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BDO Hunting Guide Leveling & Locations (Black Desert Online)

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Here is a screenshot of my sister brandishing her Bobble Bobble Matchlock... Lucky girl! We enjoyed the Hunting content that was added in the 18th April 2018 patch, which focused on adding hunting content tied to the Balenos Islands. Who doesn't love sailing the salty seas to conquer untamed lands and saving mankind from ferocious wild beasts!?

This Hunting guide will attempt to help you level the Hunting Profession. I have included a hunting location map and quest lists to aid you along the way.

HAPPY journeying!!


BDO Hunting Leveling

Leveling the Hunting Profession has gotten easier with the new hunting content added in Balenos Islands. It's still a challenge, but having all the wild animals grouped together on islands is nice for BDO Hunting enthusiasts.

HUH? What about Leveling my Character's Level?
This Hunting guide is all about the Hunting Skill (Hunting Profession), which is a Life Skill found under the Profile tab. Are you looking for a guide on leveling your character through Combat EXP? Then never fear, your precious BDO Leveling Guide is here! :)

BDO Hunting XP drop from Hedgehog pet

Life XP & Hunting XP Buffs?
Hunting Skill is listed under Life Skills in the character profile window. However, because of the Hunting exp mechanics, there is debate upon exactly how much Life and Hunting XP buffs help in leveling Hunting skill. It's agreed that there are two ways to level Hunting skill: butchering a <wild> mob corpse and obtaining a Hunting xp item drop and through hunting quests. I haven't personally tested how buffs effect Hunting skill, however, I can confirm that the Hedgehog does help, as it sometimes procs two Hunting XP drops like shown in the image.


BDO Hunter's Clothes Short & Sweet: Hunting/Life XP Item List:

Conservative, Easily-Obtainable Total: +38% (Verdure Draught, Sute Tea, Scroll)


Detailed Hunting/Life Skill XP Item List

Hunting XP ItemHunting XP BuffDurationIngredientsAcquisition
Elixir of Time
Elixir of Time
Crit
Life Skill +10%
Life Skill +15%
5 min.
[10 min.]
8 min
[15 min.]
1x Weeds
1x Salt
1x Sunrise Herb
Processing » Filtering
Bottle of River or Turbid Water (gathered with an Empty Bottle)
 1x Monk's Branch
 1x Trace of Ascension
 2x Blood 3
 2x Powder of Time
 6x Fire Flake Flower
 5x Maple Sap

Processing » Simple Alchemy
2xElixir
1x Aal's Tear (at Material Vendor for 22k)
Processing » Simple Alchemy
3xElixir
1x Blue Reagent (at Material Vendor for 50k)
● Marketplace (Current Price: 6.5k) & Rarely at Marketplace: Crit: 62.7k, [Party] 60.4k)
● Alchemy Tool (Apprentice 1, Crit: Professional 1)
Verdure Draught
Verdure Draught
Life Skill +20%
Movement Speed +3
+200 LT
15 min. Simple Alchemy:
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 (Current Price: 243k)
● Simple Alchemy
Sute Tea
Sute Tea
Crit
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 (Current Price: 11.8k, Crit: 29.5k)
● Cooking Utensil: Skilled Lv.1 (Crit: Professional Lv.7)
Value Pack
Value Pack
Life XP +10% 1-90 Days Purchase Pearls with real $$$ or obtain via Loyalties (you earn 100 Loyalties per day for logging in). Rarely through events, rewards, etc. ● Marketplace (Current Price: 40.2 mil. rare snipe required)
● Loyalties: 1,400 (1 Day)
● Pearls: 1,500 (30 Days, $15)
Pets
Pearl Bear Pet
Life XP
0-20%
permanent ● Hunting XP (random chance)
● Hedgehog: 1 extra Hunter XP gather (rng)
● Cats: Life XP 1-4% each
● Purchase Pearls with real $$$. Pets are rarely obtained through events, rewards, etc.
● Marketplace (Current Price: 26.6 mil. rare snipe required)
● Challenge Reward: 5000 hours play time
● Pearls: 1,100 ($11)
[Costume] Hunter's Clothes
Costume Hunter's Clothes
Hunting EXP +10%
Vision Range +10m
Fall Damage -50%
Armor, Gloves, Shoes, Helmet
Costume (Appearance) with Pearls
Requires: Hunting Skilled 10

