Ator’s Shoes are red grade and best in slot, with superior defense stats, achieving the highest Damage Reduction or optionally, Evasion.

Choose DR or Evasion:

  • Ator’s Shoes comes in two versions: superior damage reduction and DP or superior evasion.
  • You can swap one version for another via a quest and some mats.
    • Swap Cost: Scorching Sun Shard x200.

The DR version is similar to PEN: Blackstar Shoes, but can be enhanced 5 times to surpass it.

 

Ator’s Shoes Quest Requirements:

  • 1 rare loot drop from a 310 AP grinding spot in Ulukita.
  • 1 PEN level boss shoes
  • Exchange quest in Ulukita.
  • Level 56+ character.

NOTE: You can buy Ator’s Shoes or related materials on the Marketplace for silver.

Ator’s Shoes has also been called “Fallen God Shoes” and “Slumbering Origin Shoes.”

Ator's Shoes

Ator’s Shoes arrived along with Ulukita’s main quest on November 29, 2023. (However, Ulukita main quest isn’t required to obtain Ator’s Shoes.)

Ator’s Shoes is part of the Slumbering Origin Armor Set, which gives added set effects if two or more pieces are worn.

2-Set Effect:
Max HP +100
Monster Damage Reduction +10

3-Set Effect:
Max HP +300
Extra AP Against Monsters +7

4-set effect:
Max HP +150
Max Stamina +150

Slumbering Origin Armor Set


Ator’s Shoes Stats Per Level

Ator’s Shoes changes its name with each enhancement level.

There are two different versions. One has the best Evasion. The other has the best Damage Reduction and sheet DP. (Sheet DP is used for the purpose of determining DP bracket bonus.)

 

Enhancement Level
Ator’s Shoes
(Evasion)

Ator’s Shoes
(DR & Sheet DP)
Base DP: 87
Evasion: 48 (+96)
Damage Reduction: 39 (+19)
DP: 89
Evasion: 48 (+51)
Damage Reduction: 41 (+46)
Desperate Ator’s Shoes DP: 90
Evasion: 50 (+97)
Damage Reduction: 40 (+21)
DP: 92
Evasion: 50 (+52)
Damage Reduction: 42 (+48)
Distorted Ator’s Shoes     DP: 93
Evasion: 51 (+98)
Damage Reduction: 42 (+22)
DP: 95
Evasion: 51 (+53)
Damage Reduction: 44 (+49)
Silent Ator’s Shoes DP: 96
Evasion: 53 (+100)
Damage Reduction: 43 (+24)
DP: 98
Evasion: 53 (+55)
Damage Reduction: 45 (+51)
Wailing Ator’s Shoes DP: 99
Evasion: 55 (+102)
Damage Reduction: 44 (+26)
DP: 101
Evasion: 55 (+57)
Damage Reduction: 46 (+53)
Obliterating Ator’s Shoes DP: 102
Evasion: 57 (+104)
Damage Reduction: 45 (+28)
DP: 104
Evasion: 57 (+59)
Damage Reduction: 47 (+55)

 

Ator Shoes Damage Reduction Blue

 

Ator’s Shoes Comparison with Top Boss Shoes

Is Ator’s Shoes really all that great? Most players will probably choose the DR version. So lets compare it to our favorite DR boss shoes: Urugon’s Shoes and Blackstar Shoes.

PEN Urugon’s Shoes
(Caphras Lv 20)
Urugon's Shoes

DP: 95
DR: 44 (+49)
Evasion: 51 (+53)

Item Effects

● Max HP: +160
● Monster Damage Reduction: 0
● Movement Speed +1 Level

Boss Gear Set Effects:

– 3-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200

– 4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level

Caphras Required: 21,744

+5 Ator’s Shoes
(Caphras Lv not possible)
Ator's Shoes

DP: 104
DR: 47 (+55)
Evasion: 57 (+59)

Item Effects

● Max HP: +160
● Monster Damage Reduction: +10
● Movement Speed +1 Level

Boss Gear Set Effect:

– 3-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200

– 4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level

———————–

Slumbering Origin Armor:

