BDO Failstack & Enhancement Window

BDO Enhancement is the process of upgrading gear to increase its power. The levels of Enhancement go from +1 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. 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. 🙂

It makes me wonder how many players have quit BDO over this sometimes infuriating mechanic.

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 these options seem overly time consuming and expensive when one thinks about a “lucky” one touch TET, etc. Many people forgo the “Safe Enhancement” options. To complicate matters, there is no safe enhancement for boss gear at certain levels. Of course, this leads to frustration upon frustration for the unlucky and the heights of joy for the lucky few…

Which path will be yours?


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:

  • Enhancement Chance #: This character’s Failstack. The times this character has failed at enhancement.

  • Valk’s Enhancement Chance #: up to 10 from Valk’s Cry and Fairy’s Blessing

  • Enhancement Chance %: the chance the current Enhancement will succeed.

  • Permanent Enhancement Chance: up to +4 family-wide Failstack from completing Rulupee Adventure Log.


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 example, 70% Enhancement Chance is the Softcap for both armor and weapons. Going over this, will make enhancing that item extremely more expensive.

Keeping Softcaps in mind, there is an optimal range that most players use for certain levels of Enhancement. For this reason, players say to stop Failstacking or to save that Failstack, after you have gained a certain number. This is in order to use that too high Failstack on a different item with a more suitable Enhancement grade for your Failstack.

Some levels of Enhancement, like TET and +15 have no soft cap and these are just a pain to get no matter what for most players.

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.

One problem I encounter using Alts for saving Failstacks is the 3 minute wait before you can switch between characters. Also lag and just waiting for complete loading inside Velia can become an issue.

Failstack Charts show Enhancement success chances for each Failstack.
  • 90% Hardcaps Revealed: No matter how many Failstacks you have, all unsafe gear enhancement has at least a 10% chance of failure. (You can’t exceed a 90% Enhancement success chance, unless you use a safe method like “Force-enhance.”)
  • Softcaps Revealed: Softcaps are Failstacks that you should avoid going over. (You get diminishing returns.)
    • Armor/Weapon Softcaps: 70% Enhancement Chance is the Softcap for both armor and weapons.
    • Accessory Softcaps:
      • PRI: 70% Enhancement Chance (18 Failstack)
      • DUO: 50% Enhancement Chance (40 Failstack)
      • TRI: 40% Enhancement Chance (44 Failstack)
      • TET: 30% Enhancement Chance (110 Failstack)
  • “Durability” option usually cuts Enhancement Chance in half, but increases chance of acquiring a Failstack.
  • +15 and TET armor and weapons have the same starting Enhancement Chance of 2%.
  • Green accessories have a higher chance of success with PRI than yellow or blue grade, but then after that, the rates are the same.
  • Blue bound accessories are easier to enhance than Green accessories.
  • White grade armor like Reblath has the same difficulty as Gold and Blue grade armor, which is slightly more difficult than Green grade armor.

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.

For higher level gear enhancement of DUO+, you can actually downgrade the item. So a DUO could become a PRI on failure. (Unless you use Cron Stones.)

Accessories have different failure costs. Both accessories are destroyed upon failure. (Cron Stones will allow the item to be downgraded instead of destroyed.)

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 for gear that has or had a base green grade. It costs a set amount of 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.

You probably don’t want to enhance green grade gear to TET level, anyway. Wait until you have that boss item to blow up your expensive Enhancing mats. 🙂

After gear reaches TRI, you can gain 100% Enhancement Chance by using Caphras Stones, which are a rare drop from higher level mobs and given via daily quests. Caphras quantities required for this Safe Enhancement option are extremely high…. around 1,800 for TRI to TET. Read more about Caphras Stones below.



Force-Enhance Cost for Armor

Note: Force-Enhancement for PRI or greater uses Concentrated Black Stones (Heated Shard + Black Stone)

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

Note: Force-Enhancement for PRI or greater uses Concentrated Black Stones (Heated Shard + Black Stone)

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.

