In Core Keeper, the art of fishing can be both intriguing and rewarding. Initiating this activity is as simple as giving a right-click while in the game. Of paramount importance is having a fishing pole equipped. With this tool in hand, players can charge up their fishing line by holding down the right-click and then releasing it to cast the line out into the water.
An orange exclamation mark popping up in a speech bubble is your signal to begin reeling in your catch. One of the exciting facets of Core Keeper is that you can fish virtually anywhere there’s a body of water in the game. An essential tip for aspiring anglers: look for water sections with bubbles. These bubbles aren’t just for show—they signify a school of fish, increasing your odds of a successful catch.
The Dynamics of Different Water Types
The game boasts five distinct water environments: standard water, the harsh acid/toxic pools, mysterious mold water, the vast ocean/sea, and the treacherous molten lava. Each of these water types hides its own set of unique fish species and potentially valuable items (or occasionally junk).
For example, fish residing in the dirt biome water have their own unique attributes that set them apart from those swimming in Azios’s wilderness waters. Seasoned players understand that each water type poses its own challenges, requiring different levels of fishing expertise.
Fishing Skills and Advancements
Your fishing prowess in Core Keeper is measured by your fishing score. This score not only dictates where you can fish but also aids in earning you coveted perk points. Let’s delve into some of the advanced fishing skills you can harness:
- Anglers advantage: This skill is a boon, making fish start 15% closer to being reeled in.
- Fisherman’s luck: Boost your chances by 20% to get that fish firmly on your hook.
- Improved bait: With this, the fish will bite 25% quicker, saving you precious time.
- Studied patterns: This interesting perk offers a 10% chance to dodge, keeping you on your toes.
- Steady feet: Say goodbye to the annoying slippery movement impact with a 50% reduction.
- Throwing expert: Expand your fishing horizon by increasing your rod’s throw range by up to 50%.
- Well-trained aim: Add a zing to your attacks with 30% of fishing power added as ranged damage.
- Power of Omega-3: After a meal of fish or a fish-based dish, expect a 15% damage increase against game bosses.
Experience and Leveling Up in Fishing in Core Keeper
Every fish you successfully reel in adds one XP to your fishing experience, irrespective of the fish type or its location. Even those pesky trash items give the same XP as fish, bypassing the mini-game. For those looking to speed up their leveling, the glowing bait is a game-changer, improving the chances to secure a non-fish item.
Some of the other instrumental gear for swift leveling include the goldfish ring, obtainable from the Forgotten ruins Stone biome, and the lucky ring, which you can get in exchange for ancient coins. The goal for many is to attain a 100 fishing score, and a savvy trick to accelerate this is constant casting and recasting.
For those tech-savvy players, modding offers an innovative solution—automated fishing. You can set your modded game to fish autonomously, be it overnight or during work hours. Some content creators have vouched that this method propelled them from a zero to a 100 fishing score in a mere 16 hours.
Fishing Rods in Core Keeper: Obtaining and Upgrading
Your first encounter with a fishing rod might be when you craft a character with the fisherman’s background perk. Yet, for those who missed out, the game world’s chests are a treasure trove. Early birds in the game can craft their own rudimentary fishing rod using just tin bars and wood.
The gameplay incorporates a mini-game, where players cast their hook into the water, patiently waiting for the bobber’s movement. But to truly excel and reel in those rare items, players must discern when the fish icon isn’t red during the mini-game. For those facing frequent line breaks, it’s a cue to upgrade to a higher-tier fishing rod, enhancing your fishing power.
The Fishing Mini-game and Rewards
The fishing mini-game is more than just casting and waiting. It demands a keen eye and quick reflexes. A successful fishing venture can shower players with varied rewards, from the mundane rusty spoon to exotic rings and other rarities.
The beauty of Core Keeper lies in the variability—the fishing location plays a pivotal role in determining the type of reward. For those aiming to master the game, understanding each fish’s distinct pattern can significantly improve their fishing efficacy. If you’re often left frustrated with a snapped line, perhaps it’s an indicator to upgrade to a higher-tier rod suitable for that particular biome.
Exploring Different Biomes and Their Unique Fish
The Core Keeper world is vast, featuring a plethora of biomes such as the dirt biome, underground realm, forgotten ruins, clay caves, Azios wilderness, and the eerie mold areas. Each biome offers a unique fishing experience and, consequently, distinct fish species. For the brave-hearted, moldy and infected water bodies pose a new challenge and opportunity.
Enhancing Fishing Capabilities
The game’s skill tree is your roadmap to refine and enhance your fishing skills. The “Angler’s Advantage” is a game-changer, allowing the fish to start 15% closer, while “Study Patterns” can bolster your dodge chance by up to 2%. For those who dislike waiting, certain skills can curtail the waiting time by making fish bite faster.
“Fisherman’s Luck,” for instance, amplifies your chances of getting a fish on the hook. Other skills like “Steady Feet” mitigate the slippery movement effects, whereas “Throwing Expert” and “Well-Trained Aim” respectively enhance the rod’s throw range and transfer some fishing power to range damage. Lastly, “Power of Omega 3” is a gem, amplifying damage against game bosses post-consumption of fish-based dishes.