Master Recipes in FFXIV are tomes that crafters use to create unique recipes. There are nearly a dozen Master Recipe books for each crafter.
These tomes differ from the Special Recipes, with Master Recipes being unique tomes collected primarily with White Crafter’s Scrips.
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To get Master Recipes in FFXIV, you must complete the quest Just Tooling Around in Mor Dhona. To do so, you need a level 50 crafter with the appropriate tool set. Once you do this, you can purchase the first two books. The remaining books require White Crafter’s Scrips.
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How to Get Master Recipes in Final Fantasy XIV
The primary Master Recipes in FFXIV are called Crafter Recipes. Though all crafting recipes are “crafter” ones, there is a distinction in Master Recipes.
What connects them is the prerequisite of completing a specific quest. They also follow the same naming system – Master Weaver I, Master Weaver II, etc.
Just Tooling Around
To unlock most Master Recipes, you must complete the level 50 quest Just Tooling Around. It is located in Mor Dhona and has no previous quests.
All you need is to be equipped with a crafter or gatherer tool that is at least level 50. Once you complete this quest, you gain access to Master Recipes: Crafting and the merchant Talan.
Master Recipes: Crafting is a set of tomes you can now buy from Talan in Mor Dhona. But you don’t purchase them with gil.
Talan – Books I and II
The first two books are available immediately if you turn in the HQ items Talan wants for each. This gets you two books for each of the eight crafters.
Each of these books unlocks basic recipes that are unique yet unnecessary.
For example, the only way to get Cassia Lumber is via Master Carpenter I. Not a superb value, but worth it.
Collectable System – Books III and Above
Books beyond II require White Crafters’ Scrips. Collecting these is a huge process that pays off soon after if you put the effort in as a crafter.
It isn’t Talan that has them, either. You’ll have to visit one of Rowena’s Representatives, a unique NPC, or the Scrip Exchange.
Some of the best, most coveted glam in the game comes from high-level crafter books. But the system for Collectables and White Scrips is a bit complex.
To get started, you have to start the Collectables questline called Inscrutable Tastes in the Foundation.
From there, new quests are unlocked periodically depending on your level and how far you are in the Collectable system.
The gist of the system is that you craft specific items (used only for Collectables) and turn them in for White Crafters’ Scrips. The Scrips are the currency you need to buy the high-tier books.
Other Master Recipes
Crafting recipes aren’t the only Master Recipe books.
An old system that is now simplified involves buying Glamour as well as using Demateria as currency.
Master Recipes: Glamorous
The Glamour tomes do not unlock recipes for glamour items. They unlock recipes for Glamour Prisms.
To unlock these, you must complete one of two questlines – the one that starts with A Self-improving Man or If I Had a Glamour.
It doesn’t matter which one you choose. One is in Mor Dhona, and one is in Western Thanalan, and each has a following quest that unlocks the Glamour Prism recipes.
Master Recipes: Demateria
Do not sleep on Demateria recipes. Each unlocks unique sets of items that have marketboard value.
For example, the Coeurl beach set for Leatherworker and the Bridesmaid set for Weaver. You can buy these with Demateria from Talan.
Now you know how to get Master Recipes in FFXIV. Crafting is a lucrative business in FFXIV, and Master Recipes make it even better.
Are you a Master Crafter? If so, let me know in the comments where you’re at in your journey!