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 Leveling To 21: The Garb of War
 Leveling To 52: Better Plate Than never
 Leveling To 63: A Song of Ice and Pliers
 Leveling To 70: Hammer Time
 Leveling To 80: Metal of Honor
 Leveling To 90: At The Finish Line
Tired of being the Knight in Shining Armor in every other RPG out there? Try being the knight that crafts their own shining armor. Final Fantasy 14 offers the opportunity of taking up many crafting jobs, amongst which you will find that of the armorer. If shaping malleable metals until your craft looks thick and seemingly impenetrable sounds like you, then look no further.
Of course, one does not go from crafting frying pans to designing heavy, multilayered gear overnight. This is why we have compiled a complete guide with gear updates and quest grabs to get you from level one to 90, fast.
Leveling To 21: The Garb of War
Get yourself a good amount of Boiled Eggs at the market and make sure you eat them from time to time to receive a three percent EXP bonus.
To become an Armorer, you will need to enroll with the guild receptionist – G'wahnako (X:10, Y:15) and accept the quest called 'Way of the Armorer'.
Quest Name  Required Level  NPC  Required Item  Ingredients (Per Item) 

Way of the Armorer  1  Randwulf – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:10, Y:15)  –  – 
My First Doming Hammer  1  H'naanza – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:10, Y:15)  Bronze Ingot 

From Thigh to Neck  5  H'naanza – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:10, Y:15)  3x Bronze Hoplon 

The Base Fundamentals  10  H'naanza – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:10, Y:15)  12x Bronze Plate 

One's Own Worst Critic  15  H'naanza – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:10, Y:15) 


If you want to skip to the next section, just grind the following recipes until you get to level 21.
Recommended Recipes  

Bronze Mitt Gauntlets 

Bronze Barbut 

Already there? Get up on your feet and make your way to the Lower Decks, you have some gearing up to do.
Leveling To 52: Better Plate Than never
If you are short on gil, try selling some of the stuff you crafted to get to level 21. Do not skip the gear update sections, as they will increase your CP bar.
Gear Update  

Primary Tool  Initiate's Doming Hammer  Syneyhil – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:6.3, Y:11.9)  988 Gil 
Secondary tool  Initiate's Pliers  Syneyhil – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:6.3, Y:11.9)  1,321 Gil 
Head  Initiate's Headgear  Iron Thunder – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.1, Y:11.6)  708 Gil 
Body  Cotton Doublet Vest of Crafting  Iron Thunder – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.1, Y:11.6)  1,025 Gil 
Hands  Initiate's Gloves  Iron Thunder – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.1, Y:11.6)  630 Gil 
Legs  Cotton Breeches of Crafting  Iron Thunder – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.1, Y:11.6)  499 Gil 
Feet  Initiate's Thighboots  Iron Thunder – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.1, Y:11.6)  720 Gil 
Necklace  Brass Choker  Sorcha – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.5, Y:11.4)  524 Gil 
Earrings  Fang Earrings  Sorcha – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.5, Y:11.4)  384 Gil 
Bracelet  Brass Wristlets of Crafting  Sorcha – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.5, Y:11.4)  534 Gil 
Ring  Brass Ring of Crafting  Sorcha – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.5, Y:11.4)  416 Gil 
Head to the Upper Decks and speak to T'mokkri (X:11, Y:11), the Levemete. Grab the following quests:
You might want to step it up from the Boiled Egg at this point. We recommend eating Chili Crab and drinking HighQuality Cunning Craftsmanship before crafting.
Quest Name  Required Level  NPC  Required Item  Ingredients (Per Item) 

Waste Not, Want Not  10  T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)  Bronze Celata 

Cover Girl  15  T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)  Decorated Bronze Barbut 

Get Me the Hard Stuff (Triple turnin)  20  T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)  Ironclad Bronze Buckler 

Insistent Sallets (Triple turnin)  25  T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)  Steel Sallet 

Romper Stomper (Triple turnin)  30  T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)  Steelplated Jackboots 

Hollow Hallmarks  35  T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)  Mythril Ingot 

Get Me the Usual (Triple turnin)  35  T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)  Heavy Steel Flanchard 

Distill and Know that I'm Right (Triple turnin)  40  T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)  Mythril Alembic 

Everybody Cut Footloose  40  T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)  Mythrilplated Jackboots 

Cobalt Aforethought  45  T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)  Cobalt Plate 

Some Dragoons Have All the Luck (Triple turnin)  45  T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)  High Mythril Armor 

