BDO Trading is one of 11 Life Skills that allows players to profit by obtaining trade items and selling them to special NPC traders.

Obtaining Trade Items:

  • Purchase with silver from certain Trade Manager NPCs.
  • Certain mobs drop trade items as loot.
  • Completing quests.
  • Life Skills like fishing and rarely gathering.
  • Craft trade crates using workers and processed goods.
trade item: yellow fish

Trading Basics Using Trade Manager Goods

Specific node locations outside major cities have NPCs like Node or Trade Managers that offer trade items for sale.

To start trading, interact with the trading NPC and click “Trade” button.

Each NPC gives you access to a seperate storage that holds up to 20k LT of trade items purchased from their shop.

  • NPC trade items weigh 300 LT and have a 7 day time limit.
  • Each node storage has 5 slots that will stack 5 different trade items.
  • Trade items with different names or different time remaining occupy different slots.
  • You can store a total of 66 trade items inside each node storage.
  • A maximum of 50 of the same trade item will be available to purchase at one time, and you can’t switch servers to buy 16 more of the same.
  • Some trade items require a Trading level to purchase.
trade manager luke

Trade Manager NPC List & Locations

You can purchase trade items at any of the below Node or Trade Managers.

8 regions have three different NPC’s to buy trade goods from. Trade Managers of capital cities purchase the trade goods you bought from any region but their own.

Node Trade Manager NPC
Balenos Western Guard Camp
Luke
<Trade Manager>
Bartali Farm
Emma Bartali
<Node Management>
Olvia
Lolly
<Trade Manager>
 
Serendia
Glish
Larc
<Trade Manager>
Eastern Gateway
Breman
<Trade Manager>
Alejandro Farm
Amadeo Alejandro
<Node Management>
 
Calpheon
Keplan
Hamir
<Trade Manager>
Behr      
Triee
<Trade Manager>
Northern Wheat Plantation  
Norma Leight
<N Wheat Plantation Owner>
 
Mediah
Stonetail Horse Ranch  
Asran
<Node Management>
Tarif  
Brorum
<Trade Manager>
Kusha  
Chakra
<Trade Manager>

Valencia
Shakatu
Taphtar
<Trade Manager>
Sand Grain Bazaar
Atui Balacs
<Katan M Trade Manager>
Arehaza
Surondula
<Trade Manager>

Kamasylvia
Old Wisdom Tree
Obi Bellen
<Trade Manager>
Acher Guard Post
Munanslyn
<Acher Trade Manager>
Grándiha
Titu
<Trade Manager>

Drieghan
Ahib Conflict Zone
Selena Aer
<Node Management>
Marcha Outpost
Ladar
<Node Management>
Dormann Lumber Camp
Dormann
<Node Management>
  
Everfrost
Pilgrim’s End
Lisae <Trade Manager>
Awina’s Tail
Huan
<Trade Manager>
Camp Balacs
Jorg
<Trade Manager>

 

Trading Order Contract

Each trading node has their own seperate “storage” for trade items with up to 20k weight and 5 slots.

This “Order Contract” storage is viewable at the Trade Manager NPC after purchasing a trade item.

Withdraw Trade Items:

You withdraw trade items from the Order Contract by right clicking them. Make sure you have a horse or wagon nearby. Trade items that go into your inventory greatly slow your movement speed and you can NOT use a mount with a trade item on your back.

WARNINGS:

  • Trade items withdrawn from an Order Contract can NOT be put back inside the Order Contract.
  • Withdrawing a trade item from the Order Contract storage will give the trade item a 3 hour time limit.

TIP: You can purchase items to put inside the Order Contract at any time, but be sure to come back later to transport them with a mount.

trading order contract

View ALL Order Contracts:
ESC → Life (F6) → Order Contract

trading order contract all regions

Trade Item Properties

Each trade item has certain properties that you must know in order to be successful in trading.

trade item original price

Original Price

Original Price is the price of the item at 100% and never changes.

Original Price can be viewed whenever you hover your mouse over the item.

The Original Price is in the item detail window in yellow color.

Trade Item In Stock

In Stock number tells you how many trade items you can buy at one time on the current server.

With a 20k LT weight limit in the Contract Order storage, you can store up to 66 trade items.

You can purchase up to 50 at one time. Switching servers doesn’t allow you to buy the remaining 16.

In Stock is refreshed every four hours with the trading reset cycle.

Purchase Price

Purchase Price is the price at which you originally purchased the trade item for.

The Purchase Price will never change.

It can be viewed inside the trade item’s mouse hover window and also as a blue number in the Order Contract storage.

trading purchase price

Current Price

Current Price is the price that you can sell the trade item for currently in any major city of a different region than where you purchased it.

Current Price can fluctuate from 30% to 300% of the Original Price. This price fluctuation is seen beside the Current Price in parathesis in many trade interfaces.

trading current price

 

Trading Reset Times:

Current Price updates every 4 hours at 02:00, 06:00, 10:00, 14:00, 18:00, and 22:00 (UTC).

trading current price major city manager

You can see current prices in major cities at the Trade Manager NPC.

Depleted In Stock Mechanic

If a trade item stays at 30% to 40% current price for more than 12 hours, it will be bought up by the “Huge Merchant Guild”.

The In Stock number will drop to 0 for 3 days. This means you will have a penalty preventing you from purchasing that item for 3 days.

After the 3 day penalty, the stock will return to 50 with a current price of 100%.

Because of this mechanic, you may want to frequently check trade item price fluctuations so you aren’t locked out of buying that item for 3 days.

trading depleted stock

Standby Fee

A Standby Fee of about 7k silver is charged immediately after purchase, and an additional fee is added every 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Standby Fee is deducted from your family silver when you retrieve the trade item from the Order Contract storage.

The Standby Fee is the number in yellow.

Remaining Standby Period:

  • Each trade item has a 7 day time limit.
  • Trade Items that are expired are worth 30% of the cost.
  • A Standby Fee is charged every 4 hours during the 7 day Standby time.
trading storage fee

WARNING: Trade items left inside the Order Contract past 7 days are only worth 30%. Expired items still take up limited Order Contract space. Expired trade items disappear after you withdraw them from the Order Contract storage.

3 Hour Price Guarantee

When a trade item is withdrawn from a Contract Order and put on a mount or character inventory, it is given a 3 hour time limit.

This is seen as the “Price Guarantee” whenever you hover your mouse over the item.

After the 3 hour time limit expires, the current value declines in increments to 30%.

Because of this trading mechanic, make sure you are ready to deliver your goods after you withdraw them from the Order Contract.

trade item in inventory

Origin & Node Connections

Origin tells you where the trade item was obtained or in which city the worker who crafted it is from.

Origin is important for determining distance bonus and required node connections.

WARNING: If you attempt to sell at a location in which you haven’t purchased a node connection to, you will get a penalty, reducing the price to 30% of the Original Price.

After you have discovered an area and removed the fog over the map, node connections show as thin white lines that curve between the map icons. If you own that connection, it becomes a possible trade route and turns yellow. All your invested node icons are highlighted in yellow as well.

BDO Node Connection Lines

 

Trading Distance Bonus Between Major Towns (%)

A distance bonus is calculated when you sell a trade item. The longer the distance, the more silver you will earn.

NPC trade items get a penalty to this bonus. They only get a distance bonus equivalent to approximately 8.8% of the value in the table below.

Distance also increases Trading Exp earned when selling trade items.

