[Ended] Regular Maintenance Dear Players, We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows: Date: Wednesday, 11.01.2017 Duration: 7h Server Down: Server Up: Global 09:00 UTC 16:00 UTC West Coast (NA) 01:00 PST 08:00 PST East Coast (NA) 04:00 EST 11:00 EST Central (EU) 10:00 CET 17:00 CET Reasons: Fixes for the Lavientia's event. Daily login and drop rewards should now work as intended Awakened Boss summon scrolls have been added to the game Bug Fixes 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 1484060400
Witch & Wizard Awakening Update Greetings adventurers. The last set of awakenings has finally reached the world of Black Desert Online! Witch and Wizard can now commune with the primal power of the elements through their new weapons, the Aad Sphera and Godr Sphera. The mighty combinations of earth-lightning, and fire-water await you! ◈ Witch Awakening Weapon Combat Trailer Magnificent and elegant! Behold the lively combo of enormous magic skills and summoned keepers! A society of knowledge, the sages of Labreve, an organization of delightful, flourishing Witches. A gifted visionary named Deneve nurtured the group to push boundaries. Let their imagination bloom and soar, inquiring, engaging and experimenting. Their efforts bore fruit, the fruit of enterprise. A magical advancement named Aad’s Pharos. Exciting news, Teleport is here! But onward she went, Deneve never stopped. Under no circumstance would she cease to inquire. Toward different dimensions, joyfully she hopped. There she made an astounding discovery, Marvelous, but not quite a magical encounter. Uncanny footprints from multi-dimensional history. She must pursue, such is her desire. ◈ Wizard Awakening Weapon Combat Trailer Beware of the dangerous moves of Wizard, freely switching between fire and water! Most Honorable Master, Hope this letter finds you well. How have you been doing these days? As you may already know, things have been quite hectic. I have been worrying that your great mind might have been bothered too much because of all this. Let me save your precious time, if I may. Our plan was successful. The young Wizard, who normally goes by the nickname “Lord Red,” was obliterated and reappeared in another dimension. To our surprise, we did not have to lift a finger, for his own pride and enormous power did our work for us. What a waste of talent. He was by far the most gifted Wizard this world has ever seen, but his hubris and ambition consumed him in the end. That is how I assess this incident. My dearest, most revered Master, The day of Red’s rampage was pure horror. Do you remember when Red invented a new form of magic gear called Sphera? What a marvel. But the fire-type Sphera was the problem. Its power was too great for anyone to properly handle. Red could somehow manage it, but not for long. As we all know, Red totally lost his mind when he tried to take control of the entire Gord-Ayed Tier using that fire Sphera. But rest assured, most admirable Master. Lord Red is no more; he has disappeared into another dimension. The stress and pressure he is enduring there must have taken much of his power, and his youth. I heard that a brilliant young Witch from Labreve has successfully executed a teleport and entered another dimension. I am a bit worried that Red might encounter that Witch. She is full of pure curiosity, just like Red used to be. I just hope that the Witch does not rekindle the dying curiosity in Lord Red’s mind. We cannot afford to lose such a great talent once again, can we? My dearest Master, I already did this in person, but again, congratulations on taking the reign of the Godr-Ayed Tier. A commemorative supper I will be preparing is quickly approaching. I will be counting days until then. I hope you like King of Jungle Hamburg! Faithfully Yours, Your Right-Hand Man P.S. The falcon has the egg. ◈ Witch Awakening Skills Witch's Awakening skills consist of powerful magic skills based on earth and lightning elements. Summon a couple of reliable keepers, and your Witch should have various combat options at her hands. With the new awakening weapon, Witches can literally sweep the battlefield with disastrous skills. Unlike the existing staff skills, awakening skills using the Sphera have relatively shorter casting time, allowing Witches to deal with enemies more efficiently making them fearful opponents. The following are some of the prominent Awakening skills: Summon: Keeper Gorr Summons Keeper Gorr to aid the Witch. Summoned Gorr will perform melee attacks and protect the Witch. Summon: Keeper Tett Summons Keeper Tett to aid the Witch. Summoned Tett will perform ranged attacks and protect the Witch. Paralysis Instantly decreases the attack, movement, and casting speed of the target. Fissure Wave Causes a violent wave underground to inflict damage. Your MP will slightly be recovered