August 9, 2023 (Wed) Update Details

Updates Aug 9, 2023, 10:00 (UTC+8)

 

Hello, Adventurers.

 

Here are the updates made to Black Desert on August 9, 2023.

(Patch size: approx. 1.23 GB)
- Please note that the update for Steam may be larger than the size listed above.

 

※ Please read below for details.

 


Event

  • Event 1. Double Loot from Vell and Garmoth!
    • Event Period : Aug 9 (Wed) after maintenance - Aug 23 (Wed) before maintenance
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  • Event 2. No One Will Ever Find This!
    • Event Period : Aug 9, 2023 (Wed) After maintenance - Aug 23, 2023 (Wed) Before maintenance
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  • Event 3. Turt Die? Or Myop Die?
    • Event Period : Aug 3, 2023 (Thu) 00:00 - Aug 22, 2023 (Tue) 23:59
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  • Event 4. So Hot, it Burns!
    • Event Period : Aug 9, 2023 (Wed) after maintenance - Aug 30, 2023 (Wed) before maintenance
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  • Event 5. Let’s Guild Down to Business!
    • Event Period : Aug 9, 2023 (Wed) after maintenance - Aug 23, 2023 (Wed) before maintenance
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  • Event 6. What Login Rewards Do We Have for August?
    • Event Period : Aug 10, 2023 (Thu) 00:00 – Sept 13, 2023 (Wed) 23:59
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  • Event 7. [Safeguard Your Crystals] Event Extended!
    • Event Period : Aug 9, 2023 (Wed) after maintenance - Aug 16, 2023 (Wed) before maintenance
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NEW & IMPROVEMENTS

CLASS CHANGES

CLASS CHANGES
Today's patch brings about adjustments to certain skills and Skill Add-ons that affect the resource consumption of targets. Such effects were originally introduced as a special option to inconvenience your opponents momentarily, but since the effects were set to a fixed number rather than a fixed rate, classes with smaller resource pools were at a greater disadvantage, and higher resource reduction effects could end up disrupting the action-packed flow of battle. Thus, we decided to adjust the resource reduction effects of the skills and Skill Add-ons of certain classes whose class identity was not built upon such effects. We will continue to keep a close eye on these effects in order to foster a more thrilling gameplay experience.

Common
  • Changed the "target's MP/SP/WP reduction on hit" Skill Add-on effects per tier as follows.
    • Target's MP/SP/WP -5/-10/-15 → -1/-2/-10
 
  • Changed the MP/WP/SP reduction on hit effects as follows.
Class & Skills Changes
[Ranger]
Flow: Rushing Wind
- Removed target's MP/WP/SP reduction on hit effect.
[Musa]
Blooming: Phantom, Absolute: Blooming, Prime: Blooming
- Changed target's MP/WP/SP reduction on hit effect: -50 → -10.
[Maehwa]
Blooming: Phantom, Absolute: Blooming,
Prime: Blooming (I to III), Red: Blooming (I to III)
- Changed target's MP/WP/SP reduction on hit effect: -50 → -10.

 

WARRIOR
For the Succession Warrior, we improved on not only the existing Prime: Solar Flare - Take Down combo but made Prime: Evasion combo more smoothly into Counter, thus allowing for even greater debuff-inducing combos. In addition, we improved on the Guard skill, which once had Warriors block consecutively for quite some time in order to stack the All DP increase effect, to now stack its buff at faster speeds, which we hope will encourage more Warriors to remain sturdy bulwarks in the front lines.

Main Weapon, Succession
Prime: Evasion
  • Added the following commands:
    • SHIFT + ← (A)
    • SHIFT + → (D)
  • Improved to combo smoothly into the following skills:
    • Counter, Severing Thrust, Spinning Slash, Deep Thrust
 
Succession: Guard
  • Changed the All DP increase effect on blocks as follows.
Before After
All DP +5 on blocks (max 10 times) All DP +10 on blocks (max 5 times)
 
Chopping Kick
  • Improved to combo smoothly from Prime: Solar Flare and Prime: Heavy Strike.
 
Scars of Dusk
  • Improved to combo smoothly from Prime: Solar Flare.
 
Shield Strike
  • Can now be added to a Quick Slot.
 
Prime: Earth Tremor
  • Improved to now perform the skill's standing attack when pressing SHIFT + F during cooldown.
 
Succession: War Cry, Prime: Scars of Dusk
  • Moved Succession: War Cry's All AP increase effect to Prime: Scars of Dusk. Removed Succession: War Cry.
    • Removed All DP +10 for 20 sec but added All AP +10 for 10 sec during Prime: Scars of Dusk.
 
Prime: Scars of Dusk
  • Fixed the issue where Succession: Guard's All DP increase effect wouldn't stack during the skill.

 

SORCERESS
For Awakening Sorceress, we made adjustments to skills that dealt significantly less damage in PvE versus the amount of time it took to cast said skills in hopes to encourage their use as opposed to the more popular Violation or Swirling Damage. Cartian's Nightmare was also dealing damage differently based on the location of the target, so we made the skill now deal the same damage regardless of the attack area. We also improved the skill's cast time to make it easier to utilize in PvE combos, which we hope will empower Sorceress Adventurers to dish out even greater amounts of damage.

Main Weapon
Darkness Released
  • Changed the Down Smash debuff to only be applied during the skill's backstep attack.
 
