In BDO, the Processing Life Skill allows you to chop, heat, dry, filter, shake, and grind resources into processed materials. These refined items are often used in higher level crafting recipes.

Everyone is able to do even advanced T3 processing. You used to have to obtain knowledge prior to advanced processing, but this requirement was removed in patch Jan 3, 2024.

Get Started Processing!
To begin processing, press the L key. You will see all the options available. No tools are needed to process materials.

If you want to “Mass Process” more than one recipe at a time, you will need a processing stone. Read more details about Processing Mastery.

 

Processing Errors

It’s common to get processing errors because base processing success chance is about 70% without items to increase it.

Failing to process only slows down processing and doesn’t destroy your materials.

 

Processing Errors:

  • Processing is not going as planned: Processing has a certain base failure rate. This is a common error that everyone gets without gear. You can reduce failure chances by wearing Silver Embroidered Craftsman Clothes or using items with the buff “Processing Success Rate +%”.
  • It is not working at all: The recipe is wrong or Knowledge may be required. (Ex. Heat accessories for Yona’s Fragments.)
  • Insufficient ingredients to continue processing: You don’t have enough materials.
Processing Is Not Going as Planned

Processing Tiers

There are 3 tiers of processing. The more advanced tiers are sometimes needed for advanced recipes in other Life Skills.

Processing Tier Examples
Raw Material T1 T2 T3
timber
BDO timber unprocessed
plank
BDO Processed Timber by Chopping: Plank
plywood
BDO Processed Timber by Chopping: Plywood
sturdy plywood
BDO Processed Timber: Sturdy Timber
ore
BDO ore unprocessed
melted shard
BDO Processed Ore by Melting: Melted Shard
ingot
BDO Processed Ore by Melting: Ingot
pure crystal
BDO Processed Ore: Pure Crystal
Rough Diamond - BDO
Rough Diamond
Diamond - BDO
Diamond
Resplendent Diamond - BDO
Resplendent
Diamond
Star Diamond - BDO
Star Diamond

Processing for Money

Processed materials are usually more valuable the more you process them into higher tiers. (But this does not always mean they will sell well at the marketplace, if at all! Supply and demand, as well as developer min/max pricing, can make any processed item unprofitable for selling on the marketplace!).

Is processing any good for money making? It can be one of the most profitable AFK activities you can do in BDO. (Dependent upon your Processing Mastery level and if you already have the raw material available and marketplace pricing and demand.)

Profitable Processing Example: 1 wheat is currently worth 650-1k. If you grind it, you obtain 1-4 flour, which sells for 1k each. With high Processing Mastery, you can process more in a shorter amount of time.

WARNING: But, again, I must stress that you check the Marketplace price, supply, and demand before starting any processing for money! Flax is a good example of a processed material that increases in price during processing and would be profitable, but it usually doesn’t have a high enough demand. You are lucky if it sells after a week of being on the Marketplace.

Moonlight Opal

To find the most profitable processing recipes, I like to use bdolytics.com processing calculator.

processing profit calculator bdolytics.com

In this example, Opal seems like a very lucrative processing job!

But be sure to check the current daily volume of sales vs the quantities on the marketplace.

Processing Level Impacts Output

Processing Level is important because it determines if you can produce the maximum output of items.

  • Ore → Melted Shard: get max procs at Master 1

Oddly, this low tier processing recipe requires Master 1 processing in order to obtain the maximum output of 1 to 4 Melted Shards. However, this is not the norm.

Artisan Processing is your first major milestone because it is an easier goal and covers most processing recipes.

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

Processing 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

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

Press your P key to view all of your current Processing Level. 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 Processing Mastery levels.

BDO Life Skill Levels

Summer’s Proc Rate Chart

For more details on how Processing Level impacts proc rates, please visit Summer’s Processing FAQ.

Below is a dumbed down version of their helpful processing proc rate chart.