upon using the skill, and the target will be launched and fall to the ground. Thunder Storm Maximizes the force of the lightning and inflicts an enormous explosion ahead. Learn the “flow” skill to inflict even greater damage by summoning Tett. Yoke of Ordeal Lifts up the energy of the ground and successively projects that energy forward. ◈ Wizard Awakening Skills Wizard’s mercilessly destructive awakening skills are based on fire and water elements. Learn to work with the two guardians you can summon to expand the horizon of Wizard’s combat ability. In addition to the stronger combat abilities, players will enjoy the spectacular and vivid skill effects based on fire and water elements. The following are some of the prominent Awakening skills: Summon: Keeper Marg Summons Marg, the keeper of fire. Summoned Marg will perform melee attacks and protect the Wizard. Summon: Keeper Arne Summons Arne, the keeper of water. Summoned Arne will perform ranged attacks and protect the Wizard. Aqua Jail Explosion Creates a huge barrier of water to lock up the target and inflict considerable damage. Flame Knot Using the power of fire magic, it instantly captures the target and throws it to the ground. Bolide of Destruction Summons an enormous flame of doom and lets it fall onto a designated area. The flame is supposed to leave nothing behind. Chilling Wave Arne will create a massive wave ahead. Anything swept by the wave will hardly survive. Wednesday, December 21, 2016! Be the first to check out the new and improved Witch and Wizard! Enjoy the long-awaited awakenings. Thank you. Black Desert Online Team 1482325200
Ninja's Sura Katana and Kunoichi’s Sah Chakram Update Greetings, adventurers. Following the unveiling of Ninja and Kunoichi’s majestic weapons, be awed at the sight of Ninja effortlessly wielding six swords, called Sura Katana, his awakening weapon. Also, be the first to witness the gigantic chakram, called Sah Chakram, bestowed upon Kunoichi. Experience Ninja’s smooth transition from a silent assassin to skilled swordsman, and Kunoichi’s signature swift, rhythmic movement. ◈ Ninja’s Awakening Weapon, Sura Katana There once was a poor boy who lived in the forest of a small fiefdom in a far eastern realm. A well-to-do girl occasionally came to the same forest for walks and against all odds this ragtag little boy and this silk-wearing girl soon became best friends. They eventually grew up and fell in love with one another, but this wealthy of a girl could never marry a boy of such poor stock. The girl was the eldest daughter of the house of Narusawa, the ruling family of the fiefdom. Her future groom, the son of another lord, had already been arranged and she was destined to take over as head of her house. The boy had no concern for any of this, however, and decided to leave the forest to learn the art of combat so he could protect the girl one day. Whether fate, so cruel in denying the two lovers, was moved by the boy's devotion was unclear. What is known is that on his journey the boy experienced a great stroke of luck in his encounter with a retired army general known as Sura, who was famous for sweeping through battlefields wielding six swords at once. The boy trained under his guidance for years, and eventually returned to the girl's side as a powerful warrior. Soon after the girl was appointed as the head of her house, a civil war broke out in the kingdom as several lords rose up to defy the oppressive and exploitative central government. In the midst of this turmoil, the boy did everything he could to protect the girl. The sight of this boy covered in the blood of his enemies as he merciless slashed away with his six swords caused opponents to cower, convinced that the legendary Sura had returned to the battlefield. Stability returned to the kingdom after much bloodshed, and soon an era of great peace reigned. Everyone appeared happy on the outside, but the trials were only beginning for the boy and girl. A fierce war eventually erupted between the former revolutionaries as each sought to establish themselves as the master of the realm. The Narusawa house and the girl, now a young woman, were being watched by these ambitious power seekers. The young woman yielded the honor of her house and gave up as much wealth as she could simply to survive, but the harsh reality of the times would not leave her be. Word on the street was that the she could soon be framed for treason. The boy, now a young man himself, felt the need to protect the young woman and the house of Narusawa from the new powers of the realm. However, there was not much a wandering swordsman and his gang of followers could do. He first needed to figure out how to make a living. The young man persuaded the young woman to change the family name of her house and they moved back to the forest where they spent their childhood together. The