I Love Pilgrim’s Bounty

No, really, I do!  It’s one of my favorite holiday events in all of World of Warcraft.  You know why?  It has nothing to do with Battleground or PvP, or achievements, or the awesome pet turkey, or hunting turkeys, or even because it’s my favorite out of game holiday.

No, I love Pilgrim’s Bounty because it’s the one time of the year when powerleveling your Cooking skill on any character is trivially easy, and you can do it at any level.  Last year I leveled nearly every single alt I had up to 350 Cooking during this week; it takes a fraction of the time and cost that it does normally, and you can start as early as level 1.

Last year I wrote up Cyn’s Guide to Powerleveling Pilgrim’s Bounty Cooking, and it looks like that guide still holds true.  My level 19 twink Cynderblock has a Cooking Skill of 420, and almost everyone else has Cooking 350 – all because of this holiday.

I have one or two alts I skipped last year, and a few new ones I’ve rolled in the previous 12 months, who I’ll be leveling this year.  If there are any changes I’ll update that guide.

Bon appetit!


Filed under Cyn's Guides To Almost Anything, Cynwise's Battlefield Manual

4 responses to “I Love Pilgrim’s Bounty

  1. YES! I agree. I power level as man alts as I can when this rolls around. So much easier than scrounging for recipes in the outlands, etc. Plus, you have to admit, the pilgrim hat is sorta cool too, hehe.

  2. Wow! I had no idea you could do this!! I have 450 cooking on my two main characters, but I have a couple others that I play often enough that could afford to have it as well (especially with the guild perks if you make enough feasts. Gotta get those new ones in Cata!). Thanks for that info and the guide on how to do it. I think I know what *I’ll* be spending some time doing today 😉

  3. It’s nice to have something to do while waiting for Cataclysm.. and it’s a gift when you have alts that still need to train cooking to a higher level 🙂

    to bad I got all the achiev on my most played chars… but it still offers some distraction from the boredom 🙂

  4. Argon

    I just leveled cooking on one of my characters using the holiday. The main difference with your guide seems to be that you can now train Grandmaster Cooking at the cooking trainers that are at the holiday site, so you don’t have to travel all the way to Northrend.