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# Apr 03 2007 at 7:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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Added icon, AH category, guild, guild level, and Hamsi recipe. Deleted note about Mithra food.
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# Nov 08 2005 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
155 posts
What's the lowest level at which this becomes usable by fisherman? I just want to use my own products rather than fill up my auction house slots with this--they're always full as it is...
# Oct 07 2005 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Cooking Level 2.1 ; Tahrongi Canyon ; Windy Weather ; Windsday ; 55% Waxing Moon ; facing West : consistant 0.3 skill ups with one or two max breaks per stack.
# Jan 17 2005 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
Now, I know this is bait. But it has "Mithra Food" under notes. Is this true? If it is, can someone tell me what the effects are?
RE: Food?
# Apr 01 2005 at 8:52 AM Rating: Good
817 posts
Actually allakhazam is right. Mithra can eat raw fish the same way galka can eat raw meat. I'm not sure of the status effects of this item.
RE: Food?
# Mar 22 2005 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
I think Allakhazam has it wrong. Bastore Sardine is a Food Item, but Sliced Sardine is a Fishing Tackle. Bastore Sardine gives: DEX: 1 MND: -3

Edited, Tue Mar 22 15:23:44 2005
# Jan 17 2005 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
Now, I know this is a lure, but it is also listed as "Food for Mithra". Is this right? If it is could someone tell me what it does?
Cheap and easy
# Sep 17 2004 at 11:41 AM Rating: Excellent
This is quite possibly the best recipie to use through the stages of Amatuer cooking. Start making them as soon as you can -- usually around skill 1-2. I think I started around 1.5 or so because I got fed up with stupid eggs and carrot broth.

The best part about the Sardines is that if you play it right, these will require a very small investment, relatively speaking. How to do it:

Getting the Sardines

Go to the Fishing Guild in Windurst, become a member, and buy a Fastwater Fishing Rod and a Sabiki Rig. I think the total cost on these comes to about 3k. (Note: You can also obtain Fastwater Fishing Rods as a drop from Goblin Fishers.)

Stay on the dock by the fishing guild, preferably near Panja-Nanja, and fish to your heart's content. It takes a while, but you will get a nice collection of sardines.

Sell your Quus to the AH. Last I checked, Kujata's Windurst AH was running them for about 200-300/stack. Not much, but it might prove to be enough to pay for your Sabiki Rig and Fastwater Rod.

Pamtam Kelp is mostly worthless. You're lucky to get even 100g per stack at the AH and that's if it sells. Trash it or sell it to vendors or the guild.

Getting the Crystals

Go to Windurst if you're not already there (and you should be if you want to level cooking).

Switch to a job that hasn't been leveled past 6 yet. The lower the level, the better.

Get Signet and head out into East Sarutabaruta.

Once outside, turn south and head into a small cliff area abundant with Bumblebees, Tiny Mandragoras, and an occasional Savannah Rarab. You'll know you're in the right spot because a bajillion people will be fishing from the cliffs.

Kill Bumblebees en masse. Ignore mandragoras and rarabs. Bumblebees drop Wind Crystals and are incredibly easy to kill. Remember that as long as you are gaining exp, you are able to get crystals. The experience on Bumblebees lasts until you hit 6 or 7. I forget which exactly, but I think it's 7. By the time you reach the exp cap, you are getting roughly 6-12 exp per kill, but that just allows you to collect more crystals.

Once You're Done

Head to the Cooking Guild.

Get some Advanced Synthesis Support.

Synth your 1 sardine with 1 crystal and get rich.


As mentioned above, you can acquire the Fastwater Fishing Rod from a Goblin Fisher. These can be found in Gustaberg and Sarutabaruta, and I'm sure they're in Ronfaure, too.

Sliced Sardines sell for 1k or more, I think, from the AH. However, the sell rate is not particularly fast. It's not terribly slow, but it will take some patience on your part to get the sardines through. However, if you go this way, you will pay off your Sabiki Rig and make a huge profit in the long run.

Since -- assuming a 100% success rate -- one stack of sardines and one stack of crystals makes 2 stacks of sliced sardines, you generally don't have to use more inventory space.

** The importance of this method is that the only gil you have to spend to make these is on the Fastwater Fishing Rod and the Sabiki Rig. Both of these pay for themselves if you use Sardines strictly to get to skill 11.
RE: Cheap and easy
# Sep 18 2005 at 12:18 AM Rating: Decent
You can also keep getting Wind Crystals by going to the Outter Horurotu Tower or Ruins (SP?) or whatever its called, and kill bats.

The bats there drop wind crystals and are VERY easy to kill,

I generally like to kill everything there, including the gobs so as to also get Fire Crystals and Onion from the gobs. Onions go for ~10k a stack in AH and u might even use them for cooking too.
RE: Cheap and easy
# Jan 31 2005 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
72 posts
You can also use the Quus in Bastok to get 500 apiece from them. Just a lot of running around.
RE: Cheap and easy
# Jan 10 2005 at 2:07 AM Rating: Decent
Just one note...