young man and his gang started a little business for collecting and selling important pieces of information. The young woman took charge of classifying and managing this information and eventually they were able to make a living. Of course, there was a period of trial and error; the espionage scene was different from the battlefield. The group eventually gave up the long swords that hindered their mobility for more agile short swords. They revised their martial arts style to make it suitable for infiltration and assassination operations. They hid their identities, patiently waited, and trained endlessly. They called themselves “Ninjas.” The family was on its way back to stability, but tragedy struck from the most unexpected source. One of their colleagues who just returned from a mission to the West seemed to have caught a cold, but that illness turned his eyes red and made him go berserk. He soon began attacking everyone around him. The madman was taken care of, but the disease was already spreading, poisoning the bodies and minds of the entire house. Even the young were infected by the disease. One day the young woman, who had been taking care of the infected day and night, began to show symptoms. The young man had no problem slaying the others once they became infected, but he could never do the same for the young woman. He searched the entire kingdom to find a doctor who could help, but the best anyone could do was put her into a coma using acupuncture so that she might one day be cured. It seemed the worst had passed for the time being, but the young man's trials were only beginning. The young man never lost hope, but he knew he needed to find the source of the terrible disease if they were to ever find a cure. He decided to head to the West, which he determined to be the source of the disease, intending to eventually return to his homeland to rebuild the crippled house. The young man visited the young woman on the day he would set forth. The maids taking care of her left the room so they could be alone for the first time since childhood. However, the young woman did not awaken. Before he left, the young man made a vow to the young woman: "On the day when Sura returns, the Narusawa flag shall fly again on the field of battle." ◈ Ninja Awakening Weapon Combat Trailer Spectacular action complete with six swords! Check out Ninja’s Sura Katana now! ◈ Awakening Skills Ninja’s awakening skills are optimized for clean, instant moves that aim at enemy’s blind or weak spots. Everything about the six swords is unexpected and irregular: the order they are taken out, the movement, and their path. Fully charged with Sura’s aura, Ninja will sweep the battlefield with the Sura Katana. Versatile and swift movement unique to the Ninja class is still there, and you will get an extra layer of blasting action on top of it. The following are some of the prominent Awakening skills: Vengeful Barrier Block an attack and perform a counterattack of three powerful slashes. Ninja will always have a surprise for anyone thinking they’ve finally landed an attack on him.   Sudden Decapitation You can slash the enemy up to 12 times, inflicting fatal damages. Use it in combination with the skill Seamless to utilize two swords simultaneously.   Serpent Ascension Brandish the Sura Katana upward to bring out the powerful aura of Sura from the ground and attack the target.   Bloodthirst: Katana Shower Throw the Sura Katana high up in the air to shower the area with a massive amount of blade energy.   Drastic Measure Charge up Sura’s aura to the extreme and smash it down with all your might. Even a single blow can bring fatal damage.   Seamless Promptly draw the Sura Katana from your back and slash the target. Connect to Quadruplet or Corrupt Sword Dance while using this skill to keep using the Sura Katana you just took out.   ◈ Kunoichi’s Awakening Weapon, Sah Chakram A group of big men that appear chiseled from granite are riding horses through a vast, barren land where the wind settles after travelling through a long valley. The most impressive of the bunch shouts at the top of his lungs, "Run, Ichi, Run!" Ichi, lazing on a rock, is suddenly startled and falls to the ground. It's just another day for Ichi and her father, the chief of the Oeki Clan in Ryuta's southeastern region. Her father is always keen on correcting his daughter's slothful ways. The Ryuta region mostly consists of barren lands, and people usually survive off hunting and gathering while leading communal lives. For the Oeki Clan, "Protect yourself" is the chief motto. The Oeki usually use light weapons such as short swords and kunai, but their level of training has been elevated as a result of the recent territorial conflict with the Sonan Clan from across the Turina River. The Oeki chief had always tried to maintain a friendly relationship