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All Gridanians may rightly claim to share a close relationship with nature, but none is so intimate as that of the botanist. It is our calling to nurture the natural environment to the mutual benefit of man and wood.
—Fufucha

The Botanist (園芸師, Engei Shi?) is a Disciple of the Land in Final Fantasy XIV.

OverviewEdit

The botanist's profession encompasses the procurement of resources from all forms of plant life. This includes harvesting vegetables and grains, tending fruit-bearing trees, cultivating fibrous plants, logging timber, and more.
Botanists also endeavor to educate others about the need to maintain a symbiotic relationship with Eorzea's plants, rather than carelessly stripping them of their useful parts. Owing to their intimacy with nature, botanists are known to revere Nophica, the goddess of abundance.
—Lodestone

Botanists specialize in gathering raw materials used as crafting ingredients for other guilds, notably the Carpenters', Weavers', Alchemists', and Culinarians'. Botanists also attempt to educate others about the importance of achieving a symbiotic relationship with Eorzea's flora, rather than carelessly stripping them of their useful parts. This is perhaps best exemplified by the revolutionary irrigation methods devised by Gridania, which first made low-impact, high-yield crop propagation possible.

GameplayEdit

Botany logging

Gathering Menu.

Botany minimap

Triangulate reveals gathering nodes.

With a Hatchet equipped, the Botanist can harvest materials from trees by locating a "node", then interacting with it. A menu will then pop-up listing possible materials along with the percentage chance the item will be successfully harvested, and the percentage chance the item can be of a higher quality.

At first, the menu contains unknown materials with known drop rates. The materials will only be revealed once it is successfully gathered. At each attempt, the material to be gathered can be changed. The player has a limited amount of attempts to gather as each attempt, successful or not, lowers the node's health bar. Abilities can be used during each attempt.

After a successful gather, experience points towards the Botanist class will be rewarded. It is also possible to get chained experience bonuses when gathering in succession.

EquipmentEdit

Botanist's primary equipment is the hatchet. It is used to gather various raw materials, especially lumber, from mature trees. As the Botanist levels up, an option to switch to a secondary weapon will be available. Their secondary equipment is the scythe, used in gathering, mostly herbs, from lush vegetations.

Like all classes in the game, Botanists can use their weapons to defeat enemies.

AbilitiesEdit

Most of the Botanist actions can only be executed while gathering.
Action Level GP Cost Affinity
Triangulate
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1 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Survey the landscape to locate mature trees and lush vegetation. Activates automatically when class is changed to botanist.
Arbor Call
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3 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Survey the landscape to locate the nearest mature tree or lush vegetation within skill range. Can only execute while Triangulate is active.
Field Mastery
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4 50 BTN
Increases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 5%. Does not apply to items at 0%.
Field Mastery II
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5 100 BTN
Increases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 15%. Does not apply to items at 0%.
Arbor Call II
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6 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Survey the landscape to locate the highest-level mature tree or lush vegetation within skill range. Can only execute while Triangulate is active.
Stealth
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8 BTN
Conceal yourself and tread quietly, reducing movement speed, but enabling you to avoid enemies level 20 and below.
Field Mastery III
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10 250 BTN
Increases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 50%. Does not apply to items at 0%.
Preparation
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12 BTN
Reveals the conditions for obtaining HQ items while gathering.
Leaf Turn
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15 100 BTN
Increases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 10%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.
Nophica's Ward
FFXIV Nophica's Ward Icon
20 400 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Increases earth shard, crystalLevel 25, and clusterLevel 50 yield/s by 2.
Menphina's Ward
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20 400 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Increases ice shard, crystalLevel 25, and clusterLevel 50 yield/s by 2.
Llymlaen's Ward
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20 400 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Increases wind shard, crystalLevel 25, and clusterLevel 50 yield/s by 2.
Flora Mastery
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23 50 BTN
Increases the chance of obtaining items on your next gathering attempt by 15%. Does not apply to items at 0%.
Bountiful Harvest
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24 100 BTN
Increases the number of items obtained on your next gathering attempt by one.
Ageless Words
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25 300 BTN
Grants another gathering attempt.
Brunt Force
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25 BTN
Increases the chance of obtaining regular or HQ items to 100%. Does not apply to items at 0%. Can only be activated after chain #4.
Blessed Harvest
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30 400 BTN
Increases the number of items obtained when gathering by one.
Leaf Turn II
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35 300 BTN
Increases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 30%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.
Blessed Harvest II
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40 500 BTN
Increases the number of items obtained when gathering by two.
Truth of Forests
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46 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Further survey the landscape to uncover unspoiled mature trees and lush vegetation.
Toil of the Pioneer
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50 300 BTN
Renders all out-of-reach items reachable.
Collector's Glove
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50 BTN
Utilize your expansive knowledge of botany to uncover collectables amongst regular items.
Methodical Appraisal
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50 BTN
Appraise a gathering node for collectables.

