Gathering classes, also known as Disciples of the Land, harvest natural resources throughout Eorzea. Disciples of the Hand can utilize these natural resources to craft equipment, consumables and countless useful items. Gathering classes consist of Botanist, Fisher and Miner.

Players wishing to unlock these classes may do so after reaching level 10 (or higher) as a Disciple of War or Disciple of Magic by talking to the Guild Receptionist in their respective gathering guild.

Gathering classes are ill-suited for combat, preferring to use stealth to hide from enemies. Just like crafting classes, they cannot participate in any Duties, as there are no resources to be found in any of them. Gatherers also have an exclusive selection of levequests focused entirely on gathering specific materials.

Disciples of the Land do not have access to any cross-class abilities from the other disciplines (Disciples of War, Disciples of the Hand, and Disciples of Magic). However, they share their various tracking and increased "Crafting Catalyst Yield" abilities with the other gathering classes, though only Miner and Botanist have a use for them. Gatherers also gain one cross-class slot every five levels up to level 50.

As expected, EXP is typically acquired by gathering items. Botanist and Miner gain an increasing temporary bonus to the amount of experience earned for your current gathering node by successfully increasing their Gathering Chain. A Gathering Chain is an in-game term used to describe the process of successfully gathering multiple items in a row without missing before you run out of gathering attempts. Failing to receive an item (either by missing or running out of attempts) breaks all gathering chains.

All three classes gain a bonus when they collect a resource for the very first time. The base amount gained depends on the level of the item gathered, not the level of the resource spot, though most items are of a similar level.

To switch to a gathering class, equip the tool of that class from your armory chest, just like you would any other class.

Botanist and Miner:

  • Gathering locations are only visible with the appropriate ability active, and only if the corresponding class is high enough level to harvest it (4 levels lower at most). For example, a level 21 Botanist can locate level 25 and lower spots, and the tracking ability is usable cross-discipline.
  • Both classes have a secondary type of resource they can collect at level 11 onward – harvesting (BTN) and quarrying (MIN).
  • After reaching certain levels, both classes can identify special conditions at certain gathering spots. These will result in various bonus effects if a particular stat is high enough, such as increased gathering chance, extra attempts, and more.
  • Certain items also have additional attributes:
    • Hidden: Cannot be harvested from every spot.
    • Rare: Can only be harvested once per spot. Abilities increasing the amount gathered per attempt do not affect these.
  • At level 46, both classes gain an ability to spot "Unspoiled" gathering locations anywhere in the current zone. Unlike regular gathering spots, unspoiled nodes only spawn at specific times. They can only appear one at a time and last for about an hour. These nodes contain rare items that typically cannot be acquired by other means.

Gathering Attributes

Gathering - increases your likelihood of receiving an item while gathering. The higher the level of the item, the more Gathering Points are required for a 100% chance.

Perception - increases the amount of harvested items for botanists and miners, and the size of the catch for fisher.

GP - Gathering Points, used for gathering abilities. Slowly recharges over time while not gathering from resource spots and with each successful gathering attempt. The current amount is shared between classes, though points can be lost if switching to a class with a lower maximum.


Aetherial Reduction is a general action that allows the player to break down Collectable Items into Crystals, Clusters and random rare materials.

Complete the level 56 quest No Longer a Collectable by speaking to Lydirlona in Mor Dhona (X:22.3 Y:6.8). Player must be a level 56 or higher Disciple of Land.


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* If you wish to have an alert on a harvest, you can check the desired box(es).

Ocean Fishing

Ocean Fishing is exclusive to fishers which allow them to set sail together on the Endeavor in search of adventure on the high seas. It requires a part of 1 to 24 players and has the time limit of 60 minutes.

Every two hours, players have a fifteen-minute window to register by speaking with Dryskthota on the Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:3.0 Y:12.7). If you wish to enter as a party, the party leader must be the one to speak with the NPC.


Quest: All the Fish in the Sea

Quest Giver : Fhilsnoe

Quest lvl 1.

Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks X: 7.8 Y: 14.5

Prerequisite Quest : My First Fishing Rod

Route and bait for the mount points

  • Outer Galadion Bay : Plump Worm -> Spectral -> Ragworm -> 2 Heavenskey & 1 Navigator's Print -> Intuition -> Glowworm -> Sothis.
    Without Spectral : Krill -> 3 Galadion Chovy -> Intuition -> Krill -> Drunkfish
  • The Southern Strait of Merlthor : Krill -> Spectral -> Plump Worm -> Hi-Aetherlouse -> Mooch -> 2 Great Grandmarlin -> Intuition -> Shrimp Cage Feeder -> Coral Manta.
    Without Spectral : Krill -> Ghoul Barracuda -> Mooch -> 1 Gladius -> Intuition -> Plump Worm -> Little Leviathan
  • The Northern Strait of Merlthor : Ragworm -> Spectral -> Plump Worm -> 3 Gugrusaurus -> Intuition -> Heavy Steel Jig -> Elasmosaurus.
    Without Spectral : Ragworm -> Tossed Dagger -> Mooch -> 1 Elder Dinichthys -> Intuition -> Ragworm -> Shooting Star
  • Open Rhotano Sea : Plump Worm -> Spectral -> Plump Worm -> 1 Deep-sea Eel & Ragworm -> 1 Silencer -> Intuition -> Rat Tail -> Stonescale.
    Without Spectral : Plump Worm -> 2 Crimson Monkfish -> Intuition -> Krill -> Sabaton
  • Cieldalaes Margin : Ragworm -> Spectral -> Plump Worm -> 2 Jetborne Manta & Krill -> 1 Mistbeard's Cup -> Intuition -> Squid Strip -> Hafgufa.
    Without Spectral : Ragworm -> 3 Metallic Boxfish -> Intuition -> Krill -> Cieldalaes Geode
  • Open Bloodbrine Sea : Krill -> Spectral -> Krill -> 3 Beatific Vision -> Intuition -> Pill Bug -> Seafaring Toad.
    Without Spectral : Ragworm -> 1 Sunken Mask -> Intuition -> Krill -> Bareface
  • Outer Rothlyt Sound : Plump Worm -> Spectral -> Ragworm -> Rothlyt Mussel -> Mooch -> 1 Trollfish -> Ragworm -> Placodus.
    Without Spectral : Ragworm -> 3 Rothlyt Kelp -> Intuition -> Ragworm -> Ginkgo Fin

Mount : towards the 5556 basic points obtained with an 80% bonus

Ocean fishing information

Quest: Feast of Famine

Guide to knowing which fish to get at each stage, where and when. You can use the weather tool in the general tab to find out when to go fishing or use the following site : carbuncleplushy

First part

1) Endoceras

Western La Noscea : Isles of Umbra Southshore

Eorzea Time : 7h30PM – 3H30AM

After the weather changes : Fair Skies - Clear Skies → Clouds - Wind - Fog

Bait : Spoon Worm → ! (Fullmoon Sardine) → Mooch → !!! (Endoceras)

2) Namitaro

South Shroud : Urth's Gift

Eorzea Time : All Day

During the weathers : Thunder - Thunderstorms

Bait : Glowworm → !!! (Giant Takitaro) → Fisher's Intuition → Topwater Frog → !!! (Namitaro)

3) Helicoprion

Southern Thanalan : Sagolii Desert

Eorzea Time : 8h00AM – 8H00PM

After the weather changes : Fog - Clouds → Heat Waves

Bait : Sand Leech → !! (Storm Rider) → Mooch → !!! (Helicoprion)

Second part

4) Shonisaurus

Coerthas Central Highlands : Witchdrop

Eorzea Time : All Day

After the weather changes : Fair Skies - Clear Skies → Blizzards

Bait : Hoverworm → !! (Cloud Cutter) → Mooch → !!! (Mahar) → Mooch → !!! (Shonisaurus)

5) Kuno the Killer

Mor Dhona : The North Shards

Eorzea Time : 8h30AM – 9H30PM

During the weathers : Gloom

Bait : Honey Worm → ! (Silverfish) → Mooch → !!! (Goldfish) → Fisher's Intuition → Honey Worm → ! (Silverfish) → Mooch → !! (Assassin Betta) → Mooch → !!! (Kuno the Killer)

Third part

5) Nepto Dragon

Eastern La Noscea : Rhotano Sea (Privateer Sterncastle)

Eorzea Time : All Day

During the weathers : Rain - Showers

Bait : Northern Krill → !! (Little Thalaos) → Fisher's Intuition → Northern Krill → !!! (Nepto Dragon)