In this BDO Memory Fragment Guide, you will learn how to obtain these rare enhancement helpers that restore the Maximum Durability of your gear.
And about the elusiveness of memories and how they are a fickle thing in Black Desert Online… So players beware… *blinks* What were we talking about?
Memory Fragments have two main uses:
- restore Max Durability of boss gear
- change a Skill Add-on
Memory fragments are obtained through boss scrolls,
Shadow Arena, Dark Rifts, and developer generosity. The majority of players consistently obtain them through boss scrolls.
Memory Fragment Repairs Max Durability
Every player will eventually require hundreds of Memory Fragments, which repair the Max Durability of expensive boss gear. Max Durability is lost as gear is enhanced into greater power. Cheap gear can be repaired using identical cheap gear. But, using boss gear to repair boss gear would get extremely expensive. Memory Fragments can be used instead and are far cheaper.
Memory Fragment Durability Recovery Rates:
- White Grade: Recovers 10 Max Durability
- Green Grade: Recovers 5 Max Durability
- Blue Grade: Recovers 2 Max Durability
- Yellow Grade: Recovers 1 Max Durability
NOTE: Amount of Durability increases fourfold if used with Artisan’s Memory, purchased from the Pearl Shop.
Memory Fragment Marketplace Pricing
Memory Fragments used to be nearly impossible to find on the Marketplace. The image below of the old empty Marketplace shows a Pre-order price of 1.8 million silver, even though the Max price was 750k silver.
The new Central Market has allowed more freedom to buy and sell Memory Fragments. The image below shows a Base Price of 1.28 million and about 10k listed for sale above that price.
Memory Fragments from Grinding/Farming
Memory Fragments are obtained by collecting 5 boss scroll pieces and putting them together in a pattern. This creates a 7 day scroll that summons 2 to 3 bosses, depending upon which scroll you use. Using the scroll will automatically give you a [Coop] quest, which rewards the most Memory Fragments. However, you can also loot Memory Fragments from your party member’s boss corpses. Most scroll parties require 5x or 10x scrolls. So make sure you have enough scroll pieces to create 5 scrolls before looking for a party, or you may be cursed as a dreaded and awful Leecher! 🙁 Then, prepare to die…
Boss scroll pieces can be consistently and actively obtained via grinding mobs. Mobs in Southern Calpheon, Mediah, and Valencia level 42+ drop them. Arrange 5 in a + pattern. However, the drop rates can be dismal, depending upon what you hunt. Most mobs have less than .28% drop rate. Players report anywhere from 2 to 9 Memory scroll pieces after grinding for one hour.
3 Different Memory Scroll Pieces:
- Ancient Relic Crystal Shards: grinding in Southern Calpheon
- Forbidden Books: grinding in Mediah
- Scrolls Written in an Ancient Language: grinding in Valencia
|Memory Scroll Piece||Memory Fragment Scroll||Bosses||Memory Fragment Reward Bundles|
|Ancient Relic Crystal Shard
Drop Location: Southern Calpheon
| Ancient Relic Crystal Summon Scroll
Memory Fragment Quest:
[Co-op] Ancient Relic Crystal
Saunil Siege Captain
– Ancient Ruins Org Reward Bundle
– Ancient Ruins Gehaku Reward Bundle
– Ancient Ruins Saunil Siege Captain Reward Bundle
Drop Location: Mediah
| Cartian Spell
Memory Fragment Quest:
[Co-op] Eliminating the Threats to Mediah
|Abandoned Iron Mine Executor|
– Ancient Ruins Abandoned Iron Mine Executor Reward Bundle
– Ancient Ruins Illezra’s Servant Reward Bundle
– Ancient Ruins Skeleton King Reward Bundle
|Scroll Written in Ancient Language
Drop Location: Valencia
| Pila Fe Scroll
Memory Fragment Quest:
[Co-op] Valencia Monsters Extermination
– Magram of Pila Fe Scroll Reward Bundle
– Khalk of Pila Fe Scroll Reward Bundle
Scroll Written in Ancient Language Drop ChangesPatch Notes – January 30th 2019
Adjusted the chances of obtaining Scroll Written in Ancient Language when defeating monsters at the Valencia Monster Zone.