Description:
When equipped, both Exploration Point Discovery Range and Vision Range increases. In addition, damage from falling off high places reduced.
Challenge reward for obtaining Professional Hunting skill, or purchase Hunter'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) and very rarely at auction (Current Price: 12.1 mil.)
[Villa] Turning Gates
Villa Buff: 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.  1x Blue Whale Oil
1x Weeds
1x Salt
1x Sunrise Herb
Processing » Filtering
Bottle of River or Turbid Water (gathered with an Empty Bottle)
 4x Powder of Time
 6x Everlasting Herb
Processing » Filtering
Bottle of River or Turbid Water (gathered with an Empty Bottle)
● Auction (Current Price: 3.7 mil.)
● Alchemy Tool (Skilled 1)
Blue Whale Oil: (Auction: 1.7 mil.) 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 +10% 60 min. Earn 100 Loyalties per day for logging in.
Life scrolls are rarely obtained through events, Challenge rewards, etc.
● Loyalties: cost 300


BDO Prerequisite Hunting Story Quests

Before you can get to the daily hunting quests, that give good hunting xp, you will need to complete a long series of hunting story quests. But don't worry, they are fun and help make the hunting skill more interesting. This is where you get the chance to tremble before an innocent-looking killer owl hiding in the trees! BDO Hunting Owls

Short & Sweet Hunting Quest List:
This is a short and sweet list of the story quests required to obtain the hunting dailies. However, if you would like a more detailed guide of these beginner hunting quests, with screenshots, who to talk to, etc, please visit our other hunting guide, which goes into detail about how the Hunting skill works, which matchlocks you should use and enhance, etc. You will also find a land based rotation you can do to level hunting.

Before you Begin the Hunting Story Line...
Note: when you look up some of these hunting quests on the database sites, it will only list a level requirement. This isn't correct. For example, I tried to go straight to Chuck Laurie with a level 49 character to start the hunting story chain and was unable to. I also tried visiting Daphne Laurie for her Shoot and Help quest to start there and was unable to.

Hunting Quest Problems Anyone?
Another issue I encountered while doing the hunting story quest line, was that the quest didn't appear unless I had a rented Practice Matchlock from the correct NPC. Some of these quests, you can't even kill the mob without using a Practice Matchlock. So, if you're encountering errors/problems, try returning the Matchlock you currently own, or renting one. Also, it's a bit confusing to know exactly where you should go. So follow the quest order listed here step by step. It won't be exact for every character you have. If you do encounter an NPC that doesn't have the quest listed, try talking to the NPC with and without a rented Matchlock. If they still dont have the quest, then skip to the next in the list to see if you can bypass it.

Congrats! You have now obtained the title "Balenos' Best Hunter"! Your hunting prowess will now allow you to obtain hunting xp and Hunter's Tokens by completing repeatable quests for wild animals. There are a total of 13 daily quests around Balenos Islands, as well as two possible boss quests if you have saved up 120 Hunter's Tokens. (60 tokens each) The 13 quests will provide 65 Hunter's Tokens each day. (5 for each quest)

Daily/Repeatable Hunting Quests (Balenos Islands)

Here is a map of the location of wild mobs in the Balenos Islands. It shows the route I take to complete all the daily hunting quests. The quest giver's names are numbered to show the matching quest in the list below the map. It also shows the locations of 3 different repair NPCs in the area. You will definitely need these unless you plan on packing allot of Matchlocks. Make sure you have butcher knives and enough silver in your inventory for repairs before you take off from Velia! (Repair price: 3,125 for a Skilled Matchlock)

