Sailing Guide
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Sailing Guide

Sep 10 Tansie  
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Introduction

In this guide is designed for players looking to further invest in the Sailing lifeskill or are going for the Carrack. We will be covering sailing gear to use, sailing mastery, sea monster hunting, and a walkthrough of the sailing dailes (required to build a Carrack ship). If you are completely new to sailing in Black Desert then I recommend checking the guides below first:

If you haven’t already, I also highly recommend joining the Sailing Discord for lots of great resources and to find groups for the sailing dailies or crocodile hunting.

The Sailing Life Skill allows you to use more ship skills the higher your level is and this can increase the efficiency of other life skills, such as bartering, and trading to Port Ratt, or can make it easier and faster to kill sea monsters.
You can easily achieve skilled 1 in sailing and unlock the Breezy Sail skill, by completing the questline [The Great Expedition] Oquilla’s Eye. You can get this quest from your Black Spirit under the Suggestions tab and it can be done on all characters.

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

Sailing Mastery

Higher Sailing Mastery will increase your ship’s stats (acceleration, speed, turn, break).

If you have 1500 points for example, you will have a 15% increase to all your ship’s stats (acceleration, speed, turn, break).

Increasing your Sailing Mastery can be useful if you need to reach high enough accel and break stat for the Ebenruth’s Nol on your Carrack. Otherwise sailing mastery is simply a quality of life improvement and not something I would heavily invest in. To reach high sailing mastery you would need to spend a lot of silver on the gear required, however if you have accessories from other life skills then you should use them for the ship stat increases.

Sailing Mastery Points Ship stat increase Sailing Mastery Points Ship stat increase Sailing Mastery Points Ship stat increase Sailing Mastery Points Ship stat increase
0 0% 550 5.5% 1100 11% 1650 16.5%
50 0.5% 600 6% 1150 11.5% 1700 17%
100 1% 650 6.5% 1200 12% 1750 17.5%
150 1.5% 700 7% 1250 12.5% 1800 18%
200 2% 750 7.5% 1300 13% 1850 18.5%
250 2.5% 800 8% 1350 13.5% 1900 19%
300 3% 850 8.5% 1400 14% 1950 19.5%
350 3.5% 900 9% 1450 14.5% 2000 20%
400 4% 950 9.5% 1500 15%
450 4.5% 1000 10% 1550 15.5%
500 5% 1050 10.5% 1600 16%

Sea Monster Hunting

Sea Monsters spawn in certain areas in the Margoria ocean and the Young/Hungry versions can also be found in the Epheria and Velia seas. Young and Hungry sea monsters are easier to kill but give less loot than the harder versions. You can check our Interactive Map for all sea monster locations.

Hekaru

icon Possible drops:

Knowledge can be obtained from Sihuram (requires 300 amity)

Ocean Stalker

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Knowledge can be obtained from Bindo (requires 100 amity)

Candidum

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Knowledge can be obtained from Gintabam (requires 400 amity)

Black Rust

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Knowledge can be obtained from Siyunchae (requires 500 amity)

Nineshark

icon Possible drops:

Knowledge can be obtained from Moran (requires 200 amity)

Goldmont Small Battleship

icon Possible drops:

Knowledge can be obtained from Sihuram (requires 500 amity)

Goldmont Medium Battleship

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Knowledge can be obtained from Haeran (requires 250 amity)

Goldmont Large Battleship

icon Possible drops:

Knowledge can be obtained from Moran (requires 800 amity)


In addition to the sea monsters above, there are also Saltwater Crocodiles which spawn east of Port Ratt. These sea monsters are much harder and I recommend finding a person to group with if possible. Up to two players can get loot from the Crocodiles. You many need to repair quite often, but is possible to solo them with +10 green Carrack gear.

The Saltwater Crocodiles drop items such as:

  • Sea Monster’s Neidan
  • Violent Sea Monster’s Bone – required to craft Delicately Polished Support  (Carrack blue gear material)
  • Saltwater Crododile’s Scale – required to craft Violent Wave Plywood (Carrack blue gear material)
  • Torn Treasure Map Piece – required to craft Treasure Map of a Sailor (to obtain rewards and chance of obtaining items for Ebenruth’s Nol)

When grinding Saltwater Crocodiles for blue gear materials I recommend using as many drop rate buffs as possible. You can use Kama Blessing, Advanced Loot scroll and your Agris Fever to get as many of the Scales as possilbe for your time spent. Agris Fever works on all Sea monsters.

