BDO Life Skill levels are beneficial for opening up new horizons to players! A higher level often means new quests, more recipes, more silver, and more fun!

All 10 Life Skills have 7 levels. And each level has levels within that! Confused yet? 🙂

No worries! This guide will help.

 

BDO Life Skill Levels:
(In order of max rank (Guru) to Beginner)

  1. Guru: 50 Life Skill Levels
  2. Master: 30 Life Skill Levels
  3. Artisan: 10 Life Skill Levels
  4. Professional: 10 Life Skill Levels
  5. Skilled: 10 Life Skill Levels
  6. Apprentice: 10 Life Skill Levels
  7. Beginner 10 Life Skill Levels

One benefit of gaining Life Skill Levels, is you get a payment of silver every day!

 

Life Fame Silver/Day
10 – 150 100,000
151 – 300 175,000
301 – 450 250,000
451 – 600 325,000
601 – 750 400,000
751 – 900 475,000
900+ 600,000

 

Learn how to calculate Life Fame below.

As you increase in Life Skill Levels, you will notice the colors of the grade change as shown above. As your characters start leveling past Skilled level, your account will start earning a daily payment, depending upon their Life Skill Levels.

Press your P key to view all of your current Life Skill Levels. Click on the icon that looks like a pointed axe, “Life Info”. This will show all the available Life Skills that you can gain experience in and level up.

BDO Life Skill Levels

You are not limited as to which Life Skills you can level up, but you will soon find that there are professions that are much easier to level than others.

 

BDO Life Skills List

Below is a short summary, explaining each Life Skill. Click on the link to view a more detailed guide.

 

  • Gathering – using an axe, hoe, tanning knife, butcher knife, fluid collector, pickaxe, empty bottle, shabby shovel, bare handed
  • Processing – AFK chop, heat, dry, filter, shake, and grind resources into processed materials
  • Cooking – AFK cook gathered material inside your residence on a Cooking Utensil
  • Alchemy – AFK brew gathered material inside your residence on an Alchemy Tool
  • Training – taming wild horses, AFK running horses on a loop, horse breeding
  • Fishing – AFK fishing or active fishing via mini game
  • Hunting – active hunting with a Matchlock and butchering the corpse with a Butcher Knife
  • Trading – active or semi-AFK trading by buying or making trade goods and delivering them far away.
  • Farming – planting seed in a rented fence and tending the crops
  • Sailing – sailing quests, hunting sea monsters
  • Barter – trade collected land goods to Barter NPC’s located on islands and ocean objects.

 

Life Skill Mastery

Life Skill Levels determine your “Life Skill Mastery”. Life Skill Mastery gives increasing benefits depending upon the level. Life Skill Mastery can be increased by items like Loggia clothes and accessory items.

