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Balenos Fishing Rod & AFK Fishing (Black Desert Online 2019)

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BDO Player AFK Fishing
Balenos Fishing Rod +10 Enhancement

This Balenos Fishing Rod & AFK Fishing Guide will help you learn about a profitable Life Skill and its Artisan grade fishing pole.

Because of it's repairable nature and buffs, the Balenos Fishing Rod is the preferred fishing rod for AFK Fishing.

Balenos Fishing Rod Benefits:


HAPPY AFK Fishing!!




Balenos Fishing Rod Crafting

Balenos Fishing Rod is obtained via crafting in a Tool Workshop that is level 3. There are 3 of them in Heidel and probably all major cities.

Icon Fishing Rod Level Requirement Effect Durability Repair/
Enhance
Obtained By
BDO Balenos Fishing Rod Balenos Fishing Rod Beginner 1 Auto-fishing Time -10%
(Auto-fishing Time -25% and 100 durability with +10 enhance)
50 Yes
4 Worker Nodes:
(search for Ash Timber at somethinglovely.net)
OR Gathering (axe)
Ash Tree
Processing » Heating
Processing » Heating
10 worker nodes and also gatherable (search for iron ore at somethinglovely.net)
3 Worker Nodes:
(search for Coal at somethinglovely.net)
OR Gathering (pickaxe)
Coal nodes
Processing » Heating
Alchemy Tool » Apprentice 1
1x Weeds
1x Salt
1x Sunrise Herb
Processing » Filtering
Bottle of River or Turbid Water (gathered with an Empty Bottle)
Processing » Heating
10 worker nodes and also gatherable (search for iron ore at somethinglovely.net)
4x Rough Stone
2x Trace of Savagery
Processing » Heating
Processing » Heating
10 Worker Nodes:
(search for Copper ore at somethinglovely.net)
OR Gathering (pickaxe)
Copper Gatherable
and 40% from sandstone, mudstone, bloodstone, andesite, etc.
3 Worker Nodes:
(search for Monk's Branch at somethinglovely.net)
OR Gathering (axe)
3% drop chance from any Tree Gatherable (maple, cedar pine, etc.)
Processing » Grinding
any Magic Crystal


BDO Item Brand Spell Stone for Balenos Fishing Rod

Item Brand Spell Stone for Balenos Fishing Rod

An Item Brand Spell Stone can be used on a Balenos Fishing Rod. This will dramatically increase your AFK fishing time by reducing the Durability Consumption of the rod by 50%. This $4 item, effectively doubles your fishing time. It also reduces the cost to repair a Balenos Fishing Rod by 33%.

BDO Item Brand Spell Stone for Balenos Fishing Rod

Item Brand Spell Stone

Item Brand Spell Stones will not be removed if you decide to attempt Enhancement and succeed or fail.

A Balenos Fishing Rod with a Brand Stone can't be sold on the Market.

Best AFK Fishing Locations

Grana City Fish Table:

Golden Siniperca - 250,000
Granges D'or - 300,000
Spotted Barbel - 105,300
Miho Spine Loach - 105,600

Arowana
Cherry Salmon
Diamond Minnow
Lenok
Striped Shiner
Yellow-Headed Catfish

Stumpy Bullhead
Sweetfish
Goby Minnow

Tooth Fairy Cabin (North) Fish Table:

Golden Siniperca - 250,000
Mandarin Fish - 109,200
Spotted Barbel - 105,300

Arowana
Cherry Salmon
Diamond Minnow
Lenok
Striped Shiner
Yellow-Headed Catfish

Amur Minnow
Bass
Yellowfin Sculpin

Thank you to Moonraker for data.

Mainland High Level Region Fishing:

Kamasylvia and Dreighan are both good for AFK Fishing. However, some places will show an "Exhausted" amount of fish. The most popular locations in Kamasylvia are Grana and Tooth Fairy Cabin because they are safe zones, but that also means they are normally Exhausted. Dreighan has safe zones of Harak's Shelter and the main city.

Kama gives better distance bonus than Dreighan, when trading to Valencia.

Both Kama and Dreighan have higher than normal Ancient Relic Shard drop rates.

Great Ocean Fishing:

For the greatest distance bonus, I recommend fishing near South Margoria Sea (node 1414). With a distance bonus of 146.43%, it gives near the maximum allowed distance bonus of 150%. If you are willing to go further into Central Margoria Sea, you can get the max of 150%. (Node 1427)

However, Great Ocean travel is slow, especially if you are trying to get there on a boat that isn't a fast Great Ocean boat, like the Epheria Sailboat.

Ross and Margoria seas all have faster than normal AFK fishing time. The fishing pool has much less trash and Relic drop rates are good. Great Ocean waters are normally Abundant and the distance bonus for trade is the best. However, the travel time and boat building time dissuades many from going here. Breezy Sails (Skilled 1 sailing) helps to speed up ocean travel time.

Best Fishing Location Conclusion:

Several factors go into deciding the best fishing spot. If you only have 45 inventory slots and can't check back very frequently, then it doesn't really mater where you fish. An Exhausted fishing spot isn't going to matter, because you are ultimately stopped by your small inventory anyway. However, if you have a max inventory of 192, you can fish for a very long time until your inventory gets full, and the best spot for you is going to be an Abundant spot.

Trade skill also factors into the best fishing location. If you have Artisan 2 Trade, then you can get the Valencia City desert trade buff, which will increase your earnings by 50%.


Kamasylvia Fishing Spot Map
Thank you to Moonraker for their fishing research and the map below.

Kamasylvia Fishing Spot Map

Dreighan Fishing Spot Map
Thank you to Moonraker for their fishing research and the map below.

