Black Desert Online Additional Cosmetics Guide

Many Black Desert Online players whether they be in possession of shop costumes or not, are somewhat disappointed at the lackluster choice of gear and armor looks in the game. Gear is an important part of a character’s more unique identity so it’s especially sad if an MMO with sandbox and roleplaying appeal lacks such options almost entirely. I am also not quite sure why we can’t see our combat headgear in the game and it bugs me that there aren’t in fact leg items for further customization (the chest piece includes pants or….no pants for the ladies).

Anyway, I am set on acquiring whatever nice cosmetic option there is outside of class templates and costumes. As turns out after some research, there’s unique looking profession gear as well as a noble and traveling attire that can be created by yourself after some resource gathering and setting up shop! If you’re not deeply into the combat end of things, it won’t matter one bit you’re not wearing all the stats in the world.

Now the profession gear can also be bought in some cities (for example in Calpheon or Epheria Port) for a lot of money or alternatively on the auction house. Black Desert Online being what it is though, I see no reason why this shouldn’t be a longterm goal to achieve by myself. To present an overview, here’s my Black Desert Online Additional Cosmetics Guide!

Silver Embroidered Profession Gear

These chest pieces are created by a lvl 1 costume mill (housing system option) such as can be found in Heidel or Calpheon. There’s no skill level requirements for wearing the first level/crafted items and they come with respective profession boosts. The Processor’s gear is currently missing in the NA/EU version. Equipping these items will un-equip all your other armor. These items aren’t dyeable.

I trust you know how to invest contribution points and use workers to craft, so all that’s required is gathering some mats that aren’t too bad (some might also be cheap on the AH). To check design mats, use this database search or look them up ingame in the costume mill window.

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BDO silver embroidered gear, images courtesy of bdofashion.wordpress.com and http://forum.blackdesertonline.com

Progression: These items can be enhanced by an expensive game of RNG in order to boost the bonuses or alternatively you can get higher level ones from quests and achievements. According to tooltip apprentice level or higher gear can then be turned into a costume by way of exchange coupons which do not appear to be an option in the EU/NA version of the game at the moment (also turning into a costume will lose the stat boosts). The looks of the level 1-2 gear is the same; at/above(?) level 3 you *may* get an alternative look (so far only confirmed for skilled gatherer* model).

Lvl1: Silver embroidered: looks as above, no level requirement – crafted
Lvl2: Apprentice: looks as above, beginner 10 requirement – obtained via quest
Lvl3: Skilled: alternative looks(?), skilled 5 requirement – obtained via quest
Lvl4: Professional: appearance unclear, professional 1 requirement – obtained for achievement “master XY”

Calpheon Noble Attire

The Calpheon Noble’s suit or dress can only be crafted by a lvl 2 costume mill as you’ll find it in Calpheon. These appear to be class-specific items with the same basic looks in blue/red for male/female character, according to the information I was able to gather which was limited. Whether the cuts look significantly different depending on class, I can’t say at this point (screenshots welcome). Wearing a suit or dress boosts your amity gain from conversations by +15%. These items aren’t dyeable.

Besides basic mats, they require a design item bought from the Calpheon Tailor shop which costs 50’000 silver and only unlocks after a certain amount of amity. To check mats, use this database search or look them up ingame in the costume mill window.

Black Desert Online Additional Cosmetics Guide

Calpheon Noble Suit and Dress, images courtesy of bdo-fashion.com

Garner Traveling Gear

I got nothing on these costumes other than that you can craft them with a level 2 costume mill in Calpheon and that they also boost your amity gain by 15%. For whatever reason, the witch and wizard don’t come up in the EU/NA version of the game yet, instead there’s one design for the Musa/Blader class right now.

According to the costume mill window, these also require a design item together with other mats. As for looks, there’s this 3D model of the Musa costume which looks like a jester’s suit. If anyone actually finds more information/screenshots of these and can confirm whether they can actually be acquired at this point, let me know so I can update this asap.

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I think for now it’s safe to say I’ll be starting to craft some of the silver embroidered gear which looks by far the easiest to make and is also useful for crafting. I’ll be updating and amending this guide with further information in the future, so please tread with caution and send additional info my way – cheers!

[Updates:
– March 14th: added farmer to professions
– March 17th: new image for skilled gatherer
– March 20th: updated prof gear progression, with thanks to Wondo
]

10 comments

  1. Only partially on topic, but have you found out yet why the game is called Black Desert Online? Based on everything that people have posted about it, that name mystifies me…

    1. I had the same question! :D The Black Desert is an area in the game I believe, or so I learned from guildies. It becomes available later and is very harsh to survive apparently, everyone was talking about a fox pet that will show you where to find water and such. I really don’t have a clue yet, haha.

    2. There is actually a desert which is as big as the main area but a vast wasteland. The ‘black’ part of the name can be attributed to the black spirit, as far as i know. I’m pretty sure the desert is named mediah.

  2. Thanks for the guide. I find the lack of appearance choices in both BDO and Blade and Soul utterly mystifying. At least B&S sells a lot of appearance items in the cash shop, which, while not ideal, is understandable. BDO doesn’t seem to particularly want our money – it just wants us all to look the same.

    I have received two crafting/gathering outfits from questing so far, neither of which I can equip. They seem to have level requirements and come with some incomprehensible tool tip about exchanging vouchers. Why we can’t just have armor that shows up like the old days beats me. Of all the innovations of modern MMOs the move away from seeing what you’re actually wearing has to be one of the worst.

    1. Agreed, it seems to be a more korean thing though? Western MMOs and FFXIV too are overly packed with gear. Or maybe its an asian publisher thing – I recall GW2’s early cash shop was really bad with costumes, too. What I do know is that the korean version of BDO already has a lot more costumes (but they’re not exactly nice most of them…) – https://bdofashion.wordpress.com/category/costume-sets/
      The nice thing about the crafting gear is there’s none of the sexy nonsense, I really like most of them a lot.

      And about the skill restriction: I made the same experience with the fishing chest piece I received, so that part still bugs me. I double-checked twice with other people who already crafted something though and everyone told me it has no skill requirement (the tooltip also shows none?), so I really hope this info is correct.

  3. hey – just give a quick tell that in Epheria port on the north western coast has a luxury vendor with a few of these costumes – you need to be a certain level in that craft to get them, and the skilled ones run like 1.5 million

  4. The “Processor” one from the image is in the NA/EU version. It’s called Craftsman’s Clothes. You get it after reaching Processing Professional 1.

    The “Craftsman” in that image is called Silver Embroidered Craftsman’s Clothes. That’s the one you can get from crafting.

    1. You can buy the Craftsman’s Clothes from the luxury vendor too actually but, it still requires you to be Skilled 10 in Processing so you might as well get it for free when you reach Professional 1.

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