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Fishing Mastery was introduced into Black Desert Online in NA on 9-4-19. Players earn Fishing Mastery levels as they obtain Fishing Life Skill ranks and Fishing Mastery or Life Mastery Gear.

Fishing Mastery Benefits:

  • +Chance of catching “Prize Catch Fish” These are orange grade fish worth 1 million to 100 million Silver.
  • +Prize Catch Harpoon Level
  • +Chance of fishing up Ancient Relic Crystal Shards
  • highest value fish (50-100m) are from harpooning
  • highest value fish from fishing is worth 15m

Press P key > Life Skill tab to view your Fishing Mastery.

To view how Life Skill levels effect Life Mastery, please view our Life Mastery Levels Chart

Fishing Mastery & Orange Grade Fish, Oh My!

Anglers get ready for some serious fishing fun with the addition of Fishing Mastery! Fish mongers now have a bigger incentive to level their Fishing Life Skill. With high Fishing Mastery and Life Mastery levels, you can potentially earn twice as much as you used to.

Let’s look at a few such “Prize Catch ” fish, found by harpooning:

  • Requiem Shark: 75 million Silver
  • Giant Black Squid: 50 million Silver
  • Ghost Whale: 100 million Silver

You sell these bastions of the sea at the vendor, so you don’t have to worry about them expiring, but they also can’t be increased in value via a Trade Manager or Imperial Fish Trader.

Fish that are trade items can be increased in value via bargaining with Traders and distance bonuses or Imperial Traders. 

 

Prize Catch Fish Price List (Orange Grade Fish)

Saltwater Fish:

  • Corvina (1,000,000)
  • Blue Bat Star (2,000,000)
  • Golden Sea Bass (3,000,000)
  • Albino Coelacanth (3,500,000)
  • White Grouper (5,000,000)
  • Black Eye Crab (5,000,000)
  • Golden Albacore (8,000,000)
  • Footballfish (10,000,000)

Saltwater Harpoon Fish:

  • Black Spotted Dolphin (10,000,000)
  • Giant Black Squid (50,000,000)
  • Requiem Shark (75,000,000)
  • Ghost Whale (100,000,000)

Freshwater Fish:

Pirarucu (15,000,000)

Prize Catch Fish Locations

Saltwater Prize Fish Locations

Albino Coelacanth
Atanis Pond, Tooth Fairy Cabin, Lake Flonder, Old Wisdom Tree, Margoria S

Black Eye Crab
? possibly Velia bay, coastal waters, original seas?

Blue Bat Star
Velia Beach, Nox Sea, Valencia Sea, Peyon Sea, Arsha Sea, Eltro Sea

Corvina
Velia Beach, Mediah Sea, Valencia Sea, Arsha Sea, NoxSea, Eltro Sea, Duvencrune (waterfall pool to S)

Footballfish
Margoria N, Juur Sea, Arsha Sea, NoxSea, Eltro Sea, Margoria M

Golden Albacore
Heidel, Banto Sea, Original seas?

Golden Sea Bass
Banto Sea, Original ocean seas?

White Grouper
Ross Sea, Atanis Pond, Old Wisdom Tree, Tooth Fairy Cabin, Lake Flonder

Saltwater Harpoon Prize Fish Locatons

Black Spotted Dolphin
Ahrmo Sea, Peyon Sea, Zenato Sea, Altinova, Margoria N, Nox Sea, Sea of Silence

Giant Black Squid
Ross Sea, Margoria S, Margoria M, Margoria N, (possibly Margoria ocean wide where giant squid drop?)

Requiem Shark
Margoria M

Ghost Whale
Margoria N (in small area with a specific harpoon table, not sea-wide see note)

 

Thank you to the diligent data gathering of Moonraker for the info above! Have more fish sightings to add? View source.

