Cooking 101 by @Metalharpey#7947

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The most important part of leveling up/mastering your professions, is to have fun.

Don't just play for profit. Most professions are generally NOT profitable at all.

This of course depends on how much you do by yourself, instead of buying materials etc. from the Market.

Basics & Useful Recipes

From Beginner to Apprentice you should be focused on making Beers for your workers.

  • 5x Grain (Barley, Corn, Potato, Sweet Potato, Wheat)
  • 6x Mineral Water (purchased from cooking vendor)
  • 2x Leavening Agent (purchased from cooking vendor)
  • 1x Sugar (purchased from cooking vendor)

Starting at Apprentice 1, you can start doing some of the cooking dailies in Velia and Olvia to raise your cooking skills (see below). Some of them won’t fully unlock until you reach Skilled.

Making Beer is still a decent way to raise your cooking levels but you might want to start thinking about making Tea with Fine Scent for the Milk Tea/Sute Tea that you will be able to make once you hit Skilled in cooking. From there you can create even more special and advanced dishes!

Tea with Fine Scent: Max. MP +50 for 60 min.

  • 4x Flower (Sunflower/Tulip/Rose)
  • 4x Fruits (Apple/Strawberry/Grape/Cherry/Pear/Banana/Pineapple)
  • 7x Mineral Water (purchased from cooking vendor)
  • 3x Cooking Honey

Starting at Skilled 1, you can make Milk Tea/Sute Tea so hopefully you have stockpiled a bunch from the Apprentice levels for use if you want to specialize in this.

Milk Tea: Combat exp. increase +8% & HP recovery +5 for 90 min.

  • 2x Tea with Fine Scent
  • 2x Grain Flour (Barley, Corn, Potato, Sweet Potato, Wheat)
  • 3x Milk
  • 3x Cooking Honey

Sute Tea: Life exp. increase +8% for 90 min.

  • 2x Tea with Fine Scent
  • 2x Butter (shake milk & sugar at 1:1 ratio)
  • 3x Milk
  • 1x Salt (purchased from cooking vendor).

Daily Quests

This is probably the easiest and most profitable way to level your Cooking profession. Keep in mind that some of these steps, you can do by yourself as well. This is a guide made for people who actually have something to do in real life, aside from gaming

Invest a worker on the grape node in Olvia and a worker on the olive node. Invest workers in the three potato nodes in Velia and also invest workers in both chicken farms. Invest workers off the coat of Epheria, you want to invest in 1 shellfish node and 2 regular fish nodes. Invest a worker in Heidel for honey production. Once a day you will collect all your gatherings and dry your fish. You will spend Alts energy collecting Milk in Olvia, pounding flour and butchering wolves for wolf meat at the Western Guard Camp or lambs/sheep at Goat Mountain. Finally you need to purchase 2 strong fences costing 10 contribution each. You need to raise onions and pepper through farming. If you do all of these things you will be able to do these awesome daily quests once per day. They pay off huge Cooking Exp rewards and huge silver payouts in the Auction House (All of the dishes, especially the last).

There are 5 dailies in Olivia that are super easy to complete.

  • Quest 1 is given by a boy on the fence of the cow pen. Collect milk and you're done.
  • Then the cook in the Inn has 4 Daily quests. One quest you have to unlock through the conversation game. It is really easy to win this game with her. The first quest she gives (Quest 2) is make cheese. Well you just got milk, make 2 cheese by pressing L and drying milk.
  • Quest 3 you need to make 5 beer. 6 Mineral water, 5 grain (Example potato), 2 leavening agent, 1 sugar per combine until you hit 5 beer.
  • Quest 4 you make 3 Boiled Bird Eggs. Combine 6 Mineral Water, 3 eggs, 1 salt, 1 cooking wine until you get 3 of the dishes.
  • Quest 5 you make fried bird. 7 Chicken meat, 4 flour, 3 pepper, 2 eggs. There you are done in Olivia!

Next there is a chef in Velia and his helper. Do all of their quests and then his helper will give you 4 dailies. This is a step by step cooking guide to completing those dailies. NOTE: The higher level your cooking is, the less combines you will have to make. Example it might only take you two combines of a recipe to make 5 of the necessary dishes!

Daily #1: Live Fish Salad x5 Turn 10 milk into 10 cheese. 10 eggs, 10 olive oil, 20 salt, 10 mineral water.

  • Cook 1 egg, 1 olive oil, 2 salt and 1 mineral water into 10 Dressing. 20 Dried Fish, 15 Onions.
  • Cook 4 Dried fish, 3 Onion, 2 Dressing and 2 Cheese Into 5 live fish salad.

