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#1 May 03 2005 at 8:26 AM Rating: Excellent
3,255 posts
Thank you Eruntalon for working so hard on this, it's an honor to continue this tradition.

If any of you have updated guides, links that need fixing, or anything regarding crafting that you think should be added please pm me ^^

Looking for a tradeskill or crafting guide?

Below is a list of links to the best tradeskill and crafting guides and related posts on Allakhazam, plus links to a few resources on other sites.
Please read from these before posting on a particular topic.

NOTE: Some guides listed are out-of-date or won't apply to your server. That's OK. They are meant to be guides ~ suggesting a path to take ~ not
step-by-step spoilers. So please use good judgement when deciding how this information applies to you. Happy Crafting!

Order of the days:
Firesday -> Earthsday -> Watersday -> Windsday -> Iceday -> Lightningday -> Lightsday -> Darksday

FISHING Lists: Allakhazam

Important information for the beginner at fishing by Cigarman
Starting fishing soon? Please read me by Toxicmoon
So you want to be a fisherman eh? by Wolfsfable
Outlandos's Fishing Guide
The Pocket Fisherman's Cookbook by Craftermath
The Pocket Fisherman II: Home Chemistry Set by Craftermath
Targeting a Specific Fish by Ialaman
Fisherman's Friend by OLastatO
Edelstein's fishing guide for GIL--0-50
Lu Shang's the "easy" way by akirussan
Updated fishing guide after 2005 new patches by akirussan
Emphuein's Fishing 50-100

Blackened Forge Fishing
Fisherman Rods Database
Clanwind Fishing Database
Marissa's Fishing Forums


Starting Out

Do you have what it takes? (to be a crafter) by Popsi
Which craft should I choose?by Popsi
Just some suggestions for newbie crafters by AeroBZ
Sgtpayne's Guide to Crafting


How do I make money crafting ... some advice by Aurikan
Desynthesis: The Art of Breaking by Noxxx
Guide to the days of the week by Aalryn
Crafting Skill Caps
Reference sheet: (non-food) Consumables by Aurikan
HQ Mystery Solved? by Eruntalon
Duuude's Synthing Compass
Elemental Day Effect on Item Synthesis by Saboruto
Guild Test Item List by AtreidesF
Crafter's Ninjitsu Tools Handbook by AtreidesF
When do I craft to MAX Skill ups.. The Answer by Purplenv
Tristan's Synthing Tome
Hitchhiker's TOOL to Crafting.F


Regional Vendors List
Vanadiel Store Stock List
Moogle for Windows Skillup Lists

Guild Contract Quest

How the Guild Contract quest works
Guild Contract Item List
Guild Item Point List by Connoisseur
Titanictus Guild Item Listing
FFRecipie Guild Item Listing

Alchemy Recipes:Allakhazam *

Cheap Alchemy 0 to 60 in a nutshell by Aurikan
A little guide on Alchemy by VinceSucks
Alchemy to 79 by Murphywh
All Alchemy Posts as of 5/12/04 by Cyberlogi
Keichan's Alchemy Guide 1-100
Alchemy 0-60 the 'sorta easy' way. by CubsWoo
Alchemy 1-60 in 2 days by Kinsu

Bonecraft[sm] Recipes: Allakhazam

Bonecrafting 1-60 by Fairyman
Bonecraft 60-92 (possibly higher) by Kwontos
Arkenstone's Boncraft Guide (0-100)

Clothcraft Recipes: Allakhazam *

Clothcraft Guide by CometNet
CometNet's Clothcraft Guide V3.0 By Aurikan
CometNet's Clothcraft Guide V3.5 By Aurikan
Nikolo's Clothcraft Guide 0-90 (dated 2/3/2007)

Cooking[sm] Recipes: Allakhazam *

Cooking guide 0-100 by QHeretic
Dasher's Cooking 0-100
Cooking 1-100 version2.0 by Jyneefur
Cooking Reference Guide by Kirbyprime
Food Effects ~Allakhazam list

Cooking 1-100 after all the updates by Randomscrub

Cooking 0-100 Condensed by LeviathenOfLakshmi

Vana'diel Cookbook v1.0 by Jehebbyo

Goldsmithing[sm] Recipes: Allakhazam *
Goldsmithing 0-40... by Blue Canary
Goldsmithing 0-64 by Temis
Goldsmithing 0-60 (a discussion by Sarchar)