Why sell Quus to AH for 200-300/stack???
NPC pays 38 each. Thats 456/stack. Not much difference, but its instant gil and saves room in AH for more valuable stuff.

Otherwise, great post.

#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 27 2004 at 1:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Not that anyone should care, but I dyed 3 times in ten minutes. I was in a party in Qufim and the undead came and wiped out 4 of 6 pt members. So like normal I head back to home point, as my character was returning I was attacked by three worms and was bound, I did all I could curing myself to stay alive. Finally I was unbound and ran away,then as I stopped to heal mp back up a undead ghoul wacked me and I died again. As angry as I was I still proceeded to find pt members and regroup, also noticing that in two deaths I lost 1000 exp. points. I started pt 200 exp. away from level 20. Anyways I was back trying to regroup as other pt members were dying and I got wacked again by an undead thing. Now heres my point, I know dying is part of the game and I it usually doesnt bother me, but dying three times in ten minutes and losing 1600 exp. points is rediculous. Getting nailed once for dying isnt bad,but doing it repeativly is horrible and it took the fun away from me and the game. The game should allow normal exp. loss on first death and decrease if there are any more deaths following it. Just thought I would share my thoughts on this to see if it bothers anyone else that this might of happened too. Thanks
# Aug 23 2004 at 10:07 AM Rating: Default
this is a good way for fishermen to get there cooking skill up and make their own bait, just bring some wind crystals if ur fishing in salt water and if u catch bastore sardines make ur bait so u can fish some more. plus its a good way to get ur fishing and cooking skill up
Rangemount Pass
# Aug 16 2004 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
458 posts
A great place in Sandy to farm Wind crystals at around level 8-11 is Rangemount Pass. These caves are full of bats and it's really close to town, making dumpoffs a breeze. Rangemount Pass is located Northeast in East Ronfaure.

Edited, Mon Aug 16 15:49:08 2004
4 to 10
# Jul 06 2004 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
89 posts
For a new cooker, i think these are very good to make all the way up till level 10 cooking (its the cap ^^;) starting at level 4. they give real fast skill ups and i got 4 to 10 in about half an hour, maybe i was just lucky O_o anywho, yea, they are good to make and sell too.
Cap at 11?
# May 26 2004 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
257 posts
I started making these at about 9.2, and I got steady skill-ups until I hit 10, then I sliced up another stack and a half of sardines without a single one. What gives?
RE: Cap at 11?
# Jun 02 2004 at 7:37 PM Rating: Default
257 posts
<--- nimrod

Thanks, guys. Smiley: smile
RE: Cap at 11?
# May 27 2004 at 5:29 PM Rating: Good
You have to do guild test. Talk to taru on the left when you enter guild. Have to make a salmon sub sandwich. Then you can cook past lvl 10.
RE: Cap at 11?
# Aug 27 2004 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
mmm.... tortillas
yes, remove the lv.10 cap and all is good until lv.11.

Edited, Fri Aug 27 13:41:43 2004
RE: Cap at 11?
# May 27 2004 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
But it caps at lvl 11. Then you have to cook something else like tortillas.
RE: Cap at 11?
# May 27 2004 at 5:31 PM Rating: Default
But it caps at lvl 11. Then you have to cook something else like tortillas.
# May 16 2004 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
Oh, wow. I'm at around level 5 cooking and I've tried and tried and I can't do it. o_O I've lost a couple of stacks total trying to make the sliced sardines...even with image support. >_< *sigh*
Don't sell yourself short on these!
# May 04 2004 at 2:31 PM Rating: Excellent
198 posts
If you are making these for skillup, don't just sell them cheap at the AH. Ask for at least 1200 gil for a stack of 12. Sliced Sardines are bait for the big fish, and the legendary fish. High level fishers do need this bait, and anyone who drives the price down to 1000 gil is only ensuring that no one will pay more than that for them.

Trust me, these will sell if you as for 1300 gil (maybe not much more than that).

Look up what kinds of fish high level fishers need this for and you will see why you should command a decent price.
# May 03 2004 at 6:17 AM Rating: Decent
Hey is there a vendor to sell these to??

