Tamer Class Guide


Tamer Class Guide


Remember that class guides are a rough explanation of the class, designed to give you an idea of the class and what you should be aiming for. You should really adapt the guide and follow your own instincts to match your play-style! This guide also uses items from the Media patch and some items will not be in-game at EU/NA launch.

The Tamer class has one of the most unique play styles in Black Desert, along with the Berserker class. The Tamer class is fun to play and PvE is really easy because you have plenty of AoE skills. The combat style of Tamer is very fast paced with lots of mobility and low defense.





At level 20 you are able to summon your pet “beast” who will aid you in combat. Once you reach level 49 another skill becomes available which allows you to ride your pet as a mount and attack whilst riding it. The Tamer class is quite dependent on their pet which makes large scale PvP quite challenging.

Check out the video below to see some examples of character creation and combat.

Source: http://black.game.daum.net/black/pds/video/index.daum?id=43#2


  • Unique play style
  • Fast paced combat
  • Amazing at PvE
  • Lots of mobility
  • Lots of AoE
  • Decent Sustain
  • Easy to play


  • Low defense
  • Weak in PvP
  • Combat can get repetitive



This is a PvP focused build, which is also suitable for PvE, for players who are level 50 or higher. It uses a total of 520 Skill Points so if you’ve just reached level 50 don’t worry about maxing all of the skills straight away.  Click here to view the build.


The names of skills in this build are taken from the EU/NA version and may differ from the skill calculator above.


  • Keys in square brackets [] mean that you tap the key. For example, [Q] means you tap Q once.
  • Keys in round brackets () mean that you hold the key. For example, (HOLD Q) means you hold Q until the next step. (PERMAHOLD Q) means you hold Q throughout the combo.
  • Keys separated by a “+” symbol should be used at the same time. For example, [Q] + [LMB] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time.
  • Keys separated by a “>” symbol show the order you should follow out the steps. For example, [Q] + [LMB] > [F] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time, then tap F
  • [LMB] refers to left-clicking with your mouse, [RMB] refers to right-clicking with your mouse.

Leaf Slash

Leaf Slash is your main auto attack. It doesn’t do much damage at all and I honestly wouldn’t bother leveling it higher, because you’ll only be using this skill to regenerate mana. At higher grade, it deals a little bit more damage and increases the attack speed and accuracy of the skill.

Heilang: Whiplash

This skill is your offhand auto attack. I would actually recommend taking this skill and maxing it because despite it being your offhand auto attack, it does quite a lot of damage.

Summon Heilang
Skill Bar

This skill unlocks at level 20 and must be placed on your skill bar. You use it to summon your pet “beast”. This pet attacks along side you and at level 49 you can also ride the beast by commanding him to “stay” and then pressing [R] next to him to climb on. The skill lasts 3 minutes at level 20, but at higher grade can last up to 10 minutes. There is a long cool down of 2 minutes, but this still means that there will always be a 100% uptime.

Command: Attack
Skill Bar

Order your pet to attack the closest enemy or the enemy you have targeted.

Command: Stay
Skill Bar

Order your pet to wait for your next instruction.

Command: Follow
Skill Bar

Your pet will stop what it is currently doing and come to you.

Command: Sit
Skill Bar

You pet will sit/lie down. During this time you will both recover HP.


(HOLD SHIFT) + [A] OR [S] OR [D]

This skill is one of your dodges. There are others that work as passives and combine with other skills. But this is your main dodge. You can also use this skill by double tapping [W]. The skill will cause your character to flip to the side, jump backwards, or front flip forwards. The skill does use up stamina, but at higher grades will reduce the amount of stamina used.


Flurry of Kicks

You can hold Flurry of Kicks to kick the enemy up to 3 times in a row before the animation is reset. This kick will turn your target around, allowing you to easily perform a back attack and deal more damage. At higher grade, it will also knock back the target. Kicks are very useful to combo with other skills.

Tree Climb
[W] + [F]

Tree Climb is an air attack kick and your character will leap away afterwards. Kicks are very useful to combo with other skills.

Stretch Kick
[S] + [F]

Stretch Kick is an upwards kick which will knock down enemies. At higher grade, it will also knock back. Kicks are very useful to combo with other skills.

Soaring Kick

This skill will grab and enemy before kicking them and throwing them, knocking down the target and other enemies.


Evasive Attack
[LMB] + [A] OR [D]

This skill will strafe you to the side whilst slashing out in front of you. Higher grade increases the skills critical chance and range. This skill is good for kiting or gathering up monsters.

Flowing Water

This skill is an extension of Evasive Attack which will automatically strike twice.

[LMB] + [S]

This skill will strike out and lunge forwards. At higher grade, the skills damage is increased and the distance of the lunge is increased. I wouldn’t actually recommend maxing this skill or taking it’s extensions unless you have already maxed out more important skills.