Bashim Base: +20%
Desert Naga Temple: +200%
Titium Valley: -10%
Crescent Shrine: -10%
Gahaz Bandits: -20%
Cadry Ruins: +350%
Centaurus Herd: +20%
Roud Sulfur Mine: +50%
Aakman Temple: -15%
Hystria Ruins: -30%
Memory Fragment Boss Scroll Tips
- A 5×10 Relic group takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes
- Combine scroll pieces together by arranging them in a + shape. (Un-check Auto-arrange)
- Right click boss scroll to draw a path to the summoning location
- Park your mount in a safe spot, away from summon location
- Can’t attack bosses during Node/Conquest wars
- Only party leaders can summon bosses and receive quest
- Using a Memory Fragment scroll will automatically give you the associated [Co-op] quest
- Only the party leader, who had the scroll, gets the quest reward, which rewards the most Memory Fragments
- If Boss doesn’t summon, check to see if you got the quest. If so you can join another party doing the same quest
- No death penalties from bosses
- You cannot change party leader after the boss is summoned.
- Boss must be killed in 30 minutes or it will despawn
- Boss will despawn if it is idle for 2 minutes.
- 50% chance to obtain 1 Memory Fragment when you hit a party member’s last boss
Memory Scroll Boss: Gehaku (Boss #2 from Ancient Relic Crystal Shards)
Can I Solo a Memory Fragment Boss Scroll?
If you have good gear, you can do them solo, however you loose out on looting your party member’s boss. Memory Fragments have a random chance of dropping from party kills that you don’t summon yourself. Defeating their summoned bosses may also grant you with additional loot based on the damage you do.
Party runs can get quite long, however, so you have to decide if it’s worth it to you. If you are struggling for silver and are purchasing Relic Shards off the Marketplace for Memory Fragments, then you will probably want all the Mems you can eek out from a party. LOL!
Common Memory Scroll Boss Loot:
- Hunter’s Seals (2 can be exchanged for Black Stone (Armor), 3 for Black Stone (Weapon), 5 for Grade 3 Reform Stone
- 18,000 – 33,000 silver
- random amount of regional loot to exchange for gold bars (20-30 pieces)
- 50% chance of a Memory Fragment as long as you did some damage to party member’s last boss.
Scroll groups are easily found in the Find Party menu.
Press Esc > War/Coop tab:
Ancient Relic Crystal Shards5xAncient Relic Crystal Shard = 1x Ancient Relic Crystal Summon Scroll
Ancient Relic Crystal Shards are the most popular scroll pieces to obtain because you can find them from low level mobs found around Southern Calpheon territory. You can also obtain these from fishing in both fresh and sea waters.
The amount of Memory Fragments you get back from a party of 5, with each having 10 scrolls is RNG, but usually around 65-75.
They are plentiful on the Marketplace, but can add up in price. You might be interested in knowing the price before Central Market was implemented:
The cost of Ancient Relic Crystal Shards was at an all time high at that time. For a 10 scroll run, it would have cost you 80 million silver.
Now you can find them cheaper on Central Market.
Ancient Relic Crystal Shard Price on Central Market
Even at 910k each, it can get expensive. (45.5 million for a 10 scroll run.) For this reason, many prefer grinding their own Ancient Relic Crystals Shards.
Ancient Relic Crystal Shard Grind Locations: Level 42+
- Saunil Camp/Battlefield: Saunils (Level 42-45)
- Gehaku Plain/Primal Giant Post: Giants (Level 44-45)
- Mansha Forest: Manshas (Level 44-50)
- Lake Kaia: Catfish (Level 45-50)
- Rhutum Outstation: Rhutums (Level 47-50)
- Treant Forest (Level 47-50)
- Hexe Sanctuary (Level 48-51)
Best Locations for Ancient Relic Crystal Shard
Most of the mobs in Southern Calpheon territory will drop Ancient Relic Crystal Shards. Many players have reported that Saunils are great for farming because you make good silver per hour. They drop Metal Armor Fragment, and 100 of them can be turned in for 100k gold bars. They drop other goodies like Black Stones as well. According to bddatabase.net, Ancient Relic Crystal Shards have a high drop rate on the Skeletons that are found around Hexe Sanctuary. Grinding there might also give you the rare, blue grade AP accessory, Witch’s Earring.
Ancient Relic Crystal Shards From Fishing
It’s highly RNG, but most players report getting 5+ shards after AFK fishing overnight. Ancient Relic Crystal Shards have a drop rate of about 3%, when AFK fishing. Unless you have a very large inventory, it’s best to fish inland, where there is more trash loot, which can be automatically deleted. (Make sure the option to throw away trash is checked.) Fish in Abundant waters so that your AFK fish bite time is faster.
If you do have max inventory space, you can maximize your profits by fishing in Ross Sea or Margoria. Max inventory allows you to AFK fish the entire night session, but you make more in the Great Ocean because you will get higher quality fish.
