Black Desert Online Update 2.57 – Patch Notes on November 23, 2022

A new update has been released for Black Desert Online Update 2.57. You can find all the Game Update details, Bug Fixes, improvements, and Patch Notes below. Black Desert Online Update 2.57 is now available for all platforms, including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. The file size may vary depending on the platform.

Today’s update introduces Atoraxxion’s third biome: Yolunakea. If Vahmalkea’s theme can be called “desert” and Sycrakea’s the “deep sea,” Yolunakea’s theme is that of a “sunlit forest” – designed to present a completely different atmosphere from the other two biomes.

 

With Yolunakea, we paid close attention to the amount of time required to reach its final boss to ensure Adventurers wouldn’t spend too much time running through Vahmalkea → Sycrakea → Yolunakea as a party. You can expect to spend less time reaching Yolunakea’s final boss, Amarillos, compared to the time it took for Vahmalkea and Sycrakea’s boss. (Of course, this is under the assumption everyone in the party understands Yolunakea’s mechanics.)

 

As a boss, Amarillos has a total of three phases. Similar to Sycrakea’s final boss “Centilutos,” all five Adventurers must work together and coordinate their tactics to subdue Amarillos.

And so, we invite you to continue the story started by Vaha and Syca. Unravel the story of Yolu, the third disciple of Dehkia and overcome her ultimate weapon, Amarillos.

  • A path to Atoraxxion: Yolunakea, the Last Stronghold of the Ancients built to defeat the Dark Invaders, has opened.
    • Yolunakea, “Atoraxxion’s third stronghold,” is divided into Normal and Elvia difficulties.
* Atoraxxion: Yolunakea (Season Server only) will be updated later.

How to Enter Atoraxxion: Yolunakea

[Enter via Ancient Stone Chamber – Sol Magia]
  •  Enter Yolunakea by interacting with the Sol Magia, even if you haven’t completed Atoraxxion: Vahmalkea and Sycrakea.
    • But, you have to complete [Atoraxxion] Talibre’s Tear in which you can interact with the Sol Magia at the Ancient Stone Chamber.

[Elribta’s Door located in Atoraxxion: Vahmalkea, Sycrakea – Vaha/Syca’s Garden]

  • Move to Yolunakea after interacting with Elribta’s Door located in the following Atoraxxion strongholds:
    • Elribta’s Door located in Atoraxxion: Vahmalkea – Vaha’s Garden]
    • Elribta’s Door located in Atoraxxion: Sycrakea – Syca’s Garden]

Yolunakea Main Quest

  •  Added Yolunakea main questline which tells the story of Yolu, the third protagonist of Atoraxxion.
    • Explore Yolunakea’s main questline alongside Yaz of the Secret Guards to gain insight into the story of Yolu, the architect of the biome.
    • Yolu’s story is connected to Vaha and Syca’s stories, so it can be started after completing the Vahmalkea and Sycrakea main questlines via the Black Spirit (,).
* Please note that Atoraxxion: Yolunakea can be completed and Weekly Quest Rewards can be obtained even without completing the main questline. 
Since Atoraxxion: Yolunakea’s main questline is connected to Vahmalkea, Sycrakea, and the Mountain of Eternal Winter stories, we recommend you to check out the respective main questlines beforehand in order to be completely immersed in the story.

Yolunakea

  • Atoraxxion: Yolunakea has the following areas, which you can proceed through by defeating the spawning monster and bosses.
AreaSpawning MonsterObtainable Item
Yolu’s Nail[Yolu’s Remnant] Veinturam
[Yolu’s Remnant] Oreturem
[Yolu’s Remnant] Syketurem
[Yolu’s Remnant] Vayeturem
Pulsating Tree Vine
Yolu’s Query[Yolu’s Remnant] Keluos
Yolu’s Arid Fragment
Combine Pulsating Tree Vine and Yolu’s Arid Fragment into a [-] shape regardless of the order.

Obtain Distorted Tear of Temptation (You can encounter the next area boss)

Yolu’s SpineArea Boss
[Yolu’s Avarice] Lekra Vuhuma
Yolu’s Hot Vine
Combine Distorted Tear of Temptation and Yolu’s Hot Vine into a [-] shape regardless of the order.

Obtain Soaring Hatred Tear (You can encounter the next area boss)

Yolu’s Mane[Yolu’s Remnant] Veinturam
Yolu’s TeethArea Boss
[Yolu’s Avarice] Sebekaruk
Yolu’s Contorted Lightstone
Combine Soaring Hatred Tear and Yolu’s Contorted Lightstone into a [-] shape regardless of the order.