BDO Hunting Locations & Daily/Repeatable Hunting Quests
  1. [Daily] Relaxing Fishing (Purio, Luivano Island)
  2. [Daily] Protect the Herbs! (Andes, Duch Island)
  3. [Daily] Impatiently Waiting (Ronde Greyfang, Eveto Island)
  4. [Daily] Problematic Raccoon (Anaki, Angie Island)
  5. [Daily] Retired Life and Hunting Life (Jango, Marka Island)
  6. [Daily] For the Future (Bilao, Louruve Island)
  7. [Daily] Narvo Island's Unwanted Guests (Fabian, Narvo Island)
  8. [Daily] Narvo Island's Important Guest (Fabian, Narvo Island)
  9. [Daily] Prominent Hunter (Tarima, Invernen Island)
  10. [Daily] Island Safety Manager (Tarima, Invernen Island)
  11. [Daily] Where Seagulls Fly (Arens, Orffs Island)
  12. [Daily] Lack of Will (Arens, Orffs Island)
  13. [Daily] Carefully Considered Decision (Sidimin, Baremi Island)
Main-Land Repeatables:
Boss Scrolls: White Wolf & King Brown Bear
  • [Daily] White Wolf Boss Subjugation (Agris Steppe, W of Velia)
  • [Daily] King Brown Bear Boss Subjugation (Fleme Hills, SW of Velia)
  • Chuck Laurie (S of Olvia):
  • [Daily] Easy Game
  • [Daily] The Reckless One
  • [Daily] Hunter's Honor
  • Balenos Island Daily Hunting XP Quests:
    The daily Balenos Islands hunting quests can be completed once you have done the Hunting story quest line. All take place around Balenos Islands, so you will need a boat. Start from Velia and sail to the first island NW, called Luivano Island. To save travel time, do the hunting quests in the order they are numbered.


    13 Daily Hunting Quest Totals:
    BDO Hunter's Token 65 Hunter's Tokens
    BDO Gold Bar 26 Gold Bars 1G (2.6 million silver)
    BDO Contribution Points 1,950 Contribution Points
    BDO Hunting XP 130,000 Hunting Skill XP
    BDO Boss Scrolls for Hunting 1 Boss Scroll (wolf or bear costs 60 tokens)
    BDO Hunting Skill XP20k Hunting Skill XP
    BDO Gold Bar 10GGold Bar 10G x 3 (3 million)
    BDO 300 CP300 CP

    Boss Rare Drops (Butchering):
    BDO Stuffed White Wolf Head Stuffed White Wolf Head
    (All AP +9 for 1 hr. upon use)
    BDO King Brown Bear Head King Brown Bear Head
    (All Accuracy +20 for 1 hr. upon use)

    <Wild> Monster Hunting Locations (Balenos Islands)

    Are you having trouble viewing the map above that shows all the locations for wild mobs? Then please view the ordered list below for wild mobs that you can hunt with a Matchlock. The locations are in order of convenience, which is the order you would probably travel if you were going sailing for the repeatable hunting quests.

    1. Luivano Island: Weasel
    2. Duch Island: Weasel, Raccoon
    3. Eveto Island: Giant Fox, Raccoon
    4. Angie Island: Racoon, Mischievous Raccoon
    5. Marka Island: Giant Fox, Giant Wolf
    6. Louruve Island: Giant Fox, Giant Wolf
    7. Narvo Island: Giant Brown Bear, Giant Wolf
    8. Invernen Island: Racoon, Giant Fox, Giant Wolf, Boss White Wolf, Seagull
    9. Orffs Island: Seagull, Small Humpback Whale
    10. Baremi Island: Weasel, Giant Brown Bear


    Hunting Advancement Quests

    Hunting advancement quests can only be done once on each character, however they often give a nice chunk of xp: sometimes 90% of your hunting level.

    Hunting Advancement Quest Hunting
    Rank
    Level Hunting
    Exp
    % of
    Level
    NPC
    Location
    [Hunting Advancement Lv. 10]
    Shooting Practice
    Beginner 10 10 9,500 90% Daphne DelLucci
    Balenos Forest
    [Hunting Advancement Lv. 15]
    Starting Point
    Apprentice 5 15 12,700 50% Daphne DelLucci
    Balenos Forest
    [Hunting Advancement Lv. 20]
    Humpback Whale Hunt
    Apprentice 10 20 41,500 90% Hans
    Velia
    [Hunting Advancement Lv. 25]
    In Search of Freshwater Crocodiles…
    Skilled 5 25 40,100 50% Hans
    Velia
    [Hunting Advancement Lv. 30]
    Blue Whale I
    Skilled 10 30 118,100 90% Hans
    Velia
    [Hunting Advancement Lv. 34]
    Blue Whale II
    Professional 4 34 73,500 30% Hans
    Velia
    [Hunting Level 37]
    Fugitive Khalk I
    Professional 7 37 135,800 30% Illen
    Hasrah Cliff
    [Hunting Level 40]
    Fugitive Khalk II
    Professional 10 40 524,200 60% Illen
    Hasrah Cliff
    [Hunting Level 44]
    The Precious Molar
    Artisan 4 44 597,300 30% Illen
    Hasrah Cliff
    [Hunting Level 47]
    The Best Booty
    Artisan 7 47 1,098,900 30% Illen
    Hasrah Cliff
    [Hunting Level 50]
    An Absolute Hunter
    Artisan 10 50 3,255,600 50% Adam Berney
    Kusha

    Hunting XP Per Level

    The Xp table below will help you determine how many quests or wild animals you need, to obtain your next Hunting level/grade.


