FFXIV Mining Leveling Guide (80 Shadowbringers Updated)

Shadowbringers Updated up to Level 80! Level up Mining Quickly! Stop wasting time! Power Level your Miner!

MIN Leveling Guide 70-80

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Miner Leveling Guide – Navigation:
MIN Level: [01-15] | [16-35] | [36-50] | [50-60] |[60-70] | [70-80]

Miner L70 to 80 – The First Step

So, back at it, ey? Thankfully, the Shadowbringers tier to L80 for your MIN is weirdly easy…. but don’t slack off now! Let’s get to it!

Before continuing, stock up on a few things!

Every journey begins with supplies and ends depending on how well you stocked up! Leveling Miner to 80 is no different.

Food: Mushroom SauteCordials
  • Preferred Food: Mushroom Saute NQ (Gathering 61, Perception 30)
  • Source: Crystarium NPC Hanji-Fae (X:9.6, Y:14.7) Near Musica Aethernet.
  • Cost: 3548 Gil

An ideal food buff MIN leveling. Raw stats like Gathering and Perception are infinitely more useful while leveling. GP is largely useless unless you’re hitting benchmark amounts. So don’t worry if your food buff doesn’t have it.

“Hey, it’s expensive!” If you’re not making money while gathering (even collectables give gil and scrips), there’s something wrong…

This guide is setup so that you do not NEED this for collectables, but it helps your gathering rating. It’s great for grinding mats.


This is somewhat important. If you’re gunning for many different collectables, then you’ll need more of these.

Where to get Cordials? Crafting or the Market Board. These are usually pretty cheap, although I cannot speak for what is cheap for everyone…

Other Sources of Cordials? From time to time, I use GC Seals to buy ’em. 500 per 1 seems bad but it’s “FREE”, due to the seals you get submitting gear and other things. For future reference, feel free to dump your excess GC seals on these or Ventures for future expacs.

Miner L70 to L71

Yet again we set off our Miner leveling journey in a new tier welcomed by the dreaded “DEAD ZONE”. Worry not! Mahiko San got your back! I also recommend you read every chunk, (for example read this chunk of text then level to 71 so on so forth)

L70 to L71 - The Dead Zone, and why?

Grinding kinda sucks, and you can’t do new collectables!

Random Gear Levels: I cannot know what kind of gear you entered Shadowbringers with so I cannot make general recommendations. It’s very likely you’re wearing some pretty sub-optimal gear.

Not much to grind! There are only TWO new items available for you to grind. Namely: Yellow Alumen and Coarse Saltpeter in Amh Araeng. Thankfully, these items are rather useful – unlike the item offered in our Botanist’s counterpart.

You also have ONE new unspoiled node (which happens to be your collectable WHICH YOU LIKELY CANNOT FARM).

Levequests are the KEY to escaping the MIN L70-L71 Dead Zone!

MIN L70 Levequests & Recommendation

LevelMIN LevequestPlateType & NoteMap
70Barmy for BallistasMerchant4 Node Evaluation (GREAT!!!!)Kholusia
70Jewelry for AllArcher8 Node Evaluation (Still Great!)Kholusia
70The Search for SlagHe-manGather 40 (JUNK)Kholusia
DoH Levequest RefresherNorvrandt Leve Plates

Not all DoH Levequests are created equal! You want the levequests which have these objectives:

  • 4 Node Evaluation
  • 8 Node Evaluation

As they are not only faster on average, but yield significantly more EXP. The other two objective should be avoided:

  • Gather 40
  • 32 or Fail

It’s a different world in MANY respects! Naturally, Norvrandt has DIFFERENT LEVE PLATES, too! Take Merchant” and “Archer (4 and 8 Node Evaluation, respectively). Avoid “He-man”, and “Cid Old Guy” (Gather 40 and 32 or Fail, respectively)

MIN L70 to 71 – Other EXP Sources

Burning Levequests aside, what else is there to help power through the dead zone?

Daily GC SubmissionWeekly Custom DeliveryGrinding...

Once a day, your GC asks you for some things you can gather – giving you a CHUNKY EXP REWARD in return. Check this by pressing CTRL+U, then clicking “Next Mission Allowance.

This is basically a FREE and FAT “levequest” that refreshes every day. Naturally, HQ gives more EXP but you can go for NQ if you’re in a hurry or in a pinch. Go out of your way to do them (or buy them off the MB), especially the “starred” entries.

These give decent EXP and scrip rewards and are very easy to do. You can only do 12 a week – not too bad, I suppose. Don’t skip out on these every week! They even give good rewards at max level.

  • Khloe Alpaioh and Adkiragh in Idyllshire.
  • M’naago in Rhalgr’s Reach.
  • Kurenai in Tamamizu.

