Black Desert Online introduced Star’s End, along with Blackstar Weapons in a patch on 6-5-19.

You can quest for a powerful, main-hand weapon that rivals Kzarka and Offin Tett.

The greatest benefit of the Blackstar Weapon lies in its Extra Monster AP.

Watch out baddies!!! 🙂

 

Blackstar Weapon Base Stats:

  • AP: 22 – 28
  • Accuracy: 20
  • Extra Damage to All Species: +10
  • Attack Speed: +3
  • Crystal Slots: 2

 

Blackstar Weapon Highlights:

  • Requires Calpheon & Mediah main story quest lines
  • Requires Knowledge “The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah
  • Requires melting 3 boss gear during the [Blackstar Weapon] quest line. *cries*
  • Blackstar Enhancement +1 to +15 : uses Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
  • Blackstar Enhancement PRI to PEN : uses a unique Blackstar only Enhancement item: Flawless Magical Black Stone. Requires Mass of Pure Magic: obtained via drops from Star’s End mobs, daily Calpheon quests, Star’s End node investment, Field Bosses, and Life Skills.
  • Blackstar enhancement success is lower than Kzarka and Offin Tett for higher enhancements.
  • Cannot upgrade or enhance via Caphras Stones.

The quested steps to obtain Blackstar Weapon are very similar to obtaining the Blackstar Armor.

Blackstar Weapon: PEN Enhancement

Blackstar Weapon Comparison

Is the Blackstar Weapon all that great? Does it beat our current boss weapon favorites, Kzarka and Offin Tett? Let’s look at a comparison of the PEN stats of the top 3 “BIS” weapons.

 

PEN Kzarka
(Caphras Lv 20)
Ogre Ring

AP: 132~136 (134)
Accuracy: 212

Item Effects

● Extra Damage to All Species: 20
● Extra AP Against Monsters: 15
● Attack/Casting Speed: +3
● Critical: +0

PEN Blackstar
(Caphras Lv not possible)
Ogre Ring

AP: 131~137 (134)
Accuracy: 212

Item Effects

● Extra Damage to All Species: 18
● Extra AP Against Monsters: 48
● Attack/Casting Speed: +3
● Critical: +0

PEN Offin Tett’s
(Caphras Lv 20)
Ogre Ring

AP: 136~138 (137)
Accuracy: 194

Item Effects

● Extra Damage to All Species: 20
● Extra AP Against Monsters: 15
● Attack/Casting Speed: +2
● Critical: +2

 

Blackstar Weapon Benefits:

  • 33 more Monster AP than Kzarka and Offin Tett.
  • 1 more AP on the high range than Kzarka.
  • 1 more Speed than Offin Tett
  • 18 more Accuracy than Offin Tett

Blackstar Weapon Disadvantages:

  • 2 less Extra Damage to All Species than Kzarka and Offin Tett.
  • 1 less AP on the low end than Kzarka.
  • 5 less AP on the low end than Offin Tett.
  • 1 less AP on the high end than Offin Tett.
  • 2 less Critical than Offin Tett

Blackstar’s greatest strength is it’s huge bonus to AP against monsters. This, coupled with very close stats to Kzarka and Tett, really makes the Blackstar a powerful choice for PVE. It has been called the Kutum equivalent for Mainhand.

Blackstar in PVP?
What about PVP with the Blackstar Weapon? Unfortunately, the additional AP to monsters isn’t going to have an impact on hostile players. However, it is still an excellent weapon and comparable to Kzarka and Offin Tett.

Blackstar Weapon Requirements

  • Knowledge “The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah
  • Level 56+
  • Calpheon and Mediah main quest lines completed
  • 3x boss gear — awakening/main/sub-weapon or armor +0 only (Kzarka, Kutum, Nouver, Offin Tett, Dandelion, Dim Tree, Red Nose)
  • Remnants of the Rift rare drop
  • Unlike Blackstar Armor, the Blackstar Weapon does NOT require the Specter’s Energy rare drop

NOTE: You can start earlier than Level 56 by completing the Calpheon and Mediah main story quests. You can also try to obtain boss gear via Night Vendor, Central Market, etc. View our boss gear guide.

BDO Remnats of the Rift

Quick Step by Step Walk-through

  1. Complete Calpheon then Mediah main quest lines.
  2. Obtain Knowledge “The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah
  3. Obtain rare drop, Remnants of the Rift.
    • Dark Rift chests
    • Use Golden Keys on Golden Treasure Chests hidden throughout the world.
    • Altar of Blood chests
    • Marketplace (current price: 100 million silver)
  4. Right click Remnants of the Rift. Take Remnants of the Rift to Martha Kiyen at the Northern Wheat Plantation. (NE of Calpheon City) Choose the correct Blackstar gear quest. Blackstar Weapon quest line starts with  [Blackstar Weapon] Remnants of the Rift
  5. You will obtain Eye of Anguish during the quest line.
  6. Process > Heat 3 boss awakening/sub/main weapons or armors to create 3x Concentrated Boss’s Aura – do not attempt this until after you have the quest. (Better safe than sorry.)
  7. Process (L) > Manufacture: Eye of Anguish and Concentrated Boss’s Aura x3
  8. Give the manufactured item, Eye of Desolation, to the brazier at Star’s End and defeat the summoned boss, “Incarnation of Corruption”. (Option to do an easier version of the boss for those with low AP.)

