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BDO Enhancement Guide (Black Desert Online 2019)

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BDO Enhancement NPC: Tranan BDO Failstack & Enhancement Window

BDO Enhancement is the process of upgrading gear to increase its power. The levels of Enhancement go from +0 to +20. Most gear and accessories in Black Desert Online can be enhanced, as long as you have Enhancement materials on hand and a handful of luck.

Enhancement Levels:

  1. PEN (V) +20
  2. TET (IV) +19
  3. TRI (III) +18
  4. DUO (II) +17
  5. PRI (I) +16
  6. +15 to +1

Enhancing is sometimes called by the traditional name of "Enchanting".






...you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?" -
— Dirty Harry

RNG Me Away!
Enhancement is very RNG heavy. Even with a recent revelation of Enhancement Chance rates and safe enhance options, players frequently flood chat and video channels with how unfair the Enhancement system has been to them. Unsafe Enhancement is a gamble, especially when you approach +13 and above. TET and +15 begin with a mere 2% chance at succeeding. PEN? Forget about it! I won't depress you with the numbers. :)

There are a few oddballs who actually enjoy Enhancement... but never mind the craziest. It's safest to avoid them, and any mention of them actually. They might be reading this right now *gulp*.


What about Safe Enhancement?
Black Desert has implemented some safe ways to to achieve Enhancement like Force-Enhance, Caphras Stones, and Magical Black Stones, but it seems many people still forgo these and opt for the excitement of gambling and hoping for that small chance of getting their coveted enhancement fast and for cheap! Of course, this leads to frustration upon frustration for the unlucky and the heights of joy for the lucky few...

Which path will you take?


Enhancement Basics

Enhancement Requirements

You must have completed the quest called [Awakening] Traces of Edana. This quest is not very far into the first Main quest chain given by the Black Spirit. Some Enhancing items also have a level 30 requirement in order to use.

You will also need plenty of Enhancement items. A typical TET enhancement session can run 1000+ Black Stones. 300+ Memory Fragments and much more. I will detail all the enhancement gear below.


Enhancement Window

To view the Enhancement interface, talk to the Black Spirit by pressing (,) key. Click the "Enhancement" button.

BDO Enhancement Button and Interface Window

An easier way is to just right click the Enhancement item consumable, such as a Black Stone.


Failstack & Enhancement Chance

BDO Failstack in the Enhancement Window

Enhancement is centered around the idea of "Failstacks". A Failstack is a count of the times you have failed to enhance. The more times you fail an Enhancement, the more Failstacks you obtain. The more Failstacks you have, the greater your chances to succeed.

   Enhancement Chance +
   Valk's Enhancement Chance +
   Permanent Enhancement Chance
   = TOTAL FAILSTACK

The total Failstack number is the large yellow number on the top right.


Enhancement Terms:


How Many Failstacks Should I Use?
Failstacks have an optimal range. For many Enhancement levels, there are "Softcaps", in which you get significantly less Enhancement Chance from increasing to the next Failstack. For this reason, players say to stop Failstacking or to save that Failstack, after a certain number. For example, 70% Enhancement Chance is the Softcap for both armor and weapons. Going over this, will make enhancing that item much more expensive.

Saving a Failstack
Each character has a separate Failstack, which is helpful if your Failstack gets too high and you want to start over on an alternate character. This will save your Failstack for a higher level Enhancement later. You can also save Failstacks by purchasing a book from the Blacksmith.

Failstack Charts show Enhancement success chances for each Failstack.

Max Durability & Enhancement Failure

BDO Enhancement: Recover Max Durability

Failstacks are a good thing, but they do cost you! Every time you fail Enhancement, you lose at least 5 Max Durability on the item you are trying to upgrade.

Accessories have different failure costs. Both accessories are destroyed upon failure.

Max Durability is repaired by visiting the Blacksmith and clicking Repair > Recover Max Dur.

Max Durability can be repaired by destroying another of the same kind.

For expensive repairs, like boss gear, you can use Memory Fragments (and optionally a Pearl item called Artisan's Memory with it).


In unsafe Enhancement, the Max Durability lost depends upon the Enhancement consumable used.

Black Stones: -5 Max Durability.
Concentrated Black Stones: -10 Max Durability

Total Cost of Failstack = Black Stones + identical gear for repair.

Safe Enhancement methods have set Max Durability costs that are higher.