Obtain Voidlight Dagger (You can encounter the final boss)

Yolu’s Garden
  • Yolunakea’s characteristics per area are as follows:
AreaDetails
Yolu’s NailYolu’s creations, Oreturem, Syketurem, Vayeturem, and Veinturam, are deep in slumber waiting for the day when the Dark Invaders arrive.
A system that detects Dark Invaders is always active and Vayeturem, one of the Ancient Weapons, will explode if there is a overflow of energy.
Yolu’s QueryDefensive protocol “Keluos” remains operational here to ward off unauthorized intruders to the stronghold.
Once the Sun Control Tower here is activated, you can entrust yourself to the blue aura to move to Yolu’s Spine.(If the party already activated the Sun Control Tower, you can entrust yourself to the blue aura to move without disabling the defense system as long as you obtained Yolu’s Arid Fragment.)
Yolu’s SpineThis is where you shall face “Lekra Vuhuma,” a creation of Yolu bearing a hidden tale.
You will need the keys obtained from Yolu’s Nail and Query to fight “Lekra Vuhuma.”
Yolu’s ManeA system that detects unauthorized intruders is installed here.
Depending on the alert level, countless Veinturam will flock to the stronghold’s defense, seeking to halt any invaders in their footsteps.
Yolu’s TeethThis is where you shall face the giant alligator Ancient Weapon “Sebekaruk” adorned with Lightstones.
You will need to use the keys you’ve combined and obtained from Yolu’s Spine to fight “Sebekaruk.”
Yolu’s GardenThis is the last area where you can prepare before entering Yolu’s Cradle where the final boss slumbers.
Please Note
– You cannot damage other players with “Force PvP” (ALT + C) toggled on while mounting one of the mounts found in Yolunakea. You will, however, lose Karma if you attempt to do so.
– You cannot resurrect until all other party members are killed while fighting in Yolu’s Cradle.
– All items except for the Voidlight Dagger and loot dropped from defeating the final boss will be removed once you leave Yolu’s Paradise, accessible after defeating “Impassioned Amarillos” in Yolu’s Cradle.
– Penalties for dying in Atoraxxion are as follows:
Normal/Season ServerElvia Realm Server
All Areas (except Yolu’s Cradle)No penaltyPenalty applied
Yolu’s Cradle (Final Boss Fight)No penaltyNo penalty
* You will automatically be kicked out of Yolu’s Cradle (final boss area) 4 hours after entering.

 

 

Yolu’s Thread

  •  Yolu’s Threads can be found in certain places of Yolunakea.

    • Yolu’s Threads were designed by Yolu as one of her own defensive measures to halt the onslaught of the Dark Invaders. Unravel these threads to uncover hidden stories or proceed with the main questline.

Impassioned Amarillos

  •  The final boss “Impassioned Amarillos” utilizes the power of the Origin of Life each time it falls to assume another form which greatly increases its power to fend off the threat of Dark Invaders.

Yolu’s Paradise

  •  You can obtain “special loot” from Yolu’s Paradise, which you gain entry to upon defeating Yolunakea’s Last Ancient Weapon, Impassioned Amarillos, twice a week.
    • You can obtain such “special loot” from the following quests available via “Yolu’s Time Capsule” found in Yolu’s Paradise.
QuestsObjectivesRewards
[Weekly] Yolunakea: Scalding ChestInsert the [Elvia] Key of the Burnt Dawn into Yolu’s Time Capsule
Complete Savior of the Burnt Dawn: Scalding;
Yolunakea: Scalding Chest
[Weekly] Yolunakea: Talibahar ChestInsert Key of the Burnt Dawn into Yolu’s Time Capsule
Complete Savior of the Burnt Dawn: Talibahar
Yolunakea: Talibahar Chest
[Weekly] Yolunakea: Salunia Chest IInsert Key of the Burnt Dawn into Yolu’s Time Capsule
Complete Savior of the Burnt Dawn: Salunia I
Yolunakea: Salunia Chest
[Weekly] Yolunakea: Salunia Chest IIInsert Key of the Burnt Dawn into Yolu’s Time Capsule
Complete Savior of the Burnt Dawn: Salunia II
Yolunakea: Salunia Chest
    • The above four weekly quests reset every Thursday, 00:00 UTC.
      • As explained below, you can complete up to two quests per Family every week. You cannot attempt quests with the same character that has already completed them.

Examples of Completing the Two Weekly Family Quests

1. If character A completed [Weekly] Yolunakea: Scalding Chest (Elvia Realm server), then character B can proceed with [Weekly] Yolunakea: Talibahar Chest (Elvia Realm server).
2. If character A completed [Weekly] Yolunakea: Scalding Chest (Elvia Realm server), then character B can proceed with [Weekly] Yolunakea: Salunia Chest I (normal server).
3. If character A completed [Weekly] Yolunakea: Salunia Chest I (normal server), then character B can proceed with [Weekly] Yolunakea: Salunia Chest II (normal server).
– Regardless of difficulty, character A won’t be able to proceed with other quests for the rest of the week.
      • You can obtain the Key of the Burnt Dawn required to complete the aforementioned quests by defeating the final boss of Yolunakea, Impassioned Amarillos.
– You can accept the quests with the second type of quest objective mentioned above from the Yolu’s Time Capsule NPC and can instantly complete them via Interaction while doing a [Weekly] quest.

