About Weaving in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn
Weavers are the craftsmen that are capable of using various fabrics and fibers to form the weakest type of armor in the game – cloth. While cloth is particularly weak in comparison to armors made of more rugged materials such as leather or metals it is still used by many of the crafting & gathering classes and is also used by most magic-based classes within the Disciples of Magic category.
Weavers are capable of using a large variety of materials to create armor pieces such as cotton, wool, felt, and hemp, among many others. While it may not seem like it, Weaving plays an important role among the Disciples of the Hand crafting classes.
To take up the craft of Weaving you’ll need to head to Sunsilk Tapestries, the Weaver’s Guild which can be found in the Steps of Nald area of Ul’dah. As soon as you’re there head over to the guild receptionist to become a Weaver and get started.
Weaving Leveling Guide
Just like most of the other Disciples of the Hand classes you’ll want to make sure that every 5 levels or so you change up the recipes you’re crafting to trade up to newer, higher-level ones. This way you’ll keep a steady flow of XP going toward your Weaver and you’ll be crafting better items. For a full Weaver leveling guide be sure to check out this FFXIV ARR game guide – it comes with a complete walkthrough of how to hit the level cap on ANY class, explains how you can get the most coveted armor & weapons in the game quickly, and loads more.
During your time as a Weaver you’ll be playing through a set of quests that’ll help you learn new item recipes, earn more experience, and level up your craft. These quests are given to you by members of the guild. As you finish each quest you’ll report back to the guild where you’ll be given XP for Weaving, crafting mats, gil, and other goods.
Here is the full list of quests that you’ll be completing:
- Way of the Weaver (level 1)
- My First Needle (level 1)
- Once More Unto the Breeches (level 5)
- Alternative Applications (level 10)
- Practical Needs (level 15)
- Materia Concerns (level 20)
- That Velveteen Dress (level 25)
- Miner on a Mission (level 30)
- Designed by Committee (level 35)
- A Subtle Inquiry (level 40)
- The Intervention (level 45)
- A Miner Reborn (level 50)
The majority of the Weaver-based quests you’ll receive will be given to you by the guildmaster of the Weaver’s Guild, Sunsilk Tapestries.
Weavers have access to a variety of actions that will help them create various cloth-based items faster and better. As with other Disciples of the Hand most of these skills apply directly to synthesis and are generic. But there are a few unique actions that Weavers can do, too. Here’s the full list:
Weaver Crafting Gear
If you haven’t figured it out yet, your crafting gear actually plays a pretty big role in your crafting, even with Weaving. As you make your way through the different levels of the class you’ll want to change out both your armor pieces and your crafting tools for higher level ones that give you even bigger bonuses toward your Craftmanship and Control stats.
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