I've gone from 14-23 on Armorer on essentially one levequest (Headbangers -- requires a Barbut; HQ version is 6000xp per turn in). The Decorated barbut leve a few levels later offers 11K xp for each HQ, but haven't gotten to the point where I can readily churn them out yet.
Apparently the contract leves open up after a certain level, anyone have a list of those?
Blacksmith Level 15
"Riveting Run" from levemete in Limsa Lominsa
19719 exp, 411 gil
It's not a x3 choice but it's easily the best one available at this level.
Required mat: HQ Iron Rivet
Requires just an HQ mat instead of an actual piece of gear. Very easy, very good rewards. I set limsa and aleport as my favored destinations and spent 120g going back and forth and making 411gil each turn in. The mats were basically free to me too since I farmed up a mining class first and made sure to focus on getting bulk main ores.
Two I have found so Far for Alchemy.
First one is level 20 involving Dexterity Potions in Quarrymill 5k hand in for normal, 15k for HQ - but this NPC seems to say "do you want to hand in more" 3 times, so for HQ it can result in 45k EXP, he asks this wether you give HQ or NQ items. http://i.imgur.com/mZSbYL8.jpg
Level 25 Leve also in Quarrymill, this time you need to hand in Hi-Potions, 11k for a normal hand in 33k for HQ hand in, and again he will ask if you want to hand in more 3 times. http://imgur.com/mZSbYL8,vp6GxuZ#1Lv 30 Alchemist - Growing Knowing - Costa Del Sol
Needs 3 Growth Formula Gamma and accepts more. It's 17,680 exp for nq, weren't able to trade HQ yet
Lv 35 Alchemist - Going Nowhere Fast - Observatorium in Coerthas
5x Flasks of Paralyzing Potion, accepts multiple
23,940 + 47,880
Carpenter Level 30
Costa del Sol
24500 (+= 73500 total)
1x Walnut Macuahuitl (1x Oak Lumber, 2x Wyvern Obsidian)
Seems like a fairly good leve. You should have plenty of oak lumber at this point. If you have a miner friend have him help you out with the wyvern obsidian, it's a level 28 item.
Carpenter level 35:
First Dicasterial Observatorium of Aetherial and Astrological Phenomena More Words Just Kidding
30776 (+= 92328 total)
1x Yarzonshell Harpoon (1x Walnut Lumber, 1x Wildfowl Feather, 1x Yellow Yarzon Leg, 1x Fish Glue)
You should have plenty of walnut lumber, and hopefully just picked up a bunch of wildfowl feathers from botany since they're right next to oak logs. Fish Glue is cheap and easy to come by, and I apparently have a couple yellow yarzon legs lying around from leveling archer/bard.
Level 30: He Has His Quartz
Reward on HQ: 71,000, 1.2k Gil
Craft a Silver Circlet (Goshenite)
Very easy to HQ silver ingots/Goshenite and then get HQ Silver Circlets. I went from 30-50 GSM in two days on this alone spending very little on the very common mats of Silver Ore, Wind Shards/Fire Shards (Leve reward helps with this), Raw Goshenite.
Also, several people sell HQ Silver Circlets on market on my server, and I bought some to speed up the process.There's an amazing 45 Goldsmithing Leve called "Coral on my mind" located in Ul'dah. It requires you to trade in 1 Red Coral Ring to an NPC in Whitebrim. Now, Red Coral Rings are beyond abundant on the Excalibur server. At one point, there were 90+ listed on the market... so the HQs were going for roughly 1,500 each (some as low as 1k). One HQ trade-in nets you almost 130k in XP and about 1.2k in gil (which pays for your ports to/from if you don't have them set as favorites). I went from 45-49 Goldsmithing in less than an hour and for the whopping amount of roughly 20,000 gil.
Level 25 Goldsmith Leve: "Love in the time of Umbra" - Ul'Dah - Steps of Nald (adventurer's guild)
Silver Ring is the requirement. 9,885exp 230gil for NQ/29,655 800gil for HQ. The silver ring is fairly easy to HQ once you get to about 27, especially if you make the mats from raw material and HQ yourself the mudstone that is needed.
There are 2 great parts to this quest. First is, on my server(Diabolos), the cost for mats(minus crystal) was around ~170-180. So even if you DON'T hq it, you are still profiting.
Second great part is that ~70% of the time he also rewards you with 4 silver ore, AKA basically half the mats for the quest, netting you even more on your investment.
I had 19 leves lined up, did ~15 of them, netted myself around 10k with donation mats from guildies ^^
goldsmith lv45-50 made easy
Sweet Charity - 34552 xp, 508 gil
Field, Saint Coinach's Find (Mor Dhona)
1 Amber Ring
HQ yields approx 105k exp. Levemete is only steps away from the client in mor dhona.
