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Updates [Update] December 30, 2020 Update Details
Black Desert 2020-12-30 10:00

 

Hello, Adventurers,

 

Here are the updates made to Black Desert on December 30, 2020.

(Patch size: 888.25 MB)

 

※ Please read below for details.

 


 

EVENT

Event 1. Practice Makes Perfect!

Event Period

- December 30, 2020 (Wed) after maintenance - January 13, 2021 (Wed) before maintenance

[More details]

 

Event 2. May Your Dreams Come True in 2021!

Event Period

- December 30, 2020 (Wed) after maintenance - January 6, 2021 (Wed) Before Maintenance

[More details]

 

Event 3. World Boss Gear Drop Rates DOUBLED!

Event Period

- December 30, 2020 (Wed) after maintenance – January 20, 2021 (Wed) before maintenance

[More details]

 

● On December 31, 2020 (Thu), a coupon to welcome in 2021 will be posted through a GM Note.

 

 


NEW & IMPROVEMENTS

ALL CLASSES

● Fixed the issue where certain classes walked out at sea.

● Added a separate 30 minute cooldown for when characters use a 200% Black Spirit's Rage skill.

● Added the following effect that lasts for 1 minute for the Witch, Wizard skill Protected Area and the Valkyrie skill Elion's Blessing.

- While the current effect is active, the same effect cannot be applied again.

● Adjusted skills that gave DP +999 effect to the following:

Class

Skill

Before

After

Witch, Wizard

Protected Area

DP +999

Damage Reduction +50%

Valkyrie

Elion's Blessing

DP +999

Damage Reduction +50%

Mystic

Infinite Fortitude

DP +999

Damage Reduction +60%

● Fixed the issue where certain items in Ash Forest appeared different.

● Fixed the issue where certain classes performed abnormal actions when Combat Assistance was turned on.

 

● CounterSlash - Increased the speed of the motion before and during the attack.

● CounterSlash - Changed the following effect.

Before

After

Floating on good 1 hit(s)

Floating on good 1 hit(s) (PvE Only)

Forward Guard while using skill

● CounterSlash - Changed its cooldown from 7 seconds to 13 seconds.

● CounterSlash - Increased its damage to the following.

Before

After

1 Hit Damage 886% x 3

2 Hit Damage 1032% x 7

1 Hit Damage 995% x 3

2 Hit Damage 1293% x 7

● DuskSlash - Increased the attack speed and attack range of the 2nd hit.

● DuskSlash - Changed to be able to combo with Head Chase and Forward Slash.

 

● Improved the following skill to hit targets that are in higher locations.

- Prime: Descending Current

● Regeneration- Fixed the typo in the controls.

● Wind Explosion Shot - Increased attack speed on the 2nd hit.

● Wind Explosion Shot - Increased the distance traveled on the 2nd hit.

● Wind Explosion Shot - Changed the skill effects to the following.

Before

After

Knockdown on 1st hit

Knockdown on 1st hit (PvE Only)

Forward Guard during 1st hit

Super Armor during 2nd hit

● Regeneration- Changed the PvE damage to the following.

Before

After

1250% x 7

1437% x 7

● Wailing Wind - Increased the attack range.

● Wailing Wind - Changed the PvE damage to the following.

Before

After

1368% x 1, Max 6 hits

1464% x 1, Max 6 hits

● Flow:Tempest - Changed the PvE damage to the following.

Before

After

931% x 13

1024% x 13

Critical Hit Rate +35% (PvE Only)

● Waltz of Wind – Improved on the issue where the character would slow down for a moment when the skill hits.

● Flow: Rushing Wind- Changed the PvE damage to the following.

Before

After

1320% x 6

1425% x 6

● Breezy Blade - Changed the PvE damage to the following.

Before

After

1610% x 3

1610% x 3

Critical Hit Rate +100% (PvE Only)

● Nature's Tremble - Changed the PvE damage to the following.

Before

After

1034% x 8

1189% x 8

 

● Black Spirit:Prime: Dream of Doom - Fixed the issue where the projectile could not be seen when looking at another adventurer.

● Shadow Wave, Shadow Hellfire - Changed to be able to combo with Night Crow.

● Shadow Wave - Increased the speed of the motion before the attack.

