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Aion Cooking Guide 100-199

Updated Mon, Dec 28, 2009 by Stow

From the fires of the stove, we bring forth life into this world once more!  Welcome to the cooking revival, part deux.



The art of cooking will get a little more difficult with this installment.  A plethora of green recipes draws near, and with it new opportunities to make money.  I will not touch on those due to the relatively high material costs involved, or the rarity of the materials.  The rule of thumb when leveling though is this--if you can make it, do it while it gets you xp.

Keep in mind your material counts though.  If you have 500 Kirka, you're going to want to use it despite the fact that you've almost outleveled it.  Once something goes grey, it's useless to you from a leveling perspective.  So make the most of all of your materials for a desired level range, regardless of recipe recommendations of mine.


100-120

Ringa Juice is the way to go.  It's incredibly plentiful and easy to farm if you want to save some cash.  If you're actually leveling at the same time, you can do long looping routes around the water areas and go for a Water Spirit I book while you're at it, which should infuse you with a generous amount of funds.  Juices in general are stellar at MP Regen and should be a staple beverage for everyone unless you have another outstanding drink in mind, or have a Chanter around to supply you with MP.

120-160

If you elect to grind out your early 20's, you'll want to broil Brax for this level range at first and switch to Vinna Omelettes.  Vinna is very common to the west of the Patamor Thicket and the canyon before it.  You could save your Brax meat however for later, when a green recipe will consume it.  If you don't have the brax meat, or it's too expensive, I would work order to 130 in this case.  You might pick up a Kselid Sausage recipe, and perhaps higher recipes in the process.

160-180

Rabano Curry is ideal for this level range.  Rabano isn't used in any of the higher recipes of this tier and is fairly common, so burn through it here.  Almost every physical class will get something out of that accuracy boost, so using and/or selling it is viable.  Once you hit 175, immediately switch to Dorado Sushi.  Sushi is your big money maker in cooking since every mage and Cleric will be chewing on it as they level if it's available at a decent price.  It's why I haven't told you to make Dorado Soup or Spicy Gadill.  Mages love magic boost, mages love magic accuracy, and sushi does it all in one food slot.  It's wonderful.  Corner the market on these fish if and when you can and you'll be a rich man, or more powerful mage.

180-199

Boil that Chikra!  It's everywhere in the Sprigg Habitat.  You could opt to go for the more potent Chikra Sandwiches, but those also require another plant in the desert to the west for a slight MP boost.   If you feel like you're lacking something, do work orders for 10 skill points or so to make sure you've got all of the recipes you can handle at this point in time.  Chikra can still be used post 200 for slight skill ups, so we can always come back to it later.


Did we favor mages in this part?  Absolutely.  There is a reason though, and that's the physical food of this tier requires farming from Brax and Kselids, which can be annoying and difficult to amass a lot of in a short period of time.  That's why we prefer the gathering forms of ingredients to power us through the trade.  Even templar can use mana regen in long dungeons of speed pulls.  Nothing is more embarassing than having to take a knee as a melee class in this game, and that's where potent drinks like Kirka Juice will come into play.

Unfortunately, that'll have to come into play in the next tier, 200-300!  Coming soon to a cookbook near you!

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