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Learning Higher Processing Knowledge


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There are multiple tiers of processing. Your basic skill allows you to heat, chop, thin, dry, shake, and grind raw mats into refined materials. If you want to take those refined materials and refine them further, you either need a corresponding workshop, or the knowledge to do it yourself. There are three tiers of knowledge for each of the 6 processing types (beginner/skilled/professional). Here is how you discover them.



Processing: Beginner

The chain of quests stretches back a ways but essentially when you come to Serendia you will be directed to Alejandro Farm. Do all of the quests there and you should eventually get to In Search of Higher Processing Knowledge... which will take you to Ficy in Heidel.

At this point you will need to have Gathering Apprentice 3 (possibly 4?) to proceed.

You will get Learning Higher Processing Skills which will send you yo three other NPCs to learn your first Beginner tier skills.

Grinding: Beginner - Ornella
Materials for Equipment Repair

Chopping: Beginner - Lebyos
Working the Ash Tree

Heating: Beginner - Flaviano
Pure Water for an Experiment


The other skills are also available around Heidel at this time:

Drying: Beginner - Techthon
Need Soft Hides!

Shaking: Beginner - Lara
Toys (?) for Kids

Thinning: Beginner - Dora Fonti
Thinning Feathers

Now you can process your melted shards into ingots, your planks into plywood, your soft hides into fine soft hides, and so on.

Processing: Skilled

The next chain of quests is available in Keplan. You will need to have Gathering Skilled 9 and Processing Professional 5 to receive the quest.

Heating: Skilled

The first quest is Excellent Magnate which directs you to Vatudun in the Keplan Mines.

You will need to do a chain of quests to get this knowledge. All told you will need 10 coal and 30 iron ore to complete all of them.

A Man Better than Coal (?)
Materials for Skills - this is where you learn Heating: Skilled
Pure Iron Crystal - prerequisite for the next skill quest

You can now heat ingots and metal solvent to make Pure metal Crystals.


Chopping: Skilled

Vatudun will then give you a quest to see Murghed for the next skill. The quest is Looking for a Woodcutting Expert... and will take you to Trent. Bring 11 Cedar Plywood, 1 Fir Plywood, and 1 Pine Plywood along with you. Murghed is not one of the major NPCs so he may be harder to see, set a waypoint to find him.

You will have two quests to complete:

Amazing Tree Art
Processing Wood with Fire

Ironically, you need to heat the hardener and plywood to get the sturdy plywood, but this will give you Chopping: Skilled, allowing you to make sturdy plywood.


Shaking: Skilled

I am putting this here because you actually need this skill to get Drying: Skilled. You obtain it once you reach Processing Artisan 1.

It is an achievement reward, so if you hit Artisan 1, press Y to receive it.


Drying: Skilled

Murghed will send you along to Likke Behr in, well...Behr via a quest which I cannot find in the database.

He will give you two quests. The first can be done with a skinning knife while killing nearby deer.

Pride of Behr

The second seems to require at least Processing Artisan 1 to complete.

The Best Hide

There is no indication that you get a bread crumb to the next person, but I will update if there is.


Grinding: Skilled

Seek out Geranoa in Calpheon. He will give you a series of quests to earn yourself the skill in grinding. Some require gathering gems which can only be mined from mining nodes with Gathering Skilled 5 or higher. I cannot confirm but some of these you may only need to bring the final item not gather/process it yourself.

Crystal Clear Green Jewelry
Geranoa's Proposal - BDO Database claims you need Shaking: Skilled but based on the quest text you shouldn't, unless that is a prerequisite for the quest being available.
Gemstone Value
The Best Jewel

Now you have Grinding: Skilled. One more to go...


Thinning: Skilled

Geranoa should send you along to Matheo Oberon at Oberen Farm to the south of Calpheon with Troubled Oberen Farm. Another series of quests will await you:

Gotta Pluck Them All
Usable Feathers
Need More Feathers
Hunting to Extinction

At this point you will learn Thinning: Skilled, thus rounding out your skilled processing knowledge. Now go use it to make those thrice refined items for profit and glory!

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Thank you for this!

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posting just to remember to come back to this thread. tyty dude.

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posting just to remember to come back to this thread. tyty dude.

Out of likes but here is an octopus for you

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Nice. +1 Octopus.

