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6.0.2 Fishing

Only minor changes are expected to fishing in patch 6.0.2:

Please let us know of any other fishing changes in 6.0.2.

  • 14 October 2014
  • Warlords of Draenor, Patch 6.0
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WoD: First Aid

In Warlords of Draenor fish are the main reagent in Draenor First Aid. Fish are not only required to level up to skill 700, but can be used to level all the way from 1 to 700, without cloth. Draenor First Aid provides a guide.

  • 10 September 2014
  • Warlords of Draenor, First Aid
  • Link

WoD: Rubber Ducks

Rubber Duck
Rubber Duck - Playing fetch with a Magical Crawdad.

WoD will allow anglers to catch a Rubber Duck. Each Duck can be used once to play fetch with a battle/companion pet.

  • 05 September 2014
  • Warlords of Draenor, Catches, Pets
  • Link

WoD: Cooking

Draenor Cooking can be leveled from 1-700 skill using Draenor fish. The basic process is straightforward, and does not especially need to be optimized... But if you still want to optimise leveling, here's a detailed guide to Draenor Cooking with fishing.

  • 01 September 2014
  • Warlords of Draenor, Cooking
  • Link

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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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).