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When ye pour yer 'eart an' soul into a dish only to 'ave a patron call it slop, will ye swallow yer pride an' start again, or will ye run 'ome cryin'? Words cut deeper'n knives, 'venturer. An' when yer pride's been 'acked to shred, passion's the only thing as keeps ye standin' in front o' the stove.

The Culinarian is a Disciple of the Hand in Final Fantasy XIV.

Overview[]

Culinarians preside over the world of cuisine, preparing every known consumable in Eorzea. Armed with a cornucopia of ingredients from across the realm, and versed in methods from the far corners of Hydaelyn, these master chefs help adventurers maintain their strength on the battlefield.
Of all the city-states of Eorzea, Limsa Lominsa boasts the richest culinary tradition, a product of its proximity to fertile lands and plentiful seas, and its standing as the realm's foremost trading port.

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Whetting appetites from dawn until dusk with prowess of pot and pan, culinarians provide more than simple sustenance. Armed with a cornucopia of ingredients from across the realm, and versed in methods from the far corners of Hydaelyn, these master chefs help adventurers maintain their strength on the battlefield, bringing truth to the age-old adage that the road to victory truly does run through one’s stomach.

Although an established trade far before recorded history, it wasn't until half a century ago when Limsa Lominsan admiral and self-proclaimed gourmand, Guolskyf Bhaldwaensyn, known by the masses as "Mastcleaver", put forth a thalassocratic decree proclaiming the culinary arts a guildworthy craft. Henceforth, it has been recognized across Eorzea as a legitimate member of the Tradescraft Society—its recipe compendiums now grace the shelves of every librarium in the realm.

Culinarians can prepare meals for use by adventurers, such as drinks, steaks, soups, and bread. Some elaborate dinner sets can also be created to be placed in player housing.

As they are the only Disciple of the Hand that does not create equipment, their desynthesis skill is instead used with seafood caught by Fishers. Culinarians also depend on the ingredients gathered by Botanists.

Gameplay[]

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Equipment[]

A lalafellin culinarian with the Galleyfiend's Frypan and armor.

Culinarians use skillets as their primary tool and culinary knives as their secondary. Their armor is primarily made up of "Crafting" gear that they share with other disciples of the hand. Crafting gear provides bonuses to the craftsmanship, control, and CP attributes. Craftsmanship and control respectively improve their progress and quality gains when crafting. CP is the resource they use in place of MP for their abilities.

Lists of culinarian equipment

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

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

Earrings Earrings
Necklaces Necklaces
Bracelets Bracelets
Rings Rings
Soul Crystal Soul Crystal


Abilities[]

Class Actions[]

Action Level CP Cost
Basic Synthesis
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1
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 100%
Basic Touch
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5 18
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 100%
Master's Mend
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7 88
Restores item durability by 30.
Hasty Touch
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9
Increases quality and requires no CP.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 60%
Rapid Synthesis
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9
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 250%
Success Rate: 50%
Inner Quiet
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11 18
Grants a bonus to control with every increase in quality.
Bonus stacks up to 11 times.
Observe
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13 7
Do nothing for one step.
Tricks of the Trade
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13
Restores 20 CP.
Available only when material condition is Good or Excellent.
Waste Not
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15 56
Reduces loss of durability by 50% for the next four steps.
Veneration
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15 18
Increases the efficiency of Synthesis actions by 50% for the next four steps.
Standard Touch
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18 32
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 125%
Success Rate: 100%
Combo Action: Basic Touch
Combo Bonus: CP cost reduced to 18
Great Strides
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21 32
Increases the efficiency of next Touch action by 100%. Effect active for three steps.
Innovation
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26 18
Increases efficiency of Touch actions by 50% for the next four steps.
Name of the Elements
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37 30
For the next three steps, Brand of the Elements efficiency is increased by up to 200%. Increase determined by current progress.
Can only be used once per synthesis.
Brand of the Elements
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37 6
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 100%
Final Appraisal
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42 1
The next action that would complete item synthesis will instead leave one progress point remaining.
Effect active for five steps.
Waste Not II
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47 98
Reduces loss of durability by 50% for the next eight steps.
Byregot's Blessing
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50 24
Increases quality. Inner Quiet effect ends upon use.
Efficiency: 100% plus 20% for each bonus to control granted by Inner Quiet
Success Rate: 100%
Precise Touch
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53 18
Increases quality.
Additional Effect: Increases Inner Quiet stack by one (up to 11)
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 100%

Available only when material condition is Good or Excellent.

Muscle Memory
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54 6
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 300%
Success Rate: 100%
Additional Effect: Efficiency of your next Synthesis action is increased by 100%

Available only on the first step.
Additional effect is active for five steps.

Careful Synthesis
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62 7
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 100%
Patient Touch
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64 6
Increases quality.
Additional Effect: Doubles Inner Quiet stack (up to 11) when successful, halves stack upon failure
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 50%
Manipulation
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65 Complete quest "A Broth from the Brine" 97
Restores 5 points of durability after each step for the next eight steps.
Prudent Touch
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66 25
Increases quality at half the durability cost.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 100%

Unavailable when Waste Not or Waste Not II is active.

Focused Synthesis
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67 5
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 200%
Success Rate: 50%
Combo Action: Observe
Combo Bonus: Increases success rate to 100%
Focused Touch
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68 18
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 50%
Combo Action: Observe
Combo Bonus: Increases success rate to 100%
Reflect
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69 24
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 100%
Additional Effect: Increases Inner Quiet stack by three

Available only on the first step.