Leathercraft[sm] Recipes: Allakhazam *

Treefiddy's Leathercrafting Guide
Tanner Guide by Curseddestroyer

Smithing[sm] Recipes: Allakhazam *

Heroic Smith (Blacksmith 0-90) by Artanticos
The Road to Black Smith 0-100 by ToanP
Update to Smithing Guide by Curseddestroyer
A Blacksmithing Guide - From 0-26 with profit by Yarinn
Hitchhiker's Guide to Smithing. 0-100 & Usefull Knowledge by Gourry

Woodworking [sm]Recipes: Allakhazam *

Woodworking, a 0-60 Guide to Leveling by Evanesce
Woodworking 0-80 the 'easy' way by CubsWoo
Woodworking 60-100 by AtreidesF
Woodworking 0-60, cheap and profitable! by MissLMonkey


Pikko's pots
Gardening 101 by Grandos
A little guide to tree cuttings by VinceSucks
Tree Sapling results by Noxxx
Advanced Gardening by Katadyn
Elemental Ore spreadsheet by Kamera

H.E.L.M. HELM Equipment HELM Maps


Harvesting Tips by Popsi

MysteryTour Excavation Info


I am a Lumberjack and that's Oh-Kay! by Sarlos
Complete List of Logging Locations and Lumber by Kyredaron
MysteryTour Logging Info


Complete list of mining locations and Ores
Mining Point Map

Ifrits Couldron Guide by Lythadies
Delarius' Mining Guide
Mining for Profit at Early Levels by Xnarusegawa


Clanming Data by Melbolt
Updated Clamming by Rappa


Chocobo Digging
Chocobo Q&A by Kwontos
Chocobo Digging


Everything you ever wanted to know about fame by Tekkub

Making Gil

Gil ~~ How to make it...Listen closely!
A simple business guide by Galathan
How to change your job to Merchant. (A Bazaaring Guide)
The ultimate gil-making guide! by Saboruto
Bringing Home the Bacon by silalus (10/29/04)
Delayed gratification and the creation of wealth by mikesjusticee
Under 40 farming guide by legomike

How to make the new Aquariums by Tomec


Moghancement Guide

Timers NOTE: If the real-world time shown on this site is off, check the clock on your computer.

Pyogenes Timer
MithraPride Vana'diel Clock
FFXI Crafting Timer

Edited, Mon Dec 5 09:45:44 2005 by MistressKat

Edited, Tue Jan 10 13:16:46 2006 by MistressKat

Edited, Feb 5th 2007 4:54pm by Pikko

Edited, Feb 28th 2007 11:59am by Pikko

Edited, Jun 3rd 2008 2:49am by Pikko
MistressKat Crafting Taru of Sylph
Cofounder of Templarsofbaldur

Fishing 64/Woodworking 60/Cooking 40/ Smithing 34/Alchemy 45/Leathercraft 60/Clothcraft 94 +3
Chefmistresskat Cooking 95
#2 May 03 2005 at 11:23 AM Rating: Good
399 posts
Can you add Gourry's guide to the Smithing Section?

Hitchhiker's Guide to Smithing. 0-100

I find his to be more up to date, and have more useful information then some of the other guides. Also, his is in a nicer printable format. Thanks!
Kuroneko 75 BLM 74 RDM « Understanding your BLM »

Elemental Staves: 8/8 (YAY!)
HQ: Aquilo (Ice) and Pluto (Dark) - Retribution Obtained!

m>'.'<m - Nyu!
"A fool walks on the words of others" - Tsiennna of Leviathan
#3 May 03 2005 at 1:11 PM Rating: Good
60 posts
Most of the fishing guides are outdated due to the latest major update and all the recent patches.

