Ignis cooking’s skill is, undoubtedly, the most important personal skill during the journey. Every time Noctis and his party sleep either at a camp or a lodge, Ignis will cook for his friends providing temporary buffs almost for the entire next day. Buffs can be varied from status boost to abnormal status resistant.
A player is able to choose meals based on three factors, Ignis cooking’s skill, recipes, and ingredients. The cooking skill is leveled up through cooking. And Ignis is able to cook more difficult recipes once he has a higher skill.
Ignis learns a new recipe after he eats that dish in the diner or obtains new cooking ingredients whether from monster drops, fishing, or cooking ingredient deposits. And some recipes can be unlocked through leveling up his cooking skill as well.