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

 

Grinding Spot Highlights:

  • Silver is in millions per hour with blue loot scroll.
  • Filters for Treasure, Accessories, Artifacts, Lightstones, AP Cap, Monster Type, Location, and more.

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.

Taphtar Plain: Centaur

Taphtar Plain Centaurus
(lower AP grinding spot for money)

Monster Zone Traits

Certian grinding spots have traits given by the develpers and can be seen in the Monster Zone UI: Press Esc → Adventure (F5) → Monster Zone Info (4).

These traits let you know what stand out about this monster zone, when compared to similar monster zones of like level, AP, DP, etc.

  • Combat Exp: This monster zone has better Combat Experience than other monster zones of similar difficulty.
  • Skill Exp: This monster zone has better Skill Experience than other monster zones.
  • Caphras: This monster zone has better Caphras Stone drop rates than other monster zones.
  • Agris: This monster zone consumes less Agris Fever Points than other zones.
  • Mob➕: This monster zone has lots of monsters compared to other monster zones.
  • Mob➖: This monster zone has a smaller amount of more difficult monsters.
  • ∅Scroll: Using Item Collection Increase Gauge has no effect here, but the drop rate is still decent.
  • : No traits to tell. Time to go to man cave’s hideout and stir up some trouble! Avoid at all costs! Just teasing. This just means it’s probably similar to other grinding spots of like level and still good to check out.
Grinding Spot Location Level Rec AP Min AP Max AP Cap % DP Silver Traits Mob Type Notes Accessory Treasure Artifact Lightstone Private
Quint Hill: Troll Habitat Elvia Calpheon 61 310 815 920 5% 400 681 Mob➖ Demihuman Scorching Sun Shard for Godr Weapon, Crystalized Despair to craft Blessed Soul Fragment Black Distortion Earring       yes
Hexe Sanctuary Elvia Calpheon 61 300 793 898 5% 390 703 Mob➕ Animal Scorching Sun Shard for Godr Weapon, Crystalized Despair to craft Blessed Soul Fragment Black Distortion Earring       yes
Primal Giant Post Elvia Calpheon 61 290 726 856 5% 380 752 Mob➕ Humans Scorching Sun Shard for Godr Weapon, Crystalized Despair to craft Blessed Soul Fragment Black Distortion Earring       yes
Rhutum Outstation Elvia Calpheon 61 280 688 835 5% 360 579 Demihuman Scorching Sun Shard for Godr Weapon, Crystalized Despair to craft Blessed Soul Fragment Black Distortion Earring       yes
Saunil Camp Elvia Calpheon 61 270 659 813 5% 330 475 Demihuman Scorching Sun Shard for Godr Weapon, Crystalized Despair to craft Blessed Soul Fragment Black Distortion Earring       yes
Swamp Fogan Habitat Elvia Serendia 61 260 477 803 5% 330 639 Mob➕ Animal Okiara’s Tide, Shard of the Tearful Night, Seed of Void Revived River Necklace       yes
Altar Imps: 2P Elvia Serendia 61 240 411 753 5% 310 621 Mob➕ Demihuman 2 Player Recommend. Okiara’s Tide, Shard of the Tearful Night, Seed of Void Revived River Necklace        
Orc Camp Elvia Serendia 61 280 695 856 5% 340 700 Mob➕ Demihuman Valtarra’s Flame, Shard of the Furious Night, Seed of Void, Heart of the Arid Forest Cup of Arid Moonlight       yes
Castle Ruins: 3P Rebels Elvia Serendia 61 250 439 774 5% 320 503 Mob➕ Humans 3 Player Recommend. Valtarra’s Flame, Shard of the Furious Night, Seed of Void, Heart of the Arid Forest Cup of Arid Moonlight        
Biraghi Den: Bandits Elvia Serendia 61 240 411 753 5% 310 543 Mob➕ Humans Narc’s Lightning, Shard of the Drained Night, Seed of Void Revived Lunar Necklace       yes
Glish Swamp Naga Habitat Elvia Serendia 61 260 477 803 5% 330 577 Mob➕ Animal Narc’s Lightning, Shard of the Drained Night, Seed of Void Revived Lunar Necklace       yes