 

 

● Frenzied Winds, Frenzied Tyrant - Changed to be able to combo with Evasion or Shake Off.

● Frenzied Winds, Frenzied Tyrant - Increased the speed of the motion before the attack.

● Frenzied Winds- Changed the damage to the following.

Before

After

Hit Damage 961% x 4, Max 2 hits

Last Hit Damage 961% x 4

Hit Damage 1,383% x 4, Max 2 hits

Last Hit Damage 1,383% x 4

Critical Hit Rate +50%

● Frenzied Tyrant – Increased the attack range.

● Frenzied Tyrant – Changed the effects to the following.

Before

After

Movement Speed reduced -30% for 10 sec. on hit

Bound on 1st Hit (PvE Only)

Draws the attention of surrounding foes.

 

● Lightning Burn – Changed the “Super Armor while moving” to “Super Armor while using skill.”

● Lightning Burn – Improved to combo faster after moving back.

● Lightning Burn – Improved to combo faster landing.

● Breath Spike - Changed its damage to the following.

Before

After

1st hit 920% x 4

2nd hit 1,012% x 7

Critical Hit Rate +25%

1st hit 972% x 4

2nd hit 1,106% x 7

Critical Hit Rate +25%

● Breath Spike – Removed the Push effect on the 2 hit.

● Jolt Stab – Improved to combo immediately to Breath Spike by pressing LMB.

 


WITCH, WIZARD

● Mana Arrows – Changed to be able to combo with Earth's Response and Magical Evasion.

● Mana Arrows – Increased the speed of the motion before the 1st and 2nd hit and during the 1st hit.

● Mana Arrows – Changed the damage to the following.

Before

After

1st hit 865% x 4, Max 3 hit

2nd hit 973% x 7

1st hit 1,296% x 4, Max 3 hit

2nd hit 231% x 7

 

● Improved the following skills to hit targets that are in higher locations.

- Thunder Storm, Flow: Rage Tett, Black Spirit: Thunder Storm, Flow: Perfect Sign

 

● Lightning Spear - Increased the speed of the motion before the attack.

● Improved the following skills to hit targets that are in higher locations.

- Bolide of Destruction, Black Spirit: Bolide of Destruction

 

● Shining Judgment of Light- Increased the speed of the motion before the 2nd hit.

● Shining Judgment of Light – Increased the attack range of the 1st hit.

● Shining Judgment of Light – Added the following effects.

- Pulls in target on hit (PvE Only)

- Recovers +20 SP every hit

● Divine Judgment of Light – Changed the attack range on the 1st, 2nd hits.

● Divine Judgment of Light, Shining Judgment of Light – Changed to be able to combo with lateral Evasion and Shield Chase.

● Divine Judgment of Light – Changed the hits and damage to the following.

Before

After

1st hit 615% x 1, Max 8 hit

Last Hit Damage 970% x 8

Down Smash on last hit

1st hit 835% x 7

Last Hit Damage 1,130% x 9

Down Smash on 1st hit

Movement Speed -10% for 5 seconds on hit

● Divine Judgment of Light – Changed the effects to the following.

Before

After

Attack Speed -15% for 10 seconds on hit

Movement Speed -10% for 5 seconds on hit

 

● GaleSlash, Storm Slash- Changed to be able to combo with Chase.

● StormSlash - Reduced the cooldown from 20 seconds to 15 seconds.

● StormSlash- Increased the speed of the motion before the 1 hit.

● StormSlash- Increased the combo speed between the 1st and 2nd hit, as well with other skills at the end of this skill.

● GaleSlash- Added the effect Forward Guard during 1st hit.

 

 

● Decapitating Cyclone, Decapitating Dragon – Reduced the cooldown from 22 seconds to 17 seconds.

● Decapitating Cyclone – Added the effect Forward Guard during 1 hit.

● Decapitating Cyclone, Decapitating Dragon - Changed to be able to combo with Chase.

● Decapitating Dragon – Added the effect Attack Speed +15% for 10 seconds on hit.

 

● GhostSlash, Ghost Claw – Increased combo speed with Ghost Step after using these skills.

● GhostClaw – Reduced the cooldown from 20 seconds to 15 seconds.

