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Black Gems were introduced into BDO with the Life Mastery patch on 9-4-19. They are used to enhance Life Mastery Accessories and Life Mastery Clothes. Note that Life Mastery Tools are enhanced by Black Stone (Weapon) and not Black Gems.

Black Gems are unique because they don’t use the traditional Failstack system.

Black Gem Fragment

Black Gem Fragments are used to create Black Gems and then Concentrated Magical Black Gems.

Obtain By Gathering:

  • Mining
  • Barehanded Gathering (excludes Golem gathering)
  • Hoe Gathering
  • Fluid/Blood Collecting
  • Tanning (Skinning)
  • Butchering (Hunting with a Matchlock/Sniper Rifle and then butchering will provide Black Gem Fragments as well.)
  • Lumbering

NOTE: The rates of fragments from chopping/sapping trees and mining is lower than butchering/bleeding animals or gathering herbs.

Black Gem Fragment Simple Alchemy Recipes

Perform Simple Alchemy by pressing L key > Simple Alchemy. Each recipe creates one Black Gem Fragment.

Black Gem Fragment Recipe
icon10 – Green Crystal
icon 250 – Powder of Earth
icon10 – Old Tree Bark
icon 1 – Fire Horn
icon100 – Weasel Blood
Black Gem Fragment Recipe
icon10 – Red Crystal
icon 10 – Monk’s Branch
icon 1 – Fire Horn
icon100 – Pig Blood
Black Gem Fragment Recipe
icon10 – Mud Crystal
icon 250 – Powder of Flame
icon 10 – Spirit’s Leaf
icon 1 – Fire Horn
icon100 – Fox Blood
Black Gem Fragment Recipe
Black Gem Fragment Recipe
icon 250 – Powder of Time
icon 1 – Fire Horn
icon100 – Wolf Blood

Black Gem Fragment Quests

 Black Fragment QuestRegionQuest Rewards
One Last TimeKamasylvia
x2
The Southern WindKamasylvia
x2

 

Black Gem

Black Gems are crafted from Black Gem Fragments and are used in lower grade enhancement of Life Mastery gear.

Processing (L) > Simple Alchemy

Craft Black Gems by combining Black Gem Fragments with Black Stones in Simple Alchemy.

Black Gem x1 Recipe
Black Gem x10 Recipe
icon 10 – Black Gem Fragment
 10 – Black Stone (Weapon)
 10 – Black Stone (Armor)
 1 – Black Stone Powder
13 Balenos Island Daily Hunting Quests:
BDO Hunter's Token 65 Hunter’s Tokens
BDO Gold Bar 26 Gold Bars 1G (2.6 million silver)
BDO Contribution Points 1,950 Contribution Points
BDO Hunting XP 130,000 Hunting Skill XP


= 4.3 Black Gems each day

View our guide on Balenos Islands Hunter’s Tokens

Hunter’s Tokens for Black Gems

Balenos Island offers 13 daily Hunting quests that reward 65 Hunter’s Tokens. You can turn these in for 4.3 Black Gems every day.

Hunter’s Token Exchange to Igor Bartali:

x15   – Black Gem

Concentrated Magical Black Gem

Concentrated Magical Black Gems are crafted from Black Gems and are used in higher level enhancement of Life Mastery gear.

Craft Concentrated Magical Black Gems by combining Black Gems with Shards in Simple Alchemy. (press L key > Simple Alchemy)

 

Concentrated Black Gem x1
Concentrated Black Gem x10

Hunter’s Token Exchange to Igor Bartali:
x120 → – Concentrated Magical Black Gem

Black Gems for Life Mastery Accessory Enhancement

  • Manos Accessories are extremely expensive to enhance compared to Geranoa and Loggia.
  • All Life Mastery Accessories are enhanced with Black Gems and both explode upon failure.
Life Mastery Accessories Black Gem Cost
Level
Loggia
Geranoa
Manos
PRI
Black Gem x1Conc. Black Gem x1Conc. Black Gem x10
DUO
Black Gem x2Conc. Black Gem x2Conc. Black Gem x11
TRI
Black Gem x3Conc. Black Gem x3Conc. Black Gem x13
TET
Black Gem x4Conc. Black Gem x4Conc. Black Gem x16
PEN
Black Gem x5Conc. Black Gem x5Conc. Black Gem x20

Black Gem Cost Per Enhancement Attempt

The amount of Black Gems required increases as you approach higher tiers.

