Black Desert Mobile was released a couple of days ago, and we had the chance to try it out and share some of our initial thoughts and impressions in our review. Recently, everyone’s been asking for tips and tricks on how to start progressing through this marvelous MMORPG. We decided to share some of our experiences and compile a list of tips and tricks for beginners of the game.
1) Always complete your daily tasks
Daily tasks can often be overlooked or ignored, but these will provide you with constant, easily obtainable rewards, so you should try and give it your best to complete them every day. Most of the time, you will be able to finish several of these tasks simply by playing, but be sure to check your tasks every now and then to see if there’s anything you missed.
2) Build your camp and recruit workers
As soon as you unlock your camp, be sure to check the tutorial about it, and instantly start creating buildings and recruiting workers. Also, be sure to upgrade the buildings and make sure that none of your workers is idle. Always focus on having the maximum number of workers you can, and be sure to keep them busy. Managing your camp is extremely important since you will be able to get valuable resources from it, which will help you progress faster and reach the endgame that much sooner. Also, be sure to check your Refinery every once in a while, and pick up the black stones it produces since those will be instrumental in upgrading your gear.
3) Level up your Life Skills
Your Life Skills can make a huge impact on your progression, so be sure to level them up as you progress through Black Desert Mobile. Focus on leveling Foraging, Logging, and Mining. Fishing is also very useful, but is not as important as the other three. Also, since these activities use up your stamina, make sure that you are never stamina capped, and prioritize using stamina for these skills. This should provide you with additional resources that will help you progress faster through the game.
4) Prioritize the main questline early on
In the early game, you should place your focus on the main storyline since this will allow you to unlock additional content the game has to offer much faster. Not only that, but some of the nice item rewards are obtained by doing the main questline (which is fairly long by the way), and these items will be of great help when leveling up. As mentioned before, most of the additional content is gated behind your progress in the main questline, and unlocking some of it should be one of your early game goals.
5) Focus on gaining contribution experience
Contribution experience is very important early on in Black Desert Mobile since it will allow you to recruit additional workers, and is pretty much mandatory in order to gather resources and upgrade your camp faster. You will get a decent amount of contribution experience by doing the main questline, which is another reason why you should prioritize it early on in the game. Also, every now and then check the pub to see which workers are available for you to hire. These will reset quite often, so be sure to grab the ones with higher rarity whenever they appear.
6) Purchase crystals from town NPC often
Magic crystals will serve as another way to upgrade your character. These can often be bought from NPCs in towns, so be sure to check their stocks every once in a while and purchase all of the available crystals. They usually sell cheap low-quality ones, but regardless of that, you’d want to purchase every single crystal they have to offer. The reason for that is because you can fuse those to create higher quality crystals, but in order to do that, you’ll need a lot of them, which is why you should purchase magic crystals from vendors whenever they are available.
7) Use the market to your advantage
Black Desert Mobile allows you to trade with other players via the market system. This basically means that you can sell the items you don’t need and you can also purchase some items you’re lacking from other people using this feature. However, be careful when doing this, since sometimes, it is better to use unwanted items and let your Black Spirit absorb them. This will increase its level which will open up additional quests and options. However, you will definitely want to sell some expensive items you find eventually, so double-check every item of higher quality before you let your spirit absorb it.
8) Make sure to maintain your pets
Pets in Black Desert Mobile can provide you with various bonuses, and you can level them up as you progress through the game. Pets can often be found on the market, so be sure to check it every once in a while, and purchase any pets you find useful, but be mindful of the price. Also, you’ll need to regularly feed your pets, so try to remember that too.
9) Upgrade your skills regularly
This is also a very important thing as you progress through Black Desert Mobile. Each skill for your class can be leveled up using various skill books found throughout the game. This will increase your skills’ effectiveness, which will, in turn, make it easier for you to progress. Also, at certain levels, you will be able to upgrade your skills for some additional effects, but keep in mind that the cost of some of these upgrades can be quite high at the early game, so try not to waste too much of your resources unless you are absolutely sure it’s a worthy investment.
10) Follow Path to Power once you unlock it
Path to Power is an interesting feature in Black Desert Mobile. Once unlocked, it will allow you to track your progress through certain aspects of the game, in a similar manner to the achievement system. Completing each one of the progression nodes on a path will grant you some helpful rewards you can use to upgrade your character.
That’s it for our beginner’s tips and tricks for Black Desert Mobile. Hopefully, you will find some of these helpful on your way to power and glory. Best of luck while progressing and see you soon with more tips and tricks!