Shards of Darkness (I to IV)
  • Changed the amount of MP recovered per consumed shard.
    • MP recovered per Shard of Darkness: +60 → +150

Awakening
Grim Reaper's Judgment (I to IV)
  • Changed the skill damage as follows.
Before After
Normal attack damage 1512/1583/1654/1726% x5
Charged attack damage 1709/1789/1869/1950% x7
Damage -49.3% in PvP only
Normal attack damage 1512/1662/1737/1985% x5
Charged attack damage 1709/1968/2243/2502% x7
Damage -60.4% in PvP only
 
Cartian's Nightmare (I to IV)
  • Changed so holding the E key after activating the skill will perform up to the extra attack.
  • Changed so pressing the S key after activating the skill will cancel the skill.
  • Increased the distance traveled by pressing ← / → + RMB during the skill upon consuming Shards of Darkness.
  • Changed the cooldown: 60/55/50/25 sec → 32/28/24/18 sec
  • Fixed the issue where the skill's actual attack area did not match the skill description (targets hit varied depending on their location).
  • Increased the casting speed.
  • Changed the skill damage as follows.
Before After
Attack damage 1166/1210/1252/1294% x24
Critical Hit Rate +40% (PvE only)
Damage -20% in PvP only
Attack damage 1166/1271/1377/1423% x24
Critical Hit Rate +100% (PvE only)
Damage -60% in PvP only
 
Flow: Requiem
  • Changed the Critical Hit Rate increase effect to now be applied at the end of the skill.
 
Violation
  • Changed commands to ↑ + RMB instead of LMB + RMB to consume Shards of Darkness and perform the skill forward an extra time.
 
Dead Hunt (I to IV)
  • Changed the skill damage as follows.
Before After
Attacks 1 and 2 damage 1054/1157/1258/1361% x3
Spin attack 3 damage 697/764/832/898% x3
Chop attack 3 damage 1054/1157/1258/1361% x2
Attack 4 damage 1054/1157/1258/1361% x3
Damage -25% in PvP only
Attacks 1 and 2 damage 1054/1157/1321/1511% x3
Spin attack 3 damage 836/917/998/1078% x3
Chop attack 3 damage 1054/1157/1321/1511% x2
Attack 4 damage 1054/1157/1321/1511% x3
Damage -32.4% in PvP only
 
MAEHWA
For Succession Maehwa, we aimed to further build upon her "hit-and-run" gameplay style, which was why in a previous patch we had added an extra Guard gauge damage effect and increased the damage dealt by her skills with high accuracy (such as Red: Blooming) to really make her play with a "one shot, one kill" vibe. However, we felt that certain skills' damage figures were tweaked a bit too high, so we decided to take another look at the damage dealt by Red: Blooming and Prime: Charged Stub Arrow. While we made further tweaks to what were significantly high levels of damage, we made sure to keep Maehwa's momentarily dangerous edge on the battlefield intact with our changes.

Succession
Red: Blooming
  • Changed the damage reduced in PvP.
    • -49% → -58.5%
 
Prime: Charged Stub Arrow
  • Changed the damage reduced in PvP.
    • -50% → -63%

 

KUNOICHI
Awakening
Black Spirit: Lunar Dash
  • Fixed the issue where the skill description displayed the All Evasion Rate increase effect incorrectly as All AP increase.
 
STRIKER, MYSTIC
Common
Flash Step, Silent Step, Double Flash
  • Fixed the issue where the Invincibility buff for PvE was lasting 1 sec shorter than intended.
 
STRIKER
We made improvements to Striker's Somersault and Triple Flying Kick skills by allowing for the potential of combos that apply All Evasion Rate reduction along with the Floating debuff. So now, especially for Succession, Strikers can open with the Prime: Wolf's Hunger - Somersault + Triple Flying Kick combo, or apply a second debuff after other skills by comboing into Somersault + Triple Flying Kick.

Main Weapon, Succession
Flash Step
  • Improved to combo smoothly into Roaring Tiger and Heart and Soul.
  • Improved so ↑ + F command combos into Stalking Wolf's attack 2.
 
Prime: Wolf's Fang
  • Changed the attack range to match that of Wolf's Explosive Fangs.
 
Mass Destruction
  • Improved so pressing the key command in the opposite direction after initially performing the skill's movement will perform the skill's movement in the opposite direction.
    • Before: → (D) + RMB after ← (A) + RMB would perform the initial skill's movement to the left, then its attack
    • After: → (D) + RMB after ← (A) + RMB performs the skill's movement to the left, then performs the skill's movement again to the right
 
Prime: Wolf's Hunger
  • Changed so the F key combos into the skill's attacks 2 and 3.
 
Somersault, Triple Flying Kick
  • Changed the skill motions and effects.
    • Changed Somersault to now consume WP instead of Stamina.
    • Changed Somersault to consume Stamina in addition to WP but also gain an extra attack and apply the Super Armor buff after learning Triple Flying Kick.
    • Changed Triple Flying Kick's All Evasion Rate reduction for 10 sec on hits from -12% to -9%, and now applies from attack 1 (previously Somersault's attack).
    • Changed the Discharge Energy effect previously activated by Prime: Somersault to now activate with Succession: Triple Flying Kick's attack 2.
 
Succession: Triple Flying Kick Prime: Somersault
 
Taebaek Kick
  • Fixed the issue where your movements would momentarily lag on hits.
  • Improved so the ↓ + C command will now smoothly combo into Prime: Skull Crusher.
  • Improved to combo smoothly into Prime: Rampaging Predator.
  • Improved to combo into Combo: Whirlwind's attack 2.
 
Combo: Whirlwind
  • Changed the Floating debuff to be applied for the last kick attack on attack 2 hits.
  • Improved to combo smoothly from attack 2 into Somersault.
  • Removed the motion for attack 3 and changed the description accordingly.
  • Improved to combo smoothly into Heart and Seoul and Somersault.
 
