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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
icon 1 – Fire Horn
icon100 – Deer Blood
Black Gem Fragment Recipe
icon 250 – Powder of Time
icon 1 – Fire Horn
icon100 – Wolf Blood

Black Gem Fragment Quests

  Black Fragment Quest Region Quest Rewards
One Last Time Kamasylvia
x2
The Southern Wind Kamasylvia
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 x1 Conc. Black Gem x1 Conc. Black Gem x10
DUO
Black Gem x2 Conc. Black Gem x2 Conc. Black Gem x11
TRI
Black Gem x3 Conc. Black Gem x3 Conc. Black Gem x13
TET
Black Gem x4 Conc. Black Gem x4 Conc. Black Gem x16
PEN
Black Gem x5 Conc. Black Gem x5 Conc. 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 Level Chance Stones #Stones Cost Full Set Mastery Mastery / B$
Base 100% 0 0.00 1,000,000 26 4333.33
PRI 70% 1 1.43 2,857,143 52 3033.33
DUO 40% 2 8.57 12,142,857 100 1372.55
TRI 30% 3 38.57 50,476,190 152 501.89
TET 20% 4 212.86 272,380,952 208 127.27
PEN 10% 5 2178.57 2,773,809,524 320 19.23

Total PEN 6 Piece Set Cost: 16.7 billion silver

Geranoa Accessory Enhancement Cost
Enhancement Level Chance Stones #Stones Cost Full Set Mastery Mastery / B$
Base 100% 0 0.00 10,000,000 38 633.33
PRI 70% 1 1.43 28,571,429 76 443.33
DUO 45% 2 7.62 107,936,508 140 216.18
TRI 30% 3 35.40 459,788,360 234 84.82
TET 18% 4 218.87 2,776,601,999 360 21.61
PEN 8% 5 2798.39 35,332,524,985 600 2.83

Total PEN 6 Piece Set Cost: 212 billion silver

Manos Accessory Enhancement Cost
Enhancement Level Chance Stones #Stones Cost Full Set Mastery Mastery / B$
Base 100% 0 0.00 100,000,000 80 133.33
PRI 75% 10 13.33 266,666,667 160 100.00
DUO 45% 11 54.07 837,037,037 260 51.77
TRI 30% 13 223.58 3,223,456,790 410 21.20
TET 15% 16 1597.20 22,556,378,601 570 4.21
PEN 5% 20 32344.03 455,127,572,016 800 0.29

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
Level Manos Geranoa Loggia
1-5 Black Gem x1 Black Gem x1 Black Gem x1
6 Black Gem x2 Black Gem x1 Black Gem x1
7 Black Gem x2 Black Gem x1 Black Gem x1
8 Black Gem x2 Black Gem x1 Black Gem x1
9 Black Gem x3 Black Gem x1 Black Gem x1
10 Black Gem x3 Black Gem x1 Black Gem x1
11 Black Gem x3 Black Gem x1 Black Gem x1
12 Black Gem x4 Black Gem x1 Black Gem x1
13 Black Gem x4 Black Gem x1 Black Gem x1
14 Black Gem x5 Black Gem x1 Black Gem x1
15 Black Gem x5 Black Gem x1 Black Gem x1
PRI Conc. Black Gem x1 Conc. Black Gem x1 Conc. Black Gem x1
DUO Conc. Black Gem x1 Conc. Black Gem x1 Conc. Black Gem x1
TRI Conc. Black Gem x1 Conc. Black Gem x1 Conc. Black Gem x1
TET Conc. Black Gem x1 Conc. Black Gem x1 Conc. Black Gem x1
PEN Conc. Black Gem x1 Conc. Black Gem x1 Conc. 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
90 90
7
80
80 80
8
70
70 70
9 60 60 60
10 50 50 50
11 45 45 40
12 40 40 30
13 35 35 20
14
30 30 15
15
20 20 10
PRI
50 35 30
DUO
40 30 25
TRI
30 25 20
TET
20 20 15
PEN
10 10 6

