[Maintenance] Regular Maintenance Dear Players, We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows: Date: Wednesday, 5.24.2017 Duration: 6h Server Down: Server Up: Global 08:00 UTC 14:00 UTC West Coast (NA) 01:00 PDT 07:00 PDT East Coast (NA) 04:00 EDT 10:00 EDT Central (EU) 10:00 CEST 16:00 CEST Reasons: Introducing the newest class, Striker! Striker’s Release Event will begin. Note: Patch Notes including improvements and new features can be found on our forum after the maintenance. Follow us on Twitter/Facebook to stay up2date. Thank you for your support and understanding. Best regards,BDO Team 1495540800
A True Strike that Binds the Earth and Sky! Greetings Adventurers. Today we proudly present the 14th class to all awaited fans! A stalwart figure trained from street combat and countless brawls, the Striker will dominate all using nothing but his sturdy body. Check out the story and skill of the Striker now and fall into his charms. Striker Dazzling chandeliers, laughter of the noblewomen, mellow tunes and a feast of brew and food. This was my very first memory. Not too long after did the darkened house fill up with sorrows rather than laughter. With my little hands in my parents’, I was soon on the ship sailing far east. I remember it clearly. Besides the foul stink onboard, we were the unwelcomed nobles from Calpheon met with glaring eyes. When the ship had finally reached unknown destination, three of us had become just one. The land filled with black hair as dark as their eyes. I was nothing but an outsider. For a weak boy picking through the garbage in the street markets, running into my quirky master was sheer luck. With him I wandered all over the continent and learned to be literate along with everything else. When my heart seems to have settled in this once-unfamiliar land, I decided to enter the Grand Tournament, the only shot for an outsider and a brawler like myself to earn a fair title. I took the champion title. The Grand Tournament had granted me the chance to join the Western Frontiers, the guild of finest martial artists without segregation of any kind. I was somewhat ready. But for a vagabond who had not followed any rules and boundaries before, the communal life of strict principles felt like prison bars. My background as a blue-eyed foreigner had already received enough attention and discrimination which put me in introspection. Impoverished and confused, I accepted my master’s suggestion to head West to discover my roots. The place of my birth. The place with those in the same hair color and pupils. For someone like me who drew attention everywhere I went, getting onboard the ship set sail for Goma Naru was the journey to find the ordinary out of an extraordinary life. ◈ Striker Introduction Striker has his roots in Calpheon but learned combat skills from a master in the Orient. Through innumerable real-life fights, he is the master of street combat who can handle anyone with his bare hands. From powerful punches and flashy kicks to energy blasts and acrobatics, Striker is truly a fearsome force. Striker’s main acrobatic skills and combos performed beautifully together are as follows. Adamantine Performs a heavy shoulder charge. A starting skill of a combo that can be connected in so many dynamic ways.   Knee Hammer Closes in instantly and strikes hard with the knee to immobilize the enemy. Leads to a barrage of combos to bring all enemies down.   Twisted Collision Upper cuts to launch the enemy in the air. Smashes down from midair or sends enemies flying in a combo.   Somersault Somersaults to launch the enemy in the air. With the right timing and right height, Striker inflicts an extra kick.   Massive Suppression Pounds fists after a choke-hold to send the enemy flying. A true choke-and-fling skill.   ◈ Striker Combat Overview Check out the fearsome presence of the Striker here: Thank you always for all the support. We only hope to return the favor with more fun, more excitement, and better service. Strike in with Striker! 1495634400
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Dark Knight’s Awakening Weapon, Vediant Greetings Adventurers. The awakening of the Dark Knight, the 13th class of Black Desert Online, has finally emerged from the darkness. The destructiveness and mysterious story behind Dark Knight’s awakening weapon have been unveiled. Could it mean the revelation of the identity of the mysterious dark spirit? Dark Knight Rules over the Origin of the Infinite Power They refused to fall in line. They only stopped after years of wandering when they arrived in a barren wasteland. Considering themselves to be noble guardians of their homeland and proud descendants of the goddess, they dreamt of returning home one day. Thus, there wasn’t a day that went by without training, as they awaited to return to Kamasylvia as the rightful guardians. One day the little girl awoke from her sleep sweaty and exhausted. Nightmares kept haunting her. The image of a gigantic, swaying tree was lodged in her mind. The tree seemed to be screaming in pain while ablaze with fire. The destructive force, enough to scorch life out of the land. When the conflagration had swept over the four corners of the lands, there was a figure who stood before her and looked down. The little girl tried to get a better look at her mysterious tormentor, only for him to vanish out of her