with them, but to no avail. This will soon be a grave concern for Ichi, too, since she is supposed to inherit the chiefdom. She is smart, talented in many ways, and compassionate, just like a chief's daughter should be. Drought came to the Ryuta region one scorching summer. Just as everyone was about to collapse in exhaustion from the drought, Ichi felt a drop of water hit her nose. It was just a drop, but rain to be sure. Excited, Ichi mounted her horse and galloped to the Turina River in no time. When she stopped by the riverbank to rest, she discovered a woman who had fainted on the other side of the river. Ichi put the woman on her horse and ran to the town. The woman was on the verge of unconsciousness, but the Oeki Clan's care and treatment worked wonders. After waking up, the woman confessed that she was from the Sonan Clan, which embarrassed and upset everyone around her, including the chief. Ichi begged and begged her father to accept her, and the Oeki Clan finally decided to take the Sonan woman in. After fully recovering, the Sonan woman woke Ichi up one night, saying she wanted to show Ichi something. What she brought with her was a traditional Sonan weapon. It was shaped like a gigantic ring big enough to cover one's entire body, and was sharply bladed on one side. The weapon's name was Sah Chakram. Ichi told the Sonan woman that the Sah Chakram reminded her of the gleaming moon, which caused the woman great joy. The woman explained that the circular shape of the Sah Chakram symbolized acceptance of all things and that for everything the beginning and the ending are the same. Of course, Ichi was too young to comprehend all that, but there was something about it that made her deeply compelled to learn the art of the Sah Chakram. Tragedy struck when Ichi just got used to handling the Sah Chakram. The Sonan Clan found the refugee woman, and she knew she had nowhere else to run. After agonizing long and hard, the woman sent a message to her own clan, stating that she was willing to help them infiltrate and destroy the Oeki Clan at once, as long as she would be set free afterward. While Ichi was asleep, the village burned. Chaos reigned as people ran through the camp in a panic and the sounds of weapons clashed in the night. After awakening, Ichi too was forced to fight with nothing more than a short sword she picked up from the ground. No one was able to fight with their full might because the Sonan woman had poured a mysterious substance in the well. The enormous power of the Sah Chakram would also be the Oeki's undoing. The Sonans had been unable to conquer the Oeki before because they were always outnumbered. But this time was different. The Oeki clan was eradicated, save for a few prisoners of war. After managing to flee into the forest, Ichi shed bloodstained tears. After days of crying she sat up, eyes as wide as the full moon. At that moment she swore she'd survive the ordeal. She then returned to her village, only to witness a terrible scene. Amidst a pile of dead bodies, she managed to find a Sah Chakram the Sonans had left behind. She felt a mixture of profound sadness and rage. Ichi searched for the traitor, but it seemed the Sonan woman had already fled the Ryuta region. Ichi softly uttered a vow to her dead father at the foot of his grave: "With this Sah Chakram, I'll make them pay for what they've done. I won't rest until the moon turns pale and all else is covered in the Crimson of blood." ◈ Kunoichi Awakening Weapon Combat Trailer A gigantic circular blade flying throughout the battlefield! Behold the magnitude of Sah Chakram’s force! ◈ Awakening Skills The awakened Kunoichi will now freely wield the bladed Sah Chakram. Based on Kunoichi’s signiture style which involves parsimonious close combat, she can now deal with enemies a little farther away. In the blink of an eye, of course. Sah Chakram embraces Kunoichi like soft moonlight landing on a lake, but it can be merciless in battlefields. Everything will be bathed in bloody red after the Sah Chakram sweeps the place. With the Sah Chakram, Kunoichi’s action becomes even more powerful and flowing while keeping her signature swift movement. The following are some of the prominent Awakening skills: Wheel of Wrath Perform a poweful upper cut followed by an extra attack. It hits critical every single time.   Lunar Dash Dash forward and perform a quick upper slash with the Sah Chakram.  Forward Guard is effective while using the skill. The impacted target gets the  Stiffness effect. Be creative with this skill!   Danse Macabre Mark the target by throwing the Sah Chakram when the enemy’s least expecting, then dash towards its back to reclaim the Sah Chakram and inflict damage.   Lethal Spin Spree Holding the Sah Chakram in both hands, Kunoichi spins fast to inflict damage to the targets nearby. HP recovery amount depends on the number of successful hits.   Chain Crash: Sah Chakram Even Kunoichi cannot control the Sah Chakram’s destructiveness once it leaves her hands. The Sah Chakram knows no mercy when it lands on the enemy’s side.   Delighted Blast Kunoichi shoots fully-charged Sah Chakram’s energy ahead. The impacted targets will be stunned.   Confront the new, real, awakened Ninja and Kunoichi! Enjoy the long-awaited awakenings. 1481119200