Velia Olvia Heidel Glish Calpheon Keplan Epheria Trent Altinova Tarif Valencia Shakatu Old Wisdom Tree Grána
Velia 10 7 13 19 18 24 33 26 17 69 41 43 50
Olvia 10 16 18 14 18 15 29 37 28 79 50 41 47
Heidel 7 16 6 19 14 26 31 22 13 69 42 38 47
Glish 13 18 6 16 9 25 25 26 16 74 48 32 40
Calpheon 19 14 19 16 9 9 14 41 32 88 60 27 32
Keplan 18 18 14 9 9 18 16 35 26 83 57 24 32
Epheria 24 15 26 25 9 18 18 49 40 94 65 32 35
Trent 33 29 31 25 14 16 18 51 42 99 73 14 18
Altinova 26 37 22 26 41 35 49 51 9 48 27 55 65
Tarif 17 28 13 16 32 26 40 42 9 57 33 47 56
Valencia 69 79 69 74 88 83 94 99 48 57 30 104 113
Shakatu 41 50 42 48 60 57 65 73 27 33 30 80 89
Old Wisdom Tree 43 41 38 32 27 24 32 14 55 47 104 80 10
Grána 50 47 47 40 32 32 35 18 65 56 113 89 10

Highest Distance Bonuses for City to City Trade:

  • Grana ↔ Valencia City (113%)
  • Old Wisdom Tree ↔ Valencia City (104%)
  • Trent ↔ Valencia City (99%)
  • Port Epheria ↔ Valencia City (94%)
  • Grana ↔ Shakatu (89%)

NOTE: The highest distance bonus is 150% from Valenica City to Nampo Harbor, which is across the ocean in Land of Morning Light.

Trade Item Transport

Trade items have high LT, especially the ones purchased from the Trade Manager. If you purchase from the Trade Manager, you will become very slow, but walking with a trade pack on your back does increase your Strength (+Weight Limit). When leveling Strength, use the Auto Loop feature on your map. (You only need 1 trade good in your inventory to level Strength.)

If you’re not trying to level Strength, then place the trade items on a Mule, Horse, Wagon, or Elephant nearby to transport the trade goods.

You can also transport Trade Goods via the Storage Manager’s Transport function. Make sure “Trade Wagon” is selected under “Transportation.” This will cost silver, depending on the distance.

Connected trade routes make transporting bank items via the Storage Keeper from city to city cheaper.

Storage Keeper Trade Wagon Limits:

  • 15LT: 2100 trade items
  • 30LT: 1050 trade items

Horse Trade Crate Overstacking:

  • 30LT: 7157 trade items
  • 20LT: 10736 trade items
  • 15LT: 14315 trade items

WARNING: remote collection and mount death while transporting will destroy trade items. PVP can occur for characters level 50+

trading transport crates

How Profitable is Trading?

Trading is profitable when you can purchase trade items at a low price and then sell them after one or more trading cycles if their price increases. (Within 7 days.)

But how can you guarantee a trade item’s price will increase with the next trading cycle?

Steps to Increase Trading Profits:

  1. Read the Old Moon Guild Newsletter.
  2. Confirm rumored price hikes by observing NPC chat bubbles.
  3. Purchase the items if their value is between 125% to 200%.
  4. Wait up to 4 hours for the next trade reset.
  5. Sell trade items in a different region from the region it was purchased in.
  6. Bargain before selling to the capital city Trade Manager.
trading low 30 current price

Should I Buy Trade Items at 30% to 40%?

Keep in mind, you will earn less silver vs if you bought that item at 200% and sold it during a price hike for 300%.

A good trading cycle can give about 200 to 400 million silver. Sometimes there are no lucky buying options.

There are 6 trading cycles each day in 8 regions (24 trading nodes total).

Trading Silver Example (Rare & Lucky)

  • Price hike for two trade goods at one node.
  • Buy max allowed of 66 trade items, which is three wagon loads.
  • Each trade item is purchased at 150% at a cost of 2,000,000 silver.
  • Total silver = 396 million for one node.

Old Moon Guild Newsletter

Old Moon Guild Newsletter is used as a first step in determining upcoming price changes.

View Old Moon Guild Newsletter:
ESC → Life (F6) → Old Moon Guild Newsletter

Current Price updates every 4 hours.

  • Normal Price Changes: 0% to 15%
  • Special Price Changes:
    • HIKE: 200% (double the Current Price)
    • PLUNGE: 50% (half the Current Price)

Special price fluctuations are added to the normal 15% price changes.

WARNING: the price changes rumored in the newletter can be wrong or the opposite of what it says. That’s why it needs to be verified by NPC rumors.

old moon guild newsletter

Hike → Rise → Slight Rise → Slight Drop → Drop → Plunge

For the greatest profit, look for trade items with an upcoming price hike, then verify it with an NPC.

Trading Rumors via NPC Chats

All the price change rumors inside the Old Moon Guild Newsletter need to be verified.

Verify price news by visiting NPCs inside the major city of each region.

IMPORTANT: What the NPCs say is ALWAYS what will happen, while the newsletter can be misleading.

  • If the NPCs are not there, then the price will rise or fall randomly.
  • NPCs can say the exact opposite of what is reported in the newsletter. A price HIKE specified in the newsletter may actually mean an upcoming price PLUNGE.
  • Always believe the NPCs over the newsletter.

 

trading rumor npc chat

Future Price Increase Chat Bubles

TIP: look for NPCs that have chat bubbles similar to the following:

  • Can’t meet the demand for item.
  • Item has become more rare.
  • Can’t find item.
  • Prices are too high.
  • Transport of item was interrupted.
  • Find something like item somewhere else.

All of these chats indicate the price of the category or item they specify will rise, so you are safe buying them. If NPCs are saying the opposite of these, then that means the price will decline, so don’t buy them!

Trading Rumor NPC Locations

Below is an example of one of the trading regions. For all of them with screenshot examples, please visit this community sourced google doc.

Balenos Region: mostly Velia (A few Olvia locations are noted below.)

  • General Goods (increase) – near General Goods vendor Clorince
  • General Goods (decrease) – near Luxury vendor Elmos Berry
  • Raw Materials (increase/decrease) – near Trade Manager Bahar
  • Clothes (increase/decrease) – near Central Market Director in Velia
  • Medicine (increase/decrease) – near Material Vendor Zaaira
  • Food (increase) – inside Inn, near Nadia Rowen (Olvia City)
  • Food (decrease) – alleyway near Lacy the Curio Collector (Olvia City)
  • Military Supplies (increase/decrease) – near Blacksmith Tranan Underfoe
  • Luxuries (increase/decrease) – near Jeweler Marsella
  • Relic (increase) – near the trade manager in Olvia, around the back of the building
  • Relic – near the trade manager in Olvia

Trading Bargain Mini-Game

When you reach a Trade Manager with your trade items you can bargain for a better price to increase your profits.

icon
Bahar <Trade Manager>

For example, visit Bahar in Velia and select Trade option. Click on “Bargain Game” button on the bottom right.

Each Bargain attempt will cost 5 Energy.

Bargain attempts are limited to 3 before you have to pay more Energy. (Increase this to 7 if you have full Amity with Bahar. You can also get 1 to 3 extra bargain attempts from Luxury Vendor clothes.)

Available Bargain attempts are viewable as “Remaining x times” notice.

 

Trade Bargain Mini Game

Trade Bargain Bonus

The silver amount you gain from bargaining is determined by your character’s Trading level. Less is given for NPC trade items.