Notice the wide gap in the Black Gem amount between Loggia and Manos.

Black Gem Enhancement Chance

Life Mastery Accessories do not use traditional Failstacks, or impact it in any way, because they use Black Gems.

Enhancement Chance is a set amount and will not increase or decrease upon enhancement failure or success.

Enhancement Chances on Life Mastery Accessories
Level
Loggia
Geranoa
Manos
PRI
70%70%75%
DUO
40%45%45%
TRI
30%30%30%
TET
20%18%15%
PEN
10%8%5%

Loggia Accessory Enhancement Cost Comparison

Thank you to Amygdalus for sharing the following data! View Source Spreadsheet.

 

Black Gem Value Assumptions: 

  • Concentrated Black Gem: 10,000,000 Silver
  • Black Gem: 1,000,000 Silver
Loggia Accessory Enhancement Cost
Enhancement LevelChanceStones#StonesCostFull Set MasteryMastery / B$
Base100%00.001,000,000264333.33
PRI70%11.432,857,143523033.33
DUO40%28.5712,142,8571001372.55
TRI30%338.5750,476,190152501.89
TET20%4212.86272,380,952208127.27
PEN10%52178.572,773,809,52432019.23

Total PEN 6 Piece Set Cost: 16.7 billion silver

Geranoa Accessory Enhancement Cost
Enhancement LevelChanceStones#StonesCostFull Set MasteryMastery / B$
Base100%00.0010,000,00038633.33
PRI70%11.4328,571,42976443.33
DUO45%27.62107,936,508140216.18
TRI30%335.40459,788,36023484.82
TET18%4218.872,776,601,99936021.61
PEN8%52798.3935,332,524,9856002.83

Total PEN 6 Piece Set Cost: 212 billion silver

Manos Accessory Enhancement Cost
Enhancement LevelChanceStones#StonesCostFull Set MasteryMastery / B$
Base100%00.00100,000,00080133.33
PRI75%1013.33266,666,667160100.00
DUO45%1154.07837,037,03726051.77
TRI30%13223.583,223,456,79041021.20
TET15%161597.2022,556,378,6015704.21
PEN5%2032344.03455,127,572,0168000.29

Total PEN 6 Piece Set Cost: 2,731 billion silver

Black Gems for Life Mastery Clothes Enhancement

  • Manos Life Mastery Clothes are very expensive to enhance compared to Geranoa and Loggia.
  • All Life Mastery Clothes are enhanced with Black Gems +1 to +15 and Concentrated Magical Black Gems for PRI to PEN.

Black Gem Cost Per Enhancement Attempt

Geranoa and Loggia have identical Black Gem quantity requirements per enhancement chance.

Manos has steeper Black Gem requirements.

Life Mastery Clothes Enhancement Materials
LevelManosGeranoaLoggia
1-5Black Gem x1Black Gem x1Black Gem x1
6Black Gem x2Black Gem x1Black Gem x1
7Black Gem x2Black Gem x1Black Gem x1
8Black Gem x2Black Gem x1Black Gem x1
9Black Gem x3Black Gem x1Black Gem x1
10Black Gem x3Black Gem x1Black Gem x1
11Black Gem x3Black Gem x1Black Gem x1
12Black Gem x4Black Gem x1Black Gem x1
13Black Gem x4Black Gem x1Black Gem x1
14Black Gem x5Black Gem x1Black Gem x1
15Black Gem x5Black Gem x1Black Gem x1
PRIConc. Black Gem x1Conc. Black Gem x1Conc. Black Gem x1
DUOConc. Black Gem x1Conc. Black Gem x1Conc. Black Gem x1
TRIConc. Black Gem x1Conc. Black Gem x1Conc. Black Gem x1
TETConc. Black Gem x1Conc. Black Gem x1Conc. Black Gem x1
PENConc. Black Gem x1Conc. Black Gem x1Conc. Black Gem x1
Life Mastery Clothes Enhancement Chance
Level
Loggia
Geranoa
Manos
1
100%
100%100%
2
100%
100%100%
3
100%
100%100%
4
100%
100%100%
5
100%
100%100%
6
90
9090
7
80
8080
8
70
7070
9606060
10505050
11454540
12404030
13353520
14
303015
15
202010
PRI
503530
DUO
403025
TRI
302520
TET
202015
PEN
10106

Enhancement Chance for Life Mastery Clothes

Life Mastery Clothes do not use traditional Failstacks, because they use Black Gems.