Musa’s Crescent Blade and Maehwa’s Kerispear Update Greetings Adventurers, The wait is over, check out the combat trailer for Musa and Maehwa below with their glorious awakening weapons! Behold the prowess of Musa wielding his Crescent Blade and Maehwa’s rhythmic, splendid moves in sync with her Kerispear. We would like to share the stories behind their Awakening with you, if you want to know more keep reading. ◈ Awakened Musa Becomes a Martial God In a humble village in the Far Orient, a boy was born and his birth was announced with the majestic roar of a tiger at dawn. The villagers took this as a good sign, happily expecting that the boy would do something great for the town one day. The boy grew up quickly, with the expectations of the villagers and the death of his father shaping his growth he soon developed a gift for the martial arts. His specialty was swiftly using a blade to detect the opponent's weakness and crush it in an instant. The highlight of any day for the boy was hearing that a master martial artist had arrived in town just so he could challenge the master. As years passed the boy never lost a single fight, which earned him a great reputation but planted the seed of arrogance in him. His only dream was to join the "Western Frontiers," a guild of the best martial artists, only open for the winner of the kingdom's decennial "Grand Tournament" which was held in the capital. Neither the villagers or the young man had any doubt he was going to out-shine all others in the next Grand Tournament. The year of another Grand Tournament arrived; everyone in the kingdom was ready to enjoy the festival and greet the new Martial God. As everyone expected, the young man made it to the final round, but he was not the star of the show. The focus was on an old master who had nonchalantly defeated other masters from all over the continent with his gigantic crescent blade. As the final round began the entire continent was watching the young man and the old master's duel. After a heated offensive and defensive battle, the young man instinctively felt his impending defeat for the first time. He threw a desperate last blow without much expectation, and something unexpected happened. The old master started vomiting blood, and the young man did not miss that weak moment. The young man claimed the new title of the Martial God after winning the Grand Tournament, and finally joined the Western Frontiers. He had just achieved his childhood dream, but he did not feel as if he had earned it, instead he felt enraged. The cheers of the audience should have been solely for him, but they all went to the old master who tried his best until the very end. For someone like the young man who believed there was no one above him, it was unbearable. Blaming everything on the old master, the young man set out to search for him. The old man was living in a cave deep in a mountain. After finding the cave, the young man challenged the old master again. This time the duel was very different and the young man was unable to beat the old master. Despite being defeated the young man did not give in, and repeatedly challenged the old master as soon as he finished recovering. After each duel, the old master would look down at the young man and say, "Walking the path of the martial arts means walking the path of endless innovation. Let everything flow naturally, and your fate will reach the ultimate will someday..." It took thirteen hundred and eight days for the young man to finally defeat the old master. A once arrogant young man found humility and felt in joyous experience of victory. The countless days of challenging this old master had been an opportunity to reflect on his ways and repent. The victorious young man expressed his admiration of the old master by bowing nine times every three steps, asking to be the master's apprentice. The old man accordingly congratulated the young man, and accepted his request. This new-found happiness did not last long, however. The old man's health quickly diminished, and the young man eventually had to bury the old man master. This was very difficult time for the young man who had spent so much of his time with the master and was now all alone. That's when the young man found a letter titled "Martial God Secrets" and his teacher's will. The legendary "Martial God" Haeam, was supposedly assassinated during the power struggle. He was well known after he had