Black Desert will begin in a moment.

Install the Black Desert Launcher if the game doesn't start.

Install the Black Desert Launcher to start the game.

The launcher will appear if it's installed.
If it doesn't, try to run your downloaded launcher.

Install Guide

1 Run BlackDesert_Installer_NAEU.exe to install the Black Desert launcher.

2 Start the game once installation is complete.

Adventurer's Guide


Last Edited on : Aug 30, 2023, 14:40 (UTC)
The most basic thing to sustain oneself during an adventure is their inventory.
Here, sustainability refers to how long specific actions can be carried out without the need to go back to a town.
For example, in PvE, as the number of inventory slots in which you can put your items increases, you will be able to hunt for a longer time.
Black Desert initially offers 16 inventory slots for all created characters, and you can increase them up to 192 slots per character.
There are also 192 pearl inventory slots to store your pearl items separately.
Inventory slots are obtained as you complete certain quests. Many of them are main quests, while some are side quests found in towns.
If you are wondering what quests reward you with inventory slots, please open the Quest window (hotkey: O) and check the Suggested tab. There you will find the [ADV Support] Inventory Expansion! quests.

Newbie Inventory

When you check the Inventory (hotkey: I) window, the Newbie Inventory button will appear on the left side of the equipment UI in the form of a backpack.
This inventory, visible only to new Adventurers, has no weight limit and is meant to serve as an extra helping hand during one’s first weeks in the world of Black Desert.


Click the button and right-click the item you want to store or retrieve.
After the period of new Adventurer benefits ends, you can no longer store items in the newbie inventory but can retrieve the items you stored there at any time.


Please note that trial characters cannot use the newbie inventory and that certain items such as quest items, junk items, character-bound items, contribution items, trade goods, mount emblems, and guild-related items cannot be placed in this temporary inventory.



Storage and Mount Inventory

There is a storage warehouse facility available exclusively in all cities and some towns.
To use it, simply interact with the Storage Keeper NPC of the settlement.
At first, you will only be able to use 8 storage slots, but they can be increased by purchasing houses in every town and using them for storage.
Like with the inventory, you can have up to 192 storage slots per town.
The inventory of mounts such as donkeys, horses, elephants, wagons, and ships has a different number of slots available, depending on the type of mount.
Unlike a character's inventory or a town's storage, you cannot expand the number of mount inventory slots, but you can check in and store a mount with their inventory slots used in the different stables around the world. In this way, you can secure many inventory slots.
Each city, and some towns, offer a basic 8-slot storage facility.
You can also increase the number of storage slots by purchasing houses and changing their purposes to Storage.

Family Inventory

The family inventory is a convenient bag that all characters in the same family have access to.
It allows you to store certain types of items that can then be accessed via the same window with all your characters.


➤ You can read more about this feature in the [Family Inventory] page.


Inventory Management

It is crucial to manage your different inventories. Unchecked inventory usage leads to confusion when you need to find a specific item.
Of the different types of items, you can stack up items such as general materials, manufactured materials, and consumable items, however, you cannot do the same for items such as equipment, installable objects, and trade items.
Note that overlapping items, usually trade items, cannot be stacked up if their origin area is different.
◈ Auto Arrange 

If you have too many items in your inventory and find it is difficult to organize them, you can use the Auto Arrange function. If you tick this option, the inventory items will be sorted in a specific order, allowing you to better locate them.


If you instead want to keep items in a specific location of the inventory, turn off the Auto Arrange function. This way, you can change the position of items in the inventory as you desire.

◈ Item Pieces

If you have item pieces that can be converted to a new item by arranging several of them in a specific shape in your inventory, such as Ancient Relic Crystal Shards, you can only combine them with the Auto Arrange function turned off.
For these, in the inventory window you have to arrange a certain number of item parts in a predetermined shape, as only then the combination button will be made available to transform the item parts into a complete item.
The item tooltip description will explain what shape is required to combine the items.


If you cannot proceed with the combination although you have deactivated the Auto Arrange function and arranged the item parts in the correct order and shape, check if there are other item parts for combination in the inventory. If there are other item parts with the shape arrangement complete and the combination button activated in the inventory, the item parts must be first converted or disarranged to deactivate the combination button. Only after that the combination button for the item parts you originally wanted to transform will appear.

If you want to combine items by putting them together in a certain shape in the inventory, remember that you must first turn off the Auto Arrange function.
As seen above, if you turn off the Auto Arrange function and the combination button does not appear after you have placed the combination items in the correct shape, check to see if other item parts are ready to be combined in the inventory.

Category Sorting

This feature, found on the top right part of the window next to the Auto Arrange button, allows Adventurers to easily view their items according to their usage.


Before After


Please note that one needs to change back to the Slots sorting option to arrange and combine item pieces.


Inventory Weight

Even if you have empty slots available in the inventory, you may not be able to put more items in it. This is because you may have already reached the weight limit of your character.
If you exceed 170% of your maximum weight capacity, you will not be able to carry additional items, even if you have the inventory slots for them.


Additionally, be careful with the weight limit, as the heavier your character becomes, the slower its movement speed and attack speed will be, which will lead you to be exposed to danger without the ability to properly defend yourself.




Please note that if the weight exceeds 170%, no more items can be obtained.



