thanks! At least I got one of them right (in the actual section where the quest is discussed). Thankfully you reached out and the other 2 typos were fixed! Thanks!
can anyone tell me where wide gully is plz for lvl 30 class quest cant find him
Man, I dont know what else to suggest but follow the quest log!
In the mining guild, lower area across from the guild master.
Cuprite is in slot 2, not 3.
Hi I started to follow this guide and went of on a tangent when I discovered otherwise to make profit while grinding out my levels.
What I did simply was from 50-52 I leve quested taking the Quality quests (The merits of Upcycling and Taken for Granite) then from 52 onwards I proceeded to hard grind Mythrite Sand in CWH while collecting Yellow Copper Ore at each 12 interval. Originally I used the safety Toil of the Mountain > 3 Methodical with gaining 3 Then moved to Toil of the Mountain > 1 Methodical with 1 Utmost Caution Instinctual at 55 until until 57.
At 57 I kept collecting Mythrite during the off time from Yellow Copper but moved to doing toil of the Mountain > 1 Instinctual and depending on my I RNG (As Methodical rolls 115 with HQ 52 Pickaxe, 53 Quest sledge and full NQ 55 from moghome!) would depend what I do. If I rolled well on Instinctual I would Single Mind Methodical and have over my 240 and get 5 whole rocks! (That’s 300k every 35 minutes boys and girls!) otherwise I would have to utmost Caution followed by two Methdoicals and take 4 home. At 58 Mythrite sand really dips its exp gain so I set CWH as Home as Return was up every time I needed it and farmed Titanium from The Forelands.
This is baring in mind not having materia melded, not really buying HQ gear (I was using mining to make some money!!!) and having definitely less than 600gp. (I have 572 gosh HQ accs are expensive post 50)
I love you!
“…toil of the Mountain > 1 Instinctual and depending on my I RNG (As Methodical rolls 115 with HQ 52 Pickaxe, 53 Quest sledge and full NQ 55 from moghome!) would depend what I do. If I rolled well on Instinctual I would Single Mind Methodical and have over my 240 and get 5 whole rocks!…”
works perfect ^^
Just a heads up, you don’t get Unearth until level 15, so you cannot use it to get cinnabar
For a bit more info; The mining-dravania bluescrip book unlocks Aurum Regis Ore (mainhand) and Blue Quartz (offhand)
Right, I should update these as I have unlocked them as well.
(54): Green Quartz |The Churning Mists ~ (X Y) | 12:00 Eorzea time
It’s 2:00 not 12:00 :)
Cuprite is Slot 2, not 3. Adamantite is Slot 6 in Azys Lla at 11 ET AM/PM with a min collectability of 470.
Need to add Limonite Lv. 54 400+ 10 ET Slot 4(Dravnavian Forelands) – Same as Node as Pyrite
You have cuprite and light kidney ore listed for slot 3 it’s light kidney ore
Also list has cuprite in hinter lands n 58-60 says forelands
Cuprite slot 2
Hi, I am new here and recently started mining following this awesome guide. Currently level 16 and I am wondering if it is faster to grind or just to do the levequest for each 5 level?
A mix of both, but keep in mind you have to preserve leves if you’re going for DOH, or other DOL classes
Right! Sorry for the typo!
I think Dragonproofing is a better leve, don’t you? Its still a good chunk of exp with less than half the work Sticking it out has.
Or is there something I’m missing ; ;
Thanks for the helpful guide tho ; v ; Sad I’ve only just found it.
They take the 4 node evaluation over the 8 node because its the same exp for completion but takes less time and gp to complete.
Dragonproofing is the 4 node
Sticking it out is the 8 node
the mining rotations need to be fixed. It says “Toil of the pioneer” but that’s for botany and since this is a mining class, it should read “Toil of the mountaineer” just in case someone thinks “Oh… i need to lvl up my botanist to 50 in order to use these rotations.”
I’m sorry, but thankfully the context gets across. I’ll fix this in the next round of edits.
Couple things I think you should add:
The LVL55 gear update section should say that all 6 left side pieces can be purchased at moghome.
The LVL59 offhands can be purchased inside Matoya’s Cave in the Hinterlands.
Another possible level 56 collectible turn in is Abalathian Rock Salt (http://xivdb.com/?item/12901/Abalathian-Rock-Salt).
Minimum requirement 450, top left corner of Sea of Clouds (same node as red quartz). Slot 1, 12 o’clock spawn and does reward scrips.
I’ve never gotten that in my daily! thanks!
The 58 quest (yep, skips to 58, but rewards a 57 pickaxe,) is 10 HQ Hardsilver.
thank you for the updated guide for 50-60! great start, and I appreciate the work!
Might i make a suggestion? a few changes in your steps for slow learners like me :) – on the last step (where you say, “Once you reached a collectability you desire, press on collect to mine them”) if you added “the minimum collectability level is 240 for turnins, the NPC will not accept lower levels of quality”, I think it would save people a few unspoiled nodes…still not sure what to do with those odd 10 collectables i have with quality under 240…can i craft with them?
You can downgrade them to their non-collectable item (thus allowing them to stack and be sold/used for crafting). At later levels, you get a skill called “Aetherial Reduction” that reduces some collectable items to their base aetherial form, also giving you a chance to get rare item in the process.