  • Processing Mastery: allows you to mass process multiple items at one time with a Processing Stone. Example: Master 3 gives 23 batches with one single Process.
  • Gathering Mastery: increases items gathered via buffs to “acquisition rate and aquisition quantity” Aquisition Quantity is the chance you will gather more (Ex. 8 instead of 2). Aquisition Rate is the chance that you will proc an item from gathering.
  • Sailing Mastery: buffs your ship’s Acceleration, Speed, Turn, and Brake while sailing.
  • Fishing Mastery: increased chance to catch Orange grade fish worth 1,000,000-100,000,000 silver each and Ancient Relic Crystal Shards.
  • Hunting Mastery: +Chance of getting more items from butchering a mob. Sniper Rifle use and Sniper Accuracy. Use certain normal Matchlocks based upon Hunting Mastery, rather than Hunting Life Skill. Gather rare materials to craft expensive and stackable trade items or furniture with buffs.
  • Alchemy Mastery: increases items gained per craft and increases chance to get rare items depending on Mastery level. Earn more from Imperial Craft Delivery.
  • Training Mastery: increases the chance to capture a wild horse, mount EXP gained, and the chance to obtain a higher tier horse from breeding or exchanging.
  • Cooking Mastery: increases chance to obtain better food from cooking, the chance to activate mass cooking, and the opportunity to get Bonus Cooking quests. Earn more from Imperial Craft Delivery.
  • Barter Mastery: decrease Parley cost for each Barter
1 Beginner
Rank Level Mastery
Beginner 1 1 0
Beginner 2 2 10
Beginner 3 3 15
Beginner 4 4 20
Beginner 5 5 25
Beginner 6 6 30
Beginner 7 7 35
Beginner 8 8 40
Beginner 9 9 45
Beginner 10 10 50
2 Apprentice
Rank Level Mastery
Apprentice 1 11 55
Apprentice 2 12 60
Apprentice 3 13 65
Apprentice 4 14 70
Apprentice 5 15 75
Apprentice 6 16 80
Apprentice 7 17 85
Apprentice 8 18 90
Apprentice 9 19 95
Apprentice 10 20 100
3 Skilled
Rank Level Mastery
Skilled 1 21 105
Skilled 2 22 110
Skilled 3 23 115
Skilled 4 24 120
Skilled 5 25 125
Skilled 6 26 130
Skilled 7 27 135
Skilled 8 28 140
Skilled 9 29 145
Skilled 10 30 150
4 Professional
Rank Level Mastery
Prof 1 31 155
Prof 2 32 160
Prof 3 33 165
Prof 4 34 170
Prof 5 35 175
Prof 6 36 180
Prof 7 37 185
Prof 8 38 190
Prof 9 39 195
Prof 10 40 200
5 Artisan
Rank Level Mastery
Artisan 1 41 205
Artisan 2 42 210
Artisan 3 43 215
Artisan 4 44 220
Artisan 5 45 225
Artisan 6 46 230
Artisan 7 47 235
Artisan 8 48 240
Artisan 9 49 245
Artisan 10 50 250
6 Master
Rank Level Mastery
Master 1 51 255
Master 2 52 260
Master 3 53 265
Master 4 54 270
Master 5 55 275
Master 6 56 280
Master 7 57 285
Master 8 58 290
Master 9 59 295
Master 10 60 300
Master 11 61 305
Master 12 62 310
Master 13 63 315
Master 14 64 320
Master 15 65 325
Master 16 66 330
Master 17 67 335
Master 18 68 340
Master 19 69 345
Master 20 70 350
Master 21 71 355
Master 22 72 360
Master 23 73 365
Master 24 74 370
Master 25 75 375
Master 26 76 380
Master 27 77 385
Master 28 78 390
Master 29 79 395
Master 30 80 400
7 Guru
Rank Level Mastery
Guru 1 81 405
Guru 2 82 410
Guru 3 83 415
Guru 4 84 420
Guru 5 85 425
Guru 6 86 430
Guru 7 87 435
Guru 8 88 440
Guru 9 89 445
Guru 10 90 450
Guru 11 91 455
Guru 12 92 460
Guru 13 93 465
Guru 14 94 470
Guru 15 95 475
Guru 16 96 480
Guru 17 97 485
Guru 18 98 490
Guru 19 99 495
Guru 20 100 500
Guru 21 101 510
Guru 22 102 520
Guru 23 103 530
Guru 24 104 540
Guru 25 105 550
Guru 26 106 560
Guru 27 107 570
Guru 28 108 580
Guru 29 109 590
Guru 30 110 600
Guru 31 111 610
Guru 32 112 620
Guru 33 113 630
Guru 34 114 640
Guru 35 115 650
Guru 36 116 660
Guru 37 117 670
Guru 38 118 680
Guru 39 119 690
Guru 40 120 700
Guru 41 121 710
Guru 42 122 720
Guru 43 123 730
Guru 44 124 740
Guru 45 125 750
Guru 46 126 760
Guru 47 127 770
Guru 48 128 780
Guru 49 129 790
Guru 50 130 800

 

Life Skill Levels Calculate Life Fame

Life Fame Silver/Day
10 – 150 100,000
151 – 300 175,000
301 – 450 250,000
451 – 600 325,000
601 – 750 400,000
751 – 900 475,000
900+ 600,000

Life Skill levels are used to determine your daily pay from Life Fame.

