Fond of warm water, it lives in the shallow sea where the bed is made of rock, sand, and mud, but its young be found in tidal puddles. It's aggressive, especially a grouper trapped in a small place.
Rare Fish Grouper Knowledge Fond of warm water, it lives in the shallow sea where the bed is made of rock, sand, and mud, but its young be found in tidal puddles. These were identified in the 17 June Patch Notes though the names (as usual) did not reflect actual in-game species; Icons for following new items have been added.
Lateolabrax maculate On your useful spreadsheet I notice that you refer to it as 'Rarity' but that may confuse as the rarity ranking is used in the Fishing guide.
The Orange species you show are all that same 5 fish maximum Rarity. Not even sure on the ones shown as Orange with only the Galeocerdo Cuvier confirmed it was in-game though not sure after the patch and being extremely rare but with value similar to Yellow harpoon species.
Personally I would note the Coelacanth as the only Orange quality fish with the Market price of 125K silver (half of KR version currently as with all fish) I can't confirm with the Cuvier as I have never caught one. A lot of the species have changed in Rank and also in quality from your list I think.
Different fish species can be caught in the different territories and seas of the nation, only found waters of the ocean you can catch them from harpooning in addition to fishing with rods. The following list has the fish ordered by type: Rare, Big and Common.
From Bale nos to Valencia all territories share the same Big fish species table. Hotspots are those locations where a number of seagulls (only at sea) have gathered and you can obtain Rare fish.
Valencia and Kamasylvia freshwater areas do not currently have hotspots. This list has been done with the data gathered, written and publicly shared by Moniker and the MaoMaoPrince Fishing Community.
Name Type Leather Carp Rare Piranha Rare Rowena Big Carp Cherry Salmon Big Freshwater Eel Big Leno Big Striped Shiner Big Yellow-Head Catfish Big Julia Marginate Common Sweetish Common Sleeker Common Crawfish Common Toby Minnow Common Perch Common Freshwater fish spawn species: Piranha.
Kamasylvia does not have a single fish table for all its territory. Instead, its various bodies of waters are divided into various tables with different fish species in each of them.
The low drop rate, high value Rare species Golden Sniper can drop territory-wide in Kamasylvia. Kamasylvia Vicinity No fish species can be obtained here.
Moniker's Kamasylvia fish locations map Note that you need to have invested in the origin node for each sea if you want full trading price.
As with the freshwater part, all named areas not found in the game are taken from Moniker's guide. Bale nos Islands Note: the Bale nos Islands area offers five fishing areas each one with different fish species.
Name Type Beluga Whale Rare Bottle nose Dolphin Rare Narwhal Rare Black Marlin Big Cuttlefish Common Note: All Marjorie waters share the same Rare fish table.
Name Type Blue fin Tuna Rare Sturgeon Rare Sailfish Big Swordfish Big Cuttlefish Common Éadaoin Sea offers two fish tables.
Default trash loot table: Fish Bones, Seaweed and Sand eel. Map of the high seas fish tables made by 2 with area names translated.
+Chance of catching “Prize Catch Fish” These are orange grade fish worth 1 million to 100 million Silver. Press P key > Life Skill tab to view your Fishing Mastery.
Let’s look at a few such “Prize Catch fish, found by harpooning: You sell these bastions of the sea at the vendor, so you don’t have to worry about them expiring, but they also can’t be increased in value via a Trade Manager or Imperial Fish Trader.
Can’t be enhanced can’t be stacked limited uses: 100 Durability (Can’t be repaired. Trio’s Chair can also be crafted by a worker in a Level 3 Carpentry Workshop.
Life Mastery clothes and accessories can be improved by enhancement, using Black Gems crafted from Black Gem Fragments. Life Mastery gear can be upgraded to PEN (V) Enhancement levels increase the Life Mastery given Life Mastery gear enhancement with Black Gems does not use the traditional Fail stack system.
NOTE: The rates of fragments from chopping/sapping trees and mining is lower than butchering/bleeding animals or gathering herbs. All patch notes below are copied from the official website.
