15.07.2020 Patch Notes | Black Desert Online Database
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Greetings Adventurers,

This week you will want to have your weapons honed for battle because a new PvP
“Arsha” season server is being added, and a new PvP effect will be added to the Red Battlefield!

We also have new hairstyles for females classes, and new rewards for certain Serendia and Calpheon main quests.

As usual, you can read the details of these new changes and additions below. Enjoy!

[Ongoing Events]

  • Black Spirit’s Adventure: Upgraded: July 8–July 22 (before maintenance)
  • Black Stone Drop Rate Boost: July 8–July 22 (before maintenance)
  • Hot & Cool
    • Event 1: Weekend Hot Time in Season and Olvia Servers: July 1–Until further notice
  • Season Server Launch Events
    • Event 1: Summer Season Playtime Challenge: June 18–July 29 (23:59 UTC)
  • Vell Extra Spawn: July 1–Until further notice
  • Papu or Otter?
    • You can now exchange [Event] Golden Petal Coin and [Event] Golden Fish Bone Coin items for various items from NPCs Benitu and Jabuo based on the results of the event. Please click < Here > to see the event results!

[Ended Events]

  • Season Special Attendance Rewards: Available until July 15 (23:59 UTC)
  • Tapu’s Golden Travel
  • Hot & Cool
    • Event 2: Cool Time
  • Season Server Launch Events
    • Event 3: Get Refined Magical Black Stones
  • Refer-a-Friend Promotion is Back!


Major Update: Serendia and Calpheon Main Quest Reward Revamp, Including New “Naru” Gear

  • Added new “Naru” gear.
    • You can get this new gear instead of certain gear that was given out as rewards for completing main quests in Serendia and Calpheon.
    • Naru gear was designed for adventuring in Serendia, Calpheon, and Mediah. As you complete the main quests in these regions, you will be able to get the new Beginner Black Stones needed for enhancing this new gear.
      • You cannot receive Beginner Black Stones in retrospect for main quests already finished.
    • Because Naru gear was made for adventurers who are just starting out on their adventures, we have made them easier to enhance, with an even higher chance for success compared to Tuvala gear. You also need less Cron Stones for safe enhancement. In fact, you’ll only need 3 for trying to enhance from TET to PEN! Therefore, be sure to give enhancing them a go!
    • Season characters can go to Fughar the Crow Merchants Guild Chief Manager after completing the Mediah main quests to trade in your PEN Naru gear for PRI Tuvala gear, which should serve you better as you journey onward to new horizons.
    • You can only enhance Naru accessories (i.e. earring, necklace, belt, and ring) to TRI level.
  • Added PRI “Tuvala” awakening weapons as rewards for completing Awakening/Talent/Ascension quests.
    • Canon awakening weapons will still be given out as well, for completing the quests.
      • Season characters cannot equip Canon awakening weapons.
    • Although non-season characters cannot open the box containing the PRI Tuvala awakening weapon, they can still sell it to an NPC vendor.
  • You can now use Heating in the Processing window (L) on certain items to get Beginner Black Stones.
Ingredient Product
  • Black Stone (Weapon) x3
  • Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x1
  • Black Stone (Armor) x3
  • Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x1
  • Black Stone (Weapon) x30
  • Black Stone Powder x1
  • Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x10
  • Black Stone (Armor) x30
  • Black Stone Powder x1
  • Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x10

Major Update: 3 New Hairstyles for Female Classes

  • Added 3 new hairstyles for the female classes.

We hope these new hairstyles and the ones we added last week inspires you to try out new customizations for your characters!

Major Update: New Red Battlefield Effect

  • Added a blessing of fortitude to help more adventurers enjoy the Red Battlefield.
    • Once your HP is less than 50% of your max HP, this new effect will decrease the amount of damage you receive by at least 10%.
    • Depending on what percentage of your max HP remains, the effect will increase up to Damage Reduction +50%.
    • As your HP recovers, the Damage Reduction effect will adjust accordingly.
    • E.g. Your max HP is 5,000 but you have just been hit with an attack that will cost you 3,000 HP. In this case, only up to the damage that will cost you 2,500 HP will be full-force, and the rest of the damage will already be affected by the new Damage Reduction effect.
HP Left

(as percentage of Max HP)

Damage Reduction Rate
Less than 50% +10%
Less than 45% +15%
Less than 40% +20%
Less than 35% +25%
Less than 30% +30%
Less than 25% +35%
Less than 20% +40%
Less than 15% +45%
Less than 10% +50%



