Knowledge & Energy Guide

Sep
06

Knowledge & Energy Guide

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Introduction

Character

Topography

Ocean

Ecology

Adventure Journal

Academics

Life Skill

Learning the ropes of Black Desert

Trade

Ranks & Resetting Knowledge

Energy



Introduction

If you want to begin collecting knowledge, I highly recommend using your knowledge menu (H) along with bddatabase.net/us/knowledge to search for the knowledge locations. Knowledge guides are planned for the future and will be linked in each section.

Knowledge is the information you learn while traveling and interacting in Black Desert. When you discover Knowledge, it is entered into your Knowledge base (which can be viewed by pressing H).

There are 7 catagories of Knowledge with multiple subcatagories in each one. I will go into these in more detail. Discovering all of the Knowledge in one subcatagory may reward you by increasing your maximum energy. 
  • Character
  • Topography
  • Ocean
  • Ecology
  • Adventure Journal
  • Academics
  • Life Skill
  • Learning the ropes of Black Desert
  • Trade
For more information on energy, view the energy section below.

Once you’ve learned knowledge, you can use them as topics in the Conversation mini-game. For more information on Conversation and Amity, click here to view our guide.

TIP: Knowlege also effects your total Special Fame, which can be found by pressing P. To calculate your Special Fame, you divide your gained knowledge topics (found by pressing H) by 10, round up to the nearest whole number, then add this number to your total contribution points.

 

 

Character

Character knowledge is gained by interacting with NPCs in the world. Each subcatagory is split into areas or specific managers. Learning about each NPC in a catagory will increase your maximum energy by 1 – 4. To learn about them you usually just need to speak to the NPC. Some NPCs will have specific requirements, such as talking to another NPC first, and may also require a certain amount of amity with another NPC..

 

In this screenshot below, you can see that I am not able to talk to the NPC at all until I speak to another NPC first. When you close the window, the NPC you have been told to talk to first, will be indicated on your world map. Simply speak to the NPC to gain knowledge of them, then go back to the original NPC you want to talk to.

