Hey there, this is a guide to levelling your crafting jobs through Shadowbringers content primarily using levequests. This is a great way to powerlevel your jobs in a short period of time, and this crafting leve guide will list your best options from the Shadowbringers leves along with how many items you’ll need at each stage.
Just a quick reminder that you can craft the items yourself or just buy them from other players through the marketboard, but you are going to be accepting and turning them in at the Crystarium (10, 9) and using your leve allowances which refresh at a rate of 3 leves every 12 hours, up to holding a maximum of 100 at once. You can only accept up to 16 levequests at one time (but for tradecraft levequests you pretty much just accept and turn them in immediately).
If you’re only interested in the levequest tables, scroll down to where they are organized by job and facet (crafting, forging, and nourishing).
How to Read the Tables
In the tables below, you’ll find the number of HQ items of that type it will take to get to the next set of levequests, and there are two options for each set. For example, from level 70 starting at 0 experience, your carpenter will need 9 HQ White Oak Necklaces. You’ll turn these in using 3 leves (since it’s a multi-turn in), and you’ll have 320,504 experience still needed to get to level 72.
My recommendation in that case would be to do a single Crystarium Delivery, which will level you up, at which point you can look at the level 72 leves for that job. For each set I’ve only listed the multi leve and, of the two remaining leves, the one that gives the highest experience per item.
Note that I do not take into account any extra exp gained past each 2 level section, essentially assuming you start every 2 levels at a flat 0 exp (since I don’t know which leves you pick, or how much, if any, experience you’re getting from crafting. For this reason, for any of the higher levels (or even for level 70 if you’re not starting at 0 exp) your remaining exp will be different, so be aware of that.
As a result it may take fewer (but never more) items/leves/deliveries to get you to the next set of levequests, so compare the ‘remaining exp’ column with your current experience on your job to see if you should adjust how many items you will need.
In addition to levequests, I strongly recommend making use of the Crystarium Deliveries at the Crystalline Mean in the Crystarium (11, 8), which essentially replace the job quests for Shadowbringers. These deliveries give tons of experience and yellow crafter scrips, so they are definitely worth it and you should use them. I’ll be recommending the use of these deliveries as supplements to fill in any small gaps in your experience bar while you level using levequests.
These deliveries are divided among the crafting jobs in three facets: crafting, forging, and nourishing. This means some jobs will be competing for the use of these resources. I’ll do my best to provide advice on which ones benefit the most from the experience, but it will vary depending on your actual experience values on each job. I’ll be assuming you’re levelling the jobs at a similar pace. Note that you can craft the delivery items on one job and turn them in on another job, as long as it’s the appropriate level for the delivery.
Once you’ve unlocked the ability to turn in deliveries through your Facet’s storyline, you can find the recipes under Special Recipes -> Story -> Crystarium Deliveries. Unlike the Stormblood Class Quests, these recipes require tradeable raw materials that you have to obtain yourself. You should always deliver HQ items since these are one-time turn-ins, and the tables later in the guide will assume you are getting the exp reward for an HQ delivery.
|Level||Exp per Delivery||Total Exp|
|70 Quest||—||230 000|
|70||1 659 865||9 959 190|
|73||2 333 146||13 998 876|
|75||2 977 332||17 865 992|
|75 Quest||—||8 250 000|
|78||4 366 666||26 199 996|
Other Sources of Exp
This guide can be followed using only levequests and Crystarium Deliveries. However, if you come across a levequest item that is super expensive, or if you’re running low on leves or something, please remember that there are a couple of other sources of experience for your crafters that I’m not covering in this guide.
Custom Deliveries (which are different from Crystarium Deliveries) give experience, gil, and yellow scrips, and sometimes have bonus exp on them. You can do 12 per week, but this allowance is shared with your gatherers as well.
Your Grand Company will also have daily supply missions that give experience and GC seals. Any that have a star next to them give bonus exp. Both these turn-ins can be found in your timers menu (Duty -> Timers).
Beast tribes do not exist yet for Shadowbringers, but there might be one in the future that will let you level your crafters, similarly to the Namazu from Stormblood or the Moogles from Heavensward. These will be very useful for catch-up levelling later, so I may update this guide when they are out.
Facet of Crafting (CRP, LTW, WVR)
Starting from 0 exp at level 70, these jobs have the most flexibility with how you use your Crystarium Deliveries, since their best leves at this level are pretty much the same. They also have some extremely efficient multi turn-ins (CRP 76, LTW 72/76/78) which can get you to the next leve checkpoint in just two leves.
If you’re going for multi leves in general, you’ll be giving a larger share of deliveries to LTW. During the gap between 74 and 78 where you only get one round of delivieries + the quest experience at level 75, I recommend giving the quest boost to either LTW or WVR.