Boss Gear List for Concentrated Boss’s Aura

The 3 boss gear you have to melt down, are transformed into Concentrated Boss Aura x3.

Only the base gear with +0 enhancements works.

Open the Processing window (L) then Heating on one of the following items to get Concentrated Boss’s Aura x1.

Boss Armor:

  • Giath’s Helmet
  • Bheg’s Gloves
  • Griffon’s Helmet
  • Leebur’s Gloves
  • Red Nose’s Armor
  • Muskan’s Shoes
  • Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor
  • Urugon’s Shoes

Boss Weapons:

  • Kzarka
  • Kutum
  • Nouver
  • Offin Tett
  • Dandelion

Blackstar Weapon Enhancement

Enhancement for Blackstar Weapon is similar to the Blackstar Armor. It has the same Enhancement Chance sucess rates for later tiers and requires a special item called Mass of Pure Magic for the higher tiers.

 

Blackstar Enhancement requires traditional enhancement mats, plus a unique Black Stone specific to Blackstar Gear. This Flawless Magical Blackstone can be crafted from two unique and rare drops.

Blackstar Enhancement Example

Blackstar Enhancement values below reflect a Blackstar Axe for Berserker.

 

Enhancement Chance Damage Acc Durab Crons Item Effect Blackstone Force-Enhan Black Stones Durab Cost Force-Enha Durab
0 100% 22 ~ 28 20 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
+1 100% 25 ~ 31 30 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
+2 100% 28 ~ 34 40 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
+3 100% 30 ~ 36 50 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
+4 100% 32 ~ 38 60 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
+5 100% 35 ~ 41 70 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
+6 100% 38 ~ 44 80 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
+7 90% 43 ~ 49 90 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 2 10 20
+8 20.41% 48 ~ 54 100 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 3 10 30
+9 14.29% 53 ~ 59 110 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 5 10 40
+10 10% 58 ~ 64 120 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 7 10 50
+11 6.67% 63 ~ 69 130 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 11 10 60
+12 4.00% 68 ~ 74 140 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 18 10 70
+13 2.50% 73 ~ 79 150 100 0 All Species Damage +11
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 29 10 80
+14 2% 78 ~ 84 160 100 0 All Species Damage +12
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 36 10 100
+15 13.08% 86 ~ 92 168 100 0 All Species Damage +13
+3 Atk Speed
Flawless Magical Black Stone can’t force 20 can’t force
PRI 10.63% 94 ~ 100 176 120 0 All Species Damage +14
Extra AP against Monsters +5
+3 Atk Speed
Flawless Magical Black Stone can’t force 20 can’t force
DUO 3.40% 106 ~ 112 184 140 100 All Species Damage +15
Extra AP against Monsters +12
+3 Atk Speed
Flawless Magical Black Stone can’t force 20 can’t force
TRI 0.51% 114 ~ 120 192 160 591 All Species Damage +16
Extra AP against Monsters +21
+3 Atk Speed
Flawless Magical Black Stone can’t force 20 can’t force
TET 0.20% 122 ~ 128 200 180 3670 All Species Damage +17
Extra AP against Monsters +32
+3 Atk Speed
Flawless Magical Black Stone can’t force 20 can’t force
PEN 131 ~ 137 212 200 All Species Damage +18
Extra AP against Monsters +48
+3 Atk Speed

Blackstar Weapon Patch Notes

All Patch Notes were copied from the official Black Desert Online News Page

 

