Monday, 21 June 2010

To fish or not to fish...


To fish or not to fish. I'm not actually talking about doing some fishing. As a WoW in an Hour player, fishing could be a good way to chill out and just not have to think. I always feel frustrated with it and haven't got particularly high with any of my characters.


The buff grants stamina, attack power and spell power. If I look at those stats however they don't provide me the best benefit I could have from food. Spell power is just more over healing for my paladin heals. However I am still short of the haste soft cap so I use haste food!

As a tank I'd benefit from expertise and hit more than the attack power. Keluin is hit capped and is well past the soft cap for expertise but more expertise or strength would be of more value. Of my level 80s my hunter would probably gain the most from it. But even then he would benefit more from agility. It really comes down to evaluating what stats you are going to find the most valuable.


No, I wanted to talk about fish feasts. They are the default food for raids always greeted with a "thanks for the feast" or some variation. However is it the best food for you?

To aid with the selection process I've created a small table of what foods provide what buffs because I always forget and I wanted a quick reference.

NameStaAPSPHitExpArPHastStrSptAgCritMP5
Fish Feast
408046
Mega Mammoth Meal
4080
Poached Northern Sculpin
4080
Tender Shoveltusk Steak
4046
Firecracker Salmon
4046
Worg Tartar
4040
Snapper Extreme
4040
Rhinolicious Wormsteak
4040
Hearty Rhino
4040
Very Burnt Worg
4040
Imperial Manta Steak
4040
Dragonfin Filet
4040
Cuttlesteak
4040
Blackened Dragonfin
4040
Spiced Worm Burger
4040
Spicy Blue Nettlefish
4040
Mighty Rhino Dogs
4020
Spicy Fried Herring
4020

The advantage of a feast is that you can guarantee everyone in the raid is at least getting some buff from food. They can also be more easily provided as a resource from the guild bank. I've been carrying around the stack of fish feasts from our guild bank ready to bring out at the raid (although I have to give them to someone else to provide as I still haven't finished that leveling task with Keluin). However, the materials for the other foods are generally easy to come by and don't necessarily require fishing!

So before your next raid have a think about the little bit extra you can do to ensure success.

3 comments:

  1. Mighty Rhino Dogs are a levelling healing priest's best friend. Seriously.

    Thanks for the chart!

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  2. Neat list! Thanks, I think we sometimes rely too much on someone bringing fish feasts...

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  3. Thanks! It was really just a selfish thing I thought I would share... whenever I was looking up the foods all I could ever see was fish and as I stated - fishing is not one of my favourite past times but I do tend to end up with lots of meat.

    One other comment I would make is it is worth reevaluating what you do eat as well from time to time. For example, when I originally wrote this I was hit capped, but since getting a good number of upgrades in ICC I'm now woefully short of the hit cap, so I've switched back to using hit food.

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