  • Access Devour from the Enhancement window by talking to Black Spirit.

  • Devour is not available for gear equipped with crystals or gear with Caphras stats.

  • Devour is available for weapons of +8 or higher enhancement levels and armors of +6 or higher enhancement levels.

  • Devour is available no matter what your character’s Enhancement Chance.

  • There are no item grade restrictions when your character’s Enhancement Chance is 0. However, when your character’s Enhancement Chance is +1 or higher, Devour is only available for green or higher grade gears.

  • When you attempt to use Devour with an existing Enhancement Chance increase greater than 0, you will either succeed or fail at a fixed rate.


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 from Tranan Underfoe in Velia. Or, if they have allot of Weapon Stones, Militia weapons from Alfredo in Velia. Players will repeatedly attempt to upgrade +14 to +15 with this cheap gear. There is only a 2% chance that the armor/weapon will Enhance with 0 Failstacks, making it ideal for cheaper Failstack building.


Tranan Underfoe
<Blacksmith>

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.

  • used to Enhance up to +15
  • used in a recipe for enhancing PRI to PEN armor. 2 are Heated with 1 Hard Black Crystal Shard to create a Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor)

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.

  • used to Enhance up to +15
  • used in a recipe for enhancing PRI to PEN weapons. 2 are Heated with 1 Sharp Black Crystal Shard to create a Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)

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 Black Star Weapons and defense gear. (Chest, shoes, feet, hands) It’s required in the recipe to create Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor).

  • for PRI to PEN armor Enhancement
  • Heat: 1 Hard Black Crystal Shard + 2 Black Stone (Armor) to create a Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor)
  • used to craft an item for PRI to PEN Black Star Weapon Enhancement

Obtained By:

  • Processing > Heating certain accessories (See detailed table below.)
    • Bensho’s Necklace has a 0.1% drop rate from Wilderness Golem, Gravestone Golem, and Stone Golem
    • Scarla Necklas has a 2% drop rate from Helm Golem. (0.0375% from Helm Hunter and 0.075% from Helm Iron Shield)
    • Necklace of Good Deeds received from events and Gift of Repayment
  • All gathering types: mining, butchering, herbs, etc
    • 0.243% drop rate from Ore, Timber, and Underwater gathering
    • 0.0608% drop rate from Flowers, Herbs, Fruits, Mushrooms, and other food Gathering
  • Loot from Grinding: 0.243% drop rate from Trolls and beasts like Bison, Sheep, Elk, Bear, Waragon, Salamander, Lizard, etc
  • Certain Non-repeatable quests and events/rewards

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).

  • for PRI to PEN weapon Enhancement
  • Heat: 1 Sharp Black Crystal Shard + 2 Black Stone (Weapon) to create a Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
  • used in +1 to PEN for Black Star Weapon Enhancement

Obtained By:

  • Processing > Heating certain accessories (See detailed table above.)
    • Ogre Ring has a 0.05% drop rate from Ogres
    • Ancient Guardian’s Seal has a 0.03% drop rate from Helms mobs. (0.07% from Helm Devourer)
    • Witch’s Earring has a 0.02% to 0.2% drop rate from Hexe mobs (3% from Hexe Marie)
    • Ancient Weapon Core has a 0.0065% to 0.05% drop rate from Ancient Weapon mobs
    • Necklace of Good Deeds received from events and Gift of Repayment
  • All gathering types: mining, butchering, herbs, etc
    • 0.108% drop rate from Ore, Timber, and Underwater gathering
    • 0.0387% drop rate from Flowers, Herbs, Fruits, Mushrooms, and other food Gathering
  • Loot from Grinding: 0.108% drop rate from Trolls and beasts like Bison, Sheep, Elk, Bear, Waragon, Salamander, Lizard, etc
  • Certain Non-repeatable quests and events/rewards

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.

used in +1 to +15 for Black Star Weapon Enhancement

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


Cron Stone

BDO Cron Stone

When you attempt to enhance a DUO or greater level item, there is a chance that it will downgrade its level instead of gaining a level. So your DUO could drop to a PRI. 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 accessories can still lose a level.

