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0 - 2 = Sheep Leather (Dark + Sheepskin + Distilled Water + Windurstian Tea Leaves)

2 - 7 = Rabbit Mantle (Earth + Rabbit Hide x5 + Grass Thread)

7 - 11 = Solea (Wind + Sheep Leather x2)

11 - 22 = Dhalmel Leather

21 - 24 = Dhalmel Mantle (Ice + Dhalmel Hide + Wool Thread)


Wool Thread x12 = 20,000

These actually max at level 27; however, it's best to just use this as a stepping stone into Parchment. If your patient, AH these, or Mule them, they WILL come up as Guild Point items later. NOTE: I skipped over this item. I simply add it here if you HATE failures. I went straight to Parchment from Dhalmel Leather, and I would do it again.

24 - 29 = Parchment (Dark + Sheep Leather + Rolanberry)

Rolanberry = 120 per in Port Jeuno, opposite Choco Stables

Again, stepping stone to another item. This caps at 31. Sell Parchments in stacks in Sandoria, and the leftover stragglers individually in Jeuno (for soon-to-be Bards). Break even on my server.

29 - 36 = Ram Leather (Dark + Ram Skin + Dis. Water + Win. Tea)

Fun synth, any Ram hunters should get their Leathercraft to this point just so they can stack the skins they get into leather. Ram Skin is a small profit on AH, but save for future recipes.

36 - 39 = Wolf Gorget (Earth + Wolf Hide + Cotton Thread)

Cotton Thread x12 = ??? guess: 5,000

These WILL be a loss. No one wants these. Just NPC them and eat the loses. Get used to it if your taking this to 100. With the recent prices of cotton, might be best to just go straight to Waistbelts.

39 - 43 = Waistbelt (Wind + Ram Leather x2 + Grass Thread)

You can AH these if your patient enough, and you even get a small profit. I don't see any use for these rather than making Corsettes. Post patch, they are involved in a synth for Haste Belts as well. You can also NPC these for a good loss (which I did /cry)

43 - 49 = Ram Mantle (Ice + Ram Skin + Wool Thread)

Huge Loss: NPC them. Go home and cry to your Moogle so no one else will see you.

I desynthed (Lightning crystal) some of these in hopes of getting Wool Thread back, it worked fairly wel.

49 - 52 = Himantes (Earth + Raptor Skin + Lizard Cesti)

Raptor Skin x1 = 1,000
Raptor Skin x12 = 15,000 - 20,000

Remember when you made Lizard Cesti? Here's to hoping someone is on that stage when you start this, if not, prepare to make your own. Sell back = crap!

52 - 61 = Tiger Leather (Dark + Tiger Hide + Dis. Water + Win. Tea)

Skill ups start to get slow here, you'll be doing this for a while. I started this at 50. My basic reasoning was I was already losing 1k+ on Himantes (per synth), the total synth for this Leather is 1k, so nothing is changing, I'm just getting more Leather in the long run (You'll need it!). Save the leather, even if you have 20+ stacks, mule it, or Storage it. If you don't plan to go any further in Tanning, just AH them.

61 - 63 = Beak Mantle (Earth + Cockatrice Skin x2 + Grass Thread)

Thingyatrice Skins = 800 - 1,000 each

Stepping stone to Beak Jerkin. I don't remember what the NPC is, so I can't speak for how bad the losses are.

63 - 69 = Beak Jerkin (Earth + Sheep Leather + Cockatrice Skin x2)

Pretty decent here. You will take a loss (with failures and all). Break even if your not counting the sheep Leather, whatever that costs is what you will end up losing.

69 - 71 = Coeurl Leather (Dark + Coeurl Hide + Dis. Water + Win. Tea)

Coeurl Hides = 1,800 - 2,500 each

The Hides are a pretty rare drop. Be patient and get your levels with this leather, because you will need a lot of the leather later if you plan to keep going in Leathercraft.

71 - 75 = Tiger Mantle (Ice + Tiger Hide + Wool Thread)

Stepping stone. I would probably do these till about 73 or 74. Mix and match these with Tiger Jerkin. I went straight Tiger Jerkin from 71 - 79, but I also ran out of leather 1/2 way through and had to buy the rest.

75 - 79 = Tiger Jerkin (Earth + Sheep Leather + Tiger Leather x2)

Loss will again be in the Sheep Leather. I got 2 HQs while leveling this and that seems to offset the cost of making these.

79 - 80 = Manticore Leather (Dark + Manticore Hide + Dis. Water + Win. Tea)

Manticore Hide = 1,500 each

Save the leather for GP item days when you will need to use it.

80 - 85 = Coeurl Mantle (Ice + Coeurl Hide + Wool Thread)

Sell to NPC, decent loss here.

85 - 87 = Coeurl Mask (Earth + Coeurl Leather x2 + Faceguard)

This is something I wish I had done when I leveled Leathercraft. You get 3500 guild points for these, so the sell back would probably be around ~3600. Faceguards are only about 400 gil each from the AH.

87 - 89 = Coeurl Jerkin (Earth + Sheep Leather + Coeurl Leather x2)

From 85-89, between this item and Guild Points, I blew through 600k total through all of my characters. Not all of them were from this synth, but a lot of it was. 2k+ loss per synth, and very slow leveling. You will throw a party when you hit 89, only to wish you could go back once you see what you have to make tomorrow.

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This is where I am currently. Everything from here on is speculation. I'm probably going to be 89 for a long time until I can accept the fact that I'm going to lose MILLIONS just for 1 level up.
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*Pending*89 - 90 = Ogre Mask (Earth + Manticore Leather + Coeurl Mask)

Fairly cost effective. NPC of Coeurl Mask sells for about ~3600, so I would expect this to be about ~4500. If this is the case, you will end up only losing about 2-3k per synth. I'm crossing my fingers for this one.

90 - 95 = Tiger Mask (Ice + Wool Thread + Wyvern Skin + Ram Leather + Tiger Hide x2)

Wyvern Skin = 15,000 each

OUCH! The most cost effective way to level up here though. Each synth you will lose at the least 5k on just the wyvern skin. That's if you AH the item as well. Very slow leveling process here.

95 - 100 = Panzer Mask (Ice + Wool Thread + Ram Leather + HQ Coeurl Hide x2 + Wyvern Skin)

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