The foraging skill is specific to certain classes and races, allowing them to rustle up food, drink and other odd items.

What are the best strategies to developing and using your foraging skill? Which classes and races should be concentrating on this skill? What items can you find through foraging? How can you best make this skill useful?

Post your strategies on how to best use and develop the foraging skill, and read, rate and comment on those posted by others.
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New Forage Skill Levels?
# Nov 26 2011 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
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After the VoA patch, I noticed that my skill was 252 in foraging and the max is 408 but both are in red. I was maxed at 250 before, but have been unable to get a skill-up after hours of hitting the button. I'm a ranger and a druid friend reported the same issue. Anyone have a clue?

Edited, Nov 26th 2011 8:01am by Remfren
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It's good to be an iksar.
# Sep 15 2010 at 11:14 AM Rating: Good
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* Forage: Iksar get Forage at fixed skill of 50 ( - Upgradable to 100 w/AA - ) . They are also able to forage the -special- items that druids/rangers can only forage at skills over 100. This is required for some Iksar quests.


I remember back in my younger days, killing guards in Misty Thicket and on my very first forage I got a sweetened mudroot.

I ooc'd "WTF IS THIS" and some ranger went bananas. "I've been here for hours!!!"

Don't forget the +10 percent to forage - Foraging Machete
Bonesmasher/95 Nec
Craseon/95 War
Hyrax/95 Enc

Foraging mods
# Feb 01 2008 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
I have a 57 druid that I use to forage many different tradeskill items with. I have Rk 3 in nature's bounty and decided to get this aa in hopes that it would increase the amount that I double forage. Whether it does or not is debatable, I have not seen a significant change, and I understand this most likely increases the chances of getting "rare" forages. I also have a foraging machette for the extra 10% skill mod. I have finally maxed my base foraging skill to 250, and when equipping the foraging machette, I expected to modify my skill another 25 points, unfortunately I only get 2 points. so at a base foraging skill of 200, I got a modified skill of 220, but at a base skill of 250 I only get a modified skill of 252. It's possible that there's a hard cap per lvl, I'll have to test this and post the results, but I'm guessing I won't be able to get the modified skill of 275 until lvl 80. Can anyone confirm this?

Tadinya Wolfebane
57 druid of Povar
Foraging AA
# Jan 12 2008 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
/rant on

My Iksar monk has a racial Foraging skill of 50 with 50 points in that skill. The Foraging AA text in game says that a point in that AA will increase the cap by 50 points for anyone who already has the Foraging skill and will add 50 points of skill. So, I spent 3 AA points on Foraging AA.

My Forage skill is still 50/50. I think I got hosed on the deal. I'm going to assume that since monks don't get Forage as a class skill, the 50 point racial inate skill can't be increased. If that is the case, then Sony needs to reword the description in the Foraging AA text to make that clear.

/rant off

This is currently being reviewed by the Game Play committee. I'll update this post when a resolution is reached.
Foraging AA
# Feb 25 2008 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
I just hit the same problem. Can I petition to get my AA points back or something? It's ridiculous that there's no warning that you're about to waste three points because it's worded poorly
Foraging AA
# Sep 13 2010 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
69 posts
As of 9/12/10 iksars buying this get a skill cap of 100. You still have to raise it normally from 50, but it does increase the cap now.
"Cheaters never win, winners never get caught."
Guide didn't know...
# Mar 06 2006 at 1:09 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, I've got a stupid question that's probably been answered (most likely with a 'no') before, but I just want to know... I have a foraging skill of 200, and the Nature's Bounty (forage two items) at level 3. Bored out of my mind one day, I did the Foraging Machette quest. What I want to know is: Will the extra 20 skill increase the chance of foraging a second item?
Vah Shir should be able to forage.
# Feb 07 2006 at 4:21 PM Rating: Excellent
It just occurred to me that while some races have the innate ability to forage, vah shir can't. Does this seem a bit skewed to anyone else? I mean, my cat will forage in my trash can for a piece of chicken the size of a dime hidden in a tea bag.

