Final Fantasy 14: How To Level Armorer 1-90 Guide

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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 NameRequired LevelNPCRequired ItemIngredients (Per Item)
Way of the Armorer1Randwulf – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:10, Y:15)
My First Doming Hammer1H'naanza – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:10, Y:15)Bronze Ingot
  • 2x Copper Ore
  • 1x Tin Ore
From Thigh to Neck5H'naanza – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:10, Y:15)3x Bronze Hoplon
  • 2x Bronze Plate
  • 1x Maple Lumber
The Base Fundamentals10H'naanza – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:10, Y:15)12x Bronze Plate
  • 2x Bronze Ingot
One's Own Worst Critic 15H'naanza – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:10, Y:15)
  • 1x Decorated Bronze Barbut
  • 1x Bronze Buckler
  • 1x Bronze Barbut
  • 1x Copper Ingot
  • 1x Brass Ingot
  • 1x Bronze Buckler
  • 1x Bronze Ingot
  • 1x Iron Rivets

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
  • 1x Bronze Plate
  • 1x Bronze Rivets
  • 1x Leather
Bronze Barbut
  • 1x Bronze Plate
  • 1x Bronze Rivets
  • 1x Copper Ingot

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 ToolInitiate's Doming HammerSyneyhil – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:6.3, Y:11.9)988 Gil
Secondary toolInitiate's PliersSyneyhil – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:6.3, Y:11.9)1,321 Gil
HeadInitiate's HeadgearIron Thunder – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.1, Y:11.6)708 Gil
BodyCotton Doublet Vest of CraftingIron Thunder – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.1, Y:11.6)1,025 Gil
HandsInitiate's GlovesIron Thunder – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.1, Y:11.6)630 Gil
LegsCotton Breeches of CraftingIron Thunder – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.1, Y:11.6)499 Gil
FeetInitiate's ThighbootsIron Thunder – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.1, Y:11.6)720 Gil
NecklaceBrass ChokerSorcha – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.5, Y:11.4)524 Gil
EarringsFang EarringsSorcha – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.5, Y:11.4)384 Gil
BraceletBrass Wristlets of CraftingSorcha – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:8.5, Y:11.4)534 Gil
RingBrass Ring of CraftingSorcha – 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 High-Quality Cunning Craftsmanship before crafting.

Quest NameRequired LevelNPCRequired ItemIngredients (Per Item)
Waste Not, Want Not10T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)Bronze Celata
  • 2x Bronze Plate
  • 1x Bronze Rings
Cover Girl15T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)Decorated Bronze Barbut
  • 1x Bronze Barbut
  • 1x Copper Ingot
  • 1x Brass Ingot
Get Me the Hard Stuff (Triple turn-in)20T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)Ironclad Bronze Buckler
  • 1x Bronze Buckler
  • 1x Bronze Ingot
  • 1 Iron Rivets
Insistent Sallets (Triple turn-in)25T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)Steel Sallet
  • 1x Iron Plate
  • 1x Steel Ingot
  • 1x Steel Rivets
  • 1x Steel Plate
Romper Stomper (Triple turn-in)30T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)Steel-plated Jackboots
  • 1x Steel Plate
  • 1x Aldgoat Leather
  • 1x Diremite Sinew
Hollow Hallmarks35T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)Mythril Ingot
  • 3x Mythril Ore
Get Me the Usual (Triple turn-in)35T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)Heavy Steel Flanchard
  • 3x Steel Ingot
  • 2x Steel Rings
  • 1x Boar Leather
Distill and Know that I'm Right (Triple turn-in)40T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)Mythril Alembic
  • 1x Mythril Plate
  • 1x Mythril Rivets
  • 1x Steel Ingot
  • 1x Eye of Earth
Everybody Cut Footloose40T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)Mythril-plated Jackboots
  • 1x Mythril Plate
  • 1x Boar Leather
  • 1x Mythril Ingot
  • 1x Hippogryph Sinew
Cobalt Aforethought45T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)Cobalt Plate
  • 2x Cobalt Ingot
Some Dragoons Have All the Luck (Triple turn-in)45T'mokkri – Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (X:11, Y:11)High Mythril Armor
  • 4x Mythril Plate
  • 1x Electrum Ingot

