Dark Rifts offer players the opportunity to obtain DUO accessories and enhancement items by defeating bosses.

Dark Rift Bosses are unique because they keep any damage you deal to them, without having their health reset and they never de-spawn.

Dark Rifts are solo only, being visible only to you.

Dark Rifts spawn randomly in 1 to 10 days.

Dark Rifts were added February 13th 2019, on the NA server and have had several updates since.

Dark Rift Appeared portal

 

Dark Rift Highlights:

  • Requirements: have at least 1 character within your account who is level 56+. Alts under level 55 must attack first before being attacked by a Dark Rift boss.
  • You can have all 6 Dark Rift bosses available at one time. You cannot have multiple of the same boss, however. (Dark Rift events have increased this number by 3 temporarily, in the past.)
  • Dark Rift bosses never de-spawn until you defeat them, even after maintenance.
  • There is no death penalty from Dark Rift bosses. (No XP or crystal loss)
  • Boss health never resets or regenerates even if you die.
  • The Dark Rift window shows all spawned bosses, with their level, rewards, difficulty, and a location button.
  • Bosses cannot be attacked during Conquest/Node War, so switch channels if this is the case.
  • After you initiate combat with a Dark Rift boss, other players will not be able to see or PVP you.
  • Dark Rift bosses that haven’t been killed in 24 hours will lose levels and AP/DP.
    • Level Ranges: I, II, III, IV, and V.
    • 1 level is lost every 24 hours.
    • Lost levels do not lower or degrade obtainable loot.
    • You don’t have to stay logged in. Bosses lose levels regardless.

Dark Rift Boss Window

The Dark Rift Boss Window is accessible by pressing the Dark Rift icon at the bottom right of your screen.

The number shows the number of bosses that have spawned.

Dark Rift Icon

Or you can press Esc → Adventure → Dark Rift

Dark Rift Menu

 

Dark Rift Window Details:

  • Navigate Arrow Button: draw a path to Dark Rift boss.
  • Major Loot: Dark Rift Reward loot items for defeating the boss.
  • Boss Difficulty: Normal → Difficult → Very Difficult
  • Boss Level: I to V levels. Level V means the boss recently spawned within 24 hours and it’s at maximum level. Dark Rift Boss level decreases by 1 every 24 hours.
Dark Rift Navigation

Dark Rift for Pavino Greko Log

Pavino Greko’s Collection Vol. 1 requires you to complete all 6 Dark Rift bosses.

It begins with Book 7 of the Old Moon Logs series.

Pavino Greko Requirements:

  • Level 58+
  • Quest, “[Adventure Log] Old Moon Logs” from Black Spirit (,) → Suggested.
  • Open Volume 1: give 5x 1,000G Gold Bar to Pavino Greko (500 million in silver).

For deatils visit this Pavino Greko Adventure Log Guide.

Old Moon Logs Vol 7

 

Dark Rift Loot Rewards

Do I Get All Loot Shown?
The rewards shown are not guaranteed each time.

Some items drop every time. For these items, the quantity varies for Memory Fragments, Black Stones, and Spirit Dust, depending on the Dark Rift difficulty. Harder difficulty seems to reward a greater quantity of Black Stones.

You can obtain some very rare rewards like Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece. Accessories are given via the chest. The chances to obtain an accessory seems to have been improved. Maybe a 50% chance of obtaining any accessory. Otherwise you get 2 to 13 Cron Stones from the chests.

Dark Rift Bheg Loot

Dark Rift Boss: Bheg
Difficulty: Very Difficult

Dark Rift Loot from Red Nose

Dark Rift Boss: Red Nose
Difficulty: Normal

BDO Dark Rift Griffon Loot

Dark Rift Boss: Ahib Griffon
Difficulty: Very Difficult

Dark Rift Loot from Dim Tree

Dark Rift Boss: Dim Tree
Difficulty: Difficult

Dark Rift Ferrid Loot Example

Dark Rift Boss: Ferrid
Difficulty: Difficult

Dark Rift Muskan Loot Example

Dark Rift Boss: Muskan
Difficulty: Normal

Dark Rift Rare Loot:

 

Dark Rift Normal Loot:

BDO Remnants of the Rift

Dark Rift Chest Rewards

Every Dark Rift boss drops 2 chests. The best chests drop from the bosses that are “VERY DIFFICULT.”

