World of Warcraft TBC Classic Cooking guide

Author: WoWAnalytica
Posted: 29/07/2021
Burning Crusade Classic

WoW TBC Classic Cooking guide

Welcome Adventurer to our new take on the guide to Cooking in the Burning Crusade Classic. In this guide we are going to discuss the basics concerning the profession as well as the changes that were introduced in the new stage of the game. Moreover, we are going to provide you with a detailed breakdown of leveling process in Outland for this extremely useful and important secondary profession.

To clarify that last term we used, as you probably know, the professions in World of Warcraft are divided into primary professions, which you can choose two of, and secondary profession, which there are 3 of if we are talking about Classic. These professions are obviously cooking, first aid, and fishing.

Cooking, as you might imagine, is a profession focused on creating different consumables, some of them simple – only restoring mana and health, others more advanced and useful – giving different buffs to players. Hence, the products of this profession are extremely important for raiding and other more advanced activities you undertake in World of Warcraft.

This profession, like any secondary profession should be learned and trained by everybody. It is quite easy to level-up and gives you a lot of benefits down the line. This profession is especially recommended for those who wish to take part in raiding. There are of course no better or worse races or classes, and none give any benefits to Cooking.

One piece of advice is to connect cooking with fishing since the two professions supplement each other. Fishing gives a lot of ingredients necessary for cooking. In fact, some especially exclusive end-game recipes require fish.

Cooking in the Burning Crusade didn’t really change much from Classic. In a similar fashion most, recipes are gained from quests and vendors, although there are also cooking dailies available that we are going to talk about a bit more later in this WoW TBC Classic Cooking guide.

First of all, it is important to note that cooking in TBC, unlike Retail version of the game, requires players to set-up a Basic Campfire using ingredients – Flint and Tinder as well as Simple Wood, the latter of which is used-up in the process.

Another big difference from Classic, is that for the most part you don’t need any ingredients from vendors – everything is either fished or hunted. Hence, again, picking up Fishing is recommended, if you are new to it, we recommend starting with our guide on TBC Fishing here: WoW TBC Classic Fishing guide.

Moving on to the daily quests we mentioned. They are going to be very important in reaching those highest levels of cooking, and by that I don’t mean the levelling process, but rather what comes afterwards. Since they allow the players to get some of the highest-level recipes as well as the necessary ingredients.

Those quests can only be done once you have reached level 70. They will require you to travel to high-level areas and mainly just kill some stuff and then cook something out of it. All of the quests are given by The Rokk in Shattrath City at 61.6, 14.8.

There are a total of 4 quests available which are:

  • Super Hot Stew, which involves going to the Forge Camp Terror in Blade’s Edge Mountains to kill a creature called an Abyssal Flamebringer in order to cook over its corpse a Crunchy Serpent and 2 Mok'Nathal Shortribs.
  • Soup for the Soul, which requires the player to use 4 Roasted Clefthoof to make a soup in the Ancestral Grounds in Nagrand.
  • Revenge is Tasty, which orders you to go to Skettis in Terokkar Forest, and kill a Monstrous Kaliri to get some Giant Kaliri Wing and make 3 Warp Burger.
  • Manalicious, which, unlike the rest, involves just picking some Mana Berry that grow in the Eco-Dome area in Netherstorm.

The biggest reason to do those quests are, of course, the rewards. For each of those you are awarded a choice of a Barrel of Fish or a Crate of Meat. These do contain mainly Outland-sourced ingredients, however, what is far more important the are also a source of recipes, such as:

WoW TBC Classic Cooking leveling guide

To begin with this WoW TBC Classic Cooking guide, we have, as always, tried to make it the cheapest and fastest it could be, without compromising any of the aforementioned characteristics. Hence, it ought to be quite affordable to follow through it on most servers, even if you decide to buy the necessary materials from the Auction House. However, do mind the fact that server economies differ, so we cannot accommodate for every single one of them, as well as certain changes that are bound to occur at different stages of the game.

It is important to note that, as you may see, when you open the Cooking window, the recipes are going to be shown in different colors – orange, yellow, green, and gray. These indicate how likely you are to get a skill-up upon completing the recipe – from the first one which guarantees an increase in skill points, to the last one which means that you are not gaining any experience from crafting this recipe.

Generally, it is optimal to craft only orange recipes all the time. However, that is not possible, or even more so, not feasible or profitable. Hence, the numbers and amounts you see in this guide are not going to always be precise and you may need to get a few more reagents depending on how lucky you get.

The best part about levelling cooking is that unlike many other professions, the recipes needed for the levelling process are all quite easy to acquire, since most of them are either trained or purchased from a vendor. Now, without further ado, let us get started with the WoW TBC Classic Cooking guide!

First of all, you will want to get to level 325, to do so you will have a few options, you can choose the most suitable ones between fish and meat recipes, as well as purchased recipes and quest rewards. The following four recipes are available for this part of your levelling.

