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Barter became part of Black Desert with the Great Expedition update on 23 October 2019. It allows you to exchange materials you have gathered, by sailing to a Barter NPC located on an island or ocean object.

Bartering Highlights:

  • Barter by placing goods in your ship’s inventory and sailing close to the Barter NPC.
  • Weight management is important as you plan Barter chains. Barter goods can weigh 800LT to 1kLT each.
  • Ships with greater Weight will make more Silver. (Less time required for deposting goods on land.)
  • Available barter routes are manually refreshed by you up to 3 times each day (4 with a Value Pack)
  • 4 hour limit between pressing the Barter Refresh button
  • Barter is also limited by “Parley” points
  • Remaining Barters is reset every day at 06:00 UTC.
  • The Barter Routes shown will not change unless you press “Barter Refresh” button

Access Barter Routes via Esc > Life > Barter.

Barter via World Map (M) > “Barter Search” button in the bottom right corner.

Barter Chains / Barter Routes

The Barter Search window will show you available Barter Chains or Barter Routes. You start with items you have gathered or prepared on the mainlaind and transfer them to your ship’s inventory.

Transfer goods to your ship’s inventory via the <Wharf Manager>.

Full Level 5 Barter Chain:

Gathered Goods[Level 1] → [Level 2] → [Level 3] → [Level 4] → [Level 5] → Sea Coins

When you arrive at the Barter NPC, and you are still behind the ship’s wheel, a button will appear. Press “Anchor” and then “Barter”.

Barter Exchanges Limited by Goods Level

Exchanges Remaining:

Note that you can perform the same Barter multiple times while you are at the Barter NPC. You will have to multiply your goods by the “Exchanges Remaining” amount. Be sure to hover over the items and add up their LT. Your ship will need to have enough inventory and weight to hold multiple Barters.

Barter Exchanges (multiples of the same Barter at one time) is limited by the level of the goods being Bartered.

Note that Level 2 Barters are only 2, which may hinder you completing a full route.

Level 1 and 2 goods can’t be sold, so make sure you have enough inventory to store them. (Level 1 to 4 like goods do stack.)

Barter Barter Limit Barter Item Given → Barter Reward
Level 1 6 Basic Goods → Level 1 sea trade good x1
Level 2 2 Level 1 sea trade good x1 → Level 2 sea trade good x1–3
Level 3 4 Level 2 sea trade good x1 → Level 3 sea trade good x1–3
Level 4 6 Level 3 sea trade good x1 → Level 4 sea trade good x2
Level 5 4 Level 4 sea trade good x1 → Level 5 sea trade good x1

Barter Weights & Silver Value

 Barter Item Level LT Value
[Level 1] 800 can’t be sold
[Level 2] 800 can’t be sold
[Level 3] 900 1 million Silver
[Level 4] 1000 2 million Silver
[Level 5] 1000 5 million Silver
[Level 5]
Margoria
1000 10 million Silver

Barter Weight (LT) and value is determined by the Barter item’s [Level]. The most treasured item is obtained at the end of a Barter Chain, when you exchange your [Level 5] item for Sea Coins.

For an indepth listing of available items you can purchase with Sea Coins, please view our Sea Coin Guide.

Barter Usable Goods for Usable Goods

There will also be Barter optons that are not part of a Barter Chain and are there to hopefully give you an item you have need of. The option may or may not be profitable for selling on the Marketplace, so you will have to do some research and math.

EXAMPLE: In the image above it shows a Barter option of buying 1,155 Old Tree Bark (20k each) in exchange for 3,000 Vinegar (1.5k each). When we do the math for this Barter, we can see that we’re trading Cooked items worth 4500000 Silver for items obtained rarely through nodes and gathering worth 23100000 Silver. Total profit using pricing as I write this: 18,600,000 Silver.

This is an interesting Barter option because you may have to factor in the time it would take you to Cook the Vinegar. Vinegar was in good supply at the Marketplace at time of this writing.

Opening More Barter Routes with Barter Count

Additional Barter Routes are unlocked, after you complete a specific number of Barters. Opened Barter Routes aren’t available until after Barter Refresh.

