Guide to Leveling Cooking and Making Gold in Shadowlands

Last updated on Nov 16, 2020 at 10:50 by Blainie 1 comment

This page covers everything you need to know about leveling Cooking in the Shadowlands expansion from 1-75, as well as how to make gold with the profession.

1.

Leveling Cooking from 1-75 in Shadowlands

Cooking is a profession that lends itself hugely to varied routes that depend entirely on the supply of materials on your realm. Due to the large number of possible reagents, certain recipes can essentially be the perfect target for some players, but incredibly expensive for others, due to population and supply differences.

The most important things to note are:

  • Keep all of the Cooking reagents you find while leveling; you will find a decent number of them from killing beasts on your leveling path and these can be used for recipes.
  • If you choose to level Fishing at the same time as Cooking, it will be slower than buying the materials from the Auction House, but you will save a huge amount of gold.

For the leveling path we recommend below, assuming that you do not have any materials whatsoever from gathering yourself, you will need:

If you make the swap at level 30 to making Banana Beef Pudding Icon Banana Beef Pudding, your reagents list will instead look like this:

1.1.

1-22

For these levels, you should make the Pickled Meat Smoothie Icon Pickled Meat Smoothie. It is a very cheap recipe to craft and there is no reason to craft anything else until it goes green, due to the use of Aethereal Meat Icon Aethereal Meat.

The materials required for this section are:

1.2.

22-42

Craft the Cinnamon Bonefish Stew Icon Cinnamon Bonefish Stew for these levels, but note that you can swap to Banana Beef Pudding Icon Banana Beef Pudding at skill level 30 if your realm does not have enough fish and the stew becomes too expensive to craft.

For leveling this section with Cinnamon Bonefish Stew Icon Cinnamon Bonefish Stew, you will need:

If you swap to the Banana Beef Pudding Icon Banana Beef Pudding at skill level 30, you will need:

1.3.

42-62

For this part of the leveling, you should make Steak a la Mode Icon Steak a la Mode. This ,once again, features meat rather than fish, but specifically uses Raw Seraphic Wing Icon Raw Seraphic Wing, which should be available in large amounts, due to them dropping from mobs that are required for quests in the early stages of Bastion.

For leveling this section with Steak a la Mode Icon Steak a la Mode, you will need:

1.4.

62-75

For the final stretch, you will be making Seraph Tenders Icon Seraph Tenders, another recipe which makes use of Raw Seraphic Wing Icon Raw Seraphic Wing once again.

For leveling this section with Seraph Tenders Icon Seraph Tenders, you will need:

2.

Leveling Cooking with Fishing in Shadowlands

If you want to level both of the professions at the same time, you can do so very effectively, saving yourself a decent chunk of gold, but it is more time consuming, due to having to farm the fish yourself.

In the leveling path below, we assume that you have no meat available for use and wish to only use vendor materials and the fish you have found via leveling your Fishing.

THIS IS NOT THE MOST EFFICIENT LEVELING ROUTE. THIS ROUTE IS DEFINITELY MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE ONE LISTED ABOVE IN TERMS OF TOTAL VALUE LOST. IT IS ONLY WORTH DOING IF YOU ARE COLLECTING ALL OF THE FISH YOURSELF AND NEED FISHING LEVELS.

2.1.

1-22

For this section, you will want to make the fish counterpart of the first recipes, Biscuits and Caviar Icon Biscuits and Caviar.

For leveling this section with Biscuits and Caviar Icon Biscuits and Caviar, you will need:

2.2.

22-42

Craft the Cinnamon Bonefish Stew Icon Cinnamon Bonefish Stew for these levels. While you have the alternative of swapping to a meat-based craft at 30 with the other path, this leveling route exclusively uses fish.

For leveling this section with Cinnamon Bonefish Stew Icon Cinnamon Bonefish Stew, you will need:

2.3.

42-50

Craft Candied Amberjack Cakes Icon Candied Amberjack Cakes until you reach skill level 50. You will need:

2.4.

50-75

For the final stretch, you can craft Spinefin Souffle and Fries Icon Spinefin Souffle and Fries, but note that it does go green for the final few levels. If you would prefer to craft only at yellow crafting difficulties, which means a higher chance of leveling up after each craft, then you can craft Fried Bonefish Icon Fried Bonefish from 70, but it is slightly more expensive to make.

If you only craft Spinefin Souffle and Fries Icon Spinefin Souffle and Fries, you will need the following approximate ingredients. Note that, due to the final crafts being green, you may require more or less than we list.

3.

Making Gold with Cooking in Shadowlands

Making gold with Cooking is almost exactly the same every expansion, with extremely heavy dependencies on the number of people raiding at that point in the patch.

Your only source of income from Shadowlands recipes, for almost every situation, will be from selling food to raiders.

We will update this section with more information on which foods are used by the highest number of specialisations, as well as give a breakdown of the usefulness of each food. Due to certain stats being favoured, it is unlikely that you will make much profit crafting a food that only one specialisation wants, for example.

4.

Changelog

  • 17 Nov. 2020: Guide added.
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