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WoD: Duration Skill Gear

Warlords of Draenor adds several items of fishing gear with high skill bonuses, but finite durations: A certain amount of time after obtaining items, they disappear. Two are confirmed rare catches:

The Hightfish Cap behaves exactly the same as the Tentacled Hat, but looks like a Darkmoon Fishing Cap. It can be looted from Cavedweller (summoned using a Lunarfall Carp - see Garrison Fishing), but has also been reported catchable in Nagrand (Draenor).

The minimum skill required to catch only Enormous sizes of fish in Draenor is 950 - +250 bonus on the new maximum personal skill of 700. 950 skill effectively yields 50% more fish Flesh than 700 skill, so skill matters in Draenor. All the new WoD gear allows some very high net skill bonuses. The absolute theoretical maximum is expected to be +600 (1300 total) - but not sustainably. In practice most of the new skill bonuses are for limited periods of time only. Anglers with older (fixed bonus) fishing gear maintain the advantage of consistently high skill bonuses.

  • 22 August 2014
  • Warlords of Draenor, Equipment, Skill, Poles, Hats
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WoD: Savory Savage Delight

WoD adds a new version of Savory Deviate Delight: Ashran's combat zone (not its faction towns) contains Savage Piranha, caught from Savage Piranha Pool or (less commonly) open inland water. Stacks of Savage Piranha are filleted to reveal Savory Savage Delight. Using this causes you to transform into either a Draenor orc pirate ("Yaaarrrr") or ninja ("Flip Out") for an hour. See Savage Piranha for images.

  • 14 August 2014
  • Warlords of Draenor, Catches
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WoD: Social Catches

WoD adds several social catches - fish that can only be shared:

Other social catches let you tell people how you feel about them. These items have no duration. Their (de)buffs last 1 day:

All 4 fish can be caught from any of Draenor's open waters except inland Frostfire Ridge. Awesomefish and Tyfish are each about 1% of the catch - more common than Grieferfish and Fragrant Pheromone Fish.

There have been many other test realm fishing changes this week, including gear catches, discoverable cooking recipes, new lures and gear, and wide-ranging skill changes (which will require much more research). Details are being added to the Warlords of Draenor section. The latest discoveries can be found at .

  • 08 August 2014
  • Warlords of Draenor, Catches
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WoD: Lunkers

Lunkers are the largest size of fish caught in Draenor. To catch Lunkers you will first need to gain Nat Pagle as a follower. Catching Lunkers with Nat Pagle describes the process.

Update: The Lunkers guide has been updated with details of the rewards gained by delivering Lunkers to Nat, including a new fishing skill book, +10 hat, faction-specific poles, battle pet, and mount.

  • 27 July 2014
  • Warlords of Draenor, Nat Pagle, Lunker, Follower, Garrison
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WoD: First Aid and Pagle's Return

Data-mining (not yet confirmed by anglers) from the latest WoD test version suggests:

  • 25 July 2014
  • Warlords of Draenor, First Aid, Nat Pagle, Fishing Poles
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Older News

Non-fishing news from 2008 to 2011 is now archived at El's Professions. There is no archive of news before 2008 (which was limited to single line announcements on the front page).