Blackstar Gear is more challenging and expensive to enhance than traditional yellow grade boss gear in later levels. Earlier levels of enhancement show easier Enhancement Chances.

 

 Blackstar Enhancement:

  • You will need traditional Enhancement mats and Failstacks. (Black Stones, Sharps, Hards, Etc)
  • Memory Fragments to repair Max Durability
  • Cron Stones to protect DUO+ from downgrading (Optional: you decide if the cost is worth it.)
  • Two unique and rare drops can be used to craft a special Black Stone for Blackstar Gear (Flawless Magical Black Stone)
BDO Flawless Magical Black Stone for Blackstar Enhancement

Blackstar Enhancement Example

Blackstar Enhancement values below reflect a Blackstar Weapon. (Axe for Berserker)

 

Enhancement Chance Damage Acc Durab Crons Item Effect Blackstone Force-Enhan Black Stones Durab Cost Force-Enha Durab
0 100% 22 ~ 28 20 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
+1 100% 25 ~ 31 30 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
+2 100% 28 ~ 34 40 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
+3 100% 30 ~ 36 50 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
+4 100% 32 ~ 38 60 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
+5 100% 35 ~ 41 70 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
+6 100% 38 ~ 44 80 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
+7 90% 43 ~ 49 90 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 2 10 20
+8 20.41% 48 ~ 54 100 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 3 10 30
+9 14.29% 53 ~ 59 110 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 5 10 40
+10 10% 58 ~ 64 120 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 7 10 50
+11 6.67% 63 ~ 69 130 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 11 10 60
+12 4.00% 68 ~ 74 140 100 0 All Species Damage +10
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 18 10 70
+13 2.50% 73 ~ 79 150 100 0 All Species Damage +11
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 29 10 80
+14 2% 78 ~ 84 160 100 0 All Species Damage +12
+3 Atk Speed
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) 36 10 100
+15 13.08% 86 ~ 92 168 100 0 All Species Damage +13
+3 Atk Speed
Flawless Magical Black Stone can’t force 20 can’t force
PRI 10.63% 94 ~ 100 176 120 0 All Species Damage +14
Extra AP against Monsters +5
+3 Atk Speed
Flawless Magical Black Stone can’t force 20 can’t force
DUO 3.40% 106 ~ 112 184 140 100 All Species Damage +15
Extra AP against Monsters +12
+3 Atk Speed
Flawless Magical Black Stone can’t force 20 can’t force
TRI 0.51% 114 ~ 120 192 160 591 All Species Damage +16
Extra AP against Monsters +21
+3 Atk Speed
Flawless Magical Black Stone can’t force 20 can’t force
TET 0.20% 122 ~ 128 200 180 3670 All Species Damage +17
Extra AP against Monsters +32
+3 Atk Speed
Flawless Magical Black Stone can’t force 20 can’t force
PEN 131 ~ 137 212 200 All Species Damage +18
Extra AP against Monsters +48
+3 Atk Speed

 

Blackstar Failstacks

 

Blackstar Black Stones for Enhancement

+1 to +15 Blackstar Weapon Enhancement:

+1 to +15 Blackstar Armor Enhancement:

PRI to PEN Blackstar Gear Enhancement:

  • Flawless Magical Black Stone
  • Max Durability lost is -20 for each Enhancement failure.
  • Cron Stone cost to protect against downgrading is 591 Cron Stones to attempt TET, 100 Crons to attempt TRI.

Obtaining Blackstar Gear Enhancement Materials

PRI to PEN:

Enhancement from PRI to PEN requires 1x  Flawless Magical Black Stone for each attempt.

 

Flawless Magical Black Stone Recipe:

Heat: 1x Sharp Black Crystal Shard + 1x Hard Black Crystal Shard + 1x Mass of Pure Magic

 

Obtaining Mass of Pure Magic

Mass of Pure Magic is required for PRI+ enhancment.

 

Obtaining Mass of Pure Magic:

  • Node Investment: Star’s End – excavation node
  • Processing (L) > Grinding: Black Stone (Weapon) or Black Stone (Armor)
  • Rare drop from monsters of Star’s End
  • Daily Calpheon quests – Exchange 15x Destructive Illusion
  • Gathering (exceptions: water scooping, digging in the desert, and milking cows)
  • Matchlock Hunting: Khalks and Blue Whales
  • Harvesting Magical Seeds or Mysterious Seeds
  • Defeating Field Bosses: Giant Mudster, Dim Tree Spirit, Red Nose, Dastard Bheg, Katzvariak
  • Manufacturing: Remnants of the Rift x1 + Black Spirit’s Claw x1 = Mass of Pure Magic x5.

Note: Mass of Pure Magic is not available via the Marketplace.

Mass of Pure Magic from Star’s End Node

Star’s End is a high AP/DP Dangerous Node located West of Calpheon City and North of Grana.

