Ships Guide

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Ships Guide

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Introduction

Creating a Raft

Other Ships

How to Register a ship

Understanding Ships

NPC Ferries

Ship Upgrades

Useful Crafting Information

Epheria Sailboat

Guild Galley


Introduction

There different types of ships in Black Desert Online.

Raft:

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Rowboat:

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Fishing Boat:

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Ferry:

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Epheria Sailboat:

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[Guild] Galley:




Ships allow the player to travel through the rivers and oceans of BDO independently, without the need of a NPC ferry. Acquiring these ships can be done two ways, buying them off the auction house or crafting. As the ships get larger, more materials and effort are required to construct them.

Pre-requisites for this guide!

Please have a look at the guide on workers & purchasing property if you have not done so. This guide will not cover how to create and sustain workers!

Auction House

  • If you don’t want to craft ships you can just buy them from the Auction House.
  • You can buy ships made by other players in the “Mounts & Pets” category.

Creating a Raft

  • Start in Velia Town and look for this house.
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  • If you left click on the house you should see this interface.
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  • Right click on the Shipyard and select re-purpose or buy. This will cost you 5,000 silver and some contribution points (CP)
  • After purchase, you have to wait 2 hours for the building to convert.
  • Once the building has finished converting you now need to gather the resources to craft the ship.
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  • After you have gotten all the materials needed to craft the ship you have to select what ship you want to build.
    • Blue: Choose ship
    • Red: Select workers to start assembling
    • Yellow: What needs to be assembled
    • Pink: Time taken for selected assembly
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  • You can have more than one worker assembling the ship.

Warning

Cancelling ship construction will reverse all progress and delete used materials.

How to get Logs

  • Left click the magnifying glass next to your mini-map,
  • Click on the hoe icon, which should bring you to the tools merchant in Velia.
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  • Then buy a “Blunt Axe” from her.
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  • Equip your axe and go to any tree outside Velia like this one.
  • Press “R” to collect.
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  • “logs” should be a by-product of the tree you cut.

Blackstone Powder

How to get Crude Stone
  • First you need to find crude stone, go to the materials merchant (tools merchant) again and buy a “Shabby Pickaxe”.
  • Look for rocks called “Feldspar”, they are scattered everywhere on the terrain. Walk up to them with the pickaxe equipped.
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  • If you collect these rocks you can get crude stone.
How to get a Refinery
  • Look for this building in Velia and then buy the refinery just like how you bought the Shipyard.
  • After the refinery is bought, left click on “Production Management”.
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  • You should see a new interface looking like this.
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  • You need 2 crude stone per “Blackstone Powder”. This should take about 30 – 10 minutes depending how fast your worker works
    • If you do not know how to get workers have a read of the guide on workers.
Putting it together You now should have all you need to make the Raft. Place your materials in the warehouse and start building on your ship. The warehouse can be found at the dock in Velia. iqURdgV

Other Ships

Higher tier Shipyards are needed if you want to create ships bigger than a Raft of a Boat.  For an example on Iliya Island there is a tier 2 shipyard where you can make Fishing Boats. vjiOzh3

How to Register a Ship

After you have completed assembly, you should get a Ship Registration item in your warehouse. Put that in your inventory and head to the harbour master. Talk to him and register your ship! 9uNMRmg

Understanding Ships

All ships have health and durability. They are shown on the bottom as the red and yellow bar. There is no way to repair your ships at the moment and when it runs out of durability your ship is destroyed. qQJEiki

NPC Ferries

Ferry’s come and stop every 10 minutes or so at the wharf in Velia town. They transport you Iliya Island and you can jump off at any time. The ferry passes many islands that are great for fishing and exploring. But refrain from jumping off the ferry because without a dock, it is extremely hard to catch the ferry again once it comes back around. QOc7xTz

Ship Upgrades

There is also a tier 3 ship parts workshop in Hidel where you can craft things that upgrade your ship. Upgrades are ship specific so be sure to check what ship it is compatible with. Ships bows will increase the speed of the ship, decorations increase the armor, and storage increases the maximum trade weight it can carry. 1yCFSlV

