Sims 3 How to make Ambrosia?

Cooking Ambrosia

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Life Fruit + Deathfish = Ambrosia. Easier said than done.

To create ambrosia you not only need a lot of cash on hand to purchase the recipe itself, but you’ll need to nearly maximize 3 other skill areas as well; cooking, gardening, and fishing.

  • I suggest having two or three sims combine efforts, otherwise it’s a huge task for a single sim. Not impossible mind you, but it would take significantly longer to achieve.
  • I also suggest doing all three simultaneously. Improve all of them gradually and try to get to the “Goal State” I have listed at approximately the same time.

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Improving Skills

Cooking:

Keep improving your cooking skill and saving money from your job, this is not a difficult process, but it does take time. See my cooking guide for more info.

Goal State: Saved enough money to purchase ambrosia recipe, cooking skill level 10

Gardening:

skill will have to be at least level 7, at which point you can plant “special” seeds. You’ll need to plant a lot. Why? because the special seeds are unknown” and can be one of the following: death flower bush, life plant, money tree, and flame bush. So you only have a 25% chance of getting a life fruit, and the seeds have to be searched for throughout the world. They also require a lot of fertilizing to get going, so it’s a long process. In addition to being difficult to find without The Collector, phew. Please see my guide on gardening for more info.

Goal State: Gardening Skill at least 7, Life Fruit acquired and planted.

Fishing:

You’ll need to be at level 7-8 fishing. I recommend just hanging out wherever there is a deathfish (check by cemeteries 12am – 5am only) and fish until you catch one. The bait for the deathfish is the angelsfish, and the quality doesn’t matter. See my fishing guide for more info.

Goal State: Fishing Skill at least Level 8, able to catch 1 deathfish.

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Cooking the ambrosia :P

Have deathfish + life fruit in your inventory, go to the stove and click “more” if ambrosia isnt’ showing. Then you select it, bake it, and enjoy immortality!

Sorry it’s not an actual “step by step” guide, but as I wrote before, you are going to have to do all three at the same time, and there is no straightforward way to go about doing it.

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What does Ambrosia do?

  • Never goes bad, ever
  • Will reset your sims timeline back to zero days to next age (cannot reverse age)
  • Can bring a >restored< ghost back to life
  • gives a huge bonus to your sims moodlet +75 for a week!

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For more info read “cooking guide” if you haven’t already

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Sims 3 fishing skills

Firstly I will start this guide off with all things fishing, because fishing IS fun! I was pleasantly surprised by all the various things you can do in the SIMS 3, and fishing is definitely a productive and useful trait for your sims.

Choosing Traits

First things first. You will want to choose the Angler trait when creating or growing your sim. The benefits are as follows:

  • catch fish faster
  • have fun while fishing
  • your sim will want to go on fishing trips
  • sim can fish even when stressed

Improving Fishing Skill

Firstly you can improve fishing skill by fishing, but I suggest buying every fishing book at the book store. These are awesome because they tell you what “perfect bait” to use while fishing! Once your fishing skill has improved the more you fish, the bigger and better each fish you catch will be. For example when you first start fishing, you will be lucky to catch anything. Then as you improve it will go from good to great to exellent, and eventually you will reach perfect fish.

note: I had my sim through 2 careers already before I started fishing and was still able to max fishing skill just by reading and fishing. It didn’t take very long, if I had been able to obtain the Angler trait, it would have been much easier. Just wanted to let you know it is possible to fish without it.*

Basics

  1. use overhead map and look for the fishing hook, click to visit that area.
  2. look for groups of fish in the water, these are the best spots
  3. click on the group of fish and select “inspect water”
  4. fish in spots that are “Active”, fish will flop in the water. “Decent” areas will get much less bites.
  5. Each skill level you go up, you’ll be able to catch additional fish.
  6. The ability to use bait will catch mostly a specific fish. see “perfect bait list” below.


Challenges

  • Amateur Ichthyologist - Catch every type of fish - roll over fish in your journal to see if you have caught them.

