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Black Desert Online – 9 September 2020 Patch Notes

[New Events]

  • Laytenn Strikes
    • Period: September 9 (after maintenance)–September 23 (before maintenance)
    • The fearsome Laytenn has been spotted to strike adventurers of different levels. Defeat Laytenn and obtain [Event] Laytenn’s Artifact Chest!
  • Tuvala Enhancement Aid
    • Period: September 10 (00:00 UTC)–October 14 (23:59 UTC)
      • During the event, log-in daily to claim the Refined Magical Black Stones to help enhance your Tuvala gear.
  • Loyal Attendance Rewards Refreshed
    • Period: September 10 (00:00 UTC)–October 14 (23:59 UTC)
      • Simply log in daily to claim awesome rewards including [Event] Enhancement Help Kit, Advice of Valks (35-45), Fine Accessory Box II, and more!
  • Mysteries of Summer: A Tale of a Fallen Kingdom II Follow-up Events
    • Event 1: Item Drop Rate Boosts
    • Period: September 9 (after maintenance)–September 16 (before maintenance)
    • Congratulations to NA and EU for finishing 3rd and 4th on global rankings. The following rewards will be provided via boost on all servers by region:
      • NA servers: Item Drop Rate +30%
        • EU servers: Item Drop Rate +20%
        • Please note the item drop boost applies to all lootable items from defeating monsters but excludes gathering or fishing.
    • Event 2: World Boss Drop
      • Period: September 9 (after maintenance)–September 16 (before maintenance)
      • Chance to receive a boss weapon box and special items will double upon defeating world bosses and guild bosses.
  • Great Summer Festival – Palong Additional Spawn and Compensation Challenge
    • Period: September 9 (after maintenance)–September 16 (before maintenance)
    • Due to the issue where NPC Palong did not spawn last week, we have added the compensation below for following Great Summer Festival events:
    • [Event] Golden Sunset Dreams Quest
      • Palong will spawn in Velia for an additional week for you to hand over [Event] Terrmian Seals x30 to exchange for [Event] Golden Sunset Dreams.
    • [Event] Looking After the Whale II
      • Given: Contribution EXP 100,
      • Choose between Memory Fragment x7 or Superior Whale Tendon Potion x14
      • The above rewards are available once per family only and given as a challenge reward upon log-in.

[Ongoing Events]

  • Hashashin Launch Events
    • Event 1. Attend for Hashashin: September 3 (00:00 UTC)–September 16 (23:59 UTC)
    • Event 2. A Sudden Gust of Wind: September 2–September 16 (before maintenance
  • Level Up in Hot Time
    • Event 1. Hooooooooot Time: September 2–September 16 (before maintenance)
    • Event 2. Level Up Your Hashashin: September 2–September 23 (before maintenance)
  • Fall in Season Servers
    • Event 1: Mercenary’s Challenge: September 3 (00:00 UTC)–September 23
    • Event 2: Level Up Your Season Character!: September 2–September 23 (before maintenance)
  • Monthly Loyalty – Get Bonus Back on your Purchase
    • Period: September 2–September 30 (before maintenance)
  • Newly-Discovered Treasures is Back – Until September 16 (before maintenance)

[Ended Events]

  • Distorted Illusion at Altar of Blood
  • Great Summer Festival
  • Create and Customize
    • Hashashin Customization Contest

[Reward Distribution]

  • Hashashin Customization Contest
    • Winners have been announced! Thank you for your participation and showing great artistic skills. Winners will receive their rewards before September 16th maintenance via in-game mailbox. Thank you!


  • New Shai Instruments
    • Artina, the Wandering Musician who awakened the Shai to her Talent, has established Artina’s Instrument Shops in the following three locations:
      • Kaia Pier, Calpheon
      • Ancado Inner Harbor, Valencia
      • Lake Flondor, Kamasylvia
      • * Artina’s Instrument Shops will be marked with an instrument icon on the world map.
    • Only classes that can perform with instruments may use Artina’s Instrument Shop services.
    • A beautiful stage is set up in front of Artina’s Instrument Shop.
    • Changed the area in Lake Flondor close to Artina’s Instrument Shop as a Safe Zone.
    • You can purchase 5 new instruments from Artina’s Instrument Shops.
      • Beginner Recorder
      • Beginner Cymbals
      • Beginner Harp
      • Beginner Piano
      • Beginner Violin
      • * Upon purchasing the above instruments, you will be able to perform with them through the Music Album.
    • You can now purchase special music scores to learn about the minor stories of Black Desert.
      • Use the music score items to accept the respective quests.
      • Music Log quests can be accepted and completed once per family by a class of Lv. 56 or higher who is capable of performing music.
      • You will need to have checked the “Life” Quest Type to accept these quests. You won’t be able to use the music score items both during and after completing the quests.
      • Completing the final Music Log quest will unlock a special dialog option when talking with the quest NPCs to exchange Energy for a buff, along with Artina’s Jukebox 10% Discount Coupon. The special dialog option is shared by all characters in your family.
      • Currently there are only two music scores available at Artina’s Instrument Shop: “Honor of Calpheon” and “Party in Florin.”
    • Added Artina’s Music Journal category to Adventure Journal – Travel Journal knowledge.
    • Added the following Titles related to Artina’s Music Score quests.
      • Quietly Retreating
      • Peep Peepo!

