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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.

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The Botanist is a Disciple of the Land in Final Fantasy XIV.

Overview[]

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.

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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.

Gameplay[]

Gathering Menu.

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.

Equipment[]

A lalafellin botanist with the Fieldking's Hatchet and armor.

Botanists use hatchets as their primary tool and scythes as their secondary. Their armor is primarily made up of "Gathering" gear that they share with other disciples of the land. Gathering gear provides bonuses to the gathering, perception, and GP attributes. The Gathering and perception attributes respectively improve the chance of successfully gathering an item and the chance of receiving a high quality version of said item. GP is the resource they use in place of MP for their abilities.

Lists of botanist equipment

Botanist's Tools Botanist's Tools (Primary|Secondary)

Head Head
Body Body
Hands Hands
Waist Waist
Legs Legs
Feet Feet

Earrings Earrings
Necklaces Necklaces
Bracelets Bracelets
Rings Rings


Abilities[]

Class actions[]

Action Level GP Cost Recast
Triangulate
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1
Survey the landscape to locate mature trees and lush vegetation.
Arbor Call
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3 20s
Survey the landscape to locate the nearest mature tree or lush vegetation within skill range. Can only execute while Triangulate is active.
Duration: 15s
Field Mastery
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4 50
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
Increases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 15%. Does not apply to items at 0%.
Arbor Call II
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5 20s
Survey the landscape to locate the highest-level mature tree or lush vegetation within skill range. Can only execute while Triangulate is active.
Duration: 15s
Sneak
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8
Tread quietly, enabling you to avoid enemies up to four levels above your own.
Field Mastery III
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10 250
Increases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 50%. Does not apply to items at 0%.
Preparation
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12
Reveals the conditions for obtaining HQ items while gathering.
Leaf Turn
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15 100
Increases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 10%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.
The Twelve's Bounty
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20 150
Increases elemental shard yields by 2.
Cannot be executed if the gathering node does not yield shards.
Flora Mastery
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23 50
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
Increases the number of items obtained on your next gathering attempt by one.
Ageless Words
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25 300
Grants another gathering attempt. When gathering collectables, restores 1 integrity.
Brunt Force
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25
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
Increases the number of items obtained when gathering by one.
Leaf Turn II
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35 300
Increases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 30%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.

Cannot be used with Leaf Turn.

Blessed Harvest II
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40 500
Increases the number of items obtained when gathering by two.
Truth of Forests
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46
Further survey the landscape to uncover unspoiled, legendary, and clouded mature trees and lush vegetation.
Scour
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50 Complete quest "Inscrutable Tastes"
Increases collectability of an item. Increase is determined by your gathering rating.
Reduces integrity by 1.
Brazen Woodsman
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50 Complete quest "Inscrutable Tastes"
Increases the collectability of an item. Increase is a random amount ranging from 50% to 150% of the effectiveness of Scour.
Reduces integrity by 1.
Meticulous Woodsman
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50 Complete quest "Inscrutable Tastes"
Increases collectability of an item. Increase is 75% of the effectiveness of Scour.
Reduces integrity by 1. There is a chance integrity is unaffected, determined by your gathering rating.
Scrutiny
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50 Complete quest "Inscrutable Tastes" 200
Improves next item collectability increase. Effect is determined by your perception rating.
Luck of the Pioneer
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55 Complete quest "Two Nations, One Seed"
Uncovers a gathering node's hidden items. Can only be executed after HQ chain #2.
Prune
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58 Complete quest "Love for Harmony" 100
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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60 Complete quest "Seeds Know No Borders" 200
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%.
Leaf Turn III
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63 Complete quest "You Say Popoto, I Say..." 300
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.

Nophica's Counsel
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67 10
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%.

Can be used with any action that increases chance of obtaining an HQ item.

