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 50-60

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)

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Dreaming of gold and green?  You’re bringing your hammer and grindstone to Ishgard, huh? YOU AND THE REST OF EORZEA, PUNK! Well, you’ve at least started on the right track! Welcome to our Goldsmith Leveling Guide: 50 to 60 edition! (chump)

“Those who say luxury is a state of mind are right.
They’re also poor.”
– Mahiko “Money” San.

Goldsmith Levequest Table 50 to 60

ClassLv.Type#Levequest NameItem NameRecipe Preview
GSM50S1Not on My TableMythrite Earrings of Healinghttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2489/Mythrite-Earrings-of-Healing
GSM50S1The Goggles, They do NaughtMythrite Goggles of Gatheringhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2521/Mythrite-Goggles-of-Gathering
GSM50T2Halonic HermeneuticsYeti Staff x2http://xivdb.com/?recipe/2414/Yeti-Staff
GSM52S1High Above Me, She Sews LovelyMythrite Needlehttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2517/Mythrite-Needle
GSM52S1Sense of EntitlementMythrite Planispherehttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2420/Mythrite-Planisphere
GSM52T5Sky is The LimitMythrite Ingothttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2527/Mythrite-Ingot
GSM54S1Citizen's ArrestMormorion Ring of Slayinghttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2460/Mormorion-Ring-of-Slaying
GSM54S1The Unfortunate RetironyHardsilver Bangle of Fendinghttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2432/Hardsilver-Bangle-of-Fending
GSM54T2The Monuments MagesHardsilver Magnifers of Castinghttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2426/Hardsilver-Magnifiers-of-Casting
GSM56S1The Grander TempleDragon Fang Earringshttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2523/Dragon-Fang-Earrings
GSM56S3Needs more PrayerbellHardsilver Ingothttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2529/Hardsilver-Ingot
GSM56T2Appeasing the AstromancerHardsilver Plainspherehttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2422/Hardsilver-Planisphere
GSM58S1Embroiling EmbroideryGriffin Talon Needle (MASTER)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/31084/Griffin-Talon-Needle
GSM58S1Keeping Claw and OrderGriffin Talon Ring of Aiminghttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2480/Griffin-Talon-Ring-of-Aiming
GSM58T2A Halo for Her HeadAurum Regis Circlet of Healinghttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/31061/Aurum-Regis-Circlet-of-Healing

You can find a COMPLETE (All eight DoH classes) List of the above and below tables here: Full listing of DOH Leve/Class Quest Items.

Goldsmith Class Quest Table 50 to 60

GoldsmithLvClass quest itemsRecipe
GSM53Hardsilver Bangle of Castinghttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2504/Hardsilver-Bangle-of-Casting
GSM55Hardsilver Ingothttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2529/Hardsilver-Ingot
GSM58Aurum Regis Cylinderhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/2542/Aurum-Regis-Cylinder
GSM60Star Sapphire Music Boxhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/31087/Star-Sapphire-Music-Box
60Star Ruby Music Boxhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/31088/Star-Ruby-Music-Box
GSMQuest NPCMarcelUl'dah (Merchants Strip)
Moogle Beast Tribe Quests (Daily): Help muscle past 50 to 53!

The introduction of Moogle Beast Tribe quests gives us possibly the “best” method to help our struggling crafters past the extremely difficult L50 to L53 phase.

Starting Quest: Tricks and Stones
NPC & Location: Seething Stonemason, Churning Mists (27, 34)
Prerequisite MSQ: Into the Aery
Prerequisite Sidequests: Laying the First Brick.

Why do Moogle Dailies? They’re EXTREMELY EASY, FREE, FAST, and provide A CHUNK OF EXP – especially useful for the early 3.0 levels, namely 50 to about 53 (before you get a complete set of 3.0 DoH Gear).

The EXP is gained on the class you triggered the quest with – you cannot switch class after completion and get exp on that one, so be careful.

Unlocking this can be a HUGE PAIN IN THE BUTT. There’s about 2.7 billion prerequisite quests – especially painful for those who didn’t quest in Churning Mists. Good luck.

I highly suggest saving these for your lowest level crafter, or to get past “difficult tiers”. Once all of your crafters are past 53, spend them freely or on your highest level crafter!

To those who are familiar with the previous tiers Ixal quests, MOOGLE QUESTS ARE MUCH SIMPLER. There’s no combat or forced gathering involved.

Before you begin GSM 50+

  • Go to the Goldsmiths guild in Ul’dah, and get your quest to point you to your new quest giver.
  • It’s now in Mor Dhona! Marcel (Ul’dah) 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. It’s worth Serendipity’s butt of EXP.
  • Go to Ishgard and complete the quest “Inscrutable Tastes“. It unlocks the Scrip turn-in system.

Crafting Scrips, turn-ins and your Goldsmith:

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!