Daily #2: Fruit Wine x5 Turn 24 grain into 24 flour. 24 Fruit, 24 leavening Agent.

  • Combine 1 flour, 1 fruit and 1 LA into 24 batches of Essence of Liquor. Turn 18 grain into 18 flour. 18 mineral water.
  • Combine 1 flour and 1 mineral water into 18 batches of Dough. 12 Leavening Agent, 30 Mineral Water.
  • Combine 3 Dough, 1 Essence of Liquor, 2 Leavening Agent and 5 mineral water into 6 Exotic Herbal wine. 30 Fruit, 12 Mineral Water.
  • Combine 3 Essence of Liquor, 1 Exotic Herbal wine, 5 Fruit and 2 mineral water into 6 Fruit wine.

Daily #3: Ham Sandwich. Turn 60 grain into 60 flour. 60 Mineral Water.

  • Combine 1 flour and 1 Mineral Water into 60 Dough. 30 Milk, 20 Eggs, 20 Leavening Agent.
  • Combine 3 milk, 2 eggs, 2 leavening agent and 6 Dough into 10 batches of soft bread. 60 Red Meat, 10 Onions, 20 Pepper, 20 Salt.
  • Combine 6 red meat, 1 onion, 2 black pepper, 2 salt into 10 batches of Grilled Sausages. 20 Eggs, 25 Vegetables (Olives).
  • Combine 2 soft bread, 2 grilled sausages, 4 eggs and 5 vegetables into 5 Ham Sandwiches.

Daily #4: Serendia Special x3 6 Fruit wine (Previously made) 3 Ham Sandwich (Previously made). Turn 12 grain into 12 Flour. 12 Mineral Water.

  • Combine 1 flour and 1 mineral water into 12 batches of Dough. 18 Honey, 6 Eggs, 12 Milk. Combine 4 Dough, 6 Honey, 2 eggs and 4 milk into 3 Beehive cookies. 18 Eggs, 36 Mineral Water, 6 Salt, 6 Cooking Wine.
  • Combine 3 eggs, 6 mineral water, 1 salt and 1 cooking wine into 6 batches of Boiled Bird Eggs. Turn 18 grain into 18 Flour. 18 Mineral Water.
  • Combine 1 flour and 1 mineral water into 18 batches of Dough. 12 Red Meat, 9 Sugar, 6 Olive Oil.
  • Combine 6 Dough, 4 red meat, 3 sugar and 2 olive oil into 3 Meat pies.
  • Combine 1 Meat Pie, 1 Ham Sandwich, 1 Beehive cookie, 2 Boiled Bird Eggs and 2 Fruit Wine into 3 Serendina Specials.

Farming instead of Node investment/workers

This method is for people who LOVE to farm . You need to have some workers doing Potato’s, Wheat, Corn and Barley. The reason for this is you need grains in order to create good fertilizer. But I have seen people get by with as few as two nodes and two workers . Invest most of your contribution points into Strong Fences and place them in appropriate locations on the map.

Choose 3-4 dishes you want to specialize in and plant your crops accordingly. At a bare minimum you should have 10 farms going to be a highly successful Farmer/Cook. This path offers a lot of freedom! You can 100% ignore your crops until it is time to harvest them by pressing R.

Start off with the cheapest seeds and slowly grow your crops from whites to greens to blues. The reason you want Blue ingredients is they count as 5 in your cooking recipes (Greens count as 3, Whites as 1). You can sell excess blue seeds on the Market for good money.

Another bonus of farming for yourself is you can harvest almost 4-5 times a day and get HIGH numbers of crops. Much higher than if you gather it using a tool, and did I mention you do not need tools to farm! Most people do not even use scarecrows they just tend them once per hour and typically harvest in 5-8 hours.


For Inorganic Fertilizer: Get 5 grain press L dry it and presto!

For Fertilizer Byproduct get 3 Inorganic Fertilizer, 2 Leavening Agent and press L to shake them!

For Organic Fertilizer take some empty bottles to a river. Fill them. Press L, Heat them. This makes Distilled Water.

1 Fertilizer Byproduct and 2 Distilled Water if you press L and shake them will make 1 Organic Fertilizer!


You simply Fish, sell the expensive ones, dry the cheap ones. Then cook your fish into awesome fish recipes (Use cheap live ones for less energy). Fish dishes actually sell really well and you could do the first Velia Daily each day for some extra Cooking Exp.


When you're busy Cooking, you'll also get byproducts every now and then. Keep them! Save them up to about 200 and then go hand them in. The rewards you get for it are really not that bad!