At 78 make sure to do all your deliveries first so you can re-evaluate which jobs you can save on leves for. Weaver tends to be annoying to craft, so it is usually best to give it the bonus exp, but your marketboard may have cheaper prices on those turn-ins, so check it out.
|70||White Oak Necklace||9||3||320 504||1 Delivery (70)|
|70||White Oak Fishing Rod||7||7||1 432 008||1 Delivery (70)|
|72||Applewood Cane||7||3||3 580 120||2 Delivery (73)|
|72||Applewood Longbow/Spear||7||7||1 942 652||1 Delivery (73)|
|74||White Ash Bracelet||8||3||2 580 016||1 Delivery (75)|
|74||White Ash Grinding Wheel||7||7||2 580 008||1 Delivery (75)|
|76||Sandteak Longbow||6||2||896 696||1 Delivery (75)|
|76||Sandteak Rod||7||7||3 310 028||2 Delivery (75)|
|78||Lignum Vitae Earrings||15||5||221 450||1 Delivery (78)|
|78||Dwarven Lignum Cane||7||7||4 900 020||2 Delivery (78)|
|70||Smilodonskin Wristband||9||3||3 048 800||2 Delivery (70)|
|70||Smilodonskin Trousers of Maiming||7||7||1 432 008||1 Delivery (70)|
|72||Gliderskin Boots of Casting||6||2||3 580 116||2 Delivery (73)|
|72||Gliderskin Breeches of Fending||7||7||1 942 652||1 Delivery (73)|
|74||Atrociraptor Necklace of Aiming||9||3||6 530 054||3 Delivery (75) OR 75 Quest|
|74||Atrociraptor Headgear of Scouting||7||7||2 580 050||1 Delivery (75)|
|76||Zonureskin Fingerless Gloves of Aiming||6||2||7 994 744||3 Delivery (75) OR 75 Quest|
|76||Zonureskin Coat of Maiming||4||4||6 291 216||2 Delivery (75) OR 75 Quest|
|78||Swallowskin Shoes of Healing||6||2||11 450 024||3 Delivery (78)|
|78||Swallowskin Jacket of Scouting||5||5||221 450||1 Delivery (78)|
|70||Brightlinen Turban of Crafting||9||3||720 680||1 Delivery (70)|
|70||Brightlinen Bottoms of Striking||7||7||1 432 008||1 Delivery (70)|
|72||Iridescent Hat of Healing||9||3||1 942 626||1 Delivery (73)|
|72||Iridescent Acton of Aiming/Bottoms of Scouting||7||7||1 942 652||1 Delivery (73)|
|74||Pixie Cotton Sleeves of Crafting||9||3||1 451 480||1 Delivery (75)|
|74||Pixie Cotton Hat of Striking||7||7||2 580 050||1 Delivery (75)|
|76||Ovim Wool Turban of Gathering||11||4||896 696||1 Delivery (75) OR extra HQ (free leve)|
|76||Ovim Wool Tunic of Aiming||4||4||8 941 136||75 Quest OR extra HQ|
|78||Dwarven Cotton Petasos of Healing||8||3||2 348 080||1 Delivery (78)|
|78||Dwarven Cotton Gaskins of Fending||5||5||10 854 570||3 Delivery (78)|
Facet of Forging (BSM, ARM, GSM)
These three jobs don’t have as great multi leves as the last group unfortunately, but their other options are…worse. So they’re still the best. For example, the 74 BSM multi leve is the best per leve AND (tied for) best per item. Same with the 76 ARM and 78 GSM turn-ins.
At level 75 the quest experience has no obvious job to give it to. Your actual exp values will probably be different from the tables below, so just try to make use of it to save yourself a leve or some expensive items. There are no real delivery hogs like LTW throughout most of the levelling.
One thing to watch for is at level 78 ARM has an extremely high exp reward on the Dwarven Mythril Chainmail of Fending, so you may be able to finish that job off with a small number of leves AND items. The chainmail might be expensive on your marketboard, so consider throwing ARM more deliveries at that level if you have to.