Star's End Location, Node Map

 

Copper obtained via Star's End Node Mass of Pure Magic obtained via Star's End Excavation Node

Mass of Pure Magic can be obtained via the Star’s End Excavation Sub-Node. Proc rate seems to be about 50% so far for me.

Trace of Violence and Trace of Death is also there, given at 1 each per worker cycle.

The other subnode gives Copper, Melted Copper, and Shattered Star Fragment. Shattered Star Fragment is worth 640 silver or you can exchange 30 for a scroll that gives Skill EXP +5% for 10 minutes.

Star’s End Node Output

With a level 30 Artisan Goblin, it takes about 12 hours to harvest the Star’s End node 1 time. You aren’t guaranteed a Mass of Pure Magic each time. (Drop rate is close to 50% though, so that means 1 per day, if you keep your computer running.)

 

Mass of Pure Magic obtained via Star's End Node

Star’s End <Node Manager>
You can run to the Star’s End <Node Manager> (Runaway Monster) on low level characters if you stay away from the tentacles. Make sure you have your Escape off cooldown to get out, just in case. With a VP, you can invest from a distance, without visiting the <Node Manager>

After you discover Star’s End, you can right click the Star’s End node icon on your map, and a beam of glorious light will shoot down from the sky revealing the awesome wonder of the <Node Manager> location. 🙂

Noobie Character Tip:
If you follow the roadways there, stay away from the tentacles. Their ranged attack will not do damage, but they can hit you if you are in melee range. You can shuffle down into the pit where the floating black star is. Don’t worry, it’s empty. Then go up the steps and you can drop down from above along the stepped rocky cliffs, where the <Node Manager> is located.

Star's End Node Manager

Cheapest Route to Stars End Node: Grana

 

From Calpheon City:

  1. Gabino Farm – 2 CP
  2. North Kaia Pier – 3 CP
  3. Calpheon Castle Site – 1 CP
  4. Calpheon Castle – 3 CP
  5. Brellin Farm – 2 CP
  6. Calpheon Northwestern Outpost – 3 CP
  7. Star’s End – 3 CP
  8. Star’s End Excavation Sub-node – 1 CP
  9. Star’s End Copper Sub-node (optional) – 1

TOTAL CP: 18 or 19

From Grana:

  1. Lake Flondor – 3 CP
  2. White Wood Forest – 1 CP
  3. Tooth Fairy Forest – 3 CP
  4. Loopy Tree Forest – 2 CP
  5. Ash Forest – 3 CP
  6. Star’s End – 3 CP
  7. Star’s End Excavation Sub-node – 1 CP
  8. Star’s End Copper Sub-node (optional) – 1

TOTAL CP: 16 or 17

The route from Grana is cheaper in Contribution cost, if you use the one free worker space.

This node route would give you access to Tooth Fairy Forest, which gives a valuable item, Trace of Forest. Other sub-nodes along this route produce Noc Ore, and Loopy Tree items. Obtaining these additional sub-nodes would tack on an additional cost of 5 Contribution Points, because 2 extra workers cost 5 CP for additional Lodging in Grana. You would also need extra CP for the additional sub-nodes.

Heidel workers are much cheaper, often 1 or 2 CP per worker. Grana must make some extraordinary talent!!! 🙂

The Heidel route is more expensive and would not give you the option of getting additional goodies from investing in it. Heidel workers are cheap, but it doesn’t do much good, since the route from Heidel has no other resource sub-nodes.

Grinding for Destructive Illusion

15 Destructive Illusion = 1 Mass of Pure Magic

Destructive Illusion can be obtained by hunting Fadus around the Loopy Tree Forest node.

Loopy Tree Forest Node is located in NW Kamasylvia.

View hunting zone at somethinglovely.net

BDO Loopy Tree Fadus Node

Daily Quests for Destructive Illusion

You can obtain up to 6 Destructive Illusion each day from repeatable quests in Calpheon (NE of Stars End node).

Location: Brellin Farm (view on somethinglovely.net)

You exchange 15 Destructive Illusion for 1 Mass of Pure Magic to NPC O’Arma at Star’s End.

Mass of Pure Magic is used to create Flawless Magical Black Stones used in PRI to PEN Blackstar Enhancement.

 

Icon Quest Location CP Quest Rewards
[Repeat] Chick in a Box Northern Calpheon 150
[Repeat] Medicine for Seasickness will Make Profit Northen Calpheon 300
[Repeat] Please Get Rid of that Rooster! Northern Calpheon 150
[Repeat] Poisoned Well Northern Calpheon 150
[Repeat] Secret Deal Northern Calpheon 150
[Repeat] Stenchful Frontline Northern Calpheon 150

 

Obtaining Hard Black Crystal Shard

BDO Hard Black Crystal Shard

Hard Black Crystal Shard is required in the recipe to create the items to enhance the Blackstar Weapon.

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 bdocodex.com

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

 

Obtaining Sharp Black Crystal Shard

BDO Sharp Black Crystal Shard

Sharp Black Crystal Shard is required in the recipe to create the items to enhance the Blackstar Weapon.

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 bdocodex.com