Black Desert Online introduced new Crossroad Quests in a patch on 12 December 2018.

Players now must choose one of three story lines for each character.

Crossroad Quests give us the ability to experience BDO in new ways. Each Crossroad quest has a unique story and takes you through different monster zones.

BDO Crossroad Quest Choices:

  • Inventory: same Inventory slots (Total Black Spirit’s Gift Inventory: 23)
  • Knowledge: each Crossroad Quest gives an opportunity to get different Knowledge topics.
  • Items: same basic beginner gear (Basteer weapons, AP accessories, etc)
  • Start NPC: Progress through the main story (O key then Main tab.) and you will encounter the quest, Paying Off Debts, to take money to Bobby Lauren in Heidel. After turning this in, you will have a window appear where you must select a Crossroad quest line.
  • No Going Back: once you make a choice, you can’t change your mind. If you want to experience a different Crossroad quest, you must do so on an Alt.

Totals for the First Crossroad Quest Line

  • Skill Points: 87
  • Contribution Exp: 7,910
  • Blackstone (Weapon): 9
  • Blackstone (Armor): 24

Crossroad quest line I is a mixture for those wanting a balance between questing and combat. It is the middle road, having a few Repeatable combat quests, but also plenty of story quests and goodies to go along with them. 🙂

For a more detailed comparison of the 3 different Crossroad quest choices, skip to the bottom

BDO Crossroad Quest: The Lamenting Head of the League of Merchants

[Crossroad] Quest Window Description:

You can watch cutscenes (videos) related to the main quest. It involves the stories about the Shadow Knights, Belmorn, and Jordine’s plan to take revenge on Calpheon.

The situation has worsened for the League of Merchants since Jordine Ducas ascended to regency. I don,t know what he’s up to, but he’s saving up funds. Do you have any idea how ruthless his methods are? He’s forcing the League of Merchants to buy bonds and suffer from debt due to high interest. We’re up against the wall. And it appears that the Republic has allowed the Encarotia Family, the nobles of Calpheon, to have the Xian Merchant Guild establish a trading branch in Heidel. I can’t bring myself to see Isobelle Encarotia, the Branch Manager. I get nervous just hearing her voice. Please, can you explain our situation to her for me? – BobbyLauren –

Crossroad Quest Line #1:

[I] THE YOUNG LION OF HEIDEL 5/5

Crossroad Quest Line #2:

[I] ROAD TO ALEJANDRO FARM 7/7

Crossroad Quest Line #3:

[I] THE Marauder 5/5

This quest line will open up a nice repeatable Contribution quest for beginning players. Each time it’s completed, you earn 150 Contribution Exp and 100 Combat Exp. It requires 95 Nagas. You can repeat it as long as you don’t complete the quest called “The Story of Glish“.

icon – [Repeat] Exterminate the Nagas (95)

exp – EXP (100)

 

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest RewardKnowledge
icon – The Red-Finned Nagas120
exp – EXP (100’000)
exp – Skill EXP (500’000)
icon – The Loss of Morale120
icon – Swamp Commander120
icon – [Boss] Prince of Invaders1203
exp – EXP (150’000)
exp – Skill EXP (500’000)
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot)3
icon – [Awakening] Artifacts of the Naga200
exp – EXP (200’000)
Opens up 150 Contribution Quest + 100 Combat exp:
icon – [Repeat] Exterminate the Nagas

icon

Purity of Black Crystal

TOTALS6806

Crossroad Quest Line #4:

[I] THE STORY OF GLISH 7/7

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest RewardKnowledge
icon – The Story of Glish60
icon – A Hesitant Story20
icon – Donatt, the Forgotten Name20
exp – EXP (100’000)
icon – Secret in the Underground Storage20
icon – Heidel Investigator20

Opens up a quest that gives:

exp – Skill EXP (629’336)
icon – Surveying the Glish Ruins60
exp – EXP (100’000)
icon – Donatt’s Will60
TOTALS2600

Crossroad Quest Line #6:

[I] TRACES OF MADNESS 6/6

This quest line will open up a nice repeatable Contribution quest for beginning players. Each time it’s completed, you earn 150 Contribution Exp and 100 Combat Exp. It requires 75 Cultist mobs. You can repeat it as long as you don’t complete Traces of Madness.

icon – [Repeat] Absorbing the Frenzy

exp– EXP (100)

 

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest RewardKnowledge
icon – The Soldier Disguised as a Cultist60
icon – Secret Document of the Cultists120
exp– EXP (500’000)
exp– Skill EXP (3’000’000)
icon – Rescue Mission at the Monastery120
icon – The Fallen120
icon – [Boss] Muskan of Madness1203
exp– EXP (1’200’000)
exp– Skill EXP (6’000’000)
Opens Repeatable Contribution & Combat Exp quest:
icon – [Repeat] Absorbing the Frenzy
icon

Cultist Assassin

icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones)5
icon – Traces of Madness60
TOTALS6008

