Botanist 1-90 Leveling Guide (Updated for 6.4)

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This guide will show you how to quickly level your Botanist class in Final Fantasy XIV. We will assume you have no prior knowledge of the gathering system, although it is admittedly quite simple when leveling up is your main focus. This guide aims to be as simple as possible, what to gather at which levels and what to do to keep things progressing smoothly.

Useful Resources:

Main Class Level 90

  • It is expected that your main class is Level 90 with the Endwalker Main Scenario completed for access to all maps

1-3 Million Gil

  • You will need some starting gil to purchase gear, tools, materia, food and materials to prepare for the journey from 1-90
  • Check out our Gil Service if you need funds for the journey
  • It's strongly advised to use universalis.app to check the Market Board prices for all Worlds on your Data Center, it will save you a lot of gil in the long run

Access to Survival Manuals

  • You will need access to commercial survival manualSurvival Manuals to provide a +150% boost to EXP
  • There are various types of commercial survival manualSurvival Manuals scale their EXP boost depending on your level
  • The easiest way to obtain commercial survival manualSurvival Manuals is by Grand Company Seals

Cordials

  • cordialCordials will be needed throughout the leveling process to replenish GP
  • GP can be used to earn bonus EXP so cordialCordials are essential to leveling as fast as possible
  • NQ or HQ cordial hqCordials can be used

Carrot Nibbles / Mushroom Saute (HQ)

  • carrot nibblesCarrot Nibbles / mushroom sauteMushroom Saute will be our foods of choice as it can be found cheaply on the Market Board and provides great stats in addition to the 3% EXP boost
  • The Gathering stat bonus will have an effect even at lower levels and increases your chances of successfully gathering items that are slightly above your level

EXP Boosts & Bonuses

Aside from the Rest EXP Bonus and the +3% from consuming Food items; there are a number of stackable buffs, gear and methods that can be used to increase EXP yields and level up even faster:

Road to 80 (Preferred Worlds) (+100%)

Those who are on Preferred Worlds are the most privileged group with the the road toRoad to 80 buff, receiving a +100% bonus to ALL EXP gained until Level 80. This means the effort required to reach Level 80 is essentially halved.

Survival Manuals (+150%)

commercial survival manualSurvival Manuals grant +150% EXP and in most cases, hugely cut down the amount of time required to level your gatherers. They will expire after granting you a specified allowance of EXP. Bonus EXP is halved once your surpass the level cap for each commercial survival manualSurvival Manual. This buff does not affect hand-ins or levequestLevequest EXP rewards.

  • company-issued survival manualCompany-issue Survival Manual (Up to Lv. 40)
  • company-issued survival manual iiCompany-issue Survival Manual II (Up to Lv. 50)
  • commercial survival manualCommercial Survival Manual (Up to Lv. 70)
  • revised survival manualRevised Survival Manual (Up to Lv. 80)

commercial survival manualCommercial Survival Manuals are rewarded for completing level 50 and 60 Class Quests for gatherer classes. revised survival manualRevised Manuals are rewarded for completing Crystarium Deliveries, and can also be bought with white gatherers' scripWhite Gatherers' Scrips.

Earth and Water II (Free Company Buff) (+10%)

For those who are part of a Free Company willing to activate the earth and water iiEarth and Water II buff, you'll receive a small boost of +10% EXP while gathering. This buff does not affect hand-ins or levequestLevequest EXP rewards.

Bonus EXP Gear

  • friendship circletFriendship Circlet +20% EXP (up to level 25)
  • ala mhigan earringsAla Mhigan Earrings +30% EXP (up to level 50)

Those fortunate enough to have access to bonus EXP gear can wear this gear until their level caps for a nice boost.  This bonus does not affect hand-ins or levequestLevequest EXP rewards.

Gathering Log, Levequests or Diadem?

As of patch 6.0, there are various methods of leveling up your gatherer classes which can lead to confusion for newer players. We'll just come out and say it now; they are all pretty much the same in terms of speed, although they do have specific advantages and disadvantages. levequestLevequests and Diadem can be used exclusively to level your characters all the way up to 90 as long as the prerequisites are met.

