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Unlocking Content

How to unlock content related to crafting and gathering in Final Fantasy XIV

Crafting

Materia Melding

Description: Allows attaching Materia to slotted gear.

Prerequisites: Level 19 Disciple of the Hand (except Culinarian)

How to Unlock: Ul'dahn Sidequest (Level 19)
Waking the Spirit from F'hobhas at Central Thanalan (X:23,Y:13)

Forbidden Materia Melding

Description: Allows attaching Materia to slotted gear beyond the number of slots available, up to a maximum of 5 Materia. Melding Materia beyond the number of slots available is not guaranteed, and failure results in the loss of the Materia. Chances of success decline with each additional Materia exceeding the number of slots available. HQ items provide a flat 5% bonus to melding success rate.

Prerequisites: Level 25 Disciple of the Hand (except Culinarian)

How to Unlock: Ul'dahn Sidequest (Level 25)
Melding Materia Muchly from Mutamix Bubblypots at Central Thanalan (X:23,Y:13)

Artisan's Gear

Description: Allows access to Talan's store, which offers new Item Level 70 gear and main-hand tools for Disciples of the Hand in exchange for rare "token" items. These tokens cannot be traded or purchased from other players, you must craft them on your own to prove your worth.

Prerequisites: Level 50 Disciple of the Land or Disciple of the Hand

How to Unlock: Mor Dhonan Sidequest (Level 50):
Just Tooling Around from Guiding Star at Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:6)

Where to Find Them Once Unlocked: Talan in Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:6)

Note: The number of tokens required to acquire Artisan gear has been reduced in patch 2.45 and now varies slightly according to each class

Master Recipe Books: Glamours

Description: Adds special recipes in the "Master" category of each class's Crafting Log, which enable the creation of specialized Glamour Prisms.

Prerequisites: Level 50 Disciple of the Hand
Complete the Mor Dhonan Sidequest:
A Self-Improving Man from Wiscard at Mor Dhona (X:22,Y:6)

How to Unlock: Mor Dhonan Sidequest (Level 50):
Submission Impossible from Wiscard at Mor Dhona (X:22,Y:6)

Where to Find Them Once Unlocked: Tataroga in Mor Dhona (X:22,Y:6)

Master Recipe Books: Crafting

Description: Adds special recipes in the "Master" category of each class's Crafting Log, enabling the creation of Item Level 90 gear and items.

Prerequisites: Level 50 Disciple of the Land or Disciple of the Hand

How to Unlock: Mor Dhonan Sidequest (Level 50):
Just Tooling Around from Guiding Star at Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:6)

Where to Find Them Once Unlocked: Talan in Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:6)

Desynthesis

Description: Allows destroying an item to recover materials and crystals, and on rare occasions Demimateria and other rare items. Desynthesising items will raise the corresponding Class's Desynthesis skill by a fractional amount relative to the difficulty of the Desynthesis, and occasionally lower another Class's desynthesis skill by 0.01. There is a maximum of 100 points of Desynthesis skill per Class, and a maximum of 300 points overall (after which raising a skill will lower another by an equal amount).

Prerequisites: Follow Main Story
Complete the Main Scenario Quest: Rising to the Challenge from Minfilia at The Waking Sands, Western Thanalan (X:11,Y:13)

How to Unlock: Ul'dahn Sidequest (Level 30)
Gone to Pieces from Syntgoht at Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:14,Y:10)

Master Recipe Books: Demimateria

Description: Adds special recipes in the "Master" category of each class's Crafting Log, enabling the creation of gear and items requiring Demimateria.

Prerequisites: Level 50 Disciple of the Land or Disciple of the Hand

How to Unlock: Mor Dhonan Sidequest (Level 50):
Just Tooling Around from Guiding Star at Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:6)

Where to Find Them Once Unlocked: Talan in Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:6)

Note: If you've already cleared this quest in a previous patch, you can already purchase the new books at Talan's store.

Master Recipe Books: Crafting II

Description: Adds special recipes in the "Master" category of each class's Crafting Log, enabling the creation of Item Level 110 gear and items.

