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Until the patch goes live this should be considered as a rough draft, as they will likely make changes and fix bugs
*Note: This guide (A Prismatic Order guide to Fishing) is approved by the author Myene, Defiant of Byriel and Whitelady, Defiant of Blighweald. Thank you Myene and Whitelady, you are awesome. You can get the original version here.
Special tanks to:
Jekzer, Guardian of Icewatch for providing the Guardian information.
Mirimon, Defiant of Briarcliff for finding what maybe the only two places in Stillmoor to fish
Xiuno, Defiant of Greybriar for help and suggestions.
Therawynn for offering lots of updated information for this article
- 03-23-2013: Started Guide
- 03-24-2012: Added Info for Freemarch-Droughtlands
- 03-25-2012: Added IPP Deep water fishies
- 03-27-2012: Rough draft of guide done, info on all zone (except for bugs) complete
- 03-28-2012: Maps added, picture database added
- 03-29-2012: Artifact database added. Missing three artifact sets
- 03-30-2012: Artifact database updated, missing one artifact set.
- 03-30-2012: Added Lake of Solace
- 03-31-2012: Added info about treasure chests, updated minimum skill zone requirements
- 04-02-2012: Editing things to match the new patch on PTS
- 04-03-2012: Added the missing artifact (shiny pebbles), added new crab icon pics (IPP crab is now live!), added some treasure chest icon pics.
- 04-06-2012: Added info on new rare fish schools. Updated Ember Stoneskin.
- 04-11-2012: Updated unused fish, Schools of Fish, and some of the achievement info.
- 04-15-2012: Updated unused fish, Scarlet Gorge Fish, Schools of Fish, and added section for non-repeatable quests.
- 04-17-2012: As of the last day of PTS all info in the guide is up to date.
- 04-19-2012: Added Non-Repeatable Fishing Quests section.
- 04-20-2012: Info checked as far as Scarlet Gorge. Also added quest section.
- 04-20-2012: Updated lures and poles,
- 04-22-2012: Areas up to IPP confirmed, updated no use yet fish (deleted, all fish now have aconfirmed use), icons for treasure chests.
- 04-23-2012: All zones but Stillmoor confirmed.
- 04-23-2012: Updates lures.
- 05-03-2012: Finished all updates to the guide for the new patch, As of 1.8.4
- DO NOT buy a pole you'll get one from your fishing starter quests.
- DO NOT buy any skills other than Novice from the trainer to start with, you'll get your first lure from the fishing starter quests.
- Get Survival while you're at it. If you don't have survival then the vast majority of the fish you catch are for nothing.
- Fishing and Survival trainers are in every zone right next to the repeatable faction quest fish NPC.
- Fishing and Survival DO NOT COUNT towards you 3 profession cap.
- Fishing now has a visible mouse icon when you mouse over areas.
Rare Fishing Area
- The tool tip for each fish now has info on the depth and area that the fish is found in. This includes fish in crafting windows, not just the ones in your bags!
- By doing the quest Fishing Lessons from Trena (Defiant) or the quest Fishing Lessons from Murin Remor (Guardian) you will get a pole. Doing the subsequent quests given by the NPC you are sent to you will learn the difference between shallow and deep waters and you will get the lure recipe. If you got a pole and a the lure from the trainer, don't worry, you can still do the quest. The quest is to use a lure, not to use the recipe.
- The first thing you successfully fish up will be junk, as will the second most likely. You can get skill ups from reeling in junk however. You chance for a skill up from a junk item is roughly equivalent to that of the common fish of the same area.
- Sometimes you have to click multiple times to reel in your fish. DO NOT do so automatically. You should only click when the "Reel it in!" icon comes up. If you click any other time you cancel your fishing.
- Shallow water is water you can walk in. Deep water is water you have to swim in. More often than not you have to stand on a dock, rocks or other debris to fish in deep water, but in some areas you can reach deep water from the shoreline if you cast long. Also check your tool tip for shallow vs. deep water.
- Put your fishing pole on your hotbar. It not only makes it easier to cast, but easier to reel in, as you can just hit your hotbar key bind to reel in, rather than clicking with your mouse.
- Using a lure prevents you from reeling in junk.
- Fish stack in stacks of 99.
- You do not need a crafting station to make items in Fishing or Survival.
- If your pole has a lure active on it you can not craft it into the next pole.
- Each zone also has collections of Trophy (artifact) fish of that zone. There are also new collections of things you find while fishing in general.
- Fishing counts towards harvesting, so now all you manufacture crafters can get those harvesting achievements!
- Water in instances matches the zone in which the instance is found. For instance, Foul Cascade waters (even in expert) are level 90.
- At Kelari Refuge and Argent Glade you will see two faction quests. By collecting a specific number of fish you can then turn these fish in and get rewards. Others zones also have faction quests.
- The rewards are a zone faction specific Major Fishing Award or a mystery box (tackle box) that has random items, including fishing related items and artifacts.
- Major Fishing Awards give 250 rep to the relevant faction.
