Snails in New World are pretty useful. Read on as we guide you on where to catch a snail for the Baited Quest in New World, or for your own crafting needs. Snails are pretty easy to reel in with your fishing pole. You don’t seem to need any particular bait, or really to fish in any particular spot. There are some regions that seem to be better than others, and this guide will cover that.
Unlike the Clams that are the other part of this quest, you can only get snails in fresh water. Snails in New World can be caught in freshwater at any fishing spot, usually with no bait. You can increase your chances of catching a clam by using Nightcrawler Bait, but only do that if you’re getting unlucky with spawns. They can be found in a few different areas. The common places to find them are as follows:
- Brightwood – The lake to the east of Fort Brightwood has a 1-star fishing spot on it. Stick to the western shore to find it. There’s another good spot by Lush Hideaway on the eastern border of the zone. It’s right by the river that runs north-south.
- Everfall – The small lake just to the northeast of the Fort in this region also has a one-star spot on it.
- Mourningdale – Run along the northern path from the main town, there is a fishing spot north of Haedus.
Aside from the quest, you can also get Snail bait from these catches for various recipes. You can even get the very rare Tier 3 Snail Slime from them. This is a magical reagent ingredient, so it can be used in any recipe that calls for that.
If you don’t want to waste all that time gathering. But if you’re trying to speed things up, we have a few ways to help. If you want a fast way to find any resource, use the New World map that the community has put together. If you’re hunting for Motes, we have a guide on that too. There’s also a guide for finding WyrdWood if you’re having trouble there. If you’re having trouble carrying all this, try expanding your inventory space. You might want to hunt down other food items like fish filets, they’re super useful. If you need some healing help, you might want to find some Weak Healing Potions, or maybe something better.
There’s a bunch more stuff to learn about the basics of this MMO. You might also want to learn how to respec your build. There are also tons of materials you can gather and craft. There’s a lot of basic stuff like Rawhide and various basic ingredients that you need a lot of. Rarer materials like Steel and Starmetal are useful as well.