– 2 Set Effect:
Max HP +100
Monster Damage Reduction +10

– 3 Set Effect:
Max HP +300
Extra AP Against Monsters +7

– 4-Set Effect
Max HP +150
Max Stamina +150

PEN Blackstar Shoes
(Caphras Lv not possible)
Blackstar Shoes

DP: 89
DR: 41 (+46)
Evasion: 48 (+51)

Item Effects

● Max HP: +110
● Monster Damage Reduction: +10
● Movement Speed +1 Level

Boss Gear Set Buffs:

– 3-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200

– 4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level

————————–

Blackstar Set Buffs

– 2-Set Effect
Monster Damage Reduction +10

– 3-Set Effect
Monster Debuff Resistance +10%

– 4-Set Effect
Max HP+100

Boss Shoes Stat Totals

Lets add the “hidden” stats together and then sum DR + Evasion to get a total DP. Now it’s easy to see Ator’s Shoes the clear winner in both Evasion and Damage Reduction.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • Monster Damage Reduction and Monster AP is very important, but NOT included in the totals.
  • Monster DR and AP help during PVE, but not in PVP.
  • Both red grade shoes have superior PVE stats when Monster Buffs are added.
  • MDR gives an Item Effect of +10 Monster Damage Reduction and a possible 2 Set Effect: +10 Monster Damage Reduction.

PEN Urugon’s Shoes
(Caphras Lv 20)
Urugon's Shoes

DP: 197
DR: 93
Evasion: 104

+5 Ator’s Shoes
(Caphras Lv not possible)
Ator's Shoes

DP: 218
DR: 102
Evasion: 116

PEN Blackstar Shoes
(Caphras Lv not possible)
Blackstar Shoes

DP: 186
DR: 87
Evasion: 99

Ator’s Shoes Appearance

Ator’s Shoes has an Ancient Stone look with sections that glow to illuminate fine feet. 🙂

Ator’s Shoes Crafting Quest NPC

After obtaining PEN boss shoes and 1 rare drop, the method for crafting Ator’s Shoes is as follows:

  • Complete an exchange quest with Durgeff located in Atessahra, Ulukita.

Durgeff - BDO

Ator’s Shoes Crafting NPC:
Durgeff <Chief>
Location: Atessahra in Ulukita

Location:

  • Atessahra connection node in Ulukita territory
  • It is the first node south east of the capital city Asparkan.
Atessahra Ulukita Location Map

Ator’s Shoes Requirements

  • Level 56+
  • 1 Flame of Resonance (rare drop from mobs in Darkseeker’s Retreat, Ulukita)
  • 1 of the following boss shoes:
    • PEN: Blackstar Shoes (NOT Obsidian Blackstar Shoes)
    • PEN: Muskan’s/Urugon’s Shoes (Caphras Lv. 10)
    • PEN: Muskan’s/Urugon’s (Caphras Lv. 10) via Season Boss Coupon
    • PEN: Muskan’s/Urugon’s (Caphras Lv. 10) via Jetina’s Guaranteed PEN
  • Exchange Quest: [Crafting] Ator’s Shoes

 

IMPORTANT: the boss shoes you exchange determine the Ator’s Shoes stats. (You can change this later, but it will cost you.)

  • Muskan’s Shoes = Evasion version of Ator’s Shoes
  • Urugon’s Shoes or Blackstar Shoes = DR + sheet DP verson of Ator’s Shoes
Flame of Resonance

Ator’s Shoes Quests

Ator’s Shoes is obtained via a level 56+ exchange quest that requires 1 rare boss shoes and 1 rare drop.

Ator’s Shoes does NOT require the Ulukita main quest line.

You can complete the Ator’s Shoes crafting quests once per day.

Ator’s Shoes Exchange Quests
 [Crafting] Ator’s Shoes – Urugon’s Shoes
 [Crafting] Ator’s Shoes – Muskan’s Shoes
 [Crafting] Ator’s Shoes – Blackstar Shoes
 [Crafting] Ator’s Shoes – [Season] Urugon’s Shoes
 [Crafting] Ator’s Shoes – [Season] Muskan’s Shoes

Exchange Ator’s Shoes for a Different Type

You can exchange a DR version of Ator’s Shoes for the Evasion version and vice versa.

