BSM Leveling Guide 50-60
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Melting metal and melting gil in Ishgard? You’ve found the right page. Welcome to the Blacksmith leveling guide 50 to 60 edition! What are you waiting for – let’s forge ahead! For quick reference I’ll be putting the BSM levequest and classquest items up top.
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Blacksmith Levequest Table 50 to 60
|Class||Lv.||Type||#||Levequest Name||Item Name||Recipe Preview|
|BSM||50||S||1||Punching your Way to Success||Mythrite Patas||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2260/Mythrite-Patas|
|BSM||50||S||1||Barring the Gates to Foundation||Mythrite Katzbalger||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2255/Mythrite-Katzbalger|
|BSM||50||T||5||With Bearings Straight||Mythrite Nugget||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2330/Mythrite-Nugget|
|BSM||52||S||1||Freight and Barrel||Mythrite Stiletto||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2271/Mythrite-Stilettos|
|BSM||52||S||1||It's All About Execution||Mythrite Zweihander||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2276/Mythrite-Zweihander|
|BSM||52||T||2||Cautonary Cutlery||Mythrtite Culinary Knife||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2321/Mythrite-Culinary-Knife|
|BSM||54||S||1||I Saw the Pine||Hardsilver Saw||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2286/Hardsilver-Saw|
|BSM||54||S||1||I Could Feel That From Here||Titanium Creasing Knife||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2298/Titanium-Creasing-Knife|
|BSM||54||T||2||Keep Up With The Mechanics||Titanium Barreled Aquebus||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2282/Titanium-barreled-Arquebus|
|BSM||56||S||1||Diamond Sawdust||Titanium Battleaxe||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2268/Titanium-Battleaxe|
|BSM||56||T||2||Spirituality Inspector||Titanium Lump Hammer||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2290/Titanium-Lump-Hammer|
|BSM||58||S||3||Through Thick and Thin||Adamantite Nugget||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2334/Adamantite-Nugget|
|BSM||58||S||1||Winter Weather Conditions||Adamantite Dolabra (M)||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/31010/Adamantite-Dolabra|
|BSM||58||T||2||Sword For Plowshares||Adamantite Zweihander||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2279/Adamantite-Zweihander|
You can find a COMPLETE (All eight DoH classes) List of the above and below tables here: Full listing of 3.0 DOH Leve/Class Quest Items.
Blacksmith Class Quest Table 50 to 60
|Blacksmith||Lv||Class quest items||Recipe|
|BSM||53||Mythrite Rivets (x?)||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2335/Mythrite-Rivets|
|BSM||55||Titanium Bastard Sword||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2257/Titanium-Bastard-Sword|
|BSM||58||Titanium Lump Hammer||http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2290/Titanium-Lump-Hammer|
|BSM||Quest NPC||Fremordain||Ishgard (Jewelled Crozier)|
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Before you begin BSM 50+
- Go to the Blacksmith guild in Limsa, and get your quest to point you to your new quest giver.
- It’s now in Ishgard! Fremordain (Jewelled Crozier) is your questgiver… and client!
- You get 3 Commercial Issue Crafting Manuals: Use them wisely! Read the damn tooltip.
- Reminder: DO YOUR GC TURN-IN EVERYDAY.
If you can afford it, it’s worth an arm and a leg of EXP, buy NQ if you have to!
- Go to Ishgard and complete the quest “Inscrutable Tastes“. It unlocks the Scrip turn-in system.
Crafting Scrips, turn-ins and your Blacksmith:
So how does this all work? Basically, you craft Collectibles and hand them in for EXP, and later on, Scrips. This acts like a ‘free’ levequest! It’s infinitely repeatable – as long as you can afford to make the items. How do you craft a collectible? Using the skill Collectible Synthesis gives you a status effect wherein anything you craft will end up as a collectible.
UNLIKE NORMAL CRAFTING HQ% doesn’t matter. An items collectability is defined by its quality upon completion. So you don’t need to “HQ” everything you craft – just make sure you reach the minimum collectability! When you’re done, you’re prompted to keep the item as a collectible, or complete the synthesis normally. These items cannot be stacked, sold or traded. You may also “lower” an item from a collectible to a regular item!
Blacksmith Level 50 to 52
Leveling up your retainer (Battle class) is EXTREME value for Blacksmith, and other DoH
BSM 50 Levequest comparison:
- Mythrite Patas: If you’re going to do a single item leve – this is it.
Mythrite Katzbalger: Garbage mat requirements compared to the above.
- Mythrite Nugget:(R) Basic ‘ingot’ triple. Cheap, but difficult to HQ yourself.