Seriously folks, whatup?
Vah Shir should be able to forage.
# Apr 18 2016 at 7:30 AM Rating: Decent
862 posts
omegasith wrote:
It just occurred to me that while some races have the innate ability to forage, vah shir can't. Does this seem a bit skewed to anyone else? I mean, my cat will forage in my trash can for a piece of chicken the size of a dime hidden in a tea bag.

Seriously folks, whatup?

I think it's because Vah Shir are supposed to be more sophisticated than a common alley cat and wouldn't be caught dead picking through garbage cans for food.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
Foraging on a Rogue?
# Dec 05 2005 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
My Rogue is level 47 and my skill is at 50 and not going anywhere. Is there some sort of level/skill cap I'm not aware of? My 52 Druid is beyond 100, but I'm not sure what's going on with the Rogue.

Taliyahna Stargazer
Nuking Mobs Throughout All Of Norrath
The Rathe
RE: Foraging on a Rogue?
# Jan 21 2006 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
Only Rangers, Druids, and Bards have the ability to go above 50 in foraging. Wood elves and Iksars have an innate ability to forage and get that ability at level 1 and it is capped at 50. It will never go above 50.
RE: Foraging on a Rogue?
# May 15 2006 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
bards dont go much higher... 55 is their cap
Can we improve the Forage skill?
# Jan 09 2005 at 4:49 AM Rating: Good
I would like to gripe about Forage. I have maxed my forage skill out yet I can not control my foraging. Why on earth would I even notice a root laying on the ground if I am looking for Water!!!??? Maybe a benefit of maxing out your forage skill should be that you can choose what youíre looking for in the zone and have a higher probability of finding it, more so then you would now with the random forage. I know what I am looking for. I know what it looks like. Why would I pick up something else??? This is not specific for Rangers but all foragers. A master foragerís skill is just not realistic. So maybe out of 10 forage attempts I would normally get 5 water, 3 roots and one specialty item. Well if forage were selective then out of 10 attempts I could get say 3 specialty items. I got fewer total items but more of what I was looking for in the first place. Thatís realistic!

# Jul 29 2004 at 11:22 AM Rating: Default
maybe I missed this amid all the uneeded chatter that fills some of these post, but if you can forage an item in a zone, is it foragable in any part of that zone, or is it loc specific?

Thank you

Standing outside your fire light.
RE: anywhere?
# Jul 29 2004 at 2:25 PM Rating: Decent
144 posts
Any part of the zone, as far as I know. Forages are zone-specific, not location-specific.
New Foraged Item ?
# Jun 11 2004 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
Ok I have a question. Has anyone ever seen the item " Sickly Maiden"s Hair" I just foraged it in Rathe Mountian. cant find any information on any site ??
Kippin my 47 Druid did it with 166 forage skill. Item is No Drop??

Blixton 61 Wiz
RE: New Foraged Item ?
# Feb 04 2005 at 5:29 AM Rating: Decent
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It's for the Druid 2.0 Epic. if you didnt destroy it keep it. It's extremly rare.
gargoyle granite
# Dec 17 2003 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
i forage gargoyle granite in the LDoN dungeons and sell them in the bazaar for 100-200 pp. usually get 2 or 3 per LDoN so its pretty profitable
Legal Macro
# Nov 25 2003 at 6:20 PM Rating: Excellent
Found a thread on the fishing boards at EQTraders that may be of interest here. It's regarding a new command, /autoinventory, use to create legal macros for foraging and fishing. Works great for fishing and think I'm gonna try it on an alt for foraging.

