World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Fishing Poles

Fishing poles in World of Warcraft should not be taken for granted. The weapons in this category are mainly used while fishing but they are quite strong. In fact, you can attain 225 fishing skill even if your character is still in level 10. Since fishing poles belong to the two-handed weapon item class, only one could be used at a time and you could never hold them with your off-hand. These weapons are quite slow as proven by 3.00 speed rating on all items belonging to the category.

There are a few things to remember if you decide to use fishing poles. First, these items can be used as a melee weapon. Second, your fishing skill automatically becomes your weapon skill. Third, using these weapons in your battles will not affect (increase or decrease) your fishing and combat skills. Lastly, fishing poles will not work with enchantments for weapons even if you keep on trying as they will only work with enchantments for fishing.
Here, we shall have a tour on the seven fishing pole items/weapons that you can use in World of Warcraft.
Fishing Pole
The Fishing Pole is a great, disposable pole that you can use in level 1 and when you have a fishing skill of 1. You can find this weapon on a quest, the Red Snapper – Very Tasty!, but you can also buy this in vendors.
Nat Pagle’s Extreme Angler FC-5000
The Nat Pagle’s Extreme Angle FC-5000 is one of the more popular fishing pole items in World of Warcraft. It requires the player to attain level 44 and have a fishing skill of 100. You can find one when in a quest. It binds immediately when picked up by the player’s avatar. When equipped with this, the character will experience an increase in their fishing skill by 25. Players using this fishing pole can inflict 93-140 damage and possibly 38.8 damage per second to their target. You should know that it is a great pole especially if you are a Horde.
Seth’s Graphite Fishing Pole
This fishing pole requires players to be in level 62 plus a 200 skill level. It binds immediately when picked up by the character/avatar. Like the Nat Pagle’s Extreme Angler, this fishing pole weapon can be found on a special quest. Seth’s Graphite Fishing Pole binds immediatey when picked up by players and increases their fishing skill by 20 and their stamina by 52. It can only do as much as 111-168 damage to your target but it inflicts 46.5 damage per second.
Arcanite Fishing Pole
The Arcanite Fishing Pole binds to the avatar after it is picked up and immediately increases the fishing skill by 35. It is a weak weapon considering it can only give damage from 42 to 63 or 17.5 damage per second. This is a prize for level 35 players with skill level beyond 300 when they win in the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza Competition. Many players say that this is the best pole in World of Warcraft.
Big Iron Fishing Pole
One of the weaker fishing poles in World of Warcraft, the Big Iron Fishin Pole is still a good weapon. It increases your fishing skill by 20 and can give opponents 19.0 damage per second or 45-69 damage in general. You can have this weapon when you have 100 fishing skill and you are in level 25. Just look for it in Shellfish Trap.
Blump Family Fishing Pole
This is probably the weakest fishing pole available as it can only do as much as 13-21 damage to enemies which is equivalent to 5.7 damage per second. It can also increase your fishing skill by 3. However, it only requires you to be in level 10 and have 7 fishing skill. Grab one Blump Family Fishing Pole when you into the “The Family and the Fishing Pole” quest. But you would not probably need it unless you go into small combats.
Strong Fishing Pole
The Strong Fishing Pole is used by most players for combat and not for anything else. You can buy this at limited quantities on some vendors if you are in level 5 and your fishing skill is 10. It inflicts 5.7 damage per second (13-21 damage overall) and increases your fishing skill by 5.
There are still 2 more fishing poles in World of Warcraft: the Darkwood Fishing Pole and the Mastercraft Kalu’ak Fishing Pole; but they are considered to be non-existent by most players. Why? Those two fishing poles are so rare that you might not be able to see one in your whole World of Warcraft journey.

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