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Brewing allows you to make mostly alcoholic drinks but there are also a few non-alcoholic drinks and items for other tradeskills. The majority of recepies require a container (either bottle, shotglass, cask) in addition to the crafting ingrediants, on a failure you will get back the container but lose all other ingredients. All combines are made in a brew barrel which can be found in most towns.
It is not a very profitable skill to have on its own but it is useful to assist in Tailoring as well as all Cultural Tradeskills. Brewing is also required for some quests most notably Coldain Ring Quests (triv 248), the Runed Coldain Prayer Shawl(triv 168), and also Rogue Redemption.
(Eggs that do not combine to make oils: wurm egg, giant hornet egg, griffon egg, basilik egg (looted version, not foraged), alligator eggs)
Velious Brewing ingredients are available off Blumblum Swigwater in Cobalt Scar.
Intelligence or Wisdom, whichever is higher governs your chance to gain skill increases.
The following is intended as a guide for those interested in advancing brewing skills with a minimum of foraged items and running around. Qeynos and Freeport are excellent cities to learn in. With decent Int or Wis one can advance in this skill relatively quickly, just DO NOT drink while brewing! Brewing is relatively easy skill to start don't train any points in this skill unless you just have some to spare.
Fast Track to skill 151, then 188
You can go from skill 2-151 doing Skull Ale, and is the fastest way to skill up. Then do Faydwer Shaker in East Freeport to hit 188 skill. In East Freeport, together the brewing supply vendors at the brew barrel and the female vendors in the building East of the brew barrel, carry all ingredients for to make the shaker.
At some point it becomes cheaper to level with Skull Ale (trivial 151) if you can get the skull from An undead cyclops as it is always returned on failure or success. Heads up (hahahaha), a Cyclops skull is what you need for Skull Ale and is not the same as Dareb's Skull. Both are dropped by An undead cyclops but the Cyclops skull drops maybe 1 in 10-15 kills of the undead cyclops. The undead cyclops has place holders as well so it may take a while to get a skull, but camping the skull seems less painful than going through the level up guide. Especially if increasing brewing on multiple characters for the prayer shawl quest.
Antonica Biased Brewers
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For Iksar Brewers Note: This section of the guide requires many foraged items and is not realistic for an iksar with 50 foraging to obtain in high numbers. Just focus on combines that you can buy from the vendor even if the trivial is high and you fail a lot you will still gain skill.
- For those of you who want a solid balance between time and money costs, follow the recommendations below.
- *Recommended: for non-iksars, it is better to skip Heady Kiola altogether. If you take a look at this table, you'll see that in order to make it successfully 95% of the time, you would need a brewing skill slightly higher than 75. In addition, while it is useful for tailoring, it is quite expensive to make in comparison to Mead and Short Ale, costing more than 4pp per stack of 20. At 36 brewing, you will be failing usually around half the time, which means for every stack of 20 you're just throwing 2pp away per stack. From 31 to 41 make Mead,
and then from 41 to 51 make Short Ale. If you need Heady Kiola, come back to it later around 80 brewing in order to minimize your losses.
Despite what the above edit mentions I utilized Heady Kiola's from 41-46 and after having an 80% success rate decided to use up the rest of my ingredients. Once I hit trivial I did not have a fail on the rest of the tries of my remaining ingredients, so I decided to continue going with the plan of going until I got a fail. I made 108 Heady Kiolas before I got a fail it is beyond a 1 in a quadrillion chance if the table is correct (literally, do the math), so I feel its safe to say this is incorrect
Note: You can easily acquire snakes scales and fish while leveling early on. If you work tailoring while you level, and fish during healing/medding time (yes, you can fish while medding), you can easily get to the point where your tailoring skill is just beginning to need the Heady Kiolas when you're at the skill level to start making them. Of course, if you save a stack of whatever you're brewing lately, you can keep your aclohol tolerance maxed as well. Cheers!
Final Note: Hero's brew trivial is 248 (when beginning to brew this at skill level 188, with 208 wisdom, I experienced 68 combines with no skill up. Bring your patience! - Wedar). (Adding confirmation: I also hit 188 Brewing before swapping to Hero's Brew and I hit at least 80 combined with over 200+ INT before getting a single skill up, then once the first one was achieved, I hit another 4 skills within about 20 combines).
Brewing in other Tradeskills
Brewing items for Cultural Blacksmithing and Tailoring can be made by any race.
Tempers are made by master brewers in a Brew Barrel for various cultural Smithing recipes.
|Blood Temper||1x Ogre Swill, 1x Elven Blood, 1x Human Blood, 1x Dwarven Blood||Ogre||135|
|Earthen Temper||1x Dwarven Ale, 1x Lava Rock, 2x Drop of Mercury||Dwarf||135|
|Frost Temper||1x Brandy, 2x Essence of Winter 1x Ice Goblin Blood||Barbarian||135|
|Moonlight Temper||1x Morning Dew, 1x Swirling Mist, 2x Essence of Moonlight||High Elf||135|
|Royal Temper||1x Rain Water, 1x Griffenne Blood, 2x Essence of Sunlight||Human (Qeynos)||135|
|Scale Temper||1x Flask of Bloodwater, 1x Sarnak Blood, 1x Froglok Blood, 1x Iksar Blood||Iksar||135|
|Sea Temper||1x Fish Wine, 2x Mug of Sea Foam, 1x Saltwater Seaweed||Human (Freeport)||135|
|Shadow Temper||1x Neriak Nectar, 1x Elven Blood, 2x Essence of Shadow||Dark Elf||135|
Known locations for temper materials:
- Essence of Shadow: shadowed men (any zone that has them)
- Essence of Winter: ice giants (Permafrost and Everfrost), tundra yeti (Dreadlands)
- Essence of Moonlight: vampire-types in the castle of Mistmoore, dread wolves in Kithicor Forest
- Essence of Sunlight: found on Sand Giants in South Ro, the Squire in Upper Guk, and chromadracs in Skyfire
- Drop of Mercury: drops off various elementals (Steamfont, Najena, the Hole, etc.)
