Does Black Desert mob Knowledge really effect damage?
Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss have said many things that turned out to be straight up false in the past, we also know they tend to develop certain game mechanics so they only half way work or don’t work at all. Such as accuracy on certain foods which has yet to be fixed. Leaving us players to wonder what actually works and what doesn’t and to take QA testing into our own hands often times.
A video was recently shared on the Black Desert reddit showing a Valkyrie using Ultimate: Blitz stab, a skill with 100% critical hit rate (so that the damage is for the most party constant) to test the damage difference between grades of knowledge. Knowledge is said by PA to slightly increase damage and drop rates from the mobs with better knowledge. C being the worst, S being the best.
The test being done on 3 Cadry Black mages under the knowledge of C, B, A, and S. Between C and S we should be able to see some sort of damage difference if knowledge grade actually has any effect at all. But according to these tests and my own, it seems there’s no difference in damage between different grades of knowledge.
On top of speculation that this mechanic doesn’t work at all, another theory is that your accuracy just increases when fighting these mobs. This test and many others leading players to wonder if node levels and luck levels have anything to do with your drop rate either and at the end of the day, what is luck really based on and what else doesn’t actually work or has an entirely unnoticeable effect in Black Desert Online?
Test results: “Its fucking nothing”