When eaten, food will temporarily modify a character's stats in some way. Choosing a food is an important part of any job, and depending on the needs of the character, many foods will work in a particular situation. Many players use food to make up for losses in their equipment, or so that they can increase one stat with equipment and another with their food (Devoting all of one's gear to accuracy and then eating a food that boosts strength and attack, for example).
Although there are some exceptions, generally speaking meat dishes will increase strength and attack, sweets will increase the mage stats (INT, MND, MP, and MP while healing), seafood will generally boost either tank stats (VIT, HP), or accuracy, ranged accuracy, and ranged attack. Juices will give a refresh effect, and milks will give a regen effect.
For a more comprehensive list of food items and the stats that go with them, see Food Effects.
|Meat Dishes||Mainly improve attributes such as STR, attack, and ranged attack||Grilled Hare, Roast Mutton|
|Sushi||Mainly improve DEX, Ranged Accuracy and accuracy||Tuna Sushi, Urchin Sushi|
|Fish dishes||Mainly improve DEX||Salmon Sub Sandwich, Roast Pipira|
(other than fish)
|Mainly improve defense||Steamed Crayfish, Tavnazian Salad|
|Pastas||Mainly raise Store TP and maximum HP||Carbonara, Pescatora, Arrabbiata|
|Cereals||Mainly raise maximum HP||Roasted Corn, Raisin Bread|
|Vegetable dishes||Mainly raise AGI and ranged accuracy||Vegetable Soup, Tomato Soup|
|Mushroom dishes||Mainly raise MND, maximum MP, and lower enmity||Roast Mushroom, Mushroom Soup|
|Pies||Mainly raise INT and maximum MP||Apple Pie, Melon Pie|
|Snack foods||Mainly raise amount of HP and MP healed when resting||Garlic Cracker, Bubble Chocolate|
(other than pies and snacks)
|Mainly raise maximum MP||Snoll Gelato, Icecap Rolanberry|
|Drinks||Mainly Refresh MP and Regen HP||Pineapple Juice, Orange au Lait|