Dreighan Fishing Spot Map

South Margoria Fishing Spot Map
Thank you to somethinglovely.net for their South Margoria Sea Map (node 1414).

South Margoria Fishing Spot Map

Balenos Fishing Rod Profits

A full load of 192 slots generally yields about 8-16 Ancient Relic Crystal Shards after 7-8 hours.

Fishing Setup:

Advanced Fishing Setup:

Fish Grades & Trade Prices

Dried Fish Equivalence
1 Dried White Fish 1 Dried Fish
1 Dried Green Fish 2 Dried Fish
1 Dried Blue Fish 4 Dried Fish
1 Dried Yellow Fish 8 Dried Fish
1 Fresh White Fish 2 Dried Fish
1 Fresh Green Fish 4 Dried Fish
1 Fresh Blue Fish 8 Dried Fish
1 Fresh Yellow Fish 16 Dried Fish

Knowing fish grades is important for Cooking Recipes.

When fish are dried, fish names loose their coloring that shows their grade. However, they still retain their Cooking rarity and effectiveness.

Cooking recipes call for "Dried Fish" or "Dried Seafood", which is 1 dried version of a white grade fish or white grade seafood.


Fish Grade Price

Mudskipper

Normal

4,140

Tuna

Rare

154,000

Porgy

Rare

134,000

Saurel

Normal

4,650

Squid

Normal

3,600

Crab

Normal

4,200

Jellyfish

Normal

4,000

Shellfish

Normal

4,900

Snakehead

Rare

114,000

Cuvier

Rare

164,000

Sunfish

Rare

141,500

Sea Bass

Rare

140,800

Angler

Big

28,900

Swordfish

Big

21,100

Seahorse

Normal

4,450

Starfish

Normal

4,150

Filefish

Normal

4,300

Scorpion Fish

Normal

4,900

Mullet

Normal

4,300

Swiri

Rare

109,000

Piranha

Rare

109,000

Mandarin Fish

Rare

109,200

Crawfish

Normal

4,050

Dace

Normal

4,500

Bluegill

Normal

4,800

Perch

Normal

4,300

Notch Jaw

Normal

4,350

Mudfish

Normal

4,400

Goby Minnow

Normal

4,050

Bitterling

Normal

3,900

Bleeker

Normal

4,150

Yellowfin Sculpin

Normal

4,450

Greenling

Normal

4,650

Flatfish

Normal

4,400

Grunt

Rare

100,500

Round Herring

Normal

4,140

Silver-Stripe Round Herring

Normal

4,950

Whiting

Normal

4,650

Dolphinfish

Normal

4,600

Striped Catfish

Normal

4,200

Golden-Thread

Big

22,600

Nibbler

Rare

115,000

Siganid

Big

20,220

Surfperch

Normal

4,400

Blackfin Sweeper

Normal

4,250

Smokey Chromis

Rare

124,000

Gurnard

Normal

4,400

Sandfish

Normal

4,510

Rosefish

Normal

4,750

Grouper

Rare

125,400

Fourfinger Threadfin

Normal

4,100

Leather Carp

Rare

81,600

Soho Bitterling

Normal

4,350

Bubble Eye

Normal

4,300

Pacu

Rare

100,100

Rosy Bitterling

Normal

4,150

Roundtail Paradisefish

Normal

4,150

Tapertail Anchovy

Big

20,460

Rock Hind

Normal

4,700

Butterflyfish

Normal

4,150

Checkerboard Wrasse

Big

20,570

Pomfret

Big

23,110

Yellow Swordfish

Big

21,000

Marlin

Big

20,490

Sailfish

Big

25,100

Black Marlin

Big

23,980

Moray

Rare

100,800

Tilefish

Rare

153,000

Porcupine Fish

Rare

102,300

Tongue Sole

Normal

4,200

Mackerel Pike

Normal

4,800

Sandeel

Normal

4,500

Black Porgy

Rare

140,400

Eyespot Puffer

Rare

140,800

Spotted Sea Bass

Rare

141,300

Giant Octopus

Rare

142,000

Blue Grouper

Rare

143,700

Striped Jewfish

Rare

146,700

Bahaba

Rare

144,800

Greater Amberjack

Rare

156,900

Skate

Rare

165,200

Blackfin Sea Perch

Rare

134,300

Goliath Grouper

Rare

156,000

Striped Bonito

Rare

135,800

Spotted Barbel

Rare

105,300

Miho Spine Loach

Rare

105,600

Fishing Rare Drops

Ancient Relic Crystal Shard, Silver Key, Breezy Conch Seaweed and Laila's Petal items have a low drop rate chance in all fish tables except Common only or Trash tables.

Is Balenos Fishing Rod the Best?

BDO AFK Fishing with Elephant

Balenos Fishing Rod is often spoken as being the best rod. There are a couple reasons for this. There are many Events in BDO that center around fishing and provide special drops. Sometimes these special drops are part of the "trash" loot table, even if the drop item shows a yellow grade. This is also the theory behind Ancient Relic Shards. Some players swear by using the Balenos Fishing Rod to catch more of those rare drops. Balenos also can decrease fishing time by 25%, so this increases your chances of getting that rare drop in a shorter time frame.

Mediah Fishing Rod + Maple Float remain the choice for active fishing and Balenos Fishing Rod + Maple Float for AFK fishing. Mediah Fishing rod is preferred by those with smaller inventories.


Lowering Fishing Time & Increasing Profits

There are two Fishing timers for each cast.

Normal Auto-Fishing time is 3 minutes. That's without any fishing ranks or buffs.

There are several items you can obtain in game, besides the Balenos Fishing Rod, to decrease your Fishing Time.