Take note that these 12 weekly submissions are not only SHARED AMONGST ALL DoH AND DoL CLASSES, but also SHARED BETWEEN ALL “CLIENTS”. Each client can accept maximum 6 a week.

Using all 12 on one class SHOULD immediately remove you from the DEAD ZONE – but this is once a week.

You “CAN” grind right now but should you? While Yellow Alumen and Coarse Saltpeter are pretty useful, it’s not exactly fast… If you do choose to grind try to use some manuals and make sure your food buff is on.

The only grinding I did at this point was when trying to get my own HQ materials for GC daily submissions.

Unlock Crystarium Deliveries (“Class Quest”)

Shadowbringers gives us “Crystarium Deliveries“, which ARE NOT LIKE CUSTOM DELIVERIES. They are kind of like “SHARED CLASS QUESTS”. For Miner this means questing for the Facet of Gathering.

UnlockingHow does it Work?Try it out!

A lot of reminders and things to do here, but ultimately Levequests are the main source of EXP to get out of the dead zone, supported by GC submits & Class Quest.

New Skill @ 71 - Stickler

Stickler is a pretty cool skill, but has little to no use while leveling up. The following sentence describes Sticklers main use-case: “I’m out of GP, but will sacrifice a gathering attempt to push my rating a little higher”.

Miner L71 to L72

Lots of things to do once your MIN hits 71 so READ UP! Before anything else, HERE IS A VERY CRITICAL GEAR UPDATE! So you can finally FARM COLLECTABLES FOR MEGACHUNKS OF EXP.


L71 Miner Gear UPDATE
SlotMIN L71+ Gear UpdateCheap Meld ICheap Meld II
Main HandHQ Deepgold PickaxeAny (Spiritbond)
Off HandHQ Deepgold SledgehammerAny (Spiritbond)
HeadHQ Brightlinen Turban of GatheringGuile VAny (Spiritbond)
ChestHQ Brightlinen Coat of GatheringGuile VAny (Spiritbond)
HandsHQ Smilodonskin Gloves of GatheringGuerdon VAny (Spiritbond)
BeltHQ Smilodonskin Survival BeltGuile V
LegsHQ Brightlinen Bottoms of GatheringGuerdon VGuerdon V
BootsHQ Smilodonskin Shoes of GatheringGuile VGuile V
EarringHQ Smilodonskin EarringsGuile V
ChokerHQ Smilodonskin ChokerGuile V
WristHQ Smilodonskin WristbandGuile VI
RingHQ Smilodonskin RingGuile VI
RingHQ Smilodonskin RingGuile VI

With these gear and melds you’ll easily be able to farm the collectables. Also you’ll have exactly 700 GP which is really important for the collectable rotation! Speaking of which…


70+ Min CollectableLMapAetheryteXYSlotTime
Raw Hematite70KholusiaStilltide342382ET
Raw Diaspore71Il MhegWolekdorf261366ET

Once you reach 71 and upgrade your gear – you can farm TWO COLLECTABLES! With this gear and melds you can pull off an “extra gather”…

L71+ Collectable Rotation
  • Make sure your Collector’s Glove is on.
  • Field Mastery II (optional or adjust)
  • Hit the correct slot
  • Gather the material (WITH COLLECTOR’S GLOVE ON!!!!)
  • (The following skills can AND SHOULD BE MACRO’D)

/ac “Discerning Eye” <wait.3>
/ac “Methodical Appraisal” <wait.3>
/ac “Discerning Eye” <wait.3>
/ac “Methodical Appraisal” <wait.3>
/ac “Single Mind” <wait.3>
/ac “Methodical Appraisal” <wait.3>

Click Collect until node vanishes.

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If you need a little reminder about what and how this works, here it is.

With Collector’s Glove on, instead of gathering an item you will enter a mini-game, with the goal of increasing the item’s collectability.

The material can withstand 30 “Wear” (many of your collectability skills interact with item wear). ASIDE FROM WEAR, you must still respect gathering attempts.

Once you’re happy with the collectability, click the Collect button until you cannot gather any longer.

MIN L71+ Gathering Nodes Unlocked! Grinding?

You can finally access a bunch of new items to gather. Open the gathering log by pressing (default) B, so you can review what new nodes were unlocked.

I try to gather at least 1 of each item for gathering log completion
(and a bit of bonus EXP!)

MIN L71+ Levequests?

I don’t think you should add Levequests in your routine while leveling up any longer. They’re great for muscling past the deadzone – but their only purpose from now on, IMO, is to “SPEED THINGS UP” (Also, leves are quite important for DoH classes if you’re leveling those). I will list the great L72 leves in the next section, if you’re interested.