This guide will mainly focus on using the Gathering Log for optimizing EXP rate, while suggesting appropriate times that levequestLevequests or Diadem can be used to keep things moving at a nice pace. You may decide to focus on only one method, or employ a combination of all. Collectables will also be employed in the latter half of the guide as it becomes by far the easiest way to level up at later levels.

We'll outline each method, and how you can utilise their advantages to make your leveling experience as smooth as possible.

Gathering Log (Overworld)

This is the regular, vanilla way of leveling up your gathering classes. Gather items in your gathering log from various maps around Eorzea. You'll need to upgrade gear as you gatherer higher level items while leveling up. Simple!

Pros
  • No pre-requisite quests or level requirements, can equip your tools and get started right away
  • Enjoy the scenery in the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV
  • Most Class Quests require items from your Gathering Log so you can hit two birds with one stone
Cons
  • Requires appropriate gear to fully take advantage of the benefits, can become expensive at later levels
  • Will need to regularly upgrade gear between 1-50 to keep up with the increasing stat requirements of items in your Gathering Log
  • You will need to have unlocked flying in all Heavensward, Stormblood, Shadowbringers and Endwalker maps

Levequests

levequestLevequests or Leves, are repeatable quests that involve taking to an NPC, going to a designated location and then activating the quest to complete the specified task. These award large amounts of EXP when completed. levequestLevequests are repeatable but come with an allowance, you will be given three Leves every 12 hours (12 per day) with a maximum cap of 100. Your levequestLevequest allowance can be checked anytime in your Quest Journal. levequestLevequests above level 50 are far more streamlined than previous levels so it becomes an even better option at higher levels.

Pros
  • Quests are not challenging, can be completed within minutes with large EXP rewards
  • levequestLevequests are repeatable but rarely have to be repeated more than twice to reach the next level
  • Slightly lower gear requirements than Overworld gathering, useful as a quick way to gain a level or two to reach the next tier of gear
Cons
  • Despite the EXP rewards, it can be time consuming to return to the Levemete NPC every time you accept and complete levequestLevequests
  • Requires a a short side quest with DoW / DoM Class to unlock levequestLevequests on maps below level 50
  • Requires Flying to reach quest locations easily

Diadem aka Ishgardian Restoration

Lauded as the holy land of EXP, Ishgardian Restoration involves a side quest about building the housing district in Ishgard. Players can gather and craft items for EXP rewards and rare items. disciple of landGatherer leveling takes place in the Diadem, a huge map where everybody flies around showing off their mounts. All gathering takes place in this map regardless of your level, which makes things extremely simple. The only requirement to unlock the side quest is a single disciple of landGatherer or disciple of handCrafter class at level 20, but items can be gathered at as low as level 10 after this.

Pros
  • Can gather at all regular locations from any level, excellent EXP yields at all levels up to 80.
  • Very low gear requirements, gear only needs to be upgraded at level 10 and level 60
  • All leveling takes place on a single map that does not require flying to be unlocked, everyone can fly in the Diadem
Cons
  • Boring
  • Sometimes more time spent flying than gathering in the large map, which slows things down greatly
  • Takes place within a Duty Finder style instance

Level 1-25

Level 1: 10 latexLatex
Level 5: 10 maple sapMaple Sap
Level 10: 10 crow featherCrow Feather
Level 15: 10 marjoramMarjoram
Level 20: 15 grade 1 carbonized matterGrade 1 Carbonized Matter

Level 1: Central Shroud, The Bannock
Level 5: Central Shroud, Brentbranch Meadows
Level 10: Central Shroud, Brentbranch Meadows
Level 15: South Shroud, Quarrymill
Level 20: South Shroud, Quarrymill

First, you'll need to unlock the botanistBotanist class at the Botanist's Guild in New Gridania. You'll be given a Level 1 weathered hatchetWeathered Hatchet with a level 1 quest to complete. Now we can get to gathering.

Note: Gathering new items awards bonus EXP so gather every new item you come across at least once for the extra experience points.

Level 1-5

Gather latexLatex until level 5

Hand in 10 latexLatex for the level 1 Botanist Quest and equip the Hempen Dalmatica of Gathering (Body).

Level 6-10

Gather maple sapMaple Sap until level 10

Hand in 10 maple sapMaple Sap for the level 5 Botanist Quest. Choose leather culottesLeather Culottes (Legs) as the Quest Reward and equip it along with the bronze hatchetBronze Hatchet.