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 ToolMythrite Raising HammerEvrardoux – The Pillars (X:6.5 Y:9.5)12,656 gil
Secondary toolMythrite PlierEvrardoux – The Pillars (X:6.5 Y:9.5)12,656 gil
HeadHoly Rainbow Wedge CapNorlaise – The Pillars (X:7.2, Y:10.2)7,983 gil
BodyHoly Rainbow CoateeNorlaise – The Pillars (X:7.2, Y:10.2)9,884 gil
HandsHoly Rainbow GlovesNorlaise – The Pillars (X:7.2, Y:10.2)7,096 gil
LegsHoly Rainbow BottomsNorlaise – The Pillars (X:7.2, Y:10.2)7,603 gil
FeetHoly Rainbow ShoesNorlaise – The Pillars (X:7.2, Y:10.2)8,110 gil
NecklaceElectrum ChokerSeghuie – The Pillars (X:7.4, Y:10.3)4815 gil
EarringsRed Coral EarringsSeghuie – The Pillars (X:7.4, Y:10.3)4224 gil
BraceletElectrum Wristlets of CraftingSeghuie – The Pillars (X:7.4, Y:10.3)5618 gil
RingElectrum Ring of CraftingSeghuie – 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 NameRequired LevelNPCRequired ItemIngredients (Per Item)
Shielded by Bureaucracy (Triple turn-in)50Eloin – Skysteel Manufactory (X:10.2, Y:10.4)Mythrite Scutum
  • 3x Mythrite Nugget
  • 1x Mythrite Rivets
  • 1x Archaeornis Leather
Skillet With Fire (Triple turn-in)52Eloin – Skysteel Manufactory (X:10.2, Y:10.4)Frypan Caliente
  • 3x Mythrite Nugget
  • 1x Cedar Lumber
  • 1x Mythrite Rivets
Rage against the Scream x254Eloin – Skysteel Manufactory (X:10.2, Y:10.4)Titanium Sallet of Maiming
  • 2x Titanium Nugget
  • 1x Titanium Rivets
  • 1x Dhalmel Leather
  • 1x Rose Gold Nugget
Why I Wear a Mask 56Eloin – Skysteel Manufactory (X:10.2, Y:10.4)Titanium Headgear of Scouting
  • 2x Titanium Ingot
  • 1x Dhalmel Leather
  • 1x Darksteel Nugget
  • 1x Grade 1 Dexterity Dissolvent
Men in Adamantite58Eloin – Skysteel Manufactory (X:10.2, Y:10.4)Adamantite Chain Hose of Fending
  • 3x Adamantite Nugget
  • 2x Dragon Leather
  • 2x Grade 1 Vitality Dissolvent

Leveling To 70: Hammer Time

Teleport to the city of Kugane and get some new, shiny gear:

Gear Update
Primary toolHigh Steel Doming HammerShichiho – Kugane (X:12.7, Y:12.2)27,086 gil
Secondary toolHigh Steel PlierShichiho – Kugane (X:12.7, Y:12.2)28,512 gil
HeadRuby Cotton CapMuto – Kugane (X:11.9, Y:12.2)15,681 gil
BodyRuby Cotton CoateeMuto – Kugane (X:11.9, Y:12.2)26,136 gil
HandsGyuki Leather Gloves of CraftingMuto – Kugane (X:11.9, Y:12.2)20,778 gil
LegsRuby Cotton BottomsMuto – Kugane (X:11.9, Y:12.2)26,136 gil
FeetGyuki Leather ShoesMuto – Kugane (X:11.9, Y:12.2)15,681 gil
EarringLarch EarringsUrake – Kugane (X:11.8, Y:12.2)11,880 gil
NecklaceLarch NecklaceUrake – Kugane (X:11.8, Y:12.2)11,880 gil
RingLarch RingUrake – Kugane (X:11.8, Y:12.2)11,880 gil
BraceletsLarch BraceletsUrake – 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 NameRequired LevelNPCRequired ItemIngredients (Per Item)
En Garde and on Guard (Triple turn-in)64Keltraeng – Umineko Teahouse (X:11.6, Y:9.6)Doman Iron Gauntlets of Fending
  • 2x Oroshigane Ingot
  • 1x Tiger Leather
  • 2x Koppranickel Ingot
  • 1x Grade 1 Reisui of Vitality
Art Imitates Life66Keltraeng – Umineko Teahouse (X:11.6, Y:9.6)Doman Steel Tabard of Fending
  • 2x Tama-hagane Ingot
  • 2x Steppe Serge
  • 1x Tiger Leather
  • 1x Durium Nugget
  • 2x Grade 1 Reisui of Vitality
Heads Will Roll (Triple turn-in)68Keltraeng – Umineko Teahouse (X:11.6, Y:9.6)Molybdenum Headgear of Maiming
  • 2x Molybdenum Ingot
  • 1x Gazelle Leather
  • 1x Twinthread
  • 1x Grade 1 Reisui of Strength

