Cooking may not sound as exotic as Alchemy or have the obvious military applications of Weaponsmithing, but the food and drink a Cook creates is far from ordinary. Even the basic recipes available to a beginning Cook fortify the body, sharpen the mind, and fill the consumer with magical potence. And eating the delights of a Master Cook--dishes made with rare spices and the meat of dragons--will restore Divine Power, improve Elemental Defenses, and provide other benefits.
Item, Design, and Work Order Lists
"Tasty food? We’re battling for our very survival in the Abyss, and you offer us tasty food?"
--Kinterun, Armorsmithing Master of Pandaemonium
The Cooking Skill
Learn Your New Skill
To become a Cook, give 3,500 Kinah to Hestia (in Sanctum) or Lainita (in Pandaemonium) to learn the skill. The price varies slightly depending on the current influence ratio. Once you’ve done so, you’ll see a Cooking experience bar in the Crafting tab of your Skills window, and you start with 1 Expertise Point out of 99 possible. Each time your experience bar fills up, you gain another Expertise Point until you’ve hit your current maximum. More Expertise Points mean better recipes--and eventually more powerful creations.
Craft Your First Item
The Cooking Master immediately teaches you a recipe: Roast Conide (Asmodian) or Roast Inida (Elyos). The master also offers you the "Gritty Conide Supply" or "Gritty Inida Supply" work order. You obtain additional recipes through questing, looting fallen enemies and from merchants such as Luelas (Sanctum) and Daraia (Pandaemonium). As you gain Expertise Points, Diana and Honir offer work orders that are more difficult--and more rewarding.
Advance to the Next Tier of Crafting
Whenever you reach the maximum possible Expertise Points, return to Hestia or Lainita and pay enough Kinah to raise the ceiling on your Expertise Points, according to the table below. Note that prices may vary somewhat depending on your faction’s current influence ratio. You get one Expertise Point immediately, which moves you up into the next tier.
Whenever you make food or drink with Cooking, you have a random chance to make a Tasty version that is more potent and offers better bonuses than the ordinary version.
Cooks gather berries, fish, and shellfish for their food and drink. Depending on your Essencetapping skill
level, you can gather from the following nodes:
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Adventurers commonly acquire powerful weapons, armor and equipment by claiming their just reward for defeating treacherous opponents and completing dangerous quests. However, another completely valid—and at times much less dangerous—method is to simply create them yourself through crafting. Through this process many different kinds of items can be created, many of which are not available for purchase from NPC vendors.
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Gathering is a crucial part of Aion, as it supports both Crafting and the economies of Atreia. Even humans can gather from lesser nodes with the Collection skill, and following ascension, Daevas can acquire more potent gatherables with the Essencetapping and Aethertapping skills.
Weathered Objects are ancient objects that have been shaped and altered over the years by sandblasting wind and rushing water. They may not appear to be much, but a seasoned Daeva knows very well what treasures they can possibly contain.
Normally in order to obtain resources, elemental stones, and fluxes, you must venture into the world and gather them from nodes or creatures. Morphing is a way to create these items by using aether, divine power and/or morph catalysts.
A Work Order is a special type of infinitely repeatable quest given by the crafting masters. Their main purpose is to provide a way of increasing the level of a player’s crafting skill. The player will also be given a random ingredient as a reward for successfully completing the Work Order.