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Updates [Updates] Patch Notes - January 12, 2022
Black Desert Jan 12, 2022, 10:30 (UTC)

 

Greetings Adventurers,


Here are the latest update details for Black Desert Online on January 12, 2022 (Wed). Today’s patch contains 63 updates and is approximately 1.06 GB.

 

 

Events

접기

● Snow Crystal Butterflies event has started.

- January 13, 2022 (Thu) 00:00 - January 26, 2022 (Wed) 23:59 (UTC)

All you have to do is log in and play to obtain the beautiful Snow Crystal Butterfly. Afterward, bring them to Marsella in Velia to exchange them for some special items!

[Snow Crystal Butterflies]

 

● Call Your Guildmates, It’s Time for Guild Missions! event has started.

- January 12, 2022 (Wed) after maintenance - January 26, 2022 (Wed) before maintenance

During this event, there are special guild missions to defeat the monsters of Black Desert! So, don’t miss this chance to battle together with your fellow guild members for some great rewards!

[Call Your Guildmates, It’s Time for Guild Missions!]

 

● Better Together, Guild Login Rewards! event has started.

- January 13, 2022 (Thu) 00:00 – February 23, 2022 (Wed) 23:59 (UTC)

Are you in a medium-sized guild or bigger?

Then this is your chance to get more login rewards with your fellow guild members!

[Better Together, Guild Login Rewards!]

 

 

New and Improvements

Character

● Improved to combo into other skills more smoothly when being struck continuously while moving backward or during the guard skills listed for the following classes:

Classes Skills
Warrior Guard, Greatsword Defense
Sorceress Cartian's Protection
Tamer Rain Curtain
Valkyrie Guard
Witch Protection of Crevice
Maehwa Full Moon Wall
Kunoichi Lunar Veil
Ninja Q to go into guard with your sura katana
Dark Knight Dark Shadow
For the aforementioned classes, there were certain situations in which you couldn't control your character until the Guard Gauge was at 0, as you couldn't use other skills when struck continuously while moving backward or using the guard skills in the above chart. We made improvements so that you can now more easily use other skills without having to be exposed to such situations.

 

 

● Frenzied Dash - Fixed the issue where the effects from the skill add-on would not be applied. 

 

 

● Dagger of Protection - Fixed the issue where the dagger would be displayed in an abnormal position with your main weapon. 

 

 

● Succession: Weakling Hunt - Fixed the issue where the effects of the skill add-on would not be applied.
● Black Spirit: Giant Leap - Fixed the issue where you could use the skill even when it's locked.
● Fixed the issue where using your fairy's Morning Star skill, Atanis Firefly, or Small Atanis Firefly would not light up the surroundings. 

 

 

● Summon Heilang (I to IX) and Prime: Summon Heilang - Made the following changes:
- Summon Heilang (I to IX) - Fixed the issue where Tamer's AP and Accuracy Rate stats would not be applied to Heilang.
- Prime: Summon Heilang - Fixed the issue where Heilang's attack would apply stats irrelevant to Tamer's Accuracy Rate.
● Lightning of Earth (IV, Absolute) - Fixed the issue where the description on the Heilang effect not applied to the skills would be displayed.
● Evasion, Flurry of Kicks - Fixed the issue where the Skill Demos would be displayed abnormally.
● Cloud Stomping - Fixed the issue where the All Accuracy Rate increase effect would not properly be applied. 

 

 

● Stub Arrow - Fixed the issue where attack 3 instead of attack 2 would be applied while mounted.
● Chaos: Red Moon, Prime: Red Moon - Fixed the issue where the damage would not be applied while mounted. 

 

 

● Sacrum Ferit - Improved to combo into Flow: Lucem Fluxum when using the skill on cooldown in certain situations. 

 

 

● Hellfire (I to IV) - Added the "Magic DP -15 for 10 sec on hits" effect.
● Arne, Marg - Changed the duration of the summons from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
● Aqua Jail Explosion - Increased the attack area applied while the Arne's Touch buff is in effect.
● Flame's Calling - Made the following changes:
- Therefore, the damage reduction rate in PvP was adjusted.

