Sorcerer - Description and Skills

Author: Razor / In Classes in Black Desert
Sorcerer Class

Sorcerer is a female mage in Black Desert who uses dark magic in order to defeat her enemies. Note, that it’s a female human character. If you want to have a male mage you will have to choose Wizard class and it has absolutely different abilities! Gender matters a lot in this game. You can’t also choose this class if you want to play as a Giant of Elf. You can be only human female.

  • Gender: Female
  • Archetype: Dark Mage
  • Race: Human

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One of the core differences from typical arcane mages is that Sorceress doesn’t only attack from distance. She is a battle mage who can fight in melee fights pretty good. She is a mixture of ranged spells and melee combat and such combination is rather interesting. Basic attacks of Sorcerer allow her to regenerate Manna and it’s one of the most important features. You fight in melee combat in order to regenerate MP and once you have enough Manna you use your magical attack to burst damage.

In other MMO games mages need manna energy for surviving, it’s a crucial energy pool and if you are out of it you will be dead. But Sorceress in Black Desert Online doesn’t depend on manna in such way. She is more agile and flexible, and with the ability to engage to melee combat she is definitely more action orientated than typical mage from other online game.

Like Ranger class, Sorceress has low Health and Defense. Her general armor type is leather which doesn’t give enough protection. Though the class has to fight in melee combat a lot you can’t do it using “tanky” style. If you fight as a tank you will be caught and destroyed. You should play like assassin: a sequence of melee attacks, doge before enemies attack in return, and then magical attack or something like this. Proper movements are very important for survivability.


Unlike Ranger class which is mainly focused on single target spells and attacks, Sorceress is focused on AoE abilities. This becomes pretty obvious right from the beginning: even early spells have Area of Effect attacks. Such attacks allow to hit multiple enemies with one shot, which is great against multiple targets.

Such AoE possibilities make this class a little bit weaker in PvP than traditional RDD focused on dealing damage to one target. This doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to survive in PvP. No, if you are a skilled player you will succeed anyway. But this class has more AoE abilities than single target damage dealer.

Note: Some skills of the Sorcerer require time for casting. That’s a serious notice because enemies in Black desert can move pretty fast and sometimes it’s better not to use these channeling abilities.


When you progress you receive skill points which allow you to develop your character in a way you like. Being a Sorceress you can invest your skill points in 2 core directions: you can spend them to make your spells more powerful increasing damage or to make the character itself more agile and flexible. Both ways are great and everything depends on your playing style.

In general Sorcerer is a great class choice if you like to attack multiple enemies from distance.

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