How to Start Cooking and Farming

Cooking

Cooking in Albion Online goes hand in hand with farming. It is best to level them up at the same time. Farming allows you to grow all ingredients you need for cooking.

In order to start cooking, first, you need to acquire carrots. They can be both grown on your island or purchased from the marketplace. Once you have carrots, head over to cook which can be found in almost every cities. They can be identified by a pie icon on a map.

Keep in mind that cooking tax is different between each city. It is best to cook on your guild or on a personal island. Once you find the cook, you can start cooking carrot soup. You can also make bean salad if you have both carrots and beans.

You will need to cook these dishes until you reach 12,000 fame to unlock “Cook” in a destiny board. You can then start specialized in a type of cooking you want.

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Cooking Specializations

There are currently 8 different cooking specializations which can be changed upon game release.

  • Butcher – Create raw meat from animals
  • Miller – Create bread or butter
  • Sandwich Chef – Create sandwich which increases maximum health for a long period of time
  • Stew Chef – Create stew which increases combat damage for a long period of time
  • Pie Check – Create pie which increases maximum load and gathering speed for a long period of time
  • Omelet Chef – Create omelet which reduces cooldown and casting time for a long period of time
  • Salad Chef – Crete salad which increases crafting speed and quality for a short period of time
  • Soup Chef – Create soup which increases health regeneration outside of combat for a long period of time

You can specialize all of them if you wish. However, it is recommended to only specialize in only a couple of specific types due to a high amount of required fame to level them. Once you decide on your cooking specialization, you need to cook required dish to progress that specialization.

For example, if you decide to be a soul chef, you will want to start cooking wheat soup which is tier 3 until you have completed mastery at level 2. Then, you will unlock cabbage soup at tier 5 and start cooking them.

Mastery Level Bonus

Some mastery level will also reward you crafting cost reduction bonus reducing the amount of focus point it will cost when you have crafting focus turn on. Crafting focus reduces the resource used when you craft an item. For cooking, you will get some ingredients back.

mastery level

Farming

In order to start farming in Albion Online, you must first buy an island costing at 1,675 silver. After purchase, you need to upgrade it to level 2 in order to unlock farming plot. It is recommended to upgrade it til level 4 that you can have at least 3 farming plots to work with.

Once you are on your island, head to the North East region. You should see brown plots there. They are for placing farming building. The building menu can be accessed by pressing “B” on your keyboard.

You can then click on the farming tab to see all available farming buildings.

Start Farming

To start farming, you should first need to build a farm allowing you to plant and grow crops. Depending on how many farming plots you have, you also want to build a pasture allowing you to place and grow farm mill.

Keep in mind that animal must be fed. It is a good idea to have at least one or two farms per pasture. In order to build a farm, you will need to place seed on a farming plot. You will then need to provide required resource in order to construct it. Once all resources are provided, you are now able to plant and grow crops.

Seed can be purchased from a farming merchant located on your island near a farming plot. Right-click them and choose “place”. The square indicator will appear around your character showing you where the seed will be placed. You will then need to move your character to the farm in order to plant your seeds and wait for them to grow.

You can harvest them once the plants are fully grown without needing any tool. Once harvest, you will be provided 12 units of that crop as well as seeds.

Raising Animals

Farming also allows you to raise animals starting by building a pastor on a farming plot. Once constructed, you will be ready to raise animals. First, you need to purchase baby chickens from a farming merchant.

After that, place them on a pastor. It is recommended to feed them with crops from your harvest. Then, you need to wait for them to grow. When an animal is mature, it will produce a baby. You can, then, right click a baby and use them again to grow an animal.

You can also pick up the fully grown animal which can later be butchered or used as mount depending on an animal. Some animals such as chicken can be left on a pastor to provide eggs which are an important ingredient for cooking.

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