Obtaining Cron Stones:

  • Attendance Rewards and Events
  • Exchanging Pearl Costumes to Blacksmith (See exchange rates below.)
  • 2 million silver each at the Blacksmith

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 expensive. As of this writing, it’s 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. (Prices and availability change all the time. Be sure to check the quantity and price 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.

  • Ceilyn is located to the right of Herawen in Kamasylve Temple. However, this exchange will not be activated when the quests ‘Laila’s Scattered Petals’ and ‘Mysterious Companion’ are under progress.

  • Laila’s Petal can be exchanged for Fairy’s Blessing from Fairy Queen Theiah or Ceilyn. (Laila’s Petal can be obtained by defeating monsters, Gathering, and Fishing.)

    • Laila’s Petal x10 → Fairy’s Blessing x1

  • You have to complete the quest “[Awakening] Traces of Edana” or reach Lv. 30 to use this item.


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 is available at any <Blacksmith> in town.

  • Blacksmith’s Secret Book – 20: 1 million Silver
  • Blacksmith’s Secret Book – 30: 1.5 million Silver
  • Blacksmith’s Secret Book – 40: 2 million Silver
  • Blacksmith’s Secret Book – 50: 3 million Silver (also available in Pearl Shop)
  • Blacksmith’s Secret Book – 100: Pearl Shop only: 200 Pearls for 1, 1500 Pearls for 10

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:

    +13: Magic Black Stone x5
    +14: Magic Black Stone x8
    +15: Magic Black Stone x13

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.

  • Enhancement Failure with Caphras EXP: if your enhancement level drops, only 50% of the item’s EXP will be kept.
  • Enhancement Success with Caphras EXP: only 10% of the item’s EXP will be carried forward to the next level
  • Enhancement Failure with Crons: If you fail enhancement using Cron Stones, 5% of the Cron Stones will be converted into Caphras exp.

To view Caphras Stone charts and learn how to craft and obtain Caphras, please visit our Caphras Stone Guide.


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:

  • White Grade: Recovers 10 Max Durability
  • Green Grade: Recovers 5 Max Durability
  • Blue Grade: Recovers 2 Max Durability
  • Yellow Grade: Recovers 1 Max Durability

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:

  • Ancient Relic Crystal ShardAncient Relic Crystal Shards: grinding in Southern Calpheon
  • Forbidden Book Forbidden Books: grinding in Mediah
  • Scroll Written in Ancient Language Scrolls Written in an Ancient Language: grinding in Valencia

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.

Dragon Scale Fossil for Advice of Valks 20 or 40

BDO Dragon Scale Fossil for Advice of Valks

You can turn in an item that drops from mobs at Sherekhan Necropolis to get an Advice of Valks.

Sherekhan Necropolis is located in Drieghan. It is a level 60+ hunting area with a recomendation of 200 AP. View it on somethinglovely.net map.

Dragon Scale Fossil Exchange Rates:

  • 30 for Advice of Valks (+20)
  • 350 for Advice of Valks (+40)

Blacksmith’s Secret Book – 100 (P2W Reward)

Blacksmith’s Secret Book – 100 is only available via the Pearl Shop. This allows you to store a 100 Failstack. You can also buy the Blacksmith’s Secret Book – 50 on the Pearl Shop, but these are easily available at the Blacksmith.

Blacksmith’s Secret Book – 100 Full Price:
  • Quantity 1: 200 Pearls
  • Quantity 10: 1500 Pearls
  • Quantity 10 of the Blacksmith’s Secret Book – 50: 1000 Pearls (you can buy these at the Blacksmith for 3 million silver each.)

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

BDO Blacksmith's Secret Book - 100 from Pearls

These are not available via the Loyalty shop.


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:
  • Quantity 1: 50 Pearls
  • Quantity 10: 450 Pearls
  • Quantity 100: 4000 Pearls

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%

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