I’ve seen a few questions on this over time: what food should a tank eat for buffs?
The best tank food is Blackened Dragonfin, since it gives you avoidance. You’d take this unless you were relying on food to help on threat stats like hit or expertise.
Before diminishing returns, the dodge you get:
- warriors and DKs 0.47%
- paladins 0.66%
- druids 0.83%.
For threat, you have a few choices depending on your total stats. Here are the premium 40 stam foods you would raid with:
- Rhinolicious Wormsteak is the best for threat if you are below 6.5% expertise.
- Snapper Extreme or Worg Tartare are good when your to-hit is below 8%. Hit is useful to minimise the chance of your pull initial threat going badly due to a miss or two. Below 8%, DKs will get more threat from hit than other stats.
- Dragonfin Filet gives DKs a bit of parry (0.22% pre-DR), rather it’s a food for threat. Best threat food for Paladins over 6.5% expertise.
What about 30 stam food? If you’re being cheap, like in a heroic 5-man, yet still want to buff with food, then who cares really. Eat anything. I’d go for threat stats.
For Paladins, Dalaran Clam Chowder is a well-rounded 30 stam option.
How do I powerlevel or level-up fishing and cooking?
Ideally, you can do fishing and cooking at the same time. It’s very time efficient. The best guide for this method is El’s. There are also the best guides on fishing by itself, and a whole world of information.
For cooking by itself, wow-profession have a good guide.
Why do it?
Earning an income: both have dailies you can complete for extra gold. Fishing dragonfin used to be a pastime for me whilst waiting for Naxxramas, because they spawn in a lake just nearby. You can also fish in Dalaran whilst waiting on LFG.