The BDO patch notes from May 25, 2022 announced some major changes to many grinding spots. “Trait’s” were added to certain grinding spots.

Time to gather your weapons and head out to your least favorite grinding spot! It may have been improved. 🙂

Additionaly, Private Monster Zones were added, allowing a PVP free environment for one hour each day.

Copied below are the Patch Notes from May 25 2022.

 

Monster Zone Loot and Drop Rate Improvements

● Improved the loot and drop rates of each monster zone.

 

Changes to All Monster Zones
Improvements/adjustments to loot and drop rates

* Excludes Balenos, parts of Mediah, Kuit Islands, and the Great Ocean.

 

● Added the following traits to monster zones.
– Traits compared between zones of similar recommended AP levels.

Zone Trait Details
Agris Fever Offers the most efficient ratio of junk loot obtained per Agris Fever point.
Specter’s Energy Offers higher chance to loot Specter’s Energy.
Caphras Stones Offers higher chance to loot Caphras Stones.
Item Collection Increase Gauge Unavailable While the item collection increase gauge cannot be used, existing drop rates are increased.
Combat/Skill EXP Grants higher Combat/Skill EXP for the difficulty level.
Other Zones with higher Artifacts drop rates, increased Tanning rewards, more valuable junk loot, etc.

 

Agris Fever Monster Zones

● The following zones had their Agris Fever point consumption and junk loot drop amounts adjusted for increased efficiency.

Agris Fever Monster Zones Junk Loot per Fever Points
Recommended 140 AP:
Crescent Shrine
[Crescent Watcher, Crescent Follower, Crescent Guardian]
2 items / 3 points
Recommended 140 AP: Gahaz Bandit’s Lair [Sandstorm Plunderer, Sandstorm Assassin, Sandstorm Elite, Sandstorm Rifleman]
1 item / 2 points
Recommended 190 AP: Centaurus Herd [Centaurus Hunter, Centaurus Axeman]
2 items / 6 points
Recommended 250 AP:
Aakman Temple

[Aakman Elite Guardian]
4 to 6 items / 5 points

[Aakman Elite Watcher, Aakman Flamen, Aakman Airbender, Aakman Punisher, Aakman Watcher, Aakman Guardian]
2 to 4 items / 5 points

Recommended 250 AP:
Hystria Ruins

[Kalqueesh, Tutuka, Tukar Burmol, Tukar Demol]
1 to 3 items / 7 points

[Vodkhan]
2 to 3 items / 7 points

[Tanco]
2 to 4 items / 7 points

[Tukar Balten, Elten]
3 to 5 items / 7 points

Recommended 250 AP:
Kratuga Ancient Ruins

[[Ancient Weapon] Bamole, Belloten, Elqueesh, Puruko, Kimel]
2 to 4 items / 5 points

[[Ancient Sentinel Weapon] Bamole, Belloten, Kimel]
5 to 10 items / 20 points

[[Ancient Destruction Weapon] Belloten, Elqueesh]
15 to 20 items / 40 points

[[Ancient Extermination Weapon] Laytenn]
30 to 40 items / 80 points

Recommended 270 AP: Gyfin Rhasia Temple (Upper)
(Party of 5)
[Gyfin Rhasia Guard, Gyfin Rhasia Decimator, Gyfin Rhasia Flamen, Gyfin Rhasia Crusher]
4 to 6 items / 9 points
Recommended 270 AP: Tunkuta
(Party of 2)
[Turo Scout, Turo Pike Warrior, Turo Berserker]
3 to 5 items / 15 points
Recommended 280 AP: Jade Starlight Forest

[Okjinsini Winter Keeper]
10 to 20 items / 45 points

[Okjinsini Lamp Keeper]
4 to 11 items / 30 points

[Okjinsini Brazier Keeper]
3 to 7 items / 15 points

[[Dreadwinter Possessed] Okjinsini Winter Keeper]
30 to 60 items / 165 points

[[Dreadwinter Possessed] Okjinsini Lamp Keeper]
15 to 30 items / 110 points

[[Dreadwinter Possessed] Okjinsini Brazier Keeper]
10 to 20 items / 55 points

Recommended 300 AP: Olun’s Valley
(Party of 3)

[Boulder Golem, Indomitable Golem, Rock Golem, Golem’s Left Arm]
2 items / 35 points

[Olun’s Golem]
2 to 4 items / 35 points

* For more details, please refer to the Adventurer’s Guide – [Agris Fever].