Miner L72 to 74

NO CHANGES IN THE METHOD YOU USE TO LEVEL UP for a good two levels. There’s a few things going on until then (listed in the boxes below). The moment you hit L74, please read the next section ASAP!

  • Collectables (Raw Diaspore > Raw Hematite)
  • > Levequests (only if you’re RUSHING)
  • > Grinding mats you need or sell.

While maximizing your daily GC submits and weekly custom deliveries (if you choose to use them on your miner).

MIN L72 Levequests

Like I said, I don’t recommend this anymore unless you’re really in a hurry. (They’re better off spent on Fishing and DoH, IMO). Of course, use them if you’re overcapped. Same old same old “Get evaluation, avoid the rest”.

MIN 72 Levequests
LevelMIN LevequestPlateType & NoteMap
72Secret StonesArcher8 Node Evaluation (Still Great!)Il Mheg
72Crystallized RevengeHe-manGather 40 (JUNK)Il Mheg
72New NecklacesCid-LookingGet 32 or Fail (JUNK)Il Mheg

MIN L72 to 74 Other events

L73 - New delivery for Facet of Gathering

As implied, your Facet of Gathering will accept 6 new submissions. Remember this is shared between your Botanist, too.

Non-unspoiled Collectables?

You have a new collectable option, Highland Spring Water, but it kinda sucks. It’s one of those “non unspoiled” collectables which are hardly worth. Note that I will almost never recommend these types of collectables.

Why? The typical node only has 4 gathering attempts – meaning you spend all your GP for likely a single gather (maybe 2), and the EXP isn’t even that good.

Nothing special in this tier – spam those collectables for godly EXP.

Miner L74 to 76

Your usual leveling routine doesn’t change – but you have some gear upgrades you wanna take care of ASAP – and some optional ones to consider.

MIN L74 Gear update

But you do not NEED it until L76. Get is ASAP though.

L74+ Miner Gear UPDATE
SlotMIN L74+ Gear UpdateCheap Meld ICheap Meld II
HeadHQ Atrociraptorskin Cap of GatheringGuile VAny (Spiritbond)
ChestHQ Atrociraptorskin Vest of GatheringGuile VAny (Spiritbond)
HandsHQ Atrociraptorskin Gloves of GatheringGuerdon VAny (Spiritbond)
EarringHQ White Ash EarringsGuile V
EarringHQ White Ash NecklaceGrasp II

While there are many other pieces of gear available – EVERYTHING ELSE IS OPTIONAL.

WEAPONS!?Other Slots?

The L74 Weapons are a HUGE UPGRADE. It’s a titanic difference from the “catch up gear” the L71 tier was. However, you don’t NEED them to keep amassing collectables.

If you grind a lot for your own materials or for selling, GET THEM NOW! The higher gathering chance helps you save GP for more farmy +yield skills instead of +gathering chance.

The small speed gains in leveling are welcome, too, but not a reason you should consider them.

Boots, Belt, and Legs are the weakest slots for any DoH, and I only changed up the accessories to reach a new GP threshold.

If you can afford it, sure, I suppose… It helps a tiny bit. No big deal either way.

What I did: I simply did my thing until all the items I needed replacing spiritbonded. Keep note that YOU CAN EXTRACT MATERIA. Don’t worry if you don’t pick them up ASAP @ 74 – but the sooner the better.

MIN L74 Levequests

Same old, same old here – I don’t recommend ’em but if you’re rushing here you, go! Remember – avoid non-evaluation!

MIN 74 Levequests
LevelMIN LevequestPlateType & NoteMap
74Knowledge is PowerMerchant4 Node Evaluation (GREAT!!!!)Rak’tika Greatwood
74Rocks from Rak’tikaArcher8 Node Evaluation (Still Great!)Rak’tika Greatwood
74Jewels for JewelryHe-manGather 40 (JUNK)Rak’tika Greatwood

Well, that’s about it. Aside from these minor gear upgrades, it’s same old same old collectable spamming Raw  Hematite + Raw Diaspore until L76.

Miner L76 to 77

A new collectable gets unlocked – Raw Triplite! It vastly speeds up the process, but you need to have gotten the L74 gear upgrades outlined above!

MIN L76 New Collectable!

70+ Min CollectableLMapAetheryteXYSlotTime
Raw Triplite76Amh AraengInn at Journey’s Head2028712ET
Raw Hematite70KholusiaStilltide342382ET
Raw Diaspore71Il MhegWolekdorf261366ET

You will NOT reliably be able to collect Raw Triplite.

MIN L76 Levequests

No changes to my advice here – avoid using them unless you’re capped or impatient. Evaluation leves > all.

