BDO: Where to buy shovels?
If you are at that point where you need to go in the desert, be sure to bring plenty of shovels. There are quite a few quests where you need to dig in the desert and very few places to find shovels. You can not buy shovels at the marketplace. You need to look for Material Vendors in the various cities.
In Heidel: Flaviano
In Tarif: Eren Ross
In Altinova: Lashir
In Rock Post: Gavid
In Sands Grain Bazaar: Kulahuth
In Shakatu: Arenda
In Valencia: Purajin
I usually leave shovels, compass, water, and Star Anise Tea in the storage at Shakatu, Sands Grain and Valencia.
There are more places to buy shovels – I’m just listing a few on the way to and from the desert. Also, when I go into the desert, I always have 50 or more shovels in my inventory.
BDO: Quest – Like a salmon that swims upstream
BDO: Quest – A Sweet Bargain
BDO: Valencia Grave Robber Questline pt. 3
If you are interesting in reading Part 1 (Quest 1 to 6) and Part 2 (Quest 7 to 13)
Quest 14th: Moving Ahead
I think out of all the quests, this one was the most challenging in the beginning. You have to dig in the circle to find a quest item but the thing was that you actually had to be outside of the circle to find it. See pictures.
You are just a smudge just outside of the mini map circle – facing these two rocks. (Not too close to them and at this angle)
Zobadi is behind you – The man by the white horse. As you can see – you are in front of him..near these two rocks.
You might have to dig a few times and adjust yourself at the right angle. Remember, if you avie is inside the yellow circle on the mini map – you need to move it outside just a tad.
Black Desert has never fixed this quest in the years I have been playing..no idea why.
Now, you need to go back to Valencia and talk to Afuaru to get the next quest.
Quest 15: Memories of Eliza.
You need to go talk to Tatar. He is the drunk down by the lake and you need to steal a key from him to open the chest after you talk to him.
This will take you several times and you will be amazed how much useless shit he has in his robe.
Once, you have the key, open up your inventory and align the box and the key together to open it.
Then go hand the diamond/chest to afuara.
Quest 16: Rabam’s Storage Key
You just need to steal a key from Rabam in the training area and go give it to the storage keep, Ramanit.
She will then give you a journal to give to Afuara.
Quest 17: Gold Bar Required
Bring 20G of gold bars and travel back to the Gahaz Bandits. It’s in BFE.
To be continued….
BDO: Valencia’s Grave Robber Questline pt 2
To see quests 1 thru 6: Click here.
7th Quest that you get from Afuara is: Grave Robber’s First Steps.
You will need to go on your horse/camel into the desert where it’s marked on the map.
It’s a good idea to have a compass on you. You can buy compass parts on the marketplace.
You need 3 parts and attach them together to get the compass.
Make sure to have your shovels. How many? That is up to you. If you are new to this quest, I would bring at least 50.
You can find shovels at a materials vendor in Valencia.
Find Afuara’s Flag for the next quest.
The 8th quest: Find a luxurious decorative necklace.
This sounds harder than what it is. I literally only used one shovel and you can see how far away I am from the flag.
Once you find the necklace, drag your happy ass back to Valencia and hand over the necklace to Afuara.
9th Quest: Second Suggestion. Find Zobadi and speak to him. Go back to Afuara. (Because that’s how gossip works)
10th Quest: Zobadi’s Information
You will need to go to a temple just outside of Valencia city.
You talk to this kid and he tells you basically “Z” is a big ass crook and you move on to the next quest.
You jump back on your horse and ride back to Valencia to find that bastard. (because you probably don’t have anything better to do)
Of course, he’s missing. What an ahole!
12th Quest: Tracking Zobadi……because why not.
Right by the sign, is all of Zobadi’s friends. They are all pretty much useless when it comes to information.
Pro Tip Talk to the midget first.
You don’t need the other two friends quest. Just the midget one.
13th Quest: Tracking Missing Zobadi
You are going further out in the desert. Bring your compass and your shovels.
You will find Zobadi playing with rocks in the desert and not even the good kind. Click him for the next quest.
To be continued……
BDO: Valencia Grave Robber Questline
I know many people are having trouble with this questline and since I’m having to re-do it with my season server character; I am going to post it here.
What you will need for this quest line because you will be in the desert: Compass, Shovels, Water, Star Anise Tea (if in the desert at night), horse or camel and your weapons. (At bare minimum)
You obtain this quest thru the Black Spirit and you will need to find “Afuaru” for the first quest: Valencia Grave Robber.
Second quest is relatively simple – Steal a book from the Royal Palace. Quest: Finding Valencia’s Treasures.
Just on your navigation and just go straight to the book.
Third quest: Afuaru’s Hobby’s. He wants you to steal from three people marked on the map. In order to steal, you need to stand behind them and when the circle menu appears, hit F6.
Sometimes, it takes multiple times for you to steal the item you need. If you fail, keep trying.
Bring the items back to Afuaru.
Afuaru being the weirdo he is, now wants you to give those items to 3 other people marked on the map.
Go to each person and hit chat and then go back to Afuaru when you are done.
Quest: Give me first, then we can talk.
Next quest: Now that you can read. Use navigation and go read the book. Coming back to Afuaru.
Quest: Grave of a King. You will need to hop on your horse or camel and go northeast to Valencia castle.
It’s not very far. You will see three guys outside of Valencia Castle. Go inside and follow the long path to where you are underground.
You will see this stone ruin thing in the middle of the room. The circle beside it – go in the middle and use the tool that Afuara gave you.
A strange creature will appear and you will have to kill it. (It’s not hard to kill)
Go all the way back up to the top, get on your horse or camel and go to Valencia and see Afuara again.
To be continued…..
BDO: Season Server Quest – Very much worth it.
If you are on a season server trying to level up your new character make sure to take a look at this quest. It’s not a black spirit quest but it is one just for the season server people.
You will find it over in the Gahaz Bandit area and you just need to find Rafa to get it.
You need to kill 5000 bandits and your rewards is 300 CP and a choice of 600 time filled black stones, 90 tuvala ore or 40 refined magical black stone.
This is a good quest to try to get more ore or stones for Tuvala gear.
Pro Tip: Since you are planning on killing so many bandits – make sure to visit Marni and get some stones to fill up souls. Every point helps to level up.
Black Desert Online: How to add water & fertilizer to your crops.
Just a simple tutorial on how to add water and fertilizer to your crops so they grow quicker and yield more. You will need to have water and fertilizer in your inventory for this to work. You can make your own or go buy some from marketplace. It’s not very expensive.
Step 1: Go to any crop in your farm plot and Click “R” to view crop information. (Your menu may have different hot keys depending on the stage of the crop you are looking at. It maybe the F6 key)
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Step 2: Right click on your water and your fertilizer until the bars are showing full.
The water and fertilizer will be applied to all the crops in that farm fence. You will need to do this in every farm fence you have.
Black Desert Online: Old Moon Farming Fences
If you are into farming life skills then you’ll want to pick up this little perk when you reach farming “Master 1.” These fences are better than the strong fences. They are slightly smaller in size and they use less water and fertilizer. You still can only have 10 fences at a time. Once you reach farming master 1, then you need to find an old moon manager. There are several off them all over the map. The one I use is “Stee” in Heidel. He is easy to find in the northern tavern by the bar.
In Heidel: Find “Stee” in the northern Heidel tavern. Chat with him and get the fences. You will need to use your farming character that has reached “Master 1 or higher” to be able to lay the fences down.