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Final Fantasy XIV Alchemist Leveling Guide

Alchemist Leveling Guide

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Final Fantasy XIV is not just about looting treasure chests or slaying god-like beings. The popular MMO also offers players a chance to get rich by crafting thousands of items, which they can sell for tons of Gil. Tradeskills are a peaceful alternative to diving into dungeons and putting gamers’ lives in danger. Alchemy is one particular Disciple of Hand class that can provide adventurers with a profitable business and cut down expenses, this FFXIV Alchemist Leveling Guide will help players level as efficiently as possible. 

What is Alchemy?

While this trade skill is not as cool as people watch in the Fullmetal series, it is one of the most valuable jobs in FFXIV due to the type of products created from this activity. These craftsmen can develop hundreds of potions and consumables to recover HP and Mana or buff players for their raids. 

Alchemists can make money by selling their products and saving money by creating adventuring essentials. Potions made by these craftsmen are essential, especially in the late game stage. People need hundreds of these mixtures for their raids and trials.

How to be an Alchemist?

To be inducted into the Alchemy guild, players will first need to reach level 10 in either Disciple of War or Disciple of Magic. Gamers can do this by simply following the main scenario quests. After getting this milestone, players need to meet the Guild Receptionist at Ul’dah. 

The receptionist will give aspiring Alchemists the starting quest “Way of the Alchemist” to talk to the Guild Master, who will officially accept players into the field of Alchemy. Afterward, players can get their first Alchemy gear after finishing the “My First Alembic” quest.

Recommended Gear

Like any Disciple of Hand, having the right gear at a certain bracket level ensures that the Alchemy works are efficient and productive. While the equipment doesn’t matter during the beginner stages of being an Alchemist, players will need to equip their characters properly as their experience grows. Here are the best items to have in specific brackets:

Level 21 to 50

  • Primary Tool: Weathered Alembic
  • Secondary Tool: Initiate’s Mortar
  • Head: Initiate’s Headgear
  • Body: Cotton Doublet Vest of Crafting
  • Hands: Initiate’s Gloves
  • Legs: Cotton Breeches of Crafting
  • Feet: Initiate’s Thighboots
  • Necklace: Brass Choker
  • Earrings: Fang Earrings
  • Bracelet: Brass Wristlets of Crafting
  • Ring: Brass Ring of Crafting

Level 50 to 60

  • Primary Tool: Mythril’s Alembic
  • Secondary Tool: Mythril’s Mortar
  • Head: Holy Rainbow Wedge Cap
  • Body: Holy Rainbow Coatee
  • Hands: Holy Rainbow Gloves
  • Legs: Holy Rainbow Bottoms
  • Feet: Holy Rainbow Shoes
  • Necklace: Electrum Choker
  • Earrings: Red Coral Earrings
  • Bracelet: Electrum Wristlets of Crafting
  • Ring: Electrum Ring of Crafting

Level 60 to 70

  • Primary Tool: High Steel Thermal Alembic
  • Secondary Tool: High Steel Mortar
  • Head: Ruby Cotton Cap
  • Body: Ruby Cotton Coatee
  • Hands: Gyuki Leather Gloves of Crafting
  • Legs: Ruby Cotton Bottoms
  • Feet: Gyuki Leather Shoes
  • Necklace: Larch Earrings
  • Earrings: Larch Necklace
  • Bracelet: Larch Ring
  • Ring: Larch Bracelets

Level 70 to 80

  • Primary Tool: Deepgold Alembic
  • Secondary Tool: Deepgold Mortar
  • Head: Brightlinen Turban of Crafting
  • Body: Brightlinen Doublet Vest of Crafting
  • Hands: Smilodonskin Gloves of Crafting
  • Legs: Brightlinen Bottoms of Crafting
  • Feet: Smilodonskin Shoes of Crafting
  • Necklace: White Oak Earrings
  • Earrings: White Oak Necklace
  • Bracelet: White Oak Bracelets
  • Ring: White Oak Ring