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People of Eastern Balenos Velia Villagers (Increase Energy by 2)
Velia Merchant (Increase Energy by 2)
Velia Farm People (Increase Energy by 2)
Western Camp Officer (Increase Energy by 2)
Foreigner of Velia (Increase Energy by 2)
People of Serendia Upper Class of Heidel (Increase Energy by 2)
Foreigner of Serendia (Increase Energy by 2)
Serendia Merchant (Increase Energy by 2)
Officers of Serendia (Increase Energy by 2)
Guards of Serendia (Increase Energy by 2)
Serendia Villager (Increase Energy by 2)
Glish Villager (Increase Energy by 2)
People Around Glish
Horse Managers Calpheon Territory (Stable Manager) (Increase Energy by 2)
Mediah Territory (Stable Manager)
Valencia Territory (Stable Manager)
Old Moon Guild Member (Guild Stable Keeper) (Increase Energy by 1)
Ship Managers Calpheon Territory (Dock Manager) (Increase Energy by 2)
Mediah Territory (Dock Manager)
Valencia Territory (Dock Manager)
Old Moon Guild Member (Guild Wharf Manager)
People of Western Balenos Olvia Villager (Increase Energy by 2)
Olvia Merchants (Increase Energy by 2)
Olvia Farm People
Foreigner of Olvia
People of Calpheon Upper Class of Calpheon (Increase Energy by 2)
Citizens of Calpheon (Increase Energy by 3)
Calpheon City Merchant (Increase Energy by 3)
Foreigner in Calpheon City
Elionism and the Delphe Knights (Increase Energy by 2)
Delphad and the Trina Knights (Increase Energy by 2)
Calpheon Northern Plantation Resident (Increase Energy by 2)
Florin Villager (Increase Energy by 2)
Shunned Ones of Calpheon (Increase Energy by 2)
Citizens of Port Epheria (Increase Energy by 2)
People of Keplan Upper Class of Keplan (Increase Energy by 2)
Keplan Merchant (Increase Energy by 2)
People Around Keplan
People of Trina Fort
People of Southwestern Calpheon People of Lake Kaia (Increase Energy by 2)
People of Trent (Increase Energy by 2)
Forest People (Increase Energy by 2)
People of Behr
People of Mediah People of Altinova (Increase Energy by 2)
Altinova Merchants Union (Increase Energy by 2)
Foreigners of Altinova (Increase Energy by 2)
People of Tarif (Increase Energy by 2)
Farm People of Mediah (Increase Energy by 2)
Ancient Ruins Guardians (Increase Energy by 2)
Shroud Knights (Increase Energy by 2)
People of Stonebeak Shore (Increase Energy by 3)
People of Kusha (Increase Energy by 2)
People of the Black Desert (Increase Energy by 7)
Special Trading Manager (Increase Energy by 2)
Node Manager (Inland) Node Manager (Balenos) (Increase Energy by 2)
Node Manager (Serendia) (Increase Energy by 2)
Node Manager (Northern Calpheon) (Increase Energy by 2)
Node Manager (Keplan) (Increase Energy by 4)
Node Manager (Southwestern Calpheon) (Increase Energy by 4)
Node Manager (Mediah) (Increase Energy by 4)
Node Manager (Ocean)
Node Manager (Valencia) (Increase Energy by 3)
Node Manager (Olvia) (Increase Energy by 2)
Node Manager (Valencia Entrance) (Increase Energy by 2)
Node Manager (Valencia Canyon) (Increase Energy by 2)
Node Manager (Eastern Valencia) (Increase Energy by 2)
Node Manager (Kamasylvia Entrance) (Increase Energy by 1)
Node Manager (Northern Sea) Node Manager (Epheria Sea) (Increase Energy by 2)
Node Manager (Calpheon Sea) (Increase Energy by 2)
Node Manager (Balenos Sea) (Increase Energy by 4)
Node Manager (Seas of Mediah) (Increase Energy by 2)
Node Manager (Seas of Valencia) (Increase Energy by 2)
Node Manager (Eastern Sea)
Node Manager (Western Sea)
Node Manager (Southern Sea)
People of Valencia Upper Class of Valencia Capital (Increase Energy by 2)
Valencia Capital Merchant (Increase Energy by 2)
Foreigners of Valencia (Increase Energy by 4)
Farm Folks of Valencia (Increase Energy by 2)
Desert Vagabonds
People of Shakatu Territory (Increase Energy by 1)
People of Sand Grain Bazaar (Increase Energy by 1)
A Katan Officer and a Soldier (Increase Energy by 2)
People of Rock Post (Increase Energy by 1)
People of the Oasis (Increase Energy by 1)
People of Eastern Valencia (Increase Energy by 1)
Villains of Valencia
People on the Sea Island Residents (Increase Energy by 2)
Pirate Island Folks
People of Port Ratt (Increase Energy by 1)
People of Kamasylvia Lemoria Guard Soldiers (Increase Energy by 1)
Acher Kama-Grána (Increase Energy by 2)
Citizens of Kamasylvia (Increase Energy by 1)
Kamasylvia Villagers (Increase Energy by 1)
Drifter in Search of Kamasylvia (Increase Energy by 1)
General Goods of Kamasylvia (Increase Energy by 2)

Topography

Topography is your knowledge of the map and points of interest on the map. As you travel through the world you will discover new areas and in turn reveal parts of your in-game map. Topography is split into regions of the map with subcategories as well. Obtaining knowledge of each subcatagory will increase your maximum energy.


Balenos Eastern Balenos (Increase Energy by 4)
Western Balenos (Increase Energy by 2)
Serendia Northern Serendia (Increase Energy by 2)
Serendia Swamp (Increase Energy by 2)
Peripheral Mountains of Serendia (Increase Energy by 3)
Calpheon Northern Calpheon (Increase Energy by 4)
Keplan (Increase Energy by 4)
Southwestern Calpheon (Increase Energy by 4)
Mediah Northern Mediah (Increase Energy by 2)
Southern Mediah (Increase Energy by 2)
Outer Mediah (Increase Energy by 2)
Valencia Valencia Entrance (Increase Energy by 2)
Valencia Canyon (Increase Energy by 3)
Valencia (Great Desert) (Increase Energy by 3)
Eastern Valencia (Increase Energy by 2)
Desert Region 5
Kamasylvia Kamasylvia Entrance (Increase Energy by 1)
Kamasylvia Forest (Increase Energy by 1)
Outside of Kamasylvia (Increase Energy by 1)
Forest Region 4

Ocean

Ocean is your knowledge of the islands in the sea. When you travel to them you will discover the island and in turn reveal parts of your in-game map. Ocean is split into sea regions. Obtaining knowledge of each island in the sea region will increase your maximum energy.