Level 10-15

Gather crow featherCrow Feather until level 15.

Hand in 10 crow featherCrow Feather for the level 10 Botanist Quest. Choose the straw hatStraw Hat (Head) as the Quest Reward and equip it with the bronze scytheBronze Scythe.

Note: crow featherCrow Feather can be purchased from Ferreol, the Guild Supplier in the Carpenter's Guild in New Gridania (X: 10.8 Y: 12.1)

Level 15-20

You've now unlocked the level 15 Action pioneer's gift iPioneer's Gift I (50 GP). This will increase the chance of triggering Gatherer's Boon by 10%. This is the most important Botanist Action for leveling up your botanistBotanist class because Gatherer's Boon awards extra yield and double EXP as a bonus. Ensure that you stock up on cordialCordials (NQ / HQ) to replenish GP as you will be using pioneer's gift iPioneer's Gift I as often as you possibly can.

Gather marjoramMarjoram until level 20.

Hand in 10 marjoramMarjoram for the level 15 Botanist Quest. Choose the hard leather espadrillesHard Leather Espadrilles (Feet) as the Quest Reward and equip it along with the recruit's scytheRecruit's Scythe you received.

Level 20-25

From Level 20, you will need to purchase some new armour and tools to meet the stat requirements for gathering level 20 items. You may buy the appropriate Gear from Iron Thunder and Syneyhil in Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks.

Note: You can buy a whole fresh new set of level 18-20 Gear if you wish, the recommended Gear is only for the minimum and assumes that you selected the suggested rewards for the previous Quests.

Syneyhil – Fieldcraft Supplier – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X: 6.3 Y: 11.)

Iron Thunder – Battlecraft Supplier – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X: 8.1 Y: 11.6)

 Main HandOff Hand
Toolsinitiate's hatchetInitiate's Hatchet (19)iron scytheIron Scythe (20)
Bodycotton dalmatica of gatheringCotton Dalmatica of Gathering (18)
Handscotton work glovesCotton Work Gloves (20)
Legsinitiate's slopsInitiate's Slops (20)

Gather and hand in 15 grade 1 carbonized matterGrade 1 Carbonized Matter for the level 20 Botanist Quest. Choose cotton coif of gatheringCotton Coif of Gathering (Head) as the Quest Reward and equip it.

Gather pixie plumsPixie Plums / noble grapesNoble Grapes until level 25. Remember to gather every other item at least once for bonus EXP.

Use pioneer's gift iPioneer's Gift I and cordialCordials as often as you possibly can while gathering.

Level 25-50

Level 25: 15 chamomileChamomile
Level 30: 15 alligator pearAlligator Pear
Level 35: 20 laurelLaurel
Level 40: 20 ramhorn zucchiniRamhorn Zucchini
Level 45: 20 mistletoeMistletoe
Level 50: 3 spruce logSpruce Log

Level 25: South Shroud, Quarrymill
Level 30: Eastern La Noscea, Costa del Sol
Level 35: Coerthas Central Highlands, First Dicasterial Observatorium
Level 40: Coerthas Central Highlands, Whitebrim Front
Level 45: Mor Dhona, Saint Coinach's Find

Things will slightly get more tricky from 25 onwards, you'll now see less than 100% gathering chance if your gear / stats / level are below the requirements of the items being gathered. We'll now be recommending gearsets to meet the minimum requirements and keep gathering as smooth as possible.

Level 25-30

Gather chamomileChamomile until level 28.

Hand in 15 chamomileChamomile for the level 25 Botanist Quest. Choose velveteen coatee of gatheringVelveteen Coatee of Gathering (Body) as the Quest Reward and equip it with your new novice's scytheNovice's Scythe.

Purchase this Gearset before proceeding to the next gathering point.

Syneyhil – Fieldcraft Supplier – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X: 6.3 Y: 11.)

Iron Thunder – Battlecraft Supplier – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X: 8.1 Y: 11.6)

 Main HandOff Hand
Toolsplumed iron hatchetPlumed Iron Hatchetnovice's scytheNovice's Scythe
Headvelveteen wedge cap of gatheringVelveteen Wedge Cap of Gathering
Bodyvelveteen coatee of gatheringVelveteen Coatee of Gathering
Handsfingerless goatskin gloves of gatheringFingerless Goatskin Gloves of Gathering
Legsvelveteen sarouel of gatheringVelveteen Sarouel of Gathering
Feetgoatskin crakows of gatheringGoatskin Crakows of Gathering

Gather chocobo featherChocobo Featheralligator pearAlligator Pear until level 30.