  • 5x Dish with Weird Texture: 3k Silver coins
  • 5x Taken Out Food: Cooking XP
  • 5x Strongly Seasoned Dish: 1 Milk
  • 5x Dish with Poorly Prepared Ingredients: 5 Contribution Points

The great thing about Black Desert is it offers so many paths to success. Make sure you are having fun while cooking so you do not get burned out. Pick a few dishes to specialize in and realize that you will never have the energy to do everything and be fine with that. When you cook you make 5 dishes as by products. They give Cooking exp, Contribution exp, Silver, Milk and Beer. Waiting until you have stacks of 200 then turning them in is a smart idea to avoid having to go back and forth all the time!

Of course, when you plan to do Imperial Deliveries for that extra cash (requires some more activity), you'd have to specialize into something else entirely.

Dr.Mundo by @Chaotikxs#4351

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Kha’zix by @Niels_vd_21#0500

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Zoe by @Niels_vd_21#0500

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indepth lvl 56 + awakend zerker guide and tips by slayerkane

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The gear your aiming for now is of course the true end gear.
dim tree armor or red nose
tree belt or ancient weapon core
muskan shoes
bheg gloves
giath helmet
ogre ring or ancient guardian seal

the rest you should have by now XD (witch earing etc etc )
See :

i went for the 2/2 build with a little mix up XD (and yes i know its not that spectacular atm still a work inprogess)
+15 taritas armor
+15 taritas shoes
+15 grunil helmet
+15 grunil gloves
2x Pri Blue coral ring
2x fugetive kalk earing
PRI ancient weapon core
PRI ancient guardian seal
PRI ultimate yuria axe
+12 upgraded iron buster
+11 saiyer ornamental knot
giving me : 123/100/190 ( hidden stats from gear and crystals excluded )

and i hear you thinking... wtf in you last guide you spoke of higher stats needed to even get 56 ... what's your deal bro ???

well verry simpel in my last guide was still learning and to be honest those ap stats i borrowed from some korean superman who said those where the perfect stats to be in those places.. so thnx again korean superman but i perfected it so i need to tryhard a little more with less hp pots for the same result Tongue

For solo grinding with these stats im mostly beeing a dick at Elrics if its not to busy there XD

with these stats im also able to play auround in valencia.
Bashims are to easy only cost 2 pots an hour
Cadry has lots of tanky mobs with CC on a bad run it taks 15 pots an hour..
Basillisks also quit easy to handel with these stats takes around 5 to 7 pots an hour.
Centaurs in my opinion. just dont do it.. its possible but takes to long and to many pots on a bad run it takes 10 pots per kill.. so not worth
Gahaz (bandits) OMG thes wankers are waaaaayyy to easy.. on a good spot there are not that many tanky ones and no violents (damn those violents)
fast clear fast spawn aaaandddd 1 pot an hour if your unlucky Xd

Skill Rotation :

Lavapiercer- groundlift - 2 auto attack - devastation- s + lmb - slugfest - Repeat...

edit by Satizfied
1. Lavapiercer - Groundlift - Slugfest - S + LMB

2. General Disarray - Slugfest - Groundlift - S + LMB
You can use Shift + F - RMB to put out some extra damage after these combos.
Try and hit space as much as possible between skills

Small trick .. you can cancel/quick use the lavapiercer to groundlift by pressing space during the charge.. doing this will instanly start groundlift without animation so you will instantly have your ironbuster ready for the 2 auto attack buff.


Indepth road to lvl 56 guide with basic build and tips by slayerkane

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(without boss armor / without whale Jewelry / without Scroll boss Belt)


3x Aegerian (Chest/Gloves/Helmet)

1x Talis (Boots)

Offence Jewelry

AP Offhand

Yuria Weapon at lvl 30 (Calpheon Amity Vendor / Auction House)


4x Grunil (Enchant to +5)(Switch to one of the 53+ options once you get them to +8 or above)

Offence Jewelry (Ring of Good Deeds x2)

DP Offhand (Saiyers)

Yuria Weapon


3x Taritas (Shoes, Helmet, Armor) 1x Grunil (Gloves)

(More Accuracy / Less AP / More WP / Less Crystals / More Defence / More Resistance / Less Cystal cost / More DP)

2x Grunil (Gloves, Helmet) 2x Taritas (Shoes, Armor)

(More AP / Less Defence / Less Accuracy / Less WP /More Crystals / High Crystal Cost / Less Resistance / Less DP)


This is what you should have if you’re calling yourself “geared”

All 3 setups where using the same Crystals.


