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Food and Consumable Guide

May 17, 2013 - 7:41pm -- Lee B.
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With this guide we have done the research 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

Bowl of Candy Corn Ice Cream

Level: 5

Duration: 30 minutes

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.

Best experience boost for food and bonus to karma to boot. Great for when you're leveling as you can start using it at level 5!

Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Level: 80

Duration: 30 minutes

+100 Precision, +10% Critical Damage, +10 Experience from kills

Great for Berserker stat builds to hit all the harder. +10% Critical damage is huge.

Bowl of Garlic Kale Sautee

Need to purchase the recipe from Trading Post.

(Was part of Molten Facility)

Bowl of Garlic Kale Sautee

Level: 80

Duration: 1 hour

+40% Condition Curation, +70 Condition Damage, +10 Experience from Kills

Very helpful for condition builds and provides an over-all condition buff compared to some foods that give specific condition buffs. 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

Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew

Level: 80

Duration: 30 minutes

+100% chance to gain might when you dodge, +40% to your Endurance refill rate, +10 Experience from kills

Great, great, great bit of food for highly evasive and dodge assisting builds and help hammer in just a bit more damage. Never hurts to have more dodge ability, so when in doubt go to this food.

Mango Pie

Mango Pies

Level: 80

Duration: 30 minutes

Gain health every second (88 hp/second), +70 vitality, + 10 Experience from Kills

Very handy for all around purposes. Another highly recommended food for when you're in doubt.

Plate of Frostgorge Clams

Need to purchase the recipe from Trading Post.

(Was part of Molten Facility)

Plate of Frostgorge Clams

Level: 80

Duration: 1 hour

+100 Toughness, +70 Precision, +10 Experience from Kills

Great for Knights stat builds. 

Rare Veggie Pizza

Rare Veggie Pizza

Level: 80

Duration: 30 minutes

+40% Condition Duration, +70 Condition Damage, +10 Experience from kills

Deserves mention as another means of achieving the same effects as Bowl of Garlic Kale Sautee with different ingredients and not needing to purchase the recipe.

Omnomberry Bar

Omnomberry Bar

Level: 80

Duration: 30 minutes

30% Magic Find, 40% Gold Find from Monsters, +10 Experience per kill

The only reason to mention this is for the gold find. Very handy for gold farming or just general questing.

Utility

Skale Venom

Skale Venom

Cost: 16 copper

Found: Iron Marches

Duration: 10 minutes

Gain a 10% chance to inflict weakness and vulnerability for 5 seconds when you hit a foe.

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

Master Maintenance Oil

Level: 80

Duration: 30 minutes

Gain Precision equal to 6% of your Toughness, Gain Precision equal to 4% of your Vitality, +10 Experience from kills.

Very useful for Knights stat builds needing proc on crit to get just that little bit more Precision for crit chance.

Master Tuning Crystal

Master Tuning Crystal

Level: 80

Duration: 30 minutes

Gain Condition Damage equal to 6% of your Toughness, Gain Condition Damage equal to 4% of your Vitality, +10 Experience from kills

Great way for condition builds to amplify their stats just a hair more.

Superior Sharpening Stone

Master Sharpening Crystal

Level: 80

Duration: 30 minutes

Gain Power equal to 6% of your Toughness, Gain Power equal to 4% of your Vitality, +10 Experience from kills

An all around good choice if you don't like the others. Just increases overall base damage with the small bit of extra power you get.

Strong Potion of Undead Slaying

Strong Potion of Undead Slaying

Level: 55

Duration: 30 minutes

+8% damage vs. Undead, -6% damage from Undead, +10 Experience from kills

Really great potion to use when doing the story line. Very cheap on the trading post and will get you through the Personal Story. Could upgrade to more powerful versions as you level up, but for mere +1% per tier.

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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Part two of our Consumable Guide, which covers non-conventional consumables and boosters, can be found here.

 

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The first food boost needs tiny snowflake.  According to wiki it's only available from a wintersday event merchant? Is there any other way to get it as that is long gone? 

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