- You can get non fish related things (other than junk) from fishing, such as artifacts and crates that contain random items and money. The higher you skills is verses the zone level the more likely you are to loot such things.
- The likely hood of gaining skill from a successful cast is approximately the same as any other crafting node in the zone you are in. At a skill level of 5 you'll get a lot of skill ups from casting in Freemarch. At a skill level of 45 those skill ups come slower from Freemarch. However after about 210 skill the chance that you will gain skill from a cast is more lower than at previous level at an orange water.
- Shoreward Island offers no special fishing quests, items or rewards. It offers fish approximately the same level as Freemarch and Silverwood. The same is true for the lake you get teleported to in Shimmersand, except that it has Shimmersand level fish.
- The rumor that all salt water yields the same fish is UNTRUE. Fish tables are based on zone level. (Apparently Shoreward Island is a lvl 1 zone). Lake of Solace has been given a 120 skill level to fish, and has a table that is a combination of the fishing tables of the zones around it.
- Lures have limited upgrades as you progress in skill.The final lure is only available from high end tackle boxes. Lures are used the same was as other temp armor enchants.
- After catching 100 fish you get the achievement "Apprentice Fisherman" After catching 500 fish you get the achievement "Journeyman Fisherman". After catching 1000 fish you get the achievement "Dedicated Fisherman". After catching 5,000 fish you get the "Artisan Fisherman" achievement. After 10,000 fish you get the achievement of "Supreme Fisherman" and a title of the same.
- The "Apprentice Fisherman" achievement grants you the suffix title of Fisherman. There is no Fisherwoman title.
- You get suffix crafting titles for fishing the same way you do for other crafts. These titles are "Novice/Skilled/Expert/Master Angler".
- The "Rare/r/ist Catch" achievement requires that you catch 5/10/all rare fish. By completing this you get a Red-Eyed Tree Frog companion pet.
- The "Trophy Catch" achievement requires that you catch any trophy quality (artifact) fish. You can increase your chance of finding theses by using lures and by being high level in fishing skill for that zone. The "Trophy Angler" achievement requires that you catch 10 trophy fish. "Master Trophy Angeler" requires that you catch all trophy fish. Completing this achievement gives you a Tame Isle Crab companion pet.
- The ">Zone Name> Fisherman" achievement requires that you catch specifically named fish in each zone, including opposite faction zones.
- The "Supreme Angler" achievement requires that you reach 300 skill.
- The "Sunken Treasure" achievement requires that you reel in sunken treasure creates. These are all rare catches. You can increase your chance of finding theses by using lures and by being high level in fishing skill for that zone.
- The "Collection of Trophies" achievement requires that you collect all trophy fish artifact sets. You can increase your chance of finding theses by using lures and by being high level in fishing skill for that zone.
- The "Fishing for Artifacts" achievement requires that you complete all fishing artifact sets. You can increase your chance of finding theses by using lures and by being high level in fishing skill for that zone.
- The "Ultimate Angler" achievement requires that you complete...well, everything, excluding the "<Zone Name> Fisherman" achievements. It grants the title "Ultimate Angler"
- The "Marvellous Angler of Telara" achievement requires that you complete all "<Zone Name> Fisherman" achievements. It grants the title of "Marvellous Angler of Telara".
Lures & Poles
|1||Greedy Lure||Improves your catch. 10 charges. Same as Irresistible Water Snail.||This is from the 1.8 world event. It is sold from the world event merchant for 75 event currency.|
|1||Irresistible Water Snail||Improves your catch. 10 charges||Despite its basic nature it's one of the best lures in the game for leveling. Prevents junk but lets you get fish and artifacts.|
|1||Basic Fishing Pole||Lets you fish. Very first pole in the game|
|75||Fish Lure||Guarantees you catch only usable aquatic animals. 10 charges. Requires Standard Pole or better.||An upgrade of the Snail, but it prevents you from getting artifacts. Great for leveling up Survival|
|75||Standard Fishing Pole||Unknown, may increase chances of not catching junk. Some lures require a specific pole or the upgrade of that pole.|
|150||Metal Fishing Pole||Unknown, may increase chances of not catching junk. Some lures require a specific pole or the upgrade of that pole.|
|150||Timed Magnetic Lure||Triples your chances of fishing up collectible artifacts. Lasts 10 min. Requires Metal Pole or better.||You get an artifact about 1 out of 10 times.|
|225||Imbued Fishing Pole||Unknown, may increase chances of not catching junk. Some lures require a specific pole or the upgrade of that pole.|
|225||Rare Fish Lure||Guarantees you only catch uncommon or rare fish (if your area has them). 10 charges. Requires Imbued Pole or better.||Great if you're trying to farm faction fish.|
|300||Lucky Fishing Pole|
|300||Rare Artifact Attractor||Greatly improves your chances of fishing rare collectible artifacts. Requires Lucky Fishing Pole||Recipe to make drops from 210+ skill area tackle boxes. Gives an artifact 9 out of 10 times.|
*Note: "Fish that do not yet have a known use" section now is added into the related content. Thank you guys!
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