Handicraft 101

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  1. Vorvidar

    Vorvidar Tenacious Gamer Tenacious Gamer Veteran Member

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    Handicraft

    This is probably the easiest crafting profession to level up. With it you can end up making high end accessories that sell very well, but the proc system that is currently implemented makes it so you really shouldnt try to do serious higher end item crafts until you hit 30k then try to start them.

    So how do you level up? Cheaply!

    Your two go to items are Sharp Fishing Hook (5LP) 1 iron ingot as well as Flirtacious Flower (10LP) 10 roses

    Beyond these the best thigns to get money off of Handicraft at low levels is fishing rods, but they require other professions to pitch in for various parts of it.

    This profession has a heavy use of Sunlight Archeum dust/shard/crystals for crafting up accessories and such. Luckily, of all the archeum crysetal types in the game, this is the cheapest. To make up for how cheap the dusts are, you have the hiderance of being required to get a lot of coral that is gatehered only from aquafarms(even more than alchemy does) which include rare procs like black pearls, as well as crystals from mining nodes.

    Supportive Professions
    Mining/Metalworking *****
    Logging/Carpentry ****
    Gathering-Husbandry/Tailor ****
    Machining **
    Alchemy **
    Supports Professions
    Husbandry *
     
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    Which types of Coral are most in demand for this please ?
     
  3. Vorvidar

    Vorvidar Tenacious Gamer Tenacious Gamer Veteran Member

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    For this profession the most in demand coral would be blue coral and white coral. For accessory crafting (rings, necklaces, and earrrings) you will need a ground coral powder that is made by processing 15 white coral and 15 blue coral, which take a good while to grow and are often costly on the AH. Later in accessories you will also need to get black pearls, which are a very rare proc, so someone who is trying to level this profession up and self farm, would do best by planting the large plot blue and whites and always planting pearls between them.
     
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    Blue & White .. got it ! Thank you. and pearls.
     
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    I'm going for handicraft as my main craft, this just confirmed I need an aquafarm asap. Will have to revise my release strategy and location.
     
  6. Vorvidar

    Vorvidar Tenacious Gamer Tenacious Gamer Veteran Member

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    nice thing about getting the aquafarm too is that you can do it on alts and pass the deed just like a house before the marketplace goes active even so you can get a few in the headstart
     
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    Zeklomontu Here to help Legendary Gamer Final Fantasy XIV Director Final Fantasy XIV Officer Veteran Member

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    Just letting you know there is typo. It is Starlight Archeum, not Sunlight. Just making sure no one gets it confused.
     
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    thanks for info. will likely be leveling handicrafts tonight lol
     

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