Summer’s Happening Choppin Charts! 🙂

Processing Recipe Process Proc Proc Avg Level Req.
Plank Chopping 1-4 2.5 Artisan 6
Plywood Chopping 1-4 2.5 Professional 6
Sturdy Plywood Heating 1-3 2 Professonal 1
Melted Shard Heating 1-4 2.5 Master 1
Ingot Heating 1-4 2.5 Artisan 1
Precious Ingot Heating 1-4 2.5 Artisan 1
Mixed Ingot Heating 1-4 2.5 Artisan 1
Pure Crystal Heating 1-3 2 Professonal 1
Precious Pure Crystal Heating 1-3 2 Professonal 1
Hide Drying 1-4 2.5 Professonal 1
Fine Hide Drying 1-4 2.5 Skilled 1
Supreme Hide Shaking 1-3 2 Apprentice 1
Feather Filtering 1-4 2.5 Professonal 6
Fine Feather Filtering 1-4 2.5 Skilled 6
Supreme Feather Shaking 1-3 2 Apprentice 1
Gem Grinding 1-4 2.5 Artisan 1
Resplendent Gem Grinding 1-3 2 Skilled 1
Special Gem Shaking 1-2 1.5 Apprentice 1
Usable Scantling Chopping 1-4 2.5 Artisan 6
Standardized Timber Square Chopping 1-3 2 Professional 6
Sturdy Timber Square Heating 1-3 2 Artisan 1
Cream Shaking 1-4 2.5 Skilled 1
Butter Shaking 1-4 2.5 Skilled 1
Cheese Drying 1-4 2.5 Skilled 1
Corn Flour Grinding 1-4 2.5 Professional 1
Corn Dough Shaking 1-4 2.5 Skilled 1
Thread/Yarn Heating 1-4 2.5 Artisan 1
Fabric/Wool/Silk Grinding 1-4 2.5 Professional 1
Black Stone Powder Grinding 40-60 50 Artisan 1
Black Stone Powder Grinding 60-100 80 Artisan 1
Purified Water Filtering 1-4 2.5 Artisan 1
Ship Repair Material Chopping 1-3 2 Artisan 1
 Polished Stone Grinding 1-4 2.5 Artisan 1
Cron Meal Simple Cooking 1 1 Beginner 1
Draught Simple Alchemy 1 1 Beginner 1
Blue Elixir Simple Alchemy 1 1 Beginner 1
Black Gem Simple Alchemy 1 1 Beginner 1
Concentrated Magical Black Gem Simple Alchemy 1 1 Beginner 1
Caphras Stone Simple Alchemy 1 1 Beginner 1

Processing Gear

There are 5 important buffs when considering the best Processing Gear.

  • Processing Success Rate – used to reduce or remove the error, “Processing is not going as planned.”
  • Processing Exp – improve the speed at which you level Processing.
  • Processing Mastery – process more in less time.
  • Weight Limit – for longer AFK processing ability.
  • Enable Storage Item Processing – Pearl Shop only costume buff that allows you to process items from your storage, placing the processed items into your inventory. Limited by character weight, but can increase processing amount by 2 to 3 times more.

Gear that Increases Processing Success Rate

Base Processing success rate is about 70%, but you can reach 100% with gear.

Example 100% Processing Success Rate:

  • Pearl Shop Costume: Karki (male) or Venecil (female) → +3%
  • +3 Silver Embroidered Craftsman’s Clothes → +22% (+4 is 28%)
  • Sethra’s Artifact – Processing Success Rate → +5%
TRI Silver Embroidered Craftsman Processing Clothes
Processing Pearl Shop Venecil Dress

Processing Artifacts

There are 5 different Artifacts you can equip to improve Processing. These Artifacts can be obtained rarely while doing Imperial turn-ins for Training, Fishing, Cooking, and Alchemy. You can obtain them as loot from the Gathering and Hunting Life Skills, and from Special Barter and sea monster hunting.

General Life Skill Artifacts:

Processing Artifacts:

Specialize Processing Artifacts are obtained from Imperial Cooking and Imperial Alchemy box turn-ins.

Sethra Processing Mastery Artifact Clang Combo

Processing Lightstones

Lightstones can be infused into Artifacts to improve Processing.

 

Processing Lightstone Lightstone Effect
 Lightstone of Flora: Wildlife Life EXP +3%
Lightstone of Flora: Paradise Life Skill Mastery +5
Lightstone of Flora: Deft Processing Mastery +5
Lightstone of Flora: Tool Processing EXP +3%
Lightstone of Wind: Feather Weight Limit +20LT
Processing Mastery Lightstone Flora Deft

Processing Lightstone Combos

Certain Lightstone Combinations can be infused into Artifacts to create additional buffs.

The most famous Lightstone Combo for Processing is Clang Clang because it has a set of useful buffs.

Lightstone Combo: [Clang! Clang!]

  • Processing Success Rate +20%
  • Processing EXP +10%
  • Processing Mastery +20
  • Weight Limit +30LT

[Clang! Clang!] Requirements:

Lightstone of Wind: Feather
Lightstone of Flora: Deft
Lightstone of Flora: Tool
Iridescent Lightstone

Processing Artifact Combo Clang Infusion

All Processing Lightstone Combos

Note: Lightstone Effects are added to the Combo effect in the list below.

Lightstone Combination Lightstones + Combo Effect EXP Mastery
Flora: Tool
Flora: Tool
Wind: Mind
Iridescent Lightstone
[Choice and Focus: Processing]
Processing Mastery -500
Processing EXP +41%
Max MP +50
41 -500
Flora: Tool
Flora: Tool
Flora: Tool
Iridescent Lightstone
[Processed Hand]
Processing EXP +25%
25
Flora: Tool
Flora: Tool
Flora: Tool
Flora: Tool
[Raising Power]
Processing EXP +20%
20
Flora: Tool
Flora: Tool
Flora: Tool
[Skillful Hands]
Processing EXP +14%
14
Flora: Tool
Flora: Deft
Wind: Feather
Iridescent Lightstone
[Clang! Clang!]
Processing Success Rate +20%
Processing EXP +13%
Processing Mastery +25
Max Carrying Weight +50LT
13 25
Flora: Deft
Flora: Deft
Flora: Deft
[Humming in the Workshop]
Processing Mastery +23
23
Flora: Deft
Flora: Deft
Flora: Deft
Iridescent Lightstone
[Multi-purpose]
Processing Mastery +45
45
Flora: Deft
Flora: Deft
Flora: Deft
Flora: Deft
[Deep Footprints]
Processing Mastery +35
35

Lightstones can be obtained rarely via Life Skill activities and the marketplace.