Leveling To 80: Metal of Honor

You have gone from frypan-crafter 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 toolDeepgold Raising HammerVernarth – The Crystarium (X:9.3, Y:14.4)40,309 gil
Secondary toolDeepgold PliersVernarth – The Crystarium (X:9.3, Y:14.4)40,309 gil
HeadBrightlinen Turban of CraftingDoddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)22,170 gil
BodyBrightlinen Doublet Vest of CraftingDoddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)36,950 gil
HandsSmilodonskin Gloves of CraftingDoddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)22,170 gil
LegsBrightlinen Bottoms of CraftingDoddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)36,950 gil
FeetSmilodonskin Shoes of CraftingDoddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)22,170 gil
EarringWhite Oak EarringsAnia – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)16,795 gil
NecklaceWhite Oak NecklaceAnia – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)16,795 gil
RingWhite Oak BraceletsAnia – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)16,795 gil
BraceletsWhite Oak RingAnia – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)16,795 gil

Grab the following quests from Moyce (X:9.7, Y:9):

Quest NameRequired LevelNPCRequired ItemIngredients (Per Item)
A Head of Demand (Triple turn-in)70Moyce – The Crystarium (X:9.7, Y:9)Deepgold Helm of Fending
  • 2x Deepgold Nugget
  • 1x Bright Linen Cloth
  • 1x Oroshigane Ingot
Wrapped Knuckles (Triple turn-in)72Moyce – The Crystarium (X:9.7, Y:9)Deepgold Gloves of Fending
  • 2x Deepgold Ingot
  • 1x Green Glider Leather
  • 1x Silk Thread
The Proper Precautions 74Moyce – The Crystarium (X:9.7, Y:9)Bluespirit Alembic
  • 3x Bluespirit Tile
  • 1x Manasilver Nugget
One Foot Forward78Moyce – The Crystarium (X:9.7, Y:9)Dwarven Mythril Shoes of Maiming
  • 2x Dwarven Mythril Ingot
  • 1x Sea Swallow Leather
  • 1x Bright Linen Yarn
  • 1x Grade 1 Strength Alkahest
  • 1x Rubber

Leveling To 90: At The Finish Line

Purchase the following gear from Vernarth, Doddard, and Ania before leaving for Old Sharlayan.

Gear Update
Primary toolDwarven Mythril Raising HammerVernarth – The Crystarium (X:9.3, Y:14.4)40,309 gil
Secondary toolDwarven Mythril PliersVernarth – The Crystarium (X:9.3, Y:14.4)40,309 gil
HeadDwarven Cotton BeretDoddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)22,170 gil
BodyDwarven Cotton JacketDoddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)36,950 gil
HandsSwallowskin Fingerless GlovesDoddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)22,170 gil
LegsDwarven Cotton TrousersDoddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)36,950 gil
FeetSwallowskin ShoesDoddard – The Crystarium (X:8.5, Y:13.4)22,170 gil
EarringDwarven Mythril EarringsAnia – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)16,795 gil
NecklaceDwarven Mythril NecklaceAnia – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)16,795 gil
RingDwarven Mythril RingAnia – The Crystarium (X:8.8, Y:13.8)16,795 gil
BraceletsDwarven Mythril BraceletsAnia – 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 NameRequired LevelNPCRequired ItemIngredients (Per Item)
The Armoire Is Open x680Grigge – Old Sharlayan (X:12.1, Y:13.4)High Durium Armguards of Maiming
  • 2x High Durium Nugget
  • 1x Gaja Leather
  • 1x Dwarven Cotton
The Incomplete Costume x882Grigge- Old Sharlayan (X:12.1, Y:13.4)High Durium Armor of Fending
  • 3x High Durium Ingot
  • 1x Pewter Ingot
  • 1x Almasty Serge
  • 1x Gaja Leather
Once and for Alchemy x584Grigge- Old Sharlayan (X:12.1, Y:13.4)Bismuth Alembic
  • 3x Bismuth Ingot
  • 1x Phrygian Gold Ingot
Additions to the Armoire x588Grigge- Old Sharlayan (X:12.1, Y:13.4)Chondrite Top of Maiming
  • 2x Chondrite Ingot
  • 1x AR-Caean Velvet
  • 1x Scarlet Moko Cloth
  • 1x Manganese Ingot
  • 2x Grade 5 Strength Alkahest

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