Crossroad Quest Line #7:

[I] TRAPPED 6/6 

Crossroad Quest Line #8:

[I] GRAVE OF THE SHADOW 4/4

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest RewardKnowledge
icon – The Watchtower60
icon – Lost Hand Mirror80
exp– Skill EXP (533’292)
icon2x – Gold Bar 1G
icon – Conspiring Group80
exp– Skill EXP (533’292)
icon2x – Gold Bar 1G
icon – Those Guarding the Coffin120
exp– EXP (1’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (1’000’000)
icon – Grave of the Shadow120
exp – EXP (1’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (1’000’000)
icon – The Eyewitness603
icon – [ADV Complete] Journey to Serendia
TOTALS5203

Crossroad Quest Line #11:

[I] RELIC TAINTED IN BLACK 7/7 

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest RewardKnowledge
icon – Confusion at the Ruins60
icon – Fragment of Earth120
exp– EXP (20’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (2’500’000)
icon – Bree Tree Ruins60
icon – Trembling Earth120
exp– EXP (10’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (2’000’000)
icon – [Awakening] Bree Tree Cave60
exp– EXP (10’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (1’000’000)
icon – Origin of Earth60
icon – Howling Voice (Any class but Shai)60
icon – Howling Voice (Shai)
TOTALS6000

Crossroad Quest Line #12:

[I] THE UNCONSCIOUS GANELLE 5/5

SHAI EXCLUSIVE!!

Knowledge in the quest line can be obtained in other ways for other classes. Shai do miss out on some Skill Points and items.

 

Crossroad Quest Line #12b:

[I]  10/10

ANY CLASS BUT SHAI!

Shai is excluded from this quest line. Knowledge in this quest line can be obtained other ways for Shai.

 

Crossroad Quest Line #13:

[I] BELMORN AND THE ANCIENT LIGHT 16/16 

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest RewardKnowledge
icon – Calming of the Storm120
exp– EXP (25’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (2’000’000)
icon – Marni’s Journal20
icon – Misty Foresight20
icon – The Essence of Water60
icon

Origin of Clear Water

icon – The Test from Clear Water1203
exp– EXP (20’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (2’500’000)
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones)3
icon – Ancient Light200
exp– EXP (20’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (2’000’000)
icon – To the Saunil Battlefield60
icon – Looming Dangers20
icon – Chaos at the Fort60
icon – The Terrified Marksman20
icon – The Commander of the Castle20
icon – Conqueror of Battle120
exp– EXP (20’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (3’000’000)
icon – [Boss] Saunil Siege Captain2003
exp– EXP (25’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (6’000’000)
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones)3
icon – Suspicious Move603
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones)3
icon – [Boss] The Final Battle2003
exp– EXP (100’000’000)

exp– Skill EXP (10’000’000)

icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones)3
icon – Relic of Trina Beacon Towers60
exp– EXP (50’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (5’000’000)
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot)
TOTALS1,36024

[Crossroad] The Lamenting Head of the League of Merchants.

TOTALS:

Skill Points

Contribution Exp

Blackstone (Weapon)

Blackstone (Armor)

Quests

Note: Skill Point total doesn’t include Skill Point Exp from quests.

BDO Crossroad Quest Comparison

Which Crossroad Quest is the Best?

What’s more fun to you? Questing or combat?

 

Quest Lovers
Crossroad III quest line offers a huge amount of quests with more loot. It has 7 more Skill Points than the second largest and a handful more Armor Stones. But the quest count is almost twice as many. Many of the quests are optional, offering gold bars and other money making goodies.

Crossroad III gives no opportunity for the repeatable kill x many for Contribution quests. With its high quest count, make sure you love questing before you choose this quest line! 🙂

Combat Lovers
Crossroad II quest line is perfect for those just wanting a quick run through without allot of quests getting in the way. I think it caters for those more interested in hunting mobs. In fact, each section has at least one [Repeat] quest you can do for more combat fun that will reward you with 150 Contribution Exp each.

Mixed Bag
Crossroad I quest line is a sort of middle ground. Having about half as many quests as the quest lovers line, but also throwing in a few repeatable combat quests here and there.

 

[I] Crossroad Quest Line
[Crossroad] The Lamenting Head of the League of Merchants

  • Skill Points: 87
  • Contribution Exp: 7,910
  • Blackstone (Weapon): 9
  • Blackstone (Armor): 24
  • Quests: 109

View guide

 

[II] Crossroad Quest Line
[Crossroad] Silence, We’re Done Here!

  • Skill Points: 72
  • Contribution Exp: 8025
  • Blackstone (Weapon): 7
  • Blackstone (Armor): 20
  • Quests: 68

 View guide

 

[III] Crossroad Quest Line
[Crossroad] Each of Their Reasons

  • Skill Points: 94
  • Contribution Exp: 10,300
  • Blackstone (Weapon): 9
  • Blackstone (Armor): 35
  • Quests: 189

View guide