Black Desert Korea introduces a skill fusion system

Have more than enough skills on your hotbar these days? Might as well mash them together and see what happens! Yes, it’s like your cooking “experiments,” only with fewer fatalities and abominations of culinary science.

Over in Korea, Black Desert’s most recent build added a new system called Rabam’s Enlightenment. It’s a fancy way of saying “skill fusion,” which is pretty much what this does. Players can combine two of the skills in their arsenal to create an even better ability that contains elements of both. Additionally, sometimes the fused skill will demonstrate completely new effects. Pretty neat, eh?

While the primary skill used to make the enhanced version won’t be available to use on its own after the combination process, the subskill will still hang around as an option. There are a few other restrictions and requirements to the enhancement process, but it does seem like it would be an interesting way to take a tired old skill and infuse it with new potential.

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Greaterdivinity

I keep meaning to get back into this game, but honestly I think being subbed to the reddit is a large part of the reason why I don’t. There’s some great content posted there from time to time, but more often than not I see toxic shitposting from the type of community that I want nothing to do with. Granted, I’m deep into too many other games at the moment anyways, but I do keep wanting to pull this one off the back-burner, just need to find the motivation to actually do it.

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Sean

This is what the chat filter is for. That way you don’t have to read all the toxicity or annoying spam but can still read the good stuff without putting the entire community on ignore.

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Arktouros

It is 90% toxic shitposting in game as well as out. It’s probably the only game I’ve ever actually turned off general chat on.

Not because of the toxic shitposting, because I find that largely amusing, but because there’s so many unimaginative people out there who just constantly spam the same things without moving on to the next trolly topic. Screeching Alienware randomly just isn’t funny. Responding to someone asking about settings/computer issues with an Alienware story is.

Kids these days SMH.

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John Kiser

You’ll get that joining reddit for almost any single mmorpg out there. The genre has a lot of toxicity in it because of mainstream now…. You need to learn to ignore the toxic minority that exists on reddit and forums for mmorpgs or you’ll go mad.

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Greaterdivinity

Not at all, I’m subbed to a bunch of them and the only ones that I see regular shitposting from are Black Desert and to a lesser extent Planetside 2. Most of the rest are either super quiet (EQ2, DDO, etc.) are generally pretty chill. Occasional spikes of shitposting when there’s some big news, but by and large most are pretty cool.

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Melissa McDonald

Really interesting. The game keeps progressing and evolving.

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Arktouros

Oh boy.

So most of Black Desert is played not using the hotbar. Most of the moves are triggered using various combinations of Shift, WASD, and LMB/RMB. So a “Fireball” on a Wiz/Witch can technically be thrown on the hotbar but most people just press S+LMB.

The big reason this is happening is because when they introduced Awakenings, the Awakenings were substantially stronger than the base classes. This is actually something very common in MMOs where many classes see a bump due to “specialization” or something similar adding power creep but the Devs rarely go back and look at the base class/abilities.

This system, on the other hand, allows players to combine skills together to make them on par with Awakening abilities. This in turn keeps the base class relevant with the respective Awakening classes…in theory.

Where I’m concerned is there’s a number of base classes that are extremely lackluster by all comparisons and many later classes released (DK, Striker, Mystic, etc) were all extremely powerful base professions to keep up with Awakenings while they had to wait for their Awakening. So a class like Musa, who really needed a little something else, but had a horrendous base class tree doesn’t see any help while an already strong class, like a Wizard, just got tremendous boost cause they had a great base line anyways.

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Tamanous

Well they continue to balance classes. They likely are planning around this and things will always continue to change.

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Arktouros

I dunno man. I’ve seen some good balance buffs to classes like Kunos, but we’ve also seen the stone cold indifference to class balance pre-awakenings towards classes like the Warrior as well.

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Wolfyseyes

That’s probably the smartest way to clean up a hotbar I’ve ever seen while providing a semblance of player agency and customization. Brah-vo.

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