"Auto-Fishing Time" means the time it takes after the fish bites (when there is a fish icon above your head) to the time you automatically reel it into your inventory.

You can buff up to a 65% Auto-Fishing Time Reduction, meaning that you can go as low as 63 seconds between when you get a bite and when you auto collect the fish. 72 seconds if you don't use Arehaza Meal.

Fishing Rank/Level

Fishing Rank or Level can be increased up to a maximum of 5.

Fishing rank decreases the time it takes to get a fish on the hook. It decreases the time for a fish to bite.

View your Fishing Rank by pressing P key and then "Battle Stats" button.

BDO Fishing Rank via Profile and Battle Stats

Fishing Rank Item List

  • Exotic Herbal Wine +1

  • Aloe Yogurt +1

  • Fruit Wine +1

  • Honeycomb Cookie +1

  • Aloe Yogurt +1

  • Balenos Special +2

  • Silver Embroidered Fisher's Clothes +1-3

  • Apprentice Fisher's Uniform +1

  • Fisher's Elixir +2-3

  • Thick Fishing Rod +1

  • Steel Fishing Rod +2

  • Golden Fishing Rod +3

  • Guild Bonus +1-3

  • Easter Egg +1

  • Splat Fisher's Clothes +1

  • Pet Skill +1 (RNG chance)

  • Paste Bait +2

Fishing Life Skill Rank/Level

Fishing Life Skill levels help you to keep the Durability of your fishing rod and to see Fishing Hotspots.

View your Fishing Life Skill Rank by pressing P key and then "Life Info" button.

BDO Fishing Rank via Profile and Battle Stats

Fishing Hotspots
Hotspots give an abnormally high amount of high grade fish.

The Fishing Life Skill reveals Hotspots based upon its level. Hotspots are the fishing spots in the ocean that have fish leaping out of the water and seagulls flying above them.

Fishing Rod Durability
There is a roll before each cast to see if the Durability of your fishing rod should go down by one. It is not always 1 cast = 1 Durability. The higher your level of Fishing Life Skill level is, the less Durability you will loose. Master fishermen can fish much longer than a Beginner level Fisher.

"Durability use on fishing rods is determined as 90 - (0,5 * fishing level) = % chance to decrease durability on use” -- Thanks to Knowledge (bondenn#2446) and Moonraker (Moonraker#2967) for this information

Example Durability Loss Chance:
Master 1 Fishing = 64.5% chance the durability will decrease.
    → 90 - (0.5 * 51) = 64.5%
Guru 1 Fishing = 49.5% chance the durability will decrease.
    → 90 - (0.5 * 81) = 49.5%



Fishing XP Per Level

The Xp table below will help you determine how many quests or fish you need, to obtain your next Fishing level/grade.


Fishing
Rank
Level
Exp Needed to
complete level
Total XP
Beginner 1 1 400 400
Beginner 2 2 600 1,000
Beginner 3 3 1,200 2,200
Beginner 4 4 1,900 4,100
Beginner 5 5 2,900 7,000
Beginner 6 6 4,000 11,000
Beginner 7 7 5,400 16,400
Beginner 8 8 6,900 23,300
Beginner 9 9 8,600 31,900
Beginner 10 10 10,600 42,500
Apprentice 1 11 13,100 55,600
Apprentice 2 12 15,900 71,500
Apprentice 3 13 18,800 90,300
Apprentice 4 14 22,000 112,300
Apprentice 5 15 25,400 137,700
Apprentice 6 16 29,100 166,800
Apprentice 7 17 33,000 199,800
Apprentice 8 18 37,100 236,900
Apprentice 9 19 41,500 278,400
Apprentice 10 20 46,100 324,500
Skilled 1 21 104,600 429,100
Skilled 2 22 117,600 546,700
Skilled 3 23 131,200 677,900
Skilled 4 24 145,400 823,300
Skilled 5 25 160,200 983,500
Skilled 6 26 175,600 1,159,100
Skilled 7 27 191,600 1,350,700
Skilled 8 28 208,200 1,558,900
Skilled 9 29 234,800 1,793,700
Skilled 10 30 262,400 2,056,100
Professional 1 31 300,400 2,356,500
Professional 2 32 349,200 2,705,700
Professional 3 33 409,200 3,114,900
Professional 4 34 490,200 3,605,100
Professional 5 35 593,000 4,198,100
Professional 6 36 727,800 4,925,900
Professional 7 37 905,200 5,831,100
Professional 8 38 1,136,200 6,967,300
Professional 9 39 1,441,600 8,408,900
Professional 10 40 1,747,200 10,156,100
Artisan 1 41 2,148,800 12,304,900
Artisan 2 42 2,678,200 14,983,100
Artisan 3 43 3,282,000 18,265,100
Artisan 4 44 3,981,800 22,246,900
Artisan 5 45 4,905,200 27,152,100
Artisan 6 46 6,030,600 33,182,700
Artisan 7 47 7,326,200 40,508,900
Artisan 8 48 8,941,200 49,450,100
Artisan 9 49 10,981,600 60,431,700
Artisan 10 50 13,022,200 73,453,900
Master 1 51 15,073,000 88,526,900
Master 2 52 17,134,200 105,661,100
Master 3 53 19,206,000 124,867,100
Master 4 54 21,288,600 146,155,700
Master 5 55 23,382,200 169,537,900
Master 6 56 25,487,000 195,024,900
Master 7 57 27,603,200 222,628,100
Master 8 58 29,731,000 252,359,100
Master 9 59 31,870,600 284,229,700
Master 10 60 34,022,200 318,251,900
Master 11 61 36,186,000 354,437,900
Master 12 62 38,362,200 392,800,100
Master 13 63 40,551,000 433,351,100
Master 14 64 42,752,600 476,103,700
Master 15 65 44,967,200 521,070,900
Master 16 66 47,195,000 568,265,900
Master 17 67 49,436,200 617,702,100
Master 18 68 51,691,000 669,393,100
Master 19 69 53,959,600 723,352,700
Master 20 70 56,242,200 779,594,900
Master 21 71 58,539,000 838,133,900
Master 22 72 60,850,200 898,984,100
Master 23 73 63,176,000 962,160,100
Master 24 74 65,516,600 1,027,676,700
Master 25 75 67,872,200 1,095,548,900
Master 26 76 70,243,000 1,165,791,900
Master 27 77 72,629,200 1,238,421,100
Master 28 78 75,031,000 1,313,452,100
Master 29 79 77,448,600 1,390,900,700
Master 30 80 79,882,200 1,470,782,900
Guru 1 81 82,332,000 1,553,114,900
Guru 2 82 84,798,200 1,637,913,100
Guru 3 83 87,281,000 1,725,194,100
Guru 4 84 89,780,600 1,814,974,700
Guru 5 85 92,297,200 1,907,271,900
Guru 6 86 94,831,000 2,002,102,900
Guru 7 87 97,382,200 2,099,485,100
Guru 8 88 99,951,000 2,199,436,100
Guru 9 89 102,537,600 2,301,973,700
Guru 10 90 105,142,200 2,407,115,900
Guru 11 91 107,765,000 2,514,880,900
Guru 12 92 110,406,200 2,625,287,100
Guru 13 93 113,066,000 2,738,353,100
Guru 14 94 115,744,600 2,854,097,700
Guru 15 95 118,442,200 2,972,539,900
Guru 16 96 121,159,000 3,093,698,900
Guru 17 97 123,895,200 3,217,594,100
Guru 18 98 126,651,000 3,344,245,100
Guru 19 99 129,426,600 3,473,671,700
Guru 20 100 132,202,200 3,605,873,900
Guru 21 101
Guru 22 102
Guru 23 103
Guru 24 104
Guru 25 105
Guru 26 106
Guru 27 107
Guru 28 108
Guru 29 109
Guru 30 110
Guru 31 111
Guru 32 112
Guru 33 113
Guru 34 114
Guru 35 115
Guru 36 116
Guru 37 117
Guru 38 118
Guru 39 119
Guru 40 120
Guru 41 121
Guru 42 122
Guru 43 123
Guru 44 124
Guru 45 125
Guru 46 126
Guru 47 127
Guru 48 128
Guru 49 129
Guru 50 130


