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BDO Energy Guide (Black Desert Online 2019)

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BDO Energy Recovery on a bed

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BDO Energy Tonic from the Pearl Shop
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BDO Energy, the Spice of Life

What is Energy?
Energy is a form of currency in the game. You can exchange or use it for resources in BDO, which can then be sold on the Marketplace for silver. Used this way, Energy helps you gain money, so that you can buy better gear for your character. But BDO Energy has many other uses as well. Energy is more precious than silver, because it's limited and takes time and effort to obtain.

Most Popular Uses For Energy:

BDO Energy

Energy Recovery
Energy is gleefully spent! But what then? We have to wait... and wait... for energy recovery. We get 1 energy every 3 minutes while logged in and 1 every hour logged out. Energy recovery is a concern for many of us! But don't loose heart! This Energy Guide will uncover some helpful energy regeneration tips and strategies.

Maximum Energy is currently 511 with titles and 506 without

BDO Energy Recovery Tips

Grow Your Family!
A larger Family means a larger Energy pool to work with. All alt characters have the same maximum Energy as your main character. When they are logged off, they get an Energy Recovery rate of 1 Energy every hour. So get busy filling up all your empty character slots ASAP!

Energy Recovery Rate Requirement
1 Energy for 3 minutes logged in
3 Energy for 3 minutes use cash shop bed + logged in
2 energy for 3 minutes use quested/crafted bed + logged in
1 energy per hour logged out

Stay Logged In!
Black Desert Online really likes to keep people logged in so that their maniacal and evil plans unfold... *blinks* Where were we? Oh yes. If you stay logged in, then you don't get a massive Energy Recovery penalty of massive proportions. Nice for alts, but not so good for mains.

Mediahn Bed used for Energy Recovery

Beds Speed Energy Recovery!
Cash shop beds give 3 times as much Energy Recovery as staying logged in and processing, for example. You will loose out on AFK income, so be sure to calculate actual profitability.

In order to use a bed, you must stay logged in.

Energy Potions
Energy Potions are purchased at the Marketplace. You can craft your own by visiting Alustin, the alchemist in various cities. He will have an option called Realization of Energy. This allows you to dump your energy into a potion. It exchanges in a 5 to 1 ratio, meaning you give 5 energy and store 1 Energy in the bottle. The Extra Large bottle has a slightly better ratio.

BDO Energy Marketplace Cost

NOTE: All energy potions have a 10 minute cool down!! (Small potions are only good if you plan on gathering for short bursts of time.)

Energy Tonics
Energy Tonics are similar to Energy Potions, except they are purchased via Loyalties or Pearls. You obtain 100 Loyalties each day for staying logged in for one hour. Pearls are bought with real dollars. Find an estimate of Dollar cost by dividing Pearl cost by 100.

Blessing of Kamasylve:
Energy Recovery +2, Item Drop Rate +20%
Blessing of Kamasylve gives a 1 day to 15 day buff that increases your base Energy Recovery rate by +2. Blessing of Kamasylve is purchased via Loyalties or Pearls. You obtain 100 Loyalties each day for staying logged in for one hour. Pearls are bought with real dollars. Find an estimate of Dollar cost by dividing Pearl cost by 100.

Energy From Quest Completions
Completed quests often reward 2 Energy or more.

Repeatable energy quests include the daily cart quests. Crafting quests often reward energy, but they also require you to spend energy first, unless you purchase the items they require. (Some will not allow this though.)

Energy Conservation during Amity
The Amity game can cost allot of Energy depending upon which NPC you're talking to.

Energy Crystals
Magic Crystal of Infinity Energy Magic Crystal of Infinity Energy:
Max Energy +10 in shoe sockets (+20 possible with 2)
Cost: 300k at marketplace or craft with Alchemy Tool (Skilled 1)

Magic Crystal of Infinity Energy

Increase Life Skill Levels
As your Life Skill levels, you will need less energy. This is true for both Gathering and Farming.