    Hunting
    Rank
    Level
    Exp Needed to
    complete level
    Total XP
    Beginner 1 1 400 400
    Beginner 2 2 600 1,000
    Beginner 3 3 1,200 2,200
    Beginner 4 4 1,900 4,100
    Beginner 5 5 2,900 7,000
    Beginner 6 6 4,000 11,000
    Beginner 7 7 5,400 16,400
    Beginner 8 8 6,900 23,300
    Beginner 9 9 8,600 31,900
    Beginner 10 10 10,600 42,500
    Apprentice 1 11 13,100 55,600
    Apprentice 2 12 15,900 71,500
    Apprentice 3 13 18,800 90,300
    Apprentice 4 14 22,000 112,300
    Apprentice 5 15 25,400 137,700
    Apprentice 6 16 29,100 166,800
    Apprentice 7 17 33,000 199,800
    Apprentice 8 18 37,100 236,900
    Apprentice 9 19 41,500 278,400
    Apprentice 10 20 46,100 324,500
    Skilled 1 21 104,600 429,100
    Skilled 2 22 117,600 546,700
    Skilled 3 23 131,200 677,900
    Skilled 4 24 145,400 823,300
    Skilled 5 25 160,200 983,500
    Skilled 6 26 175,600 1,159,100
    Skilled 7 27 191,600 1,350,700
    Skilled 8 28 208,200 1,558,900
    Skilled 9 29 234,800 1,793,700
    Skilled 10 30 262,400 2,056,100
    Professional 1 31 300,400 2,356,500
    Professional 2 32 349,200 2,705,700
    Professional 3 33 409,200 3,114,900
    Professional 4 34 490,200 3,605,100
    Professional 5 35 593,000 4,198,100
    Professional 6 36 727,800 4,925,900
    Professional 7 37 905,200 5,831,100
    Professional 8 38 1,136,200 6,967,300
    Professional 9 39 1,441,600 8,408,900
    Professional 10 40 1,747,200 10,156,100
    Artisan 1 41 2,148,800 12,304,900
    Artisan 2 42 2,678,200 14,983,100
    Artisan 3 43 3,282,000 18,265,100
    Artisan 4 44 3,981,800 22,246,900
    Artisan 5 45 4,905,200 27,152,100
    Artisan 6 46 6,030,600 33,182,700
    Artisan 7 47 7,326,200 40,508,900
    Artisan 8 48 8,941,200 49,450,100
    Artisan 9 49 10,981,600 60,431,700
    Artisan 10 50 13,022,200 73,453,900
    Master 1 51 15,073,000 88,526,900
    Master 2 52 17,134,200 105,661,100
    Master 3 53 19,206,000 124,867,100
    Master 4 54 21,288,600 146,155,700
    Master 5 55 23,382,200 169,537,900
    Master 6 56 25,487,000 195,024,900
    Master 7 57 27,603,200 222,628,100
    Master 8 58 29,731,000 252,359,100
    Master 9 59 31,870,600 284,229,700
    Master 10 60 34,022,200 318,251,900
    Master 11 61 36,186,000 354,437,900
    Master 12 62 38,362,200 392,800,100
    Master 13 63 40,551,000 433,351,100
    Master 14 64 42,752,600 476,103,700
    Master 15 65 44,967,200 521,070,900
    Master 16 66 47,195,000 568,265,900
    Master 17 67 49,436,200 617,702,100
    Master 18 68 51,691,000 669,393,100
    Master 19 69 53,959,600 723,352,700
    Master 20 70 56,242,200 779,594,900
    Master 21 71 58,539,000 838,133,900
    Master 22 72 60,850,200 898,984,100
    Master 23 73 63,176,000 962,160,100
    Master 24 74 65,516,600 1,027,676,700
    Master 25 75 67,872,200 1,095,548,900
    Master 26 76 70,243,000 1,165,791,900
    Master 27 77 72,629,200 1,238,421,100
    Master 28 78 75,031,000 1,313,452,100
    Master 29 79 77,448,600 1,390,900,700
    Master 30 80 79,882,200 1,470,782,900
    Guru 1 81 82,332,000 1,553,114,900
    Guru 2 82 84,798,200 1,637,913,100
    Guru 3 83 87,281,000 1,725,194,100
    Guru 4 84 89,780,600 1,814,974,700
    Guru 5 85 92,297,200 1,907,271,900
    Guru 6 86 94,831,000 2,002,102,900
    Guru 7 87 97,382,200 2,099,485,100
    Guru 8 88 99,951,000 2,199,436,100
    Guru 9 89 102,537,600 2,301,973,700
    Guru 10 90 105,142,200 2,407,115,900
    Guru 11 91 107,765,000 2,514,880,900
    Guru 12 92 110,406,200 2,625,287,100
    Guru 13 93 113,066,000 2,738,353,100
    Guru 14 94 115,744,600 2,854,097,700
    Guru 15 95 118,442,200 2,972,539,900
    Guru 16 96 121,159,000 3,093,698,900
    Guru 17 97 123,895,200 3,217,594,100
    Guru 18 98 126,651,000 3,344,245,100
    Guru 19 99 129,426,600 3,473,671,700
    Guru 20 100 132,202,200 3,605,873,900