Here's the discussion:
Thumper V2
# Oct 29 2003 at 7:49 AM Rating: Default
Anyone got any idea how I can obtain a copy of Thumper V2? The web site has died.
RE: Thumper V2
# Feb 27 2004 at 8:57 PM Rating: Excellent
702 posts
I just visited the site so I know its working:
Different Zones
# Aug 20 2003 at 1:31 PM Rating: Good
I have found throuh every single outdoor zone I've gone through I can forage something unique. In GFay I foraged Morning Dew and Cinnoman Sticks, In the plains the Plains Pebbles, In Everfrost something like Iced Turnups(don't take me on this not sure), and even in Erudites Crossing I foraged something can't remember what. I have asked around and found out that these can sell from 5pp to 50pp each(50pp on rare occasion with Morning Dew really around 40) in bazarr now if I only had that expansion. Well anyway I think someone should make a guide to what you can forage in what zone also anyone else know what you can forage in what zone? Thanks
RE: Erud's Crossing forage
# Mar 09 2004 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
In Erud's Crossing, you foraged something that looks like a lacquer jar called Seahorse Roe. It's used to make Odus Fizzy Drink. If you're on Prexus, keep me in mind, please. I make this stuff all the time.
RE: Different Zones
# Aug 24 2003 at 3:33 AM Rating: Excellent

Take a trip over to and click on the 'Foraging' link - Alternatively, click the link below to take you straight there. Smiley: smile

Hope this helps anyway.

Edited, Tue Aug 26 14:24:57 2003
Grukkaa, 80 Druid

"It's only the giving that makes you what you are..."
skill level
# Jun 10 2003 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
how does one raise this particular skill level other than going to a guild and having it trained? i need to forage for morning dew and berries.
RE: skill level
# Jun 28 2003 at 2:59 AM Rating: Decent
195 posts
take a look at Toffilie's post below. it's a great idea. in no time, i maxed out my forage and sense heading. i placed them on a hot keys 9 & 10, then went to the Keyboard section in the Options Menu. Go to select "all" and scroll down to Hotbutton 9 & 10 and press your arrow keys as your Alternate. easy as pie! now have a blast and NEVER run out of food & water! Smiley: yippee
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# Apr 09 2003 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
I have Foraged minimapped to direction keys and have pretty muched maxed out for my level but I have one question...what are all of these feathes for? can someone Please ansewer the question?

Estro Runeweaver
28 Druid of Karana
Kane Bayle
RE: Feathers??
# Aug 19 2003 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
feathers are used in alchemy... give them to a shammy or sell them to merchants :)
Kromdul Carrots
# Mar 20 2003 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
I foraged about 8 of these and don't know what they are for. I have my baking, at 143, pottery at 122, and smithing at 68, all trying to get rid of the stuff i am foraging.
If anybody on that server need the ranger epic forage item i have it Rose of Firona

Stormhammer server
32 seasons
Easy Forage
# Jan 31 2003 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
What I did to get forage up was, using the new setup set it so that whenever I hit the right arrow button I would automatically attempt to use forage(Sence Heading was set to the left)

To do this go to Optionz> Keyboard then in the dragdown menue select "Macro". Set Hotkey 0 to left and Hotkey 9 to right. Then in all the hotkey windows you use put forge and sence heading into the 9 and 0 slots. You will be mast in both skills before you know it
Wet Clay
# Jan 12 2003 at 12:35 AM Rating: Default
Wood-Elves capped no more.
# Aug 05 2002 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
Yeah, I guess they removed the cap on racial abilities, because my Wood-Elf Ranger has foraging up to a skill of 100. Either Verant changed the racial caps or some of you are mistaken in your thoughts that these skills cap and need to work on your skills more.