Orange Grade Fish Rate Chart from Fishing Mastery

Fishing Mastery

Orange Fish Rate

1000

2.5%

950

2.4%

900

2.3%

850

2.1%

800

2%

750

1.9%

700

1.8%

650

1.6%

600

1.5%

550

1.4%

500

1.3%

450

1.1%

400

1%

350

0.9%

300

0.8%

250

0.6%

200

0.5%

150

0.4%

100

0.3%

50

0.1%

Fishing Mastery

Orange Fish Rate

2000

5%

1950

4.9%

1900

4.8%

1850

4.6%

1800

4.5%

1750

4.4%

1700

4.3%

1650

4.1%

1600

4%

1550

3.9%

1500

3.8%

1450

3.6%

1400

3.5%

1350

3.4%

1300

3.3%

1250

3.1%

1200

3%

1150

2.9%

1100

2.8%

1050

2.6%

Harpooned Orange Grade Fish Rate Chart

 

Fishing Mastery Fishing Mastery effect on Harpooning
0~199 No Orange grade fish can be caught.
200~699 Prize Catch Harpoon Level +1
700~1199 Prize Catch Harpoon Level +2
1200 and above Prize Catch Harpoon Level +3

 

Green Grade Fishing Mastery Gear

There are several items you can obtain that will buff your Fishing Mastery or Life Mastery level. Everything but the chair can be enhanced.

I’ll list the green grade below. Guides on the blue and orange grade gear will be coming soon.

 

Crio’s Fishing Chair:

 

 Fisher’s Clothes:

 

 Fishing Mastery Accessory Set

icon Crio’s Fishing Chair

Equips to tool slot in your equipment window.

Item Effect 
Fishing Mastery +100

 

Notes:

  • can’t be enhanced
  • can’t be stacked
  • limited uses: 100 Durability (Can’t be repaired. Consumes 1 durability per fishing attempt

Obtained By:

  • 5xiconTattered Boots to Crio in Velia
  • 5x iconFish Bones to Crio in Velia

Crio’s Chair Workshop Recipe

Crio’s Chair can also be crafted by a worker in a Level 3 Carpentry Workshop.

 

Crio’s Fishing Chair Recipe
icon5 – Steel
icon 20 – Trace of Origin

Loggia’s Ring

Item Effect 
Life EXP +1%  to  +3%
All Life Skill Masteries +4 to +50 

PRI to PEN Enhancement: – Black Gem

Enhancement Level Mastery Increase Life Exp
Basic 4 1%
PRI 8 1%
DUO 16 2%
TRI 24 2%
TET 32 3%
PEN 50 3%

 

Notes:

  • Enhanced with Black Gem, but if enhancement fails, both will be lost.
  • Shows higher Enhancement Chance than blue bound accessories: 70% on PRI, 40% DUO, 30% TRI

Loggia’s Earring

Item Effect 
Life EXP +1%  to  +3%
All Life Skill Masteries +4 to +50 

PRI to PEN Enhancement: – Black Gem

Enhancement Level Mastery Increase Life Exp
Basic 4 1%
PRI 8 1%
DUO 16 2%
TRI 24 2%
TET 32 3%
PEN 50 3%

 

Notes:

  • Enhanced with Black Gem, but if enhancement fails, both will be lost.
  • Shows higher Enhancement Chance than blue bound accessories: 70% on PRI, 40% DUO, 30% TRI

 Loggia’s Belt

Item Effect 
Weight Limit +30LT  to  +120LT
All Life Skill Masteries +5 to +60 

PRI to PEN Enhancement: – Black Gem

Enhancement Level Mastery Increase LT
Basic 5 30
PRI 10 40
DUO 18 55
TRI 28 70
TET 40 90
PEN 60 120

 

Notes:

  • Enhanced with Black Gem, but if enhancement fails, both will be lost.
  • Shows higher Enhancement Chance than blue bound accessories: 70% on PRI, 40% DUO, 30% TRI

 Loggia’s Necklace

Item Effect 
Life Exp +1%  to  +3%
All Life Skill Masteries +5 to +60 

PRI to PEN Enhancement: – Black Gem

Enhancement Level Mastery Increase Life Exp
Basic 5 1%
PRI 10 1%
DUO 18 2%
TRI 28 2%
TET 40 3%
PEN 60 3%

 

Notes:

  • Enhanced with Black Gem, but if enhancement fails, both will be lost.
  • Shows higher Enhancement Chance than blue bound accessories: 70% on PRI, 40% DUO, 30% TRI

 Loggia Fisher’s Clothes

Equips to Armor, Gloves, Shoes, Helmet.

