If you enjoy long arduous hours spent around a camp fire with other players, then cooking is for you. Cooking is utilized to turn your raw food into cooked food that can be used. Besides the normal cooking, there is also baking bread. After you've prepared cooked foods or bread, you can eat them in combat to restore health to continue fighting your way to victory.
Cooking fish Now that you have decided that you want to cook, its time to learn how. This part is about cooking raw fish or meat, which you can obtain by fishing or monster drops. To cook a raw you need wood and a tinderbox to make a fire to cook it on. The wood can be obtained by [[page woodcutting|woodcutting]]. Usually 1 wood is required for every raw, with a few minor exceptions covered below.
To cook, you have to have the Tinderbox equipped (you can buy one at the Eully market or from player shops.) Tinderboxes can break just like other tools, and there is a chance that you fail to cook your fish and let it burn. Burnt fish are worthless. Burning a fish still provides 1 experience. Be warned that at the start you will burn quite a lot of fish (up to 50%!), but your burnrate will improve by a lot when you level up.
The higher your level, the lower the chance that you will burn a fish. Therefore it can be better not to cook the highest fish that you can cook, but cook fish that you can successfully cook to maximize your experience gains. As you gain levels your base timer will slowly decrease which helps your time per experience ratios. Cooking 10 fish for a total of 40 experience is better than cooking 2 for 30 experience. For every player that shares your cooking fire, 2 seconds are added to your base timer.
At level 25 cooking, with 5 other players = 44 seconds
At level 38 cooking, with 5 other players = 41 seconds
At level 69 cooking, with 5 other players = 34 seconds
At level 23 cooking, 767 successfully cooked and 134 burnt. Burn Rate 17%
At level 26 cooking, 2593 successfully cooked and 407 burnt. Burn Rate 15%
At level 28 cooking, 502 successfully cooked and 63 burnt. Burn Rate 12%
At level 38 cooking, 336 cooked and 9 burnt. Burn Rate 2%
As you level your burn rate will decrease significantly increasing your overall experience gains. Note however, that there is some randomness to burning. Sometimes you will burn more, sometimes less.
To reduce your timer in cooking, you can equip a cauldron. Cauldrons go in the shield slot and reduce your cooking timer. Cauldrons are not a replacement of the tinderbox, which you will still need.
Baking is a special part of the cooking skill where you can make Bread out of your Grain. This can be done at Stanro (Exrollia island). Note though that you will be auto attacked by monsters at Exrollia island. If you have a high enough combat level, this is a very nice way to raise the first two dozens of levels.
You can get the grain by farming grain seeds. The baking timer is always 45 seconds, regardless of your level or other players working at your location. Baking gives you 12xp. This may seem a little low, however, you will never burn bread. You can bake bread at level 1 cooking, and it heals 3hp.
Baking cake (or regular bread) can be done at Thabis on Anasco island. You will need cooking lvl 80 and complete the "Repair the smokehouse" quest. The timer is 60 seconds and you will need 1 grain and 1 plum to bake a cake. Baking cake gives you 50 exp, and cake heals 21 hp.
Only you have reached level 80, a new type of cooking becomes available to you. Once you have completed the repair the smokehouse quest, you can smoke any type of fish at the Thabis smokehouse. Smoking requires 1 coal per fish. Important to note is that the types of fish caught at Thabis can only be "cooked" by smoking them at a smokehouse, you cannot cook them with wood at regular cooking locations. Smoking is only available at certain times (opposite of the fishing scedule at Thabis).
|Img||Req level||Item||Req items||Cooking exp|
|15||Cooked Queen spider meat||x1||25|
|35||Cooked Giant catfish||x1||63|
|50||Cooked Saurus meat||x1||180|
|70||Cooked Platina dragon meat||x1||240|
|85||Cooked Syriet dragon meat||x1||300|
|100||Cooked Obsidian dragon meat||x1||360|
|Harith||Remer island||Level 1 cooking (1 wpf)|
|Toothen||Skull island||Level 1 cooking (1 wpf)|
|Burning beach||Serpenthelm island||Level 1 cooking (1 wpf)|
|Web haven||Webbers island||Level 1 cooking (1 wpf)|
|The Outlands 16||The Outlands||Level 1 cooking (0 wpf - PvP zone)|
|The Outlands 37||The Outlands||Level 1 cooking (0 wpf - PvP zone)|
|Wingmere||Exrollia||Level 20 cooking (1 wpf)|
|Penteza||Elven island||Level 20 cooking (3/4 wpf)|
|Croy||Kanzo island||Level 50 cooking (4/5 wpf)|
|Thabis||Anasco island||Level 80 cooking (1 cpf)|
|Thabis||Anasco island||Bake bread|
|Thabis||Anasco island||Bake cake|
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