[GUIDE] Fishing

  • Written by: Olalaaa


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    He guys and girls,


    I was looking on the forum for some info about fishing but couldnt find any and since fishing is going to be a big part of AK, i think il just help out some other people that have trouble with fishing or have questions. so in the next couple of days il be creating a guide on fishing, how, what, where and when. (excuse me for mybe some errors in my english writing)


    How fishing works

    Lets start with a simple explanation about fishing. In this image below you can see me trying to catch a Powerfull king fish


    1. You can see this bar as the HP of the fish, when his HP is gone you have caught the fish

    2. You can see this bar as your HP(the Durability of your gear).

    3. This red area is the part where you come in with the dobber if you press your mouse button too long, going into this area will break your rod because your pulling the fish too hard, you can see your rod is breaking if your HP(2.) goes down.

    4a. This blue area is where your dobber has to stay in, when your in here the HP of fish(1.) will go down. The more damage your gear has the faster the HP(1.) of the fish will go down.

    4b. This is a dobber that will move to the left towards the red area(3.) when you hold your mouse button, when you release your mouse button the dobber will move towards the orange area(5.). By pressing the mousebutton when needed you will be able to keep the dobber in the blue area(4a.) and you will catch the fish.

    5. This orange area is the part where you come in when your fish is trying to escape, this means your not pressing/holding your mouse button often anough. When moving into this area your HP(2.) will drain and the HP(1.) of your fish will heal. Altough going into this part hurts less than going into the red part, the fish will regain HP wich can be bad if your fishing powerfull fish.



    Fishing spots



    1. If you dont know where the fishing spots are in the map, just your map and look for the fishing icons (see number 1).

    2. If you have traveled to that location and you cant find the fishing spot look on your minimap for the fishing icons(see number 2)


    Note: if you want to know what fish is fished where etc, Look on port skandia this site contains all info about the fishing spots in the different maps.



    Bait Improves chance of catching the right fish.

    Bait is nessesary for fishing, because how are you gonna catch the fish if you have no bait.

    So bait is there to help you catch the fish, even improve catching certain fish.

    There 4 kinds of bait, of wich 3 you can buy in every map at the fish merchant and 1 you can only receive from orange fishes or quests.

    The 4 kinds of bait.


    White Bait Cost: 18 silver

    White bait is pretty much useless and has no real meaning for you other than its gonna let you fish.


    Blue Bait Cost: 35 silver

    Blue bait will improve the chance of you fishing up a certain green fish.

    You can find out wich bait you need by looking in its description for the name of your fish.


    Green Bait Cost: 67 silver

    Green bait will improve the chance of you fishing up a certain orange fish.

    You can find out wich bait you need by looking in its description for the name of your fish.

    Orange Bait Cost: n/a

    Orange bait is needed to be allowed to try to catch a king fish, the orange bait can be acquired throughout 3 methods of which the first 2 are random.

    - Method 1: By doing your daily fish quests you can recieve the ...

    - Method 2: You can buy ... from fish merchants, they will cost 50 tokens each.

    - Method 3: Simply by fishing for orange fish, in the map of the king fish.


    Note: All baits only work on 1 fish, so you can use it on other fish but it wont improve the chance of catching that other fish. So make sure you use the correct bait for you fish.

    Note 2: Another way to improve the chance of catching orange map fishes, is by getting the full green fishing set of that map. That can be found in a crate, that can be fished up in that map. Example




    Bandits

    There are 3 bandits: Penguin, Nymphet, Nebuchadnezzar . These bandits spawn randomly when you succeeded in caputering a big fish, a very hard fish or a king fish. They wont spawn if you capture them on passive mode.


    - Penguin bandit (color = purple)

    The penguin bandit can spawn when a big fish(green) is succesfully captured.

    When killed, the penguin bandit drops a token, wich you can trade in navea for a lucky bag.

    This luckybag contains a couple of orange ingriedients and the tier 2 penguin bandit set.


    - Nympet (color = pink)

    Nympet can spawn when a very hard fish(orange) is succesfully captured.

    When killed, the Nympet drops a token, wich you can trade in navea for a lucky bag.

    This luckybag contains a couple of yellow ingriedients and the yellow tier 3 Nymphet set.


    - Nebuchadnezzar (color = blue)

    Nebuchadnezzar can spawn when any kingfish is succesfully captured.

    When killed, Nebuchadnezzar drops a token, wich you can trade in navea for a lucky bag.

    This luckybag contains a couple of yellow ingriedients and the tier 4 Nebuchadnezzar set.


    Party fishing


    When fishing in a party just one other person so not more you can kill each others spawns, this way you both get tokens. so you will get double the tokens.




    Fishing modes

    There are 3 kinds of fishing modes, passive, active, semi-active.


    Passive:

    In passive mode you can pretty much walk away from your screen while you bag fills with fish. You can go into passive mode by not clicking the fish icon after it has taken your bait.

    This will result into one of 3 things:

    - you get the fish/item it said it found.

    - you will get a better or worse fish/item

    - you will get no fish/item and it will trown out your rod again.

    Only problem with passive fishing is that your character cannot fish the orange fish.


    Pro's:

    - you can go afk

    - you dont have to watch the video's of catching fish


    Cons:

    - you won't catch orange fish

    - no bandits will apear


    Active:

    In active mode, you will be controlling your rod at all time, wether this is cancelling now and then or fishing all the fish that take your bait


    Pro's:

    - you have the chance of getting any item the pool offers

    - bandits might spawn


    Cons:

    - its time consuming

    - you have to say behind your keyboard


    Semi-Active:

    In semi-active mode you will be controlling your rod only when you want too.

    So you will trow it out at big fishes and the very strong fish but the rest of the fishes you will fish passively.


    Pro's:

    - you have the chance of getting any item the pool offers

    - bandits might spawn


    Cons:

    - still time consuming but you can do some stuff on the side




    Types of fishes

    There 3 type of fishes: Powerfull fish, Speedy fish and Fish that are prone to escape.

    The picture below tells you how to find out what kind of fish you are fishing.


    1. Click on the chest to find out what loot the fish drops.

    2. Hold Ctrl and click on the picture of the crate to see what content the crate has.

    3. Look in the crate for the rod(s) that it contains, and move your mouse over it.

    4. In the description of the rod it will tell you what type of fishes the rod is ment for.


    Powerfull fish:

    Time to catch Orange damage gear + any orange rod: aprox 5 min

    Stats important to catch this type of fish: Rod Strength + High Damage

    - High HP

    - Not much movement

    Special: Can pull dobber into the orange, even when holding the mousebutton.


    Speed fish:

    Time to catch Orange damage gear + any orange rod: aprox 2 min + HP(durability) or Damage

    Stats important to catch this type of fish: Reeling speed

    - Medium HP

    - Medium Movement

    Special: Can suddenly move far left when pressing the button.


    Prone to escape fish:

    Stats important to catch this type of fish: Rod Strength and Reeling Speed + high HP(durability)

    - Low HP


    - blue area is very small or very big

    - Lots of Movement




    What gear should i use to fish what?

    Most people give up fishing because its hard to get the gear they need to fish king fish, also because there 3 kinds of orange sets you can fish + 2 sets you can get from the bandits, so its hard to decide what you are going to fish for next.