Trade Level Bargain Bonus
Beginner 1 5.5%
Beginner 2 6%
Beginner 3 6.5%
Beginner 4 7%
Beginner 5 7.5%
Beginner 6 8%
Beginner 7 8.5%
Beginner 8 9%
Beginner 9 9.5%
Beginner 10 10%

 

Trade Level Bargain Bonus
Apprentice 1 10.5%
Apprentice 2 11%
Apprentice 3 11.5%
Apprentice 4 12%
Apprentice 5 12.5%
Apprentice 6 13%
Apprentice 7 13.5%
Apprentice 8 14%
Apprentice 9 14.5%
Apprentice 10 15%

 

Trade Level Bargain Bonus
Skilled 1 15.5%
Skilled 2 16%
Skilled 3 16.5%
Skilled 4 17%
Skilled 5 17.5%
Skilled 6 18%
Skilled 7 18.5%
Skilled 8 19%
Skilled 9 19.5%
Skilled 10 20%

 

Trade Level Bargain Bonus
Professional 1 20.5%
Professional 2 21%
Professional 3 21.5%
Professional 4 22%
Professional 5 22.5%
Professional 6 23%
Professional 7 23.5%
Professional 8 24%
Professional 9 24.5%
Professional 10 25%

 

Trade Level Bargain Bonus
Artisan 1 25.5%
Artisan 2 26%
Artisan 3 26.5%
Artisan 4 27%
Artisan 5 27.5%
Artisan 6 28%
Artisan 7 28.5%
Artisan 8 29%
Artisan 9 29.5%
Artisan 10 30%

 

Trade Level Bargain Bonus
Master 1 30.5%
Master 2 31%
Master 3 31.5%
Master 4 32%
Master 5 32.5%
Master 6 33%
Master 7 33.5%
Master 8 34%
Master 9 34.5%
Master 10 35%
Master 11 35.5%
Master 12 36%
Master 13 36.5%
Master 14 37%
Master 15 37.5%
Master 16 38%
Master 17 38.5%
Master 18 39%
Master 19 39.5%
Master 20 40%
Master 21 40.5%
Master 22 41%
Master 23 41.5%
Master 24 42%
Master 25 42.5%
Master 26 43%
Master 27 43.5%
Master 28 44%
Master 29 44.5%
Master 30 45%

 

Trade Level Bargain Bonus
Guru 1 45.5%
Guru 2 46%
Guru 3 46.5%
Guru 4 47%
Guru 5 47.5%
Guru 6 48%
Guru 7 48.5%
Guru 8 49%
Guru 9 49.5%
Guru 10 50%
Guru 11 50.5%
Guru 12 51%
Guru 13 51.5%
Guru 14 52%
Guru 15 52.5%
Guru 16 53%
Guru 17 53.5%
Guru 18 54%
Guru 19 54.5%
Guru 20 55%
Guru 21 55.50%
Guru 22 56.00%
Guru 23 56.50%
Guru 24 57.00%
Guru 25 57.50%
Guru 26 58.00%
Guru 27 58.50%
Guru 28 59.00%
Guru 29 59.50%
Guru 30 60.00%
Guru 31 60.50%
Guru 32 61.00%
Guru 33 61.50%
Guru 34 62.00%
Guru 35 62.50%
Guru 36 63.00%
Guru 37 63.50%
Guru 38 64.00%
Guru 39 64.50%
Guru 40 65.00%
Guru 41 65.50%
Guru 42 66.00%
Guru 43 66.50%
Guru 44 67.00%
Guru 45 67.50%
Guru 46 68.00%
Guru 47 68.50%
Guru 48 69.00%
Guru 49 69.50%
Guru 50 70.00%

 

Lowered Bargain Amount for NPC Trade Items

Bargain Bonus for NPC Trade Items = bargain bonus * 14.2%

For trade items purchased from an NPC, the bargain amount is reduced. For example, Professional 1 Trading level gives a bargain bonus of 20.5%. However, this is multiplied by 14.2% for trade items purchased from an NPC, leaving you with a bargain bonus of only 2.911%.

Increase Trading Level

Trading Exp can be earned through selling trade items and via quests.

The Leap Quests for Trading are available after you reach Apprentice 2 level.

They give anywhere from 20% to 80% of the level in their quest name.

Start the Trading Leap Questline: Quests (O key) → Suggested → [Life][Leap] Trading Guru.

trading leap quests

Trading Leap Item Rewards

After completing the trading quest for Apprentice 10, you can pick up another quest for items. You can get more as you level up trading.

There are 5 Trading Quests at the following trade levels:

  • Apprentice 10
  • Skilled 5
  • Professional 1
  • Professional 10
  • Artisan 10

These quests are easy, requiring you to speak to the quest giver. View his location on bdocodex.com


— QUEST NPC —
Enrique Encarotia
<Kalis Councilor – Xian Merchant>
Location: Calpheon City

Trading Quest Name & Requirements Rewards
[Leap] Honor to the Trading Family #1
Complete [Trading Leap Apprentice 10] The Cupid of Olvia
Wagon Registration: Noble Wagon
Dim Magic Crystal: Trade x2
Energy Tonic (L) x5
[Leap] Honor to the Trading Family #2
Complete [Trading Leap Skilled 5] A Deal with Calpheon
Complete [Leap] Honor to the Trading Family #1
Gold Bar 100G x5
Charming Swiftness x5
▼ Reward (Select one of the following)
Water Spirit Stone Fragment x300
Earth Spirit Stone Fragment x300
Wind Spirit Stone Fragment x300
[Leap] Honor to the Trading Family #3
Complete [Trading Leap Professional 1] New Luxury Item in the Market
Complete [Leap] Honor to the Trading Family #2
  Piece of Image x1,000
Mount Skill Change Coupon x3
[Leap] Honor to the Trading Family #4
Complete [Trading Leap Professional 10] Medicines to Save Lives
Complete [Leap] Honor to the Trading Family #3
Professional Trader’s Clothes x1
Equipment Tailoring Coupon x1
[Leap] Honor to the Trading Family #5
Complete [Trading Leap Artisan 10] Unique Items from Mediah
Complete [Leap] Honor to the Trading Family #4
  Gold Bar 1,000G x1
Piece of Image x1,000
Trading EXP Transfer Coupon x1

Trading Gear & Items

There are many items you can use or wear to improve trading.

Anything that gives Life Exp or Trading Exp can be used before selling a trade item to level Trading faster.

Icon Life EXP Item EXP
Time Elixirs or Verdure Draught (Alchemy) 10%, 15%, or 20%
Perfume of Swiftness stacks with Time Elixir or Verdure (Alchemy) 20%
[Villa] Turning Gates (180 min.) or [Camp] Life Buff 10%
Sute Tea, Seafood Cron Meal, or Fresh Whale Meat Salad (Cooking) 8%, 10%, or 15%
GM’s Blessing (1h) (event item) 5%, 10%, or 15%
[Event] items like Turkey or Lara’s Tea 8-50%
Value Pack (Pearl Shop) 30%
Event, Olvia Server, or Season Server 30% to 100%
Secret Book of Old Moon (Pearl Shop) 50%
Birthday Cake 100%
Anniversary Celebration Cake 100%
[Event] Giovan Grolin’s Support Scroll (Season Graduation reward) 20%
Pearl Outfits Canape and Pavilla or Equipment Tailoring Coupon costumes 10% to 15%
Treant’s Tear Level 60+ Season Character quest 30%
Daily Challenge Reward (Y) Mercenary’s Life (60 min) 50% to 150%

 

Icon Life EXP Item EXP
Lighstones & Lighstone Combo Effects up to 25%
Artifacts (Sethra’s) up to 10%
Life Skill Mastery Accessories (NPC, recipe, marketplace) up to 75%
Secret Book of Florin (weekly quests) 20%
Extra Life EXP Scroll or Book of Life 50%
Krogdalo’s Donkey Gear (Hee Haw 3-set buff) 10%
Experienced Cry (Guild Skill) 10%
Complete Perfection (Guild Skill) 20%
Guru’s Touch (Guild Drill) 40%
Caphras Journal of Nature (Caphras Log) 10%
Life Skill Clothes (workshop or marketplace) up to 40%
Dim Magic Crystals (Challenge Reward for Life Skill levels) 3%
All Pets have RNG +5% Life Skill Chance Up to 25%
Specific T4 pets with Life Exp Talent 4% to 46%
Falasi’s Bookshelf with Knowledge on Excavation (2 different quest lines) 3%

Artifacts & Lightstones for Trading

Lightstones for Trading improve Trading Exp. Life Mastery has no impact on Trading unless the item has Life Exp on it. Trading Mastery is not available in the game.

