Blackstar Armor arrived in Black Desert Online in a patch on June 24th, 2020.

The greatest advantage of Blackstar Armor is its Monster Damage Reduction and superior DP.


Blackstar Armor Base Stats:

  • Defense (DP): 9
  • Evasion: 6 (+18)
  • Damage Reduction: 3 (+10)
  • Max HP+200
  • Max MP/WP/SP +100
  • Weight: 23.00 LT


Blackstar Armor is a red grade armor that fills the chest slot only.

Quest for one Blackstar Armor per level 56+ character.

Blackstar armor is one of 4 Blackstar Defense Gear. (Blackstar Helmet, Blackstar Gloves, Blackstar Shoes)

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

Blackstar Armor can be used to obtain the BIS chest piece, Fallen God’s Armor.

Blackstar defense gear can be upgraded to Obsidian Blackstar.


NOTE: You can obtain as many as you like, if purchased on the Marketplace.

BDO Blackstar Armor

Blackstar Armor Comparison

Is the Blackstar Armor all that great? Does it beat our current yellow-grade, boss armor favorites: Dim Tree Spirit Armor and Red Nose’s Armor?

PEN Dim Tree Spirit Armor
(Caphras Lv 20)
Dim Tree Spirit Armor

DP: 105
DR: 57 (+32)
Evasion: 48 (+128)

Item Effects

● Max HP: +360
● Max MP/WP/SP: +100
● Monster Damage Reduction: 0

– 3-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200

– 4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level

PEN Blackstar Armor
(Caphras Lv not possible)
Blackstar Armor

DP: 99
DR: 54 (+29)
Evasion: 45 (+126)

Item Effects

● Max HP: +310
● Max MP/WP/SP: +100
● Monster Damage Reduction: 13

– 3-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200

– 4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level

Blackstar Set Effects

2-Set: Monster Damage Reduction +10

3-Set: Debuff Resistance Against Monsters +10%

4-Set: Max HP +100

PEN Red Nose’s Armor
(Caphras Lv 20)
Red Nose Armor

DP: 105
DR: 57 (+32)
Evasion: 48 (+128)

Item Effects

● Max HP: +160
● Max MP/WP/SP: +100
● Monster Damage Reduction: 0
● Increase HP Recovery

– 3-Set Effect
Max Stamina +200

– 4-Set Effect
Attack Speed +1 Level
Casting Speed +1 Level

Boss Armor Comparison
(PEN Caphras Level 20 for Dim Tree & Red Nose)

Boss Armor Stat Dim Tree Blackstar Red Nose
DP (PVP) 105 99 105
Extra DR Against Monsters 13
Total Monster DP 105 112 105
Total Monster DP /w Bla Set 105 122 105
Evasion (PVP) 48 (+128)
45 (+126)
48 (+128)
Damage Reduction (PVP) 57 (+32)
54 (+29)
57 (+32)
HP 360 310 160
HP w/ Black Set 410
Resistance Against Monsters +10%
Caphras Stones 24,460 21,744


Blackstar Armor Pros & Cons


Blackstar Armor Benefits:

  • 12 more Monster Damage Reduction (does NOT apply in PVP)
  • 17 more Monster Damage Reduction with Blackstar set effect (does NOT apply in PVP)
  • highest possible HP with Blackstar set effect
  • no need for thousands of Caphras Stones
  • greater enhancment chance success in early levels of enhancement
  • 10% boost to resistance against monster attacks

Blackstar Armor Disadvantages:

  • Monster Damage Reduction doesn’t apply in PVP
  • more difficulty in later levels of enhancement than yellow boss gear
  • no safe enhancement via Caphras Stones

Blackstar’s strength is its higher HP, Monster Damage Reduction, and resistance against monster attacks. This, coupled with close stats to Dim Tree and Red Nose, makes Blackstar Armor a good choice for PVE.


Blackstar in PVP?
What about PVP with Blackstar Armor? Unfortunately, the additional DR and resistance to monsters isn’t going to help against hostile players. However, look at the HP and PVP stats! It is still an excellent chest piece and comparable to Dim Tree and Red Nose.

What has your experience been with the Blackstar Armor in PVP? Let us know in the comments below!

Blackstar Armor Requirements

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.


You must have Specter’s Energy and Remnant of the Rift when you talk to Martha Kiyen in Northern Wheat Plantation. If you do not have these in your inventory, she will not give you the Blackstar quest options for the armor, awakened weapon, or sub weapon.

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.
  4. Obtain rare drop, Specter's EnergySpecter’s Energy from many high level grinding spots.
  5. Make sure Remnants of the Rift and Specter’s Energy are in your inventory.
  6. 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 Armor quest line starts with [Blackstar Armor] Remnants of the Rift.
  7. You will obtain Eye of Anguish during the quest line.
  8. 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.)
  9. Process (L) > Manufacture: Eye of Anguish and Concentrated Boss’s Aura x3
  10. 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.)
BDO Blackstar at Star's End

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

Specter’s Energy Grinding Spot Locations

Specter’s Energy is required for the very last quest in the Blackstar Armor quest line. It is a rare drop in many high level grinding spots.

Specter’s Energy Node Zone
Bashim Base Valencia
Basilisk Den Valencia
Cadry Ruins Valencia
Crescent Shrine Valencia
Desert Naga Temple Valencia
Gahaz Bandit’s Lair Valencia
Pila Ku Jail Valencia
Roud Sulfur Works Valencia
Taphtar Plain Valencia
Titium Valley Valencia
Waragon Nest Valencia
Specter’s Energy Node Zone
Loopy Tree Forest Kamasylvia
Manshaum Forest Kamasylvia
Polly’s Forest Kamasylvia
Tooth Fairy Forest Kamasylvia
Blood Wolf Settlement Drieghan
Sherekhan Necropolis Drieghan
Tshira Ruins Drieghan
Protty Cave Weita Island
Sycraia Underwater Ruins (Upper) North of Iliya Island
Thornwood Forest O’dyllita

Blackstar Armor Enhancement

Enhancement for Blackstar Armor is similar to the Blackstar Weapon. 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 Armor Patch Notes

Source – dated 24th June 2020


Major Update: Blackstar Armor

  • Added a new piece of defense gear, Blackstar Armor.
  • Added quests about crafting Blackstar Armor.
    • The quests can only be completed once per character.
    • To accept the first quest of the series, you need to have the “Remnants of the Rift” item and the knowledge of “The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah.”
    • Remnants of the Rift drops at a low rate from Dark Rift bosses.
    • 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. If you have completed the quests but don’t have the knowledge, try talking to Tulem again.
    • 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.

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