Leveling 1 – 60 Guide

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Leveling 1 – 60 Guide

LAST UPDATED – 09/03/2017

This guide was tested on 09/03/2017 and the latest time for 1 – 50 is ~4 hours. Olvia EXP channels were used.

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Grinding vs. Questing

Grinding without a doubt is the fastest way to level in Black Desert, the only downsides are that you miss out on some bag space, energy/spirit and contribution points. However, you can always go back and do some quests for these. We have a guide that lists all of the bag space quests. There are also many 50 quests and repeatable quests that will give you the contribution points you lack.

If it is your first character we recommend that you follow all of the quests to 50 and take your time to learn the game. It is very overwhelming at first and grinding is faster but will leave you with hardly any contribution and energy points.


Introduction

Before we get started, I recommend that you follow the tutorial quests up to Hidel if you want more bag space or the donkey mount. I don’t personally see the point in following the tutorial because you it slows you down a lot and you can always go back to do the quests at a later date, or buy a cheap starter horse for 10,000 silver. However, it is completely up to you. Also, if you are not in a rush, you may want to buy yourself a cheap wagon or do the wagon quest in Velia. Wagons are great for grinding because you can store all of your potions and loot on them, meaning you don’t have to go back to town anywhere near as often.

All the leveling spots in this guide have been tried and tested by myself several times as of 09/03/2017 on EU/NA, Korean and Russian servers. I didn’t use any enchanted gear to start with or anything that would give me an advantage. The gear used for leveling was obtained via drops whilst leveling in the zones. My total time taken from 1 – 50 (Korean server) was 6 hours 34 minutes. You can see this in the screenshot below, click for a larger version.

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** AP/DP for Aakman Temple and Hystria Ruins is based on being in a full party of 5 as these are group grinding spots

Item information and tooltips are taken directly from bddatabase.net or in-game.


Level 1 – 9: Tutorial Quests

Follow the tutorial quests up until you reach the training dummies and learn your first skill. To complete the training dummies quest, go up to the training dummy and follow the instructions given to you. The keys you must press will be highlighted blue.

Once you complete this quest, your Black Spirit will give you another quest to kill grass beatles. At this point you should be level 5. Ignore the quest and instead, start running towards Western Guard camp, killing monsters along the road. You want to reach level 9 before you get there. Refer to the image below for the path to take if you do not know where Western Guards Camp is.

Level 9 – 13: Forest of Seclusion (south of Western Guard Camp)

Mobs: Immature Tree Spirit (Melee), Mature Tree Spirit (Ranged), Young Tree Spirit (Melee)

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Tree Spirit's Token

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These mobs are really easy to kill and don’t really pose a threat. I found the most density of Tree Spirits where on the hills. If you are skipping the tutorial in favor of grinding then you will want to head back to Western Guard Camp at level 13 and get your class skill. You can also exchange the Tree Spirit’s Tokens at this point by talking to the vendor NPC. The Tree Spirit’s Token vendor is on the left entrance to the guard camp. Right-click the item in your inventory to show his location on the map.

Once you reach level 13, make sure you go back to Western Guard Camp and pick up a quest from Jarette Domongatt inside the tents and complete it before moving on. This is a very important quest which will awaken your Black Spirt and enable you to Enchant items.

Level 13 – 15: Mine Hidelya

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Mobs: Mine Imps (Melee), Small Mine Imps (Ranged)

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Shoddy Pickaxe
  • Magic Crystal of the Sun - Valor
  • Magic Crystal of Crimson Flame - Precision

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These mobs are very easy to deal with. They are easy to aggro and easy to round up. Be careful of the Small Mine Imps because they have a ranged attack. There is also a Violent Imp (Elite) that has a ranged spell, inflicting a burning debuff on you. It spawns at the bottom of the hill. The mob density at the top and bottom of the mine is good enough that you can keep doing continous large pull from top to bottom. This spot is perfect for earning a large amount of silver early on so consider staying for an extra level if you want to build a bigger bank.