Heart and Soul
  • Changed attack damage while charging into attack damage once charged.
 
LAHN
Previously, Succession Lahn required some preparation with the Stately Dignity - Pendulum Cleaver - Dismemberment combo before engaging in PvE. Thus, we decided to make it so that simply using Stately Dignity alone will grant the Attack Speed buff (thus removing the buff from being applied by Pendulum Cleaver). Hence, Lahns will now only have to use Stately Dignity - Dismemberment to obtain both Attack and Movement Speed buffs. We also buffed the damage of certain skills with long cast times to bolster her PvE capabilities.

Main Weapon, Succession
Stately Dignity
  • Changed the Movement Speed increase for 15 sec during the skill: +3% → +5%.
    • Changed the applied Movement Speed buff to no longer stack.
  • Changed the Attack Speed increase for 15 sec during the skill: +3% → +5/10/18%.
    • Changed the applied Attack Speed buff to no longer stack.
    • Removed Attack Speed increase buffs from Pendulum Cleaver and Prime: Pendulum Cleaver.
 
Prime: Crescent Charm
  • Changed the Attack Speed increase during the skill: +20% → +25%.
 
Absolute: Salp'uri Purge, Prime: Salp'uri Purge
  • Changed the All DP reduction on hit debuffs.
    • All DP reduction for 10 sec on hits: -15 → -20
 
Prime: Bleeding Hearts
  • Changed to combo into Fatal Attraction's attack 2.
  • Changed the command from ↓ + C to C.
 
  • Changed the following skills' damage.
Skill Before After
Prime: Pendulum Kick (I to IV) Attack 1 damage 722/912/1084/1267% x3
Attack 2 damage 722/912/1084/1267% x4
Attack 3 damage 722/912/1084/1267% x6
Damage -27.9% in PvP only
Attack 1 damage 809/1021/1214/1419% x3
Attack 2 damage 809/1021/1214/1419% x4
Attack 3 damage 809/1021/1214/1419% x6
Damage -35.6% in PvP only
Prime: Blade Dance Standing slash attack damage 1273% x4, max 3 hits
Attacks 2 and 3 damage 1273% x7
Damage -48.5% in PvP only
Standing slash attack damage 1477% x4, max 3 hits
Attacks 2 and 3 damage 1477% x7
Damage -55.6% in PvP only
Prime: Cymbidium (I to IV) Throw attack damage 732/835/1022/1122% x5
Pull attack damage 732/835/1022/1122% x5, max 2 hits
Damage -48.5% in PvP only
Throw attack damage 878/1002/1226/1346% x5
Pull attack damage 878/1002/1226/1346% x5, max 2 hits
Damage -57.1% in PvP only
Prime: Crescent Barrage (I to III) Attacks 1, 2, and 3 damage 1040/1190/1401% x4
Last attack damage 1040/1190/1401% x7
Damage -57% in PvP only
Attacks 1, 2, and 3 damage 1248/1428/1681% x4
Last attack damage 1248/1428/1681% x7
Damage -64.2% in PvP only

Prime: Pendulum Kick
  • Added Attack Speed +18% for 15 sec during the skill.


Awakening
Flailing Blades
  • Changed the Attack Speed increase during the skill.
    • Attack Speed for 10 sec: +15% → +18%

Annihilator
  • Changed the Attack Speed increase during the skill: 20% → 25%
 
SAGE
We focused on improving the Awakening Sage's movements to operate freely around the battlefield. Impaling Flash's previous iteration became rather difficult to use the more opponents stood on the battlefield, so we changed it into more of a gap-closing charge skill.
We also lowered the cooldown for the skill Divine Executioner, thus allowing Awakening Sages to quickly enter and retreat from battle more frequently than before.

Awakening
Enlightening Bolt (I to III)
  • Changed the skill as follows.
    • Removed the attack 1 motion.
    • Improved to combo smoothly into Radiant Annihilation.
    • Changed the damage as follows. (Arkanon Effect damage remains unchanged.)
Before After
Push attack damage 890/1119/1410% x1, max 4 hits
Last attack damage 890/1119/1410% x6
Damage -54% in PvP only
Attack damage 979/1231/1551% x6
Critical Hit Rate +10/20/30%
Damage -54% in PvP only
 
Spear Bolt
  • Changed the motion's speed.
 
Divine Executioner (I to IV)
  • Changed the cooldown: 20/19/18/17 sec → 20/18/16/14 sec
 
Flow: Judgment
  • Changed the cooldown to 10 sec.
 
Flow: Aftershock
  • Changed to now activate even if there are no enemies in front.
 
Black Spirit: Flow: Interrogate
  • Changed the motion's speed.
  • Improved to combo smoothly into other skills.
 
Lightning Surge
  • Added Critical Hit Rate +30% for 5 sec during the skill.
 
Lightning Prison IV
  • Changed the damage as follows.
Before After
Attack 1 damage 1459% x6
Attack 2 damage 1645% x6
Attack 3 damage 1810% x6
Damage -66% in PvP only
Attack 1 damage 1674% x6
Attack 2 damage 1841% x6
Attack 3 damage 2025% x6
Damage -65% in PvP only
 
Impaling Flash, Black Spirit: Impaling Flash
  • Changed the skills as follows.
    • Removed the spear throwing motion. Changed to now charge forward immediately upon performing the skill.
      • Damage has been adjusted accordingly.
    • Changed to now no longer ensnare multiple foes, but to ensnare only one enemy in front by charging into them.
    • Changed the defensive effects.
      • Before: Super Armor during the skill, Invincible while concealed
      • After: Invincible → Super Armor during the skill
    • Improved to combo smoothly into other skills.
 
