FFXIV Botanist Leveling Guide (L90 Endwalker UPDATED)

Shadowbringers Updated! Level up Botany Quickly 01 to 80! Recommended Leves? Botany Quests Items? Stop wasting time! Power Level your Botanist!

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…

Endwalker tier COMPLETELY UPDATED. At older parts of guide? OPEN THIS

Finally, the L80 to L90 portion of the BTN/MIN Leveling Guides are 100% complete and current. The older parts, however… (GEAR UPDATES per tier are most important)

While I will update these ASAP (promise, hehe).
Here’s the important banger notes:

GEAR UPDATES? Any time I mention gear updates in the lower tiers, (except 0 to 60), IGNORE IT AND BUY SCRIP TIER GEAR INSTEAD.

A Realm Reborn Gear Scrip gear? NO SCRIP, my notes are still pretty valid.
Heavensward L50 Scrip gear?
 NO SCRIP, my notes are still pretty valid.
Stormblood L60 Scrip gear: Augmented Keep tier IL200
Shadowbringers L70 Scrip gear: Landking tier IL350 (Offhand from L330)
Endwalker L50 Scrip gear: Landsaint –  Guide already reflects this.

All of these upgrades are “good” until the end of their tier.
Get scrip by: Custom Deliveries and Collectables.

COLLECTABLES? Not only did the rotation / skill names change TWICE since SHB into EW, the entire System was overhauled pre-EW. Instead of rotating nodes with normal names, it’s SET NON-ROTATING RAREFIED materials. The rotation is also different, but somehow simpler. I’ll update a universal DoL Collectable / Rotation guide for this, instead of repeating myself 100 times.

TLDR: The old “everyday it changes” is OUT. Rarefied “set-in-stone” is in! Ignore mentions of OLD ROTATIONS AND SKILLS. I’ll remedy this ASAP

Endwalker tier is, of course, updated in this regard.

BEAST TRIBES? Each tier has a beast tribe you can use to level up, which I didn’t seem to note as I always blast through DoL super early… These are decent sources of EXP while also giving you some neat items.

A Realm Reborn: Ixal (DoL and DoH)
Heavensward: Moogle (DoL and DoH)
Stormblood: Namazu (DoL and DoH)
Shadowbringers: Qitari (DoL only) 
Endwalker: Omicron (DoL only) –  Guide already reflects this.

Please click on and read the above clicky box if you're leveling 01 to 79. 

Harvesting endless herbs in Endwalker?
Go to Botany Leveling 80 to 90!

Botany Leveling Guide - Navigation:
Botanist Level: Level  0-50 | 50-60 | 60-70 | 70-80 | 80-90

First of all, you might want to check out our Gathering General FAQ, and Botany General FAQ before you begin. All good? Let’s go.

Before you begin…

For those who haven’t even unlocked the botany class: The Botanist Guild is in Gridania (6,8).

Familiarize yourself with gaining EXP most efficiently! We have a Gathering General Leveling Guide for this. Key points are: Choosing the right levequests (ones with evaluation can potentially give insane EXP), keeping key pieces of gear up to date (for getting maximum EXP per node), and making the most out of every node (using skills properly).

Our Gathering Gear Guide is useful to have around when leveling your botanist!

Regarding Botany Class Quest Items, it’s ideal to farm for them BEFORE you hit the next quest. (For example, farm 99 Crow Feather before you reach Level 10). As a quick reference, we will put all items needed here (they are mentioned again in more detail on every section).

Our Botany Node / Material Locations Guide will help you with this, and when looking for specific items.

Botany Class Quest Items

LevelItem to gatherQtyLevelItem to gatherQty
BTN 1Latex10BTN 53Cyclops Onion (HQ)10
BTN 5Maple Sap50BTN 55


Emerald Beans (HQ)10
BTN 10Crow Feather99BTN 58Birch Log (HQ)10
BTN 15Marjoram (HQ)10BTN 60Chysahl Greens (HQ)3
BTN 20Grade 1 Carbonized Matter99BTN 63Wild Popoto
BTN 25Chamomile (HQ)15BTN 65Walker’s Popoto
BTN 30Alligator Pear (HQ)15BTN 68Nanoriso
BTN 35Laurel (HQ)20BTN 70Rhalgr’s Streak
BTN 40Ramhorn Zucchini (HQ)20
BTN 45Mistletoe (HQ)20
BTN 50Spruce Log3

