FFXI: LeatherCrafting Guide

In Final Fantasy XI (FFXI), players who take up Leathercraft are able to create weapons and armor using animal hide and leather.


A lot of the supplies you need for Leathercraft can be purchased from guild merchant or from other players for FFXI Gil, so you might want to buy FFXI Gil to ensure that you have enough funds for your crafting materials.

Leathercraft Ranks and Tests

To start your career in Leathercraft, go to the upper level of the primary Leathercraft Guild in Southern San d'Oria (E-8) and speak to Guildmaster Faulpie. You will then become a member of the Leathercraft Guild with the rank Amateur.

To advance your rank in Leathercraft, you have to speak to Faulpie and complete the tests she gives you. These tests will require you to craft specific items.

As with all the crafts, there are 9 ranks in Leathercraft. Below is a table listing the ranks, what skill level you need to be at to take your next test, and what item you need to craft (ingredients for the items can be found in the Recipes section of this guide).

Rank

Skill Level Required for Test

Test Item

Recruit

8-10

Rabbit Mantle

Initiate

18-20

Lizard Cesti

Novice

28-30

Dhalmel Mantle

Apprentice

38-40

Magic Belt

Journeyman

48-50

Cuir Bouilli

Craftsman

58-60

Raptor Jerkin

Artisan

68-70

Battle Boots

Adept

78-80

Tiger Gloves

Veteran

88-90

Coeurl Mask

Guild Points

Each craft has a Guild Union Representative and you can turn in a certain item each day to the representative and receive Guild Points as a reward. To begin doing this as a leatherworker, you will have to speak to Alivatand at the Southern San d'Oria (E-8) and sign a contract (note that signing another contract will cause you to forfeit any Guild Points you accumulated while under your first contract). You can use your Guild Points to purchase tools, key item abilities, and signature crystals.

Below is a table of items you can purchase using your Guild Points. Signature Crystals (crystals that can be used in place of regular Crystals while crafting and adds the crafter’s “signature” to the crafted items) can be purchased at any rank, but the other items and abilities that can be purchased require you to be at a certain guild rank.

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