BDO Leveling XP Chart
BDO Max Level: 

BDO does not have a max level for characters.

However, many players reach level 62 and stay at that level due to the great increase of combat experience required to attain level 63 and higher.

You see this reflected in the image I obtained of one of the graphs available on Smite Datamining, which shows the amount of combat xp needed per level. As you can see, the xp needed for level 63 is much more than the amount needed for level 56.

Getting to level 56 is fairly quick. With the correct questing strategy, using a Chenga Tome, you can reach level 61 in days.

Current Max Level Softcap: 62

Pushing past level 62, takes great effort.

The highest known level in BDO currently is a character who is level 66.



Character levels in BDO take a secondary role to character AP and DP. As a level 61 player, you can master any grinding spot and excel in PVP with a good gear set.


BDO AP Cap in Grinding Spots: 
AP Cap is felt in certain grinding zones usually found in Mediah and Elvia. These zones seem to ignore AP after a certain set point. You can see them on the world map. They will show an AP range instead of open ended. For example, Manes Hideout shows an “Optimal AP” of 80 to 100. If you went there with 250 AP, it would be frustrating because some of your AP is ignored.

AP Cap for Gear:
There is also a AP Cap (or Hardcap) in BDO that prevents you from going over a certain AP. It would be extremely difficult, and I don’t know of anyone that has attained it. This AP Cap would require full PEN of the best of every accessory, armor, and weapon, full Caphras levels, as well as the AP from the Adventure Log books.

AP Softcap:
AP Softcap is a term used in the Black Desert community to define a point at which AP progression is significantly more difficult due to silver and time cost. There is more than one. The first major Softcap is…

AP Soft Cap is full TET boss armor and weapon with TRI gold accessores. The softcap for this player in Caphras, would be level 3 in armor and level 4 Caphras in weapon. (Gives an additonal 15 Gearscore for less than the cost of a TET Crescent.)

Based upon this, the current numbers are roughly…

AP Softcap: 257/259
= 251/253 +2 AP +Lv. 4 Caphras in weapon

DP Softcap: 294

But remember, Softcap is not a number. (Warning: mentioning numbers alongside Softcaps puts certain players into an unavoidable and fatal extreme berserk mode! 🙂 )

Many players have surpassed this Softcap and have moved onto even harder Softcaps:

  • full TET accessories
  • PEN gear

BDO AP Cap (Softcap) Gear Set Example

The above image shows an example of a gear set that is considered Softcap. It is full TET boss armor with TRI gold accessories. However, Caphras levels were not included.

To add Caphras levels and play around with the build, please vist this link. Thank you to Gear Calculator for the image, details, and link!

Additional Softcap Gear Info:

  • Grapple Resistance 35%
  • Knockback/Floating Resistance 35%
  • Knockdown/Bound Resistance 35%
  • Stun/Stiffness/Freezing Resistance 35%
  • Max Stamina +200
  • Attack Speed +4 Level
  • Casting Speed +1 Level
  • Evasion +129
  • Evasion(Hidden) +285
  • Damage Reduction +165
  • Damage Reduction(Hidden) +85
  • Max HP +200
  • Max MP/WP/SP +100
  • Selfcollectible Black Spirit’s Rage +40 %
  • Accuracy +296
  • All Damage Reduction Up
  • Movement Speed +1 Level
  • All Accuracy Up
  • Weight Limit +80 LT
  • Extra Damage to All Species +19
  • Extra AP against Monsters +14
  • Additional Damage to Humans +5

Adventure Log & AP Cap

The Adventure Log books can help boost your sheet AP for all characters.

Total Adventure Log AP: +7

  • Bartali Adventure Log → 4 AP, 2 DP
  • Herald’s Journal → 1 DP
  • Deve’s Journal → 1 AP
  • Dorin Morgrim’s Secret Journal → 1 AP, 1 DP
  • Fughar’s Times of Success → 1 DP
  • Barrier of Infestation → 1 AP, 1 DP

View our Adventure Log AP & DP guide.

Adventure Log AP from Bartali Adventure