Life Skill XP Changes on April 30th 2019

Patch Notes - April 30th 2019 Source

Patch Notes - May 8th 2019: Source

Margoria Faster Fishing Time

Margoria has unusually fast bite times. The drawback for fishing here is the travel time to get there. Be sure to use an Epheria Boat. If you don't have one, you can travel here by using the Griffon and Ferry travel system.

Fishing tests from Margoria.

16 seconds until bite with Rank 5 Fishing.

24 seconds until bite with Rank 3 Fishing.


NPC Traveling to Margoria (Griffon and Ferry)

If you don't have an Epheria Boat, you can still travel to Port Ratt, which is the city way beyond all the Margoria ocean waters. It's a lengthy ride and it does require some kind of boat to travel from Iliya to Lema. (at least a Fishing Boat is recomended.)

Griffon NPC to Travel to Iliya Island
Location: West entrance to Velia.

    Griffon NPC to travel to Iliya Island

Griffon NPC Map
Location: West entrance to Velia.

    Griffon NPC Location Map: West of Velia Entrance

Ferry to Lema Island

Alternatively, you can wait for a ferry and go straight to Lema Island. Find Chadwick, the <Guild Wharf Manager> located along the coast, east of Olvia. The wait can be quite long, but you can fish off the dock while you are waiting.

Ferry Travel to Lema Island

There is also a ferry that leaves from Velia to Iliya. Again, the wait can be long.


Abundant AFK Fishing Spots

Abundant fishing spots will decrease your fishing time by lowering the time it takes for that initial bite.

Example Overnight AFK Fishing with 192 fishing inventory...

  1. Abundant: Inventory full (176 fish) and 9 to 16 Ancient Relic Crystal Shards
  2. Average: 130 fish + 6 to 12 Ancient Relic Crystal Shards
  3. Not Enough: 90 fish + 4 to 8 Ancient Relic Crystal Shards
  4. Exhausted: 50 fish + 2 to 4 Ancient Relic Crystal Shards

One thing to keep in mind is that the water tables are shared across all channels. This means even if your channel is empty, your favorite fishing spot might be Exhausted.


Fishing Items & Gear

Short & Sweet: Fishing/Life Skill XP Item List:

Conservative, Easily-Obtainable Total: +38% (Verdure Draught, Sute Tea, Scroll)


Detailed Fishing/Life Skill XP Item List

Fishing ItemFishing BuffDurationIngredientsAcquisition
Elixir of Time
Elixir of Time
Crit
Life Skill +10%
Life Skill +15%
5 min.
[10 min.]
8 min
[15 min.]
1x Weeds
1x Salt
1x Sunrise Herb
Processing » Filtering
Bottle of River or Turbid Water (gathered with an Empty Bottle)
 1x Monk's Branch
 1x Trace of Ascension
 2x Blood 3
 2x Powder of Time
 6x Fire Flake Flower
 5x Maple Sap