climbed to the top rank of the entire Western Frontiers with nothing more than his single crescent blade. The teacher’s will explained that the master was his father who disappeared from after begetting the young man. Upon recalling the old master's kind eyes, the young man could not control the flow of tears. After holding a funeral for Haeam, the young man returned to the Western Union to defeat his father's old nemesis one by one, and he also succeeded in claiming the Crescent Blade, his father's weapon, a national treasure, and the symbol of the top of Western Frontiers, which he dedicated to his father at his grave. He, at the same time, promised to never open the secret letter until he fully understands his late father's teachings. After climbing the Western Frontiers' hierarchy, he pursued politics like his father did, he was his father's son after all. The trickery and wiles of the political world put his life in jeopardy time and time again. Many times he barely survived until he boarded a ship bound to the West with the Martial God's secret and a blade with him. After another close brush with death, the young man decided to forget everything and focus on his path of martial arts. No one could surpass his skills in the kingdom so he knew he would have to find stronger opponents. He somehow had a feeling that at the end of his path, when he reached the closest to the Haeam's secret and his own enlightenment, he would become the true Martial God. ◈ Maehwa’s Blue Crescent Flame In the capital city of a faraway Oriental kingdom was a notorious little girl, she was well known for her mischievous ways. One day an army officer noticed her talent in fighting, and decided to adopt her. Through rigorous training and education in her new home, the girl grew up to be an elegant young lady as if she had been born to that family from the beginning. Only one thing stuck with her as she went from the notorious little girl to the elegant young lady, her only dream was to join the "Order of the Apricot." Apricot was the name of the beautiful valley full of apricot flowers in winter, and it was also the name of the order of young martial artists. the Order of the Apricot motivated members greatly with the hope of climbing the social ladder and honing their own skills. The girl started training in the order a year after she decided to join it. The girl never flinched from her work once she joined the order, it was full of great warriors from all walks of life and she was determined to be one of them. A year later, the girl graduated from her apprenticeship, and the following year she became eligible for being elected as the "Maehwa," the leader of female warriors. While she was elated by her own success, an old woman visited and told the girl unbelievable things: She told her that a cold but beautiful flame, called the Crescent Petal, lives on the tip of the spear wielded by an enlightened warrior, and that there is no enemy you cannot defeat if you are with the Crescent Petal. This was considered a legend since nobody was able to achieve this state since Bihwasun founded the order, but only the leader of the order can fully understand and investigate the existence of such secret. The dreamy story made the girl's heart race, she was thrilled to have a new goal. Three years had passed since the girl joined the Order of the Apricot, and the continent was once again swept by the craze of war. After going through the brutal war and peer competition, the girl lost the pure values such as creativity and friendship, which she had in the beginning. She was being assimilated into the fame culture of the order, only seeking techniques and fame without any respect for life. She would do anything for her career. As she climbed up the hierarchy, the sacrifice of the colleagues and subordinates was taken for granted, and the same went for civilian sacrifices. With every victory, there was an enormous amount of damage. As she returned triumphantly, she went straight back to the Apricot Valley not even thinking for a second about paying a visit to her step parents who wholeheartedly raised and took care of her. Her mind was devastated from the war and had no room for such emotions, she could only eagerly await her promotion at the time. A month after the end of the war, the girl finally became the leader of the order. She was the youngest and the first female leader in the order's history. As soon as the ceremony was concluded, she went into the deepest cave in the valley to check the "secret" of the order. An old spear and a secret note were located in the cave. After verifying the old woman's story as true, the joyous girl wasted no time to start learning the secrets. After a year of training, there was still no sign of flame on the girl's spear. The news of her step-parents' passing found a way to her the next