FFXIV: Shadowbringers – Level 80 Botanist!

I don’t have any fancy new gear to show for it yet – my scrip gear got me all the way without a problem – but I finished leveling my first gatherer to 80 last night! While I’ve been casually working at this on and off throughout the week, I had no real intention to complete this goal so quickly.

Here’s some things I learned along the way:

  • Do the daily Grand Company turn ins
  • Do the weekly scrip deliveries
  • Keep up with the Crystarium deliveries as you level
  • Do the leves in the Crystarium to fill in the gaps

None of that is really a surprise. But I do want to talk about the Crystarium deliveries for a moment.

Crystarium Deliveries

These are a series of level-based quests that give almost a full level of experience if you turn them in at high quality. In fact, I suggest to always make sure it’s high quality, otherwise, you’re doing yourself a major disservice.

There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to gathering Crystarium deliveries:

  • They are a one-time quest (not a weekly reset)
  • They cover both Botanist and Miner

I know that the crafting deliveries cover Carpentry, Weaving and Leatherworking, for example, require you to craft something from each of these jobs in order to finish the product. But sadly, only one of those jobs reap the rewards of the turn-in. So, this may be something to plan around while leveling your jobs.

Thankfully, Fishing has its own delivery system. So that should make working through the last couple gatherer jobs faster in the end. I was also able to plan ahead and pick up the first of my Fokelore books using Yellow Scrips. So I’m well on my way!