Recover the Knowledge Quests

  • Added the following rewards upon obtaining knowledge related to Atoraxxion: Yolunakea.
QuestsObjectivesRewards
[Atoraxxion] Recover the Knowledge of Yolunakea ILearn 50 or more Knowledge entries related to Yolunakea1000 Contribution EXP
Enchanted Scroll (+70)
Vaha’s Dawn
Title: Mesmerizing
[Atoraxxion] Recover the Knowledge of Yolunakea IILearn 130 or more Knowledge entries related to Yolunakea1000 Contribution EXP
Enchanted Scroll (+130)
Vaha’s Dawn
Title: Fatale
  • You can obtain the following rewards one per Family upon completing Atoraxxion: Yolunakea.
QuestsObjectivesRewards
[Atoraxxion] Yolu’s Time CapsuleExamine Yolu’s Time Capsule in Yolu’s Paradise1000 Contribution EXP
Fine Magic Crystal Box
Enchanted Scroll (+100)
  • Added Titles that can be obtained upon defeating the final weapon Amarillos.
TitleRequirement
Yolu’s Sun Burns Once MoreDefeat Impassioned Amarillos once
Like A Woman Sc-hornedDefeat Impassioned Amarillos five times
Stole Yolu’s TearsDefeat [Elvia] Impassioned Amarillos once
Tactician of YolunakeaDefeat [Elvia] Impassioned Amarillos five times

Challenges

  • Added two new challenges in Atoraxxion: Yolunakea.
    • Atoraxxion: Yolunakea challenge can only be completed once per Family.
    • You can claim your reward after you log in again after obtaining the knowledge from defeating Impassioned Amarillos in Atoraxxion: Yolunakea.
Challenge NameChallenge RequirementRewardsServer
On the Voidlight Dagger!Defeat Impassioned Amarillos and
obtain Voidlight Dagger knowledge.
Yolunakea: Salunia Chest x2
Normal Level
Infested Amarillos!Defeat Impassioned Amarillos and
obtain Infested Amarillos knowledge.
Yolunakea: Scalding Chest x2
Elvia Level

Special Letter of the Secret Guards

  •  Once you’ve cleared Yolunakea’s main questline, you can accept the “[Atoraxxion] Special Reward of the Secret Guards” quest from the Black Spirit, which requires you to show the Special Letter of the Secret Guards to Yaz to obtain Vaha’s Dawn x2.
    • If you’ve lost the Special Letter of the Secret Guards, speak to Yaz to reobtain it.
    • The “[Atoraxxion] Special Reward of the Secret Guards” quest is available once per Family.

[Solo] Atoraxxion – Vahmalkea, Sycrakea

The Solo adventure mode is a “story mode,” where adventurers can complete the Atoraxxion main quests on their own and not necessarily in a party. Many adventurers provided us with feedback that they wished to play through the story at their own pace. We hope this update will be a great pleasure for those adventurers.

Furthermore, the story that unfolds in Atoraxxion has a deep connection with Illezra, an important figure in Black Desert, so we recommend that all adventurers experience it for themselves.

However, Atoraxxion was originally designed as a ‘co-op’ configuration through all its basic to advanced stages. So, quest completion rewards will only be obtainable through the “5-person Co-op” mode. Additionally, Solo mode is currently only available up to Vahmalkea and Sycrakea. It will be soon updated in Yolunakea once adventurers have played through the content to some extent.
  • Added a “Solo” mode so players have the option to proceed with Atoraxxion’s main quests alone versus a party of 5.
    • You can begin your solo adventure by pressing the “Enter Solo Mode” button upon entering Atoraxxion via the Sol Magia at the Ancient Stone Chamber
* Elements such as monsters and threads will be applied differently in the two modes: “Solo” and “Party of 5” so that all the Atoraxxion main quests can be completed accordingly.
* Certain threads outside the main questline that require party members to unravel cannot be completed in Solo mode.
  • All “[Co-op]” tags from Atoraxxion’s main quests and summaries have been removed with the addition of Solo mode.
    • Removed the [Co-op] text from quest names and summaries.
    • Updated certain quest summaries and dialog.
  • Added information regarding the surrounding terrain so they can be carried out more smoothly for the following Atoraxxion: Vahmalkea quests.
    • [Atoraxxion] Shattered Memory
    • [Atoraxxion] Unacceptable Imitation

[Solo] Atoraxxion Disclaimer

– Certain threads unrelated to the main questline will not be available for [Solo] Atoraxxion.
– Items obtained from Atoraxxion are not compatible within the two modes: [Solo] and [Party of 5].
– You cannot obtain certain knowledge via Atoraxxion on [Solo].
* The chance to learn certain knowledge by defeating monsters or the drop rate to obtain Circuit of Special Information items is lower in Solo mode compared to Co-op mode.
Learnable Knowledge & Relevant ItemsUnavailable Knowledge & Relevant Items
– Knowledge from the main questline
– Knowledge from defeating monsters
– Monster Knowledge from Circuit of Special Information items
– Scholarly/Adventure Log-related Knowledge from the Field
– Scroll of Dehkima’s Records obtained from defeating the last boss
– Knowledge obtained from unraveling threads outside the main questline and requiring party members
– [Solo] Atoraxxion content was designed to be soloable. Thus, completing this mode will not count for the weekly Atoraxxion quests that grant you rewards. 
– Depending on the Adventurer’s progress, the monster will spawn then vanish in [Solo] Atoraxxion content.
→ Therefore, when reentering during [Solo] Atoraxxion, interact with the object if the monster does not spawn.
(Eg: When reentering [Solo] Atoraxxion after defeating Berurah and you cannot see the next area monster spawning, interact with Syca’s Eye: Berurah which summons Berurah to proceed with the next area.

