FFXIV: Blessed Tools Revisited

A few months back, I discussed getting blessed tools for my gathering jobs on my main. This week, I’ve also achieved this on my RP alt, Amon. At least, the first set of gathering tools – the gold ones from Heavensward. The purple tools are the Stormblood versions, and I’ll have to do a bit more work to earn those.

One of my goals for this month was to go through and work on some of Amon’s gathering logs. I noticed that I’d skipped a few gathers in the lower levels, and had a feeling I was pretty close to getting these achievements. I just didn’t realize how close (it was embarrassingly close).

While he doesn’t have much in the way of timed nodes gathered (something I want to work on in the future), it doesn’t take a whole lot now that there’s three expansions worth of gathering out there. I went out to do my normal collectable gathering for my weekly turn-in, and accidentally came upon a node that I’d never harvested back from Heavensward.

Pretty much immediately, harvesting those items earned me the blessed tool for my botanist.

This took me by surprise, and nudged me to look at how many more gathers I needed on my miner. Seeing it really wasn’t a lot, and that I’d missed a number of easy gathers in ARR low level zones, I went about cleaning that up, and got my blessed pickaxe.

Gathering in FFXIV is something I generally do enjoy. Knowing that some improvements are coming with the next patch, it wouldn’t be unlikely that I might take another character through the leveling process just to see what the changes are. I know that Tai actually has some basic levels in all of the gathering jobs (like level 12ish). I’m also considering leveling fishing with Zuri just to make her retainer a fishing retainer – that’s the only kind of retainer I don’t have on any of my characters.

So, we’ll see what the next patch brings!