mind’s eye. When she finally came to, she told of her visions to her sisters. They could no longer keep ignoring her prophetic dreams. They simply had to prepare for the worst to come, yet another catastrophe. They would first have to send a delegation to the Kama-Grana council. The sisters tried to come up with a way to do this, but even until recently, the Ganelle who had been in conflict with the Ahib gave them the cold shoulder. Over the years Kamasylvia seemed to be recovering its normal state, but the rift between the Vedir and Ganelle didn’t seem to be healing. The little girl insisted someone had to prevent the calamity. But she knew all too well that this far away from the Kamasylve, she wouldn’t be able to use the powers of the spirits of nature to the fullest. She reminded herself of the terrifying presence that felt so real in her nightmare. To defeat it, she just needed more power... There were many who opposed her. She was criticized for risking the very fate of the land. Her opponents called for more conservative techniques to amplify, yet delicately control the energy of nature while sticking with tried and tested methods. Before the catastrophe would even strike, it would seem the various factions were more divided than ever. Yet rumors travel fast and a few Vedir from the land of the Thornbush came to visit the little girl. They were the Ahib who claimed to have obtained much greater power. And this was true. They had changed so much that they were no longer recognizable as their erstwhile sisters. These Ahib had accepted the powers of the black spirits that had once tried to take over their homes. According to the Ahib the energy of the black spirit was a ‘Bottomless Wellspring.’ But something was strange in their demeanor. They didn’t seem to be acting out of their own will, but as if they were being controlled by a greater force. The powers of the Dark Knight, Vedir to be exact, resembled that of the black spirit. As the Vedir overreached and took the energy of the spirits, the black spirit fed off and controlled their minds. Some would go insane as they were completely possessed by the Black Spirits. Those who gave in to the overwhelming powers of darkness shook in pain or would attack anything in sight. Even those who survived the madness seemed to have lost their will and the ability to think on their own. Their eyes would glare with desire and murderous intent. Fortunately not all efforts were in vain. The new, experimental Vediant weapon allowed delicate control of the energy of the black spirits. And this weapon was the most effective against those who were corrupted by the black spirit. The little girl was still struggling against the corrupting influence of the black spirit. If she were to be overwhelmed by the dark power, everything would be lost. She couldn’t lower her guard. The black spirit would try to seduce her, and would strike and utterly consume her if should would falter for just a moment. Time had flown by, maybe the lands has already turned to ashes and ruin. The little girl had finally found the root of the black spirit, in its deepest and darkest reaches. There she would meet a dark reflection of herself, a dark test to prove herself worthy. When the black figure reached out its hand, it vanished like the dust in the wind. The little girl could feel something in her hand. On that day, on the horizon of the wasteland shone a ray of light breaking through the darkness as if a second sun has formed. When she opened her eyes, the little girl could not remember her ordeal in the deepest root of the black spirit. The only thing she could recollect was that a catastrophe was on its way.The little girl whispered to herself: "I must protect Kamasylvia." ◈ Dark Knight Awakening Weapon Combat Trailer ◈ Awakening Skills Dark Knight can equip a new weapon Vediant upon awakening. Vediant will allow the Dark Knight to have full control over the infinite power of the dark spirit. Through this power, Dark Knight can summon Vediant’s Kriegsmesser and Vediant’s Phantom Blade as she pleases. ▲ Demonstration of Vediant skills The new Dark Knight will be fluent not only in close combat using the Kriegsmesser and Phantom Blades of Vediant, but she will also own the ranged attack by maneuvering the energy gained from dissolving the Phantom Blades and spirits. The following are some of the prominent Awakening skills: Touch of Exploitation Slashes the target ahead and absorbs its energy with magic attack. Spirit Blaze After attacking with the Kriegsmesser of Vediant, spreads the energy of the blazed spirit to launch the target ahead. Seed of Catastrophe A powerful areal attack that can hit faraway targets. Shattering Darkness Summons countless Phantom Blades to nail the area ahead while dodging backward. Spirit Legacy Performs an areal attack ahead. Affected targets will get stunned and their mobility will decrease. Overlord Instantly releases the caged energy to perform a destructive move. ◈ Awakening Quest Start the awakening quest by accepting a quest from Black Spirit after reaching Lv. 56. There are seven main quests which include 3 ordeal quests. Complete all the quests to receive Dark Knight’s awakening weapon Vediant and awakening skills. Wednesday, April 12! Unleash the dark power inside with the awakened Vediant! Happy awakening, Black Desert Online Team 1491975000