How to Calculate Life Fame:
Write down the number of all your Profession Levels for every character on your account that has Professional, Artisan, Master and Guru. Find this number by converting the Profession levels into a number. For example, Professional 1 is converted into 31 and Artisan 2 is converted into 42. Ignore any Profession Levels that are Skilled or lower.

  1. Guru: (1-20) 81-100
  2. Master: (1-30) 51-80
  3. Artisan: (1-10) 41-50
  4. Professional: (1-10) 31-40
  5. Skilled: (1-10) ignore
  6. Apprentice: (1-10) ignore
  7. Beginner: (1-10) ignore

Example:
If you had 3 Life Skills:
Professional 10
Artisan 1
Master 2

You calculate your Life Fame like this:
40 + 41 + 52 = 133
133/2 = 66
66 + 1 = 67 Life Fame

Divide the total Life Fame Levels of all characters by 2, and round down any decimal. Add total Guru levels (Guru 1-20 is level 81-100). Take that total and add 1. That is your Life Fame.

Life Fame Calculation:
rounddown(Total levels of Professional/Artisan/Master/Guru)/2 + (Total Guru Levels) + 1 = Life Fame

 

Life Skill Experience per Level

The experience chart below shows the amount of EXP needed for each level of Life Skill.

Life Skill Experience Needed per Level

 

