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Clothcraft Guide by Xarchangel

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[edit] Xarchangel's Clothcrafting Guide

Thank you for taking the time to check out my guide. I will start out by introducing my self, I am Xarchangel and i reside on the Gilgamesh Server. I have played for a few years now and decided that I would give back a bit by creating some guides to help aid players in crafting. My main craft is Woodworking and I am currently level 100 +3 with nearly all sub-crafts at level 60.


You may ask the questions... Why should I follow your Guide?... What makes yours better?... You really want to do it that way?...


These are all good questions to ask and I do not have the answers for you, many of the other guides out there are just as good or better, I just want to give you an alternate path if you get stuck or a new idea if it seems impossible. As with all guides, I do not expect you to be rich, I will try to make it as easy as possible.


I know there are already guides that try to get you to level 60 and then to 100, this is just another one with a few new ideas. All the guides out there are good, so take the information here and combine it with the other guides to do what works for you.


Clothcraft to 60 is not really bad, but post 60 can make you want to quit crafting altogether. Clothcraft is one of the most expensive crafts to level to 100 due to the high cost and loss of gil on most synths. I would not suggest doing this craft unless you have the gil to support it, but with that being said, if you still want to level it... Lets get started!!^^

check me at [1] AH site!



[edit] Guild Test Items

Every ten skill levels, you are required to prove to the guild that you "have what it takes" by crafting (or buying) a Clothcrafted item of the guild's choosing. This item can be turned in once you have reached an "8" in skill (8, 28, 48, etc.), or higher skill (up to the cap). Once you have the requisite skill, speak with the Guild Master, Ponono.

Level Item Requested Rank Acquired
8-10  Cape  Recruit
18-20  Cotton Cape  Initiate
28-30  Heko Obi  Novice
38-40  Feather Collar  Apprentice
48-50  Wool Bracers  Journeyman
58-60  Red Cape  Craftsman
68-70  Wool Doublet  Artisan
78-80  Silk Cloak  Adept
88-90  Arhat's Hakama  Veteran



[edit] Level 0-10

Chocobo Fletchings

Chocobo Fletchings 0-2

Wind Crystal
Chocobo Feather x 2

Let's start this off easy, buy these from Quesse in Windurst Woods (K-12) for 7-8 gil each. Take this to cap and enjoy the cheapest synth you will do in clothcraft.


Grass cloth.jpg

Grass Cloth 2-4

Earth Crystal
Grass thread x 3

Buy the thread from AH or Guild, which ever is cheaper, depending on price of the cloth, you might want to make a few extra for the next synth.


Cape.jpg

Cape 4-8

Earth Crystal
Grass cloth x2
Grass thread

This is the first time a synth will seem to suck, 4 levels of capes that will never really sell on the AH. Cap on this recipe and npc them for the loss, this is still the cheapest alternative you have at this point.


[edit] Level 10-20

Hachimaki.jpg

Hachimaki 8-11

Wind Crystal
Grass cloth x2

This is pretty much the same deal as before, obtain the cloth as cheap as you can and npc the item when done. Cap on this.


Linen Thread.gif

Linen Thread 11-19

Lightning Crystal
Flax Flower x2

Woot!! your first big level gap, anyone that has seen my other guides knows that i love these!!! anyways, buy from the guild when they are cheap and cap on this recipe. Get advanced support until about 15. This is best synth you can do at this point, and trust me on the big level gap, you will break alot, but in the end will come out better then if you did other synths first.

  • note - you can also stop these at 15 and move to the next recipe.

[edit] Level 20-30

Yagudo Fletchings.jpg

Yagudo Fletchings 19-22

Wind Crystal
Yagudo Feather x2

Ok another very cheap synth to make, take it to cap and get the feathers as cheap as you can.



Fly Lure.jpg

Fly Lure 22-30

Earth Crystal
Chocobo feather
Bat Fang
Block of Animal Glue
  • Subcraft - Bonecraft 8

This recipe requires that you have Bonecraft lvl 8, you should prolly stop and get it if you do not have it yet. Get guild support until 26 and cap on this recipe. This is the cheapest way to go. Should sell fast on AH for a profit, so you might make some lost gil back here. If they sell to slow for you, just npc for loss.

[edit] Level 30-40

Shinobi-tabi.PNG

Shinobi-Tabi 30-34

Earth Crystal
Ball Of Saruta Cotton
Grass Thread
Square Of Cotton Cloth x2

You can never go wrong with Ninja tools, take these to cap and sell for a profit.


Wool Cloth.gif

Wool Cloth 34-37

Earth Crystal
Wool Thread x3

This is an expensive synth to do (more so then you are use to at this point), but it still synths for profit/break even. Take this to cap.

[edit] Level 40-50

Sanjaku-tenugui.jpg

Sanjaku-Tenugui 37-41

Earth Crystal
Spool of Cotton Thread x2
Square of Cotton Cloth x2

More Ninja tools, it is expensive but best alternative at this point. Will sell for profit/slight loss. Take to cap.


Bird Fletchings.JPG

Bird Fletchings 41-42

Wind Crystal
Bird Feather x2

Its just 1 level, but you really need this level. The next synth will be tough...