Useful Crafting Information

Planks can be made from chopping wood. You need planks for the rowboat. To create planks you have to process the logs by pressing the “L” key by default and select the wood chopping option. This will allow you to select what type of logs you want to chop up into planks. Iron and copper can be found at the cave north west of Velia. FPtgKcK There should be deposits of copper and iron in that seaside cave. To process them into melts you have heat them up using the “L” process menu. If you are familiar with workers and nodes you can get NPC’s to do work for you. Ash tree’s can be found south of Veila. 0L8PthZ

EPHERIA SAILBOAT

The Epheria Sailboat is faster than the fishing boat and is also equipped with cannons. You use Cannon Ball for Ship to use the cannons on the ship. Unlike the other ships, the sailboat is repairable and you can also use your workers on the ship.

The sailboat requires a lot of materials to build and can only be built in Epheria at the level 3 Shipyard > 2nd Floor, No. 3-5, Epheria. It will take at least 15 days to gather the materials and you should use as many goblin workers as you can to process the materials quickly.

What you will need

You will need the following materials:
  • Design: Epheria Sailboat x20 – This item is only available through quest rewards. There is a daily quest you can get from Philaberto Falasi in Epheria. There are also weekly fishing quests in Valencia (Professional Fishing or higher required) and the Margoria questline gives x3 Design: Epheria Sailboat.
  • Steel x600 – Steel is created by heating Melted Iron Shard x5 and Coal x5. You will need knowledge of Heating: Beginner.
  • Flax Fabric x300 – Flax Fabric is obtained by heating Flax to create Flax Thread, then grinding Flax Thread x10. It requires knowledge of Grinding: Beginner.
  • Standardized Timber Square x800 – This item can be obtained by processing Usable Scantling x10. If you have knowledge of Wood Chopping: Beginner, it is also obtainable by chopping logs.
  • Pine Plywood x1500 – Pine Plywood is obtainable by chopping Pine Timber x5 to create Pine Planks, then chopping the Pine Planks x5 again to create Pine Plywood. It can also be obtained when chopping Pine Timber if you have knowledge of Chopping: Beginner.
Once you’ve created the ship you will have a Ship Registration: Epheria Sailboat an you can register it at a wharf just like any other ship.

Ship Stats

Weight Limit: 5,000 LT
Durability (HP): 1,000,000
Lifespan (Stamina/Power): 1,000,001
Cargo Load: 25
Acceleration: 100%
Speed: 100%
Turn: 100%
Brake: 100%


As mentioned in the introduction, the Epheria Sailboat can be repaired and it also has the “Power” stat, unlike other ships.

It has HP which is repairable using Ship Repair Material, crafted by chopping Plywood (any) x2. Using this will recover 5,000 HP and it does not have a cooldown, but takes 30 seconds to apply the heal. If the boat’s HP reaches 0 it will disappear and can be recovered at the Wharf. 

It’s Lifespan (Stamina/Power) depletes when sailing, similar to other mounts such as horses. If the boat’s lifespan reaches 0 the boat will move significantly slower. You can use the Breezy Crystal item, which is bought from Dock Managers, to recover 10% of the Max Power. This is instant but has a cooldown of 60 minutes.

You can also craft a more powerful version of this item called the Origin of Wind. This item recovers 50% of the Max Power and only has a 30 minute cooldown. It can only be crafted using a level 4 Ship Part Workshop > 2nd Floor, No. 1-4, Epheria. The recipe is: Breezy Crystal x2, Glue x2, Shining Powder x2. It will create Origin of Wind x5.

Equipment

All equipment can be enhanced using Black Stone (Armor) to enhance to +5, then Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor) to enhance up to +10. If the enhancement fails from +5 and up, the level will go down by 1.