Peyon Sea (Increase Energy by 2)
Epheria Sea (Increase Energy by 2)
Ahrmo Sea (Increase Energy by 2)
Banto Sea
Olvia Sea (Increase Energy by 2)
Balenos Islands (Increase Energy by 2)
Nox Sea (Increase Energy by 2)
Cron Islands (Increase Energy by 2)
Sausan Islands (Increase Energy by 2)
Arsha Sea (Increase Energy by 2)
Eltro Sea (Increase Energy by 1)
Al Halam Sea (Increase Energy by 1)
Margoria Sea (Increase Energy by 1)



 Ecology

Ecology is the knowledge of the monsters in Black Desert. When you first come into contact with a monster you will not have any knowledge of it and the health bar will not appear to go down. Instead you will see a color change going from yellow to red, to indicate the monsters health. When you gain knowledge of the monster, the health bar will go down normally. To gain knowledge of them you must kill them to “discover their weakness”. If you are in a party you must make sure you get the last hit on the monster or you will not get the knowledge.

Ecology of Eastern Balenos Beasts (Balenos) (Increase Energy by 2)
Tree Spirit
Imps (Balenos) (Increase Energy by 2)
Goblins (Increase Energy by 2)
Exiles of Mediah (Increase Energy by 2)
Cox Pirates (Increase Energy by 2)
Ecology of Serendia Beasts (Serendia) (Increase Energy by 3)
Plants (Serendia) (Increase Energy by 2)
Insects (Serendia) (Increase Energy by 2)
Bandit (Increase Energy by 2)
Imps (Serendia) (Increase Energy by 2)
Fogans (Increase Energy by 2)
Nagas (Increase Energy by 2)
Red Orcs (Increase Energy by 2)
Al Rhundi Rebels (Increase Energy by 2)
Cultist (Increase Energy by 2)
Kzarka (Increase Energy by 2)
Shadow Knights
Ecology of Calpheon Beasts (Calpheon) (Increase Energy by 5)
Plants (Calpheon) (Increase Energy by 2)
Khurutos (Increase Energy by 2)
Quint Hill (Increase Energy by 4)
Marni’s House (Increase Energy by 2)
Saunils (Increase Energy by 3)
Mansha Forest (Increase Energy by 2)
Rhutum (Increase Energy by 2)
Lake Kaia (Increase Energy by 2)
Hexe Sanctuary (Increase Energy by 2)
Ruins (Increase Energy by 2)
Secret Societies (Increase Energy by 3)
Harpy (Increase Energy by 2)
Giant (Increase Energy by 2)
Creatures of Calpheon (Increase Energy by 3)
Quarry (Increase Energy by 2)
Refugee Camp (Increase Energy by 2)
Creatures of Northern Calpheon (Increase Energy by 2)
Mutant
Boss
Ecology of Mediah Creatures of Mediah (Increase Energy by 4)
Abandoned Iron Mine (Increase Energy by 3)
Ruins Helms (Increase Energy by 2)
Sausan Garrison (Increase Energy by 2)
Wandering Rogues and the Manes (Increase Energy by 2)
Canyon of Corruption (Increase Energy by 2)
Soldier’s Grave (Increase Energy by 2)
Mutated Ecology (Increase Energy by 2)
Tungrad (Increase Energy by 1)
Ecology of Valencia Creatures of Valencia (Increase Energy by 4)
The Centaurus Kind (Increase Energy by 1)
Cadry Followers (Increase Energy by 1)
Basilisk Herd (Increase Energy by 1)
Bashim (Increase Energy by 2)
Valencia Waragon (Increase Energy by 1)
Gahaz Bandits (Increase Energy by 1)
Desert Nagas (Increase Energy by 1)
Desert Fogans (Increase Energy by 1)
Argos Saunils (Increase Energy by 1)
Aakman and the Ancient Man (Ordnance) I (Increase Energy by 2)
Aakman and Ancient Man (Weapon) II (Increase Energy by 2)
Lavas of Valencia (Increase Energy by 1)
The Imprisoned (Increase Energy by 1)
Oceanic Creatures
Kamasylvia Ecology Steppe (Kamasylvia) (Increase Energy by 1)
Forest(Kamasylvia) I (Increase Energy by 1)
Forest(Kamasylvia) II (Increase Energy by 3)
Manshaum (Increase Energy by 1)
Mirumok Ruins (Increase Energy by 1)
The Fadus Kind (Increase Energy by 1)
Forest Ronaros Lookout (Increase Energy by 1)
Polly’s Mushrooms (Increase Energy by 1)
Gyfin Rhasia (Increase Energy by 1)
Mediah
Fish Species (Increase Energy by 2)