Force-Enhance

BDO Force Enhancement


"Force-Enhance" gives a 100% Enhancement Chance, but costs extra Max Durability and Black Stones. You can only Force-Enhance up to TRI. For this reason, there are some players who disagree with using it because they say you need Failstacks anyway for TET and PEN. But, for other players, who don't like the gambling aspect of Enhancement, it's an option.

After gear reaches TRI, you can still gain 100% Enhancement Chance by using Caphras Stones, which are a rare drop from higher level mobs.



Force-Enhance Cost for Armor

Enhancement Base Chance % per FS Force-Enhance
Black Stones
Force-Enhance
Max Durability
Max Durability
Fail Cost
1-5 100%        
6 70% 1.4% 2 -10 -5
7 25.64% 2.56% 3 -10 -5
8 17.24% 1.72% 4 -10 -5
9 11.76% 1.18% 5 -20 -5
10 7.69% .77% 7 -30 -5
11 6.25% .63% 9 -40 -5
12 5.00% 0.5% 11 -50 -5
13 4.00% 0.4% 17 -60 -5
14 2.86% 0.29% 23 -70 -5
15 2.00% 0.2% 29 -100 -5
16 (PRI) 11.76 1.18% 7 -100 -10
17 (DUO) 7.69 0.77% 12 -100 -10
18 (TRI) 6.25% 0.63% 30 -100 -10
19 (TET) 2.00% 0.2% can't can't -10
20 (PEN) 0.30% 0.03% can't can't -10


Force-Enhance Cost for Weapons

Enhancement Base Chance % per FS Force-Enhance
Black Stones
Force-Enhance
Max Durability
Max Durability
Fail Cost
1-7 100%        
8 70% 1.4% 2 -10 -5
9 20.41% 2.04% 3 -20 -5
10 14.29% 1.43% 5 -30 -5
11 10% 1% 7 -40 -5
12 6.67% 0.67% 11 -50 -5
13 4% 0.4% 17 -60 -5
14 2.50% 0.25% 23 -70 -5
15 2% 0.2% 29 -100 -5
16 (PRI) 11.76 1.18% 7 -100 -10
17 (DUO) 7.69 0.77% 12 -100 -10
18 (TRI) 6.25% 0.63% 30 -100 -10
19 (TET) 2.00% 0.2% can't can't -10
20 (PEN) 0.30% 0.03% can't can't -10



Enhancement Options: Durability vs Enhance

Enhancement Option - Durability: Selecting this option before Enhancement decreases the Max Durability lost on failures. It also increases the difficulty of enhancing. This can be used for an easier time building Failstacks. However, if you are a new player and don't need Failstacks, select the "Enhance" option instead.

Enhancement Option: "Durability"

BDO Enhancement Option of Durability

Enhancement Option - Enhance: Selecting this option before Enhancement doubles the Enhancement Chance, so that gear is easier to Enhance. Use this option if you are not interested in building Failstacks for higher level Enhancements.

Enhancement Option: "Enhance"

BDO Enhancement Option of Enhance

Devour

Devour will destroy one of your Enhanced weapons or armor and give you Enhancement Chance in exchange.

Enhancement Option of Devour

BDO Enhancement Option of Devour

Weapon Enhancement Level Enhancement Chance Gain
+8 +4
+9 +5
+10 +6
+11 +8
+12 +10
+13 +12
+14 +14
+15 +16
PRI +20
DUO +26
TRI +33
TET +45
PEN +75
Armor Enhancement Level Enhancement Chance Gain
+6 +3
+7 +4
+8 +5
+9 +6
+10 +7
+11 +8
+12 +10
+13 +12
+14 +14
+15 +16
PRI +20
DUO +25
TRI +30
TET +40
PEN +70

Building a Failstack & Cleanse Gear

BDO Enhancement: Cleanse Gear

Building Failstacks:
To purposefully build a Failstack, many players use the very cheap Reblath armor and Militia weapons available from NPCs. They continually upgrade +14 to +15 with this cheap gear. There is only a 2% chance that the armor/weapon will Enhance, making it ideal for cheaper Failstack building.

Losing Your Failstack
If your item happens to gain a level to +15, then you go to a priest to have it de-leveled "Cleansed" for 100k Silver. That will put your gear back to +14 level. Then, unfortunately, you have to start all over with a Failstack of 0. For this reason, some players refuse to use gear that is not already useful and demanded on the Marketplace. If it does happen to level up, then at least they have something they can sell. (Example: popular gear like Grunil and Heve armor.)