Preparatory Touch
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71 40
Increases quality at greater cost to durability.
Additional Effect: Increases Inner Quiet stack by one (up to 11)
Efficiency: 200%
Success Rate: 100%
Durability Cost: 20
Groundwork
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72 18
Increases progress at greater cost to durability. Efficiency decreases by half when durability is below durability cost.
Efficiency: 300%
Success Rate: 100%
Durability Cost: 20
Delicate Synthesis
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76 32
Increases both progress and quality.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 100%
Intensive Synthesis
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78 6
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 400%
Success Rate: 100%

Available only when material condition is Good or Excellent.

Trained Eye
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80 250
Increases quality by 100%.

Available only on the first step. Recipe level must be at least 10 levels below yours.

Specialist Actions[]

Specialist actions are only available when Soul of the Culinarian Soul of the Culinarian is equipped.

Action Level CP Cost
Careful Observation
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55
Specialist Action

Do nothing for one step, preserving the status of any actions presently in effect.

A crafter's delineation is used upon execution.
Can only be used up to three times per synthesis.
This action does not increase step count.

Traits[]

Action Level Description
Practice Makes Perfect
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15 Allows you to execute trial synthesis.
Basic Synthesis Mastery
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31 Efficiency is increased to 120%.
Quality Assurance
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63 Complete quest "Rice to the Occasion" Slightly increases chances of material condition becoming Good.
Rapid Synthesis Mastery
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63 Efficiency is increased to 500%.

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 CP Cost
Steady Hand
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9
Improves action success rate by 20% for the next five steps.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Ingenuity
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15 22
For the next five steps, effectiveness of Touch and Synthesis actions is increased.

Removed in patch 5.2.

Hasty Touch
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15
Increases quality and requires no CP.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 50%

Replaced with new version in patch 5.1.

Master's Mend II
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25 160
Restores item durability by 60.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Standard Synthesis
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31 15
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 90%

Removed in patch 5.1.

Steady Hand II
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37 25
Improves action success rate by 30% for the next five steps.

Replaced with new version in patch 5.0.

Steady Hand II
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37 25
Improves action success rate by 30% for the next five steps.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Advanced Touch
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43 48
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 90%

Removed in patch 5.1.

Collectable Synthesis
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50
Use existing recipes to create collectables without increasing step count.

Removed in patch 5.3.

Reclaim
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50
Increases the chance materials will not be lost after botched synthesis to 90%.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Byregot's Brow
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51 18
Increases quality. Inner Quiet effect ends upon use.
Efficiency: 150% plus 10% for each bonus to control granted by Inner Quiet
Success Rate: 70% (Specialist 100%)

Removed in patch 5.0.

Muscle Memory
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54 6
Increases progress by 33%.
Success Rate: 100%

Available only on the first step. Increase to progress cannot exceed 1,000.

Replaced with new version in patch 5.1.

Satisfaction
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55
Specialist Action

Uses one Whistle to restore 15 CP.

Success Rate: 100%

Available only when the Whistle stack size is a multiple of three.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Whistle While You Work
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55 36
Specialist Action

Grants a Whistle stack of 11. One Whistle used for each step that material condition is Good or Excellent. Increases the effectiveness of certain crafting actions when the stack size is a multiple of three. Finishing Touches is used when stack size reaches 0 and effect wears off.

Finishing Touches Efficiency: 200%
Finishing Touches Success Rate: 50%

Removed in patch 5.1.

Innovative Touch
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56 8
Specialist Action

Increases quality.

Additional Effect: Innovation
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 40%

Removed in patch 5.1.

Nymeia's Wheel
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57 18
Specialist Action

Restores item durability. Amount determined by current Whistle stack. Whistle effect ends upon use.

Success Rate: 100%

Removed in patch 5.1.

Byregot's Miracle
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58 16
Specialist Action

Increases quality. Inner Quiet stack is halved upon use.

Efficiency: 100% plus 15% for each bonus to control granted by Inner Quiet
Success Rate: 70%

Removed in patch 5.1.

Trained Hand
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59 32
Specialist Action

Significantly increases both progress and quality.

Efficiency: 150%
Success Rate: 100%

Available only when Inner Quiet and Whistle stack sizes are identical.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Heart of the Culinarian
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60 45
Specialist Action

For the next seven steps, increases chances of material condition becoming Good.
A cooking delineation is used upon execution. Can only be used up to five times per synthesis.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Hasty Touch II
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61 5
Increases quality.
Efficiency: 100%
Success Rate: 60%

Removed in patch 5.1.

Rapid Synthesis II
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63 12
Increases progress.
Efficiency: 300%
Success Rate: 60%

Removed in patch 5.1.

Initial Preparations
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69 50
May reduce CP consumption while status is active. When a specialist, canceling the status grants the use of a single Specialty action.

Available only on the first step.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Specialty: Reinforce
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69
Specialist Action

Restores item durability by 25. Can only be used when Initial Preparations is active.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Specialty: Refurbish
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69
Specialist Action

Restores 65 CP. Can only be used when Initial Preparations is active.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Specialty: Reflect
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69
Specialist Action

Increases Inner Quiet stack by three (up to 11). Can only be used when Initial Preparations is active.

Removed in patch 5.1.

Rapid Synthesis III
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72 24
Increases progress at greater cost to durability. Efficiency decreases significantly when durability is below 20.
Efficiency: 600%
Success Rate: 60%
Durability Cost: 20

Removed in patch 5.1.

Reuse
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74 60
Grants Reusing. Chance to become available upon reaching maximum item quality.
Reusing Effect: A portion of ingredients used to synthesize item are returned to your inventory when synthesis is complete

Removed in patch 5.2.

Trained Instinct
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80 250
Increases quality by between 30 and 100%.

Available only on the first step. Recipe level must be at least 10 levels below yours.

Removed in patch 5.1.

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