A while ago a guru posted this fishing guide:


The content and formatting are both great, and as far as I know it's the only current fishing guide on this forum, you should definately check it out.
San D'Oria
AF Completed
Lu Shang's Fishing Rod (8300/10000)
#4 May 03 2005 at 1:45 PM Rating: Excellent
1,574 posts
Hurrah, MistressKat :D
We should replace the pinned topic with this, so that we can retain an accurate index.
Aurik - Asura
100+3 Clothcraft
100+3 Leathercraft
95.2+2 Bone
100+3 Alchemy
#5 May 03 2005 at 2:12 PM Rating: Good
149 posts
thank goodness, someone volenteered to take over the sticky. appreciated by all of us that regularly check here.
#6 May 04 2005 at 3:00 PM Rating: Good
105 posts
Thank you guys so much for taking the time to make these guides.I know it takes ALOT of time to do the research and Gil + all the typing. Thanks again guys! and Good Job! :-D
<Lakshmi Server>
Cooking 94
Fishing 53
Gold Smithing 32
Alchemy 57
On crafting char:Leather:60,Gold:51,Smithing:55,Clothcraft:82 with the objective of CC being 100.
#7 May 05 2005 at 11:09 PM Rating: Good
776 posts
/welcome MistressKat to the Sticky of Stickies

Like we had for Eruntalon, as well as the others before him, we appreciate the maintainence of this thread.
Tarutaru RDM 75 Subs BLM/NIN/BLU/RNG/DRK
Name: Snaps
Server: Titan
Linkshell: HighQuality
Goldsmithing 100+3 All other Crafts at 60 and Fishing 56
A10 Chocobo Digging
“Don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted.”
“What happend?”
“He lived happily ever after.”
#8 May 05 2005 at 11:24 PM Rating: Good
609 posts
The mysterytour websites are out.
Unfortunate as they have nice graphics...
Who learns more in a conversation between a wise man and a fool?
#9 May 06 2005 at 12:45 AM Rating: Good
1,996 posts
mistresskat, I dont see your lu shang in your sig anymore. Don't tell me you did the unthinkable and, <gaso>, sold it!!!!!

Anyway, thanks for taking over :)

#10 May 07 2005 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
165 posts

my little cooking guide. needs to be updated now with pasta out. but i kinda let it die since it was never linked onto the guide sticky
Ninja - 62
Cooking - 103 Goldsmithing - 50 Smithing - 52
Working the Kitchen
#11 May 20 2005 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
1,622 posts
The titanictus.com guild point item tool has changed locations, and is now better than ever:


BRD | BST | COR | WHM | NIN | THF | DNC | WAR | BLM 75
Fishing 72.0 [Cooking 95.0] [Alchemy 98.0] [Woodworking 72.0]
Waders: 2005-05-30 | Lu Shang's: 2005-09-02 | Apron: 2008-07-20
#12 May 25 2005 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
709 posts
/cheer Kat! {Good Job!}
- Retired -
Former Linkshells :
ToB, Cheapskinks & HongKongSupermarket

Naked Dancing Tarutaru
Red Mage Of Doom


<3 Zavia
#13 May 25 2005 at 5:01 PM Rating: Good
1,574 posts
Kat, I'm curious, why are only allakhazam recipe lists linked here? If I'm not mistaken we had at least mysterytour links as well in the past. We should definitely include links to somepage and ffrecipe as well.
Aurik - Asura
100+3 Clothcraft
100+3 Leathercraft
95.2+2 Bone
100+3 Alchemy
#14 May 26 2005 at 3:05 AM Rating: Decent
297 posts
I think the reason is because mysterytour was down for a while due to maint and changing of layout... During that time, the links were dead... Don't know if the links themselves have changed since then, I think they just need to be readded...
Monkfish - Ifrit
Main: 75BLM/WHM
Staves: HQ Thunder and Water
Cloth:99 (+3) Leather:60 (+2) Gold:59 Smith:60
#15 Jun 20 2005 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
456 posts
Nice, rate up^^
Remora Server
Sandy Rank 10
ZM: 16
CoP: Complete
ToAU: 38

MNK 75-PLD 60-WHM 45-WAR 37-NIN 37-THF 37

Also, I think Scabby is the best thing that's happened to the OOT all month.
#16 Jul 07 2005 at 1:25 PM Rating: Good
212 posts
Think you could add my clamming kit webpage to the list?

#17 Jul 13 2005 at 12:18 AM Rating: Decent
138 posts
This is the best freaking post i have ever found! I hate haviing to search this site fro crafting guides.
#18 Jul 13 2005 at 12:46 AM Rating: Good
272 posts

Thanks for stickying the Vanadiel Cookbook v1.0.

v2.0 is now out and I'd suggest stickying that one instead. It's a superset of the original and has a *lot* more info in it.

