Once you have found or crafted a fishing rod in Core Guardian, you can catch nutritious fish and unique items in the underground lakes you find during your adventures. Fishing can produce part of the best food in the gameand taking the time to upgrade your fishing skills can have many benefits down the road.
With this guide, you will be able to choose the best fishing spots and know what rewards to look for. Always have a fishing rod with you when exploring – you never know when you might stumble upon a good spot to cast a line!
Core Guardian is in early access at the time of this writing. The information in this guide is subject to change as the game develops.
When you have a fishing rod equipped, you can cast the line by by holding and releasing the secondary action button. The main action button will swing the fishing rod like a weapon. The longer you hold down the secondary action button, the further the line will go, up to a limit of three tiles.
If the line does not land in the water, your Explorer will simply rewind it. Otherwise, it will wait for you wind the line manually pressing the secondary action button again. If you move or unequip the fishing rod, the explorer will stop fishing.
While fishing, listen for the “bloop” sound of a bite on your line. You can also watch the bobber to see if it is pulled underwater. When these things happen, press the secondary action button one more time to bring back your catch.
If the line is in a tile with visible fishyou will start winding a live take. Hold secondary action button to bring back the fish, but let go when the fish indicator turns red. Trying to reel in the fish while the icon is red will increase your tensiometer at the bottom of the screen – if it fills up completely, the line will break and the fish will escape. Higher fishing skill results in slower refilling of the tensiometer.
Each fish has a unique rhythm as to when to come up and when to relax. With practice, you’ll be able to guess what type of fish you’ve hooked just by its behavior.
If your fishing line is in a box without fish, you are likely to extract an element instead. In this case there will be reel mini game. Instead, you’ll simply collect a random item depending on the area you are fishing in.
Basic Fishing Rods can be found throughout the Underworld inside crates. Once you have made your first Tin Workbench, you can start make your own fishing rods.
Typically, you’ll only need one fishing rod, so use the highest version you own. Your equipped fishing rod provides a fixed bonus to your fishing skilland loses Durability with each cast.
In advanced regions, your explorer may notice that they need a better fishing rod to fish effectively. This means that your effective fishing skill is not high enough to catch anything in the current area. Return with a better fishing rod to have a chance of catching the fish in these spots.
Typically, fishing in a region requires a fishing rod from the ore found in that region. For example, to fish in the Forgotten Ruins where iron is abundant, you will need an iron fishing rod or better.
All fishing rods
|wooden fishing rod||N / A||38||50|
|pewter fishing rod||pewter workbench||74||75|
|iron fishing rod||iron workbench||
|Scarlet Fishing Rod||Scarlet workbench||169||125|
As with all skills, every five ranks in fishing unlocks a talent point. Fishing has some particularly useful talents available, so it’s worth leveling up for those powerful bonuses.
Most talents have prerequisites. To unlock a Talent, at least one of his prerequisite talents must be at maximum level (five).
Each talent provides an increasing bonus with each talent point (TP) allocated to it. The more TPs awarded, the higher the total bonus will be.
|Talent||Prerequisites||Bonus per TP|
|The angler’s advantage||
|Well formed goal||OR||
|Power of omega-3s!||OR||
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Each region has a unique group of fish and items available in its waters. Once the game decides if you’ve hooked a fish or an object, it randomly determines what exactly is on the line, using the rarities below. Getting rare catches takes dedication and patience, but knowing where to fish is a great start!
The Larval Hive’s acidic ponds cannot sustain life, so you cannot fish in this area.
The metro (departure region)
|orange cave guppy||
|blue cave guppy||
|Amber fish egg||
|Cave Guppy Necklace||
The clay caves
|yellow blister head||
|Green blister head||
The forgotten ruins
|Pink Palace Fish||
|Teal Palace Fish||
|bubble bead necklace||
|emerald feather fish||
|feather fish scales||
|black steel urchin||
Rotten fish will be inflict a large amount of damage over time to your explorer if eaten raw – a total of 440 over twenty seconds. Make sure you don’t accidentally eat this disgusting ichthyoid!
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