TIP: You can also benefit from items that aid in horse training.

Trading & Training Lightstone List

Lightstone Effect
Flora: Wagon Trading EXP 3%
Fora: Gallop Training EXP +3%
Fora: Steed Training Mastery +5
Fora: Wildlife Life EXP +3%
Fora: Paradise Life Skill Mastery +5
Wind: Mind (for combo) Max MP/WP/SP +50
Iridescent Lightstone for combo effects

 

Obtaining Trading Lightstones

Lighstone of Flora can be obtained in a variety of ways.

  • Alchemy Life Skill with recipes using Imperfect Lightstones
  • Simple Alchemy on Artifacts
  • Turn Imperfect Lightstones into Lightstones via NPC + silver
  • Give NPC 3 unwanted Lightstones for an RNG one.
  • 1 time family quest line
  • Rare drop from bosses and mid to high AP Grinding Spots (excludes Flora type)
  • Guaranteed Resplendent Lightstone drop from a Guild Boss. (might not be Flora type)
  • Marketplace
sethra artifact mount exp horses over flowers

BDO Sethra's Artifact Sethra’s Trading Artifacts

Training Effect Obtained By
Mount Exp +3% Imperial horse delivery
Training Exp +5% Imperial horse delivery
Training Mastery +10 Imperial horse delivery
Life Exp +3% select Life Skill activites*
Trading Exp +5% sell to Trade Manager

* Many Life Skill activities can reward an Artifact that has Life Exp.

Life Skill Artifact Activities
Hunting
Imperial Alchemy
Imperial Cooking
Farming
Imperial Horse Delivery
Gathering
Sea monsters, Special barter
Trading

 

life skill bonus artifact quest

Trading Exp Artifact Combinations

Use Lightstone Combos to obtain some helpful buffs!

Lighstone Effects are added to the combos below.

Lightstone Combination Lightstones + Combo Effect EXP
Flora: Wagon
Flora: Wagon
Flora: Wagon
Iridescent Lightstone
[The Cycle]
Trading EXP +25%
25%
Flora: Wagon
Flora: Wagon
Flora: Wagon
Flora: Wagon
[Quick-witted]
Trading EXP +20%
20%
Flora: Wagon
Flora: Wagon
Flora: Wagon
[Trader]
Trading EXP +14%
14%

 

lighstone of flora wagon trading exp

Training Lightstone Combos

horses over flowers

Training & Horse Lightstone Combo List

Lighstone Effects are added to the combos below.

Lightstone Combination Lightstones + Combo Effect EXP Mastery
Flora: Gallop
Flora: Gallop
Wind: Mind
Iridescent Lightstone
[Choice and Focus: Training]
Training Mastery -500
Training EXP +41%
Max MP +50
41 -500
Flora: Gallop
Flora: Gallop
Flora: Gallop
Iridescent Lightstone
[Lucky Crop]
Training EXP +25%
25
Flora: Gallop
Flora: Gallop
Flora: Gallop
Flora: Gallop
[Light Trot]
Training EXP +20%
20
Flora: Gallop
Flora: Gallop
Flora: Steed
Iridescent Lightstone
[Into the Sunset]
Mount EXP +15%
Training EXP +16%
Training Mastery +25
16 25
Flora: Gallop
Flora: Gallop
Flora: Gallop
[Commune]
Training EXP +14%
14
Flora: Gallop
Flora: Gallop
Flora: Steed
Flora: Steed
[Gone with the Wind]
Mount EXP +5%
Training EXP +11%
Training Mastery +20
11 20
Flora: Gallop
Flora: Steed
Flora: Steed
Iridescent Lightstone
[Horses Over Flowers]
Mount EXP +25%
Training EXP +3%
Training Mastery +10
3 10
Flora: Steed
Flora: Steed
Flora: Steed
[Rising Trainer]
Training Mastery +23
23
Flora: Steed
Flora: Steed
Flora: Steed
Flora: Steed
[Golden Mane]
Training Mastery +35
35
Flora: Steed
Flora: Steed
Flora: Steed
Iridescent Lightstone
[Grand Prix Glory]
Training Mastery +45
45

 

Silver Embroidered Trader’s Clothes

Silver Embroidered Trader’s Clothes can be purchased at the marketplace or crafted by a worker in a level 1 Costume Mill in major cities.

Workshop Recipe:

10- Cotton Fabric
10- Powder of Rifts
15- Black Stone Powder

 

Silver Embroidered Trader’s Clothes can be enhanced up to level 5.

Use another Silver Embroidered Trader’s Clothes to enhance. If enhancement fails, both clothes are destroyed.

There are no safe options to enhance these clothes. Crons can’t be used.

silver embroidered trader clothes

Trading Clothes Enhancement Levels & Buffs

Level Enhancement
Chance
DP Eva H Eva DR Item Effect
0 30% 16 6 18 10 Movement Speed +1 Level
Weight Limit +100LT
1 10% 18 7 21 11 Movement Speed +1 Level
Weight Limit +150LT
Trading EXP +10%
2 7.50% 20 8 24 12 Movement Speed +2 Level
Weight Limit +200LT
Trading EXP +15%
3 2.5% 23 9 27 14 Movement Speed +2 Level
Weight Limit +250LT
Trading EXP +20%
4 0.5% 26 10 30 16 Movement Speed +3 Level
Weight Limit +300LT
Trading EXP +25%
5 29 11 33 18 Movement Speed +4 Level
Weight Limit +400LT
Trading EXP +40%

 

Luxury Trader’s Clothes

Purchase Trader’s Clothes at any Luxury Vendor in a major city.

You can use an Equipment Tailoring Coupon from the Pearl Shop to turn it into a costume. This will free up your armor slots so you can wear Silver Embroidered Clothes with it.

Trader’s Clothes Buffs
Apprentice Trader’s Clothes
Requires Trading Beginner 7
1 extra chance at Bargain mini-game
Luck +1
Skilled Trader’s Clothes
Requires Trading Apprentice 5
2 extra chances at Bargain mini-game
Luck +1
Trading EXP +5%
Professional Trader’s Clothes
Requires Trading Professional 5
3 extra chances at Bargain mini-game
Luck +1
Trading EXP +10%

 

professional trader's clothes

Trading Crystals

Trade items can get heavy. Crystals may help you squeeze more into your inventory as you make a delivery.

There are many crystals that add +15 to +75 LT (ex. Gervish).

NOTE: NPC trade items held in your inventory will cause you to carry a backpack and slows movement speed, no matter how much LT your character has. However, other trade items don’t have this effect.

 

ancient magic crystal hystria

 

How about an entire gear set that adds Weight Limit +1090 LT to your base LT?

