Short post today, I’ll cover the primary professions in a future post.
Professions are a great way to augment your character, whether it’s for better stats, income, or simply because it gives you something else to do besides hit things. But which professions are the “best?” Well, when it comes to secondary professions the answer is “all of them!”
Secondary professions are sweet because unike the primary ones you can level all 3 of them – and you should! Here’s why:
Profession: First Aid
What it does: Allows you to turn scraps of cloth into bandages, as well as create antivenom.
Why you should have it: Bandages can replace health faster than food, and can be used when in combat. Even if you’ve got a healing spell or two you should have a full stack of bandages ready to go, because there will be times when you’re out of mana or silenced and have no other way to heal.
What it does: Lets you turn raw ingredients like meat & herbs into a variety of foods. Some will only restore health while others will restore health and mana, and some will even give you extra buffs.
Why you should have it: If free stat boosts from eating the right foods aren’t enough for you, you can still cook foods that give the best stat increases and sell them in the Auction House. As you start to cook materials found in Northrend you should be able to make a decent amount of cash from raiders who are too lazy or too busy to cook for themselves.
What it does: Lets you catch fish, provided you have a fishing pole. When you use the fishing skill a bobber appears and splashes after a little while. You have to actually click on the bobber after the splash to catch the fish.
Why you should have it: Some quests require you to have the fishing skill, while others are just much easier if you do. Leveling fishing can help you level cooking at the same time, and even be quite profitable. If nothing else, take a quick boat or blimp to Northrend and start fishing there. You’ll catch a lot of junk but you’ll also catch fish that sell for a decent price in the Auction House.