Click to enlarge the image below. Credit goes to Geniewiz#0001 from the Sailing Discord for making this Crocodile spawn map. You can also check out his Google Sheet for tracking crocodile loot.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/609928419819520020/704282368726532096/Crocodile_Map.png

Sailing Dailies

We will be starting the sailing dailies at Port Epheria or Velia and following the speed run guide made by Just_Sheen from the Sailing Discord. This is the most optimal route I’ve found and I recommend join the Sailing Discord for other great resources like this. You can also find groups in the Sailing Discord to complete your sailing dailies faster.

You can leave an alt at Port Epheria to pick up the quest at the start and then go back on your sailing character at the end to hand it in. There is only one quest at Epheria and it only gives sailing EXP and Origin of Wind x1 so you can skip this quest if you want to.

The quest can be picked up from Dius and there are three different quests from him. The quest you get is RNG and changes each day but each gives the same reward.




















Quest Name How to complete Reward
A Treasure Swimming in the Ocean Kill Hekaru or Kill Ocean Stalker Sailing EXP
Orgin of Wind x1
Outlawas of the Ocean Kill Goldmont Large Battleship
Stay Sharp! Kill Goldmont Small Battleship

Next, pick up all 5 quests in Velia. There is a quest you can pick up from Croix, who is the Wharf Manager located on the Velia Docks. Just like with Dius, there are three different quests from him. The quest you get is RNG and changes each day but each gives the same reward.

Quest Name How to complete Reward
Wanted: Hekaru / Ocean Stalker Kill Hekaru or Kill Ocean Stalker Sailing EXP
Orgin of Wind x1
Looming Threats from the Ocean Kill Goldmont Large Battleship
Ocean Predators Kill Goldmont Small Battleship

Now head inside the Inn on the Velia Docks and find Miya and Proix. Miya has 3 quests you can choose from and then another you can pick up. I recommend choosing the Baremi Island quest if possible so you can complete it on the way to Oquilla’s Eye, since the other two are more out of the way.

Quest Name How to complete Reward
Choose
one
of these
quests
Delivering Goods: Baremi Island
(recommended)
Deliver 1 barter item to Baremi Island Sailing EXP
Delivering Goods: Navro Island Deliver 1 barter item to Navro Island
Delivering Goods: Tinberra Island Deliver 1 barter item to Tinberra Island
[Daily] For a Wider Trade Route Successfully barter 3 times Sailing EXP

Next speak to Proix and pick up all the quests from him.

Quest Name How to complete Reward
Wanted: Hungry Sea Creatures Kill Hungry Hekaru x3 and Ocean Stalker x3 Sailing EXP
Wanted: Cox Scouts in Disguise Kill Cox Pirates on the Island x20 Sailing EXP
[Daily] How to Recover Sailors Cook Chowder x3 Sailing EXP

Now that you’ve picked up all the quests from Velia, head towards Illiya Island. Make a stop at Arakil Island to kill the Cox Pirates there needed for the quest, then kill three of the Hungry Ocean Stalkers that spawns south of Illiya. Afterwards, head north towards Oquilla’s Eye. You can stop at Weita Island for more Cox Pirates and Baremi Island to complete the barter quest whilst you are on the way. South of Oquilla’s Eye are Hungry Hekaru sea monsters. Kill 3 of those to complete the 3:3 quest from Proix.

After arriving at Oquilla’s Eye, pick up the quests around the island.

The first quest to pick up is from Ravikel, the wharf manager. The quest is called “[Daily] Ravikel’s Test”. After picking up the quest, turn to your left and there is a Soldier next to the Guild Manager NPC who has 3 quests for you as well.

NPC Quest Name How to complete Reward
Ravikel [Daily] Ravikel’s Test Successfully Barter 5 times Sailing EXP
Oquilla Coin x1

Choose between:
Pure Pearl Crystal x2,
Deep Sea Memory Filled Glue x8
Bright Reef Peice x8

Soldier [Daily] Our Guild is not a Charity Group Kill Young Sea Monster x2 Sailing EXP
Oquilla Coin x1
Tide-Dyed Standardized Timber Square x3
[Dialy] Do You Have What it Takes? Kill Hekaru x1 Sailing EXP
Oquilla Coin x1
Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Combat) x3
[Daily] Win-win Situation Kill Ocean Stalker x1 Sailing EXP
Oquilla Coin x1
Deep Tide-Dyed Standardized Timber Square x3

Once you’ve collected the 4 quests on the shore, head to the north side of the island. There is an NPC called Bave Ricksa here who has a fishing quest called “[Daily] We are the Ownders of this Island!”. The quest requires you to catch and give him a Yellow Swordfish but only rewards you with Oquilla Coin x1 and no sailing EXP or other items so you can skip this quest if you don’t have much time.