Hand in 15 alligator pearAlligator Pear for the level 30 Botanist Quest. Select the toadskin culottesToadskin Culottes (HQ) as the Quest Reward and equip them with the steel hatchetSteel Hatchet.

Level 30-35

levequestLevequests are highly recommended at this stage, you will be able to jump a few levels and get to level 35 without much effort. Teleport to Costa Del Sol and set your Homepoint there if you wish to do the level 30 levequestLevequests here. Use blessed harvestBlessed Harvest (400 GP) while doing levequestLevequests to make the tasks easier. It will require approximately 4 levequestLevequests in Costa Del Sol to go from level 30 to level 35.

Otherwise, gather oak branchOak Branch / oak logOak Log until level 35.

Level 35-40

Syneyhil – Fieldcraft Supplier – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X: 6.3 Y: 11.)

Iron Thunder – Battlecraft Supplier – Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X: 8.1 Y: 11.6)

 Main HandOff Hand
Toolsplumed steel hatch–Plumed Steel Hatchetwrapped steel scytheWrapped Steel Scythe
Headangler's hatAngler's Hat
Bodyapprentice's doubletApprentice's Doublet
Handsfingerless boarskin gloves of gatheringFingerless Boarskin Gloves of Gathering
Legslinen sarouel of gatheringLinen Sarouel of Gathering
Feetboarskin crakows of gatheringBoarskin Crakows of Gathering

Gather and hand in 20 laurelLaurel for the level 35 Botanist Quest.

Gather iron acornIron Acorn / mahogany logMahogany Log until level 40.

Now is a good time to use HQ carrot nibblesCarrot Nibbles / mushroom sauteMushroom Saute, the stat boost will help on items with a gathering rate around below 100%.

Equip Quest Rewards as you receive them.

Level 40-45

Gather ramhorn zucchiniRamhorn Zucchini until level 43.

Hand in 20 ramhorn zucchiniRamhorn Zucchini for the level 40 Botanist Quest.

Remember to use HQ carrot nibblesCarrot Nibbles / mushroom sauteMushroom Saute if you haven't begun doing so already, the stat boost with increase your gathering rate if it's below 100%.

Gather mirror appleMirror ApplemistletoeMistletoe until level 45.

Hand in 20 mistletoeMistletoe for the level 45 Botanist Quest.

Level 45-50

Eat HQ carrot nibblesCarrot Nibbles / mushroom sauteMushroom Saute for the stat buffs.

Gather rosewood logRosewood Log / rosewood branchRosewood Branch until level 50.

Purchase 3 spruce logSpruce Log from the Market Board and hand them in for the level 50 Botanist Quest. You can equip the rewards for now.

Level 50-60

Level 53: 10 cyclops onionCyclops Onion
Level 55: 10 emerald beansEmerald Beans
Level 58: 10 birch logBirch Log
Level 60: 3 chysahl greensChysahl Greens

All Gear must be High Quality (HQ)

All Gear must be High Quality (HQ)

Head:holy rainbow hatHoly Rainbow Hat (G +6)
Body:wyvernskin jerkinWyvernskin Jerkin (G +6 / G +6)
Hands:holy rainbow work glovesHoly Rainbow Work Gloves (G +6 / G +6)
Legs:wyvernskin culottesWyvernskin Culottes (G +6)
Feet:wyvernskin workbootsWyvernskin Workboots (G +6)
Ears:mythrite earrings of gatheringMythrite Earrings of Gathering (G +6)
Neck:wyvernskin chokerWyvernskin Choker (G +6)
Wrists:wyvernskin wristbandsWyvernskin Wristbands (G +6)
Left Ring:wyvernskin ringWyvernskin Ring (G +6)
Right Ring:wyvernskin ringWyvernskin Ring (G +6)

Congratulations on reaching level 50, the goal now is to use levequestLevequests to quickly jump to level 53. At level 53 we can buy HQ gear, meld it with materia and use it until level 63.

