Adventurer's Guide

Hunting

 

Have you ever seen the in-game announcement that says “Blue Whale has appeared”?

It might look like it’s none of your business. Or maybe it’s out of your level.

 

Well, it’s not totally wrong. The announcement means that Blue Whale appeared somewhere in the ocean. They are large monsters, meaning you can’t hunt it single-handedly. You should hunt it down together with others with guns. It can be scary for a beginner.

 

However, this does not mean the Blue Whale is out of your league. While it requires multiple players, a hunting gun and a mount or boat, this is all it takes to participate. Stop worrying and just give it a try!

 

Hunting! I Choose You!



▲ You can see the hunting level in the life section of character window.


You can see that there is ‘hunting’ in the life section. If you never tried it out, your level will probably be at Beginner level 1. If you hunt down the Blue Whales and the Fugitive Khalk, this level will go up in no time.


Let's take a look at the top-right corner of the screen. Sometimes there is a + icon beside the handgun icon. This means that a Raid Hunt Monster such as Blue Whale or Fugitive Khalk has appeared.

They appear on different channels, so you should share information with other adventurers and go to different channels.



▲ A worldwide announcement notifying the adventurers about the Blue Whale

 

 

 

Getting Ready to Hunt


Just like you stock up some potion when you go hunting, you need to prepare for hunting as well. But nothing too fancy. 

 

Hunting Musket

You can’t harm a hunting monster with normal attacks. You can harm them only with the hunting muskets.



You need to make the muskets yourself since you can’t buy them at the shops.

You can craft it at the tool workshop at your house. The level of hunting musket depends on the level of the workshop. If you’re too lazy to make one yourself, you can buy it at the Marketplace. Go the Main Weapon section and find the musket that’s right for you.   

 

 

Type

Requirement

Tool Workshop

Materials

Beginner Hunting Musket

Level 30 and up, Hunting Level Beginner 1 and up

Level 1

Fir Timber X 1, Steel X 4Bronze Ingot X 1, Blackstone Powder X1

Apprentice Hunting Musket

Level 30 and up, Hunting Level Beginner 1 and up

Level 2

Fir Timber X 1, Steel X 4Brass Ingot X 1, Blackstone Powder X3

Skilled Hunting Musket

Level 30 and up, Hunting Level Apprentice 10 and up

Level 2

Fir Timber X 1, Steel X 5Silver Ingot X1, Blackstone Powder X5

Professional Hunting Musket

Level 30 and up, Hunting Level Skillful 10 and up

Level 3

Fir Timber X 1, Steel X 5Gold Ingot X1, Blackstone Powder X5

Artisan Hunting Musket

Level 30 and up, Hunting Level Professional 10 and up

Level 3

Fir Timber X 1, Steel X 5Platinum Ingot X1, Blackstone Powder X10


Please note that it is possible to enhance hunting muskets with black stones. But you need to be aware of the fact that you might fail enhancement once you reach enhancement +7, and the level will go down if you fail.

Try out for enhancement +7 when you have enough money and you’re confident.

 

◆ Mount

You need a mount no matter what you’re hunting.

You need a boat since Blue Whales are on the sea. Since a lot of people can get on the ship, if you have a captain, you can get on that ship and enjoy hunting right away.  

 

Fugitive Khalk appears in the ocean rather than a continent.

So you need to hunt while running around in a horse. You don’t need a very fast one, a normal horse is fine. It just needs to fit your style.

 

◆ Butcher Knife

But you will definitely need the Butcher Knife. Everything would be useless without a butcher knife.
You need a Butcher Knife to loot after hunting down a monster. Don’t forget because you can’t visit the loyalty shop once you get on a ship.

There is a variety of butcher knife depending on your hunting level, but it doesn’t matter that much. What’s important is the durability of the knife.

 


▲ Don’t forget the Butcher Knife!

 

 

 

Basic Hunting (Solo Hunting)


Once you are all set, you should prepare to go hunt a Blue Whale or the Fugitive Khalk. If you want to know what it’s like, try hunting some monsters on your own. You can try hunting Humpback Whales on the sea or the Freshwater Crocodiles inland. We recommend you to hunt Freshwater Crocodiles of Lake Kaia since it takes a long time to find a Humpback Whale from the sea.

 

▲ Lake Kaia is home of Freshwater Crocodiles


Do not equip the hunting musket the moment you arrive at the lake. Holding a hunting musket will slow you down so Catfishmen can harm you. Walk around the lake, dodging or fighting Catfishmen on the way, and you will find Freshwater Crocodiles. Keep a close eye on their route, pick your spot, and hunt down the Freshwater Crocodiles.

Finding and hunting big Freshwater Crocodiles is fun!

