Worker Skills can be used to greatly impact how powerful a worker is. Some skills are more highly desirable, depending on the node distance and the worker’s stats. For an introduction to worker skills, please skip the list and read below.

Worker Skill Icon Grade Worker Skill In-game Description My Worker Skill Explanation Category
Adv. Armor Production Skill Adv. Armor Production Skill Artisan Additional processing (+3) when making an armor Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
2 Adv. Fish Packing Skill Adv. Fish Packing Skill Artisan Additional processing (+3) when making a fish crate Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
3 Adv. Herb Packing Skill Adv. Herb Packing Skill Artisan Additional processing (+3) when making a herb crate Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
4 Adv. Life Clothes Production Skill Adv. Life Clothes Production Skill Artisan Additional processing (+3) when making life clothes Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
5 Adv. Mushroom Packing SKill Adv. Mushroom Packing SKill Artisan Additional processing (+3) when making a mushroom crate Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
6 Adv. Ore Packing Skill Adv. Ore Packing Skill Artisan Additional processing (+3) when making an ore crate Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
7 Adv. Produce Packing Skill Adv. Produce Packing Skill Artisan Additional processing (+3) when making a grain/veggie/fruit crate Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
8 Adv. Siege Weapon Production Skill Adv. Siege Weapon Production Skill Artisan Extra Work (+3) for Siege Weapon Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
9 Adv. Timber Packing Skill Adv. Timber Packing Skill Artisan Additional processing (+3) when making a timber crate Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
10 Adv. Weapon Production Skill Adv. Weapon Production Skill Artisan Additional processing (+3) when making a weapon Makes 4 with 4x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
11 Armor Production Skill Armor Production Skill Prof Additional processing (+1) when making an armor Makes 2 with 2x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
12 Fish Packing Skill Fish Packing Skill Prof Additional processing (+1) when making a fish crate Makes 2 with 2x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
13 Herb Packing Skill Herb Packing Skill Prof Additional processing (+1) when making a herb crate Makes 2 with 2x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
14 Life Clothes Production Skill Life Clothes Production Skill Prof Additional processing (+1) when making life clothes Makes 2 with 2x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
15 Mushroom Packing SKill Mushroom Packing SKill Prof Additional processing (+1) when making a mushroom crate Makes 2 with 2x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
16 Ore Packing Skill Ore Packing Skill Prof Additional processing (+1) when making an ore crate Makes 2 with 2x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
17 Produce Packing Skill Produce Packing Skill Prof Additional processing (+1) when making a grain/veggie/fruit crate Makes 2 with 2x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
18 Siege Weapon Production Skill Siege Weapon Production Skill Prof Extra Work (+1) for Siege Weapon Makes 2 with 2x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
19 Timber Packing Skill Timber Packing Skill Prof Additional processing (+1) when making a timber crate Makes 2 with 2x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
20 Weapon Production Skill Weapon Production Skill Prof Additional processing (+1) when making a weapon Makes 2 with 2x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
21 Blessed Hand Blessed Hand Skilled Increases Luck by +0.2 when leveling up. 1 Luck every 5 levels. Example: If learned at level 1 you get 5.8 extra base Luck. Skill isn’t carried over into promotions. If unlearned at 30, you don’t loose Luck Luck
22 Adept Worker Adept Worker Normal Work Speed +2, Movement Speed +7% Work Speed
23 Costume Knowledge Costume Knowledge All Costume Crafting Work Speed +5 Work Speed
24 Craftsmanship Craftsmanship Skilled Increases Work Speed by +0.2 when leveling up. 1 Work Speed every 5 levels. Example: If learned at level 1 you get an extra 5.8 base Work Speed. Skill isn’t carried over into promotions. If unlearned at 30, you don’t loose Work Speed Work Speed
25 Exclusive Node Knowledge Exclusive Node Knowledge Skilled Exclusive Node Work Speed +5 Exclusive nodes are Specialty nodes like bank investment nodes Work Speed
26 Farm Knowledge Farm Knowledge All Node Work Speed +5 +5 Workspeed for all node types. (not just farms) Seems limited in that you can only have one of these per worker? Work Speed
27 Furniture Knowledge Furniture Knowledge All Furniture Crafting Work Speed +5 +5 Workspeed for creating furniture Work Speed
28 General Knowledge General Knowledge All Refinery/Specialty Work Speed +5 Refinery is a type of housing that creates black stone powders etc. Specialty nodes are nodes that require rank 1 housing to craft items like trade crates. Work Speed
29 Leg Work Leg Work Skilled Increases Movement Speed by +0.5% when leveling up. Take current Movement Speed and multiply by .005 to see the rate increase. Example: 7 MS X .005 = 7.035 Movement Speed Movement Speed
30 Lucky Guy A Lucky Guy A Skilled Luck +1 Luck improves secondary/rare yields from nodes Luck
31 Lucky Guy B Lucky Guy B Normal Luck +0.7 Luck improves secondary/rare yields from nodes Luck
32 Lucky Guy C Lucky Guy C All Luck +0.4 Luck improves secondary/rare yields from nodes Luck
33 Mass Production Knowledge Mass Production Knowledge All Mass Production Work Speed +5 Mass Production includes housing that mass produces anything including tools, crates, armors, etc Work Speed
34 Masterly Skill Masterly Skill All Work Speed +2 Work Speed
35 Mount Knowledge Mount Knowledge All Ship/Wagon/Horse Gear Crafting Work Speed +5 Work Speed
36 Polishing Knowledge Polishing Knowledge All Jeweler Work Speed +5 Work Speed
37 Quick A Quick A Skilled Movement Speed +10% Take base Movement Speed and multiply by .1 to see the rate increase. Example: 7 = 7.7 Movement Speed Movement Speed
38 Quick B Quick B Normal Movement Speed +7% Take base Movement Speed and multiply by .07 to see the rate increase. Example: 7 = 7.49 Movement Speed Movement Speed
39 Quick C Quick C All Movement Speed +5% Take base Movement Speed and multiply by .05 to see the rate increase. Example: 7 MS = 7.35 Movement Speed Movement Speed
40 Repeat Farm Products Crate Repeat Farm Products Crate All Additional processing (+2) when making a crop crate Makes 3 with 3x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
41 Repeat Ore Box Repeat Ore Box All Additional processing (+2) when making an ore crate Makes 3 with 3x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
42 Repeat Timber Crate Repeat Timber Crate All Additional processing (+2) when making a timber crate Makes 3 with 3x the ingredients in 1 work cycle Added Production
43 Siege Knowledge Siege Knowledge All Cannon/Siege Weapon Crafting Work Speed +5 Work Speed
44 Simple A Simple A Skilled Work Speed +2 Work Speed
45 Simple B Simple B Normal Work Speed +1.5 Work Speed
46 Simple C Simple C All Work Speed +1 Work Speed
47 Thrifty A Thrifty A Skilled 10% chance of returning 10% of 1 material during crafting. Requires 10 of 1 ingredient to work Refund
48 Thrifty B Thrifty B Normal 7% chance of returning 10% of 1 material during crafting. Requires 10 of 1 ingredient to work Refund
49 Thrifty C Thrifty C All 5% chance of returning 10% of 1 material during crafting. Requires 10 of 1 ingredient to work Refund
50 Tool Knowledge Tool Knowledge All Tool Produce Crafting Work Speed +5 Work Speed
51 Unexpected Luck A/B/C Unexpected Luck A/B/C All Gives a low chance of returning 100% of 1 crafting material. Chance increases with grade. Grade A gives highest chance. Refund
52 Wings A Wings A Skilled Movement Speed +11% Take base Movement Speed and multiply by .11 to see the rate increase. Example: 7 = 7.77 Movement Speed Movement Speed
53 Wings B Wings B All Movement Speed +8% Take base Movement Speed and multiply by .08 to see the rate increase. Example: 7 = 7.56 Movement Speed Movement Speed
54 Wings C Wings C All Movement Speed +6% Take base Movement Speed and multiply by .06 to see the rate increase. Example: 7 MS = 7.42 Movement Speed Movement Speed
55 Work Supervisor A Work Supervisor A Skilled Work Speed +3 Work Speed
56 Work Supervisor B Work Supervisor B Normal Work Speed +2 Work Speed
57 Work Supervisor C Work Supervisor C All Work Speed +1 Work Speed
58 Workshop Knowledge Workshop Knowledge All Weapon/Armor Crafting Work Speed +5 Work Speed