Bolt Wave

Bolt Wave is a forwards strike which will stun the enemy for 3 seconds. There is also an extension to this skill which I would recommend maxing as well.

Jolt Wave

You can use the combo again directly after Bolt Wave. The extension will also knock down the target and deal high damage with a high critical chance. This skill is great for single targets or in PvP.

Heilang: Scratch
[RMB] + [A] OR [D]

This skill will strafe you to the side in a sideways swipe. It uses mana and can be used whilst riding your beast. It will also push monsters to the side.

Heilang: Lightning of Earth
[RMB] + [W]

This skill will slash forwards, knocking back enemies and at higher grade also knocking them down. The skill can be used whilst riding your beast.

Heilang: Upward Claw
[RMB] + [S]

This skill is your 100% Black Spirit Rage skill. It will charge you forwards, knocking up enemies and also knocking them back. You can also use this skill whilst riding your beast. It’s also important to note that the only way to learn this skill is through a Black Spirit quest.

Heilang: Throat-Burn

This skill is a wide swing which will knock back enemies. At higher grade, it will give the skill more range and damage. However, I wouldn’t bother maxing it until you have your main skills maxed first.

Heilang: Trample
[SPACE] after some skills

This skill combos with a few others, such as your main auto attack, Bolt Wave and Jolt Wave. You can use this skill on your beast, by simplily pressing [SPACE] to pounce forwards.

Heilang: Surging Tide
[SHIFT] + [F]

This skill will knockback enemies whilst dealing damage. It’s not a good skill on it’s own, but can be used with your beast to deal more damage. It will also bring beast back to you if he/she has wandered off. You can use this skill whilst riding your beast, by using [SHIFT] + [W] to dash to an enemy and deal an attack.

Heilang: Fearful Trembling
[SHIFT] + [Q]

This skill will stun enemies and is one of your better AoE skills. You can hold the skill for longer to knock back enemies as well. The skill works well in PvP and is one of your best crowd controls skills.

Void Lightning

Void Lightning pulls enemies inwards towards you, flinching them and slowing them. Holding [Q] will quickly drain your stamina. The skill by itself doesn’t do much damage but if your beast is summoned, it will also strike the enemies at the same time to deal high damage. The monsters shouldn’t hit you because they are flinched during this time. You can also ignore the cool down and cast the skill again, but this will deal less damage. The skill is great for leveling and works well with your other AoE skills.

Heilang: Roaring
Skill Bar

Heilang: Roaring is your 200% Black Spirit Rage skill. It deals high damage and also knocks back enemies as well as knocking them down and slowing them. You can ignore the cool down and spam this skill to deal reduced damage. You can also use this skill whilst on your beast. Along with Void Lightning, this skill is one of your main AoE skills and is the skill you will be using the most.


The best weapons in the game are currently dropped from World Bosses.
For more information on this click here to view our World Bosses guide.

For your primary weapon, the Liverto is what you should be aiming for before Kzarka. You will want to upgrade it to +15 or higher as soon as possible. If you don’t have the budget for this weapon then the Yuria weapon is what you should be using in the mean time while you save up enough silver for Liverto. You will want to enhance this to +15 as soon as possible as well and if you are having bad luck getting your Liverto you may want to make it ultimate (yellow) to close the AP difference between the two.

For your off-hand, if you have a Yuria, Incense Trinket is best as you will need the accuracy for PvP and it has been proven to deal more damage than pure AP in PvE too. If you have Liverto or Kzarka as your main weapon, you will not need the accuracy and will want to switch to Needle Trinket.

The best armor in the game is currently dropped from Bosses. You will want to aim to get the boots and gloves first.
Giath’s Helmet (helmet) – dropped from Giath.
Hebetate Tree Spirit’s Armor (chest) – dropped from Hebetate Tree Spirit.
Bheg’s Gloves (gloves) – dropped from Bheg.
Muskan’s Shoes (shoes) – dropped from Monastery Leader.
The full set will give you Maximum MP/WP/SP +100, Maximum HP +300, Max Stamina +200, Accuracy +1 (increases with enhancement), Evasion +1 (increases with enhancement), Attack Speed +1, Casting Speed +1
In the mean time you should be using one of the following armor sets:

The most popular armor choice for Tamer is the Grunil set. It increases your maximum HP and will give you 2 socket slots on each piece, along with extra AP if you have the full set. Another advantage of using this set is that it is viable on any class, allowing you to swap to another class easily.

Another popular choice and what I would recommend is to use Zereth Helm, Zereth Armor, and Zereth Shoes with Agerian Gloves. This is a much cheaper alternative because you don’t have as many crystal sockets to fill, while still benefiting from the item effecst on each piece. You will get both the 2 set and 3 set bonus of Zereth which gives you Max Endurance +200 and Damage against every species +5. Then your item effects will give you: Knockdown/Bound resistance, HP recovery +5, Weight Limit +50LT, Max Endurance +200, Attack Speed +1 and Casting Speed +1.


