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Bonecraft Guide by Ohgami

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A Guide to Speed Bonecrafting?

So to try to flush out the guides here I am attempting to make a quick and easy guide to get you to 70. Why 70 well obviously since you can get all crafts to 70 without impacting other crafts you may have above 70 why not max them out?

This guide is designed for quick and easy skilling not for money some items will make you money especially if you farm all the ingredients. As far as what to make for money, well I dunno look at the AH maybe and see what's selling.

Important things to different as with any craft is to get the skill items and food. Yeah we won't make much money but it's better to keep losses to a minimum.

Bonecrafting:

General points of knowledge from Byrthnoth's other guides:

  • Always use Kitron Macarons. Curio Vendor Moogle is your best bud here.
  • I prefer to start synthing something when I'm 5 levels below it (with advanced support) and then will take it past cap if it's useful or particularly cheap. Sometimes you end up with longer gaps than that, but it's not ideal unless it's a REALLY cheap synth. Everything listed will show a range from when you can probably start making the synth and then move on when you hit the cap. You can still get skill up to 10 over it's cap at a 66-75% rate. So that's a good thing to keep in mind if materials run scarce.
  • There are now two guild NPCs. One of them is always open and sells kits and mats, but the materials are typically more expensive than the least expensive normal guild NPC price. Buy from whichever has the item for cheapest. Not all items are available on both.
  • Change your job to WHM or RDM and set the 30 synths RoE quest. You eventually want to be level 70 on this character so you can wear a torque. RoE quest won't get you there, but it will get you to 25 or 30 so you can cast Sneak/Invis.

Crystals:

Your major cost with this guide is going to be Crystals. There is somewhere in Ru'Aun Gardens with 4 elementals of a given type close together, and you can just farm them over and over for clusters. You get about 1.5-2 clusters/kill with TH, so it takes about 2 hours of farming a given element to get 10 stacks of clusters and you will probably not need anymore to hit 110. The 2 primary crystals you'll use are Wind and Earth with Lightning and Fire interspersed here and there.

  • Wind: The corner closest to AAHM on the Genbu side has Wind Elementals.
  • Earth: Getting to the island use the AAMR Home Point and go past the Ice Elementals.

Gear:

If you have a job over level 20 and have your mount DO THE QUEST Atelloune's Lament. You won't regret it. The latent will work from Skill 1-40. So get a move on. Assuming you are maining Bonecraft or just putting your other crafts on hold. Start up the guild points and start accumulating points as soon as you can.

Item Bonus Obtained From
Trainee Gloves +1 (Latent Effect) Quest - Atelloune's Lament
Protective Spectacles +1 Guild Points (70,000)
Boneworker's Apron +1 Guild Points (100,000)
Boneworker's Smock +1 Synergy
Bonecraft Tools +1 (Key Item - Moghancement: Bonecraft) Guild Points (50,000)
Drogaroga's Fang +1 (Key Item - Moghancement: Bonecraft) Guild Points (150,000)
Boneworker's Sign +1 (Key Item - Moghancement: Bonecraft) Guild Points (200,000)
Boneworkers' Stall +5 (Key Item - Mega Moglification: Bonecraft) Synergy
Boneworker's Belt +3 (Enchantment - Advanced Synthesis Image Support) Guild Points (10,000)
Boneworker's Torque +2 Temple of Uggalepih (Treasure Casket)
Kupo Shield +3 Mog Bonanza

Crafting Foods

As mentioned the best bang for the buck is the Kitron Macaron. These are available from the Curio Vendor Moogle with "Rhapsody in Fuchsia". If you are not that far in RoV then Cherry Macaron and Coffee Macaron are also available from him with earlier completions. The Rusk are good if you aren't trying to skill up and just trying to HQ something.

Icon Food Effect Rate Effect Rate
Sugar Rusk icon.png Sugar Rusk Synthesis failure rate -2% High-quality success rate +1
Chocolate Rusk icon.png Chocolate Rusk -4% +2
Coconut Rusk icon.png Coconut Rusk -6% +3
Tiny Rusk icon.png Tiny Rusk -4% Verification Needed +2 Verification Needed
Cherry Macaron icon.png Cherry Macaron Skill up rate up +3% Synthesis success rate up +3%
Coffee Macaron icon.png Coffee Macaron +5% +5%
Kitron Macaron icon.png Kitron Macaron +7% +7%
Tiny Macaroon icon.png Tiny Macaroon +5% Verification Needed +5% Verification Needed

Synths

OK got your gear, stockpile of materials and crystals. Now lets get started.