Enhancement Items


Black Stone (Armor)

BDO Black Stone (Armor)

Black Stone (Armor) is used to enhance defense gear. (Chest, shoes, feet, hands) You can upgrade armor up to +5 without failure. After this, there is a chance of failing enhancement, unless "Force-Enhance" is selected.

Black Stone (Armor) is used in all levels of armor Enhancement.

Frequently drops from <Violent> star type mobs. There are an abundance of these at Abandoned Iron Mine, Manes, Rogues, and Helms. View Black Stone (Armor) page and drop rates on bddatabase.net


Black Stone (Weapon)

BDO Black Stone (Weapon)

Black Stone (Weapon) is used to enhance AP gear. (main, awakening, and sub-weapons) You can upgrade weapons up to +7 without failure. After this, there is a chance of failing enhancement, unless "Force-Enhance" is selected.

Black Stone (Weapon) is used in all levels of weapon Enhancement.

Frequently drops from <Violent> star type mobs. There are an abundance of these at Abandoned Iron Mine, Manes, Rogues, and Helms. View Black Stone (Weapon) page and drop rates on bddatabase.net


Hard Black Crystal Shard

BDO Hard Black Crystal Shard

Hard Black Crystal Shard is used to enhance defense gear. (Chest, shoes, feet, hands) It's required in the recipe to create Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor).

Obtained By:

View Hard Black Crystal Shard page and drop rates on bddatabase.net


Heating Accessories for Black Crystal Shards

Icon Black Crystal Shard Heated Item Heating Produces
Hard Black Crystal Shard
Hard Black Crystal Shard
Hard Black Crystal Shard

Sharp Black Crystal Shard
Sharp Black Crystal Shard
Sharp Black Crystal Shard
Sharp Black Crystal Shard
Sharp Black Crystal Shard

Sharp Black Crystal Shard

BDO Sharp Black Crystal Shard

Sharp Black Crystal Shard is used to enhance AP gear. (main, awakening, and sub-weapons) It's required in the recipe to create Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon).

Obtained By:

View Sharp Black Crystal Shard page and drop rates on bddatabase.net


Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor)

BDO Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor)

Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor) is used to enhance defense gear past +15. (Chest, shoes, feet, hands)

Craft by Processing > Heating Hard Black Crystal Shard x1 and Black Stones (Armor) x2. This recipe creates 1, and there is no chance for an extra proc.

View Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor) page and drop rates on bddatabase.net


Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)

BDO Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)

Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) is used to enhance AP gear past +15. (main, awakening, and sub-weapons)

Craft by Processing > Heating Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1 and Black Stones (Weapon) x2. This recipe creates 1, and there is no chance for an extra proc.

View Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) page and drop rates on bddatabase.net


Cron Stone

BDO Cron Stone

Any Enhancement after DUO level has a chance of dropping a level. Cron Stones are used to protect an item from downgrading a level after a failed Enhancement attempt.

Accessories are treated differently. Cron Stones protect them from being destroyed, but may still lose a level.

Obtaining Cron Stones:

The quantity required to protect Enhancement is about half the item’s cost in Cron Stones. For example, enhancement on a 500 million weapon would be: 500,000,000 / 2 = 250,000,000 then take 250,000,000 / 2,000,000 = 125 Cron Stones.

With a high cost of 2 million each, Cron Stones are too expensive. It would be cheaper to let a DUO item downgrade to PRI and then sell the PRI and purchase another DUO off the Marketplace to continue attempting a TRI. (Of course this depends on the quantity of enhanced gear on Central Market.)


Valk's Cry

Pearl Costume Valks’ Cry Extracted Cron Stone Extracted
Helmet 8 24
Armor 18 54
Gloves 7 21
Shoes 7 21
Main Weapon 12 36
Sub-weapon 7 21
Awakening Weapon 14 42
Total 73 219

Valk's Cry adds +1 to the Failstack, increasing the Enhancement Chance.

Valk's Cry can only increase the Failstack by a maximum of 10.

Valk's Cry from Loyalties:
Purchase Valks' Cry with 100 Loyalties. It's limited to 5 per Family per week.

Valk's Cry from Pearl Costumes:
Pearl costumes can be turned into Cron Stones or Valk's Cry at a Blacksmith.