After we updated the Compose & Play system, many adventurers have been enjoying this content. Particularly those in Taiwan, Thailand, Southeast Asia, Turkey and Russia have been composing their own songs and carrying out popular concerts amongst the adventurers. The reception was particularly above our expectations, and so we decided to add 2 additional instruments along with the 3 instruments we had originally planned on updating. For all adventurers in the world asking for more instruments, we hope this update will serve as a small gift from us. The added instruments are of the “Beginner” levels, as we plan on adding intermediate and advanced levels that will play better or worse depending on the adventurer’s music grade (you may end up going out of tune and producing awful sounds if attempting an instrument higher than your music grade). Also, we are currently looking at different ideas to make Compose & Play more approachable for all adventurers.

  • Added 2 new types of Simple Alchemy recipes using Whale Tendon Potion/Elixir.
    • Whale Tendon Potion x3 + Blue Reagent x1 = Superior Whale Tendon Potion x1
    • Whale Tendon Elixir x3 + Blue Reagent x1 = Tough Whale Tendon Elixir x1
  • In order for more adventurers to challenge Patrigio’s Pit of the Undying, we have changed the way the daily duels are carried out.
    • Even after losing a match in the Pit of the Undying, you can now forfeit the quest and reaccept it to fight once more.
    • You can now continue at the level of the fight you lost to.
    • After finishing the second duel and receiving the reward, you’ll have a chance to face Yulho in a 1:1 duel. However, you cannot reattempt the fight if you lose.
  • You can now challenge previous levels of the pit based on your insignia.
    • You may only proceed with one daily quest per day.
    • For example: an adventurer with a TRI grade insignia can choose from all quests of PRI–TRI grade. However, accepting and proceeding with a quest of a certain grade will prevent the adventurer from attempting a quest of a different grade.
  • Purajin of Valencia has succeeded in a new method to store Energy. You can now convert unused Energy into Energy Potions through this NPC.
  • Added the queue option to the new 1:1 Arena, Cliff’s Training Grounds.
    • Speak to Hafun located at the Battle Arena to be placed in the queue.
    • You can only request to be placed in the queue once, and up to 30 people can be in the queue at a time.
    • You need to be close to Hafun to enter once your turn is up.
    • You can see your place in the queue and the total number of players waiting in the queue window.
  • Cliff’s Training Grounds now keeps track of consecutive wins.
    • You can check your total number of consecutive wins in the Cliff’s Training Grounds (1:! Arena) UI located on the top left side of the Battle Arena window.
    • The number of consecutive wins will immediately reset upon losing a match.
  • Added the Hashashin Chat Group in the Hall of Adventurers.


  • Fixed the issue with the Minimap (M) not playing a sound when setting Navigate to a Dark Rift.
  • You will no longer hear any sound effect when pressing SPACE while opening a special item.
  • Improved the Pearl Shop (F3) to now play pet sounds when viewing pets in the shop.
  • Added challenges to obtain a PEN (V) Tuvala Ring and PEN (V) Tuvala Earring.
    • These challenges may only be completed during the season period, and will be achieved once you reach levels 60, 61 with a season character.

[Game World]

  • Your character will now make a cheering motion when obtaining Remnants of the Rift.

[By Class]

  • Flow: Reckless Blow – Added 2 more hits to the skill’s charged attack.
  • Whirlwind Strike, Quick Heavy Strike, Charging Heavy Strike – Added preceding skill information to the skills’ descriptions.
  • Head Chase – Fixed typos in the skill’s control input descriptions.