Iridescent Lightstone

Gear to Quickly Level Processing

There are many items that will increase the speed at which you gain Processing levels.

All of the items that buff Life Exp will help.

For example, the beginner friendly Loggia Accesory set and Life Exp consumables.

BDO Life Exp Stack
BDO Loggia Necklace

Mastery Accessories like Loggia Accessories are nice because they boost all Life Mastery and help all Life Skills. (Unlike mastery clothing or tools that target one specific Life Skill.)

Loggia Accessories also contain individual Life Skill Experience buffs, except the belt, which has LT. (All Loggia Accessores have a very nice set bonus.)

Set Effect: For every 2 Loggia Accessories equipped, you gain Life EXP +2%

Loggia Life Mastery Accessories
Loggia Belt
Loggia Earring
Loggia Necklace
Loggia Ring

Loggia Life Mastery: (Full Accessory Set)

  • Base: 26
  • PRI: 52
  • DUO: 100
  • TRI: 152
  • TET: 208
  • PEN: 320

A full set is 6 pieces.

Loggia Life EXP Buff: (Full Accessory Set)

  • Base: 11%
  • PRI: 11%
  • DUO: 16%
  • TRI: 16%
  • TET: 21%
  • PEN: 21%

A full set is 6 pieces.

How to Obtain Life Mastery Gear:

Loggia life mastery accessories can be purchased from Camellia Loggia <Seed Vendor> at Loggia Farm west of Veila for 1m silver or from Zaaira <Material Vendor> in Veila for 1.5m silver.

Blue grade life mastery accessories, Geranoa, can be purchased from Geranoa <Material Vendor> in Calpheon City for 10m silver or from Zaaira <Material Vendor> in Veila for 15m silver.

  • Life Mastery Jewelry Accessories:
    • Loggia: +21% Life EXP, +208 Life Mastery (full set of 6 TET) Loggia Gear Guide
    • Geranoa: +35.5% Life EXP, +350 Life Mastery (full set of 6 TET)
    • Manos: +65% Life EXP, +570 Life Mastery (full set of 6 TET) Manos Accessories Guide

Life Mastery Jewelry Enhancement

  • Green grade Life Mastery jewelry (Loggia) is enhanced using Black Gems.
  • Blue grade and higher require Concentrated Magical Black Gems.
  • When an accessory fails enhancement, it is destroyed.
Enhancement Chances on Life Mastery Accessories
Level
Loggia
Geranoa
Manos
PRI
70% 70% 75%
DUO
40% 45% 45%
TRI
30% 30% 30%
TET
20% 18% 15%
PEN
10% 8% 5%
Life Mastery Accessories Enhancement Materials
Level
Loggia
Geranoa
Manos
PRI
BG x1 CBG x1 CBG x10
DUO
BG x2 CBG x2 CBG x11
TRI
BG x3 CBG x3 CBG x13
TET
BG x4 CBG x4 CBG x16
PEN
BG x5 CBG x5 CBG x20

 

Life Mastery Necklace Buffs
Level
Loggia
Geranoa
Manos
Base
Life Mastery +5
Life EXP +1%
Life Mastery +8
Life EXP +1%
Life Mastery +15
Life EXP +2%
PRI
Life Mastery +10
Life EXP +1%
Life Mastery +14
Life EXP +2%
Life Mastery +30
Life EXP +4%
DUO
Life Mastery +18
Life EXP +2%
Life Mastery +26
Life EXP +3%
Life Mastery +50
Life EXP +6%
TRI
Life Mastery +28
Life EXP +2%
Life Mastery +45
Life EXP +4%
Life Mastery +75
Life EXP +8%
TET
Life Mastery +40
Life EXP +3%
Life Mastery +70
Life EXP +5%
Life Mastery +105
Life EXP +10%
PEN
Life Mastery +60
Life EXP +3%
Life Mastery +110
Life EXP +6%
Life Mastery +150
Life EXP +12%

 

Life Mastery Belt Buffs
Level
Loggia
Geranoa
Manos
Base
Life Mastery +5
LT +30
Life Mastery +8
LT +50
Life Mastery +15
LT +50
PRI
Life Mastery +10
LT +40
Life Mastery +14
LT +65
Life Mastery +30
LT +80
DUO
Life Mastery +18
LT +55
Life Mastery +26
LT +80
Life Mastery +50
LT +110
TRI
Life Mastery +28
LT +70
Life Mastery +45
LT +100
Life Mastery +75
LT +140
TET
Life Mastery +40
LT +90
Life Mastery +70
LT +120
Life Mastery +105
LT +170
PEN
Life Mastery +60
LT +120
Life Mastery +110
LT +150
Life Mastery +150
LT +200

