Notice something wrong, missing, or inadequate? Feel free to edit pages yourself and make use of discussion pages.
Wiki content is created, maintained, and administrated by players. Learn how you can help!

Fishing

From SoDWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Among all the tradeskills, fishing is one of the easiest to max since all you need to do is buy a pole and bait and sit by some water for awhile... albeit a long while. The concept is simple: Equip a Fishing Pole; have some Fishing Bait in your inventory; and use your fishing skill (which everyone has). Sometimes you will catch an item, sometimes you will lose your bait, but over time you will catch a lot of fish.

The best thing about fishing is that it can help you in purchasing spells and items by selling fish at a lower level and can continue to do so up to level 65.

The fishing skill is also quite popular due to the fact that you can fish up treasure maps once you've attained 150 skill.

Tips and information

A Gnome casts his line into the Valley of Erimal's fishing pool.
  • If it is night and find yourself without bait and you are in the area, head to Stinger's Bog and kill some froglok fishermen for a pole and stack of bait per kill. They can be found around the Mielech A zone. The Rivervale dock merchant also sells bait, but only at night.
  • Some zones such as Caverns of the Deep One(aka PoWater), Dragon Necropolis, and Lasanth give "Nothing to fish" messages despite having bodies of water.
  • The beginning + fishing items are extremely helpful and may even be a necessity
    • They are Fishing Net, Fishing Spear, and Ulfrig's Fishing Pole
    • They stack for a total of +6 and allow you to catch higher level fish sooner, but do not affect trivials. Darksun fishing appliance and rod of guidance will raise this even higher.
  • Never throw away any fish. Nearly all fish can be sold. (Except rotten fish, Plaguelands catches, etc, will sell for nothing, but are still useful for skill) Initially, this will recoup your bait costs and after a few levels will enable you to make a profit. Typically, the higher the skill needed to catch the fish, the more it will sell for.
  • Purchasing Handmade Backpack will reduce the total weight of fish you catch.
  • Spell caster characters, while fishing, remember to practice spell casting. The time spent fishing is perfect to cast low level spells to raise your skill level.
  • Skill-ups from 120-164 will be *extremely* slow. Expect 2 points an hour. At 164, get +6 fishing skill from items, and head to Towers of Agony for a 1000% increase in skill-up time.
  • While it is possible to skill up from 155 to 170 at both Sea of Swords and The Oasis, it will be much faster to train in The Oasis- you will catch a Baby Crocodile much more often than you will Swordfin Tuna, and it far offsets the possibility of getting a treasure map while working on skill level.
  • Skill 230 to 250 in Western Wastelands
149.6 Stacks of Fishing Bait used, (2992 Individual Fishing Bait)
140 Drakefish caught. (4.68% Average chance per Fishing Bait based on these numbers)

Fishing up Treasure Maps

  • Ongoing testing is showing that an approximate average for fishing up maps at 250+6 skill follows these averages. No data has been made public to support these claims, so please take that into account.
    • VE/E/M/D maps seem to show up in similar ratios (slightly skewed in favor of the easier ones, but not much). That is if you get ten VE, maps you might have about 7 Difficults.
    • Simple maps drop about 2x as much as VE maps.
    • VD seem to show once per 200 stacks of bait.
    • ED seem to show once per 1000 stacks of bait.


Fishing hotkey

The following is a standard fishing hotkey. Using this hotkey you can reduce the required button mashing to once every 60 second or so.

/pause 118,/doability #
/pause 118,/doability #
/pause 118,/doability #
/pause 118,/doability #
/doability #
i reccomend adding something like "fishing over" here so u know when your hotkey is done. -liraell (where the last do ability is anyways.

(#) = The slot that fishing is located in the Action/Ability Menu.

With recent changes to the game, it is advised to use this hotkey only when you are actively fishing. A one hour macro ban will be enforced if a set question is not answered.

Tip: Have a Large enough chat window exclusively filtered for "other" and /chatfontsize 5 or lower depend on preference. This is where the passcolor check will show up until you close the window. Even if using a fishing bot be sure to have enough food and drink to avoid the spam message of being hungry or thirty from scrolling and blending with one of the passcolors before you notice and enter it.