 

If you kill a Freshwater Crocodile, the body comes up on the water. Then you can get on its body and cut it with a Bucher Knife. If you succeed in butchering and finish looting, then you can earn hunting EXP. If you press the space bar while hunting, you can bend down. You’ll have better fire range if you bend down so don’t forget! 

 

 

You can use a Hunting Musket only on the land. Observe the route crocodile moves in and shoot them whenever you get a chance. You can cut it with a butcher knife and earn hunting EXP and meat.

 

 

 

 

Cooperative Hunting I - Blue Whale


It’s fun to hunt the Blue Whales and Fugitive Khalks, but the rewards are even better.

Blue Whale Molar and Khalk’s Shiny Claw are valuable since you can make Blue Whale Molar Earrings and Fugitive Khalk’s Earrings out of them Blue Whale Molar Earrings and Fugitive Khalk’s Earrings are both sold at a high price.


In case of the Blue Whale, it appears three times a day per channel. But the time is random.


There’s nothing special that you should be worried about. Blue Whales are quite fast, so one of the party members should sail the fast boat (fishing boat) to chase down the Blue Whale and others should keep on shooting. The Blue Whales have a very high HP, so you should cooperate with other parties to hunt them down.



▲ The routes of Blue Whales  

 

The image above shows the route of a Blue Whale. The Blue Whale moves freely along these lines. The red line indicates the whales in Calpheon, yellow line indicates Balenos, and the blue line indicates Mediah.

If it’s your first time hunting a whale, you should take a close look at the world chat. You will occasionally find other players asking for Blue Whale’s whereabouts, and there are a number of “Professional Whalers” in Black Desert. Get to know those guys and join their party to learn about whaling.

There seems to be hunting parties with adventurers of high hunting level these days, so you should join them and enjoy the experience.


If you succeeded in killing a whale in any from, then it is time to loot. The ‘loot right’ goes to the top 5 parties that contributed in the hunt, and party members in this list will get a chance to butcher the whale once. You can get great items such as the Blue Whales molar, so keep them!



▲ Team up with others to hunt down the whale. Remember that it is a party looting.

 

  • List of Major Trophies from Blue Whale

Name

Purpose

Description

Blue Whale Molar

Earring material

It is used to make one of the best earrings, “Blue Whale Molar Earrings.

Blue Whale Tendon

Alchemy material

It is used when synthesizing Whale Tendon Elixir and Whale Tendon Potion.

Blue Whale Oil

Alchemy material

It is used when synthesizing Perfume of Courage and Perfume of Swiftness.

Blue Whale Meat

Cooking ingredient

It is used to make Steamed Whale Meat and Whale Meat Salad.

Magic Crystal of Infinity (Experience)

Transfusion  

One of the most popular crystals. It is hard to obtain, but it is very effective.

Gold Ingot 1G~1000G

Allowance

May be you’re the lucky one to get 1000G!

 

 

 

 

Cooperative Hunting II - Fugitive Khalk


Fugitive Khalk appears in southwestern Calpheon around Longleaf Forest or Tungrad Forest and Hasrah Cliff in Mediah. Be sure to ride a horse since they Khalks fly around.

Fugitive Khalks, unlike Blue Whales, appear only twice a day per channel. It also appears randomly.  

If you want to hunt while riding your horse, do not try to get equipped after getting on the horse. You need to get equipped first and then get on the horse in order to hunt while riding.  



▲ Get equipped first, then get on the horse to hunt


The image below shows Fugitive Khalk’s travel route.

It is easier to find compared to the Blue Whale since the route is short and there is no restrictions in your movement. One thing you need to keep in mind is that you need to be careful while riding.

It is because you need to see where you are going and look at the sky at the same time. You’ll get used to it soon enough. The rules for receiving the rewards is also similar. Only the top 5 participating parties get to loot.



▲ Travel Route of Fugitive Khalk in Calpheon (top) and Mediah (bottom)


Fugitive Khalk flies in the air, so it’s good to have an understanding of the geography and good control of your horse. It might feel akward at first, but you’ll get used to it soon enough.

 

  • List of Major trophies from Fugitive Khalk

Name

Usage

Description

Fugitive Khalk's Shiny Claw

Crafting Material

It is used to make one of the best earrings, “Fugitive Khalk’s Earring’.

Fugitive Khalk's Skin

Alchemy Ingredient

It is used when synthesizing Khalk’s Elixir.

Fugitive Khalk's Horn

Cooking Ingredient

It’s an ingredient for making Khalk's Fermented Wine.

Magic Crystal of Infinity - Experience

Transfusion

One of the most popular crystals. It is hard to obtain, but it is very effective.

Gold Bar 1G - 1000G

Allowance

May be you’re the lucky one to get 1000G!

These are the top items that you can get!  Other items can be obtained as well.

 

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