Collectables & Master Recipe Books Guide

This is a guide on farming Yellow / White Scrips in FFXIV and how to unlock Master Recipe Books. The crafting system in Final Fantasy XIV receives new items in the form of Master Recipes, which are added in major patch updates. Master Recipes can be unlocked primarily by obtaining usable Master Recipe books that are bought with Yellow Crafters’ Scrips earned through the Collectable system.

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Level 80 Crafter Classes

Crafter Class Quests Complete

  • Crafter Class quests must be completed to unlock the Crafting action [Manipulation]
  • Manipulation is not explicitly required to craft Collectables, but it is heavily relied upon for the Recipes unlocked by Master Books
  • Follow this guide on Class Quest Items to unlock Manipulation for each of your classes

BiS Crafting Gear

  • A Control stat of 2400 is required to use our proposed Macro for farming Yellow Crafters’ Scrips
  • 2400 Control can be achieved with Facet Crafting Gear (i460) or higher
  • We recommend the Aesthete’s BiS Gearset for easily Macro crafting all items in the game from Collectables to Level 80 ★★★★ recipes

How to Unlock Master Recipes

To unlock Master Recipe Books, you will need to complete the short quest [Just Tooling Around] in Mor Dhona. Speak to Guiding Star in Mor Dhona (X: 21.9 Y: 6.9) while wearing a Level 50 or higher Crafter Main Hand Tool to show that you are worthy. 

Once completed, you will now be able to obtain Master Books I, II and Demimateria by handing in specific items to Talan (standing next to Guiding Star). The remaining Master Books must be obtained via the Collectable system.

After completing the Guiding Star prerequisite, we’ll need to unlock Collectables to have access to the rest of the Master Recipe Books.

Unlocking Collectables

The Collectable system for crafters requires you to craft any item from the Collectables tab in the Crafting Log and give them to the Collectables Appraiser in exchange for Yellow or White Crafters’ Scrips.

This is repeatable without limit and these Crafters’ Scrips can be used to buy Gear, Materials, Materia, Master Recipe books and more from the Scrip Exchange.

Collectables Recipes
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To unlock the Scrip Exchange NPCs, you simply need to:

  1. Complete the quest Inscrutable Tastes (Morgayne in Foundation X: 10.2 Y: 10.5)
  2. Complete the quest Go West, Craftsman (Lydirlona in Mor Dhona X: 22.4 Y: 6.8)
  3. Speak to Galiena and Mowen in Rhalgr’s Reach and Eulmore respectively.
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Rhalgr's Reach (X: 9.8 Y: 12.5)
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Eulmore (X: 11.4 Y: 10.7)

You’ll then be able to craft Collectables and hand them in to the Collectables Appraiser for Yellow or White Crafters’ Scrips so you can purchase items from the Scrip Exchange.

Collectables Appraiser
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Scrip Exchange
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Master Book Recipe Contents List

Farming Yellow Crafters' Scrips

The fastest way to farm Yellow Crafters’ Scrips is by repeatedly crafting the Rarefied Espresso con Panna Culinarian Level 80 Recipe. The materials for this item are easily obtained and it can be crafted fairly quickly with a simple macro.

Use Crafting as a Service to create a Crafting List for Rarefied Espresso con Panna materials. Select [Craft These Items] to see a full list of the ingredients required. It will take approximately 50 crafts to farm enough Yellow Crafters’ Scrips to buy all 8 Master VIII Recipe Books.

Rarefied Espresso con Panna Materials
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Cinnamon and Yak Milk can be bought directly from Vral, the Material Supplier in The Crystarium (X: 9.0 Y: 12.4).

The following macro will craft any Collectable recipes for the maximum Crafters’ Scrips reward, provided you meet the minimum stat requirements:

Example Recipe: Rarefied Espresso con Panna
Level: 80
Durability: 80
Minimum Stats: Control: 2400
Food: None
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Notes: All Rarefied Recipes, Max Scrips Reward

/ac Reflect <wait.3>
/ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/ac Manipulation <wait.2>
/ac Innovation <wait.2>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac "Great Strides" <wait.2>
/ac "Preparatory Touch" <wait.3>
/ac Veneration <wait.2>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/ac Groundwork <wait.3>
/echo Craft finished <se.1>
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