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 Level Chance Stones #Stones Repair Cost Cost Mastery Mastery / B$
0   0 0.00 0 1,000,000 3 3000.00
1 100% 1 1.00 0 2,000,000 6 3000.00
2 100% 1 2.00 0 3,000,000 9 3000.00
3 100% 1 3.00 0 4,000,000 12 3000.00
4 100% 1 4.00 0 5,000,000 15 3000.00
5 100% 1 5.00 0 6,000,000 18 3000.00
6 90% 1 6.11 55,556 7,166,667 21 2930.23
7 80% 1 7.36 125,000 8,541,667 24 2809.76
8 70% 1 8.79 214,286 10,184,524 27 2651.08
9 60% 1 10.46 333,333 12,184,524 30 2462.14
10 50% 1 12.46 500,000 14,684,524 33 2247.26
11 45% 1 14.68 611,111 17,517,857 39 2226.30
12 40% 1 17.18 750,000 20,767,857 45 2166.81
13 35% 1 20.04 928,571 24,553,571 51 2077.09
14 30% 1 23.37 1,166,667 29,053,571 57 1961.89
15 20% 1 28.37 2,000,000 36,053,571 63 1747.40
PRI 50% 1 2.00 1,000,000 57,053,571 70 1226.92
DUO 40% 1 4.50 1,500,000 83,553,571 90 1077.15
TRI 30% 1 13.67 8,166,667 183,386,905 130 708.88
TET 20% 1 55.33 40,666,667 640,720,238 200 312.15
PEN 10% 1 440.33 384,000,000 4,874,720,238 280 57.44

1 Durability: 100,000

Geranoa Life Mastery Clothes Enhancement
Enhancement Level Chance Stones #Stones Repair Cost Cost Mastery Mastery / B$
0   0 0.00 0 10,000,000 4 400.00
1 100% 1 1.00 0 11,000,000 8 727.27
2 100% 1 2.00 0 12,000,000 12 1000.00
3 100% 1 3.00 0 13,000,000 16 1230.77
4 100% 1 4.00 0 14,000,000 20 1428.57
5 100% 1 5.00 0 15,000,000 24 1600.00
6 90% 1 6.11 555,556 16,666,667 28 1680.00
7 80% 1 7.36 1,250,000 19,166,667 32 1669.57
8 70% 1 8.79 2,142,857 22,738,095 36 1583.25
9 60% 1 10.46 3,333,333 27,738,095 40 1442.06
10 50% 1 12.46 5,000,000 34,738,095 44 1266.62
11 45% 1 14.68 6,111,111 43,071,429 50 1160.86
12 40% 1 17.18 7,500,000 53,071,429 58 1092.87
13 35% 1 20.04 9,285,714 65,214,286 66 1012.05
14 30% 1 23.37 11,666,667 80,214,286 74 922.53
15 20% 1 28.37 20,000,000 105,214,286 80 760.35
PRI 35% 1 2.86 18,571,429 152,357,143 95 623.53
DUO 30% 1 6.19 23,333,333 209,023,810 125 598.02
TRI 25% 1 20.19 130,000,000 479,023,810 180 375.76
TET 20% 1 81.19 600,000,000 1,689,023,810 250 148.01
PEN 8% 1 795.19 7,130,000,000 15,959,023,810 330 20.68

1 Durability: 1,000,000

Manos Life Mastery Clothes Enhancement
Enhancement Level Chance Stones #Stones Repair Cost Cost Mastery Mastery / B$
0 0 0.00 0 100,000,000 5 50.00
1 100% 1 1.00 0 101,000,000 10 99.01
2 100% 1 2.00 0 102,000,000 15 147.06
3 100% 1 3.00 0 103,000,000 20 194.17
4 100% 1 4.00 0 104,000,000 25 240.38
5 100% 1 5.00 0 105,000,000 30 285.71
6 90% 2 7.22 2,222,222 109,444,444 35 319.80
7 80% 2 9.72 5,000,000 116,944,444 40 342.04
8 70% 2 12.58 8,571,429 128,373,016 45 350.54
9 60% 3 17.58 20,000,000 153,373,016 50 326.00
10 50% 3 23.58 30,000,000 189,373,016 55 290.43
11 40% 3 31.08 45,000,000 241,873,016 60 248.06
12 30% 4 44.41 93,333,333 348,539,683 70 200.84
13 20% 4 64.41 160,000,000 528,539,683 80 151.36
14 15% 5 97.75 283,333,333 845,206,349 90 106.48
15 10% 5 147.75 450,000,000 1,345,206,349 100 74.34
PRI 30% 1 3.33 46,666,667 1,425,206,349 120 84.20
DUO 25% 1 7.33 60,000,000 1,525,206,349 160 104.90
TRI 20% 1 28.33 400,000,000 2,135,206,349 220 103.03
TET 15% 1 154.00 2,493,333,333 5,885,206,349 300 50.98
PEN 6% 1 2139.44 39,688,888,889 65,428,539,683 400 6.11

1 Durability: 2,000,000

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