Black Desert Final CBT: Mounted Combat
Black Desert Online Final CBT will be coming to an end on 28th Sept 2014, with the upcoming OBT release expected at the end of this year. Mounted combat is one of the selling points of Black Desert Online and will be explained in this article.
First, of course, you will need to get horse; refer to the mount taming guide. One can also buy the horse from other players from the horse market (at stable) if you don't want to waste the time and money to tame a wild horse. The level and stats of each horse in the market as long as the skills it carry are shown clearly in the horse market.
To use your battle skill on the horse, first you will need to equip a stirrup on the horse. It can purchased from the stable NPC. However, you can only buy it after you have built sufficient intimacy with the NPC. The amount of affinity required differs for different stable NPC; for example, the stable NPC at Velia Village requires 200 affinity points while the one at Heidel Town requires 150 affinity points only. However, the price of the stirrup at Heidel Town is higher and gives a slightly higher defence.
For beginner, I strongly recommend building 200 affinity points with the Velia Village NPC (see video below) since it's quite easy to get the topics required for the mini-game (he is mainly interested about people; refer to my previous review on NPC affinity) and it's cheaper.