Level 80 to 90

  • Primary Tool: Dwarven Mythril Alembic
  • Secondary Tool: Dwarven Mythril Mortar
  • Head: Dwarven Cotton Beret
  • Body: Dwarven Cotton Jacket
  • Hands: Swallowskin Fingerless Gloves
  • Legs: Dwarven Cotton Trousers
  • Feet: Swallowskin Shoes
  • Necklace: Dwarven Mythril Earrings
  • Earrings: Dwarven Mythril Necklace
  • Bracelet: Dwarven Mythril Ring
  • Ring: Dwarven Mythril Bracelets

How to Level to 90: FFXIV Alchemist Quests

For Alchemists wanting to speed grind their way up to the max rank for this Disciple of Hand, there are various methods they can use to acquire EXP. Most of the experience for progressing in the early stages comes from quests, levemetes, and crafting. Eventually, players will have to focus more on collectibles and deliveries. 

Level 1 to 21

Alchemists will focus more on the quests and getting to the next bracket rather than worrying about their current gear in this early stage of the field. Here are the things that players can do to reach 21 quickly:

Quests

  • The Second Principle (level 5) - accepted from Severian and requires 3 Antidotes
  • All of Your Beeswax (level 10) - accepted from Severian and requires 12 Beeswax
  • For Fair Love (level 15) - accepted from Severian and requires Potion of Intelligence and Potion of Dexterity

Recipes

Here are the recipes for each quest item:

  • Antidote
    • 1 Rock Salt
    • 1 Grass Viper
  • Beeswax
    • 3 Beehive Chip
  • Potion of Intelligence
    • 1 Rock Salt
    • 1 Beastkin Blood
    • 1 Red Landtrap Leaf
  • Potion of Dexterity
    • 1 Rock Salt
    • 1 Bat Fang

Levemetes

  • Acceptable from level 10
  • Morning Glass of Ether in Ul’dah
  • Using Your Arcane Powers for Fun and Profit in Ul’dah
  • Wand-full Tonight in Ul’dah
  • You Grow, Girl in Horizon
  • Unbreak My Hear in Horizon (Highly Recommended)
  • One for the Road in Horizon
  • Acceptable from level 15
  • Shut Up and Take my Gil in Ul’dah
  • Kiss of Life in Ul’dah (Highly Recommended)
  • Book and a Hard Place in Ul’dah
  • Devil Take the Foremost in Drybone (Highly Recommended)
  • Sanity Points in Drybone
  • There’s Something About Bury in Drybone)
  • Acceptable from level 20
  • Everything is Impossible in Ul’dah
  • The Writing is Not on the Wall in Ul’dah (Highly Recommended)
  • Don’t Forget to Take Your Meds in Ul’dah
  • Blind Man’s Bluff in Quarrymill
  • Hush Little Wailer in Quarrymill
  • Dripping with Venom in Quarrymill

Craftable Items

  • Maple Wand
    • 1 Maple Branch
    • 1 Growth Formula Alpha
    • Antidote

Level 21 to 50

By this point, many levemetes will be available for the players. However, they don’t need to do all of them. Alchemists can just focus on doing their quests and the recommended levequests, then just compensate for the missing exp points by crafting items.

Quests

  • Practical Alchemy (level 25) - accepted from Severian requires 1 Natron
  • Baleful News (level 30) - accepted from Severian and requires 3 Weak Blinding Potions
  • Cease and Assist (level 35) - accepted from Severian and requires 1 Hi-ether
  • Might Made Right (level 40) - accepted from Severian and requires 3 High-Potion of Strength
  • Ultimate Alchemy (level 45) - accepted from Severian requires Mega-Potion of Intelligence, Mega-Potion of Mind, and Mega-Potion of Vitality

Recipes

Here are the recipes for each quest item:

