BDO Kzarka Crossbow
BDO Kzarka Loot

Kzarka is a world boss in Black Desert Online that drops a yellow grade main weapon. The Kzarka weapon is considered BIS (Best In Slot) by many players due to its superior AP and ease of acquiring it. Kzarka’s loot table includes other valuables, like the Liverto Weapon Bundle, a nice blue grade mainhand weapon.

This Kzarka guide will detail how to find and defeat this Lord of Corruption and destroy his vile evil once and for all! He can be tricky for new players to find and fight.

Even if you don’t get a Weapon Box right away, you can obtain your Kzarka Weapon by turning in 100 Latent Auras with the Kzarka Quest. Kzarka weapons are usually the cheapest/easiest boss weapons to purchase on the Marketplace and are frequently seen in give-aways and events.

  • Recommended Level: 56+ with 140 Awakening AP + 180 DP
  • Kzarka goes berserk twice, significantly increasing his AP, but decreasing his HP
  • Kzarka has a set spawn schedule
  • Kzarka does not spawn on Olvia, Arsha, or Channels at War
  • Kzarka despawns 15 minutes from spawn time regardless of health or engagement
  • Loot still drops on despawn but at a lower rate.
  • Kzarka’s health is shared across all Channels. Spread out across channels for better chances.
  • “Double” loot chances are for kills only


Kzarka Location

Serendia Shrine PriestessSerendia Shrine Assassin

Kzarka is located SE of Glish, within the tunnels of Serendia Shrine. The Serendia Shrine node is a danger node far South of Heidel in Serendia territory. The outside entrance is safe, and you can park your horse there. The mobs inside include level 50 Serendia Shrine humans.

Kzarka Location: Serendia Shrine

Thank you to Youtuber, Density, for recording directions to Kzarka, including the path through the tunnels.
TLDR: Run through the Serendia Shrine tunnels, following the left door ways and into the final shrine room.



Kzarka Spawn Times

Kzarka NA Spawn Times

Kzarka Spawn Times: Pacific Time (PST)
DAY00:00
12:00AM
03:00
3AM
07:00
7AM
10:00
10AM
14:00
2PM
17:00
5PM
20:15
8:15PM
22:15
10:15PM
MondayKarandaKzarkaKzarkaOffinKutumNouverKzarkaKaranda
TuesdayKutumKzarkaNouverKutumNouverKarandaGarmothKutum & Kzarka
WednesdayKarandaMaintenanceKarandaNouverKutumOffinKaranda & KzarkaNouver
-1 hr: Quint & Muraka
ThursdayKutumKzarkaKutumNouverKzarkaKutumGarmothKzarka & Karanda
FridayNouverKarandaKutumKarandaNouverKzarkaKutum & KzarkaKaranda
SaturdayOffinNouverKutumNouverQuint & MurakaKzarka & KarandaConquest WarNouver & Kutum
SundayKzarkaKutumNouverKzarkaVellGarmothKzarka & NouverKutum & Karanda

Kzarka Spawn Times: Mountain Time (MST)
DAY01:00
1:00AM
04:00
4AM
08:00
8AM
11:00
11AM
15:00
3PM
18:00
6PM
21:15
9:15PM
23:15
11:15PM
MondayKarandaKzarkaKzarkaOffinKutumNouverKzarkaKaranda
TuesdayKutumKzarkaNouverKutumNouverKarandaGarmothKutum & Kzarka
WednesdayKarandaMaintenanceKarandaNouverKutumOffinKaranda & KzarkaNouver
-1 hr: Quint & Muraka
ThursdayKutumKzarkaKutumNouverKzarkaKutumGarmothKzarka & Karanda
FridayNouverKarandaKutumKarandaNouverKzarkaKutum & KzarkaKaranda
SaturdayOffinNouverKutumNouverQuint & MurakaKzarka & KarandaConquest WarNouver & Kutum
SundayKzarkaKutumNouverKzarkaVellGarmothKzarka & NouverKutum & Karanda