Level 15 – 18: Scarecrow Farm (South-east of Hidel)

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Mobs: Scarecrow Ghost (Melee), Wheat Field Lookout (Melee)

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Wheat Field Lookout Necklace
  • Scarecrow Ghost Log

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Be careful whilst hunting here because these mobs deal quite a lot of damage and will 3 shot you if you haven’t bought any starter gear from a blacksmith. There is also a Violent Scarecow Ghost (Elite) that can drop Agerian Gloves so keep you eye out for him. Some fields are better than others for grinding so don’t be afraid to try them all before you settle down in one.

Level 18 – 24: Castle Ruins

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Mobs: Al Rhudi Rebels, Wizard, Patrol (Ranged), Charger, Mobility Unit, Personal Escort, Personal Guard

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Damaged Lower Heavy Armor Fragment
  • Rusty Helmet
  • Agerian Helmet
  • Bronze Dagger
  • Demihuman
  • Magic Crystal of Crimson Flame - Carnage

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This spot is great. It i really one of the most versatile spots in the game. You can choose to grind outside, inside the castle walls or actually inside the castle. Outside the castle and inside the castle you will find many camps filled with a mix of ranged and melee monsters. These mobs will drop Rusty Helmets and Demihuman weapons, along with basic secondary weapons and Agerian Helmets. I personally recommend grinding inside the castle itself as the mob density is amazing and all the mobs are melee. All mobs in this spot also drop Heavy Armor Fragments, crystals and decent starter weapons. This will amount to a good sum of silver by the time you are finished here.

Level 21 – 24: Swap Lands

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Mobs: Swamp Naga Apprentice Axemen, Apprentice Spearmen, Axemen

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Naga Webfoot
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Magic Crystal of Crimson Flame - Carnage
  • Hesus Earring
  • Seleth Axe px

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This spot is completely optional. I recommend only moving here if the castle is too busy. The mobs drop really good items and you can even get Blackstones. All the monsters here are melee and the density is enough that you can keep pulling large packs around in a circle. There is a Violent (Elite) monster in the center of the island that drops blackstones so he is worth killing if you think you can take him in a fight.

Level 24 – 29/30: Blood Monastery

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Mobs: Cultist Shaman (Ranged), Cultist Giant Warriors, Cultist Warrior

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Old Hood
  • Old Double-edge Axe
  • Helrick Talisman
  • Agerian Armor

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The Blood Monastery has a massive amount of mobs in the center courtyard. Whilst these mobs are easy to deal with, you might find yourself quite overwhelmed if you are not careful. There is a Violent (Elite) monster in the courtyard but he is easily dealt with if you AOE him in your normal pulls. I recommend staying here until at least level 29 so you can go right to the Bandit Camp. You can move at level 28 if you wish to. If the courtyard is busy when you get there move just outside the castle. The pulls are slightly smaller but you won’t be fighting over mobs.

Level 29 – 34: Bandit Camp

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Mobs: Bandit Warrior, Giant Bandit, Bandit Archer

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Yuria Necklace
  • Strength Gloves of Heve
  • Magic Crystal of Crimson Flame - Precision
  • Gloves of Hercules' Might

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When I hunted here, I continuously pulled the camps up to the Bandit Treasure camp. Inside the castle is really good for experience. Mobs here are all melee except the Archer so make sure you pull the mobs over towards them and then on top of them to deal with Archers easier. Also be careful you don’t run over too many of the traps in this area. They don’t deal a lot of damage but it soon mounts up and can be quite annoying.

Level 28 – 34: Orc Camp

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Mobs: Red Orc Fighter, Red Orc Beserker, Red Orc Warrior, Long Red Orc, Red Orc, Young Red Orc, Red Orc Wizard (Ranged), Red Orc Elite Soldier

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Sharp Orc Tooth
  • Red Orc Fang
  • Magic Crystal of the Sun - Valor
  • Agerian Shoes

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This was my least favorite spot in the game and I would avoid it if possible. The mob density is too low and there are way too many Mage’s around. They do have a good chance at dropping Blackstones (Weapon) but by the time I obtained 3 levels here, in EU/NA CBT1, my weapon was already +7. If you do decide to hunt here make sure to AOE camp to camp.