+400 LT Weight Accessory Set:

  • Root Treant’s Leaf Earring
  • Root Treant’s Leaf Earring
  • Root Treant’s Stem Ring
  • Root Treant’s Stem Ring
  • Root Treant’s Petal Necklace
  • +2: Manos Golden Coral Belt

+200 LT Gear Set:

  • Helmet of Hercules’ Might
  • Armor of Hercules’ Might
  • Gloves of Hercules’ Might
  • Shoes of Hercules’ Might
  • OR +2 Silver Embroidered Trader’s Clothes

+490 LT Weight Crystal Set:

 

Cobelinus (limit 2):

WON Magic Crystal – Cobelinus x2

Hystria (limit 2) :

BON Magic Crystal – Hystria x2

Unlimited & Budget Friendly:

Ancient Magic Crystal – Hystria x4

Gervish (4 set buff limit):

HAN Magic Crystal – Gervish x 4

Weight Limits for Silver Embroidered Trader’s Clothes:

Level Weight
0 +100LT
1 +150LT
2 +200LT
3 +250LT
4 +300LT
5 +400LT

 

Trading Crystal for Exp

Dim Magic Crystal: Trade gives +3% Trading Exp each.

You can equip 2 for a total of +6% Trading Exp.

It’s not much, but every bit helps… right?

 

How to Obtain

Challenge Rewards (Y)

  • You reached [Trading Apprentice]!
  • [Level 20] Now It Gets Interesting…

Quest Reward (O → Suggested)

dim magic crystal trade

Trading Mounts

Forest Path Wagon is considered the best mount to use for trading because it has an unlimited lifespan and many other benefits.

Forest Path Wagon Benefits:

  • Level 4 horses at once.
  • Best Inventory and Weight Limit.
  • Unlimited Lifespan (It never needs to be replaced.)
  • Wagon Gear to improve stats.
  • The skill Forest Rush is a special ability like sprint for horse. Press SHIFT key to consume player stamina to temporarily speed your wagon.

Forest Path Wagon

Speed/Accel: 105%
Turn/Brake: 110%
Weight Limit: 5,000LT
Inventory Slots: 22
Horses: 4
Special Skill: Forest Rush
Lifespan: Unlimited

Trading Mount Comparison

Minature Elephant has the same LT as the Shabby Wagon after he is leveled to 15. Forest Path Wagon is considered BIS and has the largest weight capacity and excels in every stat except for base Speed. (This can be improved with gear.)

Wagon Speed Inventory Slots Weight Lifespan Horses Wheels Durability Impact Absorber
Flimsy 100% 6 900 LT 148,501 1 2 9900 70
Shabby 110% 8 1200 LT 247,501 1 2 9900 80
Mini Elephant
(level 15)
105% 16 1200 LT infinite 0 0 13000
Strong 110% 10 1500 LT 495,001 1 2 11900 80
White 110% 12 2200 LT 990,001 1 2 13900 80
Farm 100% 14 2700 LT 247,501 2 4 15900 80
Trade 100% 16 3200 LT 495,001 2 4 17900 80
Merchant 100% 18 3700 LT 990,001 4 4 19900 80
Noble 95% 20 4200 LT 990,001 4 4 21900 80
Forest Path 105% 22 5000 LT infinite 4 4 29900 80

Trading Byproduct

When selling trade items in each major city, Stained Silk can be obtained based on a set probability depending on the type of trade item.

Exchange Stained Silk with Liana located in every major city.

Trading Byproduct Reward (Select one)
  Stained Silk x1 icon [Guild] Special Iron Ingot
from Calpheon Workshop x1
Stained Silk x10 Trace of Forest x10
Trace of Death x10
Trace of Memory x10
900 Contribution EXP
+ Trading EXP x450
trading byproduct stained silk

Trade Item List & Trader Locations

Below is a list of all of the trade items that you can purchase from a Trade Manager NPC located at 24 different node locations.

Price is “Orginal Price” which is 100% Current Price.

Source: Trade revamp patch notes of April 6, 2023. (The previous trade items purchased from Trade Managers were removed.)

 

Trading Level Requirements

Level in the charts below represents required Trading Skill in order to purchase that item.

Level Purchase Condition
3 Trading Skilled 1
5 Trading Professional 1
7 Trading Artisan 1

 

Balenos Trading

Capital City: Velia
Capital City Trader: Bahar <Trade Manager>

 

NOTE: NPC trade items purchased in this region can NOT be sold to the capital city trader of this region. They must be delivered to a capital city of a further region.

Trading Node Trader NPC
Western Guard Camp
Luke
<Trade Manager>
Bartali Farm
Emma Bartali
<Node Management>
Olvia
Lolly
<Trade Manager>

Balenos Trade Items

Trade Item Purchase Node Level Price Storage Cost Category
Crimson Ore Western Guard Camp 0 1,200,000 7,100 General Goods
Soft Smoked Pork Western Guard Camp 0 1,200,000 7,100 Food
Red Reagent Western Guard Camp 0 1,200,000 7,100 Medicine
Sturdy Entry-level Spear Western Guard Camp 0 1,200,000 7,100 Military Supply
High-quality Plank Western Guard Camp 0 1,200,000 7,100 Raw Material
Transparent Crystal Glass Western Guard Camp 3 1,250,000 7,400 Luxuries
Dormant Tree Spirit Seed Western Guard Camp 3 1,250,000 7,400 Relic
Ominous Totem Fragment Western Guard Camp 5 1,300,000 7,700 General Goods
Warm Bear Hide Cape Western Guard Camp 5 1,300,000 7,700 Military Supply
Awakened Tree Spirit Sprout Western Guard Camp 7 1,400,000 8,300 Relic
Sweet-Smelling Rat Poison Bartali Farm 0 1,200,000 7,100 General Goods
Soft Potato Starch Bartali Farm 0 1,150,000 6,800 Food
Blue Reagent Bartali Farm 0 1,150,000 6,800 Medicine
Soft Weasel Scarf Bartali Farm 0 1,150,000 6,800 Clothes
Savory Corn Oil Bartali Farm 3 1,200,000 7,100 Food
Brilliant Black Opal Bartali Farm 5 1,250,000 7,400 Luxuries
Fresh Egg Bartali Farm 5 1,250,000 7,400 Food
Soft Fox Fur Bartali Farm 5 1,250,000 7,400 Raw Material
Bizarre Adventure Log Bartali Farm 7 1,350,000 8,000 General Goods
Handy Home Medicine Brewer Olvia 0 1,250,000 7,400 General Goods
Fragrant Grape Wine Olvia 0 1,250,000 7,400 Luxuries
Sweet Grape Jam Olvia 0 1,250,000 7,400 Food
Fresh Silver Azalea Root Olvia 0 1,250,000 7,400 Raw Material
Sweet Red Honey Olvia 3 1,300,000 7,700 Food
Shai Emergency Medicine Set Olvia 3 1,300,000 7,700 Medicine
Shai Special Hat Olvia 3 1,300,000 7,700 Clothes
Special Herb Blend Olvia 3 1,300,000 7,700 Raw Material
Mountain Cheese Olvia 5 1,350,000 8,000 Food
Reliable Amulet for Protection Olvia 5 1,350,000 8,000 Relic
Mysterious Love Potion No. 6 Olvia 7 1,450,000 8,600 Medicine

 

Serendia Trading

Capital City: Heidel
Capital City Trader: Siuta <Trade Manager>

 

NOTE: NPC trade items purchased in this region can NOT be sold to the capital city trader of this region. They must be delivered to a further region.