Kzarka Spawn Times: Central Time (CST)
DAY02:00
2AM
05:00
5AM
09:00
9AM
12:00
12PM
16:00
4PM
19:00
7PM
22:15
10:15PM
24:15
12:15AM
MondayKarandaKzarkaKzarkaOffinKutumNouverKzarkaKaranda
TuesdayKutumKzarkaNouverKutumNouverKarandaGarmothKutum & Kzarka
WednesdayKarandaMaintenanceKarandaNouverKutumOffinKaranda & KzarkaNouver
-1 hr: Quint & Muraka
ThursdayKutumKzarkaKutumNouverKzarkaKutumGarmothKzarka & Karanda
FridayNouverKarandaKutumKarandaNouverKzarkaKutum & KzarkaKaranda
SaturdayOffinNouverKutumNouverQuint & MurakaKzarka & KarandaConquest WarNouver & Kutum
SundayKzarkaKutumNouverKzarkaVellGarmothKzarka & NouverKutum & Karanda

Kzarka Spawn Times: Eastern Time (EST)
DAY03:00
3AM
06:00
6AM
10:00
10AM
13:00
1PM
17:00
5PM
20:00
8PM
23:15
11:15PM
01:15
1:15AM
MondayKarandaKzarkaKzarkaOffinKutumNouverKzarkaKaranda
TuesdayKutumKzarkaNouverKutumNouverKarandaGarmothKutum & Kzarka
WednesdayKarandaMaintenanceKarandaNouverKutumOffinKaranda & KzarkaNouver
-1 hr: Quint & Muraka
ThursdayKutumKzarkaKutumNouverKzarkaKutumGarmothKzarka & Karanda
FridayNouverKarandaKutumKarandaNouverKzarkaKutum & KzarkaKaranda
SaturdayOffinNouverKutumNouverQuint & MurakaKzarka & KarandaConquest WarNouver & Kutum
SundayKzarkaKutumNouverKzarkaVellGarmothKzarka & NouverKutum & Karanda

For additional help knowing when world or field bosses might spawn and which channels they are currently alive on, visit the World Boss Discord.

BDO Kzarka Spawn Times for EU: BDO Boss Spawn Times for EU


Kzarka on War Channels/Servers

Kzarka does not spawn when a Channel is at war.

Possible war servers are: B1, S1, C1, M1, VA1.

If the in-game notification is within the 15 minute pre-war period (5:45PM to 6PM PST), it will not spawn on any war servers. Kzarka also will not spawn during a current war. At the bottom right of your map (M) you can see war information. If war is ended at time of notification, Kzarka will spawn.



Kzarka Knowledge

Kzarka knowledge is obtained through Amity with an NPC named Hakkon.

Kzarka's Latent AuraKzarka Knowledge NPC Kzarka's Latent Aura
               Kzarka Knowledge
NPC: Hakkon <Elionian Priest>
Location: W of Serendia Shrine

Cost: 50x Amity Points

Knowledge Category: Calpheon Territory (Stable Manager)

Best Amity Order:
  1. Lorenzo Murray
  2. Delmo
  3. Vanacil
  4. Izaro
  5. Publio
Kzarka Location Map

Kzarka ranks will help you get that Kzarka weapon and other rare drops, but you will need the top rank of S. You obtain this by visiting the NPC, Hakkon and gaining Amity with him. After you have 50 Amity, you can spend 2 Energy to purchase a Knowledge rank chance. If you don’t like the rank you get, you can unlearn it in Calpheon City at the Library in the SE section of the city.

  • Get Kzarka Knowledge: 2 energy to Hakkon West of Serendia Shrine
  • Kzarka Knowledge Gain NPC: Hakkon

    Kzarka Knowledge Ranks:

    • S: +% rare drop chance
    • A+: ++damage
    • A: +damage
    • B: -damage received
    • C: view monster HP %
    Monster rank rewards are cumulative. For example, S rank also provides damage and defense benefits, as well as a detailed monster HP bar for that S ranked enemy.

    The monster HP bar color will change depending on its HP, even when you don’t have the monster’s Knowledge yet.

    Patch Notes – 13th March 2019

    The monster HP bar color will change depending on its HP, even when you don’t have the monster’s Knowledge yet.