Botany Level 1-5

Botany Quest Level 1: 10 Latex 
Botany Quest Level 5: 50 Maple Sap
Level 1 Botany Levequests:
Gridania Adventurers’ Guild & The Bannock
Level 5 Botany Levequests: Gridania Adventurers’ Guild & The Bannock

Where to find Latex and Maple Sap? You can complete both of these quests in one go, to save time.  Get 10 Latex, and 50 Maple Sap before returning to Fufucha. You can also pick them up from Tradecraft NPC’s but I do not recommend it.

Level 5 Node Locations Unlocked:
Central Shroud (Jadeite Thick), North Shroud (Blessed Bud)

Level one to five Botany Nodes and Materials Locations:

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Allagan Snail2195Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Maple Branch5225Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Latex1185Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Ice Shard15Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Wind Shard15Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Maple Log3205Jadeite ThickCentral Shroud05a
Beehive Chip5225Blessed BudNorth Shroud05b
Cinnamon4215Blessed BudNorth Shroud05b
Maple Sap2195Blessed BudNorth Shroud05b
Earth Shard15Blessed BudNorth Shroud05b

Suggested Stockpile:

  • 20 Allagan Snail, Beehive Chip, Cinnamon
  • 70 Maple Sap (50 for the quest)
  • 99 Maple Log (Optional)

Easy part, gather all of the Latex and Maple Saps, and you should be well into level 5. Return to Fufucha and get your gear upgrades.
IF Grinding: farm Maple Log.

Botany Level 6-10

Botany Quest Level 10: 99 Crow Feather
Level 5 Botany Levequests:
 Gridania Adventurers’ Guild & The Bannock
Level 10 Botany Levequests:
Central Shroud, Bentbranch Meadows

Where to find Crow Feather? Yes.. 99 . You can farm these from Central Shroud (East Vein) or buy these from the Carpentry Guild Supplier.

Level 10 Node Locations Unlocked:
Central Shroud (East Vein)North Shroud (E-Tatt’s Spire)
Central Thanalan (Spineless Basin)
Lower La Noscea (Cedarwood)

Level six to ten Botany Nodes and Materials Locations:

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Crow Feather102710East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Ash Branch92610East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Wind Shard110East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Ash Log82610East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Tinolqa Mistletoe62310East VeinCentral Shroud10a
Cock Feather62310Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan10b
Cloves102710Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan10b
Lightning Shard110Spineless BasinCentral Thanalan10b
Ash Branch92610E-tatts SpireNorth Shroud10c
Earth Shard110E-tatts SpireNorth Shroud10c
Ash Log82610E-tatts SpireNorth Shroud10c
Tinolqa Mistletoe62310E-tatts SpireNorth Shroud10c
Kukuru Bean92610CedarwoodLower La Noscea10d
La Noscean Orange72410CedarwoodLower La Noscea10d
Earth Shard110CedarwoodLower La Noscea10d

Suggested Stockpile:

  • 20 Ash Branch, Tinoqla Mistletoe, Cock Feather, Cloves
  • 20 Kukuru Bean, La Noscean Orange
  • 119 Crow Feather (99 for quest)
  • 99 Ash Log

Farming 99 of something is something you should get used to!
IF Grinding: Farm Ash Log.

Botany Level 11-15

Botany Quest Level 15: 10 High Quality Marjoram
Level 10 Botany Levequests:
 Central Shroud, Bentbranch Meadows.
Level 15 Botany Levequests: 
East ShroudHawthorne Hut.

Where to find Marjoram? The HQ Marjoram shouldn’t be hard to get. You can harvest them from Central Shroud (The Matron’s Lethe). Use your new skill, Leaf Turn, which increases HQ gathering chances.

Level 15 Node Locations Unlocked:
A strangely huge amount of nodes are unlocked in this level. Refer to the chart below.