Less walking is more EXP. Make sure you pick up quests that are delivered to NPCs nearby. The above quests deliver to Bango Zango, who is right next to T'mokkri.
Leveling To 63: A Song of Ice and Pliers
Now it is time to teleport and fall into the cold winter of Ishgard. Head to The Pillars, and stock up on the following gear:
Gear Update  

Primary Tool  Mythrite Raising Hammer  Evrardoux – The Pillars (X:6.5 Y:9.5)  12,656 gil  
Secondary tool  Mythrite Plier  Evrardoux – The Pillars (X:6.5 Y:9.5)  12,656 gil  
Head  Holy Rainbow Wedge Cap  Norlaise – The Pillars (X:7.2, Y:10.2)  7,983 gil  
Body  Holy Rainbow Coatee  Norlaise – The Pillars (X:7.2, Y:10.2)  9,884 gil  
Hands  Holy Rainbow Gloves  Norlaise – The Pillars (X:7.2, Y:10.2)  7,096 gil  
Legs  Holy Rainbow Bottoms  Norlaise – The Pillars (X:7.2, Y:10.2)  7,603 gil  
Feet  Holy Rainbow Shoes  Norlaise – The Pillars (X:7.2, Y:10.2)  8,110 gil  
Necklace  Electrum Choker  Seghuie – The Pillars (X:7.4, Y:10.3)  4815 gil  
Earrings  Red Coral Earrings  Seghuie – The Pillars (X:7.4, Y:10.3)  4224 gil  
Bracelet  Electrum Wristlets of Crafting  Seghuie – The Pillars (X:7.4, Y:10.3)  5618 gil  
Ring  Electrum Ring of Crafting  Seghuie – The Pillars (X:7.4, Y:10.3)  3840 gil 
Imagine the following: a snowy T'mokkri waiting for you in Foundation to level you up to 63. Good news: his name is Eloin (X:10.2, Y:10.4) and he is in the Skysteel Manufactory.
Quest Name  Required Level  NPC  Required Item  Ingredients (Per Item) 

Shielded by Bureaucracy (Triple turnin)  50  Eloin – Skysteel Manufactory (X:10.2, Y:10.4)  Mythrite Scutum 

Skillet With Fire (Triple turnin)  52  Eloin – Skysteel Manufactory (X:10.2, Y:10.4)  Frypan Caliente 

Rage against the Scream x2  54  Eloin – Skysteel Manufactory (X:10.2, Y:10.4)  Titanium Sallet of Maiming 

Why I Wear a Mask  56  Eloin – Skysteel Manufactory (X:10.2, Y:10.4)  Titanium Headgear of Scouting 

Men in Adamantite  58  Eloin – Skysteel Manufactory (X:10.2, Y:10.4)  Adamantite Chain Hose of Fending 

Leveling To 70: Hammer Time
Teleport to the city of Kugane and get some new, shiny gear:
Gear Update  

Primary tool  High Steel Doming Hammer  Shichiho – Kugane (X:12.7, Y:12.2)  27,086 gil 
Secondary tool  High Steel Plier  Shichiho – Kugane (X:12.7, Y:12.2)  28,512 gil 
Head  Ruby Cotton Cap  Muto – Kugane (X:11.9, Y:12.2)  15,681 gil 
Body  Ruby Cotton Coatee  Muto – Kugane (X:11.9, Y:12.2)  26,136 gil 
Hands  Gyuki Leather Gloves of Crafting  Muto – Kugane (X:11.9, Y:12.2)  20,778 gil 
Legs  Ruby Cotton Bottoms  Muto – Kugane (X:11.9, Y:12.2)  26,136 gil 
Feet  Gyuki Leather Shoes  Muto – Kugane (X:11.9, Y:12.2)  15,681 gil 
Earring  Larch Earrings  Urake – Kugane (X:11.8, Y:12.2)  11,880 gil 
Necklace  Larch Necklace  Urake – Kugane (X:11.8, Y:12.2)  11,880 gil 
Ring  Larch Ring  Urake – Kugane (X:11.8, Y:12.2)  11,880 gil 
Bracelets  Larch Bracelets  Urake – Kugane (X:11.8, Y:12.2)  11,880 gil 
Don't forget to do custom delivery quests each week. The more you deliver to the same NPC, the more your friendship gauge will increase. Now, we won't tell you to befriend someone just out of interest, but know that your rewards will get better when you become friends with the NPCs you deliver to.
Head to the Umineko Teahouse to meet your new best friend: Keltraeng (X:11.6, Y:9.6), Kugane's Levemete. With the following 3 quests from him, you will get to level 70.
Quest Name  Required Level  NPC  Required Item  Ingredients (Per Item) 