Trading Node Trader NPC
Glish
Larc
<Trade Manager>
Eastern Gateway
Breman
<Trade Manager>
Alejandro Farm
Amadeo Alejandro 
<Node Management>

Serendia Trade Items

Trade Item Purchase Node Level Price Storage Cost Category
Wheat Haystack Glish 0 1,250,000 7,400 General Goods
Chewy Dried Fogan Hind Leg Glish 0 1,250,000 7,400 Food
Bush Spider Web Vest Glish 0 1,250,000 7,400 Clothes
Red Mud Brick Glish 0 1,250,000 7,400 Raw Material
Paralyzing Poisoned Arrowhead Glish 3 1,300,000 7,700 Military Supply
Special Potion Glish 5 1,350,000 8,000 Medicine
Party Cocktail Dress Glish 5 1,350,000 8,000 Clothes
Purified Dried Mud Glish 5 1,350,000 8,000 Raw Material
Magic Binding Oak Branch Glish 7 1,350,000 8,000 Relic
Rare Bush Spider Web Glish 7 1,450,000 8,600 Raw Material
First Aid Kit Eastern Gateway 0 1,200,000 7,100 Medicine
Combat Supply Bundle Eastern Gateway 0 1,200,000 7,100 Military Supply
Pile of Damaged Iron Eastern Gateway 0 1,200,000 7,100 Raw Material
Fresh Fan Flamingo Egg Eastern Gateway 3 1,250,000 7,400 Food
Dwarf Tool Pack Eastern Gateway 5 1,300,000 7,700 General Goods
Marble Dragon Statue Eastern Gateway 5 1,300,000 7,700 Relic
Knights Martial Arts Manual Eastern Gateway 7 1,400,000 8,300 Military Supply
Rosy Wishing Kite Alejandro Farm 0 1,150,000 6,800 General Goods
Good Quality Potato Starch Alejandro Farm 0 1,150,000 6,800 Food
Coarse Wheat Flour Alejandro Farm 0 1,150,000 6,800 Food
Cool Flax Fabric Alejandro Farm 0 1,150,000 6,800 Raw Material
Secret Formula Chemical-Free Fertilizer Alejandro Farm 3 1,200,000 7,100 General Goods
Terrifying Pumpkin Lamp Alejandro Farm 3 1,300,000 7,700 Luxuries
Sweet Golden Honey Alejandro Farm 5 1,250,000 7,400 Food
Tangy Royal Jelly Alejandro Farm 7 1,350,000 8,000 Luxuries

 

Calpheon Trading

Capital City: Calpheon City
Capital City Trader: Harden <Trade Manager>

 

NOTE: NPC trade items purchased in this region can NOT be sold to the capital city trader of this region. They must be delivered to a capital city of a further region.

Trading Node Trader NPC
Keplan
Hamir 
<Trade Manager>
Behr      
Triee 
<Trade Manager>
Northern Wheat Plantation  
Norma Leight
<Northern Wheat Plantation Owner>

 Calpheon Trade Items

Trade Item Purchase Node Level Price Storage Cost Category
Oak Barrel Filled with Green Liquid Keplan 0 1,250,000 7,400 General Goods
Fragrant Ginger Tea Keplan 0 1,250,000 7,400 Food
Sticky Glutoni Mucus Keplan 0 1,250,000 7,400 Military Supply
Reinforced Miner’s Work Uniform Keplan 0 1,250,000 7,400 Clothes
Dark Red Ore Chunk Keplan 0 1,250,000 7,400 Raw Material
Subtle Scented Candle Keplan 3 1,300,000 7,700 Luxuries
Ominous Ore Keplan 3 1,300,000 7,700 Raw Material
Chimera’s Black Fragment Keplan 5 1,350,000 8,000 Military Supply
Ominous Black Mercury Keplan 5 1,350,000 8,000 Raw Material
Anti-Petrifying Amulet Keplan 7 1,450,000 8,600 Relic
Carpentry Tool Bundle Behr 0 1,350,000 8,000 General Goods
Hearty Pig Barbecue Behr 0 1,350,000 8,000 Food
Herbal Ointment Behr 0 1,350,000 8,000 Medicine
Dense Forest Camouflage Behr 0 1,350,000 8,000 Clothes
Special Leather Fabric Behr 0 1,350,000 8,000 Raw Material
Special Sausage Behr 3 1,400,000 8,300 Food
High-Quality Specialty Timber Behr 3 1,400,000 8,300 Raw Material
Ram War Horn Behr 5 1,450,000 8,600 Luxuries
Mystical Tree Bark Behr 5 1,450,000 8,600 Relic
Carrier Pigeon Behr 7 1,550,000 9,200 Military Supply
Herb Steamer Northern Wheat Plantation 0 1,300,000 7,700 General Goods
Fragant Scented Candle Northern Wheat Plantation 0 1,350,000 8,000 Luxuries
Dried Sweet Cornelian Cherry Northern Wheat Plantation 0 1,300,000 7,700 Food
Nutritious Haystack Northern Wheat Plantation 0 1,300,000 7,700 Raw Material
Sturdy Water Buffalo Hide Backpack Northern Wheat Plantation 3 1,350,000 8,000 General Goods
Bouquet of Fresh Tulips Northern Wheat Plantation 3 1,350,000 8,000 Luxuries
Amazing Cure-All Ointment Northern Wheat Plantation 5 1,400,000 8,300 Medicine
Refreshing Leight Ale Northern Wheat Plantation 7 1,500,000 8,900 Food

 

Mediah Trading

Capital City: Altinova City
Capital City Trader: Quina <Trade Manager>

 

NOTE: NPC trade items purchased in this region can NOT be sold to the capital city trader of this region. They must be delivered to a capital city of a further region.

Trading Node Trader NPC
Stonetail Horse Ranch  
Asran 
<Node Management>
Tarif  
Brorum 
<Trade Manager>
Kusha  
Chakra 
<Trade Manager>

Mediah Trade Items

Trade Item Purchase Node Level Price Storage Cost Category
Stiff Horsehair Brush Stonetail Horse Ranch 0 1,250,000 7,400 General Goods
Sweet Garlic Bread Stonetail Horse Ranch 0 1,250,000 7,400 Food
Stone Rhino Hide Stonetail Horse Ranch 0 1,250,000 7,400 Raw Material
Horse Race Trophy Model Stonetail Horse Ranch 3 1,300,000 7,700 Luxuries
Oddly Shaped Sculpture Stonetail Horse Ranch 5 1,350,000 8,000 Relic
Gem-Laden Dagger Stonetail Horse Ranch 7 1,450,000 8,600 Luxuries
Special Potion Tarif 0 1,250,000 8,000 Medicine
Black Quartz Nugget Tarif 0 1,250,000 7,400 Raw Material
Mysterious Pot Tarif 3 1,300,000 7,700 Relic
Eastern Culture Beyond the Desert Tarif 5 1,350,000 8,000 General Goods
Hearty Sandwich Tarif 5 1,350,000 8,000 Food
Justice-Imbued Elixir Tarif 5 1,350,000 8,000 Medicine
Soul-Bearing Portrait Tarif 5 1,350,000 8,000 Relic
Fancy Noble Dress Tarif 5 1,350,000 8,000 Clothes
Carved Horoscope Crystal Ball Tarif 7 1,450,000 8,600 Luxuries
Talisman Imbued With Special Energy Tarif 7 1,450,000 8,600 Military Supply
Shabbily Crafted Sculpture Kusha 0 1,250,000 7,400 Luxuries
Smoked Brahman Beef Kusha 0 1,250,000 7,400 Food
Big Barbarian Shield Kusha 0 1,250,000 7,400 Military Supply
Soft Blue Silk Kusha 0 1,250,000 7,400 Raw Material
Light Warm Blanket Kusha 3 1,300,000 7,700 General Goods
Spider Neurotoxin Anesthetic Kusha 3 1,300,000 7,700 Medicine
Soft Spider Silk Kusha 5 1,350,000 8,000 Raw Material
Sturdy Nouveranto Net Kusha 7 1,450,000 8,600 General Goods

 

Valencia Trading

Capital City: Valencia City
Capital City Trader: Yis Kunjamin <Trade Manager>

 

NOTE: NPC trade items purchased in this region can NOT be sold to the capital city trader of this region. They must be delivered to a capital city of a further region.