Skill Modifying Items

Fishing

Item Image Skill Modifier Slots Class Source
Dagger of the Fisherking
item_775.png
Fishing +03
Secondary
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC
Loot
Darksun Fishing Appliance
item_749.png
Fishing +03
Primary
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC
Errant Fish Hook
item_522.png
Fishing +01
Ear
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC
Fishing Net
item_782.png
Fishing +02
Secondary
BRD, BST, PAL, SHD, RNG, CLR, DRU, SHM, ENC, WIZ, MAG, NEC, MNK, ROG
Merchant (A gnoll fisherman)
Fishing Spear
item_740.png
Fishing +03
Range, Primary
BRD, BST, PAL, SHD, RNG, CLR, DRU, SHM, ENC, WIZ, MAG, NEC, MNK, ROG
Merchant (A gnoll fisherman)
Gauntlet of Lord Trillent
item_636.png
Fishing +01
Hands
CLR, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC, BST
Harpoon of the Deep
item_1397.png
Fishing +01
Back, Primary
WAR, PAL, RNG, SHD
Rod of Divine Guidance
item_1143.png
Fishing +05
Primary
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC
Treble Hook
item_1404.png
Fishing +02
Primary
WAR, CLR, PAL, RNG, SHD, DRU, MNK, BRD, ROG, SHM, NEC, WIZ, MAG, ENC
Ulfrig's Fishing Pole
item_749.png
Fishing +01
Primary
BRD, BST, PAL, SHD, RNG, CLR, DRU, SHM, ENC, WIZ, MAG, NEC, MNK, ROG



Skill gain info

Catch Must be a "After a Struggle!"
Effortlessly Means the catch was trivial and will give no skillups
A skill up can occur after 6 "After a Struggle!" catches, and scales up to 7 as skill increases.

Experience gain

Skill level XP Reward per Skill-up
0 - 30 572 experience
31 - 60 954 experience
61 - 90 1,909 experience
91 - 120 2,863 experience
121 - 140 3,818 experience
141 - 160 4,772 experience
161 - 190 5,727 experience
191 - 220 7,636 experience
221 - 250 9,544 experience
Total 1,047,950 experience

Good spots to gain skill

Skill level Zone
10 - 40 Northern Waste of Tarhyl or Sadri Malath
20 - 50 Centaur Hills
50 - 75 Thurgadin
75 - 105 Western Wastelands
105 - 115 The Darkwoods
105 - 120 Siren's Grotto, Wyvernfang Coast,
Western Plaguelands, Lake Starfall
121 - 156 Cauldron of Dawn
157 - 170 Sea of Swords or The Oasis
170 - 200 Towers of Agony
200 - 250 Tasinath, Land of Bliss
216 - 225 Towers of Agony
230 - 250 Western Wastelands

Fishing Merchants

Zone Name Location Time
Southern Newport Aralia -283, -26, 1 Day
Sadri Malath Milet -65, -63, 3 Day
Sadri Malath Bildreg -65, -63, 3 Day
Rivervale Tilik 13, -355, -2.25 Day
Athica Anika Serallus 163, -599, 11 Day
Erudin Alathea Falakor 206, -9, 20
(Docks)
Day
Underhill Mikra 732, -155, -26 Day