WOOSA
Today's patch brings about a huge change to Woosa's Awakening. First off, her signature Awakening skill Life Lure gains the Forward Guard buff, along with increased max summonable range. Being that this skill bears such powerful potential, we adjusted the skill's Sari Flower's explosive damage downward. Regardless, we felt the added Forward Guard buff would provide some safety to Woosas in sticky situations, and look forward to seeing more Woosas in largescale battles such as Node and Conquest Wars thanks to her added range. In addition, we made some improvements to a few combos to flow better.

Awakening
Sari Flower Effect
  • Increased the range of flowers spawned during Life Lure, Flow: Seocheon Field, and Bloomburst.
 
Nether Blast
  • Removed the Down Smash debuff, but added the Knockdown debuff.
    • Down Smash on attack 2 hits → Knockdown on attack 2 hits
  • Added Flow: Bloom's Sari Flower effect to attack 2.
  • Improved to combo into attack 2 from Soul Shower.
 
Life Lure
  • Added the Forward Guard buff during the skill.
  • Changed the skill's Sari Flower's explosive damage. Changed the skill description to match the actual effect.
Before After
Sari Flower's explosive damage 2792% x1, max 10 hits Sari Flower's explosive damage 2513% x10
 
Perilous Waltz
  • Improved to perform the skill backwards more quickly.
  • Improved to combo smoothly from attack 1 into other skills.
 
Chain: Flitting Step
  • Changed the backwards motion with your soul tome.
 
MAEGU
The Awakened Maegu previously engaged in battle by quickly approaching with Foxflare Ambush and Hazy Path - Twirling Rhapsody, then striking unsuspecting foes. However, learning Core: Twirling Rhapsody did not apply the Floating debuff instantly, thereby making the skill somewhat underutilized. Therefore, we added the Floating debuff to now be applied during attack 1 of Core: Twirling Rhapsody. We also added the Air Attack debuff to the skill so Maegu can now float enemies and deal even greater damage than before.

Succession
Prime: Bared Claws
  • Fixed the issue where an Accuracy increase buff would be applied to targets during the skill.

Awakening
  • Added 3 Black Spirit's Rage skills to Awakening Maegu.
    • Black Spirit’s Rage -10%: Black Spirit: Twirling Rhapsody
    • Black Spirit’s Rage -25%: Black Spirit: Twirling Retreat
    • Black Spirit’s Rage -50%: Black Spirit: Emberclaw Crush
 
Black Spirit: Twirling Rhapsody
  • Added the skill.
Preview Skill Description
 
Black Spirit: Twirling Retreat
  • Added the skill.
Preview Skill Description
 
Black Spirit: Emberclaw Crush
  • Added the skill.
Preview Skill Description
 
Elvia: Twirling Bloom
  • Added the skill which can be used when empowered by ancient spirits in the Elvia Realm.
 
Twirling Rhapsody
  • Changed to now apply the Floating debuff for attack 1 as well.
  • Added the Air Attack debuff.
  • Improved the skill and Twirling Retreat to combo smoothly from lateral Spirit Step.
 
Foxflare Charge
  • Improved to now spin with the camera when performing the skill.
 
Fan Kick
  • Changed the activation speed to match when Spiritforged. Added Air Attack damage +10% for 5 sec during the skill when Spiritforged.
  • Changed the damage in PvP.
    • -52 → -47%
 
Foxflare Cleave
  • Changed the damage in PvP.
    • -48% → -43%
 

CONTENTS

Ocean Current

Ocean currents and winds were important elements for adventurers who enjoy a life at sea, especially since the currents acted as routes along the ocean. These were elements that had to be be organically addressed depending on the situation during sailing. While the winds could be overcome by folding the sails of large ships, it was not easy to respond to the currents. Unfortunately, we could not provide positive experiences for adventurers taking their first steps into the ocean and captains who want to move along a certain route. Now that the currents have been removed, adventurers setting sail for the first time can easily reach their destination along their desired route.
  • Ocean currents that flowed in certain directions in the coastal and oceanic areas have weakened.
    • Removed the ocean current system that increased/decreased speed depending on the direction of ships.
    • Removed ocean current from the ship's helm UI.

Extended the [Safeguard Your Crystals] Event
  • Extended the event that prevents your crystals from shattering if you fall in battle against a monster.
    • Your crystals will be destroyed when defeated by a monster if your character’s Karma is lower than 0.
Safeguard Your Crystals Event Period Aug 9, 2023 (Wed) after maintenance - Aug 16, 2023 (Wed) before maintenance
[Safeguard Your Crystals] Event Extended! Go to the Event

  • Changed the Donghae Office arena to Olun's Valley in Arena of Solare.
Olun's Valley

Located in Olun's Valley, O'dyllita, only the skilled will emerge victorious.


ITEM

  • Added information of a fish tank with netherworld powers in the description of Iridescent Shellfish.


MONSTER

With today's patch, we've expanded the accessibility of Marni's Realm to additional Monster Zones. Thirteen zones are now included in this update. We know that many of our adventurers frequent these zones and were disappointed that Marni's Realm was not previously available. We hope this addition, though small, brings meaningful enhancement to your gameplay experience.
  • Added Marni's Realm (Private Monster Zone) to the following zones.
Monster Zone Recommended AP
Bashim Base 100
Desert Naga Temple 100
Titium Valley 100
Fadus Habitat 120
Gahaz Bandits’ Lair 140
Crescent Shrine 140
Cadry Ruins 140
Traitor’s Graveyard 160
Protty Cave 170
Centaurus Herd 190
Kratuga Ancient Ruins 250
Ash Forest 300
Crypt of Resting Thoughts 310
 
  • Added information of the above zones to ESC Menu → Adventure (F5) → Marni's Realm.
    • Click the Navigation button on the right side of the UI to be guided to a location where Marni’s Realm is available.
Monster Zone Location
 
  • Added information of the above monster zones to ESC Menu → Adventure (F5) → Monster Zone Info.
    • Select the Marni’s Realm tab in the Monster Zone Info to view details and directions.
 
