Crafting classes, also known as Disciples of the Hand, synthesize new and useful items such as armor, weapons, food and potions from basic materials.

The 8 crafting classes are (click on each on individually to see levelling (to L60) and associated guides:

These can be unlocked by taking to talking to the Guild Receptionist in the Respective Guilds, once a Level 10 or higher in Disciple of War or Disciple of Magic has been attained.

Some other useful links and resources are posted below:

  1. Best in Slot (BiS) gear guide
    Get geared up to the nines and meld sensibly with this useful guide!
  2. Garland Data
    Great for organizing and keeping track of a lot of stuff at the same time. A complex, highly customizable interface allows you to put all your requirements into a list / page and keep track of it.
  3. FFXIV Rotations
    Theorycrafting resource: A good resource for rotations for any class at any level.  You can also share your own rotations!
  4. Dervy’s Theorycrafting Blog
    Technical / math-based explanations of Theorycrafting