List of equipment you can buy from Dock Managers:
  • Epheria Sailboat: Brass Prow – The Brass Prow will give your ship DP +10, Speed +1% and can be enhanced for an increase of DP +1, Speed +0.5% each time.
  • Epheria Sailboat: High Winds Sail – The High Winds Sail will give your ship Max Power +1000, Turn +1% and can be enhanced for an increase of Max Power +200, Turn +0.2% each time.
  • Epheria Sailboat: Julia Cannon – The Julia Cannon will give your ship AP +10, HP +1000 and can be enhanced for an increase of AP +1, HP +500 each time.
  • Epheria Sailboat: Enhanced Plating – The Enhanced Plating will give your ship DP +10, Weight Limit +100 LT and can be enhanced for an increase of DP +1, Weight Limit +10 LT each time.

List of equipment you must craft (using a level 4 Ship Part Workshop > 2nd Floor, No. 1-4, Epheria):
  • Epheria Sailboat: Dragon Prow – The Dragon Prow will give your ship DP +20, Speed +2% and can be enhanced for an increase of DP +1, Speed +0.8% each time.
    • Crafting recipe: Design Epheria Sailboat x5, Black Gold Ingot x50, Golden Pearl x2, Pure Lead Crystal x10, Trace of Chaos x100
  • Epheria Sailboat: Black Breeze Sail – The Black Breeze Sail will give your ship Max Power +2000, Turn +2% and can be enhanced for an increase of Max Power +400, Turn +0.4% each time.
    • Crafting recipe: Design Epheria Sailboat x5, Tough Flax Fabric x300, Glue x80, Blue Whale Tendon x10, Trace of Ascension x100
  • Epheria Sailboat: Elena Cannon – The Elena Cannon will give your ship AP +20, HP +5000 and can be enhanced for an increase of AP +1.5, HP +3000 each time.
    • Crafting recipe: Design Epheria Sailboat x5, Margoria Dark Iron x100, Pure Iron Crystal x10, Sturdy Ash Plywood x30, Trace of Battle x100
  • Epheria Sailboat: Enhanced Black Plating – The Enhanced Black Plating will give your ship DP +20, Weight Limit +150 LT and can be enhanced for an increase of DP +1.5, Weight Limit +20 LT each time.
    • Crafting recipe: Design Epheria Sailboat x5, Hard Pillar x2, Glue x100, Palm Plywood x1500, Trace of Death x100

Workers

You can use workers on your sailboat to increase your ship stats:
  • Sailor Contract: Boatman Tarte
    • Sold by Tarte
    • Requires 500 Amity
    • Increases stat: Acceleration +1%
  • Sailor Contract: Boatman Khaora
    • Sold by Khaora
    • Requires 500 Amity
    • Increases stat: Turn +1%
  • Sailor Contract: Boatman Bravant
    • Sold by Bravant
    • Requires 500 Amity
    • Increases stat: Speed +1%
  • Sailor Contract: Boatman Berocchio
    • Sold by Berocchio
    • Requires 500 Amity
    • Increases stat: Braking +1%

To promote the workers, you will need 1000 Amity with Philaberto Falasi in Epheria. This will unlock the Boatman Promotion quests which you must complete to gain the skilled contracts, increasing the worker stats to +2%.

Skills

You will need a certain level of sailing skill to use special skills on your sailboat. Skills also use up your ships power stat.

Sailing Skill Skill Name What it does How to use it
Beginner 1 Ram Travels forwards for 5 seconds and rams into targets to damage them. Stops the ship for 2 seconds afterwards. Q
Apprentice 1 Power Accel. Use whilst the ship is standing still to quickly accelerate for 8 seconds then return to the ships maximum speed. SPACE + W
Skilled 1 Breezy Sail Accelerate the ship for 10 seconds then returns the ship to it’s maximum speed. SHIFT + W
Professional 1 Swift Retreat Quickly reverse the ship S
Artisan 1 Abrupt Turn Quickly turn on the spot S+ A/D
Master 1 Smooth Turn Quickly turn whilst moving A/D
Guru 1 Bullseye Shortens cannon reloading time Passive


GUILD GALLEY

The Galley is a guild ship which can be used by officers or the guild master. Galleys have 4 cannons on each side and can only be built at certain guild housing or by completing the quest [Guild] I have a Dream. You use [Guild] Cannon Ball for Ship to use the cannons on the ship, these are sold at a guild Wharf NPC. Unlike the other ships, the galley is repairable and you can also use workers on the ship for additional stats.