  • The [Abyssal] Dark Knight will appear after a period of time fighting in Marni's Realm of the Crypt of Resting Thoughts.
    • Respawn time of the [Abyssal] Dark Knight is the same as before.
 

 

Dehkia’s Lantern - Tunkuta (Party of 2 recommended)

  • Use Dehkia’s Lantern at certain locations in the Monster Zone of the Tunkuta region to awaken Turo Monsters in a chaotic state.
    • Where to use: Near the [Chaos Infused] Turo Charm and [Chaos Infused] Turo Shaman Tower
    • Each Monster Zone in the Tunkuta has 3 Turo Charms and 3 Turo Shaman Tower: Total of 6 locations.
Turo Charm Turo Shaman Tower
    • Turo’s Belt can be obtained up to DUO (II) enhancement level at this monster zone.
    • Stay in one place and fight against the Turos coming at you, instead of moving around.
Recommended Stats Monster Zone details
[Dehkia] Tunkuta
Recommended AP: 310
Recommended DP: 400
When Dehkia’s Lantern is lit, [Chaos Infused] Ulutuka and Turos will appear after a certain amount of time.
Defeat a certain number of Turos, then Ulutuka will reappear from the corpses of the Turo.
 

 

Dehkia’s Lantern - Thornwood Forest

 
  • Use Dehkia’s Lantern at certain locations in the Monster Zone of the Thornwood Forest region to awaken Ahib in a chaotic state.
    • Where to use: Near the [Void Infused] Eye of Despair
    • [Void Infused] Eye of Despair are found at 4 locations scattered throughout the Thornwood Forest.
[Void Infused] Eye of Despair
    • Ominous Ring can be obtained up to DUO (II) enhancement level at this monster zone.
Recommended Stats Monster Zone details
[Dehkia] Thornwood Forest
Recommended AP: 310
Recommended DP: 400
Using Dehkia’s Lantern in Thornwood Forest attracts [Void Tainted] Ahib to come out and attack.
[Corrupt Voidtouched] Dark Knight will appear after defeating a certain number of Ahib.
They will continue to swarm even after the Dark Knight appears.
    •  
  • Modified the placement of monsters in some areas according to the above changes.
    • The newly placed monsters have the same stats as the existing monsters in the monster zone.
 


[Dehkia] Ash Forest

  • Changed the monsters spawning at the [Dehkia’s Lantern] Ash Forest Monster Zone as follows.
[Voidtouched] Barnas - Changed not to summon Gairas
- Decreased DP about 4%
[Voidtouched] Volkras - Changed to revive as a single entity when defeated, not to split.
- Reduced the frequency of the smash attack.
- Decreased DP about 4%
[Voidtouched] Rift Seed
Rift Seed
- Shortened the summoning cycle of [Voidtouched] Rift Seeds for Gairas about 1.5 times.
- Changed so that [Voidtouched] Rift Seed will no longer summon Gairas when there are many of them.
- Changed so that [Voidtouched] Rift Seed that is not engaged in combat for a while will vanish.
- Reduced the respawning time: 2 hrs → 2 min.
 


  • Changed Queen Vercedes in Murrowak’s Labyrinth to die 20 minutes after entering combat.

Crimson Dragon Garmoth’s HP Adjustment System
  • Fixed the issue where the HP of world boss Garmoth was unusual.
※ The [Weekly] Gotta Frame It, Garmoth quests were reset and will be available from Aug 10 (Thu) 00:00.

  • Improved world boss Crimson Dragon Garmoth’s HP to vary depending on the density of adventurers near her spawn location.

  • Improved the message displayed when Baby Vell loses interest and leaves after 30 minutes of combat.
  • Changed Baby Vell's HP to now reflect the number of Adventurers nearby its spawn location.
    • Your crystals will be shattered upon death if your character’s Karma is lower than 0.


MOUNT

  • Changed the cost of transporting a mount from one stable to another from 1 million Silver to 100,000 Silver.


QUEST & KNOWLEDGE

In Black Desert, quests are intricately woven into the content. When initially developed, the difficulty and balance were calibrated to suit the adventurers playing at the time. This involved careful consideration of values derived from daily quest rewards, production time, and other factors.
As the game service continues, we have been working progressively to recalibrate the balance to align with current standards. A recent example of this ongoing work was the removal of the Valencia Part 2 quest from the main questlines.
Our commitment to enhancing the player experience continues, and we will strive to update and refine older content or any content with balance settings that may now be considered excessive.

Narchillan Gear Quest

  • Improved Narchillan Gear Quest as follows:
    • Available for Season-graduated characters as well.
    • Can be obtained by talking to Fughar, without crafting PEN (V) Naru gear.
Conditions Before After
Quest Condition
Characters of Lv. 50 or higher who have completed the Calpheon Main Quests
or characters of Lv. 56 or higher
(Not available for season characters and characters who graduated from a season)
A characters of Lv. 50 or higher who have completed the Calpheon Main Quests
or a characters of Lv. 56 or higher
(Not available for season characters)
Quest Requirement
Hand over PEN (V) Naru gear to Fughar
Talk to Fughar
A gear for non-season characters, DUO (II) - TRI (III) Blackstar gear.
Open the Narchillan Main/Sub-/Awakening Weapon box with a class to obtain weapons suitable for that class.