Level 30 – 35: Delpe Knights Castle

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Mobs: Harpy, Abductor Harpy

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Lustrous Feather
  • Magic Crystal of Nature - Ascension

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This spot is simply amazing for Sorceresses and Wizards/Witches. You can pull massive amounts of Harpies out of the air using your Chain Lightning abilities. However, classes with a lack of ranged skills will not be able to take full advantage of this place because they can only easily pull half of the amount. This spot is still great for everyone but be careful because the Harpies move very fast and the Mages hit quite hard. They are fairly easy to kill, just make sure you watch your health! The best pulls are at the top of the castle where you can go wall to wall without worrying about the respawn timers. Also, if you fill your inventory or run out of potions there is a general merchant at the bottom of the castle.


Level 30 – 35: Khuruto Caves

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Mobs: Khuruto Shaman, Khuruto Fighter, Khuruto Soldier, Khuruto Elite, Young Khuruto

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Kalis Axe
  • Talis Earring
  • Jubre Talisman
  • Kalis Amulet
  • Oros Ornamental Knot

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This cave is great for grinding, although in EU/NA CBT1 it was a very busy and well-known spot. If you manage to get this spot to yourself you’ll level up very fast and earn a lot of silver whilst doing it. The best pulls are in the center of the cave where you can pull pack to pack without worrying about the respawn timer. Try to pull the mobs and AOE on top of the Shamans because they are ranged and will hurt quite a lot. There is also a Voilent (Elite) mob at the top of the stairs. He hits very hard so be extra careful around him.

Level 35 – 40: Caphras Cave

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Mobs: Possessed Archer, Possessed Giant, Possessed Skeleton Warrior, Possessed Demibeast, Possessed Wizard

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Taritas Armor
  • Jubre Talisman
  • Kalis Amulet
  • Ruins Rock Fragment
  • Powder of Darkness

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You can find the cave entrance just west of Florin Town or over the hill in Breewood Forest. I found that the mob density increased the deeper I went into the caves. The wizards and archers do more damage and can be annoying to deal with but as long as you pull the mobs over to them and AOE on top of them they shouldn’t be a problem. Overall this spot was quite average but isn’t as well known as the other spots around this level.

Level 35 – 40: Abandoned Land

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Mobs: Infected Humans

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Fragment
  • Brand
  • Magic Crystal of Crimson Flame - Power
  • Taritas Shoes
  • Taritas Gloves

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This spot has great mob density. You can just go from camp to camp and AOE. Be careful of the Violent (Elite) mob in the centre, he moves quite slow but hits very hard. There are also metal poles around the camps that have ranged attacks and can be quite annoying. If this place is busy you can go further north and up the hill just outside the camps, there are also quite a lot of mobs in this area. The mobs trash drops can be exchanged for quite a lot so make sure you are picking up.

Level 38 – 40: Abandoned Farm Marnie

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Mobs: Ruins Monster

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Talis Helmet
  • Talis Belt
  • Rough Mud Crystal
  • Powder of Earth

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This spot is another optional spot. It’s not as good as the other places for this level but is a decent alternative if other places are busy. The amount of mobs here is quite large if you look in the right places and you can get a good routine going for your pulls. The mobs move pretty slow but they are quite tanky and you may find them hard to kill.

Level 38 – 42: Breewood Ruins

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Mobs: Arch Ruins Tree, Circle Ruins Tree, Face Ruins Tree, Small Cylinder Ruins Tree, Large Cylinder Ruins Tree, Triangle Ruins Tree

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Cursed Crystal
  • Ruins Rock Fragment
  • Dobart Armor

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I really didn’t enjoy this spot. The amount of mobs in the area was really small and they don’t spawn in packs. The drops from these mobs are really bad as well and With them being stone mobs they are quite tanky. I Would really only recommend grinding here if the other spots are busy.

