Black Desert Online has no fast-travelling capabilities such as portals or teleports to move to different towns. As such, horses, wagons and boats are important methods of transportation - allowing you to arrive somewhere much faster, or to reach islands in the ocean.
There is a diverse array of mounts: donkeys, horses, camels, elephants, wagons and boats. Horses can be bought or caught in the wild. Wagons and boats must be crafted at appropriate workshops. When not in use, boats are placed in wharfs while horses and wagons are placed in stables.
You cannot have more than one mount of each type out at the same type. Only one horse / donkey / camel, and one boat.
Both stables and wharfs have a storage limit. While the slots for stables can be increased, the ones for wharfs cannot.
Specialized for item transportation, the donkey moves slower than a horse, but has many more slots for carrying items, as well as a higher carrying limit.
Donkeys are sold by Stable Keeper NPCs.
Horses are the fastest method of transportation in the game. The stats of each individual horse depend on the horses appearance. Horses have the chance to learn skills as they level up. Once you equip a horse with a stirrup, you can enable Mounted Combat.
To obtain horses, you can capture them in the wild, breed them, or purchase them from a vendor or the horse & breeding markets.
You can find more information on horses in the Training page.
These are designed to hold a large amount of cargo for transport, with the most item slots of all forms of transportation. Wagons move rather slow, and can not move in reverse.
You can connect horses to a wagon, with up to 4 horses for the more advanced types. This serves to train multiple horses at the same time.
To obtain a wagon, you can craft one and its equipment yourself via the Wagon Workshop & Wagon Part Workshop or you can buy one and its equipment in the Central Market.
Boats allow transport across rivers and oceans. They're needed when traveling between islands, reach Monster Zones deep in the ocean or doing ocean-based trading.
There are various kinds of boats: rafts, rowboats, fishing boats, sailboats and frigates. Boats have the highest carry weight of all forms of transportation.
To obtain one, you must either own a Shipyard & Ship Part Workshop to craft one and its equipment or buy them in the Central Market.
Once you get to Valencia you'll see that the desert limits the speed of your horse. In these cases, a camel will help you get across the dunes.
You receive a camel as reward for a quest once you arrive at Sand Grain Bazaar. You can obtain additional camels by trading Shiny Golden Seals for Imperial Training with any Stable Keeper in the territory of Valencia.
The so-called wagon of the desert, the miniature elephant will greatly help in your trading endeavors across the sandy landscape.
To obtain one, you need to complete a series of quests that begin with the quest named "The Adorable and Trusty Porter, Miniature Elephant" given by Bochlo, the Stable Keeper of Sand Grain Bazaar.
A Guild mount that can carry up to three players on it.
To obtain an elephant for the first time, you need to complete a quest series as Guild Master of a guild. Additional elephants must be captured in the wild and raised.
Read more information on elephants in the Guild Mount page.
- Note: boats and wagons can not be repaired and must be discarded when their lifespan is exhausted.
Some mounts have a wide array of skills they can possibly learn, with a chance to learn a random skill each time they level up. There are skills directly effecting movement, and some attack / recovery skills as well.
Certain skills must be trained through repetitive use to fully master them, or else risk being thrown off of your horse.
Every method of transportation has available equipment to help boost its stats and give it defense.
Unlike equipment for adventurers, a lot of equipment for mounts has special skills. For example, the stirrups allow horseback combat, and saddle allows the mount to run faster. Horseshoes always boost the mount's Movement Speed when equipped.
You can get horse gear sets or equipment from a Stable Keeper’s NPC shop, make it yourself at a Horse Gear Workshop, or buy it from the Central Market.
Mounts have their own inventory. These inventory slots can be used to carry excess weight from your character or trade goods. They're a great help in Life Skills such as hunting, fishing, gathering and trade.
Mount inventory cannot be expanded except for rowboats.
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