Big Game Hunting

From Salem Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Big Game Hunting icon.png Big Game Hunting
"Allows you to attack larger creatures, and to carry animal carcasses faster"
Skill(s) required:
Proficiencies required:
750 Cloak & Dagger icon.png Cloak & Dagger
1600 Flora & Fauna icon.png Flora & Fauna
3750 Hunting & Hideworking icon.png Hunting & Hideworking
Skills Unlocked:
Crafts Unlocked:
Builds Unlocked:
Others Unlocked:

In-Game Text

"For my part (being one) I must needes say my minde, That Hunting was ordeyned first, for Men of Noble kinde, And unto them therefore, I recommend the same, As exercise that best becommes, their worthy noble name."

- George Tubervile, The Noble Arte of Venerie or Hunting

The forests and backwoods of the New World teem with an unimaginable abundance of wildlife. Big Game Hunting allows you to attack larger creatures, and to carry animal carcasses faster.


Big Game Hunting icon.png Big Game Hunting is a Hunting Skill which allow pilgrims attack and harvest Big Game. To Butcher a dead Big Game animal, right-click on its corpse and select "Butcher".

Big Game include:

Knives and Butchering

Having a Knife equipped when Butchering or Skinning creatures will speed up the process, transfer Purity, and prevent the Insanity gained when Butchering by hand. When you finish Butchering any Creature it will leave a temporary Blood Splatter icon.png Blood Splatter behind.

Method Speed Gain Insanity? Notes
By Hand Slow Yes
Butcher Knife icon.png Butcher Knife Moderate No
Knife of Coyote icon.png Knife of Coyote Fast No
Hunting Knife icon.png Hunting Knife Fastest No Store bought.

Meat and Knife Purity

A Knife will take on the Purity of the Bar of Pig Iron icon.png Bar of Pig Iron used to make its Knife Blade icon.png Knife Blade. The Purity of your Knife will transfer directly onto the Meat you receive when Butchering a Creature while your Knife is equipped.

Hunting Skills

Skill Benefit
Bug Hunting icon.png Bug Hunting Attack and Butcher Bugs.
Small Game Hunting icon.png Small Game Hunting Attack and Butcher Small Game.
Big Game Hunting icon.png Big Game Hunting Attack and Butcher Big Game.
Monster Hunting icon.png Monster Hunting Attack and Butcher Monsters.

NOTE: Creatures can still attack you and you CAN defend yourself and kill them, but without the proper Skills you cannot initiate the attack nor Butcher the defeated Creature.