Butchering is a gathering profession in WARHAMMER: Return of Reckoning. It is used to support the crafting profession of Alchemy in the creation of potions.
Learning the skill can be done at the capital city of your realm or at the Chapter 2 camps of the starting zones by talking to the trainer.
Apothecary materials can be otained from killing nonhumanoid creatures throughout the world, looting whatever items it drops in order to clear the corpse, and then butchering it by right-clicking on its corpse. The butcher's knife will always appear when you hover over a creature's corpse that is ready to be butchered.
Below is a condensed list of what sorts of material each creature type can be butchered for.
Go here for a complete list of ingredients and creature locations mapped so far.
|Main ingredient||Armor||Lizards, Scorpions & Wyverns|
|Main ingredient||Ballistic skill||Eagles, Griffons & Vulturs|
|Main ingredient||Corporeal Resistance||Cockatrices|
|Main ingredient||Elemental Resistance||Daemons|
|Main ingredient||Healing||Scorpions, Spiders & Wyverns|
|Main ingredient||Restoration||Most mammals, Eagles & Vultures|
|Main ingredient||Strength||Bears & Felines|
|Main ingredient||Thorny||Griffons & Daemonvines|
|Main ingredient||Toughness||Scorpions & Spiders|
|Main ingredient||Willpower||Felines & Wolves|
The level of ingredient is dependant on the level of the creature that is butcherd.
Below is a table showing this correspondence.
|1 → 4||1|
|5 → 9||25|
|10 → 14||50|
|15 → 19||75|
|20 → 24||100|
|25 → 29||125|
|30 → 34||150|
|35 → 39||175|
In the backpack there is a crafting storage designated for all crafting ingedients.
At the start, only one bag slot will be unlocked. More back spaces are unlocked for every 100 levels in each profession, in other words, once both professions are maxed, a total of 5 crafting bag spaces will be unlocked.
Once this space is filled, additional materials will go in the main backpack.
In order to level up the butchering skill, level approprite creature must be butchered. The easiest way to have consistant leveling in butchering, is killing creatures of your butchering level divided by 5. For example, if your butchering level is 75, killing and butchering creatures of level 15+ will help towards leveling the skill.