En Garde and on Guard (Triple turnin)  64  Keltraeng – Umineko Teahouse (X:11.6, Y:9.6)  Doman Iron Gauntlets of Fending 

Art Imitates Life  66  Keltraeng – Umineko Teahouse (X:11.6, Y:9.6)  Doman Steel Tabard of Fending 

Heads Will Roll (Triple turnin)  68  Keltraeng – Umineko Teahouse (X:11.6, Y:9.6)  Molybdenum Headgear of Maiming 

Leveling To 80: Metal of Honor
You have gone from frypancrafter to a quite decent armorer by now. But our journey is not over yet! Teleport to The Crystarium and purchase the following gear:
Gear Update  

Primary tool  Deepgold Raising Hammer  Vernarth – The Crystarium (X:9.3, Y:14.4)  40,309 gil 
Secondary tool  Deepgold Pliers  Vernarth – The Crystarium (X:9.3, Y:14.4)  40,309 gil 
Head  Brightlinen Turban of Crafting  Doddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)  22,170 gil 
Body  Brightlinen Doublet Vest of Crafting  Doddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)  36,950 gil 
Hands  Smilodonskin Gloves of Crafting  Doddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)  22,170 gil 
Legs  Brightlinen Bottoms of Crafting  Doddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)  36,950 gil 
Feet  Smilodonskin Shoes of Crafting  Doddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)  22,170 gil 
Earring  White Oak Earrings  Ania – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)  16,795 gil 
Necklace  White Oak Necklace  Ania – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)  16,795 gil 
Ring  White Oak Bracelets  Ania – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)  16,795 gil 
Bracelets  White Oak Ring  Ania – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)  16,795 gil 
Grab the following quests from Moyce (X:9.7, Y:9):
Quest Name  Required Level  NPC  Required Item  Ingredients (Per Item) 

A Head of Demand (Triple turnin)  70  Moyce – The Crystarium (X:9.7, Y:9)  Deepgold Helm of Fending 

Wrapped Knuckles (Triple turnin)  72  Moyce – The Crystarium (X:9.7, Y:9)  Deepgold Gloves of Fending 

The Proper Precautions  74  Moyce – The Crystarium (X:9.7, Y:9)  Bluespirit Alembic 

One Foot Forward  78  Moyce – The Crystarium (X:9.7, Y:9)  Dwarven Mythril Shoes of Maiming 

Leveling To 90: At The Finish Line
Purchase the following gear from Vernarth, Doddard, and Ania before leaving for Old Sharlayan.
Gear Update  

Primary tool  Dwarven Mythril Raising Hammer  Vernarth – The Crystarium (X:9.3, Y:14.4)  40,309 gil 
Secondary tool  Dwarven Mythril Pliers  Vernarth – The Crystarium (X:9.3, Y:14.4)  40,309 gil 
Head  Dwarven Cotton Beret  Doddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)  22,170 gil 
Body  Dwarven Cotton Jacket  Doddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)  36,950 gil 
Hands  Swallowskin Fingerless Gloves  Doddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)  22,170 gil 
Legs  Dwarven Cotton Trousers  Doddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)  36,950 gil 
Feet  Swallowskin Shoes  Doddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)  22,170 gil 
Earring  Dwarven Mythril Earrings  Ania – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)  16,795 gil 
Necklace  Dwarven Mythril Necklace  Ania – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)  16,795 gil 
Ring  Dwarven Mythril Ring  Ania – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)  16,795 gil 
Bracelets  Dwarven Mythril Bracelets  Ania – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)  16,795 gil 
Now that you are all geared up, teleport to Old Sharlayan. Here is where you will meet Grigge (X:12.1, Y:13.4), the Levemete that will get you to level 90.
Quest Name  Required Level  NPC  Required Item  Ingredients (Per Item) 

The Armoire Is Open x6  80  Grigge – Old Sharlayan (X:12.1, Y:13.4)  High Durium Armguards of Maiming 

The Incomplete Costume x8  82  Grigge Old Sharlayan (X:12.1, Y:13.4)  High Durium Armor of Fending 

Once and for Alchemy x5  84  Grigge Old Sharlayan (X:12.1, Y:13.4)  Bismuth Alembic 

Additions to the Armoire x5  88  Grigge Old Sharlayan (X:12.1, Y:13.4)  Chondrite Top of Maiming 

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