Want to get rich in Archeage Unchained but the first part of this Money Making trilogy wasn’t good enough for you? Well then, stay tuned because it’s time to explore two other labor-based methods in our second Archeage Unchained guide for making money. Yep, it’s fishing and crafting.
Without any more delays, let’s get right to it!
Method 3 – It’s all about the Fish
If you’ve done the Blue Salt Brotherhood questline, then you already know how fishing works. But for the newbies with zero experience, you should know that there are two main types of fishing in Archeage Unchained. First, there is Bait Fishing and then Sports Fishing. In this article we will be focusing on sports fishing, as it is the more profitable one.
The first thing you need to know about sports fishing, is that it’s divided into two different subcategories: Freshwater and Saltwater.
Freshwater Sport Fishing
To make a profit with fresh water sports fishing, you’ll need a couple of items: fishing rod and chum. Once you get those, just head out to a lake, river or pond and find a fish school. If you have no idea where to look or how to find fish schools in the middle of a huge lake, just watch out for birds. They usually circle the fish schools from above.
Then you just need to use chum on it, bringing it to “Fish Feeding Frenzy” status, and get right to it.
There is one great thing about Freshwater Sports Fishing. It is the fact that the fish schools are usually located in safe areas, where there is hardly any PvP action. This means you won’t need to be constantly aware of your surroundings. As for the money, each labor will give you about 9 Silver.
Saltwater Sports Fishing
If you feel like Freshwater fishing doesn’t give you enough money, then you will want to try out the Saltwater Sports Fishing. Do keep in mind that this type of fishing is a decent deal more complex.
Why is saltwater fishing more complex, you ask? Well, most of the fish schools are located in areas in tension or even open war with the enemy alliance. But, then again, with great sacrifice, come great rewards. With each labor, you will be getting about 20 Silver, which is pretty cool!
In terms of fishing gear, you will need a couple of items, and they are both more expensive than their freshwater counterparts. First, you’ll need a sports fishing lure, which will last up to 2 hours. Then you will need a fishing rod. I really recommend you get at Sturdy Fishing Rod, or at least a Novice Fishing Rod. Last but not least, you’ll need a Chum bucket and a Clipper. If you don’t have a Clipper or can’t afford one, you can use your own rowboat.
Now that you have all the items, it is time to start the really tricky part: finding a fish school. You can look for birds circling a certain area, or head to a place where other people are fishing as well. Just keep in mind that some people will be offended that you are in “their spot”, and might turn aggressive towards you.
Method 4 – Get your Craft ON
If you’ve been playing the game for a long time, then you’ve noticed that most people try to max out their crafting skills.
The reason they do this is because crafting is quite a profitable activity. This is especially true when it comes to cooking and alchemy. This method is easy, but requires quite a bit of time, as you’ll need to max out your crafting professions before expecting to make some real coin. That being said, crafting can be considered a long term investment. And when you reach Famed proficiency, all the time and money you invested will be worth it.
But there is more to this method than just making stuff. You’ll first need to know which items are in high demand in the Auction House. Why? Because let’s face it: no one is interested in those Afternoon Suns or Hardtacks.
If you plan on making real coin, then you’ll want to brew something like Kraken’s Might and high-level Sandwiches.
Note, that if you have the skills, but don’t have the time or will to go fetch the ingredients yourself, you can buy them. Of course this means you won’t make as much money, but it’s still worth it. A good idea would be to pick up everything whenever doing zone quests. It might not seem important at the time, but it’ll save you money and time further along. Plus, you’ll be leveling up your gathering skills.
And there you have it, two more ways you can get rich in this wonderful game. Want to explore some Non-Labor based methods of making money? Check out our our third and final Archeage Unchained money-making guide!