BDO Valk's Cry for Loyalties

Fairy's Blessing

BDO Fairy's Blessing

Fairy's Blessing is just like using Valk's Cry. It will add +1 to Valks Enhancement Chance. Any combination of Valk's Cry and Fairy's Blessing cannot exceed +10.


Blacksmith's Secret Book

BDO Blacksmith's Secret Book

Blacksmith's Secret Book is used to store your current Enhancement Chance. This will make your current Failstack fall to 0, but enables you to start again and use your stored Failstack for a more suitable item.

Blacksmith's Secret Book converts your Enhancement Chance amount into an Advice of Valk's with equal Valk's Enhancement Chance.

The number shows the maximum amount of Enhancement Chance that you can store. For example, if you currently have an Enhancement Chance of +41, you cannot use Blacksmith's Secret Book - 40. You must buy Blacksmith's Secret Book - 50.

BDO Blacksmith's Secret Book Cost

Reform Stones

BDO Ultimate Reform Stone

Ultimate Weapon/Armor Reform Stone

100% enhancement chance: "Ultimate"

Ultimate Reform Stone will upgrade green or blue grade armor to yellow grade 100% of the time.

Processing Recipe:
Heating: x10 Grade 3 Reform Stone + x1 Black Crystal Shard

Other lower grade Reform Stones have an RNG chance to upgrade your armor or weapon's grade.


The following Reform Stones are created at a housing type called "Refinery".

BDO Grade 3 Weapon Reform Stone

Grade 1 Weapon/Armor Reform Stone
0% enhancement chance: "Ultimate"
20% enhancement chance: "of Temptation"
30% enhancement chance: "of Destruction"
30% enhancement chance: "of Crimson Flame"
20% enhancement chance: green grade

Grade 2 Weapon/Armor Reform Stone
1% enhancement chance: "Ultimate"
20% enhancement chance: "of Temptation"
20% enhancement chance: "of Destruction"
20% enhancement chance: "of Crimson Flame"
10% enhancement chance: green grade

Grade 3 Weapon/Armor Reform Stone
5% enhancement chance: "Ultimate"
30% enhancement chance: "of Temptation"
30% enhancement chance: "of Destruction"
20% enhancement chance: "of Crimson Flame"
10% enhancement chance: green grade


Magic Black Stones

Magic Black Stones give a guaranteed Enhancement Chance to get +13, +14, or +15.

Magic Black Stone Grade Requirements:

Magic Black Stone Quantity Requirements:

Magic Black Stones are rarely obtained via defeating bosses and events.

Max Durability Cost: 30



BDO Cleansed Magic Black Stone BDO Stabilized Magic Black Stone

Caphras Stone

Weapons and Gear that are TRI to PEN have up to 20 Caphras levels. They start at 0 level and gain experience towards the next level by feeding them Caphras Stones. Every level adds attack or defense stats to your character's sheet stats, when equipped.

To start Enhancement with Caphras, visit Black Spirit > Enhancement > “Caphras Enhancement”.

BDO Valk's Cry for Loyalties

100% Enhancement Chance via Caphras Stones:
When your gear reaches level 20, you can increase its Enhancement level by 1. Make sure your item is at 100% Max Durability and click the ‘Upgrade Enhancement’ button.

NOTE: 100% ‘Upgrade Enhancement’ will reduce Max Durability to 0 and reset the Caphras Level

What happens if I want to stop early?
If you get tired of waiting on your gear's Caphras level to improve, you can still attempt to Enhance the traditional way via Concentrated Magic Stones and luck.


Caphras Stone Recipe

Simple Alchemy:

5x Ancient Spirit Dust Ancient Spirit Dust + 1x Black Stone (Weapon/Armor) Black Stone (Weapon/Armor) = 1x Caphras Stone Caphras Stone

50x Ancient Spirit Dust Ancient Spirit Dust + 10x Black Stone (Weapon/Armor) Black Stone (Weapon/Armor) = 10x Caphras Stone Caphras Stone

Caphras Stone Grinding Locations

Caphras Stones are dropped by many monsters. Kamasylvia mobs have the highest drop chance.

Ancient Spirit Dust and Caphras Stone Locations:

Caphras Stones via Dark Rifts

Solo bosses, called Dark Rifts, do reward Ancient Spirit Dust in small amounts. You can expect at least 3 Ancient Spirit Dust for each Dark Rift boss you kill and loot. Although the Ancient Spirit Dust amount is small, they are still worthwhile to do because of the other loot you obtain from doing them. Read more about Dark Rifts in our Dark Rift Guide.