Processing » Simple Alchemy
2xElixir
1x Aal's Tear (at Material Vendor for 22k)
Processing » Simple Alchemy
3xElixir
1x Blue Reagent (at Material Vendor for 50k)
● Marketplace (Current Price: 8.9k) Crit: 98k, [Party] 159k
● Alchemy Tool (Apprentice 1, Crit: Professional 1)
Verdure Draught
Verdure Draught
Life Skill +20%
Movement Speed +3
+200 LT
15 min. Simple Alchemy:
Worker's Elixir x3, Elixir of Time x3, Elixir of Swiftness x3, Tears of the Falling Moon x1

2 other Simple Alchemy recipes on bddatabase.net
● Marketplace (Current Price: 243k)
● Simple Alchemy
Sute Tea
Sute Tea
Crit
Life XP +8% 90 min.
110 min.
Cooking:
Tea With Fine Scent x2 + Milk x3 + Salt x1 + Butter x2

view recipe on bddatabase.net
● Marketplace (Current Price: 9.1k, Crit: 71k)
● Cooking Utensil: Skilled Lv.1 (Crit: Professional Lv.7)
Value Pack
Value Pack
Life XP +10% 1-90 Days Purchase Pearls with real $$$ or obtain via Loyalties (you earn 100 Loyalties per day for logging in). Rarely through events, rewards, etc. ● Marketplace (Current Price: 88 mil. lucky pre-order required)
● Loyalties: 1,400 (14 Days)
● Pearls: 1,500 (30 Days, $15)
Pets
Pearl Bear Pet
Life XP
0-4%
Fishing XP 0-25%
AFK Fishing
permanent ● Fishing XP 0-25% (random chance)
● AFK Fishing: Penguin, Polar Bear, Marmot, Dragon
● Cats: Life XP 1-4% each
● Purchase Pearls with real $$$. Pets are rarely obtained through events, rewards, etc.
● Marketplace (Marketplace Price: 53 mil. lucky pre-order required)
● Challenge Reward: 5000 hours play time
● Pearls: 1,100 ($11)
Professional Fisher's Uniform (Costume)
Professional Fisher's Uniform
Fishing EXP +10%
Fishing +1
Armor, Gloves, Shoes, Helmet
Costume (Appearance) with Pearls
Apprentice Fisher's Uniform:
0% XP, +1 Fishing, Beginner 10
Skilled Fisher's Uniform:
+5% XP, +1 Fishing, Skilled 5
Professional Fisher's Uniform:
+10% XP, +1 Fishing, Professional 10
Challenge reward for obtaining Artisan Fishing skill, or purchase Fisher's Uniform at the Luxury Vendor. To convert into a costume for appearance slots, purchase Pearls with real $$$ and buy an Equipment Tailoring Coupon: 1500 Pearls ($15) - pre-order at Market (Current Price: 72.5 mil.) Obtain Skilled and Apprentice via questing. See below.
[Villa] Turning Gates
Villa Buff: Turning Gates
Life EXP +10% 90
min.
180
min.
3x Gold Bar 1G (300k)
9x Gold Bar 1G (900k)
Villa Rental (7 Days):
1x Villa Invitation
1x Gold Bar 100G (10 mil.)
Villa Buff Locations: Karashu, Shakatu, Kiyak, Muna, Marzana, Talia
Perfume of Swiftness
Perfume of Swiftness
Life Skill +20%
Movement Speed +5
+200 LT
20 min.  1x Blue Whale Oil
1x Weeds
1x Salt
1x Sunrise Herb
Processing » Filtering
Bottle of River or Turbid Water (gathered with an Empty Bottle)
 4x Powder of Time
 6x Everlasting Herb
Processing » Filtering
Bottle of River or Turbid Water (gathered with an Empty Bottle)
● Market (Current Price: 7.4 mil.)
● Alchemy Tool (Skilled 1)
Blue Whale Oil: (Market: 4.4 mil.) or butcher Blue Whale with a butcher knife (requires group matchlock hunting) Dulfy's Blue Whale Guide
Extra Life EXP Scroll
Extra Life EXP Scroll
Life XP +10% 60 min. Earn 100 Loyalties per day for logging in.
Life scrolls are rarely obtained through events, Challenge rewards, etc.
● Loyalties: cost 300


Paste Bait

Paste Bait gives +2 to Fishing Level. You can obtain them through quests or exchanging Fisher's Tokens with an Otter fisher. The duration is extremely low, but it will stack with food.

BDO Paste Bait to Decrease Fishing Time

Fishing Costumes & Clothing

Silver Embroidered Fisher's Clothes

There are 3 different costumes you can wear to increase Fishing Rank and Fishing Exp.

One effective strategy is to wear all three different Fishing Costumes by using an Equipment Tailoring Coupon.

You can buy a Professional Fisher Uniform at the <Luxury Vendor> and apply an Equipment Tailoring Coupon. This will allow you to wear it with the +2 Silver Embroidered Fishing Clothes and Splat Costume Helmet.

With all three costumes, you will have +4 Fishing Rank without buffs


Splat Fisher's Clothes

Pearl Fishing Costume: Splat Fisher's Clothes. 2200 Pearls.
Fishing +1
Swimming Speed +90%
Less Stamina used while swimming
Set Effect: Swimming Speed +59% and Jump Height +80cm

BDO Fishing Costume: Splat Fisher's Clothes

Fisher's Uniform

The Fisher's Uniform is obtained via quests, Challenge Rewards, and the <Luxury Vendor>

All Fisher's Uniforms state "Item Effect: Monsters won't attack first while you are squatting or Fishing. (Watchtowers and some types of monsters may still attack.)"