Level 40 – 45: Oze Pass

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Mobs: Petrified Dwarf, Petrified Frenzied Miner, Petrified Miner, Petrified Bomber, Petrified Worker

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Silver Ore
  • Rough Emerald
  • Rough Diamond
  • Magic Crystal of Nature - Adamantine

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Head up into the center of the pit. This is where you’ll find the larger packs. The mines are empty so don’t bother wasting your time having a look around. Also, watch out for the saws in this spot. They can deal quite a lot of damage if you have starter gear and can often block you and be an annoyance.

Level 40 – 45: Marni Cave Path

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Mobs: Chimera, Horned Chimera

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Bares Necklace
  • Talis Necklace
  • Magic Crystal of the Sun - Valor
  • Magic Crystal of Crimson Flame - Power
  • Trace of Death

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This spot is great for experience and if you know where the biggest packs are you’ll level up fast. However, this spot is very busy and well-known so you’ll be lucky get it all to yourself. The best rotation of camps is to kill the large pack in the ravine, head up the hill and kill the mobs along the way, then back down down into the ravine again.

Level 42 – 45: Veran Camps

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Mobs: Rhino Lizard, Saunil Elite, Saunil Warrior, Saunil Fighter, Saunil Archer, Saunil Elder

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Seleth Axe
  • Steel Dagger
  • Bares Longbow
  • Talis Armor
  • Metal Armor Fragment

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This spot is great and I would go as far as to say that this is where your end game farming starts. The mobs here drop “Determining a piece of Ancient Ruins” which can be sold on the Auction House for about 500,000 silver. Unless you desperately need silver, I would recommend saving them and turning them into scrolls (put 5 into a + shape in your inventory). Inside the camp the mobs are really easy to round up and AOE. Be careful of the Mages because they are ranged and hurt more. There is also a Violent (Elite) mob in the back of the camp, be careful because he hits quite hard.

Level 44 – 45: Giant Camps

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Mobs: Giant Fighter, Giant Combatant, Giant Warrior, Giant Brawler, Spotted Hyena

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Talis Shoes
  • Huge Spear
  • Bares Axe
  • Talis Necklace
  • Agerian Armor

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This spot has great mob density. Take your time to find a good place to farm before settling in one place. I found that the deeper you go into the zone the better pulls you will find. The mobs here drop “Determining a piece of Ancient Ruins” which can be sold on the Auction House for about 500,000 silver. Unless you desperately need silver, I would recommend saving them and turning them into scrolls (put 5 into a + shape in your inventory).

Level 44 – 50: Manysha Forest

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Mobs: Spearman, Warrior, Red Bear, Trap

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Degraded Crystal
  • Zereth Shoes
  • Magic Crystal of Crimson Flame - Carnage
  • Trace of Battle

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This spot is officially one of you end game farming spots. These mobs are always clumped together in packs of 6 or more and are easy to AOE. The is a huge amount of mobs in the Northern part of the zone. Be careful of the Giant Ogres, I would stay away from these until you are at least level 50. The mobs here drop and Goblin Shaman boss scrolls and “Determining a piece of Ancient Ruins” which can be sold on the Auction House for about 500,000 silver. Unless you desperately need silver, I would recommend saving them and turning them into scrolls (put 5 into a + shape in your inventory).

Level 44 – 50: Crows Castle

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Mobs: Scout, Senior Soldier, Barracks, Recruit

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Taritas Helmet
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Hard Wooden Fragment

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Head inside the keep. Outside has too many ranged mobs which are very annoying to deal with and harder to round up for AOE. I found that this is a quite well-known and busy place so swap channels if someone is hunting in the same area.