 

Life Mastery Rings and Earrings Buffs
Level
Loggia
Geranoa
Manos
Base
Life Mastery +4
Life EXP +1%
Life Mastery +6
Life EXP +1%
Life Mastery +10
Life EXP +2%
PRI
Life Mastery +8
Life EXP +1%
Life Mastery +12
Life EXP +2%
Life Mastery +25
Life EXP +4%
DUO
Life Mastery +16
Life EXP +2%
Life Mastery +22
Life EXP +3%
Life Mastery +40
Life EXP +6%
TRI
Life Mastery +24
Life EXP +2%
Life Mastery +36
Life EXP +4%
Life Mastery +65
Life EXP +8%
TET
Life Mastery +32
Life EXP +3%
Life Mastery +55
Life EXP +5%
Life Mastery +90
Life EXP +10%
PEN
Life Mastery +50
Life EXP +3%
Life Mastery +95
Life EXP +6%
Life Mastery +125
Life EXP +12%

Processing Mastery Gear

Processing Mastery can also be found on Craftsman’s Clothes and Processing Stones.

    Processing Mastery on Clothes & Processing Stones
    Level Loggia
    Carta
    Manos
    Base
    3
    4 5
    1
    6
    8 10
    2
    9
    12 15
    3
    12
    16 20
    4
    15
    20 25
    5
    18
    24 30
    6
    21
    28 35
    7
    24
    32 40
    8
    27
    36 45
    9 30 40 50
    10 33 44 55
    11 39 50 60
    12 45 58 70
    13 51 66 80
    14
    57 74 90
    15
    63 80 100
    PRI
    70 95 120
    DUO
    90 125 160
    TRI
    130 180 220
    TET
    200 250 300
    PEN
    280 330 400

     

    TRI Loggia Craftsman Clothes

    Processing Stones

    Processing Stones give the same amount of Processing Mastery as clothes for each level of enhancement.

    Processing Stones can be used at any level and allow Mass Processing of multiple recipes at once.

       

        Loggia Processing Stone

        Processing Pets

        There are many pets that have the Life Skill talent.

        Some have a higher chance than others to learn the skill Processing EXP +5%.

        For example, the Pheoniel Squirrel, which is available in the Pearl Shop and as a Season Seal of Journey reward.

        Special: Finds Resources
        Talent: Life EXP +1% per tier
        Type: Classic

        Phoniel Squirrel‘s Top Skill Learn Chances

        Skill Chance
         Fishing EXP +5% 15%
         Cooking EXP +5% 15%
         Alchemy EXP +5% 15%
         Processing EXP +5% 15%
         Farming EXP +5% 15%
         Karma Recovery +5% 12%
         Gathering EXP +5% 3%

         

        Pets with Life Skill Exp Talents:

        Choppy, Hedgehog, Penguin, Marmot, Shadow Wolf, Little Lamb, Otter, Ferret, Flondor Duck, Panda (not red), Jojo, Newborn Crimson Dragon, Newborn Golden Dragon, most cat pets, etc (900+ Pearls)

        • 1% Life EXP per Tier (up to +20% for 5 pets)
        • all pets have RNG chance to learn +5% Hunting EXP (up to +25% for 5 pets)

        Most Classic Cat Skill Learning Chances:

        1. Processing EXP → 43.79%
        2. Alchemy EXP → 42.76%
        3. Karma Recovery → 40.39%
        4. Cooking EXP → 38.42%
        5. Fishing EXP → 38.29%
        6. Farming EXP → 38.29%

        Beginner Processing Questline

        The quests below used to be required in order to do advanced processing recipes.

        However, this was removed and now these quests are optional for us questy adventurers. <3

        To begin, you must be level 20+ and have your Gathering Skill leveled up to Beginner 7. This is easily done via Empty Bottle gathering at the fountain in Heidel. Purchase 34 Empty Bottles at the Material Vendor near the fountain. Or you can use any river/lake for gathering water. I like Heidel because the Material Vendor is only a couple steps away from the water source.

        If your Gathering skill is at at Apprentice 4+, you can skip the Prerequisite Questline and talk to Ficy in the Heidel Workshop. She will offer the quest “[Processing] Practice Makes Perfect”.

        Important Note:

        Be sure Life Quests are turned on in your Quest Log. Open Quest Log by hitting your O key. At the bottom of the window, next to Quest Type, hit the first button which turns on all quests.

        Fast-Track: Prerequiste Processing Questline

        To Fast-track the Prerequisite Processing Questline, buy at the Marketplace or obtain beforehand:

        Iron Ore x3
        Melted Iron Shard x1
        Rough Stone x10
        Pumpkins x8
        Kuku Bird Meat x5

        Optional Processing Leap Quests:

        As you are doing the begginer processing questline, you can follow along with the Processing Leap questline after you obtain Processing level of Beginner 10. These will help you level Processing.

