Lisbeth Guide - From Zero to Hero!

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Introduction

Crafting in FFXIV usually involves complicated recipes that require many different types of ingredients. Some of these ingredients are obtained using gathering classes (Miner, Botanist), others are obtained from NPC merchants, others from killing mobs, and yet others from crafting simpler recipes from other classes. Lisbeth is a tool meant to make the crafting process easy. You use Lisbeth by making orders, but before we get into that let's make sure you're set up correctly.

Setup

  1. Put the files that you downloaded from the site inside your BotBases folder. It should look like: Rebornbuddy/BotBases/Lisbeth.
  2. Start Rebornbuddy. Lisbeth will auto-update itself with the latest version. 
  3. Click the Settings button to open the Lisbeth window. Everything you need to control Lisbeth is inside this window. 
  4. Go into the Key tab, and enter both your email and product key on the section that says Core. Check that they are correct using the Test Key button.
  5. If you have the Grinding Addon, enter your product key and email into the Grinding Addon section too.
  6. Now go into the Settings tab, and then on the Gearsets sub section. Enter all your gearsets in there as you have them in the game. It's important that you enter your crafting and gathering classes.

Orders

You use Lisbeth by making orders. There are four types of orders: craft, gather, buy, and grind. Lisbeth will perform your craft orders in the same order that you put them on the window. However, the other types of orders will get consolidated as much as possible to make things more efficient. For example, if you make two separate gather orders for the same item, Lisbeth will combine them behind the scenes, and it will go gather until it has the combined amount of both. Gather, grind, and buy orders will get pushed to the top of the queue, meaning they will be performed before any craft orders regardless of where you put them on the list. Remember, however, that craft orders retain their positions. And whatever is created by a previous order gets used in the next ones if they require it. To enter into the advanced window of an order, click under the Advanced column. There's a hidden Edit button in there.

Craft Order

You select a crafting class, the name of the recipe, and an amount. You can only select crafting classes that you have on your Gearsets. Only recipes that are at most 5 levels above your current level will be shown. If you don't see a recipe as an option, make sure you are high enough level to craft it. You can also select a macro  that you have created beforehand on the macros tab. If you leave the macro option empty, then Lisbeth will use smart strategies to craft the order instead. You can learn more about them on the crafting section below. In the advanced window, you can select a food, a manual, and if you want the recipe to be crafted as a collectable instead of a normal item.

Lisbeth will plan out how to obtain all the ingredients necessary for your craft order, and it will create hidden "sub-orders" to perform in order to do so. For example, if you have Miner on your Gearsets and make a craft order for Cobalt Ingot, then Lisbeth will make a gather sub-order to get the Cobalt Ore needed. This only happens if your classes are of sufficient level to perform what's needed. If your Miner is level 1, tough luck.

Gather Order

Similar to craft orders, only items that are in gathering nodes 5 levels or below yours will be shown. For example, you won't see Hardsilver Ore as an option until you are level 55, since the node that has it is level 60. You can also select a food and manual to be used while gathering. Please remember that many high level items are only gathered from zones that require flying, so make sure you've unlocked flying before attempting to gather those items. Currently, Lisbeth does not support gathering collectables. Because of this, you'll find the Collectable button grayed out inside the advanced window. Lisbeth also does not support gathering unspoiled nodes.

Buy Order

Lisbeth will go and buy the items from NPC merchants that reside in the main cities. Make sure you have all three main cities unlocked (Limsa Lominsa, Ul'dah, Girdania) and that you have all the aetheryte shards inside them also unlocked. Lisbeth will use the shards to teleport around so as to make everything faster, so this is important. Ishgard is also available once you are high enough level. Again, make sure you have all aetheryte shards unlocked in there.

Grind Order

This type of order only shows up if you have the grinding addon. Only mobs that are at most 5 levels above your highest grinding class (such as Monk, Ninja, etc) will be shown as options. So if you don't see an item, make sure you're of the appropriate level.

Remember that you can open the advanced options for an order by clicking on the space below the advanced column! If you make any changes to the advanced options, they will be shown abbreviated on the grid. An <F> means you've selected a food, <M> for manual, <C> for collectable.

By clicking on the Expand button shown in the orders tab, you can see the exact steps Lisbeth will take to fulfill all your orders. This is useful to know all the requisites that your orders imply. On the Missing section of the window you'll see any items that Lisbeth needs in order to complete your orders, and which she cannot get for you. You must obtain all items listed here before starting the bot. They are usually from unspoiled nodes and sometimes they drop from dungeons.

Settings

In the settings tab you can customize many aspects of how Lisbeth works. These settings are saved as a single file for all your characters, except for the gearsets and macros. The Grinding section only appears if you have the Grinding addon.

In the General tab you can tell Lisbeth if she's allowed to craft, gather, grind, and buy ingredients for your craft orders, according to what the recipe needs. For example, if you don't want Lisbeth to be buying needed ingredients from merchants, you can disable it here.

