Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss have revealed more information about the rollout of an update to the class skill systems of Black Desert Online. Starting next week on December 4, 16 classes will sequentially receive new Succession skills that will add a new dimension to gameplay of the classes of the game.
Succession skills will allow players to make the choice between choosing to specialize in their main weapons by sacrificing access to their Awakening skills. In return, they get powerful new skills focussed on using their original weapons, which is the Longsword and Shield for the Warrior and the Bow and Dagger for the Ranger. Players can unlock their Succession skills at level 56 by completing a series of quests given to them by the Black Spirit.
Jaehee Kim, Executive Producer from Black Desert Online developer Pearl Abyss said the following about the goal and vision they had for the Succession skills:
“Many adventurers experience a radical change in the gameplay of their character when they ‘Awaken’ it after reaching level 56. The efficiency and strength of Awakening skills overshadow existing skills, so many players utilize much less of their Main Weapon skills. We developed the Succession skills for those who prefers and missed their original playstyle of the Main Weapon over their Awakening Weapon.
The Succession update aims to return the appealing gameplay of the original Main Weapon skills of their characters to provide players with a lasting enjoyment.
We hope players enjoy their experience trying out the newly updated original skills that are familiar yet more powerful than before.”
The Succession skills will be released starting with the Warrior and Ranger kicking off on Dec 4th. To prepare players for the launch Succession skills, a special event has been started. Players can chase a ‘Mysterious Knight’ that rewards them with a high increase (+100%) to the amount of Skill EXP they get. This will help players rack up skill points to invest in their new Succession skills.