[edit] Level 50-60

Insect Fletchings.png

Insect Fletchings 42-52

Wind Crystal
Insect Wing x2

OMG!!! a 10 level gap in clothcraft? Are you insane? Do not worry about it, get advanced support untill 48 and be prepared for alot of breaks, but there is no better way to do this. Later on you will wish it was this easy again.



Silkcloth.jpg

Silk Cloth 52-53

Earth Crystal
Spool of Silk Thread x3

Yes its 1 level again, but do it anyways, again you will need the level. Also, while you are making these, make as many as you can, the next recipe will use them, and if done right, you will break even on the next recipe.


GreenRibbon.png

Green Ribbon 53-60 (62)

Wind Crystal
Square of Silk Cloth

Make these to 60 or 62 if you are going to go to 100, if you make the cloth and then make these, you should break even and maybe even profit. These sell for ~2k to a NPC. Again, in my opinion, this is the only way to go unless you got gil to waste.


[edit] Level 60-70

Ok if you are reading this, you are at least thinking about going to 100. Turn around and forget about it...


Ok, still here, good ^^ This is not for everyone and will cost you alot of gil to achive, but once done, you will have something that most people only dream about getting. Saying that, lets get started!!!


Hunterscotton.gif

Hunter's Cotton 60?-63

Earth Crystal
Spool Of Cotton Thread x3
Ponze Of Carapace Powder
Flask Of Distilled Water

At first I over looked this recipe, but after having it pointed out to me, decided to add it. Its cheap to make and just a little loss NPC'n, if silk materials are high on your server, you might want to make good use out of this recipe.


SilkHeadband.jpg

Silk Headband 62-69

Earth Crystal
Square of Silk Cloth
Loop Of Carbon Fiber

Make your cloth again and npc for ~2.4k. This is another break even/slight loss synth. Awsome for post 60 ^^

[edit] Level 70-80

Black Chocobo Fletchings.JPG

Black Chocobo Fletchings 69-72

Wind Crystal
Black Chocobo Feather x2

Obtain feathers however you can and cap on this, Sell on AH for a slight profit or sell at a discount to a Woodworker to unload faster. 0.~


Rainbow Thread.gif

Rainbow Thread 72-78

Lightning Crystal
Spider Web x2

Another Profit Synth, but you might have to camp AH to get these, they sell very fast and are hard to get. This might take you awhile to cap on but do so.


[edit] Level 80-90

Puk Fletchings.png

Puk Fletchings 78-82

Wind Crystal
Puk Wing x2

These are cheap to make, just might be a little tough trying to get them on AH since most people just npc them, might be easier to join a party that is fighting these and see if you can lot them.



Wamoura Silk.gif

Wamoura Silk 82-88

Lightning Crystal
Wamoura Cocoon x2

Another Easy synth, but you will again have to camp guild and AH for these, but its worth the waite for the cost of this synth at this level.


[edit] Level 90-100

GiantBirdFletching.jpg

Giant Bird Fletchings 88-93

Wind Crystal
Giant Bird Plume x2

Its expensive, but the best choice, you can not expect much more at this level. Cap on this and be glad its only a little loss :)



Errant slops.png

Errant Slops 92-94

Earth Crystal
Square Of Velvet Cloth x2
Square Of Silk Cloth x2
Spool Of Rainbow Thread
Square Of Ram Leather

This is horrible, Straight loss no matter how you look at it, Make all your own cloth to minimize loss and you will get through it!


RasetsuHakama.jpg

Rasetsu Hakama 94-97

Earth Crystal
Darksteel Sheet
Square Of Velvet Cloth x2
Spool Of Silk Thread
Square Of Black Tiger Leather
Square Of Sheep Leather
Square Of Raxa

Gather materials however you can, this is another expensive synth, you can try to AH but better off just NPC'n for ~12.5k



Rasetsu Samue.gif

Rasetsu Samue 97-99

Earth Crystal
Steel Sheet
Darksteel Sheet
Square Of Velvet Cloth
Square Of Black Tiger Leather x2
Spool Of Rainbow Thread
Square Of Raxa x2

Its the same as last synth, expensive but npc's for ~23k so the loss is not terrible. Make this to cap and then go back and make a bunch of gil if you are not rich... Get ready for the last recipe ^^


BlessedBriault.jpg

Blessed Briault 99-100

Earth Crystal
Spool Of Silver Thread
Spool Of Gold Thread x2
Square Of Velvet Cloth x2
Square Of Rainbow Cloth
Square Of Galateia x2

This is the only way to go unless some one needs one of the cursed dalmaticas', the price of "Square Of Galateia" has risen due to the last update, wait it out and it will go back down. Plan on 30-50 synths to get this lvl. It sucks, but what else can you do, maybe have people buy the material and sign it for them to help you with the cost... Dunno...


[edit] Conclusion

Up until mid 90's this was not to bad to level, but now that you have done it, congrats!!^^ You now have a craft that very few people have made to 100.

If this helps at all and your on Gilgamesh, let me know ^^ i love to hear that it has helped :) If i do not answer i am AFK and am not ignoring you LoL... Anyways take care and check back for new guides in the future ^^

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