Friday, January 6, 2012

Forsaken World: A Guide to Special Bait Fishing

Once you hit level 6 Fishing in Forsaken World, there's an achievement "World Fisherman" you can get by fishing at various points with Special Bait.

What is Special Bait?

Special Bait is bait used to fish up special items and regular fish in certain areas. Unfortunately, the game doesn't tell you where these points are.

Fortunately for you, I've been fishing about and recording my catches which you can reference to below.

How to Get Special Bait

You can either buy Special Bait from other players or the AH. Otherwise, you'll have to make your own. To get the recipe, you'll have to fish up Crystal Shells from Rainbow Island (where the Puppet of Storms are located).

The fish rate of Crystal Shells are pretty poor and it may take you several days to get the 20 Crystal Shells needed to exchange with Dotoro for one of several Special Bait recipes.

Special Bait can also be traded with Hemmer in 100 count allotments for special titles and rewards.

Locations and Items Fished

Starting Areas
Iceshard River (Human) - Sea Mussel, Whitefish, Pearl Clam
Sorrow Jungle (Elf) - Moonlight Eel, Night Swordfish, River Essence, Siren's Tear
West Edge Shore (Stoneman) - Moonlight Eel, Night Swordfish,
Beastmir Lake (Kindred) - Somnus Fish, Whitefish, Bloodteeth Eel, Pearl Clam, Siren's Tear

Kalaires Plains
Rainbow Island - Quartzbone, Sea Mussel, Crystal Shell

Sea of Oblivion
Pond of Tears - Quartzbone Fish, Coldscale Fish
Emperor's Canyon - Coldscale Fish, Somnus Fish, Pearl Clam
Immaculate Oasis - Moonlight Eel, Night Swordfish, Golden Fish Locket, Bottle (Sea of Oblivion)
River Issih - Seaweed, Whitefish, Pearl Clam, Golden Fish Locket, Bottle (Sea of Oblivion)
Lunagrant Woodland
Spring of Love - Coldscale Fish, Somnus Fish, Bottle (Lunagrant), Eso'run's Jewel Box

Sleeping Jungle
Eye of Goutah - Somnus Fish, Bottle (Sleeping Jungle), Pearl Clam
Coastal Ruins - (SJ) - Quartzbone Fish, Herring, Bottle (Sleeping Jungle), Ocean Essence, Sunken Treasure
Jadegloss Lake (Generic Sleeping Jungle) - Somnus Fish, Coldscale Fish, Pearl Clam

Notes
Pearl Clam seems to be fishable at most locations
Bottles contain maps of their respective locations.
Pearl Clams can contain Black Pearls, Common Pearls, or rarely, Star Crystals (bound) and Dawn Scrolls (also bound).
Sunken Treasure only lasts for 24 hours, contains: Vyda, Mylvada Splinters, Soul Gem Lv. 4, Soul Crystal Lv. 5, Token of Faith.

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