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gET yER Leatherworker LEVELING to 80!
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LTW Level: [0-15] | [15-35] | [35-50]
[50-60] | [60-64] | [64-70] | [70-80]
So you decided to level up a Leatherworker ey!? Guildmaster Geva’s a tough one! Use our Leatherworking 01-50 leveling guide to help speed up the process!
Before you begin…
Where is the Leatherworker Guild? How to become a Leatherworker? You can become a Leatherworker by visiting the Leatherworkers’ Guild in Gridania. If you have at least L10 in any combat class – you’re on your way to fashion fandom!
Updating your Cooking Gear is quite important if you’re going to be crafting your own leve items. We have a Crafting Gear Guide to help you out on that.
Leatherworker Class Quest Item Reference:
LTW 01: Leather
LTW 05: 3x Leather Choker
LTW 10: 12x Hard Leather
LTW 15: Hard Leather Caligae & Hard Leather Choker
LTW 20: Goatskin Leggings (Materia-Enhanced)
LTW 25: (HQ) Toad Leather
LTW 30: (HQ) Toadskin Jacket
LTW 35: (HQ) Boarskin Ringbands
LTW 40: (HQ) Boarskin Smithy Gloves
LTW 45: (All HQ) Fingerless Raptorskin Gloves, Raptorskin Targe, Raptorskin Choker
LTW 50: (HQ) Raptorskin Jerkin (Melded with: Gatherers Grasp III Materia)
Just use the above as a quick reference if completing multiple Leatherworker class quests at once.
Levequest Items Discussion?
Every tier has 3 kinds of Leves:
- Single Submit Leves: Levemete & submission are just a short walk from each other.
- [C]ourier Leves: Levemete is from the [H]ometown, to be submitted to the [L]ocal Levemete.
- [R]epeatable Leves.
Notes: Single and Repeatable Leves (1 each) are from the [H]ometown, and [L]ocal levemete. [C]ourier leves will always give the Highest EXP per craft, but require alot of time, and travel costs. epeatable leves will always give the Highest EXP per Leve. If you value your leves alot or don’t have many left, these are good. But, they are thrice as expensive. We will recommend the best  and  levequest(s) for every tier. Note that this depends on server prices and might not apply to you – so always check! Also, a Precursor item means it requires a fully crafted item AS A MATERIAL – which is almost always BAD!
Useful links to have open: Crafting Gear Guide | Leatherworker Leves Guide
Leatherworker Level 1-15: The early levels
We DO NOT advise using “Regular” Leves for these low levels. Using Courier / Reverse Courier is the most efficient use of leves in these tiers:
Level 1: Leather Duckbills / 3x Leather [The Bannock] Level 5: Leather Mitts / Fingerless Leather Gloves [The Bannock] Level 10: Hard Leather Caligae / Hard Leather Hunting Belt [Bentbranch Meadows]
All of the above courier quests start from Gridania!
If you want to use spammy single submits…
LTW 1 Leve Recommendation: [H] – Leather Choker [The Bannock]
LTW 5 Leve Recommendation: [H] – Leather Himantes [Gridania]
LTW 10 Leve Recommendation: [H] – Hard Leather Caligae [The Bannock]
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32 thoughts on “FFXIV Leatherworker Leveling Guide L1 to 80 | 5.3 ShB Updated”
Just wondering if you will update the DoH class quest item reference for level 63 and above? Maybe compile it in one section like you did for level 1 – 50?
Class Quest items in Stormblood onwards aren’t “true items” anymore.
You might want to amend in some way the LTW HW quest item. The actual recipe name is the “Chivalric Longcoat of Aiming”. The autofill name at Gamer Escape *is* “Chivalric Battlecoat of Aiming” (and your link redirects to the Gamer Escape main page, looks like xovdb.com is gone but redirecting there). But, again, anyone just looking for the recipe in their LTW Master 3 book will find “longcoat”, not “battlecoat”.
Note that you cannot just cut and paste the macros–whatever publishing software is being used replaces single and double quotes with ones that are “prettier”, but which don’t work
They should be “fixed”? Care to chime in?
The ‘Swallowskin Shoes of Healing’ lvl78 triple leve give 7,019,030 exp per hand in. As everyone else says too; these guides are the best. I love DoH and DoL but I’m honestly not sure if I’d still play FFXIV if it wasn’t for your help breaking through the grind.
As a new player. All these acronyms in these guides make them useless to me. Just tell me what to kill and where to farm the materials.
Which acronyms are these?
I tried using this but I couldn’t follow it. I have no idea where to even start looking at the LTW 1 LEVE with something called The Bannock? I couldn’t find a Bannock anywhere on the gridania map. Where are we supposed to go to find the leve quests? The quest giver in the leatherworking place has a red mark over its head.
