FFXIV Blacksmith (BSM) Class Guide & FAQ

Where is the Blacksmithing Guild? The Blacksmiths Guild is located in Limsa Lominsa, and is Headed by Brithael, who is pictured above. [City & Guild Locations]

If you’re new to crafting, you might want to check out Crafting General Guide / FAQ first, and our Crafting General Leveling Guide.

What do Blacksmiths craft? (End Game)

Battlecraft Gear
2h Axes (Marauder / Warrior Arms)
Swords (Gladiator / Paladin Arms)
**Pugilist Arm

Tradecraft Gear
Blacksmiths Cross-Pein Hammer (Main Hand)
Blacksmiths File (Off-Hand)
Armorsmiths Doming Hammer (Main Hand)
Armorsmiths Pliers (Off-Hand)
Leatherworkers Head Knife (Main Hand)
Leatherworkers Awl (Off-Hand)
Carpenters Saw (Main Hand)
Carpenters Claw Hammer (Off-Hand)
Culinarians Knife (Off-Hand)
Alchemists Mortar (Off-Hand)
Goldsmiths Chaser Hammer (Main Hand)

Fieldcraft Gear
Botanist Hatchet (Main Hand)
Botanist Scythe (Off Hand)
Miners Pickaxe (Main Hand)
Miners Sledgehammer (Off-Hand)

Components used by other crafting classes
Ingots, Rivets, Plates


What classes should be Blacksmiths?

Marauders (Warriors) and Gladiators (Paladins) have the most to gain from Blacksmithing.  However, from the list above, you can see the wide variety of crafting and gathering arms they can craft. Being a high-level blacksmith indirectly helps leveling up your other crafting classes, since almost all crafting and gathering arms come from them. In a sense, blacksmithing supports other crafting classes.

Again, every crafting class benefits / relies on other crafting classes for components, so it’s never truly useless to train Blacksmithing (or all crafting classes)

Blacksmith skills

Every Crafting (Disciple of Hand) class shares a large pool of skills, four  of which are unique to each class. Below are the Blacksmithing only skills.

Ingenuity1515 CPLowers recipe level to the current level for the next three steps.
Brand of Fire2515 CPIncreases progress. Progress doubles when recipe affinity is Fire.
Efficiency: 100%(200%)
Success Rate: 90%
Ingenuity II4332 CPLowers recipe level to three below current level for the next three steps.
Name Of Firename of fire ALCHEMIST CRAFTING SKILLS FFXIV ARR5415 CPFor the next five steps, Brand of Fire efficiency is increased. Increase determined by current progress.
Only one Name of the Element action can be used per synthesis.

Blacksmithing Skills Discussion

Ingenuity: Only good for attempting any craft above your current level. This “reduces” the “amount” of progress you need for completion and HQ. Can save you some CP…

Brand of Fire: Like any ‘brand’ skill, this is almost always better than any generic synthesis skill. As a cross-class skill, this of course depends on the element of the item you’re crafting. Use it if you the item you’re crafting is Fire element. (Determined by shard used?)

Ingenuity II: Technically useful for ANY craft, but really shines with end-game level crafts. This becomes a must have (Even worth it for level 50 crafts!) The low CP price is worth it if you save 2-3 steps worth of synthesis.

Overall, Ingenuity I and II are worth getting for the long haul. By experience, crafting anything above your level (Or level 70 crafts) are noticeably more difficult. You’ll never be sad to have one of them as a cross-class skill. Brand of Fire, like any brand, is great to have.

Blacksmith Leveling Guide

We suggest starting crafting by leveling all crafting classes to 15 at once.

Where are the Blacksmithing Levequests?

  • Level 1-45 Levequests: Limsa Lominsa Adventurers Guild.
  • Level 1-5: Red Rooster Stead
  • Level 10: Swiftperch
  • Level 15: Aleport
  • Level 20 – 25: Quarrymill.
  • Level 30: Costa Del Sol
  • Level 35: Coerthas, Observatorium.
  • Level 40:  Coerthas, Whitebrim.
  • Level 45: Mor Dhona, St. Coinachs Find.
  • Level 50 – 60: Ishgard


  • A crafting class which heavily supports other crafting classes.
  • Gladiators (Paladins) and Marauders (Warriors) take the most from blacksmithing, but is essential to any person who is heavily invested to crafting.
  • Blacksmiths skills are powerful, but only benefit the most difficult of crafts.

Check out our other crafting class guides:
Alchemist | Armorsmith | Blacksmith | Carpenter | Culinarian | Goldsmith | Leatherworker | Weaver

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