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Revision as of 11:01, 7 January 2017



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Floppyseconds' Tannery - Leathercrafting Guide by Spicyryan

Time to tan that hide ass!

I built this with a mindset of farming and synthing rather than buying all the materials. That is not to say you just shouldn't buy some materials, but Leathercraft in particular is based on farming more than other crafts. This can just as easily be speed leveled through your wallet though.
Overall, I just took common sense synths and attempted to limit any synth from going 5 above a level. Synths can cap 11 levels above their natural cap, but slows down the higher above it you go.

There have been many guides on crafting for years, but I wanted to take it to the next level with internal resources of the wiki here like the synthesis tables. Icons and other resources available from the wiki do this, but every synth is noted as to whether you sell it or hold it for later. Finally, each item I reccomend farming includes a zone or two of which I recommend and generally a drop rate based researching the ffxidb database.

Welcome to the next level of crafting guides, enjoy :D

Skillup Rates

First off Directions, moonphases, etc have no effect on crafting. SE confirmed this was the long suspected case despite people making guides and complex charts and pictures on the subject. I never liked superstitious bastards anyway.

That being said here is what you need to know about the rates of skillups.

  • Until level 70 you will skill up at about a 95% rate according to our Crafting page.
  • Synths can cap up to 11 levels above their natural cap.
    • However, the rates slow down and steadily decrease the higher above the cap you go.
  • You can not skill up on a break if a synth cap is greater than 5 levels from your skill.
  • Synthesis support does not increase the rate of skillups, but does help you break less if you are below cap.
  • Before factoring in any rings or other benefits you have a 5% chance of breaking your synth at or above the cap of the item.
  • You can increase your skill up rates with Monster Rearing momentos, Ionis while in Adoulin, and the Orvail Ring.
    • Benefits from food and items are multiplicative and not additive.
  • All of these items are listed below.

Guild Items/Key Items

Rank Item Guild Points
Novice HQ Crystal 200 - 500
Novice Tanner's Belt 10,000
Novice Tanning 10,000
Novice Leather Ensorcellment 40,000
Novice Leather Purification 40,000
Journeyman Tanner's Gloves 70,000
Craftsman Tanner's Ring 80,000
Artisan Tanner's Apron 100,000
Artisan Hide Stretcher 50,000
Veteran Golden Fleece 150,000
Veteran Tanner's Sign 200,000
Veteran Tanners' Emblem 15,000
Veteran Way of the Tanner 20,000

Crafting Items

Item Bonus Obtained From
Trainee's Needle +1 Skill (Latent Effect, Level > 40) Quest - Say It with a Handbag
Tanner's Gloves +1 Skill Guild Points (70,000)
Tanner's Apron +1 Skill Guild Points (100,000)
Tanner's Smock +1 Skill Synergy
Tanner's Torque +2 Skill Quicksand Caves (Treasure Casket)
Kupo Shield +3 Skill Mog Bonanza
Hide Stretcher +1 Skill (Key Item - Moghancement: Leathercraft) Guild Points (50,000)
Golden Fleece +1 Skill (Key Item - Moghancement: Leathercraft) Guild Points (150,000)
Tanner's Sign +1 Skill (Key Item - Moghancement: Leathercraft) Guild Points (200,000)
Tanners' Stall +5 Skill (Key Item - Mega Moglification: Leathercraft) Synergy
Note: Only one key item effect may be active at a time.
Tanner's Belt +3 Skill (Enchantment - Advanced Synthesis Image Support) Guild Points (10,000)
Artificer's Ring +1% Increases rate of synthesis success Wortherton - Bayld (20,000)
Craftkeeper's Ring +1% Decreases likelihood of synthesis material loss Wortherton - Bayld (20,000)
Craftmaster's Ring +1% Increases rate of high quality-item synthesis success Wortherton - Bayld (20,000)
Orvail Ring +5% Synthesis skill gain rate
+1% Decreases likelihood of synthesis material loss
+1% Increases rate of synthesis success
+1% Increases rate of high quality-item synthesis success
SoA Missions - The Light Within
Midras's Helm +1 +5% Synthesis skill gain rate Quest - Vegetable Vegetable Frustration
Shaper's Shawl Increases Synthesis skill gain rate Quest - Inside the Belly - Matsyas

Crafting Foods

Icon Food Effect Rate
Sugar Rusk icon.png Sugar Rusk HQ rate up
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Material loss rate down Verification Needed
Information Needed
Chocolate Rusk icon.png Chocolate Rusk Information Needed
Coconut Rusk icon.png Coconut Rusk Information Needed
Tiny Rusk icon.png Tiny Rusk Information Needed
Cherry Macaron icon.png Cherry Macaron Skill up rate up
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Synthesis success rate up
+3%
Coffee Macaron icon.png Coffee Macaron +5%
Kitron Macaron icon.png Kitron Macaron +7%
File:Tiny Macaroon icon.png Tiny Macaroon Information Needed

Test Items

Level Rank Item(s) Required
8-10 Recruit Rabbit Mantle
18-20 Initiate Lizard Cesti
28-30 Novice Dhalmel Mantle
38-40 Apprentice Magic Belt
48-50 Journeyman Cuir Bouilli
58-60 Craftsman Raptor Jerkin
68-70 Artisan Battle Boots
78-80 Adept Tiger Gloves
88-90 Veteran Coeurl Mask
98-100 Expert Urja Trousers (Synthed with HQ Crystal)

Way of the Tanner (Key Item)

Synths

It puts the tea leaves and water on the skins or else it gets the hose again.

I would recommend not only having ample storage as you will be holding on to mats inbetween synths, but stockpiling any hides you will need in the future. Namely Griffon Hides, but if you are interested in starting leathercraft then stock up on Behemoth Hides from either your own endeavors or riding your friend's coattails.