Example Dim Tree Loot

BDO Dark Rift Loot from Dim Tree Spirit Boss

Example Gehaku Loot

BDO Dark Rift Loot from Gehaku Boss

Example Giath Loot

BDO Dark Rift Loot from Giath Boss

Example Ruins GT Loot

BDO Dark Rift Loot from Ruins Guard Tower Boss

Caphras Stones via Questing

Many grind spots in Valencia including Aakman & Hystria have Daily Caphras Stone quests. Ronaros, Manshaum, Fadus, and Navarn Steppe also have one Daily Caphras quest each.

Anticipate completing a quest line from each quest giver, before these Dailies open up.

Caphras Daily Quests by Grind Spot:

Kamasylvia
  • Fadus: Kill 600  • Quest Giver: Khalid  • Node: Loopy Tree Forest

  • Ronaros: Kill 600  • Quest Giver: Navir  • Node: Acher Western Camp

  • Manshaum: Kill 170  • Quest Giver: Viverza  • Node: Manshaum Forest

  • Griffons: 10 Griffon Feathers  • Quest Giver: Milden  • Node: Navarn Steppe

Valencia
  • Bashims: Kill 600  • Quest Giver: Litsche  • Node: Pujiya Canyon

  • Basilisks: Kill 250  • Quest Giver: Rahim  • Node: Basilisk Den

  • Cadry: Kill 600  • Quest Giver: Anne Laker  • Node: Cadry Ruins

  • Centaurs: Kill 300  • Quest Giver: Zaniya  • Node: Taphtar Plain

  • Bandits: Kill 700  • Quest Giver: Rafa  • Node: Gahaz Lair

  • Nagas: Kill 650  • Quest Giver: Saira  • Node: Desert Naga Temple

  • Fogans: Kill 650  • Quest Giver: Desert Naga Search Captain  • Node: Titium Valley

  • Crescents: Kill 700 • Quest Giver: Haulan  • Node: Crescent Shrine

  • Lavas: Kill 1000  • Quest Giver: Ustouvan  • Node: Roud Sulfur Mine

  • Pila Ku Prisoners: Kill 1000  • Quest Giver: Zaniya  • Node: Pila Ku Jail

  • Aakman: Kill 500  • Quest Giver: Bolero  • Node: Aakman dungeon

  • Hystria: Kill 500  • Quest Giver: Atui Balacs  • Node: Hystria dungeon


Caphras Quests with NPC and Quest Links:

  Quest Kills Zone Start NPC Contribution
[Daily] Code of the Mine 1000 Lavas Valencia Ustouvan 500
[Daily] Deep Grudge 650 Fogans Valencia Desert Naga Search Captain 500
[Daily] Disruption 650 Nagas Valencia  Saira 500
[Daily] Endless Threats 500 Hystria Ancient Weapons Valencia  Atui Balacs 500
[Daily] For Bolero 500 Aakman Followers Valencia  Bolero 500
[Daily] Fuming Frenzy 700 frenzied Argos Valencia  Haulan 500
[Daily] Hostile Tribe 600 Bashims Valencia  Litsche 500
[Daily] Monstrous Force 1000 Pila Ku mobs Valencia  Botadin 500
[Daily] Redeeming Our Land 300 Centaurs Valencia  Zaniya 600
[Daily] Subduing the Force  700 Bandits Valencia  Rafa 500
[Daily] Unsubdued Grudge  250 Basilisks Valencia  Rahim 300
[Daily] You Wanna Tango?  600 Cadrys Valencia  Anne Laker 500
[Repeat] Full-Scale War  600 Fadus Kamasylvia  Khalid 300
[Repeat] Raging Guardian of the Forest  600 Forest Ronaros Herd Kamasylvia  Navir 300
[Repeat] Struggle for the Forest  170 Manshaum Kamasylvia  Viverza 200
[Repeat] Symbol of Valor  Collect 10 Griffon Feathers Kamasylvia  Milden 300
Caphras Stone   Balenos  Eileen 150
New Material   Balenos  Eileen 150

Caphras from Solo Boss Narc Brishka

Narc Brishka

Narc Magic Sealing Stone Reward Bundle has a chance of obtaining Caphras Stone. You get this Reward Bundle by completing the level 56+ quest [Solo] Narc Magic Sealing Stone. This will summon a solo boss Narc Brishka.