Material Barters:
Material Barters open up as your Barter Count rises. This allows you to trade goods for ship parts and other goodies.

[Level 2]
Materials for upgrading to Caravel/Galleass
Enhancement material for up to +5 ship parts

[Level 3]
Materials for ship parts.
Enhancement material for +6 to +10 ship parts
Materials to upgrade to Caravel

[Level 4]
Materials for Carrack

[Level 5]
Materials for Carrack

Barter Count Barter Routes
0 1st Barter Route
Carrack
10 2nd Barter Route
[Level 2] Material Barter
30 3rd Barter Route
[Level 3] Material Barter
70 4th Barter Route
[Level 4] Material Barter
140? Special Barter begins
150 5th Barter Route
310 6th Barter Route
630 7th Barter Route
1270 8th Barter Route
2550 9th Barter Route
5110 10th Barter Route
10230 11th Barter Route
[Level 5] Material Barter
20470 12th Barter Route

Special Barter

Special Barters appear infrequently, depending on your completed Barter count. They do not disappear after Barter refresh and stay until you complete them or there is an option to skip a Special Barter.  (If you have a Value Pack activated, you can skip remotely.)

 Thank you to bdocodex.com for the data below:

 

Chance Special Barter Price Special Barter Reward Barter Reward Details
0.005%

Ingredient In:

Khan’s Heart: Destruction

 Khan’s Heart: Life

Khan’s Heart: Protection

0.0252%

Ingredient In:

Khan’s Heart: Destruction

 Khan’s Heart: Life

Khan’s Heart: Protection

0.0502%
0.1002%

Ingredient In:

Khan’s Heart: Destruction

 Khan’s Heart: Life

Khan’s Heart: Protection

0.1004%

All AP +100

– Duration: 60 min.
– Expiration: 30 days
– Cooldown: 60 min.

0.1006% Mermaid’s Tear

All Damage Reduction +150

– Duration: 60 min.
– Expiration: 30 days
– Cooldown: 60 min.

2.0154%

Life EXP +3%
All Life Skill Masteries +22

– Set Effect: every 2 Geranoa
Life EXP +3.5%

2.099%

Weight Limit +80LT
All Life Skill Masteries +26

– Set Effect: every 2 Geranoa
Life EXP +3.5%

2.1889%

Life EXP +3%
All Life Skill Masteries +22

– Set Effect: every 2 Geranoa
Life EXP +3.5%

2.2856%

Life EXP +3%
All Life Skill Masteries +26

– Set Effect: every 2 Geranoa
Life EXP +3.5%

2.3902%

Life EXP +3%
All Life Skill Masteries +22

– Set Effect: every 2 Geranoa
Life EXP +3.5%

2.5033%

Life EXP +3%
All Life Skill Masteries +22

– Set Effect: every 2 Geranoa
Life EXP +3.5%

2.6261%

Weight Limit +80LT
All Life Skill Masteries +26

– Set Effect: every 2 Geranoa
Life EXP +3.5%

9.0977%

900 ~ 1100pc.

Ravinia Sea Coin Shop Guide
10.9146%

900 ~ 1100pc.

Ravinia Sea Coin Shop Guide
13.4083%

900 ~ 1100pc.

Ravinia Sea Coin Shop Guide
17.102%

900 ~ 1100pc.

Ravinia Sea Coin Shop Guide
100%
Sell price: 100,000,000

Barter More with a Value Pack

 [Event] Value Pack(30 Days)


Barter Buffs from an active Value Pack:

  • Allow 1 extra Barter Refresh each day (4 instead of 3)
  • Parley cost decreased by 10% for each barter.
  • Remotely check or skip Special Barter via the Barter Search window, so that you don’t have to travel to the bartering location.

Barter Parley Points

We start with 1,000,000 Parley Points that are depleted upon each completed Barter.