Goldsmith Level 50 to 52

Leveling up your retainer (Battle class) is EXTREME value for Goldsmiths, and other DoH

GSM 50 Levequest comparison:

  • Mythrite Earrings of Healing: Surprisingly easy to make, and cheap! Won’t get any better than this.
  • Mythrite Goggles of Gathering: Not terrible, but why…
  • Yeti Staff x2: (R) Hmm.. Depends on your personal circumstance (read on)

What I did in this tier: Any leve choice isn’t bad in this tier. I started the tier off by grinding a bunch of Mythrite Nuggets, and a handful of each gemstone type to reach 51, then finished to 52 with the healing earrings. If you came from CRP or have BTN instead of Miner, Yeti Staff is actually pretty damn good. Grind out on more Agate’s if you’re planning on Yeti Staff.

GSM 52,53 Gear Check: Depending on how intense your DOH gear was coming into 50+, upgrading your Mainhand at L52 to Mythrite Lapidary Hammer, and Offhand at 53 to Astral Grinding Wheel could prove to be a HUGE gain in stats. Same goes with an HQ Rainbow Coatee. Most people would want to upgrade these three items for now, don’t bother with the other slots just yet…

Goldsmith Level 52 to 54

GSM 52 Levequest comparison:

  • Mythrite Needle: Great choice right here.
  • Mythrite Planisphere: There is a legend that states a guy used this to level 60. Legend says he’s still leveling up.
  • Mythrite Ingot x5: (R) This one isn’t bad. If you have BSM or ARM leveled up, this is an easy HQ!

What I did in this tier: Needles are value. I made a ton and sold a few, so I wouldn’t feel so bad. The planisphere option shows up a lot… I honestly don’t know why. The ingots aren’t bad, and as I’ve mentioned above you can help yourself with other higher level DoH if you have them (BSM, ARM). Mythrite Ore is a hidden gather so It’s not exactly the cheapest thing out there.


Goldsmith Level 54 to 56

GSM 54 Levequest comparison:

  • Mormorion Ring of Slaying: This is as good as it gets in this tier.
  • Hardsilver Bangle of Fending: Directly inferior to the ring. 4 jewels? No thanks.
  • Hardsilver Magnifers of Casting x2: (R)  Do you know what a “Nolue” is? This is it.

What I did in this tier: This tier is pretty clear cut. If I recall, IRL, a ring is smaller and can contain less gemstones than a bracelet… It applies in game too!!! Amazing! While this allegory to real life isn’t lost on many, I’m here to remind you.

GSM 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. Goldsmiths are an above average class to farm scrips with. CUL is value, too!

Goldsmith Level 56 to 58

GSM 56 Levequest comparison:

  • Dragon Fang Earrings: Value of the heavenly value heavens.
  • Hardsilver Ingot x3: Not too bad. I still prefer the above.
  • Hardsilver Plainsphere x2: (R) There is a legend, he who chose this leve. He is dead.

What I did in this tier: Ah, some damn value right here. Dragonfang Earrings are legit value. They show up as scrip turn-ins and leves. People also use this as filler crafter gear / spiritbonding. There is simply no loss in value here. Make em’ Submit em’ Sell em’ crush em up and snort em’. You can do no wrong making Dragonfang Earrings. DF Needle also shows up and it’s not too bad. The ingot isn’t a bad choice, and if you’re grinding make those, as well as any other gemstones (I like to have a stock of the latter).

GSM 56 Collectible discussion: Keep an eye out for Dragon Fang Earrings & Dragon Fang Needle. These are value to me, and I think will remain so for quite a while. I forget if Goblin Jig is in this tier or the next…

Goldsmith Level 58 to 60

GSM 58 Levequest comparison:

  • Griffin Talon Needle (MASTER): Not expensive, but brutal to craft on your own at this point. (+Master book req)
  • Griffin Talon Ring of Aiming: Pretty good actually… Dexterity Dissolvent ain’t so bad.
  • Aurum Regis Circlet of Healing: (R) I didn’t feel this was a good option… The choices are admittedly slim.

What I did in this tier: I personally grinded out on a ton of Hardsilver Ingot, various gemstones and Cloud Mica Whetstone. You’ll be needing these guys for red scrip anyway. If you’re impatient, Griffin Talon Ring awaits. Keep an eye out for the various submits that pop up IF YOU NEED BLUE SCRIP. Generally speaking, rings are the shizzle and I hope you can identify the “no way in hellzle”s. Being the last tier of leveling, as with any DoH, would be your last chance to gain scrip+EXP (at least in this class).

Scrip turn-ins: Oh I forgot to mention: GOBLIN JIG. If value had a heaven… it would be filled with Goblin Jigs. This easy to craft, NO DOWNSIDE craft (It’s un HQ’able and you can sell em for small money) is the very pinnacle of value. I wish I could tell you more, but this is it… the d@mn APEX, the SUMMIT, the VERTEX, the CORE, the ESSENCE, the CONDENSED DIVINITY of god d@mn


It’s ‘pretty good’ too. In case you missed it, it’s a scrip turn in.

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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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