The Game incorporates a lot of rather complex mechanics, like for example Amity for an MMORPG, and it is kinda similar even with selling fish. Unlike Trash-loot, fish are being sold to one of to types of NPCs, that I will tell you about in a moment.
Only two categories of NPCs buy fish on BDO, and they are the trade managers and imperial fish traders. While trade managers buy every type of fish, the imperial fish traders buy only yellow grade and specific blue fish.
As you know, black desert online is a video game that is fraught with several unknowns for its players, one of which is how to sell fish. If you are a new player and you don’t know how to sell the fish you caught at sea, you have arrived at the right place. This article aims to serve as a BDO where to sell fish guide that provides information on how and where you can sell your fish.
First, you have to sell all the top tier fish, that is, the blue and yellow grade fish in your inventory. Hence, you have to locate the imperial fish trader closest to you and sell all the fish you can. Thereafter, consider the amount of fish left and determine if they are valuable enough to travel a distance before selling them. In essence, determine if the 50% trade distance bonus you’d receive for traveling from Epheria Sea to the trader manager in Altinova is worth it.
Unlike trade managers, imperial fish traders are rare and available in selected locations. This is primarily because they are unique, and they buy yellow grade and certain blue fish alone. Contrary to the low price paid by trade managers, imperial fish traders pay up to 250% of the fish’s value on purchase. This is sometimes up to three times the amount paid by trade managers.
Fish is a trade commodity in the game. Hence, you can bargain with the trade managers to get an increase, albeit a small one, in the value of the fish. Similar to other trade commodities, you can also acquire a distance bonus when you sell fish. This bonus is usually calculated from the node in the area where you caught the fish to the node in the area where you are selling it. Therefore, you may want to journey from the place where you caught the fish to distant locations before you sell them. For instance, if you have a considerable amount of green grade fish, you might want to go to Altinova, from Calpheon, before you sell them.
So where to Sell Fish in BDO?
Fish can be either sold to a Trader Manager or an Imperial Trader, both of them accept fish. The Imperial Trader does not take any fish lower than T2 (blue), but I would very much not recommend to waste your time and only sell fish that at least have a yellow grade (t3). Our Black Desert Online Bot is automatically sorting all picked up fish, to not unnecessarily waste any inventory space and fill them all with Ancient Relic Crystal Shards and yellow fish
Trade Managers can be found in any town without an exception. The price they pay for fish ranges in between 80-130%, so depending of the size (and amount of fish) of and in your inventory, it might make sense to look for the best paying one – but in most cases my recommendation is to just sell them as fast as possible. Like with other tradeable items, you can bargain with the Trade Manager to get some additional % in profit, which you can do in case you have some spare energy top waste.The Trade Manager is easily located by simply selecting Trade Manager in the top right in “NPCs” besides the minimap.
Unlike Trade Managers, Fish Traders are rather rare. They additionally only accept blue and yellow fish, which should be no problem since all fish grades below really pay so little, that you are better off just throwing them away. The awesome thing about the Imperial Fish Traders is that they give you a whopping 250% of the Fishes value, which, in some cases, triples the amount of silver they pay you compared to normal Trade Managers. It is not worth it to travel half across the continent only to meet them, but if you are close, it is definitely recommendable that you sell your fish to them.
In total, 5 Imperial Traders exist, namely in Velia, Valencia City, Splashing Point, Epheria Port and Glish.
There are two types of NPC’s that buy fish. Trade managers and Imperial fish traders. The trade managers accept all type of fish, while the imperial fish traders only accept certain blue and yellow grade fish. But, there is one thing that is super important that you must know. To get the best value for your fish you need to have the nodes connected from the spot you caught the fish to the node where you are selling the fish. If they are not connected you only get 30% of the value of the fish. This is no longer needed. You can now sell your fish with any trade manager or imperial fish trader without having the nodes connected.
Personally, I just sell my remaining fish at the local trader and go out fishing again, but in some cases, it may be worth the hassle. Unless I have a lot of Coelacanth in my inventory.
First, assuming you have some blue and yellow grade fish, take all your fish to an imperial fish trader and sell all the fish he or she will take. Next, decide if the rest of the fish is valuable enough that traveling for a distance bonus is worth it. For example. taking fish from the Epheria Sea to Altinova should give about a 50% distance bonus to the value of the fish.
So that’s pretty much it. If you are interested in fishing you should also read my auto-fishing guide and my regular fishing guide for tips and tricks on maximizing profitability. And feel free to share this with your friends and allies in Black Desert Online.
And like other trade commodities, you also get a distance bonus when you sell fish. This distance bonus is calculated from the node controlling the spot you caught the fish to the node where you are selling it. So if you have a huge inventory of green grade fish, it may be worth it making the journey from let’s say Calpheon to Altinova to get the trade distance bonus.
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