I'm somewhat powerleveling Armorer and didn't realize I blew through a stack of nearly 400-500 ice shards. I assume I got them through the many quests I've done, but is there a way to get more without relying on botany/mining?
You know that there are six elements in FF14, right? They are split between Botany and Mining. At level 20, you get three skills (at 400 GP per use!) per class, that increase the shard harvest rate by two. I do not remember the breakdown of which class gets which three elements.
These six skills are each DoH abilities, usable by the other class.
Someone who has taken both Mining and Botany to level 20 can farm up 12-15 shards per mining/tree harvesting points. At higher levels, with better gear than I've got available to me right now, I'd expect that to increase.