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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 basic T1 processing. However, if you would like to do the second level of processing, (to create plywoods, ingots, cloth, etc.), BDO requires you to obtain “Beginner” Processing Knowledge.

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

Table of Contents

Processing Errors and Knowledge

It’s common to get processing errors as a new player. The reason for this is because you have to have certain Knowledge on whatever Tier or Processing you are attempting.

 

There are 3 tiers of processing: T1 for everyone, T2 Beginner, T3 Skilled.

Processing Knowledge is shared between all your characters, so you don’t need to repeat the quests on your alts if you don’t want to.

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

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 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, can process more in a shorter amount of time.

But, again, I must stress that you check the Marketplace 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.

BDO Processing Prerequisite Questline

To begin the T2 Processing quest line and obtain Beginner Processing Knowledge, 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 “Learning Higher Processing Skills”.

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 are 6 little square buttons. Hit the first button which turns on all quests with a brown highlight.  
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

The Quest Chain for T2 Processing

Level 20+ (Turn on All Quests (O key))

Gathering Beginner 7 Required. Can skip these if your gathering is Apprentice 4

  1. Because I Like You
  2. Nothing Our Friendship Can’t Do
  3. Settling Down in Heidel
  4. Storage Keeper Amerigo
  5. Bustling Alejandro Farm
  6. Helping With the Pumpkin Harvest
  7. A Threatening Scarecrow!
  8. A Meat Dish for the Workers
  9. In Search of Higher Processing Knowledge…

 

Gathering Apprentice 4 required unless you do quests 1 to 9.

  1. Learning Higher Processing Skills
  2. Working the Ash Tree
  3. Materials for Equipment Repair
  4. Pure Water for an Experiment
  5. Toys (?) for Kids
  6. Need Soft Hides!
  7. Filtering Feathers

 

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

Requirement: Beginner 7 Gathering (34 Empty Bottles gathered)
Important: If Gathering Skill is Apprentice 4+ (274 Empty Bottles filled) you can skip beginning quests
to #10 highlighted below, titled <Learning Higher Processing Skills>
from Ficy in Heidel.

Give 3 Iron Ore to Jemkas

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
Learning Higher Processing Skills

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 3 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

Prerequisite Processing Questline Write-up

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.

BDO Beginner Processing: Certificate [Training Paradigm]
Tier 2 Processing Knowledge

Requirements to begin Beginner Processing Questline: Certificate [Training Paradigm]

Gathering Apprentice 4+
OR
Completion of Beginner Processing Prerequisite Questline

Fast-Track: Tier 2 Beginner Processing Questline: Certificate [Training Paradigm]

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

Tier 2 Processing: Certificate [Training Paradigm] Questline Write-up

1. Learning Higher Processing Skills

Open your Quest Log (O), Suggested Tab, and find the Certificate [Training Paradigm] questline.  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 3 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.

BDO Skilled Processing Certificate [Skilled Paradigm]
Tier 3 Processing Knowledge

Requirements to begin Skilled Processing Questline: Certificate [Skilled Paradigm]:

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
Iron Ore 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 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 Materials For Skills 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: Certificate [Skilled Paradigm] Questline Write-up

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. Materials For Skills

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!

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