Life Skill Level Level XP Required Total XP
Beginner 1 1 100 100
Beginner 2 2 400 500
Beginner 3 3 600 1,100
Beginner 4 4 1,200 2,300
Beginner 5 5 1,900 4,200
Beginner 6 6 2,900 7,100
Beginner 7 7 4,000 11,100
Beginner 8 8 5,400 16,500
Beginner 9 9 6,900 23,400
Beginner 10 10 8,600 32,000
Apprentice 1 11 10,600 42,600
Apprentice 2 12 13,100 55,700
Apprentice 3 13 15,900 71,600
Apprentice 4 14 18,800 90,400
Apprentice 5 15 22,000 112,400
Apprentice 6 16 25,400 137,800
Apprentice 7 17 29,100 166,900
Apprentice 8 18 33,000 199,900
Apprentice 9 19 37,100 237,000
Life Skill Level Level XP Required Total
Apprentice 10 20 41,500 278,500
Skilled 1 21 46,100 324,600
Skilled 2 22 52,300 376,900
Skilled 3 23 58,800 435,700
Skilled 4 24 65,600 501,300
Skilled 5 25 72,700 574,000
Skilled 6 26 80,100 654,100
Skilled 7 27 87,800 741,900
Skilled 8 28 95,800 837,700
Skilled 9 29 104,100 941,800
Skilled 10 30 117,400 1,059,200
Professional 1 31 131,200 1,190,400
Professional 2 32 150,200 1,340,600
Professional 3 33 174,600 1,515,200
Professional 4 34 204,600 1,719,800
Professional 5 35 245,100 1,964,900
Professional 6 36 296,500 2,261,400
Professional 7 37 363,900 2,625,300
Professional 8 38 452,600 3,077,900
Professional 9 39 568,100 3,646,000
Life Skill Level Level XP Required Total
Professional 10 40 720,800 4,366,800
Artisan 1 41 873,600 5,240,400
Artisan 2 42 1,074,400 6,314,800
Artisan 3 43 1,339,100 7,653,900
Artisan 4 44 1,641,000 9,294,900
Artisan 5 45 1,990,900 11,285,800
Artisan 6 46 2,452,600 13,738,400
Artisan 7 47 3,015,300 16,753,700
Artisan 8 48 3,663,100 20,416,800
Artisan 9 49 4,470,600 24,887,400
Artisan 10 50 5,490,800 30,378,200
Master 1 51 6,511,100 36,889,300
Master 2 52 7,536,500 44,425,800
Master 3 53 8,567,100 52,992,900
Master 4 54 9,603,000 62,595,900
Master 5 55 10,644,300 73,240,200
Master 6 56 11,691,100 84,931,300
Master 7 57 12,743,500 97,674,800
Master 8 58 13,801,600 111,476,400
Master 9 59 14,865,500 126,341,900
Life Skill Level Level XP Needed Total
Master 10 60 15,935,300 142,277,200
Master 11 61 17,011,100 159,288,300
Master 12 62 18,093,000 177,381,300
Master 13 63 19,181,100 196,562,400
Master 14 64 20,275,500 216,837,900
Master 15 65 21,376,300 238,214,200
Master 16 66 22,483,600 260,697,800
Master 17 67 23,597,500 284,295,300
Master 18 68 24,718,100 309,013,400
Master 19 69 25,845,500 334,858,900
Master 20 70 26,979,800 361,838,700
Master 21 71 28,121,100 389,959,800
Master 22 72 29,269,500 419,229,300
Master 23 73 30,425,100 449,654,400
Master 24 74 31,588,000 481,242,400
Master 25 75 32,758,300 514,000,700
Master 26 76 33,936,100 547,936,800
Master 27 77 35,121,500 583,058,300
Master 28 78 36,314,600 619,372,900
Master 29 79 37,515,500 656,888,400
Life Skill Level Level XP Needed Total
Master 30 80 38,724,300 695,612,700
Guru 1 81 39,941,100 735,553,800
Guru 2 82 41,166,000 776,719,800
Guru 3 83 42,399,100 819,118,900
Guru 4 84 43,640,500 862,759,400
Guru 5 85 44,890,300 907,649,700
Guru 6 86 46,148,600 953,798,300
Guru 7 87 47,415,500 1,001,213,800
Guru 8 88 48,691,100 1,049,904,900
Guru 9 89 49,975,500 1,099,880,400
Guru 10 90 51,268,800 1,151,149,200
Guru 11 91 52,571,100 1,203,720,300
Guru 12 92 53,882,500 1,257,602,800
Guru 13 93 55,203,100 1,312,805,900
Guru 14 94 56,533,000 1,369,338,900
Guru 15 95 57,872,300 1,427,211,200
Guru 16 96 59,221,100 1,486,432,300
Guru 17 97 60,579,500 1,547,011,800
Guru 18 98 61,947,600 1,608,959,400
Guru 19 99 63,325,500 1,672,284,900
Life Skill Level Level XP Needed Total
Guru 20 100 64,713,300 1,736,998,200
Guru 21 101 66,101,100 1,803,099,300
Guru 22 102 74,694,200 1,877,793,500
Guru 23 103 84,404,400 1,962,197,900
Guru 24 104 95,377,000 2,057,574,900
Guru 25 105 107,776,000 2,165,350,900
Guru 26 106 121,786,900 2,287,137,800
Guru 27 107 137,619,200 2,424,757,000
Guru 28 108 155,509,700 2,580,266,700
Guru 29 109 175,726,000 2,755,992,700
Guru 30 110 198,570,400 2,954,563,100
Guru 31 111 224,384,600 3,178,947,700
Guru 32 112 253,554,600 3,432,502,300
Guru 33 113 286,516,700 3,719,019,000
Guru 34 114 323,763,900 4,042,782,900
Guru 35 115 365,853,200 4,408,636,100
Guru 36 116 413,414,100 4,822,050,200
Guru 37 117 467,157,900 5,289,208,100
Guru 38 118 527,888,400 5,817,096,500
Guru 39 119 596,513,900 6,413,610,400
Life Skill Level Level EXP Needed Total
Guru 40 120 674,060,700 7,087,671,100
Guru 41 121 761,688,600 7,849,359,700
Guru 42 122 860,708,100 8,710,067,800
Guru 43 123 972,600,200 9,682,668,000
Guru 44 124 1,099,038,200 10,781,706,200
Guru 45 125 1,241,913,200 12,023,619,400
Guru 46 126 1,403,361,900 13,426,981,300
Guru 47 127 1,585,798,900 15,012,780,200
Guru 48 128 1,791,952,800 16,804,733,000
Guru 49 129 2,024,906,700 18,829,639,700
Guru 50 130 2,288,144,600 21,117,784,300
Guru 51 131 2,585,603,400 23,703,387,700