In the Gearsets tab, you can enter all your gearsets as you have them in the game. If you don't know how to make them in-game, open your character window and click the plus sign round button near the top of your character's portrait. Make sure the index of the gearsets is the same as those in the game.

In the Gathering section, you can customize many aspects of gathering. The rotation option lets you choose weather you want Lisbeth to use gathering abilities for the purpose of increasing the amount of items obtained (making the process faster) or increase their quality. The Use Cordial and Use Hi-Cordial check boxes lets you enable the usage of the Cordial potions. Lisbeth will use them whenever you are below the GP that the potions restore. They will only be used if the current node has the items you're looking for. The Get Maps option will make Lisbeth grab the maps from nodes whenever they show up. This is only a nice bonus in case you need it, and is not essential to anything Lisbeth does.

While gathering, Lisbeth will use stealth differently depending on the option you select under the Mode dropdown box. Smart mode means that Lisbeth will only use stealth when it believes it's needed. This involves the angle that mobs are facing relative to yours, their distance, etc. If a mob is not looking at your direction, it won't stealth. This also means that if the mob turns around quickly, it might be too late to stealth and it'll aggro you. That leads us to the Safe option, which ignores facing and only cares about distance. If there's any aggressive mobs in your vicinity, then it'll stealth. Aggressive mobs are stored inside a database, and though I've added many of them I might have missed some. You can use the Add and Remove buttons to add them into the database. You only need to do this once per type of mob.

There are a few important things to consider regarding stealth. The first is that you cannot stealth while flying. This means that when Lisbeth initially lands on the ground, if an aggressive mob happens to be in your landing spot, there won't be enough time to stealth. If you select the Safest option, this is the only case in which a mob should have the opportunity to kill you. Another thing to consider is that due to safety reasons, Lisbeth will stealth right before opening a node if there's mobs nearby, even on Smart mode. This is because while you're gathering, you're basically stationary and a mob that was previously too far away to be a thread might sneak up on you. The last thing to consider is that stealth is only used while moving, and that if the destination is far away from where you currently are, you won't stealth. The reasoning for this is that the mobs are not near your destination either, and they will de-aggro by the time you get there.

In the Crafting section, you have quite a few things you can change. The quick synth components option lets you set a level. Any recipe below that level will be crafted without any regard to quality, in the hopes of doing it as fast as possible. This only applies to ingredients necessary for your crafting orders. It does not apply to the final item of the order.

The Default Food option lets you set a food that will be added to all your craft orders when you create them as default. That way you don't need to set the food on each one of them individually. This is purely for convenience.

The crafting location is the place where Lisbeth will sit down to craft. If you don't set this before starting, then Lisbeth will just sit down wherever it is at the time and craft. There are three types of crafting locations. If you select the Open World mode, then you can go to any zone in the game where there's a physical big aetheryte present. Basically, the zones you can select from your teleportation list, minus the residential areas. The Private Home mode lets you set your crafting location to be inside your personal private house. The FC Home lets you set the location inside your private chambers of your FC house. It cannot be outside the private chambers in the house itself.

For all modes, you MUST click the Set Location button once inside the appropriate place according to the mode. For example, if you set the mode to FC Home, then go inside your FC Home, go inside your private chambers, then position yourself wherever you want and click the Set Location button.

The Grinding section only appears if you have the Grinding Addon. The summon chocobo option makes sure you get your chocobo companion out while killing mobs, in case the combat routine you have does not do so itself. The default job option lets you choose a default job with which grind orders are created, and it is also the job that will be used for grind sub-orders created by Lisbeth itself when getting ingredients for a craft order. If this is not selected, then Lisbeth will use your highest fighting class in your gearsets.

The minimum health percent field indicates the percent of health on which Lisbeth will rest. This acts a bit different from what you might be used to. Lisbeth will not engage an enemy unless she is at or above this percentage of health. In case it is below it, it will rest until it reaches this value.

The Use Flying Areas option is important. Some mobs are only found on zones that allow flying, and are unreachable unless you can fly on that zone. If you enable this option, you are expected to have the ability to fly on every zone out there. Lisbeth will assume this and create grind orders that include these mobs in case they are needed to craft something. If you don't have flying yet, then disable this option.

Crafting

If you leave a craft order without a macro, then Lisbeth will craft the order using dynamic strategies. Each strategy requires specific skills, and the best one will be automatically selected depending on what skills you have cross classed. So in order to make Lisbeth craft better, you need to learn new skills. Below is a list of the strategies currently implemented, and their required skills. More strategies will be added as time goes on, especially for high level crafting. If you're wondering, they are named after Zelda songs.

Prelude

Requirements: None
Recommended: None

This is the most basic strategy, and will be used in case none of the other strategies can be used. It does not try to increase quality, only trying to finish the craft. This strategy is used if you don't have Steady Hands yet, since in that case success cannot be guaranteed. It will use things like Master's Mend and Manipulation if you have them.