Green and Bear It - 53280 xp, 584 gil
Courier, Saint Coinach's Find (Mor Dhona)
1 Tourmaline Choker
HQ yields approx 153k exp, however this leve is obtained from Uldah's adventurer's guild.
copied leve info from http://www.bluegartr.com/threads/118...Material-Tiers
Leatherworking:Every tier has them - There is a lvl 25 Armorer Leve that requires porting to Quarrymill to turn in, but it gives a total of like 41k if you turn in a HQ Heavy Iron Flanchard.
At level 25 with HQ mats, it's a very easy synth using the ARM skills and the Tricks of the Trade from Alchemy. GC gear + rings and Food gives more than enough CP. Great Strides + Advanced Touch and reapplying Steady Hand at your own discretion.. You can even make your own HQ Iron Ingots and Iron Rings simply enough, but it requres 3 Ingots and 2 rings.
I would port out to Quarrymill to hand in this in for 41k, then when I got back to Limsa, I would hand in a HQ (I think Steel) Ingot for another 29k to the Taru who's right there. Marking both as Favorites saves you gil due to the rewards, so from 25-30 you can easily get 70k a trip.
I would I parsed my exp/hr, but I was wasting my time crafting those "turn in 3" items before I realized how awesome this path is.
I'm just about dead broke though because I went to the AH for quite a a few mats, but I PLvled ARM from 18-30 over the course of a few hours.
By the Seat of the Pants - 23912 xp, 410 gil
Courier, Costa del Sol (Eastern La Noscea)
1 Linen Chausses
Belts Served Cold - 8231 xp, 369 gil
3 Voyager's Belts
ltw20* if you're not concerned about leve efficiency this is a lot less effort than your 25 options.
Fire and Hide - 5073 xp, 244 gil
5 Aldgoat Leather
30+ in general dye synths are good but you'll want to have a gatherer at that range as well.For 25 Leather
Forgot the name of leve Quest
But it's the one asking 3 x 3 items.
Cheap materials, double crafting work though.
Make Leather Duckbill (level 2)into Padded Leather Duckbill (level 21 ish)
Leather x 9, Undyed Hempen Cloth x9 ( cheap to get from NPC + easy to HQ Leather Duckbill )
HQ leather duckbill x 9, leather x 9, Undyed Cotton Cloth x 9. ( easy to HQ also )
Spent around 500 gils, you gets 2.1k gils backWeaver:Leatherworking Level 30: Costa Del Sol - Craft 3 Goatskin Chokers. 11862 exp + 486 gil + differing rewards varying from 12 boar skins to crystal shards.
Really solid and really easy to HQ once you're basically 32+ due to changes in gear and getting your new tools. It's a [B]level 26 synth that needs Aldgoat Leather and Diremite Sinew.
**with HQ tallies involved, you get a bonus 23k+ exp and about 800 gil as well on top of the base. Spamming the shit outta it.
I sat at quarrymill and did the 20. leve (The Telltale Tress) for the Cotton Coif of Gathering. I went from 19 - 27 in under 2 hours.
I used carpentry ability Rumination in conjunction with the normal weaving abilities to get HQ roughly 30% of the time. I saved the HQ turn ins and used them for 1/3 in every turn in for 67% increase (around 9k) per. It's also repeatable 3 times so 9 crafts took me to 27k per leve. The Leve also alternates a reward of 10 Diremite webs per turn in (30 per leve) which was really sexy. I got the XP for the crafting , then XP on top with the 3x turn ins + the 67% increase on the HQ turn ins. on top of almost 2 stacks of Diremite!Hmm I did weaver from 20.
Cotton Doublet of Gathering(Double Jeopardy, 30k exp HQ) , 11 HQ of those to 25
1 Undyed Cotton Cloth
1 Cotton Yarn
1 Hard Leather (available from goldsmith guild)
1 Brass Ingot
Then I did Velveteen Wedge Cap of Gathering(I'll be your wailer today, 45k exp HQ) to 30 which again too 11.
1 Dew Thread
1 Undyed Cotton Cloth
1 Undyed Velveteen Cloth
I have just done Linen Chausses (by the seat of the pants, 71k exp HQ) to 35 which took 11-12 I forget. Only two leves now for 35 from Uldah and Linen Chausses still the best. Ran out of leves so can't check if anymore better ones till later.
3 Undyed Linen
1 Linen YarnWeaver Leve - I'll be your wailer today
Level 25 Weaver Leve, from the Ul'Dah Adventure's Guild, Delivery to Quarry Mill, trading singal Valvateen Wedge Cap of Gathering, HQ for 49650 EXP, 675 gil, 380gil for travels if you set 2 favorites in Ul'dah and Quarrymill
this should help get people over some Diremite farming woes, also rewards 4 webs just the icing (Edit: sorry HQ seems to give lightning shards as reward)