Atoraxxion content additions and improvements

  • Reduced the number of monsters that have to be defeated during the following Atoraxxion main questline.
    • Atoraxxion: Vahmalkea: number of monsters to defeat 30 → 15
      • Applicable quests (Elvia difficulty included): [Atoraxxion] The Story Thus Far, [Atoraxxion] Start of the Maze, [Atoraxxion] Activation
    • Atoraxxion: Sycrakea: number of monsters to defeat 30 → 15
      • Applicable quests (Elvia difficulty included): [Atoraxxion] Syca’s Scale, [Atoraxxion] Master’s Warning
  • Added explanations per biome when entering Atoraxxion.
    • Check the left side of the minimap for each biome description when entering Atoraxxion
  •  Added the title that can be obtained after defeating Maleficent Centilutos, the final boss of Sycrakea.
Title NameRequirement
Really Syca that PlaceDefeat Maleficent Centilutos once
LonelyDefeat Maleficent Centilutos 5 times
Dismantled Syca’s Heart[Elvia] Defeat Maleficent Centilutos once
Schemer of Sycrakea[Elvia] Defeat Maleficent Centilutos 5 times

Kamasylvia & O’dyllita Family Stats Quest

A special Family quest has been added that can be accepted after completing the Kamasylvia and O’dyllita main questlines. You can obtain DP +1 and AP +1 for all characters within your Family after completing this quest. We’ve added them in order to provide different ways to increase your family stats other than enhancing your gear. Therefore, we hope it is helpful for Adventurers who have already completed the Kamasylvia and O’dyllita main questlines. We recommend this Family quest also for Adventurers who have not completed these two territories’ main questlines as both the Kamasylvia and O’dyllita stories will become even more important in Black Desert in the future.
[Kamasylvia] A Gift for Papu
  • Merindora has started bestowing blessings on Adventurers that have brought the light back to Kamasylve.
    • Added “A Gift for Papu” quest that increases Family DP +1 as a reward.
    • This quest can be accepted from Grána’s Merindora when having acquired “Light of Kamasylvia” knowledge.

How to Obtain Light of Kamasylvia Knowledge

This knowledge can be obtained after completing the following quests during the Kamasylvia main questline:
– Before the main questline renewal: Kamasylvia main quest, “The Healing Light”
– After the main questline renewal: Kamasylvia main quest, “[Kamasylvia] The Heart of Kamasylve”
    •  You have to hand over three of the following accessories to Grana’s Merindora to complete the quest. (Can be multiples of the same accessory)
      • Forest Ronaros Ring
      • Sicil’s Necklace
      • Serap’s Necklace
      • Ring of Cadry Guardian

 * This quest can be checked in “[ADV Support] [Lv. 58] Family Empowered by Merindora’s Blessing” in Suggested tab.

[O’dyllita] Mother’s Oracle

  •  Records regarding the “Tungrad School” have been found in the Crypt of Resting Thoughts.
    • Added “Mother’s Oracle,” a quest that increases Family AP +1 as a reward.
    • This quest can be accepted from O’draxxia’s Viorencia Odore when having acquired “Day of the Final Battle” knowledge.

How to Obtain Day of the Final Battle Knowledge

This knowledge can be obtained after completing [O’dyllita] Hadum’s Realm during the O’dyllita part 2 main questline.
    • You must hand over three of the following accessories to Azure Mantis of the Crypt of Resting Thoughts to complete the quest. (Can be multiples of the same accessory)
      • Tungrad Ring
      • Tungrad Necklace
      • Tungrad Earring
      • Tungrad Belt
* This quest can be checked in “[ADV Support] [Lv. 60] Family Empowered by Viorencia’s Blessing” in the Suggested tab.

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New Additions and Improvements

Class Changes

Warrior

Main Weapon

Severing Thrust

  • Fixed the issue where you would not switch to your greatsword while attacking by pressing C after using the skill.
  • Improved Spinning Slash to combo more fluidly into Severing Thrust.
  • Improved Spinning Slash jump attack to combo into Severing Thrust attack 2.
  • Improved Severing Thrust to combo into other skills more quickly.
  • Improved Chain: Heaven’s Cleave to combo into Severing Thrust when pressing LMB after the skill.
  • Improved Counter spin attack to combo into Severing Thrust attack 2.

Ranger

Main Weapon

Binding Arrow

  • Improved Binding Arrow to only activate by pressing F in the following situations:
    • During airborne shots after Vine Knot
    • During Razor Wind

Berserker

Main Weapon

Time to Rock

  • Improved sound effects.

Musa, Maehwa

Main Weapon

Ultimate: Nemesis Slash

  • Changed Ultimate: Nemesis Slash into a flow skill of Nemesis Slash.
    • Nemesis Slash and Ultimate: Nemesis Slash will be activated as respective skills due to the aforementioned change.
  • Changed Ultimate: Nemesis Slash to be auto-activated upon using Nemesis Slash.
  • Changed cooldown of Ultimate: Nemesis Slash to 20 sec.
  • Made the following changes to the HP recovery of Ultimate: Nemesis Slash:
    • Upon learning Nemesis Slash II: Recover +50 HP on hits
    • Upon learning Absolute: Nemesis Slash: Recover +63 HP on hits

Absolute: Nemesis Slash

  • Added the skill’s extra attack effect to Ultimate: Nemesis Slash.
    • Changed the cooldown of Absolute: Nemesis Slash to 13 sec due to the aforementioned change.

Maehwa

Main Weapon

Razorblade Corolla

  • Improved sound effects.

Valkyrie

Main Weapon, Succession

Purificatione (I to III), Prime: Purificatione

  • Fixed the issue where the HP recovery effect would be applied twice to allies.
  • Fixed the issue where the HP recovery effect would not be applied to self on energy attack hits.
  • Fixed the issue where you’d recover HP even on missed hits.

