Black Desert Online Cheats and Tips


Black Desert Online Cheats and Tips


Choosing a Class

Choosing a class is an important decision in Black Desert Online. There are many classes to choose from and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. It’s important to pick a class that you will enjoy playing.

If you’re unsure of what class to choose, we recommend trying out the different classes through the Trial tab in the character selection screen. Here you can try out all the different classes at level 60 in the Trial Arena.

Some classes in BDO are easier to play as a beginner. Our top choices for beginner-friendly classes in BDO are:

  1. Guardian (Awakened) – Good damage and self-heals
  2. Witch / Wizard (Awakened) – Easy rotation, good AOE damage, and good healing.
  3. Lahn (Succession) – Good damage and mobility with an easy rotation
  4. Nova (Succession) – Good survivability and damage
  5. Striker (Awakened) – Good survivability and damage with an easy rotation


Awakening or Succession

Once you reach level 56 with your chosen class, you will be able to choose between two different paths: Awakening or Succession.

What works best will be individual to each class, and often one spec will be good in PvE while the other works for PvP.

You can either play around and see what you like the most for your playstyle or do research on what is the best for your class in either PvE or PvP.

Use the Black Spirit and Follow the Main Story Quest

The Black Spirit is your own little guide NPC. The Black Spirit will guide you from the early stages of the game all the way to the end game, and it is important to follow its quests. Not only will you learn a lot about the game and its systems, but you will also get some good rewards like gear, pets, mounts, and more.

You can also use the quest menu (O by default) to see the next quest in the main story or suggested quests for your level.

At level 56 or so you can choose whether you want to continue the questing or switch over to grinding.

Season Characters

Seasons are a good way to quickly gear and level a new character and for new players to catch up to veteran players.

A season character will go through a simplified version of the main quest line to level up quickly and get special Tuvala gear that is only attainable in seasons, along with a bunch of other rewards.

All your Characters share things like energy, contribution, workers, and pets.

Get Acquainted With the Map

The map in BDO can be very confusing at first but once you get used to it, it is actually a brilliant feature of the game.

If you a struggling to get an overview, try zooming out, then hold the right mouse button while moving your mouse to see directly down at the map. This will make the map look more like a traditional 2D map and it can be easier to get an overview.

If you are having trouble finding something, use the looking glass icon in the lower right corner of your map to locate NPCs.