Want to allow other classes to use the opened Narchillan weapons?
- Purchase Narchillan Processing Stones from blacksmith NPCs in towns for 1 million Silver.
- Manufacture (L) Narchillan gear and Narchillan Processing Stone together to revert them back to Narchillan Weapon Box.
- Open the weapon box with the character you want to use the Narchillan gear with to obtain the equipment suitable for the class.
(Narchillan can be equipped by any regular character regardless of class.)

 Learn more about Narchillan Gear in [Adventurer's Guide - Equipment (Gear) - Gearing Guide - Narchillan & Tuvala].
 

 

Skip Atoraxxion Threads (Puzzles)

  • Changed the threads that held the secrets of Atoraxxion - Vahmalkea, Sycrakea, and Yolunakea.
    • Now the threads can be unraveld with an incomplete authorization without tangling it, because they have been losing the ability to hide the data.
    • Can be skipped or untangled with the Atoraxxion quests in progress.
      • However, knowledge related to the thread must be obtained by unraveling it.
    • When interacting with the Stellagia of each thread, you can skip by clicking [Skip].
Threads that can be skipped
[Skip] Vaha's Thread - Broken Bonds
[Skip] Vaha's Thread - Forgotten Vow
[Skip] Vaha's Thread - Unacceptable Imitation
[Skip] Vaha's Thread - Shattered Memory
[Skip] Syca's Thread - Nine Sentences
[Skip] Syca's Thread - Moonlight of Chaos
[Skip] Syca's Thread - String of Reason
[Skip] Syca's Thread - Split Path
[Skip] Yolu's Thread - Full Moon
[Skip] Yolu's Thread - Lucretia
[Skip] Yolu's Thread - Imperfect Lightstone
 


Book of Margahan - Fruit of Enchantment

  • Changed the requirement of the Adventure Log - the Book of Margahan Vol. 1 Chapter 2.
    • Offer Fruit of Enchantment x 10 → Single type of the Fruit x10 to the Altar of Agris
Before After
Offer Fruit of Enchantment x10 to the Altar of Agris
Offer Bear Meat x30 to the Altar of Agris
Offer Wheat x100 to the Altar of Agris
Offer Single type of the Fruit x10 to the Altar of Agris
Offer Bear Meat x30 to the Altar of Agris
Offer Wheat x100 to the Altar of Agris
 
  • Improved the following main quests in the Land of the Morning Light.
    • Improved the Navigation of the "[Gumiho] Suspicious Stele" quest.
    • Improved the quest requirement complete phrases for better readablity.
      • [Mudang Wraith] [Crossroad] The Woodcutter's Axe, [Duoksini] Stone Grave and Dokkebi
    • Reduced the numbers of the animals to be hunted during the main quests.
Animals to be hunted: 10 → 3 Animals to be hunted: 10 → 5
  • [Mudang Wraith] Today We Feast
  • [Mudang Wraith] Offering Prayers
  • [Gumiho] Preparations for the Cure
  • [Bamboo Legion] Preparations for Dokkebi Forest
  • [Bamboo Legion] Hanji County's Request for Help
  • [Golden Pig King] Golden Pig Subjugation

  • Improved the [Balenos] Black Desert and Black Stones, the Balenos main quest, for better readability.
 
  • Improved the below quests from Shim Cheong to give better guides to the next objectives.
    • [Weekly] Manmyo Loves Rooftops
    • [Weekly] Mangoo on the Rooftop
    • [Weekly] Homesick Catfishman Officer
 

NODE/CONQUEST WAR

Today’s update increased the rewards for Node War and Conquest War. The tax rate was also adjusted so that guilds can obtain more funds when they win in Node War and Conquest War. Starting with the reward increase for Node War and Conquest War, we will quickly work to improve PvP-related content by reviewing and reflecting on feedback as much as possible.

Increased Tax Rate for Node & Conquest War

  • Increased the total tax amount of Node, Conquest War by 25%.
    • - Tax acquisition rate by node tier remains the same as before.
Tax Acquisition Rate by Node Tier
Node Tier Tax Rate
Tier 1 Beginner 9.6%
Tier 1 Intermediate 14.4%
Tier 2 20%
Tier 3 24%
Tier 4 32%
 

 

Individual Node, Conquest War Reward Increase

  • Increased the individual rewards from Node/Conquest War.
    • Separated rewards of tier 2 to 4. Higher tiers now give you more rewards.
Conquest War
Rank Item Before After
[Castle Lord who won by destroying all forts]

Glorious Victor Reward
Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 10,000G x2
Ancient Spirit Dust x1,000
Cron Stone x100
Resplendent Medal of Honor x84
Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x3
[Event] Scroll of the Glorious Battlefield x3

Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 10,000G x3
Ancient Spirit Dust x1,000
Cron Stone x100
Resplendent Medal of Honor x100
Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x3
[Event] Scroll of the Glorious Battlefield x3

[Castle Lord who won by points]
1st (Castle Lord)

Burning Spirit Victor Reward
Gold Bars of the Glorious Battlefield 10,000G x2
Ancient Spirit Dust x500
Cron Stone x50
Resplendent Medal of Honor x84
Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x2
[Event] Scroll of the Glorious Battlefield x2

Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 10,000G x2
Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x5
Ancient Spirit Dust x500
Cron Stones x50
Resplendent Medal of Honor x100
Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x2
[Event] Scroll of the Glorious Battlefield x2

