Guild Wars 2 Food and Consumable Guide

In this guide we provide a list of the best foods and cut out the guessing games when it comes to consumables.

Overview

With this guide we have researched into the plethora of foods and utility buffs to help make sure you're as maxed out as possible for whatever task you go up against. We looked at primarily level 80 foods and utility (lower level foods are generally dirt cheap off the auction house anyway) with an exception of a few items that deserved mention.

Later in the guide we also cover consumables found off of merchants that are incredibly useful to have when doing open world content or some dungeons, all while costing you mere coppers or a few Karma. It's important to note that all the consumables we cover CANNOT be used in WvW.

Food

Bowl of Candy Corn Ice Cream

  • Level: 5
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Description: Gain Healing Power equal to 1% of your Vitality”, +15% Experience (Uncertain if just from kills) and +5% Karma, Also provides a Sugar Rush buff that increases movement speed by 10% for 30 minutes that stacks with Swiftness.
  • Summary: This is the best experience and Karma boost provided by food, it's also great for when you're leveling as you can start using it at level 5!

Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup

  • Level: 80
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Description: +100 Precision, +10% Critical Damage, +10 Experience from kills
  • Summary: Great for Berserker based builds to increase damage output. +10% Critical damage is a huge bonus.

Bowl of Garlic Kale Sautee

Need to purchase the recipe from Trading Post (was part of Molten Facility)

  • Level: 80
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Use: +40% Condition Duration, +70 Condition Damage, +10 Experience from Kills
  • Summary: Very helpful for Condition builds and provides a Condition duration buff compared to some other foods. Keep in mind that Condition Duration can only be increased by +100%, so do keep a close eye on your numbers.

Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew

  • Level: 80
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Use: +100% chance to gain might when you dodge, +40% to your Endurance refill rate, +10 Experience from kills
  • Summary: An exceptional bit of food for highly evasive and dodge assisted builds. It also never hurts to have more dodge ability to mitigate damage.

Mango Pie

  • Level: 80
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Use: Gain health every second (88 hp/second), +70 vitality, + 10 Experience from Kills
  • Summary: Very handy for a majority of occasions, especially if you're using Heal Over Time skills. 

Plate of Frostgorge Clams

Need to purchase the recipe from Trading Post (was part of Molten Facility)

  • Level: 80
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Use: +100 Toughness, +70 Precision, +10 Experience from Kills
  • Summary: This food is great for builds using Knight based attributes. 

Rare Veggie Pizza

  • Level: 80
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Use: +40% Condition Duration, +70 Condition Damage, +10 Experience from kills
  • Summary: Deserves a mention as another means of achieving the same effects as Bowl of Garlic Kale Sautee with different ingredients and not requiring the need to purchase the recipe.

Omnomberry Bar

  • Level: 80
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Use: 30% Magic Find, 40% Gold Find from Monsters, +10 Experience per kill
  • Summary: The only reason to mention this is purely for the Gold and Magic find. Very handy for gold farming or just general questing.

Utility

Skale Venom

  • Cost: 16 copper
  • Found: Iron Marches
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Use: Gain a 10% chance to inflict weakness and vulnerability for 5 seconds when you hit a foe.
  • Summary: A great item to get very early. Weakness is an amazing debuff that will help you through a lot of the PvE content of the game.

Master Maintenance Oil

  • Level: 80
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Use: Gain Precision equal to 6% of your Toughness, Gain Precision equal to 4% of your Vitality, +10 Experience from kills.
  • Summary: Very useful for Knights stat builds needing chance on crit, to get just that little bit more Precision.

Master Tuning Crystal

  • Level: 80
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Use: Gain Condition Damage equal to 6% of your Toughness, Gain Condition Damage equal to 4% of your Vitality, +10 Experience from kills
  • Summary: A great way for Condition builds to amplify their attributes just a hair more.

Superior Sharpening Stone

  • Level: 80
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Use: Gain Power equal to 6% of your Toughness, Gain Power equal to 4% of your Vitality, +10 Experience from kills
  • Summary: An all around good choice if you don't like the other buffs available. This increases overall base damage with the small bit of extra power you get.

Strong Potion of Undead Slaying

  • Level: 55
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Use: +8% damage vs. Undead, -6% damage from Undead, +10 Experience from kills
  • Summary: A Really great potion to use when doing the Living World story and it's also very cheap on the Trading Post. There are more powerful versions, but they aren't worth the cost versus return. 

Part two of our Consumable Guide, which covers non-conventional consumables and boosters, can be found when clicking on the waypoint below!


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