  • Every node has a certain Parley cost for each Barter you do there.
  • Even if the node shows an available Barter, you must have the required Parley in order to complete the Barter. (I don’t see any way to determine Parley cost so far. Hopefully, this will be added soon.)
    Patch Notes state:
    “There will be mouseover tooltips in the Bartering Information window with information about how your Bartering level (and Value Pack effect, if applicable) affects the number of parley points needed.”
  • Parley fills up to 100% and is refreshed each time you press the Barter Refresh button.
  • Parley Cost decreases as you gain levels in the Barter Life Skill. See Parley Chart below.

Barter Parley Chart: Barter Mastery

Barters are limited by Parley. You have 1,000 Parley and each Barter takes away from that number. You must have enough Parley to continue doing Barters. Parley refeshes with the Barter Refress button, which has a 4 hour cool down.

Thank you to bdocodex.com for the following data:

Mastery Parley
Beginner 1 -0.0000%
Beginner 2 -2.7329%
Beginner 3 -3.8568%
Beginner 4 -4.7136%
Beginner 5 -5.4313%
Beginner 6 -6.0595%
Beginner 7 -6.6238%
Beginner 8 -7.1392%
Beginner 9 -7.6157%
Beginner 10 -8.0603%
Mastery Parley
Apprentice 1 -8.4779%
Apprentice 2 -8.8723%
Apprentice 3 -9.2466%
Apprentice 4 -9.6030%
Apprentice 5 -9.9435%
Apprentice 6 -10.2697%
Apprentice 7 -10.5830%
Apprentice 8 -10.8843%
Apprentice 9 -11.1747%
Apprentice 10 -11.4550%
Mastery Parley
Skilled 1 -11.7260%
Skilled 2 -11.9882%
Skilled 3 -12.2423%
Skilled 4 -12.4887%
Skilled 5 -12.7279%
Skilled 6 -12.9602%
Skilled 7 -13.1861%
Skilled 8 -13.4059%
Skilled 9 -13.6198%
Skilled 10 -13.8281%
Mastery Parley
Professional 1 -14.0312%
Professional 2 -14.2291%
Professional 3 -14.4222%
Professional 4 -14.6105%
Professional 5 -14.7944%
Professional 6 -14.9739%
Professional 7 -15.1492%
Professional 8 -15.3205%
Professional 9 -15.4878%
Professional 10 -15.6514%
Mastery Parley
Artisan 1 -15.8113%
Artisan 2 -15.9677%
Artisan 3 -16.1206%
Artisan 4 -16.2701%
Artisan 5 -16.4164%
Artisan 6 -16.5595%
Artisan 7 -16.6995%
Artisan 8 -16.8365%
Artisan 9 -16.9705%
Artisan 10 -17.1017%
Mastery Parley
Master 1 -17.2300%
Master 2 -17.3556%
Master 3 -17.4785%
Master 4 -17.5988%
Master 5 -17.7165%
Master 6 -17.8316%
Master 7 -17.9443%
Master 8 -18.0546%
Master 9 -18.1624%
Master 10 -18.2679%
Mastery Parley
Master 11 -18.3711%
Master 12 -18.4721%
Master 13 -18.5708%
Master 14 -18.6673%
Master 15 -18.7616%
Master 16 -18.8538%
Master 17 -18.9439%
Master 18 -19.0320%
Master 19 -19.1180%
Master 20 -19.2020%
Mastery Parley
Master 21 -19.2840%
Master 22 -19.3641%
Master 23 -19.4422%
Master 24 -19.5184%
Master 25 -19.5927%
Master 26 -19.6651%
Master 27 -19.7357%
Master 28 -19.8045%
Master 29 -19.8714%
Master 30 -19.9366%
Mastery Parley
Guru 1 -19.9999%
Guru 2 -20.0616%
Guru 3 -20.1215%
Guru 4 -20.1796%
Guru 5 -20.2361%
Guru 6 -20.2908%
Guru 7 -20.3439%
Guru 8 -20.3953%
Guru 9 -20.4450%
Guru 10 -20.4931%
Mastery Parley
Guru 11 -20.5395%
Guru 12 -20.5844%
Guru 13 -20.6276%
Guru 14 -20.6692%
Guru 15 -20.7092%
Guru 16 -20.7477%
Guru 17 -20.7846%
Guru 18 -20.8199%
Guru 19 -20.8536%
Guru 20 -20.8858%
Mastery Parley
Guru 21 -20.9164%
Guru 22 -20.9456%
Guru 23 -20.9731%
Guru 24 -20.9992%
Guru 25 -21.0237%
Guru 26 -21.0468%
Guru 27 -21.0683%
Guru 28 -21.0883%
Guru 29 -21.1068%
Guru 30 -21.1238%
Mastery Parley
Guru 31 -21.1394%
Guru 32 -21.1534%
Guru 33 -21.1660%
Guru 34 -21.1770%
Guru 35 -21.1866%
Guru 36 -21.1947%
Guru 37 -21.2014%
Guru 38 -21.2065%
Guru 39 -21.2102%
Guru 40- -21.2124%

