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Guide to Power Baking

By Oakwood Moonblaze

This is a quick and dirty guide to getting your baking skill up as high as possible, as fast as possible. This is definitely a spoiler; so if you want to figure things out for yourself, stop reading now. It is a very step-by-step, hold your hand guide to mastering baking in the shortest possible time.

First a few general things for all trade skills

Gather Space: Empty all your bag slots into the bank, so you are carrying no bags. Go to the gnome camp in Iceclad Ocean (get a port or take the boat from North Ro). Buy 8 deluxe toolboxes (10 giant slot, wt 4, perfect bank boxes, cost less than 2pp each). Go back to your bank and switch the toolboxes for your normal bags. You now have 80 giant slots in your bank, instead of 64 if you used all backpacks.

Boost Stats: Trade skills go up based on the higher of your int or wis. You may have heard rumors that one affects skill and the other affects success. Let me squash that right now. The ONLY thing that affects success rate is your skill level. Stats make NO difference of any kind. For skill up purposes the engine looks at either your wis or your int, whichever is higher. The other can be 0 for all you care.

Based on your class and race, decide which is easier for you to raise.

  • For Magicians, Enchanters, Wizards, Necromancers, Shadow Knights and Bards it is usually easier to boost int.
  • For Clerics, Shamans, Druids, Rangers, Beastlords, and Paladins it is usually easier to boost wis.
  • For Warriors, Monks, and Rogues ... both stats will be low, pick whichever one is easier for you to raise and boost it

You will see much faster skill ups with higher stats. Get a “training suit” with the most int/wis you can afford that you can keep in the bank, and put it on when you are working on trade skills.

Ok, on to the baking.

For all races except Iksar, the best place to power bake is the East Commonlands area. For Iksar you have 2 choices: stay in the Cabilis area, or do a ton of faction work in Freeport or Neriak. Due to the lack of fresh fish on vendors near Cabilis, I recommend going to Freeport and getting faction or hiring a newbie/using a mule.

Step 1: Batwing Crunchies

If good

  1. Go to East Commonlands
  2. Katha Firespinner (inn 3): buy 10 stacks of Bat Wings
  3. Parthar (inn 1): buy 10 stacks of frosting

If evil

  1. Go to East Commonlands
  2. Katha Firespinner (inn 3): buy 10 stacks of Bat Wings
  3. Go to Neriak Commons
  4. Niz L'Crit (refined palate, next to bank): buy 10 stacks of frosting

If Iksar

  1. Go to Field of Bone
  2. Klok Acet (near entrance to Cabilis): buy 10 stacks of Bat Wings
  3. Go to East Cabilis
  4. Klok Sweetie (near bank): buy 10 stacks of frosting

THEN:

  1. Go to your favorite oven (or use a spit if you want to lug one around)
  2. Make Batwing Crunchies till skill 46: 1 Bat Wing, 1 Frosting.
  3. Sell leftover frosting and crunchies.
  4. Keep extra wings

Step 2: Fish Filets

If good

  1. Go to East Commonlands
  2. Parthar (inn 1): buy 30 stacks of jug of sauces
  3. Go to East Freeport
  4. Tanlok Harson (port authority at dock): buy 30 stacks of fish

If evil

  1. Go to Neriak Commons
  2. Niz L'Crit (refined palate, next to bank): buy 30 stacks of jug of sauces
  3. Mariz Ixtaz (near Toadstool): buy 30 stacks of fish

If Iksar

  1. Go to East Cabilis
  2. Klok Sweetie (near bank): buy 30 stacks of jug of sauces
  3. Check all vendors, and try to buy as much fresh fish as you can find.
  4. Then grab a pole and hit the fishing button till you have 30 stacks. (I told you to go to Freeport)

THEN:

  1. Go to your favorite oven (or use a spit if you want to lug one around)
  2. Make Fish Filets till skill 82: 1 Fresh Fish, 1 Jug of sauces
  3. Sell extra sauces and filets.
  4. Keep extra fish

Step 3: Fish Rolls

If good

  1. Go to East Commonlands
  2. Katha Firespinner (inn 3): buy 20 stacks of Bat Wings (including leftovers from step 1)
  3. Go to E Freeport
  4. Tanlok Harson (port authority at dock): buy 20 stacks of fish (including leftovers from step 2)

If evil

  1. Go to East Commonlands
  2. Katha Firespinner (inn 2): buy 20 stacks of Bat Wings (including leftovers from step 1)
  3. Go to Neriak Commons
  4. Mariz Ixtaz (near Toadstool): buy 20 stacks of fish (including leftovers from step 2)

