It’s succession day in Black Desert’s PC version! No, not the succession of power; the introduction of succession skills to the first batch of the game’s classes, starting with the Warrior and Ranger.As MOP’s Carlo wrote last week in his evaluation of the Dark Knight, the dramatic shift in playstyle between the original Dark Knight and her awakened version actually ruined the class for him and forced him to change mains. Succession skills, however, allow players to return to the original weapon flavor of their characters, without sacrificing potency. Naturally, Pearl Abyss and Kakao have planned a series of events to go along with the rollout.
Over in the game’s PS4 version, Pearl Abyss has pushed out both the Shai and the Mystic class as well as new Dark Rifts. (The Shai hasn’t even been in the PC version very long, so you’re in for a treat.) “Hailing from the forests near Florin, Shai is the first support class featured in Black Desert on PlayStation 4,” the studio reminds us. “Shai utilizes new combat abilities and skill-buffs that are focused on avoiding danger and aiding her allies. On the other hand, Mystic is a powerful brawler, pummeling opponents with a variety of devastating martial-arts skills that strike fear into her foes.”
And of course, we’re still anticipating the release of Black Desert Mobile next week on December 11th!
Stay tuned for this afternoon, when we’ll be dropping our regular Desert Oasis column, this one on the Tamer’s succession.