1-20

Synthesis Information
Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Leathercraft - (2)

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  • Buy the hides from Cletae in the guild for 100 gil a pop.
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (7)

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  • Rabbit hides are 80 gil from Cletae and you can pick up a grass thread from Windurst Woods at the CC guild or on the AH.
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (12)

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (17)

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  • Once again, the skins are very easy to farm as multiple drop at a time from a kill in the Crawler's Nest.
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (21)

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  • The easiest place to farm the hides at is either Buburimu Peninsula or Eastern Altepa Desert they should drop roughly a fourth of the time in those zones with some TH. Honestly after 20 minutes of farming Dhalmels I just stuck with the Cesti to 21.
The leather itself is used for a Gobbie Bag item, so it will sell slowly over time for a decent profit margin.

21-40

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (24)

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This is another Gobbie Bag item which means you get to take forever selling it!
If you are hurting for space you can sell it, and for a third option you can keep the leathers and use what doesn't sell for some Bugard Strapons later. It caps at 63, two levels higher than Tiger Leather. Overall, this lets you skip super shitty Dhalmel Mantles for skill ups.
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (27)

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (31)

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  • Now it is time to burn up those Sheep Leathers you made. Hurray for momentary inventory clearance until the next item.
Parchment sells well enough due to its use as a pop item for Ark Angels in Escha and for various quests and synths.
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (35)

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (36)

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  • Farm the hides in Abyssea - La Theine near conflux #8. If you really don't want to farm in Abyssea then Mosshorns in the mire work for AFK farming.
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (37)

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41-60

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (43)

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  • Don't forget to save two leathers for your test item.
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (49)

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  • This synth really sucks. You may obtain wool thread from Gibol at the CC guild if you have/know someone with clothcrafting 28+ for 33.6k a stack.
You can weigh how annoying the wool thread is against doing Raptor Straps with the prospect of farming twice as many raptor skins at a much lower rate on the next synth.
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (46)

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (53)

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (58)

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  • Cletae sells the hides for 30k a stack from the guild or you may farm them for ~20% drop rate with some TH in Bibiki Bay from Catoblepas and the higher level Camelopard. Both drop at the same rate.
This may seem like a silly synth, but it is not as bad as Ram Mantles, and it is a higher synth which lets you move on with your life. Overall, there aren't any great alternatives.
Synthesis Information
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (58)

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (61)

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (61)

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Neither are used for any future synths besides the fact each makes a ring (just add a wind crystal!) that caps one level about the leathers if you want to level up off that since you made the stuff.
Tiger leather is rather valuable on the AH, and other crafts use it to make some synths, including cursed gear, but it doesn't move as fast as you might think. So personally I just did smilodons and moved on.

61-80

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (70)

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  • Not getting the Defending Ring never felt so good, until now. The hides and leather are a expensive as the leather is used to spawn all T1 Reisenjima NMs. This would be fine if you were just buying to sell the leathers as that would be an amply supplied profit to and from the AH, but this item makes the Dynamic Belt synthed later so plan accordingly before selling.
The only easy way around using this leather later would be making even more Aetosaur Gloves or something like Sealord Leather or 105 grips instead because no one really wants to be stuck making Panther Masks unless the materials are actually stocked in the AH (or you horde them) in which case that would be a way around using this leather too. So then you can buy hides, craft, and sell leathers at will.
Synthesis Information
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (66)

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (71)

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (71)

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Lynx Hides are ~50% drop rate from the 18 War Lynx in the very most north east section of Meriphataud Mountains (S) and the leather can be slowly sold as it is used in a Gobbie Bag. Watch the market though obviously, but I would probably mix and match on this one depending on how you feel and what is available.
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (73)

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  • This leather has no real uses so just NPC it for some profit.
Farm the skins in the Labyrinth of Onzozo at an about 30% rate with some TH.
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (72)

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  • If you made Coeurl Leather then go for this. It is a nice way to dump it off.
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (76)

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This isn't as amazing as it could be due to the fact imperial tea leaves cost so much, and the demand for Marid Leather is down due to salvage armor being irrelevant. However, if you know someone who has a Karakul in their mog garden then they can buy these leaves for 47.6k. That or you can grab them for 2-3 times as much of off the AH from people who do! Overall it is a solid option to level up on.
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (77)

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (80)

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  • 79-91
    Raaz Leather icon.png Raaz Leather - You are going to need tons of it.
    • Keep results for several upcoming synths.
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (84)

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  • Raaz hides are about a 50%+ drop rate in Kamihr Drifts. That is good considering the Raaz are spread across the map and a higher level. The other bad news is that this these leathers are used to reach 110. You will need tons of them.

81-100

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (87)

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (92)
Sub Craft(s): Clothcraft - (59)

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (97)

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (100)

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (99)

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  • So this is where it starts going down hill. It is pretty much this, Sealord Leather, Panther Masks, or starting one of the other synths earlier.

101-110

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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (101)

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  • Welcome to your first viable, but slow path to 110.
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (104)

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  • You can buy these from the Ah and sell them back or keep them for some cursed synths. The hides are easier to farm during Voidwatch campaigns, but they are a low rate regardless. You can still work on an empyrean weapon while doing that though if you are the slow and steady type. Or you can just make those Aetosaur Gloves to 110!
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (105)

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  • Fins are cheap on the AH anymore, so if you pick up any Behemoth Hides or anyone gives them to you then you are set. There are 3 other 105 grips, but they aren't as easy as this one,
  • Time to turn that 2
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Main Craft: Leathercraft - (109)

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This uses twice as many leathers as the gloves, but if you are a higher level then your skillups are slowing from that so perhaps you'd like to change to this.