  • Changed the Season5 server to a dedicated Arsha server for season characters.
    • Similar to the other season servers there will be a Combat and Skill EXP buff. However, there will be an additional Item Drop Rate +50%, like in the regular Arsha server.
    • PvP between characters (including forced PvP) will be free from all penalties in this server. However, characters with negative karma will still receive penalties.
    • World and field bosses will not appear in this server.
  • Added the item [Season] Ouk Pill of Rift to the season servers. You can loot this item by defeating monsters in Valencia, Kamasylvia, and Drieghan.
    • You can exchange [Season] Ouk Pill of Rift for the following bundles containing Time-filled Black Stone, Tuvala Ore, or Refined Magical Black Stone.
      • Time-filled Black Stone Bundle (contains 30–50 stones)
      • Tuvala Ore Bundle (contains 10–30 ores)
      • Refined Magical Black Stone Bundle (contains 10–30 stones)
  • Reduced the number of Time-filled Black Stones needed to enhance Tuvala gear (weapons and defense gear) from +15 to PEN.
Goal Enhancement Level Before Now
PRI Tuvala gear 16 10
DUO Tuvala gear 17 10
TRI Tuvala gear 18 10
TET Tuvala gear 19 15
PEN Tuvala gear 20 15
  • Changed the level requirement, which used to be Lv. 56, for the following content. If you have already started one of the below adventure logs, you will be able to proceed as normal.
    • Deve’s Encyclopedia: Lv. 57
    • Savage Rift: Lv. 58
    • Rubin’s Journal: Lv. 58
    • Dorin Morgrim’s Secret Journal: Lv. 59
    • Pavino Greko’s Collection: Lv. 60
    • Team Battle: Lv. 60
  • Added text to the item description of Black Spirit Pass (a season server item) explaining that the pass will be deleted when the current season ends.


  • Fixed the motion Purajin, Material Vendor of Valencia, makes when he is bumped into to be more natural.

  • Cannon attacks will no longer hit other ships when fighting Vell, the Heart of the Ocean.
  • The following types of mounts will now stop auto-navigation after being stuck in the same place for a certain amount of time.
    • Raft
    • Rowboat
    • Fishing boat
    • Epheria Cog
    • Horse, including Dream Horse
    • Wagon, including Forest Path Wagon
    • Camel
    • Donkey
    • Miniature elephant
    • Guild elephant
  • Small ships (i.e. rafts, fishing boats, rowboats, Epheria Cog) taken out at the Velia Wharf will now be pointed in a direction easier to sail away from the wharf by default.
  • Fixed the issue where pressing the Shift key after setting a navigation path would not begin auto-run if you were transformed into an Otter with an “Gallant Conch Blader Transformation Scroll.”

[By Class]

  • You can no longer call for your mount while using the skill Evasion.

  • Fixed the issue where the landing motion after falling from a certain height was slower compared to that of other classes.

  • Fixed the issue where the landing motion after falling from a certain height was slower compared to that of other classes.

  • Black Spirit’s Rage can now be used for Scalding Thorn, God Incinerator, and Cleansing Flame.
    • After your Black Spirit’s Rage reaches 10%, 25%, or 50%, each of these skills can be used by pressing the F key, LMB, or RMB.
    • Each skill has its own special effect such as adding additional hits or increasing attack range.

  • Tapu of the Golden Troupe has left items for you to exchange for at Velia, because he felt some adventurers recently had trouble exchanging their Golden Troupe Coins.
    • Igor Bartali, Chief of Velia, will now exchange any type of Golden Troupe Coin for certain items.
    • Added information about this new exchange NPC to the description of Golden Troupe Coins.
  •  Changed who can deposit and withdraw the following items from their guild’s storage.
    • Who can deposit the item: Guild Member or up
    • Who can withdraw the item: Guild Officer or up
[Guild] Steel Candidum Shell

[Guild] Amethyst Hekaru Spike

[Guild] Black Rust Tongue

[Guild] Nineshark’s Fin

[Guild] Ocean Stalker Whisker

[Guild] Goldmont Pirate Golden Goblet

  • Changed the graphical effect that appears when using Item Collection Increase Scroll items and when purchasing a [Camp] Adventurer’s Luck.
Before Now
A graphical effect the entire duration of the effect A graphical effect only when the effect first starts
  • Added text to the item description of Black Spirit Pass (a season server item) explaining that the pass will be deleted when the current season ends.
  • For details on the newly added Pearl Shop Update, please click < Here > !