 

Specter’s Energy Monster Zones

● The following zones gained the trait of having a comparably higher chance to drop Specter’s Energy.

Specter’s Energy Monster Zones
Recommended AP 170: Protty Cave
Recommended AP 210: Sherekhan Necropolis (Night)
Recommended AP 230: Sycraia Underwater Ruins (Upper)
Recommended AP 250: Thornwood Forest

● The following zones have had their Specter’s Energy drop rates increased.

Specter’s Energy’s Drop Rate Increased Monster Zones
Recommended AP 100: Bashim Base
Recommended AP 100: Titium Valley
Recommended AP 100: Desert Naga Temple
Recommended AP 120: Fadus Habitat
Recommended AP 140: Cadry Ruins
Recommended AP 140: Gahaz Bandits’ Lair
Recommended AP 140: Crescent Shrine
Recommended AP 140: Tshira Ruins
Recommended AP 160: Polly’s Forest
Recommended AP 165: Waragon Nest (Party of 3)
Recommended AP 190: Centaurus Herd
Recommended AP 190: Basilisk Den (Party of 3)
Recommended AP 190: Blood Wolf Settlement
Recommended AP 210: Roud Sulfur Mine
Recommended AP 210: Pila Ku Jail
Recommended AP 210: Sherekhan Necropolis (Day)
Recommended AP 210: Navarn Steppe
Recommended AP 220: Shultz Guard (Party of 3)
Recommended AP 230: Sycraia Underwater Ruins (Upper)
Recommended AP 240: Forest Ronaros
Recommended AP 240: Manshaum Forest

 

Caphras Stones Monster Zones

● The following zones gained the trait of having a higher chance to drop Caphras Stones compared to other zones of similar recommended AP levels.

Caphras Stones Monster Zones
Recommended AP 240: Manshaum Forest
Recommended AP 250: Thornwood Forest

 

Item Collection Increase Gauge Unavailable Zones

● The following zones do not provide the usage of the Item Collection Increase Gauge, but we’ve increased the total amount of loot dropped, thus still making these zones provide lucrative rewards even without the gauge.
– Due to the above change, the drop rate for the “Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece” from Sycraia Underwater Ruins (Upper) has been increased to similar levels as the combined effects of “Item Collection Increase Scrolls, [Camp] Adventurer’s Luck V, Ecology Knowledge buffs, Blessing of Kamasylve, Luck +5, and the Old Moon Treaty Token.”
* You can expect slightly higher profits from these zones compared to those of zones with similar recommended AP levels without using the Item Collection Increase Gauge.
* Item Collection Increase, Junk Item Drop Amount Increase, and Agris Fever buffs are all unavailable for these zones.

Item Collection Increase Gauge Unavailable Zones
Recommended AP 190: Basilisk Den (Party of 3)
Recommended AP 230: Sycraia Underwater Ruins (Upper)
Recommended AP 250/280: Winter Tree Fossil

 

Combat/Skill EXP Monster Zones

● The following zones have had their Combat/Skill EXP gains increased from defeating monsters.

Combat EXP Monster Zones
Recommended AP 100: Titium Valley – Combat EXP
Recommended AP 100: Desert Naga Temple – Combat EXP
Recommended AP 160: Marie Cave (Traitor’s Gravestone) – Combat EXP
Recommended AP 165: Waragon Nest (Party of 3) – Combat EXP
Recommended AP 240: Mirumok Ruins (Party of 2 to 3) – Combat EXP
Skill EXP Monster Zones
Recommended AP 100: Bashim Base – Skill EXP
Recommended AP 120: Fadus Habitat – Skill EXP
Recommended AP 190: Basilisk Den (Party of 3) – Skill EXP
Recommended AP 280: Sherekhan Iron Mine (Murrowak’s Labyrinth) – Skill EXP
Combat & Skill EXP Monster Zones
Recommended AP 170: Protty Cave – Combat & Skill EXP
Recommended AP 230: Sycraia Underwater Ruins (Upper) – Combat & Skill EXP
Recommended AP 270: Gyfin Rhasia Temple (Upper) (Party of 5) – Combat & Skill EXP

 

Gathering Reward Monster Zones

● The following zone has improved Gathering rewards via Tanning defeated monsters.