Item Effect 
Fishing Mastery +3 (up to +280 for PEN)
Fishing Ability +1
Movement Speed +1

 

+1 to +15 Enhancement: – Black Gem

PRI to PEN Enhancement:– Concentrated Magical Black Gem

 

Can be enhanced up to +5 without failure

Obtained By:

  •  Marketplace: +0 to PEN
  • Camellia Loggia in Loggia Farm for 1,000,000 Silver or Zaaira in Velia for 1,500,000 Silver
Loggia Fisher’s Clothes
Enhancement Level Fishing Mastery
0 3
1 6
2 9
3 12
4 15
5 18
6 21
7 24
8 27
9 30
10 33
Loggia  Fisher’s Clothes
Enhancement Level Fishing Mastery
11 39
12 45
13 51
14 57
15 63
PRI 70
DUO 90
TRI 130
TET 200
PEN 280

Loggia Life Mastery Item NPC Vendors & Locations

iconCamellia Loggia
<Seed Vendor>
1 million Silver
Loggia Farm

 

iconZaaira
<Material Vendor>
1.5 million Silver
Velia

Life Mastery Gear Enhancement

Most Life Mastery gear, like Loggia accessories, can be improved by enhancement, using Black Gems crafted from Black Gem Fragments.

  • Life Mastery gear can be upgraded to PEN (V)
  • Enhancement levels increases the Life Mastery given
  • Life Mastery gear enhancement with Black Gems does not use the traditional Failstack system. Enhancement Chance is always a set amount no matter how much you fail.
  • Enhancement with Black Gems “have a higher success rate than the previous enhancement methods.” I don’t know how accurate this is. I have heard conflicting reports from players. Sounds as if RNG is king here.

Black Gem Fragment

Black Gem Fragments are used to create Black Gems and then Concentrated Magical Black Gems.

Obtain By Gathering:

  • Mining
  • Barehanded Gathering (excludes Golem gathering)
  • Hoe Gathering
  • Fluid/Blood Collecting
  • Tanning (Skinning)
  • Butchering (Hunting with a Matchlock and then butchering will provide Black Gem Fragments as well.)
  • Lumbering

NOTE: The rates of fragments from chopping/sapping trees and mining is lower than butchering/bleeding animals or gathering herbs.

Black Gem Fragment Simple Alchemy Recipes

Perform Simple Alchemy by pressing L key > Simple Alchemy. Each recipe creates one Black Gem Fragment.

Black Gem Fragment Recipe
icon10 – Green Crystal
icon 250 – Powder of Earth
icon10 – Old Tree Bark
icon 1 – Fire Horn
icon100 – Weasel Blood
Black Gem Fragment Recipe
icon10 – Red Crystal
icon 10 – Monk’s Branch
icon 1 – Fire Horn
icon100 – Pig Blood
Black Gem Fragment Recipe
icon10 – Mud Crystal
icon 250 – Powder of Flame
icon 10 – Spirit’s Leaf
icon 1 – Fire Horn
icon100 – Fox Blood
Black Gem Fragment Recipe
icon 1 – Fire Horn
icon100 – Deer Blood
Black Gem Fragment Recipe
icon 250 – Powder of Time
icon – Fire Horn
icon100 – Wolf Blood

Black Gem

Black Gems are crafted from Black Gem Fragments and are used in lower level enhancement of Life Mastery gear.

Craft Black Gems by combining Black Gem Fragments with Black Stones in Simple Alchemy. (press L key > Simple Alchemy)

 

Black Gem x1 Recipe
Black Gem x10 Recipe

Concentrated Magical Black Gem

Concentrated Magical Black Gems are crafted from Black Gems and are used in higher level enhancement of Life Mastery gear.

