※ Translator’s Note: The term “Absolute” is a temporary translation and is subject to change when the associated update goes live in the NA/EU server. The Korean word is 진(pronounced as Jin), and can be translated to Truth, Absolute, or Nature.
The Absolute Skills for the Sorceress and Berserker were added in Black Desert Online KR on Oct 26th. The basic mechanism of the new Absolute skills is not different from that of the Warrior and Ranger’s Absolute Skills, which were added last week. The newly added Absolute Skills have the same mechanics, but have higher damage percentages.
It is impossible to have all the Absolute Skills due to the shortage of Skill Points, and KR players choose a select few Absolute Skills they want to learn. Also, pre-awakening skills don’t usually have the useful skill effects/mechanic that awakening skills have, so it’s not efficient to use pre-awakening skills as primary dps skills. You will have to switch between awakening and pre-awakening a lot, so players just choose a few Absolute Skills that are used often in both PvE and PvP.
Although Awakening basic attacks don’t consume any skill points after this week’s update in KR, there aren’t enough skill points for Absolute Skills even after the change. The change was intended to give extra skill points, but is less likely to affect the current meta where players learn only a few skills.
(PvP damage for Absolute: Crow Flare and Absolute: Beak Kick was nerfed after the emergency maintenance on Oct 27th.)