What you will need

To begin, you will need the following guild skills (total of 17 skill points):
  • Building Boat Lv. 1 – This skill will allow you to craft the ship registration. The skill costs 10 guild skill points.
  • Building Boat Lv. 2 – This skill will allow you to craft blue grade ship parts. The skill costs 2 guild skill points.
  • Fully Prepared – This skill will allow you to craft the item [Guild] Origin of Wind. The skill costs 5 guild skill points.

You will also need the following materials:


Finally, you will need one of the following guild houses:
  • Guild House – Olvia
  • Guild House – Velia
  • No. 1, Guild House – Altinova
  • No. 2. Guild House – Altinova
These are currently the only Guild houses that allow you to craft a galley.
For more information on guild housing, click here to view our guide

The total guild funds required to buy all the materials is 205,930,000 silver. Therefore, I would recommend gathering as many materials as you can before bidding on a guild house. Once you have everything listed above, place the materials into the guild bank and go to the guild house crafting window by clicking on the guild house from you map. You can send a maximum of 200 workers to work on the ship at once. Only one ship can be crafted per day, with a total of three ships available per guild.

Ship Stats

Weight Limit: 4,000 LT
Durability (HP): 1,000,000
Lifespan (Stamina/Power): 1,000,001
Cargo Load: 5
Acceleration: 100%
Speed: 100%
Turn: 100%
Brake: 100%

As mentioned in the introduction, the Galley can be repaired and it also has the “Power” stat, unlike other ships.

It has HP which is repairable using Ship Repair Material, crafted by chopping Plywood (any) x2. Using this will recover 5,000 HP and it does not have a cooldown, but takes 30 seconds to apply the heal. If the boat’s HP reaches 0 it will disappear and can be recovered at the Wharf. 

It’s Lifespan (Stamina/Power) depletes when sailing, similar to other mounts such as horses. If the boat’s lifespan reaches 0 the boat will move significantly slower. You can use the [Guild] Breezy Crystal item, which is bought from guild Wharf NPCs, to recover 10% of the Max Power. This is instant but has a cooldown of 60 minutes.

You can also craft a more powerful version of this item called the [Guild] Origin of Wind. This item recovers 50% of the Max Power and only has a 30 minute cooldown. The recipe is: [Guild] Breezy Crystal x2, [Guild] Sticky Glue x2, [Guild] Sea Monster’s Neidan x2.

Equipment

All equipment can be enhanced using Black Stone (Armor) to enhance to +5, then Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor) to enhance up to +10. If the enhancement fails from +5 and up, the level will go down by 1.

List of equipment you can buy from Guild Wharf NPCs:
  • [Guild] Galley: Bronze Prow Statue – The Bronze Prow costs 7 million silver and will give your ship DP +10, Speed +1% and can be enhanced for an increase of DP +1, Speed +0.5% each time.
  • [Guild] Galley: High Wind Sail – The High Wind Sail costs 6.5 million silver and will give your ship Max Power +1000, Turn +1% and can be enhanced for an increase of Max Power +200, Turn +0.2% each time.
  • [Guild] Galley: Maria Cannon – The Maria Cannon costs 8 million silver and will give your ship AP +10, HP +1000 and can be enhanced for an increase of AP +1, HP +500 each time.
  • [Guild] Galley: Enhanced Shield – The Enhanced Shield costs 8.5 million silver and will give your ship DP +10, Weight Limit +100 LT and can be enhanced for an increase of DP +1, Weight Limit +10 LT each time.