Bountiful Harvest II
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68 Complete quest "The White Death" 100
Increases the number of items obtained on your next gathering attempt by one, two, or three. Number determined by your gathering rating.
The Giving Land
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74 200 180s
Increases elemental shard, crystal, and cluster yields by a random amount.
Effect can be stacked with The Twelve's Bounty.
Cannot be executed if the gathering node does not yield shards, crystals, or clusters.
Pick Clean
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77 250
Reduces the chance of obtaining HQ items to 0% but increases item yield by up to three. Number determined by your perception rating.
Does not increase item yield if all gathering node items start at 0%.
Mind of the Pioneer
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78 300
Increases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 10%, while increasing the chance of obtaining HQ items by 20%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.

Traits[]

Action 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.
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.
Auto Sneak
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27 Automatically activates Sneak upon changing your class to botanist. Effect is also automatically activated upon changing areas.
Enhanced Twelve's Bounty
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41 The Twelve's Bounty now extends 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.
Enhanced Twelve's Bounty II
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50 The Twelve's Bounty now extends to clusters.
Tree Whisperer V
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53 Complete 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.
One with the Forest
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60 Automatically activates Truth of Forests upon changing your class to botanist.
Leaf Turn Mastery
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63 Complete quest "You Say Popoto, I Say..." Upgrades Leaf Turn II to Leaf Turn III.
Bountiful Harvest Mastery
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68 Complete quest "The White Death" Upgrades Bountiful Harvest to Bountiful Harvest II.
Enhanced GP Regeneration
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70 Complete quest "Edgyth's Winning Streak" Raises base GP regeneration rate by one.
Enhanced Twelve's Bounty III
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71 Increases the base yield of The Twelve's Bounty by one.
Enhanced GP Regeneration II
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80 Raises base GP regeneration rate by a total of two. When gathering, raises base regeneration rate by one.

Removed actions[]

The following abilities have been removed. Removed abilities will still appear on the hotbar, their icon greyed out icon with a red strikethrough. They will have no effect and must be removed by the player. The given statistics represent their last form before their removal.

Action Level GP Cost Recast
Stealth
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8
Conceal yourself and tread quietly, reducing movement speed, but enabling you to avoid enemies level 20 and below.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Nophica's Ward
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20 400
Increases earth shard yield by two.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Menphina's Ward
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20 400
Increases ice shard yield by two.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Llymlaen's Ward
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20 400
Increases wind shard yield by two.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Toil of the Pioneer
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50 300
Renders all out-of-reach items reachable.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Collector's Glove
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50
Utilize your expansive knowledge of botany to uncover collectables amongst regular items.

Removed in patch 5.4.

Methodical Appraisal
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50
Appraise a gathering node for collectables.

Increases item rarity by perception x1.
Increases item wear by 10.
Uses one gathering attempt.

Removed in patch 5.4.

Discerning Eye
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50 200
Improves next item rarity increase by 50%.

Removed in patch 5.4.

Instinctual Appraisal
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51
Appraise a gathering node for collectables.

Increases item rarity by perception x0.8-1.5.
Increases item wear by 10.
Uses one gathering attempt.

Removed in patch 5.4.

Utmost Caution
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51 200
Reduces next item wear increase by 10.

Removed in patch 5.4.

Deep Breath
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52 300
Nullifies item wear increase for one of the next three appraisal attempts.

Removed in patch 4.0.

Impulsive Appraisal
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53
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.

Removed in patch 5.4.

Single Mind
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57 200
Execute an appraisal without using a gathering attempt.

Removed in patch 5.4.

Last Ditch
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59 50
Increases the collectability of an item. Can only be executed when item wear is beyond its maximum.

Removed in patch 4.0.

Impulsive Appraisal II
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61
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.

Removed in patch 5.4.

Stickler
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71
Appraise a gathering node for collectables.

Increases item rarity by perception x0.5.
Does not affect item wear. Can only be used once on a single gathering node.
Uses one gathering attempt.

Removed in patch 5.4.

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Botanist appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Earth-elemental Backup cards.

Gallery[]

External links[]

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