Level 50 – 52: Catfishman Camp

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Mobs: Catfishman, Catfishman Elite Fish Hunter, Catfishman Light Warrior, Catfishman Fish Hunter, Obese Catfishman

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Luck Armor of Fortuna
  • Suspicious Pouch
  • Trout
  • Crucian Carp

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Kaia Lake/Catfishman Camp is one of the best hunting spots in Black Desert. These mobs drop Blackstone (Weapon) and Blackstone (Armor), as well as various other items. The spawn rate of the Catfish is also very high and they spawn in large groups which helps to make farming more efficient. The experience is good here between 50 – 52 but after that you will need to move unless you want to grind for silver. The only downside to this spot is that it’s one of the most well-known and popular spots, making it quite crowded at peak times.

Level 50 – 55: Helm Station

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Mobs: Helm Tribe Chief, Helm Tribe Hunter, Helm Tribe Dual Wielder

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Grunil Helmet
  • Scarla Necklace
  • Elixir of Worker
  • Broken Helmet Ornament

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These monsters are quite hard and you do not want to go to these zone without decent gear. There is also a Violent (Elite) mob which you do not want to pull because he will do a lot of ranged damage. There is an area where 10 – 15 mobs spawn but otherwise the packs are fairly small/average (4 – 6). You can also go into the underground mines but if you’ve just arrived at this spot most of the monsters inside will be red/purple and take you too long to kill.

Level 51 – 55: Elric Temple

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Mobs: Elric Senior Priest, Elric Priest, Elric Followers, Putrid Swamp, Elric Fanatic

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Proof of Fanatic
  • Magic Crystal of Infinity - Air Attack
  • Pack of Magic Enthusiatics

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These monsters spawn in packs of 4 to 6. They also have high drop chances and can drop Blackstones, Grunil parts and Krea weapons so you can earn quite a lot of silver while you are leveling here. Most of the monsters are melee but the Priests are ranged and can be quite annoying. You can either hunt inside the temple or in the mountains just south of it. I personally recommend going into the mountains where there are packs of 10+ mobs.

Level 52 – 58: Sausan Post

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Mobs: Sausan Guard, Sausan Sniper, Sausan Assassin

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Grunil Shoes
  • Krea Amulet
  • Broken Armor Debris

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The monsters that spawn here do have high damage and knockdown abilites so be careful whilst trying to fight them. They do however have high drop chances and can drop parts of the Hebe set, Creatinine weapons, Grunil gloves and Blackstones. There is also a town very closeby where you can buy potions when you run out and exchange your trash items. You get 3 different types of exchanges items here which can all be traded at Sarma outpost nearby. Xiaoshan packages will give you 135,000 silver for every 100 you exchange, Torn Pieces will give you 100,000 silver for every 100 you exchange, and Broken Armor Debris will give you 100,000 silver for every 100 you exchange. You can also rent a home nearby and use a “container” box (rent from warehouse NPC) to store items in your Trent town warehouse (storage).

Level 55 – 58: Pirate Island

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Mobs: Drunk Treasure Hunter, Elite Soldier, Deck Combatant, Red Elite, Cox Elite Gladiator

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Red Coral Ring
  • Blue Coral Ring
  • Red Coral Earring
  • Blue Coral Earring

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Pirates spawn on two islands. You will need both a boat and good gear to farm here. The mobs do hit quite hard and spawn in large packs so be careful whilst farming here. It can also be quite annoying to farm here because the closest place to buy potions is quite far away. I would recommend buying a house on the closest island and using a “container” box (rent from warehouse NPC) to store your items.


Level 56 or higher (160AP/200DP): Bashim Base

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Mobs: Khala Reinforced Thrower, Khala Commanding Officer, Khala Elite Combatant, Kurd Thrower, Ohonsey, Ohonsey Elementalist

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Rosar Shield
  • Rosar Dagger
  • Rosar Ornamental Knot
  • Bashim Mane

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This leveling zone is located inside the canyon. The density of mobs is quite high, making it very efficient if you are leveling alone, but it isn’t the best place for a party. Bashim is also not in the desert, so you don’t need purified water or star anise tea. There are no unique items that drop in Bashim, but it’s a good place to level if you don’t have the best gear. I would say the minimum AP/DP to grind here is 140AP/180DP but to grind comfortably you will want to have about 160AP/200DP. Rosar items, Black Stones and crystals gems drop in this leveling zone and you can make quite a lot of profit.