Replenishing Parley Points

Crows Trade Voucher is the only item that restores Parley. The voucher is created from an item that’s not easy to obtain except via the Pearl Shop, Node Wars, and Dark Rifts.

Processing > Manufacture of 1 Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) will provide 1 Crow’s Trade Voucher.

Crow’s Trade Voucher
Restores 250,000 Parley
Obtain by Processing > Manufacture:

Crow’s Trade Voucher:

  • Adds 250,000 Parley
  • 4 hour Cooldown
  • The increased Parley will reset once the barter list resets.
  • Using Crow’s Trade Voucher will not increase over the maximum allowed Parley of 1,000,000.
  • NOTE: [Event] Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) will NOT work to create a Crow’s Trade Voucher.
  • WARNING: Crow’s Trade Voucher must be used in 24 hours! If not used it will expire and become useless. 🙁

Item Collection Scroll via Dark Spirit’s Greed

You earn an item from Dark Rifts that will reward Dark Spirit’s Greed, which can be exchanged for an Item Collection Scroll. (Item Collection Scroll is used to craft Crow’s Trade Voucher.)

Dark Spirit’s Greed 10 →  – Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min)

Exchange Dark Spirit’s Greed:

Exchange Dark Spirit’s Greed for items with the following NPCs.

Location NPC
Western Guard Camp
Western Guard Camp
Cliff
Cliff
Heidel
Heidel
Cruhorn Wyrmsbane
Cruhorn Wyrmsbane
Calpheon
Calpheon
Valks
Valks
Altinova
Altinova
Sarma Anin
Sarma Anin
Valencia
Valencia
Barhan Nesser
Barhan Nesser
Grána
Grána
Hazel Azealia
Hazel Azealia
Duvencrune
Duvencrune
Odelphin
Odelphin

Item Collection Scroll Via Node Wars

Shining Medal of Honor is earned from participating in a Node War.

Exchange 25 Shining Medal of Honor for 1 Item Collection Scroll.  (Item Collection Scroll is used to craft Crow’s Trade Voucher.)

Shining Medal of Honor 25 →  – Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min)

Shining Medal of Honor Pay Outs:

  • Loosing guild members still get 1 Shining Medal of Honor
  • Level 4 wins pay out 9 Shining Medal of Honor
Shining Medal of Honor Payouts from Node War
Node Level Win Lose Liberated Additional Medals for Winners
(Top 5% of Adventurers)
Level 1 6 1 2 4
Level 2 7 1 3 3
Level 3 8 1 4 2
Level 4 9 1 5 1
  • Select the Participation Reward in the guild window after Node War ends.
  • If you achieve the top 5% of the winners, then you will be awarded extra. However, you will not be awarded additional medals, if there is a tie. For example, if 1st-5th place all have 5 points, then no one will get the 1st place reward.
  • Exchange Shining Medal of Honor with a <Guild Manager>, located in each town.

Item Collection Scroll Via Pearl Shop

At the time of writing this, there was an Event sale with 15 Item Collection Scrolls. Item Collection Scrolls are commonly found with other Pearl Shop bundles, packs, and event items.

Barter Exp and Leveling

Barter became a Life Skill shortly after its release.