  • Flow: Tempest – Reduced the skill’s cooldown to 9 seconds, and increased the damage amount.
    • 701% x13 → 931% x13
  • Waltz of Wind – Reduced the skill’s cooldown to 7 seconds, and removed the damage reduction effect while on cooldown.
  • Flow: Rushing Wind – Reduced the skill’s cooldown to 6 seconds, and added 2 more hits to the skill.
  • Nature’s Tremble – Reduced the skill’s cooldown as follows:
Skill Name Before Now
Nature’s Tremble I 23 sec. 19 sec.
Nature’s Tremble II 21 sec. 17 sec.
Nature’s Tremble III 19 sec. 15 sec.
  • Regeneration – Reduced the skill’s cooldown from 18 seconds to 12 seconds.
  • Black Spirit: Wailing Wind – Removed text from the skill description regarding pushing the target on good hits.
  • Legendary Beast Dance I–IV – Simplified the skill descriptions regarding Vermillion Bird, White Tiger, Black Turtle, and Azure Dragon attacks
  • Succession: Magical Evasion – Improved the skill to activate more smoothly when consecutively used while moving backwards.
  • Prime: Multiple Magic Arrows – Fixed the skill’s input description to better reflect the actual controls.
  • Flow: Magical Evasion – Changed the skill to activate Fissure Wave and Thunder Storm immediately after using the skill backwards.
  • Cataclysm – Increased the skill’s speed and improved the skill comboing into other skills.
  • Flow: Magical Evasion – Improved the skill to combo more smoothly into other skills after used backwards.
  • Chilling Wave – Improved the skill to combo more smoothly into other skills after use.
  • Frost Pillars I, II – Fixed the issue where using the skill on cooldown wouldn’t activate New Year’s Eve.
  • Hashashin Awakening and Succession arrives next week!
    • Which one will you choose? Learn more about Hashashin Awakening and Succession .
  • Tail Cutter I–III, Absolute: Tail Cutter – Fixed the issue where the skill’s Down Attack effect was not being applied.
  • Hourglass of Death I–V, Absolute: Hourglass of Death – Changed the skill descriptions to accurately depict the actual number of the skill’s hits.
Skill Before Now
Hourglass of Death I 382% x5 382% x1, Max 5 Hits
Hourglass of Death II 522% x5 522% x1, Max 5 Hits
Hourglass of Death III 662% x5 662% x1, Max 5 Hits
Hourglass of Death IV 802% x5 802% x1, Max 5 Hits
Hourglass of Death V 942% x5 942% x1, Max 5 Hits
Absolute: Hourglass of Death 1082% x5 1082% x1, Max 5 Hits
  • Haladie Throw I–IV, Absolute: Haladie Throw – Fixed the skill descriptions to depict the correct critical hit rate.
  • Haladie Assault I–IV, Absolute: Haladie Assault – Added the following effect mentioned in the skill descriptions to the actual skills.
    • No collision while moving
  • Black Spirit: Descent I–V, Black Spirit: Absolute: Descent I–IV – Added the following effect mentioned in the skill descriptions to the actual skills.
    • Pushes the targets on good hits (PvE Only)
  • After a long period of interpreting the ancient language of Ronin, Tvisa, the tooth fairy of Kamasylvia, has finally unlocked a new formula for a brand new crystal.
    • According to Ronin’s records, this crystal is called the “Rebellious Spirit Crystal” and can be obtained by combining the three crystals below through Simple Alchemy.
    • The Rebellious Spirit Crystal can be fused into Sub-weapon sockets.
Item Name Simple Alchemy Ingredient Item Effect
Rebellious Spirit Crystal Black Spirit Crystal

Awakened Spirit’s Crystal

Valtarra Spirit’s Crystal

Max HP +175

All AP +5

Extra AP against Monsters +5

Skill EXP +5%


The Rebellious Spirit Crystal is an upgraded version of the spirit crystal that could be obtained through the Main Questline. Many adventurers have obtained these spirit crystals over the course of two seasons, yet due to feedback on the crystal’s being somewhat lackluster, we implemented additional effects of Extra AP against Monsters and Skill EXP increase to aid those seeking to further increase their character’s power and/or those leveling alternative characters.