        View Processing Leap Questline: O key → [Life] [Leap] Processing Guru

        Processing Leap Questline

        The Quest Chain to Learn Processing

        Requirements:

        • Level 20+
        • Turn on All Quests (O key)
        • Beginner 7 Gathering – gather water with 34 Empty Bottles at the fountain in Heidel.
        Processing
        Quest Giver
        Location Processing
        Quest
        Processing
        Quest Requirements
        Processing
        Quest Receiver
        Processing
        Quest Rewards
        1 Jemkas Wyrmsbane
        <Node Management>
        Northern Guard Camp
        T2 Processing Quest Line Location Map
        Because I Like You

        Give 3 Iron Ore to Jemkas

        Requirement: Beginner 7 Gathering
        Important: If Gathering Skill is Apprentice 4+ (274 Empty Bottles filled) you can skip to #10 highlighted below, “Practice Makes Perfect”

        Jemkas Wyrmsbane contribution xp110 Contribution
        gathering expGathering Exp
        restores energy10 Energy
        shabby fenceShabby Fence
        pickaxePickaxe
        2 Jemkas Wyrmsbane
        <Node Management>
        Northern Guard Camp
        T2 Processing Quest Line Location Map
        Nothing Our Friendship Can’t Do Make 1 Polished Stone by Process Grinding 10 Rough Stone
        Give Polished Stone to Jemkas
        Jemkas Wyrmsbane contribution xp150 Contribution
        gathering expProcessing Exp
        restores energy3 Energy
        greasy seedGreasy Seed
        gold bar 1GGold Bar 1G
        3 Jemkas Wyrmsbane
        <Node Management>
        Northern Guard Camp
        T2 Processing Quest Line Location Map
        Settling Down in Heidel Meet Luciano Pietro in Heidel <Guild
        Manager>
        Luciano Pietro contribution xp50 Contribution
        heidelian bedHeidelian Bed
        plate assorted fruitsPlate of Assorted Fruits
        4 Luciano Pietro
        <Guild Manager>
        Heidel
        Luciano Pietro Location Map
        Storage Keeper Amerigo Meet Amerigo <Storage Keeper> Amerigo contribution xp50 Contribution
        plate of turkeyPlate of Turkey
        5 Amerigo
        <Storage Keeper>
        Heidel
        T2 Processing Quest Giver: Amerigo
        Bustling Alejandro Farm Meet Amadeo Alejandro
        <Node Management> at
        Alejandro Farm
        Amadeo Alejandro contribution xp50 Contribution
        6 Amadeo Alejandro
        <Node Management>
        Alejandro Farm
        T2 Processing Quest Line Location Map
        Helping With the Pumpkin Harvest Give Amadeo 5 pumpkins Amadeo Alejandro contribution xp100 Contiribution
        gathering expGathering Exp
        restores energy3 Energy
        7 Amadeo Alejandro
        <Node Management>
        Alejandro Farm
        T2 Processing Quest Line Location Map
        A Threatening Scarecrow! Give 1 Melted Iron Shard to Amadeo (Process by Heating
        5 Iron Ore to Make 1 Shard)
        Amadeo Alejandro
        <Node Management>
        contribution xp100 Contiribution
        gathering expProcessing Exp
        restores energy3 Energy
        naive workerContract: Naive Worker
        8 Amadeo Alejandro
        <Node Management>
        Alejandro Farm
        T2 Processing Quest Line Location Map
        A Meat Dish for the Workers Give 5 Kuku Bird Meat to Gurceau (cannot substitute
        chicken meat) at Alejandro Farm
        Gurceau contribution xp120 Contribution
        gathering expGathering Exp
        restores energy3 Energy
        greasy seed5 Wheat
        gold bar 1G2 Gold Bar 1G
        9 Gurceau Alejandro Farm
        T2 Processing Quest Line Location Map
        In Search of Higher Processing Knowledge… Give 3 pumpkins to Ficy in Heidel Ficy contribution xp130 Contribution
        gathering expGathering Exp
        restores energy3 Energy
        10 Ficy
        <Workshop Manager>
        Heidel
        T2 Processing Quest Line Location Map
        Practice Makes Perfect Requirement: Gathering Apprentice 4
        or Completion of Preceeding Quest <In Search of Higher
        Processing Knowledge>Learn Beginner Grinding From Ornella
        Learn Beginner Chopping From Lebyos
        Learn Beginner Heating From Flaviano
        Ficy 300 contribution300 Contribution
        gathering expGathering Exp
        restores energy3 Energy
        black stone powder3 Black Stone Powder
        11 Lebyos
        <Furniture Dealer>
        Heidel
        T2 Processing Quest Giver: Lebyos
        Working the Ash Tree Make 3 Ash Planks by Process Chopping
        Give 3 Ash Planks to Lebyos
        Lebyos contribution xp120 Contiribution
        gathering expProcessing Exp
        restores energy10 Energy
        chopping beginnerChopping: Beginner
        gold bar2 Gold Bar 1G
        12 Ornella
        <Arms Dealer>
        Heidel
        T2 Processing Quest Giver: Ornella
        Materials for Equipment Repair Make 2 Polished Stone by Process Grinding
        Give 2 Polished Stone to Ornella
        Ornella contribution xp110 Contiribution
        gathering expProcessing Exp
        restores energy10 Energy
        chopping beginnerGrinding: Beginner
        gold bar2 Gold Bar 1G
        13 Flaviano
        <Material Vendor>
        Heidel
        T2 Processing Quest Giver: Flaviano
        Pure Water for an Experiment Make 10 Distilled Water by Process Heating
        Give 10 Distilled Water to Flaviano
        Flaviano contribution xp120 Contiribution
        gathering expProcessing Exp
        restores energy10 Energy
        chopping beginnerHeating: Beginner
        gold bar2 Gold Bar 1G
        14 Lara
        <General Goods Vendor>
        Heidel
        T2 Processing Quest Giver: Lara
        Toys (?) for Kids Give 5 Wheat Dough to Lara Lara contribution xp110 Contiribution
        gathering expProcessing Exp
        restores energy3 Energy
        chopping beginnerShaking: Beginner
        gold barGold Bar 1G
        15 Techthon
        <Blacksmith>
        Heidel
        T2 Processing Quest Giver: Techthon
        Need Soft Hides! Give 3 Soft Hides to Techthon Techthon contribution xp110 Contiribution
        gathering expProcessing Exp
        restores energy10 Energy
        chopping beginnerDrying: Beginner
        gold barGold Bar 1G
        16 Dora Fonti
        <Jeweler>
        Heidel
        T2 Processing Quest Giver: Dora Fonti
        Filtering Feathers Give 3 Lightweight Plumes to Dora Dora Fonti contribution xp110 Contiribution
        gathering expProcessing Exp
        restores energy10 Energy
        chopping beginnerFiltering: Beginner
        gold barGold Bar 1G