    • 100 – 75% Yellow
    • 75 – 50% Purple
    • 50 – 25% Red
    • 25 – 10% Green
    • 10 – 5% Light Green
    • 5 – 0% Gray
  • Reset Kzarka Knowledge: 10 energy to Annolisa Rosie in SE Calpheon City library
  • Kzarka Knowledge Reset NPC: Annolisa Rosie

    Kzarka Knowledge Reset Tip: Put one or more alts next to Annolisa Rosie. Press KNowledge Management button and reset Kzarka Knowledge for 10 Energy. Once reset, you are able to obtain the knowledge from Hakkon again to try your luck at gaining a higher grade. Keep logging between characters until you gain Kzarka S Knowledge rank. This is so that you don’t have to keep running your boss alt back and forth from Hakkon to Annolisa.

    Note that there is no concrete proof or statistics on the benefits of S rank.

    Elixir of Oblivion can be purchased with Loyalties to reset Kzarka Knowledge. But Loyalty is better spent elsewhere, unless you have already purchased weight limits, etc.

    Elixir of Oblivion Cost: 1 for 25 Loyalties or 10 for 200 Loyalties

    Kzarka Knowledge Reset: Elixir of Oblivion

    Kzarka Loot

    Kzarka loot is based upon damage dealt, with the highest damage dealers having a better loot table. The top damage dealers also get a higher chance of obtaining a Kzarka Sealed Weapon Box, at 4%. As long as you do some damage and there is not too many players, there is a slight chance of .3% that you will obtain a Kzarka weapon. Data source: bddatabase.net’s Kzarka page.

    Kzarka Sealed Weapon Box Kzarka Weapon Chances:

    • Top 20 Players: 4%
    • Top 50 Players: 1%
    • Top 70 Players: 0.3%

    Kzarka Loot Update: Now you can acquire the “Heroes’ Song” from World Bosses. The item drops from Kzarka, Nouver, Karanda, Kutum, Offin, and Garmoth. The item is a poem written to commemorate the heroes who together defended the world. The item heals the character for 5000 HP over 30 sec. and is used upon acquiring it.



    Kzarka Quest: Kzarka’s Latent Aura

    Kzarka's Latent AuraKzarka Quest Giver: DelfinioKzarka's Latent Aura
    Kzarka Quest

    NPC: Delfinio <Node Management>
    Location: W of Serendia Shrine

    Cost: 100x Kzarka’s Latent Aura

    Kzarka Quest:
    [Quest] Kzarka’s Latent Aura
    Kzarka Quest Notes:
    • You don’t have to have the quest in order to obtain Kzarka’s Latent Aura!
    • 1 to 2 Kzarka’s Latent Aura will drop if you do damage during a Kzarka battle.
    • Quest NPC: Delfinio is the Node Manager of Serendia Shrine, so if you right click the Node icon on the map, it will take you right to him.
    100x Kzarka’s Latent Aura = 1x Kzarka’s Sealed Weapon Box (Quest)

    1x Kzarka’s Latent Aura = 1x Memory Fragment (Exchange)



    Kzarka Loot Drops: Level up Serendia Shrine Node

    Serendia Shrine

    Serendia Shrine Node

    Moving SE from Glish, purchase
    SOUTHERN CIENAGA (1 CP)
    SOUTHERN GUARD CAMP (3 CP)
    SERENDIA SHRINE (1 CP)


    Total CP: 5 CP
    Total Energy: 11,350

    Some players say spending Energy into the node Serendia Shrine increases your chances of obtaining rare loot around the node. This would be hard to prove and has not been proven for Kzarka, to my knowledge. It’s tin foil, but if you have no other use for Energy, it might help.

    Normal Level 10 Node Investment: +10% rare loot obtain chance.
    • Each node level gives +5% Item Drop Rate for 10% of monsters killed.
    • Does not affect Party drop items and junk items that always drop 100%
    • Simple Example: Investing 11,350 energy for Node level 10 gives +50% higher Item Drop Rate for 1 out of every 10 monsters killed
    • Detailed Example: Elite Sentinel pirate has a Blue Coral Ring drop rate of .1% (1 per 1000 kills). So a level 10 node would increase the drop rate to a .15% chance for 100 pirates out of 1000 pirate kills



    +20% Item Drop Rate via “Knowledge (Ecology) Effect”

    I thought I should add this just in case it might help with Kzarka. I doubt it does, but you never know. Supposedly, this drop buff works for all enemies, no matter what rank of Knowledge you have on them. The more Ecology Points you obtain by gaining more and higher monster Knowledge ranks, the better your rare drop chances.