Ah, cool! Never noticed that downgrade option!
MORE CLARIFICATION! You can not aetherically reduce some collectibles. Just press “lower quality” and they become the regular gathered versions.
!!!!COMMENTS BELOW THIS ARE PRE HEAVENSWARD!!!!
Why does it say stockpile why do ya stockpile that ?
It’s merely a suggestion… if you wish to level up DOH, these are probably all you’re gonna need to hit all 50’s
Great help for leveling, but my 40 quest was raw amethyst hq not raw jade. Dunno if it was changed or what but figured I’d share.
Funny I just did it for my 40 quest and it was HQ jade.
Love your site, just a nitpicky little comment, because I’m already in a snarky mood… All the node location charts say that they’re level 46-50.
Miner 15: Cinnabar (HQ) 15
Changed to 10 Cinnabar HQ
Level 25 Mining Levequests: East Shroud, Quarrymill. <<< This should be South Shroud.
Great guide, where are the unspoiled nodes and end game gear guides? The links weren’t working.
odd.. end-game gear guide… and for unspoiled, while I made a guide here.. ffxivclock.com would serve you much better :)
Just to let people know if it hasnt already been said.. you can mine darksteel before you level past 48 i have done it twice now.
Thanks! It might be difficult, but it is indeed doable!
The level 20 nodes aren’t showing up for me. I just completed the level 15 job quest. I checked to make sure prospect was on and even updated my gear, just in case, but nothing shows up on my minimap or in game. Any ideas on what’s happening?
20 nodes show at 16 if i remember correctly!
Lv. 35 node in Sorrel Haven also has Granite.
The gathering guides aren’t updated to include farming some of the “housing only” mats, since not everyone might be able to use them. Thoughts on this?
More suggestions on the rocks please.
So, For the Level 35 Levequests, who are we supposed to speak to ?
I see a guy that does guildheists and another guy that does Grand company quests, but nobody that does Levequests @ the Observatorium.
Lil help, anyone? :)
Same Question. I went to Coerthas and looked everywhere but there’s no one in or around the Observatorium that hands out Leve quests.
you may have to “unlock” them first by doing the trial leve.
Actually, unless you already have a DoL class at or past level 35, you can’t accept or even see level 35 fieldcraft levequests
A correction to my previous reply, even if your BTN or FSH are level 35, your MIN must be level 35 in order to do the level 35 levequests
Thanks for all your help really great man
thx for this guide!!!!! i love you e.e
one question: “Level 20/25 Mining Levequests: East Shroud, Quarrymill.” e.e??
quarrymill is on south e.e
ah good catch! fixing
lvl 26/30 also say “Level 25 Mining Levequests: East Shroud, Quarrymill.” ; a ;
25 does indeed mean 25-30.. tho ill look at overall formatting for clarity
So do you advise getting 50 then go back and get achievements for ilvl 55 gear?
I’m a level 20 miner and I cannot find any mining above level 10 near blackbrush. I have scoured the area in and around the clutch, royal allegan sunway, and beyond. do i need to do the level 20 quest in la nocsea to unlock it? or is this a glitch on the games end?
If you are referring to the level 20 locations listed as being at “Royal Allagan Sunway”, be aware that this is a location in Eastern Thanalan, and it is different from the “Royal Allagan Starway” near Black Brush Station (Central Thanalan).
If you are referring to the level 15 locations listed under Node ID 15c, the location for these should really say “Exit to Western Thanalan”. (They should also include “Fine Sand” as one of the items, too.)
Haha yes we were also thinking of putting “EXIT TO..” like you suggested, haha. To be honest, there is an in-game node list, but we hoped by guiding the player with map text, it may be easier for them.
The housing “rocks”, and gardening soil have yet to be added to the nodes…
In the 41-45 table you stated that Electrum Ore is found at Camp Drybone when its actually located at camp bronze lake. Amazing guide it really helped me level my mining i really appreciate it :D
Nice catch. Fixed thanks!
You CAN actually mine darksteel ore WITHOUT being level 50. You’ll have a low rate of success unless you use your + gathering chance skills at below 50, however. Darksteel ore is ALWAYS the 3rd node from the top, you DO NOT need toil of the mountaineer to reveal the node. Simply hit the 3rd node to clear it, then proceed to mine as normal.
Was just about to write the same thing. It is possible, I mined the Ore myself at lvl 46 with decent main, chest and gloves. The given exp for this node is also pretty decent.
Excellent guide so far! Looking forward to updates, I know it can’t be easy to compile all the information.
You didn’t say where to find Effervescent Water
will fix! It’s west of quarrymill, near buscarrons druthers
any Mining Macros?
As far as I can see, I don’t think there are many practical mining macros.
Is this going to be updated all the way to 50 at some point? Just wondering if I should bookmark because I love the layout. Thanks so far!
Yes it will be as soon as possible :)
Awesome man – bookmarked. Thanks.
Hey, thanks for the great work so far! I started following your suggestions tonight. Question: are the suggested stockpiles meant to help with leveling DoH classes, or are those used for levequests, or something else?
Looking forward to more updates!
Grand company supply missions, and the eventual link to our gathering guides into crafting guides :D. so much information to compile…