Bloody Monastery: Cultists Elvia Serendia 61 280 695 856 5% 340 583 Mob➕ Humans Narc’s Lightning, Shard of the Drained Night, Seed of Void Revived Lunar Necklace       yes
Sausans Mediah 52 100 201 280 0% 180 32 Mob➕ Humans high Grunil drop rate. 3 different junk loots to exchange. Trace of Ascension Shultz Necklace        
Protty Cave Island/Water 57 170 243 280 70% 200 450 Combat ExpSkill Exp Demihuman Atanis’ Element, Specter’s Energy, Fragment of the Deep Sea, Abyssal Essence, Artifact Ranged AP/DR/Eva, Rainbow Coral Ring, Tungrad Ring Tungrad Ring Infinite Potion (Pity) Ranged AP/DR/Eva Offense: Fire yes
Sycraia Upper Island/Water 58 230 343 380 70% 260 340 ∅ScrollCombat ExpSkill Exp Animal Specter’s Energy, Ancient Creature’s Scale, Fragment of the Deep Sea, Abyssal Essence, Merchant Ring Piece, Artifact Ranged AP/DR/Eva, Max Stamina, Tungrad Ring Tungrad Ring Merchant Ring Ranged AP/DR/Eva Defense: Earth  
Sycraia Lower Abyssal Island/Water 60 260 401 490 70% 330 667 Skill ExpCaphras Animal Tungrad Ring, Ancient Creature’s Scale, Abyssal Essence, Merchant Ring Piece Tungrad Ring Merchant Ring Max Stamina   yes
Wandering Rogue Den Mediah 48 80 137 190 0% 160 33 Demihuman Black Spirit’s Claw Piece, Forbidden Book, Belt of Shultz the Gladiator, Necklace of Shultz the Gladiator Shultz Belt        
Kuit Island: Pirates (M2) Island/Water 52 100 0 0 0 180 55 Humans Inconvenient island location. No Trade Manager on site. High Trade Item drop rate. Red/Blue Coral Earring, Artifact Ranged AP/DR/Eva Blue Coral Earring   Ranged AP/DR/Eva Special: Wind  
Padix Island Island/Water 62 270 401 530 70% 340 434 Agris Humans Buy neutralizer at NPC to prevent mob rage. Inconvenient island location. Ethereal Earring, Artifact All DR/Eva, Blue Coral Earring, Black Spirit Claw Piece Ethereal Earring Merchant Ring All DR/Eva Defense: Earth  
Abandoned Monastery: 2P Calpheon 61 280 401 490 70% 350 520 Humans 2 player recommend. Dawn Earring, Artifact Accuracy Dawn Earring   Accuracy Offense: Fire  
Bashim Base Valencia 55 100 158 213 70% 180 344 Mob➕Combat ExpSkill Exp Demihuman Atanis’ Element, Yona’s, Artifact Melee AP/DR/Eva Rosar Infinite Potion (Pity) Melee AP/DR/Eva Special: Wind yes
Aakman Temple Valencia 60 250 348 460 70% 300 459 Agris Demihuman Tungrad Earring, Scroll Written in Ancient Language, Part for Explorer’s Compass, Artifact Black Spirit’s Rage Tungrad Earring Upgraded Compass Black Spirit’s Rage Offense: Fire yes
Hystria Ruins Valencia 61 250 385 460 70% 300 445 Agris Animal Scroll Written in Ancient Language, Part for Explorer’s Compass, Artifact Black Spirit’s Rage Tungrad Earring / Necklace Upgraded Compass Black Spirit’s Rage Defense: Earth yes
Gahaz Bandits Lair Valencia 55 140 185 245 70% 180 372 AgrisMob➕ Humans Specter’s Energy, Scroll Written in Ancient Language, Yona’s, Black Magic Crystal, Artifact Melee AP/DR/Eva Serap’s Necklace   Melee AP/DR/Eva Offense: Fire yes
Taphtar Plain: Centaurs Valencia 56 190 275 312 70% 200 400 AgrisMob➖Caphras Demihuman Specter’s Energy, Caphras Stone, Centaurus Belt, Black Magic Crystal, Yona’s, Trace of Hunting, Artifact All DR/Eva Centaurus Belt   All DR/Eva Special: Wind yes
Cadry Ruins Valencia 55 140 179 245 70% 160 422 Mob➕CP Humans Atanis’ Element, Specter’s Energy, Caphras Stone, Cadry Ring, Yona’s, Black Magic Crystal, Artifact All DR/Eva Cadry Ring Infinite Potion (Pity) All DR/Eva Defense: Earth yes
Shultz Guard Sausans: 3P Mediah 55 220 253 460 3% 320 200 AgrisMob➕CPCombat Exp Humans Specter’s Energy, Caphras Stone, shultz belt & necklace, Kunga appears at a certain rate while you are fighting. Artifact Melee AP/DR/Eva Shultz Belt   Melee AP/DR/Eva Defense: Earth  
