Gathering utilizes resources in the world of Black Desert to produce usable materials for crafting.

There are multiple forms of gathering, each requires a specific tool and 1 Energy to interact with elements within the in-game world. Higher Gathering lifeskill level gives a chance to not use energy.


To gather, stand over / near the specific object, a gathering option will appear and press the R key. This can be rocks, bushes, trees, plants, monster or animal corpses.

Some interactions require you to equip the specified tool in your equipment window, the gathering option will inform you of which tool. (Some can be interacted with bare hands, but Tools will improve chances of better / rarer products.)

If no gathering option appears it means the object has been recently used by another player already.

Tool types

  • Axe - tree chopping
    • Gives generic logs, chance of tree specific timber and/or sometimes other rare items
  • Hoe - gathering flora: fruits, herbs, mushrooms, farming related plants
    • Bush, Thicket gives weeds and/or randomized seeds / mushroom hypha - used for Farming
    • "Fruit Trees" gives weeds and chance of randomized fruits
    • Specifically named trees yield weeds and chance of specific fruits
    • mushroom patches gives the specific mushroom with a chance of Big-/High Quality-xxx-mushroom
  • Tanning knife - extracts fur from corpses
    • yields animal specific fur with chance of processed (soft/ hard/ tough) hide and/or rare items
  • Pickaxes - rock harvesting and ore-rock mining
    • Rocks (Feldspar, Granite etc.) yields Rough Stones and chance of rock-specific Ores and/or rough crystals
    • specifically named Ore outcroppings yield the ores with a chance of Melted Ore Shards and/or rough crystals
  • Fluid Collector - extracts various fluids
    • Tree specific Sap is extracted from Trees
    • animal specific Blood from animal corpses
  • Butchering Knife - extracts meat from corpses
  • Empty Bottle - collects water from Sea / River
  • Shovel - allows for digging in the Desert.


By gathering materials from any objects you will gain experience.

Ranking goes:

Ranking Levels
Beginner Lv 1 to 10
Apprentice Lv 1 to 10
Skilled Lv 1 to 10
Professional Lv 1 to 10
Artisan Lv 1 to 10
Master Lv 1 to 30
Guru Lv 1 to 20

Various skill-related quests will become available as you progress through the ranks if one has the "life skill" quests enabled in the quest menu ('O' by default, top right corner buttons).


If quests are still not available when you are at Apprentice 4 or above, talk to the Black Spirit -> Guide -> ask about various skills / exhaust conversation options. Possible Bug.

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