And no, there aren't plans for a v3.0 anytime soon. I just burned out doing v1.0 and decided to post it until I got the second wind to finish it (v2.0).
Jehebbyo - Valefor
99 Cook / 60 WHM / 57 Fisher
Lu Shang: 7/7/06
Printable Fishing Atlas
#19 Jul 14 2005 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
1,174 posts
the url for the titanictus.com guild item listing has changed.

here's the new link:
Wolfpack Linkshell
#20 Jul 18 2005 at 8:37 PM Rating: Decent
258 posts
Click here for the secret to catching fish!
S i l u s o f K u j a t a - -
- - W i n d u r s t - -
- - E l v a a n - - - - R e d M a g e - - - -

"When the Red Mage was first bred, the sword was forged as a twin brother." --Silus Windstorm, 976 Crystal Era
#21 Jul 19 2005 at 7:39 PM Rating: Decent
336 posts
I do cooking, and I have used these guides alongside food effects lists as a template to skilling up. As a black mage, I leaned toward foods that I could use, particularly MP and INT pies, refresh drinks, and that sort of thing. When I wanted to make a lot of skillup, I would pick a food i thought should sell fast. shortly after the food overhaul, where mithkabobs were deposed from their seat of glory, I thought it was a good idea to start making other foods; boiled cockatrice, dhalmel stew, and the like. the 3 hour foods were more appealing to me, but they didnt sell nearly as well (or at all, immediately after the update, before many had learned about what changes had been made). What i ended up doing, is standing in jeuno, shouting what food i'm making, and how it could be better than mithkabobs, and offering to explain to any interested parties. I'd refer to the ffxi.cannotlinkto listed stats, explaining what base levels of attack one would need to make best use of my food, and looking up the most effective food for anybody's particular base level. I found this method of educational advertisment to work to my advantage, and thought i might share it. dont worry about cutting into my sales, because i'm done skilling up on those, and i dont think taking any more of a hit on the sweet rice cakes is going to hurt me too much.

69 Black Mage
40 White Mage
20 Summoner
umm.... 69 Black Mage?
#22 Jul 23 2005 at 9:14 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Well I havnt Started to use this yet cause i Lack the Gil i was looking for the Fastest way to get to level 50 i hope this works out great Sounds like you no what your talking about so i think it will thanks alot for making this giude
Charater-Mithos Phoenix Sever Thf/nin
#23 Jul 30 2005 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
304 posts
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=24&mid=1122656651127827429&num=0 My Mining Guide. :3 It may be useful.
Mining for Profit at Early Levels (link)
It's my first guide.
Hope you find it useful!^^;
I like colors. =3
I aggro stupidity
#24 Aug 01 2005 at 2:49 AM Rating: Good
443 posts
Just wanted to point out (due to the popularity that it is having due to Azimuth Circle) that the Clamming post linked to in this topic is very very out-of-date and lacks a lot of information. I would like to see a new one listed, and would recommend linking to my post unless there's a better one that I overlooked somewhere.

75DRK/75WHM/52BST/33SMN/etcetc Mithra
Quetzalcoatl Rank 10 Windurstian
Fishing: 79 / Woodworking: 76
Waders, Fishing Apron, Lu Shangs: O

The Big Compendium of Titles
#25 Aug 02 2005 at 6:18 AM Rating: Decent
7,466 posts
Not sure how often you update the links in the sticky, but here is something to consider for addition.


That is a post I made about how to make the new aquariums... Pretty much I break everything down into the base components so people know what to look for.

Orriginally it was in the FFXI main by mistake (wrong tab in firefox) however I have reposted here and edited the FFXI main thread to move all comments to the thread here... I am debating whether to ask an admin to nuke it or not, but hopefully it will fall off quick enough.

Edited, Tue Aug 2 07:27:53 2005 by Tomec
In a distant land, sink into the darkness...
#26 Aug 05 2005 at 4:11 PM Rating: Default
35 posts
Hmmm, if no one minds, can anyone by any chance put up a list of ALL the items that can be bought by each guild, and I guess it's functions would be cool too and price? Seems cool to me cuz then I have a better idea of stuff I may be getting in the future. Like this furniture stuff I've heard about in some posts. If someone has already done it, sorry I missed and I'd be greatful if someone could point the way to it :). Sorry if I posted this in the wrong place, and if you think my view of this is unique, don't bother. Just think some others might like it too.

I, for one, would be very grateful =P.

Errol the Owl of Sylph >.>
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-Raistlin Majere
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