Kunoichi, Ninja

Main Weapon

Ninjutsu: Shadow Clone

  • Fixed the issue where the skill motions in the Skill Demo would appear differently to the actual motions.

Ninja

Main Weapon, Succession

Ninjutsu: Shadow Stomp

  • Fixed the description regarding how to perform the skill.
    • SPACE after the skill → Hold SPACE during the skill

Awakening

Flashing Light

  • Fixed the issue of some skills not getting activated after using the skill with your main weapon via Quick Slot.

Witch

Main Weapon

Earthen Eruption

  • Fixed the issue where comboing into Earthen Eruption after Trembling Thunder or Swift Earthquake would not trigger the “All DP Increase” effect.

Guardian

Main Weapon, Succession

Gate Crasher

  • Improved the following skills to combo into Gate Crasher more smoothly:
    • Fierce Disdain
    • Avalanche Strike
    • Omua’s Objurgation’s smash attack motion
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Black Spirit: Prime: Claw Reveal

  • Changed to deal more damage to enemies in melee range.
BeforeAfter
Attack damage 1875% x6, max 4 hits
Critical Hit Rate +100% (PvE only)
Maximum 10 targets
Accuracy Rate +5%
Critical Hit Damage +5% for 10 sec when using the skill
All AP +30 for 60 sec when using the skill
Attack Speed +25% for 60 sec when using the skill

Sage

Main Weapon, Succession

Spatial Collapse, Prime: Spatial Collapse

  • Fixed the issue where the cast bar would appear if the Skill (K) window is closed while a Skill Demo is playing.

Drakania

Awakening

Brimbolt Annihilation

  • Fixed the issue where Hexeblood/Dragonblood effects from Legacy would not deactivate when using Brimbolt Annihilation from a Quick Slot in Awakening.
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Atoraxxion Functional Improvements

  • Improved items required for the Atoraxxion questline to be combinable regardless of order when putting them together in your inventory.
BeforeAfter
Must be arranged in order to combine
Can combined regardless of order
(Example image)
  • Combined the “Ancient Weapon Blueprint: Vahmalkea/Sycrakea,” which were used to combine into an item with the “Vaha’s/Syca’s Circuit of Special Information,” into the new item, “Ancient Weapon Blueprint”.
    • The new “Ancient Weapon Blueprint” can be combined with either “Vaha’s/Syca’s Circuit of Special Information,” enabling you to obtain “Deciphered Ancient Weapon Blueprint: Vahmalkea/Sycrakea” respectively.
    • Like the previous items, “Ancient Weapon Blueprint” can be purchased from Vahmalkea’s and Sycrakea’s Exchange.
  • Improved the following parts of the main quest “[Atoraxxion] Recovered Vow” in Atoraxxion: Vahmalkea:
    • Added “Heavy Wooden Crate” to be purchasable from the Exchange for 1,000 Silver.
    • Improved the “Heavy Wooden Crate” required for quest completion to be obtainable without consuming Energy via the Exchange and conversation.
    • Improved to provide more details for accepting and completing quests, and for solo-questing, in the dialog lines of the quest NPC.
    • Added more details to the quest summary for solo-questing.
    • Improved “Heavy Wooden Crates” to disappear more quickly when placed improperly.
    • Slightly increased the size of installed “Heavy Wooden Crates.”
    • Fixed the issue where certain dialog lines and camera angles would appear awkward during the quest.
  • Added text related to reaccepting the abyss quest in [The Magnus] Golden Lion of Serendia.
  • Fixed the issue of not being able to proceed in a certain area during [The Magnus] Golden Lion of Serendia.
Item

We adjusted the drop rate for one of the major loot items of Elvia Calpheon monster zones, the Crystallized Despair, which also gained an additional means to further enhance alchemy stones. As you know, Crystallized Despair can be used as an upgrade material to safely increase DP on Khan’s Heart, Vell’s Heart, and Perilla’s Star, and alchemy stones of a certain grade or higher. Adventurers looking to increase their DP will still be able to use this item to increase their DP by +2. However, we’ve made adjustments so that there are merits to enhancing alchemy stones to safely increase your DP even further, as well as lower the required amount of materials required. We believe this adjustment will make this item more accessible to more Adventurers.

  •  Added Exalted Soul Fragment to upgrade Blessed alchemy stones.
    • This item can be used to enhance the following alchemy stones:
      • Blessed Sharp Alchemy Stone of Destruction/Protection
      • Blessed Vell’s Heart
      • Blessed Khan’s Heart: Destruction/Protection
      • Blessed Perilla’s Star
Item NameItem Description

Exalted Soul Fragment

Extra effects after enhancement:
Displayed DP +2 (Damage Decrease +2)
UsageProcess (L) – Heating the following materials:
Forest Fury x5
Magical Shard x25
Alchemy Stone Shard x50
Crystallized Despair x100
    • Exalted Soul Fragment can be registered on the Central Market.
    • When Grinding (L) an Alchemy Stone of Destruction/Protection that’s Sharp grade or higher,
    • you can obtain a basic Alchemy Stone Shard of the same type.
Please note
1. When Polish/Growing a Blessed Alchemy Stone of Destruction/Protection of higher grade than “Sharp,” enhancement will be removed when failing on growth attempts, and the energy of Blessed/Exalted Soul Fragment will disappear.
2. Obtain an unenhanced “Blessed” alchemy stone and a “Crystalized Despair” by using a Mirror of Equilibrium on an “Exalted” alchemy stone.