  • Use the new pioneer's gift iiPioneer's Gift II (100 GP) as often as you possibly can while gathering
  • Stock up on cordialCordials and use them
  • Use HQ carrot nibblesCarrot Nibbles / mushroom sauteMushroom Saute for the great stat boosts and EXP bonus

Accept and complete Level 50 levequestLevequests in Ishgard until level 53.

Purchase 10 cyclops onionCyclops Onion from the Market Board and hand them in for the level 53 Botanist Quest.

We will now be upgrading to the Level 53 Gearset, you must purchase the armour (HQ) from the Market Board and also acquire 13 gatherer's guerdon materia ivGatherer's Guerdon IV Materia (G +6). For the tools, we recommend purchasing a mythrite hatchetMythrite Hatchet (HQ) & mythrite scytheMythrite Scythe (HQ). You can meld one G +6 Materia to each.

Your total stats with HQ carrot nibblesCarrot Nibbles / mushroom sauteMushroom Saute should now be enough to take you to level 60 without further upgrades.

If you do not wish to upgrade your gear, or you cannot due to a lack of funds. You can do your leveling in the Diadem up to level 60 without having to upgrade your armour.

Gather magma beetMagma Beetemerald beansEmerald Beans until level 57.

Hand in 10 emerald beansEmerald Beans for the level 55 Botanist Quest.

Gather birch branchBirch Branchbirch logBirch Log until level 60.

Hand in 10 birch logBirch Logs for the level 58 Botanist Quest.

Purchase 3 chysahl greensChysahl Greens from the Market Board and hand them in for the level 60 Botanist Quest

Level 60-70

Level 63: 20 wild popotoWild Popoto
Level 65: 20 walker's popotoWalker's Popoto
Level 68: 20 nanorisoNanoriso
Level 70: 5 rhalgr's streakRhalgr's Streak

All Gear must be High Quality (HQ)

All Gear must be High Quality (HQ)

Head: gyuki leather hatGyuki Leather Hat (G +10)
Body: gyuki leather jacketGyuki Leather Jacket (G +10 / G +10)
Hands: gyuki leather gloves of gatheringGyuki Leather Gloves of Gathering (G +10 / G +10)
Legs: gyuki leather chapsGyuki Leather Chaps (G +10)
Feet: gyuki leather boots of gatheringGyuki Leather Boots of Gathering
Ears:gyuki leather earringsGyuki Leather Earrings (G +10)
Neck:gyuki leather chokerGyuki Leather Choker (G +10)
Wrists:gyuki leather wristbandGyuki Leather Wristband (G +10)
Left Ring:gyuki leather ringGyuki Leather Ring (G +10)
Right Ring:gyuki leather ringGyuki Leather Ring (G +10)

This is the list of locations for Botanist Collectables between Level 60-70 with nearby Materials that can be gathered while waiting for the Unspoiled Node to appear. Check out our Gathering Collectables Guide for a brief overview on Collectables and a general Gathering Skill Rotation. It's recommended to wait until you have equipped an appropriate Gearset for your level before attempting Collectables.

wdt_ID Level Class Time (AM/PM) Name Location Nearby
7 61 BTN 02:00 Rarefied Larch Log The Ruby Sea Soybeans
9 63 BTN 04:00 Rarefied Shiitake Mushroom The Ruby Sea Larch Log
11 67 BTN 12:00 Rarefied Pine Resin Yanxia Daikon Radish

Congratulations on reaching level 60. Our goal is to quickly reach level 63 to reach the next Gearset tier that will last us until level 71. You will lose momentum if you are not prepared to upgrade gear at level 63 because Ishgard Restoration also requires new gear for its level 60 tier.

Note: Those with sufficient funds will be able to purchase and equip the Ironworks Gathering Set with materia melds directly at level 60.

  • Use Pioneer's Gift II often
  • Use cordialCordials often
  • Use HQ carrot nibblesCarrot Nibbles / mushroom sauteMushroom Saute

Accept and Complete Level 60 levequestLevequests in Kugane or gather Gaelicatnip until level 63.