  • Belmorn’s black energy grew stronger, corrupting monsters in Balenos, Serendia, and Calpheon and making them more ferocious.
    • This effect will only apply to monsters in areas where the Balenos, Serendia, and Calpheon main quests go through, excluding those at Abandoned Monastery (Restricted Territory).
  • Fixed the issue where you could not loot world boss Kutum if it ended up stuck in a wall or the floor.
  • Changed Al Rhundi’s death animation during the main quest to be more natural.
  • Fixed the issue where it was possible to damage Black Mane while it was in the middle of being summoned during a main quest.
  • Changed the location of the Feather Wolf mobs that were attacking adventurers who were auto-navigating through Caduil Forest Path in Kamasylvia.


  • Added regional quests to the following monster zones: Gahaz Bandits, Crescent Shrine, Cadry Ruins, and Desert Naga Temple.
    • These quests will be automatically accepted if you enter the monster zone with a Lv. 56–57 character.
    • As a season character, defeating 250 monsters in one of these monster zones will reward you a certain amount of EXP and Time-filled Black Stone x20.
    • Non-season characters will only gain EXP from completing these quests.
  • Having heard of your travels and fame, Sahazad Nesser has announced that he will bestow the blessing of the Royal Nesser Family when you are questing in his kingdom.
    • You will now obtain a large amount of Combat EXP from completing “[Lv.55 Valencia] Eastern Sands Kingdom Story” and “[Lv.56 Valencia II] Treasure of Valencia.”
    • Completing both main and general quests in the region will provide an even faster leveling experience.
  • By royal decree of the Royal Nesser Family and in response to the increasing number of travelers to Valencia Castle, Yonal’s workers have been deployed to aid adventurers in Cokro Chamber beneath the castle.
    • Yonal’s workers will be holding up torches to light the way to Cokro Chamber.
    • You can now enter Cokro Chamber via an alternative cave entrance even when Valencia Castle’s gates are closed.
    • You can now use auto-navigation within Cokro Chamber, so it will be easier to discover the special artifacts down there.
    • Added new quests to help you navigate around the area underneath Valencia Castle. Therefore, certain quest summaries and text have been adjusted in the Quests (O) window.
    • To avoid confusion for adventurers who have already completed quests around Cokro Chamber, these new quests will not show up in the Quest (O) window if the Cokro Chamber related quests have already been completed.
  • Changed the level requirement for the “Eastern Sands Kingdom Story” quest series from Lv. 55 to Lv. 56.
    • This is because we recommend players to unlock Awakening, Talent, or Ascension before challenging the daunting desert of the Valencian continent.
  • Added “[Valencia]” to the quest titles of all Valencia main quests.
  • Because “magical” armor (e.g. Dim Magical Armor) and Magical Sub-weapon Boxes were removed from main quest rewards, the following quests can no longer be accepted from Becker or Bacho Ladericcio.
    • [Repeat] Bacho Ladericcio’s Magical Armor
      • You can still obtain Roaring Magical Armor by completing the Mediah main quest “[Boss] Illezra’s Servant.”
    • [Repeat] Becker and the Magical Sub-weapon
  • Changed the quest “Magical Sub-weapon Exchange I” to only appear if you have a Dim Magical Sub-weapon in your possession and removed its prerequisite quest “Cleansing the Lava Cave.”
  • Changed the quest “Magic Armor Exchange I” to only appear if you have a Dim Magical Armor in your possession.
  • Added a 3-minute Footsteps of Wind buff to the quest “The Story of the Hero Borne Upon the Winds” to aid travel from Keplan to Calpheon City.
  • Increased the Combat EXP reward of the following Calpheon main quests.
    • [Boss] Witch-Hunting
    • The Ritual
  • Changed the quest “A Dragon Born from the Stream” to be completed in Calpheon Market instead of Port Epheria.
  • Added the following items as quest rewards for “Seal of the Secret Guards.”
    • Shabby Leather Saddle x1
    • High-Quality Carrot x10
  • The navigation for the quest “Blooming Death” will now lead you to the entrance of Khuruto Cave.
  • The Stonetail Horse Ranch equestrian federation has raised a gravestone to honor the memory of Vera Arey, an Old Moon Grand Prix champion who passed away at a young age.
    • Added the quest “[Repeat] Remembering the Grand Prix Champion” which can be accepted from Gula.
    • Added the knowledge “Spring Breeze of the Plains,” under the Mediah Adventure Journal I category.
  • Added Polished Gemstone Bundle to the quest reward for “The Groundwork for Friendship.”
  • Added text to the quest summary for “A Clever Method” explaining if you lose the Polished Gemstone Bundle, you can talk to Dora Fonti to receive another.
  • Changed the quest summary and dialogue for “[Blackstar Armor] Specter’s Energy.”
  • Changed the quest summary for “[Daily] Young Shepherd.”
  • Changed the objectives of the following quests.
    • Those That Incite Fury
    • Problem at Border Farm
  • Renamed the quest “[Co-op] Exposing the Serendia Shrine Gang” to “[Daily] Cleaning Up Serendia Shrine.”