Next, head back to the wharf manager and go up the wooden stairs next to him. Keep following the pathway heading south of the island until you reach Curio the otter merchant. He will have two quests for you to accept and complete.

Quest Name How to complete Reward
[Daily] Precious Coral Piece Give Coral Piece x10
(these can be bought from the Central Market)
Oquilla Coin x1
Seaweed Stalk x4
[Daily] For the Young Otter Merchants Give Iridescent Coral Piece x1
(must be gathered using underwater gathering – use this image to help)
Gathering EXP
Oquilla Coin x1
Ruddy Manganese Nodule x2

Now that you have all the kill quests we can currently obtain, head north west of Oquilla’s Eye. There are Young and Adult Oceanstalkers which you can kill to complete the first kill quests. Then go east and kill the Hekaru needed for the other kill quests. Once you’ve completed all the quests, head back to Oquilla’s Eye to hand them in and pick up the follow on quests.

Ravikel will now have additional quests for you to pick up. There are 6 different quests and you can choose between the Young sea monster quests or the Adult sea monster quests. Completing the Adult versions of the quests will give you more/better rewards and can be solo’d with a +10 green gear Caravel but may take you a while to complete. I recommend finding a group if possible to speed things up.


Quest Name How to complete Reward
Choose
one
of these
quests
[Daily] Old Moon Guild’s Candidum Hunter Kill Candidum x1 Sailing EXP
Oquilla Coin x1
Moon Scale Plywood x10
[Daily] Old Moon Guild’s Young Candidum Hunter Kill Young Candidum x1 Sailing EXP
Oquilla Coin x1
Moon Scale Plywood x5
Choose
one
of these
quests
[Daily] Old Moon Guild’s Nineshark Hunter Kill Nineshark x1 Sailing EXP
Oquilla Coin x1
Moon Vein Flax Fabric x3
[Daily] Old Moon Guild’s Young Nineshark Hunter Kill Young Nineshark x1 Sailing EXP
Oquilla Coin x1
Moon Vein Flax Fabric x1
Choose
one
of these
quests
[Daily] Old Moon Guild’s Black Rust Hunter Kill Black Rust x1 Sailing EXP
Oquilla Coin x1
Tear of the Ocean x1
[Daily] Old Moon Guild’s Young Black Rust Hunter Kill Young Black Rust x1 Sailing EXP
Oquilla Coin x1
Abyssal Gem x1

Now that you have the additional 3 quests you will need to go and kill the last 3 sea monsters and finish the rest of your dailies. These sea monsters spawn quite far into the great ocean so the fastest route is to use a Traveller’s Map from Oquilla’s Eye to send you to Port Ratt and then remote collect your ship. Make sure that your ship does not have any items in the inventory and that you remove your sailors beforehand.

From Port Ratt you can then make your way back to Oquilla’s Eye and kill the monsters required on the way. Using the route below you should be able to keep the tide and wind in your direction for most of the way.

When you arrive back at Oquilla’s Eye, hand in the quests and collect your rewards. You can now go and do the bartering quest you picked up earlier. After completing this quest there is a follow on quest from the Soldier in the screenshot below.

Quest Name How to complete Reward
[Daily] For the Serendian Soldiers Successfully Barter 10 Times Sailing EXP
Oquilla Coin x1

Choose between:
Enhanced Island Tree Coated Plywood x10
Cox Pirates’ Artifcat (Parley Expert) x1

You can now head back to Velia and Port Epheria to hand in the rest of the quests.

There are also two additional quests on Oquilla’s Eye that can be completed daily but both of these quests require you to hand over 150 Oquilla Coins. The two quests can be obtained from Herrad Romsen and you can choose one of them per day.

Quest Name How to complete Reward
Choose
one
of these
quests
[Daily] Small Repayment from the Old Moon Guild I Hand over 150 Oquilla Coins Sailing EXP

Choose between:
Seaweed Stalk x8
Ruddy Manganese Nodule x4
Pure Pearl Crystal x4
Deep Sea Memory Filled Glue x16
Bright Reef Piece x16
Enhanced Island Tree Coated Plywood x20
Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Parley Expert) x2

[Daily] Small Repayment from the Old Moon Guild II Hand over 150 Oquilla Coins Sailing EXP

Choose between:
Tide-Dyed Standardized Timber Square x6
Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Combat) x6
Deep Tide-Dyed Standardized Timber Square x6
Moon Scale Plywood x20
Moon Vein Flax Fabric x6
Tear of the Ocean x2

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