But fish or seeds in the fluid press.

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Example: 1 x Unappetizing Fish = 1 x oilYou will find the whole list here: https://conanexiles.gamepedia.com/Oil

I like to make oil by setting up a fishing hut. Fish you catch in traps = place them in a fluid press.Unappetizing Fish = 1 to 1 oilSavory Fish = 5 to 1 oilExotic Fish = 10 to 1 oil

Unappetizing Fish when cooked produce ichor instead of oil.

Grab a sickle, smack down a s**t load of bushes, gather bazillions of bugs and place them into multiple fish traps. You get unappetizing fish from that, which is mentioned before, the best for getting oil by pressing them down.

I personally find things out by pure accident or dumb luck. Another way to increase fish from nets is to put the grubs from you compost pile in the nets (though this may be shellfish nets).

I usually save unappetizing fish for Ichor (lots of this needed to build DLC bases

) and put some four or six Fluid presses nearby to convert two other types of fish into Oil. 5 medium or 10 “best” fish give 1 Oil.


Savory Fish = 5 to 1 oil

I’m not sure why, but for whatever reason I had convinced myself that savory fish didn’t create oil in the press. Maybe when I tried it I didn’t have a large enough stack size. I’ve put almost everything I could think of, even things that don’t make sense into every container and machine and press play to check the result. It’s how I discovered you could get blood from the press and bonemeal from the severed limbs. It’s how I discovered the recipe for star metal ingots. All this time I’ve been putting the savory fish into the compost because I thought it had no better uses.

If you don’t need the plant fiber and only want the bugs, you can use any other harvesting tool (pickaxe, yog cleaver, etc) to harvest the bushes. You will only get the insects. No plant fiber, no seeds.


I’m not sure why, but for whatever reason I had convinced myself that savory fish didn’t create oil in the press.

It’s kinda funny that I squeeze savory fish into oil, but cook unappetizing fish to be used as food for my Wheels of Fortune (because I need the ichor that comes as a by-product). Sometimes I squeeze unappetizing fish into oil too when I need lots of it, but no-one in my army eats savory fishes.

I cook the unappetizing fish for ichor then allow them to spoil and press the putrid flesh for more ichor.

small shrimps also give ichor when cooked in 1:1 ratio , so save ur blue fishes for oil and place shrimps in fire for ichor!!! i have a ton of fishtraps and presses (cause i am freaking lazy for this procedure ) so i either squeeze or cook… each gathering gives me more than 4k oil/ichor so, it is not an everyday task!


There’s an even better (and faster!) way of making oil, depending on where your main base is built. If you’re on the upper half of the map, where bark is scarce, by all means ignore this. But, if you’re more desert-friendly, you might want to consider this.

Since you can put a few fish traps inside a large well, you can just build a base near a dead tree “forest” and source all your ichor from there, so you don’t even have to move! Or you can set up a small fishing hut on the riverside and, instead of having a huge press complex, you just need a few presses to turn the savory and exotic fish into oil, and fires to cook the unappetizing fish (tip: savory and exotic shellfish cannot be pressed and will not yield ichor when cooked, so shellfish traps are not efficient) and then just bring the ichor to your base to turn it into oil as you need it (and, since ichor is arguably more precious than oil, it’s better to have a large stock of ichor and convert to oil than just sit on a lot of oil).

For better efficiency, get a witch doctor alchemist.It has a recipe that makes 5 oil from 1 bark and ichor.Bark is not too hard to get 1000 of, and fish cook into ichor way faster than press into oil.Plus now you can get 5 oil out of one blue fish, and also don’t have to decide press for oil or cook for ichor. Just make them all ichor, and craft into oil as needed.This is for the blue fish only. I put the medium and bigger fish in press just to get something out of them.

Plus the press only goes one speed, you can speed cooking up with named cook.

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Plus all the extra fish can be used on thrall wheels. so no waste, and more uses out of the one blue fish.