Workers Guide


Workers Guide



Types of workers

Hiring workers

Working your workers

Feeding workers

Promotions and skills

Named Workers



Workers in Black Desert Online are used to collect resources so you don’t have to spend your own energy. You can send them off to collect many types of resources such as ores, logs and other elementary items. Workers are also used to craft items from properties you have purchased such as refineries and shipyards.

Types of workers

The effectiveness of workers can be described by colour, just like how items are. Effectiveness orders from (lowest to highest).

  • Grey workers
  • Green workers
  • Blue workers
  • Yellow workers
  • Orange workers

You can see the stats for every worker when you go to hire one. There are different races you can hire such as humans, giants and goblins. They all have different stat distributions; Goblins have low action strength but high work speed where giants are the polar opposites with low work speed and high action strength. Humans are the middle ground between the two races.

The definitions for the stats are:

  • Work Speed
    • How fast your worker will work for each task.
  • Action Strength
    • How many jobs your worker can complete before he needs a good feed (food).
  • Luck
    • The likeliness of getting rare items while gathering.
  • Move Speed
    • How fast you worker will travel to places.


Hiring workers

Before you can hire any workers you need to have enough beds to sleep them in the town. To get beds you need to purchase “housing” lots which requires CP (Contribution Points) to buy. To quickly find housing lots in your town you can sort the houses with the filter located top right of your town interface. The town interface is accessible by pressing the map (“M” by default) and clicking on the town you want.


For more information on purchasing property have a look at our purchasing property section.

Every city should have a NPC dedicated for “Work Commissioning. You can find the closest work commissioner by pressing the magnifying glass located on the top left of the screen.


Once you find the NPC, talk to him and there should be an option to contract workers. It has a picture of a red shopping cart on it.


It will cost 5 energy points to have a look at your workers stats. If you don’t like the worker you get, you will have to spend an additional 5 energy for another one by clicking on “Browse workers”.


You can see the name and type of worker you get on the top. Here I have a green worker, human labourer.

Click “Hire” and that worker is now yours!

The worker you hire will be stuck in the town you hire it in. If you really need a worker to work at another city, you will have to connect the two cities together via nodes and your worker has to travel there and back.

Working your workers

Before you can get your worker to work you need to find something for it to do. Once you have identified a resource you want to work on you have to connect it to the town. To do this you have to link the node with the resource to the town node. For information on nodes click here.

Once the adventure node AND the production node is invested in, there should be a golden thread linking the production node to the town. To get your workers working on the resource just click on the production node and this interface should come up.


The interface shows you the available workers that can work in the production node. It also shows you the duration and the number of times you want to job to be repeated. If you click on “(1)change” the game will prompt you to state how many times you want the job repeated. In this case, the maximum times a job can be repeated is constrained by the action strength of your worker.

Every time your worker finishes its job, it will put the gain in your warehouse. Remember to have enough space in your warehouse for your new items or you will just lose it. If you log out and your worker is still working, it will continue to work on its current job but it will not continue with the next.

Another type of work your worker can do is processing. In refineries you need workers to work Crude Stone into Blackstone Powder. To do this, you click on your refinery that you have purchased and just click “Production Management”. This should be very similar to other types of processing households.


Feeding Workers

Your workers will run out of energy after a while depending on their action strength. You will have to feed them specific items to replenish there energy. Items such as beer, oatmeal and fish fillet chips which recovers 2, 5 and 5 action strengths respectively. You can buy these items in the “Food” section in the auction house or you can craft them. Have a look at our auction house guide and recipes.

To feed your workers just click on the recover button next to your workers statuses, then right-click the food.

Promotions and skills

Your workers gain hidden skills and levels when it completes jobs. After a while you will be able to upgrade your workers. Promoting workers, if it succeeds, will increase you worker by a colour. Green upgrades to blue and then to yellow etc. Every time you promote your worker, it will have to sit an exam for 24 hours. After those 24 hours it might go up a rank if it passes the examination. The promotion icon can be seen next to the “Recovery” button on the status bar.hS09yiZ


Skills can be seen when you hover your cursor over your workers in the list. There you can see the hidden and unlocked skills your worker has. Obtaining skills is completely random, you have no power over what skill you want.


Named Workers

Named Workers are NPCs that you can hire. Named Workers are yellow grade (professional) and have special abilities. However, you must earn 500 amity with the NPC beforehand to be able to hire them using a special contract (15,000 silver).

If you are unsure of how to earn amity with an NPC, check out our story exchange guide.

It’s also important to note that Named Workers cannot be promoted to artisan/legendary rank and are bound to the city that is listed in their contract. You can however, have multiple of the same worker if you repeat the mini-game with the NPC. Named Workers are also better than the level 1 workers you can hire at a Work Supervisor.