Increases item rarity by Perception x1.
Increases item wear by 10.
Uses one gathering attempt.
Discerning Eye
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50 200 BTN
Improves next item rarity increase by 50%.
Instinctual Appraisal
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51 BTN
Appraise a gathering node for collectables.

Increases item rarity by Perception x0.8—1.5.
Increases item wear by 15.
Uses one gathering attempt.
Utmost Caution
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51 200 BTN
Reduces next item wear increase by 10.
Impulsive Appraisal
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53 BTN
Appraise a gathering node for collectables.

Increases item rarity by Perception x0.9.
Increases item wear by 10.

Additional Effect: 30% chance Discerning Eye activates
Uses one gathering attempt.
Luck of the Pioneer
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55Complete the quest "Two Nations, One Seed" BTN
Uncovers a gathering node's hidden items. Can only be executed after HQ chain #2.
Single Mind
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57 200 BTN
Execute an appraisal without using a gathering attempt.
Prune
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58Complete the quest "Love for Harmony" 100 BTN
Increases the chance of obtaining an HQ item on your next gathering attempt by 10%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.
Prune II
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60Complete the quest "Seeds Know No Borders" 200 BTN
Increases the chance of obtaining an HQ item on your next gathering attempt by 20%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.
Impulsive Appraisal II
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61 BTN
Appraise a gathering node for collectables.

Increases item rarity by Perception x0.9.
Increases item wear by 10.

Additional Effect: 30% - 100% chance Discerning Eye activates
Percentage determined by your perception rating.
Uses one gathering attempt.
Leaf Turn III
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63Complete the quest "You Say Popoto, I Say..." 200 BTN
Increases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 30% - 100%. Increase is determined by your perception rating. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.

Cannot be used with Leaf Turn or Leaf Turn II.
Nophica's Counsel
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67 10 BTN
Increases the chance of obtaining an HQ item on your next gathering attempt. Increase is random and is only overwritten if the value is higher than the current one. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.

Cannot be used with any action that increases chance of obtaining an HQ item.
Bountiful Harvest II
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68Complete the quest "The White Death" 100 BTN
Increases the number of items obtained on your next gathering attempt by one, two, or three. Number determined by your gathering rating.

Cannot be used with Bountiful Harvest.

TraitsEdit

Name Level Description
Auto Triangulate
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2 Automatically activates Triangulate upon changing your class to botanist.
Tree Whisperer
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11 Allows you to better identify the characteristics of a mature tree or patch of lush vegetation, improving gathering rate when conditions are met.
Tree Whisperer II
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16 Allows you to better identify the characteristics of a mature tree or patch of lush vegetation, increasing gathering attempts when conditions are met.
Enhanced Stealth
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18 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 30.
Tree Whisperer III
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21 Allows you to better identify the characteristics of a mature tree or patch of lush vegetation, improving HQ gathering rate when conditions are met.
Tree Whisperer IV
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26 Allows you to better identify the characteristics of a mature tree or patch of lush vegetation, improving yield when conditions are met.
Enhanced Stealth II
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28 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 40.
Enhanced Stealth III
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38 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 50.
Ward of the Twelve
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41 Extends gathering ward increases to crystals.
Nymeia's Ward
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42 Occasionally increases yield for items without HQ versions. Conditions for increase can be confirmed by using Preparation.
Ward of the Twelve II
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50 Extends gathering ward increases to clusters.
Enhanced Stealth IV
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50 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 54.
Enhanced Stealth V
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53 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 57.
Tree Whisperer V
FFXIV Tree Whisperer V Icon
53Complete the quest "Onions of Life Bestowing" Allows you to better identify the characteristics of a mature tree or patch of lush vegetation, further improving chances of enhanced gathering when conditions are met.
Enhanced Stealth VI
FFXIV BTN Enhanced Stealth VI Icon
56 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 60.
Enhanced Stealth VII
FFXIV BTN Enhanced Stealth VII Icon
60 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 64.
Enhanced Stealth VIII
FFXIV BTN Enhanced Stealth VIII Icon
63 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 67.
Endless Toil of the Pioneer
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65 Automatically renders all out-of-reach items reachable. Only available on mature trees or patches of lush vegetation level 60 and below.
Enhanced Stealth IX
FFXIV BTN Enhanced Stealth IX Icon
66 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 70.
Enhanced GP Regeneration
FFXIV BTN Enhanced GP Regeneration Icon
70 Increases the amount of GP regenerated over time.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG

Botanist TCG

Botanist appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with an Earth-elemental card.

GalleryEdit

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