The ever-popular MMORPG, Black Desert Online (BDO), offers players the opportunity to experience a fascinating world of fantasy and adventure. Every BDO player wants to enjoy the thrill of this colorful virtual world and wants to excel in trade and on the battlefields.
To excel on the battlefield, you need efficient boss gear. Two of the boss gears that are most popular with players are Nouver and Kutum. Your success in killing monsters and winning conquests depends on your skills and efficiencies in using any boss gears. This now brings us to the ever-popular question; Kutum vs. Nouver? Which should you go for?
What Every Beginner in BDO Must Consider Before Choosing the Right Boss Gear?
It is downright naïve to jump on a boss gear because it gives a higher AP or DP. To illustrate this, it is like a warrior who chooses between buying either a shield or a sniper. If he already has an efficient bulletproof, it becomes easier for him to buy a sniper. If he has a bomb, he may decide it is better to spend his money on a bulletproof.
There are some factors every beginner must understand before choosing between either Nouver or Kutum. Let’s explain some of those factors below.
Consider the Attacking Point (AP)
AP is a stat that helps you to know your attacking strengths. A good AP value means the ability to do more damage offensively to your opponents. You will often encounter guild wars in BDO. High AP will help you in winning your battles. You should have AP as high as possible. Nouver has a higher AP than Kutum.
This means that Nouver has better offensive characteristics. Nouver is the better choice when you are attacking other players. However, Kutum has higher defensive points (DP) and monster damage than Nouver.
Nouver, being a generally better offhand weapon offensively, is an excellent choice in player versus player (PVP).
When you are playing PVP, choose Nouver as a basic rule.
Consider your AP Brackets
While playing BDO, check the bottom of the gear window of your character to see the stats on your sheet AP. Your current AP can be seen in that window. AP increases in value to 269. After this value, it reaches a soft cap or critical point. Your AP should be between 261 and 273 when playing with Nouver. This is where you get the best-attacking value because of the AP bonuses that accrue at that AP.
If you find out you are getting low AP (i.e., AP ˂ 261 or AP > 273), switch to Kutum for its defensive capability.
Important AP Brackets
- AP brackets of 257 to 260 will yield +83 AP Bonuses
- AP bracket of 261 to 264 will yield +101 AP Bonuses
- AP bracket of 265 to 268 will yield +122 AP Bonuses
- AP bracket of 269 to 272 will yield +137 AP Bonuses
Another factor that will affect the effectiveness of your attack is your accuracy. When your attack is not accurate, it will miss its target. Kutum is the better choice for accuracy in attack. For accuracy in attack, choose Kutum.
Nevertheless, if you have Kzarka Staff, Red Koral Earring, and Bheg’s Gloves, you will highly improve the accuracy of your attack. In this case, it would be great to choose Nouver for its extra attacking builds.
Consider your Defensive Points (DP)
These stats show the BDO player his ability to reduce the damages that result from the opponent’s attacks that land. This is otherwise known as damage reduction (DR). Another aspect of DP is damage evasion. This helps the player to dodge or escape an attack and prevent it from landing.
How Does Dp Help You to Make the Better Choice Between Nouver and Kutum?
Kutum is better defensively than Nouver. It is better at avoiding damages. You will find Kutum more effective during player versus environment (PVE) duels. Nevertheless, depending on your circumstances, you may be tempted to choose Nouver over Kutum in PVE. For example, you may have a courtship. An armor offers both DR and damage evasion. You may want to maximize the attacking builds of Nouver.
If you have a Muskan Boot that is very great in evasion, you may choose Nouver even in PVE for its extra attacking builds.
Consider your Grinding Environment: When you are grinding at high-end spots, Kutum is more beneficial. The monster damage of Kutum will help you in fighting and killing mobs. But when you are grinding at trash spots, choose Nouver. When you encounter a one-on-one battle, Nouver is more effective.
Nouver and Kutum are boss gears in Black Desert Online (BDO) for a purpose. Either of the boss gears will help you win your duels when skillfully used.
The essential guide for every beginner in BDO is to use Nouver in PVP and Kutum in PVE. Nevertheless, the Black Desert Online beginner player should consider the DP, the AP bracket, and the grinding environment when choosing between Nouver and Kutum.