Ruuuun!! 🙂

Box of the Desperate Dead

x2 Chests from NORMAL Dark Rifts.

Obtain Cron Stones or one of the following items enhanced up to DUO (II) according to a set probability:

Item Chance
 Laytenn’s Power Stone 2.5875%
 Ogre Ring 2.6562%
 Eye of the Ruins Ring 2.7287%
 Narc Ear Accessory 2.8052%
 Valtarra Eclipsed Belt 2.8862%
 Orkinrad’s Belt 2.9719%
 Basilisk’s Belt 3.063%
 Ring of Crescent Guardian 3.1597%
 Centaurus Belt 4.8478%
 Ring of Cadry Guardian 5.0948%
 Forest Ronaros Ring 5.3682%
 Sicil’s Necklace 5.6728%
 Serap’s Necklace 6.0139%
 Tree Spirit Belt 6.3987%
 Ancient Weapon Core 6.8361%
 Ancient Guardian’s Seal 7.3378%
 Witch’s Earring 7.9188%
 Mark of Shadow 8.5998%
 Cron Stone x2 – 5 100%

 

 

Dark Rift Chest: Box of the Desperate Dead

Box of the Distorted Dead

x2 Chests from DIFFICULT Dark Rifts.

Obtain Cron Stones or one of the following items enhanced up to DUO (II) according to a set probability:

Item Chance
 Laytenn’s Power Stone 2.5874%
 Ogre Ring 2.6562%
 Eye of the Ruins Ring 2.7286%
 Narc Ear Accessory 2.8052%
 Valtarra Eclipsed Belt 2.8861%
 Orkinrad’s Belt 2.9719%
 Basilisk’s Belt 3.0629%
 Ring of Crescent Guardian 3.1597%
 Centaurus Belt 9.6954%
 Ring of Cadry Guardian 10.7364%
 Forest Ronaros Ring 12.0277%
 Sicil’s Necklace 13.6721%
 Serap’s Necklace 15.8374%
 Cron Stone x4-8 100%

 

Dark Rift Chest: Box of the Distorted Dead

Box of the Silent Dead

x2 Chest reward from VERY DIFFICULT Dark Rifts.

Item Chance
 Laytenn’s Power Stone 7.3093%
 Ogre Ring 7.8857%
 Eye of the Ruins Ring 8.5607%
 Narc Ear Accessory 9.3622%
 Valtarra Eclipsed Belt 10.3292%
 Orkinrad’s Belt 11.519%
 Basilisk’s Belt 13.0186%
 Ring of Crescent Guardian 14.9671%
 Cron Stone x8-13 100%

 

Dark Rift Chest: Box of the Silent Dead

Box of the Howling Dead

  • Box of the Howling Dead has a low chance of dropping from ALL Dark Rifts.
Item Chance
 Laytenn’s Power Stone 12.3902%
 Ogre Ring 14.1426%
 Eye of the Ruins Ring 25%
 Valtarra Eclipsed Belt 33%
 Basilisk’s Belt 50%
 Ring of Crescent Guardian 100%

Dark Rift Chest: Howling Box

Dark Spirit’s Greed

You obtain 2 Dark Spirit’s Greed for every Dark Rift boss you defeat.

Dark Spirit's Greed

 

Exchange NPCs

Exchange Dark Spirit’s Greed for items with the following NPCs.

Location NPC
Western Guard Camp
Western Guard Camp
Cliff
Cliff
Heidel
Heidel
Cruhorn Wyrmsbane
Cruhorn Wyrmsbane
Calpheon
Calpheon
Valks
Valks
Altinova
Altinova
Sarma Anin
Sarma Anin
Valencia
Valencia
Barhan Nesser
Barhan Nesser
Grána
Grána
Hazel Azealia
Hazel Azealia
Duvencrune
Duvencrune
Odelphin
Odelphin

 

Dark Rift Gear & Combat Tips

Dark Rift Bosses can be challenging for new players and especially those new to a class. Don’t run in mindlessly, expecting the boss to fall in a few minutes unless you are an expert in the class.

