Black Desert Online

100% Enhancement with Cron Stones? KR Update Preview is the new talk of the town

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A preview of the major updates that will be coming to Black Desert Online on April 12th has been released in the BDO KR official website.


First, a new stat called Combat Power will be added. The Combat Power is the sum of your character’s main-hand AP, Awakening AP, and DP. If your Combat Power is over 680, you will get 5 DR as a bonus stat. You will get 5 additional as your Combat Power goes up by 10, and the bonus DR will be accumulated. For example, if your Combat Power is 779, you will get 50 bonus DR.

 

 

There will be 8 tiers in the Combat Power, and your tier will automatically go up when your Combat Power reaches a certain point. The tier will appear as an icon next to your character’s name. The term for each tier and the exact value of Combat Power to reach each tier will be revealed on April 12th.

 

 

A new system where you can Enhance your gear to the next level with 100% success rate will be added. You can add Cron Energy to your gear by spending Cron Stones, and if your gear has the maximum Cron Energy, you can Enhance your gear to the next level via the “Unleash” system. The “Unleash” will not fail, so if you add the maximum amount of Cron Energy to your TRI gear you can Enhance it to TET by “Unleashing” it.


Currently, there are four levels in Cron Energy. More Cron Energy Levels will be added, so more Cron Stones will be required to get the maximum amount of Cron Energy. There will be additional item effects for each Cron Energy Level, and the Cron Energy Level will be refreshed to zero if the item is “Unleashed”.


Also, Cron Stones will be craftable. A new item called “Ancient Spirit’s Powder” will be obtainable by grinding, underwater gathering, mining, and collecting fluid in Valencia, Kamasylvia, and Drieghan. You can craft Cron Stones by mixing Ancient Spirit’s Powder and Black Stones via Simple Alchemy. The price of Cron Stones in NPC shops will remain the same.

 

 

Lastly, AP efficiency in PvE will be the same as AP efficiency in PvP. With this change, grinding efficiency in the grind spots after Valencia will increase even more.


PvE balance will change as well. Monsters in the grind spots after Valencia will have more AP and HP, and will give more exp and increase item drop rate as well. Pearl Abyss mentioned in the preview that the PvE balance is meant to “prevent high-AP players from taking the entire spot.”


Pearl Abyss also mentioned that the gameplay might feel somewhat different after PvE balance changes have been implemented, but the devs will try to keep the gameplay consistent and improve PvE balance in the future as well.


The preview on Conquest War Season 5 and the Union system will be released on April 11th.

 

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  • -1

    That_Guy

    6

    Holy shit those are some big changes.. also what is the "union" system? Like alliances?

    • -1

      That_Guy

      @That_Guy

      Wait.. doesn't this just mean that all the rich people in the game get free PEN?

    • 0

      GOTL

      @That_Guy

      No, it takes 8~10 billion to get one PEN guaranteed. So it takes ~40bil for full pen boss armors, ~30bil for full pen weapons. So assume you get 1bil a day you'd need 1.5 year to get full pen.

    • 0

      That_Guy

      @GOTL

      I don't think you realize how rich people are in this game.. XD I know people that easily make 1bil a week... and they have been playing the game for 2 years already.. On top of the fact that they already have some PEN items.

    • 0

      Mernom

      @That_Guy

      Honestly, I don't care if some rich guy can get full PEN, as long as I won't have to go through the +15 rollete, PRI rollete, DUO rollete, AND TRI rollete to even softcap.

      Only my Dadne is at usable level atm.

    • 0

      Halvaard

      @That_Guy

      They already had better chances, this just makes it so anyone given enough time/crons can get what they want. Keep in mind that cron stones will be craftable in the next region.

    • 0

      Jann

      @GOTL

      if you didnt know someone won a PEN dande godr sphera preoder for 25 BILLION for just 1 pen item

  • 0

    Thiago_Monteiro

    todo o TET completo, muito bom

  • 0

    Catastigma

    Come on PA dont release this shit.... stop but BDO on the World of warcraft Road.. stop destroying the game... The only stat change we need is a better evasion scaling, also accuracy nerf on Skill.... The Enhancement system is perfect for Weapon/armor.. dont release Cron warranty system please... omg.
  • 0

    Kapi_Heartlilly

    "union" system... I guess other MMO's are scaring Pearl into this... Not just for Korean but Western sake.

  • 0

    Konokolicious

    Stop ruininig the game ffs

  • 0

    MerongK

    PDO Unstall...

  • 0

    breakinnn

    This will break the game for KR.


    But it could make it for EU/NA, if they do not implement Crons from Costume Melting. They most likely will though, and the game will be completely killed then.

  • 0

    jameswol

    Cant wait to spend all my cron stones to make a PEN :D

  • 0

    Isteria

    Can you please update the number of cron stones needed once this patch hits KR?
  • 0

    Cellesta

    Can somebody confirm if it's possible to melt costumes in BDO KR (like in Taiwan) to get Cron Stones?
  • 0

    Novo

    Really hope that Camo Outfit doesn't hide the Tier, or atleast make that everyone can hide their Tier..

  • 0

    Shyany_BDO

    Hello,
    First I want to thank you for your informations and guides :) . Also I want to ask if will be this new enhancement system implement on jewelry?

  • 0

    Insidel

    I am not sure if I am happy or not.. I spent lot of time to reach boss DUO/TRI set.. And I love idea that I Will spent additional lot of time to reach PEN (if ever?). But now i can, let say, more easilly get pen. I Hope i Will not get bored after this.

  • 0

    Crystal_Cloud

    Hopefully this will be a first step for a more balanced pvp ,long term wise,like +15 was....ofc it will take some time for players to catch up the veterans but having almost a cap in gear is a huge improvement for a more balanced pvp

  • 1

    whatever

    Well if you ask me I completely expected this.


    Since their contents upgrade are expanding on a power-creepy vertical type of progression the future scenarios were either the lands of the new contents devoid of players... save for the slim statistical % of players enough lucky who got to X powerscore necessary for the new content before losing sanity or/and quitting... or either this other scenario where item progression couldn't be luck-gated anymore.

  • 0

    Hiperion

    but, will this do BDO more difficult to new players? Seems like you need to have a lot of silver to enhance your gear...

  • 0

    meeko

    i believe this is roughly 18bil worth of cron stone to 100% enchant a pen weapon. although this looks like a lot, U will need to put that much in anyways to awaken ur weapon for +5 AP, so if by the time u charged the cron bar to full and u still stuck on tet, u can just click 100%

  • 0

    Nill1

    @That_Guy

    No, it takes 8~10 billion to get one PEN guaranteed. So it takes ~40bil for full pen boss armors, ~30bil for full pen weapons. So assume you get 1bil a day you'd need 1.5 year to get full pen.

    GOTL- 2018-04-09 13:42:09

    40+30= 70 mil. if you're getting 1 bil a day that's 70 days...not a year and a half. the f*** is wrong with you.

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