        Beginner Processing Questline Walkthrough

        This is an optional questline that will help you learn more about Processing and other Life Skills.

         

        1. Because I Like You

        Give Jemkas Wyrmsbane, Node Manager of Northern Heidel Quarry, 3 Iron Ore. If you did not bring the Iron Ore with you, gather them from rocks nearby using a Mining Pick tool. Tools can be purchased from a Material Vendor or the Marketplace, or crafted at a Tool Workshop house in major cities. If you did not bring 10 Rough Stone with you, be sure to mine enough rocks for that also as you will need them for the next quest.

        2. Nothing Our Friendship Can’t Do

        Open the Process Window (L key) and use Grinding to process 1 Polished Stone by grinding 10 Rough Stone. Give Polished Stone to Jemkas.

        3. Settling Down In Heidel

        Meet Luciano Pietro in Heidel , located near the Heidel docks.

        4. Storage Keeper Amerigo

        Meet Amerigo

        5. Bustling Alejandro Farm

        Meet Amadeo Alejandro . Follow the road west of Northern Guard Camp to reach Alejandro Farm.

        6. Helping With the Pumpkin Harvest

        Give Amadeo 5 pumpkins. If you did not bring the pumpkins with you, they can be gathered in the farms nearby or by killing Pumpkin Ghosts randomly. Using a hoe to gather the pumpkins works better than bare handed gathering.

        7. A Threatening Scarecrow!

        Give 1 Melted Iron Shard to Amadeo. (Processing is not necessary for this quest) If you did not bring the Melted Iron Shard with you, use Heating in the Process Window (L key) to heat 5 Iron Ore.

        8. A Meat Dish For the Workers

        Give 5 Kuku Bird Meat to Gurceau at Alejandro Farm. (cannot substitute chicken meat). If you did not bring the meat with you, you can find Kuku Birds north of the main road near the hills. Use a Butchering Knife to gather meat from the Kuku Birds.

        9. In Search of Higher Processing Knowledge

        Give 3 pumpkins to Ficy in Heidel. If you do not already have 3 pumpkins in your inventory, be sure to gather them at Alejandro Farm before you leave.

        [Life] Training Paradigm

        This questline is no longer required to obtain the 2nd tier of processing, but still fun and rewarding to do for the avid quester like you!

        Questline Requirements:

        Gathering Apprentice 4+
        OR
        Completion of Beginner Processing Prerequisite Questline (written about above)

        Fast-Track: Tier 2 Beginner

        To Fast-track the Beginner Processing Questline, buy at the Marketplace or obtain beforehand:

        Rough Stone x20
        Ash Timber x15
        Bottle of River Water x10
        Lightweight Plume x3
        Soft Hide x3
        Wheat Dough x3

        Certificate [Training Paradigm] Walkthrough

         

        1. Practice Makes Perfect

        Learn Beginner Grinding From Ornella, learn Beginner Chopping From Lebyos, and learn Beginner Heating From Flaviano. These 3 quests can be done in any order.

