Black Desert Online Absolute Skills Guide

Learn how to activate absolute skills and what types of skills can be upgraded in this guide to Black Desert Online.

Black Desert Online now offers absolute skills for the main weapons of your heroes. You can activate them in your account and make your weapons a lot more powerful than they've ever been.

However, there are certain requirements you must first meet in order to be able to activate these absolute skills. If you want to know how to do that and what types of skills can be turned into absolute ones, then follow our guide below.

How to Activate Absolute Skills in BDO

A BDO Warrior ready to upgrade some skills

  1. First, you must complete the Awakening Weapon quests at level 56.
  2. Then go to your Skill window in the Main tab, and there you can start learning absolute skills.
  3. You cannot upgrade any skill to its absolute level. First, you must upgrade it to its maximum.
  4. Weapons with absolute skills will now inflict greater damage and an increased number of hits compared to their previous versions.

Below you will find a complete list of skills that can be upgraded to an absolute status for each class:

Warrior
  • Slash
  • Heavy Strike
  • Chopping Kick
  • Shield Strike
  • Forward Slash
  • Sideways Cut
  • Counter
  • Spinning Slash
  • Take Down
  • Shield Counter
  • Shield Charge
  • Charging Slash
  • Deep Thrust
  • Charging Thrust
  • Ground Roar
  • Ground Smash
  • Ground Slash
  • Deep Ground Slash
Ranger
  • Bow Skill
  • Dagger of Protection
  • Extreme Charging Wind
  • Charging Wind
  • Crescent Kick
  • Razor Wind
  • Pinpoint
  • Dash Kick
  • Evasive Shot
  • Evasive Explosion Shot
  • Round Kick
  • Tearing Arrow
  • Blasting Gust
  • Will of the Wind
  • Penetrating Wind
  • Descending Current
Sorceress
  • Signs of Agony
  • Shadow Eruption
  • Mark of the Shadow
  • Dream of Doom
  • Sinister Energy
  • Abyssal Flame
  • Claws of Darkness
  • Dark Flame
  • Dark Split
  • Sharp Nails
  • Darkness Released
  • Shadow Kick
  • Crow Flare
  • Beak Kick
  • Scattering Shadow
  • Midnight Stinger
  • Bloody Calamity
  • Rushing Crow
  • Absolute Darkness
  • Black Wave
Berserker
  • Fearsome Tyrant
  • Storming Beast
  • Smack Down
  • Undertaker
  • Headbutt
  • Tackling Rock
  • Fierce Strike
  • Frenzied Destroyer
  • Predatory Hunt
  • Raging Thunder
  • Elastic Force
  • Falling Rock
  • Weakling Hunt
  • Corpse Storm
  • Beastly Wind Slash
  • Wrath of Beast
  • Ire of Beast
  • Beast Roar

Tamer taking a rest from the fight in BDO

Tamer
  • Leaf Slash
  • Bolt Wave
  • Jolt Wave
  • Flurry of Kicks
  • Evasive Attack
  • Tree Climb
  • Soaring Kick
  • Flash
  • Flash Pole Thrust
  • Flash Stance Shift
  • Void Lightning
  • Trample
  • Scratch
  • Throat-Burn
  • Roaring
  • Surging Tide
  • Whiplash
  • Upward Claw
  • Lightning of Earth
  • Fearful Trembling
  • Stretch Kick
Valkyrie
  • Valkyrie Slash
  • Forward Slash
  • Charging Slash
  • Sideways Cut
  • Severing Light
  • Breath of Elion
  • Sword of Judgment
  • Shield Strike
  • Shield Throw
  • Just Counter
  • Skyward Strike
  • Judgment of Light
  • Counter
  • Sharp Light
  • Flurry of Kicks
  • Flying Kick
  • Double Flying Kick
  • Punishment
  • Divine Power
  • Heaven’s Echo
  • Glaring Slash
  • Celestial Spear
  • Shining Dash
  • Ultimate Righteous Charge
Witch & Wizard
  • Earthquake
  • Meteor Shower
  • Fireball
  • Lightning
  • Residual Lightning
  • Lightning Chain
  • Lightning Storm
  • Freeze
  • Frigid Fog
  • Blizzard
  • Multiple Magic Arrows
  • Concentrated Magic Arrow
  • Fireball Explosion
  • Dagger Stab
  • Earth’s Response
  • Staff Attack
Musa
  • Slice
  • Whirlwind Cut
  • Retaliation
  • Upper Kick
  • Blunt Kick
  • Sweep Kick
  • Roundhouse Kick
  • Carver
  • Stub Arrow
  • Divider
  • Dragon Bite
  • Dragon Claw
  • Blind Thrust
  • Nemesis Slash
  • Blooming
  • Lunar Slash
  • Rising Storm
  • Cyclone Slash
  • Blind Slash
  • Gale
  • Musa Spirit
  • Backstep Slash
  • Charged Stub Arrow

