Gaining new Life Skill levels is beneficial for obtaining new quests, recipes, silver, and more fun!

From Beginner to Guru, there are 7 tiers of advancement. Each tier has 10 to 50 levels of progression.

BDO Life Skill Levels:

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

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

Life Fame Silver/Day
0-9
10 – 150 600,000
151 – 300 1,200,000
301 – 450 1,700,000
451 – 600 2,100,000
601 – 750 2,400,000
751 – 900 2,600,000
901 or Higher 2,700,000

 

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. The other tab labeled “Life Skill” that looks like a fish icon is used to view Life Mastery levels.

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 help to determine your “Life Skill Mastery”. Life Skill Mastery gives increasing benefits depending upon the level. Life Skill Mastery is a seperate buff and 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: Mastery 150 gives 17 batches with one single Process.
  • Gathering Mastery: increased item aquisition rate and aquisition quantity
    • +Common items (up to +400%)
    • +Special Items (up to +100%)
    • +Rare Items (up to +85%)
    • +Very Rare Items (up to +44.42%)
  • Sailing Mastery: buffs your ship’s Acceleration, Speed, Turn, and Brake while sailing.
  • Fishing Mastery: increased chance to catch red 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 level. 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.

Life Skills Not Helped by Life Mastery

  • Farming Mastery: Farming levels decreases the amount of Energy consumed during farming and speeds up Breeding, Harvesting, Pruning, and Killing Pests. (Life Mastery doesn’t improve farming activities at all.)
  • Barter Mastery: Barter levels decrease Parley cost for each Barter. (Life Mastery doesn’t improve Barter at all.)
  • Trading Mastery: Trading levels increase the type of trade items and bargain profits. (Life Mastery doesn’t improve Trading at all.)

 

Life Mastery Per Life Skill Level Chart

Includes Mastery rework from patch 2-23-22, which increased the Mastery of Apprentice 1 to Professional 10, but decreased Guru Mastery per level. See patch notes copy below.

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 60
Apprentice 2 12 70
Apprentice 3 13 80
Apprentice 4 14 90
Apprentice 5 15 100
Apprentice 6 16 110
Apprentice 7 17 120
Apprentice 8 18 130
Apprentice 9 19 140
Apprentice 10 20 150
3 Skilled
Rank Level Mastery
Skilled 1 21 160
Skilled 2 22 170
Skilled 3 23 180
Skilled 4 24 190
Skilled 5 25 200
Skilled 6 26 210
Skilled 7 27 220
Skilled 8 28 230
Skilled 9 29 240
Skilled 10 30 250
4 Professional
Rank Level Mastery
Prof 1 31 260
Prof2 32 270
Prof 3 33 280
Prof 4 34 290
Prof 5 35 300
Prof 6 36 310
Prof 7 37 320
Prof 8 38 330
Prof 9 39 340
Prof 10 40 350
5 Artisan
Rank Level Mastery
Artisan 1 41 355
Artisan 2 42 360
Artisan 3 43 365
Artisan 4 44 370
Artisan 5 45 375
Artisan 6 46 380
Artisan 7 47 385
Artisan 8 48 390
Artisan 9 49 395
Artisan 10 50 400
6 Master
Rank Level Mastery
Master 1 51 405
Master 2 52 410
Master 3 53 415
Master 4 54 420
Master 5 55 425
Master 6 56 430
Master 7 57 435
Master 8 58 440
Master 9 59 445
Master 10 60 450
Master 11 61 455
Master 12 62 460
Master 13 63 465
Master 14 64 470
Master 15 65 475
Master 16 66 480
Master 17 67 485
Master 18 68 490
Master 19 69 495
Master 20 70 500
Master 21 71 505
Master 22 72 510
Master 23 73 515
Master 24 74 520
Master 25 75 525
Master 26 76 530
Master 27 77 535
Master 28 78 540
Master 29 79 545
Master 30 80 550
7 Guru
Rank Level Mastery
Guru 1 81 555
Guru 2 82 560
Guru 3 83 565
Guru 4 84 570
Guru 5 85 575
Guru 6 86 580
Guru 7 87 585
Guru 8 88 590
Guru 9 89 595
Guru 10 90 600
Guru 11 91 605
Guru 12 92 610
Guru 13 93 615
Guru 14 94 620
Guru 15 95 625
Guru 16 96 630
Guru 17 97 635
Guru 18 98 640
Guru 19 99 645
Guru 20 100 650
Guru 21 101 655
Guru 22 102 660
Guru 23 103 665
Guru 24 104 670
Guru 25 105 675
Guru 26 106 680
Guru 27 107 685
Guru 28 108 690
Guru 29 109 695
Guru 30 110 700
Guru 31 111 705
Guru 32 112 710
Guru 33 113 715
Guru 34 114 720
Guru 35 115 725
Guru 36 116 730
Guru 37 117 735
Guru 38 118 740
Guru 39 119 745
Guru 40 120 750
Guru 41 121 755
Guru 42 122 760
Guru 43 123 765
Guru 44 124 770
Guru 45 125 775
Guru 46 126 780
Guru 47 127 785
Guru 48 128 790
Guru 49 129 795
Guru 50 130 800
 