Craft Concentrated Magical Black Gems by combining Black Gems with Shards in Simple Alchemy. (press L key > Simple Alchemy)

 

Concentrated Black Gem x1
Concentrated Black Gem x10

SOURCES & ADDITIONAL INFO

Fishing Mastery Patch Notes

All patch notes below are copied from the official website. View Source

  • Fishing Mastery system was added.
    • Added Orange grade fish.
  • You have a higher chance of fishing the newly added Orange grade fishes or Ancient Relic Crystal Shards with higher Fishing Mastery.
    • Orange grade fish can be caught at freshwater, ocean, and certain spots, and can be sold to Traders at a high price (Imperial Delivery not available).
  • Chance to catch Orange grade fish is the same in all territories and it varies by the points you have.
    • Fishing chance by Fishing Mastery are as follows.

Fishing Mastery

Chance to catch Orange fish

 with normal fishing
(per attempt)

Fishing Mastery

Chance to catch Orange fish

 with normal fishing
(per attempt)

2000

5%

1000

2.5%

1950

4.9%

950

2.4%

1900

4.8%

900

2.3%

1850

4.6%

850

2.1%

1800

4.5%

800

2%

1750

4.4%

750

1.9%

1700

4.3%

700

1.8%

1650

4.1%

650

1.6%

1600

4%

600

1.5%

1550

3.9%

550

1.4%

1500

3.8%

500

1.3%

1450

3.6%

450

1.1%

1400

3.5%

400

1%

1350

3.4%

350

0.9%

1300

3.3%

300

0.8%

1250

3.1%

250

0.6%

1200

3%

200

0.5%

1150

2.9%

150

0.4%

1100

2.8%

100

0.3%

1050

2.6%

50

0.1%

  • The above is only for normal fishing and not harpooning.

Fishing Mastery

Fishing Mastery effect on Harpooning

※ The below is only for harpooning and not normal fishing.

0~199

No Orange grade fish can be caught.

200~699

Prize Catch Harpoon Level +1

700~1199

Prize Catch Harpoon Level +2

1200 and above

Prize Catch Harpoon Level +3

  •  Added the following Orange grade fish. You can check them in the Fish Guide.
    • Corvina
    • Blue Bat Star
    • Golden Sea Bass
    • White Grouper
    • Albino Coelacanth
    • Black Eye Crab
    • Golden Albacore
    • Footballfish
    • Pirarucu
    • Black Spotted Dolphin
    • Giant Black Squid
    • Requiem Shark
    • Ghost Whale
  • Added Crio’s Fishing Chair. Now you can sit while fishing.
    • Crio’s Fishing Chair can be crafted at the Carpentry Workshop level 3 of each of the territories.
    • Crafting Material:  Standardized Timber Square x15, Ash Plywood x15, Steel x5, Monk’s Branch x5, Trace of Origin x20, Plywood Hardener x5
    • Crio’s Fishing Chair has a base durability of 100, and consumes 1 durability per fishing attempt.
    • Crio’s Fishing Chair can be equipped to the character and gives Fishing Mastery +100.
    • Now you can trade in Fish Bones and Tattered Boots for Crio’s Fishing Chair with Fish Merchant Crio at Velia.

 

