Black Desert May 18 Game Update Patch Notes

Black Desert Online patch notes for the May 18 Game Update.

Events and System

  • Event: Road to Valencia
    • All monsters will drop Black Stones
    • Begin: May 18th
    • End: June 1st. (ends with the maintenance begin)
  • Event: Road to Valencia II
    • EXP +30% (only applies to Combat, Gathering, Processing, Cooking, Fishing, Trading, Training, Alchemy)
    • Begin: May 18th
    • End: June 1st. (ends with the maintenance begin)

Class Changes

Sorcerer

  • The effect of Shards of Darkness has been changed for all ranks.
    • When using 2 shards, additional AP has changed from +18 to +14 for 20 sec.
    • When using 3 shard, additional AP has changed from +30 to +20 for 20 sec.
    • Instant recovery for MP per shard has been changed from 40 to 60.

Berserker

  • Base HP as well as the HP gained per level has been increased.

Musa

  • The amount of HP and WP gained via leveling has been increased.
  • The pre-action speed of Blooming has been increased.
  • Fixed the attack range of Blooming:Phantom skill, so that both Musa & Maewha will have same attack range.
  • Animation speed of other skills has been increased after using Retaliation.
  • The pre-action animation for Dragon Bite has been removed.
  • While Dragon Bite is on cool down Musa will take less damage and the cool down time to re-use Dragon Bite has been reduced.
  • Backstep Slash can no longer be used while on cool down.
  • The attack range and damage for Backstep Slash has been increased.
  • The effect of using Chase has been changed.
    • If used when not on cool down the player is invincible.
    • If used when  on cool down the player gains Super Armor.
  • WP for Chase 2 has been reduced from 17 to 15.
  • WP and endurance has been decreased when using Chase.
  • Rising Storm will have reduced damage when used in the cool down period.
  • Cool down time for Rising Storm skill has been reduced and the cool down will not be reset if it is used while on cool down.

Maehwa

  • The amount of HP and WP gained via leveling has been increased.
  • The pre-action speed of Blooming has been increased.
  • Fixed the attack range of Blooming:Phantom skill, so that both Musa & Maewha will have same attack range.
  • Animation speed of other skills has been increased after using Retaliation.
  • The pre-action animation for Dragon Bite has been removed.
  • While Dragon Bite is on cool down Maehwa will take less damage and the cool down time to re-use Dragon Bite has been reduced.
  • Backstep Slash can no longer be used while on cool down.
  • The attack range and damage for Backstep Slash has been increased.
  • The effect of using Chase has been changed.
    • If used when not on cool down the player is invincible.
    • If used when  on cool down the player gains Super Armor.
  • WP for Chase 2 has been reduced from 17 to 15.
  • WP and endurance has been decreased when using Chase.
  • Chance to inflict Lift from Red Moon has been increased.
  • The pre-action speed for Decapitation has been increased.

Item Changes

  • The following items can be used while riding a mount.
    • Cheap Feed
    • Good Feed
    • Organic Feed
    • Nutritious Feed
  • Both Sharp and Hard Black Crystal Shards have been added to the game.
    • These items can be gained via gathering and farming in order to prepare for the No Enchantment Loss when you fail from +16.
      • +16 enchanting system added with the Valencia update.
      • Force Enchantment possible up to +18.

Mechanic Changes

  • The Limited Red Battlefield has been added.
    • Players cannot join once the battle has started.
    • Players must meet specific AP, DP and AP+DP requirements in order to participate.
      • Less than 150 AP
      • Less than 200 DP
      • AP+DP cannot exceed 300
  • Siege Channels have been prepared for upcoming update in July and will take place in Channel 1 of the respective area you’ll fight for (e.g. Siege for Calpheon > Calephon Channel 1 etc)
  • Added a new feature to allow workers to manage Fence Gardens. (Left click on the garden icon on the top left to display the interface)

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Monster Changes

  • EXP and junk items drop rate for all monsters has been increased and their HP has been decreased.
  • New group reward which gives Seals of the Hunter for clearing Field Bosses and World Raid Bosses has been added.

Interface Changes

  • Alert has been added for monsters that are around players.
    • This feature can be disabled in the game option.
    • If there are monsters that are stronger than players within the range of 35m,(Lv difference 5 and above), alert and message will be displayed in mini map.
  • When the player fights monsters which are stronger than they are a chat message and Black Spirit Notice will be displayed.
    • The chat message will be displayed only one time per minute.
  • Event notifications will no longer display until the tutorial has been completed.
  • System messages such as Marketplace Registration, Boss Spawns, and other players getting items will no longer be displayed until the tutorial has been completed.
  • Changed the condition for minimizing the game to your system tray.
    • Before: Click “Yes” to minimize to bar and click “Cancel” to minimize to tray.
    • After: Minimize effect will depend on a check box.

Resolved Issues

  • Improvements are being made to the server structure in preparation for Sieges and to address server stability.
  • Fixed the issue where Ranger did not blink her eyes while not in battle mode.
  • .

    Finally, my goblins can tend to the potatoes used to make their filthy potato beer. Just need one to make it and another to funnel it down the others’ throats and the perpetual loop is complete.

  • Sorelay

    Well after slaughtering over 75 various red orcs .. found no difference in loot drop or the ‘infamous’ “All monsters will drop Black Stones” …

  • Beans

    do we know if the hp gains for meahwa and musa are retroactive?

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