Using crankbait properly can help you catch fish you normally wouldn’t with other lures and bait. It’s easy to see why knowing how to use them is key for catching different fish in Fishing Planet.
Preparing to Use Crankbait
First off, you’ll need to buy some crankbait from the shop. Crankbait can be found under the “Plugs” section of the “Lures” category in the shop. Do note that crankbait can be pretty expensive. They’re definitely worth the price of admission once you get used to them, however.
You’ll also want to have a fairly strong rod when using crankbait. This is because crankbaits will mostly attract bigger predatory fish, so you need a resilient rod. As for the reel, any reel that matches the rod line weight is fine.
How to Use Crankbait in Fishing Planet
Crankbait can be used much like any other type of lure or bait. Simply equip it to your current rod in the inventory when you assemble the rod. You will want to do a long cast when using crankbait. This will make it more likely to attract the predatory fish that generally prefer crankbait.
Once you’ve cast, you should start to slowly retrieve your line. There are multiple methods to this. You can either just slowly retrieve in a straight line, which isn’t exactly optimal but can be used to figure out good spots where fish are. Or you can slowly retrieve and stop every few seconds to let your lure float. This second method is recommended if you already have figured out a good combination of fishing spots and lures but can be slower if you haven’t. Ultimately, this is up to you and requires some experimentation.
It’s also worth noting that the game seems to change the effectiveness of your lures each real-time day. So, a type of crankbait that was extremely effective one day might be less effective the next one and vice-versa. It’s important to have a variety of bait and lures for when this happens. This is, again, another aspect that will require you to experiment.
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Genshin Impact: Sandglass Dendroculus Puzzle Guide
Get rewarded for clearing this new exploration-based mechanic.
Primal Sandglasses are a new mechanic for exploration that you’ll find in the Ruins of King Deshret. Flipping one will start a timed challenge where you’ll need to flip other Primal Sandglasses. Doing so within the time will grant you a reward.
In this guide we’ll teach you how to beat one of these challenges.
The Sandglass Location
To find the Primal Sandglass that rewards you with a Dendroculus and an Exquisite Chest you’ll want to go west of The Mausoleum of King Deshret.
Get to the red-circled area – there’s a Four-Leaf Sigil around to make the travel faster. You’ll end in an area with one of the squared-floor panels that you can activate by interacting with the book front of it. This will create an updraft that will get you to a Dendroculus waiting on top, plus a Forged Primal Light.
From that position you can look at the second area, the one we encircled in a blue circle in the first image. Take the Forged Primal Light to the panel there to create a Primal Sandglass.
The Sandglass Time Trial Challenge
Once you flip the Primal Sandglass you’ll have29 seconds to flip the other two. It may look simple, but there’s invisible walls that’ll make tricky getting to the others.
First you’ll want to do a straight-line run towards where the red arrow points: the part where you can see stone steps rather than sand.
From here turn to the right and keep going forward until you crash against the invisible wall. Then employ some wall-hugging: move while sticking close to the wall so that at the moment it stops being there, your character will get past it to the other side.
When you ‘see’ the door get past it and turn back in direction to the hourglass. This time the wall will be to the right-side of your character. Make your way to the Sandglass normally, and we’re on to the last one.
From that sandglass you’ll run straight to the second batch of stone-floor.
At that point, turn 90° degrees to the right until you see another invisible wall flare up blue. You’ll turn 90° degrees to your right again. Make sure to wall-hug a little so that you can see where the wall ends.
After you’ve cleared the wall do a full turn around, leaving it to left-side of your body and run in a straight line like you were trying to get the torch close to the last Sandglass. You’ll be clear off the wall in a matter of seconds and you can make a beeline for the last Sandglass. Flip it.
Now just walk forward in the direction of the Four-Leaf Sigil, but don’t use it. If you look down you’ll be able to see the Dendroculus and an Exquisite Chest to its right.