Adventure Journal

The Adventure Journal is one of the harder knowledge entries to gain because it can require you to do various things. Some knowledge can be earned by simply talking to an NPC, or interacting with an object, but many will require you to complete long questlines and some will even require amity with an NPC. The Adventure Journals do give a lot of energy for completing them but can take a lot longer.

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Eastern Balenos Journal Velia Adventure Journal (Increase Energy by 4)
Ancient Stone Chamber Adventure Journal (Increase Energy by 4)
Iliya Island Adventure Journal (Increase Energy by 2)
Balenos Adventure Journal I (Increase Energy by 3)
Balenos Adventure Journal II
Serendia Journal Serendia Adventure Journal II (Increase Energy by 4)
Serendia Adventure Journal III (Increase Energy by 4)
Serendia Adventure Journal Ⅳ (Increase Energy by 4)
Serendia Adventure Journal Ⅳ (Increase Energy by 2)
Serendia Adventure Journal I (Increase Energy by 3)
Journal of Calpheon Northern Calpheon Adventure Journal (Increase Energy by 6)
Keplan Adventure Journal (Increase Energy by 2)
Southwestern Calpheon Adventure Journal (Increase Energy by 2)
Calpheon City Adventure Journal I (Increase Energy by 3)
Calpheon City Adventure Journal II (Increase Energy by 2)
Calpheon and Valkyries (Increase Energy by 7)
Monarch of Darkness Adventure Journal (Increase Energy by 4)
Cox Pirates Adventure Journal (Increase Energy by 2)
Mediah Journal Mediah Adventure Journal I (Increase Energy by 4)
Mediah Adventure Journal II (Increase Energy by 4)
Mediah Adventure Journal III (Increase Energy by 3)
Mediah Adventure Journal IV (Increase Energy by 3)
Mediah Adventure Journal V (Increase Energy by 2)
Valencia Journal Valencia Entrance Adventure Journal I (Increase Energy by 3)
Valencia Entrance Expedition Log II (Increase Energy by 4)
Muiquun Venture Log
Great Desert Expedition Log I (Increase Energy by 3)
Great Desert Expedition Log II (Increase Energy by 5)
Valencia City Expedition Log (Increase Energy by 1)
Founding Legend of Valencia Expedition Log (Increase Energy by 6)
Arehaza Adventure Journal I (Increase Energy by 2)
Great Desert Adventure Journal III (Increase Energy by 1)
Great Desert Expedition Log IV (Increase Energy by 2)
Great Desert Expedition Log V
Gardaka’s Treasure
Margoria Journal Margoria Adventure Journal I (Increase Energy by 2)
Kamasylvia Journal Kamasylvia Entrance Adventure Journal I (Increase Energy by 1)
Kamasylvia Entrance Adventure Journal II (Increase Energy by 1)
Silvia’s Legacy Adventure Journal (Increase Energy by 3)
Kamasylvia Adventure Journal I (Increase Energy by 2)
Kamasylvia Adventure Journal II (Increase Energy by 1)
The Great Library of Grána (Increase Energy by 2)
Travel Journal Old Moon Guild Travel Journal I (Increase Energy by 1)
Old Moon Guild Travel Journal II (Increase Energy by 1)
Special Adventure Journal

Academics

Academics knowledge is mostly gained by interacting with objects such as books, or speaking to NPCs. Most of them are quite easy to complete but don’t give a lot of energy.

