All that Glitters
- —Online Description
Goldsmithing is the practice of working precious metals and stones into a multitude of accessories that appeal to the Eorzean aesthetic. It makes use of golds and silvers; rubies and sapphires; and a myriad of other materials to decorate weapons, armor, and tools.
Due to the extreme value of the source materials being worked with, the guild has adopted a philosophy of "high risk, high return". This has given them a reputation for being laborious scrutinizers of market trends, always paying heed to the fluctuating economy. The player can become a goldsmith in Ul'dah.
Goldsmiths specialize in making jewelry, including most kinds of accessories, the scepters and staves used by Thaumaturges, and some kinds of fishing lures.
They can also refine precious metals into ingots usable by various Disciples of the Hand, as well as refine jewels from raw stone. Being stonecutters at their core, Goldsmiths can also do masonry work, such as stone walls for housing.
Goldsmiths are defined by wielding a chaser hammer in the main hand, and can equip a grinding wheel to the off-hand.