If you failed to defeat the boss, you can summon the Black Spirit to accept the ‘Weakened Narc Magic Sealing Stone' Quest.
• This is a Solo Quest, so you cannot summon the boss while in a party.
• You cannot form a party while summoning the boss.
• The boss will disappear if it is idle for 5 mins., or if it is not defeated in 30 mins. from the point it is summoned.
• There is no penalty for being killed by the boss. However, Mounts must be placed in a safe spot.

Caphras Stones via Gathering

Gathering has a small chance of giving a Caphras Stone or Ancient Spirit Dust. Gathering includes Skinning, Mining, Butchering, Lumbering, Fluid Collection, and Underwater gathering.

Caphras Enhancement Levels for Main & Awakening Weapon

Enhancement LevelCaphras Enhancement LevelAPAccuracy
TRI + TET110
TRI + TET220
TRI + TET330
TRI + TET440
TRI + TET541
TRI + TET642
TRI + TET743
TRI + TET853
TRI + TET954
TRI + TET1055
TRI + TET1156
TRI + TET1266
TRI + TET1367
TRI + TET1468
TRI + TET1569
TRI + TET1679
TRI + TET17710
TRI + TET18711
TRI + TET19712
TRI + TET20812
PEN(V)110
PEN213
PEN323
PEN424
PEN534
PEN635
PEN745
PEN846
PEN956
PEN1057
PEN1167
PEN1268
PEN1378
PEN1479
PEN1589
PEN16810
PEN17910
PEN18911
PEN191011
PEN201012

Caphras Enhancement Levels for Sub-Weapon

Enhancement LevelCaphras Enhancement LevelAPAccuracyEvasionBonus EvasionDamage ReductionBonus Damage ReductionMax HPMax MP/WP/SP
TRI + TET104000000
TRI + TET2040000100
TRI + TET30400001010
TRI + TET40412001010
TRI + TET50412011010
TRI + TET60412012010
TRI + TET70512012010
TRI + TET80513012010
TRI + TET90513012015
TRI + TET101513012015
TRI + TET111613012015
TRI + TET121613013015
TRI + TET131613013020
TRI + TET141614013020
TRI + TET151714013020
TRI + TET161714023020
TRI + TET171714023025
TRI + TET181715023025
TRI + TET191815023025
TRI + TET202815023025
PEN104000000
PEN204000100
PEN304001100
PEN404031100
PEN504131100
PEN6041311200
PEN7141311200
PEN8181311200
PEN9181312200
PEN10181322200
PEN11181622200
PEN12182622200
PEN13182622400
PEN14282622400
PEN152122622400
PEN162122623400
PEN172122633400
PEN182122933400
PEN192123933400
PEN202123933600

Caphras Enhancement Levels for Armor

Enhancement LevelCaphras Enhancement LevelEvasionBonus EvasionDamage ReductionBonus Damage ReductionMax HPMax MP/WP/SP
TRI + TET10000100
TRI + TET21200200
TRI + TET32310300
TRI + TET43410500
TRI + TET53410505
TRI + TET634105010
TRI + TET735105010
TRI + TET835115010
TRI + TET935116010
TRI + TET1035116015
TRI + TET1135116020
TRI + TET1236116020
TRI + TET1336117020
TRI + TET1436117025
TRI + TET1536117030
TRI + TET1636127030
TRI + TET1737127030
TRI + TET1837128030
TRI + TET1938128030
TRI + TET2038138030
PEN (V)11100200
PEN21111300
PEN32211400
PEN42222500
PEN53322600
PEN63333700
PEN74433800
PEN84444900
PEN955551000
PEN1056551100
PEN1156561200
PEN1266561200
PEN1366661200
PEN1467661300
PEN1567671400
PEN1677671400
PEN1777771400
PEN1878771500
PEN1978781600
PEN2088881600

Caphras Quantity Required Per Level

Boss Armor:

Boss Weapon:

Lemoria Armor:

Liverto Weapon:

Green Armor:

Green Weapon:

Thank you to Chumpz and Bloo for the data showing the Caphras quanty required for each Caphras level. View the source on Google Docs.