Witch Earring x2 (PRI/DUO)

Mark of Shadows x2 (PRI/DUO) (standart (easy to get +1)

Outlaw Ring x1 (TRI) Mark of Shadows x1 (PRI/DUO) (second best (expensiv Outlaw TRI+) (recommendet since 2x TRI outlaw is really expensiv)

Outlaw Ring x2 (TRI) (BiS (expensiv needs to be TRI+ x2)

Belt of Schultz the Gladiator (DUO) (needs to be DUO+)

Tree Belt (BiS)

Ogre Ring Necklace

Scarla Necklace (“currently” BiS if DUO+)

Corrupt Ruby Necklace

Bares (TRI)

Yuria Weapon (less AP / overall more true PvP dmg / better human dmg scaling with buffs/ viable until full Boss Armor)

Kzarka Weapon (More AP / better scaling at 16+ / Must have once geared with Boss Armor)

Liverto Weapon (Only worth if you pick up +crit/+crit dmg and once you get Predatory Hunt IV otherwise wasted $$)



Auction House (expensiv/rare)

Serendian Shrine (decent drop rate)

Amity Vendor (easy)


Auction House (expensiv/rare)

Any Mediah Monster (Drop chance is different depending on monster type/area)

Amity Vendor (easy)

Witch Earring:

Hexe Sanctuary (decent drop rate/easy mobs)

Auction House (overpriced/expensiv)

Mark of Shadows:

Abandoned Monastery (decent drop rate/overfarmed/hard mobs as fresh 50+)

Auction House (overpriced/expensiv)

Tree Belt:

Dim Tree World Boss (decent drop rate/may result in XP loss if you RIP)

Treant Forest (rare drop/easy mobs)

Outlaw’s Ring:

Auction House (cheap/usually camped -> hard to get)

Elric Shrine (decent drop rate/overfarmed/mobs hit hard with night bonus unless 160+DP)

Ogre Ring (NECKLACE):

Mansha Forest and Calpheon Castle Western Forest (rare drop/hard mob as fresh 50+/overfarmed)

Auction House (overpriced/not worth buying unless fully geared with at least DUO)

Corrupt Ruby Necklace:

The reason why you should use Ruby instead of Topaz or any other +Resistance is simply because for example Knockdown wont help in GvG since most classes have several Knockdown skills. The only way to avoid getting knocked down is the right use of Evasion. While Grapple resistance is a lot more important because you usually get focused by warriors once you rush into 10 people and warrior grab is a lot worse than a simple KD. Ruby for GvG / Topaz for solo.
Auction House (okay price)

Goldsmith lvl 5 (Altinova)

Belt of Schultz the Gladiator:

Auction House (overpriced)

Manes Hideout (decent drop rate/overfarmed at daytime)

Bares Necklace:

Auction House (cheap)

Not worth farming
Zerker solo leveling Areas:


Calpheon Shrine (good xp/kill mages first/less people since Mediah update)(80+AP/110+DP)


Helms Post (decent xp/not a lot of people 90+AP/125+DP)


Elric Shrine (good xp/overfarmed/kill priest first/never let priest’s attack you from behind with night bonus and debuff/only space for 1 Party -> optional Canyon of Corruption(best money spot))(110AP/160+DP)


Sausan (good xp/overfarmed/lot of pk)(110+AP/140+DP)


Giant Manes (decent xp / chance for belt/only worth with 100+AP/170+DP/Always stay in meele range)

Elrics or Sausan's good exp but unfortunally everybody will be here so allot of pk. beware !! elrics seems to be a camping spot for awakend chars to camp and pk low lvls !!

450~ Skill Points Build:

650~ Skill Points Build:

Beginner 750~ Skill Points Build:

Advanced 750~ Skill Points Build:

PVP Rotation:

Full 1v1 Combo:

Frenzied Destroyer -> Shake off -> Evasion -> Ultimate: Storming Beast -> Headbutt (optional) -> E -> Smack Down -> Undertaker -> Frenzied Destroyer -> Rock Smash -> Frenzied Destroyer -> Corpse Storm -> Undertaker -> Fearsome Tyrant Whirlwind replace Combo (Hold RMB+LMB once in the air (Undertaker) -> Wind Slash -> Ultimate: Storming Beast or Frenzied Destroyer instead of Wind Slash -> repeat

Activ Buffs:

Knight Combat Rations + Serendian Special + Housing Item Human damage/all AP + Milk Tea

+5 AP +10 accuracy +5 dmg reduction +5 human damage +16 human damage/16 ap +5%crit +8% XP +5 HP recovery


Helmet: +5 Evasion

Armor: Damage Reduction +5 optional +2 ranged dmg reduction

Shoes: Red Battlefield Adamantine BiS/+Movement Speed/Any Resistance

Gloves: Depending on weapon +Attack speed/+Crit/+Accuracy

Offhand: Depending on weapon +Down dmg (Down seems to not work right now)/+5AP +100HP/+Crit hit dmg

Weapon: +1 Attack Speed +1 Crit