Black Desert is the latest high profile MMORPG to make its way to consoles, but it might be the first released on Xbox One at least that feels like a natural fit for a controller. Black Desert takes place on an unnamed planet in what can only be described as a run-of-the-mill high fantasy setting, with all the standard races that have populated fantasy for decades.
Contact Author Beginning "Black Desert Online" Black Desert Online is a huge game with a wide variety of play styles which suit a large number of people. The main problem with the game is a lack of official documentation on how things work and when you are beginning, a lot of things might seem strange or counter-intuitive.
These tips and tricks are aimed at beginners that are taking their first steps in Black Desert Online. The first major town you will find yourself in after completing the tutorial quests.
This one came as a surprise to me, but a lowly level 5 character can use the best equipment that you can get in the game. There is no level limit on any gear.
You can also enhance your equipment with black stones almost from the very start. There is no need to wait until the game shows you how to do it.
The best armor and weapons differ for any given class, but overall the Azwell weapons and Grunil armor are considered good. After that, you probably should collect money to buy higher enhanced items, as it is almost always cheaper. Daily Experience Boost if you press the "P" button, open the "Task" tab, and then the "Reward" tab you will see rewards that you have received for various tasks.
One of those is a daily reward called "Daily Grinding Hour. This is a great way to level your character fast, so remember to use it every day, preferably when you are going to be killing a lot of monsters.
Talk to Every NPC to Increase Energy Energy is an important part of the game which allows you to do certain life-skilling actions and invest in nodes. One way to increase energy is to talk to all the NPCs you see that have a golden mark above their head like the one in the image below.
If you talk to enough NPCs in an area your energy increases depending on whether or not you find all the NPCs in a certain area or region. To see which NPCs you have yet to find, you can press the "H" button and select the area you are located in.
There you will get a list of the NPCs that you have found and you can get hints about the ones that are still missing.
You can also get energy from gaining knowledge of monsters, locations, fish, etc. But the fastest way at the beginning is to chat with all the NPCs you meet. When I find him I will get rewarded a energy point for completing this knowledge group.
Source Breath, Strength, and Health There are three stats in the game that you can level. These are Breath, Strength, and Health. Breath increases your stamina. To level breath, you need to run around.
Leveling breath is based on distance, so running in one spot will not help. What you can do is set a path to the next town, click auto-loop, and then press "T.
Strength increases the amount of weight you can carry. To increase strength you need to buy a trade pack from a trader and walk around with that in the same way as you would do when you are training your endurance. So pick a destination on the map, press "Auto-Loop," and then press "T" to auto-walk.
Health increases your total HP. The only way to level health is to eat food, so be sure to always have a snack on you. Auto Fish for Extra Money To get some extra cash at the beginning, it is a great idea to do a bit of auto fishing.
When you reach Velia if you haven't already you can buy a fishing rod from the fish vendor Crio or any fish vendor , equip it, go to the sea, and press "Space. The goal here is to get Ancient Relic Crystal Shards as they sell for a high amount on the marketplace. A group of people fishing outside Velia.
They are probably mostly auto-fishing over there. Finding Specific House Functions When you look at the map and click on a town, you get a map of the town with all the available houses that you can invest contribution points into.
If you are looking for a specific function, such as say a Level 3 Horse Gear Workshop, you can use the little window in the top right corner to help you. Just choose the function you need in the middle bar Horse Gear Workshop and choose the level you need Level 3 and blue arrows will pop up on the screen showing you which houses offer those services if they are available in the town.
Instead, they usually give either contribution experience or life skill experience. To level up your character, you need to kill creatures.
That is the only way to gain combat experience. A list of important quests. At the bottom you can see the six tabs which open access to all the quests in Black Desert Online.
Access All of the Quests When you reach level 20, you can choose what type of quests are visible for you, especially because by default there is only a limited amount open. If you press the "O" button, the quest tab will pop up with a large amount of useful information, such as the black spirit quests, which can reward you with an inventory expansion.
The most important bit about seeing all the quests is at the bottom of the screen. At the bottom, there are six small tabs that you can press which will open up access to those quests for you to accept from NPCs.
Take special note of the quests at the top called "Inventory Expansion. Daily Contribution Quests When you hit level 20, you can also start to complete the daily contribution quests.
These quests reward you with a decent amount of contribution points, which you can use to invest in nodes, hire workers, rent equipment, and so forth. Below are two videos which show the daily quests around Velia and in Heidel. After you get to Calpheon you will be able to accept daily contribution quests there that offer higher CP each, with a total of around CP each day.
Here is a good guide on how to get and complete those quests. There are also daily quests in Mediah and Valencia for you to do.