Dim Tree Armor

EnhanceCaphras
Level
Caphras
Stones
TRI028
TRI170
TRI2126
TRI3210
TRI4295
TRI5381
TRI6468
TRI7556
TRI8645
TRI9735
TRI10826
TRI11918
TRI121011
TRI131105
TRI141200
TRI151296
TRI161393
TRI171491
TRI181590
TRI191706
TET0111
TET1296
TET2592
TET31110
TET41640
TET52182
TET62736
TET73302
TET83880
TET94470
TET105072
TET115686
TET126312
TET136950
TET147600
TET158262
TET168936
TET179622
TET1810320
TET1911189
PEN0220
PEN1550
PEN2990
PEN31430
PEN42200
PEN52970
PEN64180
PEN75500
PEN86860
PEN98260
PEN109700
PEN1111180
PEN1212700
PEN1314260
PEN1415860
PEN1517500
PEN1619180
PEN1720900
PEN1822660
PEN1924460

Dandelion Weapon

EnhanceCaphras
Level
Caphras
Stones
TRI030
TRI175
TRI2135
TRI3225
TRI4316
TRI5408
TRI6501
TRI7595
TRI8690
TRI9786
TRI10883
TRI11981
TRI121080
TRI131180
TRI141281
TRI151383
TRI161486
TRI171590
TRI181695
TRI191823
TET0180
TET1480
TET2960
TET31800
TET42657
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Kzarka Weapon

EnhanceCaphras
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Caphras Extraction

Want a refund of your Caphras Stones? You can extract Caphras Stones from your equipment, but you will loose 15%. Helpful if you upgrade your weapon/armor and want to start over on the better one.


Memory Fragments

BDO Memory Fragment used in Enhancement

Every player will eventually require hundreds of Memory Fragments, which repair the Max durability of expensive boss gear. Max durability is lost as gear is enhanced into greater power. Cheap gear can be repaired using identical cheap gear. But, using boss gear to repair boss gear would get extremely expensive. Memory Fragments can be used instead and are far cheaper.

Memory Fragment Durability Recovery Rates:

NOTE: Amount of Durability increases fourfold if used with Artisan's Memory, purchased from the Pearl Shop.

BDO Ancient Relic Crystal Shard pattern to form a scroll

Memory Fragments are obtained by collecting 5 boss scroll pieces and putting them together in a pattern. This creates a 7 day scroll that summons 2 to 3 bosses, depending upon which scroll you use. Using the scroll will automatically give you a [Coop] quest, which rewards the most Memory Fragments. However, you can also loot Memory Fragments from your party member's boss corpses. Most scroll parties require 5x or 10x scrolls. So make sure you have enough scroll pieces to create 5 scrolls before looking for a party, or you may be cursed as a dreaded and awful Leecher! :( Then, prepare to die...

Boss scroll pieces can be consistently and actively obtained via grinding mobs. Mobs in Southern Calpheon, Mediah, and Valencia level 42+ drop them. Arrange 5 in a + pattern. However, the drop rates can be dismal, depending upon what you hunt. Most mobs have less than .28% drop rate. Players report anywhere from 2 to 9 Memory scroll pieces after grinding for one hour.


3 Different Memory Scroll Pieces:

You can also obtain Memory Fragments through solo Dark Rift bosses and Shadow Arena. To learn more about obtaining Memory Fragments, please visit our Memory Fragment Guide.

Artisan's Memory (P2W & Loyalty Reward)

Artisan's Memory turns 1 Memory Fragment into 4. So it will repair 4 Max Durability of your boss gear instead of just one, if it is yellow grade.

Artisan's Memory Full Price:

These do go on sale periodically and there are sometimes coupons available.

BDO Artisan's Memory from Pearls

Players also have the option of logging in every day for one hour for 4 days. This will give you 400 Loyalties, which is enough to purchase 1 Artisan's Memory from the Loyalty shop.

BDO Artisan's Memory from Loyalties


Blessing of Kamasylve for Added Enhancement Drops

Blessing of Kamasylve gives you a nice buff to rare drops chances. This will help in obtaining all those rare Enhancement consumables like Black Stones and Caphras.

Blessing of Kamasylve costs 1000 Loyalties (10 days of logging in for one hour) or 1,250 Pearls. ($12.50).

Buffs from Blessing of Kamasylve:
Energy Recovery +2
Item Drop Rate +20%

BDO Blessing of the Kamasylve for Enhancement Drops BDO Blessing of the Kamasylve for Enhancement Drops