Level 11 to 15 Botany Nodes and Materials Locations:

Material NameItem LevelPerceptionNode LevelLocationZoneNode ID
Gridanian Chestnut143815The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15a
Wind Shard115The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15a
Elm Log123515The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15a
Buffalo Beans123515The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15b
Wind Shard115The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15b
Marjoram153915The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15b
Tree Toad113515The Matron's LetheCentral Shroud15b
Carnation133615Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Cotton Boll143815Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Wind Shard115Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Lavender123515Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Chanterelle113515Bentbranch Meadows (S)Central Shroud15c
Black Pepper143815The ClutchCentral Thanalan15d
Lightning Shard115The ClutchCentral Thanalan15d
Yellow Ginseng113515The ClutchCentral Thanalan15d
Alpine Parsnip153915The ClutchCentral Thanalan15d
Rye113515Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Moko Grass113515Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Water Shard115Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Coerthas Carrot133615Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Grass Viper123515Sunrise GateWestern Thanalan15e
Ruby Tomato153915Seasong Grotto (E)Middle La Noscea15f
Sunset Wheat113515Seasong Grotto (E)Middle La Noscea15f
Straw123515Seasong Grotto (E)Middle La Noscea15f
Fire Shard115Seasong Grotto (E)Middle La Noscea15f
La Noscean Lettuce133615SummerfordMiddle La Noscea15f
Cinderfoot Olive133615La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Lowland Grapes113515La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Earth Shard115La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Cieldales Spinach143815La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Highland Parsley153915La Thagran EastroadLower La Noscea15g
Ogre Pumpkin133615Nophica's WellsWestern Thanalan15i
Garlean Garlic111115Nophica's WellsWestern Thanalan15i
Water Shard115Nophica's WellsWestern Thanalan15i
Wild Onion123515Nophica's WellsWestern Thanalan15i

Suggested Stockpile:

  • 20 of EVERYTHING (lots of stuff  unlocked at this level!!)
  • 30 Marjoram (20 for the quest)
  • 99 Elm Log(++!)

Leaf Turn is good: in case you need reminding.
IF Grinding: Farm Elm Logs. Many.

Botany Leveling Guide - Navigation:
Botanist Level: Level  0-50 | 50-60 | 60-70 | 70-80 | 80-90

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FFXIV Botany Levequests (Evaluation) & ‘Best per tier’

Find out the best botany leves per tier, and how to maximize the use of levequests for you botanist.

Welcome! This is a quick resource about the best botany levequests per leve tier. If you’re reading, this you’ll wanna read: Botany Leveling Guide. Not much else to put in this intro – but I suggest you read the short mini-guide before the table. Also, always remember…

When in doubt: “Flower Elf” and “Catgirl Fishing” best.
“Lala” and “King” are garbage.

Inequality!!! Not all botany levequests are equal. Of the 4 types of leves you can get, 2 are far better than the other 2. Like I said: Flower Elf > Catgirl Fishing > Lala/King (equally bad). The problem is the massive difference between the good and the bad… in any case – avoid the latter if you can.

Evaluation Botany Leves: are the what I called the “Flower Elf (FE)” and “Catgirl Fishing (CF)“. If you get the highest possible evaluation rating – you get a chunky EXP bonus. This is what you want! This can be hard to do if your gear is severely outdated.

Levequest Engineering: is the process of ‘forcing’ certain levequests to pop for you. How is this achieved?

  1. Accept all available botany levequests when you reach a new levemete.
  2. Complete them all BUT DO NOT SUBMIT THEM.
  3. Only submit and gain the rewards for “FE” or “CF”.
  4. FE and/or CF should be available again from levemete.
  5. Only submit the “King” and “Lala” variants when you’re ready to go next tier.


List of Botany Levequests (Evaluation)

Updated our Botany Levequests list to include all quests and rated each per tier.

Removed all Temp(L)e levequests since they’re sucky. They cost 10 levequest allowance but only gives x3 XP.