Trading Node Trader NPC
Shakatu
Taphtar
<Trade Manager>
Sand Grain Bazaar
Atui Balacs
<Katan Military Trade Manager>
Arehaza
Surondula 
<Trade Manager>

Valencia Trade Items

Trade Item Purchase Node Level Price Storage Cost Category
Surprise Gemstone Box Shakatu 0 1,450,000 8,600 Luxuries
Soft Smoked Mountain Sheep Meat Shakatu 0 1,450,000 8,600 Food
Charred Fragments Shakatu 0 1,450,000 8,600 Relic
Sturdy Camel Hide Shoes Shakatu 0 1,450,000 8,600 Clothes
Sturdy Elder Tree Stem Shakatu 0 1,450,000 8,600 Raw Material
Eastern Telescope Shakatu 3 1,500,000 8,900 General Goods
Fire-charged Shield Shakatu 3 1,500,000 8,900 Military Supply
Red Mace Shakatu 5 1,550,000 9,200 Food
Ornately Decorated Rifle Shakatu 7 1,650,000 9,800 Luxuries
Raw Basilisk Skin Shakatu 0 1,300,000 7,700 General Goods
Sweet Date Palm Fruit Shakatu 0 1,300,000 7,700 Food
Natural Dye Set Sand Grain Bazaar 0 1,300,000 7,700 Medicine
Star Anise Fruit Sand Grain Bazaar 3 1,350,000 8,000 Food
Warm Camel Fur Coat Sand Grain Bazaar 5 1,400,000 8,300 Clothes
Bundle of Preserved Ivory Sand Grain Bazaar 5 1,400,000 8,300 Raw Material
Fancy Ivory Seal Sand Grain Bazaar 7 1,500,000 8,900 Luxuries
Eastern Boy Collection Sand Grain Bazaar 0 1,700,000 10,100 General Goods
Scarlet Rutile Nugget Sand Grain Bazaar 0 1,450,000 8,600 Raw Material
Oasis Rock Salt Arehaza 0 1,700,000 10,100 Raw Material
Beautiful Desert Landscape Arehaza 3 1,750,000 10,400 Luxuries
Sand Desert Star Arehaza 3 1,750,000 10,400 Relic
Eastern Valencian Nights Box Set Arehaza 5 1,800,000 10,700 General Goods
Sweet Coconut Oil Arehaza 5 1,800,000 10,700 Food
Eastern Elixir of Life Arehaza 7 1,650,000 9,800 Medicine
Sharp Crescent Sword Arehaza 7 1,900,000 11,300 Military Supply

 

Kamasylvia Trading

Capital City: Grána City
Capital City Trader: Okiara <Trade Manager>

 

NOTE: NPC trade items purchased in this region can NOT be sold to the capital city trader of this region. They must be delivered to a capital city of a further region.

Trading Node Trader NPC
Old Wisdom Tree
Obi Bellen
<Trade Manager>
Acher Guard Post
Munanslyn 
<Acher Trade Manager>
Grándiha
Titu
<Trade Manager>

Kamasylvia Trade Items

Trade Item Purchase Node Level Price Storage Cost Category
Kamasylvia Book of Life Old Wisdom Tree 0 1,350,000 8,000 General Goods
Sturdy Wolf Feather Ornament Old Wisdom Tree 0 1,350,000 8,000 Luxuries
Savory Mushroom Spore Old Wisdom Tree 0 1,350,000 8,000 Food
Training Longbow Old Wisdom Tree 5 1,450,000 8,600 Military Supply
Travels to the East of Aldus Old Wisdom Tree 5 1,450,000 8,600 Relic
Red Old Tree Bark Old Wisdom Tree 5 1,450,000 8,600 Raw Material
Ancient History: The Dawn of Kamasylvia Old Wisdom Tree 7 1,550,000 9,200 Relic
Desire-Imbued Rock Acher Guard Post 0 1,400,000 8,300 General Goods
Special Medical Kit Acher Guard Post 0 1,400,000 8,300 Medicine
Kamasylvia Strategic Manual: Application Acher Guard Post 0 1,400,000 8,300 Military Supply
Kamasylvia Training Manual: Application Acher Guard Post 0 1,400,000 8,300 Military Supply
Red Lapis Lazuli Acher Guard Post 0 1,400,000 8,300 Raw Material
Ancient Kamasylvia Pandects Acher Guard Post 3 1,450,000 8,600 Relic
Tree Cloaked in Green Acher Guard Post 3 1,450,000 8,600 Raw Material
Ash Forest Branch Acher Guard Post 5 1,550,000 9,200 General Goods
Dew of Dawn Grándiha 7 1,600,000 9,500 Food
Delicately Shaped Ornament Grándiha 0 1,450,000 8,600 Luxuries
Fancy Floral Headpiece Grándiha 0 1,450,000 8,600 Clothes
Violet Valtarra Hearthstone Grándiha 0 1,450,000 8,600 Raw Material
Blue Ocean Plant Grándiha 3 1,500,000 8,900 Raw Material
Great Trainer Biography Grándiha 5 1,550,000 9,200 General Goods
Sunset Jade Shellfish Grándiha 5 1,550,000 9,200 Food
Clear Spirit Essence Grándiha 5 1,550,000 9,200 Medicine
Fierce Battle of Cowardly Vedir Hypocrites Grándiha 7 1,650,000 9,800 Relic

 

Drieghan Trading

Capital City: Duvencrune City
Capital City Trader: Tikara <Trade Manager>

 

NOTE: NPC trade items purchased in this region can NOT be sold to the capital city trader of this region. They must be delivered to a capital city of a further region.

Trading Node Trader NPC
Ahib Conflict Zone
Selena Aer 
<Node Management>
Marcha Outpost
Ladar 
<Node Management>
Dormann Lumber Camp
Dormann
<Node Management>

Drieghan Trade Items

Trade Item Purchase Node Level Price Storage Cost Category
Sky Scenery Ahib Conflict Zone 0 1,300,000 7,700 General Goods
Sturdy Moss Wood Longbow Ahib Conflict Zone 0 1,300,000 7,700 Military Supply
Lapis Lazuli Knee Pad Ahib Conflict Zone 0 1,300,000 7,700 Clothes
Skyblue Ocarina Ahib Conflict Zone 3 1,350,000 8,000 General Goods
Patterned Yak Carpet Ahib Conflict Zone 5 1,400,000 8,300 Luxuries
Marmot Tools Ahib Conflict Zone 5 1,400,000 8,300 Military Supply
Light Khalk Skin Fabric Ahib Conflict Zone 5 1,400,000 8,300 Raw Material
Gem-Studded Khalk Accessory Ahib Conflict Zone 7 1,500,000 8,900 Relic
Marmot-Hunting Trap Ahib Conflict Zone 0 1,300,000 7,700 General Goods
Poorly Dried Sliced Goat Meat Marcha Outpost 0 1,400,000 8,300 Food
Blue Sky Hawk Kite Set Marcha Outpost 3 1,450,000 8,600 General Goods
Dragonhead Kettle Marcha Outpost 3 1,450,000 8,600 Luxuries
Tricolor Sherekhan Flag Decoration Marcha Outpost 3 1,450,000 8,600 Relic
Artisan’s Special Basket Marcha Outpost 7 1,500,000 8,900 General Goods
Colorful Horse Gear Set Dormann Lumber Camp 7 1,600,000 9,500 Military Supply
Pure Thuja Pinwheel Dormann Lumber Camp 0 1,300,000 7,700 General Goods
Pungent Thuja-Scent Candle Dormann Lumber Camp 0 1,300,000 7,700 Luxuries
Good Quality Sawdust Box Dormann Lumber Camp 0 1,300,000 7,700 Raw Material
Concentrated Altitude Sickness Cure Dormann Lumber Camp 3 1,350,000 8,000 Medicine
Lumbering 101 Dormann Lumber Camp 5 1,400,000 8,300 General Goods
Exquisite Hacksaw Box Dormann Lumber Camp 5 1,400,000 8,300 General Goods
Golden Roast Skewered Lamb Dormann Lumber Camp 5 1,400,000 8,300 Food
Noble Display Case Dormann Lumber Camp 7 1,500,000 8,900 Luxuries

 

Everfrost Trading

Capital City: Eilton City
Capital City Trader: Bollona <Trade Manager>

 

NOTE: NPC trade items purchased in this region can NOT be sold to the capital city trader of this region. They must be delivered to a capital city of a further region.