● GhostClaw – Added the effect “Attack Speed +10% for 10 seconds upon using the skill”.

 

 

● Ninjutsu: Sinew Cut - Fixed the skill description about Concealment to match its actual effects.

● Ninjutsu: Ankle Splitter – Reduced the cooldown from 30 seconds to 22 seconds.

● Ninjutsu: Ankle Splitter – Added the effect All DP -15 for 10 seconds.

 

 

● Explosive Jolt- Changed the Bound effect to apply to PvE only and added the effect Super Armor while using skill.

● Explosive Jolt – Improved to be able to combo with Roaring Tiger, Rampaging Predator, and Prime: Rampaging Predator after using the skill.

● Explosive Jolt – Increased the speed of the 2nd hit activation.

● Wolf's Explosive Fangs – Removed the effect Forward Push hit and adjusted the damage to the following.

Before

After

1st, 2nd hit 629% x 6

Critical Hit Rate +100%

1st, 2nd hit Damage 782% x 6

Critical Hit Rate +100%

● Wolf's Explosive Fangs – Changed to deal the same amount of damage regardless of distance.

● Wolf's Explosive Fangs - Improved to be able to combo with Hidden Claw.

● Wolf's Explosive Fangs – Added the ability to press S while using the skill to perform Evasion backwards.

 

● Thrashing Wolf – Increased the speed of the motion before the attack.

● Thrashing Wolf – Changed the attack range.

● Raging Wolf – Changed to be able to combo with Silent Step and Flash Step.

● Raging Wolf – Added the effect “Attack Speed +20% for 10 seconds upon using the skill”.

 

● Improved the following skills to hit targets that are in higher locations.

- Black Spirit: Obsidian Ashes

● Slanted Slash – Increased the combo speed with Dusk.

● Slanted Slash – Changed the effects to the following.

Before

After

Knockdown on 1st hit

Floating on additional hit

● Slanted Slash – Increased the distance traveled forward on the additional hit.

 

● Improved the following skills to hit targets that are in higher locations.

- Arrow Explosion

● Earth's Judgment – Changed the attack motions and damage to the following.

Before

After

1st hit 1,031% x 1, Max 5 hit

2nd hit 1,031% x 1, Max 5 hit

Hit Damage 1,031% x 2, Max 5 hit

● Earth's Judgment – Increased the distance traveled back before the attack.

● Earth's Judgment – Changed the effects to the following.

Before

After

Knockback on hit

Down Attack

Knockback on hit (PvE Only)

Forward Guard while using the skill

● Nature Shattering Arrow – Increased the speed of the motion before the 1st and 2nd hit.

● Earth's Judgment, Nature Shattering Arrow – Changed to be able to combo with Evasion, Glide, and Zephyr Leap.

 

 

● Blade of Souls, Sacred Dance of Souls – Reduced the cooldown from 22 seconds to 17 seconds.

● Sacred Dance of Souls – Changed the damage to the following.

Before

After

1st hit 614% x 6

2nd hit 913% x 4

1st hit 614% x 6

2nd hit 1,036% x 6

● Blade of Souls – Changed to be able to combo with Phantom Dance.

● Blade of Souls – Changed 2nd hit to combo immediately when 1 hit is successful.

● Blade of Souls – Increased the activation speed before the 1st hit and the distance traveled during the 2nd hit.

● Blade of Souls – Added the effect Critical Hit Rate +100% on the 2nd hit.

 

 

● Now! – Reduced the cooldown from 15 seconds to 12 seconds.

● Now! – Changed to obtain Florin’s Leaf x3 upon using skill.

 

 

Black Spirit:Absolute: Black Blood Circle - Fixed the issue where there were no sound effects for the certain motions of the skill.

● Sturdy Smite – Improved to be able to turn quickly during the first movement.

● Sturdy Smite – Changed to attack immediately when colliding into enemies.

● Sturdy Smite – Changed to be able to press LMB while moving to attack.

● Sturdy Smite – Change to cause character collision when pressing jump while using the skill.

● Sturdy Smite – Changed the effect All DP -20 for 10 seconds on hit to Melee DP -10 for 10 seconds on hit.

 

 

● Sand Tornado – Reduced the cooldown from 35 seconds to 30 seconds.

