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Balenos fishing rod +7 or steel rod?


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Hello guys!

I just couldn't find any specific data to my question. My question is:

Which fishing rod is better for short time afk fishing? The Balenos fishing rod or the steel fishing rod?

The problem is:

With the steel fishing rod I get +2 speed and +1 from costume. That makes +3. I can use a buff to get to +4 (the cheaper one) or the expensive one to hit +5.

With the Balenos rod, I get +1 from custome and +1 from buff to hit +2 or the expensive buff to hit +3.

Let's say I got a Balenos rod +7. It reduces the auto fishing time BUT I got +2 (max. +3) fishing speed. So my bite rate is lower than with the steel rod. I don't know the exact difference between +2 speed and +4 speed. I'm looking for the rod with the shorter time to get a fish: Bite time + autofish time.

Any expert who can help me please?

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Balenos all the way. But im no expert tho, havent tested the difference. 

You can easily test it if you time sessions and keep track of the Rod durability

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Depends on how long you fish and your inventory size.

If you deplete your steel rod afking and your inventory is not yet full => go Balenos. +7 will have around 90 durability as I recall and have reduced afk fishing time too. Also, you don't need to carry around steel rods since you can just repair it.

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Balenos rod increases with 5 durability per enchant on top of the decreased afk timer. So I'd go for a Balenos rod for my afk fishing. At +7 it'll have 18% saved afk fishing time + 85 durability. So for long term afk fishing, this would be more beneficial than the +2 in fishing speed. If you however just wanna afk fish for 1-2 hours, the steel rod could be useful (or if you think you'll get full inventory before you use up all the durability). Remember that the balenos rod can be repaired where-as Steel rods can not and therefore you'll have to buy a new steel rod everytime you use up one's durability. 

Tl;dr, Both can work fine, but I'd personally go Balenos rod unless it's ~1 hour afk fishing. 

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Also get some silver fishing clothes to +1 or at least +2 is "pretty" easy.  I have +3 and it gives me fishing +2.

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Use the steel rod until you can get an alchemy life stone that gives fishing speed rank (blue or better quality) and a +2 or higher silver costume.  You should be able to get +5 easily with that, then you should switch to balenos.

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join a skillguild with +3 fishing and use +2 fishing clothes.

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Use the steel rod until you can get an alchemy life stone that gives fishing speed rank (blue or better quality) and a +2 or higher silver costume.  You should be able to get +5 easily with that, then you should switch to balenos.

could u tell me what alchemy life stone gives fishing speed? can't find it.

 

Tyvm

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I personally find relic hauls are better with Balenos but if could be perception or rng :)

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could u tell me what alchemy life stone gives fishing speed? can't find it.

 

Tyvm

blue quality life alchemy stones of any shape grade (sturdy, polished, rough, etc.)

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Balenos rod and a brand and you can fish forever lol.

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Balenos rod and a brand and you can fish forever lol.

yes, this.

I only recently discovered the durability consumption decrease from branding, it's essential if you want to fish for relics or money

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I certainly agree with the branding.  I have 192 inventory slots and with my branded pole I can fill every slot and still have some durability remaining.  I also branded my float (maple float I think).  Just remember that they are bound to the character if you brand them.

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