    Knowledge Window (H): press H key to view Ecology Points and “Knowledge (Ecology) Effect”

    Ecology PointsItem Drop Rate
    501-1000+2%
    1001-1500+3%
    1501-2000+5%
    2001-3000+7%
    3001-4000+10%
    4001-5000+12%
    5001-6000+14%
    6001-7000+16%
    7001-8000+18%
    8001++20%
    Kzarka Knowledge Ecology Effect Points

    Important Note: Item drop buff does not apply to junk loot and party drops!

    How to Obtain 8000 Ecology Points and S Enemy Rank:
    Strike the killing blow or harvest the corpse with a tool. Bookshelves can also be used and take one hour. For each creature you gain knowledge of, you earn points, depending upon rank:

    • S: +10 Ecology Points
    • A+: +5 Ecology Points
    • A: +2 Ecology Points
    • B: +1 Ecology Point
    • C: +1 Ecology Point

    Kzarka Battle Strategy

    Preparing for Battle

    Kzarka might be crowded because of his ease of access and great loot. This is good if you want some help, but bad for our graphics cards. Depending on your system, frame rates may drastically drop. With lag, it’s more difficult to watch Kzarka’s moves to know when you should move and evade.

    Tips to Increase Frame Rates:

    • Turn off other player’s skill animations
      Press Esc > Settings > General > Display Settings > Display Quality > Remove Others’ Effects (turn on)
    • Turn off other player’s names
      Press Esc > Settings > General > Show/Hide > Display Others’ Names (turn off)
    • Turn off other player’s pets
      Press Esc > Settings > General > Show/Hide > Hide Pets (select option)
    Improve Frame Rate for Kzarka Boss

    Kzarka Battle Mechanics

    For the most part, stay mobile in the battle, so that you are behind Kzarka, because he has frontal attacks. You do this by strafing left and right and using your class’s mobility skills. Back attack damage also increases your damage and your chances at the best loot table.

    Kzarka will spin around the room, but with some practice, you will learn his movement patterns.

    Berserk Mode:
    Kzarka will go berserk. During berserk, his HP will decrease, but his AP increases. The first time he does berserk, Kzarka’s HP will drop down to 60% of his original HP. The second time, his HP will drop down to 10% of his original HP. (Berserk mode also occurs with Nouver, Karanda, Ancient Kutum, Garmoth, and Mirumok Destroyer Offin.)

    Kzarka Battle

    Auto Attack
    Kzarka has frontal AOE attack that does moderate damage. It will not kill you, if you have enough DP. Make sure you have potions.

    Instant Death Attacks:
    Watch for black smoke that will rise on all four sides. He will also become immune and untargetable. Immediately go behind one of the pillars in the four corners of the room.

    Fire Breath: A large red cone will display on the ground in front of Kzarka. Stay out of the red area!

    3-Phase Red Circle Attack:

    1. Many Small Red Circles: numerous small red circles appear on the ground. Stay out of the red areas!
    2. 1 Large Red Circle: one large circle covers almost the entire room. Go to the outside edge or hide behind pillars.
    3. 2nd Wave of Many Small Red Circles: numerous small red circles appear on the ground.

    TIP #1: Do not make the common mistake of rushing back in until you see ALL red circles disappear.
    TIP #2: If you do happen to die, congratulations! Just select “Resurrect at the closest Safe Zone”, which will put you at the Serendia Shrine Node Manager and you can run back in.
    TIP #3: Your pets will auto loot Kzarka if they are out, otherwise run up to the corpse and hit R key.


    Kzarka Player Made Videos

    Thank you to Youtuber, Brobson, who made the excellent Kzarka video below

    Kzarka Lore

    Kzarka, the Lord of Corruption is said to have the destructive might of a God. He was sealed centuries ago by an unknown sacred organization. Kzarka was safely sealed in a shrine in Serendia, but a suspicious group took over the Kzarka Shrine in the turmoil of the war and is now attempting his resurrection. Heidel has dispatched troops to retake the shrine several times, but each attempt has ended in failure.

    Serendia Shrine is an offering altar used by the Kzarka-worshipping Cultists. Rumor has that Kzarka has actually manifested deep within the Shrine, but only halfway.
    Kzarka Lore