  • Added text about extracting “Exalted” alchemy stones to the Mirror of Equilibrium item description.
  •  Added a new quest in which you can upgrade “Kutum Lamp” and “Nouver Statue” into “Breath Imbued Kutum Lamp” and “Breath Imbued Nouver Statue” respectively.
    • This is a furniture item that applies a 5 hr buff, which is 3 hours longer than that of the Kutum Lamp and Nouver Statue.
    • “Breath Imbued Kutum Lamp” and “Breath Imbued Nouver Statue” cannot be registered on the Central Market.
Furniture NameItem Effects
Breath Imbued Kutum Lamp
All AP +15, Ignore All Resistance +5% for 5 hours upon use
Breath Imbued Nouver Statue
All AP +15, All Resistance +5% for 5 hours upon use
  • A quest, in which this furniture can be obtained, can be accepted from NPC Red Tarantula, who is located in the Crypt of Resting Thoughts.
    • This quest will display when Kutum Lamp or Nouver Statue are in your Inventory.
    • A Kutum Lamp or Nouver Statue without full durability cannot be handed over.
Quest NameRequirementsRewards
Breath Imbued Kutum LampHand over Kutum Lamp x1
Hand over Breath of Omua x5 or Breath of Narcion x5
Breath Imbued Kutum Lamp
Breath Imbued Nouver StatueHand over Nouver Statue x1
Hand over Breath of Omua x5 or Breath of Narcion x5
Breath Imbued Nouver Statue
Monster
We have adjusted Elvia Calpheon loot along with the changes regarding reformed stones mentioned above. “Black Distortion Earring” will drop with a certain probability after defeating the boss in the Elvia Distortion Phenomenon, a game mechanic that occurs in all regions. The “Black Distortion Earring” is still the most popular accessory and has been placed on pre-order for a long time. We’ve added this to make Elvia Calpheon more popular with an alternative route to obtain this accessory other than Star’s End. However, please note that we kept the characteristics of the previous Star’s End. We have adjusted normal loot as well, along with the improvements to the Elvia Distortion Phenomenon. First, we have increased loot, including Crystallized Despair, in Gehaku Plain, Rhutum Outstation, and Saunil Camp, adjusting drop rates so the Black Distortion Earring will drop with greater frequency in Elvia Calpheon than the two other monster zones (Quint Hill and Hexe Sanctuary). In addition to this, we have reduced the Crystallized Despair drop rate in Quint Hill due to adding more usages for Crystallized Despair, and increased other loot drop rate.
  •  Adjusted the loot that can be obtained from Elvia Calpheon monster zones.
    Monster Zones AreaChanges
    Entire Elvia CalpheonObtain “Black Distortion Earring” according to a set probability after defeating the Boss
    that spawns at the Elvia Distortion Phenomenon within Rifts of Despair.
    Quint Hill– Reduced Crystallized Despair drop rate by approximately 30%
    – Increased Scorching Sun Shard drop rate by approximately 40%.
    – Increased Black Stone (Weapon, Armor) drop rate by approximately 50%.
    – Increased Corrupted Breath drop rate by approximately 20%.
    – Increased Sealed Black Magic Crystal drop rate by approximately 20%.
    Hexe Sanctuary– Increased Scorching Sun Shard drop rate by approximately 70%.
    – Increased Black Stone (Weapon, Armor) drop rate by approximately 50%.
    – Increased Corrupted Breath drop rate by approximately 30%.
    – Increased Sealed Black Magic Crystal drop rate by approximately 30%.
    Gehaku Plain– Increased Crystallized Despair drop rate by approximately 30%
    – Increased Scorching Sun Shard drop rate by approximately 15%.
    – Increased Black Stone (Weapon, Armor) drop rate by approximately 20%.
    – Increased Corrupted Breath drop rate by approximately 50%.
    – Increased Sealed Black Magic Crystal drop rate by approximately 50%.
    Rhutum Outstation– Increased Crystallized Despair drop rate by approximately 40%
    – Increased Black Stone (Weapon, Armor) drop rate by approximately 20%.
    – Increased Corrupted Breath drop rate by approximately 50%.
    – Increased Sealed Black Magic Crystal drop rate by approximately 60%.
    Saunil Camp– Increased Crystallized Despair drop rate by approximately 70%
    – Increased Scorching Sun Shard drop rate by approximately 15%.
    – Increased Black Stone (Weapon, Armor) drop rate by approximately 40%.
    – Increased Corrupted Breath drop rate by approximately 80%.
    – Increased Sealed Black Magic Crystal drop rate by approximately 60%.
Quest & Knowledge
  • Changed some rewards of the Valencia main questline:
    • HP Potion (Large) → Instant HP Potion (Extra Large)
    • MP Potion (Large) → Instant MP Potion (Extra Large)