Zambato lvl 23 BLM
# May 04 2004 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
348 posts
You can sell them to the fishing guild in Selbina
# Feb 23 2004 at 7:26 PM Rating: Default
Where can u farm wind crystals in windy and sandy?
RE: Fish
# Aug 04 2004 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
In Sandy you can only get Wind Crystals from Bees and Bats
RE: Fish
# May 17 2004 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
Another good spot to find wind crystals is in Tahrongi. There are often wind conditions there were weak Air Elementals will spawn.
RE: Fish
# Nov 17 2005 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
The Yags also drop Wind Crystals. Personally I would get a job up to lvl 8 and then go to the inner horouto ruins (usually i go to the top right in east sara.) and kill the bats.
RE: Fish
# Mar 02 2004 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
The most plentiful way to farm wind crystals in windy is in Giddeus. The birds and the bees...err, the yagudo birds.....drop those.
this is definately a level 6 item
# Feb 21 2004 at 2:29 PM Rating: Default
amazingly when i was skill 5 i was failing a lot on these. as soon as i hit 6 i skilled up to about 7.5 with a askill up on every success and only failed maybe 2 times.

before 6 i failed a lot, so if you want to start earlier than 6 don't want sardines and winud crystals get the imagery support.
Fishin & Cooking
# Feb 13 2004 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
166 posts
This would really make way more money if you caught the sardines instead, Using a glass fiber and Sabiki Rig I can catch around 2 stacks an hour in the port of windurst and maybe even 4 stacks an hour at the ferry.

In Bahamut
Wind Crystals, Stack=1000Gil
Bastore Sardines=Free if you catch, 500 Gil for a stack if you buy
Sliced Sardines Sell for 1000 Gil
12 Wind Crystals+12 Bastore Sardines(assuming you don't fail)=24 Sliced Sardines
1000x2-1000-0(500)=1000(500) Profit
RE: Fishin & Cooking
# Aug 02 2004 at 2:26 PM Rating: Good
382 posts
Actually, fishing on the last new moon (lightsday) at the port for 3 hours, (composite + sabiki rig) I ended up with over 120 bastore sardines. I consistently caught 3 on many casts.

I had so many I didn't know what to do with the damn things. I tried turning them in to Tokaka one at a time, but that's so slow. I also put them in my Bazaar for 50 gil a piece and stood right next to tokaka. I actually watched people buy them from the guild instead of me, even though mine were 27 gil cheaper a piece. Silly.
Trivial at least 12
# Feb 12 2004 at 12:48 PM Rating: Good
I got to 11.1 doing these before switching to another recipe.
bait not food
# Feb 12 2004 at 11:20 AM Rating: Default
one more thing i forgot to mention, you get no stats for this as you can't eat it. this is only fishing bait mostly for catching big fish. Do not attempt using this with a pole that's designed for small fish such as yew, f water or carbon. only use it with clothespole or you will most likely brake the rod. Good Luck
can cook at 2
# Feb 12 2004 at 11:17 AM Rating: Default
you can make this at level 2 without failure. however you can start it at 0 but it is very rare if you make one you get skill points after doin a couple or fails so just keep tryin, and please someone update the list, it is probably all wrong
RE: can cook at 2
# Feb 15 2004 at 3:29 PM Rating: Default
i'm at level 3 and fail all the time unless i get image support. i think this is a level 4 though not 6.
Effects of Sliced Sardine
# Feb 10 2004 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
Does anyone know what the effects of this do? I noticed that it isn't mentioned (at least at the time in which I am writing this post =)
sliced sardine
# Feb 05 2004 at 3:34 PM Rating: Default
under what category are sliced sardines at in the ah? i cant find them anywhere. thanx
RE: sliced sardine
# Feb 06 2004 at 2:53 AM Rating: Default
they're under Weapons->Ammo->Fishing Gear.
RE: sliced sardine
# Feb 05 2004 at 5:13 PM Rating: Default
I think you searched under the Food sections, and/or Crafting sections, right? In fact, Sliced Sardine is neither in these sections because it is not considered as a food.

It can be found from:
Weapons -> Ammo & Misc. -> Fishing Gear

Have fun! ^_^
My Comments
# Feb 05 2004 at 5:55 AM Rating: Default
In Windurst AH on Pandemonium Server, 12x WindCrystals ~ 1500gil, 12x Bastore Sardine ~ 500gil = total 2000gil.
On the other hand, 12x Sliced Sardine ~ 1000gil.

Since each successful attempt yield 2x Sliced Sardine, there will be 24x Sliced Sardine if all attempts are successful. Selling all these will make 2000gil (ignore AH trans fees).

As a newbie cook, I strongly suggest using this receipe to train until Cooking(11), because you can cover up part (or most) of the cost you paid.

I was making hard-boiled eggs from Lvl 0 to Lvl 3, but discovered I was dumb coz hard-boiled eggs are hard to sell for high price (either at AH or NPC), and Fire Crystals are also more expensive. From lvl 3 to now, lvl 5.x, I'm still making Sliced Sardine.

For new cooks, as long as you can start synthesizing this receipe, stick to it until you raise your skill to lvl 11. Love this receipe!!
Sardine cooking
# Jan 27 2004 at 7:09 PM Rating: Good
102 posts
Do Carrot broth to lv 3 then go to Windhurst, get synthesis support and grind away.

Should take you to 10-11 cooking skill.
possible @ 2
# Jan 19 2004 at 9:08 PM Rating: Default
You can start doing this at 2. I've actually done this and am still doing it.
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