6-5-19 Blackstar Patch Notes

Source

  • A new area in western Calpheon, Star’s End, has been added.
    • This area is located in the area covered by fog on the west of Calpheon City. You must be careful here, since powerful monsters roam the area.
    • New nodes and NPC’s have been added to the Star’s End area, and new relevant knowledge topics have been added as well.
  • The overlords of Star’s End have finally been unveiled.
    • The recommended AP for the Star’s End Monster Zone is 260.
    • The Remnants of Corruption deal attacks which reduce your DP, so it’s recommended that you take care of them first in order to thrive in combat.
    • When the Apostle of Immorality dies, there’s a certain chance for it to absorb dark energies from Star’s End and turn into an Apostle of Malevolence.
    • The Apostle of Malevolence is more powerful than other regular monsters. It will disappear if you cannot defeat it within 5 minutes after it spawns.
    • The Unstable Star Debris is placed around Star’s End. When destroyed, nearby monsters will momentarily collapse. There will also be a small chance for these nearby monsters to immediately disappear.
    • The monsters of Star’s End have a slightly higher chance of dropping the Mass of Pure Magic item compared to monsters of different regions.
  • The new Blackstar Weapons have been added.
    • The Blackstar weapons are higher in grade than the previous weapons.
    • All adventurers, new and old, will have a chance to obtain the Blackstar weapons.
    • However, we designed the new Blackstar weapons in a way that still preserves the values of weapons which already existed in the game. You can achieve growth by either enhancing your old weapons through Caphras enhancements, or by obtaining and enhancing the new Blackstar weapons.
    • The Blackstar weapons are a new challenge for future updates to come.
    • The Blackstar weapons consume 1 Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) for +0-15 enhancements.
    • The Blackstar weapons consume 1 Pure Magical Black Stone for PRI-PEN enhancements.
    • You can receive a quest which allows you to craft the Blackstar weapon from the Legendary Blacksmith Dorin Morgrim by completing the [Blackstar Weapon Piece] quest. Once you complete the quest you receive from Dorin Morgrim, you can obtain a Blackstar weapon.
    • Blackstar main weapons can only be crafted through quests.
    • Caphras enhancement is not available for Blackstar weapons.
  • A Star’s End main quest which allows you, along with the Comitia of Tantinis, to unravel the secrets of the restricted area of Star’s End has been added.
    • You can immerse yourself into the Star’s End region by accepting the [Drawn by Fate] quest from the Black Spirit with a character who has completed the [A Gift for a Hero] quest, which is a Drieghan Main Quest.
  • [Blackstar Weapon] quests have been added.
    • To start this quest, you need to have the “Remnants of the Rift” item and the knowledge of “The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah.”
    • The Remnants of the Rift can be obtained at a low chance by defeating a boss from the Dark Rift.
    • You can obtain the knowledge of “The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah” by obtaining and completing “The Three Blacksmiths” quest from Tulem, after you complete the renewed Mediah Main quests once you reach Lv. 56 or higher. Adventurers who have already completed these quests can obtain it by talking to Tulem.
    • The [Blackstar Weapon] quests can only be completed once per character.
    • During the quests, you will be able to choose between battling the boss at its full strength, or fighting a weakened version of the boss.
  • Eye of Desolation, which is needed for crafting Blackstar main weapons, has been added.
    • Eye of Desolation can be used to summon the Incarnation of Corruption.
    • Use Manufacture in the Processing window (L) to combine Eye of Anguish x1 and Concentrated Boss’s Aura x3 into Eye of Desolation.
    • Use Heating in the Processing window (L) on one of the following types of weapons to get Concentrated Boss’s Aura.
      • Kzarka main weapon
      • Offin Tett’s Radiant main weapon
      • Nouver sub-weapon
      • Kutum sub-weapon
      • Dandelion awakening weapon
    • Eye of Anguish can be obtained via the [Blackstar Weapon] quests.
  • Pure Magical Black Stone, which can be used to enhance Blackstar main weapons, has been added.
    • Use Heating in the Processing window (L) to combine Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1, Hard Black Crystal Shard x1, and Mass of Pure Magic x1 into a Pure Magical Black Stone.
    • Mass of Pure Magic can be obtained through various ways, such as excavating at the Star’s End node, grinding Black Stone (Weapon) or Black Stone (Armor), looting from the monsters of Star’s End, gathering, defeating field bosses, and hunting Khalks/whales.
      • Giant Mudster, Dim Tree Spirit, Red Nose, Dastard Bheg, Katzvariak, Khalk, and Blue Whale will drop Mass of Pure Magic at a certain rate.
      • It drops when defeating monsters and gathering, at a low rate (exceptions: water scooping, digging in the desert, and milking cows).
      • You can exchange Destructive Illusion x15 for Mass of Pure Magic x1 via O’Arma, an Ahib who can be found at Star’s End.
        • You can get Destructive Illusion via several daily quests near Star’s End.
      • Mass of Pure Magic cannot be listed on the Central Market.
  • The Remnants of the Rift can now be obtained from the Golden Treasure Chest, which randomly appears in Black Desert.
  • You can now obtain the Mass of Pure Magic when harvesting crops which grow from planting Magical Seeds and Mysterious Seeds in the garden.
    • You will have a low chance to obtain it through harvesting the crops when they are at 100% or higher growth.
  • You can obtain 5 Mass of Pure Magic by Manufacturing 1 Remnants of the Rift and 1 Black Spirit’s Claw.
  • The Remnants of the Rift item has been added to the list of obtainable items seen in the Dark Rift window.