2nd
Burning Spirit Reward (V)
Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x7
Resplendent Medal of Honor x36

Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x10
Resplendent Medal of Honor x50

3rd
Burning Spirit Reward (IV)
Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x6
Resplendent Medal of Honor x36

Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x9
Resplendent Medal of Honor x50

4th
Burning Spirit Reward (III)
Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x5
Resplendent Medal of Honor x36

Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x8
Resplendent Medal of Honor x50 

5th
Burning Spirit Reward (II)
Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x4
Resplendent Medal of Honor x36

Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x7
Resplendent Medal of Honor x50

6th
Burning Spirit Reward (I)
Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x3
Resplendent Medal of Honor x36

Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x6
Resplendent Medal of Honor x50

Guild/Alliance with Command Post/Field HQ remaining until the end of Conquest War
Burning Inspiration Reward
Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x2
Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 100G x5
Resplendent Medal of Honor x36

Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x3
Resplendent Medal of Honor x50

Guild/Alliance with no Command Post/Field HQ remaining until the end of Conquest War
Fighting Spirit Reward
Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x1
Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 100G x5
Resplendent Medal of Honor x10

Gold Bar of the Glorious Battlefield 1,000G x2
Resplendent Medal of Honor x50

 
Node War
Tier 1 Node War
Tier 1 Node War Victory Tier 1 Node War Liberated/Defeated
Fervent Triumph Reward
Fervent Resolve Reward
Reward Contents Reward Contents
 Gold Bar 1,000G x3 → x4
Resplendent Medal of Honor x20 → x30
Essence of Honor x5
Essence of Gallantry x5
Item Collection Increase Scroll x1
Gold Bar 100G x5 → Gold Bar 1,000G x1
Resplendent Medal of Honor x20 → x30
Essence of Honor x2
Essence of Gallantry x2
Item Collection Increase Scroll x1
Tier 2 Node War
Tier 2 Node War Victory Tier 2 Node War Liberated/Defeated
Determined Triumph Reward
Determined Resolve Reward
Reward Contents Reward Contents
Gold Bar 1,000G x5 → x6
Resplendent Medal of Honor x30 → x40
Essence of Honor x5
Essence of Gallantry x5
Glorious Item Drop Rate Increase Scroll x1
Item Collection Increase Scroll x1
Gold Bar 1,000G x1, Gold Bar 100G x5
Gold Bar 1,000G x2
Resplendent Medal of Honor x30 → x40
Essence of Honor x2
Essence of Gallantry x2
Item Collection Increase Scroll x1
Tier 3 Node War
Tier 3 Node War Victory Tier 3 Node War Liberated/Defeated
Determined Triumph Reward
→ Kindling Triumph Reward
Determined Resolve Reward
→ Kindling Resolve Reward
Reward Contents Reward Contents
Gold Bar 1,000G x5 → x8
Resplendent Medal of Honor x30 → x40
Essence of Honor x5
Essence of Gallantry x5
Glorious Item Drop Rate Increase Scroll x1
Item Collection Increase Scroll x1
Gold Bar 1,000G x1, Gold Bar 100G x5
Gold Bar 1,000G x2, Gold Bar 100G x5
Resplendent Medal of Honor x30 → x40
Essence of Honor x2
Essence of Gallantry x2
Item Collection Increase Scroll x1
Gold Bar 1,000G x1, Gold Bar 100G x5
→ Gold Bar 1,000G x2, Gold Bar 100G x5
Tier 4 Node War
Tier 4 Node War Victory Tier 4 Node War Liberated/Defeated
Determined Triumph Reward
→ Blazing Triumph Reward
Determined Resolve Reward
→ Blazing Resolve Reward
Reward Contents Reward Contents
Gold Bar 1,000G x5 → x10
Resplendent Medal of Honor x30 → x40
Essence of Honor x5
Essence of Gallantry x5
Glorious Item Drop Rate Increase Scroll x1
Item Collection Increase Scroll x1
Gold Bar 1,000G x1, Gold Bar 100G x5
Gold Bar 1,000G x3
Resplendent Medal of Honor x30 → x40
Essence of Honor x2
Essence of Gallantry x2
Item Collection Increase Scroll x1
 

 

Node War Participation Return & Individual Reward Condition Change

  • Changed the Node War participation return and individual reward condition as follows.
Before After
Enemy fort destroyed or total defeat/death count is over 50 Enemy fort destroyed or total defeat/death count is over 100
 

 

Node/Conquest War Fort and Annex Durability Adjustments

  • Changed the max durability of tier 1 to 4 Node/Conquest War fort and annex as follows.
Node/Conquest War Fort (Fort, Command Post, Field HQ)
Node War Tier/Conquest War Changes
Node War Tier 1 None
Node War Tier 2 Increased by x1.1
Node War Tier 3 None
Node War Tier 4 None
Conquest War None
Hwacha, Flame Tower
Node War Tier/Conquest War Changes
Node War Tier 1 None
Node War Tier 2 Increased by x1.5
Node War Tier 3 Increased by x1.4
Node War Tier 4 Increased by x1.3
Conquest War Increased by x1.2
Big Hwacha, Enhanced Flame Tower
Node War Tier/Conquest War Changes
Node War Tier 3 None
Node War Tier 4 None
Conquest War None
Recovery Center
Node War Tier/Conquest War Changes
Node War Tier 1 Increased by x2.0
Node War Tier 2 Increased by x2.5
Node War Tier 3 Increased by x1.7
Node War Tier 4 None
Conquest War None
Supply Depot
Node War Tier/Conquest War Changes
Node War Tier 1 Increased by x2.2
Node War Tier 2 None
Node War Tier 3 None
Node War Tier 4 None
Conquest War None
Indomitable Flag
Node War Tier/Conquest War Changes
Node War Tier 1 Increased by x2.0
Node War Tier 2 Increased by x3.7
Node War Tier 3 Increased by x3.2
Node War Tier 4 None
Conquest War None
Cannon Observatory, Elephant Nursery, Indomitable Flag Factory
Node War Tier/Conquest War Changes
Node War Tier 1 Increased by x2.1
Node War Tier 2 Increased by x1.8
Node War Tier 3 Increased by x1.4
Node War Tier 4 None
Conquest War None
Wooden Fence, Wooden Fence Gate, Barricade
Node War Tier/Conquest War Changes
Node War Tier 1 None
Node War Tier 2 None
Node War Tier 3 None
Node War Tier 4 None
Conquest War None