Exchange Requirements:

Quest Name: [Ator’s Shoes] Exchange

 

* Your current family name will override any previous family name on the old Ator’s Shoes.

* Ator’s Shoes exchange quest can be completed any time without a daily limit.

Durgeff - BDO

Ator’s Shoes Exchange NPC:
Durgeff <Chief>
Location: Atessahra in Ulukita

Flame of Resonance

You need 1 Flame of Resonance to obtain a Ator’s Shoes.

Processing (L) → Heating:

Embers of Resonance - BDOEmbers of Resonance x100 =Flame of Resonance - BDOFlame of Resonance x1

 

Flame of Resonance

Embers of Resonance

  • Embers of Resonance drops from mobs inside Darkseeker’s Retreat.
  • Guaranteed drop from Blazing Embers.
  • Optional: purchase Flame of Resonance and Embers of Resonance on the market.
Embers of Resonance

Darkseeker’s Retreat Location in Ulukita

Ulukita is located south of Mediah territory on the world map.

Cross a bridge west of Splashing Point to reach Ulukita.

Darkseeker’s Retreat is located NE of Muzgar city.

View node location on bdolytics.com.

Darkseeker Retreat Ulukita Location Map

Darkseeker’s Retreat Grinding Spot

Darkseeker’s Retreat is an end game grinding spot with challenging mechanics.

  • Recommended AP:  310
  • Recommended DP:  420

 

Blazing Embers can spawn after killing Darkseekers.

  • Blazing Embers give a guaranteed Embers of Resonance drop.
  • Sealed Artifact will activate after killing Blazing Embers.
  • For 5 minutes Sealed Artifact will disorientate your enemies at certain intervals.
  • Followers will not be affected by the Sealed Relic.

 

View grinding spot data on bdolytics.com

Sealed Artifact Darkseeker Retreat

 

Eternal Darkseeker event has a chance to spawn while killing mobs.

  • Many Followers will spawn and attack you after killing the Eternal Darkseeker.
  • Followers have reduced HP compared to their counterparts.

Darkseeker’s Retreat Loot

One major benefit to hunting at Darkseeker’s Retreat is the rare drop, Kabua’s Artifact.

Darkseeker’s Loot
 Kabua’s Artifact
 Flame of Resonance
 Embers of Resonance
 Trace of the Earth
 Ancient Spirit Dust
 Black Stone (Weapon)
 Black Stone (Armor)
 Sealed Black Magic Crystal
 Imperfect Lightstone of Fire
 Decayed Cloth
 Kabua’s Fragment
Kabua's Artifact

Ator’s Shoes Enhancement

Ator’s Shoes looks like a challenge to enhance, with the initial enhancement chance being 2%.

Ator’s Shoes starts out with similar stats as PEN: Blackstar Shoes, but can be upgraded 5 more times.

  • Each Enhancement Chance uses Flawless Chaotic Black Stone x 1
  • Enhancement Failure costs 30 Max Durability and lowers the enhancement chance by one.
  • Cron Stones can be used to protect from downgrading (cost starting at 1500 Crons)
  • No safe enhancement available (Caphras levels or Force-Enhance)

Enhancement Chance:

Level Ator’s Shoes Name Chance
Base Ator’s Shoes 2%
+1 Desperate Ator’s Shoes 1%
+2 Distorted Ator’s Shoes 0.5%
+3 Silent Ator’s Shoes 0.2%
+4 Wailing Ator’s Shoes 0.0025%
+5 Obliterating Ator’s Shoes

Flawless Chaotic Blackstone

The enhancement material for Ator’s Shoes is called “Flawless Chaotic Black Stone” which can be crafted by heating certain materials with Caphras Stones.

Flawless Chaotic Blackstone is made by Processing (L) → Heating any of the recipes below.

flawless chaotic black stone

Ator’s Shoes Failstack Chart

Ator’s Shoes, Dahn’s Gloves, Fallen God’s Armor, and Labreska’s Helmet share the same enhancement chances. Click the image below to enlarge. I obtained it via Discord. Thank you very much to Primm for sharing!

Sources & Additional Info

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