Fish by trivial

Fish Trivial Fish Trivial Fish Trivial
Athica
Fish Scales 1-15 Freshwater Pipefish 10-40 White Bass 46-75
Electrical Eel 75-101 Golden Starfish 87-121 Silver Dawnfish 149-180
Yellow Angelfish 160-195
Cauldron Of Dawn
Fish Scales 1-15 Crappie ?-<55 Rock Bass 46-60
Cauldron Kroaker 117-135 Rockfish 117-150 Silver Dawnfish 149-180
Centaur Hills
Fish Scales 1-15 Perch 11-40 Small Catfish 20-50
Striped Trout 20-55 Red Bass 20-56 Dalaya Kroaker 31-65
East Freeport
Fish Scales 1-15 Perch 11-40 Dalaya Kroaker 31-65
Black Widemouth 40-70 Bluewater Sardine 40-76 Blue Marlin 55-85
Bony Tuna 40-?
Eastern Wastelands
Fish Scales 1-15 White Bass 46-75 Northern Widemouth 55-85
Coldwater Musky 75-105
Eldenal's Mansion
Fish Scales 1-15 Undead Fish ~49-54+ Shrouded Bonefang ?-?
Erudin
Fish Scales 1-15 Striped Trout 20-55 Dalaya Kroaker 31-65
Bluewater Sardine 40-76 Bony Tuna 40-?
Everfrost
Fish Scales 1-15 Northern Perch ?-<70 White Bass 46-75
Coldwater Musky 75-105
Faentharc Woods
Fish Scales 1-15 Bluegill 14-46 Small Catfish 20-50
Black Bullfish 30-57+ Swamp Eel 41-57 Northern Bullfish ?-<86
Faentharc Widemouth 198-206
Fearstone Keep
Fish Scales 1-15 Crappie ?-<55 Black Widemouth 40-70
Rock Bass 46-60 Gudgeon 68-<144
Frosthorn Coast
Fish Scales 1-15 White Bass 46-75 Cod 50-81
Coldwater Musky 75-105 Red Snapper ?-103+
Goblin Skull Mountains
Fish Scales 1-15 Perch 11-40 Dalaya Kroaker 31-65
Black Widemouth 40-<=74 Mountain Trout 45-<85 Golden Starfish 87-121
Greenmist Jungle
Fish Scales 1-15 Freshwater Pipefish 10-40 Greenmist Bass 19-<56
Bluegill 28-46 Small Piranha 61-91
Halas
Fish Scales 1-15 Northern Perch 15-? White Bass 46-75
Halls of Mielech
Fish Scales 1-15 Bluegill 14-46 Small Catfish 20-50
Swamp Eel 41-57
Heartland Plateau
Fish Scales 1-15
Hidden Temple of Yaralith
Fish Scales 1-15 Freshwater Pipefish 10-40 Bluegill 28-46
Greenmist Bass 19-<56 Small Piranha 61-91 Baby Alligator ?-?
Icewell Keep
Fish Scales 1-15 White Bass 46-75 Coldwater Musky 75-105
Kaladim
Fish Scales 1-15 White Lurker 43-<80 Rock Bass 46-60
Greyfin Cavefish 81-100 Angelfish 81-102
Keep of Mielech
Fish Scales 1-15 Bluegill 14-46 Small Catfish 20-50
Black Bullfish 30-57+ Swamp Eel 41-57
King's Pass
Fish Scales 1-15 Pike 35-45 Goldfin Carp ~93-<110
King's Trout ~110-140
Lair of Paw
Fish Scales 1-15 Badland Catfish 35-<56 Pike 35-45
Bleeder Trout ~40-70 Goldfin Carp ~93-<110
Lake Starfall
Fish Scales 1-15 Perch 11-40 Striped Trout 20-55
Rainbow Carp 103-125 Baby Shark 103-135 Rainbow Trout 116-?
Starfall Sturgeon 120-147+
Mielech's Lair
Fish Scales 1-15 Small Catfish 20-50 Bluegill 28-46
Black Bullfish 30-57+ Swamp Eel 41-57
Mistwoods
Fish Scales 1-15 Yellow Perch 10-40 Mist River Sardine 15-46
Mist River Trout ??-54+ Gudgeon 68-<144 Electrical Eel 75-101
Newport Sewers
Fish Scales 1-15 Small Catfish 20-50 Badland Catfish 35-<56
Pike 35-45 Bleeder Trout ~40-70 White Lurker 43-<80
North Badlands
Fish Scales 1-15 Pike 35-45 Badland Catfish 35-<56
Bleeder Trout ~40-70 Goldfin Carp ~93-<110