Study the boss’s movements and you will start to learn their patterns of attack. When you can anticipate their moves, you can dodge attacks to survive and win.

Dark Rifts are placed right in the middle of normal grinding areas. This means you have to consider how well you can fight mobs at that location. While fighting the boss, anticipate having to run away and move through mobs that chase you and block movement or even stun you.

Dark Rift Combat Tips:

  • HP Pots: Bring lots of HP pots
  • Boss Combat Basics: Learn your class skills that help in defense like Forward Guard, Superarmor, and Invincibility. Learn your evasive moves that will make your character side step out of danger. Without using these, you will get frustrated. Learn which skills give Healing.
  • Begin with Fast Attacks: Use fast attacks + evasive moves until you learn all of the boss movements. On the melee attacks, iFrame behind them and Back Attack them. On charges, dodge and iFrame behind for Back Attack. Try to attack from behind. For AOE’s that bypass block and FG, learn to avoid.
  • S-Block – Walking backwards for Forward Guard: Evade skills eat up Stamina and walking backwards may help while you recharge Stamina.
  • Help from a Friend: Ask a friend to clear mobs around the boss, while you fight, if you are too low-geared to handle both at the same time.
  • Time Debuff: Players report Dark Rift bosses weaken after 15 to 30 minutes of fighting. (Seperate from the de-leveling after 24 hours.)
  • Reset Boss Location: When you run away too far, the boss will run back to his spawn point, but still keep the damage you dealt. This frees you to pick off boss adds that may have spawned and surrounding mobs. Or you can Back Attack him as he runs.
  • Recommended AP/DP Gear: You will want at least beginner Naru Gear that has been enhanced. See details below.
  • Low-geared Players: Don’t give up if you die. It’s still doable. Boss health doesn’t reset. Just expect a longer fight, because you will have to run back to the spawn location on death. (unless you use Elion’s Tears)
  • Food Rotation + Elixirs:
    • Damage modifiers like back attack and crit damage increase are better than AP.
    • Kamasylvia Meal for Back Attack +5%
    • King of the Jungle Hamburg for Critical Hit Damage +5%
    • Serendia Meal for AP +5 and Accuracy +10
    • Elixir of Lethal Assassin for Back Attack Damage +15%.
    • Elixir of Sharp Detection for Critical Hit Damage +15%
    • Giant’s draught is much better than beast’s draught due to the all special attack +10%.

 

Minimum Dark Rift Gear Recommendation

It’s best if you can wear Tuvla PEN gear or better to visit your first Dark Rift boss.

At the very least have a full set of Naru armor that is PRI level and Naru weapons of PEN level.   (Gear Score: 240)

  • AP 97~103 (100)
  • Accuracy 192
  • DP 140
  • Max HP 200
  • Max Stamina 100
  • Weight Limit 10LT
  • Bonus AP 5

Defense

  • Damage Reduction 69
  • Evasion 71
  • Hidden Damage Reduction 10
  • Hidden Evasion 179

Effects

  • Attack Speed 4
  • Casting Speed 2
  • Movement Speed 2

View our Naru Gear guide.

Naru gear set with PRI level armor

Best Classes for Dark Rifts?

I have found the Guardian to be my favorite class to use for Dark Rifts. She has some great protected skills and feels tanky. Any class that has good movement and/or healing capability will help, such as Witch/Wizard, who have direct heals and Lahn, with many offensive HP regen skills. Classes with a summon can help take aggro off of you for a bit.

Dark Rift Boss List & Strategies

Dark Rift bosses are separated into 3 categories of difficulty. Normal → Difficult → Very Difficult

Difficulty determines the type of chest obtained. Harder boss = better chest. (Boss level makes no difference in chest reward.)

 

Tier 1 Difficulty: “Normal”

Muskan

Location: Southwestern Gateway, Serendia

STRATEGY: Muskan is fairly easy. Strafe away when he flies into the air and pounds the ground, because it will cause you to be knocked to the ground.

Loot Box: Box of the Desperate Dead Box of the Desperate Dead:

Dark Rift Muskan Location

Red Nose

Location: Ehwaz Hill, Balenos

STRATEGY: Red Nose likes to CC, so you have to keep strafing. Once in a while he will belly flop and lay on the ground for 4 seconds. If you avoid it, you can unload your slower, more heavy hitting Down Attack on him.