Trading Node Trader NPC
Pilgrim’s End
Lisae 
<Trade Manager>
Awina’s Tail
Huan
<Trade Manager>
Camp Balacs
Jorg
<Trade Manager>

Everfrost Trade Items (Mountain of Eternal Winter)

Trade Item Purchase Node Level Price Storage Cost Category
Cozy Crimson Blanket Pilgrim’s End 0 1,200,000 7,100 General Goods
Combat Rations Pilgrim’s End 0 1,200,000 7,100 Military Supply
Snow Galoshes Pilgrim’s End 3 1,250,000 7,400 Clothes
Fancy Obsidian Ore Necklace Pilgrim’s End 5 1,300,000 7,700 Luxuries
Shimmering Quartz Pilgrim’s End 5 1,300,000 7,700 Raw Material
Bitter Herbal Juice Pilgrim’s End 7 1,400,000 8,300 Medicine
Sharp Obsidian Crystal Pilgrim’s End 7 1,400,000 8,300 Raw Material
Cozy Bluish Blanket Awina’s Tail 0 1,300,000 7,700 General Goods
Sweet Citron Jam Awina’s Tail 0 1,300,000 7,700 Food
Strong Citron Extract Awina’s Tail 3 1,350,000 8,000 Food
Cuddly Scarf Awina’s Tail 3 1,350,000 8,000 Clothes
Special Waterproof Fabric Awina’s Tail 3 1,350,000 8,000 Raw Material
Reagent of Passion Awina’s Tail 5 1,400,000 8,300 Medicine
Mysterious Herb Root Awina’s Tail 5 1,400,000 8,300 Relic
Fancy Small Fireplace Awina’s Tail 7 1,500,000 8,900 Luxuries
Herbal Grain Liquor Camp Balacs 0 1,200,000 7,100 Luxuries
Frostbite Cure Camp Balacs 0 1,200,000 7,100 Medicine
Sunset Quartz Camp Balacs 0 1,200,000 7,100 Raw Material
Heater Oil Camp Balacs 3 1,250,000 7,400 General Goods
Sweet and Sour Citron Wine Camp Balacs 5 1,300,000 7,700 Food
Combat Iron Armor Camp Balacs 5 1,300,000 7,700 Military Supply
Traditional Winter Clothes Camp Balacs 5 1,300,000 7,700 Clothes
Dragonhead Statue Camp Balacs 7 1,400,000 8,300 Relic

 

Trading Using Processed Trade Crates

Crate trading is the other major form of trading available in the game.

There are many steps in creating trade crates:

  1. Use CP to buy nodes and worker lodging.
  2. Use energy to hire workers.
  3. Obtain T1 materials and process up to T3.
  4. Obtain Black Stone Powder. (Processing → grinding crystals or Black Stones)
  5. Use CP to buy workshops for workers to package the materials into trade crates.
  6. Transportation and delivery of crates via wagon etc.
trading wood workshop

There are trade crates for almost every T1 through T3 material. Many crates aren’t profitable.

Popular Trade Crates for Money

Crate Base Price Materials
Meidah Timber Crate 155,700 White Cedar Plywood x5, Acacia Plywood x5, Blackstone Powder x1
Calpheon Timber Crate 197,280 Birch Plywood x5, Fir Plywood x5, Cedar Plywood x5, Blackstone Powder x1
Serendia Timber Crate 125,460 Maple Plywood x5, Pine Plywood x5
Balenos Timber Crate 110,340 Maple Plywood x5, Ash Plywood x5, Blackstone Powder x1
Steel Ingot Crate 67,296 Steel Ingot x10, Blackstone Powder x1
Bronze Ingot Crate 100,878 Bronze Ingot x10, Blackstone Powder x1
Brass Ingot Crate 113,724 Brass Ingot x10, Blackstone Powder x1

 

The prices listed can be greatly improved by distance bonus + bargain bonus.

Trade Crate Example:

Base Price 98,640
150% Distance Bonus 147,960
Artisan 2 Bargain Bonus 64,116
Total 310,716

Crate example source: https://www.somethinglovely.net/bdo/crates/

How Profitable it Crate Trading?

The majority of profit from crate trading will primarily be obtained from gathering or worker nodes. More silver value can be added when T1 materials are processed into higher tiers. Finally, trading can add a bit more silver, but not nearly as much as workers and processing alone and selling on the market.

Typical Value Distribution from Profitable Trade Crates:

  • Workers or Gathering: 56%
  • Processing to T3: 39%
  • Trade Crate Production: 5%

Silver from trading alone is only a small portion.

To view which crates are profitable, factoring in costs, see gpw’s Trade Crate Calculator pictured in this guide. Thanks for the awesome work gpw!

trading profit by gpw

Trade Crate Workers

Hiring the best workers is part of the fun in building a trading empire. Higher tier workers can make more boxes at one time if they are lucky to learn a trade crate skill.

  • Green Grade Worker Crate Skill: Make 2 crates with 2x the ingredients in 1 work cycle
  • Professional Worker Crate Skill: Make 3 crates with 3x the ingredients in 1 work cycle
  • Artisan Worker Crate Skill: Make 4 crates with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle

Trade Crate Skill List for Artisan Workers

Worker Skill Icon Grade Worker Skill In-game Description Worker Skill Explanation
Adv. Herb Packing Skill Artisan Extra Work (+3) Done for herb crates Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle
Adv. Mushroom Packing SKill Artisan Extra Work (+3) Done for mushroom crates Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle
Adv. Ore Packing Skill Artisan Extra Work (+3) Done for ore crates Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle
Adv. Produce Packing Skill Artisan Extra Work (+3) Done for grain/veggie/fruit crates Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle
Adv. Timber Packing Skill Artisan Extra Work (+3) Done for timber crates Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle

Trade XP Nerf for Mass Selling

Don’t mass sell your trade items at once recklessly.

Sell just enough crates to hit the next Trading level without selling too many to avoid XP loss. (https://youtu.be/gLuia2rGifk)

Trading Revamp of April 6, 2023

  • Old npc trade items replaced with new ones.
  • Desert trading buffs removed: “Token of Desert Trading” from Ibellab Oasis and Pilgrim’s Sanctum: Sharing.
  • The selling price of regular trade items such as fish, crafting boxes, trade crates, Ancient Gold Coins, etc. was doubled.
  • Imperial Trade Delivery and Smuggling were removed from the game.
  • NPC trade items are now bought at designated nodes and sold in a different region’s capital city.
    • Price changes depending on time of purchase.
    • Price changes every 4 hours based on probability, max 300% increase.
    • ‘Price warranty period’ provides a limited time to sell items at one price till it expires.
    • Special price fluctuations happen occasionally; info from residents can help predict changes.
    • Players need to decide when to buy, how much, etc., analyze price trends during price guarantee period to make profit.
    • Trade items purchased at nodes will have lower Bargain and Distance bonus.

Sources & Additional Info

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