Below is a list of all the possible Named Workers you can hire.

Green stats are highlighted to show the best possible worker for that particular stat.

Click the NPCs name to view their location on our map.







   WRK. SPEED   

   MOV. SPEED   



Parcci Finto Farm Velia Giant Node work speed +5 45 2.5 5 30
Sterie Balenos Forest Velia Giant Refinery specialty work speed +5 40 2.5 5 30
Novara Toscani Farm Velia Human 30% recovery chance to recover 1 energy 50 3 15 15
Vongole Loggia Farm Velia Goblin 30% chance of increasing recovery by +3 during recovery 70 4 5 10
Darifu Bartali Farm Velia Goblin Ship/Carriage/Horse gear production speed +5 80 3.5 5 10
Bravant Trent Trent Goblin 30% of increasing recovery by +3 during recovery 75 4.5 5 8
Tarte Gabino Farm Trent Human Tool production speed +5 50 3.2 15 15
Sixto Keplan Keplan Human Cannon/Siege weapon production speed +5 45 2.5 10 25
Khaora Falres Dirt Farm Keplan Goblin Refinery work speed +5 70 4 10 10
Acher Extraction Mill Heidel Giant Reform speed +5 50 2 5 30
Diochre Elda Farm Heidel Giant Gives a low chance of returning 100% of 1 crafting material 55 2.5 5 25
Alzath Moretti Plantation Heidel Human Work speed +5 45 3 20 13
Torres Alejandro Farm Heidel Goblin Gives a low chance of returning 100% of 1 crafting material 75 3.5 5 12
Jugruta Lynch Ranch Heidel Goblin 30% recovery chance to recover 2 energy 85 4 5 8
Bercchio Northern Wheat Plantation Calpheon Giant Furniture production speed +5 40 2.8 5 30
Navara Abandoned Land Calpheon Giant Polishing workshop speed +5 60 3 15 15
Tirol Dias Farm Calpheon Goblin Mass production speed +5 90 3.5 5 5
Bohamuti Ahto Farm Tarif Giant  Tool production speed +5  50 2.5 5 25
Jamure Kasula Farm Tarif Goblin Node work speed +5 70 3.5 5 12
Kudran Shuri Farm Altinova Human  Gives a low chance of returning 100% of 1 crafting material  45 3 20  13
Sakun Omar Lava Cave Altinova Giant Mass production speed +5 45 2  5  30
Savarin Stonetail Horse Ranch Altinova Goblin Refinery specialty work speed +5 85 4 5 8
 Digh Erdal Farm  Shakutu  Goblin Mass production speed +5 80 4 5 8
 Aktor  Valencia Plantation  Sand Grain Bazaar Giant  30% recovery chance to recover 1 energy 45 2  5  30
 Sateeshi  Fohalam Farm  Sand Grain Bazaar Human Refinery specialty work speed +5 45 3 20  13
 Feo Bazaar Farmland Valencia Goblin Ship/Carriage/Horse gear production speed +5 70 3.5  5 12
 Dalib  Shakatu  Valencia  Giant Ship/Carriage/Horse gear production speed +5  55 2.5  5  25
 Kadier Atlas Farmland  Valencia  Human Cannon/Siege weapon production speed +5  45 3 20  13


This guide was written by Ranjiko. 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


  • Profile photo of Tansie
    Jun 1, 2016 @ 13:38 pm

    @fogg Thank you for the heads up. I’ve added the extra workers as well as the ones for Valencia. Then I’ll go around later today and collect the stats for them 🙂

  • Profile photo of Fogg
    May 31, 2016 @ 20:01 pm

    Found on Reddit regarding Altinova workers:

    [–]Zorlak 1 point 20 days ago
    There are a few, but amity with them is a real pain in the ass. The ones I can recall are;
    Jamure, a goblin at Kasula Farm – Tarif
    Savarin, a goblin at Stonetail Horse Ranch – Altinova
    Kudran, a human at Shuri Farm – Altinova
    Bohamuti, a giant at Ahto Farm – Tarif
    Sakun, a giant at Omar Lava Cave – Altinova

  • Profile photo of candesco
    Apr 14, 2016 @ 9:37 am

    Workers use only beer to recover, nothing else. Oathmeal and fish fillet is for yourself. Beer can be easily produced at your home. Some quests will also give you the option of getting a free beer. And yes, if you have not the intention to craft it yourself you can buy it at the marketplace.
    As for promoting; i would like to know if there are any conditions to get a guaranteed promotion or is this completely RNG? I tried to promote a green giant worker in Velia, but it failed after those 24 hours. And it seems you can only promote one time.
    By the way; since the Mediah update there is an extra option now at the person where you can hire workers. You can now register workers and it seems you can exchange them.

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