UI

Edit UI Improvement
  • Edit UI can now be used while you are moving.
 

 
  • Added a Hotkey Help button on the left of the minimap.
    • This button will only be shown to new adventurers and opens the Hotkey Help which can also be found in the ESC Menu > Game Info.
 
  • Removed the 1 second cooldown for opening and closing the World Map (M).
    • Fixed the issue where opening and closing the World Map (M) caused skills to have abnormal travel disctances.
 
  • Fixed the login reward screen to not automatically pop up when logging onto a character for the first time.
    • Login rewards can be viewed by pressing the icon on the left of the minimap and will not be shown until midnight next day after checking it once.
※ Login rewards will be obtained automatically in Safe Zones or when the window is opened (same as before).
 
  • Improved so you can now sort your inventory by category in gamepad UI mode.

  • Improved so that the Baby Vell alert and the Sea Palace Event notification message won't interfere with gameplay.


SYSTEM

We've added features so that you cannot press and hold the same key, and to summon a powerful spook if you defeat monsters on the same spot for a prolonged period. This is to prevent adventurers from being misunderstood or making mistakes, and to preemptively prevent playing while AFK.
  • If the same key is held down for one minute, the input for that key will no longer be applied.
  • Added a Spook that can one-shot the character if they continously fight monsters in one spot without moving.


WEB

  • If you are unable to find your Pearl Abyss account, you can now find the account you had before the account integration.
  • Enhanced the security related to Account Retrieval.
  • Added a game access log to the login history.
  • Changed the hover effect on the important news displayed at the top of the Announcements page.


TRANSLATION

  • Changed and unified the following terms in English:
    • Crystal of Forest → Forest Crystal
    • Turo Shaman Tower → Turo Totem

  • Changed and unified the following terms in Indonesian:
    • Turo Charm → Jimat Turo
    • Audrite → Audra
    • Crystal of Forest → Forest Crystal
    • Hooni → Hoon
    • Sherekan, Shrekhan, Serekan, Sherehakn → Sherekhan
    • Rulupee's Ratty Flag: Serekan's Grave → Rulupee's Ratty Flag: Sherekhan Necropolis
    • Rulupee's Flag: Serekan's Grave → Rulupee's Flag: Sherekhan Necropolis
    • Opal Nugget, Opal → Gumpalan Opal
    • Bunch of Fire Flake Flowers → Ikatan Bunga Sisik Api
    • Orange Crab Shell → Cangkang Kepiting Oranye
 

CHANGES & FIXES

  • [Drakania] Fixed the issue where the Nightveil Outfit Set appeared unnatural during some animations.
  • [Dark Knight, Kunoichi] Improved the unnatural cloak appearance when jumping while wearing the Nightveil Armor.
  • Fixed the issue where characters were moved to abnormal locations when reconnecting at a specific location in the Gyfin Rhasia Temple (Underground).
  • Fixed the issue where players could not revive during the Red Battlefield - Sand Castle Shore-Down event at Terrmian Beach.
  • Fixed the issue where wearing the Bubbly Diving Suit would make your appearance unnatural.
  • Fixed the issue where you couldn't purchase certain items in the Central Market.
  • Fixed progression issues with [Yolu's Cradle] in Yolunakea, Atoraxxion.
  • Fixed the issue where Merv's Palette and individual dyes would be used at the same time.
  • Fixed the issue where you couldn't take out J's Hammers from the Find My Item UI and/or the inventory of other characters in your Family.
  • Fixed the issue where pressing SPACE after taking out an item from the Find My Item UI would refresh your search with an added space.
  • Fixed the issue where completing the "Dragon King and Daughter" quest would display "The Tale of Shim Cheong" was completed instead.
  • Fixed the issue where you couldn't spin your camera to the right under certain PC desktop resolutions.
  • Fixed the issue where detailed work information wouldn't display when attempting to craft in a residence purchased with CP.
  • Fixed the following issues for gamepad UI mode.
    • The "How to obtain feed" UI appeared in an awkward location after taking out a Tier 5 pet.
    • The Black Shrine UI appeared awkward.
    • Fixed the issue where the Black Shrine Boss Blitz time was displayed differently when changing the device's standard time zone.
    • Fixed the cancel message for gamepad mode during the use of Escape to fit the mode.
    • Fixed the issue where the field of view adjustment UI was not displayed during the combat cutscenes.
  • Changed so that Shai playing music from their music album will no longer be affected by Witch and Wizard's Archwizardry: Mass Teleport.
  • Fixed the appearance of the helmet of the scroll transformed frozen palace soldier when moving forward.
  • Fixed the issue where the weight of some storage bags were not displayed when inventory was sorted by category.
  • Fixed the issue where the newly purchased item mark in the Pearl Shop was overlapping.


We hope you enjoy your time in Black Desert,
Thank you. 

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