First off I would like to say terrific blog! I had a quick question in which I’d
like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear
your head prior to writing. I’ve had trouble clearing my mind in getting my
thoughts out. I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to
15 minutes tend to be lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas
or tips? Cheers!
Oh man, I really don’t know… It takes practice though I’ve been doing it for years haha – but I always want to improve. My methods back then differ greatly from now. My only suggestion is to BEGIN somewhere, and remember to improve upon your tactics every so often! PM me on Tonberry – Mahiko San, if you wanna talk about it!
You deserve a kudos for this guide, most are boring as hell to read, and tedious to remember, this is written in a way that gamers will find both amusing and informative, good job *insert a thumbs up emoji here, cus why the hell not*
Just a small correction, for the level 64 leve quests Tiger Leather and Tigerskin boots are swapped. Tigerskin boots are actually for the single turn in Shoe on the other foot, and Tiger Leather is used for the Triple Turn in Tiger in the Sack.
Thanks for the heads up!
For the ltw from lvl 56 you can turn in Dhalmel leather as collectable… imo, it’s the cheapest way to lvl up from 56 to 60. (Also happens with other jobs, like the WVR with Ramie cloth)
You get a bunch of dhalmel hides from reatiner and the dark chestnut logs gathered from forelands… then it’s just 2 or 3 hours of crafting with macros. (I used the 2.0 bis and the blue scrips chest)
This is value. Is it 100% chance? This didn’t appear in the list back then, although a lot of the “ingots” appear these days.
this is a basic shopping list for the recipes 1-15, feel free to use it to update your page
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) animal skin 1
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) leather 32
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) animal sinew 12
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) undyed hempen cloth 14
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) maple lumber 1
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) beast sinew 10
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) copper ingot 2
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) ash lumber 2
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) iron ingot 2
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) iron rivets 1
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) bronze ingot 12
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) hempen yarn 5
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) bronze rivets 6
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) rubber 8
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) animal glue 1
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) bone chip 2
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) animal hide 1
[1:46](Mizuki Hakufu) hard leather 33
Thank you mizuki, this is one of the things I’ve been struggling to update given the amount of updates I have to do. I’ll integrate this once I test and format the guides to the “new standard”! Thank you!
ALL COMMENTS BELOW ARE PRE-HEAVENSWARD!!!!
For the 25-30 there is the leve “Campaign in the Membrane” with Toadskin Jacket being handed in
The courier and local leves at 35 are mixed up; the courier leve requests boarskin ringband while the local leve “Soft Shoe Shuffle” requires the peisteskin crakows
You absolutely need to update this and fix this, it’s been over a year since Katherine pointed out the Hard Leather Cesti bit and you haven’t done anything about it.
I might have just forgotten about it. I will update it today!
I don’t really understand the automatic hostility towards precursor leves. I can understand how they -can- be expensive, but out of hand? The level 25 leve for Padded Leather Duckbills is made completely out of vendor items. In a set of leves full of Aldgoat leather, expensive items from other tradeskills, and generally simply not things that can be obtained from a vendor, the Padded Leather Duckbills are far and away the cheapest option there, even if consuming more shards than the other ones.
Now that would completely depend on server prices and may fluctuate greatly. Like mentioned in all guides please use discretion. This block of text isn’t the LAW, but truly a GUIDE. As such, your input is appreciated and may provide insight for others in the future.
The recommendations are the “likely” cheapest given many factors :)
This one and a lot of guides here are just bad and need to reworked. So many instances where it rejects a leve because an item may be expensive/difficult to craft while at the same time suggesting to do the actual expensive (and tedious with minimal reward) repeatable leves. About the only thing they’re good for is a reference for which are the courier leves because that’s gonna be the best and fastest exp, but even then the information is inaccurate in places, like the 35-40 courier which actually asks for Boarskin Ringbands. A comment mentioned it but I didn’t look down to read it and I had already wasted time and leves making crakows before realizing the error.
COURIER will ALWAYS yield the highest exp.. what’s the sacrifice? Time. At level 35+, courier can take a looooooooong while due to travelling.
Level 45-50… you can buy the raptorskin atisians belt in st. Coinach find for less than 4k.
Still costly but not a bad thing to do in a bind!
Boarskin Ringbands is actually a courier leve from Gridania to Coerthas.
Just a heads up about the level 20 leves: the Hard Leather Cesti is made using ALDGOAT Leather, NOT Hard Leather as the name might imply. Aldgoat Leather has to be crafted and cannot be obtained from NPCs AFAIK. So this might affect which leve is best for this leveling stretch.
Otherwise, this guide is very useful. Thanks so much for posting it!