    • Awakening Weapon Box → Part for Explorer’s Compass
    • Quest reward where you select between star anise tea and purified water → star anise tea and purified water both given
  • Added Ancient Explorer’s Compass as a reward for completing Valencia main questline [Valencia] The Founding Legend.
  • Added Spirit Stone Fragment as a reward for completing Kamasylvia main questline.
    • [Kamasylvia] Looney, a Spirit of Polly’s Forest quest → Water Spirit Stone Fragment x10
    • [Kamasylvia] The Gloomy Forest quest → Water Spirit Stone Fragment x10
    • [Kamasylvia] White Warrior quest → Earth Spirit Stone Fragment x20
    • [Kamasylvia] Catherine’s Worry I quest → Wind Spirit Stone Fragment x20
    • [Kamasylvia] Catherine’s Story quest → Tree Spirit Stone Fragment x20 (fixed)
  • Gorgath of Calpheon is teaching some of his own knowledge to Adventurers.
    • He can teach you the Knowledge of “Org” if you didn’t previously learn it from finishing the [Boss] The Greedy Overlord quest.
    • He can also help you re-learn the Knowledge of “Queen Stoneback Crab” if you didn’t have it from finishing the “Secret of the Giant Rocks” quest.
  • Added “Turo’s Iron Will” buff effect to the previous [O’dyllita] Audrite Sibyl quest reward so it’s easier to proceed with [O’dyllita] Turo Resistance.
    • Turo’s Iron Will: Extra AP Against Monsters +100 and Monster Damage Reduction +150 for 5 min.
      • This buff effect won’t disappear even after dying.
  • Improved so that the [Cleansed Cup] quest, through which you can revert reformed accessories enhanced by a cup item, cannot be accepted or completed while having Refined Essence of Emotions in your Inventory.
    • Only conversations regarding Refined Essence of Emotions will display when having Refined Essence of Emotions in your Inventory.
    • In order to proceed with [Cleansed Cup] quest, the Refined Essence of Emotions should be moved to another location other than your Inventory.
NPC, Background, Sound
  • Dalishain, who was only focused on her research, has started to answer Adventurers’ questions.
UI
  • Added UI to make it easier for you to exchange or purify unwanted lightstones when interacting with the Wandering Alchemist, Dalishain.
    • As a result, the following quest can no longer be accepted from Dalishain.
      • Recycling Unwanted Lightstones, Imperfect Lightstone of Fire/Earth/Wind
* You can use exchange Magical Lightstone Crystal through the same NPC exchange feature used before by talking to Dalishain with character with an Alchemy of at least Guru 1.
Lightstone Exchange
  • Interact with the Wandering Alchemist Dalishain to exchange up to 30 lightstones at once.
    • You can press RMB to register or exchange the Imperfect Lightstones you want to exchange in your inventory.
    • You can exchange up to 30 lightstones by registering the lightstones in your inventory using the “Select Same” feature.
Lightstone Purification
  • Interact with the Wandering Alchemist Dalishain to purify Imperfect Lightstones of Earth/Wind/Fire/Flora.
    • You can press RMB to register or purify the chosen Imperfect Lightstones from your inventory.
    • The Imperfect Lightstones are purified the same way as before. It will cost 20,000,000 Silver to purify one lightstone.
  • The key to open the mailbox (B) will show up in the text bubble that appears in the bottom right of the screen if there is a letter that is about to expire.
  • With the end of the “Under the Shad of Maples Leaves” event, the in-game banner leading you to fishing spots has been removed.
  • Changed so when creating items in the Workshop on the World Map (M), you must click “My Items” from the Task List for details and estimated time changes to be applied.
  • Added text to the descriptions for Volume under Settings – Audio Settings that mention these settings will also impact cutscenes in-game.
  • Changed the text that displays when entering names for Character Creation that go against Black Desert’s terms and conditions.
  • Removed the “[Event] Damp Maple Leaf” item due to the end of the “[Event] Under the Shad of Maples Leaves” event.
    • Adventurers who were unable to exchange their leaves before the Nov 16 (Wed) maintenance will receive Cron Stones in exchange for their leaves (at a ratio of 1 Cron Stone for every 3 [Event] Damp Maple Leaves) during the Nov 23 (Wed) maintenance.
      • Any remaining [Event] Damp Maple Leaves after the initial exchange will be removed and replaced with 1 Cron Stone as well.
System
  • Fixed the issue where the game would occasionally crash at the loading screen.