● Sand Tornado – Reduced the required stamina from 300 to 250.

● Sand Tornado – Changed the damage to the following.

Before

After

Hit Damage 738% x 4

Hit Damage 870% x 6

 

● Bitter Reign - Improved the combo motion after the 1st hit is used while casting Quoratum's Protection.

● Quoratum's Opening - Improved to be useable after using Icy Fog laterally.

● Fixed the issue where stamina was consumed twice when using jump attacks.

● Quoratum's Opening - Fixed the issue where it could not be used after using Icy Fog forward while in idle stance.

● Rage Absorption - Fixed the issue where the Attack Speed Increase buff was being applied.

● Changed the following skills to not activate Quoratum's Protection at the end of the skill.

- Face the Darkness, Punishing Trap, Quoratum's Opening, Quoratum's Ascension, Command: Rime Ice

● Fixed the issue with Combat Assistance where the direction of attacks would not change with the enemy movement when performing a chain of standing or forward basic attacks.

● Pressing Tab to change into idle stance when summons are out will now remove the summons.

● Fixed the issue where the summons were kept even though Quoratum's Protection was no longer active.

● Fixed the issue where the effect on the shoulders would remain when getting on a mount and the summons were removed.

● Winter Testudo - Changed the duration to 5 seconds.

- Reduced the cooldown from 3 minutes to 2 minutes.

● Winter Testudo - Fixed the issue where the skill would not activate for adventurers not participating in the Node/Conquest War.

● Winter Testudo - Fixed the issue where using the skill in a safe zone would push other characters back.

● Fixed the issue where Nova would not blink in the Customizing screen.

● Fixed the issue where the combo guide would not be displayed even when the Skill Guide UI was active.

● Added skills displayed in the Skill Guide.

● Fixed the issue where skills would not activate while sprinting.

● Winter Testudo - Fixed to not collide with the summoned guard.

 


ITEM

● Fixed the issue where the Elixir of Corrupted Armor was said to last 5 minutes even though it lasted for 8 minutes.

- The actual duration is 8 minutes.

● Changed the text that appears in Black Spirit's Adventure when using dice or Aracana to appear more natural.

● Fixed the issue where Nova was being mentioned in the item description for the New Year Hanbok Costume Box.

● Fixed the issue where you couldn't use Simple Alchemy on Enchanted Scroll (+45), the reward for completing the Season Pass challenge ""Karanda, Queen of the Harpies!""

● Fixed so that you can obtain Advice of Valks (+45) x1 with Enchanted Scroll (+45) x1 + Black Stone (Weapon) x40 + Black Stone (Armor) x40 as indicated in the item description.

● Added information that mentions certain Pearl Shop items obtained from Golden Pouches aren't exempt from taxes on the marketplace.

 


MONSTER

● According to the famous hunter Roussea, there are animals holding life energy are roaming around Narcion in O'dyllita.

- Added 4 types of Boss Hunting Monsters (Grass Rhino, Verdure Buck, Shadow Wolf, Shadow Lion) in Narcion.

- If you get the item "Life-bearing Wind" while butchering a hunted animal, the boss hunting monster will appear.

- Butchering the boss hunting monster has a higher chance of dropping the "Breath of Narcion" and gives more of the standard loot.

- Reduce the HP of Grass Rhino that appear in Narcion by 30%.

 

 

 

 

● Increased the Hunting EXP gained from butchering hunted animals (Grass Rhino, Shadow Wolf, Shadow Lion) in Narcion.

- Increased the amount of Hunting EXP gained from butchering a hunted Grass Rhino by 4.5 times.

- Increased the amount of Hunting EXP gained from butchering a hunted Shadow Wolf by 2.6 times.

- Increased the amount of Hunting EXP gained from butchering a hunted Shadow Lion by 1.4 times.

● Fixed the issue where Bloodstorm Nouver moved too often.

● Increased the amount of loot and silver obtainable in the following Mediah regions by around 2 times. Following this change, drop rates were reduced by 50%. Defeating monsters in these regions will now be less straining on pets.

- Abandoned Iron Mine

- Wandering Rogue Den

- Manes Hideout

- Helms Post

- Elric Shrine

- Soldier's Grave

● Fixed the issue where the Ahib Salun Wolf Spearmaiden in Thornwood Forest could not move on certain terrain.