Memory Fragment Drop Rates From x10 Scroll Runs
So how many Memory Fragments can we get from Memory scroll runs? Here is some data from players:
Thank you to KoZ who posted the following data on their Youtube channel.
Thank you to Eren1996 who posted the following data on their Youtube channel.
Memory Fragments from Dark Rifts
Solo bosses, called Dark Rifts, do reward Memory Fragments in small amounts. You can expect at least 1 Memory Fragment for each Dark Rift boss you kill and loot. Although the Memory Fragment amount is small, they are still worthwhile to do because of the other loot you obtain from doing them. Read more about Dark Rifts in our Dark Rift Guide.
Example Dark Rift Loot:
Dim Tree Loot
Ruins GT Loot
Ahib Griffon Loot
Difficulty: Very Hard
Ancient Puturum Loot
Difficulty: Very Hard
Other Ways to Get Memory Fragments
Most of the other ways to obtain Memory Fragments rely on the generosity of the developers and what kind of events they run.
Memory Fragment Attendance Rewards
This will usually give you around 15 Memory Fragments for each tab window you have for Attendance Rewards. Some example Attendance Reward windows you can have: “Guild”, “Loyal”, “Returning”, “Rookie”, etc.
This example month from “Loyal” Attendance Reward gave 14 Memory Fragments.
Memory Fragment Events
There are many events in BDO that reward Memory Fragments. The one that immediately jumps to mind is their Moonlight Shard event.
Event Details: [Event] Moonlight Shard is combined with a Memory Fragment using Processing > Simple Alchemy. You can get Memory Fragment x1 to x3 and also rarely, [Event] Moonlight Shard x1. If an additional [Event] Moonlight Shard is obtained from Simple Alchemy, then another round of Simple Alchemy is available. This last event allowed 2 [Event] Moonlight Shard per 24 hours.
Another Memory Fragment event they do is the Gold Rush event.
They also have holiday events that frequently give out Memory Fragments. The Snowflake event is a good example.
There are many more events that reward Memory Fragments, such as the Black Spirit’s Adventure event. Too many events to list them all.
Artisan’s Memory (P2W & Loyalty Reward)
Artisan’s Memory turns 1 Memory Fragment into 4. So it will repair 4 Max Durability of your boss gear instead of just one, if it is yellow grade.Artisan’s Memory Full Price:
- Quantity 1: 50 Pearls
- Quantity 10: 450 Pearls
- Quantity 100: 4000 Pearls
These do go on sale periodically and there are sometimes coupons available.
Players also have the option of logging in every day for one hour for 4 days. This will give you 400 Loyalties, which is enough to purchase 1 Artisan’s Memory from the Loyalty shop.
Memory Fragments From Shadow Arena Discontinued
!!! Shadow Arena was discontinued 4-10-19 and put into “development”. Below is for historical data only!!!
In BDO’s Shadow Arena, you enter a battle field that gets smaller and smaller with 50 other players. The last group standing wins the top ranking and rewards. During SA, you run around killing chests, monsters, or other players in order to get loot to make yourself stronger.
Find out more about SA in our Shadow Arena Guide.
Shadow Arena Memory Fragment Rewards
|Shadow Arena Rank||Black Rock||Black Rock Loot||Kamasylve Chest||Kamasyvle Chest Loot|
|1st Place Reward
Honorable reward for those who ranked 1st place in the Shadow Arena.
|Resplendent Black Rock
||Memory Fragment x1-2||Kamasylve Chest
Memory Fragment x3
|2-10th Place Reward
Reward for those who ranked 2-10th place in the Shadow Arena.
|Radiant Black Rock
||Memory Fragment x1-2||Kamasylve Chest
Memory Fragment x2
|11-20th Place Reward
Reward for those who ranked 11-20th place in the Shadow Arena.
|Sturdy Black Rock
||Memory Fragment x1||Kamasylve Chest
Memory Fragment x1-2
|21-30th Place Reward
Reward for those who ranked 21-30th place in the Shadow Arena.
|Faint Black Rock
|31-40th Place Reward
Reward for those who ranked 31-40th place in the Shadow Arena.
|Rough Black Rock
Blessing of Kamasylve for Added Memory Fragments
Blessing of Kamasylve gives you an extra chest that may contain extra Memory Fragments, if you achieve at least rank 20.
When you click on the Kamasylve button, you are shown a buy window:
Blessing of Kamasylve costs 1000 Loyalties (10 days of logging in for one hour) or 1,250 Pearls. ($12.50).
Additional Buffs from Blessing of Kamasylve:
Energy Recovery +2
Item Drop Rate +20%