History I (Increase Energy by 2)
History II (Increase Energy by 2)
History III (Increase Energy by 1)
Economy I (Increase Energy by 2)
Politics I (Increase Energy by 2)
Sophistication I (Increase Energy by 2)
Theology I (Increase Energy by 2)
Alchemy I (Increase Energy by 2)
Ethnicity I (Increase Energy by 2)
Conversation
Politics II (Increase Energy by 2)
Economy II (Increase Energy by 2)
Sophistication II (Increase Energy by 2)
Sophistication III (Increase Energy by 2)
Theology II (Increase Energy by 2)
Alchemy II (Increase Energy by 2)
Economy III (Increase Energy by 2)
Politics III
Theology III
Sophistication IV (Increase Energy by 1)
Horoscope (Increase Energy by 1)
World (Increase Energy by 1)
History IV (Increase Energy by 1)


Life Skill

Life Skills knowledge is learned from your professions. Currently, this section will not reward you with energy for gaining knowledge of them, but some sections such as the “Certificates” section can be collected to unlocked further crafting and processing actions.

Learning the ropes of Black Desert

Learning the ropes of Black Desert knowledge is discovered by following tutorial quests throughout the game. This section does not currently reward you with energy for completing it.

Trade

Trade knowledge is discovered by collecting various trade materials. This section does not currently reward you with energy for completing it.

 

Ranks & Resetting Knowledge

When you gain knowledge of something, you will randomly be given a rank (C, B, A, A+, S). These ranks effect how you fight monsters:

  • C Rank – Allows you to see the monsters HP
  • B Rank – Increases your defenses against the monster
  • A/A+ Rank – Increases your damage against the monster
  • S Rank – Increases experience gained from the monster, and loot drop chances
Pets, glasses and earrings (pearl store items) can increase your chances of gaining knowledge or gaining higher ranks of knowledge. In my experience I have found that they do make quite a big difference when collecting monster knowledge and are worth the investment. You can also earn these in-game through play-time rewards and various events.

You can reset certain knowledge in an attempt to gain a higher rank, to do this, go to an NPC called “Annalisa” in the Calpheon library. Her location is shown on the map below. Talk to her and select “Knowledge Management”, then choose which knowledge you would like to reset, and click “Delete Knowledge”.

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It does take up energy to reset your knowledge rank and you may not get a higher rank than before you reset it. I would only recommend resetting the knowledge of monsters you grind often.

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<Annalisa NPC location – Calpheon Library>

 

 

Energy

Learning new knowledge will increase your total amount of energy. Your energy will automatically regenerate over time (1 energy every 3 minutes). Completing quests may restore energy as part of a reward. You can also sleep in a bed in your home to regenerate energy faster.

You can see your current and total energy in the top-left corner of your screen.

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Energy is used for many interactions in-game, such as:

  • Greeting NPCs
  • Stealing from NPCs
  • NPC Tutorials
  • Story Exchange
  • Node Investment
  • Gathering
  • Crafting
  • Speaking in World Chat
  • Hiring Worker Contracts

You can also store/convert spare energy into energy potions to use at a later date or sell on the Auction House. Simply talk to the Alchemist NPC “Alustin” in Velia Town (location shown on the map below) to convert energy to energy potions.

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<Alustin NPC location – Velia Town>

Energy potions do not share a cool-down with the energy tonic.

Energy exchange rates

  • Energy 100 -> Energy Potion (10 Energy)
  • Energy 200 -> Energy Potion (20 Energy)
  • Energy 300 -> Energy Potion (30 Energy)
  • Energy 400 -> Energy Potion (50 Energy

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2 Comments

  • Feb 17, 2017 @ 20:42 pm

    Hey great site!

    Question what is the source of this?
    C Rank – Allows you to see the monsters HP
    B Rank – Increases your defenses against the monster
    A/A+ Rank – Increases your damage against the monster
    S Rank – Increases experience gained from the monster, and loot drop chances

    This appears to be commonly repeated, looking for where this came from originally, hope you can help!

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