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Vana'diel contains a number of crafting guilds which players can join in order to craft (or fish) various items. There are also a number of Hobbies which players can utilize to obtain materials to aid in these crafts.


Craft often used to create enhancing and enfeebling potions, healing medicines, enfeebling weapons, and Ninjutsu tools.


Craft which works with bones to create moderately heavy armor and a wide variety of ammunition and jewelry.


Craft which works with natural threads to craft lightweight armor and capes often used by magicians.


Craft which combines ingredients to make a wide variety of tasty and enhancing meals.


Craft which seeks to catch the fish from the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, streams and ponds of Vana'diel.


Craft which works with precious gems and metals to create beautiful jewelry and glittering armor.


Craft which works with animal hides to craft medium-weight and versatile armor.


Craft which reformulates raw ores into usable ingredients for making heavy armor and weapons.


Craft which uses lumber found around Vana'diel to craft a variety of weapons, shields, ammunition and Mog House furniture.


To become an experienced crafter, every ten skill levels, you are required to prove to the guild that you "have what it takes" by crafting (or buying) an item of the guild's choosing. This item can be turned in once you have reached an "8" in skill (8, 28, 48, etc.), or higher skill (up to the cap).

Level Rank Acquired
8-10  Recruit
18-20  Initiate
28-30  Novice
38-40  Apprentice
48-50  Journeyman
58-60  Craftsman
68-70  Artisan
78-80  Adept
88-90  Veteran
98-100  Expert

Relations Between Crafts Above Skill Level 60

After you hit level 60 you get 40 levels to distribute among the other crafts you also have above level 60. Meaning you can get every single craft up to 60 without any issues, but post 60 you have 40 levels to distribute.

If you raise a craft skill past 60, after already having 40 levels distributed to other crafts above 60, the level of the crafts already above 60 will decrease, starting with the highest craft skill not gaining a level.

As Fishing is not a synthesis craft (which use crystals), it isn't subject to any of these limitations. You can level Fishing to 100, all the rest of the crafts to 60, and still have the 40 points left to distribute as you want.

To recap and delevel a previous craft back to 60 and journeyman talk to your current guildmaster and she/he will give you the choice to do so.

Crafting Tips and Guides

You must be within 11 levels of a recipe's cap to attempt synthesis (this includes sub-crafts). Any gear or synthesis support counts toward this figure.

It is generally believed that the following results are accurate. These are, however, assumptions only.

Level Range (-10) - (-1) 0 - 10 11 - 30 31 - 50 51 - 70 71 - 90 91 - 100
Success Rate 50% 95% (w/o crafting ring)
HQ Rate <1% 1.5% (1/64) 6.25% (1/16) 25% 50% 50% 50%
General Crafting
  • Crafting Skill Ups
  • High Quality
  • Craftaholics Anonymous
  • Days and Directions of Synthing
  • Crafting compass
  • General Crafting Tips by Ctownwoody
  • General Crafting Guide and Tips ~ By Totema1
Alchemy Guide by Spiffly 1-60
Alchemy Guide by Ctownwoody
Bonecrafting Guide by Xarchangel
Bonecrafting Guide by Ayrlie
Bonecrafting Guide by ChibiKawaiiMei
Bonecrafting Guide 0-60 by Ctownwoody
Clothcraft Guide by Xarchangel
Clothcraft Guide by Aranar
Clothcraft Guide by Ctownwoody
Cooking Guide by Dasher
Cooking Guide by Paitre
Cooking Guide by Crawlerbasher
Cooking Guide by Spops
Cooking Guide by Ctownwoody
Cooking Guide by Emi
A Genuine Fishing Guide
Fishing 1-100 While Questing For Lu Shang's by Diabolos-Brian
Fishing for Fun and Profit by Ctownwoody
Fishing Guide - Carp Route
Fishing Guide - Saltwater Skillup
Goldsmithing Guide by Sarchar
Goldsmithing Guide by Gatsby
Goldsmithing Guide by Ctownwoody
Leathercraft Guide by Mierin
Leathercraft 0-60 by Ctownwoody
Smithing Guide By Excessivedamage
Smithing Guide by Ravenfnord
Smithing Guide By Grodark
Woodworking Guide by Godofgods
Woodworking Guide by Xarchangel
Woodworking Guide by Gisselle
Woodworking Guide by Izaacha
Woodworking Guide by Paitre
Woodworking Guide by Ctownwoody


HQ Rate Testing

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