Life Skill Levels Calculate Life Fame

Life Fame Silver
0-9
10 – 150 600,000
151 – 300 1,200,000
301 – 450 1,700,000
451 – 600 2,100,000
601 – 750 2,400,000
751 – 900 2,600,000
901 or Higher 2,700,000

 

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: (1-50) 81-130
  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 1-50 is level 81-130). 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 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%
    • also includes a permanent Item Drop Rate +10%

 

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 30k Cooking Exp. (You need 400 Witch’s Delicacy to get Professional 1 Cooking.)
    • 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 is light weight and gives good exp. (Flax, Cotton)
  • Farming – dedicate several days to pruning crops from 10 Large fences. Uses 100 Contribution.
  • Hunting – follow 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.

Life Fame vs Combat Fame

You can also increase Family Fame by increasing Combat Fame.

Leveling 20 characters to level 60 will give you the maximum Combat Fame.

Combat Fame also offers a daily payment of silver.

Combat Fame Silver/Day
0 – 14
15 – 300 4,200,000
301 – 600 4,900,000
601 – 900 5,600,000
901 – 1200 6,300,000
1201 – 1500 7,000,000
1501 – 1800 7,700,000
1801 – 2100 8,400,000
2101 – 2400 8,900,000
2401 – 2700 9,400,000
2701 – 3000 9,900,000
3001 – 3300 10,400,000
3301 – 3600 10,700,000
3601 – 3900 11,000,000
3901 – 4200 11,300,000
4201 – 4500 11,600,000
4501 – 4800 11,800,000
4801 – 5100 12,000,000
5101 – 5400 12,200,000
5401 – 5700 12,400,000
5701 – 6000 12,500,000
6001 or higher 12,600,000

 

Life Fame vs Special Fame

Special Fame points are given for Knowledge and Contribution Points.

Special Fame also offers a daily payment of silver.

 

Special Fame Silver/Day
0~49
50 – 250 600,000
251 – 500 1,200,000
501 – 750 1,700,000
751 – 1000 2,100,000
1001 – 1250 2,400,000
1251 – 1500 2,600,000
1501 or Higher 2,700,000

 

Patch Notes of Old Life Skill XP Changes:

Copy from 2-23-22

 

Adjusted the amount of Mastery increased per Life Skill level.

– Moved the Mastery +10 earned per level section from “Guru 21 to Guru 50” to “Apprentice 1 to Professional 10”.

– The total amount of Mastery that can be gained from Life Skill levels at the end of Guru 50 still remains that same at 800 Mastery.

 

Before After
Beginner 1 to 2
Mastery +10 per level
Beginner 2 to Guru 2
Mastery +5 per level
Guru 21 to Guru 50
Mastery +10 per level
Beginner 1 to 2
Mastery +10 per level
Beginner 2 to 10
Mastery +5 per level
Apprentice 1 to Professional 10
Mastery +10 per level
Artisan 1 to Guru 50
Mastery +5 per level

 

* Due to the changes made to Mastery acquired at certain levels, the total Mastery earned at each level has changed to the following:

 

Levels Before After
Apprentice 1 55 60
Skilled 1 105 160
Professional 1 155 260
Artisan 1 205 355
Master 1 255 405
Guru 1 405 555
Guru 20 500 650
Guru 50 800 800

 

 

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.