● The monstersfrom Black Rust Habitat in the Vadabin Sea area will no longer attack you first.

- If you attack a Black Rust first, it will attack you along with Young Black Rusts.

 


MOUNT

● Changed Auto Mount Skills to only be useable by characters with Training at Artisan Lv. 1 or higher.
- You can use Auto Mount Skills while using auto-run on a mount with a character of Training Artisan Lv. 1 or higher, and only when you satisfy these conditions.
- Hover your mouse over the Auto Mount Skills window while using auto-run on a mount for more details.

 


NPC, BACKGROUND, SOUND

● The Otterson Crioniak Island fixed the hole on their wharf.

● Fixed the issue where distant scenery appears abnormal when changing the graphics setting.

● Fixed the awkward sound for the Archer skills Nature Shattering Arrow and Earth's Judgment.

 


QUEST & KNOWLEDGE

● Povios, a member of the Calpheon Xian Merchant Guild that was sent out to the Grána Dairy Farm in Kamasylvia, has some interesting quests for you to do while avoiding the gaze of Ganelles.

- You can get the quest "How a Merchant Guild Survives" from Povios if your character is Lv. 58 or higher and has 1 or higher amity with Drieghan Chief Durgeff.

- If you decline Povios' offer, you can accept the quest ""Two Faces of a Hero" from Black Spirit to follow a different storyline.

- The quest series stated above can be completed once per character. However, the final quest rewards can only be accepted once per family.

- You may suffer loses with the other side of the conflict depending on who you support.

- You must complete the reworked Kamasylvia main quest series to meet Pavios at Grána Dairy Farm."

● Changed the location of the guard in front of Ancient Stone Chamber.

● Changed the requirement to accept the quest "Black Abyssal Weapon Exchange," in which you can exchange your Black Abyssal Weapon for a Black Abyssal Weapon Box for another class with NPC Abdul Jaum, the Skill Instructor of Altinova, as follows.

- Before : Lv. 55 or higher, accept and complete the ""Past Glory"" questline from NPC Konah of Altinova Arena

- After : Satisfy the above requirement OR complete the quest "Past Glory" after accepting the Mediah Main Quest "[Crossroad] Until We Meet Again"" OR complete the quest "The Way Back" after accepting the Mediah Main Quest "[Crossroad] For Altinova"

● Added new quests to acquire pets to accompany you on your journey in Valencia Territory.

* You can accept the following quest with a season character, once per family, and can be accepted from Quests (O) > Suggested > [ADV Support] Pets, Loyal Companions.

- [Season] [Pet] Marumin's Squawky

● Added season character exclusive regional quests to the following regions.

Quest Name

Quest Acceptance Condition

Quest Requirement

Reward

[Season] Sweep the Leaves at Tshira Ruins

Lv. 57 or higher

Defeat Tshira Ruins monster x250

Time-filled Black Stone x120

[Season] Adapt To the Tshira Ruins

Lv. 57 or higher, Complete [Season] Sweep the Leaves at Tshira Ruins

Defeat Tshira Ruins monster x500

Refined Magical Black Stone x30

[Season] Explore the Protty Cave

Lv. 57 or higher

Defeat Protty x250

Time-filled Black Stone x120

[Season] Sweep Out the Protty Cave

Lv. 57 or higher, Complete [Season] Explore the Protty Cave

Defeat Protty x500

Refined Magical Black Stone x30

[Season] Scout Out the Waragon Nest

Lv. 58 or higher

Defeat Waragon x250

Time-filled Black Stone x120

[Season] Examine the Waragon Nest

Lv. 58 or higher, Complete [Season] Examine the Waragon Nest

Defeat Waragon x500

Refined Magical Black Stone x30

[Season] Ambush the Centaurus

Lv. 60 or higher

Defeat Centaurus x250

Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Season] Attack the Centaurus

Lv. 60 or higher, Complete [Season] Ambush the Centaurus

Defeat Centaurus x500

Tuvala Ore x50

[Season] Exterminate the Basilisk Den

Lv. 60 or higher

Defeat Basilisk x250

Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Season] Destroy the Basilisk Den