LEVEL 56 OR HIGHER (170AP/210DP): DESERT NAGA TEMPLE

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Mobs: Desert Naga Chief Gatekeeper, Desert Naga Commanding Officer, Desert Naga Combat Monk, Desert Naga Combatant

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Serap
  • Scroll
  • Webfoot
  • Egg

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Desert Naga Temple is located not too far from Sand Grain Bazaar, but it is inside the desert and you will need purified water and star anise tea to hunt here. You can also keep your horse nearby around the Node NPC Manager. The grind spot has a large density of mobs and isn’t too hard either. The minimum to hunt alone here is about 145AP/200DP but I would recommend 170AP/210DP if you want to be efficient. Black Stones, Serap’s Necklace and Scroll Written in Ancient Language drop here.

LEVEL 56 OR HIGHER (170AP/210DP): TITIUM VALLEY

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Mobs: Desert Fogan Chief Gatekeeper, Desert Fogan Fighter, Desert Fogan Hoppity, Desert Fogan Seer, Desert Fogan Sentry

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Serap
  • Scroll
  • Compass
  • Helmet Shard

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Titium Valley is located far into the desert and can be quite annoying to get to if you don’t use a compass. You will need to bring a lot of purified water and star anise tea to hunt here. You can also keep your horse nearby at the base of the valley. The grind spot has a large density of mobs and they aren’t too hard to kill. This spot is usually a little quieter than others, despite it being one of the best spots for exp. This is because of how hard it is to get to. The minimum to hunt alone here is about 150AP/210DP but I would recommend 170AP/210DP to clear the mobs fast enough. Black Stones, Serap’s Necklace and Scroll Written in Ancient Language and Parts for Explorer’s Compass drop here.

LEVEL 56 OR HIGHER (170AP/220DP): CADRY RUINS

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Mobs: Cadry Commander, Cadry Chief Gatekeeper, Cadry Armored Fighter, Cadry Black Mage, Cadry Fighter

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Rosar Shield
  • Scroll
  • Cadry Armor
  • Ring of Cadry

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Cadry Ruins is not the best grinding spot for exp, but it does have rare drops. The ruins are located on the west side of Valencia and is not in the desert area. It’s also quite close to Sand Grain Bazaar. The grind spot has a good density of mobs but this spot is a bit more difficult and you won’t be able to relax without higher DP. The minimum to hunt alone here is about 160AP/220DP but I would recommend 170AP/220DP to clear the mobs faster. Black Stones, Rosar weapons, Scroll Written in Ancient Language drop here. Ring of Cadry Guardian also drops here and is a highly valued accessory. Pieces of the ring can drop and must be combined to create the ring. Serap’s Necklace can drop here from and mobs only.

LEVEL 56 OR HIGHER (175AP/220DP): GAHAZ BANDIT’S LAIR

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Mobs: Sandstorm Plunderer, Sandstorm Assassin, Sandstorm Elite, Sandstorm Rifleman

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Serap
  • Scroll
  • Rosar Ornamental Knot
  • Seal

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Gahaz Bandit’s Lair is very close to Shakatu Village and isn’t located in the desert. The grind spot has an average density of mobs and is much easier than the other spots in Valencia if you have good DP. The minimum to hunt alone here is about 150AP/200DP but I would recommend 175AP/220DP to clear the mobs faster and be more efficient. Black Stones, Rosar weapons, Scroll Written in Ancient Language drop here. Serap’s Necklace also drops here.