Apprentice Fisher's Uniform
Requirement: Beginner 10
Fishing Ability: +1 Level
Fishing EXP: none

    Apprentice Fisher's Uniform

Skilled Fisher's Uniform
Requirement: Skilled 5
Fishing Ability +1 Level
Fishing EXP +5%

    Skilled Fisher's Uniform

Professional Fisher's Uniform
Requirement: Professional 10
Fishing Ability +1 Level
Fishing EXP +10%

    Professional Fisher's Uniform


Professional Fisher's Uniform:

There are two ways to obtain Professional Fisher's Uniform:

Professional Fisher's Uniform. 1.5 mil at <Luxury Vendor>
(Fishing+ 1, Fishing Exp +10%)

BDO Fishing Costume: Professional Fisher's Uniform

The Fisher's Uniform can be purchased at a <Luxury Vendor> like George Fusto in Heidel for 1.5 million silver. It replaces your armor unless you purchase an Equipment Tailoring Coupon, which will allow you to wear it on your Appearance slots. (Hands, Top, and Shoes.)

The Costume version does not cover the head piece, so it allows you to wear the Splat helmet with it.

Equipment Tailoring Coupon
Functional Costumes require a Tailoring Coupon to wear in Appearance Slots.

BDO Equipment Tailoring Coupon for Fisher's Uniform

Silver Embroidered Fisher's Clothes

Enhancement Stats:
+1 Enhancement: Fishing Ability +1 Level, Movement Speed +1 Level, Fishing EXP +10%
+2 Enhancement: Fishing Ability +2 Level, Movement Speed +2 Level, Fishing EXP +15%
+3 Enhancement: Fishing Ability +2 Level, Movement Speed +2 Level, Fishing EXP +20%
+4 Enhancement: Fishing Ability +2 Level, Movement Speed +3 Level, Fishing EXP +25%
+5 Enhancement: Fishing Ability +3 Level, Movement Speed +4 Level, Fishing EXP +40%

BDO Fishing Costume: Silver Embroidered Fisher's Clothes Price

Silver Embroidered Fisher's Recipe:
10px Powder of Time
15x Black Stone Powder
10x Flax Fabric

Silver Embroidered Fisher's Clothes are easily obtainable through the Marketplace. +2 Enhancement is 16 million silver at the moment. You can even find some higher enhancements, but it gets very expensive.

You can also craft your own in a level 1 Costume Mill housing. There are 3 Costume Mills in Hiedel and probably in most major cities. Crafting Silver Embroidered Fisher's Clothes is one of the few ways to get rid of Flax Fabric.

Silver Embroidered Clothes cannot be converted into an Appearance costume with an Equipment Tailoring Coupon. You have no choice but to replace your gear with this, if you want its excellent Fishing buffs.


AFK Fishing Pets

All Pets have an RNG chance to gain a skill that increases Fishing Rank +1. Pets can also have permanent talents that decrease Auto-Fishing Time and/or improve Durability Loss.

Pets with Auto-Fishing Time Reduction buffs can help reduce the time it takes from bite to reeling in the fish.

You can take out more than one pet with the Fishing Buff, but only the highest buff will be used. The Auto-Fishing buffs on pets do not stack.

Auto-Fishing Pet Tiers & Levels

  • T1 and T2 Level 1 = -10% Auto-Fishing Time
  • T1 and T2 Level 10 = -20% Auto-Fishing Time
  • T3 level 1 = -15% Auto-Fishing Time
  • T3 level 10 = -25% Auto-Fishing Time
  • T4 Level 1 = -20% Auto-Fishing Time
  • T4 Level 10 = -30% Auto-Fishing Time

Best AFK Fishing Pet
Arguably, the best fishing pet is the Newborn Dragon, in which you can pick the skills you want, which would include a Talent of Durability Reduction Resistance and a Special Skill of Auto-fishing Time Reduced. This pet is called Newborn Crimson Dragon or Newborn Golden Dragon. It's a Limited pet type and available periodically during certain Events.

For an example of a past Newborn Dragon event that took place April 10 to April 24 2019, go here.

Premium Auto-Fishing Pet: Marmot

The Marmot pet is the only pet that is easy to obtain from the Pearl Shop and is available all year around. All other Fishing pets aren't as easy to obtain because they require an Event or rare drop.

PREMIUM PET TYPE

Pet Name

Special Ability

Talent

Sellable

Acquired By

Marmot

Auto-fishing Time Reduced 10%-30%

Life Skill EXP +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls



BDO AFK Fishing Pet: Marmot


Limited Auto-Fishing Pets: Newborn Dragon, Polar Bear, Penguin

LIMITED PET TYPE

Pet Name

Special Ability

Talent

Sellable

Acquired By

Newborn Crimson Dragon
Newborn Golden Dragon

Buyer's Choice:
Resistant to Desert Diseases
Auto-fishing Time Reduced
Hostility Detection

Buyer's Choice:
Life Skill EXP +1-4%
Combat Skill EXP +1-4%
Knowledge and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase
Durability Reduction Resistance

NO

1650 Pearls

Polar Bear

Auto-fishing Time Reduced 10%-30%

Weight Limit Increase

Tier 1: 20LT

Tier 2: 30LT

Tier 3: 40LT

Tier 4: 50LT

NO

Gift Package (see Hedgehog Guide)

Kina's Adventurer Pack: 4400 Pearls
Vanacil's Adventurer Pack: 5100

Purchase Restriction on Packs: 1 Per Character

Penguin

Auto-fishing Time Reduced 10%-30%

Life Skill EXP +1-4%

 NO

Previous Attendance/Loyalty Reward

[Event] Penguin Package
2 Penguins for 2200 Pearls



Special Auto-Fishing Pet: Young Crimson Dragon

Young Crimson Dragon can only be obtained via a lucky Market Pre-order or a very rare drop. He is not the same as other dragons, although his name is very similar to the Newborn Crimson Dragon.

