Here at SWORD, we know how difficult it can be to level crafting classes in FFXIV. Once you’ve managed to stumble your way through the litany of menus, items, and skills needed, you may still run into resource constraints when leveling your crafters.
Each craft typically requires some amount of elemental shards, crystals, or clusters that are consumed at the time of the craft. As such, it can be easy to run out of them, especially as a newer or lower-level player.
If you run out of shards, crystals, or clusters, and need more to progress your crafters, do not dismay and certainly do not rush to the marketboard. Your FC provides them to you for FREE! In reasonable quantities, of course. Just message any Officer who happens to be online in your respective FC and they will be happy to grab some from our FC coffers for you!