Before After
Attack damage 1000% x 1, max 12 hits
Damage -11% in PvP. 
Attack damage 1390% x 1, max 12 hits
Damage -36% in PvP. 

● Flame's Calling - Improved to be available through Quick Slot.

 

 

● Equilibrium Break (I to IV) - Changed the "All AP -10 for 10 sec on hits" effect to "Magic DP -15 for 10 sec" effect.
● Gorr, Tett - Changed the duration of the summons from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
● Earth's Calling - Adjusted the damage as follows:
- Therefore, the damage reduction rate in PvP was adjusted.

Before After
Attack damage 1000% x 1, max 12 hits
Damage -11% in PvP. 
Attack damage 1390% x 1, max 12 hits
Damage -36% in PvP. 

● Earth's Calling - Improved to be available via Quick Slot. 

 

 

● Prime: Wheel of Fortune (I to IV), Prime: Twilight Dash - Added a "Critical Hit Rate +50%" effect applied only in PvE.
● Prime: Lunacy of Vedir (I to III) - Changed the "Critical Hit Rate +50%" effect to "Critical Hit Rate +100%" effect applied only in PvE.
● Corrupt Ground (I to V), Absolute : Corrupt Ground - Added a "Critical Hit Rate +50%" effect applied only in PvE.
● Prime: Ravage Rake - Adjusted the damage as follows:

Before After
Attack 1 damage 714/867/1020/1173% x 3
Attacks 2 and 3 damage 714/867/1020/1173% x 4
Attack 1 damage 893/1084/1275/1466% x 3
Attacks 2 and 3 damage 893/1084/1275/1466% x 4

 

 

● Battle Cry - Fixed the issue where the visual effects would not be displayed in certain situations. 

 

 

● Succession: Flash Step - Removed the following text from its description to match its actual effects.
- "Quick Slot available"
● Wave Orb (II to III) - Fixed the issue where there were no description on Sea Dragon hits activated by consuming Martial Spirits.
● Adjusted the damage of the following skills:
- Adjusted the damage reduction rate so that the damage remains the same in PvP.

Skills Before After
Gushing Waters Attack damage 1414% x 7
Damage -62% in PvP. 
Attack damage 1527% x 7
Damage -64.8% in PvP. 
Dragon Strike Attack damage 1240% x 4
Damage -50% in PvP. 
Attack damage 1339% x 4
Damage -53.7% in PvP. 
Sea Burial III Attack damage 1205% x 6
Damage -74.7% in PvP. 
Attack damage 1265% x 6
Damage -75.9% in PvP. 

● Tidal Burst I - Fixed the issue where the damage of this skill would be applied upon learning Core: Tidal Burst.
● Double Flash - Fixed the issue where switching from your main weapon to your awakening weapon would not activate awakening skills. 

 

 

● Full Bloom, Grand Bloom - Added a visual effect on melee hits.
● Wind Razor - Changed to be available via Quick Slot.
● Improved the following skills to continue into motions in which you fall to the ground more naturally when using while airborne in a location with a difference in elevation.
- Wind Razor, Winged Strike, Glissade
● Improved your character to move and combo into other skills more naturally after landing from a location of high elevation to a lower elevation when performing a standing jump or moving forward with your crossbow. 

 

 

● Flow: Condemnation - Fixed the issue where the Down Smash effect was only applied in PvE.
● Core: Dune Slash - Fixed the issue where the last attack damage of Dune Slash would not be applied. 

 

 

● Adjusted the damage of the following skills:
- Therefore, the damage reduction rate in PvP was adjusted.