- Lava Rock: fire elementals (Steamfont, Najena, etc.), Fire Giants (Solusek B), skyash drake in Skyfire
- Elven Blood: off a variety of elves. For the faction-conscious, I recommend the bandits in Greater Faydark
- Sarnak Blood: found on various sarnaks in Kunark
- Froglok Blood: found off frogloks in Upper Guk, some frogoloks in Kunark
- Iksar Blood: various iksar, with spellcasting ones seeming more likely to drop it (i.e., iksar necromancers in Sebilis jail)
- Human Blood: found on humans. For the faction conscious, try bandits, dervish cutthroats, raiders, etc.
- Dwarven Blood: if you guessed from dwarves, you'd be correct! For the faction conscious, try the dvarven bandits in Butcherblock
- Ice Goblin Blood: from various ice gobbies in Permafrost/Everfrost
- Rain Water: escaped Splitpaw gnolls in South Karana, gnolls in Lake Rathe
- Morning Dew: foraged in Greater and Lesser Faydark at any time of the day, also some ground spawns in LFay
- Swirling Mist: found off steam elementals in Steamfont, mist elementals in Najena, "Huge Water Elemental" in LGuk
- Mug of Sea Foam: found on seafury cyclops in OOT
- Saltwater Seaweed: fished in OOT - this is a NO DROP item, whomever is doing the brewing for this must do the fishing for it as well
- Ogre Swill: sold at some booze merchants in Oggok and Freeport, possibly other locations as well
- Neriak Nectar: sold at some booze merchants in Neriak, probably other locations as well
- Flask of Bloodwater: sold at many merchants in Cabilis
Tanning agents are used for cultural and Velious Tailoring.
Known locations for tanning materials:
- Yew Leaf - ground spawn in Wakening Lands
- Drake Egg - foraged in Skyshrine, also rare drop off named drakes in Skyshrine
- Misty Acorn - foraged and ground spawn in Misty Thicket
- Oak Bark - foraged in Kithicor Forest, Warslik's Woods, ground spawn in Butcherblock
|Snapper Oil||Dragon Bay Snapper, Flask of Water||Baking||150|
|Snake Egg Oil||Snake Egg, Flask of Water||Muskie Marinade||68|
|Fish Oil||Fish Eggs, Flask of Water||none known in p99||68|
The Benefits Brewing by Aesop
The one book on brewing is an excellent guide for learning the skill to near mastery levels. Unlike most skills, this one was one I didn't even bother to put one point into (not even to "prime" the skill!). The same it true for alcohol tolerance, but it would seem the this skill isn't as useful as I thought it might be for a magician-- a few drinks and I've got the intelligence of an ape (and a dumb one at that)! However, I recognize that there are a few very potent elixirs one can mix for warriors (who have little use for intelligence in the heat of battle!) who can benefit much from the bonuses alcohol can give to them at high tolerance levels!
There is at least one recipe I know of for a brew that cannot be found in any tavern in Norrath (to the best of my knowledge!), and I know more will be found eventually. To date, it is not a very profitable skill to have, as the common brews one begins with can be had for far cheaper than they cost to make. This may change at a future date, and perhaps the harder-to-find or otherwise unfindable brews will make it a more profitable undertaking.
Basic Brewing Materials by Niami
You're going to need to locate several things, before you try brewing. First, you need recipes. The book you can buy so far is the "Brewer's Limericks" book. The only location found so far for this is Kaladim. (There is a quest in Halas/Everfrost for more advanced brewing recipes.) Then, you need a brew barrel. These can be found in pretty much every town. They are that odd things that look like a barrel with a hose leading from it to a white trashcan. Then you need containers for the finished product. Casks, bottles and the like can usually be found in inns and taverns. But wait, there's more. That's right - other ingredients. Some recipes will need ingredients that you can purchase at a few select shops in Norrath. Other recipes will requires foraged goodies, or creature loot (rat ears, snake scales and other such yummy stuff).
Ok, you've located everything and are ready to try. Wade through those Brewer's Limericks, try to translate them into the ingredients needed, pop them into the brew barrel, and press combine. (You can also take the easy way out and visit the recipes section of this site for recipes if you don't want to chase books all over.) If you fail, you will get back the bottle/cask, but you will lose all the other ingredients.
- Unbrewable Drinks - If you've maxed out your brew skill but are still itching for more, check out this list for an extended set of drinks to hunt and quest for.
- Poker Paintings - A collection of the most prominent taverns of Norrath, defined by the unique wall decor that unite them.
- Taverns - An extensive list of most taverns and bars in Norrath
Alchemy • Baking • Blacksmithing • Brewing • Fletching • Jewelcrafting
Make Poison • Pottery • Spell Research • Tailoring • Tinkering