These are the best accessories in the game. They do cost a significant amount of silver.

Fugitive Khalk’s Earring x2

Maximum Stamina +50, Maximum MP/WP/SP +50

Ring of Crescent Guardian x2


Ogre Ring Necklace x1


Basilisk’s Belt x1

Weight Limit +80LT

If you don’t have enough silver for the best accessories, these are a good temporary alternative.

Bares Earring x2

AP +4

Bares Ring x2

AP +2

Topaz Necklace of Regeneration x1

AP +5, knockdown resistance +30%

Bares Belt (OR any with AP) x1

AP +2

Fugitive Khalk’s Earring, Ring of Crescent Guardian and Basilisk’s Belt will not be available in the game at EU/NA launch. At this time, the best accessories will be Witch’s Earring (x2), Mark of Shadow (x2), Ogre Ring Necklace (x1) and Tree Spirit Belt (x1).


These are an example of the best sockets for your class. They do cost a significant amount of silver.

Red Battlefield Crystal – Carmae x2

Critical Chance +1, Attack Speed +1, Damage against Humans +3

Red Spirit’s Crystal x2

Maximum HP +100, AP +5, Damage against Humans +3

Red Battlefield Crystal – Harthia x2

Maximum HP +50, HP Recovery +5, Damage against Humans +2

Red Battlefield Crystal – Cobelinus
X2 (chest)

Maximum HP +100, Weight Limit +20LT, Damage against Humans +2

Black Magic Crystal – Assault X1

Attack Speed +2, Grab Resistance +5%

Black Magic Crystal – Valor X1

Critical Chance +2, Grab Resistance +5%

Red Battlefield Crystal – Adamantine
X2 (shoes)

Knockdown Resistance +5%, Stun/Freeze/Slow Resistance +5%

If you don’t have enough silver to afford the better sockets, these are much cheaper and a good temporary alternative.

Magic Crystal – Crimson Flame

Critical Chance +1

Ancient Magic Crystal of Perfection

Luck +2

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Memory

Maximum HP +100

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Patience X2

Maximum MP/WP/SP +35

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Assault

Attack Speed +2

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Swiftness

Movement Speed +2




For your food I would recommend using Serendia Special, Media Special and Steamed Whale Meat

The recipes for these are:

Serendia Special Ham Sandwich x1, Honeycomb cookies x1, Life Saeal x2, Fruit Wine x2, Meat Pie x1 Damage +5, Critical Chance +5%, Accuracy +10 for 90 minutes
Media Special Dark Pudding x1, Oatmeal x1, Exotic Grain Wine x2, Grilled Sausages x2, Meat Salad x1 Damage +5, Attack Speed +1, Cast Speed +1 for 90 minutes
Streamed Whale Meat King Whale Meat x1, Edible Honey x1, Salt x2, Garlic x4, Mineral Water x6 Damage Reduction +2, Evasion +8 for 75 minutes


Alternatively you may want to use Serendia Special, Calpheon Special and Knight Combat Rations

The recipes for these are:

Serendia Special Ham Sandwich x1, Honeycomb cookies x1, Life Saeal x2, Fruit Wine x2, Meat Pie x1 Damage +5, Critical Chance +5%, Accuracy +10 for 90 minutes
Calpheon Special Milk Tea x1, Cheese Pie x1, Soft Bread x2, Meat Pasta x1, Fish Fillet Salad x1 Defense +5, Max HP +100, HP Regen +5 for 90 minutes
Knight Combat Rations Dark Pudding x1, Ham Sandwich x1, Fruit Wine x1, Meat Croquet x1 Damage +5, Damage against human race +5, Defense +5 for 90 minutes


Usually people will tell you to awaken skills that you use often. This skill builder will show you all the possible skill awakenings for each skill and can be useful. It is in Russian however, so you will need to translate it with Google.

Useful Links

List of Skills Affected by Attack Speed
Skill Build Calculator
Tamer PvP Video 1
Tamer PvP Video 2
Tamer PvP Video 3


  • Jun 27, 2017 @ 10:45 am

    Since Valencia came out you can also go for Rosar. My tamer has currently a Rosar shortsword. I miss that option actually here. Seems this guide isn’t updated for a long time.

  • May 15, 2016 @ 14:33 pm

    The gems have the wrong stats ?

  • May 13, 2016 @ 11:42 am


    I’ve found that after using the Heilang Upward Claw with 100% spirit rage, if I press LMB, my character does this additional upward strike that seems to do ridiculous damage. Does anyone know what this is?

  • Feb 28, 2016 @ 17:37 pm

    quick question is the needle trinket worth using compared to the incense trinket for the extra AP

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