This BDO Grinding Spot Guide takes a look at the many zones in Black Desert, in which you can level and make money. Lets use a table to sort BDO Grinding Spots by Level, AP, DP, Silver per hour, Skill, and Experience.

Grinding Spot Highlights:

  • Silver is in millions per hour
  • Amounts reflect 5 T4 pets, & Yellow Loot Scroll (Lv 2 Gauge)
  • Combat Exp values reflect 268% exp rate. Read more about Combat Exp buffs in our BDO Leveling Guide
  • Skill Point values assume 184% exp rate.
  • Filter for Treasure, Accessories, Artifacts, Lightstones, and Location.

Grinding Spot money and experience are influenced by so many factors, so take this guide with a big grain of salt! Read more about Money and Exp influences below.

roud sulfur

Roud Sulfur Mines
(grinding spot for money)

Grinding Spots

Recent Grinding Spot Changes

A major rework of grinding spots occurred on May 25 2022. Several zones got an increase in trash loot value, xp, and agris efficiency.

Read all the details here: grinding spot update.

Private Grinding Spots

With the May 25 2022 patch, a select group of grinding spots now have a private option called “Marni’s Realm.”

For one hour each day, you can play solo at your favorite grinding spot without the need for DFS or PVP.

Grinding Spots Giving Artifacts & Lightstones

Many grinding spots, starting with Valencia, have a chance to drop Artifacts and Lightstones.

Those Artifacts and Lightstones listed in the chart above have a higher drop chance for their listed grinding spot. (Other types will drop, but at a lower chance.)


Artifact Details:

  • Black Spirit’s Rage: Max Black Spirit’s Rage +10%
  • Max HP: +75
  • Max Stamina: +50
  • Accuracy
    • Melee Accuracy +8
    • Ranged Accuracy +8
    • Magic Accuracy +8
  • All DR/Eva:
    • All Damage Reduction +3
    • All Evasion +6
  • Monster AP/DR:
    • Monster AP +6
    • Monster Damage Reduction +9
  • Magic AP/DR/Eva:
    • Magic AP +4
    • Magic Damage Reduction +6
    • Magic Evasion +12
  • Melee AP/DR/Eva:
    • Melee AP +4
    • Melee Damage Reduction +6
    • Melee Evasion +12
  • Ranged AP/DR/Eva:
    • Ranged AP +4
    • Ranged Damage Reduction +6
    • Ranged Evasion +12

Grinding Spots Money Per Hour

Silver per hour is greatly impacted by many things in the game.

Agris Fever:
Agris Fever gives an item drop buff that can be obtained by completing the Margahan Adventure Log. Book 1 gives 100% more junk loot. Book 2 gives 150%. For more details, please visit the Agris Fever Guide.

One important thing you should know about Agris, is it’s used up no matter if your pets pick up the loot or not.

Item Collection Scroll:
Another big influencer of money earned at grinding spots is the Item Collection Scroll.

You can obtain Item Collection Scrolls by turning in 10 Dark Spirit’s Greed from completing Dark Rifts. You get 1 Greed per Dark Rift.

You can earn Ecology Knowledge that gives an item drop buff of up to 20%. Ecology knowledge is usually obtained via normal hunting. If you would like to read how to boost your Knowlege gain chances, please read the Knowledge Guide.

Silver per hour is highly impacted by pets. If you only have 1 pet, you can’t pick up all the loot, unless you stop and do it manually. Money reflects 5 Tier 4 pets.

Value Pack & Taxes:
Be sure to have a Value Pack buff on, if you sell any of your loot on the market. This will give you 84.5% of everything sold instead of 65%. (Central Market puts a 35% tax on every item it sells for you.)

Sell the Kitchen Sink:
Money per hour shown assumes everything is sold at Central Market and putting value on items that you can’t or shouldn’t sell. One example of this is Spirit Dust, which can’t actually be sold, but does have great value because it’s used to create Caphras Stones. Ancient Spirit Dust is normally valued based upon Caphras Stone market prices. All Enhancement items have value, but most players probably hold onto these for Enhancement sessions.

Money Impacted by Everything but the Kitchen Sink:
Your AP, DP, Class, Level, buffs, PVP interactions, travel time, Weight Limit, Inventory, NPC access, Maid count, Party size… whew! All have an impact on how good a grinding spot is.

Oh RNG can be a fickle thing! If you have a bad hour, don’t give up! Little elves keep track of your bad luck and sprinkle hope dust over you for the next hour. It’s true!

Agris Fever
Item Collection Increase Scroll

Grinding Spots for Combat Exp

Combat Exp is also extremely variable, depending on many of the things already mentioned. Combat Exp can be hindered even by inventory space, if you are forced to stop grinding to sell at an NPC every 20 minutes.

The biggest influencer of Combat Exp is the stackable Combat Exp buffs readily available in a variety of scrolls, books, bells, etc. They are detailed in our BDO Combat Exp Items & Methods.

Combat Exp Buffs Stack
Combat EXP Scroll 530

Vote for Your Favorite Grinding Spots

Roud Sulfur Mines achieved the best ranking in the lower AP category for many months.

To view current polls and to vote, please visit Best Grinding Spots for Money.


Grinding Spots for Money

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