We have all done it, we start that +10, +15 or +18 only to discover that you started the run without any mana food. And it can be pretty embarrassing to need to use mana potions instead of intellect or damage pots because you ran out of food.
There is a secret trick you can use to create emergency mana food – or Sugar-Crusted Fish Feasts – on the fly in mythic plus, without having to be obvious that you are out of mana food.
First you need to level up BFA cooking to a minimum of level 85. This can easily be done using mostly vendor items – and don’t forget you can now get cooking levels in Darkmoon Faire now. You need to learn the recipe for Seasoned Loins, which is a health and mana food.
In you reagent bank, always keep at least a full stack of Stringy Loins and Foosaka.
Now, you need to have one of the pets that doubles as a cooking fire. This includes Lil’ Ragnaros (from the Blizzard Store) or Pierre (crafted by engineers). For convenience, set your chosen pet as a favorite so it always appears near the top of your pet list.
When you find yourself out of mana food, simply summon your cooking pet, then when you have a few seconds to spare, you can quickly cook up some food on the fly. You can also cook in combat, so you can cook when the group is stabilized and not needing healing.