        This quest auto-completes if it has already been done once by another character in your family. Skip to quests 5-7 which can be done in any order.

        1a. Materials For Equipment Repair
        (Grinding Beginner)

        Process 2 Polished Stone by Grinding Rough Stone. Give 2 Polished Stone to Ornella. Rocks can be found around Heidel, especially north of Heidel in the quarry area. It takes 10 Rough Stone per batch.

        1b. Working the Ash Tree
        (Chopping Beginner)

        Process 3 Ash Planks by Chopping Ash Timber. Give 3 Ash Planks to Lebyos. Ash trees can be found around Heidel. It takes 5 Ash Timber per batch.

        1c. Pure Water For An Experiment
        (Heating Beginner)

        Process 10 Distilled Water by Heating Bottles of River Water. Give 10 Distilled Water to Flaviano.

        2. Filtering Feathers
        (Filtering Beginner)

        Give 3 Lightweight Plumes to Dora. (Processing is not necessary for this quest) Use Filtering in the Processing window (L) to process Lightweight Plumes from Soft Kuku Bird Plume OR Soft Ferri Feather. It takes 5 soft animal feathers per batch.

        3. Need Soft Hides
        (Dryng Beginner)

        Give 3 Soft Hides to Techthon. If you did not bring the Soft Hides with you, use Drying in the Processing window (L) to process Soft Hides from Deer Hide, Sheep Hide, Fox Hide, Black Leopard Hide, OR Gazelle Hide. It takes 5 animal hides per batch.

        4. Toys (?) For Kids
        (Shaking Beginner)

        Give 5 Wheat Dough to Lara. If you did not bring the Wheat Dough with you, then use Shaking in the Processing window (L) to process Wheat Dough by shaking wheat flour with mineral water purchased from Constante, Golden Toad Inn Manager, located in the inn behind Lara.

         

        Tier 3 Skilled Processing Knowledge

        View Quest Progress: O key → [Life] Skilled Paradigm

        This questline used to be required in order to be able to perform the final 3rd tier of processing, Skilled Processing.

        processing questline.skilled

        Requirements:

        Processing Professional 5+
        Gathering Skilled 10+
        Have knowledge on Shaking: Beginner
        Have knowledge on Drying: Beginner
        Have knowledge on Filtering: Beginner
        Have knowledge on Grinding: Beginner
        Have knowledge on Heating: Beginner
        Have knowledge on Chopping: Beginner

        Requirements to finish the quest ‘The Best Hide’ and continue forward with the Skilled Processing questline:

        Processing Artisan 1+
        Shaking Skilled is collected through the Challenge Reward Window after reaching Artisan Processing. (See pic above)

        These quests must be done in order from ‘Excellent Magnate’ to ‘Hunting to Extinction’.

        Fast-Track:

        To Fast-track the Skilled Processing Questline, buy at the Marketplace or obtain beforehand:

        Coal x10
        Melted Iron Shard x30
        Cedar Plywood x11
        Fir Plywood x1
        Pine Plywood x1
        Soft Hide x10
        Fine Soft Hide x2
        Topaz x6
        Resplendent Topaz x6
        Tanning Knife
        Lightweight Plumes x9
        Fine Lightweight Plumes x2

        Skilled Processing Questline: Certificate [Skilled Paradigm] : Tier 3 Processing
          Quest Directions
        1 Excellent Magnate Open your Quest Log (O), Suggested Tab, and find the [Skilled Paradigm] questline.  Go to Keplan and speak with a villager who directs you to Vatudun in the mines beneath Keplan
        2 A Man Better Than Coal (Heating Skilled) Process 2 Processed Coal with Heating, then give to Vatudun
        3 Vatudun’s Request Process 3 iron ingots with Heating. You can bring the iron ore/melted shards with you, but process the ingots for the quest.
        4 Pure Iron Crystal Process Pure Iron Crystal by Heating the Metal Solvent that was given to you by Vatudun with the 3 Iron Ingots. You have now learned Heating Skilled!
        5 Looking For a Woodcutting Expert Vatudun directs you to visit his buddy, Murghed, in Trent to learn Skilled Chopping
        6 Amazing Tree Art (Chopping Skilled) Give Murghed 1 cedar plywood, 1 fir plywood, and 1 pine plywood. You can bring them with you, you don’t have to craft them for the quest
        7 Processing Wood With Fire Process 1 Sturdy Cedar Plywood by Heating 10 Cedar Plywood with the Plywood Hardener that Murghed gave you. You have now learned Chopping Skilled! If Murghed does not give you a quest to continue onto Behr, open your Quest Log (O), Suggested Tab, and find the Certificate [Skilled Paradigm] questline and autopath to Likke Behr.
        8 Pride of Behr (Drying Skilled) Process 1 Find Soft Hide by Drying 10 Soft Hides. If you did not bring Soft Hides with you to Behr, gather hide from the deer south of Behr. Process Soft Hides by Drying 5 Deer Hide.
        9 The Best Hide After collecting the Artisan Processing Challenge Reward (Y) and obtaining the Shaking (Skilled), craft 1 Supreme Soft Hide for Behr by Shaking 3 Fine Soft Hide with the 5 Leather Glaze he gave you.
        10 Geranoa’s Proposal (Grinding Skilled) Give 1 Topaz to Geranoa. You can bring the Topaz with you. You don’t need to craft it for the quest. To craft Topaz, Process (Grind) 5 Rough Topaz.
        11 Gemstone Value Process 1 Resplendent Topaz by Grinding 5 Topaz. If this is your first time crafting Resplendent Topaz, you will earn the title “Topaz Demon”.
        12 The Best Jewel Process 1 Gold Topaz by Shaking 7 Resplendent Topaz with 3 Gem Polisher given by Geranoa. If this is your first time crafting Gold Topaz, you will earn the title “Bringer of Hope”. You have now learned Skilled Grinding!
        13 Troubled Oberen Farm (Filtering Skilled) Visit Matheo Oberen at Oberen Farm
        14 Gotta Pluck Them All Get 5 Soft Kuku Bird Plumes with a tanning knife.
        15 Useable Feathers Process 1 Lightweight Plume by Filtering 5 Soft Kuku Bird Plumes.
        16 Need More Feathers Process 1 Fine Lightweight Plume by Filtering 10 Lightweight Plumes.
        17 Hunting to Extinction Process 1 Supreme Lightweight Plume by Shaking 3 Fine Lightweight Plumes and the 5 Leather Glaze given by Oberen. Earn the title “Firm Machinist”. You have now learned Skilled Filtering!