MIN 76 Levequests
LevelMIN LevequestPlateType & NoteMap
76The Magic of MiningMerchant4 Node Evaluation (GREAT!!!!)Amh Araeng
76Road to RecoveryHe-manGather 40 (JUNK)Amh Araeng
76Jewelry is ForeverCid-LookingGet 32 or Fail (JUNK)Amh Araeng

Aside from the new collectable, just keep doing what you’ve been doing!

Miner L77 to 80

You’re at the final stretch to level 80 Miner! Thankfully, there’s no real change on how you should go about it.

  • Gather your Raw Triplite > Raw Hematite > Raw Diaspore
  • Levequests if you’re in a hurry
  • Daily GC submissions and other extraneous EXP sources.
  • Grinding!

MIN L77 Optional Gear upgrades


SlotMIN L77+ Gear UpdateCheap Meld ICheap Meld II
Main HandHQ Titanbronze PickaxeAny (Spiritbond)
Off HandHQ Titanbronze SledgehammerAny (Spiritbond)

These are very useful for when you want to grind or gather materials on your own, but have almost no relevance to collectable farming. Personally, since I gather for my own DoH classes, I opted to pick these up / make them. Aside from these, the shirt may prove useful to you.

MIN L78 Levequests

You know the drill by now. Only use this if you’re in a hurry or capped at 100 leves. Avoid non-evaluation.

MIN 78 Levequests
LevelMIN LevequestPlateType & NoteMap
78Crystal MedsMerchant4 Node Evaluation (GREAT!!!!)Lakeland
78Lakeland’s LegacyArcher8 Node Evaluation (Still Great!)Lakeland
78Back StrongerCid-LookingGet 32 or Fail (JUNK)Lakeland

Miner Level 80 – What to do!?

That’s it for the 70 to 80 Mining Shadowbringers tier! Discussing the end-game here seems a little weird so I might revive or remake the good ol’ DoL End-game guide – stay tuned!

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151 thoughts on “FFXIV Mining Leveling Guide (80 Shadowbringers Updated)”

  1. I’m getting a permission denied error while trying to visit certain links, do i need an account to view this guide?

      1. 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!

        1. 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!

          1. 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.

          2. 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!

          3. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ?

  4. 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)_/¯

  5. your macro
    /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?

    1. 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

  6. 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”

    1. Ah, nevermind, the website automatically changed my quotes. You’ll need to backspace and replace each of them.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    1. Just saw this myself after I spent over 1.5 million Gil upgrading to the recommended gear. Pretty frustrating actually.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!!!

  13. 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.

    1. 63 upgrade is completely optional (left-side). It WILL help you, but not by much. I personally held till 65 but either way works

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

    1. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Just confirming since I just hit 66 at the collectable appraiser– Raw Azurite does show up right at 66.

  21. Just to let you know, you also get Marble in the same nodes as Electrium Sand in Upper La Noscea

  22. “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?

    1. 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

      1. 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! :)

  23. 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.

    1. 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.

  24. 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 :(

  25. 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.

  26. 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 ^.^

        1. 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.

      1. 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*

  27. 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.

    1. 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!

  28. 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)

    1. 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 ^^

  29. For a bit more info; The mining-dravania bluescrip book unlocks Aurum Regis Ore (mainhand) and Blue Quartz (offhand)

  30. Cuprite is Slot 2, not 3. Adamantite is Slot 6 in Azys Lla at 11 ET AM/PM with a min collectability of 470.

  31. Need to add Limonite Lv. 54 400+ 10 ET Slot 4(Dravnavian Forelands) – Same as Node as Pyrite

  32. 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?

    1. A mix of both, but keep in mind you have to preserve leves if you’re going for DOH, or other DOL classes

  33. 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.

    1. 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.

  34. 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.”

    1. I’m sorry, but thankfully the context gets across. I’ll fix this in the next round of edits.

  35. 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.

  36. 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?

    1. 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.

      1. MORE CLARIFICATION! You can not aetherically reduce some collectibles. Just press “lower quality” and they become the regular gathered versions.

    1. 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

  37. 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.

  38. 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?

    1. 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?

  39. 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? :)

    1. Same Question. I went to Coerthas and looked everywhere but there’s no one in or around the Observatorium that hands out Leve quests.

        1. Actually, unless you already have a DoL class at or past level 35, you can’t accept or even see level 35 fieldcraft levequests

          1. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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?

    1. 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.)

      1. 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…

  42. 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

  43. 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.

    1. 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.

  44. 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!

    1. Grand company supply missions, and the eventual link to our gathering guides into crafting guides :D. so much information to compile…

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