Northern Waste of Tarhyl
Fish Scales 1-15 Freshwater Pipefish 10-40 Yellow Perch 10-40+
Oasis
Fish Scales 1-15 Freshwater Pipefish 10-40 Flounder 35-49
Rockfish 117-150 Baby Crocodile 155-185 Freshwater Perch >181-?
Rivervale
Fish Scales 1-15 Glowing Riverfish 121 (no skillups)
Ruins of First City
Fish Scales 1-15 Whitefin Cavefish <151 Ancient Sturgeon 186-215
Sadri Malath
Fish Scales 1-15 Perch 10-40 Freshwater Pipefish 10-40
Flounder 35-49 Warpfin 65-95
Sea of Swords
Fish Scales 1-15 Pufferfish <36-64 Black Widemouth 40-70
Blue Marlin 55-85 Small Piranha 61-91 Blue Angelfish 76-106
Golden Starfish 87-121 Baby Barracuda 96-130 Baby Shark 103-135
Swordfin Tuna 157-190 Yellow Angelfish 160-195 Nurse Shark 170-200
Bottled Scroll 150-250
Shadowdale
Fish Scales 1-15 Yellow Perch 10-40+ White Lurker 43-<80
Shadowfin Crappie 84-<106
Shrouded Island
Fish Scales 1-15 Undead Fish ~49-54+ Shrouded Bonefish 173-178
Siren's Grotto
Fish Scales 1-15 White Bass 46-75 Northcoast Razormouth 75-105
Baby Barracuda 96-130 Baby Shark 103-135 Baby Swordfish 130-?
Southern Badlands
Fish Scales 1-15 Pike 35-45 Badland Catfish 35-<56
Bleeder Trout ~40-70 Goldfin Carp ***?***
Southern Newport
Fish Scales 1-15 Perch 11-40 Red Bass 20-55
Striped Trout 20-55 Dalaya Kroaker 31-65 Bluewater Sardine 40-76
Bony Tuna 40-?
Stinger's Bog
Fish Scales 1-15 Bluegill 14-46 Small Catfish 20-50
Black Bullfish 30-57+ Swamp Eel 41-57
Storm Sea
Fish Scales 1-15 Striped Trout 20-55 Red Bass 20-56
Dalaya Kroaker 31-65 Black Widemouth 40-70 Bluewater Sardine 40-76
Electrical Eel 75-101 Needlefish 102-109 Baby Seahorse 103-181<185
Bottled Scroll 150-250
Stormkeep
Fish Scales 1-15 White Bass 46-75 Coldwater Musky 75-105
Sundered Mountains
Fish Scales 1-15 Freshwater Pipefish 10-40 Perch 11-40
Flounder 35-49 Warpfin 65-95
Surefall Glade
Fish Scales 1-15 Perch 11-40 Small Catfish 20-50
Red Bass 20-56 Dalaya Kroaker 31-65
Tasinath, Land of Bliss
Fish Scales 1-15 Rainbow Angelfish 200-230 Sunfish 225-250
The Darkwoods
Fish Scales 1-15 Warpfin 65-95 Baby Renderfish 85-115
Darkwood Doublehead ~168-200 Spikefang Darter 185-215
Thurgadin
Fish Scales 1-15 White Bass 46-75 Coldwater Musky 75-105
Towers of Agony
Fish Scales 1-15 Black Murderfin 170-200 Torment Razorfang 191-225
Underhill
Fish Scales 1-15 Crappie ?-<55 Rock Bass 46-60
White Lurker 43-<80 Greyfin Cavefish 81-100 Anglerfish 81-102
Valley of Erimal
Fish Scales 1-15 Rock Bass 46-60 White Lurker 43-<80
Greyfin Cavefish 81-100 Anglerfish 81-102
Warpstone Caverns
Fish Scales 1-15
Western Badlands
Fish Scales 1-15 Pike 35-45 Badland Catfish 35-<56
Bleeder Trout ~40-70 Goldfin Carp ~93-<110
Western Plaguelands
Fish Scales 1-15 Bloatfish ?-<56 Plaguewracked Bullhead <97-120
Rotgill ~100-130
Western Wastelands
Fish Scales 1-15 Coldwater Musky 75-105 Northcoast Razormouth 75-105
Drakefish 225-250
Wyvernfang Coast
Fish Scales 1-15 White Bass 46-75 Cod 50-81
Baby Barracuda 96-130 Northcoast Razormouth 75-105 Baby Shark 103-135
Baby Swordfish 130-?

