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Woodworking Guide by Ohgami

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A Guide to Speed Woodworking?

Yeah, I wasn't gonna do this but this is probably one of the easiest ones to do and just to have it up here for completeness sake.

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.

Woodworking:

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 Dark 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 Forrest for the Trees. 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 Axe +1 (Latent Effect) Quest - Forest for the Trees
Carpenter's Gloves +1 Guild Points (70,000)
Carpenter's Apron +1 Guild Points (100,000)
Carpenter's Smock +1 Synergy
Carpenter's Kit +1 (Key Item - Moghancement: Woodworking) Guild Points (50,000)
Drawing Desk +1 (Key Item - Moghancement: Woodworking) Guild Points (150,000)
Carpenter's Sign +1 (Key Item - Moghancement: Woodworking) Guild Points (200,000)
Carpenters' Stall +5 (Key Item - Mega Moglification: Woodworking) Synergy
Carpenter's Belt +3 (Enchantment - Advanced Synthesis Image Support) Guild Points (10,000)
Carver's Torque +2 The Boyahda Tree (Treasure Casket)
Kupo Shield +3 Mog Bonanza
Cheer: G. Fol. Treant +1% (Skill Up Rate) Mog Garden Monster rearing

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, food, stockpile of materials and crystals. Now lets get started.

Amateur

1-5

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Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Woodworking - (5)

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  • 2 Options, you can buy the logs and they get pricy going up in skill rather quickly, or grab some hatchets and start hackin' in East Ronfaure or Ghelsba Outpost. Arrowwood Lumber (Cap 2) and Lauan Lumber (Cap 3) can get you extra skill for this so just use up the logs you farm and keep the ones you can't use yet. Keep 4 pieces of Lauan Lumber for the test.

3-8

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (8)

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  • It's Ash (Lumber), Housewares. Keep the lumber and use it for the next synth.

4-9

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (9)

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  • Time for Ash to club.

4-9

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (9)

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  • Use this as well. You'll need the Humus for later.

7-12

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (12)

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  • Getting the pattern here? Holly would if she could.

*Test Item Level 8*

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (7)

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  • Remember those 4 Lauan Lumber I told you to keep? Yeah this.

Recruit

8-13

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (13)

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  • Just to use up the lumber you already laid.

8-13

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (13)

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  • More lumber same as before. With the lumber you can choose A or B.

9-14

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (14)

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  • Option A.

9-14

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (14)

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  • Option B.

14-19

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (19)

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  • Go nuts on this one...or not.

*Test Item Level 18*

Synthesis Information
Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Woodworking - (16)

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  • Another Table... Maple Lumber is a 5 Cap synth, so you may get HQ on making the lumber which will increase the yield you get.

Initiate

17-22

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (22)

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  • Yew can do it...for about 4 levels.

20-25

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (25)

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  • Not so much a nightmare since it's only for 1-2 levels.

23-28

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (28)

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  • Don't roast these just yet. Keep at least 2 for your test.


26-31

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (31)

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  • Woof!

*Test Item Level 28*

Synthesis Information
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Main Craft: Woodworking - (27)

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  • Makin music...al Instruments.

Novice

30-35

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (35)

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  • This one is Oak, eh? Keep the lumber.

34-39

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (39)

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (39)

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (39)

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  • All 3 are good to use if you're farming the mats. You may get a variety of them. But making the humus at this level will yield both Humus x2 and Rich Humus x1. The Rich Humus yields more Vermihumus which is more money in your pocket...unless you use the beast. But is also used to pop Albumen in Reisenjima.

36-41

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (41)

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  • Use up the Oak lumber and NPC.

*Test Item Level 38*

Synthesis Information
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Main Craft: Woodworking - (37)

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  • More wood...wind.

Apprentice

40-45

Synthesis Information
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Main Craft: Woodworking - (45)

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  • Don't stop to smell the rosewood. You'll probably have to ride this to 46. But you can do Elm Pole for 1 level.

41-46

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (46)

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  • Just incase you wanted to do this for 1 level.

46-51

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (51)

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  • But you can't really just have 1.

*Test Item Level 48*

Synthesis Information
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Main Craft: Woodworking - (47)

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  • Just need 1. You can make this or just get from sparks vendor for 136 sparks.

Journeyman

50-56

Synthesis Information
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Main Craft: Woodworking - (55)

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  • Not too bad really. Just here to fill in for a bit.

50-56

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (55)

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  • There's also this since you can get the logs in Kazham. Best to ride these to 56.

56-61

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (61)

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  • This is why you pushed those last 2 to 56.

*Test Item Level 58*

Synthesis Information
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Main Craft: Woodworking - (57)

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  • Just make it so he can shoot his eye out.

Craftsman

61-66

Synthesis Information
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Main Craft: Woodworking - (66)

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  • More of the same.

63-68

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Main Craft: Woodworking - (68)

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  • This pole is for 1 partner.

67-72

Synthesis Information
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Main Craft: Woodworking - (72)

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  • A purely Skill up synth for that last level it caps at 72 so assuming you wanna go past them you can do this one. But for the purposes of this guide this is it.


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