Orange grade fish can be caught at freshwater, ocean, and certain spots, and can be sold to Traders at a high price (Imperial Delivery not available). Chance to catch Orange grade fish is the same in all territories and it varies by the points you have.
Corina Blue Bat Star Golden Sea Bass White Grouper Albino Coelacanth Black Eye Crab Golden Albacore Football fish Piracy Black Spotted Dolphin Giant Black Squid Requiem Shark Ghost Whale Trio’s Fishing Chair can be crafted at the Carpentry Workshop level 3 of each of the territories.
Crafting Material: Standardized Timber Square x15, Ash Plywood x15, Steel x5, Monk’s Branch x5, Trace of Origin x20, Plywood Hardener x5 Trio’s Fishing Chair has a base durability of 100, and consumes 1 durability per fishing attempt. New Life Skill items which can be conveniently purchased through NPC shops were added.
Although the values of Farming Mastery and Trading Mastery are shown on the new Mastery UI, found under My Information (P), these values do not have any effect due to the fact that there are no contents that are directly affected by these values at the moment. New Blue grade Mastery equipment and items have been added.
Blue grade Mastery outfits and Genoa accessories can be purchased from the following NPCs: Telethon’s Processing Stones can be purchased from the following NPCs for 10 million Silver.
Foster’s Steel gathering tools can be purchased from the following NPCs for 10 million Silver. Telethon’s Processing Stones and Foster’s Steel gathering tools can be purchased from the following NPCs for 15 million Silver.
Zero’s Riding Crop is available for purchase from Zero of Handel, Zápara of Celia, and Genoa of Ceylon, and is also available from stable keepers who have the Amity shop function. The above items can be enhanced from +1 to +15 with Black Stone (Weapon) and requires To be Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) from PRI and above.
Fishing can either be a semi-active activity, or one of the most AFK Life Skills in the game. Fishing is popular among new players because of how easy it is to get into, but late game it can also be one of your biggest moneymakers.
Fishing is an extremely relaxing activity, but it is also one of the most difficult Life Skills to get on the Leader Boards. Throughout the world there are “sea regions” and there are “fish tables” and they’re not the same thing.
If you check the “sea regions” box on SomethingLovely you should see something similar to the above image. It’s important to think of fish tables and sea regions separately because even though they are usually very similar, sometimes there’s a bit of overlap.
Marjorie fish tables often overlap the actual sea areas, sometimes by some distance. Have a largeness or size quality used in gaining knowledge for ranking purposes.
Fishing rods can be a large investment of silver (and a Brand stone), so it’s best if you get it right on your first try. It’s also important to understand that the “best” rod will differ depending on your own circumstances, and how you want to fish.
Hopefully this section will give you an understanding of fishing rods that will let you make a more educated decision in the future. On top of that, the effects of each rod act differently (and sometimes strangely) depending on the fish table you’re on.
I strongly suggest that you spend some time familiarizing yourself with that document and interpreting the data. I should make it clear that the spreadsheet isn’t finished, and possibly never will be.
While the sample size is low you should take it with a grain of salt, but I still think it’s worthwhile to look through. Before we move on to which rods are worth using, it’s important to understand what some of these item effects actually mean.
Therefore, it’s important to understand that the above formula is speculative, and possibly untrue. If you care about speculation, I’ve found that formula to line up pretty close to my own experience, so I believe it’s likely accurate.
This will decrease your bite time (how long it takes to hook a fish), which makes it an incredibly important stat. +2 Silver Embroidered Fisher’s Clothes will also give you +2 fishing speed, and are extremely easy to make.
Therefore, getting the stat from your fishing rod is actually pretty useless because it just won’t do anything. Getting 5 is unlikely, since you only spend energy on your casts on coal hotspots, and getting 4 fish is also fairly rare.
It’s important to also consider that the effects/durability of the rods aren’t the only thing to consider, we also have to think about our own play style. Once you pick a main repairable rod, you should use an Item Brand Spell Stone on it.
Halving your durability consumption is an extremely significant effect, and it will make your rod much more useful. I thought it was an extremely fun activity, and that’s what I spent all my time doing.