◈ Item Deletion

If you want to discard items to make the character lighter, hold click on them and drag them to the trash can icon. After confirming the deletion pop-up window, the item will disappear. Alternatively, you can also drag them out of the inventory, for the same effect.
Additionally, you can first press the trash can icon, aptly named Throw Item Away, and select various items all at once to delete them.
Although a confirmation window will appear before the item disappears, be cautious not to inadvertently discard the wrong item.



In the case you’ve deleted a valuable item by mistake, please press the Recover button located between the Discard and Throw Away Item buttons.


This function will allow you to restore certain valuable items within set parameters. The deleted item can only be restored within 30 days of its deletion, the service can be used 2 times per month per family, it resets on day 1 of every month, and the number of restorations to use does not carry over from one month to the next.


In the case the item you wish to restore is not identified by this function as being valuable enough, please contact customer support.


Find My Item

The Find My Item function is convenient to check the equipped gear, silver, and items across all your character & mount inventories, town storages, Black Spirit’s safe, and Central Market warehouse.


This function can be found by going to the main menu (hotkey: Esc) → Function (F8) → Find My Item, through the search function in a town’s storage, or by simply pressing the hotkeys Ctrl+F.



You can also directly retrieve items from the Find My Item window to your character’s inventory when using a maid or butler.
The retrieval of items stored in the Black Spirit’s safe does not require a maid.
However, equipped items cannot be retrieved.


For more information on maids and butlers, please check the [Maids & Butlers] page.


Pearl Inventory

Items purchased at the Pearl Shop are generally categorized as pearl items, and thus are stored in the pearl inventory. Pearl items might also be obtained via other means such as events, quests, and gifts.

You can use all 192 slots of the pearl inventory from the time that a character is created, without additional expansion needed. Pearl items have no weight, so you don’t have to worry about that.
When you want to discard an item stored in a character’s pearl inventory, just like you do with the normal inventory, drag the item to the trash can icon at the bottom right of the window or drag the item out of the inventory.
In comparison to the normal inventory, the Throw Item Away trash can icon will not allow you to select various pearl items at the same time to delete them, and clicking it will instead open the Item Recover window to restore your deleted pearl items. It is the same system as with the normal inventory, and thus the same rules apply. 


Inventory Interface

1 – Inventory Tab: Inventory window for normal game items.


2 – Pearl Inventory Tab: Inventory window for pearl items.


3 – Family Inventory Tab: Inventory window for the family inventory.
➤ You can read more about this feature in the [Family Inventory] page.


4 – Inventory Search Bar: Type the name of the item you’re searching and it will be highlighted.


5 – Auto Arrange Function: Tick it to arrange items automatically by type.


6 – Weight: Shows both numerically and visually the weight your character is carrying. Hover the cursor above the weight icon to the left to see the detailed weight of both inventory items and equipped items.


7 – Throw Item Away Button: The trash can into which you can drag and discard items. As said previously, be careful when you discard an item, as while the item recovery function will help you a couple of times per month, and the customer support service can assist you further, it may be possible for an item to be unrecoverable.


8 – Pearls: Shows you the amount of pearls your family has.


9 – Crow Coins: Shows you the amount of crow coins your family possesses. This is a special currency employed in a certain island shrouded in mist.
➤ You can read more about this currency in the [Great Expedition] page.


10 – Silver: Shows you the universal currency, money, you currently have. They’re used for NPC shops and services everywhere, and the Central Market. You can also store them in the Central Market warehouse.


11 – Loyalties: Shows you the amount of loyalties your family has. It is a currency obtainable on a daily basis via the Challenge reward tab of your profile, and it is used to purchase products from the Loyalties tab in the Pearl Shop.


12 – Crystals: This button opens the Crystal Inventory window.
➤ You can read more about this in the [Magic Crystals] page.


13 – Stone: This button opens the Alchemy Stone window. Here you can recharge, polish, and perform growth on your alchemy stones. Recharging them allows for their continued use. Polishing them gives them experience points. Attempting growth on a stone can improve them to a better grade and quality.
➤ You can read more about this in the [Alchemy Stone] page.


14 – Processing: This button opens the processing life skill window (hotkey: L).
➤ You can read more about this in the [Processing] page.


15 – Dyes: This button opens the Dye Palette window, in which you can add obtained dyes to your palette for future application.
➤ You can read more about this in the [Dye] page.


16 – Artifacts: This button opens the Artifacts window, in which you can store your artifacts and lightstones, as well as infuse the latter into the former and create presets for their use.
➤ You can read more about this feature in the [Artifacts & Lightstones] and [Lightstone Combinations] pages.


17 – Tool Bag: This button opens the window for Liana’s Tool Bag, obtained after completing certain quests. This bag stores one of each type of gathering tool, and once equipped allows for a more comfortable gathering activity.
You can find the quests to obtain this bag in the Suggested tab of the Quest window (hotkey: O).


You can obtain it by completing the [ADV Support] [Lv. 49] Tool Bag for Better Convenience! quests. You can read more about this in the [Gathering] page.


Please note that the Totem of the Sea upgrade window can be accessed from the main menu (hotkey: Esc) → Life → Totem. These totems serve to boost your ship’s statistics, such as their speed.

* The content of the game guide may differ from the actual game content, depending on the update and content changes.

We use cookies, with your consent, to customize content and advertising.
More information