Hi, I've just gotten my baking to 191 in a few days, and thought
I would share the method I used.
I am a Wood Elf Druid, and my main skill will be Fletching, but
I am working on baking, brewing, pottery, smithing, tailor, and
fletching. Jewelcraft I think I will leave alone for now =)
When I bake, my wisdom is 215, and when I sell my charisma is 132.
Preparation for any trade skill:
1) Find yourself as many 10 slot bags / boxes as you can, A good
method is to go to Iceclad and get the Deluxe tool boxes from the
gnome camp there. they are 3.5 wt 10 giant slot containers for less
than 1.2p and make great bank boxes, because unlike the bazaar bags,
they are light, and tradeable. Bear skin potion bags would work
well too, if you have a tailor friend or can make them yourself.
2) Get Smarter! Go to the bazaar and get some wisdom gear! Well
this depends on your class =) the highest of wisdom or intelligence
applies to baking, so do what you need for your class. Wisdom might
be easier for the non-caster classes. Put your race/class and wisdom(or
int) as the stat to look for in the bazaar window, and shop to your
hearts content. you should be able to get 3-5 wis in every slot
you have without much trouble, Int, I don't know much about.
3) Brain food! Buy a few Misty thicket picnic's (str sta wis int
5) and a few Qeynos afternoon tea (dex agi wis int 5), each one
provides 5 wis or int, whichever you need. To gain the benefit from
these foods, they need to be the topmost food/drink in your gear.
What I do is keep a giant-slot bag in the top left slot and keep
my brain food in the top two slots, below them I keep a stack of
food and water. Why the food and water you ask ? As you work, occasionally
force feed yourself food and water, to keep yourself full. (place
REGULAR food and drink in main inventory slot and right click to
force feed) this keeps you full, and you wont eat your brain food
! no need to buy stacks of it!.
3) Dress nice for the merchants! A pair of the opal encrusted steins
will run you from 25pp to 100pp each, and at +25 charisma each,
even the merchants that don't like dwarves and halflings start to
think they are really cute and ask for phone numbers =) I have heard
with indifferent faction, you only need about 107 charisma for best
price. One way is to keep a gem, that you know the best price for,
the one I keep is peridot, best possible price is 9p524c, Even if
you start with a really low charisma, say 45, a pair of opal steins
and a pair of 7 charisma gold cats eye bracelets would take you
to 109 charisma.
OK! down to cookin' !
4) Now we need something to cook with! You need to decide if you
are going to run back and forth to an oven (around 30 seconds from
the meat merchant in shadowhaven) or take a spit with you and sit
at the merchant. Other items you will need are a fillet knife, and
a frying pan, both made by smithing, and can be found over on the
smithing recipes page if you can make them, or find a friend who
can. Raising your smithing to 74 isn't too hard, or expensive, at
74 smithing i made 5 out of 6 non-stick frying pans and got 3 skill
5) Down to business, clean out all your bags as much as you can,
bank too. Can prolly get this down to 2-3 trips from Norrath to
Luclin, including the trip to buy brain gear =).
6) Production line ready to go! Lets get some supplies. Count all
the slots you have open, divide by 2, then subtract 2. So if you
have 100 slots open total this gives you the number 48 (I had half
as many slots open when I did it) Go to town and buy 48 stacks of
bread, then go to Jaggedpine and get 48 stacks of cheese, this leaves
you with 4 open slots to move stuff around, and buy the meat, and
stack finished products. Now, head up to Luclin, go find the Soulbinder
in ShadowHaven, If you have gate, or can get translocated, its faster
than waiting for the port back to Luclin, if you need to get more
supplies from Norrath.
Across the pond from the Soulbinder are 2 halfling merchants, the
cute one on the right sells unlimited supplies of lion and bear
meat, being a druid, I only used lion meat, so I wouldn't support
the killing of bears =)
skill 1 to 143:
Buy lion meat. Make lion fillet. recipe: lion meat, fillet knife,
in spit or oven.
This is not for the faint of heart (or wrist)
Got that done ? that was the easy part =)
skill 143 to 191:
Buy lion meat. Make patty melts. recipe: lion meat, cheese, bread,
non-stick frying pan, in spit or oven.
Hopefully your bank was near empty and you got lots of bread and
cheese and won't have to make a trip back down to Norrath. If you
do, try to figure out how many skill gains you got on average per
stack of attempts, then buy enough meat (or more) to get your to
191, and go back to Norrath, get more bread and cheese, and get
back to work. I chose to just go buy more bread and cheese, then
gate back to Shadowhaven for meat because I am working on pottery
there right now too. Whichever works for you.
skill 191 to ???:
What comes after? For you I am not sure. I am only taking my baking
to 200, so I have a ranger out killing pixies and foraging cinnamon
sticks (and morning dew) to make pixie powdered cinnisticks ( 3
pixie dusts, 1 cinnamon sticks(foraged) in a mixing bowl trivial
202 skill. Others are using the Ohabah Truffles, which take foraged
mushrooms, frosting, and dark chocolate creme(cream, frosting, brown
algae, eucalyptus) to make, same trivial 202. As you can see the
Truffles require less chasing critters.
After that its pretty much what you can get to cook with, ranging
from brownie parts for holy cake, to Tae Ew, Dragon, Anaconda, and
Check the recipe page.
Safe travels friends.
Created: 2003-06-07 01:52:02
Last Modified By: EQTC Editor Ariene
Last Modified on: 2003-06-07 01:52:02
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