You can buy a cheap rod for almost nothing and then run to anybody of water to start. This isn’t really necessary if you’re not hotspot fishing Euphoria Sailboat: A repairable boat that can travel across the world at high speeds Skilled 1 sailing: Will drastically cut your travel time.
Especially if you’re trading in your fish with the desert buff, travel time is huge. Minimizing that travel time by allowing yourself to stay in the water longer is a huge bonus.
Artisan 2+ trade: This lets you sell your fish in Valencia with the desert buff. If you don’t have Artisan 2 trade, it’s probably best for you to try to sell to the Imperial Fish Trader.
If the imperial guy is sold out then just sell to the regular trade manager. When you’re out on the ocean you’ll sometimes sea a group of seagulls hovering around a single spot in the water.
Once you finish you hop on a horse, run to the desert, and sell it all in Valencia with the Artisan 2 trade buff. This will give you an extremely valuable inventory, earning you around 10 m silver an hour.
Coelacanths can’t be sold to the imperial fish trader, which means the value you get for them probably won’t be worth the effort of hunting them down on every server. Instead, you would want to find the location with densest cluster of possible hotspot spawns and fish there, hopping servers when needed.
This will populate the map with the locations for potential hotspot spawns. However, Euphoria has a much greater distance bonus to the desert, so it’s more common to catch them there.
Marjorie fishing can be easily paired with Port Rate imperial trading, which results in trips worth 100 m+. The icing on the cake is that there is a huge distance bonus to Valencia (up to 150%), which makes for incredible profit.
Here’s an example of the Marjorie distance bonus buff applied to a single yellow grade Sunfish. You can view all the Marjorie nodes and what % distance bonus each gives.
Once you get every fishing buff, slots, etc, you can make 10 m+ silver an hour (more if you’re combining it with Imperial Rate trade.) While it might seem like this is similar profit to Coelacanth hotspot fishing with higher requirements, there’s something extremely important to consider: effort.
For Coelacanths, you have to sail around, keeping a keen eye out for seagulls, server hop, etc. Marjorie fishing has no competition, no reliance on luck for your profit, and there’s hardly any effort involved in it.
The reason we switch to triple floats for the second half is because if we take too long fishing with a regular rod our early fish will begin to expire and not sell for as much. Switching halfway will let us finish an inventory before our fish expire.
Fishing is one of the most difficult skills to get top 5 in, so it’ll be a pretty long grind. With this method, you will make almost no money, but you’ll be getting the best Fishing Skill XP possible.
Lots of people have used AFK fishing as their primary overnight activity, and have leveled to high-master that way. Many others love the relaxing feeling of active fishing and have made billions that way.
A good source of EXP is also completing the fishing quests around the game. The higher the fishing skill, the faster and more likely you are to catch higher quality grade fish (grades: white, green, blue, yellow, orange) You will have the ability to use better rods.
Fishing Rods are equipped in your mainland weapon slot. Some fishing rods can be enhanced with Black Stone (Weapon) for extra stats and/or durability.
Each time you cast your fishing rod, you have a chance to lose durability on the item. If the durability reaches zero or you run out of inventory space you will stop fishing.
You can use an Item Brand Spell Stone (Pearl Store > Function > Misc. > 400 Pearls) on the fishing rod to reduce the durability consumption, allowing you to fish for longer before your rod breaks, but this is only recommended if you have enough inventory slots and are not filling your inventory overnight.
