Black Desert Online - How to Increase Your Amity Score

Find out how you can earn amity points and increase your amity score in Black Desert Online. 

5 months ago by Morgan Shaver in Guides

While playing Black Desert Online, you may find yourself wondering how to increase your amity score. The main reason is that your amity score affects your relationships with NPCs. In turn, your amity score expands the number of quests you can embark on. To check your amity score, look to the bottom left corner of your screen.

If your amity score isn’t where you want it to be, read on to find out how to earn amity points and increase your amity score in Black Desert Online.

How to Increase Your Amity Score

Here's how to increase your amity score in Black Desert Online.

What Do I Need?

To increase your amity score in Black Desert Online, you’ll need to have two things. First, you’ll need energy in order to start up a conversation with an NPC in Black Desert Online. The amount of energy needed to converse with an NPC will vary depending on your current amity score. It will typically cost you two energy points to begin conversing with an NPC.

Keep in mind that the higher your amity score gets, the more energy it costs to begin a conversation. Earning energy in Black Desert Online is fairly simple. To earn energy, you’ll need to complete quests and explore the world around you. In doing so, you’ll earn around 10 energy an hour give or take.

Another thing needed to start a conversation, and thus increase your amity score in Black Desert Online, is knowledge. There are various types of knowledge in Black Desert Online, all of which can be earned by completing quests. Without the right type of knowledge, the NPC won’t talk to you, so always be sure to unlock knowledge through quests whenever possible.

Before engaging with an NPC, it's important to understand your amity score in Black Desert Online.

Understanding Your Amity Score

There are several indicators related to your amity score in Black Desert Online. The main indicators are Favor and Interest Level. First, Interest Level indicates your odds of winning over an NPC with your amity score. Second, Favor indicates the potential amount of amity points you can earn depending on your choices and actions.

Another indicator you should be aware of is Sparking Interest. This indicator reveals the rate of your success with an NPC in Black Desert Online. The Sparking Interest indicator will give you a set of numbers depending on how many rounds you’ve won, and how many you’ve failed. Lastly, you’ll need to understand Maximum Favor.

The Maximum Favor indicator is the resulting number of amity points you’ve earned during your time in Black Desert Online. Note that your Accumulated Favor can’t be higher than your Maximum Favor, which highlights the maximum number of amity points you can earn in Black Desert Online.

How to Play the Amity Score Mini-Game

Below, we'll cover everything you need to know about playing the amity score mini-game in Black Desert Online.

Now that you’ve got the basics down, you’ll want to know how to play the amity score mini-game in Black Desert Online. This can be done if you have enough knowledge and energy to start the conversation. If you do, you’ll be able to press the corresponding button after interacting with an NPC. This will bring up a new screen with a zodiac sign. There, you’ll need to fill the empty slots on the zodiac sign with your current knowledge. So, let’s go over the three levels needed to complete in order to satisfy the NPC’s interest!

Level 1: Knowledge

For the first level, check the bottom right corner of your screen. There, you’ll see your available roulette of knowledge. Each type of knowledge has its own Sparking Interest indicator. This should either be lower or higher than the NPC’s Interest Level depending on the particular requirement. If you don’t have the knowledge with the right level of Sparking Interest, you should cancel the amity score mini-game.

Level 2: Requirement

For the second level, check the top of the screen to see the conversation requirement. Every time you enter into a new conversation with an NPC, this requirement will change. You’ll need to follow the requirement if you want to satisfy your NPC’s interest and grow your amity score. If the NPC offers the “Talk Freely” option, take the next round into consideration in order to succeed. In this particular instance, you should aim for knowledge with a Sparking Interest higher than the NPC’s Interest Level.

If you have the right knowledge and Sparking Interest, you can proceed to the combos portion of Black Desert Online's amity score mini-game.

Level 3: Combos

For the third and final level, if you have enough knowledge with the right level of Sparking Interest, you can begin placing it on the zodiac. Should you choose the right knowledge, Black Desert Online will indicate combos between varied types of knowledge on the zodiac. This means the NPC’s Interest Level will decrease in the next round by a set number of points based upon the strength of the combo.

Should this happen, you’ll have a better chance of finding the right knowledge type to place in the zodiac during the following round. Additionally, you’ll want to begin by placing the knowledge with the lowest Sparking Interest level. Increase this gradually. In doing so, you should have enough Sparking Interest to satisfy the NPC, and thus increase your amity score.

After this, you can either choose to play the next round by selecting the “Continue Conversation” option, or you can exit the mini-game and take the amity points you’ve earned. While you can keep playing, you should make note that if you lose the next round, the amity points you earned will all be lost.

Sometimes it’s better to walk away with a lower amount of amity points than none at all. Although, you can always start the conversation again. Just keep in mind that you have a better chance of winning amity points when the NPC has lower Favor and Interest Level.

There you have it, how to increase your amity score and earn amity points in Black Desert Online. What’s your current amity score? Let us know in the comments below!

By reading through this guide, you should now know how to increase your amity score in Black Desert Online.