Black Desert: Pets Now Trainable for Tier 5 and Appointable as Alpha Pets

Make your pets happy.
Make your pets happy. Pearl Abyss

Pet lovers in Black Desert have a reason to celebrate. That's because Tier 4 pets are now trainable for Tier 5. Still not enough for you? Once the pets reach Tier 5, they are appointable as Alpha Pets.

Alpha Pets serves as the leader and is the one that keeps other pets in line and makes sure all pets are working together. The Alpha Pet's Talent increases by one additional level and the "Pack Leader" skill increases the looting speed of all the other pets nearby. Only one Tier 5 pet can be appointed as Alpha and any other Tier 5 pets checked out will show the same stats as other Tier 4 pets.

Pet Upgrade

How does one achieve a Tier 5 pet? To do that, players need to train their Level 10 Tier 4 pets to Tier 5 through the Obi Bellen at the Old Wisdom Tree in Kamasylvia. Just Summon the Black Spirit and accept the quest titled "[Pet] Domesticated Squabbles." Finishing that quest unlocks the "Tier 5 Pet Training" button.

To train a pet for Tier 5, players need one "Royal Plume," which can be crafted through Simple Alchemy using these ingredients:

  • Magical Shard x40.
  • Growth Reagent x10. Can be purchased from Old Moon shops for 60 million Silver each.
  • Fine Lightweight Plume x800.

After getting the Royal Plume, players need to have their Level 10 Tier 4 pet checked in. They can train a Tier 5 pet through Obi Bellen. Note that the Tier 5 pet training always succeeds and that they don't gain a special appearance or skill.

Alpha Pets

Appointing an Alpha Pet is doable through the pet window, and doing so will give these effects:

  • Pack Leader: Loot cooldown -15% for active pets.
  • Talent Lv. +1: The Alpha Pet's Talent gains one additional level. For example: Combat EXP +4% > +5%/HP +100 > +125.
  • ​Special skills are not affected. Examples are fishing cooldown reduced, gathering amount increased, etc.
  • ​Tier 5 pets who have not been appointed as Alpha retain the same stats as a Tier 4 pet.
  • Tier 5 pets can't be exchanged with any other pets after training is complete.
  • It's important to remember to change a pet's appearance or skills through Exchange before attempting the Tier 5 Pet Training.

These changes are introduced to the game courtesy of a new update that also adds new instruments to make music, and you can read more about them here. You can also check out what other changes arrived with the new patch here.

Black Desert is a sandbox living-world MMORPG released in 2016. It was initially offered on PC but versions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were later released in 2019. A mobile version titled Black Desert Mobile was launched in 2019 on Android and iOS.

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