Note: This guide is a work in progress. We’ll update it when the game launches.
Fishing skill – NoctisFishing is Noctis’ favorite pastime. In order to do it, he needs to find a fishing spot and use proper equipment. As you get better at it, you’ll have to get a better rod, line, winding mechanism and various lures.
When you catch a fish, you’ll be rewarded with a handful of AP and the fish in question. The better you are at it, the bigger the rewards will be.
Survival skill – GladiolusNot much is known about Gladio’s profession at this point, but he seems to be in charge of picking stuff up. At lower levels, his skill allows him to automatically collect loot from the battlefield – useful things, like potions and gear. Some sources claim it will be advanced by exploration.
Cooking skill – IgnisCooking is probably the most important of the four skills. It allows Ignis to prepare food while camping. He’ll need fresh ingredientes – either salvaged by Gladiolus or caught by Noctis – to prepare healthy, invigorating meals. Each recipe allows you to make a different meal, and every one of them increases certain stats for a while.
For example, the Veggie Stew grants bonuses to health and attack. Leveling the skill will unlock more recipes.
Photography skill – PromptoFinally, there’s Prompto’s inclination for photography. It might seem useless (as much about him does), but it grants AP and provides an important service for the player, if not the characters. Prompto will shoot photos on his own while you play. Once you make camp, you’ll get the option to review his pics and choose the ones you like the most and save them. It’s like a smart auto-screenshot feature, which will let you immortalize your favorite moments from the game without any effort on your part.
Apart from that, you’ll get the chance to visit special photoshoot spots and pose for him. These are mostly set in breathtaking locales, like natural vistas and such.