LEVEL 56 OR HIGHER (175AP/220DP): CRESCENT SHRINE

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Mobs: Crescent Watcher, Crescent Follower, Crescent Guardian, Crescent Chief Gatekeeper

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Serap
  • Scroll
  • soiled ring
  • Ring of Crescent

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Crescent Shrine is located in the desert and can be quite annoying to find if you don’t use a compass. You will need to bring a lot of purified water and star anise tea to hunt here. The grind spot has a large density of mobs but they are also much more difficult and you won’t be able to grind here comfortably without high AP/DP. Even in a party you will be constanly watching your health bar. The mobs are immune to knockdowns as well and can be annoying to deal with. The minimum to hunt alone here is about 160AP/210DP but I would recommend 175AP/220DP (maybe even 230DP). This spot is usually more popular because of it’s rare drops. Black Stones, Serap’s Necklace and Scroll Written in Ancient Language drop here. The item everyone wants though, is the Ring of Crescent Guardian. Soiled rings can also drop and may contain a Ring of Crescent Guardian if they are opened.

LEVEL 57 OR HIGHER (185AP/230DP): BASILISK DEN

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Mobs: Basilisk Ambusher, Basilisk Watcher, Basilisk Petrifier

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Rocaba Armor
  • Scroll
  • scale
  • Basilisk Belt

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Basilisk Den is located on the west side of Valencia and is easy to get to. It is just north of Altinova and Boulder Outpost is nearby as well, where you can repair and buy potions. The grind spot has a large density of mobs but they are difficult and you will need to watch your health bar if your DP isn’t very high. The minimum to hunt alone here is about 160AP/210DP but I would recommend 185AP/230DP. This spot is usually more popular because of it’s rare drop. Black Stones, Scroll Written in Ancient Language, Rocaba armor and crystal gems drop here. There is also a rare drop called the Basilisk’s Belt. Pieces of the belt also drop here and can be combined to make the belt.

LEVEL 57 OR HIGHER (190AP/230DP): TAPHTAR PLAIN

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Mobs: Centaur Axeman, Centaurus Hunter, Centaurus

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Rocaba Helm
  • Cent Mane
  • soiled
  • Cent Belt

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Taphtar Plain is located on the west side of Valencia and is close to Sand Grain Bazaar. The grind spot has an average density of mobs. There are large packs of 6 or 7 but they are quite spread out. The centaurs are difficult as well and are immune to knock downs. The minimum to hunt alone here is about 160AP/210DP but I would recommend 190AP/230DP. This spot is usually quieter than the other spots and doesn’t give the best exp. Black Stones, Rocaba Helmet, Centaur’s Belt and crystal gems drop here.

LEVEL 58 OR HIGHER (200AP/230DP): GAVINYA GREAT CRATOR

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Mobs: Lava Devourer, Lava Fafalun, Lava Tukar, Lava Searcher, Lava Faolun, Lava Taolun

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Sulfur
  • Scroll
  • Compass
  • Sicil Neck

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The Sulfur Mines are located in the north east side of Valencia. It is quite easy to get here once you are at Valencia city and you can keep your camel/horse just at the entrance or inside. In this grinding spot you do NOT get the desert disease. The mobs can be difficult. Sulfur Mines is a good place to party but if you are alone there are also spots outside. The minimum to hunt alone here is about 185AP/220DP but I would recommend 200AP/230DP. Black Stones, Scroll Written in Ancient Language and Part for Explorer’s Compass drop here. Sicil’s Necklace also drops in the Sulfur Mines, as well as Soiled Sicil’s Necklace, which may contain the necklace if opened.

LEVEL 58 OR HIGHER (220AP/260DP): PILA KU JAIL

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Mobs: Caphras’s Follower, Iron Fist Warder, Executioner, Frenzied Executioner

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Scroll
  • Soiled
  • Sicil Neck

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Pila Ku Jail is located in the south east side of Valencia near the outlaw town “Mui Kuhn”. If you’re an outlaw this is a great place to grind, but otherwise it is quite out of the way and hard to get to. In this grinding spot you do NOT get the desert disease. The density of mobs here is quite high and the dungeon is large so you won’t run out of mobs to kill. The mobs can be difficult as they have high HP and AP. The minimum to hunt alone here is about 195AP/240DP but I would recommend 220AP/260DP to feel more comfortable. Black Stones and Scroll Written in Ancient Language drop here. Sicil’s Necklace also drops in the dungeon, as well as Soiled Sicil’s Necklace, which may contain the necklace if opened.

