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.
|Mega Mammoth Meal||40||80|
|Poached Northern Sculpin||40||80|
|Tender Shoveltusk Steak||40||46|
|Very Burnt Worg||40||40|
|Imperial Manta Steak||40||40|
|Spiced Worm Burger||40||40|
|Spicy Blue Nettlefish||40||40|
|Mighty Rhino Dogs||40||20|
|Spicy Fried Herring||40||20|
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.