Bolero

Requirements:

  • Steady Hands

Recommended:

  • Hasty Touch 
  • Tricks of The Trade 
  • Careful Synthesis I/II 
  • Manipulation 
  • Comfort Zone 
  • Muscle Memory

Revolves around spamming Hasty Touch (or Basic Touch if you don't have Hasty) until you run out of CP. It uses many more abilities than the previous one, like Tricks of The Trade and Comfort Zone. This makes the spam process longer.

Minuet

Requirements:

  • Byregot's Blessing
  • Hasty Touch

Recommended:

  • Careful Synthesis I/II
  • Manipulation
  • Precise Touch 
  • Tricks of The Trade 
  • Comfort Zone 
  • Muscle Memory
  • Piece By Piece
  • Innovation
  • Great Strides
  • Steady Hands II

With this one we start with the Byregot's Blessing strategies. They focus around building up Inner Quiet stacks for a big Byregot's Blessing at the end. It can use buffs like Great Strides and Innovation to make the Byregot bigger. Progress is also advanced by Piece by Piece if it's at least 1.3x more progress than CSI/II. Manipulation is used to restore durability, since this makes the strategy more general for all durability amounts. Precise Touch is also used whenever a good / excellent happens, you have SH stacks left, and you are above two "durability actions" left. The strategy never lets durability actions go below 2, so it guarantees to have enough for Byregot's Blessing and the last CSI/II.

Serenade

Requirements:

  • Byregot's Blessing
  • Hasty Touch
  • Careful Synthesis II

Recommended:

  • Innovation
  • Manipulation
  • Precise Touch 
  • Tricks of The Trade 
  • Comfort Zone 
  • Muscle Memory
  • Piece By Piece
  • Steady Hands II

This is a slightly improved version of Minuet. Innovation and Great Strides are requirements this time around, to make for a more fine tuned strategy. The main difference between this one and Minuet is the following. When it calculates that you cannot do another Manipulation to continue with the Hasty Touch spam, it will use Innovation before the last normal touch skill, so that the Innovation buff affects both that one last touch skill, and Byregot. The last touch skill is also selected based on how much CP you have left. Basically, at this point, you don't have enough CP for another Manipulation cycle, but you have more CP than needed for the Byregot finisher sequence, so it uses this leftover CP to make the last normal touch skill a bigger / more reliable one, with the following priority: Advanced Touch > Standard Touch > Basic Touch > Hasty Touch. This should result in better utilization of your CP and less waste.

Requiem

Requirements:

  • Maker's Mark
  • Flawless Synthesis
  • Careful Synthesis II
  • Steady Hand II
  • Piece By Piece
  • Hasty Touch
  • Waste Not II
  • Byregot's Blessing
  • Comfort Zone

Required Stats:

  • Level: 60
  • Recipe Level: 150+
  • CP: 437+
  • Craftsmanship: 718+

Recommended:

  • Innovation
  • Tricks of The Trade

A high level strategy used for 1-star and 2-star 70 durability recipes. It yields very good results if you have good stats. It will not fail to craft the recipe, but if too many Flawless Synthesis fail (which has a very low probability of happening, around 2% - 4%) then it will use CSII instead of a few HT to recuperate. Higher CP and Craftsmanship will contribute to better results when you reach certain discreet levels. A CP of 455 will guarantee you the use of Innovation at the end, which greatly increases the quality gained. Every 18 CP above 455 will allow for a Precise Touch to be used instead of a Hasty Touch without the need for a ToT beforehand. Similarily, with 718 craftsmanship it uses 3 CSII, but as you get higher craftsmanship it'll replace those CSII with HT if possible.

Simulation

This tab allows you to simulate all the Lisbeth crafting strategies with varying parameters and recipes so you can see how well they do and what to expect. Most of the options are self-explanatory.

Auto Select
This button will make Lisbeth select the best strategy that your known skills and stats at that moment allows. Make sure to press it while you're in the class you want to use in-game, and with the skills / food you want to use. You can verify which strategy Lisbeth will use this way once your orders start.

Excellent P(x) / Good P(x)
We don't know the exact chance that Square uses to determine if you get a good or excellent condition on a step. You can change the probability of them in here in case you feel my estimation is off.

Simulate
This button will make Lisbeth simulate crafting the recipe once. It lets you see how the strategy looks like, but you might get luck / unlucky on this specific run.

Analyze
If you really want to see the expected results of using a strategy, this is the button you want to press. It's going to do what Simulate does, only 5000 times! Once it's finished, it'll present you with a text file containing the average results of all the runs. What you want to be looking at mostly is the Average HQ.

Iterations
The amount of times the Analyze button will simulate the crafting process. A higher number means Analyze will give you more precise numbers and reduce variance.