Pearl Shop
  • Added the special title “Sala’s Star” that is obtainable by purchasing the following Salanar themed outfit sets:
    • [Witch, Sorceress, Wizard, Sage] Salanar Premium Set
    • [Shai] Salanar Classic Set
      • RMB [Title] Sala’s Star item to obtain the title and it can be applied/removed via the My Information (P) – Title – World tab.
* [Title] Sala’s Star has been given on Nov 16 (Wed) maintenance to Adventurers who have purchased the items above during Sept. 28, 2022 (after maintenance) – Nov 16, 2022 (before maintenance).
  • Changed so Champion of Secrua title, that can be obtained from purchasing Secrua themed outfit sets, can be obtained through the item.

Web
  • Fixed the issue where you could select any regions regardless of your game service region in  the “Enter Additional Information” page upon logging in through the launcher with an Open ID
  • Fixed the issue of the social media login icons not displaying in launcher “mini mode” (set by pressing “Resize Launcher”).
  • Improved so “When logging in or registering with an Open ID under the same Pearl Abyss ID email” function is applied in the launcher as well.
  • Changed/added the following to Partner Streamer page:
    • Changed the background image at the very top.
    • Added a menu on the top.
    • Added another info to the second category for Twitch Drops.
    • Changed how to apply for Content Creator.
  • Added a function so the image can be seen in a bigger size when clicking on an image uploaded on Forum, Beauty Album and Photo Gallery menu.
  • Fixed so GM comments in the Forum are more noticeable.
  • Improved so the list of posts of a certain category displays at the bottom of Forum page.
Translation
  • Changed and unified the following terms in English:
    • [Gathering] Skinning a Fox → [Gathering] Tanning a Fox
    • [Processing] Skinning and Skinning Pig Hide → [Processing] Don’t Make A Pig’s Ear Out Of Tanning
    • [Gathering] A Herb Crusher → [Gathering] Crush Them Herbs!
    • [Gathering] A Herb to Cure → [Gathering] Herbs That Heal
    • [Gathering] A Herb to Prevent Petrifying Disease → [Gathering] Herbs to Prevent Petrification

Modified or Changed

 

  • Fixed the issue where the loading and firing action appeared abnormal when pressing LMB and RMB at the same time when using the [Event] Frosted Matchlock while seated.
  • Removed repetitive text in the item description for Shard of the Furious Night.
  • Fixed typos in the following quest summaries, NPC dialogs, and item descriptions:
    • Summary of the Celestial Horse’s Tears quest
    • Dialog for accepting the quest “[Everfrost] Waiting in Awkward Silence”
    • NPC Herman Feresio’s dialog
    • Glorious Giant’s Draught items
  • Changed the background visuals in the following abyssal pockets in Abyss One: The Magnus.
    • Fixed the issue where the wall appeared unnaturally when playing with certain graphics settings when playing through [Magnus] Look Before You….
    • Fixed the issue where the background appeared unnaturally in certain locations when playing through [Magnus] Where the Dragon Sleeps and [Magnus] Peculiar Library.
    • Fixed the issue where the background appeared unnaturally with certain graphics settings when playing through [Magnus] Peaceful Vagabond.
  • Fixed the issue where the Truffle Mushroom respawned abnormally in certain locations.
  • Fixed the issue where a system message appeared abnormally when switching from follow to combat stance.
  • Fixed the issue where the effect from the Atoraxxion pet taken out did not disappear when the function to view pets was set to hidden.
  • Fixed the issue where skill acquisition-related guide UI appeared continuously when loading the Skill Preset in certain situations.
  • [Maehwa] Fixed the issue where  the “Hwasun Valley” and “Red Moon” outfits would overlap with the thighs when on a slope.
  • Fixed the issue where the gamepad keyguide appeared abnormally in the Arena of Solare UI.
  • Fixed the issue where you could not move out of the fog once it was placed during a match in the Arena of Arsha.
  • Fixed the issue where some weapons of certain classes and its position appeared abnormally in Hall of Fame within the Battle Arena in Arena of Solare.
  • Fixed the issue where you wouldn’t automatically be recommended to create a season character (as your first character) if you’ve already created a trial character.
  • Fixed the issue where your character’s login status would appear abnormal after a duplicate login attempt.
  • Fixed the issue where the gamepad key guide appeared abnormal in the Arena of Solare UI.
  • Fixed the issue where your inputs didn’t work when a cutscene played after your character had died.

 

Recent Major Updates

 

To help newer or returning Adventurers keep up with the latest updates, we’ve compiled a list of some of our recent major ones. Check them out below!

 

♣ For Progression-minded Adventurers:

Abyss One: The Magnus
Proceed with the main questline within another world, The Magnus, and experience another side of Black Desert.
Obtain PEN (V) Boss Defense Gear and quality of life (e.g. fast travel, region-free storage) updates!
Monster Zone UI RevampWhere’s the best monster zone suited to my stats?
Look no further than the Menu (ESC) – Adventure (F5) and click “Monster Zone Info”!
Artifacts and LightstonesArtifacts and Lightstones were added!
They will greatly aid you in your adventures!
Ornette and Odore’s Spirit Essence ImprovementsThe fabled infinite potions of Ornett and Odore now have newly-added extra steps and weekly quests to hasten the process.
Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear QuestlineSpeak to Jetina to begin a reforming questline to obtain your very own set of PEN (V) boss gear, guaranteed!
PEN (V) Accessory QuestlineComplete daily quests to gather materials to complete your very own accessory at the highest enhancement grade possible.

★ For Combat-focused Adventurers:

Elvia Guild Missions
Guild Missions were added to Elvia Serendia and Calpheon!
Complete these missions to help contribute to your guild’s growth!
Elvia CalpheonThe corruption of Hadum has reached Saunil Camp, Rhutum Outstation, Gehaku Plain, Hexe Sanctuary, and Quint Hill of Calpheon.
You can obtain materials for the Godr-Ayed weapon and reforming alchemy stones from here.
Marni’s Realm – Private Monster ZonesYour very own monster zone with no other Adventurers to duel!
Subjugate monsters to your heart’s content in Marni’s Realm.
Tier 5 PetsAlpha pets are finally here! Train Tier 4 pets to Tier 5 and appoint them as the alpha to increase the looting speed of all active pets.

♥ For Amusement-seeking Adventurers:

Liana’s Tool BagPickaxe, Hoe, Butcher Knife, Fluid Collector, and other Gathering tools can be stored in this amazing tool bag and used with ease.

 

Source: Black Desert