Do note that the first of these recipes is obtained from a quest received shortly after landing in Outland, so you should have it. As for the meats, they can be acquired in Hellfire Peninsula, while fish can be caught in Zangarmarsh. The vendor recipes can be bought from: Sid Limbardi ( Recipe: Ravager Dog), in Honor Hold, and Doba in Zangarmarsh if you are with the Alliance. The Horde can get their recipes from Cookie One-Eye in Thrallmar ( Recipe: Ravager Dog), Gambarinka ( Recipe: Blackened Trout) in Zangarmarsh, and Zurai ( Recipe: Feltail Delight) also in Zangarmarsh.

Following that step, you want to move on to making the next set of four recipes. Again, it is up to you, which recipes you choose or combine, since all of them share the same level range. Moreover, in this case, all of the recipes are acquired from vendors. Your options to reach level 355 are:

Those recipes can actually be even taken to 365, if you do not mind grinding in the green a little bit.

As we have mentioned, getting the recipes will require you to visit certain vendors, namely, if you are an Alliance player, you will have to visit Uriku in Telaar, Nagrand for the Recipe: Roasted Clefthoof and Recipe: Talbuk Steak, for the Recipe: Warp Burger you will have to visit the Supply Officer Mills in Allerian Stronghold, Terokkar, who sells it and Innkeeper Biribi, who is in the same place to get the Recipe: Golden Fish Sticks.

As for the Horde, you have to visit Nula the Butcher in Garadar, Nagrand for the Recipe: Roasted Clefthoof and Recipe: Talbuk Steak, for the Recipe: Warp Burger you will have to visit the Innkeeper Grilka in Stonebreaker Hold, Terokkar, who sells it and Rungor, who is in the same place to get the Recipe: Golden Fish Sticks.

Afterwards, you should now be either 355 or 365, depending on whether or not you did some extra grinding. Now, there are three ways to do it, one which is going to require less materials and the other which requires more. First, you can go with the Spicy Crawdad recipe, which requires:

The advantage of this is that method is that this recipe is still yellow at 375. However, fishing the necessary materials requires you to have a flying mount. The recipe for this can be bought from Innkeeper Biribi in Allerian Stronghold, Terokkar if you are with the Alliance, or Rungor in Stonebreaker Hold if you are with the Horde.

It is also possible to do using either Mok'Nathal Shortribs or Crunchy Serpent. These recipes require, in order:

The recipes for those can be quite easily aquired. If you are on the side of the Alliance, you can purchase both from Sassa Weldwell in Toshley’s Station, in Blade’s Edge. If you are with the Horde, on the other hand, they are available from the quest Mok’Nathal Treats in Blade’s Edge. Moreover, both factions can purchase the recipes from a neutral vendor in Ruuan Weald in Blade’s Edge – Xerintha Ravenoak.

After following all of the steps of this WoW TBC Classic Cooking guide, you are now a proud Master Chef (pun intended) and can begin combining these exquisite treats that Outland has to offer. Good luck and have fun making some food.

Cooking Trainer

One of the important things to remember when it comes to professions is that they also have certain ranks, these are: Apprentice, Journeyman, Expert, and Artisan, and now the new Outland Cooking rank – Master, which is going to require visiting special trainers to obtain. This will be especially important if you want to follow our WoW TBC Classic Cooking guide since during the leveling of the profession you do need to upgrade these ranks in order to be able to gain more skill levels:

The new trainers added in the Burning Crusade are:

  • “Cookie” McWeaksauce, who can be seen on Azuremist Isle, at 46.6, 70.6
  • Mumman, who can be found in Exodar, at 56.2, 27.6
  • Quarelestra, who can be found in the Falconwing Square, at 48.6, 47.0
  • Sylann, located in Silvermoon City at 69.6, 71.4
  • Jack Trapper, who is a neutral trainer in Outland, who works for lower-level cooking, in Shattrath, at 63.2, 68.6

Other than that, remember that in TBC going beyond 150 Cooking skill will require doing quests or purchasing special items. Expert cooking will require you to purchase the Expert Cookbook and Artisan Cooking will need the player to complete a questline – I Know A Guy in Ironforge or To Gadgetzan You Go! In Orgrimmar. Both of which are going to take you to Gadgetzan and lead you to a subsequent quest that give you your Artisan Title.

Moreover, to learn Master Cooking between level 300-375, you will need to visit one of the three vendors one for each faction, as well as one who is a neutral vendor. They offer to sell a book – Master Cookbook, which teaches the player Master Cooking, and is, of course, necessary before you start working on your level with our WoW TBC Classic Cooking guide.To learn the skill the players have to be at least 300 cooking skill and be at least level 35. The aforementioned vendors are:

  • Gaston, in Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula, at 54.0, 63.6
  • Baxter, in Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula, at 56, 37
  • Naka, in Cenarion Hold, Zangarmarsh, at 78.6, 63.0

Thank you for taking time and interest in our ultimate WoW TBC Classic Cooking guide and we wish you great adventures and many wonderful dishes and beverages, Hero of Azeroth!

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