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. At + 10 enhancement level the rod gets a -25% reduction to the auto- fishing timer.
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 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.
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.
You can also watch the video on the side to see how to harpoon fish and win the mini-game. The primary aim of this guide is to try and create a dialogue between fishers on BDO.
Currently, there is a lot of misinformation surrounding hot spots and fishing in general. The secondary aim is to create a guideline for the current knowledge. When you arrive at someone’s hot spot treat it with some respect.
Form a circle around the floats, and then we can get nice screenshots. Hotspots are not black and white like some people make them out to be.
There’s the well known hotspots with the changed loot tables and loads of yellow and blue fish. This is not just anecdotal evidence but pretty much verified over the course of a couple of days.
WARNING THIS WILL TAKE YOUR BOAT TO THE NEAREST PORT The actually good part about the fishing costume is the increased swimming speed and the reduced stamina cost of it.
You move about as fast a fishing boat and you’re going to be able to just swim out to other people’s boats and fish from there. Paste bait increases your fishing ability, but only lasts for 5 minutes.
In order to climb up the ranks you must make a significant silver investment. It does lose some money, but high level processors don’t actually lose that much, since you can get a lot of dried fish from drying once.
Ash Tree Float increased chance to catch a big fish (professional 1) Fishing boat is great and should be worked toward but the ferry is a good alternative.
The float position is decides your fishing location, so make sure that’s in the hot spot not yourself. To make yourselves more limber keep a rod on Hot bar 1 and a sword on 2.
20-30 at least) Euphoria Sailboat/Frigate (Enhanced boat gear is advised for faster travel but not required) A fast horse (Unicorn is the best here due to desert travel but not required) 5/5 Fishing level (Guild buff, Food, Arch Stone, Silver Embroidered, Pets, Elixirs etc.) Note: I have actually had hotspot fish that have originated from Ross Sea but this is extremely rare and not worth the permanent connection.
This will help you find hotspots quickly and get the best chance to get good trade prices when you get to Valencia! Parking your boat in open areas during the route and zooming the camera into first-person perspective will give you a much greater vision range and therefore make it easier to spot hotspots if you are struggling.
Due to the amount of potential bargain games needed for this method having this item is a huge save on energy. * Occasionally events will give them out so be on the lookout as this will be the best time to stock up / camp the market.
This map should give you the best chance of finding the hotspots needed for the quest “Fish for Villagers”. Don’t forget to bring your rods!, 3 per trip should be fine but expect to use 1.5 – 2.5 depending on your fishing level/durability reduction.
This route will give you the best chance of spotting hotspots and reducing your travel time between them (this is very important for efficiency). In the rare case that 2 or more hotspots are available near each other than the priority is Coelacanth > Sea Bass/Eye spot Puffer > Porgy > Smokey Chromes (based on fish price).
Actively run your horse for best results (AFK if you want, it will just add time) all the way to Sand Grain Bazaar and then across to Pilgrim’s Sanctum: Sharing to grab the trade buff (make sure to have 100 energy!) * If you do not have a Unicorn then it might be better to hop over to a fast camel/elephant once you reach Sand Grain in-order to be more efficient when crossing the desert.
(Eminent is currently taking a break from Black Desert Online.) 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. If you check the “sea regions” box on SomethingLovely you should see something similar to the above image.
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.
It is a much larger project than this entire Life Skill guide. 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.
Fishing rods can be split into 2 categories: repairable, and nonrepairable. 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.
You’ll generally base your fishing location on areas that have lots of potential hotspot spawns, or areas that have a specific kind of fish hotspot. For these it’s best to use a Triple-Float Fishing Rod and spend 10 energy for a cast so that you have a chance of getting up to 5 at once.
Look for Coelacanth hotspots If there are none, continue on a path that has the most possible hotspots If there are none, just fish in open water Wait for your server hop cool down to be over, switch servers, and start over 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. To find potential hotspot locations, you’ll want to take advantage of the map on SomethingLovely.
On the sidebar on the left make sure you select the fishing hotspots checkbox. 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. This all sounds great, but Marjorie fishing is definitely not a low level activity.
Artisan 2 trade for desert buff (and m1 trade to start Port Rate trade, if you’re doing that) An Euphoria ship, because you’re not crossing the ocean on a fishing boat Skilled 1 sailing will save a significant amount of time spent sailing Triple-Float Fishing Rods Max inventory slots Here’s an example of the Marjorie distance bonus buff applied to a single yellow grade Sunfish.
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. Start on the far west side of north or middle Marjorie.
Once you’re half filled, switch to Triple-Float Fishing Rods to finish the inventory, only keeping the yellows Sail to mainland, grab the desert buff and sell in Valencia 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.