Titium Valley: Desert Fogans Valencia 55 100 158 213 70% 180 365 Combat ExpMob➕ Demihuman Atanis’ Element, Specter’s Energy, Caphras Stone, Scroll Written in Ancient Language, serap necklace, Yona’s, Part for Explorer’s Compass, Artifact Magic AP/DR/Eva Serap’s Necklace Infinite Potion (Pity) Magic AP/DR/Eva Defense: Earth yes
Crescent Shrine Valencia 55 140 183 245 70% 160 475 AgrisMob➕ Demihuman Atanis’ Element, Specter’s Energy, Caphras Stone, crescent ring, Yona’s, Artifact Ranged AP/DR/Eva Crescent Ring Infinite Potion (Pity) Ranged AP/DR/Eva Offense: Fire yes
Gyfin Rhasia Temple: Upper: 5P Kamasylvia 57 270 393 475 70% 320 517 AgrisCombat ExpSkill Exp Kamasylvian Horse items like Rumbling Earth Shard, Krogdalo’s Origin Stone, Forest Fury, Pure Forest Breath, Swaying Wind Shard, 5 man group play, Lemoria armor set pieces, Artifact Black Spirit’s Rage Tungrad Belt   Black Spirit’s Rage Defense: Earth  
Gyfin Rhasia Temple: Underground Kamasylvia 62 300 579 800 70% 380 746 Mob➖Caphras Kamasylvian solo lower level towers, Horse items like Rumbling Earth Shard,  Krogdalo’s Origin Stone, Forest Fury, Pure Forest Breath, Swaying Wind Shard, Tungrad Belt, Tungrad Necklace, Elkarr, Artifact Black Spirit’s Rage Tungrad Belt/Necklace   Black Spirit’s Rage Defense: Earth yes
Desert Naga Temple Valencia 55 100 158 213 70% 180 395 Mob➖Combat Exp Demihuman Atanis’ Element, Scroll Written in Ancient Language, Black Magic Crystal – Swiftness, Serap’s Necklace, Yona’s, Artifact Ranged AP/DR/Eva Serap’s Necklace Infinite Potion (Pity) Ranged AP/DR/Eva Offense: Fire yes
Waragon Nest: 3P Valencia 55 165 2 250 50% 220 100 Mob➖Combat Exp Animal Scroll Written in Ancient Language, Serap’s Necklace, Yona’s, Artifact Magic AP/DR/Eva Serap’s Necklace   Magic AP/DR/Eva Defense: Earth  
Pila Ku Jail Valencia 57 210 308 365 70% 240 242 Humans Sicil’s Necklace, Yona’s, high scroll drop rates Sicil’s Necklace Archaeologist Map Ranged AP/DR/Eva Offense: Fire yes
Tshira Ruins Dreighan 55 140 185 245 70% 160 266 Mob➕ Demihuman Elites spawn at night. Eye of the Ruins Ring, Combined Magic Crystal – Gervish, Combined Magic Crystal – Macalod, Artifact Magic AP/DR/Eva Eye of the Ruins Ring Infinite MP Potion Magic AP/DR/Eva Special: Wind yes
Sherekhan Necropolis (Night) Dreighan 56 210 237 480 70% 230 375 Skill Exp Humans Orkinrad’s Belt, Combined Magic Crystal – Hoom, Combined Magic Crystal – Macalod, Akum Armor,Artifact Magic AP/DR/Eva Orkinrad’s Belt Infinite HP Potion Magic AP/DR/Eva Defense: Earth  
Sherekhan Necropolis (Day) Dreighan 56 210 308 365 70% 230 326 Skill Exp Humans Orkinrad’s Belt, Combined Magic Crystal – Hoom, Combined Magic Crystal – Macalod, Akum Armor,Artifact Magic AP/DR/Eva Orkinrad’s Belt Infinite HP Potion Magic AP/DR/Eva Defense: Earth yes
Blood Wolf Settlement Dreighan 57 190 275 312 70% 210 447 Mob➕ Demihuman Manos Craftsman’s Clothes, Kagtum, Submission Ring, Combined Magic Crystal – Hoom, Combined Magic Crystal – Gervish, Akum Armor, Kagtunak, Artifact Melee AP/DR/Eva Eye of the Ruins Ring Infinite HP Potion Melee AP/DR/Eva Offense: Fire yes
Basilisk Den: 3P Valencia 56 190 253 320 60% 220 126 ∅ScrollSkill Exp Demihuman Scroll Written in Ancient Language, Basilisk’s Belt, Black Magic Crystal – Assault, Yona’s, Artifact Melee AP/DR/Eva Basilisk’s Belt   Melee AP/DR/Eva Offense: Fire  
Roud Sulfur Mines Valencia 56 210 308 365 70% 240 253 Combat ExpSpecter Demihuman Manos Craftsman’s Clothes, Traveler’s map, Sicils Necklace, Part for Explorer’s Compass, Yona’s, Artifact Melee AP/DR/Eva Sicil’s Necklace Archaeologist Map Melee AP/DR/Eva Offense: Fire yes
Hasrah Ruins Cliff Mediah 52 110 64 754 0% 180 20   Forbidden Book, Ancient Weapon Core Ancient Weapon Core        