RE: Wood-Elves capped no more.
# Aug 05 2002 at 1:13 PM Rating: Excellent
102 posts
Actually, the reason you can increase your foraging is because it is a class skill for Rangers. If the character were a Wood Elf Warrior the skill would be capped since Warriors do not learn to forage.
Iksar Foraging.
# Jun 02 2002 at 5:45 PM Rating: Excellent

I have but one quessstion for my Brothersss, Sssisters, and even you sssoft ssskins wandering my land. I have been able to forage for sssurvival sssince birth, as it is one of my natural abilitiesss. I have yet though, ssseen any indication of my ssskill getting any better. After 38 Cycles of Ssscale. It was passed to me that our skill, while natural, will not increase. If this is true, please passss thisss knowledge on to me if you could. This greatly concernsss me, as I intend to continue to forage in the ice land of Velious for rare items such as Yew Leaves and Drake Scales. These items require a high forage skill level and I would hate to waste my time foraging for something I may never find. So, if you have heard this rumor to be true, or have had success in foraging the above mentioned itemsss, please respond all, so I can plan my daysss.

Thank You,

We Are Fallen, To Arise Again.
We Are Iksar. We Will Rule Again

Ssrena Gader, Legionaire of Cabilis
Ssonia Gader, Scaled Mystic

Sacred Brotherhood of the Wolf
E'Ci, Stop on By!
RE: Iksar Foraging.
# Jan 11 2003 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
You can forage Yew Leaves in Wakening Lands.

Dikinee 52 Wood Elf Druid (200 Skill in Foraging) - Cazic Thule
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 22 2002 at 10:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Those extra ssss get realy annoying....
RE: Iksar Foraging.
# Jun 28 2002 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
I hear you are correct, the Iksar are born with the ability to forage some things, and cannot increase the skill beyond that, so you will need help from others.
Forage Fast
# May 23 2002 at 9:37 AM Rating: Default
I maxed my foraging skill out in one night by with MMOGer. I got so sick of practicing this skill. Go to and check it out. It is pretty cool and really helps keep skills maxed out without a lot of effort.
RE: Forage Fast
# Jun 01 2002 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
I need your help I got the MMOGer and I don't know what to put into the command text. What did you put in it?
Yew Leaves
# Mar 24 2002 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
I know Yew Leaves are a groud spawn in WL, but can they be foraged, I want to know if im gonna spend alot of time in WL once im about lvl 45 (which is down the road aways) Thanks
Vineclinger Berries
# Feb 15 2002 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
I just foraged these in butcherblock.. they're lore AND no drop, anyone have any idea what it's for?
RE: Vineclinger Berries
# Mar 01 2002 at 9:55 AM Rating: Excellent
190 posts
Not completely sure here but aren't those for that "Crest of the Woodnymphs" quest in Wakening Lands? May want to check that out cuz there is a ton of stuff that you have to forage for that quest.
RE: Vineclinger Berries
# Jul 25 2002 at 8:13 PM Rating: Excellent
303 posts
Yes, indeed they are part of the 'Friend of the Tunarian Cout' quest. Take a look under quest zone search under waking land.

Good luck on your travels,

Wyre Winitermute
The Tribunal
RE: Vineclinger Berries
# Nov 25 2003 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
Tunarian Coot???
Skyfire Mtn Crystals
# Jan 23 2002 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
Has anyone figured out what the crystals foraged in Skyfire Mountains (ice dragon crystal, earth dragon crystal, etc) are used for? I've been foraging these lore items and have no idea what they are good for.
RE: Skyfire Mtn Crystals
# Aug 01 2003 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
149 posts
The four crystals are foraged and are melded togther (no-fail smithing combine I think) to form a whole crystal - for a quest or a recipie, can't rember which.
Kyrros <Knights Of Insomnia>
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Human Veteran Ranger and Warder of Tunare for 70 seasons
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RE: Skyfire Mtn Crystals
# Mar 20 2002 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
I haven't seen any solutions yet, but there are trhe following clues:

Clicking on the Dragon Globes in Skyfire stops them from spinning.

There are "chests" that appear in the zone near the dragon statues. They will turn 90 degrees if you click on them.

Book of the Immortals (or some book that drops in SF) talks about "breathing life into their husks".

Oh well, its a puzzle. May just be a broken quest =).

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