SPECIAL PET TYPE

Pet Name

Special Ability

Talent

Sellable

Acquired By

Notes

Young Crimson Dragon

One Random:

Heat Stroke/Hypothermia Resistance, or Auto-fishing Time Reduced 10%-30%, or Taunt Monster, or Hostility Detection, or Finds Rare Monsters

HP Buff:
Tier 1: 25hp
Tier 2: 50HP
Tier 3: 75hp
Tier 4: 100hp

YES

Defeat Garmoth, Obtain rare Garmoth's Horn. Exchange horn to Gerson in Duvencrune (Gerson is near Trade Manager Tikara)

Currently, it can only be Exchanged with another Young Crimson Dragon. Can only have 1 Dragon summoned at once.

Fishing Food

Fishing Food that Increases Fishing Level

  Fishing Food Cooking Skill Fishing
Speed
Minutes Materials
Aloe Yogurt Beginner 6 +1 30 5 2 3 3
Balenos Meal Skilled 6 +2 90 2 2
Exotic Herbal Wine Beginner 1 +1 30 3 5 2
Fruit Wine Apprentice 1 +1 60 5 3 2
Honeycomb Cookie Apprentice 6 +1 90 4 6 2 4

Fishing Food with Auto-Fishing Time Reduced

Special Arehaza Meal
Special Arehaza Meal adds the same +5% Auto Fishing Time Reduction buff as Coconut Cocktail, but has a longer 90 minute duration.

BDO Fishing Food: Special Arehaza Meal

  Fishing Food Cooking Skill Fishing Buff Minutes Materials
Coconut Cocktail Professional 1 Auto-fishing time -5% 60 2 2 5

Coconuts x2,
Exotic Herbal Wine x1,
Fruit x1,
Essence of Liquor x2,
Mineral Water x5

Special Arehaza Meal Artisan 1 Auto-fishing time -5% 90 2
Coconut Cocktails x2,
Coconut Pasta x1,
Fried Coconut Fish x1,
Steak x1,
Meat Stew x1

Fishing Elixirs & Pots

You craft Fisher's Elixir by using an Alchemy Tool in your Residence. Requires Apprentice 1+ in Alchemy. There is a slight chance of obtaining Skilled Fisher's Elixir when producing Fisher's Elixir, if your Alchemy level is Professional 1 or above.

Green grade Fisher's Elixer: +2 Fishing

Blue grade Fisher's Elixer: +3 Fishing

BDO Fisher's Elixir
Fishing ItemFishing BuffDurationIngredientsAcquisition
Fisher's Elixir
Fisher's Elixir
Crit
Fishing +2
Fishing +3
5 min.
[10 min.]
8 min
[15 min.]
1x Weeds
1x Salt
1x Sunrise Herb
Processing » Filtering
Bottle of River or Turbid Water (gathered with an Empty Bottle)
 1x Monk's Branch
 1x Trace of Ascension
 2x Blood 3
 2x Powder of Flame
 6x Sunrise Herb
 3x Fir Sap

Processing » Simple Alchemy
2xElixir
1x Aal's Tear (at Material Vendor for 22k)
Processing » Simple Alchemy
3xElixir
1x Blue Reagent (at Material Vendor for 50k)
● Marketplace (Current Price: 24.4k) Crit: 5.9k, [Party] 43.8k
● Alchemy Tool (Apprentice 1, Crit: Professional 1)

Increasing Relic Drop Rates During Fishing

Fever Time

"Fever Time" increases the Relic Shard drop rates during AFK and active fishing. This occurs every weekend, starting Friday night.

BDO Weekend Fever Time

Blessing of Kamasylve

Blessing of Kamasylve gives you a nice buff to rare drops chances. This will help in obtaining all those rare Relic Shards and rare fishing goodies.

Blessing of Kamasylve costs 1000 Loyalties (10 days of logging in for one hour) or 1,250 Pearls. ($12.50).

Buffs from Blessing of Kamasylve:
Energy Recovery +2
Item Drop Rate +20%

BDO Blessing of the Kamasylve for Enhancement Drops BDO Blessing of the Kamasylve for Enhancement Drops

Kamasylvia Fishing Quests

Kamasylvia is a favorite fishing location for fishermen. There are two daily quests, with a short pre-requisite quest chain.

Locaton: Lake Flondor
Start NPC: Otter

Daily Kamasylvia Fishing Quest Requirements:
Level = 56+
Fishing: Apprentice 1

- Fisher's Pride - Objective: Catch 1 Stumpy Bullhead
- Fishing for Glory - Objective: Catch 1 Swiri
- Lake Flondor Fisher - Objective: Catch 1 Lenok


Balenos Fishing Rod Enhancement

Balenos Fishing Rod can be upgraded with Blackstone (Weapon) to a maximum of +10. Enhancement decreases Auto-fishing Time and increases max Durability.

Each Enhancement level gives +5 max Durability.

Balenos Fishing Rod is a very tough Enhancement after +7. After +7, it's possible for the Balenos Fishing Rod to downgrade on Enhancement failure. In other words, your +7 fishing pole has a chance to drop to +6 on Enhancement failure.

Most players Force Enhance +8 to +10.