  • New Life Skill items which can be conveniently purchased through NPC shops were added.
    • Loggia Fisher’s Clothes
    • Loggia Sailor’s Clothes
    • Loggia Hunter’s Clothes
    • Loggia Alchemist’s Clothes
    • Loggia Cook’s Clothes
    • Loggia’s Hoe
    • Loggia Trainer’s Clothes
    • Loggia’s Gatherer’s Clothes
    • Loggia’s Craftsman’s Clothes
    • Loggia’s Lumbering Axe
    • Loggia’s Fluid Collector
    • Loggia’s Tanning Knife
    • Loggia’s Butcher Knife
    • Loggia’s Pickaxe
    • Loggia’s Processing Stone – Lake
    • Loggia’s Processing Stone – Vitality
    • Loggia’s Processing Stone – Energy
    • Loggia’s Processing Stone – Sun
    • Loggia’s Processing Stone – Wind
    • Loggia’s Processing Stone – Lava
    • Loggia’s Necklace
    • Loggia’s Earrings
    • Loggia’s Ring
    • Loggia’s Belt
    • Loggia’s Riding Crop
    • Loggia’s life tools and Processing Stones can be purchased from Camellia Loggia in Loggia Farm for 1,000,000 silvers or from Zaaira in Velia for 1,500,000 silvers.
    • Loggia’s Accessories increase all Life Skill Masteries.
Loggia Outfit
Enhancement Level Mastery Increase Enhancement Level Mastery Increase
0 3 11 39
1 6 12 45
2 9 13 51
3 12 14 57
4 15 15 63
5 18 PRI 70
6 21 DUO 90
7 24 TRI 130
8 27 TET 200
9 30 PEN 280
10 33    

 

Loggia Enhancement Level Mastery Increase
 Necklace, Belt Basic 5
PRI 10
DUO 18
TRI 28
TET 40
PEN 60

 

Loggia Enhancement Level Mastery Increase
 Earrings, Ring Basic 4
PRI 8
DUO 16
TRI 24
TET 32
PEN 50
  •  Added items which can enhance Life Skill Mastery items.
    • – You can enhance Life Skill Mastery items up to PEN (V), and the higher the enhancement level, the more the Mastery will increase.
    • – Life Skill Mastery clothes can be enhanced up to +5 without failure.
    • – Green grade Mastery gear can be purchased from the NPC shop. Also, you can easily enhance them by using the Black Gem and Concentrated Magical Black Gem.
    • – When enhancing with the Black Gem, the enhancement will not be affected by the enhancement chance increase and Valks’ chance increase you already had before.
    • – When you fail an enhancement attempt while using the Black Gem, the enhancement chance increase value will not increase.
    • – When you succeed an enhancement attempt while using the Black Gem, the enhancement chance increase value will not reset.
    • – Enhancement attempts using the Black Gem have a higher success rate than the previous enhancement methods.
    • – You have a low chance to obtain Black Gems by butchering monsters you Hunt.
  • You can obtain the Black Gem Fragment through the following Gathering activities.
    • Mining, Barehanded Gathering (excluding Golem gathering), Hoe Gathering, Fluid/Blood Collecting, Tanning, Butchering, Lumbering.
    • Simple Alchemy of Powder of Darkness x250, Translucent Crystal x10, Fire Horn x1, Bloody Tree Knot x10, Deer Blood x100
    • Simple Alchemy of Powder of Flame x250, Mud Crystal x10, Fire Horn x1, Spirit’s Leaf x10, Fox Blood x100
    • Simple Alchemy of Powder of Crevice x250, Red Crystal x10, Fire Horn x1, Monk’s Branch x10, Pig Blood x100
    • Simple Alchemy of Powder of Earth x250, Green Crystal x10, Fire Horn x1, Old Tree Bark x10, Weasel Blood x100
    • Simple Alchemy of Powder of Time x250, Black Gem x10, Fire Horn x1, Polished Opal x10, Wolf Blood x100
  • You can obtain 1 Black Gem through Simple Alchemy of Black Gem Fragment x1, Black Stone (Weapon) x1, Black Stone (Armor)
  • You can obtain 10 Black Gems through Simple Alchemy of Black Gem Fragment x10, Black Stone (Weapon) x10, Black Stone (Armor) x10, Black Stone Powder x1
  • You can obtain 1 Concentrated Magical Black Gem through Simple Alchemy of Black Gem x5, Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1, Hard Black Crystal Shard x1
  • Please note that currently Farming Mastery and Trading Mastery systems are not available. Although the values of Farming Mastery and Trading Mastery are shown on the new Mastery UI, found under My Information (P), these values do not have any effect due to the fact that there are no contents that are directly affected by these values at the moment.