Loot Box: Box of the Desperate Dead Box of the Desperate Dead

Dark Rift Red Nose Location

 

Tier 2 Difficulty: “Difficult”

Dim Tree Spirit

Location: Calpheon Castle Western Forest, Calpheon

STRATEGY: Dim Tree Spirit spawns in some challenging environments with lots of boulders and/or trees. If you get too far from Dim Tree, he will long range attack, which hits 100%. This is a heavy hitting attack that you must invuln or block. Don’t get too close or his melee will Back Attack you and bypass your block. He and his adds have rapid fire knockdown, so you will need block and/or quick strafing.

Loot Box: Box of the Silent Dead Box of the Distorted Dead

Dark Rift Dim Tree Spirit Location

Ferrid

Location: Mediah (inside Omar Lava Cave)

STRATEGY: Ferrid is challenging because he is inside and you are boxed in by the walls of a small pit. Ferrid will reach his hands into the air before his powerful attack.

Loot Box: Box of the Silent Dead Box of the Distorted Dead

Dark Rift Ferrid Location

Tier 3 Difficulty: “Very Difficult”

Dastard Bheg

Location: Imp Cave, Serendia

STRATEGY: Dastard Behg is CC happy. His normal attack with that nasty grappling hook has an obscenely long ranged Knockdown! Ack, he can be a pain to say the least. Keep strafing and using quick attacks. Finding that narrow window when you can hit him is tricky.

Loot Box: Box of the Desperate DeadBox of the Silent Dead

Dark Rift Dastard Bheg Location

Ahib Griffon

Location: Old Wisdom Tree, Kamasylvia

STRATEGY: Paints the ground red before his heavy hitting attack. Run out of the red area. He rears up and back before his very foul breath attack. Try not to wander out of the small cleared circle that he spawns in. If you accidently shoot the native mobs surrounding Ahib Griffon’s spawn point, it can be a real pain. Don’t forget you can run away from the mobs to reset them to their original spawn location.

Loot Box: Box of the Desperate DeadBox of the Silent Dead

Dark Rift Ahib Griffon Location Map

In patch Dark Rift Bosses were improved and 6 were removed:

Steel Nux
Kavali
Ancient Puturum
Ruins Guard Tower
Saunil Siege Captain
Ronin

 

[Event] Dark Rift Bosses

Sometimes there are events that temporarily spawn event bosses.

[Event] Titium

Location: Calpheon

Difficulty: Normal

STRATEGY: This was a limited time event boss that spawned more frequently than normal Dark Rift bosses. Special event dark rifts have the same chance as standard Dark Rifts to drop Remnants of the Rift.

Tier 1 Loot Box: Box of the Desperate Dead Box of the Desperate Dead:

[Event] Skeleton King

Location: Mediah

Difficulty: Difficult

STRATEGY: This was a limited time event boss that spawned more frequently than normal Dark Rift bosses. Special event dark rifts have the same chance as standard Dark Rifts to drop Remnants of the Rift.

Tier 2 Loot Box: Box of the Silent Dead Box of the Distorted Dead

[Event] Leebur

Location: Drieghan

Difficulty: Very Difficult

STRATEGY: This was a limited time event boss that spawned more frequently than normal Dark Rift bosses. Special event dark rifts have the same chance as standard Dark Rifts to drop Remnants of the Rift.

Tier 3 Loot Box: Box of the Desperate DeadBox of the Silent Dead

▲ [Event] Titium/[Event] Skeleton King/[Event] Leebur

 

The monsters above will reappear slightly faster compared to the normal Dark Rift monsters.

 

[Event] Titium

[Event] Skeleton King

[Event] Leebur

 

During a Rift Event, extra Dark Rifts can be spawned at one time. (Normally, 6 can be spawned.)

 

Defeat the event Dark Rift monsters to obtain the default Dark Rift rewards and have a chance to obtain the Box of the Enraged Dead.

 

Open the Box of the Enraged Dead to obtain one of the items below:

 


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

 

The event monsters have the same chance of dropping the Remnants of the Rift as the normal Dark Rift monsters.