Reward: Catch bigger fish

  • catching bigger fish fulfills more of your lifetime happiness goals
  • larger fish also can be sold for more money or mounted in your house
  • Commercial Fisherman - Catch 350 total fish

Reward: Catch fish faster


PERFECT BAIT LIST (All fish listed from highest level to lowest)

skill level: goal fish -> bait -> bait

  1. Level 10. Deathfish -> Angelfish -> Alley Catfish -> Cheese
  2. Level 9. Lobster -> Tuna -> Onion
  3. Level 9. Robotfish -> Piranha -> Minnow -> Apple
  4. Level 8. Vampirefish -> Garlic
  5. Level 8. Angelfish -> Alley Catfish -> Cheese
  6. Level 7. Swordfish -> Anchovy -> Tomato
  7. Level 7. Shark -> Red Herring -> Sausage Links
  8. Level 6. Black Goldfish -> Goldfish -> Lettuce
  9. Level 6. Salmon -> Lime
  10. Level 5. Blowfish -> Potato
  11. Level 5. Tragic Clownfish -> Watermelon
  12. Level 4. Piranha -> Minnow -> Apple
  13. Level 4. Siamese Catfish -> Bell Pepper
  14. Level 3. Tuna -> Onion
  15. Level 3. Red Herring -> Sausage Links
  16. Level 2. Jellyfish -> Grape
  17. Level 2. Rainbow Trout -> Egg
  18. Level 1. Alley Catfish -> Cheese
  19. Level 1. Goldfish ->Lettuce
  20. Level 0. Anchovy -> Tomato
  21. Level 0. Minnow -> Apple


Useful Traits

Loves Outdoors

  • better mood when outdoors
  • can fish and garden better than other sims

Other (possibly useful)

    • Loner (not around people when fishing) – negative for when around people
    • Greenthumb (can use fish as fertilizer, also helps grow better food for cooking)
    • Cooking (can cook what you catch)
    • Bookworm (read fishing books faster) not a priority, but can be used for other skills as well


Useful Lifetime Purchases

  • Collector (40,000)- easily find the best fishing spots in map view
  • Vacationer (15,000)- take a day off from work, no one will notice
  • Dirt Defiant (15,000)- hygiene decreases slower
  • Steel Bladder/Hardly Hungry/Etc. (see my defaults)


Other Tips I’ve found

  • Stock Pond - put fish you have caught into a pond you build.

Basically stock pond allows you to have all the best fish nearby. You can stock a pond with every fish you catch, but you MUST have 10 of each kind of fish or you will not be able to stock it. I have also heard you can add fish to a fishbowl, but I have been to busy to try it :)

  • when stocking the pond, fish are stocked from lowest quality – it has no effect when you catch them from the pond. Stocking only 10 of a fish seems to have minimal effects (…still testing…) update: through my tests I’ve found that a stocked pond doesn’t become “active” it will only be “a decent place to fish” so use at your discretion - stocking more than 10 and multiple varieites has no effect.
stocking different varieties doesnt lead to an active pond unfortunately

stocking different varieties doesn't lead to an active pond unfortunately

  • Deathfish

Secondly the hardest fish to catch is the deathfish, which is an ingredient in ambrosia - the highest level recipe available. The reason it is hard to catch is because it can only be found in one area in the town, and it also only comes out in the morning hours between 12 and 5 am. I have tested this many times and it’s impossible to catch it at an any other hours. I am not sure about midnight, but I know for a fact you will stop catching them at 5 am everytime. Hint: deathfish like to be near graveyards.

  • Fishing Locations

Deathfish can always be found near graveyards, even in Riverview. The same goes for Robot Fish, they are always found near the science building in both towns. The other good spots are blatantly laid out in the overhead map view with a big hook :)


  • Job Situation

While a fisherman’s job is full time fun, you may find some rewards in the science field. The problem with the Science industry is that your performance is based on about 3 different skills comprised of gardening, handiness, and fishing. While fishing will be the easiest to maximize, it is also time consuming to juggle those three characteristics on a highly skilled level. So while it may be a good fit, you may want to max out a few other categories, then use Lifetime Purchase of Mid-Life Crisis to change your traits to something else (for example, handy to loves outdoors, or bookworm to loves outdoors)

Honestly when it comes down to it, you can make plenty of money just fishing and gardening, you would actually make LESS money by working. But the real benefit of having a job is earning the lifetime rewards.

with all the fish youll be raking in, theres really no need for a job
with all the fish you’ll be raking in, there’s really no need for a job


If you would like to append this with any information you have acquired or find any incorrect info, just leave a remark in the comments and I will add it to the post, giving you credit for the info.

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