Kratuga Ancient Ruins Mediah 60 250 343 470 70% 300 628 Agris Animal Tungrad Earring, Crystal of Elkarr, Laytenn’s, Artifact Black Spirit’s Rage, use Black Spirit’s Claw Piece or Unsealed Ruins Slate at door inside Hasrah to temporarily open for all players. Create Unsealed Ruins Slate by combining Sealed Ruins Slate x3, obtainable from the Kratuga Ancient Ruins monsters. Tungrad Earring & Laytenns   All Equal Drop Rate Offense: Fire yes
Elric Shrine Mediah 50 95 158 240 0% 180 22   Forbidden Book, Asula’s Crimson Eye Belt, Outlaw’s Ring, Grunil Asula’s Belt        
Helms Post Mediah 48 90 148 195 0% 180 27 Humans Forbidden Book, Ancient Guardian’s Seal (Golems & Cave), Asula’s Crimson Eye Earring & Ring, Scarla Necklace Asula’s Earring & Ring        
Abandoned Iron Mine Mediah 48 70 122 180 0% 150 28   Manos Craftsman’s Clothes, Forbidden Book, Asula’s Crimson Eye Necklace, Scarla Necklace Asula’s Necklace        
Manes Hideout Mediah 48 80 137 190 0% 160 18 Demihuman Forbidden Book, Belt of Shultz the Gladiator, Necklace of Shultz the Gladiator Shultz Belt        
Soldiers Cemetery Mediah 52 100 201 280 0% 180 115   Forbidden Book Mesto Earring        
Catfishman Camp Calpheon 43 50 95 130 0% 120 20   Ancient Relic Crystal Shard          
Traitor’s Graveyard – Marie Cave Calpheon 58 160 190 255 70% 300 343 Combat ExpMob➕Caphras Animal Atanis’ Element, Caphras Stone, Protect Traitors Gravestones., Artifact Max Stamina Witch’s Earring Infinite Potion (Pity) Max Stamina Special: Wind yes
Star’s End Pillars Calpheon 61 260 393 470 70% 360 539 Demihuman Corrupted Magic Crystal, Mass of Pure Magic, Trace of Origin, Clear Blackstar Crystal, Artifact Accuracy Black Distortion Earring   Accuracy Offense: Fire yes
Star’s End Calpheon 61 260 393 470 70% 320 465 Demihuman Corrupted Magic Crystal, Mass of Pure Magic, Trace of Origin, Clear Blackstar Crystal, Artifact Accuracy Black Distortion Earring   Accuracy Offense: Fire yes
Mirumok Ruins 2/3P Kamasylvia 59 240 351 380 70% 270 432 Mob➖Combat Exp Kamasylvian Atanis’ Element, 5 man group. 12 tree rotation: View Map. Krogdalo’s Origin Stone, Rumbling Earth Shard, Forest Fury, Destruction Spirit Stone, Lemoria, Swaying Wind Shard, Voodoo Doll, Tree Spirit Stone Fragment, Valtarra Eclipsed Belt, Artifact Accuracy Valtarra Eclipsed Belt Infinite Potion (Pity) Accuracy Special: Wind  
Manshaum Forest Kamasylvia 54 240 264 410 70% 260 310 Caphras Kamasylvian Forest Fury, Rumbling Earth Shard, Narc Ear Accessory, Guardian Spirit Stone, Lemoria, Voodoo Doll, Water Spirit Stone Fragment, Artifact Magic AP/DR/Eva Narc Ear Accessory Infinite MP Potion Magic AP/DR/Eva Defense: Earth yes
Fadus Habitat: Loopy Tree Forest Kamasylvia 53 120 169 280 0% 180 398 Mob➕Combat ExpSkill Exp Kamasylvian Atanis’ Element, Swaying Wind Shard, Trace of Battle, Earth Spirit Frag, Protect Stone, Forest Fury, Lemoria, Voodoo Doll, Dew of Tranquil, Artifact Magic AP/DR/Eva   Infinite Potion (Pity) Magic AP/DR/Eva Offense: Fire yes
Polly’s Forest: Mushrooms Kamasylvia 55 160 190 255 70% 250 471 Mob➕Combat ExpSkill Exp Kamasylvian Atanis’ Element, Manos Craftsman’s Clothes, Pure Forest Breath, Water Spirit Frag, Spirit Stone, Forest Fury, Lemoria, Voodoo Doll, Dew of Tranquil, Artifact Melee AP/DR/Eva   Infinite Potion (Pity) Melee AP/DR/Eva Special: Wind yes
Tooth Fairy Forest Ronaros Kamasylvia 59 240 364 410 70% 270 273 Kamasylvian Rumbling Earth Shard, Earth Spirit Frag, Spirit Stone, Pure Forest Breath, Krogdalo’s Origin Stone, Forest Fury, Lemoria, Voodoo Doll, Dew of Tranquil, Artifact Accuracy Forest Ronaros Ring Infinite HP Potion Accuracy Offense: Fire yes
Navarn Steppe Kamasylvia 56 210 308 365 70% 260 110 Kamasylvian Griffon’s Helmet, Earth Spirit Frag, Spirit Stone, Pure Forest Breath, Forest Fury, Lemoria, Voodoo Doll, Dew of Tranquil, Artifact Magic AP/DR/Eva   Infinite MP Potion Magic AP/DR/Eva Defense: Earth  