|70||Deepgold Sledgehammer||9||3||2 321 222||2 Delivery (70)|
|70||Deepgold Gunblade||7||7||1 432 008||1 Delivery (70)|
|72||Deepgold Sword||9||3||1 474 806||1 Delivery (73)|
|72||Deepgold Axe||6||6||2 176 572||1 Delivery (73)|
|74||Bluespirit Scythe||6||2||8 222 864||3 Delivery (75) OR 75 Quest|
|74||Bluespirit Halfheart Saw||7||7||2 580 008||1 Delivery (75)|
|76||Titanbronze Culinary Knife||9||3||6 600 968||3 Delivery (75) OR 75 Quest|
|76||Titanbronze Chakrams||6||6||2 651 888||1 Delivery (75)|
|78||Dwarven Mythril FIle||18||6||3 028 592||1 Delivery (78)|
|78||Dwarven Mythril Pistol/Uchigatana||7||7||4 900 020||2 Delivery (78)|
|70||Deepgold Helm of Fending||8||3||1 432 016||1 Delivery (70)|
|70||Deepgold Rail Frypan||7||7||1 432 008||1 Delivery (70)|
|72||Deepgold Gloves of Fending||9||3||112 530||1 Delivery (73)|
|72||Deepgold Surcoat of Maiming||7||7||1 942 652||1 Delivery (73)|
|74||Bluespirit Alembic||9||3||1 451 480||1 Delivery (75)|
|74||Bluespirit Headgear of Casting||7||7||2 580 050||1 Delivery (75)|
|76||Titanbronze Tassets of Striking||7||3||2 410 042||1 Delivery (75)|
|76||Titanbronze Tower Shield||7||7||2 410 042||1 Delivery (75)|
|78||Dwarven Mythril Plate Belt of Casting||7||3||8 752 960||2 Delivery (78)|
|78||Dwarven Mythril Chainmail of Fending||3||3||17 559 680||5 Delivery (78)|
|70||Hematite Earrings of Healing||9||3||4 988 876||3 Delivery (70)|
|70||Stonegold Needle||7||7||1 432 008||1 Delivery (70)|
|72||Diaspore Bracelet of Slaying||9||3||4 164 906||2 Delivery (73)|
|72||Stonegold Rapier||7||7||1 942 624||1 Delivery (73)|
|74||Manasilver Choker||9||3||6 530 054||3 Delivery (75) OR 75 Quest|
|74||Bluespirit Rod||7||7||2 580 050||1 Delivery (75)|
|76||Triplite Earrings of Casting||8||3||2 505 584||1 Delivery (75) OR extra HQ (free leve)|
|76||Titanbronze Star Globe||7||7||3 310 028||2 Delivery (75) OR extra NQ|
|78||Petalite Bracelet of Fending||7||3||4 900 020||Extra HQ (free leve)|
|78||Petalite Choker of Healing/Dwarven Mythril Rapier||7||7||4 900 020||2 Delivery (78)|
Facet of Nourishing (ALC, CUL)
These jobs get the biggest shares of Crystarium Deliveries since there are only two of them, compared to the other facets’ three. If you’re starting flat at level 70, go for the multi-turn in items (smilodonskin codex and purple carrot juice), and do a 1-5 split for ALC/CUL on your deliveries. Super easy!
At level 72, broad bean soup and spaghetti al nero take the same number of leves to complete, but since the soup gives slightly less exp, you might need an extra Crystarium Delivery to make up the difference. As always, you have breathing room on the deliveries since ALC doesn’t need to use up all of them.
Between levels 74 and 78 you only get to divide up 6 deliveries and one big chunk of quest experience. The most leve-efficient way to do it is with all the multi-turn ins, and giving a single delivery to ALC, then the rest + quest exp to CUL. You may have to buy an extra 3 commanding craftsman’s syrups, but they fit in the same multi leve for free.
At 78 be sure to use up all your deliveries first, then use leves as appropriate for your missing exp. Make sure to check the marketboard prices for the CUL ones; You only save a single leve with the multi-turn in, so it may not be worth the gil buying all those extra items.
|70||Smilodonskin Codex||7||3||1 432 008||1 Delivery (70)|
|70||Smilodonskin Grimoire||7||7||1 432 008||1 Delivery (70)|
|72||Superior Spiritbond Potion||27||3||4 818 540||3 Delivery (73)|
|72||Gliderskin Grimoire||7||7||1 942 652||1 Delivery (73)|
|74||Competent Craftsman’s Syrup||18||2||1 451 480||1 Delivery (75)|
|74||Bluespirit Codex||7||7||2 580 050||1 Delivery (75)|
|76||Commanding Craftsman’s Syrup||21||3||5 690 060||3 extra HQ (free leve)|
|76||Zonureskin Grimoire||7||7||3 310 028||2 Delivery (75)|
|78||Tincture of Mind||24||3||3 028 592||1 Delivery (78)|
|78||Dwarven Mythril Codex||7||7||4 900 020||2 Delivery (78)|
|70||Purple Carrot Juice||27||3||8 037 608||5 Delivery (70)|
|70||Grilled Rail||21||7||1 432 008||1 Delivery (70)|
|72||Caramels||54||6||3 053 784||2 Delivery (73)|
|72||Broad Bean Soup/Spaghetti al Nero||21||7||1 942 624||1 Delivery (73)|
|74||Blood Tomato Juice||27||3||8 222 864||4 Delivery (75)|
|74||Mushroom Saute||21||7||2 580 050||1 Delivery (75)|
|76||Masala Chai||18||2||10 550 000||75 Quest + Delivery OR 6 extra HQ|
|76||Peppered Popotoes||18||6||1 862 000||1 Delivery (75)|
|78||Coffee Biscuit||45||5||221 480||1 Delivery (78)|
|78||Paella||18||6||7 239 332||2 Delivery (78)|
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