year, but she did not care, only focusing on the secret of the Crescent Petal. Her martial arts were simply not advancing at all, and that was when she started having nightmares. Every night she had to confront the sacrificed colleagues, subordinates, innocent civilians, and the contenders from her time in the war. It had been five years since the girl discovered the secret note, now the brilliant and confident girl was gone, and on the leader's throne was sitting a worn-out and exhausted woman. Countless hours of training contributed nothing to acquire the flame. She was still suffering from nightmares. Finally, she decided to start over, and went back to the cave she found the secret note in. The old woman who told the story of the Crescent Petal was waiting for the girl. As soon as she spotted the girl, the old woman dashed with a spear. Startled, the girl responded with her spear. As the tips of both spears touched, a blue flame emerged from the old woman's spear. It was the Crescent Petal, the girl's ultimate dream. The old woman's every single move was scolding the girl for her stubbornness and obsession. Confronted by the sight of her dream, the girl responded to the old woman's attack, trying her best to defeat her. After a while, a silence fell between them, and the old woman introduced herself as Bihwasun, the founder of the Order of the Apricot. Bihwasun told the girl to constantly empty and fill yourself with new arts, just like how flowing water never stops. The talk did not last long, and the endless offense and defense continued into the night. At dawn after the moonset, the winner was decided. It was the girl's first loss, the kind she has never had in her life. She had no energy to even move a finger, but she felt reborn. She felt like she could understand at least a gist of what Bihwasun meant. The girl resigned from the leader position the next day, and left the valley with minimal luggage. She had no idea where and when the journey was going to end. All she needed was the teaching of Bihwasun in her heart. "Never stop emptying and filling yourself with new arts. The Crescent Petal will answer your call when your shell breaks." ◈ Musa Awakening Skills Musa’s awakening skills focus on heavy slashes and strikes. While swiftly moving to confuse and disorient the enemies, just like he always does, the new skills will bring heavier weight into your combat routine. The following are some of the prominent Awakening skills: Crust Crusher A magnificent areal skill. Musa fully charges his Crescent Blade with his energy and strikes the ground. The targets will fall down on the ground greatly damaged, and an additional attack is also available.   Projection Musa realizes the energy of the Crescent Blade and projects it forward, instantly pushing the target.   Below the Belt Musa brandishes the Crescent Blade. Slightly moving forward, he aims at the target’s lower body. The target will fall down, and an additional attack is available.   One Step Back Musa jumps backward and brandishes the Crescent Blade ahead. It reduces damage on Musa’s part while attacking the target.   Musa’s Spirit Musa instantly exudes powerful energy to stun the targets around him. This skill can be performed instantly, and it makes a wonderful bridge in combos. ◈ Maehwa Awakening Skills Maehwa specializes in fatal stabbing attacks when the target is caught off-guard. With the new Kerispear, you can attack multiple targets within range at a single blow. You can still fully take advantage of Maehwa’s swift movement while experiencing much heavier and more powerful attacks with the Kerispear. The following are some of the prominent Awakening skills: Royal Rage This skill can be activated during Full Moon Wall. Maehwa will use the enemy’s motion and power to perform a counter attack.   Petal Drill Maehwa quickly moves forward and performs a powerful stab.   Sticky Snowflake Gather frosty energy to shoot snowflakes ahead, slowing down the targets in both attack and movement.   Frost Pillars Load the energy of the Kerispear onto icy waves and throw it at the target.   Petal Bloom Gather the energy of the Kerispear and stab the target in front of you to inflict great damage.   Flow: Cloud Stab Swiftly and powerfully stab with the Kerispear to attack an airborne target. ◈ Awakening Quest The awakening quests for Musa and Maehwa start with revisiting their pasts after losing memory. Their forgotten past begins to surface as they talk to Chief Igor Bartali, a well-traveled man, and their awakening lores begin. There are seven main quests, which include 3 ordeal quests. Retrieve the secret by finishing all the quests to unlock your awakening weapon and skills. <Start the Awakening Quest through Black Spirit once you reach Lv. 56!> I hope you all enjoy the long-awaited awakenings. Black Desert Online Team 1479906000