Enhancement Chance is a set amount and will not increase or decrease upon enhancement failure or success.

Life Mastery Clothes Enhancement Silver Cost

Thank you to Amygdalus for sharing the following data! View Source Spreadsheet.

 

Black Gem Value Assumptions: 

  • Concentrated Black Gem: 10,000,000 Silver
  • Black Gem: 1,000,000 Silver
  • Memory Fragment: 2,000,000 Silver
Loggia Life Mastery Clothes Enhancement
Enhancement LevelChanceStones#StonesRepair CostCostMasteryMastery / B$
0 00.0001,000,00033000.00
1100%11.0002,000,00063000.00
2100%12.0003,000,00093000.00
3100%13.0004,000,000123000.00
4100%14.0005,000,000153000.00
5100%15.0006,000,000183000.00
690%16.1155,5567,166,667212930.23
780%17.36125,0008,541,667242809.76
870%18.79214,28610,184,524272651.08
960%110.46333,33312,184,524302462.14
1050%112.46500,00014,684,524332247.26
1145%114.68611,11117,517,857392226.30
1240%117.18750,00020,767,857452166.81
1335%120.04928,57124,553,571512077.09
1430%123.371,166,66729,053,571571961.89
1520%128.372,000,00036,053,571631747.40
PRI50%12.001,000,00057,053,571701226.92
DUO40%14.501,500,00083,553,571901077.15
TRI30%113.678,166,667183,386,905130708.88
TET20%155.3340,666,667640,720,238200312.15
PEN10%1440.33384,000,0004,874,720,23828057.44

1 Durability: 100,000

Geranoa Life Mastery Clothes Enhancement
Enhancement LevelChanceStones#StonesRepair CostCostMasteryMastery / B$
0 00.00010,000,0004400.00
1100%11.00011,000,0008727.27
2100%12.00012,000,000121000.00
3100%13.00013,000,000161230.77
4100%14.00014,000,000201428.57
5100%15.00015,000,000241600.00
690%16.11555,55616,666,667281680.00
780%17.361,250,00019,166,667321669.57
870%18.792,142,85722,738,095361583.25
960%110.463,333,33327,738,095401442.06
1050%112.465,000,00034,738,095441266.62
1145%114.686,111,11143,071,429501160.86
1240%117.187,500,00053,071,429581092.87
1335%120.049,285,71465,214,286661012.05
1430%123.3711,666,66780,214,28674922.53
1520%128.3720,000,000105,214,28680760.35
PRI35%12.8618,571,429152,357,14395623.53
DUO30%16.1923,333,333209,023,810125598.02
TRI25%120.19130,000,000479,023,810180375.76
TET20%181.19600,000,0001,689,023,810250148.01
PEN8%1795.197,130,000,00015,959,023,81033020.68

1 Durability: 1,000,000

Manos Life Mastery Clothes Enhancement
Enhancement LevelChanceStones#StonesRepair CostCostMasteryMastery / B$
000.000100,000,000550.00
1100%11.000101,000,0001099.01
2100%12.000102,000,00015147.06
3100%13.000103,000,00020194.17
4100%14.000104,000,00025240.38
5100%15.000105,000,00030285.71
690%27.222,222,222109,444,44435319.80
780%29.725,000,000116,944,44440342.04
870%212.588,571,429128,373,01645350.54
960%317.5820,000,000153,373,01650326.00
1050%323.5830,000,000189,373,01655290.43
1140%331.0845,000,000241,873,01660248.06
1230%444.4193,333,333348,539,68370200.84
1320%464.41160,000,000528,539,68380151.36
1415%597.75283,333,333845,206,34990106.48
1510%5147.75450,000,0001,345,206,34910074.34
PRI30%13.3346,666,6671,425,206,34912084.20
DUO25%17.3360,000,0001,525,206,349160104.90
TRI20%128.33400,000,0002,135,206,349220103.03
TET15%1154.002,493,333,3335,885,206,34930050.98
PEN6%12139.4439,688,888,88965,428,539,6834006.11

1 Durability: 2,000,000