In the World of Warcraft, mastering the cooking skill can be advantageous to your character. Besides getting gold, this skill is a great way to heal yourself during your adventures. By using this WoW Cooking Guide you are going to learn some of the basic principles on how to get started on your cooking skill.
The first thing you need to do to start cooking is to visit a cooking trainer to learn the skill. You can get directions to them by asking a guard in any of the major cities. Once you find a trainer, you need to learn the apprentice cooking skills and all the recipes you can. You will also need to learn how to build a fire so that you can have the ability to cook wherever you want.
Once you have learned all these skills, you should be able to start cooking. Before cooking, you will need to find a cooking supplies vendor. You will need to buy some ingredients to cook from him. You will also need to buy the flint, tender and wood needed to build your own fires from the vendor. Now, you should be able to start cooking.
When it comes to cooking, there are basically six skill levels. Once you pass one skill level, you will be able to move on to the next. These levels are gained by reaching certain skill levels in cooking. You must not forget to visit a trainer each time you reach a new level. A new level means you can learn new recipes and you can only learn them from a trainer.
To move to the next level, you will need to gain certain amount of skill points. To raise your skill points you need to cook all the items that you can make. You can see these items in your cooking interface. If you open your cooking interface you see some items color-coded with green, yellow, orange and sometimes gray. These are the items that you need to cook to increase your skill points. You should especially try to cook the orange colored items as these are guaranteed to raise your skill points. Yellow and green does not guarantee you a skill point, whereas gray means no skill points because your cooking skill level is too high for these items.
In certain levels, you will need more than just a trainer. For the expert cooking skill, which is the third level, you need to purchase the Expert Cookbook from the Shadowprey Village in Desolace or at Silverwind Refuge in Ashenvale. For the artisan cooking skill, you will need to complete some quests. The master cooking skill can be learned from a book sold by cooking trainers in Hellfire Peninsula. Finally, you can learn the grand master skill from cooking trainers in Northrend. You just have to visit your factions cooking trainer.
That was a simple overview of the cooking skill in the WoW game. I hope that it has helped you get a head start on gaining your cooking skill. Click here for an advanced WoW Cooking Guide .