If Iksar

  1. Go to Field of Bone
  2. Klok Acet (near entrance to Cabilis): buy 20 stacks of Bat Wings (including leftovers from step 1)
  3. Check all vendors, and try to buy as much fresh fish as you can find.
  4. Then grab a pole and hit the fishing button till you have 20 stacks of fish (including leftovers from step 2). (I told you to go to Freeport)

THEN:

  1. Go to your favorite oven (or use a spit if you want to lug one around)
  2. Make Fish Rolls till skill 135: 1 Bat Wing, 1 Fresh Fish
  3. Sell all leftover Fish
  4. Keep extra Batwings
  5. Use Fish Rolls (these are very popular items, especially among monks)

Step 4: Bat Wing Pie

If good

  1. Go to Lavastorm
  2. Kill lava basilisks till you get 15 eggs
  3. Go to West Freeport
  4. Pincia Brownloe (unlabeled building next to monk's guild, W Freeport): buy a mixing bowl
  5. Go to East Commonlands
  6. Parthar (inn 1): buy 15 milk and 15 cups of flour, 10 stacks of spices
  7. Go to East Commonlands
  8. Katha Firespinner (inn 3): buy 10 stacks of Bat Wings (including leftovers from step 3)
  9. Acquire a pie tin (see smithing or pottery recipes for more info. Personally, I recommend pottery. It is far easier and cheaper)

If evil

  1. Go to Lavastorm
  2. Kill lava basilisks till you get 15 eggs
  3. Go to Neriak Foreign Quarter
  4. Sal Drana (human side): buy a mixing bowl
  5. Go to Neriak Commons
  6. Niz L'Crit (refined palate, next to bank): buy 15 milk and 15 cups of flour, 10 stacks of spices
  7. Go to East Commonlands
  8. Katha Firespinner (inn 3): buy 10 stacks of Bat Wings (including leftovers from step 3)
  9. Acquire a pie tin (see smithing or pottery recipes for more info. Personally, I recommend pottery. It is far easier and cheaper).

If Iksar

  1. Just go to Freeport. There are no eggs in Kunark. Sorry

THEN:

  1. Make clumps of dough. They are long since trivial for you: 1 basilisk egg, 1 cup of flour, 1 milk (yields 15 clumps of dough)
  2. Make Bat Wing Pie till skill 142: 1 Bat Wing, 1 Clump of Dough, 1 Spices, 1 Pie Tin (you get the tin back).
  3. Sell extra wings and pies.
  4. Keep extra dough.

OPTIONAL Step 1 - 4 variant: Bear fillet

Since the patch of May 8, 2002, a new skill up route has become available for bakers

all races:

  1. Get a filleting knife (see smithing recipes for more info)
  2. Go to Thurgadin (you didn't blow your Thurgadin faction yet, did you?)
  3. Mordin Frostcleaver (Mordin's Meats): buy bear meat

(if your Thurgadin faction is bad, then go to Shadowhaven and buy bear meat from one of the vendors that sells it)

THEN:

  1. 1. Make Bear Fillet till skill 143: Bear meat, filleting knife

Step 5: Cakes

All people

  1. Go to Greater or Lesser Feydark
  2. Hunt Brownies for their parts.
  3. Make White Chocolate: 2 frosting, 1 spices, 1 brownie parts (in a mixing bowl)
  4. And/or Make Winter Chocolate: 2 frosting, 1 brownie parts (in a mixing bowl)

THEN:

  1. Make Birthday cakes till 162: 1 White Chocolate, 1 Frosting, 1 Clump of Dough
  2. And/or Make Wedding cakes till 162: 1 Winter Chocolate, 1 Frosting, 1 Clump of Dough

Step 6: Pixie Powdered Cinnesticks

All people

  1. Go to Greater or Lesser Feydark
  2. Buy or Forage Cinnamon Sticks
  3. Hunt Pixies for Pixie dust
  4. Make Pixie Powder Cinnesticks till trivial (>200): 3 Pixie Dust, 1 Cinnamon Stick (in a mixing bowl)

Step 7: Dragon Steaks

All people

  1. Get Dragon meat however you can (it is a rare drop off Velious dragons), and make Dragon Steaks till trivial.
  2. Then come back and tell us what the trivial is: 1 Dragon Meat, 1 Jug of Sauces, 1 Spices.

FOR VALOR

last updated 8 July 2002

Created: 2003-06-07 01:48:18          
Last Modified By: EQTC Editor Ariene          
Last Modified on: 2003-06-07 01:48:18          

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