Amateur

1-5

Synthesis Information
Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (4)

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  • Easy farm really. Go kill skeletons, get bones all synths are profit. Also great place to get chips is Abyssea - Tahrongi. Turn on the RoE for Harvesting there and go to the top left corner where the dragon bones are. Take out your trusty pick axe (or 50) and pick away at those bones. Stock what you may need (Bone Chips and Giant Femurs) and sell the rest (Yes even the Bat Fangs there's only 2 recipes and they are not worth it). You probably will come out ahead. Take this past the cap to 5. IF you just want to buy them the guild has them for 150 each.

4-5

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (5)

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  • If you wanna play it safe just do this for a level or 2.

*Test Item Level 8*

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (7)

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  • If you farm the items you can skill off this but just make 1 for the test.

5-11

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (10)

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  • Here's your next easy skill up synth. You can take this to 20 IF you wanted to. It's best to ride this to 11 since options are scarce til 16 cap.

Recruit

11-16

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Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (16)

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  • This is the next easy one. It caps at 16 so you can do to 26. Distilled Water is cheap and plentiful in a variety of shops.

16-21

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Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (21)

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  • You can do more Bone Rings or this your call. Easy one to do with easy materials. NPC them when done.

*Test Item Level 18*

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Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (17)

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  • If you just want to use less bone chips then this can be the way to go. Just do Bone Arrowheads to 12 and start this one. Save one for the test and NPC the rest.

Initiate

20-25

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (25)

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  • Another easy one to do with easy materials. NPC them when done.

24-29

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (29)

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  • Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!! NPC them when done.

*Test Item Level 28*

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Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (27)

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  • Just make one at 22 and forget about it until you can turn it in. Since you'll probably be in Windy to pick up mats/take the test for previous ranks grab a silver earring from Drogza in Port Windy (H-7), if not you can get them in Lower Jeuno (H-9) for 1250 gil. Or make one if you have Goldsmithing 17+.

Novice

28-33

Synthesis Information
Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (33)

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  • Hope you still have bone chips left. You can ride this to 43 if you want.

33-38

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (38)

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  • The fangs will be the tough ones but there are plenty of places to farm them.

*Test Item Level 38*

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Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (37)

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  • Just make the one and turn it in.

Apprentice

36-41

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (41)

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  • Not a bad synth, you can buy the lumber from the WW Guild. Sell to NPC after.

38-43

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (43)

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  • Easy stuff is easy.

42-47

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (47)

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  • Not too bad really.

45-50

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (50)

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  • Really the only decent one to do. You do this to 48-50 or you could ride Horn to 48.

*Test Item Level 48*

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Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (49)

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  • Just need 1.

Journeyman

48-53

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Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (53)

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  • Not too bad really. You can ride this to 63 if you want.

52-57

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Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (57)

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  • Fiend Blood isn't too hard to get from NPC and not too pricy. It's in Kahzam.

55-60

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (60)

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  • SUPER easy and cheap recipe. Ride this to 70 if you want.

*Test Item Level 58*

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (58)

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You COULD skill off this if you can get a decent supply of Beastman Blood. It caps @ 58 so not too bad.

Craftsman

58-63

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (63)

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  • Not too tough. Those Kindred in Castle Zvahl need a good beating anyway. They been left alone for too long. If you feel like it you can skip it and do Ladybug Rings.

60-65

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Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (65)

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  • Why WOULDN'T you do this one!! It doesn't get much easier than this really! It can take you to 70 for cheap.

65-69

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Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (69)

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  • IF you just wanted to maximize the skill ups you can do this to 69 and go back to Ladybug Rings for the last level.

68-73

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Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (73)

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  • A purely Skill up synth for that last level it caps at 73 so assuming you wanna go past them you can do this one.

Artisan

If you are going to main Bonecraft here's the test item:

*Test Item 68*

Synthesis Information
Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (68)

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  • After Crafting and turning it in continue the Demon Knife synth to 73. Remember skill ups will be much slower from now on.

73-78

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Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Bonecraft - (78)

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Here you have a couple of choices based on how you want to go. The obvious arrowheads which aren't a money maker and are really just for skill at this point.

74-79

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (79)

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  • This you can start after making a level with the arrowheads if you want but it should take you up to 79 and you can take the test from there.

*Test Item 78*

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Main Craft: Bonecraft - (77)

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  • Not gonna get easier from here on in so buckle up.


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