  • Natron
    • 1 Effervescent Water
    • 1 Rock Salt
    • 2 Water Shard
  • Weak Blinding Potions
    • 1 Quicksilver
    • 1 Bat Wing
    • 1 Bat Fang
    • 2 Water Shard
    • 1 Lightning Shard
  • Hi-ether
    • 1 Distilled Water
    • 1 Matron’s Mistletoe
    • 1 Mandrake
    • 4 Water Shard
    • 3 Lightning Shard
  • High-Potion of Strength
    • 1 Rock Salt
    • 1 Blue Yarzon Leg
    • 1 Gil Bun
    • 4 Water Shard
    • 3 Lightning Shard
  • Mega-Potion of Intelligence
    • 1 Rock Salt
    • 1 Black Scorpion
    • 1 Sandworm Fang
    • 6 Water Shard
    • 5 Lightning Shard
  • Mega-Potion of Mind
    • 1 Rock Salt
    • 1 Ahriman Wing
    • 1 Blue Yarzon Leg
    • 5 Water Shard
    • 5 Lightning Shard
  • Mega-Potion of Vitality
    • 1 Rock Salt
    • 1 Grenade Ash
    • 1 Pudding Flesh
    • 6 Water Shard
    • 5 Lightning Shard

Levequests

Available from level 25

  • Sophomore Slump in Ul’dah (Highly Recommended)
  • Glazed and Confused in Ul’dah
  • Automata for the People in Ul’dah
  • Conspicuous Conjuration in Quarrymill
  • Put Your Left Hand In in Quarrymill
  • The Wailer’s First Law of Potion in Quarrymill

Available from level 30

  • Riches’ Brew in Ul’dah
  • Stuck in the Moment in Ul’dah (Highly Recommended)
  • Just Give Him a Serum in Ul’dah
  • Eye of the Beholder in Costa del Sol
  • The Write Stuff in Costa del Sol
  • Growing is Knowing in Costa del Sol

Available from level 35

  • Alive and Unwell in Ul’dah
  • Always Have an Exit Plan in Ul’dah
  • The House Always Wins in Ul’dah (Highly Recommended)
  • The Sting of Conscience in Observatorium
  • Open Your Grimoire to Page 42 in Observatorium
  • Going Nowhere Fast in Observatorium

Available from level 40

  • Your Courtesy Wake-up Call in Ul’dah (Highly Recommended)
  • A Bile Business in Ul’dah
  • A Patch-up Place in Ul’dah
  • No Accounting for Waste in Whitebrim
  • Arcana Arms for Dummies in Whitebrim
  • A Real Smooth Move in Whitebrim

Available from level 45

  • Quit Your Jib-Jab in Ul’dah
  • A Matter of Vital Importance in Ul’dah (Highly Recommended)
  • Sleepless in Silvertear in Ul’dah
  • Not Taking No for an Answer in St. Coinach’s Find
  • Shut Up Already in St. Coinach’s Find
  • Make Up Your Mind or Else in St. Coinach’s Find

Level 50 to 60

By this point, the players would have unlocked more levemetes. However, it is more efficient just to do the recommended ones, so players should consider not doing leves and quests that are not listed below.

Quests

  • Momentary Miracle (level 50) - accepted from Severian and requires Budding Rosewood Wand and Quicktongue Materia III
  • Without a Trace (level 50) - accepted from Severian
  • Magic Marks the Spot (level 53) - accepted from Wiltwaek and requires 3 Enchanted Mythrite Ink
  • From Hells (level 55) - accepted from Wiltwaek and requires 3 Grade 1 Intelligence Dissolvent
  • Burden of Proof (level 58) - accepted from Wiltaek and requires Draconian Potion of Strength

Recipes

Here are the recipes for each quest item:

  • Budding Rosewood Wand
    • 1 Rosewood branch
    • 1 Growth Formula Gamma
    • 1 Spoken Blood
    • 1 Mega-Potion of Mind
    • 6 Water Shard
    • 6 Lightning Shard
  • Enchanted Mythrite Ink
    • 4 Mythrite Sand
    • 2 Deepeye Tears
    • 3 Water Crystal
  • Grade 1 Intelligence Dissolvent
    • 4 Deepeye Tears
    • 2 Mogpom
    • 1 Volcanic Rock Salt
    • 4 Water Crystal
  • Draconian Potion of Strength
    • 1 Abalathian Rock Salt
    • 2 Dragon Blood
    • 2 Furymint
    • 2 Rue
    • 1 Duskborne Aethersand
    • 2 Water Cluster
    • 1 Lightning Cluster

Levemetes

  • Forged from the Boid (level 50) in Skysteel
  • Consecrating Congregation (level 52) in Skysteel
  • Warding Off Temptation (level 54) in Skysteel
  • Rolling on Initiative (level 56) in Skysteel
  • The Grave of Hemlock Groves (level 58) in Skysteel

Level 60 to 70

Quests

  • What Death Can Join Together (level 60) - accepted from Wiltaek and requires 1 Noble Gold
  • Not Quite Dead Yet (level 60) - accepted from Severian
  • The Forbidden Blade (level 63) - accepted from Severian and requires 1 Intellectuary
  • Do Goldsmiths Dream of Gilded Sleep (level 65) - accepted from Severian and requires 1 Twice-fermented Mun-Tuy Juice
  • No Sin Unpunished (level 68) - accepted from Greinfarr and requires 1 Luminol
  • A Love Beyond Lifetimes (level 70) - accepted from Popokkuli and requires 1 Potent Dissolvent

Recipes

Here are the recipes for each quest item:

  • Noble Gold
    • 2 Aurums Regis Nugget
    • 2 Hardsilver Ingot
    • 1 Chrysolite
    • 1 Mormorion
    • 1 Enchanted Aurum Regis Ink
    • 2 Water Cluster
    • 1 Lightning Cluster
  • Intellectuary
    • 1 Electuary Ingredients
    • 2 Water Crystal
    • 1 Lightning Crystal
  • Twice-fermented Mun-Tuy Juice
    • 1 Juice Ingredients
    • 2 Water Crystal
    • 1 Lightning Crystal
  • Luminol
    • 1 Luminol Ingredients
    • 2 Water Crystal
    • 1 Lightning Crystal
  • Potent Dissolvent
    • 1 Dissolvent Ingredient
    • 2 Water Crystal
    • 1 Lightning Crystal

Levemetes

  • Materia Worth (level 62) in Umineko Teahouse
  • Asking for a Friend (level 64) in Umineko Teahouse
  • Let Loose the Juice (level 66) in Umineko Teahouse
  • Ultimate Official Strategy Guide (level 68) in Umineko Teahouse

Level 70 to 80

In this phase, the leveling process will rely more on the levequests. Other sources such as the Crystarium, Deliveries, and Daily GC Submissions are also available, so players should explore these other options.

  • A Time for Peace (level 70) in The Baldaquin
  • Making Ends Meet (level 72) in The Baldaquin
  • Mindful Medicine (level 76) in The Baldaquin

Level 80 to 90

The final stretch to the max rank is straightforward but tedious. Grand Company Deliveries and Custom Deliveries will provide some of the most consistent sources of Alchemy exp. Meanwhile, Collectibles will give the most significant and essential contributing activity to the progression here, so players will have to take their time to find them. Sharlayan Quests are also an alternative, but since this can only be done once for Disciple of Hand, players should think about which crafting class would need the exp here the most. Here are the levequests available at this phase:

  • Nearly Bare (level 80) in Old Sharlayan
  • Luncheon Bound (level 82) in Old Sharlayan
  • Rebuilding to Code (level 86) in Old Sharlayan
  • Nearly There (level 88) in Old Sharlayan

If players still lack exp, crafting products or items can help fill up the remaining exp needed. Fortunately for players, leveling up in Alchemy is not as tedious as in other crafting classes. However, it will still require effort and time. Hopefully, this FFXIV Alchemist Leveling guide will help aspiring adventurers start their careers as Alchemists.

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