We will now be upgrading to the Level 63 Gearset, you must purchase the armour (HQ) from the market board and also acquire 13 gatherer's guerdon materia ivGatherer's Guerdon V Materia (G +10). For the tools, we recommend purchasing a high steel hatchetHigh Steel Hatchet (HQ) & high steel scytheHigh Steel Scythe (HQ). You can meld one G +10 Materia to each.

You should have now received a huge stat boost from the new gear and gatherer's guerdon materia ivGatherer's Guerdon V Materia (G +10), more than enough to power you to 70.

Complete the level 63 Botanist Quest; you will need to gather 20 wild popotoWild Popoto, which are only available while this quest is active.

Gather holy basilHoly Basilkudzu vineKudzu Vine until level 66.

Complete the level 65 Botanist Quest; you will need to gather 20 walker's popotoWalker's Popoto, which are only available while this quest is active.

Gather persimmonPersimmon until level 68.

Complete the level 68 Botanist Quest; you will need to gather 20 nanorisoNanoriso, which are only available while this quest is active.

Gather twincoonTwincoon until level 70.

Accept and complete the level 70 Botanist Quest; you will need to gather 5 rhalgr's streakRhalgr's Streak, which are only available at 04:00-6:00 / 16:00-18:00 Eorzea Time while this quest is active.

Gather zelkova logZelkova Log while waiting for the node's time window.

Level 70-80

All Gear must be High Quality (HQ)

All Gear must be High Quality (HQ)

Head: brightlinen turban of gatheringBrightlinen Turban of Gathering (G +15)
Body: brightlinen coat of gatheringBrightlinen Coat of Gathering (G +15 / G +15)
Hands: smilodonskin gloves of gatheringSmilodonskin Gloves of Gathering (G +15 / G +15)
Legs: brightlinen bottoms of gatheringBrightlinen Bottoms of Gathering (G +15)
Feet: smilodonskin shoes of gatheringSmilodonskin Shoes of Gathering
Ears:smilodonskin earringsSmilodonskin Earrings (G +15)
Neck:smilodonskin chokerSmilodonskin Choker (G +15)
Wrists:smilodonskin wristbandSmilodonskin Wristband (G +15)
Left Ring:smilodonskin ringSmilodonskin Ring (G +15)
Right Ring:smilodonskin ringSmilodonskin Ring (G +15)

Level 70: 18 animal traceAnimal Trace
Level 73: 18 animal droppingsAnimal Droppings
Level 75: 18 megafauna leftoversMegafauna Leftovers
Level 78: 18 megafauna traceMegafauna Trace

This is the list of locations for Botanist Collectables between Level 70-80 with nearby Materials that can be gathered while waiting for the Unspoiled Node to appear. Check out our Gathering Collectables Guide for a brief overview on Collectables and a general Gathering Skill Rotation. It's recommended to wait until you have equipped an appropriate Gearset for your level before attempting Collectables.

wdt_ID Level Class Time (AM/PM) Name Location Nearby
13 71 BTN 10:00 Rarefied Pixie Apple Il Mheg Blood Tomato
15 73 BTN 08:00 Rarefied White Oak Log Kholusia White Oak Log
17 77 BTN 02:00 Rarefied Sandteak Log Amh Araeng Sandteak Log
19 79 BTN 04:00 Rarefied Kelp The Tempest

Congratulations on reaching level 70. Once again, our goal to upgrade our Gearset at Level 71. The level 70 tier is less difficult than some earlier levels due to Crystarium Deliveries, non-repeatable quests that grant large EXP rewards while also offering revised survival manualRevised Survival Manuals and Gatherers' Scrips. These quests are shared between minerMiner and botanistBotanist, and can only be completed on one of these classes at each level (70, 73, 75, 78). This means that if you have completed any of these quests on minerMiner, you will not be able to complete that quest again on  botanistBotanist.

white gatherers' scripWhite Gatherers' Scrips awarded by Crystarium Deliveries should be used to purchase revised survival manualRevised Survival Manuals from the Scrip Exchange, requires Collectables Scrip Exchange to be unlocked.

Before continuing, we'll be upgrading to the Level 71 Gearset, you must purchase the armour (HQ) from the market board and also acquire 13 gatherer's guerdon materia viGatherer's Guerdon VI Materia (G +15). For the tools, we recommend purchasing a deepgold hatchetDeepgold Hatchet (HQ) & deepgold scytheDeepgold Scythe (HQ). You can meld one G +15 Materia to each.

