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Dark Knight’s Awakening Weapon, Vediant
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.
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.
Summons countless Phantom Blades to nail the area ahead while dodging backward.
Performs an areal attack ahead. Affected targets will get stunned and their mobility will decrease.
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!
Black Desert Online Team
Dark Knight Awakening + New Content AnnouncementGreetings adventurers,
The Dark Knight’s awakening will be launched this coming Wednesday after the regular weekly maintenance.
The Dark Knight has proven to be one of the most popular classes since she was launched to Black Desert’s NA/EU version last month.
Her awakening weapon, named “Vediant” is a set of phantom blades that are magically summoned in different sizes and grant the Dark Knight special life draining powers as well as powerful ranged offensive abilities. With her Vediant, she can dazzle her enemies by swiftly dashing through the battlefield while freely delivering powerful melee and ranged AoE attacks. Skillful players can replenish mana, and deal bonus damage by carefully chaining attacks and skills.
Just like with Black Desert Online’s other classes, the Dark Knight’s awakening skills will become available from level 56.
NEW CONTENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON APRIL 8
Even more exciting stuff is on its way. Besides the new Kamasylvia region which will be added to Black Desert Online in the near future, our Korean team will announce new content via Twitch on April 8. The stream will be mirrored by the Black Desert Online’s official Twitch channel, which will be localised in English for the official announcement. The stream will start at 4 AM UTC and will consist of two topics:
LIVE PvP tournament
New content announcement (translated)
04:00 UTC, April 8.
West Coast (NA)
21:00 PDT, April 7.
East Coast (NA)
00:00 EDT, April 8.
06:00 CEST, April 8.
OUR FIRST YEAR, EU vs NATo commemorate our 1st year, we've prepared an Infographic of EU/NA region.
Check out all the differences now!