 

 

 

Family Fame

Life Fame contributes to Family Fame. Add all three fame types together to obtain your Family Fame total:

Family Fame = Life Fame + Combat Fame + Special Fame

Family Fame Market Rewards:

A tax discount is applied to the Central Market taxes for selling items. The tax discount depends on the Family Fame like the below:

  • 1,000 – 3,999: Silver Collected from Market +0.5%
  • 4,000 – 6,999: Silver Collected from Market +1%
  • 7,000+: Silver Collected from Market +1.5%

 

BDO Family Fame

 

Quick Life Skill Leveling

You can easily achieve 750 Life Fame by getting 10 characters to Professional 1 in 5 Life Skills. Each skill that is at Professional 1 level gives +15 Life Fame. Each alt would give +75 Life Fame.

Best Life Skills to Level:

  • Gathering – Use Empty Water Bottles and AFK gather river water. Empty Water Bottle
  • Cooking – worker food or Cooking Byproducts
    • RETIRED: Taken Out Food You need 1,190,400 Cooking Exp to hit Professional 1, which is 5956 Taken Out Food (Taken out Food gives 1000 exp per turn in. So 1191 turn ins)
    • Witch’s Delicacy – turn in 10 for 30 Cooking Exp. (You need 390,680 for Professional 1)
    • Note: Cooking and Life Skill Exp boosts do not work for turn ins.
  • Sailing – main Sailing quest line gives Skilled 1 + complete Sailing Dailies
  • Processing – processing cloth gives the best exp. (Flax, Cotton)
  • Farming – dedicate several days to pruning crops from 10 Large fences. Requires 100 Contribution.
  • Hunting – following the Hunting quest line detailed in our Hunting Guide.

 

NOTE: You have to switch characters or channels for Life Fame to update after raising Life Skill Levels.

 

Old Life Skill XP Changes:

Patch Notes – April 30th 2019 Source

  • In order to alleviate the difference among Life Skill levels, the required EXP and obtained EXP have been readjusted for Hunting, Training, Farming, and Sailing.
    (However, Life Skill EXP obtained from quests will not change.)

    • We have decided to make adjustments for the 4 Life Skills above in order to alleviate the difference among Life Skills Levels. Therefore, we reduced required EXP for Sailing and increased obtainable EXP for Hunting, Training and Farming. We’ll bring our best to preserve the value of every Adventurer’s efforts.

      • Required EXP decreased – Sailing

      • Obtainable EXP increased – Hunting, Training, Farming, Sailing, Fishing, Trade

    • With the change of the obtainable and required EXP amount, Life Skill Level for Hunting, Training, Farming and Sailing will also increase proportional to the adjustment made.

Patch Notes – May 8th 2019: Source

  • Life Skill Level has been expanded.

    • While there are adventurers who have reached the Guru level in certain Life Skills, there are also certain Life Skills where adventurers are remaining at a relatively lower level.

    • Last week, we adjusted the amount of EXP required for each Life Skill in order to adjust for the amount of effort put into each Life Skill.

    • Also, in order to provide a target goal for adventurers who have already reached the top level, we have expanded all Life Skill levels up to “Guru 50”.

    • Due to the increase in Life Skill levels, you can now receive more benefits from the higher levels, and we will also continue to provide various updates to enhance the Life Skill content.