Blackstar Sub Weapon will become available with the global release of Mountain of Eternal Winter. (As long as the global release mimics the Korean release.)

The greatest advantage of Blackstar Sub Weapon is its PVE power, giving extra Monster AP and superior defense.

 

TET Blackstar Sub Weapon:

  • AP: 31 – 33
  • DP: 20
  • Accuracy: 16
  • Evasion: 11 (+33)
  • Damage Reduction: 9 (+1)
  • Extra AP against Monsters: +64
  • Monster Damage Reduction: +2
  • Ignore All Resistance: +10%
  • Crystal Slots: 2

 

Blackstar Secondary Weapon is a red grade weapon that fills the sub-weapon slot only.

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

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

 

NOTE: You can obtain Blackstar gear on the Marketplace.

BDO Blackstar Awakening Weapon: PEN Sting

Nova’s Blackstar Subweapon (shield Quoratum)

Blackstar Sub Weapon Comparison

Lets see how the Blackstar Sub Weapon compares to our other boss sub weapon favorites: Kutum and Nouver.

PEN Kutum
(Caphras Lv 20)

Kutum

AP: 33 ~ 35
Accuracy: 25
DP: 25

● Evasion: 14 (+42)
● Damage Reduction: 11 (+3)
● HP: 60
● Extra AP Against Monsters 62
● Ignore All Resistances +10%
● Caphras Stones: 29,403

 

Slots: 2

PEN Blackstar Sub Weapon
(Caphras Lv not possible)

Blackstar Subweapon

AP: 33 ~ 35
Accuracy: 23
DP: 25

● Evasion: 14 (+42)
● Damage Reduction: 11 (+3)
● HP: 60
● Extra AP Against Monsters 67
● Ignore All Resistances +10%
● Monster Damage Reduction +5

 

Slots: 2

PEN Nouver
(Caphras Lv 20)

Nouver

AP: 46 ~ 48
Accuracy: 12
DP: 13

● Evasion: 3 (+9)
● Damage Reduction: 10 (+3)
● HP: 60
● Extra AP Against Monsters: 5
● All Resistances +10%
● Caphras Stones: 29,403

 

Slots: 2

Boss Sub Weapon Comparison
(PEN Caphras Level 20 for Kutum & Nouver)

Sub Weapon Stat Kutum Blackstar Nouver
AP 33 ~ 35
34
33 ~ 35
34
46 ~ 48
47
Extra AP Against Monsters 62 67 5
Total Monster AP 95 ~ 97
96
100 ~ 102
101
51 ~ 53
52
Accuracy 25 23 12
DP 25 25 13
Evasion 14 (+42)
56
14 (+42)
56
3 (+9)
12
Damage Reduction 11 (+3)
14
11 (+3)
14
10 (+3)
13
Monster Damage Reduction 5
HP 60 60 60
Ignore All Resistances 10% 10%
All Resistances 10%
Caphras Stones 29,403 29,403

 

Blackstar Sub Weapon Pros & Cons

 

Blackstar Sub Weapon Benefits:

  • closest in stats to Kutum, rather than Nouver, therefore shares most of Kutum’s benefits
  • 5 more AP than Kutum when fighting monsters (does NOT apply in PVP)
  • excellent defensive capability with its 5 extra Monster DR, surpassing Kutum’s DR.
  • no need for 29k Caphras Stones
  • greater enhancment chance success in early levels of enhancement
  • strongest in PVE

Blackstar Sub Weapon Disadvantages:

  • +67 Monster AP and +5 Monster DR doesn’t apply in PVP
  • weakest of the 3 subweapons in PVP
  • 2 less Accuracy than Kutum C20
  • lower enhancement chance % in later levels of enhancement
  • no safe enhancement via Caphras Stones, but Crons can be used

Blackstar Subweapon has superior defense and AP against monsters. This, with comparable stats to Kutum, make it a good choice for end game PVE play.

 

Blackstar in PVP?
What about PVP with Blackstar Sub Weapon? Unfortunately, the monster AP and DR isn’t going to be calculated against hostile players. However, it is still an excellent sub weapon and comparable to Kutum.

 

Blackstar Sub Weapon 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.
  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 Sub Weapon quest line starts with [Blackstar Secondary 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 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 Sub Weapon 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 Sub Weapon Enhancement

Enhancement for Blackstar Sub 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.

 

Sources & Additional Info