What I did in this tier: Okay before you proceed let me warn you that you have a hidden weakness at level 50. I don’t know how else to explain it, at level 51 your capability to craft 3.0 recipes improves dramatically. So in this case I just synthed as many Mythrite Nuggets (and submitted my daily GC for the day – buy it if you have to or if you’re scared to fail) to reach 51. At 51 do the recommended leves above.
If you have a higher levelled ARM – use it to craft the various
‘ingots’ for your BSM!
BSM 52,53 Gear Check: Depending on how solid your DOH gear was coming into 50+, upgrading your Mainhand at L52 to Mythrite Lump Hammer, and Offhand at 53 to Mythrite File is a significant gain in stats. Just as HQ Rainbow Coatee. These three slots contain the bulk of your stats – don’t bother with the other items just yet.
Blacksmith Level 52 to 54
BSM 52 Levequest comparison:
- Mythrite Stiletto: The best single leve in this tier.
Mythrite Zweihander: This one just sucks.
- Mythrtite Culinary Knife:(R) The cheapest of the three.
What I did in this tier: Remember about the gear notes I wrote above at 52 and 53. As for the leves I was strapped for levequests during this time so I picked the triple. The stilleto isn’t so bad – Wyvern Leather and Void Glue are the only limiting factors. Whatever you do avoid Zweihander. I’ll just let you know now –
Generally speaking, in 3.0, BSM levequests range from ‘sucky’ to ‘not so sucky’, rarely did I feel happy doing them.
I wont remind you any further – you can use your higher levelled ARM if you have one, to help you craft the base materials needed for BSM synths.
Blacksmith Level 54 to 56
BSM 54 Levequest comparison:
- Hardsilver Saw: will 99% be cheaper to craft than creasing knife
- Titanium Creasing Knife: But check the costs anyway. It’s not a bad leve.
Titanium Barreled Aquebus:(R) The worst levequest in the game.
What I did in this tier: A bit of respite in this tier as you can shuffle around your mats to craft either the saw or knife. If you’re hard up and pissed off at this point you can…
Buy NQ’s off the MB or NPC’s and turn them in – that’s how crappy BSM leves can be, to drive you to such desperation.
BSM Level 56 – Scrip tier collectibles: Once you hit 56 you’ve now entered the scrip tier! Trust me on this, you’re going to need ALOT of these guys. Blacksmiths are a below average class to farm scrips with, but you should check everyday just in case you have the mats for some value submissions!
Blacksmith Level 56 to 58
BSM 56 Levequest comparison:
- Titanium Ingot: I liked this one! The other doesn’t exist in my eyes.
Titanium Battleaxe: Haha, this is a joke, right?
- Titanium Lump Hammer:(R) Make 2 FOR YOURSELF FIRST!
What I did in this tier: Okay listen up – Titanium Lump hammer may be a levequest item – but it’s also your main hand and a CLASS QUEST ITEM! Right off the bat I made one for my own use first (it will last you to level 60). The second one is for submitting the class quest. ONLY THEN would you consider making these for levequest turn-ins.
It’s your choice between the ingot and this. Ingot is harder to HQ, Lump Hammer is slightly more expensive (but faster to make).
I would like to expound on how terrible battleaxe is. In the time it takes you to craft the three ingots you need (You could have already submitted that as a leve!), you still need 2 Titanium Rivets, Wing Glue and Hallowed Chestnut Lumber – to complete that leve. “lolno”.
APPARENTLY TITANIUM NUGGET CAN APPEAR AS A COLLECTIBLE L56+! If it spawned for you, GET BSM DONE ASAP!
Blacksmith Level 58 to 60
BSM 58 Levequest comparison:
- Adamantite Nugget: Your only choice, but it isn’t a good one.
Adamantite Dolabra: These are hard to craft as a fresh 60… but now?? Adamantite Zweihander:(R) The worst levequest in the game II.
This tier is the “one true garbage”.
What I did in this tier: Guys, this is not a joke. Doing any of these levequests will result in your insanity. Adamantite Nugget is your only choice, and even then – it is VERY DIFFICULT to craft and HQ on your own without a decent set of equipment.
You have a few options here, none of them are great…
- Do older levequests. (I did this to some extent)
- (What I did) Use the Commercial Issue Manual and try to safely craft as many Adamantite Nuggets (you’ll be using a ton of these anyway).
- Check the scrip turn-ins for anything good.
- Submit NQ that you can pick up cheap at MB or NPC’s (Desperation)
- Do a few days worth of GC turn-ins (terrible too since it’s adamantite tier).
Whatever you choose, it’s probably gonna sacrifice either SPEED, EFFICIENCY or GIL. You won’t be happy doing any of the methods to hit 60, but at least you’re not alone. Good luck on the final push, friend.
If you’ve survived the slog to BSM 60, you’ve deserved congratulations! Fremordain would likely say, for striking the anvil or enemy forces – only determination would see you to the end.
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