Thornwood Forest O’dyllita 57 250 385 460 70% 320 435 CaphrasSpecter Kamasylvian Quturan’s Black Leaf, Quturan’s Left Lung, Specter’s Energy, Ah’krad Crystal, Ominous Ring Artifact Accuracy Ominous Ring   Accuracy Offense: Fire yes
Thornwood Forest: Dehkia O’dyllita 62 310 867 1000 70% 400 1043 CaphrasSpecterDehkia Kamasylvian Quturan’s Black Leaf, Quturan’s Left Lung, Specter’s Energy, Ah’krad Crystal, Ominous Ring Artifact Accuracy Ominous Ring   Accuracy Offense: Fire yes
Ash Forest Kamasylvia 62 300 437 530 70% 390 452 Kamasylvian Caphras Stone, Deboreka Necklace, Quturan’s Left Lung & Quturan’s Black Leaf (need 100x for La Orzeca Armor), Artifact Max Stamina Deboreka Necklace Merchant Ring Max Stamina Offense: Fire yes
Ash Forest: Dehkia Kamasylvia 62 310 867 1000 70% 400 596 Dehkia Kamasylvian Caphras Stone, Deboreka Necklace, Quturan’s Left Lung & Quturan’s Black Leaf (need 100x for La Orzeca Armor), Artifact Max Stamina Deboreka Necklace Merchant Ring Max Stamina Offense: Fire yes
Cyclops Land: Dehkia Calpheon 62 310 916 1000 70% 400 808 DehkiaMob➖ Demihuman Ancient Relic Crystal Shard, Trace of Memory Dawn Earring     Offense: Fire  
Tunkuta Turos: 2P: Dehkia O’dyllita 62 310 916 950 70% 400 855 AgrisDehkia Kamasylvian 2 Party Recommended. Quturan’s Right Lung, Quturan’s Ashen Leaf, Turo Heart, Flame of Despair, Turo’s Belt, Artifact Accuracy Turo’s Belt, Flame of Despair   Accuracy Defense: Earth  
Tunkuta Turos: 2P O’dyllita 60 270 401 490 70% 360 640 Agris Kamasylvian 2 Party Recommended. Quturan’s Right Lung, Quturan’s Ashen Leaf, Turo Heart, Flame of Despair, Turo’s Belt, Artifact Accuracy Turo’s Belt, Flame of Despair   Accuracy Defense: Earth  
Olun’s Valley: 3P: Dehkia O’dyllita 62 310 895 1000 70% 400 665 AgrisCaphrasMob➖Dehkia Kamasylvian 3 Party Recommended. Quturan’s Right Lung, Quturan’s Ashen Leaf, Olucas Crystal, Artifact Max HP Deboreka Earring, Olucas Crystal Merchant Ring Max HP Defense: Earth  
Olun’s Valley: 3P O’dyllita 61 300 443 530 70% 380 546 AgrisCaphrasMob➖ Kamasylvian 3 Party Recommended. Quturan’s Right Lung, Quturan’s Ashen Leaf, Olucas Crystal, Artifact Max HP Deboreka Earring, Olucas Crystal Merchant Ring Max HP Defense: Earth  
Crypt of Resting Thoughts O’dyllita 62 310 443 580 70% 400 665 Kamasylvian Ah’krad Crystal, Artifact Max HP Ah’krad Crystal Merchant Ring Max HP Special: Wind yes
Murrowak’s Labyrinth Winter 61 280 453 730 30% 350 615 Combat ExpMob➕Skill Exp Animal Flame of Frost for Lebreska’s Helmet Flame of Frost   Monster AP/DR All DR/Eva Max HP Defense: Earth  
Jade Starlight Forest Winter 61 280 632 734 30% 350 611 AgrisMob➖ Demihuman Flame of Frost for Lebreska’s Helmet, Starlight Jade Breath Flame of Frost   Monster AP/DR Offense: Fire yes
Winter Tree Fossil Winter 62 280 400 730 30% 350 405 ∅ScrollCaphras Animal Energy Cost: 100, Starlight Jade Breath     Max Stamina Special: Wind  
Erethea’s Limbo Winter 62 250 0 0 0 320 0 ∅Scroll Animal Flame of Frost     Monster AP/DR All Lightstones  
City of the Dead Ulukita 62 310 889 1100 70% 380 678 Origin of Dark Hunger Animal Lafi Bedmountain’s Upgraded Telescope, Origin of Dark Hunger, Essence of Devouring, Specter’s Energy   Upgraded Telescope   Offense: Fire  
Tungrad Ruins Ulukita 63 320 958 1100 70% 410 1002 Origin of Dark Hunger Demihuman Lafi Bedmountain’s Upgraded Telescope, Origin of Dark Hunger, Essence of Devouring, Specter’s Energy   Upgraded Telescope   Offense: Fire  
Darkseeker’s Retreat Ulukita 63 310 895 1100 30% 420 774 AgrisRed ArtifactsEvasion Demihuman Embers of Resonance, Flame of Resonance for Ator’s Shoes, Kabua’s Fragment Flame of Resonance Kabua’s Artifact Kabua’s Artifact Offense: Fire  
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Best Grinding Spots for Season & Combat EXP