Complete Knowledge Topics
Maximum Energy is increased by completing Knowledge topics. View your current Knowledge by pressing H key. The easiest Knowledge to obtain is Character. Most of these just require you to talk with an NPC. Make it a point to visit every NPC that has a ? on the mini map. You can find nearest Knowledge to you easily by using our Knowledge Locator. Use a node map to speak to every Node Manager and visit every city. My favorite is

Energy can be increased by up to 7, for each Knowledge topic you complete. For a more detailed explanation of Knowledge, visit our BDO Knowledge Guide

High-Quality Wine Vendor (in Heidel)
High-Quality Wine Vendor (Heidel)

High-Quality Wine Vendor (in Velia)
David Finto
High-Quality Wine Vendor (Velia)

High-Quality Wine:High Quality Wine
Purchase High-Quality Wine at a Cook/Innkeeper/Farm Vendor for 200k and turn in to the same NPC or someone nearby. One High-Quality Wine instantly recovers 3 Energy. This is the most expensive way to purchase Energy at the moment, costing 66k per Energy. But it's not limited by Marketplace supply and demand or pricing.

Energy Buff From Titles

Buffs from Titles
Luck Energy EXP
50 1
60 2
70 2 1
80 2 2
90 2 3
100 2 3 3%
150 3 3 3%
200 3 4 3%
300 3 4 6% 5%
400 3 5 6% 5%
500 3 5 9% 5%
600 4 5 9% 10%
700 4 6 9% 10%
800 4 6 9% 15%
900 4 6 12% 15%
1.000 5 6 12% 15%

Titles give up to 6 Energy, if you have enough of them. 700 Titles will give the maximum of 6. This buff is shared with all your characters.

Other Buffs: You also get boosts to Luck, Combat Experience, and Stamina. The max buffs you can gain from Titles is currently +6 Energy, +5 Luck, 15% Stamina, and 12% Combat EXP.

Titles in BDO are in the following categories:

NOTE: You do not need to get only Life Titles to get the Energy buff. All titles are added together.

All titles can be found here on

Energy Recovery via Potions vs High-Quality Wine

There are 2 main ways to buy energy with silver, and both have their pros and cons.

All energy potions convert energy at a 5:1 ratio, with the exception of the Energy Potion (Extra Large) which converts at a 4:1 ratio. This means the Energy Potion (Extra Large) is the best value if you’re converting your own energy. That said, energy is an extremely valuable resource, and making potions is a very poor use of it. I’m not suggesting that you use your energy to make these potions, rather, you buy them from the Marketplace (from other people who don't like gathering).

But, if you do decide to sell your energy, the current Marketplace prices show that the larger the potion is, the better silver/energy it gives. (Marketplace prices fluctuate with supply and demand, so be sure to check before selling your energy.)

Technically, buying small energy potions would be the cheapest way to recover energy, but there is a problem with that. All energy potions have a cooldown of 10 minutes. This means, unless you’re using less than 10 energy per 10 minutes, small energy potions are completely impractical for you. If you want to buy potions that can let you infinitely gather, you’re going to have to pay extra (probably extra large potions, maybe large if you have a really high gathering level).

BDO Gathering Mining at a River

Buying High-Quality Wine for Energy
The alternative to obtaining energy potions, is to buy High-Quality Wine.

High-Quality Wine can be bought from Innkeepers and some Cooks for 200k each. Depending on where you bought it, you either need to turn it in to the NPC next to the Innkeeper, or sometimes (like with the Cook vendor in Calpheon and Heidel) you can trade it in directly to the NPC you bought it from.

Each High-Quality Wine can be turned in for 3 energy. Current Marketplace pricing puts High-Quality Wine in the most expensive position.

So let’s compare our options here

Energy Potions:

High-Quality Wine:

Is Buying Energy Right for Me?
It’s important to mention that for 90% of players, buying energy is a bad idea. If you’re gathering for money (like most people), you’re going to kill your profit. Gathering can range from 10-20m silver per hour, but if you’re spending millions on buying more energy, you eat into that figure (until it’s just a mediocre activity).

That said, the higher your gathering level is, the more value your energy has. This means that players with higher gatherering skill, might want to consider buying energy potions and wines.

I won’t say if buying energy is a good or bad idea for you specifically, you’re going to have to think for yourself on that one. Just be aware that it's available.

Energy Uses in BDO

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