FFXIV Goldsmith Leveling Guide L1 to 80 | 5.3 ShB Updated

Shadowbringers UPDATED! Goldsmith Power Leveling to 80! GSM Levequest Items comparisons and value moves per tier!

GSM Leveling Guide 15-35

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…

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)

Useful links to have open:  Goldsmith Leves Guide

GSM Leveling – Navigation [0-15] | [15-35] | [35-50]
[50-60] | [60-64] | [64-70] | [70-80]

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

At L15+, the time is ripe to start doing these! The main purpose why I push for this is –

They’re valuable while leveling crafters!

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.

Goldsmith Level 15-20

Level 15 Goldsmith Class Quest Item: Fang Earring & Brass Gorget
Level 15 GSM Leves [L]ocation: Camp Drybone | Ul’dah
Level 15 Goldsmith Leves Items Discussion:

I don’t recommend regular leves here, Courier/Reverse Courier are still best here.

[H][1] Brass Ring – Equally best.
[H][1] Brass Wristlets of Crafting – lesser exp…
[C][1] Brass Circlet (Sunstone) – (From Ul’dah to Camp Drybone)
[RC][1] Brass circlet (Danburite) – (From Camp Drybone to Ul’dah)
[L][1] Brass Ring of Crafting – Equally best.
[L][1] Bat Fang Needle – lesser exp…

Aside from the recommended courier/reverse courier items, Brass Ring and Brass Ring of Crafting are the best single submit leves.

If Grinding: HQ Brass Ingot / Rings.

Goldsmith Level 20-25

Level 20 Goldsmith Class Quest Item: Staghorn Staff (Materia Enhanced)
Level 20 GSM Leves [L]ocation: Quarrymill | Ul’dah
Level 20 Goldsmith Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Decorated Copper Scepter – Precursor, no.
[H][1] Coral Ring – Hmm.. might be expensive.
[C][1] Wind Brand – Courier. So and so…
[L][3] Brass Ring – Best triple this tier.
[L][1] Brass Ear Cuffs – Best single this tier.

The Quarrymill leves take the cake in this tier. Brass Ring is the best triple and Brass Ear Cuffs the best single.

If Grinding: HQ Silver Ingot / Rings.


Goldsmith Level 25-30

Level 25 Goldsmith Class Quest Item: (HQ) Silver Ingot
Level 25 GSM Leves [L]ocation: Quarrymill | Ul’dah
Level 25 Goldsmith Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Silver Magnifiers – Best triple this tier. (You can buy clear glass lens from GSM guild!)
[H][1] Silver Ring – Best single this tier.
[C][1] Fluorite Ring – Courier, and cheap too.
[L][3] Toothed Staghorn Staff – no.
[L][1] Horn Necklace – lol no.

The Courier leve is really good here: Fluorite Ring. In this tier, the Quarrymill leves are likely bad. Horns aren’t usually cheap. Stick to the leves in Ul’dah: Silver Magnifiers and Silver Ring.

If Grinding: Attempt for as many HQ Silver Ingot / Rings and HQ Siltstone Whetstone. You may also craft one of each dye to get the bonus EXP!

Goldsmith Level 30-35

Level 30 Goldsmith Class Quest Item: (HQ) Malachite Earrings
Level 30 GSM Leves [L]ocation: Costa Del Sol | Ul’dah
Level 30 Goldsmith Leves Items Discussion:

[H][3] Malachite Bracelets – Equally good triple.
[H][1] Horn Ring – purely dependent on Aldgoat Horn price.
[C][1] Silver Circlet (Goshenite) – A decent Courier.
[L][3] Malachite Earring – Equally good triple.
[L][1] Silver Choker – Best single this tier.

Malachite Bracelets and Earrings require the same mats. Silver Choker has more stable pricing that Horn Ring. If people are selling aldgoat horn on the cheap – do Horn Ring instead. Overall, lots of choices in this tier so it shouldn’t be a problem.

If Grinding: Attempt for as many HQ Myhtril  Ingot / Rings and HQ Siltstone Whetstone. You may also craft one of each dye to get the bonus EXP!

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37 thoughts on “FFXIV Goldsmith Leveling Guide L1 to 80 | 5.3 ShB Updated”

  1. The “L76 Rotation Update *40 DUR Only*” didn’t work out for me. It finish’s progress with quality below 20%.

    The “L74 Rotation 40 DUR” works for level 1 and level 80 items.

    I’ve tried Trial Synthesis with them.

  2. I have never said thanks to anyone else in my life (totals combined) as much as I have said thanks to Mahiko-san!

    Thank you Mahiko-san!

  3. You mention in the Optional Rotation level 64: 40Durability 1058difficulty that weaver has no name/brand. This is incorrect. Weaver has Name of Lightning and Brand of Lightning. It is Goldsmith (GSM) that does not have a brand/name ability and must cross class into it.

  4. I ended up leveling through leves that required Koppranickel Ingots, as suggested by the guide from 62-66. I went all the way to 70 with it. Reason being was the following:
    1. Easy rotation to acquire the mats to make with a level 70 miner
    2. Roughly 700K XP per triple turn-in
    3. Durium Ingot was roughly 500K XP per turn-in

    Yes, I realize making one ingot saves more on material costs than making three of them. However, getting 700K XP per leve was worth it. I’d have more leves to use to push to 70.

    One other hint for people. Don’t forget to leverage your challenge log crafts (even the melding challenge!) for some cheap, easy XP once per week. Also, do the Custom Deliveries every week. That’s a ton of XP.

  5. Suggest updating this for Mogek The Marvelous (Churning Mists) Lvl 50-60 Moogle Beast Tribe Quests and Idyllshire – Weekly Custom Deliveries Lvl 60+

  6. At level 56 you get a Collectable for Star Ruby, yields 6 scrip, and 103k xp for 2600+ quality. For just 3 raw star ruby and a basilisk whetstone (pre-HW component!) it is fairly quick to mine, dirt cheap to make, and gets you started on scrip farming. Would take around 100 to go from 56 to 60

  7. No1 seems to want to give me a courier quest i have all leve guys unlocked but i got eustace and he only offers me regualr leve quests?

    1. Courier quests aren’t marked as such. They appear as normal levequests, and they start from the HOMETOWN. You can tell it’s a courier if the little image shows the the place you’re going (In GSM’s case, “NOT ULDAH”)

  8. I think for Level 1 Courier leve are now Band Bone (Home to Local) and handfulls of Copper Rings (5) (Local to Home)

  9. The worm fang needles give 31098 exp (62196 for HQ) and the silver chokers give 30282 exp (60564) for the level 30-35 GSM leves. both are the same turn in location and both are easy mats to get a hold of. So you end up getting more exp with the needles.

  10. “GSM 10: 12x Copper Rings”

    This needs to be more specific as I just crafted 12 Copper Rings rather than 12 handfuls of copper rings, which are actually needed.

    1. I’m sorry but the in-game description of “Copper Ring” versus “Copper Rings” is quite vague, no? I guess SE should change it to like copper ringlet

      1. Would be helpful to show what to grind on from 0 to15. You advised not to use levequests, but do not provide the alternative method.

        1. Hmm I guess I should edit to be more specific. Courier <-> Reverse courier leves are SUPER VALUE in this tier, but regulars are JUNK

          1. Ah ok, I have been trying to find items to grind on for 1 to 15 as I noticed that some of your guides have them and some do not. I would rather save the leves for the higher level when trying to level up crafting on multiple classes at the same time. Maybe you can add what items to grind on for 1 to 15.

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