    Hunter's Tokens & Daily Boss Scrolls

    There are two possible boss scrolls that you can do each day, which require the hunting skill to complete. The scrolls are obtained by turning in BDO Hunter's Token Hunter's Tokens to Igor Bartali, the chief of Velia. You get 5 Hunter's Tokens for any Hunting quest you complete. (Please don't confuse these with Hunter's Seals.) Here is a list of the items you can obtain for Hunting Tokens.

    10 Hunter's Tokens: [Hunting] Beginner Matchlock
    20 Hunter's Tokens: [Hunting] Apprentice Matchlock
    30 Hunter's Tokens: [Hunting] Skilled Matchlock
    50 Hunter's Tokens: [Hunting] Professional Matchlock
    60 Hunter's Tokens: [Hunting] White Wolf Boss Subjugation Scroll
    60 Hunter's Tokens: [Hunting] King Brown Bear Boss Subjugation Scroll

    Hunter's Token Reward Details
    Hunting Matchlock Hunter's Tokens Extra Damage +10 Enhancement Damage Hunting Skill Crafted Crafted Matchlock Ingredients
    Beginner Matchlock
    Beginner Matchlock
    BDO Hunter's Token10 750 2250 Beginner 1 Level 1 Tool Workshop Fir Timber X 1, Steel X 4 Bronze Ingot X 1, Blackstone Powder X1
    Apprentice Matchlock
    Apprentice Matchlock
    BDO Hunter's Token20 900 2700 Beginner 10 Level 2 Tool Workshop Fir Timber X 1, Steel X 4 Brass Ingot X 1, Blackstone Powder X3
    Skilled Matchlock
    Skilled Matchlock
    BDO Hunter's Token30 1050 3150 Apprentice 10 Level 2 Tool Workshop Fir Timber X 1, Steel X 5 Silver Ingot X1, Blackstone Powder X5
    Professional Matchlock
    Professional Matchlock
    BDO Hunter's Token50 1200 3600 Skilled 10 Level 3 Tool Workshop Fir Timber X 1, Steel X 5 Gold Ingot X1, Blackstone Powder X5
    Boss Scrolls
    Wolf & Bear Boss Boss Scroll for Hunting
    BDO Hunter's Token60
    BDO King Brown Bear DropsBDO King Brown Bear Drops
    BDO Hunting Skill XP20k Hunting Skill XP
    BDO Gold Bar 10GGold Bar 10G x 3 (3 mil.)
    BDO 300 CP300 CP

    Boss Rare Drops (Butchering):
    BDO Stuffed White Wolf Head Stuffed White Wolf Head
    (All AP +9 for 1 hr. upon use)
    BDO King Brown Bear Head King Brown Bear Head
    (All Accuracy +20 for 1 hr. upon use)
    BDO Hunter's Token Reward Turn-ins

    As you can see, besides being rewarded with Matchlocks, you have the option to purchase two different Boss Hunting Scroll Boss Scrolls: [Hunting] King Brown Bear Boss Subjugation Scroll and [Hunting] White Wolf Boss Subjugation Scroll

    Hunting Boss Scroll Requirements:
    King Brown Bear Boss Subjugation Video:

    White Wolf Boss Subjugation Video:


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