Item NameDetailsHow to obtained Fishing Durability: 10Cannot be repairedCannot be enhancedTool Workshop (Level 1)Log x1Fishing Durability: 30Cannot be repairedCannot be enhancedSold by fishing vendors for 500 silverThick Fishing Rod(Requires Fishing Beginner 10)Durability: 40Fishing Speed Level +1Cannot be repairedCannot be enhanced Tool Workshop (Level 1) Ash Timber x1Copper Ingot x1Black Stone Powder x3Steel Fishing Rod(Requires Fishing Skilled 5)Durability: 65Fishing Speed Level +2Cannot be repairedCannot be enhanced Tool Workshop (Level 2) Ash Timber x1Steel x2Black Stone Powder x4Balenos Fishing Durability: 50 to 100(depending on enhancement)Auto-fishing Time -10% to -25%(depending on enhancement)Can be repaired Can be enhanced Tool Workshop (Level 3) Ash Timber x1Steel x2Pure Copper Crystal x5Monk’s Branch x9Black Stone Powder x15Epheria Fishing Durability: 50 to 150(depending on enhancement)Can be repaired Can be enhanced Tool Workshop (Level 3) Birch Timber x1Steel x2Pure Iron Crystal x5Monk’s Branch x9Black Stone Powder x15Mediah Fishing Rod(Requires Fishing Artisan 1)Durability: 50Chance to Catch Rare Fish +1% to +5%(depending on enhancement)Can be repaired Can be enhanced Tool Workshop (Level 3) White Cedar Timber x1Steel x2Pure Zinc Crystal x5Monk’s Branch x9Black Stone Powder x15Calpheon Fishing Rod(Requires Fishing Professional 1)Durability: 50Chance to Catch Big Fish +1% to +11%(depending on enhancement)Can be repaired Can be enhanced Tool Workshop (Level 3) Fir Timber x1Steel x2Pure Lead Crystal x5Monk’s Branch x9Black Stone Powder x15Golden Fishing Rod(Requires Fishing Professional 5)Durability: 100Fishing Speed Level +3Canot be repairedCannot be enhanced Tool Workshop (Level 3) Ash Timber x1Steel x2Gold Ingot x2Black Stone Powder x5Triple-Float Fishing Rod(Requires Fishing Skilled 5)Durability: 30Can catch multiple fish at onceCanot be repairedCannot be enhanced Can only be obtained through quests or Central Market A Special Fishing Rod Rewards x3 Fishing Rods Fishing floats are equipped in your offhand weapon slot and can be repaired and enhanced with weapon Blackstone. You can also use an Item Brand Spell Stone (Pearl Store > Function > Misc.
Next, a bar will pop up that will fill and empty 3 times maximum before automatically failing. You must press again whilst the bar is in the blue area.
You can obtain a perfect reel if you manage to press space bar at the exact time that the bar is completely full. On a perfect reel, you get to skip the last part of the mini-game and get your fish instantly.
After you have successfully completed all phases of the mini-game you will receive a window with the fish you have just caught. With a maximum of 10 energy points you can roll for a chance to catch multiple fish.
When you get a bite, your character will wait 3 minutes (base time) for you to manually catch the fish. You can tick the box shown in the Fishing UI to make sure you can’t be kidnapped by other players on a boat.
Certain Fishing Life skill level is required to use the discard setting: This is when the game runs as a background process but does not load your graphics card.
NOTE: You do not need to link the nodes to sell your fish for maximum price. You can also dry fish before they expire and this will preserve them, but then you can no longer sell them to a trader.
Higher chance of obtaining Ancient Relic Crystal Shards However, you can still use your accessories from other Life Skill Mastery for an extra bonus.
Legendary fish can be caught in specific locations in both the freshwater and sea. They can be sold to traders for high prices but Imperial Fishing is unavailable.
Hotspots are indicated by a school of fish jumping out of the water with seagulls surrounding it. With a maximum of 10 energy points you can roll for a chance to catch multiple fish.
Thick Harpoon Durability: 40 Crafting Materials: Cedar Timber x2, Iron Ingot x7, Black Stone Powder x3 Level Required: Professional LV.1 The mini-game for the harpoon takes more time and is more challenging than fishing with a rod.
You only have a certain amount of harpoons and time to hit the fish and bring its health to zero in order to catch it. To make profit from Harpooning you really need at least 700 Fishing Mastery Points.
Harpooning income relies completely on being able to capture prize fish and because of that it can be quite inconsistent. This Video and Written guide was created by our Contributor Radio at Foundry and has since been kept up-to-date by our other staff.
Fishing in Black Desert Online can be a highly lucrative activity if done correctly. You can get your first fishing rod from vendors that sell fishing rods (fisher merchants and material vendors), the central market, or as a quest reward.
First, you need to press the space button when the moving bar is in the “good” part and then you need to press the Was buttons in the correct order to get the fish. If you auto-fish you skip this step but need to wait for up to 3 extra minutes.