LvlLevequestLeve RatingPlateLink
1East Bank StoryBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/675/east+bank+story
1Lovely LatexmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/677/lovely+latex
1Waking WoodBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/674/waking+wood
1We Couldn't Start the FiremehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/676/we+couldn't+start+the+fire
5Evil SeedsmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/680/evil+seeds
5If a Tree FallsBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/679/if+a+tree+falls
5Let the Sun Shine InBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/678/let+the+sun+shine+in
5No Bark, All BitemehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/681/no+bark,+all+bite
10A Chest of NutsGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/682/a+chest+of+nuts
10Digging DeepmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/684/digging+deep
10The Heart of the HedgeBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/685/the+heart+of+the+hedge
10West Bank StoryGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/683/west+bank+story
15Briar in the HoleBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/689/briar+in+the+hole
15Maple StoriesmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/687/maple+stories
15Never Strikes TwicemehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/688/never+strikes+twice
15The Quick and the DeadGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/686/the+quick+and+the+dead
20Fueling the FlamesmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/693/fueling+the+flames
20Just the Artifacts, MadammehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/692/just+the+artifacts,+madam
20Nowhere to SlideGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/690/nowhere+to+slide
20Shaken, Not StirredmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/691/shaken,+not+stirred
25Moon in RougemehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/695/moon+in+rouge
25Mushroom Gobblin'mehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/697/mushroom+gobblin'
25Over the UnderbrushBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/694/over+the+underbrush
30Always RightmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/701/always+right
30Bleeding Them DrymehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/700/bleeding+them+dry
30Nature CallsmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/700/bleeding+them+dry
30The Palm in Your HandBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/698/the+palm+in+your+hand
35A Stash of HerbsGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/702/a+stash+of+herbs
35Catch My DriftBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/705/catch+my+drift
35Salad DaysmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/704/salad+days
35Spear of HeavenmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/703/spear+of+heaven
40Plague on Both Our ForestsGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/706/plague+on+both+our+forests
40Sign of the CrimesBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/709/sign+of+the+crimes
40Straight and ArrowmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/707/straight+and+arrow
40This Old FortmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/708/this+old+fort
45Caught in the Long GrassGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/710/caught+in+the+long+grass
45See How They ShineBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/713/see+how+they+shine
45Topsy-turvy TimemehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/711/topsy-turvy+time
45Wonders Don't Cease, They're DiscontinuedmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/712/wonders+don't+cease,+they're+discontinued
50Breathe DeeplymehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1149/breathe+deeply
50Does This Look Infected?GoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1148/does+this+look+infected?
50Warm in Their BedsBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1148/does+this+look+infected?
52Ladies and GentiansBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1154/ladies+and+gentians
52Six Hours in a Leaky BoatmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1156/six+hours+in+a+leaky+boat
52The Bitter, the BettermehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1155/the+bitter,+the+better
54Chewed Up and Snuffed OutBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1162/chewed+up+and+snuffed+out
54Dandelion Don't Tell No LiesmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1161/dandelion+don't+tell+no+lies
54Your Mother Is Medicine and Your Father is the WildGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1160/your+mother+is+medicine+and+your+father+is+the+wild
56Bold and BluemehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1167/bold+and+blue
56Heart to Heartmehkinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1166/heart+to+heart
56The Anointing of the DeadBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1168/the+anointing+of+the+dead
58A Taste of Their Own MedicineBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1174/a+taste+of+their+own+medicine
58Bleeding OutmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1173/bleeding+out
58Watching the Western WallGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1172/watching+the+western+wall
60Thank HeavenspillarmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1359/thank+heavenspillar
60Rhalgr Wood TooGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1358/rhalgr+wood+too
60Barking Up the Right TreeBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1360/barking+up+the+right+tree
62PiningBestCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1361/pining
62Penned Up FrustrationmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1363/penned+up+frustration
64Flowers for Algae RunBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1366/flowers+for+algae+run
64BamboozledGoodCatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1364/bamboozled
66Craic of DawnmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1367/craic+of+dawn
66Leaves Much to be DesiredBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1369/leaves+much+to+be+desired
66Hypocritic OathmehLalahttps://xivdb.com/leve/1368/hypocritic+oath
68Garden VarietyBestFlower Elfhttps://xivdb.com/leve/1372/garden+variety
68Last of the MhigansmehKinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1371/last+of+the+mhigans
68Nunh the WiserGoodcatgirl Fishinghttps://xivdb.com/leve/1370/nunh+the+wiser

Well, it’s a basic resource! Hopefully, it was useful to you! GLHF Leveling up your Botanist! It gets better after 50, trust me!

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