If you're looking to level up gathering skills in Final Fantasy XIV, you're in the right place. This is an entry guide that will focus on a few different methods for leveling your gathering classes effectively.
LeveQuests are quests that can be done as gatherers or crafters. They are a very efficient form of leveling. You will be granted six Levequest Allowances each day. We recommend using these between levels 1-50, at which point you will unlock better ways to level up.
Beast Tribe Daily Quests
Not all Beast Tribes are gatherer class friendly. Most of them are targeted to combat or crafting classes. However, that is more reason to take advantage of the Beast Tribes that give gatherer experience.
Beast Tribes that have gathering-based quests are as follows:
• Namazu - levels 60-70
• Qitari - levels 70-80
The experience gained from these Beast Tribes' quests are great boosts, and the quests have daily reset. However, these aren't available until higher levels, so you'll have to level to 60 differently. Additionally, you'll have to unlock the Beast Tribe before you can start doing their daily quests.
Grand Company Turn-ins
Grand Company Turn-ins are a time-gated contract you can fulfill each day with your Grand Company. These are daily missions (wherein you turn in requested items) that reward boatloads of experience and Grand Company Seals. And, just like levequests, you get double EXP for High-Quality crafting items. It's a quick and easy way to get some bonus experience each day.
The Diadem is essentially an ecosystem designed entirely for gathering.
You'll have to have already a level 60 class to do the quest that unlocks the Diadem. But, once you have it unlocked, you can enter it as a gatherer as low as level ten.
This is a great place to level up while gathering important materials used for Ishgardian Restoration crafting.
Gathering collectibles is a valuable source of EXP to the leveling miner or botanist in Final Fantasy XIV.
The collectible system opening up at level 50 for new miners and botanists. Collectibles are special items that you can gather and deliver for experience and Gatherers' Scrips. The available items for submission change each day, but there are always items around your current level available to deliver.
Custom Deliveries in Final Fantasy XIV pair up crafters and gatherers with client NPCs across the world. These clients request certain collectible items each week.
There are currently seven Custom Delivery NPCs, listed below:
• Zhloe Aliapoh - unlocked in Heavensward
• M'naago - unlocked in Stormblood
• Kurenai - unlocked in Stormblood
• Adkiragh - unlocked in Stormblood
• Kai-Shirr - unlocked in Shadowbringers
• Ehll Tou - unlocked in Heavensward
• Count Charlemend de Durendaire - unlocked in Heavensward
Turning in these items rewards you with FFXIV Gil, experience points, crafters' or gatherers' scrips.
Grinding gathering levels involves simply gathering items at your level repeatedly. When combined with experience boosting items like Commercial Survival Manuals, you'll be gaining experience at a nice and steady rate.
These are some different ways to level up your gathering skills in Final Fantasy XIV quickly, and how you choose to do that depends entirely on which ones you want to pursue.