Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss have revealed more information about the rollout of an update to the class skill systems of Black Desert Online.
Starting December 4, 16 classes will sequentially receive new Succession skills intended to add a new dimension to class gameplay and give players more choice in how they approach their characters.
Succession skills will give players the chance to specialize in their main weapons by sacrificing access to their Awakening skills. By foregoing the Awakening skills, players will receive a set of new, powerful skills focused on using their classes original weapons—for example the longsword and shield for the Warrior and the bow and dagger for the Ranger. Players can unlock their Succession skills at level 56 by completing a series of quests given to them by the Black Spirit.
Jaehee Kim, Executive Producer from Black Desert Online developer Pearl Abyss said the following about the goal and vision the team has for Succession skills:
“Many adventurers experience a radical change in the gameplay of their character when they ‘Awaken’ it after reaching level 56. The efficiency and strength of Awakening skills overshadow existing skills, so many players utilize much less of their Main Weapon skills. We developed the Succession skills for those who prefer and missed their original playstyle of the Main Weapon over their Awakening Weapon.
We hope players enjoy their experience trying out the newly updated original skills that are familiar yet more powerful than before.”
The Succession skills will be released starting with the Warrior and Ranger kicking off on Dec 4th. To prepare players for the launch Succession skills, a special event has started. Players can chase a ‘Mysterious Knight’ that rewards them with a high increase (+100%) to the amount of Skill EXP they get, which will help players rack up skill points to invest in their new Succession skills.
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