List of equipment you must craft (using a guild house – requires the guild skill Building Boat Lv. 2):
  • [Guild] Galley: Steller’s Sea Eagle Prow – The Sea Eagle Prow will give your ship DP +20, Speed +2% and can be enhanced for an increase of DP +1, Speed +0.8% each time.
    • Crafting recipe: [Guild] Clearance Permit x50, [Guild] Ficy Workshop Special Bronze Ingot Box x60, [Guild] Sticky Glue x50, [Guild] Sea Horn x2
  • [Guild] Galley: Cloud Breeze Sail – The Cloud Breeze Sail will give your ship Max Power +2000, Turn +2% and can be enhanced for an increase of Max Power +400, Turn +0.4% each time.
    • Crafting recipe: [Guild] Clearance Permit x50, [Guild] Lavania Finest Flax Cloth Bundle x150, [Guild] Tough Silk Thread x250, [Guild] Stormy Rope x50
  • [Guild] Galley: Sophia Cannon – The Sophia Cannon will give your ship AP +20, HP +5000 and can be enhanced for an increase of AP +1.5, HP +3000 each time.
    • Crafting recipe: [Guild] Clearance Permit x50, [Guild] Goddess’s Tear Crystal x4, [Guild] Special Iron Ingot from Calpheon Workshop x16, [Guild] Sandy Ingot x80
  • [Guild] Galley: Enhanced Blue Plating – The Enhanced Blue Plating will give your ship DP +20, Weight Limit +150 LT and can be enhanced for an increase of DP +1.5, Weight Limit +20 LT each time.
    • Crafting recipe: [Guild] Clearance Permit x50, [Guild] Trent Treant Plywood x120, [Guild] Crude Decoration x40, [Guild] Cloudy Timber x50

Workers

You can use workers on your sailboat to increase your ship stats:
  • Human Sailor
    • Sold by Guild Wharf NPCs
    • Price: 2,500,000 silver
    • Increases stat: Acceleration +1%
  • Dwarf Sailor
    • Sold by Guild Wharf NPCs
    • Price: 2,500,000 silver
    • Increases stat: Turn +1%
  • Goblin Sailor
    • Sold by Guild Wharf NPCs
    • Price: 2,500,000 silver
    • Increases stat: Speed +1%
  • Giant Sailor
    • Sold by Guild Wharf NPCs
    • Price: 2,500,000 silver
    • Increases stat: Braking +1%

To promote the workers, you will need 1000 Amity with Dichzy Borne at Lema Island. This will unlock the Sailor Promotion quests which you must complete to gain the skilled contracts, increasing the worker stats to +3%. You must also buy contract renewals from the Guild Wharf NPC to extend the length of your worker’s contract.

Skills

You will need a certain level of sailing skill to use special skills on your sailboat. Skills also use up your ships power stat.

Sailing Skill Skill Name What it does How to use it
Beginner 1 Ram Travels forwards for 5 seconds and rams into targets to damage them. Stops the ship for 2 seconds afterwards. Q
Apprentice 1 Power Accel. Use whilst the ship is standing still to quickly accelerate for 8 seconds then return to the ships maximum speed. SPACE + W
Skilled 1 Breezy Sail Accelerate the ship for 10 seconds then returns the ship to it’s maximum speed. SHIFT + W
Professional 1 Swift Retreat Quickly reverse the ship S
Artisan 1 Abrupt Turn Quickly turn on the spot S+ A/D
Master 1 Smooth Turn Quickly turn whilst moving A/D
Guru 1 Bullseye Shortens cannon reloading time Passive


This guide was written by Ranjiko and modified by the BDFoundry Team on 25th March 2017. Full credit goes to him for this amazing guide. If you are interested in writing guides to be featured on our website, send an email to contact@blackdesertfoundry.com

3 Comments

  • Profile photo of Ranjiko
    Mar 28, 2016 @ 3:55 am

    The components of the boat (upgrades) can be upgraded with Blackstones, they also have a seperate lifetime to the boat so you can take them off and on whenever you want. It’s like adding a saddle to a horse!

  • Profile photo of JustOneGuy
    Mar 27, 2016 @ 16:07 pm

    Do the components of boats (e.g. Fishing Boat Prow) that can be upgraded with Black Stones have a lifespan like boats? If not, do they have durability and how are they repaired?

    (Off-topic: Also components for wagons, like wheels… do they have the same behaviour or no?)

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