LEVEL 60 OR HIGHER (250AP/280DP): AAKMAN TEMPLE/HYSTRIA RUINS

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Mobs: Aakman Guardian, Aakman Watcher, Aakman Punisher, Aakman Airbender, Aakman Elite Guardian

EXP RATES

DIFFICULTY

MOB DENSITY

ITEM DROPS

  • Black Stone (Armor)
  • Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Compass
  • Scroll
  • Tungrade
  • Aakman Token

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These dungeons can only be entered by going through portals that randomly spawn in the desert. Both dungeons are designed for a party and are very difficult. Aakman Temple is the easier dungeon but it is still too hard to solo grind. You’ll find it hard to find a party because the dungeon is not efficient for exp and farming. Rare items such as the materials to create Tungrade Earrings drop in the dungeons, as well as Black Stones, Part of Explorer’s Compass and Scroll Written in Ancient Language. The minimum level to grind here is level 59 or 60 and you will need about 250AP/280DP (grinding with a full party).

12 Comments

  • Profile photo of Quazal
    May 2, 2016 @ 20:31 pm

    Just a slight amendment ive seen is that oze pass has a chance to drop Blackstone weapon, in about an hour i was lucky enough to grab 2
    i have luck 4 and using luck scroll

  • Profile photo of KatanaPunk
    Apr 29, 2016 @ 14:36 pm

    I can´t believe that it´s possible to hit 50 in ~6 hours. I am lvl 33 and grind at khuruto cave. I nearly 1 shot them but it took me about an hour for 1 lvl up. Could some1 tel me where my mistakes are?

    Greetings

  • Profile photo of candesco
    Apr 14, 2016 @ 9:58 am

    I got some Elisha rings over at the forest of seclusion and it dropped an Elisha belt once as well. Those mature tree spirits drop them.
    The places where you can get a black stone (armor) will also drop a black stone (weapon) sometimes.
    I miss one grindspot here; the watchtower, where those shadow knights dwell. They drop black stones as well as hesus rings and necklaces and seleth longsword. Area is not big, but they spawn quite fast and you can travel towards the tomb and back. Watch out for the priests.

  • Profile photo of candesco
    Apr 14, 2016 @ 9:58 am

    I got some Elisha rings over at the forest of seclusion and it dropped an Elisha belt once as well. Those mature tree spirits drop them.
    The places where you can get a black stone (armor) will also drop a black stone (weapon) sometimes.
    I miss one grindspot here; the watchtower, where those shadow knights dwell. They drop black stones as well as hesus rings and necklaces. Area is not big, but they spawn quite fast and you can travel towards the tomb and back. Watch out for the priests.

  • Profile photo of Tansie
    Mar 8, 2016 @ 20:19 pm

    Right now the spots are very busy. It is much faster to grind in a party of 5 so bring along friends if you can. There were quite a few people who got to 50 in ~8 hours but they knew exactly what they were doing so don’t feel too bad 😀

  • Profile photo of Lapin
    Mar 8, 2016 @ 17:12 pm

    I’m on your spot but in 2hours 16=21 :/. Are you in party of 5 member’s ? (sry i’m noob)

  • Profile photo of Tansie
    Dec 22, 2015 @ 1:30 am

    The guide is currently based on KR but we will be updating it shortly after CBT1 is over to match the xp rates and add more optional zones.

  • Profile photo of karaliolio
    Dec 21, 2015 @ 19:04 pm

    Hi, did you do this on KR, or on EU/US during the beta?

  • Profile photo of Japtem
    Aug 9, 2015 @ 5:17 am

    Just a note under 18. Optional, there’s a typo ‘The monsters have a CHANCE of dropping…”

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