Despite the simplicity of basic fishing, there are many more things to consider maximizing your profit. The first thing you need to be familiar with is the different fishing rods.
Table showing the fishing rods in BDO, with skill requirements and effects. Because of the possibility of dropping a level, it is becoming common practice to simply force-enhance these rods to +10.
Each level of enhancement increases the total durability by 10 points. I would recommend getting the Euphoria rod as fast as you can, enhance it to +3 if you can, and restore its durability.
After you reach fishing skill artisan 1 you should consider switching to the Median rod. While you do not get extra durability points when you enhance the rod, you do get a bonus to your chance of getting rare fish (yellow grade).
At +10 enhancement level, you get a +5% bonus to catching rare fish. So, unless you are working on a quest where you need a certain number of blue grade fish to complete, the Median rod will always be better when it comes to profit.
A recent test showed that using this rod was not worth it for general fishing. However, if used exclusively on yellow grade fish hotspots (see below) or Coelacanth spawns then it resulted in a greater net profit.
Both floats can be enhanced by using black stones, increasing their benefits up to +5%. The RNG starts with determining which main group you get your loot from.
Each group’s loot table then has its own layered system that works the same way. The actual percentages depend on player fishing skill level and location.
Example on how the fishing loot table works in Black Desert Online. The reason why it is useful to understand how the loot system works is due to the items that give bonuses to the base chance of getting the rare or big fish category through this RNG system.
The Median rod and the maple float both give a bonus to your chance of getting the rare category. To put this into perspective, if the base chance of getting rare fish is 2%, the chance of getting rare fish with a +10 Median rod and a +10 maple floats is now 12%.
So, for every 100 catches, you will get 12 yellow fish with the +10 Median rod and +10 maple floats instead of only 2. Results of the experiment determining the effect of the Median rod and maple float in BDO. The number of fish is not very high, and this test is not extensive enough to nail down precise percentages, but it is clear how the bonus from the maple float and Median rod is added on top of the base chance.
Secondly, it is theorized that a high fishing skill also reduces, on average, the number of buttons that appear during the mini-game. The fishing skill does not appear to affect the time from throw to bite.
What makes this hard to pin down is the fact that there seems to be a system in place that depends on time brackets. For example, at rank 0 the time from throw to bite might never be lower than 40 and never higher than 80.
What happens as you gain rank is that you move to a faster timescale bracket. For example, at fishing rank 3, the Randi's sea node has a timescale bracket ranging from 29 to 57 seconds.
The same rank at the Coastal Caves and Euphoria has a timescale bracket ranging from 21 to 39 seconds (the latter number might be a little higher) and Tariff (inland) has a bracket from about 41 to 63 seconds. I would recommend the Bale nos Special as it gives a +2 to fishing rank over 90 minutes.
These clothes give you a boost to movement speed, increase your fishing rank and when enhanced, give extra experience to your fishing skill. You can also choose to buy a fishing costume from the pearl store.
Finally, there is the professional fisher uniform you get as a reward when you hit fishing skill artisan 1. This set of clothes is worse than the silver embroidered ones as they cannot be enhanced.
However, with an equipment tailoring coupon, you can change it into an outfit and wear it as well as the silver embroidered clothes. Below is a table that shows these items, their bonuses, and effect duration.
A good place to active fish when you are beginning is located just outside Celia, seen in the image below. The offset to this spot is that it is always crowded, meaning that much more time passes between a throw and a haul.
Later, you want to find a spot that is either safe or remote, has ancient relic crystal shards, and is not crowded. Thirdly, you should keep in mind the different time brackets between sea, coast, and inland fishing spots.
At sea, you have a far better chance to get yellow and blue grade fish than you have on land. Note that I forgot to mention in the video that higher fishing skill results in more seagull spots being visible.
To do so you need a boat and a harpoon, both of which you can buy from the market or build yourself. The thick harpoon has a durability of 40 and you need fishing skill at professional 5 to use it.
When you have a harpoon and a boat or ship you need to sail to a sea location to which you have a node connected. When you have detected the fish, you need to press space again and complete the mini-game.