Fish by name with prices (to amiable merchant)

Image Item Trivial Price to Vendor Image Item Trivial Price to Vendor
item_787.png
Anglerfish (81 - 102)  ?
item_1233.png
Baby Alligator (Unknown)  ?
item_774.png
Baby Barracuda (96 - 127+) 1 Gold 2 Silver 7 Copper
item_1234.png
Baby Crocodile (150 - 185) 1 Gold 9 Silver 8 Copper
item_786.png
Baby Renderfish (<105 - 114) 4 Silver 9 Copper
item_813.png
Baby Seahorse (103 - 181<185) 6 Gold 6 Silver 3 Copper
item_814.png
Baby Shark (103 - 135) 2 Gold 1 Silver 3 Copper
item_774.png
Baby Swordfish (130 - ?) 3 Gold 7 Copper
item_1207.png
Badland Catfish (35 - <56)  ?
item_787.png
Black Bullfish (30 - 57+)  ?
item_786.png
Black Murderfin (170 - 200) 3 Gold 4 Silver 3 Copper
item_1207.png
Black Widemouth (40 - 70) 1 Silver 3 Copper
item_775.png
Bleeder Trout (~40 - 70) 4 Silver 4 Copper
item_1207.png
Bloatfish (? - <75)  ?
item_774.png
Bony Tuna (40 - ?)  ?
item_787.png
Blue Angelfish (76 - 106) 5 Silver 7 Copper
item_787.png
Bluegill (28 - 46)  ?
item_775.png
Blue Marlin (55 - 85) 4 Silver 7 Copper
item_775.png
Bluewater Sardine (40 - 76) 7 Copper
item_1134.png
Bottled Scroll (Treasure Map) (150 - 250)  ?
item_787.png
Cauldron Kroaker (117 - 135) 3 Silver 8 Copper
item_775.png
Cod (79? - 81) 3 Silver 5 Copper
item_786.png
Coldwater Musky (75 - 105) 9 Silver 1 Copper
item_775.png
Crappie (? - <55) 1 Silver 5 Copper
item_787.png
Dalaya Kroaker (31 - 66+) 1 Silver 8 Copper
item_774.png
Darkwood Doublehead (~168 - 200) Does not sell to vendor
item_1207.png
Drakefish (225 - 250) 10 Platinum 7 Gold 9 Silver 3 Copper
item_813.png
Electrical Eel (75 - 101) 7 Silver Copper
item_1207.png
Faentharc Widemouth (198 - 206)  ?
item_799.png
Fish Scales (1 - 10) Copper 3
item_786.png
Flounder (35 - 49) 2 Silver 4 Copper
item_000.png
Freshwater Perch (>181 - ?)  ?
item_775.png
Freshwater Pipefish (10 - 40) Copper 7
item_775.png
Glowing Riverfish No Skill-up  ?
item_787.png
Goldfin Carp (~93 - <110)  ?
item_786.png
Golden Starfish (87 - 121) 2 Gold
item_775.png
Greenmist Bass (19 - <56)  ?
item_1207.png
Greyfin Cavefish (81 - 100)  ?
item_775.png
Gudgeon (? - <144)  ?
item_775.png
King's Trout (~110 - 140)  ?
item_775.png
Mist River Sardine (15 - <56)  ?
item_775.png
Mist River Trout (? - 54+)  ?
item_775.png
Mountain Trout (45 - <85)  ?
item_786.png
Needlefish (102 - 109) 7 Silver 3 Copper
item_774.png
Northcoast Razormouth (75 - 105) 5 Silver 6 Copper
item_787.png
Northern Bullfish (? - <86)  ?
item_786.png
Northern Perch (15 - ?)  ?
item_1207.png
Northern Widemouth (55 - ?) 6 Silver 9 Copper
item_814.png
Nurse Shark (170 - 200) 4 Platinum 1 Gold 1 Silver 1 Copper
item_786.png
Perch (11 - 40) Copper 6
item_775.png
Pike (35 - 45)  ?
item_775.png
Plaguewracked Bullhead (<97 - 120)  ?
item_786.png
Pufferfish (<36 - 64) 3 Silver 1 Copper
item_774.png
Rainbow Angelfish (? - 230) 5 Gold 2 Copper
item_787.png
Rainbow Carp (103 - 125) 3 Silver 8 Copper
item_000.png
Rainbow Trout (116 - ?)  ?
item_775.png
Red Bass (20 - 56) 1 Silver 1 Copper
item_774.png
Red Snapper (? - 103+)  ?
item_775.png
Rock Bass (46 - 60) 1 Silver 3 Copper
item_1207.png
Rockfish (117 - 150) 1 Gold 4 Silver 9 Copper
item_786.png
Rotgill (~100 - 130)  ?
item_775.png
Shadowfin Crappie (84 - ?)  ?
item_000.png
Shrouded Bonefish (173 - 178)  ?
item_775.png
Silver Dawnfish (149 - 180) 5 Gold 2 Silver 4 Copper
item_1207.png
Small Catfish (20 - 50) 1 Silver 3 Copper
item_786.png
Small Piranha (61 - 91) 3 Silver 3 Copper
item_774.png
Spikefang Darter (185 - 215) 1 Platinum 8 Gold 1 Silver 5 Copper
item_775.png
Starfall Sturgeon (115 - 147+) 2 Gold 4 Silver 8 Copper
item_775.png
Striped Trout (20 - 55) 1 Silver 9 Copper
item_786.png
Sunfish (~227 - 250) 55 Platinum 5 Gold 4 Silver 3 Copper
item_813.png
Swamp Eel (41 - 57)  ?
item_775.png
Swordfin Tuna (157 - 190) 7 Gold 8 Silver 8 Copper
item_774.png
Torment Razorfang (191 - 225) 37 Platinum 7 Gold 1 Silver 3 Copper
item_775.png
Undead Fish (~49 - 54+)  ?
item_1207.png
Warpfin (65 - 104) Does not sell to vendor
item_775.png
White Bass (46 - 75) 1 Silver 5 Copper
item_775.png
White Lurker (43 - <80)  ?
item_775.png
Whitefin Cavefish (Unknown)  ?
item_774.png
Yellow Angelfish (160 - 195) 1 Platinum 2 Gold 5 Silver 4 Copper
item_775.png
Yellow Perch (10 - 40+)  ?