 

Star’s End Lore

Here is a copy of the Star’s End Lore page that was available on the home page of the official site.

 

 

The story of Star’s End begins eight years ago when a meteorite made impact on the northwestern region of Calpheon.The meteorite came to be known as the “Blackstar.”

 

Not long after the Blackstar crashed, the Ashen Plague emerged.The plague rotted the minds and souls of the afflicted and made them violent.

 

Therefore, Calpheon decided to quarantine the entire region,effectively sealing it off from the outside world.

 

As the years passed the existence of the plagued landslowly began to fade away from the minds of the many…

Blackstar Weapon Official Announcement Page

 

Greetings adventurers,

The June 5th (Wed) update has opened access to the previously inaccessible region that is west of Calpheon territory.

 

The story of Star’s End begins eight years ago when a meteorite made impact on the western region of Calpheon.

The meteorite came to be known as the “Blackstar” and the region around it “Star’s End.”

Not long after the Blackstar crashed, the Ashen Plague emerged. The plague rotted the minds and souls of the afflicted and made them violent.

Therefore, Calpheon decided to quarantine the entire region, effectively sealing it off from the outside world.

As the years passed the existence of the plagued land slowly began to fade away from the minds of the many…

 

As you go adventuring into this region, you will uncover what happened to the Blackstar and Star’s End in the eight years since the meteorite crash. In order to accept the Star’s End main quests, which starts with “Drawn by Fate,” you must have completed all the Drieghan main quests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Monster Zone: Star’s End

 

 

The monsters that exist in Star’s End are blood-red creatures born from the Blackstar, and they are largely divided between Apostles and Harbingers.

Harbingers are known to be able to interpret the sounds of the Blackstar.

They use their blood to engrave these interpretations into their language in a secret place.

Apostles are guardians of the Blackstar that block the approach of anyone who tries to extract the meteorite’s power.

 

Star’s End is densely populated by monsters, and you must be careful as every single one of them is extremely powerful.
The grounds of Star’s End is littered with Unstable Star Debris, which if destroyed, will cause nearby monsters to lose consciousness and fall down, letting you easily defeat them.

Be cautious as you are fighting the monsters, for when an Apostle of Immorality dies, there is a certain chance that it will absorb the dark energy of Star’s End and transform into a more powerful monster.

Obtain the enhancement material for the new “Blackstar” weapons and crafting material for the new crystal “Corrupted Magic Crystal” as loot from Star’s End.

New Main Weapon: Blackstar

 

▲The new, red-grade Blackstar main weapons

 

In order to craft the Blackstar weapons, you must complete the quest [Blackstar Weapon] Prohibited Area. In order to begin the quest, you need knowledge of ‘The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah’ and ‘Remnants of the Rift’ which can be obtained from Dark Rifts and golden treasure chests that appear in the field.

The Blackstar weapons can only be crafted by Dorin Morgrim, one of the Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah. Dorin Mogrim is located deep within the Abandoned Mine of the Helms Post. Therefore, adventurers who have not completed the series of quests that start with “The Three Blacksmiths,” which can be accepted after completing the Mediah main quests, will not be able to craft these weapons as well.
Before you craft a Blackstar weapon, please note the following.

  • You need to have a character Lv.56 or higher
  • You need to have obtained the knowledge of “The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah” to accept the quest [Blackstar Weapon] Prohibited Area.
  • You need to have the item, “Remnants of the Rift.” Once again “Remnants of the Rift” can be obtained at a chance by defeating all types of monsters spawning from Dark Rifts, and this item can be looted as a separate reward. (Remnants of the Rift icon will have been added to the loot pool).
  • Due to how powerful these weapons are, you need Concentrated Boss’s Aura x3, which are obtained from heating world boss weapons.
  • Blackstar main weapons can only be crafted once per character.
  • Blackstar main weapons cannot be enhanced with Caphras Stones.
  • Pure Magical Black Stone is needed for Blackstar weapon enhancement attempts and can be obtained by heating together Mass of Pure Magic, Hard Black Crystal Shard, and Sharp Black Crystal Shard.
    • Mass of Pure Magic can be obtained through various ways, such as excavating at the Star’s End node, grinding Black Stone (Weapon) or Black Stone (Armor), looting from the monsters of Star’s End, gathering, defeating field bosses, and hunting Khalks/whales.

New Crystal: Corrupted Magic Crystal

 

 

Corrupted Magic Crystals can be transfused into sub-weapons, and if you transfuse two of them in your sub-weapon, then you can obtain an additional effect.

You can obtain Clear Blackstar Crystals from Star’s End to craft Corrupted Magic Crystals. Adventurers that desire these crystals should immediately go off adventuring to Star’s End!

Star’s End Screenshots (Official)

Here is a copy of the Star’s End Screenshot page that was available on the home page of the official site.