Worker Skills

Worker Skills can greatly influce a workers performance. With the correct skills, you can potentially turn a 20 minute job into a 10 minute job.

Workers Gain 1 skill per 5 levels:

  • 1 Skill at Level 1
  • 2 Skills at Level 5
  • 3 Skills at Level 10
  • 4 Skills at Level 15
  • 5 Skills at Level 20
  • 6 Skills at Level 25
  • 7 Skills at Level 30

TOTAL SKILLS: 7 (Named workers have 1 extra skill.)

 

Worker Skills help the worker with Movement Speed, Work Speed, and have other special abillities that can really help you speed up work time.

 

Worker Skill Example:

The image below is a good example of how worker skills make a difference. Look at the node info window and you can see that it shows a Workspeed of 151. This is the Workpeed of the Goblin with his worker skills applied. The Goblin’s base Workspeed is shown as 143 and it is not enough to cover the node’s full Workload of 298. But with his skills, he is able to trim off 10 minutes. Without his skills, the job would have taken another tick for him to complete. (or 39 minutes)

BDO Worker: Artisian Goblin & Node Work Info

Worker Skill Stacking

Worker Skills stack with each other, but the same skills will not be repeated. For example, you can’t have two Farm Knowledge (Work Speed +5).

Worker skills that have the same name, but different grade, can stack.

Examples:

Work Supervisor A will stack with Work Supervisor B for a total of +5 Workspeed.

It’s impossible to obtain 2 Work Supervisor A’s for a total of +6.

 

The image of the Artisan Human is one of my favorite workers because of his skill set and class.

  • +11 Total Workspeed
  • +23% Movement Speed

When I am rerolling skills, I usually try to find the skills that improve Movement Speed and Workspeed.

BDO Worker: Artisan Human

Worker Skill Change

Worker Skills can be exchanged until you obtain the skill set you desire.

Skill Change Requirements:

  • Worker level 30
  • 50% or more of Worker EXP bar full

When a worker reaches level 30 with 50% of his experience bar full, you can roll to replace one of his skills. You can do this twice if your worker has a full 100% EXP bar at level 30.

 

How to Exchange a Worker Skill:

Click the square pickaxe button on the All Worker List window to the far right of his portrait. (He can’t be currently busy in a work cycle.)

Choose the weakest skill you want to replace and press the Confirm button. He will randomly receive a different skill outside the skills he already knows.

BDO Worker Skill Exchange

 

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