Blackstar Awakening Weapon arrived in Black Desert Online in a patch on Jan 20, 2021.

The greatest advantage of Blackstar Awakening Weapon is its Extra Monster AP.

 

Blackstar Awakening Weapon TET Stats:

  • AP: 122 – 133
  • Accuracy: 0
  • Extra Damage to All Species: +8
  • Extra AP against Monsters: +15
  • Crystal Slots: 0

 

Blackstar Awakening Weapon is a red grade weapon that fills the Awakening slot only.

Quest for one Blackstar Awakening Weapon per level 56+ character.

Currently, you can choose between the Blackstar Armor, Blackstar Weapon, Blackstar Awakening Weapon, Blackstar Gloves, and Blackstar Helmet quest lines.

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

Blackstar Awakening Weapon is considered a BIS awakening weapon.

 

NOTE: You can obtain Blackstar gear on the Marketplace.

BDO Blackstar Awakening Weapon: PEN Sting

Blackstar Awakening Weapon Comparison

Is the Blackstar Awakening Weapon superior to all others? Lets take a look at the current awakening weapon favorites: Dandelion.

PEN Dandelion
(Caphras Lv 20)
Dim Tree Spirit Armor

AP: 132 – 141
Accuracy: 12

Item Effects

● Extra Damage to All Species +12
● Extra AP Against Monsters 0
● Critical Hit Damage: 0% (upgrade to 3% with reform stones)

 

Slots: 0 (upgrade up to 2 with reform stones)

PEN Blackstar Awakening
(Caphras Lv not possible)
Blackstar Armor

AP: 131 – 142
Accuracy: 12

Item Effects

● Extra Damage to All Species +10
● Extra AP against Monsters +25
● Critical Hit Damage 0% (upgrade to 3% with reform stones)

 

Slots: 0 (upgrade to 1 or 2 with reform stones)

PEN Fiery Blackstar
(Caphras Lv not possible)
Blackstar Armor

AP: 131 – 142
Accuracy: 12

Item Effects

● Extra Damage to All Species +10
● Extra AP against Monsters +25
● Critical Hit Damage +3%

 

Slots: 2

Blackstar Awakening Weapon Pros & Cons

 

Blackstar Awakening Weapon Benefits:

  • 25 more AP when fighting monsters (does NOT apply in PVP)
  • 1 more AP
  • no need for thousands of Caphras Stones
  • greater enhancment chance success in early levels of enhancement

Blackstar Awakening Weapon Disadvantages:

  • +25 Monster AP doesn’t apply in PVP
  • 2 less Damage to All Species
  • more difficulty in later levels of enhancement
  • no safe enhancement via Caphras Stones

Blackstar’s strength is its superior power against monsters. This, coupled with close stats to Dandelion, makes Blackstar Awakening Weapon a good choice for PVE, especially.

 

Blackstar in PVP?
What about PVP with Blackstar Awakening Weapon? Unfortunately, the additional AP to monsters isn’t going to be calculated against hostile players. However, look at that monster AP bonus! It is still an excellent awakening weapon and comparable to Dandelion.

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

Blackstar Awakening 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.

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.
    • Dark Rift chests
    • Use Golden Keys on Golden Treasure Chests hidden throughout the world.
    • Altar of Blood chests
    • Marketplace (current price: 100 million silver)
  4. 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 Awakening Weapon quest line starts with [Blackstar Awakening Weapon] Remnants of the Rift.
  5. You will obtain Eye of Anguish during the quest line.
  6. 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.)
  7. Process (L) > Manufacture: Eye of Anguish and Concentrated Boss’s Aura x3
  8. 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.)
  9. Specter's EnergySpecter’s Energy is required near the end of the Blackstar Awakening Weapon quest line. It is a rare drop in many high level grinding spots.

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 Awakeing Weapon Enhancement

Enhancement for Blackstar Awakening Weapon 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 Awakening Weapon Patch Notes

Source – dated 20th January 2021

 

  • Added Blackstar Awakening Weapon crafting quests.
    • The Blackstar Awakening Weapon crafting quests do not involve excavating Star’s End with the archaeologist Martha Kiyen as the existing Blackstar gear quests do, but rather follow a different storyline of another faction seeking to uncover the secrets behind Star’s End.
    • You can complete the Blackstar Awakening Weapon crafting quest series once per character.
    • To start the Blackstar Awakening Weapon quests, you will need the “Remnants of the Rift,” which can be obtained at a low chance at Dark Rift, and “The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah” knowledge. In addition, to craft the Blackstar Awakening Weapon, you will require “Specter’s Energy,” a special ingredient which can be obtained at a low chance all over the world of Black Desert and at a higher chance from Thornwood Forest Monster Zone.
    • To learn “The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah” knowledge, you will require a Lv. 56 or higher character who has already completed the revamped Mediah Main Quest series, then accept and complete the “The Three Blacksmiths” quest from Tulem. Adventurers who’ve previously completed the quest can interact with Tulem to gain the knowledge.
    • During this quest, veteran adventurers can choose to face a mighty boss immediately, while normal adventurers can opt for a weakened version of the boss to complete the quest.
    • Changed the Blackstar gear’s final quest from Dorin Morgrim to no longer be carried out in tandem with this quest series.
  • Added Blackstar Gloves as a new defense gear.

 

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Item Name

Blackstar Gloves

  • Added the Blackstar Armor 3-Set Effect “Debuff Resistance Against Monsters +10%.”
    • Debuff Resistance Against Monsters and normal Resistance are applied separately.
  • Added Blackstar Gloves crafting quests.
    • You can complete the Blackstar Gloves crafting quest series once per character.
    • To start the Blackstar Gloves crafting quests, you will need the “Remnants of the Rift,” which can be obtained at a low chance at Dark Rift, and “The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah” knowledge. In addition, to craft the Blackstar Awakening Weapon, you will require “Specter’s Energy,” a special ingredient which can be obtained at a low chance all over the world of Black Desert and at a higher chance from Thornwood Forest Monster Zone.
    • To learn “The Three Legendary Blacksmiths of Mediah” knowledge, you will require a Lv. 56 or higher character who has already completed the revamped Mediah Main Quest series, then accept and complete the “The Three Blacksmiths” quest from Tulem. Adventurers who’ve previously completed the quest can interact with Tulem to gain the knowledge.
    • During this quest, veteran adventurers can choose to face a mighty boss immediately, while normal adventurers can opt for a weakened version of the boss to complete the quest.
  • You can improve your Blackstar Awakening Weapon with the Inverted Heart of Garmoth or Heart of Karanda (just like you can for Dandelion and Dragonslayer Awakening Weapons).
    • ※ Changes in Max & Min Prices of Blackstar Gloves & Blackstar Awakening Weapons registered onto the Central Market will be reflected faster than other gear for a 2 week duration after the January 20 (Wed) maintenance.

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