Balenos Fishing Rod Enhancement

Enhancement Level

Effect

Balenos Fishing Rod

Auto-fishing Time -10%

Balenos Fishing Rod +1

Auto-fishing Time -11%

Balenos Fishing Rod +2

Auto-fishing Time -12%

Balenos Fishing Rod +3

Auto-fishing Time -13%

Balenos Fishing Rod +4

Auto-fishing Time -14%

Balenos Fishing Rod +5

Auto-fishing Time -15%

Balenos Fishing Rod +6

Auto-fishing Time -16%

Balenos Fishing Rod +7

Auto-fishing Time -18%

Balenos Fishing Rod +8

Auto-fishing Time -20%

Balenos Fishing Rod +9

Auto-fishing Time -22%

Balenos Fishing Rod +10

Auto-fishing Time -25%

Maple Float Enhancement

Enhancement Level

Effect

Maple Float

Chance to catch Rare Fish 1%

Maple Float +1

Chance to catch Rare Fish 1%

Maple Float +2

Chance to catch Rare Fish 1%

Maple Float +3

Chance to catch Rare Fish 2%

Maple Float +4

Chance to catch Rare Fish 2%

Maple Float +5

Chance to catch Rare Fish 2%

Maple Float +6

Chance to catch Rare Fish 3%

Maple Float +7

Chance to catch Rare Fish 3%

Maple Float +8

Chance to catch Rare Fish 3%

Maple Float +9

Chance to catch Rare Fish 4%

Maple Float +10

Chance to catch Rare Fish 5%

Balenos Fishing Rod Enhancement Cost

The cost of a Balenos Fishing Rod Force-Enhancement is about 78 million silver for 355 Black Stone (Weapon). There will also be an additional cost of extra Balenos Rods for max durability repair. 78 million is based on a Black Stone (Weapon) cost of 220k each. Balenos Rod cost is currently 670k at the time of this writing. Each rod will repair 10 Max Durability.

For Enhancement Chances, consider the +0 Balenos Fishing Rod about the same Enhancement Chance as a +7 Weapon.

Level

Blackstone
(Weapon)

Auto-fishing Time

Minutes
to Bite

Durability

+0

0

-10% (-18 seconds)

2:42

50

+1

2

-11% (-19.8 seconds)

2:40

55

+2

3

-12% (-21.6 seconds)

2:38

60

+3

4

-13% (-23.4 seconds)

2:37

65

+4

5

-14% (-25.2 seconds)

2:35

70

+5

9

-15% (-27 seconds)

2:33

75

+6

17

-16% (-28.8 seconds)

2:31

80

+7

35

-18% (-32.4 seconds)

2:28

85

+8

70

-20% (-36 seconds)

2:24

90

+9

90

-22% (-39.6 seconds)

2:20

95

+10

120

-25% (- 45 seconds)

2:15

100

TOTAL

355

     


Calpheon and Mediah Fishing Rod Enhancements

Calpheon Fishing Rod Enhancement

Enhancement Level

Effect

Calpheon Fishing Rod

Chance to catch Big Fish 1%

Calpheon Fishing Rod +1

Chance to catch Big Fish 2%

Calpheon Fishing Rod +2

Chance to catch Big Fish 3%

Calpheon Fishing Rod +3

Chance to catch Big Fish 4%

Calpheon Fishing Rod +4

Chance to catch Big Fish 5%

Calpheon Fishing Rod +5

Chance to catch Big Fish 6%

Calpheon Fishing Rod +6

Chance to catch Big Fish 7%

Calpheon Fishing Rod +7

Chance to catch Big Fish 8%

Calpheon Fishing Rod +8

Chance to catch Big Fish 9%

Calpheon Fishing Rod +9

Chance to catch Big Fish 10%

Calpheon Fishing Rod +10

Chance to catch Big Fish 11%

Ash Tree Float Enhancement

Enhancement Level

Effect

Ash Tree Float

Chance to catch Big Fish 1%

Ash Tree Float +1

Chance to catch Big Fish 2%

Ash Tree Float +2

Chance to catch Big Fish 3%

Ash Tree Float +3

Chance to catch Big Fish 4%

Ash Tree Float +4

Chance to catch Big Fish 5%

Ash Tree Float +5

Chance to catch Big Fish 6%

Ash Tree Float +6

Chance to catch Big Fish 7%

Ash Tree Float +7

Chance to catch Big Fish 8%

Ash Tree Float +8

Chance to catch Big Fish 9%

Ash Tree Float +9

Chance to catch Big Fish 10%

Ash Tree Float +10

Chance to catch Big Fish 11%



Mediah Fishing Rod Enhancement

Enhancement Level

Effect

Mediah Fishing Rod

Chance to catch Rare Fish 1%

Mediah Fishing Rod +1

Chance to catch Rare Fish 1%

Mediah Fishing Rod +2

Chance to catch Rare Fish 1%

Mediah Fishing Rod +3

Chance to catch Rare Fish 2%

Mediah Fishing Rod +4

Chance to catch Rare Fish 2%

Mediah Fishing Rod +5

Chance to catch Rare Fish 2%

Mediah Fishing Rod +6

Chance to catch Rare Fish 3%

Mediah Fishing Rod +7

Chance to catch Rare Fish 3%

Mediah Fishing Rod +8

Chance to catch Rare Fish 3%

Mediah Fishing Rod +9

Chance to catch Rare Fish 4%

Mediah Fishing Rod +10

Chance to catch Rare Fish 5%

Maple Float Enhancement

Enhancement Level

Effect

Maple Float

Chance to catch Rare Fish 1%

Maple Float +1

Chance to catch Rare Fish 1%

Maple Float +2

Chance to catch Rare Fish 1%

Maple Float +3

Chance to catch Rare Fish 2%

Maple Float +4

Chance to catch Rare Fish 2%

Maple Float +5

Chance to catch Rare Fish 2%

Maple Float +6

Chance to catch Rare Fish 3%

Maple Float +7

Chance to catch Rare Fish 3%

Maple Float +8

Chance to catch Rare Fish 3%

Maple Float +9

Chance to catch Rare Fish 4%

Maple Float +10

Chance to catch Rare Fish 5%





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