Maehwa in her traditional ready-for-battle stance

Maehwa
  • Slice
  • Whirlwind Cut
  • Retaliation
  • Upper Kick
  • Blunt Kick
  • Sweep Kick
  • Roundhouse Kick
  • Carver
  • Stub Arrow
  • Divider
  • Dragon Bite
  • Dragon Claw
  • Blind Thrust
  • Nemesis Slash
  • Blooming
  • Lunar Slash
  • Red Moon
  • Cyclone Slash
  • Blind Slash
  • Decapitation
  • Backstep Slash
  • Maehwa’s Will
  • Charged Stub Arrow
Ninja
  • Wind Slash
  • Fatal Blow
  • Crescent Slash
  • Brace
  • Throwing Kick
  • Floor Sweeping
  • Kunai Throw
  • Shuriken Throw
  • Shuriken Malice
  • Shuriken Flight
  • Shadow Slash
  • Heart Aiming
  • Suicide Fall
  • Ankle Cutter
  • Ghost Greeting
  • Fox Claw
  • Shadow Stomp
  • Shadow Clone
  • Boss Slaughter
  • Shackles
  • Ground Thrust
  • Blade Spin
  • Black Moonlight
  • Beheading the Dead
Kunoichi
  • Wind Slash
  • Fatal Blow
  • Crescent Slash
  • Brace
  • Throwing Kick
  • Floor Sweeping
  • Kunai Throw
  • Shuriken Throw
  • Shadow Slash
  • Heart Aiming
  • Suicide Fall
  • Ankle Cutter
  • Ghost Greeting
  • Fox Claw
  • Shadow Stomp
  • Shadow Clone
  • Flash Slash
  • Shackles
  • Tragic Blade
  • Ground Thrust
  • Tendon Cutter
  • Black Moonlight
  • Shadow Explosion
Dark Knight
  • Kriegsmesser Training
  • Scarring Slash
  • Sudden Attack
  • Unveiled Dagger
  • Hidden Strike
  • Shadow Bullet
  • Darkness Burst
  • Air Strike
  • Lunacy of Vedir
  • Slanted Balance
  • Pervasive Darkness
  • Ravage Rake
  • Flow Ravage Rake
  • Repeated Annihilation
  • Enforcement
  • Split Second
  • Kamasylvia Slash
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Obsidian Ashes
  • Corrupt Ground
  • Nocturne

Striker sitting contemplatively in BDO

Striker
  • Heavy Fist
  • Fist of True Strength
  • Triple Flying Kick
  • Adamantine
  • Mass Destruction
  • Ankle Hook
  • Deva King
  • Taeback Kick
  • Hidden Claw
  • Rage Hammer
  • Wolf’s Fang
  • Somersault
  • Massive Suppression
  • Twisted Collision
  • Knee Hammer
  • Rock Smash
  • Tornado Kick
  • Sweeping Kick
  • Roaring Tiger
  • Fist Fury
  • Wolf’s Hunger
  • Crimson Fang
  • Explosive Blow
  • Stalking Wolf
Mystic
  • Heavy Fist
  • Fist of True Strength
  • Triple Flying Kick
  • Adamantine
  • Sweeping Kick
  • Soul Basher
  • Ankle Hook
  • Deva Queen
  • Hidden Claw
  • Thunder Pound
  • Death Clout
  • Elbow Edge
  • Rib Crusher
  • Tornado Kick
  • Somersault
  • Twisted Collision
  • Roaring Tiger
  • Rage Hammer
  • Mass Destruction
  • Binding

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Published Mar. 2nd 2018

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