Skills Before After
Prime: Fianchetto (I to III) Chain attack damage 431/456/584% x 1, max 6 hits
Last attack damage 862/911/1167% x 4
Chain attack damage -40% in PvP.
Last attack damage -50% in PvP. 
Chain attack damage 474/501/642% x 1, max 6 hits
Last attack damage 948/1002/1284% x 4
Chain attack damage -45.5% in PvP.
Last attack damage -54.5% in PvP. 
Prime: Stamma's Mate (I to IV) Attack damage 824/872/952/1157% x 1, max 10 hits
Damage -50% in PvP. 
Attack damage 873/924/1009/1226% x 1, max 10 hits
Damage -52.8% in PvP. 
Prime: Frozen Darkness Attack 1 damage 1158% x 3
Attack 2 damage 1158% x 4
Chain attack damage 579% x 1, max 4 hits
Normal damage -40% in PvP.
Chain attack damage -40% in PvP. 
Attack 1 damage 1332% x 3
Attack 2 damage 1332% x 4
Chain attack damage 666% x 1, max 4 hits
Damage -47.8% in PvP. 
Prime: Entangling Icy Thorns (I to III) Attack 1 damage 802/899/1201% x 1, max 6 hits
Last attack damage 802/899/1201% x 6
Damage  -50/50/55.1% in PvP. 
Attack 1 damage 874/980/1309% x 1, max 6 hits
Last attack damage 874/980/1309% x 6
Damage -54.1/54.1/58.8% in PvP. 
Prime: Frozen Earth Attack damage 1344% x 10
Damage -47.2% in PvP. 
Attack damage 1478% x 10
Damage  -52.5% in PvP. 

● Core: Swooping Ring - Fixed the issue where Super Armor would be applied when comboing into En Garde.

 


Contents

● Alleviated the Contribution EXP required to acquire 1 Contribution point for each set of points depending on how many Contribution points the Adventurer has.
- The current Contribution EXP progress will be recalculated with the alleviated values the next time Contribution EXP is obtained after the update.

Contribution Points Reduced by
0 to 99 -5%
100 to 199 -5%
200 to  299 -5%
300 to 349 -10%
350 to 399 -20%
400 to 424 -30%
425 or higher n/a
A more sensible and strategic way of investing Contribution points was required when investing in certain nodes or purchasing houses due to the increasing variety of content available to our Adventurers. To lessen the burden for our Adventurers, we lowered the Contribution EXP required to obtain Contribution points for each point range. Now, you can more freely use your Contribution points acquired from playing active roles throughout the world of Black Desert.

● The Total Likes per Chat Group are scheduled to be reset during Jan 19, 2022 (Wed) maintenance.
- Temporary titles (90 Days) have been awarded to Adventurers who own either gold, silver, or bronze Black Spirit icons.
- Temporary titles (90 Days) have also been awarded to Adventurers who own either gold, silver, or bronze Black Spirit icons in any of the 23 Hall of Adventurers Chat Groups.
- All titles awarded for chat group rankings on Oct 20, 2021 (Wed) will be deleted during Jan 19, 2022 (Wed) maintenance.

Chat Group Gold Silver Bronze
Lunar Halo Inn Protector of Newbies Luminary of Newbies Herald of Newbies
Dancing Marlin Tavern Oh Captain, My Captain Reliable First Mate Hardworking Steerer
Battle Arena Fist of Legend Born to Fight Backstreet Fighter
Hystria Ruins Relentless Slayer Perceptive Hunter Clever Tracker
Florin Neighborhood Meeting Touch of Midas Crafty Diligent Life Skiller
Garnier Troupe Virtuoso Genius Composer Rhapsodist
Heidel's Street City Celebrity Famed Storyteller Street Herald
Hall of Adventurers Pathfinder Role Model Mentor

 


Item

● Separated [Berserker] Tantu Gloves from the [Berserker] Tantu Armor.
- Added [Berserker] Tantu Gloves to the outfit boxes that contain the [Berserker] Tantu Armor.
* Adventurers who had the [Berserker] Tantu Armor in their possession will find the [Berserker] Tantu Gloves in their storage in Heidel.
● Separated [Shai] Tantu Shoes and [Shai] Tantu Gloves from the [Shai] Tantu Armor.
- Added [Shai] Tantu Shoes and [Shai] Tantu Gloves to the outfit boxes that contain the [Shai] Tantu Armor.
* Adventurers who had the [Shai] Tantu Armor in their possession will find the [Shai] Tantu Shoes and [Shai] Tantu Gloves in their storage in Heidel.
● Changed the maximum price of Flame of Despair on the Central Market to 2 billion Silver.