Gathering Reward Monster Zones
Recommended AP 210: Navarn Steppe

 

Artifact Monster Zones

● The following zone has had all Marsh’s, Lesha’s, and Kehelle’s Artifact types added to the loot table. (Excludes Sethra’s Artifact types, which are for Life Skills)

Artifact Monster Zones
Recommended AP 250: Kratuga Ancient Ruins

 

Valuable Junk Loot Zones

● The following zones have seen the value of junk loot obtainable by looting monsters in Kamasylvia and Drieghan territories increased.

Valuable Junk Loot Zones Increased Values
Recommended AP 120:
Fadus Habitat
Fadus Armor Fragment: 2,100 → 9,671
Recommended AP 140:
Tshira Ruins
Swamp Leaves: 2,030 → 8,820
Mud Stained Branch: 410 → 4,902
Recommended AP 160:
Polly’s Forest
Mushroom Hypha: 1,955 → 9,720
Recommended AP 190:
Blood Wolf Settlement
Blood Wolf Mane: 2,120 → 7,764
Blood Wolf Tooth: 830 → 5,960
Recommended AP 210:
Sherekhan Necropolis (Day/Night)
Token of Bravery: 3,445 → 12,750
Medal of Bravery: 65,000 → 57,777
* The drop amount for Medal of Bravery has been increased, so the value was adjusted accordingly.
– [Guardian Spirit] Garud, Lateh, Federik drop amount: 4 to 5 → 20 to 30
– [Guardian Spirit]Belcadas, Nybrica drop amount: 5 to 6 → 20 to 30
Recommended AP 210:
Navarn Steppe
Griffon Beak: 21,000 → 21,150
Ferri Beak: 3,700 → 3,750
Belladonna Elephant Ivory Piece: 5,500 → 5,580
Black Leopard Fang: 19,500 → 19,520
Feather Wolf Tail: 3,000 → 3,020
Recommended AP 240:
Forest Ronaros
Hoof of Forest Ronaros: 4,300 → 13,490
Recommended AP 240:
Mirumok Ruins (Party of 2 to 3)
Degraded Wood Fragment: 17,500 → 18,200
Recommended AP 240:
Manshaum Forest
Narc Magic Mark: 8,800 → 12,770
Recommended AP 270:
Gyfin Rhasia Temple (Upper) (Party of 5)
Fragment of Bronze Artifact: 12,000 → 16,700

* These changes in value will not be applied to junk loot obtained prior to May 25 (Wed) maintenance.

 

Contribution EXP Monster Zones

● Added weekly subjugation quests that grant a substantial amount of Contribution EXP.
– The Contribution EXP reward will automatically be issued upon quest completion based on your current Contribution Point level.
– You can complete the following weekly quests in each monster zone.

Weekly Quest Contribution EXP Reward
[Weekly Contribution] Cadries Under a Dark Influence
– Defeat 3000 Cadries
– Quest NPC: Anne Laker (Cadry Ruins Node Manager)
220 to 224 CP: CP +1 (950 Contribution EXP)
225 to 249 CP: CP +1 (1,000 Contribution EXP)
250 to 274 CP: CP +1 (1,500 Contribution EXP)
275 to 299 CP: CP +1 (4,350 Contribution EXP)
300 to 324 CP: CP +1 (7,350 Contribution EXP)
325 to 349 CP: CP +1 (14,650 Contribution EXP)
350+ CP: Unavailable
[Weekly Contribution] The Haunting of Shultz
– Teach 3000 Shultz Guard a lesson
– Quest NPC: Narava Rakum (Sarma Outpost Node Manager)

* The above quests are not affected by the increased Contribution EXP gains of the Caphras – Journal of Glory/Elion – Tome of the Sun.