  • Barter Exp is earned each time you complete a Barter.
  • Special Barters do not give Barter Exp.
  • Barter Exp depends on the level of the item being Bartered.
  • Increase Barter Exp by using any Life Skill Exp item or buff (Ex. Extra Life EXP Scroll from Loyalty Shop)
  • Barter Level is seen in your Character Profile window (P)
  • Barter Rank is also viewable in the Rankings window.

Leveling Barter Life Skill

Since Barter is considered a Life Skill, we can use all the many Life Skill Exp items available to us. Many professions have clothing, but not for Barter. (Hopefully in the future.)

Short & Sweet: Life XP Item List:

  • Perfume of Swiftness: 20% (stacks with Elixir of Flowing Time or Verdure Draught)
  • Verdure Draught: 20% or Elixir of Flowing Time: 15% (these stack with Perfume of Swiftness, but can’t be stacked together or with other elixirs)
  • Loyalty/Event Extra Life EXP Scroll: 50%
  • Sute Tea: 8% (or Whale Salad/Seafood Cron Meal: 10%, +15% for crit version)
  • T4 cat gives 4% Life XP. 5 T4 Cats = 20% Life Skill Exp
  • Villa Life EXP Buff: 10% (via Tent or traveling to Valencia)
  • Value Pack: 10% Life XP
  • Guild Buff (Experienced Cry): 10% Life XP
  • GM’s Blessing/Event Buff (rare reward): 10% to 15% Life XP
  • Six Leaf Clover or other similar event items – 8%

Conservative, Easily-Obtainable Total: +78% (Verdure Draught, Sute Tea, Scroll)

Possible future updates:

  • Luxury Vendor’s Clothes: Example Trader’s Professional 5 Clothes is 10% or Skilled 2 Trading Clothes for 5% XP (optional conversion into a Costume, which can then be stacked with Silver Embroidered Clothes, costs 1,500 Pearls)
  • Silver Embroidered Clothes: – 5/10/15/20/25/40% EXP (0 to +5)



Detailed Life Skill XP Item List

Below is a detailed example of some Life Exp items for a different Life Skill, Trading. Hopefully, Barter clothes will be coming our way soon from the devs! *hint hint*

Life Skill XP Item Life Skill XP Buff Duration Ingredients Acquisition
+2: Silver Embroidered Trader’s Clothes
Silver Embroidered Trader's Clothes
Trading EXP +15%


+200LT


+2 Movement Speed

Armor, Gloves, Shoes, Helmet
icon10 – Cotton Fabric
● Marketplace
● Worker Crafted: Level 1 Costume Mill

NOTE: cannot use tailoring coupon on this

Elixir of Time
Elixir of Time
Life Skill +10%


Life Skill +15%

5 min.


[10 min.]


8 min


[15 min.]

icon5 – Maple Sap
● Marketplace
● Alchemy Tool (Apprentice 1, Crit: Professional 1)
Verdure Draught
Verdure Draught
Life Skill +20%


Movement Speed +3
+200 LT

15 min. Simple Alchemy Recipe:
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
● Processing > Simple Alchemy
Sute Tea
Sute Tea
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
● 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
● Loyalties: 1,400 (14 Days)
● Pearls: 1,500 (30 Days, $15)
[Costume] Trader’s Clothes
Costume Trader's Clothes
Trading EXP +5%


Trading EXP +10%

Armor, Gloves, Shoes, Helmet


Costume (Appearance) with Pearls

Apprentice Trader’s Clothes:
+0% XP, Beginner 7, 1 extra Bargain
Skilled Trader’s Clothes:
+5% XP, Apprentice 5, 2 extra Bargains
Professional Trader’s Clothes:
+10% XP, Professional 5, 3 extra Bargains
Purchase Apprentice to Professional Trader’s Clothes 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
[Villa] 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.
● Marketplace
● Alchemy Tool (Skilled 1)
Blue Whale Oil: 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 +50% 60 min. Earn 100 Loyalties per day for logging in.
Life scrolls are rarely obtained through events, Challenge rewards, etc.
● Loyalties: cost 300

Barter Location Map for Great Ocean

Click image to enlarge. Thank you to Zephyro, who posted the following image in the Sailing Discord:

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