  • Use Pioneer's Gift II
  • Use cordialCordials
  • Use HQ carrot nibblesCarrot Nibbles / mushroom sauteMushroom Saute
  • Use white gatherers' scripWhite Gatherers' Scrips from Crystarium Deliveries to buy revised survival manualRevised Survival Manuals

Crystarium levequestLevequests are always available if you ever lose momentum or want to jump a few levels.

If you have Crystarium Deliveries available:

Gather animal traceAnimal Trace until level 73.

Hand in 18 animal traceAnimal Trace for the level 70 Crystarium Delivery Quest.

Gather animal droppingsAnimal Droppings until level 75.

Hand in 18 animal droppingsAnimal Droppings for the level 73 Crystarium Delivery Quest.

Gather megafauna leftoversMegafauna Leftovers until level 78.

Hand in 18 megafauna leftoversMegafauna Leftovers for the level 75 Crystarium Delivery Quest.

Gather megafauna traceMegafauna Trace until level 80.

Hand in 18 megafauna traceMegafauna Trace for the level 78 Crystarium Delivery Quest before you reach level 80. Otherwise, save them for your minerMiner class.

If you DO NOT have Crystarium Deliveries available:

Gather animal traceAnimal Trace until level 72.

Gather garden beetGarden Beet until level 75.

Gather gianthive chipGianthive Chip until level 78.

Gather coffee beansCoffee Beans until level 80.

Level 80-90

All Gear must be High Quality (HQ)

All Gear must be High Quality (HQ)

Head: horse chestnut kasaHorse Chestnut Kasa (G +20 / G +20)
Body: darkhempen tabigoromoDarkhempen Tabigoromo (G +20 / G +20)
Hands: gajaskin tekkoGajaskin Tekko (G +20 / G +20)
Legs: darkhempen kyakuiDarkhempen Kyakui (G +20)
Feet: gajaskin zoriGajaskin Zori
Ears:horse chestnut earrings of gatheringHorse Chestnut Earrings of Gathering (G +20)
Neck:horse chestnut necklace of gatheringHorse Chestnut Necklace of Gathering (G +20)
Wrists:horse chestnut bracelet of gatheringHorse Chestnut Bracelet of Gathering (G +20)
Left Ring:horse chestnut ring of gatheringHorse Chestnut Ring of Gathering (G +20)
Right Ring:horse chestnut ring of gatheringHorse Chestnut Ring of Gathering (G +20)

For the tools, we recommend purchasing a high durium hatchetHigh Durium Hatchet (HQ) & high durium garden scytheHigh Durium Garden Scythe (HQ). You can meld one gatherer's guerdon materia viiiGatherer's Guerdon Materia VIII (G +20) to each.

All items must be 600+ Collectability

Level 80: 6 hannish stapleHannish Staple
Level 83: 6 garlean stapleGarlean Staple
Level 85: 6 lunar stapleLunar Staple
Level 88: 6 elpis stapleElpis Staple

Congratulations on reaching Level 80 and Welcome to Endwalker. Now that we're old enough to drink, we'll be focusing entirely on Collectables for a beeline directly to Level 90. Check out our Gathering Collectables Guide for an overview on gathering Collectables as well as a Gathering Rotation for you to use.

Studium Deliveries will now be available in Old Sharlayan will provide great EXP, however these quests are shared between botanistBotanist and minerMiner, and are not repeatable.

Studium Deliveries, Collectables and Old Sharlayan levequestLevequests will give you more than enough options to Level to 90 very quickly without much of a grind.

Botanist Collectables (81+)

wdt_ID Level Class Time (AM/PM) Name Location Nearby
21 81 BTN 02:00 Rarefied Palm Log Thavnair Palm Log
23 83 BTN 04:00 Rarefied Red Pine Log Garlemald Red Pine Log
25 87 BTN 12:00 Rarefied Sykon Elpis Ironwood Log
27 89 BTN 06:00 Rarefied Dark Rye Labyrinthos Horse Chestnut Log

Priority of Gatherer Scrip Exchange

So You've Just Leveled Your Botanist to 90

Congratulations on leveling your Botanist to 90, the next step would be to level up your Miner to 90 if you haven't already done so.

After that, you'll need to:

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