        Tier 3 Processing Questline Walkthrough

        1. Excellent Magnate

        Open your Quest Log (O), Suggested Tab, and find the Certificate [Skilled Paradigm] questline.  Go to Keplan and speak with a villager who directs you to Vatudun in the mines beneath Keplan.

        2. A Man Better Than Coal (Heating Skilled)

        Process 2 Processed Coal with Heating, then give to Vatudun.

        3. Vatudun’s Request

        Process 3 iron ingots with Heating. You can bring the iron ore/melted shards with you, but process the ingots for the quest.

        4. Pure Iron Crystal

        Process Pure Iron Crystal by Heating the Metal Solvent that was given to you by Vatudun with the 3 Iron Ingots.

        5. Looking For a Woodcutting Expert

        Vatudun directs you to visit his buddy, Murghed, in Trent to learn Skilled Chopping.

        6. Amazing Tree Art (Chopping Skilled)

        Give Murghed 1 cedar plywood, 1 fir plywood, and 1 pine plywood. You can bring them with you, you don’t have to craft them for the quest.

        7. Processing Wood With Fire

        Process 1 Sturdy Cedar Plywood by Heating 10 Cedar Plywood with the Plywood Hardener that Murghed gave you. If Murghed does not give you a quest to continue onto Behr, open your Quest Log (O), Suggested Tab, and find the Certificate [Skilled Paradigm] questline and autopath to Likke Behr.

        8. Pride of Behr (Drying Skilled)

        Process 1 Find Soft Hide by Drying 10 Soft Hides. If you did not bring Soft Hides with you to Behr, gather hide from the deer just off the road heading south from Behr. Process Soft Hides by Drying 5 Deer Hide.

        9. The Best Hide

        After collecting the Artisan Processing Challenge Reward (Y) and obtaining the Shaking (Skilled), craft 1 Supreme Soft Hide for Behr by Shaking 3 Fine Soft Hide with the 5 Leather Glaze he gave you.

        10. Geranoa’s Proposal (Grinding Skilled)

        Give 1 Topaz to Geranoa, the Material Vendor in Calpheon.  You don’t need to craft the Topaz for the quest. To craft Topaz, Process (Grind) 5 Rough Topaz.

        11. Gemstone Value

        Process 1 Resplendent Topaz by Grinding 5 Topaz. If this is your first time crafting Resplendent Topaz, you will earn the title “Topaz Demon”.

        12. The Best Jewel

        Process 1 Gold Topaz by Shaking 7 Resplendent Topaz with 3 Gem Polisher given by Geranoa. If this is your first time crafting Gold Topaz, you will earn the title “Bringer of Hope”.

        13. Troubled Oberen Farm (Thinning Skilled)

        Visit Matheo Oberen at Oberen Farm

        14. Gotta Pluck Them All

        Gather 5 Soft Kuku Bird Plumes with a tanning knife.

        15. Useable Feathers

        Process 1 Lightweight Plume by Filtering 5 Soft Kuku Bird Plumes.

        16. Need More Feathers

        Process 1 Fine Lightweight Plume by Filtering 10 Lightweight Plumes.

        17. Hunting to Extinction

        Process 1 Supreme Lightweight Plume by Shaking 3 Fine Lightweight Plumes and the 5 Leather Glaze given by Oberen. Earn the title “Firm Machinist”.

        Congratulations! You have now learned the highest tiers of Processing Knowledge in the game!