Lv. 60 or higher, Complete [Season] Exterminate the Basilisk Den

Defeat Basilisk x500

Tuvala Ore x50

[Season] Adapt to the Roud Sulfur Mine

Lv. 60 or higher

Defeat Roud Sulfur Mine monster x250

Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Season] Topple the Roud Sulfur Mine

Lv. 60 or higher, Complete [Season] Adapt to the Roud Sulfur Mine

Defeat Roud Sulfur Mine monster x500

Tuvala Ore x50

[Season] Survive in Pila Ku Jail

Lv. 60 or higher

Defeat Pila Ku monster x250

Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Season] Escape from Pila Ku Jail

Lv. 60 or higher, Complete [Season] Survive in Pila Ku Jail

Defeat Pila Ku monster x500

Tuvala Ore x50

[Season] Enter Navarn Steppe

Lv. 60 or higher

Defeat Navarn Steppe monster x250

Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Season] Clean Up Navarn Steppe

Lv. 60 or higher, Complete [Season] Enter Navarn Steppe

Defeat Navarn Steppe monster x500

Tuvala Ore x50

[Season] Challenge Manshaum Forest

Lv. 60 or higher

Defeat Manshaum Forest monster x250

Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Season] Defeat the Manshaums in the Forest

Lv. 60 or higher, Complete [Season] Challenge Manshaum Forest

Defeat Manshaum Forest monster x500

Tuvala Ore x50

[Season] Conquer the Forest Ronaros

Lv. 60 or higher

Defeat Forest Ronaros monster x250

Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Season] Clean Out the Forest Ronaros

Lv. 60 or higher, Complete [Season] Conquer the Forest Ronaros

Defeat Forest Ronaros monster x500

Tuvala Ore x50

● Rumor has it that Croix, the wharf manager at Velia, has begun crafting a map of the Great Sea. Help Croix to identify the locations of islands in the waters of Calpheon, Epheria, and Balenos, and receive a special gift he has prepared.

* Season characters level 20 and higher can accept the following quests from Croix, wharf manager at Velia:

- [Season] Complete the Great Sea Map I

- [Season] Complete the Great Sea Map II

- [Season] Complete the Great Sea Map III

- [Season] Complete the Great Sea Map IV

- [Season] Complete the Great Sea Map V

* You can complete these quests by obtaining knowledge from node managers of specific islands located in the waters of Balenos, Calpheon, and Epheria.

* Complete these quests to obtain enhancing materials for Tuvala gear.

* Complete all of the quests above to be able to accept the "[Season] Great Pioneer's Footsteps" quest, which you can complete to obtain the following rewards.

Quest Name

Reward

[Season] Great Pioneer's Footsteps

Title - Island Hopper

Contribution EXP 1000 A surprise gift from Croix

 


UI

● Nova's skill name for Quoratum's Protection will now be displayed as "Shield Block Stance" in the Skill Guide UI to be more straightforward.

● You can now drag in the Crop Information UI.

● Changed the name of Easy Combat Mode to "Combat Assistance". Also made the description in the game settings window to better fit the change.

 

 

Changes and Fixes

● Fixed the issue where the Truffle Mushroom at Secret Cave could not be gathered.

● Fixed the issue where you could not play an intrument even though you were not on a mount.

● [Guardian] Fixedthe issue with her Noel outfit looking abnormal when her gear durability drops.

● Fixed the issue where the skill cooldown would appear abnormal after the loading screen.

● [Nova] Fixed the issue where she could not exchange Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) and Beginner Black Stone (Armor) for Naru gear and box through Fughar when she completes the quest "Witness" in the Serendia quest series "[Crossroad] The Lamenting Head of the League of Merchants".

● Fixed the issue where Nova would get out of combat stance when her main weapon or sub-weapon is selected in the Dye window.

● [Nova] Fixed the issue where her skirt appeared abnormal from a distance if she was wearing Rebar Armor or Armor of Hercules'.

● [Nova] Fixed the issue where the sword on Serendian Soldier Suit appeared to bend.

● [Shai] Fixed the issue where Ignis Ear Cuff appeared to poke through Crayodel Soldier Hat.

 

 

We hope you enjoy your time in Black Desert,

Thank you.

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