The following grinding spots give higher Combat EXP than normal for their difficulty level. All but two have AP and DP requirements that Season Characters can obtain with Tuvala Gear.

There are many great spots that have good Combat Exp, but don’t have an official “Combat Exp” trait. For example, if you are feeling adventurous and have max PEN Tuvala and good buffs, check out Elvia Biraghi Den.

Grinding Spot Location Level Rec AP DP Silver
Fadus Habitat: Loopy Tree Forest Kamasylvia 53 120 180 398
Polly’s Forest: Mushrooms Kamasylvia 55 160 250 471
Desert Naga Temple Valencia 55 100 180 395
Titium Valley: Desert Fogans Valencia 55 100 180 365
Bashim Base Valencia 55 100 180 344
Shultz Guard Sausans: 3P Mediah 55 220 320 200
Waragon Nest: 3P Valencia 55 165 220 100
Roud Sulfur Mines Valencia 56 210 240 253
Gyfin Rhasia Temple: Upper: 5P Kamasylvia 57 270 320 517
Protty Cave Island/Water 57 170 200 450
Traitor’s Graveyard – Marie Cave Calpheon 58 160 300 343
Sycraia Upper Island/Water 58 230 260 340
Mirumok Ruins 2/3P Kamasylvia 59 240 270 432
Murrowak’s Labyrinth Winter 61 280 350 615