Patch Notes 10th September 2019

 

Source

  • New Blue grade Mastery equipment and items have been added.

    • Crio Fisher’s Clothes

    • Srulk Sailor’s Clothes

    • Robeau Hunter’s Clothes

    • Gorgath Alchemist’s Clothes

    • Roroju Cook’s Clothes

    • Izaro’s Training Clothes

    • Carta’s Gatherer’s Clothes

    • Carta’s Craftsman’s Clothes

    • Dostter’s Steel Hoe

    • Dostter’s Steel Lumbering Axe

    • Dostter’s Steel Fluid Collector

    • Dostter’s Steel Tanning Knife

    • Dostter’s Steel Butcher Knife

    • Dostter’s Steel Pickaxe

    • Techthon’s Processing Stone – Lake

    • Techthon’s Processing Stone – Vitality

    • Techthon’s Processing Stone – Energy

    • Techthon’s Processing Stone – Sun

    • Techthon’s Processing Stone – Wind

    • Techthon’s Processing Stone – Lava

    • Izaro’s Riding Crop

    • Geranoa Necklace

    • Geranoa Earring

    • Geranoa Ring

    • Geranoa Belt

  • Newly added Blue grade Mastery items can be purchased from NPCs.

Increased Mastery per Enhancement level (Blue grade Outfit, Tools)

Enhancement Level

Mastery Increase

Enhancement Level

Mastery Increase

0

4

11

50

1

8

12

58

2

12

13

66

3

16

14

74

4

20

15

80

5

24

PRI

95

6

28

DUO

125

7

32

TRI

180

8

36

TET

250

9

40

PEN

330

10

44

 

 

 

Geranoa Accessories – Necklace, Belt

Enhancement Level

Mastery Increase

Basic

8

PRI

14

DUO

26

TRI

45

TET

70

PEN

110

Geranoa Accessories – Earrings, Ring

Enhancement Level

Mastery Increase

Basic

6

PRI

12

DUO

22

TRI

36

TET

55

PEN

95

  • Blue grade Mastery outfits and Geranoa accessories can be purchased from the following NPCs:

    • Geranoa of Calpheon for 10 million Silver.

    • Zaaira of Velia for 15 million Silver.

Item Grade

Item Name

Blue

Dostter’s Steel Hoe

Techthon’s Processing Stone – Lake

Dostter’s Steel Lumbering Axe

Techthon’s Processing Stone – Vitality

Dostter’s Steel Fluid Collector

Techthon’s Processing Stone – Energy

Dostter’s Steel Tanning Knife

Techthon’s Processing Stone – Sun

Dostter’s Steel Butcher Knife

Techthon’s Processing Stone – Wind

Dostter’s Steel Pickaxe

Techthon’s Processing Stone – Lava

  • Techthon’s Processing Stones can be purchased from the following NPCs for 10 million Silver.

    • Heidel: Techthon

    • Calpheon: Geranoa

    • Ahib Conflict Zone: Marutuba

    • Duvencrune: Hughol

  • Dostter’s Steel gathering tools can be purchased from the following NPCs for 10 million Silver.

    • Calpheon: Geranoa

    • Duvencrune: Derjeen

  • Techthon’s Processing Stones and Dostter’s Steel gathering tools can be purchased from the following NPCs for 15 million Silver.

    • Velia: Zaaira

  • Izaro’s Riding Crop is available for purchase from Izaro of Heidel, Zaaira of Velia, and Geranoa of Calpheon, and is also available from stable keepers who have the Amity shop function.

  • The above items can be enhanced from +1 to +15 with Black Stone (Weapon) and requires Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) from PRI and above.

  • The above items will receive Enhancement Chance +1 when you fail enhancement at +8 and above.

  • Enhancement is affected by your Enhancement Chance, which is reset once you are successful with an enhancement.

  • You will lose 1 enhancement level when you fail enhancement at DUO and above.

  • For the Life Skill Mastery patch notes,  please click <HERE>.