Prerequisites: Level 50 Disciple of the Land or Disciple of the Hand

How to Unlock: Mor Dhonan Sidequest (Level 50):
Just Tooling Around from Guiding Star at Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:6)

Where to Find Them Once Unlocked: Talan in Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:6)

Note: If you've already cleared this quest in a previous patch, you can already purchase the new books at Talan's store.

Specialist System

Requires expansion: Heavensward

Description: Allows defining up to 3 Disciples of the Hand classes as Specialists, which enables the use of certain actions for these classes.

Prerequisites: Level 55 Disciple of the Hand
Complete the Heavensward Main Scenario Quest:
The Better Half from House Fortemps Manservant at Ishgard - Foundation (X:10,Y:11)

How to Unlock: Mor Dhonan Sidequest (Level 55)
Beloved of the Builder from Lydirlona at Mor Dhona (X:22,Y:6)

Actions obtained:
Whistle While You Work (Level 55)
Satisfaction (Level 55)
Innovative Touch (Level 56)
Nymeia's Wheel (Level 57)
Byregot's Miracle (Level 58)
Trained Hand (Level 59)
Heart of the [...] (Level 60)

Where to Find It Once Unlocked: Alderan in Ishgard - The Pillars (X:14,Y:10)

Master Recipe Books: Crafting III

Requires expansion: Heavensward

Description: Adds special recipes in the "Master" category of each class's Crafting Log, enabling the creation of additional gear and items.

Prerequisites: Obtain access to the Mor Dhona or Idyllshire Scrip Exchange NPC.

How to Unlock:
The Master III recipe books must be purchased with Blue Crafters' Scrips, which can be obtained from trading the Collectables requested by Rowena's House of Splendors to the Collectable Appraisers in Mor Dhona or Idyllshire. The list of requested items changes daily and can be consulted from the Timers menu or directly from the Collectable Appraisers.

Where to Find Them Once Unlocked:
Scrip Exchange in Mor Dhona (X:22,Y:6)
Scrip Exchange in Idyllshire (X:5.7,Y:7.0)

Master Recipe Books: Crafting IV

Requires expansion: Heavensward

Description: Adds special recipes in the "Master" category of each class's Crafting Log, enabling the creation of additional gear and items.

Prerequisites: Obtain access to the Mor Dhona or Idyllshire Scrip Exchange NPC.

How to Unlock:
The Master IV recipe books must be purchased with Blue Crafters' Scrips, which can be obtained from trading the Collectables requested by Rowena's House of Splendors to the Collectable Appraisers in Mor Dhona or Idyllshire. The list of requested items changes daily and can be consulted from the Timers menu or directly from the Collectable Appraisers.

Where to Find Them Once Unlocked:
Scrip Exchange in Mor Dhona (X:22,Y:6)
Scrip Exchange in Idyllshire (X:5.7,Y:7.0)

Gathering

Forager's Gear

Description: Allows access to Talan's store, which offers new Item Level 70 gear and main-hand tools for Disciples of the Land in exchange for rare "token" items. These tokens cannot be traded or purchased from other players, you must gather them on your own to prove your worth.

Prerequisites: Level 50 Disciple of the Land or Disciple of the Hand

How to Unlock: Mor Dhonan Sidequest (Level 50):
Just Tooling Around from Guiding Star at Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:6)

Where to Find Them Once Unlocked: Talan in Mor Dhona (X:21,Y:6)

Note: The number of tokens required to acquire Artisan gear has been reduced in patch 2.45 and now varies slightly according to each class

Aetherial Reduction

Requires expansion: Heavensward

Description: Additional action which allows breaking down certain items gathered as Collectables into Crystals, Clusters and Aethersand, depending on their Collectability rating.

Prerequisites: Level 56 Disciple of the Land
Complete the Heavensward Main Scenario Quest:
The Better Half from House Fortemps Manservant at Ishgard - Foundation (X:10,Y:11)

How to Unlock: Mor Dhonan Sidequest (Level 60):
No Longer a Collectable from Lydirlona at Mor Dhona (X:22,Y:6)

Regional Folklore Tomes

Requires expansion: Heavensward

Description: Enables discovery of special gathering points which are otherwise hidden.