  • Reduced the weight of the following junk items lootable from hunting grounds in Valencia (Bashim Base, Cadry Ruins, Desert Naga Temple, Titium Valley) from 0.3LT to 0.1LT.
    • Bashim Mane
    • Desert Naga’s Webfoot
    • Desert Fogan’s Helmet Shard
    • Cadry’s Token
  • Added the number of grids High-Quality Bluffer Mushroom Hypha, Special Dwarf Mushroom Hypha take up in their respective item descriptions.
  • Added line breaks to the item description for Traces of a Festival.
  • Removed the text from the Rift’s Echo item of not being able to attack summoned monsters on a server undergoing Node/Conquest Wars.
  • Changed the conditions for new characters to use the Weapon Exchange Coupons
Item Name Before Now
Main, Sub-Weapon Exchange Coupon Usable from 1 month after new class’ release date Usable from new class’ release date
Awakening Weapon Exchange Coupon Usable from 1 month after new class’ Awakening release date Usable from new class’ Awakening release date


  • Mutant Loah Snakes long exposed to the scent of Loah Flower Pots have been discovered on Padix Island.
    • Mutant Loah Snakes are greater in size compared to other Loah Snakes, and also emit light from their bodies.
    • When neutralizing Loah Flower Pots, there’s a certain chance that an Mutant Loah Snake will spawn with other Mutant Loah Snakes.
    • Defeating Mutant Loah Snakes will grant you a higher chance to obtain “Ethereal Earrings” as opposed to defeating regular Mutant Loah Snakes.
  • Increased the chance of Mutant Loah Snakes spawning when neutralizing Loah Flower Pots on Padix Island.
  • Fixed the issue with the Kagtum Guard that spawned at a low chance at Blood Wolf Settlement from sometimes not going to combat stance and disappearing from battle.
  • Fixed the issue with the Sherekhan Guardian Spirit sometimes disappearing immediately after spawning.
  • Increased the active area of Field Boss Giant Mudster.
    • Even upon defeat, the Giant Mudster will move around to other regions of Serendia, threatening monsters in those areas.
    • The Giant Mudster can move up to two different locations.
    • Swamp Fogans and Swamp Nagas are quivering with fear, not knowing when and where Giant Mudster will strike next.


  • Added quests to obtain green and blue grade gear as outfits.
    • Each quest can be accepted through the Black Spirit after completing all regional Main Quests excluding Valencia.
    • You can find the outfit box in your Pearl inventory.
    • Characters who completed the Main Quests prior to the revamp may also accept these quests.
    • These quests can be completed once per character.

When first playing the game, the change in your character’s appearance gives another new and exciting feeling different from the impression the growth process gives. Thus, based on this concept, we awarded adventurers who complete the Serendia Main Questline the Serendian Soldier (Costume), to which we’ve heard requests for more variety. Particularly after the emergence of Naru and Tuvala gear, there’s been less opportunities to experience appearances of the green and blue gear variety. Hence, we’ve decided to add additional gear appearances for the adventurer to wear. However, they will not have the normal outfit effect.

  • Added the quest “Grand Prix Vera’s Scroll” in Stonetail Horse Ranch.
    • This quest can be completed once per family, you will need to check “Life” in Quest Types, and your Training level needs to be Professional Lv. 1 or higher.
    • Handing in Golden Seal – [Imperial Training] x100 will complete the quest, and you will receive a coupon to change the name of your mount.
  • Fixed the issue with “Collect a fancy piece of clothing” of Deve’s Encyclopedia Vol. 6 not accepting [Hashashin] Calpheon Noble Dress to complete the quest.
  • Fixed the issue where Cadry Chief Gatekeepers would not spawn while on the “Monks’ Test” portion of the “[Lv.53] General’s Accessories: In Search for the Hidden Power” questline.
  • Fixed the issue where some texts in the Skill UI overlapped for French, German, and Spanish.
  • Fixed the Quest window to no longer have quest titles and icons overlap.
  • You can now only move the Sweet Gift Letter window by selecting its title bar.
  • Increased the font size of the text explaining crystal effects in the Transfusion window.
  • Changed the window size of Crafting Notes and Beauty Album to be fixed in most resolutions.
  • Fixed the issue where setting the max quantity for a purchase in the Pearl Shop (F3) causes an abnormal amount of spent Pearls to be displayed in the Monthly Loyalty.
  • Fixed the issue where [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon could not be used.
  • Fixed the issue where the [Ranger] Marod Star Outfit box’s item description was displaying wrong information.
  • Fixed the issue where using the Weapon Exchange Coupon would display the previous weapon’s image.
  • Fixed the issue where inputting the number of items to purchase in the Pearl Shop with the number pad would make the Monthly Loyalty display incorrect figures.
  • Fixed the issue where the preview of the [Jukebox] Margorian Waves in the Pearl Shop looked different from how it actually appeared in the residence.

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