 

 

Monster

● Changed the monsters that spawn at the Castle Ruins on the Elvia Realm server to not move from their surroundings.

 


Conquest War, Node War

● Fixed the issue where the Indomitable Flag was installable in an area that's not a Node War area during a Node War.

 


UI

● Changed to display post-reboot customized character appearances on Skill UI as well as other UIs.
● Added a text that says that you can use normal items after season graduation to the message displayed when attempting to use an item that can't be used by a season character.

 

 

System

● Optimized the system that marks the items in your inventory and storage.

 

 


Web

● Improved the message displayed when attempting to use the function through which Adventurers on Steam can check out the Acoin, Package History, etc. menus on our official website via Steam.
● Fixed the issue where there would be awkward line breaks in certain situations when posting a comment.

● Improved the graphic quality of the icon for the "Cannot be changed" text on the Account Details tab of My Page. (Added)
● Adjusted the blank space displayed on your Web Storage and Payment Settings tabs on My Page when there are no games you can change the settings for. (Added)

● Changed the color of the footer on the bottom of the quick sign-up page. (Added)
● Fixed the issue where the Join Pearl Abyss page would not work properly in certain situations. (Added)
● Improved to transfer pages automatically without having to press the Confirm button from the page where you enter the OTP and backup code. (Added)
● Fixed the issue where the main menu would not work properly when opening our official website on certain devices. (Added)

 


Modified or Changed

● Fixed the issue where your Tamer would appear abnormal on the Character Creation window in certain situations.
● Fixed the issue where the neck part of the [Striker] Nouverikant outfit would appear abnormal.
● Fixed the issue where the tail part of the [Sorceress] Gloomy Fox Outfit would appear abnormal.
● Fixed the issue where your character would move to an abnormal location after certain parts of the background at the Bartali Farm changed.
● Fixed the issue where you couldn't dismount your alpaca when there's an obstacle to the right.
● Fixed the issue where you couldn't cut wheat, grass, or flower objects when using your weapon to attack.
● Fixed the issue where the equipment slots on the Equipment UI would appear in different places.
● Fixed the issue where the textures of Sage's and Nova's portraits would appear abnormal on the Party Settings UI in Gamepad UI mode.

 


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:

Progression Pass for New Adventurers


Want to earn rewards while learning about the world of Black Desert? Explore the vast world of Black Desert one step at a time with the Progression Pass!

Narchillan Equipment


Equipment for new Adventurers that will help you on your journey!

Enhancement QoL Improvements!


No more tedious prep for enhancements!

You can now use Black Stones to directly increase enhancement chance.

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Questline


Complete the “Old Moon Guild’s New Deal” questline to earn Boss gear with the HIGHEST level of enhancement: PEN (V)!

Guaranteed PEN (V) Accessory Questline


Obtain an accessory with the HIGHEST level of enhancement through a questline that you can complete once per Family!

For Combat-focused Adventurers:

New Red Battlefield - Valencia City


A new battlefield was added to Red Battlefield PvP content.

Strategize with your team to contest capture points in this all-new battlefield mode in the heart of Valencia City!

Valencia Monster Loot Revamp


Junk loot of monster zones in the Valencia region have been revamped to be more profitable!

New Way of Obtaining Ornette’s and Odore’s Spirit Essence


New sub-materials for Ornette’s and Odore’s Spirit Essence have been added to the game

Increased Caphras Stone Drop Rates


Boost your progression with increased Caphras Stone drop rates in various monster zones!

Elvia Realm


Hadum spreads her dark influence into Serendia. Fight the fearsome and powerful monsters of the Serendia Elvia Realm!

♥ For Amusement-seeking Adventurers:

New Minigame Yar!

A new card game that anyone can enjoy has been added! Play against NPCs and other Adventurers in the new minigame, Yar!

* For more information on our latest updates, please refer to Black Desert's [Update History].

 

Happy adventuring!

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