Prerequisites: Obtain access to the Mor Dhona or Idyllshire Scrip Exchange NPC.

How to Unlock:
Each Regional Folklore Tome must be purchased from the Splendors Vendor in Idyllshire with 99x Rowena's Tokens (Blue Gatherers' Scrips).These must be purchased with Blue Gatherers' Scrips, which can be obtained from trading the Collectables requested by Rowena's House of Splendors to the Collectable Appraisers in Mor Dhona or Idyllshire. The list of requested items changes daily and can be consulted from the Timers menu or directly from the Collectable Appraisers.

Where to Find Them Once Unlocked:
Scrip Exchange in Mor Dhona (X:22,Y:6)
Scrip Exchange in Idyllshire (X:5.7,Y:7.0)
Splendors Vendor in Idyllshire (X:5.7,Y:7.2)

Common to Both Crafting and Gathering

Collectable Actions and Scrip Exchange

Requires expansion: Heavensward

Description: Additional actions for Disciples of the Land allowing gathering items as Collectables, which can be traded for Scrips and items. Also allows access to the Collectable Appraiser and Scrip Exchange NPCs at Mor Dhona, which deal in Blue Scrips. Rowena's Tokens from Scrip Exchange NPCs can be redeemed at the Splendors Vendor in Idyllshire.

Prerequisites: Level 50 Disciple of the Land or Disciple of the Hand
Complete the Heavensward Main Scenario Quest:
The Better Half from House Fortemps Manservant at Ishgard - Foundation (X:10,Y:11)

How to Unlock: Ishgardian Sidequest (Level 50):
Inscrutable Tastes from Morgayne at Ishgard - Foundation (X:10,Y:10)

Actions obtained:
Fisher:
Collect (Level 50)
Botanist and Miner:
Collector's Glove (Level 50)
Methodical Appraisal (Level 50)
Discerning Eye (Level 50)
Instinctual Appraisal (Level 51)
Utmost Caution (Level 51)
Deep Breath (Level 52)
Impulsive Appraisal (Level 53)
Single Mind (Level 57)
Last Ditch (Level 59)

Where to Find Them Once Unlocked:
Collectable Appraiser in Mor Dhona (X:22,Y:6)
Scrip Exchange in Mor Dhona (X:22,Y:6)
Splendors Vendor in Idyllshire (X:5.7,Y:7.2)

Idyllshire Scrip Exchange

Requires expansion: Heavensward

Description: Allows access to the Collectable Appraiser and Scrip Exchange NPCs at Idyllshire, which deal in Blue and Red Scrips. Rowena's Tokens from Scrip Exchange NPCs can be redeemed at the Splendors Vendor in Idyllshire.

Prerequisites: Level 60 Disciple of the Land or Disciple of the Hand
Complete the Ishgardian Sidequest:
Inscrutable Tastes from Morgayne at Ishgard - Foundation (X:10,Y:10)

How to Unlock: Mor Dhonan Sidequest (Level 60):
Go West, Craftsman from Lydirlona at Mor Dhona (X:22,Y:6)

Where to Find Them Once Unlocked:
Collectable Appraiser in Idyllshire (X:5,Y:6)
Scrip Exchange in Idyllshire (X:5.7,Y:7.0)
Splendors Vendor in Idyllshire (X:5.7,Y:7.2)

Custom Deliveries

Requires Expansion: Heavensward

Description: Weekly Delivery log for crafters and gatherers. This quest can be repeated after the weekly Scrips reset.

Prerequisites: Complete the Mor Dhonan Sidequest:
Go West, Craftsman from Lydirlona at Mor Dhona (X:22,Y:6)

How to Unlock: Dravanian Sidequest (Level 60):
Arms Wide Open from Geimlona at Idyllshire (X:5.8,Y:7.0)

Notes: Up to 6 deliveries can be made per week. With each successful deliveries, clients will come to trust you more, leading to assignments of greater importance and learning more about the NPC. Delivery clients are marked on maps with a special icon.

Where to find it once unlocked: Zhloe Aliapoh at Idyllshire (X:5.7 Y:6.1)