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does the Knowledge unlock anything? or is it just for the sake of getting knowledge

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Thanks for this, awesome guide!

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does the Knowledge unlock anything? or is it just for the sake of getting knowledge

It does unlock stuff like crafting ingots, pure metal crystals, etc.

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Great job, thank you for sharing!

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People seem to have a lot of trouble getting the quest from Ficy unlocked.

There's apparently a long chain of quests which lead up to Ficy from quite a few NPC quest givers in Heidel and reaching back up in Balenos. If a player has sort of skipped over those early quests and now can't figure out how to unlock Ficy, then the best resort is to use bddatabase and trace the quests back until the missing one that breaks the chain is found.

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People seem to have a lot of trouble getting the quest from Ficy unlocked.

There's apparently a long chain of quests which lead up to Ficy from quite a few NPC quest givers in Heidel and reaching back up in Balenos. If a player has sort of skipped over those early quests and now can't figure out how to unlock Ficy, then the best resort is to use bddatabase and trace the quests back until the missing one that breaks the chain is found.

Definitely. I chose not to include all of the quests, because they stretch back a ways. BDdatabase is a good resource for this.

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For Heating:Skilled, you actually have to be Professional 5 in processing before the quest is unlocked.
Overall thank you for this guide. :)

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Thanks for this!

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Awesome thanks

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For Heating:Skilled, you actually have to be Professional 5 in processing before the quest is unlocked.
Overall thank you for this guide. :)

Updated the original post. Thanks. I have seen varying reports from different sources.

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Updated the original post. Thanks. I have seen varying reports from different sources.

Yup, I went there when I was only Prof. 4 but no quest showed up, I tried again when I lvled up and there it was. I'm not sure about gathering lvl though, I was way beyond skilled 9 when I did it.

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Never mind, found my "problem" :). Nice guide.

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Why does the black spirit have me going to someone entirely different for the lvl 30 processing advancement quest?

And while I'm looking around for the guy to start the Heating: Skilled quest chain, (I'm at professional 7), does anyone know what part of Keplan he's in?

 

20 mins running around Keplan looking for the wrong species. Was looking for one of the like pig guys when it was a big nosed humans I needed to find. And he's in the building behind the armor smith.

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Btw is this knowlage acc wide for all chars or just for the one I do the quests with?

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Btw is this knowlage acc wide for all chars or just for the one I do the quests with?

It is account wide for the server that you do it on.

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Why does the black spirit have me going to someone entirely different for the lvl 30 processing advancement quest?

And while I'm looking around for the guy to start the Heating: Skilled quest chain, (I'm at professional 7), does anyone know what part of Keplan he's in?

 

20 mins running around Keplan looking for the wrong species. Was looking for one of the like pig guys when it was a big nosed humans I needed to find. And he's in the building behind the armor smith.

The quest giver is in the mines accessible from town. If you did the Keplan quests you will get to him.

The black spirit advancement quests are different from the knowledge quests. Those quests provide processing XP in a big chunk to help you level the skill. These quests are to obtain the knowledge to perform advanced processing combos.

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Just finished Artisan 1 the other day and was then able to complete Drying, Grinding, and Thinning Skilled. Strangely enough all three require Shaking: Skilled to complete the final processing.

Shaking: Skilled, as noted is an achievement reward from hitting artisan gathering.

Since you can only obtain achievement rewards like this once per family, I would suspect that all of these knowledge items are unlocked family wide when you get them. I will try to make some sturdy plywood on a lower level character to see if it can be done.

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Just finished Artisan 1 the other day and was then able to complete Drying, Grinding, and Thinning Skilled. Strangely enough all three require Shaking: Skilled to complete the final processing.

Shaking: Skilled, as noted is an achievement reward from hitting artisan gathering.

Since you can only obtain achievement rewards like this once per family, I would suspect that all of these knowledge items are unlocked family wide when you get them. I will try to make some sturdy plywood on a lower level character to see if it can be done.

Ah, that explains why I wasn't able to progress Thinning and Grinding. I'm only Gathering Skilled 10, and Processing Professional 7. Guess I'll have to push through to Artisan 1 to finish the rest. 

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Just completed the final quests.  Thanks for the great guide.  Referred to it often.

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Yes, thank you for this info. Looks like I have some work to do.

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