  • Fixed the explanation on how to gain knowledge of Queekity Thumpity Moon Village and Berdao.

  • Changed the sound of the Beginner Flute in the Compose & Play content to be more natural.
  • Increased the width of the Black Spirit Pass UI.
  • Changed the Black Spirit Pass UI to open each time your season character completes a season challenge.
  • Fixed the text alignment and font of the Skill Cooldown Slot window.
  • Improved the Skill Cooldown Slot window to auto-refresh after changing a setting.
  • Fixed the issue where other classes’ effects appeared in the Skill Demo window.
  • Fixed the issue where skills with long names or descriptions overlapping in the Skill (K) window.
  • Fixed the issue where the lock icon appeared when selecting a skill whose lower level counterpart was locked.
  • Fixed the issue where command keys sometimes did not work after talking with NPCs with the Skill Demo screen of the Skill (K) window on.
  • Fixed the issue where certain skill add-ons appeared as learnable on the Skill (K) window when they shouldn’t have been.
  • Fixed the awkward alignment of lengthy skill names in the Skill (K) window.
  • Fixed the issue where the sound effects of summoned creatures wouldn’t play in the Skill (K) window.
  • Fixed the issue where the item description that appears after clicking a linked item in chat wouldn’t automatically close after opening the Skill (K) window.
  • Added tooltips for the Black Spirit Pass and Black Spirit’s Safe icons that appear in the Inventory (I) window of season characters.
  • Fixed the location of the stamp that appears after completing a season challenge.
  • The tooltip for the Season Challenges icon will now include information about the rewards you can get.
  • Fixed the issue where a notification about Caphras Enhancement popped up after successfully enhancing an accessory to PEN (V).
  • Removed some unnecessary information from the tooltips of pet skills in the Pet List window.
  • Fixed the issue where the Quest window you can access after summoning the Black Spirit sometimes appeared in an awkward location after selecting the Main, Suggestions, or Recurring tabs then pressing the Quest button below.
  • Changed the Black Spirit icon on the lower right corner of the screen to appear highlighted right after ending a conversation with the Black Spirit.
  • Added an extra confirmation window to appear upon clicking the Exit Game button from the game start menu.
  • Fixed the issue where the information about a horse’s skill on the Horse Market window of the World Map remained on the screen even after pressing ESC to close the Horse Market window.
  • Fixed the issue where you could not scroll through the Challenge (Y) tab when your mouse was over the explanatory text part of the UI.
  • You can now double-click to choose between crossroad quests.
  • Changed the hotkey B to be used for both the Mail and the Black Spirit’s Safe windows. Go to the Settings window to reset this hotkey to your desire.
  • Changed the warning notification that appears when enhancing gear to PRI (I) or higher to only appear when your enhancement chance is 30% or lower and failstack is +0.
  • Fixed the issue where the guild house bid list displayed the incorrect number of bids after you opened the My Bid List, when least 4 guild houses were on auction.
  • Changed certain chat group descriptions to appear as text bubbles.

  • Changed how certain products on the Pearl Shop are tagged.
  • Fixed the issue where an error message appeared when you first logged into the server with a trial character, which led to you being unable to automatically collect attendance rewards with a non-trial character.
  • Fixed the issue where you couldn’t catch Scorpion Fish at Olvia Sea or Epheria Sea.
  • Fixed the issue where certain graphical effects sometimes flickered.
  • Fixed the graphical issue with the branches of trees at Rhua Tree Stub.
  • Fixed the issue where it was possible to walk through certain tree roots in Southern Kamasylvia.
  • Fixed the issue where the emergency ration supply amount would appear irregular after using the Emergency Supply function on a boat with gear that increases max ration stats.


  • We are aware of the issue where the high and low notes composed for Beginner Flute in the Compose & Play content do not play correctly.