Grinding Spot Combat Exp

Combat Exp can be greatly improved via Combat EXP items like scrolls, foods, and elixirs.

There are too many to list here. Please see my guide on Increasing Combat Exp for faster leveling.

Combat Exp Buffs Stack
Combat EXP Scroll 530

Monster Zone AP Cap Explained

Monster zone AP Cap is experienced when you reach high levels of AP in certain monster zones. It feels like your additional AP stacking efforts have had no effect to help you kill mobs faster.

Monster Zone AP Caps require a bit of explanation and math to understand.

  • Rec AP: Recommended AP is the “Optimal AP” visible in the world map and monster zone UI. This is the AP you compare with the AP listed in your Inventory. Optimal AP ignores the hidden AP of your character. (This is why it may seem low compared to AP that adds hidden AP like the Min/Max AP categories below.)

Compare Rec AP with Inventory (I) Succ or Awakening AP.

BDO Character AP

Other Monster Zone Chart Definitions:

  • Min AP: This AP adds all AP, including hidden AP. If you try to fight in a monster zone below this number, then you are doomed!!! You only get 5% of AP counted.
  • Max AP: This AP adds all AP, including hidden AP. This is the maximum AP that will give you 100% of your AP. Any AP over this amount is counted less, from 0 to 70%.
  • AP Cap %: Some monster zones have 0% (hard ap cap) in which no extra AP will count. These include many zones in Mediah. Elvia is similar, only allowing 5%.

Hidden Character AP

Hidden character AP is not so obvious at first. Find it by viewing your Inventory (I) → My Stats.

The Min AP and Max AP in the monster zone chart above reflect hidden AP values added together.

All Hidden AP Added:

= Total Succession or Awakening AP + Monster AP

View Character Stats

Hidden AP is seen in Inventory (I) → My Stats.

Lonely Hidden Monster AP 🙁

The image shows your character’s hidden monster AP.

It’s hidden because it’s difficult to find!

It’s lonely because it’s not added to the Total AP column on the upper right side.

Add this monster AP to the total Succession or Awakening AP to get a number you can use to compare with the monster zone chart above for Min AP and Max AP.

Monster AP of Characters

Succession or Awakening AP

You add the monster AP from “Extra AP Against Monsters” to the Total Succession or Awakening AP.

This AP number can be used to compare with the grinding spot chart’s Min and Max AP to find when a character’s AP has capped for that monster zone.

player succession awakening ap

Monster Zone AP Caps Matter?

When you have reached an AP Cap for a particular grinding spot, you can start adding certain items that give “Extra Damage”.

  • 1 Extra Damage = 0.85% AP
  • Mob Type: Monster type determines which monster damage you can use for each zone. Species damage gives 85% of AP. So if you have reached the AP Cap of a monster zone, then you can start adding Extra Damage instead of AP.
    • For example, Extra Damage to Humans/Demihumans/Kamasylvians is found on crystals.

Confused Yet?

For new players, just focus on the Rec AP. AP Cap info is for veteran players who have fought many hours at man’s cave hideout and gotten loads of min and max AP. 😛

extra damage to humans demihumans kamasylvians

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 may 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
  • Kabua’s Artifact (Red Artifact)
    • Extra AP Against Monsters +7
    • Monster Damage Reduction +20
    • Max HP +100
    • Max Stamina +75

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 when it is turned on, 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 Increase Gauge.

You can obtain Item Collection Scrolls by turning in 10 Dark Spirit’s Greed from completing Dark Rifts. You get 2 Greed per Dark Rift.

Knowledge:
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.

Pets:
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.

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 and tent access, Maid count, Party size… whew! All have an impact on how good a grinding spot is.

RNG my RNG:
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!

Dehkia’s Lantern:
Some grinding spots can be turned into high AP/DP locations for veteran players that give significantly better loot and silver. See details in Dehkia’s Lantern Guide.

Agris Fever
Item Collection Increase Scroll 60: Blue Loot Scroll

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A convenient location in Valencia achieved the best ranking in the lower AP category for many months.

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Grinding Spot Additional Info and Sources

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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.